When people talk about Valentine’s Day, you commonly think about couples being all lovey-dovey. However, here at Daily Vanity, we believe that Valentine’s Day is a day for us to celebrate love as a whole. That could mean a spouse, a significant other, or even your friends, your family, your pets, and yourself.
Whether you want to pamper someone, or you want someone to pamper you, or you just want to pamper yourself, take the time to celebrate all the positive feelings and affection in the world. Here are some gift ideas that will scream appreciation for that special someone in your life, whoever they may be!
1. Jo Malone Red Roses Collection
What’s better than receiving a bouquet of red roses? Probably the Jo Malone Red Roses collection. All the products in this range feature the amazing fragrance of roses that will certainly last a lot longer than flowers usually do.
Jo Malone also offers engraving or calligraphy services to make your Valentine’s Day gift extra special. Head down to these select Jo Malone boutiques on the specified time and date to get your customisation done!
- 8 Feb (Thu), 5.30pm to 8.30pm: Jo Malone counter, TANGS at Tang Plaza
- 9 Feb (Fri), 5.30pm to 8.30pm: Jo Malone boutiques at ION Orchard and Takashimaya S.C.
- 10 Feb (Sat), 4.30pm to 8.30pm: Jo Malone boutiques at Raffles City and Marina Bay Sands
The Jo Malone Red Roses Collection includes colognes, hand & body washes, lotions, bath soap, body cremes, bath oils, a bath oil glass decanter, candles, scent diffuser, and room sprays. Their prices ranges from SGD46 to SGD104 for travel-sized items, and from SGD72 to SGD208 for full-sized items.
Jo Malone Red Roses Home Candle
There’s nothing that really screams romance so much as putting on a candle like this one. Scent up your home with the luxurious and expensive fragrance of red roses for your special someone before a romantic night in.
Jo Malone Red Roses Home Candle (200g) retails for SGD123 at Jo Malone boutiques.
2. Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme EDP
Gucci celebrates Valentine’s Day in a truly special way: by releasing the brand new Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme as an equal counterpart to their bestselling Gucci Guilty Pour Homme. Even the launch hashtag, #GuiltyNotGuilty, encourages men and women alike to be unabashedly themselves despite whatever the world expects of them.
The Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme uses an interesting touch of blackberries as its top note, infusing a tinge of mystery and intrigue from the get-go. It is followed by the core notes of Bulgarian Rose, a floral scent with an edge, aptly capturing the modern woman. The fragrance ends off with a lasting base note of Goldenwood, a woody scent full of depth and leather. Goldenwood also makes up the base note of the Gucci Guilty Pour Homme scent, signalling a sensual interconnection between the feminine and masculine.
Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme retails for SGD115 (30ml), SGD144 (50ml), and SGD187 (90ml) at all Gucci counters and in Sephora. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is already available in stores.
3. Hysses Floral Mists
Hysses, formerly known as Mt Sapola, is amping up the mood for Valentine’s Day with their new collection in skincare and fragrances. We have our eyes set on their new Floral Mists range, which are actually refreshing facial mists with the most heavenly scents.
Most facial mists work to not only refresh your makeup, but also to hydrate your skin and stave off the dry, flaky skin that comes so often with being in air conditioning. With the Hysses Floral Mists, they do that and more. With pure essential oils infused into the mist, your skin and you senses can reap all that aromatherapeutic goodness.
Hysses Floral Mists are available in Lavender, Jasmine, and Chamomile scents, and retail at SGD29.90 each at all Hysses stores islandwide.
4. Guerlain Liner Roll’ink by La Petite Robe Noir
It seems like rollerwheel eyeliners are slowly but surely taking over the makeup world since its introduction last year. This romantic season, Guerlain introduces their take on the trend with the Roll’ink Liner that promises an ultra-black, transfer-proof finish that will last as long as you need it to.
Guerlain Liner Roll’ink by La Petite Robe Noir retails for SGD46 at Guerlain counters in TANGS, Takashimaya S.C., and Metro Paragon.
5. Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil
You’ve gone through glitter, and you’ve gone through shimmer. Now, it’s time for all of us to accept the advent of glimmer shades. Using the same lightweight texture of her best-selling Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, Kat Von D has given an old hit a new spin with this revolutionary “liquid crystal finish”.
Just look at these swatches. Are they not mesmerising?!
Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil retails for SGD35 each at Sephora.
6. Yves Saint Laurent Spring Look 2018
This spring, YSL is going into the realm of hues and saturation, but with an edge. Titled “Pop Illusion”, the YSL Spring campaign aims to bring all the vividness of a new year to life with the synergistic collision of colours and hues.
Yves Saint Laurent Spring Look 2018 products are available at all YSL counters and stores.
Yves Saint Laurent Lip Palette Collector
Lip palettes are coming back into style. The new YSL Lip Palette Collector showcases five different shades that will serve you well no matter what the event or the mood you’re in. The palette also comes with a super-sized mirror on the case, and an included lip brush to help you achieve the perfect lip line.
Yves Saint Laurent Lip Palette Collector retails for SGD105 at all YSL counters and stores.
7. SK-II Overnight Miracle Mask
While we can’t find you the Elixir of Youth, this certainly comes close, and what more can you ask for on Valentine’s Day?
In a recent study, SK-II found that “sleeping for five hours or less for three nights consecutively can cause 13 times more water loss than one night of five hours sleep”. That means that lack of sleep will negatively affect your skin exponentially!
At the same time, simply trying to get more hours of sleep is something easier said than done for most of us ladies who wear many different hats in our lives. That’s why SK-II came up with the new Overnight Miracle Mask, a leave-on gel mask that deeply nourishes your skin as you sleep. We also love how it is packaged in single-use capsules so you don’t have to keep dipping your finger in the same tub night after night.
The SK-II Overnight Miracle Mask naturally includes their signature ingredient PITERA that contains over 50 micro-nutrients to nourish your skin, as well as Sleeping Tree Extract to deeply hydrate your skin for added suppleness.
SK-II Overnight Miracle Mask retails for SGD140 (a kit of 6 capsules) at all SK-II counters islandwide.
Check out our new review of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.