Still single and (not) ready to mingle this Valentine's Day? Well don't I have a concoction of fun ideas to make it a day to remember! Whether it's giving yourself a little TLC in the comfort of your own home or organizing a little Galentine's Day get together with your closest friends, here are just a few things that will make it that much better!
1) Give yourself a mani and a pedi.
That's right. Because if like me you are the epitomy of lazy when it comes to doing your own nails, there is no better occasion to do so than surrounded by your gal pals catching up over dates gone bad or sat alone in front of your TV watching cheesy rom coms (hint: I'll most likely be doing the latter because #introvert). And of course since it's Valentine's Day you have to go for cute girly shades, and the Gabriel Cosmetics Tropical Cool Nail Collection* offers 5 eye-catching vegan, cruelty-free and five-free nail polishes that are perfect for the occasion: Dragon Fruit, Flamingo, Paradise Plum, Pink Lady and Passion (left to right). Don't forget to push those cuticles back and nourish your nail beds afterwards - I'll be reaching for the Weleda Nail Care Pen* which is packed with organic ingredients and essential oils to bring back moisture and make my nails look extra fabulous.
2) Run yourself a warm bath and slather on all the skincare afterwards.
Again, a rare treat for me because #tallpeople problems meaning I barely fit into my bathtub... There's just something so relaxing about throwing a bath bomb into the water and watching it fizz away, and melting or (scrubbing) your problems away - because hello dry winter skin. I've been enjoying the Yves Rocher Botanical Scrub* which contains apricot kernel powder, sara essential oil and agave sap to exfoliate and follow up with my new fave Acure Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion*. Despite being light in texture and scent-free, it contains super soothing and rich ingredients such as cocoa butter, aloe vera juice, acai fruit extract, sunflower oil and the list goes on. Bonus points for being vegan and all natural too!
3) Fix yourself a special treat (or buy some junk food, I won't judge).
Of course I will have to put my sassy new Single & Ready to Flamingle mug* to use (thanks Gabriel Cosmetics!), and I'll definitely be making myself some hot cocoa with soy milk and coconut whip cream to top it off. Better yet, I'll be buying myself some vegan cupcakes because who's got time to make those anyways, especially on a weekday.
4) Put on a bold lipstick and dance the night away (even if it's solo in your living room).
Whether you are going out for a night on the town with you girlfriends or blasting music in your apartment and solo dancing to Beyoncé, slap on some lipstick girl - I don't know about you but a pop of colour always puts me in a good mood! My lipstick of choice these days? The Zorah Biocosmétiques lipstick in Australia*, a sheer brownish burgundy with a hint of shimmer. It's kind of vampy (and vegan!), and anything that says fierce, I like! You can even go all out and do a full face of makeup - here's a look I've been obsessed with lately!
5) Potluck it out!
Restaurants are fun, but my friends and I are quite the potluckers and enjoy making and trying new recipes. Decide who brings what: entrée, main dish, dessert, drinks, snacks. Have some board games nearby because those always make for the best evenings (and laughs)!
And there you have it - Galentine's Day ideas to make it a memorable one. Embrace the single life and have fun!
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