Valentine/Galentine Beauty Buys
It’s Valentine’s Day this Friday – and Galentine’s Day on Thursday 13th. So here are some cutesy beauty bits that you might want to treat yourself to, treat your pals to, or hint at your other half about.
Let’s start with a red lipstick. This one is from Sleek Makeup – a Say It Loud Lipstick- and the shade is called California Love. it’s such a bright, fun, orange-scarlet red. And it’s just £5.99. Bargain! Find it at Boots.
Also from Sleek Makeup is this cute Love Shook Highlighting Palette – £9.99 at Boots. It has four shades of highlighter, from glowing pink to electro violet for a pretty mad highighted look – be careful with this one, don’t want to get that metallic face look!
I love this makeup bag – super fun, and from Sainsbury’s! It’s £10 and is a great Galentine’s gift! The super fun Valentine’s bunting is also from Sainsbury’s – £3.50. The Love scented candle is from George at Asda and is a lovely gift, or mood setter. The PS…Bae For Life Highlighter loveheart compact is £3.50 from Primark.
Impulse! There’s a beauty blast from the past, right? And they’re still going strong. The Body Sprays come in all sorts of scents and these two are perfect for Valentine’s. Instant Crush is a fruity blend of violets and raspberry with a blend of blossoming flowers, and True Love is a light medley of freesias, Muguet, and amber. They are £1.99, at Boots and Superdrug.
A bit more expensive is Emporio Armani’s In Love With You, which is £41.65 30ml at escentual.com. It’s an oriental cherry scent with a top note of black cherry, a jasmine floral heart, and a base of amber.
How cute is Guerlain’s heart-shaped lipstick? The Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Shaping Lipstick comes in loads of shades and gives lovely bold colour, and well, I love the kitschiness of it! It’s £25.20, escentual.com
Primark’s Ps…Call Me Matte Lipstick is a wee bit cheaper, at just £2. It’s not the best, but it’s not bad at all! And this red is bold.
Benefit’s NEW Love Tint is pretty much the original BeneTint, but how cute is this? It’s a fiery red cheek and lip tint. £15.50. All the tints are now that price, and all the bottles have a new slimline look. Find them at Benefit counters and benefitcosmetics.com. YSL’s famous Touche Eclat comes in Limited Valentine’s packaging with love hearts and arrows on it. A lovely gift for Galentine’s Day! It’s £20.80 at escentual.com
Finally, two cute heart-shaped treats from Mad Beauty – You Melt My Heart Eye Pads – £5.99 for two cooling eye pads, perfect after a heavy night out. And You Melt My Heart Lip Balm – this £4.99 glittery heart-shaped lip balm is about as novelty as they get, but, well, it’s a bit of daft fun.