Valentine's Day Beauty Gift Guide 2019
Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or somewhere in-between—you are worthy of a Valentine. Your plans for V-Day may range from a hot dinner date to a girls’ night in with face masks and wine, but either way, you should celebrate the day of love by indulging in some personal care and self-love.
From indulgent bath soaks and aromatic candles to luxurious skin care and decadent sweet treats, we’ve compiled a list of the dreamiest beauty products and gifts that make the perfect gifts, either for yourself or a fellow “Galentine.” Be prepared to swoon over these amazing finds:
This vegan collagen lip treatments makes lips fuller and younger-looking in just 10 days. The unique dual phase lip treatment suspends botanical lip enhancers and hundreds of beads of Microalgae Oil in collagen water, helping to visibly fill out lips and improve lip definition for a kissable pout.
Made with a luxe blend of natural oils and waxes, this lipstick moisturizes and saturates lips in rich, hydrating color, leaving a comfortable, semi-matte finish. Velvet Lipstick performs like a lipstick, but feels like a balm. Key ingredients include avocado oil, squalane and sea buckthorn.
Fusing the convenience of a brush with the performance of a styler, this tool instantly creates smooth hair with a single stroke. This limited-edition Rose Quartz design features Double Negative Ion Technology, ceramic bristles with nylon cool-tips, temperature lock, and an LCD Digital Interface.
Treat tresses anywhere, anytime with lightweight and proprietary AQUITEX technology, which consists of ultra-fine fibers that quickly and evenly wick water away from hair, without friction. Dries hair 5x faster vs. a traditional cotton towel. Easily secures around your head, allowing for faster, hands-free drying while you get ready for the day.
This luxurious, long-lasting fragrance comes in a carefully crafted bottle and sophisticated pump, delivering great coverage while conditioning aloe mist nourishes skin. Features an unforgettable blend of fiery pomegranate, red peony and vanilla rum fragrance.
Clean jewelry with this fun and festive portable cleaner that can be used on fine gemstones and fashion jewelry. The gentle brush is soft like petals and gets grime out from behind tiny crevices. This limited-edition gift comes in a fun, pink prosecco bottle. Not intended to clean tarnished metals.
Featuring a decadent combination of raw honey with organic, raw Ecuadorian cacao, this is the ultimate superfood spread that can be added to smoothies and hot chocolate, drizzled on toast and Greek yogurt, or eaten by the spoonful. Rich in antioxidants, nutrients, beneficial enzymes, and happiness-boosting compounds, this makes a great nut-free (and refined sugar-free) alternative to Nutella and other commercial treats.
Instantly hydrate, calm, brighten and replenish skin with this ultra-hydrating and divinely scented mask. Great for all skin types, it is formulated with nourishing shea and jojoba, soothing rose oil, mallow, and strengthening grape cell extract, restoring skin with added youthfulness, plumpness and health.
Featuring one-of-a-kind eyeshadow technology with a unique gel texture that can be applied wet or dry, this incorporates the saturation of a loose pigment, the cushion of a cream, and the silkiness of a powder. Glitter Pigments have a beautiful pearlescent, high-glitter finish and create a metallic sheen on the lids. Available in 12 fun shades.
BOXFOX “Galentines” ($35)
This super cute and stylish box is the ultimate gift for a gal pal or yourself! The keepsake box includes XOXO matches by Brooklyn Candle, a Prosecco Rose Candle by Voluspa, Yes Way Rosé Gummies from Sugarfina, and a handwritten card. Comes with choice of either black or nude box.
This highly effective balm provides a lifting effect to sagging contours and intensely repairs skin. Contains precious Camellia Oil from the Island of Jeju, which is known for its anti-aging properties and repairing effect and used by Japanese women in their favorite skincare rituals, as well as patented Commipheroline Extract, which helps increase volume in sagging areas. Additionally enriched with beeswax, this balm provides intensive repair to skin lacking hydration and nourishment.
Powered by rosewater, this serum enables the skin to retain more moisture, while instantly giving your skin the drink it needs. Hyaluronic acid delivers plumping hydration to give your skin bounce, and mutli-vitamins provide antioxidant protection against harmful free radicals (like the sun, pollution, and stress). The Rose Dew tones, hydrates, softens, and revitalizes skin.
Cuvee Beauty ($24-$62)
This champagne-infused hair care line is formulated with an exclusive Cuvee Complex that delivers a dose of rare, potent, and skin care-grade ingredients with hair-enhancing benefits. The Cuvée Complex™ contains highly potent ingredients that support both healthy hair and a healthy scalp. The Complex™ is skincare-grade, designed for the utmost purity and efficacy. Grapeseed extract, Vitis Vinifera, is sourced from the Champagne region of France.
Packed with vitamins and minerals naturally found in goat milk, this rich hand cream nourishes and conditions skin without leaving behind a greasy residue. Helps skin rebuild and retain moisture. Features an enchanting fragrant blend of jasmine, vanilla and black currant extract.
Purify and invigorate a sluggish body and mind with oils that will help eliminate toxins, stimulate lymphatic drainage and encourage circulation. Contains powerful essential oil blends for a relaxing aromatherapy experience, and deeply nourishing and hydrating for super soft skin. Apply 2 to 3 pumps before stepping into the shower, dispense 2 to 3 pumps into a hot bath, or apply to skin after bathing. Not suitable for use during pregnancy.
Formulated with delicate English Rose, the brand’s number one bestselling deep cleansing balm easily dissolves make-up, daily grime and pollutants for a soft and glowing complexion. Melts into a rich cleansing oil to dissolve makeup and impurities, and upon contact with water, emulsifies to a hydrating milk that easily rinses off. Includes a luxury cleansing cloth.
This retinol-infused formula–which is 76% more potent than unencapsulated retinol treatments–visibly diminishes lines and wrinkles while simultaneously improving skin texture and tone. Break open the single-use capsule nightly for optimal results.
This invigorating blend, inspired by the energy, culture and sights that are quintessentially Fifth Avenue, includes citrus notes, musks and violet petals for a fragrant reminder of sparkling success.
Hydrate and revitalize skin with this moisturizer that contains sweet red rose petals and lemon juice, leaving it with a velvety finish. Key ingredients include sweet red rose extract, bioflavonoids, and BioComplex—a booster of antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, and Alpha Lipoic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin’s appearance.
Infused with real gold, this unique and flexible ring is designed for ultra comfort and style. Engineered with Anti Ring Avulsion Technology to protect fingers and breathable channels that promote airflow to keep fingers dry and comfortable, this statement piece is the perfect gift that can be worn anytime, anywhere. Available in Classic and Thin widths. Multiple color options.
This luxurious rose aromatherapy perfume set features a bouquet of damascus rose, sandalwood, cedarwood, rose gallica, and geranium pure essential oils. Includes Beloved Rose perfume (8 mL.) and spray (15 mL.) The scent begins with Damascus rose, one of the world’s most precious pure essential oils, blend with earthy sandalwood, crisp Himalayan cedarwood, bright Gallic rose, and floral geranium pure essential oils.
This gorgeous set includes a lip polish and lip balm, designed to soften and moisturize lips for the perfect soft finish. The lip scrub features U.S.-grown cane sugar and rich sunflower seed oil, while the lip balm is a rich, creamy formula with shea butter that lasts with just one application. Enjoy the decadent scent and taste of whoopie pie—without the guilt!
This ultra-light mini dryer boasts the power of a full-size dyer, making it ideal for home use and travel. Ergonomically designed with a folding handle for easy storage, it has Dual Fan Speed Settings for fast, even air flow and comes with a speed dry nozzle and mini diffuser.
Enhance and hydrate skin for a dewy, youthful appearance with this intensely moisturizing mask that contains a trio of nutrient-rich ingredients: certified organic honey, restorative propolis extract, and amino acid-rich royal jelly extract. Creamy and soft, this mask warms when massaged onto the face, and nourishes for a glowing, smoother and softer appearance.
Frank Body The Triplets Kit ($29.95)
Hydrate and tone your complexion while restoring radiance and suppleness with this unique, cooling gel face mask that is infused with real rose petals that literally melt into skin. Key ingredients include pure rosewater, cucumber extract, aloe vera gel, antioxidant-rich green tea, and Porphyridium cruentum—a “smart” algae that delivers optimum moisture.
Send a personalized shampoo and conditioner gift set made by you to make that special someone feel extra special on Valentine’s Day. Customize hair products according to hair needs, desired color and fragrance for the ultimate personalized gift.
Goldthread Honey Rose Tonic ($29.94/6-pack)
This powerfully restorative tonic, which is native to coastal South Africa, is made with Honeybush blended with a delicious combination of bold spices and delicate flowers, creating a smooth and satisfying infusion. Ingredients include cardamom pods, cinnamon chips, ginger root, goji berry, rose petals, vanilla bean, and Honeybush twigs. Honeybush is a flowering shrub with a sweet taste that is integral to South African culture, and is brewed as a tea due to its numerous benefits, which include reinforcing the body’s vigor and vitality.
HiMirror Mini ($119)
With its innovative skin analysis technology, HiMirror Mini is able to analyze and track seven unique skin factors, such as fine lines and dark circles, plus offer personalized product recommendations based on their evolving conditions. The device also features Amazon Alexa and a variety of pre-installed apps; allowing users to stream Spotify, browse Facebook and Instagram, and even follow along with their favorite YouTube tutorials while getting ready for the day. For always flawless makeup application, HiMirror Mini is equipped with gorgeous LED lights that have adjustable warmth and brightness settings.
A high-powered, in-shower treatment that performs like a traditional hair mask but works in less than a minute, this spray application coats each strand for complete moisturization, and contains a multitasking mix of ingredients such as Alma Oil, cupuacu butter, and apple cider vinegar.
This refreshing, organic vodka-infused formula is enriched with aloe leaf juice and lime oil, leaving skin soft, conditioned and supple. Finely crafted to work with most skin types, it features a signature Lime Vodka Tonic natural fragrance, gently cleansing and invigorating skin. Additional benefits include antioxidant protection from harmful free radicals, and promotion of cell growth and skin renewal.
Perfect for travel or relaxing nights in, this set includes five of Joanna’s best specialty treatment masks to help address any skin concern you have. It contains the Eden Instant Lift Mask, Forever Glow Anti-Aging Face Mask, Dawn Face Mask, Twilight Face Mask, and Bright Eye Hydrating Mask.
Johnny B. Be Mine ($20)
Part of a new cutting-edge collection of luxury fragrances inspired by music, this particular scent takes its inspiration from Queen's theatrical performances and innovative music. With notes of sandalwood and jasmine, Use Abuse is a symbol of excesses and indulgence.
This flexible texturizing finishing spray delivers perfectly imperfect locks every time you style it, and puts together touchable texture, separation and movement while still allowing you (or someone special) to run your fingers through from roots to tips.
This travel-friendly set contains some of the brand’s favorite products, including Coconut Cleansing Oil, Coconut Rose Toner, and Coconut Face Cream. Featuring antioxidant-packed ingredients that restore, hydrate, and balance, your skin will be at the top of its game.
This multitasking, rich formula contains coconut oil and organic, cold-presses Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, which has high levels of antioxidants that help defend skin against pollution and skin damage. The innovative treatments has many different uses, including: hair mask, frizz control, makeup remover, body moisturizer, shave oil, stretch mark prevention, hand & foot mask, cuticle moisture, and pre- and post- sun treatment.
Experience a revolutionized concept of toothpaste with a variety of delicious, innovative and contemporary flavors. The Marvis Flavor Collection Gift Set includes travel size tubes of all Marvis toothpaste flavors: Amarelli Licorice, Aquatic Mint, Cinnamon Mint, Classic Strong Mint, Ginger Mint, Jasmine Mint and Whitening Mint.
This ultra-luxe lip gloss gives lips stunning color and high shine, while the lightweight formula provides deep moisture. The lipstick bullet-shaped applicator follows the natural curve of the lips, delivering rich, opaque color impact in a single swipe.
This cleavage-enhancing high apex bra features ultra-soft mesh that extends past the cup for delicate coverage. An ultra-soft and comfortable stretch mesh cup with stunning floral detail offer support for larger cups. Features ultra-soft adjustable straps and a flattering shape. Available in three fun colors.
Ergonomically designed to fit in your hand, this hand sanitizer comes with a locking mechanism to avoid spilling in your bag. It quickly cleanses hands, leaving them soft, refreshed and hydrated for up to 24 hours. Now available for Valentine’s Day in a limited-edition pink color, the Minnie replaces 15+ bottles of gel-based alternatives and provides 500+ sprays or up to 250 uses.
Give lips luminous color with a satin finish while enjoying an ultra-comfortable formula that glides on for a silky and indulgent feel. An infusion of White Lily and Myrrh moisturize, protect and visibly plump lips. Also contains a blend of emollient oils that provide smooth, silky texture, and plant-derived polymer, which helps deliver optimal color pigment dispersion and a cushiony, comfortable wear.
This light and comfortable dry oil leaves a delicate rose fragrance on the skin, and in one week, the skin is suppler, revitalized and nourished. In two weeks, it completely transforms itself and is replenished, comforted, and ideally moisturized. Active ingredients include D-Tox microalgae oil, rose oil, gorse oil, and jojoba oil. Can be personalized for any skin type and condition, mixed with a serum or CC cream, and applied under day or night cream, or mixed with a cream mask for added nourishment.
Increase passion or vitality in your life by consuming a tablespoon of this intoxicating love potion, which is filled with aphrodisiac herbs like passionflower, Shatavari, Damiana, Hawthorn, Linden and elderberries. Passionflower is known to relieve depression and decrease pain; Shatavari supports vital energy; while Damiana has long been claimed to have a stimulating effect on libido.
Set the mood with this special candle that features a message of love wrapped in dewy florals/ Hand poured in small batches for optimum fragrance, the candle is made of the finest soy and vegetable wax blend, has lead-free cotton wicks, and comes in a hand-jeweled gift box. Burn time: 35 hours.
This lightweight leave-in treatment features a complex of matured coconut oil, soothing vetiver, and strengthening passionfruit that hydrates, shines and conditions from the inside out. Infused with a subtle hint of color to ignite warm and red shades of hair, it detangles, protects from heat, seals split ends, and reduces breakage.
A handmade object of art, this botanical wax figure is carefully filled with real botanicals and perfumed with fragrance. Looks lovely displayed on a dresser, bathroom vanity, or can be placed in a drawer to scent delicate underthings. Packaged for gift giving in a black box secured with an elegantly illustrated sleeve, and features the scent of sweet jasmine, Freesia petals, honeysuckle, gardenia bloom, delicate lotus, white tuberose, magnolia woods, incense cloud, and sheer musk.
This soak infusion mixes the mineral powers of Epsom and Dead Sea salts with the healing properties of lavender and dried hibiscus to relax the nervous system, relieving aches and extracting toxins from the body. Lavender heals the skin and soul whilst hibiscus enhances skin elasticity and purifies the complexion. Just add two tablespoons to a warm bath.
Indulge in some much-deserved beauty sleep with this specially commissioned eye cover, which uses the highest grade (6A) long fibre mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and non-toxic dyes. Made to exacting stands, developed and refined over 10 years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. Available in different colors and designs.
Wash away all your worries and cares with this delightful pink body scrub with an incredible scent that contains babassu, mandarin oils, and sea salt to reveal softer, smoother skin.
Sprinkles “Be My Galentine”Gift Box ($50-$57)
Perfect for sharing with your girlfriends, this box includes an assortment of chocolate marshmallow, vanilla, raspberry chocolate chip, and red velvet cupcakes that feature pink and red heart decorations. Now turn on that Netflix, pop open that champagne, and get ready for the best girls’ night ever.
This limited-edition candle, which was voted the winning flavor by thousands of Sprinkles Cupcakes fans, features a decadent scent that offers the warmth and fullness of vanilla bean, grounded by a soft island nutmeg and topped with a pinch of cinnamon bark. Burn time: 50 hours. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Step Up, a non-profit organization that offers mentorship and financial aid to help high school girls in need succeed.
This highlighting palette features a trio of multi-dimensional shades that glisten and sparkle on skin, providing an all-over glossy illumination. Like the brand’s Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, this bouncy-to-the-touch hybrid cream/powder texture melts into skin for a light, ethereal glow. Long-wearing, transfer-resistant, and non-gritty.
Give yourself a little love this Valentine’s Day with these 98% natural, pH-balanced wipes that provide instant freshness when you need it. Scent-free, these feminine wipes feature natural ingredients like aloe, cucumber, pineapple and cranberry extract. Toss them into your purse, gym bag or suitcase. Also available in select fragrances. Added bonus: 100% of proceeds are donated to I Am That Girl.
Teami Glow Facial Oil ($39.99)
Made with 100% pure plant extract and natural mineral ingredients, this tea-infused facial oil contains real rose petals and cinnamon bark for restoring skin’s natural glow. Other benefits include relief of skin inflammation, reduction in signs of aging, exfoliation, pore stability, and a more even complexion. Suitable for all skin types.
Designed to reduce bedhead, decrease tugging on delicate facial skin, and extend your blowout, these pillowcases are made with the highest grade of long fiber mulberry silk and high-grade cotton to help you achieve your greatest and most beautiful night’s sleep. Available in three colors.
Give tresses the ultimate treat with this Brut Rose-inspired deep conditioner for color-treated strands. Ingredients include wine extract, reserveratrol, grape seed oil, rose extract, watermelon extract, and Color Radiance Complex. Also available in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Provence Rose, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Valmont Storie Veneziane Rosso I ($420)
From Valmont's new haute couture fragrance collection, Storie Veneziane, Rosso I is inspired by the San Francesco Della Vigna neighborhood in Venice, Italy. The bottle features a one-of-a-kind, mouth-blown Murano mask in red glass making it the ultimate vanity topper and collecting piece.
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store in NYC, SPA Valmont at Hotel Plaza Athénée NYC (212-606-4675) and Hotel Bel-Air Spa in Los Angeles (310-909-1681).
A fun, effective and ultra-gentle alternative to wipes and cotton balls, this grabs color without tugging skin, and can be washed by hand or tossed in the laundry after use. The fabric lasts for years, and the package is a keepsake folder featuring original artwork by Vlada created for this collaboration. Each Mitty Pout comes in a satin drawstring bag.
This powerfully moisturizing alternative to the typical drying body wash features deliciously organic and softening ingredients. It's perfectly lovely lathered up in the shower and surprisingly sumptuous for a long soak in the bath. Ingredients include organic shea butter, organic raspberry butter, organic aloe, organic cucumber, organic marigold, as well as a unique combination of wheat, sugar and corn derived ingredients.
This nurturing light moisturizer infuses skin with beneficial herbal nutrients that soften and smooth visible skin lines. Vitamin-rich extracts and high frequency rose and neroli (orange blossom) oils produce tantalizing, vibrant scent that promote self-recognition and peace. Concentrated organic floral and herbal extracts, and hydrosols, skin is hydrated and refreshed.
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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk