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Do V-Day *your* way with these beauty treats

Whether you’re happily single or much prefer taking control of your Valentine’s fortunes (there’s only so many hints you can give!), these picks possess serious BCE (big Cupid energy). To me, love from… ME! x

Everything Valentine’s ought to be… and then some, Natasha Denona’s Love Collection will thrill any beauty addict or hopeless romantic. Unashamedly pink, the sumptuous {Mini Love Eyeshadow Palette}, the velveteen {I Need a Nude Lipstick} in ‘Amorosa’ and the swoon-worthy {Love Cheek Duo} blush will tickle the fancy of those with a penchant for pastels, as well as cosmetic obsessives who moon over butter-soft suedes and the ritziest shimmers *longing sigh*.

Receptive to having a (not necessarily) brief encounter? Escentric Molecules’ {Molecule 01} has pheremon-enal powers – essential for every olfactory wardrobe, its legion of 5 star-reviews testifies to its power to boost your allure. A near-surefire way to inspire attraction, this cult anti-perfume is basically love potion, bottled. And, as one lover discovered, it could save you money: “I was once in a cab and the driver waived the fare because he loved my perfume so much!”

If they’ve forgotten the flowers more than once, why not fill your space with Cire Trudon’s {Joséphine Candle}: a blooming labyrinth of romantic floral notes that speaks of Empress Joséphine Bonaparte’s love of botany – it’s almost enough to conjure up the passionate attraction that Napoleon felt for her. Consider it a reminder in candle form…

A curious (but covetable) hybrid, LELO’s {Flickering Touch Massage Candle} evolves as it burns – releasing an indulgent, skin-nourishing cocktail of oils that helps soften your skin as the scent sets the mood. If you’re flying solo, burn it while you’re in the bath then massage the warm, molten wax into skin, top-to-toe – or coax someone you fancy into doing the massaging for you.

Show your lips some action – hydrating action, that is – with Charlotte Tilbury’s {Hyaluronic Happikiss}. Whether you’ve teed-up a virtual date or are making yourself (and your lucky housemate) a candlelit dinner, this conditioning formula casts hydrating, high-shine effect that doesn’t skimp on the pigment — the peachy rose ‘Romance Kiss’ shade is calling out to us…

No partner? No problem! Knocking your orgasms out of the park, {First Base} is an ultra-powerful bullet that’s won the hearts of countless happy customers with its pulse-quickening vibrations. One thing’s for sure, your feelings for this baby won’t fizzle out…


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