"What the world needs now is love, sweet love..." sing it with me!
With February rounding the corner, love is in the air for Valentine's Day. Whether with your partner or a bestie, the time is definitely right to spread good vibes and love. This year, there is an emphasis on self-care and indulging in the finer things this life has to offer, so we're putting one pampered foot in front of the other and entering it with a whole lotta love to go around.
A little bit of luxury...
Spoil that special someone with gifts that will leave them feeling spoilt and well looked after. For those with expensive taste or deserving of something extra nice, look no further!
Perrier-Jouët is one of France's most historic champagne houses, so we're already sold. A classic, Grand Brut is the foundation on which they've built their distinct reputation, a refined and balanced cuvée revealing the floral nuances of Chardonnay. We're also loving their Blason Rose, whose indulgent fruit aromas make it perfect for pairing with a cheese platter.
A centuries-old tradition made from Rosa Centifolia with refreshing and toning properties. This baby can be used as a face mist to refresh skin, a tonic for removing makeup, and to scent bathwater.
Every gal needs a classic red lipstick, right? Sisley Paris' Le Phyto Rouge lipstick is long-lasting and hydrating with skincare to provide a balm-like sensation.
Made for hot nights on the Côte d’Azur, Love in White Summer Edition inspires the quest for eternal summer. The sensual scent will transport you to the French Rivera where chic white accessories, crisp waves and long holiday escapes reign. Made for men (but also adored by women alike), Aventus is another of Creed's cult classics; a world blend and a must-have for those who savour a life well-lived.
An after-shave lotion in a solution of water and alcohol that refreshes and tones the skin post-shaving. The scent takes its inspiration from the famous Tuscan cigar made by Manifattura de Lucca, resulting in a bouquet of woody notes and a smoky, vanilla base.
There are a plethora of local Australian brands that are all well-deserving of a little V-day lovin'. From sunscreen to loungewear, these brands boast a strong focus on upholding conscious, vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable practices. Talk about love!
Sunbutter SPF 50 Sunscreen
Show your loved one how much you care about their wellbeing by gifting them a summer essential. A broad spectrum SPF50, this is a new generation of sun care that is skin and earth-conscious, meaning it's skin-safe and reef-safe.
evo's salty dog spray is a MUST for effortless, tousled beach-based texture - perfect for date night! Look like a total beach babe without damaged, dry, and salty ends. Vegan, cruelty-free, made without sulfates, parabens, or gluten.
An oil-free moisturising serum packed with Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Hyaluronic Acid. Provides maximum skin hydration and should be the basis of any skincare regime. Those concerned with hydration, inflammation, irritation, pigmentation, or ageing will particularly enjoy the benefits of Aesthetics Rx B Serum.
A lightweight moisturiser and high protection mineral sunscreen with a sheer tint. With only one active ingredient, Zinc Oxide acts as a barrier against the sun reflecting UV radiation away. Reef friendly and chemical free!
Let your loved one know they deserve a little bit of TLC with this collection of candles, diffusers, lush body wash and lotions, room mists, and linen sprays. With premium essential oils, the range is perfect for creating that at-home day spa vibe. Hello, date idea!
Everyone could use a little pick-me-up from time to time, and this is the perfect gift to achieve that. Quick-Fix Hydrating Sheet Mask instantly hydrates and revitalises skin with moisture-boosting actives and antioxidant botanicals. In just 15 minutes, your skin is happily hydrated, refreshed, and more resilient.
Cloth & Co. is an ethical essentials brand based in Australia, made sustainably in India & Nepal. We are loving their fresh new range of colours for summer. Harvest, Salted Caramel, and Red Earth, are all reminiscent of the iconic Australian desert landscape.
Organise your Valentine's day gifts early to leave ample room for planning a day full of loving!
WORDS | Sheena Quick
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