Valentine's Day gifts that you might want to keep for yourself

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away. The beauty industry takes this holiday as a cue to make all sorts of pink, red and heart related makeup. Here are some the cute things I found that I might just keep for myself!


This perfume is just too cute. It is one of five Alice & Peter scents that come in a cupcake shaped bottle.  This one is Cherry Cherry, a sweet mix of cherry, orange and blackcurrant fruit and floral aromas; topped with hints of strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, and caramel. Also available in Wicked Berry, Fancy Choco, Showy Toffee and Bloody Orange, $49 at Urban Outfitters.

Dior Nail Vernis Dauphine Pink

This is a rich perfect pink nail polish from Dior. The color is called “Dauphine Pink” and it is available at Neiman Marcus Las Vegas, $24.



Basin White is a bath and body product store in the Miracle Mile Shops. Create a custom basket of goodies for your Valentine from the custom soaps, solid perfumes, bath bombs and more. Featured is the “Be Mine” basket with a Matrimony Soap, a Satsuma Body Perfume and a Basin White Heart Shaped Bath Bomb, from $20.

chocolate-gift-heart_zThis heart-shaped chocolate box won’t make you gain weight. Its packed with Chocomania Shower Cream, body scrub, body butter and lip butter by The Body Shop ($20). One of my favorite scents, Chocomania has a rich, almost nutty chocolate scent and the products are made with Contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter, Brazil nut oil, soy oil and sugar. The body butter will keep your skin hydrated for an astounding 48 hours!


The roses will die and the champagne will be empty – these versions will last a bit longer. Pick up a cologne spray, shower gel, massage oil or body lotion from Demeter Fragrance, $6-$39.50. If champagne and roses is a little too boring for you, Demeter also has this gift set:

Naughty Demeter Set

The “Naughty” gift set includes three one ounce cologne sprays in Riding Crop, Sex On The Beach and Cannabis Flower, $29.

Mother’s Day beauty gift ideas

Mother’s Day is May 13, 2012. Here are some great beauty gift ideas.

Sun Safety Kit from Sephora, $30

The New Black Typography Nail Polish Set
Candy Store Silicone Cosmetic Case, $19.99
Chocomania Body Scrub, $18
Pink Frosted Animal Cracker Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $16 at Nordstrom

La Boehme Baked Eye Shadow Kit by Make Up For Ever, $39 (Sephora)

Valentine’s beauty finds

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you are like me, you’ll skip the flowers and candy for something that lasts. Treat your mother, sister, daughter or best friend to one of my cute Valentine finds!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day The Body Shop introduces Chocomania, a line of chocolate bath and body products made with twelve community fair trade ingredients like brazil nut oil, cocoa butter and organic sugar cane. Start with a body scrub, shower cream or mini soap, moisturize with body lotion or body butter and top it off with lip butter. Pick up the Chocomania Shower, Moisture and Scrub Collection Gift Set for $25.

Everyone loves a rich nail polish and Deborah Lippmann polishes are a goldmine. Her glitter nail polishes are pricey, but the best you will find. Candy Shop (right) is a pastel pink with multi-confetti and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? is  the perfect Valentine’s Day red glitter, $18 each at Nordstrom and

Many have been raving about these new stretch satin hair ties. You can sleep with them in and they  double as a bracelet. I found this cute pink tie with a rhinestone ornament on Etsy, $5 from NoTugHairTies.

This Katy Perry “Purr” Fragrance bottle reminds me of the Siamese cats from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. If you like Aquolina’s Pink Sugar,  you’ll appreciate the softer, less musky essence of Purr. Exclusively at Nordstrom, $45-$65.

Love at First Blush combines Stila’s popular lip glazes in bubblegum and Pinkle Twinkle with a festive, limited edition blush palette, $20. Available online only at, or buy the palette separately for $14.