Who says Valentine’s Day is just for couples? It should also be a time to enjoy and appriciate friends, family, and yourself! You should spend it doing the things that you love and makes you happiest. I am throwing a Gal-entines Day event,“Love Yourself”, and, in its honor, I have created a list of ways to show love and appreciate yourself because you totally deserve it!
1. Receive an (almost) complimentary makeover at your favorite makeup counter.
Having a professional makeup artist definitely takes a lot off your shoulders when getting ready for a special occasion. However, these “free” makeovers aren’t actually free. Unless your artist is feeling generous, you will typically have to make a minimum amounted purchase. Typically, you could simply do a walk-in, but for this day in particular, I would strongly advise making an appointment at least a few hours in advanced! Whether it’s for a date night or to find a new color, hit up Sephora, MAC, or any department store cosmetics section to achieve that perfect look:
2. Valentines Day Boot Camp
A great way to love your body is by getting a good workout class in before you holiday-bing on chocolates! Plus, it’s a great way that you can bond with your Valentine, and they usually give discounts for first-timers. Here’s a list of non-membership required facilities to get a good sesh in.
3. Spa Day
Here’s another activity you can do this with bae! And even if it’s solo or with the girls, there’s no better way to love yourself than to get refreshed and pampered at some of these top destinations:
4. Love Your Mind
Hide away from the V-Day craziness by spending some time at your favorite coffee shop, local library, or a quiet spot that’s perfect for enjoying a good book or putting your thoughts down in writing. One of the most important parts of our body that we must work out is our mind. These are some of my top reads to get lost in.
The Bomb Life by Claire Sulmers
Secrets of Six Figure Women by Barbara Stanny
Capture Your Style by Aimee Song
Girl Code by Cara Alwell Leyba
The Fashion Book by Phaidon Editors
Man Repealer by Leandra Medine
Women in Clothes by Shelia Heti
#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
5. V-Day Shopping Spree
It’s great when you can treat yourself to a new outfit or two, but it’s even better when you can get it at a sweet deal! So many retailers are giving discounts for this special day. Here of some of my favorite shops with special, holiday promos!
As stated prior, I will be hosting a “Love Yourself” event on February 13th from 4 to 9PM at Eleven Consignment Boutique where you can be styled by me, enjoy h’orderves, and receive 40% off clothing and shoes!
Lastly, I just wanted end with a few quotes that remind us to love ourselves and others not just on Valentine’s Day but every day of the year!
“Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others.” – Owen Campbell Jr.
“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Prosk
“You need to love yourself and be yourself one hundred percent before you can actually love someone else.” – Christina Perri
“Love yourself first, and everything falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” – Oscar Wilde
Amber Lynette Lyons