Four Reasons Not to Forgo Valentine’s Day This Year

As a Valentine’s baby, I can't help but inspire even those without a special someone to enjoy the one day a year dedicated to love. What could be so bad about flowers, chocolate and cheesy cards? So whether you’re single, in a budding relationship, or happily married, spice up this Thursday night with four romantic beauty products sure to make you feel confident and sexy whatever your plans may be.

Start your day off sweet with Fresh Sugar Berry Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50)a flirty lip tint that adds a touch of color to an otherwise bare pout. In addition to the real sugar, a natural humectant that helps preserve moisture, this nourishing lip treatment is chock-full of soothing vitamin A, skin-softening beeswax and carnauba wax, a botanical extract known for keeping skin dehydration at bay. The sweetest part? It allows for buildable color, making it easy to transition from the office to date night. 

What better than the most romantic day of the year to ask your significant other for a massage? Reach for a nurturing body oil, like REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil ($65), for that spa-worthy back rub you've been longing for. Inspired by the REN Moroccan Rose Ritual and infused with rose, cranberry seed and argan oils, this soothing body oil not only leaves skin soft and glowing, but can also help ward off early signs of aging.

If you’re planning on staying in for the night, set the mood with a romantically scented candle, like Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee ($50). Custom-blended with fine fragrance oils and vegetable and paraffin wax, this lavishly-scented candle features vanilla, oak wood and amber base notes accented by traces of jasmine, vetiver and lime. 

And if you’re going solo this Valentine’s, treat yourself to a luxury soak with a Heart Day-inspired soap. Lush Tender is the Night Massage Bar ($8), heart-shaped and all, draws on the hydrating power of shea and murumuru butters to moisturize dry, dehydrated skin. Plus, the heart actually breaks up (no pun intended) as you rub and scrub, featuring a soft core of almond oil, agave syrup, cupuacu and glycerine inside. 

Now tell us: What beauty products make you feel sexy?