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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether your getting pampered by a loved one or treating yourself, Valentine’s Day is definitely a great day to indulge. Here are some fabulous items to help you celebrate and also make for some especially perfect gift ideas for 2015….

A Sexy Set of Lingerie

This Canadian made lingerie and loungewear lifestyle clothing line has been labelled one of “The New Lingerie Brands You Need to Know Now” by Refinery29 with its mix of lux alpaca knitwear and simple yet seductive, lingerie focus on making women feel sexy, comfortable and confident. Mary Young has unveiled their S/S 2015 collection along with an exclusive bra and thong set in celebration of Valentine’s Day (shown below). It’s an ultra seductive piece to show-off or you can feel incredibly sexy strutting it secretly, while feeling totally cozy!

Their motto:

“AFTER ALL, WHEN A WOMAN IS COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT SHE IS UNDENIABLY SEXY.

Mary-Young-Lingerie-valentinesMARY YOUNG’s S/S 2015 collection available online and in select Toronto retailers; Shopgirls Boutique and Sauvage.

Deluxe at-Home Spa Kit

This adorable “Made With Love” kit by one of my favorite brands MIYU Beauty includes their award-winning hydrate mi beauty tea + serum-mist essence pairing, along with a limited edition love sweet love chocolate chai tea, a gorgeous heart-shaped loose leaf tea infuser and an adorable mini wooden spoon (shown below). It’s a thoughtful gift for a loved one and an even better treat for yourself! miyu-beauty-valentine's-day*Available January 26, 2015 pre-order online at miyubeauty.com, $50 CAN

Sultry Makeup

I’ve you’ve been anticipating 50 Shades of Grey the movie just as much as any gal out there, you may want in on some of the sultry makeup worn in the film by our beloved Ana. MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces a limited edition color collection for Spring 2015, inspired by Ana, whose makeup look transforms the character from that of an innocent college student to a sultry, passionate and sophisticated woman.

MAKE UP FOR EVER offers a collection that will allow you to re-create the looks from the movie, including a lip trio (in two unique shade offerings), a cheeky blush trio, and alluring lip and eye collection in a keepsake treasure box. Take a note from Ana and be daring this Valentine’s (the film comes out on Feb 13th by the way)!

“To create Ana’s healthy glow, I used a darker pink blush, which I blended out across the apples of the cheeks, on the nose, and a little on the chin and hairline. It gave the appearance of a healthy flush from    under the skin and not like an applied blush,” Victoria Down explained (Makeup Department Head of 50 Shades of Grey).

makeup-for-ever-50-shades-of-greyDESIRE ME Cheeky Blush Trio – $56 CAN, available at Sephora and Sephora.ca

Rejuvenating Bath

Epsom salts (aka Magnesium Sulfate) are one of the most therapeutic additions to a rejuvenating bath. It revitalizes tired, achy muscles and refreshes skin’s appearance while the luxurious essential oils added soothe the senses and provide relief from stress. It’s refreshing, restorative, and the ultimate way to unwind from a long day — pour yourself a glass of wine, add some Dr. Teal’s to a warm bath, light a soy candle, and add some of your favorite tunes for one fine bath if I may say so myself!

Dr. Teals Epsom Salts $5.99 CAN

Femme Inspiration

Most gals I know love to add some powerful femme inspiration to their interior decor and what better than a style icon like Audrey Hepburn? This Breakfast at Tiffany‘s 18-inch Velour Throw Pillow is an attractive way to add some chic, retro charm to your space. It’s velour cover construction is especially soft and it’s modern graphic print is ever so stylish — it will no doubt make an ideal gift for your beloved lady!

Audrey-Hepburn-Breakfast-at-Tiffanys-18-inch-Velour-Throw-Pillow-d9cfb289-3b5c-4ead-9851-61bc64285995_320Can be purchased from O.co  for $66.45 CAN

Something RED

La Vie en Rose has released their super sexy Valentine’s Day Collection and this seductive bow and lace 2-piece set in red will have his heart fluttering! They’ve also got may other captivating pieces in store from flirty all the way to down right irresistible. He won’t be disappointed at all with this enticing getup!

la-vie-en-rose-valentinesSexy bow and lace 2-piece set can be purchased at La Vie En Rose stores, $29.95 CAN

For the Techie

These days we are connected to our devices more than ever – I may go out on a limb and say it’s the first thing you say good morning to and the last thing you say goodnight to (my boyfriend sure gets irritated). And since our phones are pretty much ALL screen (sorry Blackberry), it’s the worst feeling when you drop it and get even one unsightly crack. Thankfully this Valentine’s even though you may not be able to protect your heart – you can definitely protect your phone! Cupid called and delivered Phantom Glass – the last screen protector you’ll ever need. It’s actually the best thing ever, my iPhone 6 has been kept in great condition because of it – and red is just a super hot color this time of year 😉

valentine's-day-phantom-glass

And quickly, what makes Phantom Glass so special?

  • It breaks so your screen doesn’t
  • Scratch proof
  • Smudge proof
  • 100% clarity
  • Compatible with most cases and made for most devices

Trend-Inspired

The online accessories shop TwinfishLux curates pieces from around the globe that all share the qualities of beautiful craftsmanship and inherent style. Using premium materials from semi-precious stones, leather, bamboo, vintage and industrial materials, and gold-filled and silver chains, they’re not only offering unique trends but also deliver a very polished and elegant look for any lady. These personally-curated set of international designers put their heart-and-soul into each piece and it can be felt by each of its wearers. The crescent necklace by Ellen Arthur (shown below) is a simple piece that looks beautiful with simple and abstract prints – a gorgeous piece and perfect Valentine’s Day gift this season! It is available in 18K gold, rose gold, and sterling plated.

 

Currently discounted at $162 CAN

Chic Candy Boxes….obviously!

On January 27, 2015 in lieu of Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Petite & Sweet introduced the “Sophisticated Sweet Tooth” – a customizable gifting option for the refined and stylish candy-lover, available online and at Pusateri’s. The delectably chic candy boxes feature treats handpicked for quality and packaged to perfection – ideal for any loved one or even a treat for you, too!

“The Petite & Sweet team is dedicated to providing quintessential dessert experiences in everything we  do,” said Elle Daftarian, Founder and Creative Director of Petite & Sweet. “The Sophisticated Sweet Tooth allows everyone to take home what Petite & Sweet does best in a unique and highly-customizable design and flavour palate – perfect for any occasion.”

They have eight different wrappers to choose from, along with seasonal designs and the option to customize your very own – you can easily curate your version of the perfect gift with an array of high-quality treats that will satisfy any craving – amazing!

Petite-&-Sweet

Sophisticated Sweet Tooth boxes can be purchased at Pusateri’s Fine Foods locations, as well as online at www.petiteandsweet.ca/shop. Boxes are available in two sizes: Small with three candy choices – $35, and Large with eight candy choices – $95.

Delectable Bath Bombs

LUSH knows has to send hearts aflutter with their romantic bath bombs – these special love lockets (shown below) even have a secret surprise inside! But our lips are sealed- you’ll need to break it in half to find out what it is. Use each side and the center for three separate baths (each piece is big enough to stand on its own), or sink in with the whole thing all at once for the most luxurious soak imaginable. If that isn’t enough it contains a sensual blend of vanilla, jasmine and neroli essential oils…

lush-love-locket-bath-bomb

$11.95 CAN

About Everything Beautiful

Everything-Beautiful is a holistic beauty, wellness, travel, and lifestyle destination designed for those looking to take charge of their lives naturally! Founded by Erica Grenci, a health and wellness expert and graduating Naturopathic Doctor in 2016, it has been her platform for sharing creative inspiration throughout the health-conscious community.

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