Alison Young’s Valentine’s Day ideas


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, think outside the box for your loved ones.  Flowers only last a few days and chocolates may go on her hips – as much as we love them!  So, how about some luxurious and glamorous beauty products for your better half?

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The key here is to buy your wife, girlfriend or partner something that they covet, or that is top of the range of the brand that you know they love.

Real treats and indulgent beauty gifts are definitely ones that have lots of essential oils so their aromas are intoxicating and enjoyable. Thinking outside the box, rose essential oil (one of the most expensive but gives that Valentine’s Day Theme) can be found in products such as January’s Product of the month Elemis Bliss Capsules, which has rose mixed with meringa oil, and lavender mixed with meringa oil, as an indulgent secret to add to any regime.


The AD Skin Synergy Nourishing Night Treatment is 100% natural blend of rose, jasmine, neroli, lavender, which is beautifully presented with a gift bag and bow.

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SBC have a new Rose and Argan Extract in the form of shower gels and body lotions, and of course, L’Occitane is a favourite at this time of year, with rose extract in so many of their fragrances, shower gels and soaps.


Rich, red indulgent packaging with exotic oils would definitely involve the Elemis Frangipani formula which comes from bathing and treatment rituals from the Polynesian bridal ceremonies – perfect if you are thinking of proposing!


Or maybe, if you introduced your loved one to some new products at Christmas you can subtly find out their favourite and repeat purchase that.

Remember that thoughtfulness is the perfect gift, so even a favourite product that they regularly use would be great to receive, and maybe include a voucher for a treatment at a local salon or spa visit with that brand.

Or even just a hand-written voucher that you will provide dinner one night a week and look after the kids whilst your other half gets an early night and enjoy the full contents of the hot water tank!

1 Comment

  1. Kim February 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    I am going trhought chemo for the Next fout months and would like to know which skincare brand is best to use.
    I already use ,Decleor,Liz Earle,Elemis and Alphah.
    I invested in a wig from QVC as I lost all my hair and also bought PK elasticiser for when it growths back.
    Any advice on beauty during chemo would be great.

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