Self-Love Essentials to Shop... Since Valentine's Day is Over
Updated: Mar 20, 2020
Be your own sugar daddy. It's always a good day for self-love.
Just because Valentine's Day is over doesn't mean you should miss out on opportunities for self-love. Lavish some love upon yourself with any one — or more! — of the luxe fashion and beauty finds below.
Grace Loves Lace
Silky Satin Midi Ruby, $200
Slip dresses — like the stunning creations of designer Catherine Gee, or the more affordable iterations at Silk Laundry — are a sartorial vice for fans of boudoir-inspired fashion. Nothing says romance quite like a sensual slip dress in passionate red for your next date night.
Reusable Nipple Covers, $44 for 3
Smaller-chested gals should absolutely invest in a pair of reusable silicone nipple covers — because, no, your nipples are not invited to the party. These are a must-have to pair with slip dresses and silk camisoles, and the inclusive line comes in three different shades. Plus, the line's minimalist branding is on point.
Swipe Flesh Lip Compact in Shiver, $12 (reg. $24)
This beauty editor-founded line of forty shade-inclusive foundations also offers this compact lipstick and blush pigment. It makes touch-ups simple and was never tested on animals. For an ultra-clean alternative in stick form, try Alima Pure in Olivia.
Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader
The last time a primer was this buzzy was when the Tatcha The Canvas Silk Protective Primer launched. Augustinus Bader makes the industry's cult-favorite creams, The Cream and The Rich Cream, each featuring TFC8 to promote cellular renewal. It improves elasticity, fades scars and age spots, smoothes wrinkles, combats dullness, and more. The cream is another good gift idea, by the way, for any luxury skincare lover.
The Classic 100% Luxury Silk Kimono Nude Pink, Long or Short, $225+
There is nothing more luxurious than a silk robe. While you can splurge at a designer like Olivia Van Halle, Sunday Forever delivers a more reasonably-priced yet equally extravagant-feeling blush wonder for the mystical babe.
Zadig & Voltaire
Visko Blazer, $648
The double-breasted trend is especially cute, making it a great time to nab the wardrobe staple in your favorite textures and colors, like black velvet. Blazers this season feature shoulder-pads, hinting at the women's empowerment movement our generation is all about. Hint: The bodysuit-blazer pairing brings sizzle into your after-hours look, but these oversized silhouettes also look fantastic over above-the-knee hemlines.
The Queen Box, $39.95 (reg. $205)
A monthly lingerie subscription box is one of the most romantic and appropriate gifts for keeping romance alive year-round. You can select separate sizes in bottoms and tops to ensure you get the right fit. Plus, sometimes the boxes come with seriously cute surprises like bunny ears and tights, or the more risqué garter belt and nipple tassels (!!). Not only will your bralette collection achieve new heights, but the last box featured a sexy bodysuit that can totally be worn under a blazer like the above Zadig & Voltaire treasure.
Venus et Fleur
Each customized keepsake box comes with your chosen color of roses that last for an entire year. The black box with white roses looks insanely chic, while white with baby pink is the best pick for a girly-girl. There's also a Susan Miller version that comes with an astrology book! I got it for my pseudo-sister-in-law for her birthday.
Whether you're hitting up the jacuzzi or a tropical destination, either of these feminine swimsuits will be the perfect romantic pick to lounge in. Balconet tops with ties and floral ruffles pull off the whole LoveShackFancy vibe, but muted.
Abner Headband, $235
As far as the embellished headband trend goes, you should also consider a braided satin style by Lele Sadoughi or even BaubleBar for a more affordable iteration. Beauty editor Rebecca Norris is one of my favorite headband-muses to follow.
Lingua Franca NYC
Score a limited edition, résistance-themed cashmere creation by Lingua Franca. Along with hand stitched messages like, "I miss Barack," the collaboration with Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan and Marin Elizabeth Hinkle is too perfect to pass up (especially if she's a comedienne).
Ashley Williams Black
ALIEN Hair Pins, $145
Own your weirdness and rep it hard in the name of self-love. Ashley Williams Black's must-have, embellished hair pins, read statements like BOYS and ANXIETY. Now there are a variety of messages available to emblazon across your strands.
Split this evil eye charm necklace with your forever-Galentine, S.O., or any loved one that wants to get in on the chic (but not OTT) show of love. She is one of the best designers to look at if you love high-end, spiritual merch.
Mileo New York
This line is impeccable with results-driven actives infused into soothing — and smoothing — botanical oils. The oud and French red narcissus flower make this an elasticity-promoting powerhouse, reportedly yielding 46% more collagen in just three days, and includes dark spot-fighting amla. The plant actives include anti-aging bakuchiol and healing tocotrienol. Their results claim that skin looks 91% firmer and 72% more sculpted in clinical trials. BTW, the oil above is the founder’s favorite oil from the line, but to help out the koalas in Australia, shop their brightening vitamin C oil blend (my favorite).
Romy Sandals, $164 (reg. $410)
Pointed open-toe stilettos are the understated shoe trend to try. The style rocks just enough edge and will look stunning with the slip dress above. Red makes a statement, but they also come in black.
Game On Dice, $25
This is for some fun with a partner... you know, to go ahead and lavish the love on self and others.
High On Love
Sensual Massage Oil, $45
In scents like Strawberries & Champagne and their new Decadent White Chocolate, a CBD massage may be exactly what this post-Valentine's Day season is calling for. Expect supreme relaxation (and skincare benefits, too).
The makers of the CBD-perfume, Dirty Grass and Midnight Toker, have the perfect pretty-naughty, clean fragrance. After their recent notoriety for the candle that is associated with Gwyneth Paltrow’s “v,“ remember to revisit the brand for what they do best: non-toxic scents.
Available in white, blush, and black, these gorgeous floral tarot cards were designed by psychic medium and spiritual advisor, Kristine Fredheim. Femme dabblers in the mystical will appreciate this stunning deck by Fredheim, who was featured in my article on Glam.
CBD Vegan Lip Balm, $9.99
Newest launch from the personal care product line of natural tooth- and personal care responsible for chewable toothpaste. This strawberry-flavored lippie is infused with CBD to make your pouts extra-pretty for V-Day.
Pleasure, Inquire for Price
There's no other way to put it: this is weed lube that contains THC, but set your judgments aside and give it a try. Plant-based, sustainably made, and purity tested... Just trust us and try it.
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