This year, tell Cupid to stick his arrow where it counts. Be your own Valentine. Celebrate yourself with thoughtfully chosen beauty gifts that pamper.
1. Small-Batch Sensation
A pair of earth-savvy mothers make their Clary Collection products from organically grown, ethically harvested ingredients. Clary Bath and Body Oil features simple yet effective botanical components that smell as good as they feel.
2. Bold and Beautiful
Beautiful Rights’ Politically Pout Lipstick is a perfect pink shade that’s universally flattering. A portion of the proceeds from this creamy cosmetic goes to support women’s rights and gender justice initiatives.
3. Makin’ Waves
Who doesn’t want beachy, mermaid-esque locks? Captain Blankenship’s smartly packaged, environmentally friendly hair-care set can help you get it. Featuring a full-size sea-salt hair spray, dry shampoo and hair oil, this beauty trifecta will recharge hair between scrubbings.
4. Polished Perfection
The Lauren B. Chrysalis Collection nail set is composed of a nail perfecter, designed to even out nail color and texture, three fun, fashion-forward polish shades, a gel-like top coat and polish remover pads. A portion of the proceeds from each set goes directly to Chrysalis, a Los Angeles organization that helps create pathways to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals.
5. No-Joke Bath Soak
Pursoma’s organic, potent bath products are formulated to help you absorb minerals and sweat out toxins, regenerating the body from the inside out. Show yourself you care by indulging in a daily or weekly Minerals de Mer soak, made with essential minerals and fatty acids that help nourish skin.
6. Scent of a Woman
Find your perfect scent by trying them all. The Deluxe Perfume Oil Sample Set from Olivine Atelier features eight vegan, cruelty-free perfume oils in 0.5 ml sample vials. A percentage of all net sales from Olivine Atelier products is donated to Every Mother Counts, a campaign striving to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide.
7. Crush-Worthy Hand Cream
Aesop’s Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm has a cult-like following because of its minimally gorgeous packaging, amazing smell and seemingly magic hydrating properties. You’ll thank yourself for splurging every time you open the tube.
8. Heaven-Sent Hues
The And God Created the Woman eye palette from NARS includes six eyeshadows, an eyeshadow base and a travel-size wide-contour brush. Use the kit to add a pop of long-lasting color, for contouring or to highlight. These shimmery shadows work as modern-day neutrals.
9. Spa Day
Chalogy takes a holistic approach to its popular Saturday Skin product line. Fall in love with the Quench hydration mask. It creates a glowing base and improves skin texture while making your complexion look dewy and bright.
10. Signed, Sealed, Delivered
You can’t buy love—but you can buy yourself a monthly subscription box from BeautyFIX. Each package contains an expertly curated collection of get-gorgeous products delivered to your door.
Emily Davidson Nemoy is a freelance writer based in Nashville, Tenn. When she’s not at her computer or on her yoga mat, she can be found at live music venues happily spending her excess cash on concert tickets.