Self Love Pamper
You cannot beat a quiet evening in getting your full pamper on and feeling luxurious, looked after and content. I’m talking foot spa, massage, nail care, hair care, skin care and all you can pack in!
Here I have a selection of LUSH’s Valentines range including bath bombs, bubble bars, massage bars, shower gel and lip scrub. This is basically the perfect pamper set really and I am so grateful to have been sent all of this as a gifted package.
Click here to see my full review of this gifted collection!
One range I have found absolutely wonderful is the Beauty Laundrette collection. I was snooping around Superdrug and stumbled upon this super beautiful looking brand and it became obvious just how awesome these products were. As well as being cruelty free and vegan, they have amazing packaging and after purchasing and trying, I can truly say they are quality products. I am so glad I found them before Valentines so I could add them in this post. They are one of my new favourite collections for pamper evenings! Click here to see a full review of the range.
There is nothing better than celebrating ourselves and feeling powerful in who we are and the body we have. I love getting my favourite lingerie, enjoying strutting my stuff and taking some empowering pictures to look back on when I am having bad days.
Going to the gym is something I find super empowering as I prove to myself I am stronger than I feel and am able to do many things. Feeling empowered is something anyone can feel. People of all ages, sizes, colours, gender, sexual orientation and all else. We all can and deserve to feel wonderful about who we are as individuals. We can all feel sexy, beautiful and strong and deserve self love in all forms.
I have discovered a love of lingerie and empowering clothing. You cannot beat that sexy, powerful feeling you feel when strutting around your room with your favourite piece of lingerie on. I find buying a luxury set and popping it on helps me love every inch of my body despite society telling me not to. It’s almost a rebellious feeling which is super rad. Am I right?
Let’s also remember that wearing lingerie or anything sensual, elegant and sexy does not mean you want attention from men or even your partner for that matter. It can purely for your own pleasure and to promote self love. Lingerie, underwear, dancing and strutting your stuff does not have to be sexual. It can be whatever you want it to be.
Due to my budget most of my lingerie sets do come from Primark as they are great quality, super pretty, comfortable and affordable.
Doing ourselves up! Makeup/ Hair/ Grooming
What better to promote your self care and self love than going to get a hair cut, beard cut, hair dyed, manicure etc. I know I love doing my makeup and hair and it makes me feel on top of the world. I also love shaving my legs and applying lots of moisturiser afterwards and just feeling smooth, clear and fresh. You can even skip the shaving part and embrace your natural wonder!
Even when I’m not going out, it’s still nice to do myself up and enjoy being me by singing, dancing and taking selfies. If you have the money, go and get a manicure, get your hair done and such if it’s what you feel like doing. Treat yourself!
If you are the kind of person who prefers to do these things yourself, then go for it! Buy that hair dye you’ve been wanting for ages. Have a nourishing bath and a glass of your favourite beverage. There are no limits. Do what makes you happy. You deserve it.
I personally used to love going to get my nails done in a salon as It was just a nice way to get out the house and treat myself. I always felt better when I had nice nails so going and getting them done just boosted my spirits and helped me feel pampered. Christmas 2019 I asked Santa for a gel nail lamp set and guess what? He granted my wish! I can now stay in, save some pounds and still feel beautiful by doing my own nails and even my friends too. Although It’s not always the same as going out and getting a manicure, it is nice to have the option to do it at home in case you fancy staying in.
Self Date or cooking for one!
I know some people don’t like going out for lunch alone but if you do enjoy it, go for it! What better time than valentines to go on a date with yourself and a good book. I love dropping by my favourite restaurants and pubs during a day out and eating a meal, drinking a drink and only having myself to sort out and please. It’s lovely to take your time, not be on a limit or on anyone elses clock and then finding solace in being still and calm. I love taking my laptop or a book and doing some work or reading.
If you aren’t one for self dates or you just don’t fancy going out, how about cooking yourself your favourite meal and dessert and really indulging in this wonderful dish. I love being home alone for lunch as I eat in my own time and can be super chill whilst making a dish for myself and enjoying it bite by bite. I also love making cocktails and my ideal night alone would be involve a lovely cooked meal, TV shows, my laptop, a homemade cocktail, pamper and shower and then maybe fun bed time *Wink* if that’s how you roll.
I’m the kind of person who loves cooking and baking. I enjoy trying new things and experimenting with flavours so cooking sweet and savoury dishes is always some fun!
I love making sweet dishes to try and I always find it therapeutic decorating cakes and such. It can be truly therapeutic and just an overall nice thing to do alone or with others.
A little alone time (Adult content)
Talking about pleasure can still be a taboo subject. We need to remember that it’s a natural part of us and there is nothing wrong with self pleasure or pleasure with our partners etc. I’m going to go by this Ann Summers campaign #BePleasurePositive. I want to embrace alone time for Valentines and every other day of the year. It’s never something you should be ashamed of.
I don’t own any pleasure toys or accessories but I love hearing about them and if I could’ve got my hands on them I would’ve for you all! If you have some, I’d love to hear about them.
I’ve heard fantastic things about the Whisper range by Ann Summers and I think that if pleasure is something we want to involve in our lives whilst keeping privacy and sexy secrecy, this range is the one! I know Love honey is also another brand that holds many sex toy dreamy products.