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Valentine's Day Style & Gift Guide

It's here again. Well, actually it's just around the corner, but where Valentine's Day is concerned you can never shop too early right? Valentine's Day is one of those holidays where choosing just the right gift can get a bit tricky. Everything depends upon just where along the relationship scale you fall. Or to be more precise, it depends upon the individual perception of both parties involved when it comes to determining the exact point upon said relationship scale either and/or both parties agree to. Or if, in fact, one has even set foot upon said relationship scale. Case in point:

A few years ago I was in a relationship. At least I thought I was in a relationship. I had been introduced to one of my girlfriend's coworkers at a party a few months earlier and we really connected. We had the same interests, worked in similar industries, both had dogs and both liked to dump peanut M&M's into the extra large box of popcorn at the movies. We even liked the same movies! (Well, kind of, since we always seemed to go see the latest action thrillers.) We were at the point where we were meeting for lunch, going out every weekend and spending quite a bit of time together during the week as well. He had even seen me all sweaty glowing from Zumba class.

So, Valentine's Day rolls around and I get all warm and fuzzy thinking about the gorgeous bouquet of flowers, box of chocolates and perhaps even a little something sparkly that I am certain will be headed my way. I spend hours searching for just the right Valentine's Day card for my new beau, and I lay out $$$ for some quite excellent Bose earbuds since he loves to listen to tunes when he goes jogging. I invest in a truly gorgeous dress and some stunning skyscrapers and spend the afternoon primping and prepping for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner…

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He shows up an hour late, in jeans and a tee shirt, carrying a pizza and 6-pack of Pepsi. No flowers. No chocolates. No sparklies. He has absolutely no idea that it is Valentine's Day. The holiday wasn't a total loss however — I am still enjoying those awesome Bose earbuds! Lesson learned.

Anyhoo, even though I am currently beau-less this V-Day I must say that I'm pretty happy. (I know, you're shocked and stunned, having become used to my usual frantic fits of anxiety and/or depression surrounding said holiday.) I've outgrown my usual Valentomb's mantra of a) if not sure of boyfriend status — stressing over whether or not I'd get flowers; b) if with boyfriend — stressing over whether or not bouquet-on-the-way would be a tacky carnation mix from the bucket outside the filling station or something more enviable; or c) if decidedly single — sending self tulips (the perfect bouquet — not too much, not too little) and watching co-workers turn green with envy. But no more. Now I'm just a regular person. A happy person. Content even

Which is why I am treating myself to a Girl's Weekend Away. Lest you think I have lost my ability to punctuate on command I stress that said Girl's Weekend Away is indeed singular, not plural, as all of my besties are currently involved in relationships, and are otherwise engaged, And yes, that means some of them will most likely be actually engaged by mid week! Therefore I am headed up the coast to enjoy the gorgeous spring-like weather and a little R & R.

Girl's Weekend Itinerary:

  • Define spring look. (sooo loving this spring's ruffles & stripes!) Am meeting with Shop Girl next week to spring clean each other's closets and we agreed that we would each come equipped with Personal Look: An Upclose and Personal Definition of Self Style for Spring '18 so we'd know which existing wardrobe pieces would work and which would not. (She says I have to include documentation from magazines to support my looks as I sometimes get 'too creative'.)
  • Make list of things to purchase/aspire to purchase to complete spring look. Thus far, I only want to wear über-comfy skirtsand sassy sandals (mixing in the occasional dressy sandal from time to time) all summer. Will most likely snap up a great pair of crops for spring and I also know that I must own this exquisite bag. Will give plasma to fund if necessary.
  • Give self facial and mani/pedi. Unless, of course, I find a fabulous day spa nearby at which point I will indulge and treat myself to a little early Valentine's Day present from the love of my life (me!)
  • Watch Steel Magnolias and cry hysterically. (One of the top ten movie scenes of all time is when Olympia Dukakis tries to get Sally Field to punch Shirley MacLaine. And I love it when Dolly says, 'Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.')
  • Watch Sleepless in Seattle. My Best Friend's Wedding. Crazy, Stupid Love.
  • Read inspiring novel.

Girls' Weekend Grocery List: French bread (2 loaves, one per day); Brie — whole wheel, not just a wedge; enormous stash of delectable chocolate; six pack of Diet Pepsi, and my fave  Peachy Penguins (yum!)

Well darlings, that does it for me! Happy Valentine's Day!

xoxo

She She Me


She She Me's Favorite Things!

Get Wrapped Up in Warmth and Comfort
with PediPocket

Notorious for hitting the snooze button one too many times? Enjoy your sweet slumber with the ultra-plush, velvety fleece PediPocket Blanket wrapped around you. Warning: you may not want to get out of bed or off that couch!

PediPocket’s genius comes from a clever 20” pocket that keeps your tootsies delightfully toasty. It’s also nearly 6 feet long, more than long enough to cover any person, from the smallest to the tallest. Ordinary throw blankets just can’t do that, leaving your feet or your shoulders exposed to the cold

Here are more reasons to cozy up to PediPocket:

  • Fun Colors: No more fighting over blankets! With 10 different colors and patterns to choose from it’s easy for everyone in the family to recognize their own blanket
  • Machine Washable: Wrinkle-free, easy to clean, and stays looking as good as it did the day you bought it, no matter how many washes it goes through.
  • Goes Anywhere: Take your PediPocket to tailgate parties, beach barbeques, the office, outdoor concerts, on a plane or on your next long-distance drive.

Stay toasty warm from head to toe with this game changer!

About PediPocket:

Cold feet usually hold people back, but they spurred Katherin Miller forward. When Miller grew tired of having to decide between having cold feet or cold shoulders, she did something about it. She made her own long blanket with a foot pocket. Her husband Matt soon wanted one too as did their two children. Soon family and friends received them for Christmas and an idea was born. Today, that idea is the thriving business PediPocket. The Miller’s faith guides everything they do. That’s why they donate 10% of the proceeds to their church and missions


Compliment-Worthy Skin

Every clear face starts with the simple task of taking off the day before bed.

Try Korres Greek Yogurt Make Up Removing Wipes: Perfect for on-the-go cleansing, these pre-moistened facial cleansing wipes are formulated with nourishing Greek yoghurt for 2.5 times more skin-nourishing proteins. These make-up removing wipes remove stubborn face and eye makeup while providing skin with the softening, moisturizing properties of chamomile and Greek yoghurt concentrate.

After acne shows up uninvited, it’s important to cleanse your face daily.

Try NEW Bioré Baking Soda Acne Cleansing Foam: formulated for combination skin, this daily cleanser gently removes daily surface dirt and oil to achieve a deep clean without over-cleansing or stripping skin of its moisture. The thick, rich foam formula is like washing your face with a cloud—Baking Soda cleansing agents deep clean pores while Salicylic Acid treats and prevents breakouts, ensuring your face looks as clean and clear as it feels.

The secret to a flawless look is using a potent primer to ensure all-day staying power.

Try IMAGE Skincare’s I BEAUTY I PRIME flawless blur gel: This multi-tasking gel instantly blurs imperfections while correcting the look of fine lines, wrinkles and signs of aging over time. Formulated with plant stem cells, antioxidants and anti-aging botanicals, it delivers powerful skin-perfecting benefits for flawless skin before makeup application.

When cozying up to someone you love, there is no better compliment than hearing you have soft skin. For those with seemingly unmanageable skin conditions such as Eczema, there’s a moisturizer formulated just for you.

Try Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer: a breakthrough water-activated formula that instantly sinks into moist skin, diving deep into the surface to soothe, repair, and lock in long-term hydration. Formulated with ceramide complex for dry to severely dry skin, this moisturizer offers a solution to chronic skin concerns. Unlike other products, it all happens in the shower and there is no rinsing required – so you can just dry off, dress and go!

Lavanila  The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Lavender 

When it comes to radiant skin, smelling good is just as important as your look. Adding a fragrance to your routine will guarantee a positive double take.

Try LAVANILA’s The Healthy Fragrance: A unique collection of long-lasting scents that are handcrafted by master natural perfumers. Each perfume is infused with skin pampering antioxidants, organic sugar cane alcohol, natural botanical extracts, and pure essential oils that are delicate on sensitive skin. Unlike other fragrances on the market, the Healthy Fragrance is free of drying alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates. Available in six invigorating scents: Vanilla Passion Fruit, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Coconut, Fresh Vanilla Lemon, Vanilla Summer, and Pure Vanilla.


Will you accept this rose?

Jurlique is synonymous with one word: rose. All Jurlique products, including Rosa gallica (grown on their organic farm in South Australia) provides the skin smoothing and conditioning properties. Give the gift of pure and fresh scented roses this Valentine’s Day in a bottle!

 

Jurlique Rose Love Balm

A natural salve that moisturizes, softens and protects dry or chapped skin. Infused with the natural scent of roses. Superior skin treatment salve that moisturizes and soothes sensitive, dry or chapped skin on lips, cuticles, elbows or anywhere skin is chafed and irritated. Provides antioxidant protection

 

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream

A rich, protective hand cream with the relaxing scent of rose to restore smoothness and keep skin looking youthful

 

Jurlique Rose Shower Gel and Body Lotion

Rich in pure organic botanicals, and free from harsh chemicals, our luxurious and beautifully scented NEW shower gels naturally cleanse and replenish your skin. Mild and soap free, they maintain your skin's natural protective layer to deeply cleanse without drying, leaving your skin's natural protective layer to deeply cleanse without drying, leaving your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and deeply refreshed. The body lotion is rich in pure organic botanicals grown in South Australia, this indulgent body lotion absorbs quickly to moisturise, protect and soften your skin.

 

Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll on Fragrance Oil

This signature Jurlique fragrance captures the essence of the world's finest Rose Oils, Shea Butter, and the purity of Jurlique's very own organically grown Rosa Gallica in a sleek, pop-in your purse sized bottle. Alluring, feminine, floral and modern.

 

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist  

A daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose that restores, tones, and hydrates the complexion in one simple spritz. With its rich infusion of rose and marshmallow living energy, this formula provides the skin with balancing, moisturizing refreshment. Ideal for normal/combination skin types.


V-Day Gift That Gives Back

Give your girl glowing skin and silky hair with Soapbox - a line of luxurious soaps, body wash, and hair care that are all made with thoughtfully selected ingredients and give back. Soapbox donates a bar of soap to someone in need with every product purchased, so it's a gift that shows your girl you really care.

Soapbox's products come in blissful scents like Coconut, Vanilla & Lily Blossum, Citrus & Peach Rose and more and are all cruelty-free, vegan and all under $10!


Love & Skincare this Valentine's Day

Show your skin some love this Valentine’s Day with ISDIN products that will give your skin a smooth and radiant look, perfect if you have a date night planned or are staying in with the girls.

Unlock the secret to youthful skin with ISDINCEUTICS Flavo-C serum, which protects against damaging free radicals caused by UVA, UVB rays and pollution. The serum evens skin tone for a firmer, brighter complexion thanks to the extremely powerful combination of two anti-oxidants: Vitamin C and Gingko Biloba. Available at Isdin.com/us for $84.
Stay bright-eyed with K-OX Eyes, a complete eye contouring cream with ingredients Vitamin K Oxide, Haloxyl ™ and Eyeliss ™, all of which target the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Elasticity is restored to the delicate under eye skin, revealing a brighter and well-rested look. Available at Isdin.com/us for $85.
Flawless skin for a flawless night, ISDINCEUTICS Skin Drops just takes a few drops to conceal skin imperfections, such as vitiligo, discoloration, scars, tattoos and more. Skin Drops come in three shades, Sand, Bronze and Caramel and work for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-5. To achieve the best match for your complexion, blend, or use separately. Available at Isdin.com/us for $52.

Wake Up Looking Gorgeous!

During sleep, there’s an increase in blood flow to the skin, and hair follicles are nourished from this blood flow. If we’re sleep deprived, hair follicles gets less food, leading to weak hair that doesn’t grow. These NATURAL lash and brow enhancers stimulate blood flow, resulting in clinically proven longer lashes and thicker, fuller brows.

  BROWFOOD PHYTO-MEDIC BROW ENHANCER: The world’s first and only Eco-Certified brow enhancing serum that is clinically demonstrated to enhance the look of over-plucked, thin, and uneven brows. Create the appearance of thicker, fuller, stronger brows with this revolutionary, natural eyebrow enhancer. The Patented Phyto-Medic Complex delivers nutrients to feed brows with nature’s most powerful ingredients. Free of prostaglandin, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances.
LASHFOOD PHYTO-MEDIC LASH ENHANCER: The world’s first and only Eco-Certified lash enhancing serum. This breakthrough formula is clinically demonstrated to provide the appearance of longer, thicker lashes and to support brittle lashes to appear healthy. Free of prostaglandin, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances.

Beauty Routine Must-Do’s for the
Perfect V-Day Look

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to share a little TLC with your skin and get glowing for the romantic holiday.

 

Refresh your complexion:

Weekly exfoliation should be an essential part of your routine to reveal a bright and soft complexion. A cleanser with natural exfoliants are great for those with sensitive skin.

Try KORRES Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser: a creamy-rich, soap-free daily exfoliator that instantly brightens complexion and improves skin's overall radiance and texture. Contains exfoliating rice grain, cherry stone, and sugar-citrus extracts blended with Wild Rose oil to exfoliate skin naturally to uncover even, luminous skin.

Unveil Kissable Lips:

A memorable Valentine’s Day starts with a kiss and that means it’s essential to keep dry, cracked winter lips at bay. Dress up your lips while moisturizing them with a pretty hint of tint.

Try IMAGE Skincare’s ORMEDIC sheer pink enhancement complex: A limited-edition subtly tinted lip-enhancing moisturizer instantly infuses lips with soothing hydration while improving the appearance and volume of lip contours. It diminishes fine lines and contains a powerful, anti-aging polypeptide complex that supports collagen in the lips so they look naturally firm and full. Feels amazing on chapped lips and offers a beautifully sheer, rosy tint.


Walking Never Felt So Good with These Gorgeous Memory Foam Sandals!

From walking the dog to walking to work, running errands and exploring new towns… many of us are constantly on the move. Pamper your feet with while still looking chic with Nalho Yoga Mat Espadrilles — pure comfort and style in each step you take.

Nalho incorporates memory foam into its line of fun, fashionable sandals. The same material that makes pillows and mattresses feel so comfortable, does wonders for your feet, easing pressure from the ball of your foot, absorbing heel shock and providing arch support. 

While Nalho Yoga Mat Espadrilles go the extra mile to keep busy women comfy, their beauty doesn’t end there. Nalho’s sandals are as much about fashion as they are about function giving polished, effortless style to whatever you’re wearing. With Nalho, you’ll love being on your feet, taking strides to keep moving and stay healthy, while looking chic every step of the way!



 

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