2018 Valentine's Special: The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day | People Magazine

2018 Valentine’s Special: The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’s Day is filled with romance, sensuality and above all, love. Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day by celebrating with our single girl pamper treats. Enjoy a soothing bubble bath by candle light or treat yourself to a mani and pedi. You do not need a man to make you feel good about yourself this Valentine’s Day.

The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Pedi Perfect

SEXY feet are smooth and soft. Show your feet some love with a pedicure. Start by soaking, then use an exfoliating foot scrub or a foot file to remove all hard skin. Use sharp nail scissors to cut nails straight across. Finish off by slathering on a rich moisturising cream, wipe off excess on nails and then apply base coat and a pretty nail polish, using toe dividers to avoid smudges.

DIY Bubble Bath

SOAKING in a nice hot tub of bubbles at the end of the day is a small luxury that can make a big difference. If you make your own you can choose what scents you want to soak in and you have the advantage of knowing exactly what’s going on your skin. Also it can be a lot cheaper and just as luxurious as store bought. So pour in your self-made bubble bath, grab your latest copy of People and relax.


  • 4 cups of Water
  • 200ml Liquid Soap
  • 100ml Coconut Oil
  • Essential Oil (like Lavender or Eucalyptus)
  • Container for your bubble bath (non-glass is best for near the bath)


  1. Mix water with liquid soap and or coconut oil.
  2. Add 4-5 drops of your choice of essential oil. There are tons of fragrances to choose from!
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour your bubble bath into the container. It should last for quite a while.
  5. Fill bathtub with water and pour in a couple of ounces of bubble bath.
  6. Take a deep breath and enjoy.

Fancy Face

YOU do not need to spend a fortune at a beauty parlour to reap the benefits of a face mask. Buy one at a grocery store or make one yourself! Keep your face mask in the fridge until you are ready to put it on.  After applying the mask just relax. When done, do the touch test: When you start to see it drying (which usually means it gets lighter in colour), but it still feels a bit sticky, it’s time to wash it off. Don’t forget two slices of cucumber for your eyes!

The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Nail It!

BEAUTY lovers, we know how much you love to change your nails to celebrate the seasons and holidays. Get salon quality nails right at home with a special effect nail polish. Leave nails with a fun 3D finish.

Chocolate Beauties

ON a health kick? Get a chocolate fix without the calories with chocolate flavoured lip balm, body wash, soaps and pretty much any beauty product you can think of. You probably know by now that the antioxidants in dark chocolate are great for your health, but have you heard that chocolate is good for your skin? Products made with cocoa can hydrate, rejuvenate and protect skin. And, unlike actual chocolate, doesn’t come with the guilt trip.

Spread the Love

WHAT could be more relaxing than a hot bubble bath? Set the mood with a rose, lilac or violets aroma candle. There are tons of fragrances to choose from. Set them all around the tub, turn off the light and turn the bathroom into a luxurious spa. This is the perfect escape route to ease your mind and enjoy the passion of Valentine’s Day.
Gam Plan

PLANNING on wearing that gorgeous little black dress for a fun girl’s night out? Keep those legs moisturised and smooth. Always moisturise in a circular motion to take care of pesky cellulite.

Love at first blush

ADD a dash of delicate rosy rouge to your cheeks with blush. The palette includes three shimmering petal hues—perfect for a day date or a evening rendezvous!

The Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day


USE Valentine’s Day as an excuse to update your fragrance wardrobe. Spoil yourself with that perfume you have been eyeing for a while.  Keep in mind that a great fragrance – like a great outfit – is an investment and subjective. Try a sample out before spending.



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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