The Single Gal’s Guide To Valentine’s Day

TAKE some ‘me-time’ on Valentine’s Day with these must-haves.

SELF-empowerment arguably matters more today than ever. So why do you think you need a partner to make you feel good this Valentine’s Day? It’s time to show yourself some love, whether this means treating your skin to some TLC or getting all dressed up and hitting the town. Grab your girlfriends and a few of these perfect-for-Valentine’s-day beauty goodies and get ready for a fun night in (or out). Just remember that v-day is all about love, and in the words of a literal queen, RuPaul, ‘If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love anybody else?!’

Love At First Blush


The sexiest flush you can get from a bottle! Add a dash of rosy rouge to your cheeks with blush that doubles as kiss-proof colour too – perfect for a day date or an evening rendezvous.

Lovetint Lip And Cheek Stain: R265, Benefit

Woke Up Like This

The Sweet Dream sheet mask helps to promote a restful, undisturbed night’s sleep. A luxurious treatment moisturises and softens skin, whilst a dose of natural Lavender Oil releases a soothing aroma to leave you feeling relaxed and sleepy.

Sweet Dream Deep Sleeping Mask: R40, By Package, Glow Theory

Gam Plan

Planning on wearing that gorgeous little black dress for a fun girl’s night out? Keep those legs moisturised and smooth.

Milk Made Oat Milk Candied Cream: R100, By Cake, Clicks


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: try sampling a few before spending.

In Love with You Eau De Parfum (30ml): R990, Emporio Armani

Kiss And Make-Up

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Would it even be Valentine’s day without us mentioning a red lip? Give your lips the ultimate makeover with this Kiss Kit. The cute lip shaped tin contains a crème lipstick, matte lip liner and a gloss liquid lip colour. Pout away!

Kiss Kit In Red Alert: R199, W7 Cosmetics

There She Glows

Love Light takes the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas to create a radiant pearl finish. The universal shade ensures that your glow is both flattering and eye-catching.

Love Light Prismatic Highlighter: R650, By Too Faced, Muse Beauty

Pick Of The Palettes

Don’t you hate it when you spend money on an eyeshadow palette and only use, like, two shades in the whole palette? We guarantee that the matte, metallic and shimmery shades in this eyeshadow palette will all be working overtime.

Love Is A Story Eyeshadow Palette: R840, By Zoeva, Samika Store

Flawless In A Flash

File this under: game-changer! Level up your brows to on-fleek with an eyebrow stencil. Simply align your desired shape with your eyebrows, gently fill in with an eyebrow pencil and repeat on the other brow.

Eyebrow Stencil Set: R39.99, By Scarlett Hill, Mr Price