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I love being in love and I am lucky in that I have a great relationship with my husband… so Valentine’s Day usually consists of some time spent with one another.  But, I also whole-heartily agree that Valentine’s Day should be every day – not just once a year.  Flowers, sweet whispers and stolen kisses should be done more than just one day a year and I’m fortunate that my husband does that for me.  But, let’s face it, not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.  While I love the notion of being in love, I really wanted to focus on Falling in Love With Yourself this time around.  As a busy wife and mother, my days are bunched up into a whirlwind of trips to the store, to the schools, date nights with the dishes and pots and pans and sometimes I forget to take the time out and pamper myself.  So today we celebrate ourselves!  Today we are the Unicorns… objects of desire and mythical creatures to be honored – today, tonight… we take the time to fall in love with ourselves.

LUSH Unicorn Horn

I think the number one thing to do when trying to Love oneself is to take the time for a great pampering.  Now in some cases pampering could be a long warm bubble bath and if that’s the case, nothing says “You are a Unicorn” than a beautiful, glittery, sparkly Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar from LUSH.  One of my ultimate wind down and feel good bath essentials, the Unicorn Horn fills your tub with luxurious essential oils, colorful candy stars and sparkle with a soft Lavender scent to calm your being.  After a soak in this greatness, you’ll definitely feel inspired to take on the World.  Sparkle not your thing?  Well, don’t you worry because LUSH has you covered with their Floating Flower Bath Bomb.  Relax and take in the scent of jasmine and cypress oil and watch as the gorgeous colors dissolve into your water creating a colorful escape.

LUSH Floating Flower Bomb

If baths are not your thing, then how about a beautiful manicure to help give your hands some pampering and relief.  Here’s a quick recipe of what I use to give myself a personal manicure in the comforts of my own home.

  • Fill a bowl, big enough to fit all your fingers in at one time (I suggest two bowls) with warm water.  If you use two bowls, you’ll have one for each hand, but either way – one will work.
  • Add two to three drops of your favorite essential or moisturizing oil.  I like to use Coconut Oil or jojoba oil.
  • place your fingers into the bowl and soak them for about 3-5 minutes.  This will not only moisturize your fingers but it will also soften your cuticles so you can use a cuticle push to gently push your cuticles back.
  • After 5 minutes of soaking, remove your fingers and lightly dry your hands.
  • Go ahead and softly / gently push your cuticles back so they are out of the way.
  • Apply your favorite hand cream or polish and then hand cream.

Sometimes the oils can leave your nail bed too slippery to apply polish, so if you are planning to add polish to your nails, wash your hands to remove the oils.  You can add your favorite hand cream after applying the polish of your choice.  A favorite nail combo for me to add a little sparkle would be a soft nude cream polish and a textured polish that looks like diamonds.

Diamond Sparkle featuring Zoya

Of course, what Unicorn doesn’t want to be showered with gifts, flowers or even a glass of bubbly.  All of these things can easily be accomplished all on your own.  Pick flowers from your garden, or head out to your local florist or farmer’s market and grab a bunch of the most colorful flora you can get your hands on and put them in a vase and on display.  Don’t forget to stop by your favorite store and pick up a bottle of the best champagne and pour yourself a glass, sit on the porch, by a window or near a fire place and just take five minutes to yourself.  If hanging around is not your thing?  Well, grab your purse and do some shopping… this is about pampering yourself and loving yourself – so do what makes you feel wonderful.

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At the end of the day, each and every woman, whether married, single, with children – whatever the case may be, deserves to pamper themselves.  That extra five minutes you take in the tub soaking in a bath filled with LUSH goodies is that time for you to unwind and relax, tape a deep breath and celebrate who you are as a woman.  No matter what the occasion be… Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Mother’s Day or just because – you are a Unicorn and deserve to fall in love with yourself.  Now you know that Unicorns DO EXIST! 

Wishing you a fabulous Valentine’s Day whether you are celebrating with the one you love or just taking time out for you.

Avec Amour – With Love!

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One last thing loves… if you are looking for some feel good music while you are relaxing – check out my playlist here.  Keep in mind that this is music that gets me inspired and motivated so it is not necessarily going to calm everyone down – but it may get you in a good mood.

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Be sure to stop on by the links below and see what other ideas the lovely ladies of The Beauty Council have got for you for Valentine’s Day.

Disclosure:  Some of the products mentioned were sent to me from LUSH for this collaboration.  All opinions are my own and honest.

Author

Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.

32 Comments

  1. Aren’t these bath treats the best? I love the Unicorn Horn!! Your mani is so soft and feminine. Very pretty! Have a great Valentine’s Day! <3

  2. Yay! Celebrating yourself is the best way to relax and unwind; every girl deserves to be pampered like a queen… or a unicorn! 🙂

  3. Beautiful photos. I love your nail design, and yes, I definitely agree that everyone needs to set aside time to pamper themselves.

  4. Yes yes yes!! Valentines should be celebrated all year long, not just one day to show you love them! I never thought to just give myself a lush mani! Genius! I’m seriously going to start doing this because my hands feel amaze-balls after my baths so this would be perfect for when I don’t have the time

  5. Allison @neversaydiebeauty Reply

    Beautiful subtle manicure that definitely goes with the Vday look you shared a few days ago. Love it. And I loved that Unicorn Horn bomb. Can hardly wait to use the floating flower

  6. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    I fully agree, V-day should not be an annual celeb of sorts….. and the greatest love of all? love yourself!

  7. Love this 🙂 So curious about the unicorn horn 😀 Thank you for the lovely suggestions to celebrate!!

  8. Lola Seicento Reply

    What a lovely post, Honey! I agree that Valentine’s Day should be an everyday celebration, not just one day a year. Your mani looks gorgeous! I must be hungry, but the Unicorn Bubble Bar looks like candy!

  9. erikatheicyone Reply

    “Date nights with the dishes!” I love that. And I agree, we should celebrate Valentine’s Day every day. I so enjoyed this lovely post.

  10. Betzy Carmona Reply

    Those flowers are gorgeous ! I deff love the flower scent is amazing.

  11. Ooooooooohhhh that mani is gorgeous. I simply love the shades together, the perfect complimentary shades. And OMG that unicorn horn, I am literally OBSESSED!!! Great post girl!

  12. polarbelle Reply

    I really like that mani!!!! So I have a question about the bath bombs…do you use the whole thing in one bath? Like the unicorn horn would be all in one tub?

    • I used the unicorn horn in 2 baths but should have used the whole thing in one… because I noticed by using with two baths, I didn’t have as much bubbles as I like, but that is personal preference. It’s easy to break apart. The flower bomb, I used one because I wanted it to look like the video on their site. 🙂

  13. Your mani is gorgeous and I am definitely trying the pampering soak for my hands.

  14. Norah Salazar Reply

    Pampering is a must for me. We busy moms need some TLC 🙂

  15. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    Perfect post! Love the manicure, reminds me I totally need to add more Zoya Pixie dust shades to my collection.

  16. Cosmetic Sanctuary Reply

    So glad I stocked up on both of these items. Lush did an amazing job this year with their offerings and both of these items were my top favs!

  17. That mani is gorgeous! I thinking loving yourself is the number one priority. If you don’t love yourself, how do you expect others to do so.

  18. I’m seriously craving that Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar!!! I honestly think that I wouldn’t want to use it because it’s just so pretty and magical looking, haha! I love your manicure that you did!

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