She’s So Lovely — Check Out Part 2 of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Even if you haven’t been struck by Cupid’s arrow in the recent past, you’ll likely be smitten by these charming, sweet, thoughtful goodies, which capture the affectionate spirit of Valentine’s Day. Get ready to be swept away by that loving feeling!
Who needs Sweethearts candies in punchy pastel hues, each bearing sayings like “Kiss Me” or “Be Mine,” when you can get a heart-shaped blush that will give you a post-coital glow? This baked powder blush from Too Faced features three shades of pink: one a mauve-tinged pink with golden shimmer; another a peachy, seashell-worthy coral pink with golden shimmer; and the last a deeper magenta with golden shimmer. Each of the three shades can be worn individually or, to create a beautiful and multi-dimensional look, you can blend all the hues together and sweep the blended shade atop the apples of the cheeks.
Here’s what the three hues look like:
How could you not say “Be Mine” to this palette? It’s a sweetheart!
Jennifer Fisher Large Taken Cuff, $515. Available at Ylang23.com
Fellas can let their lady loves that they want to be “exclusive” by bestowing this rocker cool cuff upon them. Made out of brass dipped in yellow gold, this adjustable cuff measures 3/4″ in height and features the word “Taken” across its length in gothic letters for a hefty dose of enigmatic style.
Emi-Jay Large Valentine’s Heart-Shaped Box, $20. Available at Emi-Jay.com
Tying your mane into a ponytail will leave the boys tongue-tied when you’re using these cute-as-can-be Emi-Jay hair ribbons. Packed inside a heart-shaped container made out of clear acrylic, this set includes six elastic hair ties that won’t damage, pull, or break your strands. Each set includes two ruby red elastics with white hearts, two white elastics with red hearts, one candy pink number, and one solid ruby hair tie.
Chef’s Choice Heart Waffle Maker, $75. Available at JCPenney.com
Everybody loves breakfast in bed, but what if you could make your dish extra special by adding some heart-shaped waffles and topping them off with strawberries and whipped cream? This Chef’s Choice waffle makers can help you make your sweetie an extra special breakfast in only 90 seconds. Easy to operate, this waffle maker features a non-stick deep-channel griddle and a texture select switch that let’s you choose whether you want your waffles to have a crispy and flaky exterior and a softer center or whether you want them to be crunchy throughout.
I Heart Umbrellas, $29.99. Available at ModCloth.com
Girls will feel like singing in the rain — and clicking their heels like female Fred Astaires — when they open this clear plastic umbrella, which features fluttering red hearts throughout its transparent surface.
Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Lambchop and Ring of Fire, $18 each. Available at Laqaandco.com
Nail polish lovers have spent years raving about Laqa & Co.’s handy nail polish pens, which allow you to click a button and coat your nails with some delightful color while on the run. The New York-based brand has recently expanded its array of offerings to include equally convenient lip pencils that, like its nail polish pens, come packaged in sleek boxes with unique, street-inspired artwork. Each Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil has a creamy texture so that the formula glides right onto lips without any tugging or scraping, and it’s so saturated with pigment that a few simple strokes will make your pout the talk of the town. A peppermint scent makes each jumbo-sized lip pencil smell refreshing and invigorating, and its formula is moisturizing and feels soothing and cooling. A glossy finish completes the statement lip look.
For Valentine’s Day, gift seekers can choose between Ring of Fire, a candy apple red with a deliciously glossy finish, and Lambchop, a blue-toned medium pink shade with a spunky, ’80s quality to it. Check out swatches of the two lovely hues below:
TOMS Natural Embroidered Hearts Classic Shoes, $54. Available at TOMS.com
Every Valentine’s Day, TOMS releases a new footwear style that wears it heart on its uppers. This year, the limited-edition design is a classic slip-on style with the classic TOMS toe stitch and the elastic V-shaped insert — and, of course, heart silhouettes of various thicknesses in shades of blood red and carnation pink. The hearts look like they were jotted atop the natural-colored, linen-like uppers with pre-schoolers’ crayons, adding to their innocent charm.
Agraria Lavender & Rosemary Bath Salts, $45. Available at AgrariaHome.com
Who doesn’t need some rest and relaxation? Give the light of your life the ultimate gift: the means to create a lavish getaway without spending a dime. This 32 oz. box of bath salts will allow women to take baths so relaxing, they’ll feel like magic carpet rides to dreamy getaways. Filled with two pounds of bath salts from the Dead Sea and incorporating a purple shell with which to scoop out these lavender-toned bath salts, this elegant, purple-and-gold box, with its clover-like top surface and curved edges, is a treasure trove for those who want to create a spa experience within the comfort of their own homes. Infused with lavender and rosemary extracts, these bath salts will ease your mind while also soothing your skin, calming any irritations or inflammations, and moisturizing and softening the skin.
Rebecca Taylor Leather Trim Jacket, $550. Available at RebeccaTaylor.com
Fashionistas can head into spring while looking chic and elegant in this blush pink jacket, which feathers 100% genuine lamb leather along the collar and along the peplum hem. Exposed zippers, meanwhile, give the piece a youthful edginess.
Ted Baker London Suga Printed Evening Clutch Bag, $125. Available at TedBaker-London.com
Sure, you could bring your boo a bouquet of flowers that will wilt within the week. But chances are, those blooms won’t smell as sweet to her as a floral print clutch like this adorable Ted Baker evening bag. Featuring a removable chain strap and a gold-toned frame, this pleated clutch boasts a watercolor-esque, impressionist floral print that would make Monet fans swoon.
You Complete Me Jigsaw Puzzle, $16. Available at UrbanOutfitters.com
Here’s a fun way to tell someone they complete you: give them a heart-shaped jigsaw puzzles with pieces fashioned out of balsam wood, paper, and plastic. For an extra sweet touch, include a note saying that only they can put your heart together. Aww!
Rebecca Minkoff Grayson Tote, $425. Available at Nordstrom.com
Rebecca Minkoff has become one of the most authoritative and respected designers – especially among urban tastemakers. This honeysuckle pink, buttery leather tote illustrates the ease with which th New York-based designer crafts covetable handbags. Featuring two top handles and a removable cross-body strap, the Grayson satchel juxtaposes the chirpy and cheerful attitude of a sunny pink hue with the hardness and toughness of mirrored metallic polka dots.
Lovemade x 80sPurple Handmade Flower Heart Sunglasses and Handmade Rhinestone Heart Sunglasses, $38 each . Available at Shop.80sPurple.com
The fruits of a collaboration between Lovemade and fashion retailer ’80s Purple, these handmade, heart-shaped shades feature flashy, funky, attention-grabbing embellishments. One pair features a heart-shaped silhouette covered with black rhinestones in yellow gold-toned settings, while the other features black fabric rosettes positioned along the top edges of each heart-shaped lens.
Pretty Loafers Faye Slippers, $249. Available at PrettyBallerinas.us
Smoking slippers may be associated with masculine apparel, but women have learned how to feminize the popular gentlemen’s footwear style via cleaver patterns and details. These Pretty Loafers slippers definitely feel flirtatious and feminine thanks to the hot pink metallic leather lip accents stitched atop the black suede uppers.
Stella & Dot Wild Hearts Pouf Makeup Bag, $24. Available at StellaDot.com
From a distance, the sassy print on this cosmetics bag resembles a jaunty leopard print. A closer look, however, will reveal that those feline spots are actually heart-shaped, thereby giving a coquettish twist to a safari-worthy print. Fashioned out of a textured saffiano material, this zip-top pouch measures 3.6″ in height, 6″ in length, and 3.5″ in depth, and it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, making it a low-maintenance organizer.