So there’s only a few days left until Valentines day…and I’m looking at you partners that have failed to get something for your lovely lady!
If you’re left scrambling around convenience stores and garage flower stalls for an amazing present, that officially means you’ve left it til the last minute and you need your Fairy BlogMother…ME!
(If you are a lady looking around in panic for ideas for your boyfriend/husband then click here for my Gift Guide – What to get Him!!)
This is the guide for you if your girlfriend/wife/fiancé is into make up, beauty and fashion (especially perfect if you don’t know a thing about any of that!)
For Valentines day, you’ll have the strongest impact if you take ‘practical’ out of the present. By that I mean, you want to give something that shows ‘want’, something luxurious and beautiful!
For make up, your best bet is to look to Charlotte Tilbury. You’ll get gorgeous packaging, great quality products and hearts in the eyes of your lady!
My top picks would be the Matte Revolution lipsticks from £23, there is a beautiful limited edition rosy pink called ‘Between the Sheets’ which was named by the public (shown below). Matte lips are bang on trend right now and your girlfriend will appreciate the fact that 1. this is beautiful and 2. it’s a bloody great lipstick.
If your girlfriend likes to wear eyeshadow, then a cream eyeshadow pot in a flattering shimmery colour will be perfect. CT does amazing long lasting cream eyeshadows in the most gorgeous colours – Eyes To Mesmerise cream eyeshadows are worth the price – from around £22, but they will last forever and actually it means that your girlfriend will get ready quicker because you literally put this on your finger and then apply it to your eyelid 🙂. Marie Antoinette is a beautiful shade that will suit all skin tones.
Don’t say I don’t look after you ;).
Some other great finds are:
- Kiehl’s Creme De Corps (essentially an amazing smelling body cream) – from £36
- Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette (full of flattering colours and bound to get some ooh’s and ahh’s) – from £35
- NARS One Shocking Moment Blush, Highlight and Contour Palette (a great palette that has a bit of everything in it and looks AMAZING) – from £45
If your lovely lady isn’t really into make up but she loves things like candles and fragrances then there a few stand out things that I’m sure she would love.
Jo Malone is the best place if she’s a fragrance lover, they do some great sets and perfumes and popular favourites are English Pear & Freesia, Blackberry & Bay and Orange Blossom. (from £28)
Another place you can head to is Diptyque. They have really great quality fragrances, and they come in gorgeous minimalist bottles. Diptyque also do candles so this is a great idea if your partner loves homeware and spending hours traipsing around IKEA (maybe with you in tow).
Other fail safe ideas are:
- A gorgeous dressing table mirror for getting ready in the morning – from £49.99 from Homebase
- A fancy journal/planner for those that are organised and love pretty things – from £16 from John Lewis
- Some beautiful moroccon fairy lights that you can hang up around your room! from £15 from John Lewis
I hope you find something for inspiration! All of these retailers have stores you can dash to to pick things up and in make up shops there will be willing sales assistants to help you if you are stuck.
Happy Shopping everyone!
Thanks for reading,