HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO MYSELF. I LOVE YOU
I’ve been alive for 21 Valentines days. How many have I celebrated? None…until this year. You can bet your sweet ass I’m excited about it, and while I don’t believe in the hype around giving presents (after all I’d rather give Sam a present when I wanted to, opposed to when a calendar told me to). I am, however, looking forward to making plans together, having a little pamper and just spending time with Sam.
While I might not be very experienced in the romantic side of valentines day, I’ve always made it a point to go the extra mile and pamper myself that little bit more. I love nothing more than popping open a bottle of bubbles, ordering a Dominos (with a tub of ice cream added to the order), using a swanky hair conditioner* to revive my poor hair. Before sitting down and watching whatever my heart desires. More often than not staying away from Rom-Coms cause I was previously very much alone
Now whether you love valentines day, despise it or just aren’t bothered by it…it makes a great excuse to have a pamper. With it just over two weeks away, the shops are filled with romantic cards and enough red to almost make it feel like Christmas again. Just remember nobody says you have to fund this
overhyped day in any way shape and form. If it weren’t for the fact I’d never celebrated it before I’d very much be insisting on just having a couple of drinks in Spoons and then going home for a snuggle and pizza feast while binge-watching either 30 Rock or Doctor Who.
EXPERIMENT WITH A NEW LOOK
I recently added quite a few new makeup products to my collection (read more about them here) and I love nothing more than playing around with them to see what sort of looks I can come up with. While I often do this at least once a week, it’s even more fun to do when surrounded by pizza with some bubbles running through my system. It makes me more creative.
Plus valentines is pretty early in the year so if you still have the ‘new year, new me’ mentality then this could be the perfect time to act upon any urges you have. I recently had the urge to cut my hair shorter and here I am with 4 inches less of hair than I had in December and to be honest, while I miss my long hair having it cut was the best decision I made. I’m actually excited to style it now…especially since it no longer takes hours to do.
If you are in a relationship and have plans set for valentines day then why not use a pre-valentines pamper session as an excuse to trial run any makeup ideas you have. While Sam doesn’t mind waiting for me to get ready and play around with my makeup, I think he secretly prefers when I can be fully ready in under an hour…if not quicker.
LONG RELAXING BATH OR SHOWER
What better excuse to crack open all those gorgeous bath and shower sets you were bought for Christmas than for Valentine’s day. I love having a nice long bubble bath when I’m at my mum’s, I can quite easily spend a couple of hours sat in the bath catching up on Youtube and just relaxing. Letting all the stress that has piled up just melt away. Obviously, if you don’t have access to a bath then you can also have a nice shower, and belt out your favourite songs without worry and just enjoy yourself.
A WHOLE PIZZA TO YOURSELF
Just the other weekend Sam didn’t feel too great so instead of cooking a proper dinner I just used a frozen pizza I had, and despite asking him numerous times if he wanted anything and him saying no…when I started eating my pizza he was suddenly tempted. I wasn’t going to deny him a slice of pizza though…even if I was enjoying it. Though if it had been Dominos then it may have been a different situation, but since it was only a frozen pizza I didn’t worry as much.
GO FOR A GALENTINES COCKTAIL NIGHT
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Why not plan a cocktail night with your girls ready for either the same evening as your pamper or the next day. No point practising those makeup and singing skills if you don’t get a chance to show them off. I love going out for cocktails with friends, whether we go to an actual cocktail bar or just to Spoons
depending on how far away payday is. Just remember Valentine’s day isn’t just about your partner or romantic interest…don’t forget your friends. That’s one of 3 things to remember in a relationship.
Are you planning a pamper session?
Love you lots like jelly tots x
All photos within this post were taken by my myself on my Olympus Pen E-PL7 in unnatural lighting. They were then edited on Photoshop CC 2015 and VSCO.