After an impressively maneuvered past few years, this Valentine’s Day feels like nothing short of a celebration. Whether you’re planning a date with a romantic partner, having a gathering with your platonic life partner, group of friends, or surrounded by family, or even with just your pets, we believe that you should be celebrating YOU. Luckily, we’ve compiled the perfect list for you to choose from if you’re able to treat yourself to a special something this February. From the latest releases in the beauty world, to ethically sourced and handcrafted 18K Gold Jewelry, to the most delicious perfumes that will surely command a room, we’ve made sure you can look, feel, and even smell as beautiful as you should feel everyday!
Of course, Fenty Beauty’s latest lipstick drop makes the top of this list. The case is a baby pink metallic case with “Fenty” engraved onto the sides. The colors feature a 10-shade range, from subtle neutrals to springy pinks and bold reds. Our personal favorites are the MVP shade, a bright red with blue undertones (which happens to be Rihanna’s signature color), and Board Memb’r, a deep burgundy color that looks perfect for work.
Billie Eilish’s debut fragrance, Eilish, is a game-changer in the world of vanilla fragrance. The singer was seeking out the perfect vanilla fragrance that would invoke her memories of baking growing up without being overly sweet, which involved multiple trips to Amazon and Bath & Body Works. She created the perfected version of this with Eilish, a vanilla that doesn’t overpower, but accentuates, with a sweet but empowering sweet musky scent. The fragrance features top notes of sugar petals, mandarin, and red berries, hearty notes of vanilla, cocoa, and spices, with a base note of a sensual musk, and, has an approximate five hours of wear time.
For all of the Swifties in your life, here is the perfect gift! Most recognizable as Taylor Swift’s signature scent, Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb has a scent that deeply feels like a friendly embrace from a friend you haven’t seen in years, but once you talk, you feel as if time hadn’t passed, and can’t help but feel like you’ve found a piece of home in them. The scent itself is floral and sweet, with a long-lasting wear time of seven hours. This fragrance has top notes of tea, bergamot, and osmanthus, middle notes of orchid, jasmine, rose, freesia, and orange flower, and base notes of patchouli, musk, and vanilla.
Silk pillowcases have been known to improve your hair’s retaining of moisture and are sensitive on your skin, making it the perfect gift for a loved one. This LilySilk pillowcase is made out of 100% Grade 6A and has been OEKO-TEX Certified to be free of harmful chemicals. It also features a hidden zipper closure on the side and has a thread count of 400. Mulberry Silk The pillowcase is available in 19 different colorways, including two white and black marble patterns, three different sizes, Standard (20” x 26”), Queen (20” x 30”), and King (20” x 36”), and can be monogrammed in a variety of fonts, thread colors, and name/initials (up to 10 characters) for a $25 upcharge.
Pepper bras have become the unofficial mascots of the IBTC (aka the Itty Bitty Titty Committee). The bras are specifically crafted to eliminate the mid-cup gap, for bra sizes 30A-40B. For their Valentine’s Day drop, they’ve reinvented four of their styles in a sizzling hot chili red, including their latest innovation, the Lift-Up Bra, which gives you a zero gap lift to accentuate what you already have. Pepper is a female-owned and operated brand, started by Jaclyn Fu, who was tired of seeing male-owned lingerie businesses dominate the industry and not cater to the needs of “in between” cups. Their bras are sustainably crafted in Colombia, where their factory employs 85% women (prioritizing single women who are heads of household) and a vertically integrated supply chain. The bras are created using non-toxic, OEKO-TEX certified fabrics that are tested and free from harmful chemicals so it’s gentle on your body and our oceans.
This bag is perfect to put fresh fruits in when you stop by your local farmers’ market, on your way to a romantic picnic with your Valentine’s date. Glob’s Primary Crush Ripstop Bag is made of a durable ripstop polyester that doesn’t rip or tear easily and is water resistant. The bag has a large crafted-in handle and folds up after usage for simplistically easy storage. Glob is a brand prioritizing the elimination of post-consumer waste — each one of their products is made from recycled plastics. For example, the Crush Ripstop Bag is made from seven plastic bottles, which would otherwise be sent to landfills. What’s even better: from now until Feb. 13, Glob is offering 25% off the original price of the Primary Crush bag, and free shipping on orders over $40, so you can grab one bag for you, and one for a friend, or two for you (we won’t judge)!
One of the most talked about releases of last year, Harry Styles’s new lifestyle brand, Pleasing, made a splash in the beauty market with the release of its first product line, including the Pleasing Perfect Polish Set. The set itself contains three polishes: the Inky Pearl, a dark black color with translucent navy sparkles, the Perfect Pearl, a clear and non-streaking white color, and the Grandmother’s Pearls, a fun coraly pink color. What makes this set so unique is the inclusion of the Pearly Tops top coat, a clear coat with a matte and pearlized finish that leaves an exciting, nostalgia-inducing effect.
This cupid-themed earring stack from Arms of Eve makes for the perfect addition to your romantic jewelry search — whether you use one of the dainty hoops at a time, or have all of them adorning your earlobes. It features three pairs of 18K Gold earrings: two hoops and one arrow-shaped stud. Arms of Eve is the Australian brand that has been seen on everyone from Dua Lipa to Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid. The jewelry is handmade by female artisans around the globe and is ethically sourced from the artisans themselves. The store also features free shipping for any order over $100, a small gift with every purchase, and an eight-month warranty on your new favorite piece.
It’s funny how the brand most known for cherubs has asked them to take a backseat this year, but for a good cause. For their Valentine’s Day offering, Fiorucci has teamed up with Mind, a charity dedicated to supporting those struggling with their mental health, to create a limited edition T-shirt. The shirt featured a ’60s-style comic print of a couple embracing in hearts, while the text above (also in hearts) says, “Naught but Nice, Fiorucci.” One hundred percent of the proceeds of this shirt go to Mind. The brand always includes free returns and free shipping on orders above $50.
Bucket hats had one of the biggest comebacks this past year. Still holding on to the trend, but wanting to elevate your style? Look no further! Luxury fashion house Loewe has released an anagram bucket hat in a red/warm desert style as part of its newest Valentine’s Day collection. Also available in an avocado green and in navy/black, the hat itself has been crafted in an anagram jacquard pattern with Loewe’s logo embossed into the fabric. Across the middle, a light brown contrast calfskin band has been delicately placed, and across the interior is a herringbone cotton canvas lining, to keep you warm and fashionable as the cold months continue.
If you’ve found yourself anywhere near fashion TikTok, we’re sure that you’ve seen the recent explosion of ballerina-esque fashion: a delicate, lacy aesthetic due in part to the resurgence in popularity of the iconic Black Swan film (and our collective memory of childhood ballet classes). These Simone Rocha socks are made from 100% polyamide and feature a cutout above the top of the foot, with a ribbon detail, which all looks straight off of Simone Rocha’s latest runway show. Pair them with your favorite pair of Mary Janes to complete the ballerinalook (or pair them with your favorite studded heels to make a style all your own).