Cupid, draw your arrow for these gifts to pamper her.
One of the most romantic days of the entire year is right around the corner. And because we Southern women take our beauty routine pretty seriously, why not show yourself some love this year by adding a beauty gift to your Valentine’s Day wish list? Unlike a box of chocolates that pack on unwanted pounds or roses that wilt and die, beauty products last a whole lot longer and deliver life-changing results. Whether you’re celebrating being your own Valentine this year, treating your best friend for Galentine’s Day, or searching for the perfect lipstick and mascara to hint to your loved one, these gifts are Cupid-approved. Since you can’t put a price tag on love (or happiness), this collection also boasts budget-friendly finds for your face, body, skin, and hair. Roses are red, violets are blue—here are 11 swoon-worthy beauty gifts to say "I love you."
“Pretty in Pink” Nail Set
Shelby, our favorite fictional Southern belle, said it best: “My colors are “blush” and “bashful,” Mama! I like pink, pink is my signature color.”
If you’re anything like the beloved character from Steel Magnolias, then you’ll love this nail polish gift set, which includes six polishes in variant shades of pink.
Add to Your Wish List: $34; sephora.com
Rose Powder Blush
Rosy hues and powder pinks are two of the biggest trends in the beauty world right now. Cheaper than any rose bouquet you can find, this affordable blush comes in different rose shades, including “Blossomtime Rose,” “Coral Cove,” “Tea Rose,” and “Romantic Rose” (as pictured).
Add to Your Wish List: $9; milanicosmetics.com
diptyque Rosa Valentina Scented Oval
The nose knows this Valentine’s Day. Our favorite candle brand has created this white porcelain, rose-scented medallion (with a decorative ribbon) to honor the holiday of love. Hang the waxed trinket in your car, closet, or anywhere in the home for a sweet-smelling fragrance that will last up to three months.
Add to Your Wish List: $50; neimanmarcus.com
Smooth Delivery Makeup Sponges
This bright collection of four reusable makeup sponges is perfect for traveling. They are soft and absorb water, which is key in the sweltering heat in the South. The unique teardrop shape allows you to apply foundation, blush, or concealer like a pro.
Add to Your Wish List: $8; sephora.com
Jo Malone™ “Red Roses” Bath Oil
As much as we all would treasure a day at the spa, sometimes it’s just not in the budget (or schedule, for that matter). That’s where this rose- and violet-scented bath oil comes in handy. Light some candles and treat yourself to a soothing, relaxing bubble bath.
Add to Your Wish List: $25; nordstrom.com
L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss
We could never say no to a lip gloss that offers long-lasting results and maximum shine, especially when it comes in a bold pink hue. Pucker up to one of these shades, including our personal fave, "Blushing Ambition!"
Add to Your Wish List: $10; ulta.com
Lip Print Canvas Makeup Bag
You’re going to need something to hold all your newly-gifted beauty tools and makeup, and this adorable bag features lip prints on the front and a quote that embodies the Southern woman on the back. We take pride in looking amazing, whether it’s going to the grocery store or church on Sunday. Now, you have a makeup bag to remind you that girls still run the world, with perfect eyelashes, big hair, and all.
Add to Your Wish List: $20; charlottetilbury.com
Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow One Coat Waterproof Mascara
Achieve sexier, longer lashes in one stroke with this pro-vitamin and anti-breakage formula. It does more than give the illusion of lengthy lashes—this waterproof mascara actually helps them grow. Guaranteed to give you the look you want in just one coat.
Add to Your Wish List: $7; walmart.com
Tocca Hair Fragrance Mist
You’ll want to add this tuberose- and amber-scented hair mist to your beauty arsenal. Add a heady-smelling spritz before you leave the house. We promise your locks will never smell better.
Add to Your Wish List: $20; anthropologie.com
Mayfair Sugar Scrub in Grapefruit Bergamot
Searching for something sweet for your sweetie? This grapefruit-scented sugar scrub is a great way to show your loved one a little TLC, as it helps to buff away dry, flaky skin.
Add to Your Wish List: $9; target.com
Rouge Dior Mini Lipstick Set
She'll have a bold lip for every mood with this ultra-luxe set.
Add to Your Wish List: $50, sephora.com