We feel you. Valentine’s Day seems like just another corporate invention to get us to either fork out some cash or make us feel bad about being single. But what we can agree on is that treating yourself — no matter what day of the year — is always in.
So whether you’re flying solo or coupled up, make Valentine’s Day the perfect excuse to indulge in all the finer things in life. And by ‘finer,’ we mean cakes, clothes, makeup, and tea that tastes like chocolate. Need a little help picking out what you deserve? Look no further because we’ve got everything you need to treat yourself right here.
Treat yourself to all this awesome stuff this Valentine’s Day
Dessert for daysNo Valentine’s Day is complete without something sweet. Our top pick? This mouthwatering vanilla panna cotta heart shaped cake adorned with macarons. Perfect on your coffee table while binge watching your fave rom-coms (or horror flicks).
Marie Antoinette Heart cake, $32; and macarons, $29 at Nadege. Tea-infused chocolate caramel hearts, $18 at David's Tea. Cake stand and rose shaped bowl, HomeSense. The Loop
Dainty does itSky high heels aren't doing it for us in February, but that doesn't mean you can't look cute.
Metallic pink flats, $90; pink vanilla flats, $109; strappy block heels, $109, all at LOFT. The Loop
Pizza is everyone's baeBuy one for your bestie and have a pizza party while watching old episodes of Daria.
Pizza is my bae tee, $20 at eBay. The Loop
Is it Spring yet?This frigid weather won't stop us from painting our nails in the prettiest pastels.
CND Vinylux in Shells in the Sand and Sugar Cane, $12; Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Couple’s Massage and Powder Room, $11.99 at London Drugs. The Loop
Indulge in a solo bathCouple baths are overrated -- especially in our compact, one bedroom apartment. If you, like us, would rather soak in the goodness of a bath bomb with a good book (instead of sharing that valuable tub space with another human), might we recommend these treats?
Rose Bombshell bathbomb, $7.95; Over and Over bathbomb, $8.95; Love You, Love You Lots soap, $7.95, all at Lush. The Loop
Look comfortably cuteWho can resist a jumpsuit paired with the warmest of sweaters?
Wilfred Free Okotcha Sweater, $98; Wilfred Free Ecoulement Jumpsuit, $178; Wilfred Free Capucine T-shirt, $55, all at Aritzia. The Loop
Love yourselfWe know that this kit is technically meant for 'lovers,' but in the infamous words of Justin Bieber: “You should go and love yourself.” Light a candle, draw a bath and let Bieb’s words sink in as you soak.
Tantra Sensuous Kit for Lovers, $39.95 at Saje. The Loop
Bite meThese lip pencils are like no other. Super pigmented with the most effortless glide, these liners come in the richest of colours. Razor sharp, you can also use one to stab the person who broke your heart.
Bite Beauty Lip Pencil, $20 at Sephora. The Loop
Be soft, feel sexyAfter moisturizing with the most decadent of creams, you might want to lightly perfume. These scents are so seductive, you'll want to be with whoever is wearing them all day -- you. Bonus: the sex oil is made with coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil and vitamin E, perfect for moisturizing every part of your body.
Boss the Scent by Hugo Boss, $143; Gucci Guilty, $93, both at The Bay. Grown Alchemist Extensive Hand Cream, $36; Province Apothecary Sex Oil, $18, both at Health Hut. The Loop
Kiss proof your lipsJust in case you are spending V-day making out (or eating greasy take-out), come prepared with these intensely pigmented matte lip stains. These babies won't budge (believe us, we've tried).
Teeez Serial Lip Stain, $28 at The Bay. The Loop
Add a pop of colourLip stains not your thing? Nourish your lips without sacrificing colour with this perfectly matched lip duo.
Teeez Sealed With a Kiss Lip Duo, $28 at The Bay. The Loop
Love the boobs you're inAnd show 'em off in these delicately adorned bralettes.
Lace Bralettes, Winners. The Loop
Drink tea that tastes like dessertWe love chocolate as much as the next person, but we can't have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When your sweet tooth comes calling, teas like Berry Romantic and White Chocolate Rose will satisfy those cravings, without the calories.
Box of Hearts, $35; Feel Good Sachet Tea Wheel, $36; Fresh mint ceramic mason jar with infuser, $23, all at David’s Tea. The Loop
Think outside of the boxNeutrals are fine and all, but sometimes a pop of pastel is all it takes to elevate our Tinder profiles.
Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette, $51 at Sephora. The Loop
New underwear, new youWe are firm believers that underwear is meant to be seen -- and that includes you admiring yourself in the mirror. Look the part in this chantilly lace set from Wonderbra.
Bra, $34 and panty, $17.50, both at The Bay. The Loop
Fake it and make itRosy cheeks and fluttery lashes have never made anyone look bad.
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming, $48 at Health Hut. Sephora House of Lashes, $18 at Sephora. The Loop
Go bold with your browsLeave it to the brow experts at Benefit to create a kit that's both functional and oh-so-cute.
Benefit Cosmetics Bigger and Bolder Brow Kit, $46 at Sephora. The Loop