Be your own Valentine

Be your own Valentine

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that Valentine’s Day is coming up – my inbox has been flooded with emails suggesting chocolates, jewellery, lingerie … you know, the usual. But as I’m sure you’ll remember from previous years, I’m personally not a big fan of Valentine’s Day because I don’t think that you should only celebrate your love for others (whether they’re friends, family or your partner) once a year. I think that you can do that any day. This year, I’ve decided to be my own Valentine.

Doug will be working an evening shift, which gives me the perfect opportunity to cosy up and treat myself. I’m going to get myself a posy of flowers (I either get mine from my local dairy or pick them from my garden), light one of my ECOYA candles and make myself a platter of my favourite snacks.

After I’ve finished nibbling on tasty snacks, I’m going to put on a face mask and a hair mask before running myself a bath. I found this super cool Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar in Lush’s Valentine’s Day Collection (check out the full range here) and knew I had to buy it. It turns your bath into a beautiful pastel coloured bubble filled wonderland, and it smells like lavender, which is a nice relaxing scent and just perfect for feeling pampered.

While I soak in the tub I’m going to read a book. I’ve been really getting in to reading again this year and trying to read more things for pleasure rather than just books for research. I’ve set a goal on Goodreads (you can see what I’m reading here) to get through at least 20 books this year and already I’m well on my way because I’m making more time to read – like when I’m in the bath – and I’m loving it.

Lush Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar

Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar / picture via Lush

The team at Lush sent me this gorgeous massage bar to try, so after my bath, it’s time to get my massage on. Now I know you’d normally think of massage as something you’d do for someone else, but I think it’s really nice to do on myself as well. I’m going to massage my arms (just like they do when you visit a Lush store – ask them in store for a demo if you’ve never had one), hands and feet, and my skin is going to feel so nice and soft. A bit more reading and then I’m going to have an early night, I’m already super excited about this! Bring on the pampering.

Lush Happy Valentine's Day Gift Giveaway

I want to give you babes the chance to be your own Valentine and try out some of Lushβ€˜s treats for yourself. Thanks to the team at Lush I have one Happy Valentine’s Day Gift to give away – it’s got one Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar, one Sex Bomb Bath Bomb, one Lover Lamp Bath Bomb, and one Rose Bombshell Bath Bomb – basically it’s four glorious bath treats just for you!

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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

xo Meagan

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  1. February 7, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    What a perfect evening. I don’t have any Valentine’s Day plans, but that sounds so lovely

  2. LatteJunkieNZ
    February 7, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I’m spending it with my two favourite men and I’m hoping to make a lovely dinner for them.

  3. February 7, 2017 / 10:47 am

    I have valentines day off so I plan on some self care. I’ll take a book and find a warm spot by the beach. Bliss

  4. Michelle T
    February 7, 2017 / 10:10 am

    I’m the same, don’t do Valentines, so what better than some pampering for myself. I too have a big reading goal this year. Love reading for some time out to myself. I’d love a luxurious Lush bath πŸ¦„

  5. Kate McCurdy
    February 7, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I’m so in need of some pampering! Didn’t get to go away for a break in Jan with my hubby as he had to work πŸ™ And I’ve just spent 3 days in hospital with a pregnancy scare at 32 weeks so a pampering session is very much in order. All these products sound absolutely gorgeous!!

    • Kate McCurdy
      February 7, 2017 / 9:45 am

      We don’t have any plans for valentines as it’s been a pretty expensive last 2 months with our 1 year wedding anniversary last month, Christmas and family birthdays. So I think it’ll be a home cooked meal and a movie on the couch for valentines day.

  6. Allie
    February 7, 2017 / 9:16 am

    I have to work πŸ™

  7. Jenny
    February 7, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Don’t have any plans, but a relaxing pampering evening sounds pretty darn good πŸ™‚

  8. lesley McIntosh
    February 7, 2017 / 9:04 am

    We will have a meal together , a walk in the park and then home for a wine and relaxation

  9. Lisa T
    February 3, 2017 / 12:30 am

    I’m getting my hair done up styled in a salon, then coming home to relax with my fiance. This is our last engaged valentines day. After this we will be married!

  10. February 2, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    This would be devine – soaking in the bath with low lights and fizzing soothing scents would be where it’s at Valentine’s night! I plan to go out with friends for a 2 for 1 dessert night and catch up first πŸ˜‰

  11. Allecia
    February 2, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I will cook a nice dinner and dessert. It’s a week night and we have kids but doing all that you suggested above after they go to sleep sounds perfect!

  12. Dianne Collins
    February 2, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I’m trying to take a leaf out of your book and do frugal February… so plans for Valentine’s day are very k.i.s and hoping to just remind my mam hire much I love him… he’ll most likely get breakfast in bed with a rose from the garden ❀

  13. February 2, 2017 / 9:40 am

    This year for Valentines Day I will be hosting our Valentines dinner at the student hostel I live at. I also think I might buy myself some flowers too or pick some daisies on my walk to class. A girl has got to get some flowers at some point in her life and it doesn’t matter if they are from herself ❀

  14. Kaz Chauval
    February 2, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Make some room gf because I’m coming to celebrate with you. Your plans are perfect! So perfect that I’m going to do the exact same thing x

  15. Anna Bulley
    February 2, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I don’t really do a lot for Valentines day – it is a mixed bag as my granddad died on Valentines day back in 1993 so I like to remember him as well as eat chocolate and relax.

  16. February 1, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and maybe 50 shades movie if I can escape the kids 😁

  17. jonelle matthews
    January 31, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    what a treat, Thanks

  18. January 31, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I’m a bit like you Meagan, in that I don’t “believe” in Valentine’s Day. But I might make my husband a cake (that we can both eat)! That Lush prize pack would be amazing!

  19. Raven
    January 31, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    I had no plans for Valentine’s Day, but after reading your suggestions on being your own Valentine, I might just take a leaf out of your book and do exactly the same. It sounds like a great idea.

  20. Camilla Cooper
    January 31, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Hopefully relax with a family dinner. Husband brings home roses for our girls and I love their reaction!

  21. Tracy Berghan
    January 31, 2017 / 7:11 am

    My son turns ten on Valentines Day, so it will be all about him πŸ™‚ I may even treat myself to a nice wine after its all done and dusted x

  22. January 30, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Sounds amazeballs!!! Quite simply. …I need this…bad. πŸ˜†

  23. Rachael McArthur-Andrew
    January 30, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    no plans, just a normal tuesday for us, hubby works nights so it will be me and the kids

  24. Jackie Chapman
    January 30, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I’ve never celebrated Valentines Day with anyone. It sounds super sad but I’ve never been interested in having a partner to celebrate it with.
    That Unicorn Horn Bar looks awesome! I must venture in to Lush one of these days to try their products


  25. Karyn Churcher
    January 30, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I will be spending it with my hubby, perhaps a cooked dinner, and a nice bath

  26. Claire
    January 30, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    We all deserve some special treatment occasionally, and what a dream to be a Lush beneficiary! I cannot walk past their shops without catching the aroma that typifies the business culture – fresh, indulgent, very special.

  27. Sara
    January 30, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Wow your day sounds amazing! I’m going to be in Rarotonga so maybe a cocktail or 3 πŸ™‚

  28. Sarah
    January 30, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    This sounds Devine! I’m hopefully going to get a nice relaxing child free bath. I solo parent 7mths of the year while hubby is way working. My daughter is 4 so I don’t get much alone time lol.

  29. January 30, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Big plans. Huge.

    Semifreddo pistachio from Brunetti + Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    Oh, and soak for a loooong time in the tub, hopefully with the Lush goodies you’re giving away. πŸ™‚

  30. Sarah O'Connell
    January 30, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I’m getting my hair done, pampering myself πŸ’‡πŸΌ And hopefully hubby will have tea cooked when I get home!

  31. Rochelle S
    January 30, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Wow generous prize,I’d love this treat.

  32. lisa clatworthy
    January 30, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    i have no special plans, My hubby doesnt normally do anything special. he believes we should celebrate with little things during the year not on a specific dictated day.. so it will be business as usual. would love to win as never tried lush products before. there is no store close to me, nearest is about 60kms away..

  33. Alexandra
    January 30, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I am also looking forward to treating myself for Valentine’s Day. I won’t wait around for others to treat me and make happy. I can do that for myself! And this looks like a lovely treat to have! So yes please!

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