Treat Yourself This Valentines

Oh Valentines, sweet, sweet valentines. 

Now, I have a truly remarkable husband, he is rather marvellous to me, but he’s not so great on the buying gifts and remembering special dates front. He leaves that to me. Which actually works out fine with me as it means I shop and he is happy to let me buy what I would actually like (within the realms of budget of course) So I think that’s pretty win win all round, don’t you?

This year the kind people at Rakuten introduced themselves to me. They sent me a good box of valentines goodies to help get me in the mood and let me choose a gift for myself this Valentines.. Take a look at these pretties…

Candles, hearts, sweets and choccies and then a little self preparation with some gorgeous body butter, red lipstick and red nails. Regardless of Valentines red nails and lips i think would be my signature. Instant mood lifters for me, making me feel so put together and just a little bit sassy 😉
With my voucher I considered treating Salvatore to a little treat, but then I got to browsing their amazing beauty selection and I found the stuff of beauty dreams…

A beautiful Dior palette and a Dior Addict mascara.
I had been after a travel palette like this for some time. I had one back when I was 18 and carried it in my handbag everyday, using it all the time for touch-ups. I saw this one and instantly knew it would be perfect. When we go away I don’t like to take away all my make-up (because quite frankly it would need an entire suitcase of its own), this palette has the perfect neutral colours that will work for day-to-night.
Its love at first sight.
My perfect Valentines.

If you’re looking for some lovely valentines gift inspo, be sure to check out Rakutens Valentines gifts, whether its for yourself or someone else, they have some fabulous items.

What will you be doing this Valentines? Do you treat yourself or do you let your significant other do the buying?


  1. February 10, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Oo that Dior palette looks super! We have just treated ourselves to a laser guided saw (!), and will be spending Valentine's finishing laying our parquet floor. So, no glamorous presents here – but then we're lovey dovey all year round, so we're not missing out xx

    • February 11, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Well that sounds delightful too. Being lovey dovey all year round is the best way to be isn't it? I bet you're floors are going to look amazing!! I must come and pay you a visit one day, we're so close distance wise!XXX

  2. Anonymous
    February 11, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Hi Rach
    I have been with my partner only 6 months, so I have no idea what to expect of valentine's this year. His Daughter is 15 the day before and he has a huge day planned for her which I am helping with so his mind might possibly be elsewhere come Sunday. I don't mind though if he doesn't do anything for me as he is already a gift in my life and that's enough. I am going to sneak to his house on Friday and decorate it with heart balloons and chocolate's (his Son is in on it & will meet me there to let me in). My children will be with their Daddy this weekend so I have arranged for flowers and balloons to be delivered to them from the florist. I hope you & your family have a beautiful day. Hugs and blessings
    Kell – Australia

    • February 11, 2016 / 12:33 pm

      Oh Kell, that sounds amazing. My step daughter is 13 on the 15th so valentines for us is often shadowed by bday plans too, of which i don't mind at all, i agree with you, its just lovely having them in your life. It sounds like you are very very happy together. I always forget to give my son a little something, but this year i am going to give him a little valentines treat from me, something yummy probably haah! Wishing you and yours a lovely one !

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