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Due to its propensity for cheesiness, Valentine’s Day often gets a bad rap. If you’ve had it with gooey chocolates and oversized teddy bears, we feel you. But that’s not to say we can’t use the holiday as an excuse to indulge. Let February 14 be the day you pamper yourself with bubble bath, a lavish lip gloss, or a fancy floral fragrance. Below, seven beauty buys guaranteed to delight friends, lovers, and — most importantly — you.Champagne and roses are nice, but they only last so long. The Voluspa® Prosecco RoseTM; infuser ($34) fills any room with similar sensorial bliss for a full four to six months (and looks pretty, too). Diptyque® is always delightful, but this limited edition DamascenaTM; Candle ($72) has a particularly fun flair. The tangerine and fuchsia color combination plays beautifully with its uplifting rosy scent. If you’re a fan of delicate floral fragrances, consider lighting up the Oskia® Rose de MaiTM; Body Oil Candle ($60). Once melted, the wax transforms into a soothing body oil that you can pour onto tired skin. Not only will you smell like a posie, but the lipid-rich coconut and beeswax formula will leave skin feeling significantly more supple. There are few self-care rituals more sensual than a bubble bath (even if you’re bathing solo). The Philosophy® Unconditional Love® formula ($26) transforms your tub into a swirl of warm vanilla and white florals that’s bound to make you feel warm and fuzzy — regardless of your relationship status. Sephora’s® cheeky K-beauty brand, Kaja®, delivers Valentine’s Day charm with its Heart MelterTM; Lip Gloss Stick ($17). Adorable packaging and cutesy names aside, the oil-based formula soothes dry lips and imparts a flattering glossy finish in its wake. There are six shades to choose from, but we’re particularly fond of the pictured rosy hue, “Be Mine.”One gift that says “I love you” loud and clear: BYREDO® Valentine’s Day Leather Travel Perfume Case ($120). The embossed vessel holds 7.5ML fragrances, making it perfect for storing those smaller spritzers rolling around at the bottom of your suitcase. If you’re lusting after one of the brand’s own scents, consider splurging on la Sélection Valentine, ($220) a smattering of BYREDO fragrances specially selected for the holiday and sized to fit the case.The cult classic Too Faced® Better Than SexTM; mascara gets a makeover with this Limited Edition Diamonds rendition ($24). Fans, don’t fret: the formula delivers the same inky, volume-enhancing excellence — just with a touch of giftable glitz.
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