Thursday, 4 February 2010
Valentine's Day Is Over...*
I find the idea of Valentine's Gift Guides on a website read primarily by women slightly odd (or do men google 'Valentine's Gift Guide' at this time of year?) but here's some stuff that you might want to hint for, or just buy for yourself or a friend.
Here's one for the friend who always dates unsuitable men. Gemma Burgess' The Dating Detox novel is a semi-subtle way to say, 'Would you please stop dating losers?'. It's much better than buying her 'He's Just Not That Into You.'
The Chantecaille counter in Fenwicks, London, is running a promotion from 08 February to 14 February where if you book in for a lip consultation to find your perfect lip colour (£10, redeemable against stuff bought at the appointment) you get a complimentary gloss worth £21 too. The telephone number for the counter is 0207 629 9161. It's my favourite Chantecaille counter, as I find the assistants there are better trained than the assistants in SpaceNK (where, to be fair, they do have to know about a million different brands.) I love the Lip Chic I own - it isn't very long-wearing, but it is incredibly comfy. The regular lipsticks are good too.
Jo Malone has brought out a limited edition Red Roses Fragrance Chronicle for Valentine's Day. A 30ml Red Roses Cologne is accompanied by 9mls each of Moroccan Mint, Ice Rose and Honeycomb, packaged in a box-like book.
Nubar has a Valentine's collection available at beautyshed.co.uk, which includes a baby pink, a bright red and their base and top coat for £22.50. I'd be more bright red than baby pink, personally.
If you're going to go for chocolate, the lady may love Milk Tray, but this broad would prefer Hotel Chocolat, thank you very much. We always make time to do a raid on the Cambridge shop when we're there.
*Billy Bragg. Bloody good song, but very sad. Postcard is from www.gemmaburgess.com. I receive no remuneration if you click on the links in this post or any other, and I'm not affiliated with any brand/retailer.