Red this. Pink that. Hearts, flowers, blah, blah, blah. Being single on Valentine's Day can make a girl want to kick cupid in the balls, but our mother's always taught us that violence doesn't solve anything. This year don't sit at home eating a quart of ice-cream. Embrace the holiday because it's not going away. You love yourself, right? Why not still celebrate Valentine's Day and show you how much you love yourself.
First, pick up a great gift or two that will make you feel beautiful. Try the Ralph Lauren Romance Valentine’s Day Gift set ($85) at Macy's. Romance is inspired by the woman who believes in love. The scent is timeless and combines the sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals and seductive musk.
The gift set includes:
· Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz
· Eau de Parfum, 0.3 oz
· Body Lotion, 2.5 oz
· Body Mist, 4.2 oz
If you purchase a 3.4 oz bottle of Ralph Lauren's Romance ($84) you will also get a box of Dylan’s Candy Belgium chocolates or a dozen pink roses (gift dependents on date and Macy’s location). Who needs a man to give you a box chocolates, when you can get them from Ralph Lauren?
Wanna show some true love to your skin? Get the ZO Skin Health Oraser Body Emulsion ($80). This lotion is packed with retinol, ceramides and emollients to prevent moisture loss and allow skin to regain its youthful appearance. It will help your skin survive the bone chilling winter. Now until 2/28/13, ZO Skin Health wants to be your Valentine by offering a free Olluminate Intense Eye Repair and a ZO cosmetic bag (a $150 value) when you spend $275 or more.
Now that you have your gifts, order delivery from your favorite restaurant, and make sure it includes carbs. Eat your Dylan chocolates as dessert. Make a special cocktail, like the "Pucker My Sassy Valentine" drink. Here's how:
1 1⁄2 parts Pucker Vodka Sour Apple Sass
Dash Cherry Bitters
1 part Soda
2 parts Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice
Add ice to the cocktail shaker.
Muddle the strawberry and raspberry in cocktail shaker; add cherry bitters.
Add in all remaining ingredients to cocktail shaker.
Shake and pour into a collins glass.
Enjoy Valentine's Day whether you're alone or with someone. Most importantly, love yourself and don't beat yourself up. It's just a silly holiday, right? Just think, while all the non-single girls have February 14th, single girls have spring break, in Miami, with a cute Latino guy, who barely knows English. Catch my drift?
*Dylan’s Candy available starting February 1 and Roses available for a limited time starting February 11