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My Sweet Valentine ~ A Romantically Girly Pamper Evening ♡

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ♡

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Happy Valentine’s Day little cherubs! Love is all around and blossoming like delicate rose buds in the spring.

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Although today is primarily focused on romantic love, the relationship you have with yourself is just important!

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As you may have gathered from my previous blog post, I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to treat yourself. Whether this is achieved by baking a batch of rose-scented cupcakes, reading Pride and Prejudicepurchasing a bouquet of soft pink roses, writing a love letter and sealing it with a wax stamp, using a product from LUSH’s Valentine’s collection or watching The Notebook with a box of heart-shaped macarons, make sure that you allocate some time this week to look after yourself.

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I have already purchased this adorable bow purse from Ted Baker as it has been on my wish list for such a long time.

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Today I’m sharing a few ways I like to treat myself on Valentine’s Day. Make sure that you’re as cosy as possible; snuggle up underneath a pink fluffy throw with a marshmallow hot chocolate and a gooey chocolate chip cookie because you deserve it 🌸🍪🌸

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“Her love was entire as a child’s, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring.” ~ Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy ♡

Soft Pink Roses

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Light pink peonies are the key to my heart but for Valentine’s Day I make an exception for roses. Whether you decide to purchase a bouquet for yourself or send a few hints to your loved one, I think an assortment of soft pink roses is the ideal gift. Aside from fresh roses, the trend of purchasing a box of eternal roses sounds like a lovely idea! I adore the notion of having a set of flowers that could last a year or more! The ones I am dreaming of are this darling assortment of ‘Bridal Pink’ roses in a ‘Rosé Gold’ box.

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“She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was – anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.” ~ David Copperfield by Charles Dickens ♡

A Romantic Lipstick

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Applying a pretty lipstick instantly boots my mood and whether you prefer to wear a romantic red or a soft baby pink, make sure to choose something you feel comfortable in.

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My go-to for Valentine’s Day is Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick  in the shade ‘The Duchess.’ Named after Kate Middleton (one of my inspirations), this tea-rose pink shade is elegance in lipstick form.

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Every time I wear it I feel like royalty and the creamy formula glides onto the lips like a dream! The lipstick has a build-able coverage so you can have a light layer for daytime and intensify it for a sophisticated evening look.

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 Charming Reads 

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Having something comforting to read on a pamper evening is essential.

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Currently I have been delving into ‘All In Good Taste’ by Kate SpadeThis is such a sweet read for Valentine’s Day as there are so many ideas for hosting events and celebrations. If you’re in need of any inspiration you’ll definitely find it inside this book!

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“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ~ Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ♡

Decadent Delights ~ Pink Champagne Truffles 

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If you wish to indulge in something extra special this month, you can’t go wrong with a box of pink champagne truffles from Charbonnel et Walker. Inside you will uncover a set of dainty white chocolate truffles; each truffle is made with a hint of strawberry, a creamy milk marc de champagne centre, and finished with a dusting of powdered sugar for that extra hint of elegance. The pink keepsake box is so dreamy and fit for Marie Antoinette.

“Will you love me, Derek? Until the day I die?”, “No Odette, much longer, much longer.” ~ The Swan Princess (1994)

Pampering Products

Baylis and Harding always release the dreamiest range for Valentine’s Day and I’m still in love with their Rosé Prosecco gift-set which I purchased last February.

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Inside you receive a luxurious body wash and lotion which are scented with a fragrance inspired by prosecco; blackberry and raspberry are the fruity top notes and sweet vanilla is the base note of the set. Both products come inside the prettiest heart-shaped keepsake box which reminds me of a box of chocolates. After using them my skin is delicately scented with a fresh fruit fragrance and the packaging has a scattered hearts design which compliments the romantic details perfectly.

Pink Bow-detail Knits

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I love to wear my girliest clothes on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a feminine Ted Baker dress or a soft cashmere jumper, wearing something pink and adorned with a bow makes my heart happy.

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Last Valentine’s Day I treated myself to this adorable knit from Cameo Rose. It has satin bow detailing which mimics the design on this Ted Baker jumper.

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I also own the Ted Baker version but if you don’t wish to splurge £77.00, this is a perfect match!

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 Unfortunately, New Look no longer stock this jumper but this little beauty from Marisota is just as wonderful! In fact, I think it is a more accurate dupe of the Ted Baker piece with its side-split detailing and pretty bows.

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I hope you enjoyed this post fairies! I would love to know how you’re spending the rest of your Valentine’s Day and what your favourite romantic film is? I adore anything with Fred and Ginger Rogers 🎀🌹🌸

“I know there’s someone, somewhere, someone, who’s sure to find me soon, after the rain goes, there are rainbows, I’ll find my rainbow soon, soon it won’t be just pretend, soon a happy ending, love can you hear me, if you’re near me, sing your song, sure and strong and soon…” ~ Thumbelina (1994)

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lots of love from,

Sophie

xoxo

 

4 thoughts on “My Sweet Valentine ~ A Romantically Girly Pamper Evening ♡”

  1. Such a lovely post! I have the chocolates on my wishlist (unfortunately you cannot buy them in the country where I currently live), but I will order them online in April so that my parents can take it with them when they visit me, cannot wait!

    Keep up with the good work 🌸💝

    X Lesley

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