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Better Than Chocolate: Beauty Valentine's Day Gifts We Really Want

A dozen roses are pretty. Boxes of chocolates are yummy. But once the last rose petal falls and the last bonbon has been savored, you don't have much to show for your romantic Valentine's Day gifts. I prefer a gift that keeps on giving and makes me look and feel good for months to come. These beauty goodies are every bit as romantic in my book!

These nine Valentine's Day gifts will make your beauty-loving heart go pitter-patter!


Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair 5-Piece Brush Set, Sephora, $65
As cute as they may be, grown women don't have much use for teddy bears. However, these pretty pink makeup brushes are as soft as teddy bear fur, so count us in! This set from Too Faced comes perfectly packaged in a sweet little case, and rest assured, no teddy bears were harmed in the manufacturing process.


Foreo Luna Mini, Neiman Marcus, $99
Okay, it's not what you think it is! This palm-size device will cleanse, exfoliate, and brighten your complexion with sonic pulsations. You'll have that in-love glow long after February 14.


Fresh Rose Face Mask, Sephora, $62
Here's how I prefer to get my dozen roses! Packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, rose petals, rosewater, algae, and aloe hydrate brighten and restores radiance.


Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Creme Brûlée Duet, Laura Mercier, $75
Take your bubble bath to gourmet levels with this luxury bath set. You'll feel uber-fancy spooning bath gel into your tub with the included honey dipper, not to mention that you'll smell like a delicious dessert without the added calories!


Peter Thomas Roth Rose Travel Trio, Sephora, $49
These pretty-in-pink products will have your face, lips, and body smelling of roses and feeling as soft as petals. Encased in an adorable travel bag, this trio ensures that you'll enjoy future romantic giveaways accompanied by the best in skincare.


Lush Cosmetics Lots of Love Seven Lush Luxuries, Lush Cosmetics, $62.95
Calling all fellow Lush-aholics! If you're like me, you can't get enough of the handmade, colorful bath and body goodies. This has all the luxuries you'll need for a romantic Valentine's Day, including a massage bar, lip scrub, bath bombs, and more.


Charlotte Tilbury The Perfect Pink Kiss Set, Nordstrom, $69
The perfect date night lip won't leave red lip prints all over your date or your wine glass and is perfectly, kissably pink! Charlotte Tilbury's limited-edition set will help you nail it with her coveted liner, lipstick. and gloss.


GLAMGLOW GLAMAZING Set, Nordstrom, $69
GLAMGLOW's buzzworthy masks provide instant gratification by giving you skin that glows and treatments that are fun to use. Prep for your hot date by brightening your eye area, clarifying your complexion, and hydrating your skin.


Fresh Sugar Lip Delight, Sephora, $55
Ensure that your lips stay kissable all year long by stashing one of these cult-status lip balms everywhere you go! With addicting scents and hydration you'll love, these lip balms are sure to become one of your beauty staples.


Ivy Boyd

I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, but it's creating works of art on faces that I love most. By day, I am a Senior Education Consultant for Sephora as well as a freelance makeup artist. The rest of the time, I'm creating content for my makeup and beauty blog, Wake Up for Makeup, reading product reviews, watching tutorial videos and reading makeup artist books. I live and breathe this stuff and if you could eat makeup, I'd probably do that too. I also love painting abstracts, running, attending music festivals and acting weird with my husband and our two awesome cats. I'm here to tell you what products are legit, how to better use the ones you have, give you ideas to shake up your routine and guide you through some fun tutorials I know you can dominate.

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