For every type of girl, there is a completely different Valentine’s day. The way we each might define a celebration of love differs for whatever and whoever we hold nearest to our hearts. After all, the holiday isn’t just about commemorating romantic relationships, but connections of every kind. (We’ve all seen Love, Actually, right?)
Whether you’re a committed significant other, a proud member of your barkada, a devoted pet mom, or just a happily single gal living her best life, we’ve got suggestions for how to make the most out of V-day!
VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS
IF YOU’RE: A romantic partner who’s looking forward to a sensual night
SPENDING VALENTINE’S WITH: Your man
In the mood for love? This February, we have a lineup of products to orchestrate a sultry evening with your significant other. Chocolate is a mood booster and aphrodisiac—there’s always the classic Ghirardelli Intense Dark Hazelnut Haven, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try some in the form of potent cacao nibs (we recommend Farm to Folk Organic Dark Roasted Cacao Nibs). Moon Juice Sex Dust contains shatavari, wildcrafted shilajit, and organic maca—all natural aphrodisiacs and libido boosters to support energy and healthy sexual function.
For him, there’s Horny Goat Weed Maca to aid in igniting desire and improving sexual performance. Unless you’re trying to conceive, always use protection (and a lot of lube)! The VCF has recently gotten good reviews lately—you and your man might enjoy it, too.
Shop it here: Ghirardelli Intense Dark Hazelnut Haven, now on sale at P238 (limited time only), Farm to Folk Organic Dark Roasted Cacao Nibs, now on sale at P250 (limited time only), Moon Juice Sex Dust, now on sale at P2,424 (limited time only), Horny Goat Weed Maca, now on sale at P593 (limited time only), Lubie Water-Based Personal Lubricant, now on sale at P176 (limited time only), VCF Vaginal Contraceptive Film (9s), now on sale at P810 (limited time only)
IF YOU’RE: A proud member of an all-girl squad who just wants to have fun
SPENDING VALENTINE’S WITH: Your girlfriends
Single Awareness Day, as the kids call it, doesn’t have to be sad at all. The season of love is also an awesome opportunity to bond with your favorite gals. Take a cue from chick flicks like 13 Going on 30 and Princess Diaries, and throw together a feel-good movie night with your best girlfriends.
All you’ll need is some comfy pajamas, Netflix, a face mask of your choice, and all the snacks. For your face masks, you could go the clay route (we love Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X) or handpick individual korean sheet masks (the Esfolio Pure Skin Sheet Mask Bundle, which comes with five different variants, is a much-loved choice).
As for snacks, you can never go wrong with The Green Tummy’s I’m Nuts About You Trail Mix, which is so yummy, you’d be surprised how healthy it is. Snack Box’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Crunch is always a palate-pleaser, but if your crew is craving chocolate in drink form, there’s nothing like having a cozy night over some hot chocolate from Rude Health, too.
Shop it here: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X, P610, Esfolio Pure Skin Sheet Mask Bundle, P310, The Green Tummy’s I’m Nuts About You Trail Mix, P199, Snack Box Triple Chocolate Brownie Crunch, now on sale at P70 (limited time only), Rude Health Hot Chocolate (1L), P250
IF YOU’RE: A doting mom to super sweet four-legged friends
SPENDING VALENTINE’S WITH: Your pet(s)
To say we adore our furry best friends is an understatement—they’re always loyal, never leave us, and love us unconditionally. And honestly, it feels so nice to spend time with the fluffy little critter you love the most. Consider a wholesome pet bonding day, whether it’s taking them for a walk, playing with them in your backyard, or even just cuddling up to them while catching up on a show. While you’re out and about, make sure they’re getting hydrated and fed with a collapsible pet water bowl (like this one from Eco Love Philippines).
For a super treat, shower your pets with extra attention (literally!) by giving them a lavish bath using Bath and Buddy’s Oatmeal Shampoo, which contains oatmeal extracts to relieve itchiness, reduce inflammation, moisturize flaky skin, and soften your pet’s coat. Afterwards, spritz them with Pet Odor Deodorant for good measure!
Shop it here: Eco Love Philippines Collapsible Pet Water Bowl, now on sale at P369 (limited time only), Bath and Buddy Oatmeal Shampoo, P1,350, Pet Odor Deodorizing Spray (50ml), P250
IF YOU’RE: A loving daughter in the need of some relaxing quality bonding time
SPENDING VALENTINE’S WITH: Your mom
Treat the most special woman in your life to an at-home spa day with the Divine Self Care Kit from Beyond Green MNL. A home-service massage for the both of you would be a perfect way to cap off the hectic week with some deep relaxation. It’s Friday, payday, and Valentines, which means it’s going to be crazy out there, and you’ll both be craving a break. Try a calming massage oil, like Zenutrients’ Stress Relief Massage Oil. To truly unwind into a feeling of ease, turn on your aromatherapy diffuser (we recommend the Pure Bliss Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser) and fill it with a tranquil scent (whether it’s a pure essential oil or a nice blend).
Why not light some candles while you’re at it, too? (Hint: lavender, lemon, and jasmine are said to be the most relaxing scents. With that, our suggestions include the Happy Island Lavender Soy Candle, Fragrant Home Candles Lemon Pound Cake Soy Candle, and the Conscents PH Jasmine Green Tea Scented Soy Candle).
Shop it here: Beyond Green MNL Divine Self Care Kit now on sale at P2,969 (limited time only), Zenutrients Stress Relief Massage Oil, now on sale at P286 (limited time only), Pure Bliss Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, now on sale at P1,799 (limited time only), Happy Island Lavender Soy Candle (8oz/240ml), now on sale at P399 (limited time only), Fragrant Home Candles Lemon Pound Cake Soy Candle (4oz), now on sale at P349 (limited time only), Conscents PH Jasmine Green Tea Scented Soy Candle (P250)
IF YOU’RE: A strong, independent woman on a journey of self-discovery
SPENDING VALENTINE’S WITH: The girl who needs you the most—yourself!
What does your dream day look like? Every girl on our Wellness team has a different answer, but there are three things we all definitely have in common: a workout, yummy snacks, and some alone time. And what better day than Valentine’s day to show yourself a lil’ self-love and put together your own dream evening? With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of things that might accompany a fulfilling night in.
Get in a good at-home workout (try Active’s Speed Rope and Resistance Bands for an awesome sweat sesh), then refuel with a yummy snack before you hop into the shower. We REALLY love the Nuttin’ Better Omega-3 Heart Healthy Mix for a healthy tastebud tingler, but a bag of chips or pack of Take Root Dark Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls really hit the spot, too.
Take your time with a long bath, then order in a good meal. Post-dinner, chill out while doing your favorite lazy-day (or night) activity: whether it’s journaling, reading a good book, catching up on the latest k-drama, or doing some online shopping (wink, wink). Cap off your peaceful evening with a nice bedtime routine before a guaranteed restful snooze (popping a Sleepasil an hour will help).
Shop it here: Active Speed Rope, P700, Active Resistance Glute Bands (Goal Getter Collection), P700, Nuttin’ Better Omega-3 Heart Healthy Mix, now on sale at P176 (limited time only), Take Root Dark Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls, P130, Sleepasil Capsule (60s), P960
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