How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Best Friend
If you’re single or simply choosing to spend Valentine’s Day with your best friend, there’s no reason why you can’t swap gifts that you know you’ll both love! At Beauty Base we’ve put together the ultimate Galentine’s Day gift guide for those gals who want to treat each other to a few beauty products that they can try out together. Along with a bottle of wine to share, we think a girl’s night on Valentine’s Day sounds perfect, whatever your relationship status!
Girls night out
What better way to celebrate your friendship than to get your gladrags on and trial your favourite beauty looks before going for a few cocktails? It’s the perfect time to break away from your everyday nude lipstick and go for a bold red lip or experiment with a new coloured eyeshadow that you’ve been keen to test out. With your best friend there to advise, you can’t go wrong!
One of our favourite new makeup brands that we’re loving at Beauty Base is Italian brand Nouba which offers an impressive range of extremely wearable makeup products. With Nouba makeup you can create an entire look with their smooth foundations, twin eyeshadows and delicate baked bronzers. Give your best friend a makeover and sculpt her cheekbones with the Nouba To Sculpt contour powder which has a darker shade for the cheek hollows and a lighter shade to highlight the top of the cheek for that flattering contoured appearance. The Nouba Write & Blend gel eyeliner is exactly what you need to create a cat eye flick to finish off an eye makeup look; choose from classic black to an on trend navy shade to make the eyes pop! We also love the bestselling Nouba Millebaci Lip Cream in No 7 in classic red as a showstopping lip colour option.
Every girl knows the power of an amazing lipstick and what it can do to boost your confidence by adding the finishing touch to your overall makeup look. Match lip colours with your best friend for a coordinated look, or do opposite lips with one going for a sensual nude and the other going for a bold lip. You can always rely on the super pigmented liquid lipsticks from LA Girl to provide long lasting colour for your lips! A popular lipstick trend which has taken the beauty world by storm is the metallic lip look, and with the LA Girl Metal Liquid Lipsticks, you can choose from deep berry through to light champagne shades. Keep your eye makeup simple and your base flawless if you want to rock a metallic liquid lipstick to make a bigger impact with your pout.
Pamper night in
Sometimes a cosy night in is all a couple of friends need to enjoy quality time together. There’s the chance to chat and watch TV shows, and of course, try out some pampering skincare products to treat your skin whilst you chill! In our skincare department we have some truly effective face mask sheets and facial treatments that can get to work whilst you relax. Consider the skin type specific sachet face masks from Skin Republic, with hydrating, cleansing, pore refining and brightening properties to get the effect you desire. Pop on an eye mask to tend to the entire face and experiment with the increasingly popular bubble masks which Skin Republic have developed with activated charcoal for a deep cleanse. Skin Republic even offer moisturising foot treatments if you want to extend your pamper session to include your hardworking feet!
Get to work on under eye bags and clogged pores whilst you go to town on a shared pizza with your best friend on Valentine’s Day night with some gel under eye patches and nose pore strips from Purederm. Cooling under eye masks will provide much needed hydration to the delicate skin under the eyes whilst reducing puffiness and the appearance of fine lines. The Purederm nose pore strips utilises charcoal to draw out impurities for smoother, clearer pores on the nose. We’re sure you’ll agree that these face masks, nose strips and under eye patches will make for the perfect photo opportunity to your Galentine’s Day night!
Treat her to a Valentine’s Day gift
If you have planned to spend Valentine’s Day with your best friend, why not brighten up their day with a new fragrance from our range of designer women’s perfumes as the ultimate way to spoil her. Thank her for her support and companionship with a designer scent, such as the fun POP perfume by Stella Mccartney with it’s woody notes that leave a lasting impression through its sandalwood notes. Another women’s perfume that is ideal for treating your best friend to is an Anna Sui perfume such as the whimsical Sui Dreams in its distinctively pretty blue handbag bottle. Delightfully fresh with a perfect balance of fruity and floral notes, the Anna Sui perfume will become her go-to daytime fragrance!
So whether you’re contently unattached or happily hooked up and wanting to get some Valentine’s Day gift inspiration, take a look at our beauty and fragrance departments here at Beauty Base for some spectacular gift options for the favourite person in your life.