Do you remember that time in school where you made your own DIY Valentines Card? You made one for your Mom, your Dad, or most likely you made ONE card for the both of them. With such youthful gusto, plenty of glue and glitter and endless supply of creative energy, we all made those pretty sweet Valentines cards that could rival Hallmark and made our parents tear up and beam with pride.
Did you make one for your friends too?
Revlon Love Collection: features seven limited edition, high-quality tools designed in collaboration with illustrator and surface pattern designer Leah Goren.
#VALENTINESDAY #GIFTGUIDE: A DIFFERENT KIND OF GIFT GUIDE
Growing up, I recall those Valentines Day where we gave freely… little home made cards and little gifts (for home made Valentines Day gift, try A Pop of Red’s DIY Necklace as a sweet and thoughtful present to loved ones) to everyone: parents, teachers, friends. The notion of Valentines, while obviously were meant for lovers primarily, were not limited to just those involved in affairs of the heart. Of course, we’d get surprise gifts like heart-shaped chocolates (try these home made Valentines Day Brownie Parfait from Just A Trace or these Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies from the Ottawa Mommy Club), stuffed toy bears bearing red hearts and pretty sweet flowers from secret admirers but we also get and give the same to friends.
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DO YOU GIVE VALENTINES DAY GIFT TO FRIENDS
Over the years, that childhood tradition seems to have been forgotten and now it’s all about the pressure to feel the love and romance during Valentines Day. What will your husband/boyfriend do to surprise you on V-Day? Which restaurant will he take you and what should you wear? (If you’re staying in, check out these Top 10 Valentines Movies via Tales of Mommyhood and for outfit ideas on Valentines Day, check out my friend Rania’s expert post on how to rock Red and Pink this Friday at The Wardrobe Stylist.)
And while that’s incredibly exciting and all, most of the time (at least in my experience), the reality is less stellar than the anticipation. This year, I’d like to go back to those days of also showing the LOVE, not just to E, but also to my dear beloved friends.
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REVLON’S NEW LOVE COLLECTION MAKES PERFECT VALENTINES GIFT
And guess what? I may have found the perfect little presents. Check out Revlon’s new LOVE Collection! Comprised of the cutest beauty tools such as nail clipper, tweezers, nail file, cuticle pusher and more. What’s more adorable is the very Valentines appropriate print that’s a result of a collaboration between Revlon and the well-known illustrator Leah Goren who’s lend her keen eye for pretty little details to the new collection.
Now you may think… what about the guys? Well, guys need to clip their nails too, don’t they? We are all in for the best in men and women’s grooming so yes, Revlon’s LOVE Collection would make perfect gift for your guy friends too! (Fore more Valentines Day ideas… what to do, where to go, what to give, stay tuned for my friend Shannon’s Blog – Shannon’s View From Here on Ottawa Blog Round-up on #ValentinesDay by top Ottawa Bloggers!)
Remember, Valentines gifts, whether for your lover or your friend, needs not be grandiose (but if you do have a need and the budget to provide for something more high end, check out my always-in-the-know friend Dominique’s, of Ottawa Fashion Blog Style Domination, post on expensive statement candles!) . It just needs to say: Hey, today of all days, I am thinking of you and I want you to know – I LOVE YOU and I CARE ABOUT YOU…
Happy Valentines my friend!
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