Valentine’s Day is here.
And when the person you love the most is always looking back at you the same way every morning, you know it’s #truelove. Sometimes, things might seem a little unclear, but that just means you need to clean your mirror.
That’s right, you can go ahead and admit it. Your favorite person is you. So go treat the hell out of yourself. While other people are sprucing themselves up for trite things called dates (ew!) we’ve listed a couple of items you can impress yourself with.
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Who needs another warm body when you’re living your own best life? This Valentine’s Day, give all to your ultimate first love: you.
Smell you (I mean me) later.
Acqua di Gio? Coolwater? Old Spice? Those are cool. But we’ve been there, done that. For V-Day go with something a little more, well, you-nique (sorry, we had to!) with the new fragrance brand, Commodity. It’s unisex and comes in chic packaging that will always remind yourself of how beautiful you, too, are. The best part is that you can try it out for yourself in places like Sephora where it’s sold.
What we love most about Commodity is that the brand pushes for gender neutral everything and they have scents that no one else thought to make. our favorite so far is Bergamot ($135) and Book ($100). Bergamot is a fragrance with rich top notes like Italian Bergamot, Brazilian Green Mandarin Oil and Clementine oil. These essential oils have the ability to relax you by bringing your anxiety levels way down. Book is soothing yet sumptuous with its sandalwood and eucalyptus notes.
Try the smaller set of scents with their Style Guide ($24) or Storybook ($30) which has 9 and 12 of their collection, respectively. You can try all the different scents and buy the bottle that you like the most, or just continue buying this smaller bottles so you can smell different everyday depending on your mood (which is what I plan on doing).
Another good one is either of two fragrances from Malin + Goetz are dark rum ($165) and cannabis ($165). Y-E-S. Now, you won’t walk out smelling like you put some rum on your wrists or just rolled a fat blunt and rubbed the resin on your neck. Both contain our favorite ingredient this year: bergamot. No wonder why – it’s a spicy and mysterious scent that’s subtle, powerful and beautiful. Like you.
Can you make out with yourself? Asking for a friend.
Have you ever smelled so fresh to death you wanted to kiss yourself? Wait, is that just us (really, are we abnormal)?
Scraping your tongue with Dr Tung’s Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner ($7) is the single best thing you can do to get your mouth tasting and smelling fresh. This tongue cleaner is by far the best one we’ve come across. Don’t just take our opinion, it’s actually the best selling tongue cleaner on the market. This one is one of the most sanitary, long-lasting, and portable we’ve come across. It’s lightweight stainless steel. It’s also 15% off when you spend $30 with promo code LOVE2018).
If you’re in the market for a new toothbrush, whether you’re using a manual or electric toothbrush, I just discovered this new toothbrush that is somewhere in between. I hate having to charge my electric toothbrush every week or so, and I also just don’t feel like my manual toothbrush is doing its job completely. Dr. Tung’s claims that clinical tests show that the Ionic Toothbrush ($26) actually gets 48% more plaque out than a manual brush.
It does have a battery in it that you don’t need to ever charge, and lasts up to two years. It is touch-activated to ionize your teeth, making plaque unstick to your teeth. If it sounds like voodoo magic, it is.
The gift that literally keeps on giving
Everyone’s skin is different. Everyone’s style is different. And there’s no way you’re going to buy a full-size bottle because we recommended it.
If you’re a skeptical beauty person (as you should be) we’d suggest you try a subscription box service. We’re into the one from BirchBoxMan ($24 for 3 months, $48 for 6 months, and $88 for a year). There’s even a special limited-time promo code LOVE20 to get you some discounts. The concept is straightforward: you can get five new products you’ve never tried every month. They come in handy, travel-friendly sample sizes that lasts about two weeks of daily use each, and if you like it, you can buy the full-sized bottle directly from BirchBox.
They customize your order by giving you a survey to describe your grooming needs and habits. Then they fill a box with the best products for you, and ship it to you. You’ll NEVER get the same product twice, so you’ll always be trying new products like shaving creams, hair wax, face washes, and anything you think you need.