Wednesday, 29 January 2014

valentines gifts

Every year shops fill their displays with heart shaped chocolates, teddies and cheesy cards spouting poetry of love and bunnies, and every year I hear the same thing from my friends ‘it’s all commercial rubbish’. Of course this then gives men the go ahead to nod their heads in agreement and treat February 14th as a normal ‘ruler of the remote day’.  Well listen up guys, if you’re wise and want to save your Xbox One from being thrown out of the window, you will realize she is lying! It’s a trick! Of course we want the fluffy teddies, the red roses (bonus point if sent to her work) and the sloppy card – we just say we don’t to avoid disappointment!  This applies to men as well, okay maybe not the teddy, but a decent filet steak followed by a shoulder massage will guarantee a full episode of Corrie without the tuts!

Take my advice to avoid the usual arguments of his/hers black sock fluff (that again), watermarks on the shower door, empty toilet roll saga (okay I’m OCD), and look at my fabulous gift guide to spoil each other!

Let her luxuriate in a heavenly soak of Complete Bliss Organic Bath & Shower Gel by Neom £32 - yes it’s expensive but she’s worth it! Pour her a glass of wine, take charge of the kids and let her chill. For an enchanting treat Womanity £22 by Thierry Mugler will leave her smelling and tasting fruity with essence of milky fig and sexy, long-lasting notes of leather and fig tree wood. Available Debenhams nationwide.

Don’t blow out the candles and make choking sounds as soon as she lights them – treat her to Heaven Scent by Deborah Mitchell £24.40 this unisex scent will fill the house with rich, warm aromas of sandalwood, ylang ylang, orange blossom and patchouli – available from For a refreshing and uplifting scent the travel set from A View of Provence – The Gite £50 contains 3 candles which revitalise the senses with essence of zingy lemon, mandarin and spearmint, perfect for clearing the mind after a stressful day.

Mangley offer a selection of handmade jewellery for men and women, their stylish bracelets start from just £7, great if you’re on a budget. For the full range visit Alternatively Wish Jewellery are well worn amongst celebrities who love their stylish and contemporary designs, the rings from just £10 are stretchy so are guaranteed to fit!

LUSH have pulled out all stops with their wrapped gifts full of pampering delights. Make her swoon with the Prince Charming Shower Gel £4.65 and Love Locket Bath Bomb £6.95 which dissolves under running water to reveal a scattering of hearts. Available Lush Nationwide.

 Coco de Mer The 25 Hour Naked Body Butter £4.99 will leave her skin soft to the touch and smelling like a tropical paradise with oils of coconut and passionflower, whilst the Rose Body Shower Gel captures femininity in a bottle. Stockist Boots.

If she loves Ted Baker clothes then the purse sprays at just £15 come in 4 varieties of girl’s name – match the description on the back most suitable to your lover’s personality! Available Boots.  La Perla EDT £31 ( is a flirty, feminine and vivaciousness fragrance with notes of crisp pear, pink pepper and sandalwood. Whilst Carven Le Parfum £38 ( is enticing, yet fresh, simple and chic and bursting with floral notes – for a limited time they’re also offering a free candle!  Jurlique Roll on Fragrance Oil £16.50 can be discreetly applied at any time and boasts a scent abundant with various rose oils – exclusive to Marks & Spencer.

Treat him to Ferrari Leather Essence £79, masculine and mysterious which oozes luxury with notes of raw leather and cinnamon, this magnetic fragrance will have you nuzzling up to his neck.

Banish odours of smoke, food and pollution with Herra Protect Hair Perfume £24.99. This spray leaves hair smelling deliciously uplifted, whilst Sunflower extract keeps locks looking bright and glycerin leaves it feeling so soft he’ll be running his fingers through it -  Umberto Gianni has a huge range of plumping and volumising products for big, sexy and sassy hair - prices start from under £6 available Boots.

Sinful yes - but BakedwithLove offer the most tempting, decadent and delicious cupcakes in Essex.  Email Kayleigh at with your requirements and she’ll put her incredible talent into making an exclusive design for your loved one.  Prices from £15 for a box of 12 - order soon as she gets very busy!

Watch her huge grin when Balloon Boutique knock at her door with their Valentines must have, a spectacular of personalised balloons and a teddy – for prices call 01277 200083 askmollybeauty readers get 10% off with this feature and there’s free local delivery on orders over £20!

Follow me on Twitter @askmollybeauty/ for features or advice! Also check out my Valentines Competion win a date with top model Danny Wisker and get treated to a makeover plus meal! Essex Girls to apply! See comp rules on previous blog!

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