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We love love — especially when that love is all about taking care of you. Self-care is essential, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shower yourself with attention, whether you’re single or not. We’ve rounded up our fave self-care beauty products ahead, perfect for prepping for a night out or taking some time out for you.

Peep our picks ahead:

Essie Gel Couture Once Upon A Time

If you’ve yet to try Essie Gel Couture, now’s your chance. We’re giving you permission to spoil yourself with Essie’s longest lasting polish. Formulated to mimic gel polish — minus the UV lights and intense removal — it won’t chip or lose it’s shine for about a week. Once Upon a Time is one of their prettiest shades, a dove blue color from the latest Gel Couture collection.


Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask

Perfect for getting that super deep clean, Kiehl’s Deep Earth Pore Cleansing Mask uses two types of clay to extract all the gunk from your pores while aloe calms the skin.


Rodial Dragon’s Blood Lip Masks

Nothing says self care like a lip mask, and the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Masks are particularly good. A celebrity fave, these give your lips an added boost of moisture and make you feel fancy AF.  

Urban Decay Naked Moisturizing Lip Gloss

Sticky lip gloss is the bane of every beauty junkie’s existence, and you really only have one of three options: deal with it, head on a bank-emptying quest to find your perfect match, or forgo the lip product altogether. Or you could pick up the Urban Decay Naked Moisturizing Gloss, a nourishing lip gloss that feels a little like lip balm but gives you that glossy shine you know and love. It comes in 9, sheer shades that look good on pretty much everyone.

Royal & Langnickel Moda Mythical 5 PC Brush Set

These brushes are fluffy, don’t shed and make all the difference in perfecting a flawless face. What’s not to love?

Sara Happ Plump and Prime Lip Gloss

Perfect for applying post lip scrub, this painless lip plumper gives your lips that extra boost without the telltale tingle. This preps your lips for gloss or lipstick and for that, we are forever grateful.

Tweezerman Mini Tweezers and 10x Mirror

Full size tweezers are an essential, but mini tweezers are the bonus must-haves you didn’t know you needed. These even come with a magnifying mirror that will help you get those super tiny hairs — you can’t really get any better than these.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

This concentrate is ideal for tapping into your skin right before bed, here’s why: It contains skin-loving ingredients designed to make your skin better while you sleep. If that’s not self care, then I don’t know what is.

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