How to Make Valentine’s Day About Self-Love
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While the holiday is most popular for couples, it’s a time for us all to show ourselves a little self-love. With the rise of alternative holidays like ‘Galentine’s Day’, February 14th isn’t just for couples. The holiday – at its core – is all about showing love and appreciation. No one deserves that more than you.
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the holiday in a way that puts self-love first. Sexy lingerie isn’t only for couples, and a candlelit dinner isn’t the only way to mark the occasion. Whether you’re happily single or in a committed relationship, you deserve to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the commercial side of Valentine’s Day – from the heart-shaped sweets to the special offers on dating sites. This Valentine’s Day, we’re making a promise to put ourselves first. Whether it’s with an at-home spa experience or a dinner out with friends, this Valentine’s Day is about you.
We’re sharing the ways that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day differently this year – all while wearing your favourite lingerie. Our list of Valentine’s Day ideas includes our top picks for lingerie and budget-friendly ways to celebrate the season of love. Read on to find out how we’re making this Valentine’s Day all about self-love.
Treat yourself to new lingerie
Nothing is more intimate than the clothes you wear nearest to your soul. Lingerie is something that’s just for you – and your partner. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat yourself to a new set of lingerie. Some of our sexist and most provocative sets include the ‘Eva’ set with its sheer mesh and cut-out silhouette.
One of our favourite lingerie sets for Valentine’s Day is a must-have for fans of period dramas like Bridgerton and Pride and Prejudice. The ‘Renaissance’ set combines lace and tulle that is unapologetically seductive. It’s the perfect way to surprise your other half or to spice up the day. This lingerie set is one you’ll want to pack for a Valentine’s Day getaway or as a gift for your other half.
Do you want a lingerie set that gives you comfort without compromising on style? We’ve got just the set for you. Our ‘Romantik’ set is cosy enough to wear for a movie night or a day out with friends. Its comfortable fabric is soft against your skin, whether you’re layering it under loungewear or a sexy little black dress. In case you want to make it special to surprise your lover, wear it with the matching gloves and you will get the sexy version of it!!
You shouldn’t have to wait until you have a significant other to start treating yourself to lingerie. At Pink Heaven, we’re firm believers that lingerie is for everyone – no matter their body type or relationship status. You can shop our latest arrivals here.
Create an at-home spa experience
Valentine’s Day can be expensive. With the pandemic still ongoing and spa trips being expensive, you can create the same experience at home for a fraction of the price. The beauty of an at-home spa experience is that you can personalize it to include your favorite treatments.
Creating an at-home spa is something that you can do all year round as a form of self-care. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pencil one into your diary.
You want to start by going through your skincare and picking out your favorite products. Choose a focus for your spa experience – whether it’s hydrating, cleansing, or anti-ageing. Go on a shopping spree and treat yourself to a face mask or treatment to add to your regular skincare routine.
The perfect way to start your at-home spa experience is with a bubble bath. Put on your favourite music and soak in the bath as you feel the stress slip away from your shoulders. Snug up in your comfiest pyjamas before taking your time with every step of your skincare routine. You want to leave your skin looking glowing and your body relaxed and rejuvenated.
An at-home spa experience is perfect for a night at home by yourself or with your girlfriends. You can make your at-home spa experience as indulgent or laidback as you want. You’ll get a 5-star experience without leaving the comfort of your home.
You can incorporate all sorts of self-care into your at-home spa experience. You want to make it as unique to you as possible – from pouring a glass of your favourite wine to listening to your go-to Spotify playlist. You’re in control of your spa experience. Don’t forget to incorporate mindfulness into your at-home spa experience. Unplug from social media and escape from the real world.
Invite your girlfriends over
A partner or significant other isn’t the only person you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with. While the holiday is often thought to focus on romantic relationships, it’s about showing your appreciation for those you love. That includes your best friends and girlfriends. You can experience a real-life ‘Sex and the City’ moment by inviting around your best girlfriends to celebrate the holiday together.
If you’re inviting your girlfriend’s over, do something together to connect and unwind. Treat yourselves to a dozen of your favourite cupcakes, book a table at your go-to restaurant, and experiment with new cocktails. The best way to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day is to spend time with the people you love.
Choose to gift an experience
Valentine’s Day can be just as stressful as other holidays like Christmas. You want to treat your significant other (or yourself) to something special for Valentine’s Day. While it’s easy to get caught up with expensive gifts, experiences can be just as extravagant. These experiences can help you create memories that will last a lifetime – and that are just as good for your soul as your wallet.
Book an experience for yourself or your nearest and dearest. It can be something as affordable as a trip to your local art museum or a stay at a 5-stay hotel. Experiences will create life-long memories that will far outlast almost any material gift.
If you’re doing Valentine’s Day solo, find something to tick off your bucket list. It might be a restaurant you’ve been following on Instagram for months or a theatre show you’ve always wanted to see. This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to an experience you’ll never forget.
Celebrate in red
While red is largely seen as the colour of love, this vibrant shade is also believed to represent good fortune. Almost every culture puts a significance on the colour red – but every culture sees it as a way of representing passion. Whether it’s to represent life, courage, health, or good luck, red is the colour you want to be wearing on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is also a great time to start building your lingerie collection. Our ‘Passion’ lingerie set is one that you can wear all year round with its classic push-up bra and matching panties. It’s the ultimate lingerie set that you’ll wear all-year round, making it the perfect investment in your closet.
If you’re still debating your Valentine’s Day OOTD, don’t forget your red lingerie!
Kickstart Your Self-Care Journey
There’s no such thing as the ‘right time’ – but we think Valentine’s Day is a close second. Take the holiday as a time to kickstart your self-care journey. The best gift you can give yourself for Valentine’s Day is to make small changes that will help you become your best self.
You don’t have to change your life in one day – but you can make a start with it. Book the day off and start reading self-care blogs, explore the world of affirmations, and make a vision board. It’s easy to get down in the dumps during Valentine’s Day, but you don’t have to. You can fill your phone with self-love podcasts, decide to learn a new hobby or re-organize your bedroom.
Self-care is all about taking small steps every day to become the best version of yourself. If you’re struggling with spending Valentine’s Day by yourself, changing your mindset can be the greatest gift you can give yourself. Start showing yourself self-love by buying your own bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day.
Forget about calories
Valentine’s Day is the time to indulge in all your favourite snacks. The grocery stores are full of chocolate-covered strawberries, heart-shaped food, and every type of sweet treat imaginable. This Valentine’s Day embrace the idea of self-love by forgetting about the calories. Indulge guilt-free on all your favourite treats.
Start the day off with your favourite coffee, treat yourself to a take-away for lunch, and load up on your favourite snacks for dessert. Valentine’s Day is one time of the year when you should treat your body to whatever it wants. It’s the ultimate “treat yourself” day. If you’re craving it, buy it.
We know that booking at a restaurant can be almost impossible for Valentine’s Day. If you prefer to stay inside or want to say a little money, make it a DIY meal. Go through Pinterest and find some Valentine’s Day-inspired recipes to try at home. You can do something as simple as chocolate-covered strawberries or as extravagant as an 8-course meal. Put on Harry Styles’ latest album or have a dance party to Taylor Swift while you go around your kitchen bringing your Valentine’s Day feast together.
Host a movie night
Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Grease. Titanic. There’s an endless list of romance films for you to indulge in. Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or your best friend, consider hosting a movie night. It’s the perfect excuse to put on a romance film and make some homemade popcorn to munch in during the movie.
A movie night can be an affordable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With some areas still having covid-19 restrictions, this at-home Valentine’s Day date still ticks all the boxes. You can even go all out and order your favourite meal for take-out and buy a bottle of something bubbly.
You can keep it lowkey with your significant other and best friend or go all out and invite around your girlfriends and sisters. If you’re feeling like going all-out, make it a sleepover and binge-watch your favourite movies. Netflix and Amazon Prime mean that you’ve got thousands of movies to choose from – whatever your tastes.
Just don’t forget your snacks! We recommend bringing extra chocolate, a few bottles of wine, and your go-to takeaway.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day in New Ways
We hope this guide has shown you that Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in dozens of different ways. It’s not all about candlelit dinners and romantic proposals. This Valentine’s Day, make it a celebration of self-love by putting yourself first. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day solo or jump on the Galentine’s Day trend by celebrating with your best friends.
Valentine’s Day looks different for everyone. However you decide to celebrate, don’t forget to put yourself first. Whether you’re taking yourself on a date to a coffee shop or going on a trip with your partner, don’t forget to do something for yourself this Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday that’s all about love, devotion, kindness, and friendship.