Below is a list of my favorite Valentine's-Day-beauty items to ensure that you look beautiful this evening.
1.) Organix Passionfruit Guava Shampoo: This sulfate and paraben free formula (that includes orange blossom honey for shine) actually smells amazingly like fresh guava and leaves your tresses luminous. Plus, the bottle is the most gorgeous shade of raspberry and is entirely eco-friendly. Because of how delicious this shampoo smells, I've actually been on the hunt for fresh guava juice for two days now (a seemingly impossible task in the dead of winter).
2.) Pom Nectarine Juice: Since I couldn't find the guava juice, I've settled on a midday addiction to this incredibly delicious and healthful juice with a taste reminiscent of of farm-stand nectarines in summer. Not only does it give me a much needed energy boost in the afternoon, but it also makes my skin look brighter and clearer (it must be all those anti-oxidants). Pick up a bottle at Gardener's Eden in Chelsea.
3.) Bulgari Emulsion De Lumiere: Everyone looks their best by candlelight, but if you really want that healthy rested glow to last all evening, then apply this silky cream to your face before applying makeup (be sure to forego powder that can cancel out the luminous effect). The texture is fabulous (in-between a moisturizer and a serum), and it gives your skin a just-got-in-out-of-the-cold glow (completely beautiful and natural).*
4.) Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Shimmer Treatment Lipstick in Trance: The perfect alternative to the over-done red-lip, this subtle and iridescent shade of "raspberry" flatters every skin tone in a natural way. The formula contains vitamins and aloe for healing as well.
*This product was a free sample provided by Bergdorf Goodman. All other items listed were purchased in-store.
Photo credit shampoo: http://www.organixhair.com
Photo credit lipstick: http://www.barneys.com
Photo credit emulsion: http://www.neimanmarcus.com