Monday, February 8, 2021

Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Recapture the Passion


This Valentine's Day 2021, we are all passionate about being warm and cozy!  With record low temperatures in the great North-East, these gifts will be a welcome respite from the cold while warming the cockles of your heart.  Added in are some skincare/makeup gift ideas and a little bling.  What could be better?

For Him or Her - Heat Holders thermal socks come in three levels of thickness and warmth.  Although they are spun of synthetic fibers, they still offer a lot of loft and fluff which allows warm air to stay trapped without sweating.  I've gone snowshoeing in these and my feet remained quite warm and dry.

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Pour Homme (For Him) - Castaway Nantucket Island Breakwater Quarter Zip Top is warm and cozy yet "preppy" enough to look great on the go. Super well made, heavy-duty front zipper and lined collar makes this the perfect wearable gift to transition from winter into early spring.  Shown here in Grey.


It's a Bling Thing - Invicta Watches for Him or for Her are beautifully made in the Rolex style and show to evoke the wow-factor.  Shown here is a mechanical "Skeleton" watch in Rose Gold.  Simply exquisite keepsake timepiece.


Tres Colori Personalized Bamboo Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver - Says her name...twice!  These are so much fun and personalized jewelry like these fashionable earrings are always treasured. The names are beautifully rendered in elegant cursive writing. 

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Skincare to Share from Weleda are natural facial essentials both she or he will love.  Soothing toner, Sheer Hydration Daily Dew Lotion, and Roller Eye Gel all offer gentle, fresh moisturizing essentials for everyday skincare.  Made in Switzerland since 1921


Summer in Kyoto Perfume Soap Bar by Base Blue offers fragrance and soothing moisture in this handmade glycerine soap. 


RealHer and Kett Cosmetics Hydra Airbrush Foundation

RealHer is a new makeup collection on the scene with primarily offered lipsticks, lip liners, and eyebrow pencils.  The colors are subtle but well pigmented and suited for pale to medium skin tones. The lipsticks do have a decidedly blue undertone which can be aging but the staying power of the matte lipstick is undeniable even while wearing a mask.

Kett Cosmetics Hydro Air-Brush Foundation is what I've been using for on-location photo shoots for years.  Applied with the Kett Jett Airbursh Compressor, it provides weightless coverage without settling into fine lines or pores.  It can even be applied with a makeup brush.  Either way, it is highly pigmented so a little goes a very long way and the finish is simply flawless.

The Ubiquitous Chocolate Heart is essential!  No matter whatever else I received for Valentine's Day, a decorative chocolate heart lets you know it's really time to celebrate!  Godiva is my favorite but Russel Stover has a good drugstore selection as well in a pinch.

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