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We think the traditional lovers' holiday is the perfect excuse for showing yourself some love in the form of little indulgences that pamper your body and soul. Whether you're single or in a relationship, consider making time to treat yourself to pleasures that will leave you feeling good about yourself.
Buy Something Pink to Wear
Everything's coming up rosy on the runways for this season's fashions! Whether you opt for deep rose, girly blush shades, or a bubble gum hue, you'll be warming up your complexion and making your eyes seem brighter. Just one accessory such as a pretty scarf will do it - or you could choose a silk blouse or even a dress. LBDs are great, but wearing colors other than black now and then can be mood-boosting.
Download a Good Bookl to Your E-Reader
And if you don't have an e-reader yet, dip into your mad money and get one! Two suggestions for good reads: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot (a true tale of medical research that bests any fictional detective yarn) and "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philippe-Sendker (a romance-cum-sleuthing saga set in Burma, and an Amazon pick for best of February.)
Enjoy a Spa Treatment
A facial, a massage, a body scrub, a body wrap, a mani-pedi -- the choice is yours, or go for a whole day of coddling if you can take personal time off work. By evening, you'll be feeling refreshed and ready to celebrate with the man in your life, or with your besties, or in sweet solitude if getting away from relating is what you really crave right now.
Add a Little Bling to Your Outfits
Well-chosen costume jewelry can make all the difference in how glam you look if you'll be stepping out for the evening. Go for full-on sparkle with crystals if that's your style, or be a bit more decorous with faux pearls. These days, the knock-offs are every bit as beautiful as the high-priced cultured ones.
Sign Up to Learn Something New
One adult education catalogue we looked at offered scores of courses including acting, animation, studio art, creative writing, digital photography, food and wine, and music appreciation. Another option is to take up a sport or brush up on skills you've let slide. Get back out on the tennis court or start swimming and you'll not only be having fun but you'll be exercising as well.
Have your teeth whitened.
An oral hygiene professional can get rid of those coffee, blueberry, and red wine stains so you'll look younger and feel more confident about showing off your smile. Or for the ultimate extravagance, consider getting veneers. They're costly, but they last for years so many people find them well worth the investment.
Go Ahead and Gift Yourself With a Beauty Product
Have you been yearning for a certain red lipstick, or a heady new perfume, or a whole line of anti-aging cleansers and creams? Blow the budget just this once. As the now-classic L'Oreal line goes, you're worth it!
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