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The requisite products for a spa day, date night or both.
Written By Evelyn Crowley
Valentines Day Beauty: the requisite products for a spa day, date night or both  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

— PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE STUDIO WITH VIOLET GREY

February 14 falls on a Saturday this year, which means you can devote the entire day to VIOLET GREY’s two favorite pastimes: preening and primping. Staying home? Seize the opportunity to catch up on some restorative beauty treatments. Having a romantic dinner à deux? Take some extra prep time to indulge yourself. In either case, these are the products you’ll need to make Valentine’s the ultimate “me” day.

for at-home
spa-ing

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Set the mood for the evening with the subdued flicker of an aromatic candle. This Rodin version blends a top note of jasmine with a hint of neroli for a soft, floral scent that infuses the room but doesn’t overwhelm.

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Show chapped lips some overdue affection with Hourglass N28 Lip Treatment Oil. Infused with 28 different essential oils and vitamins, the hydrating formula delivers a boost of moisture while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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In skin care as in romance, sometimes it’s best to just wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Using circular movements, scrub La Prairie Cellular Mineral Body Exfoliator into damp skin to gently slough off dead skin cells to achieve a baby-soft smoothness.

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When it comes to body products, “Love IS…” having a high-performance moisturizer. Massage La Mer Reparative Body Lotion after bathing to quench even the driest skin. Its sea-derived anti-aging ingredients also help tone, tighten and refine.

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No at-home spa night is complete without a hair mask. Comb Rene Furterer Karité Intense Nourishing Mask thoroughly through dry and brittle locks. Let the rich, buttery cream penetrate strands for just two to five minutes before rinsing off to reveal thicker, shinier hair.

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For a style that glistens by candlelight, try Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream. Apply the rich, leave-in conditioner to damp hair to prevent flyaways and ensure soft, shiny, touchable tresses.

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Add instant volume to your roots with Y.S. Park 150 Teasing Comb. A hairstylist favorite, the three rows of teeth offer superior grip and control to execute subtle teasing and back-combing, whether you’re sweeping your mane up into a chignon or adding a little oomph at the crown.

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Launch a charm offensive with lush, look-at-me lashes courtesy of Tom Ford Extreme Mascara in Ravenous. A few swipes of the formula — a combination of black carbon and unique lash-filling powders — create dramatic volume and won’t smudge or cake.

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A date night without a fresh manicure is like a cake sans the icing. (Sometimes, it’s even the best part). Apply a coat or two of Jinsoon Polish’s Jasper, a metallic burgundy that adds a little shimmer to any occasion.

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When it comes to planning a romantic evening, the devil is in the details — like matching your underpinnings to your lipstick shade. Fortunately, The Crimson Coquette, an exclusive collaboration between the lingerie label Fleur de Mal and VIOLET GREY, does the work for you.
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