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Valentine’s Day Favorites

All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love!!! So we are officially 6 days into the month of February and I don’t have my Valentines decorations up yet. I’m so mortified! Maybe this weekend! I have been busy busy planning and creating some fun decor for this festive holiday! I made a fun v-day chalkboard and the message says it all. “All You Need is Love!!!” I am working on setting up an Etsy Shop where you can purchase a copy of my fun and creative holiday prints. Everything I do is done by hand, usually with me crunched up in a ball on the floor, and is created and designed by me! My shop name is LovetheSparkle and can be found on I don’t have anything listed yet but as soon as I do i’ll make an announcement for sure!

I have put together a few items that made my favorites list for the month of February.  Clearly I have been living and dreaming in PINK this month! Oh…and Tiffany Blue! My Favorite COLOR!!! Tiffany Blue was original my main wedding color until the more intelligent side of my brain kicked in and started screaming NOOOOO! I ended up going with Ivory, Gold and Red! Keeping it Classy & Elegant around here! So here it is…Valentine’s Day Must-Havs in the world of!!!!!

Valentine's Day Favorites 2013

VS Incredible Perfume     PINK Joules Rain Boots     CamelBak Water Bottle
Tiffany Box IPhone Case     Tazo Passion Tea     OPI Nail Polish      Essie Nail Polish

#1 – Victoria’s Secret Incredible Perfume

So seriously, this is the most wonderful smelling perfume I have ever purchased. I usually wear Juicy Couture but when we were home for Christmas this past year, I fell in love with this scent. Thank You Shout Out to my amazing Sister-in-Law for this great find.  Plus the bottle is PINK, it doesn’t get much better than that!!! So Cute!!!!

#2 – PINK Joules Rain Boots

These are absolutely adorable! In our neck of the woods it has been wet and slippery.  All the snow has melted away and we are left with a messy yard EVERYTHING. I literally can’t wait for it to warm up so I can get in my yard and CLEAN  IT UP!!!! These are great because I won’t get my cozy UGG boots wet, found here. But the idea of putting my snow boots on and lacing them up every time I have to run outside or take the trash to the curb is CRAZY! Slip on, Slip off! LOVE THEM!!! And in honor of Valentine’s Day, they had to be PINK. 🙂

#3 – Pink CamelBak Water bottle

I’m always looking for an excuse to buy a new water bottle, mostly because I am always losing them 🙁 This however was a gift, and a fantastic one at that! I have heard great things about this brand of water bottles but could never justify spending $20 plus on one.  Once I had my hands on one however, suddenly I GOT IT! Functional and handy, Pink and Cute, insulted so it stays cold, did I mention PINK already. Yep that about sums it up!

#4 – Tiffany Box and Bow IPhone 4s Case

So keeping with the Pink & Tiffany Blue theme I had to include this. I actually purchased this cute iphone case back in January but had already posted my favorites.  So…I just had to include it this time! When I got my new iphone back in August I bought a cheap case for it and it completely worked. But for the new year, I was ready for a new look. I could write an entire post on the ridiculousness of being attached to one’s cell phone but will save that for another day as I am guilty of just that!

#5 – Tazo Passion Tea

One of my favorite guilty pleasures during the summer months is a Passion Tea Lemonade from Starbucks.  When I was at the grocery store the other day I found these home brew Passion tea bags and stopped dead in my tracks and just about dumped groceries all over the floor. Yep, I am one of those uber-naive women who thought they only sold this brand at StarbuckS. I was absolutely wrong. My hubby and I are big tea people during the winter. Any excuse to have something warm while getting cozy is an A+ in my book. I am so excited that they sell this in the grocery stores, and it was on sale nontheless. BIG HAPPY SIGH!!!!

#6 – OPI Nail Polish “The Spy who loved me”

In honor of the new James Bond movie, SkyFall, OPI has released a 007 line of colors inspired by all the Bond movies. I thought this was the perfect color for Valentine’s Day… and maybe even Christmas. Am I the only one already thinking and planning for next Christmas?!?!?! I like to stick with the red and pink tones when it comes to nail polish.  I once tried a funky and trendy color from Pinterest and it just didn’t feel like me.  This is such a fun color and OPI is my favorite brand.  It goes on so well and stays on without chipping or smudging through workouts, running, tanning, yoga, and work peep toe heels! YAY!!!!! And YES, it does have a little sparkle and glitter in it. I am officially speechless. Again, HAPPY SIGH!!!!!!

#7 – ESSIE Nail Polish in “Pink-a-Boo”

This was a new one for me. I actually saw this color on Pinterest and about died at how adorable it was. If you didn’t gather above, I am a devoted OPI Consumer and felt a little nervous branching out. Seriously, OPI is the only brand I have ever had consistent success with when it comes to nail polish. But this color was just so cute that I had to give it a try. I have been looking for a long time for a color that wasn’t too “baby doll” pink and this one is the perfect shade of pale pink. It has a little bit of subtle glitter to give it a bit of sparkle against the pink and is just a lovely and sophisticated color. It did take almost 4 coats to get it to the shade I like, but overall I was very pleased and will definitely be doing this color again. 🙂

Stay Happy my Friends,