A Single Girl’s Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

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Falling in and out of love is a cycle we have all been through. While some of us revel in the freedom of singlehood, others reminisce about past loves. Valentine’s Day can make you feel a little lonely, especially when millions of couples are basking in the warm glow of romance. So if you’re as single as a pringle on Valentine’s Day, here are a few ideas for self-love.

1. Watch a movie about empowering women. 

A good movie never fails to entertain on a night in. Round up a few best buds for a movie night. We recommend films that portray strong heroines like Disney’s Mulan (1998) or Wonder Woman (2017). Curl up on the couch in comfy sleepwear and stay cosy with Canningvale’s Toscana Blanket. It also doubles up as security against scary scenes if horror is your choice.

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NOST Eden Camisole in Spiral Blush | NOST Avraam Shorts in Spiral Blush | Canningvale Toscana Blanket

2. Read and write to your heart’s content.

Start a journal to pen down affairs of the heart. Journalling is a great way to reflect and heal through the power of the written word. You may not be someone’s “Dear” today, but you can keep your thoughts and prayers in your “Dear Diary”. The Baily Ballpoint & Fountain Pen (Medium Nib) + Notebook gift set by Cross will inspire you to put pen to paper. If you prefer a good read, then check out our range of e-readers by Rakuten Kobo. Each Kobo e-reader has 8BG of storage space and can carry up to 6,000 e-books. That’s a lot of books to download!

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3. Dress to impress yourself.

Get dressed up with a girlfriend for a night out. These vibrant dresses are a definite mood booster. Plus, they are great outfits for Chinese New Year too.

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LUMINE Lily Brown Floral x Dot Print V-Neck Half Sleeve Dress, Red Multi | GINLEE Studio Tent Dress, Rust

Don’t forget to indulge in pretty under things. Every girl deserves to feel sexy under her clothing. We love this feminine lace option by Wacoal.

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Wacoal GOCOCI Lace Bra

4. Buy yourself a piece of jewellery.

Who says you need a significant other to buy you jewellery? Declare self-love by investing in yourself. As Elizabeth Taylor once said, “You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they are sure fun when the sun shines.” So have some fun. Treat yourself to a piece of jewellery that is as beautiful as your heart of gold.

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Les Georgettes by Altesse Perroquet Bracelet 25mm | Gas Bijoux Donguette Earrings, Gold White

5. Indulge yourself with (healthy) snacks.

Try this Laksa Leaf Lime Nut Mix from The Whole Kitchen or the Zesty Maple Glazed Nut Mix from Amazin’ Graze. These tasty snacks will nourish your body and your heart.

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Laksa Leaf Lime Nut Mix Gift Jar 250g | Amazin’ Grace Zesty Maple Glazed Nut Mix

6. Show yourself some TLC with a warm bath.

At last, it’s the end of the day and you can put another year of Valentine’s Day traditions behind you. Treat yourself to a comforting bath with our range of bath and shower products. Unwind with Neal’s Yard Remedies relaxing Lavender Bath Salts or Aromatic Foaming Bath.

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Lavender Bath Salts | Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatic Foaming Bath

Remember, you make good company by being your own valentine. Light a candle and repeat this affirmation: I am worthy of true love.  And if all else fails, you’ve got therapy…retail therapy.

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