Me time and caring for oneself from the inside out is the new date night!

Valentine’s Day isn’t about spending your paycheck on a gift for a significant other any more. It’s about self love, self care and me time! This new way of doing date night is a wonderful time to treat one self on this “loving” holiday. Women are constantly doing things for the kids and the husbands, or for their boyfriends. In today’s millennial world — it’s great to treat oneself to indulgences and relaxation.

Below are some noteworthy ways for everyone (not just millennials) to pamper oneself on Valentine’s Day, or any day just to feel loved and special.

BEAUTY should be about using good, quality ingredients that are good for you from the inside – out. Here are some top beauty must-haves to try.

Burt’s Bees Concealer is made of 98.5% natural ingredients, and is wonderful if you need a quick fix, because it works to conceal dark circles, blemishes and minor imperfections. It’s not drying, and actually hydrates your skin, thanks to its conditioning, multi-benefit formula that offers eight hour moisture and instantly brightens your eye area. Burt’s Bees is renowned for its emollient based formula with a natural blend of nourishing avocado oil and shea butter that blends beautifully, so this does not cake or settle into fine lines or wrinkles.

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Clairol New Natural Instincts Demi-Permanent Hair Color is a completely reformulated DIY color that is cleaner, greener and safer than ever before, while still providing the same amazing color and shine results that they’re known for. It’s so hard to find healthier, cleaner hair color products, while still maintaining the great results. What’s great about Natural Instincts, as it provides beautiful color results with a formula that’s made with 80% naturally-derived ingredients, no added parabens and eco-friendly packaging. Clairol’s healthiest and most natural hair color are free from parabens, ammonia, and PPD/PTD (replaced with our revolutionary ME+ molecule that reduces the risk of causing an allergic reaction). The addition of good for you ingredients like coconut oil and aloe vera, in a formula that is created with 80% naturally-derived ingredients. It also has eco-friendly packaging and PVC-free plastic bottles. It acts as a gloss and glaze for your hair – provides a subtle boost of color and a BIG rush of shine. It enhances the natural beauty of your hair, without being overly dramatic.  It’s also super conditioning for your hair, so your hair feels smoother and healthier after coloring. In addition, it can also be used as a “high-shine conditioner.”
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IT Cosmetics Brushes and Tools are ultra-luxe and superior in quality. Whether you’re a novice or a makeup guru — IT Cosmetics offers the best of the best in cruelty free brushes. I’ve always loved IT Cosmetics, which was founded by a smart and young female entrepreneur, Jamie Kern Lima, because its products help those who have problem skin. Whether you have rosacea, blackheads, acne, ashy and dry skin, dark circles, or large pores, then IT Cosmetics is the answer to your skin issues. I love the airbrush makeup look, and IT Cosmetics Brushes and Tools have everything to help me achieve the perfect look.

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Laneige Bright Dew Emulsion is a luxurious, moisturizing and brightening emulsion that helps hydrates skin and give you that even complexion that everyone craves for. What’s special about this light and creamy emulsion, is that it contains patented Mela-Vita crusher™ to help reduce the appearance of dark spots, while moisturizing and improving your skin tone.

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Rodan + Fields new Spotless Regimen for teens and adult acne boasts of getting rid of acne bacteria on day 1! The brand was founded by world renowned and Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. It is the #1 skincare brand in North America with a clear mission — to create products that give people the best skin of their lives and provide the closest alternative to a professional skincare experience outside of a medical office. Core to this is the brand’s approach to skincare: targeting specific skincare concerns with Multi-Step Science — the right ingredients in the right formulations, in the right order — resulting in visible, transformative results that provide clear, healthy skin and the confidence that goes with it.

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SeroVital ADVANCED helps women sleep better, stay younger looking, more beautiful, healthier and helps women lose weight — from the inside out. I’ve been using SeroVital for about one and a half weeks now, and have lost eight pounds and am getting more beauty sleep! I’m very excited to continue to try it for at least 15 days to see the improvements on my hair and skin.

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SeroVital Hair Regeneres helps restore hair from thinning and graying. It boasts of results after one month of use, in which regrowth of more youthful hair starts. Then with continued use, the natural hair color begins to return, and hair becomes stronger, thicker, fuller.

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For more information about my experience with SeroVital Advanced, visit here. Dr. Donnica Moore, Physician and Women’s Health Expert; Dr. Deanne Robinson, Cosmetic Dermatologist; and Dr. Michael Breus, “The Sleep Doctor” had spoke at a panel recently about SeroVital ADVANCED, how it’s proven with data and facts to effectively help take care of oneself from the inside out. Below are some noteworthy quotes from each professional.

  • Dr. Donnica Moore, Physician and Women’s Health Expert: “When it comes to taking care of one’s body it is essential that we take a holistic approach and address all aspects of one’s lifestyle including sleep, diet and activity. That’s why I recommend SeroVital — which provides all over wellness from the inside — as it’s a great first step for many patients looking for something that will help guide their holistic journey.”
  • Dr. Deanne Robinson, Cosmetic Dermatologist: “Many of my patients are coming to me more and more asking about how they can treat their skin from within. While topical treatments and lasers are great, it is also really beneficial to treat the skin from the inside out for a more long-term solution, particularly when it comes to aging confidently — having something like SeroVital on the market allows me to offer something that treats their skin needs from within while also providing overall health benefits.”
  • Dr. Michael Breus, The Sleep Doctor: “Sleep is incredibly important to one’s overall health, wellness and mood. Better rest allows for making better decisions when it comes to eating, makes one more alert throughout the day and actually helps skin look clearer and more vibrant. SeroVital gives patients the opportunity to get better sleep, almost immediately, and also boost the overall look of their skin with health benefits to boot.”

Sleep Number PlushComfort Pillows help you get all the beauty sleep that you need. For all those who toss and turn at night and feel tired in the morning, or perhaps your body is sore and achy when you wake up — it may be that you need a good quality pillow. Getting that right pillow can help you achieve good night’s rest. Be sure to pick a pillow that offers support for your neck and upper back. The human spine is naturally curved, so supporting your head and neck helps to maintain the proper alignment of these areas. As a result, you will get all the beauty sleep your body craves, so you can wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to start the day like a brand new person.

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is my primary go-to skincare product to transform skin and create a beautiful canvas for my makeup. SK-II’s “miracle water” contains over 90% pure Pitera, which is the exclusive miracle ingredient found in all SK-II products that closely mimics your skin’s natural moisturizing functions and provides optimal hydration, glow and texture. It is never too young to start caring for your skin. For example, Black-ish and Grown-ish star, Yara Shahidi made a stunning appearance showcasing radiant, glowing skin on the red carpet as an Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actor Guild Awards a couple of weeks ago. In addition to Facial Treatment Essence, Yara Shahidi also used the velvety SK-II RNA Power Cream on her forehead, cheeks and chin, throughout the rest of her face and neck. The luxurious Cream is absorbed into the skin after gently pressing and patting with the palms, leaving skin supple and radiant looking – the perfect base for makeup application.

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Winky Lux, an awesome new beauty brand for millenials, makes all their beauty products with luxurious, natural, cruelty free ingredients. They do not contain parabens, sulfates, gluten, phthalates and animal testing. Sometimes when I suffer from sleep deprivation, my skin becomes dull and I get dark circles under my eyes. I tried Winkly Lux Ice Cream Color Perfector in lavender, and just love how it helps hide my dark circles and redness. It’s the perfect quick fix for work, or for date night with my husband.

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FRAGRANCES,especially new scents are great for those who wants to smell unique, and not just another clone of someone else wearing a popular scent. Here are some new fragrances that are a must-try.

Azzaro Chrome Aqua is refreshing, invigorating and uplifting. The inspiration derives from a sweet moment between father and son made of complicity and playfulness. A jump full of emotion charged with vibrant energy. A bonding moment so special it creates memories that will last forever. It offers new freshness bursting with aromatic notes: grapefruit, green apple, spearmint, basil and vetiver.

Mugler Alien Man is a great, handsome new fragrance for him.
the new fragrance for him with new possibilities. This scent offers an overdose of white amber and smoky notes of beechwood highlight his masculinity while leathery notes reveal his power and determination. This woody, leathery, aromatic fragrance will be sure to please.

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Olfactory NYC offers a completely unique, custom fragrance that smells different on everyone! Forget about flashy brand names, celebrity endorsements and pushy salespeople. Olfactory allows you to create a fragrance that is unique, personal and curated by you, through every step of the process. At its scent studio in Nolita, each and every individual is invited to customize every aspect of a very special fragrance from the scents, to the accords and even the name on the label — now that’s a romantic and special Valentine’s Day gift!

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FOOD enhances our natural beauty. It’s so true — you are what you eat, so that’s why I enjoy pressure cooking, crisping and steaming my family’s favorite grub food. I love making kids’ sinfully delicious and healthy food, such as french fries, fried chicken, burgers, lasagna and orange beef. In the past, pressure cookers were not as safe and easy to use as it is today, thanks to the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker. After you tried cooking with this amazing pressure cooker, you’ll be pleasantly suprised that it is really easy to keep up with those die-hard New Year’s resolutions, such as eating healthier, losing weight and to obtain more energy so you can do more fun extracurricular activities.

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What I love about the Ninja Foodi is it helps food retain most of their nutrients, and makes them much tastier so my kids and their play dates are always so happy when they see me. It’s great for cooking for a large family or for hosting dinner parties, because it saves time in preparing meals. Also, the home can get hot when there are many visitors, so must imagine how the kitchen can feel when you’re cooking for your friends and family. Thanks to the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker, it actually helps your kitchen stay cooler, because you’re not cooking on a regular stovetop or oven. The Foodi pressure cooker has stovetop settings so it can simmer and sear in one pot, and retain the heat and steam so that none of it escapes to heat up the home! When done, cleaning is super easy too, because there’s no need to spend time cleaning the stove top, control panel, walls and counters. All there is to do is put the Foodi pressure cooker in the dishwasher (it’s dishwasher safe, nonstick, ceramic coated), or simply hand wash that one pot. Best of all, pressure cookers actually help save energy, because they’re more efficient than using multiple pots on separate burners and ovens. For some great recipe ideas on how to enjoy healthy, easy, speedy and yummy home cooking, visit here.