At Sauce, we love celebrating people love (including our furry ones, aunties, grandma, nieces and lovers). Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to spoil someone you love. I mean this is a holiday dedicated to all things pink, red, and hearts overloaded with cuteness!
Romantic aspect aside, V-Day is all about letting the person know how much they make you * glow *
HERE ARE SOME GIFTING IDEAS
GHD Hair Glide
Ever since the Dyson AirWrap went viral, there has been a HUGE buzz around hybrid tools. GHD recently introduced the hair glide and it is the perfect tool for second or third day hair (or first day if your hair is naturally on the straighter side). Designed to be used on dry hair, it glides on really well and smoothens frizz to give your hair more of a natural look. The ceramic teeth heat up to 185C and it delivers! We tested a sample for over two weeks and can confirm this product might even outshine your trustee iron.
Available here, $240
Taylor Your Scent at Jo Malone London
You knew this was coming, didn’t you? We LOVE all things Jo Malone London so we sort of had to start here. The idea of fragrance combining as a part of your Valentine’s Day celebration is such a special experience. Finding a fragrance that you love and elevating it by personalizing is the perfect post-luncheon thing to do with someone you care about. Better than dessert!
Find a store closest to you here
All Things Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford
We are yet to meet someone that dislikes this fragrance!
So what does it smell like? We are not even sure we can do justice with the description…sun-drenched tropical and luxurious. Imagine white sandy beaches, little jasmine flowers and coconuts, somewhere in Maldives in one of those private villas in the water. The edp is a must-have (no seriously) but another great option is the shimmering body oil (not photographed here but it’s so beautiful) and the oil has its own hidden powers. The body spray is a wonderful option too if you’re not ready to fork out for the full size edp.
In our eyes, the best option is the set — get it all!
Miann Cookies and Chocolates
Valentine’s Day is ALL about cookies and chocolates. It’s old school tradition, it has to be done just like a Christmas pav. Miann’s cookies “You are a snack” or “BFF” are perfect addition to your coffee date with your bff or even a co-worker you admire. This is definitely going to put smile on her dial!
Available at Miann Britomart & Fort Street
Storm & India Detox Tea
Storm & India has revamped their containers to a classic white tin that would look minimal and chic on any kitchen shelf. The brand is synonymous with very high quality ingredients and now the teas are certified organic. S&I teas make a wonderful gift for everyone (your mum, aunt, friend, gf, colleague and the list goes on).
Available here, $40
Tom Ford Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette
Shadow. Blush. Highlighter. The ultimate Tom Ford Soleil accessory in a reflective ivory gold-coloured clutch that comes in the most beautiful and decadent shades, and the packaging is heavenly. If there is one palette you’re going to buy this year, make it this one! This is the kind of gift you gift yourself gf ;-)
Available here, $240
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-stick Limited Edition
Made with 60% oils, these babies are hydrating and instantly add a pop of colour to your lips. The limited edition Valentine’s Day packaging is a wonderful gift for a girlfriend/friend. The packaging says it all! The formula is just as impressive.
Available at YSL counters in New Zealand, $66
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip
If your mum/sis/friend is a Bobbi Brown fan, you need to get your hands on these new lippies for Valentine’s Day. It has a look of a liquid lipstick but it’s non-drying and bit more balm-y. Contains emollient-rich superfruit blend featuring cranberry, blueberry and raspberry extracts. The “smoothie move” is a beautiful rose-y nude. Hydration with a nice colour playoff. Win. Win. Win.
Available at Bobbi Brown counters, find one closest to you here.
REVIEW | ZEENAT WILKINSON
PHOTOGRAPHY | WONO KIM