Valentine's Day 2015: 5 best beauty buys to treat yourself

Forget Valentine's presents for others, now it is your turn

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Whether you're single or spliced, it's hard to find people who care about Valentine's Day as much as retailers and restaurateurs would like us to. And while I'm all for opting out of the enforced romanticism of the Hallmark holiday, we all deserve a treat now and then whatever the date.

The idea of buying your own V Day gift might feel a little maudlin or sad, but spending your hard-earnt cash on yourself is surely anything but. After all, as Ru Paul says: "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?" Amen to that.

 

Satin Oil for Body and Hair: £36, diptyqueparis.co.uk

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Who needs a trip to the City of Love – this bulbous glass bottle brings a bit of Parisian chic to any dressing table. The handy spray applicator ensures no oil slicks or slips.

 

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You Snap The Whip Body Butter: £6.50, lush.co.uk

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Ignore the unsettling colour – this shower scrub and balm combo won't stain your skin, but will leave it silky smooth and smelling like old-fashioned sweeties.

 

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Lime, Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser: £58, jomalone.co.uk

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Yes this limited-edition watercolour-packaged pot is far pricier than a Glade plug-in, but its gorgeous smell will fill a room with freshness for months.

 

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Estée Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15: £17, johnlewis.com

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Fragrance-free and in lovely retro packaging, this is a cut above most lip balms whether you're puckering up or not.

 

 

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Choc Pot Dark Chocolate - Nail Polish Remover: £6, ciatelondon.com

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With far less guilt than a box of chocolates, this diddy pot contains a sponge soaked in nail polish remover, which is great for keeping things tidy on the go.

 

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