Valentine's Day 2015: 17 best beauty gifts

Whether you're buying for a loved one, or want to get gorgeous for the 14 February, here's our pick of the best beauty for Valentine's Day

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From sumptuous bath oils and body creams to luxurious massage candles, treat someone to one of these romantic products.

Nails Inc Alexa Hearts: £16 for 14ml nailsinc.com

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Wear your heart on your nails with this fabulous Alexa Chung designed polish from Nails Inc - tiny red hearts contained in a clear polish.

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Chloe Love Story Eau de Parfum: £64.50 for 50ml thefragranceshop.co.uk

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Probably the most romantic scent I've come across in a very long time. The latest fragrance from the French fashion house, it's inspired by the love padlocks on the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. The bottle is beautiful and the scent is a sumptuous blend of neroli, orange blossom, jasmine, musks and woods.

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Diptique Rosafolia Scented Candle: £44 diptyqueparis.co.uk

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Give as a gift, or light one up to fill your home on Valentine's evening with the ultimate romantic scent of Turkish rose absolute and geranium.

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Eve Lom Kiss Mix: £16 for 7ml evelom.com

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Keeps lips soft and kissable with this luxurious moisturising and protective balm. Beeswax gives long-lasting hydration and menthol leaves a fresh minty blast to the mouth.

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Benefit Bathina Just Confess, You're Obsessed All Over Me Scented Body Mist: £24.50 for 50ml benefitcosmetics.co.uk

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Alcohol-free, so spritz on hair and body whenever you want to slip into something a little more comfortable! Sun-kissed Sicilian lemon, white blossoms and velvet plum combine to make a fresh but romantically irresistible scent.

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Emma Bridgewater Love & Flowers Hand Cream: £8 for 75ml marksandspencer.com

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Delicately scented of old fashioned pink roses, this cream keeps hands silky smooth and soft, without the stickiness that many hand lotions leave.

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Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Body Velvet: £50 for 200ml aromatherapyassociates.com

 

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A rose, geranium and sandalwood blend of the highest quality essential oils in an ultra luxurious body cream. And it's high-tech too – specialised peptides support the skin's natural collagen production to improve suppleness and tone.

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Shavata Heart Shaped Tweezers: £21 shavata.co.uk

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Handy, heat-shaped, handbag size tweezers. Go from brow to wow with these Swiss made slanted tweezers in a carry case with magnifying mirror. What's not to love from Shavata, the guru of brow tweezing?

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REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil: £30 for 110ml renskincare.com

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An absolute cult beauty classic, this multi-award winning oil is a beauty editor's favourite. Exquisitely scented, a few drops of this in the bath not only nourishes the skin, but is also a brilliant soothing, stress reliever at the end of a long day.

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Clarins Rouge Eclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick in Passion Red: £19.50 clarins.co.uk

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The classic pillar box red that suits all skin tones and hair shades, if you're a novice red lip wearer, this is the perfect one to try first. In homage to the 1940s stars of the silver screen, this shouts glamour at the top of its voice. Definitely one to make an impression on February 14.

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Ark Loving Bath and Body Oil: £26 for 100ml arkskincare.com

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Ylang ylang, black pepper and jasmine make this a rich, sensual, calming oil. A beautiful dressing-table worthy bottle, it's the perfect gift for someone you love. Take a long hot soak and nourish thirsty winter skin with a few drops of this in the bath on Valentine's Day.

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Marks and Spencer Florentyna Soap Roses: £5 for 9 marksandspencer.com

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These gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley and orange blossom scented mini rose soaps are delightfully feminine and give a real floral hit when you lather up.

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Rosie for Autograph Large Scented Candle: £15 marksandspencer.com

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Not all scented candles have to be astronomically expensive, there are inexpensive ones that don't smell like air freshener – you just have to seek them out. Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley's first scent is a nod in the direction of her love for the British countryside and this candle, with its romantic rose scent, is perfect for Valentine's.

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Gucci Guilty Diamond Limited Edition Eau de Toilette: £53 for 50ml theperfumeshop.com

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Give the girl you love diamonds this Valentine's Day with this ultra sensual scent, all wrapped up in a crystal-studded, rose gold bottle. Intoxicating and heady, this striking fragrance blends pink pepper, lilac, cardamon, amber and patchouli, for a seriously sexy scent.

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Balance Me Rose Otto Body Balm: £25 for 150ml balanceme.co.uk

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Indulge dry, sensitive, highly reactive skin in a richly hydrating, 100% natural, beautifully scented, skin-quenching balm. A bespoke blend of soothing rose oils, vitamin E and essential fatty acids sink straight in to strengthen and nourish winter skin.

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Charlotte Tilbury Prep, Prime, Colour and Kiss in So Marilyn: £84 charlottetilbury.com

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All you need to give the girl you love instantly kissable lips. Buy the following 4 products and you get the quirky Lip Clutch for free. Lip Love lip renewing honeybee scrub, smoothing renewing balm Lip Magic, Lip Cheat Re-shape and Re-Size Lip Liner and K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in So Marilyn – a classic easy to wear red.

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Too Faced Soul Mates: £28 debenhams.com

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This is just about the best compact to land on my desk this week. A power couple of blush and bronzer in one perfect palette. The warmth of a shimmering sunkissed bronze to contour, blended with a pop of pink for a healthy natural glow. Inject some colour in pale end-of-winter complexions with a swirl and a sweep over apples and up to the temples.

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Verdict:

You won't put a foot wrong if you give your girl Chloe Love Story – a beautiful romantic scent, or the Diptique Rosafolia candle. And for something a little quirky, try Alexa Hearts nail polish from Nails Inc.

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