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Fall in love with these top Valentine treats courtesy of’s Chief Writer Gilly Ferguson…

Love it or loathe it, before we’ve even got around to digesting Christmas, the next ‘holiday’ is here. In fact, as the clock struck 2010, we’re pretty sure we spied a handful of hardened retailers wheeling out the fluffy toys, crimson hearts and saccrine cards we’ve come to know and (secretly) love. Yes, V-day *gulp* is only a matter of days away and (despite the big chill outside) when it comes to Valentine-style, the heat is most definitely on. Whether you and Cupid are lovestruck, moving in, at loggerheads or moving on, thanks to these top treats, there’s never been a better time to look and feel love-ly.


It’s all about the dress (no pressure!) Too tight? Too sexy. Too prim? Not sexy enough. The easy bet’s to head for a bit of both. For an evening date you can’t go wrong with a classic LBD (just accessorise bright) or for a more casual affair, why not say it with flowers with this cute Topshop frock?

Topshop £45

Topshop, £45


Whether you’re wafting past him, indulging in some air kisses or gearing up for a serious pash’, your scent should do the talking. Girly girls opt for a spritz of Nanette Lepore Signature EDP Spray, £36.00; vamps should add a slick of APOTHIA Velvet Rope Roll On Perfume Oil, £32.00 or go full steam ahead with a pheromone-packed EDP like Escentric Molecule – Molecule 01, £59.00.

Lacquer Up

Nothing completes a look quite like a luxe lacquered set of nails – and with OPI counting seductresses Blake Lively, Kim Cattrall and Cheryl Cole as fans – who better to dress our nails on the big day? Try OPI Give Me a Coral Sometime Nail Lacquer, £9.95.


Forget waiting around for him to call -say ‘I do’ to your own slice of finger candy with this Urban Outfitters ring. Gold, girly and one size-fits-all – this is one piece of jewellery that really packs a punch in the style stakes. Whether it’s a gift from that special person (you) or you’re other half, you’ll be hard-pushed not to fall hook line and sinker.

Pout Perfectornuxe

It goes without saying that you’ll need to prettify that pout if you fancy catching Cupid’s eye (slash arrow). Start off by exfoliating lips with Benefit’s Lipscription or using a dry toothbrush if you’re on a budget. Next, get balmy with Dermalogica Solar Shield Lip BALM SPF 15, £9.35 or Burt’s Bee Beeswax Lip Balm, £3.49. Lightly line your lips with a pencil that matches your natural colour to help contain colour but avoid that Page-3 look; add a slick of DuWop’s Private Red, £18.00 for night or Hue for day and finish off with gloss if needs be. Et voila, you’ll be batting them off!

Shining Happy Couples

Be sure to lube up those limbs before you go, nothing dampens a date quite like a touch of psoriasis! Korres Quince Body Butter, £11.50 is a great all-rounder as is XEN-TAN’s Transform Luxe Daily Self Tan, £23.95 if you want a hint of colour. Mix yours with NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Amazing Dry Gold Oil, £21.00 if you fancy faking that healthy glow all the while keeping skin strokably soft.


And finally – add a statement piece of arm candy to get the conversation started. Sexy, girly and <so> 2010, as far as the date’s concerned, you’re guaranteed to have it in the bag…


Love Daisy xox


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