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Valentine’s Gifts and Treats

Posted January 30, 2013 by Surita in Beauty

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Cupid! Yep the most loved up day in the calendar is almost here, so whether you’re looking to buy for that special someone or simply want to spoil yourself (and why not!) check out So Darling’s! gift guide for Valentine’s.







Caroline Gardner

Corda Scented Diffuser – £26.00

Corda Scented Candle – £23.00

This beautiful reed diffuser and scented candle in the lovely scent of corda from Caroline Gardner are a warming fragrance with notes of birch, juniper, leather and amber. The fragrances contain an unique blend of fragrance oils and purified gm free alcohol. Perfect for creating the romantic ambient mood.


McGuigan Black Label Premium Release Sparkling SHIRAZ


The sparkles courtesy of the superb Sparkling Shiraz from McGuigan – a real favourite. Rich crimson in colour,Plum Cherry & Chocolate aromas, followed by rich blackcurrant and plum flavours with a hint of spicy oak & chocolate.


Cherry Valentine Fudge


Why not treat yourself (or your other half) to this gorgeous Cherry Valentine fudge?! Made with high-quality ingredients including; Morello cherries, white chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg combined with creamy delicious fudge and a hint of rose water to boot!  Exclusively available until 14 February – so make sure you get them while you can – these little pleasures won’t be around for long.


This Valentine’s day express you love with the New Nail Rock’s Valentine’s day Designer wraps. Embrace the sweetest day of the year with soft and girlie pastel hues to create your perfect date night outfit. With messages like Crazy Love, Sweet Love and Forever, when you simply don’t have the words well now your nails can say it for you!


Organic Seed & Bean

Bars £2.29 each

£35, £55 & £80 boxes

Chocolate is a great hit any day of the year, but no more so than Valentine’s Day. Why not try out the range of chocolate on offer from Organic Seed & Bean, the UK’s only 100% ethically accredited chocolate company. With a range of exciting flavours available to buy, either singularly or in 30 bar hampers, you will be spoilt for choice this Valentines Day. Try any (or all) of the following flavours,

Pumpkin seeds & Hemp Oil Extra Dark Chocolate

Coconut & Raspberry Extra Dark Chocolate

Extra Dark Chocolate

Cornish Sea Salt Extra Dark Chocolate

Lemon & Cardamom Fine Dark Chocolate

Lavender Extra Dark Chocolate

Chilli & Lime Extra Dark Chocolate

Mandarin & Ginger Extra Dark Chocolate

Mint Extra Dark Chocolate

Coffee Espresso Fine Dark Chocolate

Tangerine Rich Milk Chocolate

Rich Milk Chocolate (Breast Cancer Campaign)

Sicilian Hazelnut & Almond Milk Chocolate

Sicilian Hazelnut Dark Chocolate

Lemon & Poppy Seeds Creamy White Chocolate


Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine’s Mug


Add your warmest wishes to that special someone’s hot drinks with the longest running, happiest couples ever! This Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine’s mug has two Minnie motifs plus silhouettes of Minnie and Mickey around the outside and another on the red interior.




Let funkin cocktails help you have a hassle free Valentine’s Day with their cocktail mixers in nine wonderful flavours. For those romantics amongst you who will be planning the all important meal or surprise, you can spend less time making the drinks and more time perfecting the food and fun, as funkin does all the peeling and blending for you by using the best quality ingredients to create the tastiest cocktail. The Bellini or the Mojito funkin mixture is the perfect complement to any meal and will surely spice up your evening. For those single ladies out there who prefer to spend Valentines with their friends the Cosmopolitan, Margarita and Strawberry Woo Woo funkin mixers are the perfect drinks to get any night started. To make these wonderful creations all you have to do is choose which cocktail you would like, add the alcohol and shake! No stress, no mess, no fuss and no one will be any the wiser! funkin’s authentic cocktail mixers are 100% natural and ripened under the sun, meaning all the goodness and natural flavour are retained, just as they should be. A team of dedicated funkin experts trial and taste the finest varieties of fruit from around the world to ensure they are of the highest quality. With no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or additives they act as a shortcut to the tastiest cocktail.




One for all you chocolate lovers, strong tea and a hint of dark, rich, chocolate -this blend gives you both! Great if you’ve got a sweet tooth or just looking for that quirky present!


Love Your Smell – Perfume oil


Love Your Smell roll-on perfume oil, is the latest product from the Australian Cult brand Black Chicken Remedies. Based on the brands signature blend of its Love Your Body Oil, this perfume oil contains a blend of the oils of Sandalwood , Geranium Bourbon, Patchouli, Lavender, Carrot , Ylang Ylang ,and Nutmeg. With studies showing many well known perfumes can contain up 250 synthetic chemicals, that are toxic, Love Your Smell believe why pay big bucks to risk your health when there is a cheaper, healthier alternative made from plant extracts cultivated by nature not in a test tube.









Listerine Total Care


Probably the most important item for Valentine’s! The most advanced & complete listerine, 6 benefits in 1, total care Listerine is proven to clean and protect with benefits for total oral health and more importantly ensure fresh breath for Valentine’s!


Nad’s Brazilian & Bikini Wax


Bare all or try something a little different with 4 specially designed templates to personalise your intimate region. Nad’s Brazilian & Bikini hard wax has a sensual mango and peach scent and gives clean, smooth results for weeks. Ideal for removing hair from areas with thicker, coarser hair like the bikini area or underarms.Remove. Soothe. Release. Exfoliate.


Never Lose Your Cherry


Pucker up with never lose your cherry lip balm which will leave your lips soft supple and ready for smooching!


EyeCANDY London – Provocative


This bright neon pink nail polish from Eye Candy is part of the Core colours collection. It’s ultra girly, bright and dries to be really glossy. Eye Candy formulate their nail polishes with the high quality professional enamel, are chip resistant with a high concentration of pigment and an ultra-glossy shine.


Eye Candy Eyelashes 


Eye Candy 50′s style Dramatise 009 false eyelashes are designed to add dramatic allure and a unique style as well as volume to your eyes by providing a thicker, fuller lash appearance. Ideal for a glamorous evening look, they plump up and emphasise for sensuous sexy lashes that are reminiscent of the chic and glamorous 1950s! 009 lashes give a much fuller appearance with a flared look!

These lashes are flawless and easy to apply, safe and gentle to use. As well as being handmade and of the highest quality, they are also light as a feather, making them comfortable to wear all evening!

Subtle, seductive, striking or sexy, Eye Candy hand made luscious Lashes are safe, gentle and effortlessly easy to apply. As light as a feather to wear, choose from three full looks! Eye Candy have improved on the most popular brands known in eyelashes, making all their products hand made using only real hair of the highest quality, unlike many other brands who use plastic! Even the packaging has been lavished, making eye candy, very sweet on the eye…

valentines15Rose Romance Bath Shimmer


Immerse yourself in fragrant, shimmering bath water, enriched with natural extracts. This luxurious pearlescent Bath Shimmer benefits from extracts of rose petal, orchid and vitamin E to add a touch of luxury to your bathing experience and to leave your skin feeling cleansed, moisturised and fragrant. Presented in a beautiful glass decanter and adorned with a charming pink ribbon bow.
Superdry Neon Fragrance
£35.00 each

Superdry women’s Neon perfume. Find a scent for every occasion with the range of individual fragrances.
Neon Blue: Pear, apple, melon, lily of the valley, jasmine and musks.
Neon Pink: Bergamot, pineapple, galbanum, water fruits, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, vanilla and musks.










 Anna Karenina


Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, Anna Karenina is BAFTA nominated director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) and Academy Award Winner Tom Stoppard’s (Shakespeare In Love) bold and visually audacious screenplay adaption of Leo Tolstoy’s epic literary masterpiece. Starring the crème of British acting talent, Anna Karenina is a must-own movie for anyone who adores love, beauty and cinematic style, available on DVD, Blu-ray™ with UV Digital Copy and Download from 4th February. Set in the sumptuous and vibrant late 19th century imperial Russia, this visually stunning movie is a powerful ode to affairs of the heart, that will set pulses racing. Watch in awe as the married aristocrat Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley – Atonement) enters into a life- changing affair with the dashing young Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Savages). 1874, St Petersburg, the beautiful socialite Anna Karenina is at the peak of her social status having married and borne a son to high-ranking government official Karenin ( Jude Law – Sherlock Holmes). After Anna’s chance encounter with the well-connected Countess Vronsky (Olivia Williams – Hanna) on a train journey to visit her charismatic and unfaithful brother Oblonsky (Matthew Macfadyen – The Three Musketeers), she is introduced to the Countess’ handsome military son Vronsky, one of Moscow’s most eligible bachelors. Unable to deny the tension in the air, Anna and Vronsky swiftly embark on a passionate affair, resulting in catastrophic consequences. As the couple face a series of hurdles such the controversy of a marital affair within the Russian high society, the distractions that a charming young officer faces, and Anna’s battle with her own insecurities, the two undergo a journey of love, drama and tragedy of epic proportions. Whilst the passionate love story of and Anna explore a full spectrum of love in Anna Karenina, with a host of dynamic tales of adoration weaved throughout the film. Watch as the hopeless romantic Levin (Domhnall Gleeson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) struggles with his unrequited love for the beautiful young debutante Kitty (Alicia Vikander – A Royal Affair), and experience heartbreak as Anna’s struggles to balance the unconditional love for her son with the undivided love she feels for Vronsky. Marvel at the stunning cinematography, extravagant fashion and all-star British cast also featuring Emily Watson (War Horse), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Kelly McDonald (Brave) in Anna Karenina, out on DVD and Blu-ray, both with UltraViolet copy, and on Digital Download from 4th February 2013 – available to pre-order now.











Alternative Rose Bouquet


Introducing the Alternative Rose Bouquet organic skincare gift set is packed full of rose petals and oils to help you wash, cleanse, tone and moisturise with a wonderful bouquet. Inspired by this wonderful flower, the natural skincare gift set includes a Rose Petal, Papaya & Cypress Face Wash; Rose water & Orange Blossom Toner; anti-ageing & hydrating Serum made with an infusion of rose petals and plumping Hyaluronic acid and a beautifully balancing Rosehip & Kiwi face oil. The pack comes complete with aluxury organic muslin face cloth to finish off the gift – and unlike a traditional bunch of roses, this ‘bouquet’ will last several months rather than several days.











Vintage Rose 5 Beautifully Scented Drawer Liners

Beautifully scented drawer liners made with specially blended oils these beautifully decorated drawer lining papers will deliver the infused romantic scent of rose, fresh muguet and jasmine on a base of warm amber and touches of musk onto your clothing and linens.
Guylian I Love You Hearts
Individually wrapped in luxurious golden foil within an eye catching red box, these romantic heart shaped chocolates, filled with roasted hazelnut praline are the perfect way to say ‘I Love You’ this Valentine’s Day. The box which contains four praline filled hearts is the ideal love token, whilst the heart shaped box makes a more substantial Valentine’s Day present.












Argan Oil 


100 % Pure Organic Argan Oil Essence of Morocco ® Organic Argan oil is extracted from the finest quality kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, Argan oil has been used for centuries by Moroccan women for its unique skincare properties.  Nourishes, Hydrates and protects the skin, Slows down skin ageing, Neutralises free radicals, Improves skin elasticity, Minimises the appearance of fine lines and scars. Perfect for a luxurious, soothing and relaxing organic massage experience. Your skin will be nourished, hydrated, protected, and feel smooth and silky.










Rose Aromatic Candle 


Made from 100% soy wax, this aromatic candle has a lovely rose fragrance and is available from the National Gallery. The tin features Natier’s Manon Balletti. Each rose aromatic candle burns for up to 25-30 hours. Take a piece of art for your home.










Pretty Swan Eau de Toilette


Give in to your heart’s desire with the ethereal symphony of Pretty Swan Eau de Toilette. Graceful notes of pink pepper embrace a luminous velvet apricot heart, then settle into a silky rice powder trail as delicate as gossamer wings.


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