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5 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Valentine’s Day #VdayWithPSBU

Posted in Beauty, Body Positive, Where to Shop
on February 8, 2017

Over the past few years, it’s become increasingly popular to make sure we self-pamper during Valentine’s Day. The guilt-free feeling when purchasing your favorite item or heading to a spa is unmatched.  This year, I wanted to share five ways that I pamper myself during Valentine’s Day.

So for me, Valentine’s Day is all about being in a constant state of love and euphoria.  During the weekend of Valentine’s Day, I try to accomplish the following:

*Caution, I prepare for this day ONE YEAR in advance, so some of this may seem costly–but of course, I provide alternatives*

 

Paying Off a School Loan

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Way to start off on the unconventional route huh? A few of my stressors come from $40,000 worth of school loans I have to pay for over the next 10 years. Although I finance them like no tomorrow, nothing feels better than paying off a loan. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulder and like my credit score went up. Well barely, but it certainly puts me closer to buying my first home. There are two ways I’ve done this:

a. Saving a portion of my check every month.
b. File my taxes and apply 75% of my returns to the loan.

Buy a great quality item

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In 2015, I told myself that I would invest in things that produce longevity. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a deal or even a cheaper manufactured item because these pockets are not deep, but Valentine’s Day is all about treating yourself. Since my last name is Chanel, I thought I would get something under $2,000.00 . Good luck right? Well actually, ever since I was 18 years old, I wanted to get Chanel Number 5. So this year, not only am I get one bottle, but I am getting Chanel N 5 New and the classic. I love scents more than I should.

If this seems like too much commitment, but you really want to try new scents, you should check out Scentbird! I received some of the BEST perfumes from this service, and it’s only 14.95 a month. All you have to do is fill out a questionnaire and then travel size amounts are delivered to you! I love love LOVE IT!

 

Journaling

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This has to be the least expensive thing you can do, but it provides the most return. I always take the time to journal about why I love myself. Analyzing everything apart from what guys have said about me or what family members appreciate about me. I write down things that I want to keep working on and ways in which I can learn to love myself more and more. The way you love yourself sets the standard for the way you give love to others.

For example, if I don’t love myself—this can be a catalyst for me not to love another person, over-obsess over someone because I want that feeling, or love someone because you notice how much they love themselves. Always look for at least one thing to appreciate about yourself. It makes all the difference. And you don’t have to do this only do it on Valentine’s Day! In fact, you can do it at any time. But on the days you are feeling down, refer back to that entry–it will provide some comfort!

Full Body Massage

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Yup, cliche but after a year of paying bills and taking care of others, all you want to do is relax and escape. On Groupon, I found a nice deal for a full body massage and you can couple it with a Mani/Pedi and facial for 100.00. The best time to look for deals is during Valentine’s Day because the “Good for Gifting” option is usually the best section on Groupon.

Buy Something for Someone

I know this post is supposed to be all about you, but nothing makes me happier (aside from paying off student loans) than seeing someone smile! Just a little gift that says “thinking of you” or “your beard looked a little whack so here’s something!” One product that is flying off the online shelves is Harry’s.  Harry’s is a New York-based company that manufactures and sells shaving equipment via mail order. I gave this to my brother once, and now he religiously buys their products.

So don’t fret if you aren’t celebrating this holiday with a special someone…because the most specialist(lol) person out there is YOU!

And if you are celebrating it with someone, don’t forget to share whatever candy you get–my mailbox is waiting.

Happy V-Day,
Char.

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20 Comments

  • Reply suitsheelsandcurves

    I love these tips, especially the student loan one!

    February 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply thefatgirloffashion

    This is a great post.  Thank you so much! 

    February 8, 2017 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Crystal Daniels

    I’ve never had a massage! I absolutly have to remember to treat myself and pay off my loans uhhhh lol.

    February 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Alysse Dalessandro

    I love these suggestions!!! Being able to pay off a student loan would be a great gift!!!

    February 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Jeniese

    All great ideas that I’ve never thought about! Especially the dreaded student loan!

    February 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Maui

    Yes!! To buying a quality item!

    February 8, 2017 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply mommyteacherfashionista

    This is a really beautiful post !!! I love how you are always so self confident and exude so much joy. I am completely obsessed with Chanel – mostly Coco Chanel ( the classic bottle) and will save in other areas to afford my Coco. 😉

    February 9, 2017 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Aimara

    Couldn’t agree more babe!
    Such a great post!
    How’s that Chanel N 5? Been dying to get this classic scent!
    Thanks for sharing and Happy V day!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

    February 9, 2017 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Marcy yu

    Such a great post babe!!! Really enjoy reading this tips.
    Thanks for sharing

    xo
    Marcy

    February 10, 2017 at 5:01 am
  • Reply sharon

    As a student I must say I love the student loan idea! This is a great way!
    I also agree on investing on a nice perfume, it is a must!
    xx

    February 10, 2017 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Vanessa Berlin

    Girl, love your post! It’s totally unique. Great ideas for Valentines. I would love a massage! That could be the ideal gift because of the hectic pace of life I’m always like crazy. What a better day to pamper ourselves?! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

    February 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply michenn (@michennblog)

    I’m all about the full body massage and luxury items! Actually a lot of people I know don’t get massages but I honestly see it as almost a mental health escape, which is sooo needed sometimes!

    February 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Keyma

    Loved that you share this post with us. I can so relate to many of it. Definitely getting a good massage next week

    February 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Darya

    Oh babe thank you for all the ideas! This is a great post.

    Love
    Darya

    http://www.thebloomingbouquetstyle.com

    February 11, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply thomasfalkenstedt

    Thank you so much for reminding me and others that Valentine’s is not about fancy dinners with your significant other or what not, but about YOU. Just like you said, if you don’t love yourself, how could you love someone else?
    Totally loved all the tips and am going to spend Tuesday pampering myself! 🙂
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

    February 12, 2017 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Olga Gruzina

    That’s a nice tips!!! Want full body massage!)

    February 12, 2017 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Dom

    Hey girl! Wow this is such a great post. You are the definition of confidence and all these tips are so perfect!

    Happy Valentines Day Queen Char!
    xoxo,
    Dom

    February 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Coco La vie en rose (Coco et La vie en rose)

    A full body massage would work great for me! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

    February 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Ms. Morgan Ryan

    Totally got myself a massage! I pulled my back out so some self care and extra care was a perfect way to love me so I can extend that love to others.

    Xx,
    M

    February 15, 2017 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Jen

    Girl I got loans like nobody’s business. You just got to keep paying them off!! I love the idea of buying a quality item. I’m really into quality over quantity!

    February 16, 2017 at 1:29 am
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