We all know Valentine's Day can be a sensitive topic for some, but we personally see it as a day to celebrate love in all forms. Love can come in so many different ways, it can be the love from your best friend, from your family, from your partner, or self-love. We all have someone that loves us deeply and February 14th is the day to celebrate whatever form of love you want — and here at Miik we've got a whole lot of love for YOU!
This V-Day we are doing a self-care giveaway, and we've partnered with some incredible women-owned and run brands we love, to offer the winner a self-care prize to treat yourself or to share with a loved one. (Click here if you haven't entered yet!)
If we don't have a partner for Valentine's Day, sometimes it can feel like there's not much to celebrate... and we might even feel a little sorry for ourselves, right? But this year let's do it differently!
We're about to share 5 easy ways that anyone can celebrate February 14th, with the hope that you will feel special and celebrated.
Let's create a little scenario here and imagine you are the winner of this giveaway, and you just scored yourself 5 AMAZING prizes for Valentine's Day! Each prize will be an idea of something you can do. But you can still do these 5 things whether you win the prize or not. Let's get started!
1. Boosting your self-esteem
It's so important to love ourselves just the way we are. To love our body, no matter how many imperfections we think we have, and society might seem to insist telling us that we have.
Our suggestion is to put on that pair of gorgeous Mayana Geneviere lingerie and look at yourself in the mirror - try to wipe away all the mean thoughts you might have about yourself. Now, find at least 3 things you love about your body, that makes you feel unique. It can be something as tiny as your eyebrows, a birthmark, or your toenails, who knows! At least find those three things and say it out loud to yourself. I'm sure you're going to feel a bit more positive and connected to your inner self.
We got that inspiration from a concept created by Louise Hay that's called Mirror Work, and the intention is to help you boost your self-esteem and self-confidence by saying affirmations to yourself while looking in the mirror. Hay claims "positive affirmations plant healing thoughts and ideas that support you in developing self-confidence and self esteem, and creating peace of mind and inner joy." So, why not give it a try? We're all about self-love, and sometimes that starts with how you think and talk about yourself!
2. Classic spa-day
You can't really talk about self-care without talking about skincare. The way we treat our skin is intimately related to our self-esteem, and so our suggestion is to run a bath, get your Cocoon Apothecary skincare products and go on to do a full skin care routine, while listening to your favourite songs playing in the background and just enjoy your own company, turn that moment into something special for yourself!
3. Treat yourself and your wardrobe
When it comes to loving yourself and feeling your best, is there anything that makes us feel better than putting on a killer outfit?
Start your day on Valentine's Day by picking out your absolute favourite piece from Miik. Put on some makeup and do your hair if that's your thing, and just walk out the door (or into your living room!) feeling confident and gorgeous. It doesn't matter where you're going, whether you're visiting a friend, going out with your partner or lounging at home for the night. Do you feel like wearing your heels and a killer dress, like our Haven pocket dress? Go rock that look! You feel like wearing a comfy fleece sweater, your sneakers and your favourite pair of trusty Miik leggings? We're about it! But make sure you're feeling like yourself, and feeling great!
4. Nice and cozy night in
You just got the best smelling candle from Catherine & Co in the giveaway, so you want to create a romantic setting, because nothing creates a mood better than candles and amazing scents.
This specific one smells like self-love and it just couldn't be a better combo with your night in. Maybe you want to order in your favourite food, or make dinner yourself! Whatever you do, make sure you set the mood, light the candles, put on some music, and enjoy the moment either with a loved one or with yourself, the important thing is to enjoy the moment!
5. Pack up for a weekend getaway
Pack your perfect duffel bag from Bag and Bougie or one of their amazing cosmetic bags and bring them along to your weekend getaway. Find the perfect place to spend even just an afternoon outside of the city for a quick change of scenery - which is much needed from time to time. Pack some snacks, a water bottle, and all your necessities to enjoy a little time off.
We hope these 5 ideas can help you have a more carefree Valentine's Day that is filled with self-love, just like it's supposed to be!
Which of the 5 do you think you'll try this February during the month of LOVE? Let us know in the comment section!
With much love,
Your Miik team 💚