Say “Be My Valentine” with a DIY Beauty Kit
Published Feb 07, 2014
Want to wow one of your Valentines this year? Skip the boring box of chocolates in favor of a DIY beauty kit, which you can tailor to suit anyone from a coworker to your bestie. We’ve put together four ideas filled with accessible products we love. That is, you can find everything at drugstores, Target, or right here on Beautylish, so that you can whip up a gift, even at the last minute. Of course, all of these are completely customizable with your own swaps—and remember, giving the gift of beauty works any time of year, for any occasion.
Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath + Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution in Lavender
A soothing combination of bubble bath and infused bath salts makes this kit perfect for anyone in need of a relaxing night at home.
total cost: about $10
find everything at: Walgreens, CVS, or any local drugstore
make it extra special: add a handful of scented tea lights
e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator + Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue + NYX Matte Lipstick
This kit revitalizes dry, cracked lips with a gentle exfoliator, a medicated lip balm infused with eucalyptus, and the icing on the cake: a matte lipstick in 22 velvety shades.
total cost: about $12.50
make it extra special: pack in a gift box filled with Hershey’s kisses
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream + Essie Nail Polish + Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Anti-Chip Top Coat
The cuticle cream’s blend of almond oil, cocoa seed butter, and vitamin E nourishes cuticles and nails and is the perfect accompaniment to a new bottle of polish. Add a top coat that dries in 30 seconds and helps keep manis chip-free for up to 10 days, and you’ve got the ideal trio for an at-home mani.
total cost: about $20
make it extra special: toss in a pack of heart-shaped nail decals
Two of our favorite brands, Inglot Cosmetics and Lit Cosmetics, have you covered for an eye-catching kit. Inglot has 229 shadows and five shades of its Colour Play mascara; while Lit offers up loose glitter pigments in 58 different hues—the plentiful options make it easy to customize with your giftee’s favorite shades.
total cost: $29
find everything at: Beautylish
make it extra special: remove a few candies from a heart-shaped box of chocolates, and slip the goods into the wrappers in their place