With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse for our love of TV and movies to collide with our favorite forms of self-care. After all, what’s better than a binge-watch fest combined with an at-home DIY spa treatment? We certainly can’t think of anything. From creating the ideal ambience to using the most fab products to primp with while watching the latest show, this guide has you covered.
Here are the best products to pair with some of our February picks, and best believe they’ve been chosen with love.
The reality show Perfect Match arrives on Netflix on Valentine’s Day, and we have some delish non-alcoholic wine and rosé from Joyus that you’ll want to try as you watch celebrity singles search for love at a tropical paradise. Setting the luxurious vibe, Joyus is 100% woman-and-sober-owned and 100% bubbly deliciousness without the hangover.
To set the tone for the drama that will inevitably ensue, light up a Main Character or Rom Com candle from Mise en Scent. Hand poured in Brooklyn, these genre themed candles are inspired by films.
After that, it’s time to sit back, relax, and watch the matching and un-matching relationships begin.
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez stars in the ABC show Not Dead Yet, which premiered on February 8, 2023, about a woman in her thirties returning to her hometown after a relationship doesn’t pan out. This is one for those who need the total self-care pampering package.
The first thing to do is make an order at the Black woman-owned brand Postal Petals, as founder Talia Boone knows all about the healing magic of flower arranging. These vivid flowers could help bring the colors back into anyone’s life.
We also recommend Plants by Post, which offers an array of plants right from the nursery. They even offer workshops, like Valentine’s Day candle-making, Valentine’s Day floral centerpiece making, and more. There’s nothing like flowers to heal a wounded heart and make any space beautiful.
Then, comes the pampering. Your skin will thank you for Clean Beauty by Ana K and Aminnah. Clean Beauty by Ana K was founded by a medical aesthetician, AKA Ana K, with a passion for ethical skincare that helps with all body and face problems, including those pesky zits that cram our style. Aminnah is both playful and smooth, especially with the colorful vegan-friendly body butters, whipped soaps, moisturizing shaving soap, body oils, and more.
We have a strong suspicion that these products are going to help get over any ex, and in the case of Not Dead Yet, stop things from feeling too grim.
Now, this isn’t exactly the romantic vibe that most people dream of having, but Netflix’s You Season 4, which drops on February 9, is certainly keeping people on their toes. Joe Goldberg is going from killer to detective, so we have some products for those trying to wipe their hands clean of a romance gone wrong.
Fomin is unlike anything we’ve seen before with on-the-go soap sheets and tablets designed to travel with us anywhere. Each pack saves us from any and all dirty situations with dreamy scents like bergamot rose, lavender aloe, and more.
However, we know some bad romances still leave us feeling extra worn down, so we recommend the Curel line for sensitive skin. Let’s face it, the stress of Mr. Joe Goldberg after all these years could cause a wrinkle or two.
The Curel Makeup Cleansing Gel ($20) removes makeup with ease without getting rid of the skin’s moisture.
Mella will help with a good night’s sleep, and gorgeous skin, after the unpleasantness of a roller coaster relationship. Steady as You Glow ($24) is a melatonin-infused facial moisturizer that helps skin not to look tired or dull.
We’re hoping this is a winning formula for a fresh start. But just in case it’s a fitting time to get out of town, the Black-owned brand Cincha has travel needs covered with its Travel Belt Bag ($75), which is great for both short and long trips.
You’re never too old to fangirl, and the film 80 for Brady, now available in theaters, reminds us of the magic of both Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day.
80 for Brady is about four best-friend senior ladies who travel on a wild trip to see their hero, Tom Brady, during the 2017 Super Bowl.
We know exactly how you, and your friends, can look your best when you go to see your hero. Start things off by trying the Essentials Skin Care Collection developed by aesthetician Beth Pestotnik. Her products know how to take on aging, acne and more.
The Pure Deep Cleansing Gel for blemish prone skin does wonders with the power of oil control, salicylic acid, and other delectable ingredients.
While the dream team made up of Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field aren’t exactly in their twenties anymore, the movie trailer makes it clear that they’ll probably never get old, especially when it comes to a hilarious adventure.
Perhaps the Replenix Limited Edition Anti Aging Kit ($49) is their secret. Either way, it sure is ours. Each product has powerhouse ingredients, including medical-grade retinol, green tea polyphenols technology and more.
After our skin is simply glowing, it’s time for the final touches. Undone Beauty has the stunning Light on Lip lipstick that comes in vivid colors, including royal red, honey rose and others. After all, whether it’s Tom Brady or someone else, you want to dress to impress when it comes to your heroes.