Beautiful babes! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Now, we know this day can be a bit ambivalent for some, with all the love and hearts in the air and commercialized greeting cards. BUT, whether you are attached or single, Valentine's Day is a day focused on self-love and expression of love for everyone who means something to you! We tend to get so caught up in work and everyday life that we often forget to take care of the most important person of all YOU! You are a powerful female who can take self-love to a whole new level this V-day and the best part?? You can support local at the same time! Check out some of these fabulous ways to spend your Valentine's Day pampering your beautiful, wonderful self!
1. Massage from The Centre Spa & Wellness
Oooooo, a massage? This is almost the universal response when someone hears you are going for a massage. No one can resist a day at the spa, in a soft white robe, with cool cucumber water and essential oils filling the room. Whether you like hot stone, deep tissue, or just a good ol' relaxation massage, The Centre Spa & Wellness will cater to your every need, from a sore neck at a desk job to a tight back from sleeping poorly. Treat yourself this Valentine's Day with the gift of a relaxed mind and body. Mention this blog and receive 20% OFF your first treatment!
2. Pedicure from Vanity Vault
We know it's winter and those little tootsies are often covered up with boots, slippers or wool socks BUT isn't it a nice little surprise when you jump in the shower or head to bed and see those beautiful pink little toenails peeking out at you? And let's not forget about the sensational foot rub and calf massage that comes along with this dreamy pedicure..yeeeeeeesssss, more pleeeeaaasssee. This is the perfect opportunity to have some well-deserved "Me Time," or better yet, grab a friend and gab away while you lounge in luxury.
3. Fresh Hair from Drake Pan of D*Culture
Drake Pan is a GENIUS with hair! He is owner and stylist behind D*Culture and welcomes you, with sweetness and good energy, into his one room studio in the cool-as- heck Grain Exchange building in downtown Calgary. Drake has over 15 years experience as a hair stylist. He engages his craft at a truly professional level. His eye for the aesthetic and current professional development makes him one of THE BEST hair stylists in Calgary!Call to book your appointment: 403.515.0068 P.S. Visit Golden Peach Wax Bar right across the hall to keep your peach fuzz in check!
4. Lace Brick Design Snuggle Swag
Whether you are on the couch with bae or watching P.S I Love You with the gals, everyone needs a good sharing cozy-up blanket. Head to our website to view the multitude of colour options for our popular Campfire blanket. Looking for a present for your girlfriends, or perhaps yourself?! Check out our Etched Love Studs. These adorable little wood earrings add a touch of cute, or should we say love, to any outfit, especially leading up to and on V-Day! Use code VDAY for 10% off your order!5. Throw a "Galentine's Day" Party
What better way to use that Lace Brick Design Campfire Blanket than with your babelicious friends at a Galentine's Day party?! From ice cream and movies to fondue and charades, Galentine's can be whatever you want. Some chicks keep it casual and comfortable, in sweatpants watching Clueless or Mean Girls; other girls want to dress up, drink champagne and enjoy a night on the town full of cocktails and dancing. You decide! You know what your band of fearless females enjoys, so throw them the party that they will never forget!
6. Makeup Lesson from Makeup by Ashleigh
Most of us have been playing with makeup since we were like twelve years old. How many of us can say we are actually good at it though?! (1, 2, 3, not us!) Professional Makeup Artist Ashleigh MacDonald is hosting a workshop on March 23 that includes all the tips and tricks you'll ever need in learning how to apply foundation, bronzer, blush and highlights on your eyes, lips and brows. She will be supplying you with 3 makeup brushes, a multi-use palette and a mimosa at White Creek Ranch near Olds, Ab um yes please! For more details, check out her Instagram page: @makeup.by.ashleigh. See you babes there!
7. TFB Leather Bracelet
Treat yourself this Valentine's Day with a beautiful leather bracelet from TFB Leather (or send your guy the Instagram account so he can buy one for you! It?s @tfb_leather). These bracelets are designed and handcrafted right here in Alberta by the talented Ben Forster. Not feeling a bracelet this holiday season? No sweat. Custom requests are more than welcome, so send Ben a message with your ideas and TFB will design and handcraft something absolutely perfect! Shop TFB Bracelets on our site!8. Boudoir session by Meghan Unger
We get it, Boudoir Sessions are scary! You're putting yourself out there, flaws and all. Rest assured, even though the idea can be scary at first, they are actually CRAZY FUN! How often do you get to be pampered for 2 hours, look like a total babe and have the photos to prove it?! They're an awesome confidence boost, a fun time, and make a great gift for hubby! Don't worry if you don't know how to pose, that's what Meghan is there here for and she promises you'll be a pro by the end! Mention this ad upon booking and receive $50 off your first shoot!
9. Room Re-design by Sarah of Gioia Interiors
Winter blues got you down? Well Valentine's Day is a day of self-love and support for all females around. Sarah of Gioia Interiors absolutely LOVES helping people redesign their homes! Work with Sarah to have a clean, classic and layered look so that they feel upbeat and motivated! Treat yourself, and your home, this February to a new boutique interior design that will give you that boost of satisfaction each and everyday! Check her out on Instagram: @gioiainteriors Mention this add and enjoy 25% off your first consult!
10. Let Your Stress Float Away at Clear Float Spa
Maybe massages just aren't your jam but you're still looking for a way to relax that body. Check out Clear Float Spa just off 17th Avenue. If you've never been floating before, let us paint a picture for you. You enter a room with a full tank of extra salty water that allows you to float on top. With the lights turned off and no sound around, you are immersed in complete sensory deprivation, allowing your body to fully relax with no sensory stimulus to disturb you. Now this technique isn?t for everyone, but sounds pretty neat right?! Give it a try Posse, you just might like it! PLUS they have a deal right now 3 floats for just $49!!! Say wha??!
*consult your health care provider before visiting for your first float
Happy V-Day/Galentine's Day, Ponytail Posse, sending all our love your way on this most fabulous day! Self-love rocks!!