Irresistible Valentine's Day treats to buy for yourself

Irresistible Valentine's Day treats to buy for yourself

Hearts and flowers

Text: Renée Batchelor

No one to buy you a gift this Valentine's? Treat yourself to these fabulous goodies instead

Sure Valentine's Day might be an overly-hyped marketing ploy, but we have to admit to lusting over some of the sweet, pink and heart-themed treats that the beauty brands have on offer. And if you have no special someone to buy it for you, or an annoyingly clueless partner, go out and get them for yourself. There's absolutely no shame in rewarding yourself with one of these.

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 Limited Edition by Buff Monster, $50 (above)
This cult lip balm is more reliable than most boyfriends. In three flavours — cranberry, mango and original — this trio now comes in a special tin box and packaging designed by New York grafitti artist Buff Monster.

Olympia Le-Tan for Diptyque Rosaviola Candle and Solid Perfume
Do collaborations get any more quirky-chic than this one between French luxury fragrance house Diptyque and Olympia Le-Tan — a designer famous for her embroidered clutches? We think not. Which is why we unabashedly want the gorgeous Rosaviola candle for our bedroom and the solid perfume for our wrists, even before we've taken a whiff.

Diptyque Roseviola Candle and Solid Perfume

Crabtree & Evelyn All Butter Rose Biscuits, $18
Who needs chocolates when you can nibble on these delicious butter cookies? We won't judge you if you finish these in one sitting.

All Butter Rose Biscuits

Miss Dior Silky Body Mist
Love fragrance, but don't want something too strong? This airy mist will envelop your body in a light cloud of the classic Miss Dior scent, and will leave your skin moisturised to boot. Plus it might get you some unexpected attention wherever you go.

Miss Dior Silky Body Mist