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12 February 2009

I absolutely love the editorial in Lula Magazine featuring Kirsten Dunst. Her tousled curls look oh-so-sexy; her neutral makeup with a pop of red by way of the nails is simply perfection. A definite beauty inspiration for the 14th, I say! It truly is the perfect look for a date or a luncheon with the ladies.


Darlings. I told you I love Valentine’s Day. Call it a corporate scheme, or a painful reminder of a relationship status. Yes, Valentine’s Day is one of the holidays (behind the holiday season in December) where corporations make millions upon millions on heart-themed confections and lovely jewels – that I cannot deny.

But I don’t see Valentine’s Day as a holiday meant only for couples, where it is the one day they have the excuse to snog obnoxiously and care not an ounce for what onlookers think. It’s a day to celebrate love; whether or not you are single is hardly relevant. If you are, embrace your independence and celebrate your successes and ability to love yourself without a man by your side. If you do have a valentine, celebrate your ability to remain an individual and still love your significant other wholly. Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day is a day not just to love another, but also to love yourself.

So why don’t you…

heart2 Dress up for the fourteenth. heart2 Wear false eyelashes, or wear several coats of black mascara. heart2 Paint your nails red. heart2 Add a dash of red or pink to your lips. heart2 Blush a little, wear a spritz of perfume, and a bit of shimmery gold or beige eye shadow.heart2 Simply bat those lashes and pout those lips. heart2 Tie a satin bow in your hair. heart2 Buy pretty or sexy lingerie. heart2 Take Polaroids of yourself, your friends, or your lovely Valentine & tape it up on your mirror, visible when you brush your teeth every morning. heart2 Smile coquettishly, & blow kisses. heart2


La C.

P.S. Any Valentine’s Day Plans, darlings?


58 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 February 2009 6:46 pm

    ‘Tie a satin bow in your hair’ may be the best tip ever, so delicate…

  2. 12 February 2009 6:47 pm

    hey beautiful! gorge sexy post. love that Lula ed too,she looks so flirty there which i love and a tad coy. Love your suggestions for V-Day,me I’m just going to be pampering the hubby at home :o).
    hope you have a good one.
    Muah x

  3. 12 February 2009 6:50 pm

    Lovely writing as always<333 Weee, I was so happy when I saw you had a new post right now, last thing I check before turning off the computer<3

    My plans for Valentine’s? I think your little tips there are going to be my plan ^^ I’m going out with my other single friends and I’ve never bought falsh eyelashes, perhaps I will try that for this day<3

    I think I use too many hearts<3333 But it kind of fits with this theme though?

    Hugs & Kisses

  4. 12 February 2009 6:54 pm

    I really like Valentine’s Day too 🙂
    I love celebrating love.

  5. 12 February 2009 7:05 pm

    I love Lula! currently trying to find where to buy them from! I love these to do list, I’ve got red nails at the mo, just trying to find where my red lippie is! 🙂


  6. 12 February 2009 7:21 pm

    I featured that editorial on my blog! It is one of my all time favourites. Lula is without a doubt my favourite fashion publication, so much thought goes into it.
    Also I love your suggestions, so many people discount Valentine’s Day by saying it’s just for those in relationships but you’ve made such a good point.
    Great post (:

  7. 12 February 2009 7:27 pm

    Kirsten Dunst is officially HOT in that ed!

  8. 12 February 2009 7:30 pm

    Oh lovely post again, me & my valentine were planning a romantic picnic but its just started raining and is going to last all weekend so we will have to think of an alternative. I like those photos of Kirsten, I’m not her biggest fan but she looks beautiful in those snaps x

  9. 12 February 2009 7:37 pm

    Hi darling,
    What a fantastic reminder of how we can love ourselves no matter what our relationship status is! I will most definitely be dressing up and making myself feel absolutely fabulous ♥
    Thanks for the reminder, dear.

  10. 12 February 2009 8:07 pm

    i LOVE this post. thank you. love yourself…it’s the most important relationship you have.

  11. 12 February 2009 8:13 pm

    Even though I’m happily married, I totally love your post and your suggestions. For even those in relationships often think of V-day as a corporate scheme, but why not celebrate love? 🙂

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and re: quote/poem I left on your previous post, it is in fact taken from the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Isn’t it beautiful?

    Btw, hope you don’t mind my asking, but I absolutely love your blog, and was wondering if you’d like to exchange links? I’d love to add you to my blogroll 😉

    Have a great V-day!!!

  12. 12 February 2009 8:52 pm

    Thanks again! Have added you 😉

    PS. I noticed I didn’t get to write my V-day plans, they aren’t concrete as yet, but hoping it’s a nice day so we can drive to a nice quiet beach for a picnic…

  13. 12 February 2009 8:58 pm

    I am hoping to be surprised. But, V-day is about celebration of love. i used to have fab parties with gal pals.

  14. thebaglady permalink
    12 February 2009 9:11 pm

    i always love your posts. each one is so uplifting! i’ll be doing those suggestions on valentine’s day!

    my plans? my hubby is giving me a treat to the spa! isn’t that the sweetest? and i’m surprising him too with a at-home dinner date & a massage!

  15. 12 February 2009 9:15 pm

    Love those ideas, shame I look terrible when I pout. It doesn’t work for me 😦

  16. 12 February 2009 10:36 pm

    I am definitely going to be wearing falsies! They can be such a pain but their effects are so fun and flirty they make up for all the hassle 🙂

    And that is a beautiful Kirsten Dunst editorial! I don’t know why a lot of people keep criticising her look and find her frumpy. In fact, I always find her fresh-faced, even at her “frumpiest”. That sort of nude, matte face with the red nails and her curls make her look sort of hipsterburlesque? Haha. I don’t know.

    What ever it is, she looks great, period. And so is your post! ♥


  17. 12 February 2009 10:40 pm

    Uh oh, I wrote a comment and it disappeared!

    Anyway, it was about me going to be wearing falsies soon! I hate the hassle of falsies but I love the effect so much so that it’s worth it. 🙂 It just makes me feel that extra bit girly and there are days where the girliness is just bursting from my skin. So, yay for falsies. 😀

    Also, I love the Kirsten Dunst editorial. I don’t know why a lot of people find her look frumpy! In fact, I find her very fresh-faced, even at her ‘frumpiest’! This nude, matte face with the red nails are so gorgeous. It’s kind of, hipster-burleqsue? Haha, I wonder if that made sense. :p

    In any case, she looks great. And so is your post. ♥


  18. 12 February 2009 11:01 pm

    Wow, Kirsten Dunst looks amazing there!

  19. Nicolle permalink
    12 February 2009 11:17 pm

    I absolutely loved Kirsten’s Lula issue. Have you seen the editorials inside? They manifested everything I have ever seen in Kirsten. She’s lovely!

  20. 12 February 2009 11:57 pm

    have i told you how much i enjoy your writing? you write with such ease, and you effortlessly keep the attention of the oh-so-easily distracted people like me. thanks for being such a doll.
    and i really love this post. i’m excited to fondue for v-day. and now that you post those lovely pictures of kirsten, i’m gleefully thinking that my hair might just be the perfect length(s) to try to replicate it! thank youuu.


  21. 13 February 2009 12:39 am

    esther: aww you’re such a doll! you’re the sweetest, darling! thank you sooo much! it mean a lot to me =]

    La C.

    friday the thirteenth is tomorrow!

  22. 13 February 2009 1:11 am

    I concur! I know of aunts who send their nieces and nephews cards on Valentine’s Day – I think that’s very sweet – it’s not strictly for romance.

    Rachael 🙂

  23. 13 February 2009 1:31 am

    I will make the most of my Valentine’s Day as my darling returns to Naval school across the country for 4 months the next morning!!

  24. 13 February 2009 2:01 am

    lovely post yet again!!! =)

    ps. i’m very fine, darlin’, thanks for the care. have a blessed weekend ahead!

  25. 13 February 2009 2:22 am

    THAT sounds a great plan ❤
    Kristen has a cool nude make up in these photos, simply cuuute!
    have a splendid weekend one of my fave blogger!!!

  26. 13 February 2009 3:17 am

    i love V.DAY also♥

    you should join twitter so we can twitter each other! :o)

  27. 13 February 2009 3:47 am

    This is beautiful.
    I adore the Kirsten Dunst photos too, she looks so feminine and pretty.
    I definitely agree that Valentines day is a day to love yourself as well as family friends (and a sweetheart if you have one.) A time to celebrate the person you are and the love you have for yourself.
    Have a wonderful day darling

  28. 13 February 2009 3:52 am

    Hi there-wishing you a Happy Valentines Day my dear, have a great weekend!

  29. 13 February 2009 5:23 am

    You’re amazing. Even when I’m single I like to celebrate the day too! I always buy my mum some flowers, and something cute for me too!

    Do you want to exchange links?


  30. 13 February 2009 9:07 am

    oohhhh, you are the sweetest! i love what you say about v-day. i could not agree more. i do have a boyfriend but sadly he is far away, so i’m going to be celebrating myself and my loved ones by following your delicious suggestions! how lovely…

  31. 13 February 2009 9:57 am

    what a fabulous post! I would say Check(!) to everything you listed…

  32. 13 February 2009 11:14 am

    That is such a greate photo and such a cool post!Xoxo dear!!!

  33. 13 February 2009 11:19 am

    I absolutely agree with you, Valentine’s day doesn’t necessarily has to be a day for couples but for love. I am lucky ’cause this year I’m gonna spend it with that special person, but it’s also going to be about my friends and family who I really love. Perfect post, as always.

  34. 13 February 2009 11:23 am

    Kiki ! She’s absolutely perfect.

  35. 13 February 2009 11:42 am

    Kirsten Dunst looks amazing 🙂 Such a cool post 🙂


  36. 13 February 2009 11:51 am

    Love these ideas!

    I am having a cupcake decorating party with my family on Sunday 🙂

    (blowing a kiss)


  37. 13 February 2009 1:37 pm

    Hello dear, thanks for visiting my blog!!

    I’m soooo painting my nails red tomorrow!!! I think I’m going to a crazy party, I’ll tell you about it later!

    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  38. 13 February 2009 1:38 pm

    Oh, sorry, this is Dana from Chic Banana 🙂

  39. 13 February 2009 1:59 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  40. 13 February 2009 3:03 pm

    Very inspirational!

  41. 13 February 2009 3:14 pm

    i’ve never been one to complain about being single on valentine’s day. there is no reason to complain. being single is amazing. you get to do anything you want, whenever you want (unless you still live w/ your parents…ahem). when you’re in a relationship you have to worry about yourself and your significant other. it has its ups (being in love is awesome i’m sure!) and it has its downs.
    i love those pics of kd!

  42. kristine permalink
    13 February 2009 3:17 pm

    i absolutely love your valentine’s day tips 🙂 they’re so perfect & fun & flirty!

    & i really like your positive outlook on life & love. & v-day. it’s really refreshing & optimistic!

  43. 13 February 2009 3:27 pm

    I am planning a surprise! hope it’s all ending as I planned 🙂
    happy valentines day!

  44. 13 February 2009 4:27 pm

    Take Polaroids of myself? Check! Great post! I plan to spoil myself this weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day. XOXO

  45. 13 February 2009 4:27 pm

    What great ideas! I was JUST painting my nails red as I read that!

  46. 13 February 2009 6:15 pm

    I love V day too…I think it’s all the candy. 🙂

  47. 13 February 2009 7:16 pm

    Oh I love Kristen Dunst! I miss her in the limelight! Have a fab vday! 😉 I plan on sushi, gifts, candies and lots of hugs and kisses!

  48. 13 February 2009 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Yeah, so many people are like,”You gotta have someone and buy them
    something”, when I don’t think its wrong to
    take some time a pamper yourself. And you
    can do that anytime.

  49. 13 February 2009 8:20 pm

    That’s Kirsten Dunst?? Oh my goodness, she looks so fun and healthy! Thanks for the post!

  50. 14 February 2009 12:11 am

    Ah yes pout <333 My boyf hates it tho 😦 Happy Vday!

  51. 14 February 2009 8:57 pm

    You are so true, Valentines is a day to celebrate love in all its varying forms, not just between couples.

    My Valentines plans included many of your “why don’t you”‘s 🙂

    Beautiful lingere, red lipstick, dressing up, and smiles all around. Love is so beautiful, and loving yourself is the first step towards a truly beautiful life.

    Happy Valentines day to you! May you have the most beautiful, love-filled day xxx

  52. rossovelvet permalink
    15 February 2009 10:10 am

    Wonderful and original post, congrats ! 😀

  53. 15 February 2009 8:21 pm

    I think I should have met the girl who took your advice yesterday! 😉 😛

  54. 15 February 2009 9:20 pm

    Oh goodness, Kiki looks darling here!! Lovely post!

  55. 15 February 2009 11:18 pm

    love all the vals suggestions, love the Chanel Barcelona nail polish. Happy belated vals dear! Lovely writing! xoxo

  56. foolfashion permalink
    24 February 2009 4:23 am

    Lula is most lovely mag in the world.
    And I love your writting, btw. And aslo Lily Donaldson. She’s my fav model ever!

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