In about 3 weeks it will be Valentine’s Day. Each year on 14th February we are surprising our beloved ones, all in the name of Saint Valentine. Are you already thinking about this romantic day? To be honest, I am not celebrating Valentine’s Day ‘officially ‘, but for sure, I have a wishlist for Valentine’s day! My wishes are not very original, as also shown by google. Did you know that chocolate and books are in the top 5 list of Valentine presents and that also bodycare products and perfumes score very high?
Who was this mysterious Saint Valentine and where does the tradition come from, to spoil our beloved ones? The history of Valentine’s Day and Saint Valentine is a great mystery. What we do know is that Valentine’s day has its origins in the Christian and ancient Roman tradition.
The Catholic Church at least knows three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all martyrs. One of the legends tells that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men were better soldiers than married men with wife and children, he forbade young men to marry. Priest Valentine did not agree and kept on marrying young couples, in secret. When this was discovered by Claudius, Valentine was sentenced to death.
Back to 2018 and my wish list. Despite the tragedy of Saint Valentine, Valentine’s Day is a loving and romantic affair. My greatest pleasure re would be a sweet kiss and ‘me-time’. Some time for myself alone in the bathroom, for a Valentine ritual. This starts with preparing my favorite products: shower mousse, facemask, body lotion mousse and body mist. Everything in the same fragrance, such as strawberry-anise. First step: relax in a hot bath with the ultra soft shower mousse and a caring face mask. After the bath, applying the body lotion mousse and spraying the wonderful body mist. The red glossy lipbalm with strawberry fragrance, completes my ritual. Result? Ready for a romantic dinner with my sweetie! That, of course, always remains the best end of 14th February.
About the author:
Ilonka is working as Marketing Manager at Holland Beauty Concepts and loves "treating her senses" with cosmetics and wonderful innovative bodycare products. She also enjoys running, philosophy and reading.