Best 2020 Valentines Day Gifts---From You To You, Because You Deserve It
Happy Valentine’s Day---in advance, and the actual day of. February the 14th. So…Who you lovin? If you’re drawing a blank, then that my Sista-friend, is a GLARING RED FLAG.
Notice that I didn’t ask who your boyfriend (or girlfriend) is. Let me help you with what should be the obvious answer. You’re lovin’ YOU. And it shouldn’t even matter what day it is. And it shouldn’t even matter if you’re in a relationship or not.
This Valentine’s Day Fashion Blog Post is dedicated to the celebration of LOVING YOU. If you’re open to the idea of being selfish in a good way, then I'm gonna INSIST that you keep reading.
UWhy? Because you/me/he/she wholeheartedly deserves it. We're kicking it off with some positive affirmation. Go on and read the below Valentine's Day Quotes aloud to yourself:
Valentine’s Day Quotes
If You Don’t Love Yourself, Nobody Else is Going to Love You ~Athoughts Demonstrate Love by Giving it Unconditionally to Yourself And as You Do You Will Attract Others Into Your Life Who Will Love You Without Conditions ~Paul Ferrini
Valentine’s Day Gifts
1. I Heart ME Heart Pendant Choker Necklace – Women’s CZ Earrings Studs - $59.00
Available in Platinum with clear heart or Rose gold with pink heart
Valentines Day FoodLadies, treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself. I am a foodie, and I believe that you should always have specialty foods on deck. When I say this I mean that I often have some type of seafood--- be it shrimp, lump crab, or calamari in my freezer.
Shrimp dishesMy mom is from South Carolina (she lives that Gullah life), so I will often make shrimp and okra or shrimp and gravy with grits. I’m in the process of rebranding my YouTube channel, so be on the watch for my cooking segments in the very near future :).
So...I used to go frequent this Peruvian restaurant called Pio-Pio’s. It was one of my favorites, best known for its delectable aji sauce baked chicken, fried calamari, and avocado salad.
Sadly they fell off, and I got to scouring the internet until I found similar recipes. Here’s the EXACT recipe for the fried calamari. It’s so amazing (the secret key to this is to use buttermilk and to not overcook the calamari). All I do is buy the green aji sauce now.
Lobster and Crab
It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can get a nice sized lobster for under $25. Make it a 2 pounder or don’t bother because it will only leave you wanting more.
A whole Dungeness crab or lump crabmeat with Vidalia onions over grits is simply---amazing. And I swear by crustacean therapy (shellfish).
There’s something cathartic about cracking those shells open after a particularly rough or stressful day. Try it. Facts.
Valentine’s Day Nails
Valentine’s Day nails are just cute. The occasion makes you think of hearts or the colors red or pink. Instead of getting caught up with the fu-fu and the idea of everything corny, dig deeper.
Every time you look down, think of the love that you are pledging to yourself. Get your nails done, or buy what you need from the store and create your own Baddie Nails at home Babes. Below are just a few Valentine’s Nails ideas:
Here are some Valentine's Day Nail Art DIY's for you to try and admire on yourself Babes.
Valentine’s Day Outfits
Valentine’s Day Outfits. You cute and everything right? Remind yourself of that by changing up your loungewear at home.
Instead of that old Tee and worn pajama bottom switch it up. I bet every time that you steal a glance of yourself you’ll smile. That reflection of you will be hittin’ them angles on a different level. Here are some Valentine’s Day Outfit ideas:
Valentine’s Day SongsAs far as Valentine's day songs go, I’ve got a few on repeat. But I know that my neighbors are about sick of hearing this ONE PARTICULAR song through the walls:
- Jhene Aiko – None of Your Concern – This song speaks to me because it reinforces the fact that there are some things beyond any of our control.
Here’s my favorite line:But you backtracking with Ninjas (I’m substituting the slang term), that ain’t ish (another substitute for the curse word) for you, don’t belong around your aura.