On the run up to Valentine’s Day, there are a few select sentences we are all sick of hearing such as “how to make your partner happy this Valentine’s Day”, “How to get in a relationship this Valentines day”, or our personal favourite “the best ways to get over being single on Valentines day”. Whilst all these articles are fine on their own, the combined message is to make someone else happy, make them feel loved, and although we’re not saying that this is a bad thing, it tends to leave out the person you should be concentrating on loving: yourself.

We spend so much of our time making sure others are happy and looked after, whether that’s our friends, family, partner, children or friends; it’s rare that we get to sit down have some quality ‘me’ time. So this year the BloomMe Girls propose that this Valentine’s Day, no matter what your relationship status, that the relationship you need to pamper and cherish is the one with yourself. Here are our ideas for some serious TLC.

Get a massage!

No surprise here that the first thing we suggest is a massage, but distressing is seriously important…and we might be a teensy bit obsessed with them. This Valentine’s Day give yourself even more of a reason to pamper yourself, whether that’s a massage, facial, manicure or even a new hair do. Over the Valentine’s weekend, BloomMe is giving away beauty hampers valued at over $2000HKD packed full of beauty products such as L’Occitane bath salts, Urban Decay Setting Spray, OPI Nail Polish and more!

Simply book any treatment from 9th- 14th Feb to stand the chance of winning! Got a friend that doesn’t use BloomMe yet? Well now is the time to tell them since new users also receive a voucher for  20% off Zalora, $100 in BloomMe Cash and the chance to win one of 3 $1000 BloomMe Cash Vouchers! Just use the code “VDAY” when signing up to qualify.

Just some of the amazing products in our pamper hamper!

Do something that makes you happy! 

Whether that is exercise, eating chocolate, watching a chick flick or going to see stand up comedy; it’s important to let out all those happy endorphins. Winter sales are still on, are you rushing out the door yet? However you decide to bring out those endorphins, in the wise words of Elle Woods-

…I guess we’re more chick flick girls after all

Sign up to a subscription box 

Subscription boxes have been a growing trend throughout the years, which have given us the time back we used to spend on endlessly trying out beauty products, clothes, different foods as well as recipes. The best part about these is that every month is different, so when the parcel arrives on your door, it’s the mysterious excitement of Christmas all over again and again. For snacks, we really love Chewswize. For just $88HKD a week, delicious custom blends of healthy snacks are delivered to your door or office! If you’re a BloomMe Girl through and through then you’ll love GlossyBox; a monthly subscription service that delivers beauty products to your door based on your preferences for just $112HKD!

Travel! 

Solo travelling can be one of the most eyeopening experiences anyone can have! Not only do you learn a lot about yourself on your own, but you get to make your own rules! If you want to take a cheaper option to flying, check out the deals on Flight Centre who book not just flights, but hotels, excursions and much more! If you find a cheaper flight elsewhere, they will match it!

So whether you’re a Valentine’s Day fan or not, make sure you set aside this day to pay yourself some well deserved attention, love and affection- do what makes you happy, give yourself a break and give yourself a compliment.

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[:en]…and every day after. V-Day= Me Day! [:]