Treat Yourself This Valentine’s
As you know, here at Magnifeco we like to buck the trend and do things a little bit differently, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. While hearts, pink, chocolate, smooches and more pink are lovely and synonymous with the day of ‘lurrrve,’ why shouldn’t we embrace ethics and try something similar but different?
Like Valentine’s Day, living ethically is about love; loving the environment, animals, the earth and people half way around the world we might not know but care about what happens to them regardless. Without wanting to get too heavy, the globalisation of the earth has arguably led us as a species to care less and less about where our consumables come from; we quite often want without much thought.
However, there are a fast-growing number of fabulous brands who provide the world with fashionable and useful pieces that are completely on-trend whilst looking after the world around them. By honestly examining ourselves and our desires, we are able to embrace a way of living that doesn’t look so different from the outside, but has the capacity to make a huge difference to the environment.
So this Valentine’s, treat yourself whilst treating the world, with our shortlist of the best beauty, fashion and accessories products from the ethical arena. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s with a long-term partner or spouse, the first of many with that special someone, an exciting date with a new crush or just hanging out with your girlfriends; a little indulgence isn’t all bad…
The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra’s Milk Bath is a luxurious, spa-inspired bath soak that is guaranteed to relax you with organic milk, cut rose petals and essential oils of rose, jasmin, ylang ylang.
Look after your skin and cosmetics with this pretty make up brush set and bag from Ecotools by Alicia Silverstone. This double-compartment zip up bag is made with hemp and cotton, has a recycled PET lining and provides room for your essentials. The brushes inside are made from bamboo, recycled aluminium and cruelty free taklon bristles.
Placement prints and monochrome are huge this season and where better to make a stylish and ethical investment than in these Maddy court shoes from Beyond Skin – one of our favourites.
An affordable luxury that is perfect as a gift or treat to yourself, this super-chic ring from Made has been designed by British jewellery designer extraordinaire Hattie Rickards. Crafted by Kenyan artisans in an art deco style, it features rectangular polished bone (a by-product of the food industry) set in a polished brass casing.
Have a look for every occasion with these stunning nail polishes from Organic Glam. Free DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde, they provide a colourful and flawless finish. Try the miniature cosmic collection for a high shine, out of this world look.
Make a statement for Valentine’s and beyond with this gorgeous 1940s-inspired Maggie dress from Nancy Dee. Featuring a stunning butterfly print on a rich orange base, it is made from super-soft bamboo jersey for a pretty and versatile look.