Cupid Can Wait: This Valentine’s Day We’re Ridin’ Solo

Who needs a jowa when you can treat yourself instead?

Cupid Can Wait: This Valentine’s Day We’re Ridin’ Solo

Who needs a jowa when you can treat yourself instead?
Photo by Janine Lajarca Malabag

Fall in Love with Yourself 

Valentine’s Day na ulit! And while it might seem exclusively reserved for couples, let's flip the “sana all” script and celebrate the most important relationship in your life—your relationship with yourself.

In a world that often celebrates the grand gestures of romantic love, it's easy to forget the love story you have with yourself. This Valentine's Day, we're breaking away from the usual, inviting you to fall head over heels for the most captivating person in the room – you. Maging single by choice or circumstance, this day is an opportunity to redefine love and celebrate you. 

As the world paints itself in shades of red and pink, we encourage you to embrace the vibrant hues of your individuality. Valentine's Day isn't just about roses and chocolates; so ladies and gentlemen, whether you're planning a cozy night in or planning to mingle, let this Valentine's Day be a declaration that the most exciting love affair is the one you nurture with yourself.

Make it a celebration of you!

Being single doesn't mean you can't have a fabulous and indulgent Valentine's Day. So, put on your favorite pajamas, grab a box of your fave Royce chocolates (‘wag na mag-share; para sayo ‘yan!), and get ready to treat yourself with our top picks that will literally make your heart skip a beat!

Flowers That Last Forever

Who needs a bouquet na after one week 'di na okay? Treat yourself to a stunning, preserved flower arrangement para everlasting ang floral beauty.

Ika-nga ni Miley Cyrus, “I can buy myself flowers.”

Picture this — a beautiful arrangement of preserved roses, orchids, and lilies adorning your space. At WildHeart Flower Shop, they carefully preserve each flower to maintain its beauty indefinitely. It's not just a decoration; it's a symbol of your enduring self-love. You want it? You got it — Kapitbahay Ana sure can’t get enough!

Preserved flowers — whether dried or in resin — these eternal blooms will brighten up your living space and constantly remind you of your blooming radiance — because wala nga namang makakatalo sa Gandara Park energy mo. After all, you're the queen (or king!) of your own garden, and these preserved petals are your crown jewels.

Take inspiration from Kapitbahay Janine, who turned her beautiful Valentine’s Day bouquet into lovely home decor (see photo A).

Photos by Janine Lajarca Malabag and Acey Marcelo

The Scent of Love

They say love is in the air, but what else can be? The aroma of your favorite scents! Light up the room with a fragrance that captures your essence—like these reed diffusers that Kapitbahay Acey indulges in (see photo B).

You can try the soothing scent of lavender to help you unwind, or pwede rin the invigorating aroma of citrus to boost your mood. Treat yourself to scents from local cult-fave fragrance Simoy ng Haraya as a reminder that self-love is always in season.

Maybe it's the fresh scent of linen sheets that reminds you of lazy weekend mornings or the warm vanilla aroma that brings back happy childhood memories of eating merienda. Whatever it is, let these nakaka-happy scents fill your space. And hey, you deserve to treat yourself to something that makes you feel amazing, even if it's a bottle of your favorite essential oil. 

Diamonds Are Your Best Friend

Who needs a knight in shining armor when you can shine on your own? Treat yourself to some stunning jewelry that makes you feel like a million bucks and awra it all out! From delicate necklaces that hug your collarbones to statement earrings na agaw-pansin (in the best way!), let your inner sparkle reflect on the outside with Penny Pairs. After all, who needs a Valentine when you can be your own jowa? Ika-nga ni Miley Cyrus, “I can buy myself flowers” — and the same goes for all things shiny and sparkly!

Invest in pieces that resonate with your style and personality. This is the sign to snag those classic pearl earrings you’ve been eyeing from Pranca Jewelry — which, i-girl math natin, magagamit mo more than once! A timeless piece of jewelry that isn’t just an accessory; it's a celebration of your individuality. 

Looking to get away from all the sappiness by catching some sun at the beach? Then you’ll totally love these sand-and-sea-resistant accessories from Studio Sunspell to accentuate your features and elevate your confidence. Don’t be shy — dasurv na dasurv mo ‘yan

The Key Is A Lil’ TLC

Of course, nothing screams self-love more than a day of pampering! Remember, taking care of yourself isn't just a luxury or a want — it's a need

This Valentine’s Day, have a break, have a KitKat — este, gift yourself rest and relaxation with a much-needed day to recharge. If pasok sa budget, book a day at your go-to The Spa branch or kung feeling adventurous, why not try Korean spas like JJimJBang Hotel Spa na may yummy food options pa

For those on tipid-mode, create a spa-like atmosphere at home with the Relaxing Massage Spotify playlist, your favorite face mask from Watsons, or your favorite body scrub from The Body Shop to scrub the stress away. O diba, Haggardo Verzosa who?

Your body is a temple, and treating it with care is an act of self-love. So, whether it's a facial that leaves your skin glowing or a massage that’s guaranteed to be tanggal-lamig, revel in the luxury of taking time for yourself. Trust us, your body will thank you later.

Self-love is always in season.

Remember, being single doesn't mean you can't have a fabulous Valentine's Day. So, indulge in these treats, embrace your love for yourself, and celebrate the incredible person you are. Cheers to self-love — because you are simply irresistible.

This Valentine's Day, ‘wag mahiya to celebrate you. Share the love — and your Valentine’s budols — on our Facebook group! Whether it's a heartwarming story, a delightful gift idea, or a cherished tradition, we invite you to contribute to the festive spirit this heart’s day.

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