by David Cohen

Valentine’s Day is all about showing love ones how much you care and love them. You can buy many gifts at any store, but nothing compare to presents you make with your own two hands. Valentine’s day is a gift delight, from cards, flowers, chocolate, perfumes and skin care products. Showing how much you love someone is important but finding out how to express your emotions is the best gift of all, so SAY IT WITH LOVE!

1. Say it with Love or FlowersAND it can be on your wall too! This bright and colorful Paint-by-Number wall mural is a great way to spark up a bedroom wall or any canvas. This big and bold design features a big pink heart, lots of colorful flowers and the word “LOVE” nestled amongst the flowers. This Paint-by-Number mural is easy enough even for the “artistically challenged”  anyone can do it! Simply TAPE, TRACE & PAINT and its done! Over 39 different themes and over 200 murals to choose from. Available at at $54.95.

2. Say it the French Way:  The French tea brand Le Palais des Thés introducing a limited edition of a sensual and spicy tea blends made with fruits, flowers, and spices just in time for Valentine’s Day. The “Thé des Amants pour Lui”  and “pour Elle“, is all-natural and comes in  many flavors such as apple, almond, cinnamon, vanilla and ginger. The Thé des Amants gives you another way to celebrate and declare your passion romanticly. For more information visit Priced at $22

3. Say it with Elite Premier Crème Clinical Skin Therapy from Elite Therapeutics manages the feat with modern technology. Featuring Sea Whip Extract, derived from deep within the Caribbean Sea, it holds magical, yet real skin healing properties, while luxe African Mongongo Oil nourishes, renews and feeds the skin. Infused further with the scientifically proven mega-ingredients EUK-134, DMS and Beracare ARS, this all-powerful treatment will literally transform ravaged skin upon application. Elite Premier Crème is Paraben-free, Cruelty-free, Fragrance-free and 97.3% Natural Ingredients that are physician formulated.  Priced at $65, available at

4. Say it Positively Pure Positively Radiant: The Sevani Rose Hyaluronic Age Defying Tonique will protect and balanced your skin. This refreshing 100% natural tonique will help you reduces redness, puffy eyes, and the appearance of broken blood vessels. It’s antibacterial content are helpful in the prevention of acne. This natural formula offers exceptional anti-aging benefits due to its ability to hold it’s weight in water and the ability of renewal cells. It has one of natures best    anti-aging weapons, and attracts and binds moisture to the skin. Contain vitamin C, rich with antioxidant, it is a 100% free of synthetic ingredients and chemical preservatives. Available at at $39.00.

5. Say it with LIPSThe Sweetheart Lip Balm from Besame Cosmetics is the luminous lip moisturizing balm that provides an elegant and long lasting finish.  It is highly protective with exceptional comfort and hydration. The beneficial ingredients are known to be soothing, healing and antiseptic.  The lip balm comes in bold colors such as Sweet Rose, Cherry, Peach and Tangerine. Priced at $18, and available on

6.  Say it with Skinnygirl Face and Body: Created by Bethenny Frankel the Skinnygirl Face and Body products are design to pamper yourself. As the creator promises “my whole collection is simple, yet luxurious and will fit into your everyday skincare routine.”  The products are full of all-natural ingredients, and are effective and true to the Skinnygirl brand ideals of: affordable, honest and effective products. This complete line features five collections: Skinnygirl Face SolotionsSkinnygirl Body SolotionsSkinnygirl  Lip CareSkinnygirl  Mommy and the Skinnygirl Gift sets. The Margarita or Sangria Bath Sets, or as they refer to them as the Skinnygirl Cocktails, are the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. It is exclusively at Wal-Mart and on

7. Say it with Licking: Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder is the new redesigned Sparkling Lickable Body Powders feature sleek, more sophisticated tassel-topped boxes, each with its own signature pattern and complete with a deluxe purple puff.  Flavors: Marshmallow – soft white pearl shimmer in a chic, purple foil, zebra print box.  Honey–golden pearl shimmer in a seductive, bronze foil, leopard print box. Available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s,,,, and Priced at $20
8. Say it with Sugar: The sugar body scrub is an experience that should not be missed! Unlike a traditional exfoliating body scrub, the sugar soufflé scrub uses all-natural cane sugar to gently massage and exfoliate skin. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, LaLicious‘ new scent the Sugar Kiss, is a blend of citrus, rose and vanilla promising to be the best ever. Other scents include Brown Sugar & Vanilla, Coconut Cream, Lily Mango, Passionfruit Lime, Island Guava, Tahitian Flower, Peppermint and Coffee Bean. Once you try any of the scrub products  you’ll understand why Celebrities and fashion editors love it so much. It’s simple, there is  nothing like our sugar scrubs anywhere on this planet. Available at at $34.

9. Say it with Cards:  Erin Condren’s paper chic products are beautiful and unique. For Valentine’s Day she offers greatinclude photo cards, address labels, gift labels, custom business cards, and even a personalized growth chart and more! Available at$30 for a set of 12.

10. Say it with Music: Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Emerald City Theatre’s 2010 hit PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL continues to stay pretty in pink and celebrates that “Pink Is Love” for exclusive performances on Valentine’s Day Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 and Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place ( 175 E. Chestnut St ). Individual tickets are on sale now. Patrons can walk the “pink carpeton Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and enjoy chocolate Valentine treats prior to the performances.