Accessories Council Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2012

Christmas is a distant memory, New years is long gone and the next big holiday is right around the corner. Retailers have started the onslaught of Valentines merchandise, every store is suddenly covered in shades of red and pink.  Rosy cheeked cherubs and candy hearts have saturated the market with their promises of love and unforgettable romance.  As with any gift giving holiday finding the right gift is essential, thankfully Our friends at the Accessories Council invited us to discover a few fantastic options.  Guests of the event enjoyed delicious mini cupcakes, overflowing chalices of Don Q rum Limon madras cocktail (cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, and Don Q Limon rum)  and waistline friendly sweet treats from the Soft Serve Fruit Company, as our hostesses presented item after fabulous item.

Roman Sunstone Bracelet– Give your favorite girl this beautiful antique Silver tone piece.  Inspired by the art of Bali, this is a great piece that will keep you on her mind every time she wears it.  $14 at, Kohls, Peebles, and Shopko stores


Nine West Love Fury– Nothing is more seductive than a signature scent.  The fragrance is a combination of fruity and floral with a subtle hint of wood and amber. Love Fury is the first from Nine West and its launch will be combined with a branded pump in a rainbow of colors and fabrications.  $18 at select Nine West retail stores,, select Macy’s retail stores and 

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish- Pamper your pucker with this gentle exfoliate made especially for your perfect pout.  This special formula will buff away the winter dryness and restore soft supple lips. $22.50, available at Sephora


OPI Holland Collection– Prepare for a hot night on the town with a fresh manicure and OPI’s hot collection of colors for Spring/ Summer 2012.  Available to the public February 8, 2012 for $8.50 at professional salons nationwide


Godiva Truffles– If you’re going the traditional route chocolates are a grand option. You simply can’t go wrong with Godiva $4.99 Available in grocery and drug stores nationwide


Jing Ai Sierra Glow Duo Bronzer in Halo Sunset with Wildflower seed paper— Jing Ai is makeup with a message.  This gluten-free organic bronzer bears the name “true love: in mandarin and was created in a loved one’s memory. Each item created by tis line is named after a different Rose in remembrance of the founder’s Grandmother who died of cancer.  This gift keeps on giving as a portion of the proceeds are donated to fund cancer research.  This is truly a celebration of beauty, inside and out.$28.00, available at

Mavi Eyez Cufflink-– “Get Lucky’ with these adorable evil eye good luck charm cufflinks. Each cufflink is handcrafted and one of a kind, made from Turkish glass bead $40,


ChicBuds Fauvette Gold Edition iPhone Earbuds– Music lovers will rejoice at the sight of these amazing ear buds.  Not only are they cute and provide crystal clear sounds, they double as a hands free talking device with a high-powered built-in mic.  $29.99, available at

Eberjey Lady Godiva Nightie- Who says comfy can’t be sexy.  Explore your sultry side in this soft jersey nightie with delicate lace trim.  Available in 5 colors you can pick a shade for almost every day of the week $66 at

Lena Erziak John Bag– Nothing says I love you like a designer hand bag.  Splurge on this amazing pony hair stunner featuring 24k gold hardware.  Available at for $1650

Mark. Jewel Eau de toilette– Casablanca lily, macchiato flower, warm vanilla and liquid caramel combine to create this seductive fragrance.  Sweet with just enough musk it is an alluring scent that will captivate all who encounter it.  $24, available at or through your local mark. representative


Sprout Watch– Made from 1005 biodergradeable corn resin this adorable watch is as good for the enviornment as it is for your accessories collection. Avalable in both men’s and women’s versions its a great option for that special someoneAvailable at, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom


Stella+Dot Zodiac Charm Bar–Celebrate the zodiac with these fun sterling silver gold plated charms. Sold on a cord or delicate chain these sweet charms compliment any outfit. Combine your charm and theirs for a unique expression of love and unity. $19-$49 at

Marchon CK Calvin Klein sunglasses– Love is a fab pair of sunglasses and not many are as fab as these CK stunners.  $140 at


Cufflink– Give a gift that is practical and stylish. designed specifically for Iphone users this wristband has a protective skin and swivels to aid in sending texts and reading.  This keeps the IPhone securely in place, so you never have to miss a call or message. $19.95 at


Candy Store Cosmetic mirror– Keep an eye on your ravishing good looks with this equally attractive cosmetic mirrors.  These bright candy colors brighten up even the darkest of cluttered handbags, so you can always find them.$13. Over 1000 retail locations in the US and Canada. Available in New York at Henri Bendel, Macy’s, and Ulta


Classified Cosmetics Aero Minerale Shimmer– Give yourself the treat of a sexy shimmer with this “Hollywood” approved minerale shimmer spray.  $14.99 at and Ulta stores nationwide—  These sophisticated drop earrings are made of semi precious stones and are a great way to say I love you $28, sold exclusively at

 Just as the holiday season is plagued by the hopelessly miserable being screaming ‘bah humbug’ there are just as many, if not many more, who shun Valentine’s day.  No matter your relationship status Valentine’s day is a great reason to take a moment and spread a little love.  there’s no reason you can’t grab a gift or two for your best friend, secret crush, sibling or mail carrier.  Take a moment, share a little love.  If you can’t think of one deserving person on the whole planet, look no further than the nearest reflective surface.  Splurge, indulge and put a smile on someone’s face even if that face is your own.