Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Helping Hand to Keep Things Looking Rosy; A Bouquet May Look Lovely, but Floral-Themed Beauty Treats Provide a Longer-LASTINGVALENTINE's Gift. Katie Wright Picks the Best of the Bunch

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Helping Hand to Keep Things Looking Rosy; A Bouquet May Look Lovely, but Floral-Themed Beauty Treats Provide a Longer-LASTINGVALENTINE's Gift. Katie Wright Picks the Best of the Bunch

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THERE'S no denying that a dozen ravishing roses is a fabulous gift to receive on Valentine's Day. But once the blooms have wilted and the aroma faded, you're left with just a memory of the romantic gesture.

Rose beauty treats, on the other hand, leave a lasting reminder of that special someone every time you use them.

From posy pink polishes to kissable lip colours and petalinfused perfumes, here are 12 floral finds to rival even the most spectacular bouquet...

CREAMS OF THE CROP A LOTION or moisturising oil makes an even more luxurious gift when it's scented with the Queen of Flowers.

Aromatherapy Associates Limited Edition Renewing Rose Body Velvet, PS50 (www.

Relaunched to celebrate the brand's 30th birthday, Aromatherapy Associates' delectable body lotion is your guaranteed route to rose-infused relaxation. Slather the rich cream on daily to leave skin feeling as soft as rose petals.

aromatherapyassociates.com) L' L Occitane's latest fragrance, Arlesienne, is centred around rose accords from the famous French L'Occitane Arlesienne Beauty Oil, PS22 (www.loccitane.com) Grasse region, enhanced by sweet violet and saffron. The range's Beauty Oil carries the delicate scent, while softening skin and adding gloss to hair.

POLISHED PRESENTS NAIL varnish may not seem special enough for the most romantic day of the year, but choose from the top end of the market and you'll find beautifully packaged pots that will delight any maniaddict.

Only Fingers + Toes Trinket Nail Polish, PS16 (www.onlyfingersandtoes.com) As you'd expect from a French brand, Soigne nail polishes are dressed up ever so chic, in little black and white boxes. Try Limonade Rose for a delicate hint of pastel pink.

Paul & Joe Perroquet Rose Nail Polish, PS12 (www.asos.com) Paul & Joe's beauty range is a vintage lover's dream, and the embossed glass nail varnish pots are no exception. New for spring, Perroquet Rose is a seductive soft pink that's pretty enough to sit on even the most decadent dressing table.

Every bottle from E Only Fingers + Toes, a relatively new player on the posh polish scene, is housed in a luxe slate grey box, and you can opt for gift-wrapping too, if your skills aren't quite up to scratch. …

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