Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentines Day re-visited!

By Heather Polyi   Owner/Lead Artist   Glam Spot NJ

Valentines Day!
Don't have high expecatations this year?
Or maybe you've got BIG Plans!
This is a guide for EVERYONES Valentines DAY!
Not in a relationship? (your wrong!)
That's right, YOUR WRONG!
You have FRIENDS, maybe an animal, a coworker that tells the best jokes! 
Those are relationships!
Weather it's a night alone, with your girls, or romantic in every way!
There is something nice in store for you!
Valentines Day is a wonderful opportunity to show a little love, not just for your "other half"
but, for your friends, co-workers, animals, and family...
Valentine cards are always sweet...
The little kid style ones...
pictures of kittens and puppies...
And anything with conversation hearts!

 Love this manicure!
It's a good feeling to give a little something....
No huge Christmas-Like, Gift giving obligation... (unless your dating a Khardashian) lol
 little thoughtful things are appreciated on this day...

Here are some Beauty items, that make great gifts or a little something nice for yourself!

Sweet on you  Shampoo and shower gel, by Philosophy
This will smell, Sweet on YOU, or anyone else that is on the recieving end :)
Spa Sister, Absolute Night Luxury gift set...
Perfect for a nice night in with a movie.. (AHEM) or as a little gifty for a friend!
"eye've got my eye on you!" This Argan eye-shadow by Josie Maran is named "Valentine"
This shadow is perfect for anyone, and is just gorgeous!
Stories suggest that the history of sending cards or notes professing your love came from a prisoner named "Valentine"
The imprisoned Valentine, actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl
possibly his jailor's daughter
Who had visited him during his confinement.
Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today.
While some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial
which probably occurred around A.D. 270
others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine's feast day in the middle of February in an effort to "Christianize" the pagan celebration of Lupercalia.
Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa.
Check out these traditions:
The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification.
They would then strip the goat's hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide.
Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year.
Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn.
The city's bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman.
These matches often ended in marriage.
I can't believe woman were excited to be slapped with bloody goat hide...
We have come a long way with cards and candy!
Needless to say, according to numerology, ancient celebrations, Hallmark, and Godiva Chocolate...
Valentines Day is about spreading LOVE!
So, on that note:
With Love and Glamour
Glam Spot NJ

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