Are you single? Happily unmarried? Unattached? A dashing bachelor, a spirited bachelorette? And if so, have you ever wished there was a holiday for you? Then it’s time to open your heart to Singles’ Day, the Chinese holiday that’s taken the world by storm.
What is Singles’ Day?
Celebrated on November 11, Singles’ Day or Bachelors’ day was “created” in Nanjin University in 1993. At the time, there wasn’t much of a method to the celebrations, as the plan was borne out of the melancholy that singledom brought to four male students in the university. As the quartet argued over how best to honor their solo status, they eventually settled on November 11 as their chosen date.
Have you ever noticed how, if you write November 11 down numerically, you get 11.11? It’s no coincidence that the date looks like a long line of single people, as that was what motivated our original Singles to choose it. As Singles’ Day grew in popularity around the university and, eventually, the country, the holiday became a sort of tongue-in-cheek “anti-Valentine’s Day”, and a valuable opportunity for single people to treat themselves in a culture that values romantic attachment above solo flights of fancy.
Here at Care to Beauty, we’re all about love; so we’re throwing a 20% off sitewide extravaganza in honor of our favorite people this Singles’ Day. Regardless of your relationship status, we’re sure you’ll find a treat for yourself in our sale; but just in case you can’t quite make up your mind, we’ve compiled a few suggestions below. Keep reading to find out how to pamper yourself this November!
Treat your skin to a burst of radiance
Let’s say you’re spending a quiet evening at home, all by yourself, wallowing in the luxury of your own company; why not bring in a few trusted beauty allies to join you? Vitamin C, which may be found in products such as La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Serum or Vichy Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C Ampoules, is your best bet if you’re looking to improve your skin’s natural beauty and radiance.
Throw a (sheet mask) party
Maybe you’re not a homebody type, looking forward to spending your Singles’ Day alone. In that case, why not invite some friends over and do a collective sheet masking session while you watch (and make fun of) a romantic comedy? Sesderma has recently launched a collection of sheet masks that’s a true crowd pleaser. These “beauty treats” come in all shapes and sizes in order to suit everyone in your friends’ group. We love the Sesderma Beauty Treats Purifying Therapy Mask: with three steps in a single sachet, this mask is the closest thing to a professional in-home facial.
For those who never compromise on luxury, we’re also fans of the Sesderma Beauty Treats Diamond Powder and Sesderma Beauty Treats Caviar face masks. Can you imagine? Diamonds and caviar, but for your face? Sure beats a Valentine’s Day dinner!
Let your hair down
Beauty’s not skin-deep, as they say: you’ve got to pay just as much attention to your hair! Since you’re taking the time to treat yourself anyway, why not take the opportunity to wrap your hair in a mask of its own?
Maybe your hair’s a little dry and dull, in dire need of a nourishing rescue mask like the Phytojoba Moisturizing Mask; or maybe you need a little extra oomph in the volume department, in which case the innovative Phytovolume Volumizing Jelly Mask is the one for you.
If you’d like to try a recent team favorite, we’re also happy to provide: Greek brand APIVITA has recently joined our line-up, and we couldn’t help but be impressed by their convenient hair masks. The APIVITA Express Beauty Hair Mask Hyaluronic Acid, in particular, is a lifesaver for dry, frizzy, and downright unmanageable hair. We all know by now that hyaluronic acid is the ultimate skin savior; but who knew if could also rescue our hair?
Take a dip in the bathtub
Is there anything more relaxing than a decadent, all-out bubble bath? We think not. If you like a deep, soothing soak every once in a while, we’ve got just the thing for you: our new selection of Dr. Hauschka bath essences, which infuse your bath water with the properties of traditional botanicals like sage, rose, or lemongrass.
If peace and quiet is what you’re after, try the Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Calming Bath Essence. Looking for a gentle, fragrant bath that suits even sensitive skin? Then the Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Bath Essence is the one for you.
Whatever you choose, don’t forget to set the mood; we have it in good authority that a bath feels 100% more relaxing with some soothing music in the background. Also, don’t forget to hydrate afterwards! As Singles’ Day is all about treating yourself, we suggest splurging on a big, family-size bottle of CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and using it all by yourself. You’ll be soft as silk in no time!
Splurge on a beautiful gift set for Single’s Day
There’s nothing like presenting a loved one with a stunning gift set; so why not treat yourself to the exact same thing? If you’re a beauty aficionado, gift sets are a great way to sample new products without having to really commit to a full size (and a full price). From advent calendars to complete skincare routines, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our selection of gift sets:
Above all things, we hope you have fun this Singles’ Day. If you’re single, trust us when we say you couldn’t possibly be in better company. As Jennifer Lopez herself once said, you’ve got to love yourself first! 💋