Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day Featuring Karen O’Brien

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

Happy almost Valentine’s Day, gal pals! My name is Karen O’Brien the girl behind For All Things Pretty, a California life and style blog, and I’m so excited for today’s post! Ruthie was kind enough to let me jump in here to share a couple of my favorite ways to practice self-care for the month of February. Fortunately, February is the month of love where we take a full day of the year to show kindness, love, and gratefulness to those special beings in our life; however, I like to take it one step further and include myself in the mix as well. As women, we go through a lot every single day! I feel like we have so much to juggle day in and day out, which can get a little stressful and hectic. I’m a huge believer in the fact that taking a few moments to take care of ourselves allows us to recharge both mentally and physically, something that is tremendously important and might sometimes be overlooked. 

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. One of my favorite ways to practice self-care is to draw a bath after a long day, complete with some bath salts, a good book, a nice candle, and a glass of wine (water for me since I’m currently 9 months pregnant!). Go the extra mile and add some fresh flowers and slices of citrus fruit to your bath, I promise you won’t regret it! Plus it serves dual purpose as it can enhance your skin (& mood!) and also makes for an exceptionally great Instagram photo! It’s a win win! Other favorite ways I like to practice self-care include expressing gratitude daily as it helps me feel blessed for everything I have (& doesn’t allow any negativity in) and taking care of my body, both inwardly and outwardly. I love making healthy eating choices and exercising regularly but also love pampering myself, whether it be with a mani-pedi, a hair mask, my favorite face mask, or even diffusing my best-loved essential oil in my oil diffuser. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so! Tell me in the comments below, what are your favorite ways to practice self-care? I’d love to know! 

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love by doing something that makes YOU happy. There are so many ways to practice self-care and February is the perfect month to do so!

Thank you so so much Ruthie for letting me take over today to share about self-care and to you for taking a moment of your day to stop by. Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day this week! xo Karen 

All Photos By: Karen O’brien

SO happy to have Karen guest posting for me today!! She is the face behind all the pretty things you see on my blog, like my collages etc.! Her creativity is so inspiring and contagious!! She is a multifaceted talent and I am SO thankful that our paths crossed! I even got to meet Karen in person a few months back and she is pure gold!! Check out her amazing Instagram and blog!! Thank you Karen for sharing this WONDERFUL post with us today!! Love Ya!!

  • Comments ( 55 )

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    Nicole

    This is bath time goals. It’s so important to remember that as much as we need to show love to others we need to show just as much to ourselves. Thanks for sharing this!

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    Jessica

    We need to renovate our bathroom so we can use the bath like this! hope to do it sometime soon!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    Annette Dattilo

    It’s so true that when we take time for ourself it declutters our mind to remember the things we can be grateful for. Love the fruit sluces in a bath idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Courtney

    I am obsessed with baths! I love them so much that some days I take more than one, don’t tell! These pictures are a dream and something I hope to indulge in soon! Thank you for sharing because it is now on my bucket list to have a bath as beautiful as yours! seriously, goals!

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    allison – Celebrating sweets

    A bath and a glass of wine sounds freaking amazing!

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    Tami @ The Inspiration Lady

    I’m all about showing yourself love on Valentine’s Day and this bath looks perfect! <3

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    Primetime Chaos

    What a lovely idea! I love taking baths but have never made the effort to actually put anything else than a soak in it. I will try that next time 🙂
    xx. Theresa

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    Kyla Matton Osborne | 24 Carrot Diet

    A hot bath is one of my favourite ways to pamper myself. And I love citrus, so I had a lot of fun looking at the photos in this post. I think, though, that I’d use citrus essential oils in the bath water and I’d save the lovely fruit to eat – or maybe garnish a fancy drink 🙂

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    Taylor

    I couldn’t agree more! We totally need/deserve a little “me time” and to treat OURSELVES. I have like a drawer full of bath bombs that I need to use after see how cute your tub looks!
    xo!
    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

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    Stephanie Whitman

    Baths are always a good idea in my book. Bath bombs, salts, or oils always make things more enjoyable and add a luxurious feel to it. Drinking some wine (or sparkling water) with chocolates, a good book, and some relaxing music makes me a happy gal! Love this idea!

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    Marcie

    I’m hooked on taking baths, but this one is amazing! I just started using bath bombs and they are a lot of fun!

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    Kristina

    I love me some baths but i need to step up my game… this at home spa night looks amazing!

    xo, Kristina

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Oh my gosh these photos, I just want to sink into that bathtub. I love the idea of bath bombs, I need to grab a few new ones and test them out, get some relaxation in!

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    Kelsie

    I’ve heard of these milk baths and they’re absolutely beautiful!!

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    Holly

    Omg this milk bath is goals…I would make it just for the sake that it looks beautiful! Not to mention, it’s relaxing too! xx

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    Tara pittman

    A bath sounds so wonderful but I no longer have one in the master bath as we added a large shower. The kids bath is too small to relax in.

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    Kasey | Running in Heels

    That bath looks like a dream! I totally agree we need to do little things to care for ourselves!

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    Nelli

    I love love baths, it’s my favorite way to relax after a busy day! wow this bath is goals, so perfect and peaceful! Xo, Nelli

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    Jenny

    Wow, this looks so luxurious! I need to do one of these soon.

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    Autumn

    Yes, we definitely need to take time out to love and pamper ourselves. That bath looks amazing. Congratulations on the baby! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    BATH GOALS. I’ve had such an exhausting week, if I could just jump in this tub right about now…

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    La Shell

    never had a bath like this and it looks sooooo amazing! Only God knows how much I need one of these.

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    nancy c

    i love these tips to remind us to love ourselves! i am definitely going to enjoy a quiet glass of wine tomorrow =)

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    Nancy Smith

    Thanks for the reminder about self-love and pampering oneself. It makes sense to do this first so we can really love others. Pretty images. Nice blog.

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    Kylie

    This could not be cuter!!! MAkes me want to jump into that bath right now! How glam!

    Long Island Pulse Magazine Online

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    Belle

    Oh my gosh! That bath looks fantastic! I would love to try that!

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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    Amanda Kruse

    I have never heard of a milk bath before. This looks so relaxing right now!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    Ashley

    that looks like the most relaxing bath ever! Definitely heading over to check her out.

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    Oh to Be a Muse

    I’ve been more of a shower girl and not a bath girl, but these beautiful bath photos are making me think otherwise.

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    Elizabeth Seal

    Aw this looks incredible! Such gorgeous photos and atmosphere, I dream of spending Valentines this way 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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    Samantha

    Wow! this bath puts mine to shame!!! baths are one of my favorite ways of winding down after a long day!

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    Jenni LeBaron

    I’m so jealous of this bath right now! How gorgeous and relaxing! I especially like that you haven’t forgot the wine!

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    Holly

    Sounds like perfect valentinesday plans to me. These pictures are so lovely

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    Becky Willis

    What a wonderful post. when the time comes and we have been able to redo our bathroom this is top on my list. Right now our bathroom is the least place I would feel special or fancy lol. Love your idea!

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    Wendy Polisi

    Oh I plan on spoiling myself. It is going to be a Valentine’s Day to remember.

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    Krystel | Disney on a Budget

    That bath looks perfect. And that drink! I have been trying to think of a way to spoil myself tomorrow.

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    Tanvi Rastogi

    Just scrolling through your post is relaxing … such lovely pictures and setting. I show myself some love everyday 😉 Haha

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    Morgan Klein

    This post was so good!!! I loved reading it and that bath seriously looks like a dream!

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    Cynthia Nicoletti

    You made your bath look fabulous. I am honestly not a bath lover but i feel like jumping in yours. 🙂

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    Leigh Anne Borders

    I love this! I enjoy spending time in the bath to relax and unwind. I have never thought to add flowers like this. Now that it would definitely be something to do!

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    katrina m gehman

    oH MAN, THAT BATH LOOKS AMAZING. I WISH I COULD TAKE ONE RIGHT NOW. SAVING THIS FOR LATTER LOL

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    Berlin | momiberlin

    I love your proposal. Do something I truly love. That must be a real hot and comfortable Bubble Bath and a Time for Myself.. I hope I be able To have it.

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    Tayler

    You have a gorgeous bath! I’ve never done a milk bath before.

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    Laura Leigh

    I AM so wishing We had a bathtub after reading this and looking at these beautiful photos. When we buy a house that is going to be a must so i can do exactly this!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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    Gita

    yaaaaasss girl! Oh what I would give to be getting into this bath right now (instead of being at work) lol

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    Marie Gizelle

    Wow! The bath looks so yummy to be used…haha…I love the colors in it, and I’m sure it would be enjoyable to spend me time there…now I want a tub too!

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    Ashley

    This looks like an amazing way to pamper yourself! I’ m wishing I was getting into this tub for a little R&R right now!

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    Ozum | Mama Mingo

    You seriously created my dream bath!!! The color combination is phenomenal. Those photos made me feel like i don’t treat myself well enough =]

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    Aduke Schulist

    Well, it’s not Valentine’s day anymore, but I know what I’m doing tonight!

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    ANGIE

    HAD A COUPLE OF GOOD FRIENDS WHO WENT AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND TO SPEND SOME TIME ALONE JUST FOR A WHILE. wE ALL NEED THAT FROM TIME TO TIME AND LOOKING FOR ANOTHER WEEKEND TO BE ALONE WITH MY MAN SOON

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    Brittany Boone

    This looks so relaxing! I love taking baths and have neber thought to add floweRs too!

    Bnbstyling.com

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    Lindsay

    This is such a beautiful post! Love!!!

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    Tif

    I love taking a long bubble bath. I need to add some flowers and fruit though!

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

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    Mardene Carr

    Thanks for the reminder because sometimes we forget ourselves in all of the excitement. we tend to focus on our families and spouses more than ourselves at times.

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    shaylyn rae

    OKAY i love all of this!
    I am a huge self love advocate and your set up is amazing here so i am basically obsessed with this post!

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