The Secret to the Perfect Valentine’s Day with Lifestyle Expert, Justine Santaniello

With Valentine’s Day (night) exactly one week away, it’s time to start planning for the perfect day! Lifestyle expert, Justine Santaniello joined me for an interview this week to dish on the secret to a great Valentine’s Day and the must have gift you cannot forget!








Candace Rose: What’s the secret to a great Valentine’s Day?

Justine Santaniello: “The secret is remembering that this is a sentimental holiday, it’s about expressing your love and how much you care for those special people in your life. So no matter what your plans are and who you’re going to be spending it with, make sure you let them know how much you care about them…that’s the whole point of this holiday.”


Candace Rose: How can the ladies look the part for date night?

Justine Santaniello: “Candace, I always say before we get to date night, we need to milk this holiday for all that it’s worth…so starting right from when you wake up, all the way to date night. So let’s start with when you wake up in the morning and my first tip is: why not prepare a special breakfast for the people that you love? It’s such a nice way to wake up with something really special and unique. You can serve all your favorites like waffles, pancakes, some fresh fruit. But what better way to say I love you then with preparing those items with Nutella? My favorite!

You’ll see (in the video above) that we have some fruit kabobs spread with Nutella, or you can do a happy face or a heart on your pancakes. It really has that great roasted hazelnut and cocoa flavors which I think pair really nicely with Valentine’s Day. And this is definitely sure to make them smile. It’s a really special way to start your day off right.”


Candace Rose: What else can we do this Valentine’s Day to truly wow that special someone?

Justine Santaniello: “Sure, well when it comes to date night and prepping for that- for my ladies out there, I say embrace the holiday. Look for rose inspired items, so maybe a crimson dress, maybe some rose perfume, rose gold jewelry.

One of my favorite rose inspired items is the Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips. This gives you deep moisturization for those soft beautiful lips, but also has that sheer rosy tint that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. And it comes in this really cute mini jar, so that’s going to fit perfectly in your date night clutch.

Now for my couples out there, if you’re looking for a real wow factor gift, and you want to do something special this year, it’s not too late to book a romantic getaway. is perfect for this. They have hotels, flights- even cruises. But what is really great is they have a best price guarantee, so if you find those flights cheaper somewhere else, not only will they refund you the difference, but they’re going to give you a $50 credit towards your next purchase. Check that out, pick out where you want to go- I personally would like to go to the Carribean!”


Candace Rose Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Justine Santaniello: “My final tip is no matter who you are spending it with, or what gifts you plan on buying them…do not forget the card. It’s where you get to write your heartfelt message. There are so many cool cards out right now that sing to you, you could record your own message, they light up. But do not forget to write in it. Write your heartfelt message so they keep it and always remember how you feel.”


Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?

Justine Santaniello: “You guys can find me on social media @JNSantaniello, Facebook: http://SantanielloJustine and I will be posting all these tips there for you.”


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