Wednesday, 09 June 2021 15:38

A Conscious Gift Guide for Father's Day

These sunny days may feel longer but, in a blink of an eye, it will be Father's day. Before it is too late, we have wrapped an ethical gift guide with plenty of ideas to make your dad feel special every day.

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For our Father's day gift guide 2021 edition, we browsed the net for the most ethical, customisable, and practical ideas for your dad.

Fashions Finest team travelled the globe to find the finest natural ingredients for unprecedented sensorial experiences and ancient secrets to enrich your dad's wellbeing routine to came back to the UK for refined and customisable gift sets. We are sure to make your Father's day 2021 memorable.

Lifestyle And Customisable Gifts

If d.i.y. is not your cup of tea but you still want something unique for your dad, here are some customisable and refined options for you.

Emma Alington

Emma Alington's handmade ceramics, made in the UK

Whether your dad is a tea person or not, you can think about a bespoke container for him and later about his brew. Emma Alington is a synonym for top-quality British ceramics counting a list of well-established partners of the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Missoma, Katie Leamon, Boots and University of the Arts London. Emma Alington established her ceramic studio in Berkshire in 2003, becoming a leading expert in modern luxury ceramics. The beauty of the glossy fine bone china of the 'Classic' range finds a playful twist in her 'Dots' and 'Stripes' ranges. We are sure you will love the customisable options to upgrade your dad's mug with a posh gold rim or with his initials with Emma Alington's online bespoke service. The mug price starts from £20 for the 'Classic' collection.

Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspaper, Newspaper Gift Set for father's day

In the '50s, you would have seen a typical dad sinking in the armchair reading his newspaper and having a sip after work. Newspapers are everyday goods, of course, but we dare you to consider them for a surprising father's day gift idea. Historical Newspapers is the world's largest archive with more than 3 million newspapers going back in time to over 100 years. And then? Find the UK newspaper of your choice and select a meaningful date. Every newspaper can be personalised with the name of the recipient or a special message on the opening page. Not exciting enough? The Newspaper Gift Set is the ultimate idea for father's day: the gift includes your newspaper and a bottle from a selection of single malt or 12-year old whisky, brandy, champagne, red and white wines. Both newspaper and bottle label can be personalised and they are ready to be gifted, presented in a luxury double satin-lined gift box. Starting from £49.99.

Historical Newspapers gift ideas are intriguing and genuinely unique as well as fun to customise.

Taskmaster - The Board Game
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Your dad is a big child, in the end. Play with him - and maybe let him win - with Taskmaster (£19.99). Based on BAFTA-winning Channel 4 TV show hosted by Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne, this board game will bring hours of fun for the whole family, your dad and his friends.

Refocus Bands

Refocus Bands - motivational wristband

A gift and motivation in one. Refocus Bands 'You Got This' wristband (£8) is an original accessory that hides an uplifting message designed for those who 'refuse' to give up.

Find Me A Gift

FindMeAGift Superman Mug Father s day

Do you need a last-minute gift? FindMeAGift has got a funny answer with this 'flying' Superman Mug with Cape (£12.99). This is going to be loved by DC fans and dads with a nice dose of humour.

Skincare

Men do not pay so much attention to their appearance. Absolutely false... especially for those men with a beard to take care and be proud of! A pampering gift for him is more than welcome but we care about what we use. Our choices are multipurpose and sustainable skincare powered with natural ingredients from around the globe.

Aviela

Aviela, sustainable skincare with 100% pure shea butter

Show how much you care about your dad with the 'Nature's Miracle': 100% pure, unrefined shea butter. Aviela, a UK black-owned brand, uses exclusively unrefined shea butter harvested and produced by Women’s Cooperative in Ghana. The handmade process ensures the anti-inflammatory property and its content in nutrients, minerals, and vitamins are as high as found in the pod. We picked some daily essentials for your dad from the Aviela collection: the African Shea Black Soap (£14), with unrefined shea butter and cocoa pod ash, deeply cleanses face and body skin with a final smooth touch. The Pure Shea Butter (£14-30) - a head-to-toe, heavy-duty butter - hydrates and calms even the most sensitive skin. The airy and melting texture delivers a super luscious and pleasant sensation. To conclude this caring set, the Foot Shea Butter (£19) will give instant relief to tired and dry feet. Unrefined shea butter does its magic job with the help of cocoa butter, neem, tea tree, baobab, and sweet almond oils. Pure, simple and effective without parabens, mineral oils and animal-derived products. We love how Aviela takes care of our skin, the environment and the Ghanian community at the heart of this precious butter.

Elemental Herbology

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Your dad, the tireless man in your early life, needs a well-deserved break. Elemental Herbology thinks about people like him with its ethical ad sustainable skincare collection based on the 5 elements of the traditional Chinese philosophy. The selection that we are going to explore aims to release body and mind from the stress of today's hectic life and to slow down the biological clock. The Lemongrass & Nutmeg Body Wash & Cream Duo (£40) is a 'welcome home' after a long day at work or a gym session. The set reinvigorates at 360° with zesty notes and the warmth of nutmeg and pepper; the formulas are SLS-free and rich in botanicals extracts picked to relax and help circulation. The Muscle Melt Balm (£25) will do the rest for complete relaxation thanks to the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric and the warming action of ginger and ho wood.

Kear

Kear, cruelty-free and natural skincare form Greece

We are in sunny Greece with Kear. For Father's day and the upcoming holiday season, the brand proposes its skincare heroes that are perfect for the post-workout. Kear skincare is infused with Arnica Montana, a flowery plant locally sourced in Greece and known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Find the ancient Greek beauty secrets, like arnica and extra virgin olive oil, in Kear Calm Reviving Body Oil (€40) that soothes and helps circulation with a gentle massage. To get the best for your dad, a shower with Kear Exfoliating Herbal Soap (€5) with almond grain and algae extract with refresh and detox the skin before the invigorating massage. A favourite of ours and a pocket-friendly hero is the Sofi Lip (€5), made with just 5 ingredients and zero nastiness.

Dermatology M

Dermatology M, Chinese medicine-based ethical skincare

Back to China and its millennial knowledge. Dr Mazin Al-Khafaji brought ancient Chinese herbal medicine to the UK three decades ago, where he founded Dermatology M. Traditional principles and ingredients used in Chinese medicine made highly compatible remedies for eczema and everyday staples suitable for the most upset skin. Dermatology M skincare is carefully handmade to protect - condition - care. Invite your dad to have a fresh start to his day with Dermatology M Jin Yin Hua Honeysuckle Cleansing Wash (£42) - a daily soothing and brightening wash free from SLS, SLES, and soap - and Dermatology M Zi Cao Shui Gao Nourishing Cream (£42). This versatile cream nourishes and soothes the skin and can be used on both face and body on a rushed morning. It will wipe away any dryness and itchiness thanks to its anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants, vitamins, and soothing extracts of aloe vera and chamomile.

Ecooking

Ecooking, natural skin and body care for all skin types and genders

Made on Tina's kitchen table, Ecooking skincare started from a deeply personal and skin crisis. Her homemade products, kept refrigerated in repurposed jars and bottles, were so effective that her family and then beauticians started to ask for more. This fast-growing Danish skincare brand targets any skin problem with vegan and organic solutions that are luxurious on the skin but affordable. Your dad will enjoy a multi-tasking oil like Ecooking Beard and Body Oil (€27.50) that can be used to shave, condition skin and beard, and recharge the skin as a serum and his senses with its energetic lemon aroma. Ecooking Body Lotion (€30) is as good as a facial treatment is. This nourishing lotion with organic shea butter contains HA and niacinamide which contribute to smoother, firmer and younger skin. It is suitable for everyone's skin so, please, do not tell your mom!

Art de Parfum

Art de Parfum, luxury and cruelty-free fragrances made in France

Now that your dad is fresh and rested, he can dress up with a fragrance that represents his style and soul. The master parfumiers at Art de Parfum developed some new exclusive fragrances with a concoction of rare ingredients that you cannot find anywhere else.

Signature Wild is the essence of a man. It evokes the primordial strength of Nature with notes recalling earth, leather, and woods. This deeply masculine scent has a dark woody side of amber, leather, and sandalwood with boozy, fruity notes of dried fruits topped with the warm, Oriental and spiced character of cinnamon, cardamom, and Davan distilled oil. A rich, yet balanced and elegant perfume. Le Joker is for an unconventional man; it is the fragrance that really epitomises Art de Parfum connection with artistic expressions. Daring, unexpected, avant-garde. Le Joker plays with contradictory notes and the sense of the unknown. It starts with a warm heart of patchouli and cedarwood, intertwined with fruity and spicy notes of star anise and nutmeg evolving in exotic hints of pink peer, Timur pepper, and elemi. Le Joker will surprise with unedited powdery notes of makeup and cigarettes and salty ambergris. Art de Parfum fragrances start from £114 and are sustainably made in France with only cruelty-free ingredients.

Father's day often takes second place in family celebrations but your dad is still your #1 man and deserves only the best. We hope these ideas will convey all your love elevated with a sense of exclusivity. Come back and check this space to find new gift ideas.

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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 15:56

Valentines Gift Guide 2021

"Roses are red, Violets are blue. This Lockdown is rubbish! I’m so glad I have you!" 

Almost a year after the Covid 19 pandemic began, we find ourselves still suffering the effects of social distancing and lockdown.

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Many of us are separated from some of our loved ones because of the place our world finds itself, and Fashions Finest wanted to inject a little love into your world in the run up to Valentine’s 2021.

In order to do this we decided to put together the ultimate gift guide for that special someone in your life, accompanied by some soppy love quotes…to help you get into the mood.

Read on in the spirit of this quote from Lao Tzu - “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." And together we can make it through anything life throws at us.

A beautiful new fragrance is always a lovely gift to receive on Valentine’s day, and Fashions Finest have found some truly fantastic contenders for that special lady you want to send  gift to this valentines!

Elle Fleur Fragrance

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Elle Fleur is a delightful, bright and floral spray scent for women, with a fruity and citrus hint to it. Having had a chance to get our hands on this perfume and try it out for ourselves, we love the long lasting, womanly, and long lasting scent. The reviews around this fragrance are all positive, and we at Fashions Finest all unanimously loved this fragrance too! A lovely gift for that special lady in your life, who likes a fresh, citrus and fruity fragrance on their skin. 

A massive bonus is that Elle Fleur is now on sale at Superdrug, and you can get your hands on it for only £14.00 which is a massive 50% reduction from now until 23rd February, so another reason to get your hands on this fragrance now.

Bublé By Invitation, Rose Gold Fragrance

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Launched in 2018, this fragrance is one of several by Michael Bublé. After hearing lots of great reviews, we couldn’t wait to test it out ourselves at Fashions Finest, and we weren’t disappointed. The scent is sweet and fragrant, as well as being light and fresh. The sweetness is not overpowering in the overall scent, and makes a lovely day time perfume choice. This may well be the perfect gift for that special lady in your life. A lovely fragrance for winter and moving into the spring, as it has a warm scent as it lingers on your skin.

 You can get your hands on Michael Bublé - By Invitation Rose Gold Eau de Parfum 100ml for only £21.34 from Amazon today.

“In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy." - Theodor Reik

Object Shampoo Bar

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Introducing Object. A brand new company which launched in December 2020 with their amazing shampoo and conditioner bars.

We couldn’t say no to this fab, pink Valentines shampoo bar. With zero waste and offering salon quality with every use, this moisturising shampoo bar is packed with goodness including coconut milk, moringa and ylang ylang.

Fashions Finest love this idea as a Valentines gift, because it is something every girl (and guy) uses on a daily basis, but it is also different – being a shampoo bar, great for the environment, ethical and handmade too.

With a subtle, clean and fresh fragrance, we found this shampoo bar lathered up quickly, and left hair feeling squeaky clean and moisturised. Not only that, but they last such a long time – as long as 3 regular sized shampoo bottle no less!

A great gift for both him and her because there are many different shampoo bars available from Object, and all for only £14.00 each. Take a look and choose your favourite now.

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." - Victor Hugo

1 People - Danish Luxury Fashion

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The Bespoke fashion brand 1 People are on a mission to give fashion meaning.  All of their products are made with love and care and crafted with materials that are mindful of people and the planet. The collections are so durable - the brand offers a three-year warranty on all of their products!

Sustainable luxury is what 1 People are passionate about – and the good news is that comfort, style, sustainability and fair pricing do not have to be mutually exclusive. Fashions Finest loves the stylish and Parisian look of the brand and the fact that they use revolutionary sustainable and ethical materials to craft unique and memorable products of the highest quality, without any compromises.

What's more, for every 1 People product sold, 40% of the profits will be donated to the charity ‘Business For Planet’ which supports the education of the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

With second to non-quality, and oozing style, a gift from 1 People would be the perfect gift for the stylish woman. With so much choice available, we recommend these Vagas Las Ruby High Heels £89 paired with the Calabar Pearl slip dress £159 for a chic yet effortless evening look,  or a pair of wide leg trousers  £129, and a blouse for daytime luxury.

Sustainable fashion at affordable prices.  

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

BagPad

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Bagpad is handmade in the UK. Think soft and fluffy cushions made exclusively to fit your favourite handbag, and that is bagpad.  Custom inserts designed with the aim of creating a long-term solution for keeping handbags in their original shape when not in use. The mission of Bagpad is to reduce the use of plastic and paper and hence provide a more sustainable and at the same time elegant solution.

Available in a wide range of fabrics and colours meaning that there is so much choice available. Fashions Finest love the luxury feel and look of every single one of the bagpad’s as well as the fact that they can also be personalised with monogramming means they make a fabulous gift for the handbag lover who has everything this Valentine’s day.

Bagpad has had plenty of proven success as a must buy product for all Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbag collectors, including celebrities and top female executives. With prices starting from only £25, maybe you know someone who’s wardrobe is just crying out for some bagpad’s too! With several sizes available, from small ones to fit into clutch bags, to large sizes for larger bags, visit Bagpad online today to personalise one for the one you love…even if that is yourself right now!

 “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line." - Lucille Ball

κέᾰρ®  Skincare

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Kear skincare is the fabulous Greek, 100% natural, unisex skincare brand. Inspired by ancient Greek formulas of skincare, κέᾰρ® Face and Body balms harness the power of the first recorded cosmetic treasures, beeswax and olive oil. The multi-tasking skincare range is free from synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, artificial fragrances, parabens, silicon, petroleum and is never tested on animals. Produced exclusively in Greece, from locally sourced raw materials, Kear is an ideal gift for your loved one this Valentine’s season. With balms for the face and body prices starting from €42, Fashions Finest loves these sweet smelling, natural balms designed to combat the aging process. Full of vitamins, minerals to protect and moisturise the skin, with a creamy texture, we found it glides beautifully over the skin, leaving no sticky or greasy residue after application – simply silky, hydrated skin. You can guarantee soft, glowing and healthy looking skin with Kear.

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.” - Richard Warren

LashBase Eyelashes

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At the moment we girls can’t just pop out to get our hair, nails or eyelashes done, but LashBase has one of these areas covered for us with their vegan-friendly strip lashes at only £8.99 each. Super fluffy, lightweight… and perfect for all of us who can't get to the lash tech right now due to lockdown. If you know someone who loves getting their eyelashes done – you have found the right gift for them right here.  Fashions Finest loves the thickness which the lashes offer, without the weight, and with 15 styles to choose from, we also think that the choice and price is simply fabulous too.

In addition to strip lashes, LashBase also sells an Eyeliner Lash Adhesive at £15.99 which is honestly a complete game-changer when it comes to applying strip lashes. This 2 in 1 product applies like a liner but works like glue, allowing you to apply strip lashes easily and within seconds.

Fashions Finest loves how easy this eyeliner/glue works to fix the beautiful eyelashes into place, and we were really astounded at how even a novice could apply them straight away!

Treat that special person, who loves to bat their eyes at you, to Lash Base Eyeliner glue and lashes. A treat they will love you for this Valentine’s.

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Cienna Rose Nail Varnish

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Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeve this Valentine’s Day, paint it on your nails instead! From the perfect shade of red to pretty pinks, vegan and cruelty free London nail brand Cienna Rose have a great selection of nail polishes for thst special someone, at just £9.00 each.

Cienna Rose nail varnishes do not contain any of the 12 common nasties found in many nail polishes, and not only that, but they are also infused with vitamins, antioxidants and nourishing lemongrass oil to help take care of nails whilst also giving the perfect DIY paint job. Long lasting and chip resistant, nails are left with a professional looking, high shine - gel like finish.

Fashions Finest love how Cienna Rose goes that extra mile in caring for our nails, and also with caring for the environment. Nail polishes are cruelty free and vegan friendly; they do not contain any animal derived ingredients or parabens at all.

The varnishes themselves are easy and smooth to apply, dried quickly and left a vibrant and shiny colour – even after only one coat. We especially loved the Je T’aime red – in honour of Valentine’s  day, and we think a bottle or two of Cienna Rose Nail Varnish, from the wide range they have available, would be a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the one you love this year. The only other thing you need to decide – is will you offer to paint their toes for them?

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” - Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

So Eco

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Fashions Finest loves the So Eco brand, and we have featured products from them before. So Eco are working hard to combat the problems of excessive & plastic packaging, by offering 100% responsibly and ethically sourced options for their packaging and products. They are quickly becoming one of the faces of responsible beauty within the industry, and offering real alternatives to us as consumers.

So Eco Make-Up Brush Set:

This Ultimate Gift Set of make-up brushes £30 is a collection of 9 essential makeup tools which cover everything from your complexion to your brows and eye makeup. With stylish, highly sustainable bamboo handles, 100% cruelty-free synthetic taklon bristles and recycled aluminium ferrules, this gift set really is the full package. Not only does it look great as a gift, but we at Fashions Finest think that the brushes are strong and sturdy, and the bristles are soft and full bodied, but not floppy when they are being used to apply make-up. A wonderful gift for any make-up wearer who is environmentally conscious this Valentine’s.

So Eco Biodegradable Hair Set:

The So Eco Biodegradable Detangling Hair Set,  £14.99 Set is fantastic for cultivating healthy hair. Made from fully compostable and bio-degradable material which is ethically sourced, compostable, recyclable and bio-degradable, this would be a fabulous gift for that special someone in your life who takes hair care seriously. The detangling comb has a wide-tooth design, minimising damage and breakage whilst effortlessly detangling wet or dry hair, and then the cushioned detangling brush guarantees a smooth and tangle free brushing on dry hair, or whilst styling.

Brushworks Rose Quartz Set:

This Rose Quartz Resin Massage set £14.99 is a must have addition to your skin care routine. Designed to soothe and cool the eye area whilst helping to reduce puffiness, eye bags and assist absorption of eye cream or serum into the skin, these tools work to give your face a youthful and radiant glow.

Ideal as a gift for yourself, or the one you love this Valentines, the Rose Quartz Resin Gua Sha is ideal for improving the skin’s elasticity, promoting cellular and skin rejuvenation. Alongside the Massage Tool, both products help to reduce puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles, which can cloud the face – especially for women of a certain age. Fashions Finest tried this and love the cool and relaxing feeling of the roller on the skin, as well as the afterglow and ease of tension, stress and anxiety, whilst using it.

“Where there is love there is life.” - Mahatma Gandhi

 Lewis and Baker Vegan Biscuits

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If you decide you want to go traditional this Valentines  - with an edible treat, Fashions Finest can recommend this beautifully presented gift box with three delicious, oversized shortbread based vegan biscuits. 

Each hand-dipped in the darkest of chocolates, with one topped with tangy dried raspberries, one with sprinkled almond nibs and one left just all chocolatey! What is not to love here. 

Fashions Finest loves this idea – as it is a little bit different than buying just chocolates. We love that they are vegan biscuits, made unashamedly in Britain, from locally sourced ingredients, and to top it all off you can have a personalised gift message added, as well as a personalised gift card. All for only £8.99 a box.

The Shelf Life is 10-14 days unopened, which is plenty of time to keep biscuits as delicious looking as these! Buy a box for your loved one today at Lewis and Baker.

 “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” - Alfred Tennyson

Belle Regime Natural Soaps and Skincare

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Belle Regime is a small, brand new British company run by Karlene Reid.

Originally from Jamaica, London based Karlene became more and more conscious about the quality of ingredients used in the skincare growing up, and the impact they had upon her skin health. During the pandemic, while working from home she began to look at handmade soaps, and found she became enthralled with the method of cold process soap making, and loved the fact that she now had total control of the ingredients that go into her products. She started to make soaps for family and friends, but the feedback was phenomenal and she quickly realised she had found something special. Belle Regime was officially launched in time for Christmas 2020.

Karlene specialises in a wide range of bath and body products with a luxury self-care focus which includes vegan plant-based organic ingredients and high quality essential oils. Belle Regime products include: Soaps, Bath Bombs, Body butter, Bubble Bars, Shower Steamers, Antibacterial Hand Wash (alcohol–free), Whipped Soap and Sugar Scrub.

Visit the Belle Regime website to choose from two Valentines gift boxes, priced from £18 - where you can choose soaps and body butters to have included, or just browse their selection and put together your own Valentines gift.

Fashions Finest love how divine the products look and smell. The aromatherapy shower steamers are just perfect, and turn shower time into a spa session in your own bathroom – especially in the winter time. Gorgeous!

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Nuture Plant Based Skincare

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The beautiful, new brand Nuture, with its range of highly effective, plant- based skincare products could just be the perfect gift for someone you know this Valentine’s Day.

Nuture products are designed to care for your loved one just as much as you do, and the whole range is designed for both men and women, caring for a whole number of skin care concerns including scars, stretch marks, post-blemish marks and dry skin.

For her this Valentine’s Day, you can show her that you care about the history written on her skin, whether that be C-section scars, stretch marks caused by pregnancy and bringing new life into the world, or even scars which are a part of her now. Nuture’s Facial Treatment Serum will help to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots giving her a bright and beautiful complexion every day. Fashions Finest loves how the range also rehydrates the skin, keeping dryness away throughout the cold winter months.

For men, Nuture offers effective treatments to help care for sports injury scars and stretch marks that have appeared as a result of growth and weight training, as well as helping to nourish his dry skin throughout the colder months. Fashions Finest loves the lightweight texture of the creams, which are easily absorbed into the skin and improve tone and texture as well as replenishing hydration for improved elasticity to the skin. They also smell lovely when applying them to the skin too.

Products range in price from £8.99 for Nuture’s 50ml nourishing skin treatment oil, or go for the Facial Treatment Serum at £15.99.

Happy shopping for your loved ones in the run up to Valentine’s day, and whatever you do this year -  Fashions Finest want to remind you of these words from Marilyn Monroe

“…keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” - Marilyn Monroe

Lock down won’t last forever. But until then - Look for the sunshine behind every cloud.

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at Fashions Finest.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:10

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

So far, 2020 could be called a bit of a wash out, and many of us may have not even realised that Fathers Day is quickly approaching!

As usual, Fashions Finest is here to help you choose a great gift for all of those wonderful Fathers, Godfathers, Uncles and Grandfathers. Take a look at the great ideas below, and you will be sure to find something super for that super man in your life!

Whether You Are Loving The Quarantine Beard, Or Want It Gone - Help Him Look His Best.
 
 
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Lots of men have decided to embrace their natural facial hair growth over the past few weeks, and what better way to celebrate Fathers Day than to gift him a set from Kent Brushes, which is recognised globally for it’s extensive haircare expertise built upon nearly 250 years of rich British heritage. Kent Brushes offers beautiful and high quality beard brushes for under £20.00, to help him tame and train his facial locks, ready to face the world as the lockdown eases, or alternatively, classic wet shaving sets, for a clean shave - the way his father used to do it for £25.00.

Visit Kent Brushes to find the right grooming gift
for the man in your life this Fathers Day. 

If Beer Is His Thing...

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Try this multi-award-winning pale ale which is sure to delight the good fellow, with it’s scratch resistant label with your own message written on it, and a luxury gift box option as an added extra, this gift of his favourite tipple is a great way to help him relax and unwind in style this Fathers Day.
 
Show him how thoughtful you are this Fathers Day, and as an added bonus - the website offers next day delivery for those of us who leave things until the last minute. Available from getting personal at less than £10.00 a bottle, it won’t break the bank either.

Accessorise With Style

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With this classic and stylish wash bag from Dune London, you can gift him with something he can use with pride for many years to come. The detail on this piece makes it something out of the ordinary, and oozes sophistication. Available from their website at £22.00 (currently reduced) you can be the one who gave him the best Father’s Day present this year, and with other accessories available to buy in the same style, this gift can be a theme for Christmas and his birthday too - until he has the whole set!

Give A Charity Donation And A Gift All In One

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We have probably all been appreciating the outdoors much more over the last few weeks, with the lovely weather, nothing much to do, and ‘outside’ being much less accessible to us. This gift, available from The National Trust online shop at a cost of £10.00 will pay homage to the outdoor life he may have missed, or alternatively, the garden life he has been enjoying, as well as helping to safeguard areas of natural beauty. With 100% of its profits used to support conservation work, the National Trust undertakes to care for all the special places it owns, and we can be a small part of this great work.

Your special guy will love the beauty and functionality of this karabiner multi-tool gift, and appreciate the charity giving part of it too. An all-round winner of a gift.

Something A Little Bit Different

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With the strapline rightfully noting that candles aren’t just for girls, the mandle is made specifically with men in mind. They are curated, mixed and poured by Luxe Candle’s in-house mixologists, to incorporate a strong masculine styling, and musky, rich and spicy flavours. Each candle is created with ethically sourced products for the environmentally conscious male, and includes a beautiful gift box to hold the candle. A fantastic gift to help him relax and unwind in a space of his own this Fathers Day.

Available from Luxe Candle Co, at a cost of £19.00, you can help him to re-discover his sensitive side with this very special gift. 
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The shops have been cleared of Christmas. The January sales are drawing to an end. The next big seasonal event of the year is heading our way. Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us.

It can often be a struggle to select the right gift for a partner on Valentine’s Day. It requires a careful consideration of a number of things. How long have you been together? What sorts of things do they like? How romantic is too romantic? Making sure you get the right gift can be a stressful decision.

Men have got the classic, if a little cliched, fall back gifts. Flowers, chocolates, lingerie, jewellery, or a nice bottle of wine will probably be well received. Some blokes might even get brownie points for just remembering at all!

For women, there may be a little more of a struggle. Well ladies, if your man is a bearded chap, good news! We have just the thing…

Show your partner that you care for both him and his beard with a range of beard care products from Beard Buys.

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Beard Buys stock a large range of beard products from many independent brands who handcraft their products using natural ingredients. Beard oils and balms are designed to moisturise the beard and the skin and provide much needed nutrients to help a beard grow thick and strong. As well as preventing dried skin and the dreaded beard itch, oils and balms are scented so they also smell great!

A beard care gift set containing a matching oil and balm is the perfect, personal gift for a bearded bloke and it will truly show him that you care. Plus, you will get to choose your favourite scent from a wide range!

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:57

Stylish Gifts

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The season of joy and giving is approaching and as every year the struggle to find the right gift for friends and family is once again a nightmare. So, to take the stress away we have compiled a list of stylish gift picks for every Him and Her and the kids. And to make it easier for you we kept it all under one roof, all gift ideas are available at Debenhams online or in-store

HAPPY SHOPPING !!

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This sweet tasting Raspberry infused Gin is the perfect gift for the G&T connoisseur.

For the skin care junky a Clarins skin solution set is the ideal gift, and for the makeup enthusiast a makeup blockbuster gift set will offer the ultimate makeup collection that will last all year long.

For the fashion conscious the Jenny Packham - Black embellished diamond velvet bag, will be a flawless edition to her occasion handbag collection.

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A bold Rum for a bold man, the Peaky Blinders black spiced Rum! Or, for the beer maker a DIY Beer or Cider making kit.

For the gym junky the Men’s Society gym kit is the ideal essential for his gym bag, and the Hammond and Co. by Patrick Grant - black leather hold-all is perfect gift for the man that loves to travel.

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Gifts for the homemaker,the Bosch Tassimo Vivy 2 coffee machine with its sleek space saving design is the ultimate gift for the coffee lover.

The Abigail Ahern multi coloured Leopard embroidered cushion will be a loved edition to the decor obsessed and pair that with a lamp from the MW -Matthew Williamson collection and she and her living room or bedroom will love you forever!

Last but not least the gold metal multi coloured glass lantern will be a great last minute gift or stocking filler.

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For the sweet tooth give him or her their own Milkshake maker, and the Alice Scott, Pink and Green Palm Print 'Lunch Goals' Lunchbox for the #instagoals school girl.

For the creator and Lego builder the 'Jurassic World - Blue's Helicopter Pursuit' set, and for the gadget lover you can find a host of geeky gifts - from Smartphone photo printers to smartphone projectors.

Now that everyone else's presents are sorted...its time to make sure Santa knows what you want for yourself this Christmas!

HAPPY HINTING!!!

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Monday, 12 February 2018 16:14

It's A Date - Valentine

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Date night are special but when it comes to a Valentine's day date it just becomes extra special and dressing up for it becomes mayhem. Because, you do not want to spend too much money on buying a whole new outfit  s
o, to take the stress out of choosing an outfit I have rounded up 10 of my favourite items that is worth the splurge and will go with anything else you might have in your closet.


1. Love these Mom jeans, from Miss Selfridge, with its frill detail in light denim, it is ideal for a low key, movie and a burger date.

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Frill mum jeans @ £52.00 Miss Selfridge

2. Pair your Mum jeans with these cute Stripe Kitten Heel Slingbacks, from Miss Selfridge Updating it from casual to chic casual. Throw on a graphic logo t-shirt and a cropped leather jacket and you are set to go.

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Black and white stripe kitten heels @ £49.00 Miss Selfridge

3. For that something sexy slip on this sexy number, the Pink Geometric Lace Bodysuit, from New Look, with its flattering V neckline, supporting cross strap front and all over lace. It will leave you looking and feeling sexy.

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Pink lace body suit @ £19.99 New Look

4. Going on a date that requires you to dress a bit more smart, then throw on this Red tailored dress, from New Look, with its front cross over and tucked in detail. Drawing attention to your décolletage and slimming your waistline.

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Tailored red dress @ New Look

5. Need a sassy pair of heels to complete your look then go with these black spotted suede ankle strap stilleto heels from Dune London.

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Velvet ankle strap spotty stilleto's @ £135 Dune London

5. Something short and playful, the Petite Green Stripe Wrap Frill Hem Dress, from River Island, is just that short, playful and sexy.

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Green stripe wrap dress with frill hem @ River Island

6. Pair this Dusty Pink frill top, from New Look, with a pair of skinny high waisted jeans, heel ankle boots dinner and drinks or a pair cute flats for a more casual look.

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Dusty pink frill detail top @ New Look

7. You both really into fitness and are going all out on a sporty but fun date then the Green and Black Palm leaf print leggings and crop,from top will be a match made in heaven.

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Palm leaf print leggings and crop top @ New Look

8. Staying in cuddling on the sofa then a fancy sleep set like the this slinky floral and lace sleepwear set from Ted Baker at Debehams will turn a night on the sofa into a romantic rendezvous.

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Ted Baker - silk and lace sleepwear @ Debenhams

9. So, he is taking you to a music gig and you need someting to update your rock star look, then the sleek pair of Black faux leather tapered trousers, from River Island will be a winner.

Faux leather trousers @ £55.00 River Island
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10.Planning a stay-in galentines night with your BFF's with some girly pampering, Prosecco and chocolate then the Heart Nightshirt, Heart Bralette and Frill shorts, from Primark will be the perfect ensemble for a night of girly love.

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Heart night shirt £11 , Heart bralette £8 and frill shorts £9 @ Primark (penny's)

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:27

Christmas Gift Edit

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They say this is the season to be jolly, but it is not so jolly when it comes to deciding what gifts to get your love ones. It is tough getting just the right gift, that says I love you or Thank you or that says I appreciate you. But lucky for you, we hear you and we get the struggle of finding the perfect gift. Read on to see some of our Top Picks.

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Now if you are more of a practical giver, that loves to give a gift that will be a benefit to your love ones then you will go crazy over our first pick. The BLUEAIR air filter.

These filters are state of the art , manufactured by Swedish firm, Blue Air , they are an ideal gift if your or a family member suffers from Asthma or just to have around the home as they;
¥ eradicates pet dander, all those pesky microscopic flecks of skin shed by animals with fur or feather, which can cause allergies
¥ removes dust mites
¥ eliminates tobacco smoke
¥ targets harmful odours &
¥ combats colds & viruses

Available throughout the UK and stylishly designed BLUEAIR air filter is a our Top choice #forthehome Christmas gift.

Keeping with practical stylish gifts for the #homemaker Then the FRENCH PRESS coffee maker is it. This magnificent coffee maker keeps your coffee piping hot and makes that firts, second and third cup taste like heaven. The gift that every busy #bossbabe home diva needs. It is sleek, beautiful and will complement any kitchen interior. And the best part of it, even if you give it to your sister, mom or friend You can be assured of a good quality cup of coffee everytime you visit. Our Fashions Finest crew of coffee lovers gave the FRENCH PRESS a double #thumbsup

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We all love a beautiful home with well placed and stylish decor accessories so here is just a few more gift ideas for the chic and fashionable #decorlover.

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The Jonathan Adler Versailles Maze Vase, from AMARA, with its bold geometric print in green and black, and white and gold striped edge and striking square shape with its narrow neck. This beauty is a true #statementpiece for your decor loving friend. For something small but still thoughtful the Marble Vase and Pearl Marble Bowl from Homesense are a pretty good pair of affordable yet glamorous gifts.

Marble is still a hot #decortrend and the Normann Copenhagen Pebble Black Chopping Board will add a touch of class to any kitchen. So this is the ultimate gift for your mom or any one that loves spending time cooking marvelous meals. For the fashion craze chef get the Kate Spade New York Recipe Book she will love it.

Something sweet and chewable always makes for a really thoughtful gift and are the perfect Thank You gift for a colleague or secret santa. Copperpot Originals has two new fantastic festive flavours of fudge, Apple & Cinnamon Butter Fudge and Christmas Spiced Butter Fudge. Delicious , each box of fudge is a festive burst of creamy butter, milk and golden syrup. These mouth-watering sweets has got us chewing all day long because once you pop one in you just can stop chewing them. #fashionsfinest sweetest Top Pick.

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Our selection for the #gentlemen in your life is simple and uncomplicated. Our favourite is the Ted Baker - Jungle Print Hip Flask, from Amara, because we just love the #tropicaltheme and then there is the Skultuna - Crown cufflinks or the Kenneth Cole Semi-Precious Stone Cufflinks, House of Fraser, because every gentleman needs a pair of shiny cufflinks. And what man can resist the classic scent of Armanis Modern Leather EDP at House of Fraser , or a stylish Hammond & Co. by Patrick Grant Pocket Square from Debenhams. Lastly a gentleman needs shiny shoes and the Ted Baker shoe shine kit from House of Fraser and a Bow tie, from Debenhams, to complete a sophisticated look. You do not need to get all these gift for your man but you can divide it up among all the gentlemen in your life.

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We all have atleast one #millenial in our lives so here is just some ideas to keep them #insta happy. They will be snapping away all their trinkest on the Rosanna Trinket Tray with its chic black anc gold design it is uber trendy. Nothing makes a boozy #dinnerparty more fancy then a cool booze decanter like the Rosanna Booze Decanter. Marble and vintage is so in vogue right now , and we are loving the Tatty Devine Vintage Lady Vanity Case and the Marble ring Stacker, all availble at John Lewis. These are all so cute and will be loved by the millenials in your life.

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Beauty Lovers will say YES to a thoughtfully put together gift box full of YES TO- SKINCARE. This is skincare that is full of Love and Laughter, and who knows your friend might just invite you over for a Yes To pamper party to share in all the Love and Laughter. With a full range, all natural and organic products , for body, face, hair and lip. With this gift you will offer your friend the blessing of saying YES to every moment life offers her. Take your pick and compile your gift box at YES TO. Fashion Finest LOVES saying Yes To... stunning skin.

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Because every beautiful moment starts with a hug and kiss, gift your friend with the most #kissable lips with one of our Top Beauty Picks. Packed with cocunut oil, beeswax, olive oil and chia seed, XO BALM has all the right ingredients to keep her lips kissable all year round.

In this modern age we can not escape technology and whether it is the husband, boyfriend or your son there is a techie geek in all of them. So here is our picks just for them.

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Not really techie but it will give that technology lover in your life a bit more style , the Native Union Marble iPhone Dock, from Amara, will make there phone and desk look super glam. Guys and or girls will enjoy this piece of technology the DJI Mavic Pro Drone, from John Lewis, gets a 5 out of 5 in the gift department. Any water and gadget junky will love the Waterproof Camera from Debenhams.

We have a special gift just for you, because you are going to be thirsty after all that #christmasshopping

Ion8 Slim

So spoil yourself with a Ion8 SLIM, exclusive to AMAZON, a gift for your from you. It is; 100% Leak proof BPA free and
¥ Flips open with one hand and can lock closed for safety
¥ Vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration
¥ It has a soft feel for grip and carry strap
¥ Fits any cup holder or kid's backpack
¥ Drinks bottle is dishwasher safe and suitable for hot or cold drinks

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Masculine, oozing power, confidence and charisma, are these the words that you would use to describe your man? If your answer is yes, then this is the perfect gift for him this valentine’s day.

Jaguar Pace with its classic masculine notes of black pepper and cashmeran combined with crystal moss and rosemary gives the fragrance a spicy boldness. Exuding manliness and style, presented in a cool iconic bottle for the cosmopolitan man.

Recommended retail prices: Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, 60 ml @ £28.00, Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, 100 ml @ £44.00

The fragrance designed to mark the arrival of the new Jaguar F-Pace family sports car. Is a true reflection of this fast and furious car, the vibrant grey and blue glass bottle has a similar bold silhouette to that of the new car and is complimented by the blue-tinted perfume. The compact base is covered with a sophisticated lattice design reminiscent of the famous Jaguar radiator grill. The centre of the bottle is emblazoned with a shiny round silver insignia with the unmistakable brand sign of the legendary cat. The shiny silver stopper creates an attractive contrast to these tones, whilst the packaging is in blue, grey and dark silver with black lettering.

A gorgeous smelling man behind the wheel of a fast car what can be more sexually electrifying, go on shop now and enjoy the experience!!

Jaguar Pace is available from selected Marks and Spencer's stores around the country as well as online.

Published in Blog
Sunday, 27 November 2016 17:41

What To Get The Man In Your Life This Christmas

Ladies this is a quick guide to help you pick the perfect gifts for that special guy in your lives.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:54

Hamper Making With The Chemist.co.uk

Christmas is just round the corner so like any decent human I have begun to prepare. My favourite gifts for people are hampers that I put together.

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