Healthiest locks after Summer? Change your haircare routine
Salty water, sun, wind and pool. Summer holidays do good to your mood but can leave your hair stressed out. Build a new haircare routine to rescue your hair and start anew.
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Chlorine and seawater but also intense heat and styling tools can play havoc with your hair. Here is how to say goodbye to this Summer with the healthiest locks ever.
Start with cleansing and conclude with extra pampering. These are the expert products to take care of your hair during the seasonal transition:
Only Curls Cleansing Shampoo Bar (£12, available online)
The newest addition to the Only Curls collection is this eco-friendly shampoo bar. Solid is better for the environment and perfect to take away with you, wherever you are going this summer. Leaving your hair refreshed, nourished, and cleansed, shampoo bars are making headlines!
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque (£12.99, available online)
This iconic hair mask is essential for those with dry, damaged hair. Raw shea butter deeply moisturises and repairs your hair, leaving your locks hydrated and healthy.
SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Silicone-Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment (£14.99, available online)
Free from silicones but rich in natural ingredients, this leave-in treatment detangles, adds shines, and reduces frizz. It is perfect for all hair types and can complete everyone’s hair care routine.
Jerome Russell Bstyled Heat Protect Sleek Primer (£6.99, available online)
Style your hair, without the fear of damage, thanks to Jerome Russell. Protecting your hair from heat up to 230 degrees, along with protection from humidity, this product is essential whatever you’re up to.
Jerome Russell Bblonde Maximum Blonde Toner Platinum (£4,99, available online)
According to Google trends, searches for blonde hair toners are up 90% this month, suggesting blonde hair is the colour everyone is after. With the UK’s Number One Blonding brand, blonde hair has never been so easy to maintain. Neutralising all brassy tones, this toner is guaranteed to leave your blonde hair glowing.
Back to basics: your next hair care programme starts this September to restore your locks and remember just the best of your Summer.
Shea Moisture Red Palm & Cocoa Butter Curl Stretch Pudding
Afro cuts are on our radar for Spring/Summer hairstyles. A-list hairstylist Stefan Bertin - who counts the likes of Letitia Wright, Hannah John Kamen, Elle Eyre, Sabrina Elba, AJ Odudu, and many more amongst his clientele - has revealed how natural hair textures can get the '70s hair look that is so hot right now.
Support to Black British Women Keyworkers
As part of SheaMoisture U.K's global Community Commerce program, they will launch a £50,000 U.K. campaign, #TheSheaHeroes, to support Black, British, Women Keyworkers through the festive season.
Online Christmas Gift Guide 2020
As another lock down looms and all our shops close for the month of November, you may be forgiven for feeling like Christmas 2020 is going to be over before it begins. Don’t despair yet because we are here to help you shop your way through the lock down we are about to face!
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Fashions Finest has rallied the troops, and searched the internet for some great gifts you can buy online, without stepping into a shop at all! Our chosen selection includes gifts for men and women, and children alike, and our aim is to help you pack your Christmas buying list up, before December even hits us. Bring on the fun, reduce the stress and maximise the excitement for Christmas 2020 this lockdown.
Scroll down to see our list of delicious gift ideas to tempt your senses, and help you to spoil yourself and your loved ones this festive season.
Chocolate Advent Calendars £8 Each
The first thing to make sure you have ready for 1st December is an advent calendar! Hotel Chocolat have this great offering, with 24 festive 40% milk chocolates including penguins, Santa’s and snowmen, as well as a special one for Christmas Eve! Children's and adult advent calendars are all available to buy online from Hotel Chocolat.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash and Body Lotion £10.99 Each
These two innocent looking bottles are actually two perfectly syncopated products, beautifully enriched with key ingredient Shea Butter to replenish essential moisture deep below the dermal level. Both the fragrant body wash and the lotion contain Frankincense and Myrrh extracts to not only smell divine, but also balance and brighten the skin tone. They work together in harmony to leave your skin feeling luxuriously soft and radiant. Fashions Finest loves this duo of perfection, and would recommend it as a wonderful gift for the lady in your life who loves to feel and smell great. Available online from Look Fantastic, grab yours today.
Hydra-Mask £22 is the perfect gift for someone who likes to give their skin a pampering. This cream mask is enriched with hyaluronic acid to plum the skin and natural sesame and sweet almond plant oils to give a radiant complexion. The mask also contains vitamins A, E and F to regenerate and support the skins barrier. Available online from Look Fantastic, Fashions Finest loves this cream. Not only does it smell great, but really has a positive impact on the complexion. A lovely gift for someone who likes to take care of their complexion.
Lait-Crème Concentrate £13 Is another great all rounder! This 5-in-1 product from the French pharmacy brand, Embryolisse is a moisturiser, primer, repair mask, after shave cream and makeup remover. Available online from Cult Beauty, Lait Crème Concentre is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins leaving dry skin smooth and silky-soft. Simply slather on, relax and reveal beautiful skin! Fashions Finest suggests this is a great gift for either him or her as it is such a fantastic, multitasking all-in-one gift, and really hydrates the skin – especially after shaving!
Asquith Pyjamas - Pants £59.00 Top £79.00
Asquith offers so many great, eco-friendly and deliciously comfortable clothing, that we at Fashions Finest had to put their new PJ’s on our Christmas list.
Who doesn’t love to snuggle up in a warm and soft pair of pyjamas when the evenings are cold, and this pair is no exception to Asquith’s long lasting commitment to providing the best clothing for both you and the environment. Made with soft bamboo fabric, these are made to last wash after wash, as well as containing no nasties to harm the environment. Fashions Finest suggests these PJ’s as a perfect gift for the woman who has everything, or a treat for you for Christmas Eve!
Geo Tumbler Glasses £18.95
The humble tumbler has been given a beautiful makeover! Fashions Finest loves these Geo Glasses from Root 7. Taking inspiration from modern terrariums, the Geo glasses have a unique angular shape, accentuated by beautiful metallic styled edges. They have a perfect weighty and sturdy feel to them and each one is unique due to the hand blown process, resulting in an all-round pleasurable drinking experience.
As they come in a gift box, these tumblers are perfect as a gift for the guy who enjoys a tipple at weekends, or equally for a family with children. They work just as well filled with fruit juice as alcohol! Even pot a small indoor plant in them, and they look great sitting on the table too.
Available to buy online from cuckooland.com in either black or gold.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
The limited edition collection from the skin supplement brand Advanced Nutrition Programme is inspired by the ‘blue beauty movement’ in the industry, highlighting the importance of sustainability and environmental awareness, which is at the core of the brand. Fashions Finest loves how the sets fuse together skin specific solutions and sustainability too. They have got rid of excess packaging, and environmentally unfriendly finishes as well, however we think they still look sleek and cool. Both the packaging and ingredients will help future proof our skin, our oceans, and our planet. Whichever pack you choose as each one has been strategically formulated using the latest scientific research. The unique combinations of vitamins and mineral supplements they use will feed skin from within, helping us all to glow all the way to 2021 and beyond.
Advanced Nutrition products are available via a network of skin care professionals, salons and clinics nationwide as well as online at advancednutritionprogramme.com
Start to Glow £45 is the perfect festive set for anyone looking to support their overall skin health, Start To Glow combines the staple supplement Skin Vit A+ that helps with skin cell renewal and skin rejuvenation. These skin heroes are the ideal first step to improve the immunity, suppleness, and quality of your skin.
Did you know from the age of 20 you lose 1% of collagen per year? Meet Youthful Glow £80 the anti-ageing power couple your skin craves. The combination of hydration and smoothness boosting Skin Omegas+ and collagen production enhancing Skin Collagen Support is the ultimate super duo for anyone looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin elasticity and promote glowing skin from head to toe.
Flawless Glow £84 is the perfect way to achieve clear, flawless skin naturally with the scientifically proven nutritional supplement duo perfect for problematic skin. Skin Accumax™ has transformed skin throughout the globe with its patented formula which combines vitamin A, C, E and phytonutrients in one clever capsule for complete skin health.
The best-selling and award winning Skin Ultimate £72 supplies you with a 28 day supply of beauty pods, housing a daily dose of the much loved Skin Vit A+, Skin Omegas+, Skin Antioxidant, Skin Asta-Boost and Skin Co-Q10+. Achieving a bright, even complexion, healthy, shiny hair and nourished nails has never been easier.
Scientific skincare brand Environ is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, they’ve launched limited edition Christmas gift sets, all inspired by the globally recognised ‘flower’ icon of the brand logo, taking it back to their South African roots. Fashions finest loves the beautiful packaging the products come in, and the claims they make really work to brighten and improve the complexion. Perfect as a gift for the lady who cares about youthful skin!
Environ® products are sold via beauty salons and skincare therapists nationwide, as well as Harvey Nichols online. Alternatively, to find your nearest stockist, click here.
Multi-action Prime and Prep £57 helps you to achieve a clean, refreshed and beautifully hydrated complexion. The ultimate glowing boost to your skincare routine, the set includes Dual Action Pre-Cleansing Oil, Skin EssentiA® Hydrating Clay Masque and a complimentary jar of Focus Care Moisture+ Oil Capsules – the perfect mid-winter pick-me-up.
Youth Essentia® Ultimate £245.95 – £276.90 allows you to take your complexion to a new level with a scientifically formulated, highly effective combination of powerful vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to supercharge your skin health. The set includes Youth EssentiA® Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion, Vita-Peptide Toner, Antioxidant Defence Crème or Defence Crème Plus, Vita-Peptide C-Quence Serum (of your choice) and a complimentary full sized Focus Care™ Moisture+ HA Intensive Hydrating Serum. Be prepared to experience your best skin complexion yet!
Travel Essentials ‘Stay Glowing’ £70 is the perfect introduction to the scientifically researched Environ® formulas. This collection offers the perfect discovery journey to help improve the skin’s youthful appearance, radiance, and resilience. Enjoy a hydrating and revitalising routine with Vita-Peptide Eye Gel (10ml), Tri BioBotanical Revival Masque (15ml), Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel (15ml) and Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules. A great gift for someone who is new to Environ products.
Skin Essentia® Healthy skin gift set £181-£188 enables your loved one to experience healthy-looking, beautiful skin with a complete skincare routine of powerhouse formulations, designed with essential vitamins and antioxidants to boost your skin health. The gift set includes Skin EssentiA® Mild Cleansing Lotion or Low Foam Cleansing Gel, Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner, Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser (of your choice) and Youth EssentiA® Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, plus a complimentary full size Intense C-Boost Mela Even Cream, Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser (5ml) and Tri-Peptide Complex Avance+ Elixir (5ml).
Vita –peptide eye gel £57 is a great way to surprise your loved one or treat yourself to the most spectacular Christmas tree ornament of all. The Vita-Peptide Eye Gel (10ml) is a worldwide best-seller for a reason. This quick absorbing eye gel contains essentials vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to assist in improving the hydration, firmness and skin tone around the eyes. Walk into 2021 with the clearest vision yet!
Clarity + Clear confidence set £101.95 is an innovative 3-phase system that helps to clean, control and clear your way to breakout-free, healthy-looking skin. The set includes Botanical Infused Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser, Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion and Vita-Botanical Sebu-ACE Oil, plus a complimentary Sebu-Clear Masque for a luxurious clarifying pamper.
Jane Iredale Celestial Lights Colection
The skincare make-up brand jane iredale have taken inspiration from the glowing night sky this festive season, creating sets that help to add glow and radiance to any look, whilst using highest grade minerals across all products to support your skin health. Fashions Finest love the idea of bringing the radiance of the skies home for a bright and joyful Christmas, all whilst enhancing your skin health using quality ingredients and the highest grade minerals available to ensure easy application, long lasting finishes, and perfect coverage too.
The jane iredale Celestial Lights Collection is available online from janeiredale.co.uk
Lip Poppers £25 Light up your festive look with one of these limited edition Lip Kits, each featuring two creamy, pigmented shades, packaged in a festive popper. The creamy and easy to blend crayons offer excellent colour payoff with precise application. Enjoy a hydrating formula with nourishing Castor Seed Oil soothing lips and Vitamin E delivering antioxidant protection. Shimmer Lip Kit includes Blissful Lip Crayon (shimmering sheer nude), Saucy Lip Crayon (creamy hot coral) and Jumbo Pencil Sharpener. Dazzle Lip Kit includes Naughty Lip Crayon (creamy brick red), Sunny Lip Crayon (vivid rosy pink) and Jumbo Pencil Sharpener.
Starry Eyes Mascara £40 lets you bring a conditioned and lifted twinkle to even the most sensitive eyes. This powerhouse lash duo is packed with clean, moisturising ingredients and hidden in a specially designed festive ornament to make it the perfect Christmas surprise for the ultimate beauty lover in your life. The set includes Black Ice Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara and PureLash® Lash Extender & Conditioner.
Celebrate the magic of the season with Illuminating Lights Face Palette £55, a decadent array of luxe, glowing shades to illuminate and elevate any festive look. The set includes two blushes in Gleam (shimmery light apricot) and Beam (shimmery guava), two highlighters in Twinkle (shimmery sheer peach) and Starlight (shimmery sheer guava) and a finish powder in Moonlight (soft yellow pearl) to take your healthy glow to a whole new dimension this Christmas.
Line and Define Brow Kits £47 will help you dazzle your way through the coming season and beyond with a 3-piece precision eyebrow kit. Expertly shape, sculpt and condition your brows with this face framing set, featuring a complimentary Eye Pencil. Available in three shades to find your perfect match, Light includes Blonde GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit, Ash Blonde Retractable Brow Pencil and a complimentary Basic Brown Eye Pencil. Medium includes Ash Blonde GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit, Brunette Retractable Brow Pencil and a complimentary Black/Brown Eye Pencil. Dark includes Brunette GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit, Dark Brunette Retractable Brow Pencil and a complimentary Basic Black Eye Pencil.
Stand out from the crowd with the statement olive barrel bag £39.99, or the camel roll top backpack £49.99 from JIMBAG. Even though gyms are not open for a while, these bags are so on trend for 2021, and so versatile in their style and usage.
Fashions Finest love both of these lightweight canvas bags, great for either men or women. Each one will see you through your 2021 gym session or your next weekend city break while oozing style. Carry your kit and accessories with ease and look out for the hidden zip compartments. Both bags are made with 100% cotton canvas, and are beautifully strong and durable.
Kent Brushes From £35 Each
Kent Brushes, one of the oldest hairbrush manufacturers in the world is doing their bit, and responding to rising demand for ethically sourced grooming products. Kent Brushes has launched a new high quality super-soft synthetic shaving brush range, to provide men with a traditional shave in the modern era.
Drawing on nearly 250 years of brush making experience, Kent’s new generation of shaving brushes are handcrafted in England and filled with innovative super-soft Silvertex bristles that are stiff enough to lather soaps and creams with ease, but also luxuriously soft to touch on the face and prevent irritation. In addition, the handle is an elegant shape that fits easily into the hand delivering a firm grip even when wet. The super-soft Silvertex synthetic bristles have been developed not only to mimic the attributes of silver tip badger bristle, but to improve on them and provide a superior performance and the finest quality shave ever.
Fashions Finest loves this new range from Kent available online, which showcases six different synthetic shaving brushes with an ivory white or black handle in dome sizes varying from medium to extra-large. Their fabulous range debuts Kent Brushes new minimalist packaging with a clean white luxurious design, making it a natural gift choice this Christmas for the modern man!
Venus Razor For Her £12.99
Fashions Finest think that this pretty razor from Venus is a perfect stocking filler for the ladies! Say hello to silky smooth skin with zero irritation. This razor features a new Skin Elixir lubricating gel, and we think it’s the most comfortable shave yet! It provides 3X more lubrication than Venus Smooth and when activated by water, the razor seamlessly glides over the skin to reduce friction (and shaving rash too!)Its beautiful, ergonomic rose gold metal handle design and durability make it the perfect bathroom accessory. Buy now online from Boots today, and bag yourself a bargin, as it is only £6.49 currently!
IKON Fragrances £60
Ikon are unveiling this brand new and exclusive range of premium, natural, responsible fragrances, available to buy online from The Fragrance Shop. Six Eaux De Parfum developed with a simple yet elegant and premium mindset. Fashions Finest loves this wide range of fragrances, manufactured locally, all fragrances are formulated with natural, vegan and responsibly sourced key ingredients and materials, with notes perfectly balanced for gender neutral tones. Visit the website to find the best fragrance for your loved one...or yourself maybe.
Fashions Finest also loves the look and feel of the packaging Ikon have chosen to use in this collection. Made from lighter, durable glass, the bottle is topped with a manchurian ash wood cap, reminding us that the most precious materials are often found in the most simple, natural environments. Nestled in a modest, yet elegant compostable cardboard box, Ikon products are both recycled and recyclable, so you can feel good about yourself as well as treating yourself or your loved one.
Temple Spa - Into The Woods Seasonal Collection
Spa-inspired collections offering high performance skincare and wellbeing for the skin, body and soul are available this Christmas from Temple Spa. The new for this season gift collection represents layers of knowledge and wisdom built over time, with the theme of ‘into the woods,’ the brand aims to capture the real beauty of trees on their packaging. Fashions Finest loves their take on this theme, with spectacular photography featured from Dr Gabriel Hemery; a renowned British author, tree photographer and forest scientist, the art work is full of inspiring and beautiful colours, shapes and textures. Fashions Finest has some top picks from the collection, however there is plenty to choose from on the Temple Spa website.
Read My Lips £19 makes dry flaky lips a thing of the past with this complete lip serving trio. SMOOTH TALK exfoliating lip scrub is a blend of shea butter, avocado, sunflower and grapeseed oil plus crystallised sugar that together gently polish dry, chapped lips leaving them super smooth and soft. Fashions Finest loves this set – perfect for the winter months, and lovely as a gift set. The beautifully packaged set includes a 15g exfoliating lip scrub, a 15g moisturising lip balm, and a 5ml moisturising lip tint to see our lips through the cold winter months with beautiful lips.
Do Not Disturb Peace And Relaxation Collection £45 is a fantastic gift of ‘me-time’ or perhaps just some well- earned peace & quiet. Fashions Finest loves this gift set, which is full of a mélange of calming aromas, cashmere textures and botanicals borrowed from the Mediterranean garden that used together can help you to relax, restore and repose. Just what many need after this rollercoaster of a year! The set contains a chill out & sleep well mist 50ml, a relaxing bathing & massage oil 50ml, a soothing face mask 30ml, aromatherapy resting cream 15ml and comforting body cream 45ml. We think this pack is a steal at this price as well, as it is worth £70, so bag a bargain online at Temple Spa today.
The Great Defender £30 is a complete daily routine for glowing, healthy-looking skin. This clever protecting double act is your best defence against the environment, sun, wind, pollution, air-conditioning, heating & digital blue light overload. Fashions Finest loves the feather-light moisturiser that provides a skin filter for your face whilst the lip defence gives you a soft veil of lip protection at the same time, while offering broad-spectrum SPF30 and a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, vitamins, ginseng root extract and sodium hyaluronate to protect against free Radicals. These beauties are the perfect size to drop in your handbag so you can re-apply when needed and make sure you’re covered all day!
Enjoy the coming festive season, with Fashions Finest best wishes, and have a happy shop!
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Valentines Day - Thinking Out Of The Box
Sometimes it’s great to think outside of the box a little when it comes to Valentine’s Day. If your loved one is expecting the traditional gift of a card, flowers, chocolates or a cute cuddly something, surprise them with a gift equally as lovely, but with a little twist on the traditional theme.
A Personalised Book
Buy the book (with free next day delivery for Prime members) and fill in the pages as you are prompted by the printed text. A great way to tell your loved one just why they are so special to you, without worrying about ‘finding the right words’ as you will get plenty of help as you complete the book. A lovely twist on the Valentine’s Day card theme.
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There are several places who offer chocolate making and tasting sessions, including Red Letter Days, available all over the UK, a must buy if this is something you know your loved one would adore!
Instead of investing in a cuddly toy to express your love, why not go shopping for a silky number she will love!
ASOS have a wide selection of PJ’s to choose from, and they are great for both summer and winter nightwear, as well as small and lightweight for traveling with. Nothing says sensuous and luxurious like silk!
A Nordgreen Watch
Image Credits: Nordgreen
A watch is also a remarkable Valentine’s gift. Why not surprise your partner with a minimalist watch from Nordgreen?
They’re a Danish brand that has both women and men’s watches and they work directly with Jakob Wagner, a very well-known designer in Scandinavia.
Apart from an exceptional design, they offer a ‘Giving Back’ program. Meaning that buying one of their watches you donate a percentage of the watch’s price to one of their 3 partner NGOs.
From £144 you can get a bundle which includes a watch with two extra interchangeable straps of your choice. Buy them online here for men and for women!
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Romantic Night In Gift Set
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You could make a romantic night in gift box yourself, and fill it with things you and your partner will enjoy, or you can buy a pre-made box like this selection from Aromabar and available on Amason at under £15 each. Either way, your significant other will appreciate the thought that goes into accommodating both parties on Valentines Day.
A Gift For Yourself
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It’s important to remind yourself how special you are at this time of year too, and remember never to neglect your own health and beauty.
Love yourself always, and invest in you with a new range of hair care from Shea Moisture, containing charcoal that will keep your hair and scalp feeling fresh and full of life. With shampoo, conditioner and hair masque available, build-ups, dirt and unwanted oils will be washed away while leaving your natural barriers intact to allow long-lasting comfort. Ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Bamboo Charcoal, African Black Soap and Willow Bark Extract feel soothing on your skin, making the shampoo perfect for those with itchy or irritated scalps.
Your skin can also receive a boost of vitality with Embryolisse Anti-Aging Firming Cream. This cream deals with every aspect of ageing; containing dermatological active ingredients, collagen and hyaluronic acid this cream gives the skin more substance, by plumping and smoothing the skin. Your skin will become more elastic and toned, moisturized and nourished giving it that much desired youthful glow.
New SheaMoisture Haircare Products Arrive In The Uk
African Black Soap & Bamboo Charcoal Haircare Collection has arrived in the UK andis specifically designged for those who suffer who irritated scalps and dry hair.
Christmas Must Have’s 2019
It’s that wonderful, magical time of year again where we can wrap up warmly against the cold, and drink mulled wine as often as we like, we can eat far too much, and forget the gym for a week…or month in favour of Christmas shopping, spending more money in a few weeks than we have all year, and celebrate by partying until we drop!
All of these festivities can seem great fun, and worth every penny until 2nd January, but spare a thought to 2020, getting through the January blues and having money left over to treat yourself in one of the most difficult months of the year too!
Being sensible and thrifty might not sound very exciting, but with a little bit of planning you can have a fantastic Christmas and new year, giving beautiful and useful gifts to your friends and family, and not spend a fortune doing it either.
Take a look at our Christmas must have list for 2019, and give gifts (or stock up yourself) on products we are sure will make every part of you feel great not only on Christmas day, but into the new year too. You don’t have to spend a lot to show you love and appreciate someone, and often, the small, thoughtful gifts mean the most.
This company began life making flip-flops in 1962 in Brazil. Their unique look and comfy soles, along with promises of never losing a strap, (we all know how annoying that can be with flip-flops!) and their trendy and vibrant look, helps them to stand out from the crowds.
Havaianas also promise that their brand works with the environment and a percentage of their revenue goes to fund the preservation of the Brazilian forest and ocean, developing projects to help preserve areas of natural beauty and importance such as the Amazonian Rain forests, and scientific research into conservation.
Flip-flops are great for summer time, and slipping on around the house in these colder climates, and Havaianas are soft and comfortable to wear, and come is some stunning designs too…but if you prefer something a little warmer for the winter months when you are venturing outdoors, and there are a lovely range of shoes available too.
The great news doesn’t end there, as there is currently 10% off, available on their website,(correct as of the date of publishing) so hurry on over to bag yourself a pair of stunning flip flops that won’t break the bank, and would be great as a unique and thoughtful gift for Christmas – especially if you know someone escaping for some winter sun in the new year!
Only Curls Hair Care
Only Curls, a London based brand was started by Lizzie Carter who wanted to cater for those with natural curls. The range is made in the UK, and is cruelty – free and vegan, and their packaging is 100% recyclable. No plastic is used to dispatch the range, so it ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people right from the start. With an increasing demand for eco-friendly beauty Only Curls has recently also launched their cute new packaging made from eco-friendly sugar cane.
If you have naturally curly hair, or if you need to buy a gift for a curly girl, then this range of products is for you. It has been specially formulated to encourage us to ditch the chemicals, forget the straighteners and love our natural curls!
Only Curls are championing the UK curl revolution with the launch of their brand new range of cleansing, conditioning, styling products and accessories.
From gentle shampoos and nourishing cremes to hair towels, combs and sleep turbans, each product in the Only Curls range has been tested on all curl types and are specially formulated and packed with natural nourishing ingredients that breathe life back in to curls and provide the very best care that fragile curly hair requires.
The range consistently receives 5-star reviews with some consumers saying it has solved “all of their hair problems”! It looks great, smells great, it’s Eco-friendly and can make your hair dreams come true – an all-round winner to pamper yourself (or someone else) this Christmas!
Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion
Restore a healthy glow to skin with Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Energizing Bath, Body & Massage Oil. Shea Moisture promises to energize dry, dull skin with their silky-smooth oil made of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, which work in harmony to create an ultra-hydrating blend for your skin, replenishing high levels of moisture deep below the skin surface for a brighter, more even-looking tone.
A perfect way to pamper yourself (or someone you love) this Christmas and into the new year, Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion bath, body and massage oil helps to protect against the damaging effects of external aggressors, to leave skin re-energised, nourished and infused with a luminous radiance. The delicious scent of dragon fruit, lychee berry and green apple extracts combine to create a heady experience, and also help to nourish and recharge tired-looking skin, while Imbe Oil protects while Aloe promotes a healthy glow to your skin.
Say goodbye to those tiny unwanted eyebrow hairs you just can’t get to – once and for all, as luxury Swiss brand, Rubis, maker of the tweezers of choice among make-up artists, including Bobbi Brown who called them ‘The Ferrari of Tweezers’ has announced the launch of their brand-new Christmas collection, so you can gift a beauty addict in your life perfect brows! (even if that addict happens to be you!)
Rubis is available from Cult Beauty and The Fragrance Counter, and each pair of Rubis Tweezers demonstrate Swiss precision and luxury at its finest They are individually crafted and finished by hand to ensure perfect tips, alignment and high precision in removing unwanted hair. Ergonomically designed, all tweezers are made of resilient, antacid, stainless steel.
Makeup Hand Palette
This handy little tool has been taking the beauty world by storm and fast becoming every makeup artist’s ‘must have’ product of the year, and would be great as a stocking filler for anyone who uses makeup!
The Makeup palette is a really well thought out idea, as we all want a perfect makeup finish but with so many brands on offer, the quest for a flawless look can be confusing, and we girls often resort to mixing and blending colours and brands of creams, foundations, eyeliners, lipsticks and even self-tanning products, getting very messy hands in the process, but not anymore!
The makeup hand palette is 100% Acrylic and is the perfect mixing palette allowing you to mix and transfer your beauty products hygienically, preventing cross contamination and unwanted stains on the back of your hand.
Slipping easily and comfortably onto the hand, it will allow you to create bespoke colours and formulas customised to your skin tone. It’s perfect for foundations, lipsticks, eye shadows, oils, serums, self-tanning products and so much more. The Makeup Hand Palette is available to buy from Amazon.
Too Cool For School's Lime Caviar Range
Introducing a new 'Lime' in skincare. Too Cool For School’s Lime Caviar skincare range was launched in Korea, and became a best seller within 24 hours as men and women rushed to grab this must-use range globally.
Don’t be fooled, this is caviar, but not like you know it. 100% vegan, this collection uses the citrus fruit, sometimes called the finger lime, which, when cut open, reveals tiny citrus jewels, resembling traditional caviar.
The moisture spheres inside the Caviar Lime fruit contain 9 types of Vitamin C - and the amount totals up to 44 times denser Vitamin C levels than blueberries! The 83% lime extract, purely sourced from Australia, and used in Too Cool For School’s Caviar Lime range contains 9 vitamins and 6 hyaluronic acid complexes to leave your skin more youthful, toned and glowing after one use. It also promises to improve dull skin by breaking down dead cells naturally, leaving skin soft and smooth. A great gift idea for those of us who want to turn back the clock a little, in favour of younger looking skin,as Too Cool For School’s range is full of moisturising properties and will boost skin luminosity in a natural and gentle way.
Cadbury Hero’s Anniversary Tin
What better way to tell your family and friends they are appreciated than to give them a box of Cadbury Hero’s chocolates to share. Can you believe that Cadbury Heroes are celebrating their 20 years’ anniversary? The much-loved mini chocolate selection burst onto supermarket shelves in 1999 and quickly became a staple in the home, making it the perfect choice for those family-sharing moments. From Twirl to Crème Egg Twisted, and the iconic Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Heroes is still the perfect treat to share during those family nights in. After all, we know it’s the little things that bring a family together.
With this in mind, Cadbury Heroes sees the iconic Cadbury-purple tin get a striking new modern make-over, redesigned to look like a celebratory birthday cake. Giving the gift of Hero’s, not only are you giving hands down the BEST and tastiest Christmas chocolates, you are giving them a tub that they can keep and reuse for many years to come.
Why not grab a tin for yourself as well while you are at it! The tin is the perfect keep-sake to refill time and time again with your favourite sweet treats.
The anniversary tin is available from most good food retailers, including Waitrose.
AL!VE cleansing range has been created with a focus on active beauty under the three pillars of bath, shower and body. From Yoga to Snowboarding, Dance to Skydiving, or meditation mats to boxing rings, magnesium helps to ease and invigorate for any activity we take on.
Alive has harnessed the powerful active ingredient of Magnesium, proven to deliver therapeutic benefits to the body, as well as containing minerals & vitamins to boost the skin’s natural health.
AL!VE is formulated to help navigate users on their quest for better overall health and fitness, and is a perfect gift for those adrenalin junkies, fitness fanatics and workaholics among us who want their daily cleansing routine to work as hard as they do.
Al!ve products promise to help transform your bath or shower experience, and ease sore and overworked muscles, make your skin look and feel radiant, re-energise you and deeply cleanse and revive your entire body.
Know a man who is always in need of new socks? Then look no further than Society Socks, where you can set up a subscription and have them delivered to your door monthly! Not only that but for each pair they sell, they donate a pair to a homeless charity in the US and Canada.
Society Socks is all about fostering a community of people that care about each other’s well-being. Homeless charity’s only accept new socks, so they are the most needed, but least donated item for people living on the streets, and Society Socks aim to change that with your help, as you buy one pair of socks and donate the other! A gesture as small as donating one pair of socks to charity can lead the way to creating a better society, and a pair of socks is a small stepping stone towards greater change.
Society Socks are the ultimate blend of craftsmanship and style. They turn the traditional understanding of socks inside out and create products that help people express their individuality. A perfect gift for men who like to express their uniqueness on a daily basis, as Social Socks supports the notion that socks shouldn’t be dull and colourless, but bold and expressive!
David Watson Scarf
Who doesn’t love a beautiful scarf as the perfect accessory to your outfit! They can be worn in all manner of styles, and these delightful silk scarves from David Watson are divine to the touch, as well as appealing to the eyes.
Designed and made in the UK, the Luxury accessories brand David Watson works with British artists to create stunning 100% silk twill scarves with rolled hems. The founder and Creative Director Sam Petty has collaborated with a number of British artists including the Daily Mail cartoonist Jonathan Pugh and Lego artist Andy Morris. The latest collection brings to life the iconic prints of William Morris.
Asquith Clothing Range
Asquith Eco active-wear clothing brand say that their cloths are suitable for yoga, Pilates, sports, or just simply living in, and we know from experience that they are soft to the touch, super comfortable on your skin, flattering your body shape and they look stylish when you are wearing them as well.
Asquith only use the best quality, eco-friendly and organic cotton and bamboo materials to make their clothing and they are sustainably sourced, naturally wick away sweat and don't fade, bobble or stretch over time. What more can you ask for from your active-wear.
Asquith are all about providing comfort while you do yoga, Pilates or your workout session, and they sell a range of clothing including tops, t-shirts, leggings, pants and even jumpsuits! Their Pilates and yoga clothes have been designed to stay in place during practice and their yoga pants and leggings fit and flatter all shapes and leg lengths, taking you from street to studio effortlessly. Why not take a look at the Asquith range and choose a gift for yourself or someone you love, that tells them they are worth it.
Black Friday Beauty Deals just for you!
Black Friday is just a week away and we have some amazing offers available to you all.
The bestselling K-Beauty brand have just opened the first ever standalone K-Beauty store in the UK, welcoming huge discounts on your favourite beauty buys.
25th- 2nd December 2019, www.naturerepublicuk.com
· Buy Ginseng Emulsion + Toner and grab a FREE Silk Foam Cleanser worth £27
· 20% off ALL Beauty tools
· Buy 1 Love Me Bubble Body Lotion £19.50, Get 1 Free Love Me Bubble Body Gel £18.00
· Hand & Nature Hand Cream, £7, Buy 2, get 2 FREE
Grab 30% - 40% off the Cell Power Collection:
· Cell Power Day Cream WAS £43/ NOW £30
· Cell power Watery Cream WAS £43/ NOW £30
· Cell Power Night Cream WAS £43/ NOW £30
· Cell power Eye Cream WAS £43/ NOW £25.80
· Cell power Emulsion WAS £33/ NOW £23.10
· Cell power Essential Toner WAS £30/ NOW £21.00
· Cell Power Essence WAS £43/ NOW £25.80
The UK’s #1 Selling LED Gel Polish brand offer salon worthy manis in the comfort of your own home, with up to two weeks of non-chip wear, no smudging and zero drying time.
22nd November – 2nd December 2019, www.boots.com
Better than half price! Grab the NEW Limited Edition All Star Rose Gold Starter Kit, was £79.99, now £39.00
Award winning and family owned US loved hair and body care brand used by millions, SheaMoisture offer beauty goods suited for everyone, minus animal testing or any nasties – a better way to be beautiful.
18th November – 2nd December 2019, www.feelunique.com
Save up to 1/3 off your SheaMoisture favourites across the range, including Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Blow Out Créme, £10.99 – which tames unruly frizz and flyaways, controls and improves manageability all whilst protecting against heat damage.
The 5 star UK Curly Girl bestsellers offer a range of styling, washes and accessories to keep your curls in perfect condition.
29th November – 2nd December 2019, www.onlycurls.com
15% off EVERYTHING including Hydrating Gel Crème, £16 Nourish your curls with this hydrating curl creme that smoothes curls and minimises frizz. Our special blend of Shea Butter, Marula Oil and Aloe naturally replenishes moisture and restores curls back to their original curl pattern.
TRR NUTRITION – The new advanced collagen supplement developed for Andy Murray
29th November – 2nd December 2019, www.trrnutrition.com
Offering an incredible 50% off with code TRR50 at checkout, picking up the product for £19.49, instead of the usual £38.99 for a 10-day supply
The Home of Undiscovered, Unique Beauty Brands delivering to Ireland, Showcase Beauty feature the latest and innovative independent beauty and grooming brands, with an eco-friendly/ethical approach.
Black Friday www.showcasebeauty.com
NEOM: Free 1 wick candle (worth £32) when you spend over £30 on Neom
Madara: 40% off range
MEMI: 30% off the full range + free lip gloss on orders over £25
Elizabeth's Daughter: Buy one get one free
Lumity: Free Mini cleanser with every supplement ordered
Albus & Flora: 20% off tinted lip balms
Cle Cosmetics: Free Apricot Tinge cushion when you buy 2 lip melts
31st State: Free Face Wash when you buy any 2 products
Evolve Beauty: 15% off
Heath London: 25% off range
The Fragrance Shop
The UK’s largest independent fragrance retailer offer hundreds of your classic scents and new time favourites, all at amazing prices
Pre Black Friday 22nd-28th November, Black Friday 28th November – 3rd December 2019, www.thefragranceshop.com
· Offering 20% when you spend £60 or more
· 15% off beauty – £60 min spend
· 15% off gift sets, Including Gucci Bamboo Gift Set 30ml EDP, £48.50 A woody and floral fragrance, Gucci Bamboo is soft and intense at once, blooming with notes of exotic Casablanca Lily and Tahitian Vanilla. Sandalwood and Grey Amber balance the fragrance’s femininity with a resonating woody contrast
· Also offering 70% off pre-Black Friday on scents such as Marc Jacobs Dot EDP 50ml, £52 to £30
Beauty Bestsellers From Around The Globe
We have put together a global shopping list of some of the world’s best-selling beauty products that are now available, not only via the internet, but also at many local stores through the UK. Included are products made with organic and natural ingredients, favourites of your top celebs and proven results from the beauty industry experts. There is a favourite for everyone…if you can pick only the one!
KOREA: Too Cool For School
The name says it all, they really are “Too Cool For School”, selling out products globally with favourites including the Egg Mellow Cream that is flying off UK shelves at a rate of 1 every 30 seconds, whilst the favourite from the pumpkin range sells at an incredible 1 unit every 15 seconds. Too Cool For School is a K-beauty brand that brings the latest trends to the market with a range of fantastic ingredients to provide the very best skincare results. With an Egg range, Pumpkin range and Coconut range it’s no wonder their brand received over 9,000 requests to come to the UK. You can shop the range at your local Boots. GREECE: Korres
Korres is a Greek skincare brand with roots in Athens’ first ever Homeopathic Pharmacy. The first Korres product was an aromatic herbal syrup with honey and aniseed, a recipe inspired by "rakomelon", a warming spirit with honey, which George Korres' grandfather used to favour in his hometown on the island of Naxos. Set up in 1996 with the aim to utilize its extensive scientific resources for the development of clinically effective and safe products, Korres today offers a natural and certified organic range in all areas of beauty and skincare. Korres is so popular that one of their ranges became the best-selling body range in Waitrose, whilst their new Wild Rose range boasts of a Bi-Phase Booster that has the highest concentration of vitamin C in one product. With hair products, body products, sunscreen, soaps and makeup this really is the range for all of your beauty needs. You can shop Korres at Marks and Spencer's, Waitrose, Lookfantastic and Feel Unique.
Most renowned for its hero product Lait Crème Concentre, which sells a staggering 1 unit every 20 seconds, this range is in the hands of makeup artists the world over Embryolisse has also become a firm favourite amongst celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian, Karlie Kloss, Scarlett Johansson and many others. With a range that includes a Micellar Water, Eye Creams, Anti-Ageing Creams and many other essentials this has firmly put French beauty on the map. You can shop the range at Boots and Lookfantastic.
SensatioNAIL is a best-selling home gel manicure system that provides users with a salon quality finish at a fraction of the price making it the perfect product for those who don’t have the time or budget for regular trips to the salon. The unique gel formula and LED technology leaves users with an easily removable high-gloss, damage proof manicure in over 100 different shades. With all these benefits it’s no wonder this American-born brand sells over 800 units of their Starter Kits each week and with their best-selling shade selling over 200 units a day in the UK. You can shop SensatioNAIL at Boots
This family run company comes from the beautiful country of Ghana and was started by Sofi Tucker, who handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations. After gaining a reputation for herself, the recipes were passed down to her grandson, who has since continued to grow this brand into the world phenomenon that it is today. The SheaMoisture range contains a variety of ingredients suitable for all hair and skin types including a Raw Shea Range, Fruit Fusion Range and an African Black Soap Range, which is renowned for its incredible healing properties and saw a 400% rise in sales during the Easter Week heatwave. You can shop SheaMoisture Hair & Body range at Boots
Rubis is one of the leading global manufacturers of cosmetic implements and tweezers. Each pair of Rubis tweezers demonstrate Swiss quality at its finest and is individually crafted and finished by hand to ensure perfect tip alignment and the highest precision possible. Ergonomically designed, all tweezers are made of resilient, antacid, stainless steel and can be sterilised in acid or boiling water. These tweezers have an established following in the beauty industry with Bobbi Brown calling them “the Ferrari of Tweezers” whilst makeup artists at Estee Lauder, Lancome and Mac also swearing by them. You can shop Rubis at Lookfantastic.co.uk
After launching in the UK at the end of 2018, Daytox has become a firm favourite with UK customers, with their Eye Wonder becoming a best-selling product in Waitrose during the Brexit debates. The brand focuses on detoxifying the skin gradually to help restore a fresh, more youthful appearance. Suitable for vegans, this range contains a combination of clinically tested substances, medicinal plants and precious oils that stimulate and support cell renewal. This unique ingredient formula uses a blend of aloe vera, broccoli and citrus known as BioDtox, which when combined stimulate the detoxification of the skin. You can hop Daytox at Ocado and Waitrose.
UNITED KINGDOM: Only Curls
Started up by female entrepreneur Lizzie Carter, Only Curls has become the go-to brand for those with curly hair of all textures. Formulated without the harsh chemicals that are normally the go-to for those with curls, this brand is all about loving your natural curls. All the products are formulated with natural, nourishing ingredients that penetrate and hydrate the hair. Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans, this range contains a Shampoo, Conditioner, Hydrating Curl Crème and Enhancing Curl Gel, as well as a range of accessories including a silk pillowcase, silk turban, soft hair towel, combs and silk scrunchies. This range is so popular is continues to sell out across their website. You can shop the range at Onlycurls.com
Started by Dr Serrano, a renowned Spanish dermatologist this brand has its root firmly in the very latest and innovative technology to bring you the very best skincare results. With his range of medical expertise, Dr Serrano created Sesderma, a brand with unique formulations that provide effective treatment for a range of dermatological concerns. Sesderma’s hard work doesn’t stop there, they are constantly researching to create breakthrough formulas for various skincare needs. Since launching in the UK at the start of 2019, Sesderma has proved its popularity with its hero product Azelac Ru Liposomal Serum TRX selling 1 unit every 30 seconds globally. You can shop Sesderma at sesderma.co.uk
CANADA: Design.ME Hair
Offering a gluten, paraben and sulphate free formula, this Canadian hair range gives hair shine, oomph, volume and styling speed with top salon quality results and benefits. Used by hairstylists and consumers worldwide, housed in fun, colourful and fresh packaging guaranteed to liven-up your hair and your shelf, this range is so popular that it’s hero product, Puff.ME, out sells competitor products 2 to 1. The range includes an evolutionary three-hold hairspray, and a blow-drying spray that cuts your blow-dry time by 50%. You can shop the Design.ME Hair range at Sallybeauty.co.uk