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Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:22

Say Hello To The Must-Have Life Planner!

These stunning personal life organisers from Martha Brook are designed to help you capture and organise your whole life on paper, as well as empower and inspire you on a daily basis.

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Martha Brook exists to create personalised stationery which isn’t just beautiful but genuinely helps people to live their life with greater intention. The stationary brand all began with Martha Keith, who founded the business in 2013 with the dream of starting her own stationery business. From small beginnings in Martha’s spare bedroom in Brook Green, the company has grown into the feel-good lifestyle brand they are today!

Available in three luxe limited-edition colours and designs, the Life Planners are priced at £37.95 each, the home of delightfully individual stationery designed to uplift, inspire and empower. The life planners come complete with weekly planning spreads to help with productivity and self-kindness, inspirational quotes and regular chances to pause and reflect.

A Martha Brook life planner will help you move forward through a whole year with a greater sense of clarity and purpose. They are also refillable with beautiful gold binding so you can add or remove as-you-go. There is also the option to be dated for 2021 or undated so you can start your organisational journey at any point throughout the year, making it wonderfully timeless and can be used for years to come.

Thursday, 11 February 2021 19:13

Chase Away Winter Blues With Teapigs

Now we do know that Tea can’t solve all of life’s troubles, but teapigs have some great products which will help brighten up these cold dark days of winter and give you that much needed boost.

Set up in the UK in 2006 by Nick and Louise who are on a mission to get the nation drinking real tea. The result is a range of the very best quality teas you’ll find. teapigs only use whole leaf teas; whole berries; and whole herbs and flowers. They come encased in plastic-free tea “temples” – roomy mesh bags which give the leaves lots of room to infuse.

From cold brew and feel-good teas, to a matcha masterclass and more – teapigs have something for everyone!

Caffeine Free Tea

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Trying to cut down on the caffeine this year? Well, you’re in luck! teapigs have a range of tasty, naturally caffeine-free teas. From invigorating peppermint, calming chamomile, and indulgent (but guilt free) chocolate & mint and more, there really is something for everyone.

Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £3.99 for a pack of 15 tea temples, £11.45 for a pack of 50 tea temples

Feel Good Range – Teas With Benefits

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Consumer demand for drinks with specific health benefits is growing year on year. The teapigs organic ‘feel good’ tea range not only tastes great, but each is blended with a functional ingredient which supports your wellbeing. For example, calm contains valerian which helps maintain a natural sleep and good cognitive function, the lavender in snooze aids sleep, and the hibiscus in up beet supports metabolism and gastrointestinal health. Just like the rest of the teapigs range, these blends only contain real, whole ingredients.

Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £3.99 for a pack of 15 tea temples

Matcha

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Matcha is a super hero amongst teas. teapigs matcha is premium grade, and uses 100% green tea leaves from Japan. Matcha has a wealth of benefits, for one, drinking matcha can be like drinking 10 cups of regular green tea for its nutrient value! It also contains L-theanine and natural caffeine which helps keep you alert and focused, as well as antioxidants to help maintain healthy skin and supports metabolism.

Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £15 for a 30g tin (30 servings)

Cold Brew Tea

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We all know just how important it is to drink water, but sometimes it can…get a little bit boring. That’s where cold brew swoops in to the rescue! Specially designed to brew quickly in cold water, teapigs cold brew is an all-natural way to pep up your water and make glugging your way through 2 litres a day a breeze. Naturally caffeine-free and available in three refreshing flavours; lychee & rose, cucumber & apple and peach & mango, simply pop one in your water bottle or glass and, well, that’s it! The teapigs cold brew starter kit includes a Joseph Joseph ‘dot’ bottle to track your water intake, as well as a sample of each cold brew flavour.

Available at teapigs.co.uk | RRP £3.99 for a pack of 10 tea temples. Bottle kit £12 and also available on Amazon

Thursday, 04 February 2021 11:48

4 Benefits of Growing a Beard

Growing a beard is desirable among men because it adds to their character, speeds up their morning routine because they can skip that razor, and several other reasons as well.

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.

Monday, 11 January 2021 15:04

Overhaul Your Current Skin Care Products

With lockdown 3.0 having arrived over the start of 2021, and no ideas as to when it may end, there’s never been a better time to overhaul your skincare regimes with ingredients that REALLY work.

The human body is a complex mass of systems, and everything needs to be working at optimal levels in order for us to feel and look great every day. Sadly, many of our lifestyle choices, and work commitments can so easily disrupt these functions within our body, and leave us feeling decidedly less than our best.

Of all of these systems the lymphatic drainage system is a highly important part of the circulatory system which helps maintain fluid balance in the body by collecting excess fluid and particulate matter from tissues and depositing them in the bloodstream. It also helps defend the body against infection by supplying disease-fighting cells called lymphocytes. (Britanica.com)

The Lymphatic system is made up of a network of very fine capillaries, clusters of nodes and glands containing infection fighting antibodies. Activated by the muscle movements we make throughout the day, waste cells and other toxins flow through this system, to be removed from our bodies to keep us healthy.  . Problems can begin to occur when we spend long periods of time in one position, such as sitting at work in front of a computer, spending long periods of time standing on our feet or even curled up on the sofa in front of the TV. These sedentary activities all prevent the lymphatic system from doing its job, and as a result we may need help in boosting the natural detoxification process in our body.

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Body Ballancer is here to help with a versatile compression therapy system that provides a touch free lymphatic massage.  When Fashions Finest heard about Body Ballancer, and had a chat with the founder Jules, we really wanted to find out more about this relatively unknown form of massage, and were lucky enough to have a two week loan of a system to try it out for ourselves.

Jules sent us the control unit with the accompanying pants, though a jacket is also available to target the upper part of the body too.  Our first impression of the system when it arrived was how impressive it looked.  With a little reading of the instruction manual, we found it was very easy to set up and use. Climbing into the pants, zipping it up to the chest and starting the first programme was exciting and a little nerve-wracking as we wondered what to expect. The system came pre-programmed with a few different treatments.  After selecting your  preferred programme, and pressing the start button the system comes to life, and inflates with air around the body from the feet up to the abdominal area.  The best way we can describe the experience is it feels like your muscles are being gently squeezed then relaxed in ripples and waves, one at a time.  The massage pressures vary from low to high and treatment times can be set from as little as 20 to as much as 90 minutes.

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Deborah St. Louis, our Director said “After the very first treatment programme I found that my legs, thighs and abdomen felt so much lighter, and I felt so relaxed. I slept so well after using the Body Ballancer machine. Even without all of the health benefits that Body Ballancer offers, this wonderful ‘free’ feeling after a treatment, and subsequent good nights sleep was worth having the machine”

Looking at the health benefits Body Ballancer offers, the team at Fashions Finest were deeply impressed, and even though we only had the Body Ballancer at home with us for two weeks, we can already see how over time, and use 2 or 3 times per week, regular use of the system could improve sleep, recovery after a workout, skin tone and appearance, boost the immune system and promote weight loss too.

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Naomi Jeffery - Editor said "This has done wonders for my back pain. After I got used to the wellness programme's intense pressure as it worked it's way up frm my toes to my tummy, and the big squeeze on my abdomen, and relaxed into it - my back felt so released and decompressed!"

Fashions Finest loves Body Ballancer
, the complete massage system which offers a host of holistic health and beauty benefits and is one of the best ways to not only boost your immune system, but also reduce bloating and water retention, improve the appearance of cellulite, aid better digestion and aid faster muscle recovery to promote peak sports performance.

With prices starting from £6,900 (inc VAT) it is definitely a worthwhile long term investment to improve your life and the good news is finance is also available.  Alternatively, Visit their website to find out where you can access this machine at spa and beauty salons around the UK.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 13:59

Fashions Finest Loves GoBo

Meet GoBo. The naturally nurturing, a breath of fresh air for your underarms! Utilising the powerful properties of glycolic acid - already proving highly popular in deodorant products over in the USA - GoBo creates beautifully smooth and soft underarms that can sweat naturally without the inconvenience of embarrassing odour.

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We girls have tried GoBo here at Fashions Finest, and we can promise that it really does live up to it’s promises. For the two weeks we have been using this roll-on, we have experienced the subtle, pretty but not overpowering scent, and all day freshness it brings. This roll on deodorant is the UK's first AHA-formulated deodorant that effectively eliminates odours whilst allowing your body to perspire naturally.

Pesky bacteria is killed deep within the dermis while the top layer of skin is gently exfoliated, removing dead skin cells - both of which contribute to the dreaded B.O. The result is a natural 'deep-clean' which helps eliminate deep stubborn sweat and grime build-up - ideal to detox your underarms from years of heavy deodorant use in order to switch to a natural aluminium-free deodorant.

Naturally nurturing, GoBo can also be used between skin folds and under breasts to prevent or neutralise body odour. For excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, GoBo can be used under an antiperspirant deodorant to prevent odour and then can be reapplied throughout the day if persistent body odour occurs.

Fashions Finest loves the natural active ingredients, which are actually good for your body, and not harmful, as many deodorant ingredients can be. Fragranced with natural floral waters, GoBo is aluminium-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, essential oil-free and made in the UK.

GoBo's formulation also provides added benefits for healthy underarms, including helping to prevent in-growing hairs and painful blocked sweat glands and fading dark pigmentation caused by shaving

GoBo Deodorant is £9.99 and available from Lamonts and Co. Get online now, and do your skin a favour with GoBo Deodorant. We love it!

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 14:52

Fashions Finest Loves This Men's Winter Coat

Fashions Finest has been amazed by the sheer number of different styles of Men’s winter coats which are available this season.

Monday, 07 December 2020 10:20

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

December is here, and we have all cracked open the first week of advent doors. Before you know it, the big day will be here…and some of us (you know who you are) may be beginning to panic about all the presents and stocking fillers, or Secret Santa gifts we still need to find. Even if your Christmas Gift list is all wrapped up already, there is always space in the stockings for one or two more little goodies!

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Fashions Finest has, once again scoured the internet and high street to fine the most fabulous gifts, with last minute ordering still available, so that you can guarantee your gifts will arrive in time for Christmas.

The Body Shop

Our first suggestion when looking for last minute gifts and stocking filler ideas is The Body Shop.

This fabulous shop is quite literally bursting with festive beauty treats for everyone in the family, from the youngest to the oldest, the boys and the girls too. You are bound to find something perfect for your loved ones, even this late in the day.

Fashions Finest loves that The Body Shop are also making a donation from every single transaction until 31st December to their charity partner End Youth Homelessness. Over 110,000 young people aged between 16-25 years in the UK are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, and The Body Shop’s donation to the charity’s Housing Fund will help ensure the most vulnerable people across the UK & Ireland get the help they desperately need to secure a home of their own.

With a fundraising target of £150,000 we can help vulnerable young people in the UK this season at the same time as buying lovely presents – we think that seals the deal.

Here are our suggestions. We have seen and tried all of these products, and love them all! Whether you want to save money or splash out on beauty products – from vegan beauty gifts to male grooming kits, everything is in stock right now. Just follow the links to order now.

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Fruity Lip Balm Gift Star

In this well presented star pack there are 5 deliciously fruity smelling pots of lip balm, which (almost) made us want to have a lick as well as a sniff! For £12.00 Fashions Finest loves that they can be given as a beautiful gift as they are, or separated into 5 small triangular gifts to be divvied out as stocking fillers, or as a part of a pick and mix gift. A versatile gift if ever there was one. We also worked out that for only £2.40 per pot of lip balm; you are getting a lot for your money with this gift!

Festive Berry Duo

A warm and fruity, Christmassy smelling gift, that made us want to dive in the bath and wash away the day with a perfect team of body scrub and small bath lily, and a tub of body butter in a lovely gift box for £12.00.

Fashions Finest loves that the soft scent of Christmas lingered on the skin after buffing and moisturising with this festive berry duo. This would be a great gift for both bath and shower users alike, and fabulous for a real Christmas lover, who quite literally wants to dive into the season – scent and all!

British Rose Hand & Nail Kit

A small and beautiful gift box containing a nail file and hand cream, and the scent of summer. Fashions Finest loves how quickly this hand cream is absorbed into hands, with no sticky or slimy residue. Perfect for a handbag companion. At only £6.00 this well presented gift box will be a well-received gift, and perfect for your Secret Santa, or as a stocking filler for a lady.

Shower Gel Set

A fabulous gift for those who enjoy a shower, this set of fruity cleansers will brighten up anyone’s morning routine. Fashions Finest loves the cost too - only £6.00 for the set. These shower gels smell great, and are thick enough to get a good lather up before the water washes it all away. A quality gift, or add on this Christmas.

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Hair Slides

Give a girl the gift of positivity! These little hair grips pack a punch with their bright colours and fun affirmations. Fabulous for a stylish young lady’s stocking filler, or as part of a gift. You could even buy them for yourself or your bestie, because at £5.00 for two hair slides, they are a small price to pay for looking stylish and feeling great!

Soothing Almond, Milk & Honey Gift Bag

This is one of our more expensive suggestions at £45.00, but in our opinion well worth the price with all of the products inside, as well as the bag. Fashions Finest loves the full range of soothing body products, which would make a wonderful gift for someone who has sensitive skin which needs lots of TLC. The lovely bag is a fabulous size, and can be used as a holiday wash bag or make-up bag, but if you wanted a smaller option, there are other packs available in the same range. With the delicate, creamy and clean smell of almonds, this beautiful kit would be great gift for the lady with either young or mature skin.

White Musk Fragrance Kit For Men

Fashions Finests choice – out of many – as a gift for the men. Although we wouldn’t usually go for anything musk scented, we loved the combination of lavender, geranium, musk and sandalwood, which makes this great smelling trio of shower gel, anti-perspirant and after shave fragrance. The end result is a deep earthy and aromatic woody scent, which we loved the smell of. Great at £25.00 as a gift for a man you know enjoys woody scents. It also comes in a lovely gift bag with a really interesting wood look to it. Just fabulous!

Camomile Makeup Removal Kit

We loved this lovely combination of Camomile Gentle Eye Make Up Remover, Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter and a Muslin Cloth, presented in a gift box for £18.00. Our experience was one of fresh looking, soft and bright skin, clear of stubborn make-up too. Fashions Finest thinks this would be a fantastic gift for a young lady who enjoys wearing a lot of make-up, but doesn’t enjoy taking it off as much! With the fresh and clean smell, and suitability for contact lens wearers, this kit would encourage even the most unwilling to take care of their skin every night. The added soft muslin cleansing cloth is a lovely touch too.

Jimmy’s Christmas Iced Coffee Stocking

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Family-owned brand Jimmy’s Iced Coffee have launched the ultimate coffee lover selection box – in the form of a Christmas stocking. Handmade with 100% organic cotton and with the brand’s signature crown print, the stocking comes complete with the full Jimmy’s Iced Coffee range and Jimmy’s sparkling Coffee Cola. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a coffee loving individual, who just doesn’t need anything, Fashions Finest says this is the gift for them.

At £20.00 each, and stuffed with different flavours of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, the ready-to-drink iced coffees only contain Rainforest Alliance Certified Arabica coffee, low sugar and are poured into 100% recyclable packaging. The Dorset-based brand ticks all the boxes, from sustainability to convenience, to knowing who you’re buying from.

Fashions Finest loved the twist on some Christmas classics, like Jimmy’s Coffee Cola. This surprisingly lovely iced coffee concoction is a game-changing grown-up drink. We just want to know why we haven’t tried this before! A combination of cold brew coffee and sparkling cola, Coffee Cola has notes of cola nut and vanilla, with 50% less sugar than other prominent cola brands.

Get a hold of this grown-up Christmas stocking gift from the website, and have it delivered to you, or straight to the person you are gifting to, with a lovely personalised note added for free! A super easy (and delicious) Christmas gift option this year.

Celine Zara Accessories

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At Fashions Finest we love to champion independent designers, from the catwalk to the high street, and the fabulous Celine Zara is one such Designer we think is amazing! A truly ethical and bespoke designer, who has produced some beautiful pieces. Using physical objects for design details and silhouette Celine produces creative, unique, structured designs with a strong emphasis on remaining true to her original concept.

Lovingly handcrafted to order in the UK from the highest quality materials. This 100% genuine rose gold and black leather tote bag is a must have for your wardrobe! Styled up or down, its unique design makes it the perfect accessory to bring some glamour to your outfit this Christmas. £125

This Celine Zara Design Transcendence Clutch bag is lovingly handcrafted to order from the finest quality 100% genuine rose gold and black leather in the UK. Its striking statement design makes it a truly unique addition to your wardrobe. Featuring a genuine leather branded wrist strap for easy holding, rose gold zip and internal zip pocket, this bag will really add some stunning glitz and glamour to your outfit whilst fitting in all you need for your night out. It is a real must have this Christmas! £65 or Personalised in the centre with initials for £70

These beautiful and delicate earrings, £29.00 a pair, are handcrafted in the UK from the highest quality 100% genuine leather. The earring hook is comprised of rose gold coated Sterling Silver. With their truly unique design, these statement earrings really do provide a gorgeous, striking and lightweight addition to any outfit! She will thank you for getting her all ready for the fabulous nights out we all hope 2021 will bring.

Experimental Perfume Club

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EPC is an independent London based perfume house and open access laboratory founded by Emmanuelle Moeglin - a professionally trained perfumer with fifteen years’ experience working with international perfume brands.

EPC specialises in creating niche and bespoke fragrances. They have a host of different products and workshops that would make wonderful gifts, all of them bespoke!

Fashions Finest loves the fact that this gift is a totally unique scent – made specifically for the individual. We had a go at creating our own perfume, by answering some simple questions on the EPC website, to reveal our own unique ‘Fashions Finest scent’. If you are creating a present for a loved one, we think you should be able to answer all of the questions for them, depending on how well you know them of course…or you could just buy a gift voucher from EPC so that they could do the whole process for themselves.

From these unique aromas identified by the questions answered, EPC will create a totally Bespoke Discovery set, with a selection of 6 bottles with different scents that will perfectly compliment your skin and your lifestyle, and of course - are totally unique to you! For £36.00, the set also comes with a voucher for you to spend on your favourite full size scent. Delivery was quick, and the set come in a beautiful gift box too. The scents were perfect, and we loved every single one of them. The scents last the whole day, and we were even asked what we were wearing by relations.
If that is not enough, and you really want to go all out, buy your loved one the ultimate experience of the Perfumer’s Atelier for £450.00 (payments can be made in instalments) This is a unique luxury educational perfume collector’s set designed to be an ideal gift for both perfume connoisseur’s, or for individuals interested in learning more about the art and science of fragrance. The collection is a tool to help train your nose to recognise different scents, learn how they are used in perfumes and how they work together to create fragrances.

EPC bespoke fragrances are most definitely a fabulous gift for anyone. Especially those trend setters and fashion conscious individuals who would love to have their very own unique fragrance made for them, and named for them too!

Tatti Lashes

Screenshot 2020 12 07 at 120206These lovely gift packs from Tatti Lashes are all available to buy online, with next day delivery still available, so they would make fabulous as a stocking fillers, or even a secret Santa gift for the girl who loves her lashes.

Created by two friends who have been in the beauty industry for over 10 years, the aim of Tatti Lashes is to provide quality false eyelashes at affordable prices. Fashions Finest loves that every pair of these beautiful lashes can actually be re-used up to 20 times! There are plenty of types and styles to choose from, and the website offers help with training on how to attach lashes professionally too.

Even though 2020 has been a bit of a wash out for us all (maybe that is an understatement!) Tatti Lashes is offering the promise of a better 2021, by helping us to prepare for all our social engagements to come.

Tatti Lashes 'Festive Feels' and 'Naughty but Nice' gift sets are both £25.00 each, which is a saving of over £11 if they were purchased individually. Fashions Finest loves the fact that both of the gift sets contain 4 different best-selling lash sets, each of them are housed in their own individual and beautiful festive box, with a mirror, making them perfect for on the go use.
Both of these gift boxes would be great as a gift on their own, or split up into 4 different lash packs to put into a mixed gift pack, or a stocking. (Or just buy them for yourself! Go on – you know you want too)

So Eco Ultimate Brush Collection Gift Set

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A beautiful gift for anyone who wears make-up with this delightful brush set. If you are anything like us, a make-up brush set lasts many, many more years that a bottle of make-up, and we could probably all do with a new set.

The Ultimate Gift Set is a comprehensive kit containing expertly selected tools to give the best make up application every time, presented in a beautiful gift box. The kit contains 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.

The Ultimate Set is available from a variety of online retailers including So In Vogue and Amazon, for £30.00 a set. Fashions Finest say this is a fabulous last minute gift, and ticks so many boxes, including eco-friendly, beautiful and useful too! A win win for any lucky person this Christmas.

No Secrets

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No Secrets is a small UK brand, started as a result of founder Lorna’s search for beauty products with all-natural ingredients, due to her allergies to chemicals often found in cosmetics. All the ingredients used are 100% derived from plants and naturally occurring sources and free from preservatives.

Fashions Finest loves the No Secrets ‘Mini Home Spa’ available online for £22.00 each. This small but perfectly packed gift box contains a tub of bath jelly, a jar of hand butter and a votive candle. This gift would make a super stocking filler for the individual who has skin allergies, or who really needs to know what they are putting onto their skin.

The little kit is an award winning, skin softening and smoothing miracle in a box, and Fashions Finest loves that it is available in two of No Secret’s signature scents: ‘One’ – Fresh & Uplifting and ‘Four’ – Sensual & Calming. Both of which smell divine.

Art – De - Parfum

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Free from GMO, CMR and any colourants, Art de Parfum fragrances customers can rest safe in the knowledge that their choice of scent is both beautiful and ethically pure. All the product packaging can be recycled and will degrade naturally, leaving no harmful imprint on the environment. The fragrances themselves are unisex, 100% made in France and can be purchased internationally directly through the website. Fashions Finest had a sneaky sniff of a few of the scents on offer, and they are indeed lovely and have no problem lasting throughout the day on your skin. We say they would be a great for the younger man or woman. Their taster pack is the perfect present, allowing someone to discover all 6 unisex fragrances from this luxury house, for only £20.00.

Fashions Finest loves that these samples come in a small gift box, and also contain a voucher for £20 off a full size bottle of your choice! (so the sample box really doesn’t cost anything at all!) Full size bottles of their scent cost from £114.00 each.

Happy shopping ladies and gentlemen, and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, from all of us here at Fashions Finest.

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