These have been two intense, stressful years for everyone and every occasion should be the right one to unplug from daily life and de-stress. This selection of wellness products is a great fit for the purpose.
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April is Stress Awareness Month, so take this month as a chance to focus on yourself and your wellbeing. From head to toes, we have what you need to de-stress.


April, Stress Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Since 1992, April has been the month when to acknowledge this wide issue and find an active solution for our health and peace of mind.

Products To De-stress

No matter what is causing your stress, it is always good to unplug from the troubles of the day and think about what can make us feel better, in this case, more relaxed. We want to share with you a selection of interesting self-care products and favourite brands that we are sure will give that so-much desired relaxation:

Eresos Cbd Eucalyptus Sleep Mist 

Eresos Sleep Mist Ph. Ereos
Stress and sleep are closely linked. It is a vicious circle: stress can affect sleep quality and duration, while insufficient sleep can increase stress levels. This CBD Eucalyptus Sleep Mist contains a unique blend of lavender and chamomile botanicals to enhance your sleep and promote relaxation. Sprayed directly onto your pillow before sleep, this completely natural spray will help you to fall asleep, and as you move during the night, you’ll inhale the mist and absorb it through the skin as the CBD is released from your pillow’s fibres.

£90, Eresos.co.uk

Sbc Arnica Muscle Soak

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Harnessing Arnica’s renowned comforting properties, SBC Skincare’s Arnica Muscle Soak works to help alleviate muscular tension and fatigue. The perfect start to your night-time self-care ritual: simply pump into a steaming bath, lie back, breathe in the delicate herbal aroma, and let the stress soak away. Notes of rosemary, sweet orange and ylang-ylang aid relaxation, while Arnica Montana helps to soothe your aching body, so you can truly unwind at the end of a hard day.

£15, Sbcskincare.co.uk

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

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Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré or one of our favourite vegan skincare gems. Used as a mask in your self-care routine, this cream combines ingredients of natural origin, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins to provide the skin with nutrients and water for its balance, and it helps protect it from aggression. Moisturised and nourished, the skin becomes supple and elastic once more. It is plumped, smoothed, and incredibly soft. Signs of dryness and discomfort are reduced, leaving the skin feeling soothed.

£13, Boots.com

Only Curls Exfoliating Scalp Scrub 

Only Curls Scalp ScrubPh. Only Curls
A scalp scrub is another step to add to your self-care routine as is suggested that a scalp massage can help ease the stresses of the day and promote feelings of relaxation. It can also work wonders for your hair if combined with a scrub that will gently exfoliate to remove product build-up, excess oil and dead skin cells that gather at the root of your hair, thus promoting healthy hair growth.

£24, Onlycurls.com 

No more headaches but long baths and night sleeps. From head to toes, these products will help you de-stress your mind and every inch of your body.

More good recommendations for your wellbeing are a couple of pages away. Browse our beauty-related articles on Fashions Finest.

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Charlotte Miller, founder of Charlie Betty Beauty, showed us how makeup – that colourful game we love so much – can be a shield to protect you from the world or magic healer. We had a virtual chat to talk about makeup, mental wellbeing and the beauty industry.

Published in Beauty
Monday, 31 January 2022 21:28

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Guide 2022

The weather forecasts foresee a blast of cold, but we predict a heart-warming run-up to Valentine's day. To help you with the preparations, we have some gift suggestions for him and her.

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Love has no limit, sometimes our imagination has. Have a look at our Valentine's day gift ideas to make your him or her happy glowy like a star with your love.


Valentine's day, but also Galentine's, is a reminder of the important part of our life that deserves to be celebrated every day. Find in this hand-picked selection of gifts, something that will make an ordinary day special and talk of your care.

Glamoriser
glamouriser volume multi wave and curler

Not chocolates and roses but something equally sweet. Glamoriser tinges of pink, the sweetest colour of the spectrum, its Volume Boost Multi-Waver & Curler. The newly-launched styling tool combines high-tech design and natural treatment in a ready-made gift with a reusable tin box and a 100% eco-felt pouch/heat mat. Hard not to fall in love with shiny, soft and bouncy hair! Your partner will love this gift of beauty and her hair will thank you too.

Glamoriser Volume Boost Multi-Waver & Curler is  now on sale for £49.99! £30 discount especially for Valentine’s and available at Argos, FeelUnique and the brand's website.

Lola's Lashes

Lolas Lashes Liberty collection

For your Valentine or gal, ask Lola and Liberty Poole. This special collaboration arrives in perfect timing for flirty and girly presents. Lola's Lashes X Liberty collection of hybrid magnetic lashes are not just innovative and easy to use but they come in 5 styles and a wide array of sets. In a wink, you just need to pick one and wrap it for a successful present.

The Liberty Collection by Lola's Lashes is available online in kits starting from £18

Luna Skins

Luna Skincare produst

It would not be a gift list of ours without the extra meaning and human touch of handmade. For Valentine's 2022, we introduce you to Luna Skins. This UK vegan and handmade brand uses Arabica coffee in its skin and body products, for all skin types, for him and her. The company is a story of love and passion that started when the founder, Luna Seto, was just 14! The key is caffeine which will stimulate and renew the skin, giving glow and energy to your loved one. We would keep under the radar Luna Skins' beard oil, the beard balm, the coffee mask & scrub, and the whipped she butter 'Shea Glow' but we cannot guarantee you will really share this goodness.

Find Luna Skins online.

Freshly Cosmetics
Rose gold skincare gift pack

From Spain to the UK, Freshly Cosmetics shares more love with freshly naturally-based formulations. The Rose Gold pack, featuring the Rose Quartz Facial Cleanser and the Golden Radiance Body Oil, is a sweet touch for a brighter face and smoother skin. Kind to the skin and the environment, the popularity of the brand is spreading fast, this gift set rides the tide and makes your valentine shine!

The Rose Gold pack is available on the brand's website at £39.

Barbour

barbour for him and for her

Barbour presents a perfect couple this Valentine's: Barbour for Him and for Her, two fragrances celebrating the lands of Scotland and England. The brand signature's tartan patterns and love for the outdoor dress these bottles, a sophisticated present to give to each other. Barbour for Her is an eau de parfum that wants to pay homage to the British meadows with its jasmine and tuberous heart and a calming top notes of greens and citruses. Barbour for Him recalls Scotlands with its design and woody and spicy notes.
Available online at The Fragrance Shop in 50ml and 100ml versions.

Vesta London Beauty

Vesta London Beauty lipgloss

To cover this day with kisses, Vesta London Beauty has a lip set for all skin tones. Vesta Boateng's Nude Lip Gloss Edition Bundle makes nude lips universal and healthy-looking. Vesta London Beauty formula is vegan and cruelty-free and with plenty of hydration, enriched with shea and cocoa butter with a sweet touch of vanilla.

This bundle is available online at £40

We would give the stars to our partner if we only could, but love is the little gestures, small surprises and in the everyday. Accompany your gift with your love and extend it all year round.

Published in Blog
Monday, 24 January 2022 16:26

Tried And Loved: Best Products For Your Body

Whether it has been a long day at work or a cosy day at home, you should always look after your skin. Having a favourite moisturiser or hair mask which becomes a staple in your bathroom, is going to make you feel better. So just relax, and debrief on your day as we go through some necessities.

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Our favourite items from The Body Shop are going to help your skin appear, smoother, younger and clearer. Pair them with our top tips to get the best out of your skin.

 

1. The Almond & Honey Body Butter

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A soothing and thick moisturiser that really does butter up your body as it gives the illusion of silky skin. The scent has nutty, creamy notes and it lingers on your body for days. What more could you want than a product which is going to help nourish your skin, as well as make you smell great for days on end? The same scent also defines other products like shower creams, exfoliators and soaps.

Links to products: Almond Milk & Honey Exfoliating Cream Scrub | Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream - The Body Shop®

2. The Japanese Cherry Blossom Kiss EdT

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A beautiful spray edition for springtime. The fragrance is very light, which is perfect for warmer weather. It is a fruity scent infused with notes of strawberries, amber and peony. Smother your body in the matching shower gel or body lotion, and spray with the eau de toilette for a longer-lasting smell.

Links to products: Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss Eau De Toilette 50ML  | Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel - The Body Shop®

3. Hand Creams

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Especially during a time when you are washing and sanitising your hands more than ever, you need to remember to take care of them. Hand sanitisers are known for drying out your skin and they can also cause blisters in some cases. Therefore, The Body Shop hand creams are going to be a lifesaver, making a perfect balance with soaps, gels and sanitisers. These hand creams come in various scents, so you have many options, whether to match with your existing scent or to try something new.

Links to products: Palms & Pinkies Hand Cream Trio  | Joy & Jasmine Hand Cream - The Body Shop®

4. The Tangle Taming, Nourishing Hair Mask

Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask from the body shopSource: The Body Shop UK

A thumbs up from us. The formula will really help to calm down your wild hair, whilst making your locks glossy and smooth. The mask also comes in a banana scent, really incredible.

Links to the product: Banana Hair Mask- The Body Shop®

All Body Shop products are vegan friendly and made out of all-natural ingredients. They have also started to become a sustainable company by bringing out new ecological packaging to help save the world.

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Charlie Betty Beauty uses colours on a human, more sympathetic scale. Makeup has much to do with our mood and, after all, chromotherapy has undoubted benefits for our wellbeing!

Published in Beauty
Thursday, 06 January 2022 12:34

Wildlife Body, The Good Scrubs

Ready to meet the one product that changes your skin in a swift? The scrub is your body's BFF but make sure it is kind to your skin and the environment. Wildlife scrubs are.

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:02

Fashions Finest Exclusive: Beauty Chat with Tia Roqaa

Fashion and beauty-makers started somewhere and, if you look a bit closer, their interests and lives are much like ours. We at Fashions Finest love talking about trailblazers, visionaries, creative minds. This time, we had the pleasure to chat with Tia Roqaa, CEO and founder of Roccabox, to know more about her relationship with beauty - the industry, the trends and much more.

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 14:22

Ultimate Gift Ideas Guide For A Sustainable Christmas

Before the shopping frenzy invades your thoughts on the run-up to Christmas Eve, we have a gift for you. Find the joy of giving with our sustainable Christmas gift ideas guide 2021 edition. For you, to make your life easier, and for the people who matter in your life.

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Fashions Finest team has been busy browsing the net for unmissable independent and sustainable Christmas gift ideas. Piled up under our virtual Christmas tree, you will find presents for your family, including kids, your loved ones and your cosy home.


From stocking fillers to gifts of love - or why not, self-love - have a look at our Christmas gift ideas until your lightbulb lits up!

Stocking Fillers Galore!


Society Socks

Sock Society Socks Xmas 21

It is not a joke: why not fill a stocking with more socks?
Socks are probably the least given item yet they are everyday essentials. Society Socks was founded based on this simple fact and to provide socks to people in need. Every time you give a colourful pair of socks you are also making a gift for someone you do not know but needs warmth and love. Society Socks has fun socks for both men and women, bundles for men, customised socks and subscription boxes.

Discover Society Socks selection online.

PROCOAL

Procoal stocking fillers

These egg-shaped solid soaps and exfoliators are the next big thing in town. Pop a soap or an exfoliating bar in your friends' stockings. With their unisex formula, PROCOAL Cleansing Eggs will be a fun discovery. They are also cruelty-free, natural-based, 100% vegan and eco-friendly, so they will be very much appreciated by the eco-warrior on your Christmas list.

Find them online at procoal.co.uk. Price ranges from £8.99 to £9.99.

In just three steps, PROCOAL Get The Glow Collection gift set promises glowing skin under the Christmas tree. This skincare set contains three full-size products (70ml x3) to introduce you or a lucky one to a cruelty-free and gentle routine with a resurfacing Glycolic Face Wash, a double-action Exfoliating Face Scrub, and a brightening Pink Clay Mask.

Find it online at procoal.co.uk at the retail price of £24.99.

teapigs

teapigs christmas teas

These days, the air is filled up with many festive fragrances: sweet, spicy, happy. Being a very cold time of the year, nothing beats a cosy evening under the blankets with a warm drink and a Christmas film. Make sure to add some teapigs seasonal teas and winter warmers to your Christmas gift list. A sip of glühwein tea creates the right atmosphere.

Find more online at teapigs.co.uk  with gift ideas starting from £1.75.

Hairslydz

Hairslydz Hair bands

Hairslydz Luxurious Soft Luxe by London hairstylist Andy Smith is an elegant kit that you would likely keep for yourself. We cannot blame you! Created by a hairdresser for his clients, this set consists of 7 hair accessories comprising scrunchies and a headband in pure black silk with a gift box.

Find this set online at £49.95 for a limited time only.

Farm Girl

Farm Girl Serum and mask set

In her grandpa's apple farm in Essex, Sarah Jane - an aesthetician passionate about facials and massages - set up her 'beauty farm'. Farm Girl Retinol + Niacinamide Serum (£48) is a treatment with two of the most looked for ingredients in skincare. Rejuvenating, perfecting and strengthening, this serum can be your BFF's best friend. Do not forget, its formula is cruelty-free and vegan, and it has an adorable packaging.

Visit Farm Girl online.

No Secrets

No Secrets Min Home Spa set

What is the secret to 'me time'? No Secrets!
The 'Mini Home Spa' is the perfect gift for those who really need to unplug. The kit, a portable spa, contains two of the brands' award-winning bath jellies, a hand butter and a soy wax votive candle. All the products are suitable for vegans and naturally based. No Secrets Mini Home Spa comes in a delicate gift box and it is available in two scents: ‘One’, fresh & uplifting, and ‘Four’, sensual & calming.

Find it online at NoSecretsBeauty priced £23.

Polaar

Sustainable Christmas stocking filler - Polaar Lapland Cracker

Save on wrapping with this adorable Polaar cracker. It is all done for you! Polaar Lapland Cracker is a ready-to-give and ready to crack open stocking filler with three hydrating products from the Nordic brand. Keep someone special's hand, face and lips protected from the chill with the anti-oxidant power of three Arctic berries found in The Genuine Lapland Cream (20ml), The Genuine Lapland Lip Balm (10ml) and The Genuine Lapland Hand Cream (25ml). Polaar is vegan and cruelty-free.

Available from Look Fantastic, All Beauty, Bath & Unwind and selected Fenwick store at £16.

Gifts For Him And Unisex


Shakeup Cosmetics

Let's Face it Skincare products for men

'Let's face it', men pay attention to their skin and not just to be picture-ready. To brighten your special one's face, Shakeup Cosmetics proposes it Let's Face It travellers set with three products from the brand's hybrid cosmetic range. You can build this kit yourself with any shade of Let’s Face It BB Tinted Moisturiser and of Eye Eye Captain Under Eye Concealer. Add the Lip Life To The Full volumising Lip Gel; receive the faux leather Toiletry Bag for free, and leave your gift under the Christmas tree.

Build your kit online at ShakeupCosmetics for only £57.

IKON

Ikin perfumes 2021

Iconic perfumes are a Christmas classic and they surely make a great impression. Why not try an alternative to high-end scents this year? IKON is the sustainable scented gift made socially and environmentally friendly. IKON EDP's natural elegance is in its minimal package topped with Manchurian ash wood caps and its gender-neutral blends of notes. Find a signature scent among the 6 Eau de parfum forming this exclusive vegan collection.

Sold exclusively at TheFragranceShop at £60 each.

Gifts For The Little Ones


KIDLY

Kidly Kiddies clothing

It could be the first Christmas of your son, daughter, niece or nephew: make it special! Kids' clothing is a must and also a very welcome gift for the parents. Fashions Finest's next destination for all things kids is KIDLY, a store for those aged 0 to 5. KIDLY is a platform where you can find several brands and KIDLY's own label. The shop has been created by a fashion insider dad, James Hart, to provide parents with an effortless shopping experience. James and the KIDLY team listen to parents for precious feedback so you know you can trust your eyes. These three functional and stylish picks from the KIDLY label are made with organic cotton and a comfortable loose fit will be surely worn and loved to bits.

Find the whole KIDLY collection online  (Click here for the bandana, the organic easy sweatshirt, and the organic easy joggers)

A Special Sign Of Love


AURUM

Aurum Jewellery

Jewellery is another Christmas cult classic. You can fill it up with a special meaning, tell a story and say how much you love someone with a piece of jewellery. This time our eyes are all for AURUM by Guðbjörg. For her 34th collection, Basalt, the Icelandic jewellery designer has been inspired by the 'landscape of explosive energy' of her home country. Designed and produced in Reykjavik, AURUM uses only recycled gold and silver and ethically sourced gems. BASALT keeps with it the strength and drama of Icelandic nature where basalt pillar stones are thought to be trolls and moonstones are believed to help communicate with the spirits. Go for AURUM by Guðbjörg for ethical jewellery that speaks of faraway places and magical stories.

Discover AURUM online

Gifts For Her: Beauty

If you are wishing for a beautifully radiant Christmas, here is a selection of skincare, makeup and well-being sets that just need to be wrapped.

Environ

Environ Christmas gift set 2021

Environ suggests its curated festive collections to pamper the skin and listen to its needs. We recommend these three kits for the body and face. Shall we start with Environ Body Essential Set, a luxurious selection that features the new Body EssentiA Tri-Complex Contouring Cream, bestselling Vitamin A, C and E Body Oil and an Alpha Hydroxy Derma-Lac Lotion.

The Healthy Skin Set delivers a complete skincare routine of powerhouse formulations with essential vitamins and antioxidants. In this kit you will find Skin EssentiA® Mild Cleansing Lotion or Low Foam Cleansing Gel, Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner, Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser and Youth EssentiA® Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, a complimentary Focus Care Youth+ Tri Biobotanical Revival Masque, and complimentary discovery sizes of Even More Sun Care+ RAD Shield Mineral Sunscreen and Focus Care Youth+ Tri-Peptide Complex Avance DFP312 Moisturiser.

The Skin Luxury Set is the right one to discover ENVIRON quality or to travel with your favourite treatments. The limited-edition travel bag includes full-sized Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, the bestseller, and Focus Care Radiance+ Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream, plus deluxe-sized Focus Care Youth+ Tri-Peptide Complex Avance DFP312 Moisturiser, Focus Care Youth+ Tri Biobotanical Revival Masque and Body EssentiA Vitamin A, C and E Body Oil.

Shop these sets exclusively at Harvey Nichols, priced respectively £82, £181, and £120

Advanced Nutrition Programme

Advanced Nutrition Programme skin beauty sets
Many times we hear that 'beauty starts from within'. This is so true that Advanced Nutrition Programme says ‘Your Future Skin Starts From Within™’ thanks to its science jam-packed supplements. For Christmas 2021, the brand has launched two festive skin duos featuring a new multivitamin called Skin Vitality, which delivers 28 smart nutrients in a one-a-day capsule for skin, hair, nail and body. We recommend Luminous Future Skin (£50) for skin that needs oomph and extra glow and Healthy Future Skin (£80) for very dry skin, particularly during this cold season.

Find more about Advance Nutrition Programme online.

PROJECT LIP

Project Lips gift set 2021

Hung the mistletoe and get ready for kiss-giving with PROJECT LIP. This beauty brand from Manchester is an expert in lip plumping products that do work. Give yourself or your best friend a PROJECT LIP plumping lip colour, gloss or three-step kit for lips that will never fear the cold, the wind or an unexpected kiss.

Find PROJECT LIP products sold in kit or separately from £3.95 to £24.95 online.

Soinvogue

InVogue Christmas Eco-friendly gifts 2021

Handy tools never go out of fashion. Soinvogue just put on its virtual shelves new gift sets and eco-friendly beauty tools from brands we trust like So Eco and BrushWorks.

Browse and shop your favourite at Soinvogue.

jane iredale

jane iredale Dazzle and Shine Collection

Bring back the glitz and glam with jane iredale Festive season 2021 Dazzle and Shine Collection. The skincare makeup brand launched its new vegan and cruelty-free sets for a glowy holiday look you can customise day to night. Do not miss the limited-edition and super versatile Dazzle and Shine Eye Shadow Kit, the Line & Define Brow Kits to complete the look and the Holiday Dazzle & Shine Mini Lip Trio. The latest is an exclusive preview of the next year's launch, the HydroPure Hyaluronic Acid Lip Glosses!

Available online priced respectively £45, £47, and £25.

Dr Jackson's

Dr Jackson day to evening

Award-winning Dr Jackson's, nominated 'Eco Brand Of The Year', is a science-led skincare and tea brand that cares about the environment down to every ingredient. With one of Dr Jackson's kit, you are not only making a healthy and sustainable choice but also supporting the farmers' communities in Zimbabwe where the key ingredients, baobab and kigelia fruit, are harvested. The Day to Evening kit follow your skin 24 hours to protect and replenish it with the best Africa's nature offers us: kigelia, baobab, marula and shea butter to name a few.

Find the set online at Dr Jackson's Skincare, now at £60.

Dermatology M

Dermatology M illuminating set

Where Chinese medicine meets skincare, there stands Dermatology M. The world leader in traditional Chinese medicine skin treatments awaits with its Christmas 2021 kits. The Illuminating Icons Set features two bestsellers from its range that fit nicely in anyone's winter skincare regime: the Rose Otto Rejuvenating Cream and the Zi Cao Run Chun Gao lip balm. You cannot go wrong with Dermatology M; its formulas are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive and upset.

Find Dermatology M festive kits online. The Illuminating Icons Set is now at £70.

thebeautyworX

the beautyworx

If you are looking for effective yet affordable skin solutions, then thebeautyworX is here to help. The brand raises the flag of 'Clean Beauty', so you can be sure your skincare gift is high-performing, gentle and natural-based. You can choose among the Essential Face Serum Collection, the 3 Step Skin Solution, and the Day And Night Duo. Every product has 90 to 95% of natural and ethically-sourced ingredients, mostly vegan. You can cut the price but never on quality!

Find the collections online with prices from £12.99 to £17.99.

ALTERNA

Alterna replenishing moisture caviar hair care set

Caviar is a very expensive festive delicacy you would instantly associate with grand balls and endless tables laden with exquisite taste. Caviar haircare is real and a true luxury. ALTERNA goes beyond ordinary haircare and celebrates the holiday season with exclusive gifts of self-care. The Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner comes in a ready-to-give box and is for every hair type. The duo will protect colour and give new vitality, strength and hydration to dull, dry hair.

Find the full catalogue and official retailers online.

Indie.

Indie refill hair shampoo and conditioner

You already told all your friends how you successfully switched to an eco-conscious life, now they can do that too! Indie., the beauty start-up, has a brilliant idea for Christmas, an introduction to sustainable living. The Starter Duo has everything one needs to get started and save with bottles for life, shampoo and conditioner of your choice. Once your friend runs out, he/she can buy a new Refill and keep the green ball rolling.

Buy online with prices from £15 to £25.


Gifts For Her: Fashion


Picture Organic Clothing

Picture Organic Winter Coats

Back in 2008, a group of three French friends joined forces and creativity for the environment. Knowing that the textile industry is responsible for around 8% of carbon emissions, they built a sustainable label using organic cotton, linen, recycled textiles and bio-polyester made from... cane sugar! More than half of its outwear is made with this natural sweetness. To stay warm and stylish, we found out that the MURAX JKT is a very flattering jacket to give this Christmas. Plus, it can be worn alone or under another coat for extra protection.

Find more eco-friendly outwear and sportswear online.

Asquith

Asquith Yoga wear

Active and loungewear make great gifts for your BFF. Look for Asquith, the ethical fashion brand based in London which uses 100% of upcycled material. We have created a comfortable outfit with the Be Calm Sweatshirt (now £42) and the complimentary joggers as a reminder to stay focused, relaxed and happy. Comfort and quality are not optional! These two pieces are made with organic cotton and elastane.

Browse Asquith catalogue online.

We like presents with meaning and real purpose, with quality that lasts longer than the festive season. If you are like us, your lightbulb is now fully switched and you are for gift-giving and shopping. Get ready with pens, cards, ribbons and wraps to spread joy and your love this year again.

 

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 10:40

Winter Skincare Essentials

The colder weather only means one thing for the skin; extra work… 

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Many people find they struggle with their skin more in the winter due to the cold weather drawing out moisture. This often results in a dash to the shops and nearly always, a hefty bill. 

Fashions Finest has put together a collection of tried and tested affordable skincare saviours bound to take precedence in your collection this winter. From tackling hair removal to treating yourself to a nourishing overnight mask, these skincare essentials will help you through the frosty months of winter.

 

Embryolisse, Lait-Crème Concentre (£13)

embryolisse lait creme concentre winter skincare essentials

This winter, treat your skin to the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre. A cult-favourite, the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre is enriched with essential fatty acids and vitamins. This 5-in-1 lotion helps to not only restore harmony where there is imbalance but also nourish areas of dryness and protects your complexion from environmental aggressors. The lotion is light in texture and absorbs quickly leaving no residue and making it perfect for all skin types. Doubling as a multi-functional product that can also be used as a hydrating face mask, skin is left feeling plumped, soothed and hydrated. 

COSRX, Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask (£23)

 COSRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask winter skincare essentials

Why not try the COSRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask formulated with propolis extract known for its healing properties. This luxurious and effective skincare treatment works as you sleep to nourish and hydrate which is perfect for anyone whose skin is more irritated during the winter months. Enriched with a potent blend of propolis extract and natural beeswax, the formula restores vital moisture to the complexion for a softening and brightening effect, as well as soothing any redness or irritation. It can also be used as a wash-off mask or simply as a cream to impart visible radiance and health to the skin. 

SOS Serum (from £5)

 SOS SERUM winter skincare essentials

The answer to sensitive skin just became our answer to winter skin. SOS Serum is the perfect product for those whose skin is dry or irritated, as it works to heal and soothe skin that has been irritated by environmental aggressors. This face and body treatment is highly moisturising to dry skin and great for soothing sensitive skin. Doubling nicely as a miracle product, this serum is quick and effective for managing allergic flare-ups as well as treating and soothing cuts, bites, plant & insect stings and minor burns.

Freshly Cosmetics, Red Velvet Oil Serum (£35)

 Freshly Cosmetics Red Velvet Oil Serum winter skincare essentials

This powerful and innovative oil-serum uses 15 plant-derived oils to treat wrinkles, expression lines, scars, blemishes, redness, inflammation, irritation, and eczema. Its 100% natural, the oil-based formula makes it the perfect skincare swap this winter, as it treats blemishes and scars, without irritating or drying the skin.

Sugar Coated, Full Body Hair Removal Kit (£12.99)

 Sugar Coated Full Body Hair Removal Kit Vegan Wax winter skincare essentials

Hair removal is not just for summer! The cruelty-free, vegan wax from Sugar Coated removes your hair easily and effectively. With results lasting longer the more often you wax, it is essential to keep up waxing in the winter months. The sugar wax is completely water-soluble as well as easy to use and mess-free. The kit comes complete with wax strips that can be washed and reused leaving you with a salon-quality sustainable treatment every time. Sugar Coated full body hair removal kit is instantly biodegradable and all packaging is fully recyclable. 

Tan-Luxe, Hydra Mousse Hydrating Self-Tan Mousse (£35)

TanLuxe Hydra Mousse - winter skincare essentials

For anyone who enjoys a bronzed glow all year round, Tan-Luxe hydrating fake-tan mousse will be your new favourite- especially in the colder months! The tan is scientifically formulated for super-fast absorption to deliver a believable, natural-looking tan while increasing skin’s moisture levels. Featuring skincare grade vitamins B5, C and E and raspberry seed oil, the light formula bestows an undetectable golden glow within 4-6 hours making you ready for any event throughout the winter. 

Published in Blog
Monday, 15 November 2021 13:25

Top 10 Most-wanted Beauty Advent Calendars

There was a time when a chocolate advent calendar was bringing so much joy with its simple pleasures. The grown-up you love to indulge in a different kind of advent calendar which is slightly more expensive and less caloric: beauty advent calendars.

Published in Beauty
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