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Isle Of Green - Sustainable Fashion Brand
Isle of Green is an exciting new brand with a mission and a purpose to sell quality garments made in an ethical and sustainable way.
As part of a large clothing distributor and garment decorator with over 30 years’ experience, Isle of Green have pledged to produce garments which have a positive impact on the environment, including using less water, producing fewer emissions, or using less pesticides.
The brand prides itself on high quality clothing garments, branded with your individual stylising (if you wish), all made and sold in a way which is mutually beneficial for us and the environment.
Isle of Green believes in purpose, which is why they donate 15% of the sale value of every product to the charity Barnardo's, helping to fund their work with the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.
Barnardo’s run over 1,100 services across the UK, working to build stronger families, safer childhoods and positive futures, by providing counselling and long term support for children who have been abused, supported lodgings for care leavers, vocational training for young people, and many other vital services.
Here are some of our favourite tried and tested picks from Isle of Green:
Women's Superstar Zip Through Hoodie £34.05
This thick, soft hoodie has a brushed inner for extra warmth and comfort. The hood is a great size, big enough to wear over your head if you ever need to do so, but not so big as it falls over your eyes. The hood also has drawstrings attached.
Made from 100% cotton, and PETA approved Vegan materials, and sporting two decent sized pockets, and a quality zipper as well, this is a fabulously comfortable hoodie for throwing on after a session at the gym, or to complete your casual athleisure look.
Women's Hoodie Dress £31.85
With a loose, oversized fit, this Long length hoodie dress is great worn over a pair of leggings for a casual daytime look. Fashions Finest loved this warm and comfortable oversized hoodie dress with extra-long cuffs, thumbholes and drop shoulders to add to the casual vibe.
Made from 100% organic cotton, grown in Bangladesh, naturally without any chemical fertiliser or pesticides, means that the cotton they use is better for you and your skin too.
Not only are both of these hoodies perfect for spring time, to keep away the chill, but Isle of Green promises that due to the way they source their materials, the positive impact of buying this product is 267 litres of water saved, 4.6km of driving emissions avoided and 3.6m2 of land farmed without pesticides. What a wonderful excuse to feel good about yourself while wrapping up warm in this snug hoodie.
An added bonus is that with every purchase made, Isle of Green will donate 15% of the sale to Barnardo’s charity, so by buying from them, you are doing your bit for the environment and charity too.
Take a look at Isle Of Green online here.
Easter Chocolate Gifts Just For Adults
Easter is a time that heralds spring, new birth, and the promise of summer to come. The first thing we often think of when someone says ‘Easter’ is chocolate, and if you are a chocolate lover then this time of year is a taste sensation!
Sadly for adults, the celebration is mainly centred around buying chocolate eggs for children, but Fashions Finest thinks that we deserve some chocolatey goodness this year, so we have found some delicious treats…just for adults!
Have a look at our mouth-watering selections below for some inspiration before you buy your Eater gifts this year.
Hotel Chocolat Easter Sleekster £22.95
This Easter chocolate box has something for every grown-up. The beautiful selection of little eggs are brimming with caramels, pralines and different tipples too. Hotel Chocolat has mixed their firm favourites with some more exciting additions for spring into this Easter Sleekster, so that whether you’re feeling daring or just looking for a comforting classic flavour, you’ll find it in this box.
With three eggs of each flavour in this sumptuous sleekster, this is the perfect gift for a couple, or even to take to an Easter party. With flavours like the smooth and nutty hazelnut praline under 50% cocoa milk chocolate, zingy raspberry cream lovingly wrapped in 65% supermilk chocolate, delicate french champagne and boozy simnel cake, champagne-infused whipped cream and amaretto flavours mixed with bright orange notes and warming cinnamon, everyone will be pleased with this gift.
The only question is - will 30 chocolates be enough? We’re not sure, but if you can find a place to hide them, you may be able to make them last the whole weekend!
Personalised Rocky Loaded Egg-£16.99
If you know someone who is always disappointed by the hollow chocolate eggs available to buy this time of year, then this one is for you!
Getting Personal offer us this beautiful creation, personalised with a name or message, and loaded with rocky road instead of being hollow.
Made from Belgian milk chocolate, and featuring a Maltesers Bunny®, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs®, mini mallow bunnies, and golden sugar pearls this is an extra special easter gift for the grownup with a sweet tooth, and with a shelf life of 4 months if stored in original packaging, it doesn’t have to be eaten all at once! (if that is even possible)
Baileys Chocolate Liqueur From £12.00
Baileys has found a solution for those of us who enjoy Chocolate so much we would happily drink it, and also love a spot of alcohol, by mixing the two. Marrying real chocolate with Irish whiskey for its Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys has been exciting chocolate enthusiasts the world-over.
A luxurious blend of Belgian chocolate, cream and Irish whiskey which apparently took years of tasting the finest chocolate from around the world to find the right one to develop. The outcome was designed to replicate the experience of drinking melted chocolate.
Perfect for indulgent relaxing over the Easter holiday, this is a dangerously drinkable liqueur which does not need an Easter egg pairing…unless you really want to go wild of course!
For a chocolate lover who already enjoys the taste of Baileys, this rich, luxurious, Baileys chocolate liqueur, crammed with Irish dairy cream, fine spirits including smooth Irish whiskey, tasty Belgian chocolate flavour and other ingredients and flavours might just be the perfect Easter gift.
Baileys Chocolat Luxe is a bottle of grown-up chocolate loveliness.
Cox & Co. Dark Chocolate Easter Egg From £10.00
Some people prefer their chocolate dark, and Cox & Co. have beautiful, decadent and very grown-up chocolate eggs for adults this Easter.
Dark chocolate is full of rich source of antioxidants and minerals, and it generally contains less sugar than milk chocolate, making it a much healthier choice of sweet treats. Some research also suggests that dark chocolate may help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and improve brain function, so this dark chocolate might be just the gift for someone you know this Easter.
Made from the finest Colombian 85% dark chocolate, and containing roasted cocoa nibs, this lovely easter egg, suitable for Vegans, and packaged in entirely recyclable and compostable packaging, is sure to delight a grown-up you know this Easter.
DIY Make Your Own Chocolate Gift Set £53.63
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This beautiful gift from Pure Xocolate contains everything you need to get started at blending and creating your own chocolate right away!
The beautiful gift box is hand crafted with love, and contains all the ingredients you need to make your chocolate. In addition, you will find a high-quality stainless steel melting pot, as well as a kitchen thermometer, a wooden spatula and a chocolate silicone mould to set your creations. There are also three basic recipes for making dark, milk and white chocolate.
Give someone the gift of creativity this Easter, and watch their imagination run wild as they customize their own chocolate, adding flavours and toppings of their choice. Alternatively, buy the kit yourself, and in just a few steps, you can make your own unique chocolate gifts for friends, or keep them to enjoy yourself.
However you decide to treat yourself and those you love this Easter, remember that the places in the world where chocolate consumption is highest have the most Nobel Prize recipients…and don’t feel guilty about indulging to your heart’s content.
Happy Easter from the Fashions Finest Team.
End Sore And Chapped Lips With Fashions Finest's Top Picks
Chapped lips, also known as cheilitis, can be very uncomfortable, however they are a very common complaint by both men, women and children alike. Sore chapped lips are most often caused by extreme cold, extreme heat or windy weather, a dry environment, and also saliver or spicy foods. Sometimes chapped lips can be associated with certain health conditions also.
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The combination of having a very thin epidermis and no melanin, hair follicles or sebaceous glands makes the skin on the lips particularly vulnerable to dehydration and external aggressors. While dry and chapped lips are mostly harmless, they are usually very sore and painful, and it is really important to protect and hydrate them with the right treatment to prevent them from getting worse over time.
Fashions Finest have two important tips for keeping your lips silky smooth and hydrated throughout the year, come wind, snow or sun:
- Avoid licking your lips if you can help it. We can often be tempted to lick our lips to reduce the feeling of dry lips, but saliva actually worsens the situation.
- Pay attention to your lips. If they start to feel dry or itchy, apply a lip balm early to avoid the situation getting worse.
Here are our top tried and tested Lip Balms from our whole Fashions Finest family straight to yours, in order to sooth, repair and even halt dry, sore, chapped lips:
Benny Hancock Men’s Lip Balm
Men’s Grooming/Makeup Brand launched by Benny Hancock Pro Makeup artist have launched a luxurious velveteen Lip Balm, with a hint of peppermint and vanilla which helps to hydrate and soften dry lips whilst nourishing and strengthening the skin. The lip balm helps to create a barrier between the lips and the environment, which helps moisture from escaping keeping lips soft and smooth. Fashions Finest loves the scent, which is subtle and not overpowering at all. We love the fact that this lip balm is specifically made for men, as well as being totally Vegan friendly and cruelty Free. Priced at £12.00 and available online, this is a great lip balm option for the men in our family.
Q+A Skincare Liquorice Lip Oil
Not quite a balm and not quite a gloss, this lip oil is the love child of both. Giving the finish of a gloss with the conditioning benefits of a balm, this little beauty does more than just moisturise. Blending liquorice root, apricot oil, prickly pear, peppermint and antioxidant pomegranate it has natural plumping properties to help your pout appear fuller, boosts hydration levels by up to 45% and also firms, heals and helps with cell renewal.
Fashions Finest loves the cooling metal roller-ball applicator inside this lip oil stick, which gives added oomph as it really massages the oil into the lip, while keeping your fingertips clean too. We also noted that on windy days, there are no sticky hair-trapping situations in sight. Win win! Definitely a great choice for the ladies looking for the best of all world’s here. A 100% natural formula, it’s cruelty free, vegan friendly, uses recyclable packaging and doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances either.
The Q+A Skincare Liquorice Lip Oil is priced at £6.50 and available online here, and also on the high street at Holland & Barrett, Sainsburys and selected Lloyds Pharmacies too.
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin
This offering is a bit of a curve ball, as it is sold as nipple cream for nursing mothers, however, don’t be put off by that before you read on.
Lanolin is a naturally occurring oil derived from sheep’s skin, and 100% natural and hypoallergenic. Savvy mums have realised that not only is this a great tool for ending sore nipples, but it works just as well on lips to keep them soft, moisturised and smooth.
Fashions Finest love that this little tube of comfort can be smoothed onto babies and children’s lips, right from newborn when they are sore, with the thick consistency sticking to the lips even after being licked. This is also great for smearing over the lips of adults as an overnight soothing balm which stays put!
Available from many high street stores, and online here at £5.99.
Nuxe Rêve de Miel® Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm
Created 22 years ago, the Rêve de Miel® Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm has become a best-seller for Nuxe. A sheer honey-packed delight, this ultra-nourishing balm is the best ally for sublime lips thanks to its beneficial active ingredients including Acacia Honey, Shea Butter, Grapefruit Essence and Precious Botanical Oils.
The exclusive blend of ingredients has been proven to nourish, repair, soothe and protect lips that have become dry or damaged by external aggressions. Fashions Finest loves the fact that Rêve de Miel® Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm has even passed the test of extreme weather conditions in Canada. The unique formula is perfect for winter and summer months too. We love the beautiful melting texture and fresh, zesty grapefruit scent.
Available online for £11.50 and with 90% natural ingredients, it is perfect for the whole family’s use.
Dr Sebagh Lip Balm
Introducing the first ‘Ageing-Maintenance’ lip product to be created by Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh, world-renowned cosmetic doctor.
This multi-active Lip Balm does more than soften and smooth the lips. A single slick expertly delivers intense, essential hydration and nourishment thanks to a blend of shea butter and ‘green chemistry’ vegetal oils which also help to diminish fine lines and minimise the appearance of wrinkles.
Its soothing action helps calm any irritation (after wind or sun exposure, for example).
With year-round benefits, Lip Balm keeps lips nourished and soothed throughout spring and summer sun exposure and effectively combats the dehydrating effects of central heating and cold winds during autumn and winter.
Instantly stimulating with a cooling freshness, just one application of Lip Balm leaves lips feeling revitalised, rejuvenated and pillowy soft.
Fashions Finest loves the fact that this lip balm is the result of several years and multiple formulations to perfect, with samples trialled on all genders along the way. The main bulk of testing was undertaken on those who are reluctant to wear lip balm, and the universal agreement was thumbs up for Dr Sebagh’s formula. For this reason this lip balm would be fantastic for both children and adults who are not keen on wearing lip balms. It also has fantastic anti-aging properties so great for those of us who need to slow down the aging process.
We also loved the texture of this lip balm. It is so light, it is possible to forget you are wearing lip balm! You only need to use the tinniest smear to amply cover the lip area well.
Fashions Finest say this is well worth the slightly higher price tag of £35.00, because of the well researched formulation. (We also happen to know that if you opt for it to be posted to you unboxed, it comes with several free gifts and a smaller price tag too!)
Find the right product for you, or try a few to see which is your favourite. Take it from us - you won't be dissapointed in any of these top picks.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.