Secret Santa Gift ideas

Secret Santa Gift ideas

Bagging the perfect gift for that person in the office who you’ve spoke to whilst waiting for the photocopier can be super difficult! You’re not sure what they’re into or what they like and you have to find something for under £10! Luckily for you we’ve got the best beauty gift ideas that all come in under budget… everyone likes beauty products so you can’t go wrong!

This trial sized set includes the Ultimate Smoothing Serum, Age Benefits Cream and Aquamemory High Hydration Mask. The perfect set for travelling and gives them the opportunity to try a new skincare brand!

Give them the gift of luxury with this gorgeous body butter from Love Beauty and Planet. It provides the skin with nourishment and reveals soft and glowing skin. Plus it also vegan and cruelty free!

Soft and comfortable brushes that are perfect for creating all kinds of makeup looks. At £8.99 for 10 different brushes they are a real bargain and great quality!

Candles are the perfect secret santa gift, who doesn’t love a candle?! This one from Jelly Belly leaves the room smelling like your favourite Jelly Belly sweets!

Bath bombs and fizzer are perfect for those who love to pamper. Stick one in the bath and sit back and relax. For £1.99 you can definitely impress with your secret santa this year!

Give someone the gift of super soft, hydrated lips this year with these gorgeous lip glosses. It also comes in a cute gift set that is bound to wow them!

This gorgeous gift set includes a champagne bubble bath along with 3 heart bath fizzers! For £3.99 it comes well under budget so why not top it up with some choccies!

If you’ve picked someone out who loves perfume then this makes the ideal gift! Elizabeth Arden fragrances are super popular, and the Sunlight Kiss edition is no different, they’re guaranteed to love it!

This gift includes a reusable cup and some pamper products too! Perfect for those who love to have their personal cup in the office!

Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid is an enticing, mouth watering fragrance that emits a fierce, feminine energy! For any Beyonce fans, this is a clear winner!

Why Everyone’s Loving Yankee Candle Right Now

Why Everyone’s Loving Yankee Candle Right Now

Discover new fragrances today with Yankee Candle and their iconic, new square jars that are on everyone’s wish list this Christmas. Now, of course, you’ve heard of Yankee Candle before, but did you know about their newest range? Say hello to the Elevation Collection.

Whether you’re searching for Christmas gift ideas or just fancy treating yourself to something new this festive season, you can’t go wrong with Yankee Candle. Their newest range, the Elevation Collection is completely unique with new and improved features that make them perfect for turning any house into the cosiest home. Each candle features a distinctive lid that doubles up as a platform, giving them an added touch of sophistication.

In addition to this, the candles themselves are adorned in quality, thick-cut glass jars to showcase their sleek silhouettes. Yankee Candle are well and truly stepping up their game in the world of aromatherapy with extravagant fragrances that look as incredible as they smell. So, let’s take a look at some of their best new scents.

Holiday Pomegranate, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A festive gathering of cherry, apple and pomegranate that practically bubbles a warming welcome. This is the perfect candle for creating that festive, spicy aroma in any room of the house. If you’ve got lots of guests coming over this Christmas for cosy evenings in and to celebrate the big day, why not mark the occasion with an elegant, standout candle like this one.

Frosted Fir, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A winter walk on a frozen path beneath crisp pine needle, balsam, and a delightful hint of winter citrus. If you’re a lover of pine-scented anything, this candle will soon become a new favourite. It’s got that fresh-smelling essence that you get from a brisk walk outside on a crisp winter day. Once you inhale a refreshing breath of this gorgeous candle air, you’ll never look back.

Shore Breeze, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A walk along the seafront with sweet and salty aromas. The initial scent is that of the salt sea, followed by coconut and bible leaf. The last nuance is amber and musk making this a truly iconic candle because it’s got the depth of winter but the memories of a sweet and fruity summer. How delicious!

Exotic Bergamot, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

A clean, clear mix of bergamot and gentle blossoms – lavender, jasmine and African orange. If you’re a fragrance-lover, you’ll soon fall in love with this beauty. Bergamot is a common note in stunning perfumes such as Gucci Bamboo and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique La Belle. Bergamot infuses an exquisite citrus element into any fragrance that is truly delectable.

Arctic Frost, £15.99 / RRP £23.99

Featuring fresh herbs mixed with cool mint and soft, sweet tones, this candle will take you away to a winter’s day. With crispness beneath your feet as you step into a winter wonderland, this fragrance will take you far far away up into the clouds with its heavenly scent. It’s bursting with top notes of crisp air, peppermint, bergamot, lavender, musk and vanilla. What a dreamy mixture!

Winter Wellness Tips

Winter Wellness Tips

Winter does seem to go on FOREVER in this country and along with it comes the colds, dry or dehydrated skin and breakouts… not ideal!

Whether you’re suffering from relentless chapped lips and frizzy damaged hair we’re got some tips that can help you get through the cold days and long dark nights!

  1. Up your skincare game!

You need to adapt your skincare in the winter months, leave those light, refreshing day creams for warmer climates. During the winter months your skin can take a bit of a beating with the cold air, central heating and wind. Therefore, it’s super important to give your skin some extra TLC. Make sure you’re exfoliating regularly to remove any dead skin cells sitting on the surface, they will only exasperate your skin further.

Vitamin C is vital during the winter months to boost radiance and strengthen the skin’s barriers. Make you include a vitamin C serum or treatment into your regime.

Add a rich night cream into your routine throughout the winter months, during sleep your skin does all it’s best work, therefore introducing a rich night cream will help the products penetrate deep into the layers and work their magic!

We recommend:

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Balance Vitamin C Power Serum

Elemis Pro Definition Night Cream

2. Banish chapped lips for good!

Cool air, reduced humidity and windy weather are all culprits of the dreaded chapped lips. Chapped lips as we all know, are dry, uncomfortable and painful.

Regular exfoliation of the lips not only sloughs off the dead skin cells, but it also stimulates healthier skin cells to come through. It’s important to make sure you keep the new skin cells protected. Use products rich is vitamin A and vitamin E as they are excellent sources of skin repair.

Applying SPF will also help keep the delicate skin on the lips protected (yes even in winter!), it acts a barrier to any external aggressors.

Make sure you stay hydrated! Drinking plenty of water makes a huge difference to how hydrated your lips are so keep sipping!

We recommend:

Max Factor Miracle Prep Clear Lip Scrub

Bomb Donut Worry Lip Scrub

Ultrasun Lip Protection & Care SPF 30

Burts Bees Lip Balm All Weather

3. Switch up your diet!

In the winter months it seems like everyone around you has a cough or a cold. The lack of sunlight and vitamin D makes it harder for our immune systems to fight off viruses, coupled with the fact the flu virus thrives in cold, dry conditions!

We need a healthy, balanced diet rich in immune boosting ingredients to take care of our bodies and fight off infection. Fill up your fridge with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies so that you can easily throw together some nutritious food when you get home instead of reaching for anything processed!

4. Give your hair some love!

Cold, windy and wet weather can play havoc with your hair leaving it damaged and windswept. Add central heating to the mix and you have a recipe for flat, dry and brittle locks that are super fragile and prone to breakage.

If you’re happy to embrace the dishevelled look then go for it, it really works for some people! However, if you prefer a more sleek, styled look then you need to incorporate some masks and treatments into your haircare regime. Adding as much moisture to the hair will help keep it healthy and strong, especially one that is rich is proteins.

Lastly, leave in conditioner is your new best friend!

We recommend:

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

Label M Intensive Mask

Sexy Hair Healthy Soy Tri Wheat Leave In Conditioner

Black Friday 2019: The Ultimate Guide & Best Buys

Black Friday 2019: The Ultimate Guide & Best Buys

The big BF can be a little bit overwhelming when you’re being pulled in every direction to snap up the best deals around. However, when it comes to beauty, there really is no better place to be than Fragrance Direct. Not only do we guarantee incredible prices all year round, this year we’re offering Black Friday deals like you’ve never seen before everyday in the lead up to Friday the 29th.

So, sit back, relax and get surfing our site to find all the beauty bargains you’ve been searching for this festive season!

Fragrance Gift Sets

From top designer brands to new fragrances and your favourite classics, our stunning collection of fragrance gift sets are some of the best Black Friday buys around. Featuring iconic brands including Paco Rabanne, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and Hugo Boss, we can guarantee you’ll find all the gifts you’re searching for right here for phenomenal prices.

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: BOSS THE Scent For Her Gift Set 50ml

Make Up Deals

In our Black Friday makeup category, we have a huge range of top makeup brands and high-end cosmetics at extra low prices thanks to the amazing discounts and offers available! Make sure you’re looking your best every day with a great selection of makeup products, makeup sets, and makeup brushes guaranteed to turn heads. Shop from top brands such as Rimmel, L’Oréal and Max Factor without having to leave the comfort of your own home and save money in the process.

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Royal Cosmetics Enhance 15pcs Cosmetic Brush Collection

Skincare Deals

Check out all our skincare products that are on offer this Black Friday week. Give your skin the attention it deserves with our huge range of products that tick every box, shop from a range of cleansers, toners, serums, moisturisers, eye creams and plenty more. Whatever your skin type, we have the product to suit! Bag a discount today and make the most of the amazing offers available!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Dermalogica Your Most Radiant Skin Gift Set

Bath & Body Deals

In our Black Friday Bath & Body category you can find everything you need to pamper yourself at a great, discounted price! That way you can treat yourself or others whatever your budget! Take a look at our huge range of shower products, bath bombs, body lotions, gift sets and plenty more all on offer for Black Friday. Including bestselling brands and products that you can try now for even less!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Gatineau Little Luxuries Collection

Hair Care Deals

Shop from our huge range of haircare products that are all on offer for the Black Friday period! Bringing you top products at amazing discounts you can be sure to find the products that will keep your locks looking luscious. Our huge haircare range includes premium salon brands for both men and women so we have something to suit everyone. Looking for the perfect gift for a hair fanatic? Shop our great range of haircare gift sets at great discounts too!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Sexy Hair Curl Defining Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

Candles & Home Deals

What’s more inviting than a home that smells gorgeous and feels cosy? Get your hands on some of our bestselling candles, diffusers and home fragrance products all with huge discounts off the RRP for Black Friday! Bag your favourite scents from big name brands such as Yankee or Woodwick at a fraction of the usual price, make sure you snap them up before Black Friday is over!

FD Beauty’s Black Friday Best Buy: Yankee Candle 12 Votive Book 2019 Gift Set

Which sections can’t you wait to get shopping? If you’re well and truly into the Christmas shopping season, there couldn’t be a better time to get buying all your gifts!

The Best Woody & Spicy Perfumes for Autumn & Winter

The Best Woody & Spicy Perfumes for Autumn & Winter

Looking for your autumn winter signature scent? Woody and spicy perfumes are dry and warm, with rich tones that make them perfectly indulgent for the colder seasons. We love these wintery perfumes at Fragrance Direct, and we’ll wear them for our special occasions as well as for a day-to-day pick-me-up.

It can be difficult knowing where to start when you’re looking for a specific type of fragrance, which is where we come in! Here we bring you our collection of the best woody perfumes for her and for him, so you can spritz and go, no dramas.

Calvin Klein CK One

The original and forever-favourite fragrance by iconic Calvin Klein, CK One boasts a distinctive scent. With base notes of musk, sandalwood, cedar, and amber, this unisex fragrance is our go-to for everyday wear. It works in summer too, but thanks to its earthy base, CK One shines in autumn and winter.

Calvin Klein Obsession

This classic perfume is spicy through and through. A beautiful oriental scent for winter, Calvin Klein Obsession warms the senses with its top notes of vanilla, bergamot, and basil, and heart notes of spice, sandalwood, and coriander.

Marc Jacobs Decadence

This luxurious fragrance by Marc Jacobs makes a statement. With an indulgent, woody scent, this sultry perfume features top notes of Italian plum, golden saffron, and iris, with a base of sandalwood to warm cold nights.

Vera Wang Lovestruck

Lovestruck represents irresistible romance, with scents of wood and musk at its base complimented by sweet vanilla and mandarin. The bottle is special too and will look great on your dressing table all winter long!

HUGO Deep Red

This bold and exciting fragrance is the perfect spicy addition to your autumn winter rotation. With base notes of vanilla, musk, and sandalwood complimented by top and heart notes of mandarin, blackcurrant, and ginger, this captivating scent is perfect when you want to spritz on and go without fuss.

Davidoff Cool Water

This refreshing fragrance is perfect for summer, sure. But thanks to its heart notes of oakmoss and sandalwood, and base notes of amber, musk, and cedar, we think it works brilliantly in winter too!

BOSS Orange Man

If it’s good enough for Orlando Bloom, it’s good enough for us. BOSS Orange Man has been crafted for the bold, free, optimistic man, with spicy top notes of coriander and red apples making it perfect for autumn and winter.

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps

The original fragrance from our love Nina Ricci, L’Air du Temps is timeless and classic. Top notes of rose, bergamot, and peach lead into a heart of jasmine and clove. Base notes are our favourite spicy sandalwood, vetiver, and musk. It all sounds good, and trust us, it is!

If you’re looking for something other than perfume, but still can’t resist the warm & woody vibes then you should try Yankee Food & Spice candles, which will add a beautiful warmth and fragrance to your house. Christmas scented candles will also be a great match for any woody and oak scent enthusiast.

For more Fragrance inspiration, keep exploring our blog. Discover our favourite summery scents to carry you through the warmer months, as well as the best travel-size perfumes and even fragrances for the gym!