For many of us, 2020 has been spent fresh faced and in our favourite loungewear set, but it’s now time to look ahead and discover your new year, new you persona. We think there’s just no better way to do so than to become a skintellectual and read up on the beauty trends to look out for in 2021!
After a turbulent year full of ups and downs, Maskne is just one of the not-so-fun things to come out of 2020, and with masks still in full force throughout the U.K, they’re definitely here to stay! But what is Maskne, might you ask? It’s the term associated with the words mask and acne – so if you’ve noticed your skin breaking out on your face, particularly around the chin, nose and mouth areas then you’re probably suffering from a case of maskne! If you’re wanting to prevent Maskne in the new year then be sure to use a hydrating moisturiser, we recommend Lancôme’s Hydra Zen Anti Stress Moisturising Cream.
Chances are you’re already on this train, with lots of us now working from home and meetings done over the phone rather than face to face, our makeup routines are increasingly getting smaller and smaller, that’s why skinimalism is going to be huge in 2021! With claims that it’s officially the end of the ‘caked on’ makeup look, minimalism is certainly following the less is more trend. If you’re wanting to try this new look out in 2021, use L’Oreal Paris’s Skin Paradise Tinted Moisturiser for the ultimate no makeup, makeup look!
Plant Based Skincare
Vegan products have been on the constant rise for many years now, but something that is predicted to be huge in 2021 is skincare and beauty that is completely plant based. Vegan skincare has become popular due to its ingredients that nourish and enhance your skin with no harsh chemicals, but that’s not the only reason we’re totally obsessed. Vegan skincare has benefits on the environment as they tend to be free of any hidden nasty ingredients and pesticides that affect our wonderful planet. If you want to be a part of the growing trend then try out Alya Skin, its whole range is completely vegan and cruelty free.
The Modern Mullet
Following in her fathers foot footsteps, Miley Cyrus has recently debuted her fresh new mullet, much to our surprise, we’re all loving it right now! It really is the perfect style to rock if you’re wanting to embrace your natural hair in the new year. So why not swap out your basic cut and go all out with a shaggy new mullet. Before styling your incredible new do, spray a small amount of Tigi’s Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray to achieve a tousled look.
Blue Light Protection Skin Care
Nearly all of us can admit that they spend more than enough time in front of their screen, whether that be their phone, tv or laptop. But what many of us don’t know is the damage it could be having on our skin, with science indicating that it potentially contributes to premature skin aging, it’s time to fight back in 2021! Be sure that your daily moisturiser contains SPF, try out the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Daily Moisturiser now!
It’s a Saturday evening, you’ve popped on your favourite film and it’s finally time to wind down, but there’s just one thing missing, a sumptuous smelling Yankee Candle of course! I think we can all agree that there’s just no better feeling than cosying up to a gorgeous glow, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top Yankee picks just for you. So sit back, relax and read on to find your latest addition to your wonderful wax collection…
Sweet and zesty? Yes please! This cosy combo is packed full of juicy mangoes, gorgeous peaches, and livened with citrus and ginger flowers, making it the ultimate fragrant candle to fill your home with. After a dull year, this one is sure to brighten up your space with an impressive burn time of 110-150 hours. Why not give it a go this season and transform your home into a warm and vibrant environment.
You might not be able to whisk yourself a way to your dream destination right now, but this candle definitely comes close to that. Escape to an exotic island with this sweet blend of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla. This Yankee Candle bestseller is on the top of everyone’s wish list this year. Light up your life and float away to an isle of paradise with Pink Sands, you won’t regret it…
What happens when you mix together blackberry, sun kissed fig, raspberry leaf, red plum and apricot? You get Yankee’s Mulberry and Fig Candle of course! This sweet smelling sensation takes you to a place of luxury and warmth. Described as ‘tempting as a bowl of fruit brimming with juicy mulberries and fresh-picked figs’ it’s a must-have this season. If you know someone who is a fan of all things autumn and winter, then this would make the ultimate gift for them!
Freshly-squeezed lemonade, coming right up… This zesty combination of lemons, ginger and herbs is sure to make anyone smile this season. Convenient and easy to use, this jar candle provides hours of true to life fragrance enjoyment. Ideal for a gift or personal treat, it’s the perfect addition to any home scent lover’s life. Top tip: If you’ve just finished up doing your daily cleaning ritual, then light this candle to spread a lemony fresh aroma around your home, giving it that squeaky-clean scent!
A candle perfect for showcasing your super style in any room, this clear mix of bergamot and gentle blossom seamlessly integrates high quality fragrance with elegant style. Featuring a slight twist on the signature Yankee Candle jar shape, this quality thick-cut glass design adds an impressive dimension and makes this candle oh so gift worthy!
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love this candle, and so should you! Nothing says Christmas more than the sweet smell of figs and cloves. You can carry this one through to winter, and back again too. This rich, glowing candle is sure to impress the guests this season, so why not delve into the world of intense scents with Yankee Candles Fig & Clove…
Fragrance can be a powerful way to conjure memories and express our emotions – not just when sprayed on our wrists, but also when used in our homes, too.
A room can be transformed with scent, changing the mood from vivid and invigorating to soothing and peaceful. So how can we alter the mood in our home through fragrance?
Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical retreat or want to be enraptured in the delicious aromas of Christmas, our fragrance experts have created a guide to combining the best scents to fragrance your home for a variety of seasonal settings.
A winter wonderland
Winter is filled with sumptuous aromas from the delights of home cooking, to the smell of log fires and the crisp winter air, but how can we find the best scents for our home?
If you want to create the true essence of Christmas, blending warm spices with soft woody notes will transport you to your very own winter wonderland.
Woody notes of pine or spruce are home fragrance favourites during winter, as they’re associated with the smell of fresh Christmas trees. However, on the whole, woody fragrances can be either crisp and light or hearty and rich depending on the wood the notes derive from. Fir, pine, and spruce will offer the classic Christmas tree scent, however rich notes of cedar, sandalwood and rosewood will create the warm aroma of a log fire.
They are often used as standalone scents, however, also make up the warm base notes in many other Christmas themed fragrances.
Pair woody notes with fruit, spicy or sweet notes to add a sumptuous, sophisticated air to any fragrance.
Traditionally cinnamon has won the title for the most popular festive scents, however as fragrances have evolved, spices such as ginger, cardamom and the ancient Christmas elements of frankincense and myrrh are now seen more frequently for an even more sumptuous take on festive spices.
These notes can be paired with woody notes or musk to create a rich, refined fragrance full of winter warmth.
Bergamot orange is the fragrant citrus fruit of the Citrus bergamia, a small evergreen tree which blossoms during the winter. It is commonly used in earl grey tea, thanks to its peppery yet sweet scent.
It has a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of mild spice and wood, and it’s one of the most popular notes used by perfumers in many male and female fragrances.
Light the scent of bergamot alone, or use combine it with sweet mandarin orange for a warm, oriental aroma. Perfect for a cosy night in this winter.
The colours and scents of autumn are rich, crisp, and vibrant, and whilst the season only greets us once a year, you can recreate it at your leisure using a combination of home fragrances. Breathe in the scent of conkers landing on damp earth, mugs of warming tea and enduring woody, aromatic and earthy fragrances to cloak the home in a comforting ambience.
It doesn’t get much more autumnal than apple-picking, but if you are unable to head out in the great outdoors, thankfully you can enjoy the scent from the comfort of your own home.
For the perfect autumn treat, combine an apple fragrance with warm spices such as nutmeg and orange. Infusing these notes will create a spicy, warm, mulled cider-like scent, perfect for a cosy night by the fire.
Apple and cinnamon are also a great duo, creating the scent of a warm, freshly baked apple pie.
If you’re dreaming of escaping to a tropical retreat, close your eyes, lie on the sofa, and infuse your senses with a combination of exotic scents.
A well-chosen scent can conjure images of past holidays and remind you of sun cream, rolling waves, cocktails, and Mediterranean cliff-top villages, all in the comfort of your home.
A medley of zesty and refreshing, warm and breezy and sensuous and evocative scents will give you the summer paradise you’re searching for.
There isn’t much else that conjures the fun of a summer holiday like a mojito, so why not use fresh notes of mint and lime to create your very own refreshing cocktail candle?
Perfumers adore the fresh, light, and energetic fragrant note that derives from lime. Like other citrus notes, lime is traditionally used as an intense top note and combines well with other citrus notes such as orange and lemon.
To create your at-home mojito scent, light alongside a mint-scented candle, reed diffuser or fragrance sphere. Mint offers a refreshing and cooling green note with peppery aspects and pairs perfectly with lemon and lime.
Nothing quite beats the scent of turquoise waves splashing against the sand on a beautiful beach. Breathe in the sharp aroma from the sea-salt and let the sweetness of sand cut through to create a harmonious fragrance combination.
Spring is a season for new beginnings. We see flowers bloom and embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. Crisp, earthy scents fill the air as we open the windows and breathe in the aroma of freshly cut grass, inviting fresh, floral and gourmand notes to dance around the home. Combine fresh garden mint with delicate rose or wrap yourself in aromas of fresh cotton for the idyllic scent of a spring morning.
Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers bloom and we’re able to embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. There is nothing quite like
The clean scent of fresh cotton is perfect for spring; a time when many of us de-clutter our homes and turn our clocks towards a new season.
Fresh cotton is an intoxicatingly fresh scent with just the right combination of citrus, powder and woody notes. It’s often paired with lavender and soft florals to create a comforting sensation of newly washed sheets.
Of all the fragrance notes, lavender is best known being one of the most soothing and relaxing scents. An ancient natural remedy, lavender is part of the mint family, native to the Mediterranean mountain, with an array of health benefits.
Those looking for the best essential oils could combine lavender with sweet orange or ylang ylang to create a soothing scent, that reduces stress and anxiety, and ignites the sweet smell of springtime.
Many people also use lavender fragranced candles or essential oils for sleep, as it’s believed to slow down your nervous system, decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which helps you fall into a deep sleep.
If you’re one of the many people working from home right now, there are probably moments throughout the day you lose focus or feel tired.
Whilst aromatherapy might not be the first tool you use to help boost your productivity, studies show certain fragrances can have a huge impact on influencing brain activity as smell is the strongest of the senses.
Ginger has a distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy. As such, it’s a popular note for home fragrances.
Ginger is known for its healing benefits and is often used to fight off headaches and fatigue, which can often occur if you’re sat at a computer screen.
It’s the perfect combination to help you power through a deadline or write complex code, making it one of the most popular essential oils for productivity.
As the scent of ginger isn’t to everyone’s taste, try using it with lemon or other citrus fruits to help balance and sweeten the fragrance.
Lemon is not only deliciously zesty, but also promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry, anxious or run down. It’s a great essential oil for happiness and energy, too.
A Japanese study even found that office workers made 54% fewer errors when exposed to the scent of lemon.
And if that wasn’t enough, lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties which can help fight sore throats and colds by boosting the body’s immune system and improving circulation.
Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but is also commonly used as a mood booster thanks to its uplifting capabilities that produce feelings of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy.
Sweet-smelling lavender improves concentration by recharging the brain during rest time. This allows you to return to work revived and full of energy.
Renowned for its sweet and deeply rich aroma, jasmine is also a popular ingredient for perfumes, particularly classic French fragrances, such as Chanel’s iconic No. 5,2 Miss Dior and Opium.
Chillier temperatures and cosy nights are well on their way, and now is the time to fill your home with fragrances that invite a calm, warming atmosphere. With the lead-up to Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to move away from light, floral scents in pursuit of more decadent and welcoming aromas that reflect the beautiful things about wintertime.
Think cinnamon, spice and
all things nice – scents that make staying wrapped up indoors a real delight.
The best home fragrances for winter include:
Frankincense and myrrh
Orange and ginger
Read on to discover why
these scents are perfect for the festive build-up and beyond. We’ll recommend
some products, too, so you can try out these fantastic fragrances for yourself.
With deep, earthy tones and
a rich aroma, sandalwood is the ideal uplifting scent to totally transform your
abode this winter. Reminiscent of a cosy, crackling campfire, this lovely fragrance
smells equally pleasing through scented candles and diffusers alike.
Though on its own it exudes
a soft, subtle aroma, sandalwood also works very well in conjunction with other
scents such as lavender and cedar.
There’s nothing quite like
the spicy scents of frankincense and myrrh. A spicy blend of rosemary, pine and
citrus, frankincense constitutes a true depiction of the winter months. With a
similar aromatic woody scent, myrrh has been used for centuries as a strong
perfume and for medicinal purposes.
Together, these scents
combine to create a lovely treat for the senses. Fancy straying away from
sugary-sweet traditional festive fragrances and opting for something different
instead? Frankincense and myrrh could be the fragrance for you.
Warming and wonderful, the
sweet fragrance of orange and ginger drifting through your house is just what
you need for true relaxation this wintertime. Perfect for evoking lovely
memories of Christmas’ gone by, this powerful citrusy scent intertwined with
the sharp tang of ginger will bring your senses to life.
For a refreshing explosion
of goodness, we recommend the Price’s orange & ginger boxed jar
candle 400g. Whether
it’s a gift for you or a little treat for someone else, this scent will help
turn the house into a comforting festive paradise. It’s the ultimate winter
Partial to a sweet treat
every now and again? Vanilla might just become your new go-to home fragrance
this winter. Just the thing to evoke a pleasant, cosy atmosphere, there’s
something super comforting about the smell of vanilla wafting through the air.
One of the best-smelling
home fragrances on the market, elevate your mood this winter with the Pacifia Island vanilla diffuser
120ml. Wherever you
choose to display this fabulous diffuser in your home, the lovely aesthetic and
traditional smell of vanilla are sure to work wonders. Or, if you’d rather
light a scented candle instead, the Jelly Belly vanilla candle pot is just the thing.
When it’s cold outside,
there’s nothing better than unwinding with your feet up. Make your night in
even better with the gorgeous smell of fig – the perfect blend of green and
Renowned for its soothing
crackling sound when burning, the WoodWick large candle fig is just what you need to emit this fantastic
scent. With an impressive burn time of 130-180 hours, it’s sure to see you
through every crisp winter evening this year. Get those cosy socks on, grab a
mug of hot chocolate, and immerse yourself in this fabulous fragrance.
Can’t wait for Christmas to
arrive? Fight off the winter blues and welcome the festivities into your home
with a cinnamon spice candle or diffuser. Reminiscent of delicious goodies
baking in the oven, this nostalgic scent is just the thing to help turn your
home into a winter haven.
Made up of a delicious
blend of apple spice, cinnamon and clove, the Shearer Candles Cinnamon Spice
tinned candle is an
excellent choice for filling your house with this aroma. Not only does it smell
great, but this candle also comes in beautiful packaging and looks fabulous
displayed on shelves and windowsills.
Love all things fragrance? Whether it’s fresh citrus notes or oriental spices, let us help you find your perfect scent.
The summer nights are no longer and these darker nights are beginning to make us wonder… will we ever leave the house with more than just a half-dried hair look? Luckily we have rounded up a selection of quick and easy hairstyles you can replicate at home with the use of just a comb!
Don’t get yourself in a muddle, just follow our small guide to autumn’s hottest looks. We’ll make sure that styling your hair will never be a struggle again!
1. Clip It Back
Go to town on your accessories with this functional and affordable look. Not only is it simple, it’s also the hottest hair trend this year, with every catwalk filled with pretty pearl clips, it’s a must-have addition to your lookbook. We recommend using the funkiest clips you can find, style your hair and then go wild! Don’t be afraid to mix and match with different sizes and textures, this will help to add a touch of personality to an otherwise casual look.
2. Mermaid Waves
Defeat the heat and use a sock to create effortless mermaid waves. Yes, you heard it right, using a pair of socks to wave your hair is so on-trend RN. Following a viral trend on TikTok, beauty fanatics have been curling their hair with the help of a little bit of water and a pair of their fave socks! So, save yourself and hit the snooze button tomorrow, because you won’t need to spend 30 minutes trying to salvage your bodacious bed-head, just separate your damp hair into a few sections, then weave each section of hair in between each sock in a crisscross motion. Finish the look off in the morning with thetexturizing salt spray to maximise volume and create a long-lasting effect.
3. Half Up Half Down
If your hair tends to get greasy, oily or frizzy, this look is the perfect way to deal with those extra oils. It works best on those days where you just can’t be bothered to wash your hair. Whether your hair is short, long or curly, just section the front of your hair and tie it back with a cute clip and a bobble and hey presto you’re all done!
4. Low Bun and Scrunchie
Hairstyle trends come and go, but the low bun is timeless. Whether you prefer your bun to be sleek or your bun to be slightly tousled, this classic look has you covered. Use a brush and either gel or pomade to pull back the hair into a bun, creating a clean, fresh finish. If you’re going for more of a relaxed feel, spray your hair with dry shampoo to create a lightweight texture, then, tie it back loosely and pull out a few strands to shape your face. Don’t forget to pop a cute scrunchie around your bun to really make your hair stand out from the crowd.
5. Scarf It
Say goodbye to wasting time in front of the mirror and hello to lie-ins this season with the trouble-free scarf look! Wear it on your head, tie your hair with it or even wear it around your neck for an oh so chic look. The scarf is a versatile way to turn that basic pony into a playful ponytail in just a few simple steps. Autumn is here, so be sure to match your scarf to the colours that appear this season…
It’s that time of the year again, the leaves are turning brown, the fire is on and we’re all on the hunt for that warm, homely scent to see us through the season. Well, look no further, we’ve rounded up our favourite must-have scents to take centre stage on your fireplace and fill your home with warm, cosy smells this autumn.
Wrap yourself in the luxury smell of calming sandalwood and exotic patchouli. The toasty hints of golden amber and cashmere wood will give you the ultimate feeling of cosying up to an open fire during the colder months. It’s top note of sun-kissed orange base will reach you first, shortly after you will be taken in by the hints of sueded musk and finally you can enjoy the final impression of French vanilla.
Not only is this scent bursting with intense wood notes, Cristalinas is also the first brand to create a 0% alcohol formula. This would be perfect if you want something more natural that creates a longer-lasting effect throughout your house.
This scent features oud wood, evening bonfire and wood smoke. If you don’t have a fire at home then worry no longer, this candle has a unique natural wooden wick to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire, so why not try and create your own replica at home. Plus, this candle has an impressive burn time of up to 180 hours!
If you’re a lover for all-things Christmas then this candle is for you! Bright your scents indoors with this luxurious smell of festive red berries, a splash of orange liqueur and a hint of fiery ginger spice, this mixture of fragrant smells creates the ultimate combo for a cosy night in.
Presented in a beautiful white glass pot, with a rose gold lid, this candle would look stunning, not only as a candle, but as an ornament too. Impress your guests this autumn with this intense black amber scent. Once you see your guests’ reactions when they get a sniff of those rich earthy notes, you’ll know this candle was worth it.
ultimate moody and mysterious scent this season, a scent where spicy notes
mingle with smokey notes and are softened by a woody bottom accord. Millefiori
Milanos signature blend will soon have your home turn into a place of slumber
How To Create The Ultimate Cosy Autumn Ambience
1. Turn off the Tech
If you really want to switch off and unwind then turning
off your phone will do the trick. How can you fully relax when your Whatsapp
group won’t stop texting you?
2. Sofa Duvet
You’re never too old for a sofa duvet, cosy up on the sofa
with your duvet in one hand, and a cup of hot chocolate in the other –
especially if it’s cold out. Don’t forget to spend your day binging on your
fave Netflix shows too.
Swap out the bright lights for a candle-lit room. Create a soft glow with a choice of your favourite scents. Why not use one of our Woodwick candles for a warm fire burning crackle effect.
4. Soft Warm Scents
Finally, opting for some calming scents will help to relax you. In particular, lavender. Lavender can help to calm your mood and soothe your mind of any troubles. Let yourself be carried away with Price’s Lavender & Lemongrass Reed Diffuser.