There’s just no better feeling in the world than indulging in a good old-fashioned pampering session, if, like us you’ve grown accustomed to regular facials, pedis, or spray tans, you might be interested to know that you don’t necessarily have to leave the house in order to get salon-worthy results, and with more free time than ever, there’s no better chance than now to carry out your very own at-home beauty treatments! Read on to find out our at-home beauty roundup!
Missing your all important eyelash and brow tinting appointments? Don’t worry, we’ve got the ultimate at-home treatment to see you through lockdown. Julienne’s 5 piece Eyelash Tinting Kit is the easy way to achieve long lasting defined lashes and brows in just a few easy steps. Amplify the appearance of your lashes and brows using this water resistant formula that lasts up to 6 whole weeks. It’s even suitable for sensitive eyes and those with contact lens’ too!
Regular trips to the salon provides us with silky soft hair, but with our favourite beauty hot spots shut, we’ve had to turn to our beloved hair masks. Revuele’s Oil Therapy Hair Mask actively nourishes, intensively soothes the scalp and protects your hair from dryness and flaking. With the cold, dry weather we’re having at the moment, our hair has never needed an oil infused hair mask more! So shop the Oil Therapy Hair Mask today at a bargain price…
In need of the ultimate exfoliation? Urban Veda has got you covered! The Qyurvedic Dry Body Brush is not only vegan and sustainably produced, it’s cactus sisal fibre brussels help to detoxify the body and stimulate lymphatic drainage. Create your new hassle free body care routine and dry brush your skin in one simple step, we promise your skin will be glowing outside and in!
We’ve all got those awkward places on the face where you don’t want hair to be growing – upper lip, jawline, chin, whatever it is, Nad’s Hair Removal Hair Strips can help you out! Formulated with natural beeswax for strong adherence, the strips make waxing look easy and hassle-free! It’s time to look your very best for those important Zoom calls, and leave your skin feeling silky smooth for weeks!
We’re sure that nails are probably at the top of your lists of things that you miss, that’s why we’ve created the ultimate beauty box filled with everything you need for your lockdown nail appointment. FD Beauty’s Nailed It Beauty Box features 6 amazing products including Sally Hansen Cuticle Care Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil, Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Nail Care, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Buff & Tumble, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Petal to the Metal, Price’s Amber Tin Candle 120g, Scottish Fine Soaps Shea & Buttermilk Hand & Nail Cream 30ml. Give yourself the perfect pamper session now!
Pamper your feet from heel to toe with the BARBER PRO Foot Peel Treatment. Discover this innovative dual-layered booties to help remove hard skin and calluses. Powered by Salicylic Acid and an advanced complex of 16 botanical and fruit extracts, including Lavender, Rosemary and Gingko Biloba, the revitalising treatment renews feet for restored softness and hydration!
Urban Veda is a multi-award-winning Ayurvedic skincare brand, designed for tackling 21st century skin concerns. The four Urban Veda ranges (Purifying, Radiance, Soothing and Reviving) are naturally formulated to leave skin less vulnerable to the environment. The ranges are bursting with antioxidants to pollution-proof skin and protect it from the negative effects of free radicals, leaving it less vulnerable to dehydration, dullness and stress. From fresh and fruity body oils to radiating day creams, read on to find out our top Urban Veda products were loving this month!
Vegan and sustainably produced, Urban Veda’s walnut wood and cactus sisal fibre body brush is a must-have addition for your cleansing routine this season! Derived from the ancient Ayurvedic ritual of Garshana, this fabulous new body brush can be used to detoxify the body and stimulate lymphatic drainage by enhancing blood circulation and softening the skin through gentle exfoliation. So why not release your body’s internal glow and try out the brush today!
If you’re like us then you’ve probably spent the last year or so stocking up on that all important hand sanitiser – Urban Veda have formulated their very own antibacterial sanitiser spray packed with 11 essential oils! Packed with refreshing bergamot, lemon and lime, this spray is perfect for a quick spritz of hygiene on the go, this fast-drying and non sticky formula comes in a handy 100ml size so it’s perfect for your bag too!
Developed using a sweet blend of floral plant oils, this luxurious formula softens skin and enlivens the senses too. Embrace self-massage and prepare to nourish and condition your skin using Urban Vedas all new Reviving Body Oil. Enriched with rose and ginseng, this unique boots blood circulation, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and supple. If you’re after a little pick-me-up during these turbulent times then this product is perfect for you!
In need of a major pamper session? Urban Vedas Soothing Body Oil has got you covered! Find your inner ‘zen’ and transport your senses into a world of wooded aroma with a few drops of this luxurious oil. Relax and recuperate with calming notes of healing sandalwood and Rosemary. Plus, you can use this wonderful oil to relieve joint pain and condition delicate skin too!
Just finished up with your relaxing Saturday night bath? Follow it up with this uplifting blend of fresh, minty plant oils that clear the mind and body of stagnant energy. Say goodbye to bad vibes and hello to Urban Veda’s Purifying Body Oil, detoxify and awaken your body with a fresh blend of cooling botanicals now!
If you’re on the hunt for a warming and earthy oil that boosts circulation and calms aching muscles then Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil is the ultimate one for you. Clear your senses and focus on your mind-body-soul connection with warming turmeric and frankincense. Treat yourself or somebody else this season!
A divine realm of Valentine’s day gifts awaits, and the savings have never been sweeter. If this is the year you’re looking to be organised in advance (let’s be honest, we’ve got more than enough spare time on our hands) we’ve picked out some of our favourites to get you the inspiration flowing.
If she’s a fan of haute-couture fashion brands, the likelihood is, she’ll love this one. The stunning, glass-studded bottle with the matte black cap adorning the beautiful pink juice, looks incredible and it’s the kind of perfume she’ll be keeping in her collection even when it runs out purely for the luxury feel and look to the bottle. Moving on to the notes, Valentino Born In Roma Donna is made up of 3 jasmine flowers and accords blended with bourbon vanilla. With a twist of pink pepper on top of a woody overdose, this perfume is a must-have.
Charmingly simple with a signature quality, Marc Jacobs Daisy transports you to a whole other world full of optimism and beauty in its purest form. The scent embodies the essence of the daisy girl who wears it: timeless, yet young-at-heart. If she’s a lover of all things floral from scents to art and patterns, this classic, cult-favourite perfume will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
SUPERMUD is Glamglow’s most advanced clearing treatment and #1 best-selling mud mask, aka the perfect gift for a skincare fanatic. It fights problem skin and skin imperfections with charcoal, a blend of six acids, and K-17 clay. The activated-x charcoal helps lift dirt, toxins and excess oil from the deepest and toughest areas to purify pores. The SUPER 6 Acid Blend helps loosen dead skin cells to exfoliate and sweep them away, leaving fresh, smooth skin behind. Hollywood skin? What a great gift!
Another goodie for your loved who is a lover of luxurious skincare, Lancome’s Advanced Génifique would make a fabulous gift. This amazing product is now enriched with 7 prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts to strengthen the skin’s barrier and leave skin looking healthier and younger. Inspired by microbiome science, our iconic face serum’s formula is enriched with new complex of 7 prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts works in optimal affinity with skin. A higher price point, but the feel, the look and the results are so worth it!
Everyone knows it, Paco Rabanne is one of the ultimate go-to brands for fragrances when shopping around for special occasions. You can rely on their old classics along with their latest launches to always be a hit with whoever it is you’re gifting and one of our favourites for him is Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum, the latest, more intense edition of the much loved million legacy.
Spicebomb is one of those scents that when he’s wearing it, you just can’t get enough. It’s a mixture of seductive freshness with an explosion of addictive spicyness. A weapon of mass seduction, Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb urges you to brace yourself for the strong spice, sensory contrasts and a woody trail. Be engulfed by fresh and zesty notes every time you’re near him and gift him this stunning aftershave this Valentine’s Day.
This fantastic grooming set for him contains 1 x gentlemen’s Sheet Mask, 1 x Under Eye Mask, 1 x Foaming Mask and 1 x Face Putty Peel-off Mask. Everything he could need for a fresh looking, clearer appearance with all of the product containing activated Charcoal to purify the face while Collagen brightens and rehydrates the skin. His & Her’s Pamper Session? Go for it!
Or, why not let our Gift Finder do the work for you?
We’ve got the perfect tool to make your life super easy! Our fragrance finder lets you choose options based on a variety of factors, taking the hassle and hesitation out of any gift buying!
For many, fragrance is the ultimate finishing touch to complete your look and set the mood for the rest of the day. It’s the go-to accessory to wear for stepping outside the house regardless of where you’re planning on going, but have you ever thought about wearing your favoured fragrance at home? Read on to find out the ultimate scents to wear at home now!
Following a year filled with uncertainties and spending more time than ever at home, it’s best you turn to something that brings you comfort and confidence. Carolina Herrera’s 212 Sexy Eau de Parfum is irresistible, deliciously femenine and a must-have addition to every women’s at-home collection of fragrances. With notes of fresh pink pepper, cotton candy and bergamot, this unique blend of ingredients is the perfect pick-me-up to see you through the new year. Complete with a sleek pink bottle and a 2 in 1 dispenser, this sweet scent has got you covered!
Whether you’re on the hunt for your go-to signature scent or a new forever favourite you want to try out, YSL’s Black Opium has got your back. An FD fave of ours, Black Opium is the ultimate addition to your Zoom date night antics. Featuring rich notes of coffee, complimented by accords of pink pepper and a heart of vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, this juice is the go-to spritz of the year whether you’re at home partying or out with your friends post-lockdown, Black Opium is the one to watch.
With many of us now working from home and not in the office, it’s essential you wear something powerful to motivate you through your work day, but if you’re one of us who rocks the pyjamas and slippers combo rather than the full work attire then it’s probably best you give yourself a spritz of motivation too. Flowerbomb provides the ultimate boost throughout the day, so why not transport yourself through a floral explosion of sweet florals, warm woods and golden ambers and grab it today at Fragrance Direct!
Le Male Eau de Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier has officially set sail! Dressed in a black and gold officer’s jacket, this elegant woody fragrance is a must-have for him. If you think he’s on the lookout for an intense scent that embodies all things style and strength then this one’s for him. With many zoom meetings taking place, it’s essential that he’s got an uplifting scent that captures his full charisma and the ultimate leader within him, look no further and grab a bargain for him now!
Lockdown can start to get pretty boring so it’s important to change with things up. We think it’s time you say goodbye to your old favourite and hello to something new! Why not try out Carolina Herrera 212 Men today, afterall, you’re free of judgement since there’s limited ability to go outside. So bring the outside in with this fresh fragrance bursting with notes of green apple, spice and grapefruit!
They say ‘home is where the heart is’ but we say ‘home is where it smells good!’ Here at FD we’re great believers that scents can affect your mood. If you’re wanting to stay positive during these tricky times then make sure you lift your mood with the scent of Givenchy’s Gentleman. This citrus blend of bergamot, lemon, musk, vetiver and rosemary is the perfect fusion to raise your spirits!
Set to be the next new major trend this year, Skinimalism is on our lists of one to watch in 2021. But what is Skinimalism you might ask? Skinamlism is the perfect combination of makeup and skincare that leaves your skin feeling fresh and looking gorgeously glowing throughout the day. So, if you’re not really a huge fan of the high coverage look, then this might be one for you!
This natural new trend strives to showcase every bit of beauty your complexion has to offer, including texture, pores, blemishes and discolouration. Essentially we want to move away from those unrealistic beauty standards and look forward to a new movement of minimal makeup, and with the post Covid life we’re living, there’s no time like now to get on board.
If this sounds like something for you then read on to discover our top tips –
Strip back your skincare
After years of those long and tedious skincare routines, it’s finally time to strip back your routine and use as little products as possible. It’s so important to be kind to your skin and skincare shouldn’t be complicated. For cleansing, use the Lancôme Eau Micellaire Confort Hydrating Micelar Water morning and night, you may think you should only be cleansing for removal of makeup, but we recommend that you cleanse with or without products on your face.
After cleansing, be sure to use a Vitamin C cream, right now we’re currently obsessing over the Ren Clean Skincare Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream. Not only is this cream bursting with Vitamin C, the light gel formula activates instantly on the skin too! So give this one a go to radiate that effortless glow.
Finally finish off your new routine with an SPF. Using sun protection is essential for brightening dull skin. Sun or no sun, it’s still an important ingredient to use to protect your complexion from those harmful rays. This Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Daily Moisturiser has an SPF of 15 which is perfect for a light and protective feel.
Go light on your skin
It’s so important to be light on your skin with your makeup products. Ideally you should be able to see your skin texture through the makeup, so using a lower coverage product is a must for Skinamlism.
This BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser is easy to use and looks great on the skin too. Combining a moisturiser, foundation and SPF in one is a dreamy combination for great skin. So, give your skin a breather and try out this new addition to FD and don’t worry, you can thank us later!
If you love having a little colour on your lip then Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil is perfect! With a selection of 4 different shades you can change up your look from day to night all whilst hopping on the Skinamilism trend too. This ultra-moisutrising formula glides effortlessly to soften, condition and deliver a subtle glossy finish. Infused with nourishing coconut and meadowfoam seed oils, the click and twist pen features a soft brush applicator and leaves lips feeling comfortable and kissable with a hint of non-sticky colour!