4 Makeup and Haircare Brands You Need on Your Radar

4 Makeup and Haircare Brands You Need on Your Radar

When addicted to beauty products, there really is never a dull moment when you have a plethora of exciting brands to be ordering from like there’s no tomorrow. Luckily, for you we’re here to fuel your addiction with a variety of makeup and haircare brands creating beautiful products. Let’s take a look!

Jane Iredale

Clean beauty brand Jane Iredale are passionate about creating mindful product formulations, being environmentally conscious and supporting communities. With an extensive range of cosmetics, Jane Iredale is definitely a brand to add to your “to-try” wishlist. From lash lengthening mascaras and chiselling contour kits to brightening primers and mineral foundations, the brands products are not only great quality but affordable too.

By Terry

Created by industry legend Terry de Gunzberg who changed the face of beauty, By Terry is a cutting-edge cosmetics brand that creates makeup to care for your skin. This eponymous brand is dedicated to providing kind-to-skin formulas fused with powerful pigmentation. You can now shop their iconic products at Fragrance Direct featuring a fantastic range of foundations, lipsticks, mascaras and more.

JOICO

Experience the joi of healthy hair with Joico. This amazing haircare brand’s innovations are designed to return hair to its strongest, shiniest, healthiest state with each and every use. The Joico hair collection includes shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, styling products, handy sets and more. If you’re looking for haircare with the power to make a difference, this is definitely one to try!

TIGI

With even more lines added, you can now shop a wide range of miracle-working products from TIGI at Fragrance Direct. This award-winning brand create salon-grade products with many different ranges to suit everyone’s styling needs. With something for every hair type and every colour, it’s time to treat yourself to the ultimate TIGI experience. You’ll even find supersized version of your new favourite products so you can stock up!

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6 Fresh Fragrances For Her This Summer

6 Fresh Fragrances For Her This Summer

With more plans occurring, many of us are seeing family, friends and coworkers for the first time in months. Determined to ditch the loungewear and emerge with a whole new look, many of us are looking to replace our wardrobes, get new haircuts or try out creative new makeup looks. But one thing that shouldn’t be forgotten is scent. A new scent can feel transformational in a subtle way! So here’s a few fresh fragrances you could be wearing this summer to change up your look…

YSL Elle Eau de Parfum Spray £42.99

Described as a bold and vibrant fragrance, this scent opens with top notes of lemon, litchi and peony, then flows into a deep heart of jasmine, rose, freesia and pink berries, all of which is rounded off with a smooth base of vetiver, patchouli and cedar. Transform your fragrance collection this summer with the luxurious YSL Elle!

Elie Saab Girl Of Now Gift Set £26.95

Explore a distinctive gourmand floral scent featuring addictive notes of almond, orange blossom and patchouli. Inspired by Lebanese delights, the fragrance opens with roasted pistachio and sparkling pear, followed by a heart and base of almon and ormond flower. Displayed in a precious round jewel bottle and adorned by an enamel blue and gold flower, this incredible scent is a must-have this season. Grab this gift set featuring the eau de parfum and body lotion too.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum Spray £57.95

The scent celebrates optimism, self-acceptance and originality. The perfume was inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am,” which is symbolised by a tattoo of the word “perfect” on his wrist. Like his tattoo, Perfect Marc Jacobs is about embracing and expressing one’s true self. Modern, bright, and feminine, Perfect is an unconventional yet harmonious clash of fresh floral and calming smooth notes. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil that reveal a comforting heart of almond milk. The fragrance finishes with a soft dry down of cedarwood and cashmeran. Perfect is nothing you would expect and everything it needs to be. #MJPerfect is the ultimate gift for a friend or daughter to show them how much you care for them or even as a treat to yourself.

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray £47.99

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is a hugely popular perfume from the designer, with unique coffee, pink pepper, vanilla, and jasmine notes. Inspired by intensity and mystery, YSL Black Opium is a perfect scent to wear to special evening occasions now that restrictions are lifting. The black, glitter bottle is finished with sleek Yves Saint Laurent branding, making this perfume an attractive gift for any fan of the brand. Or add it to your own dressing table lineup for confidence each time you wear it!

Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum Spray £24.75

Described as a floral and oriental perfume, Roberto Cavalli eau de parfum spray for women opens with top notes of pink pepper, fusing with a heart of African orange flower, all of which is rounded off with a smooth base of benzoin, Tonka bean and vanilla. This intense yet feminine aroma that truly captures the essence of the Cavalli style. Why not bask in those rays this summer looking and smelling great!

Emporio Armani Diamonds Eau de Parfum Spray £39.99

Emporio Armani Diamonds is an ever-popular fragrance from the designer fashion house. Diamonds is a floral perfume for women, with notes inspired by youth and energy. The diamond-cut glass bottle makes this Armani perfume an attractive addition to any collection. Emporio Armani Diamonds boasts top notes of lychee and raspberry, middle notes of freesia, lily of the valley, cedar, and patchouli, and amber and vanilla at the base. This sleek and stylish perfume is comfortable to wear everyday and into the night…

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A Guide To Your Summer Wellbeing

A Guide To Your Summer Wellbeing

The sun is shining, you’re wearing less makeup and you’ve got your trusty SPF on hand to guide you through your day – summer has officially arrived! Now’s your chance to refresh your beauty bag with products that will have you feeling and looking your best. Our Healthy Living category is here to help you get your glow on and breeze through the summer months, from aromatherapy & relaxation must-haves to cruelty free top picks, we’ve got you covered this season…

1. Sleep

If you find it harder to sleep during the summer months, you’re not alone. Whether you’re having difficulty dozing off or trouble staying asleep in general, longer daylight hours and hotter temperatures make it harder to get the rest you need. Not to worry, it’s time to explore our dreamy collection of luxurious sleep products, formulated to guarantee a wonderful night’s sleep. Drift all your troubles away into a deep slumber with candles, bath soaks and salts and night creams. A personal FD favourite of ours is the Yankee Candle Sleep Diffuser. This product features refillable products with soothing notes of sweet florals, enchanting jasmine and sandalwood, making the perfect combination for a good night’s sleep!

2. Aromatherapy & Relaxation

Nearly all of us suffer with stress in our lives, but tackling the issue can sometimes seem like a bit of a struggle. Aromatherapy and relaxation products are a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood after a long, hard day. Take care of your wellbeing using our range of healthcare, massage oils and gels and shower gels to create the ultimate at-home spa experience. The Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil is infused with ingredients made to soothe the mind, melt tension and harmosie the body. So why not sit back, relax and explore the full range now…

3. Vitamins & Supplements

The warmer weather can have a negative effect on your hair, nails and wellbeing overall. Vitamins and supplements are great additions to your everyday routine to keep your body healthy and in the best condition possible. Safe, gentle and effective, vitamins and supplements are a natural way of providing support to your body’s health. The Organic Pharmacy’s 10 Day Detox Kit features everything you could need and more including botanicals to enhance soothing of the digestive system, support drainage, improve liver function and so much more. Designed to fit around any modern lifestyle, this easy to follow kit comes with a detailed guide to guide you through your new and improved supplement journey!

4. Vegan

This summer, why not make the swap to vegan products and reel in the incredible benefits! Featuring vegan makeup, skincare and haircare, we have an unmissable collection of vegan beauty products that are great for your skin and great for the planet too! Eco-friendly products have proven to be better for those with sensitive skin because they’re composed of fewer ingredients than some non-vegan cosmetics. Our vegan top pick is the Zero Face Wash. Zero’s Face Wash has been specially created with the best botanical ingredients to care for your skin, designed to be as kind to the environment as to your skin too.

If you want to find out more ways you can improve your wellbeing this summer then check out our full Healthy Living range. Featuring a collection of organic, cruelty free and oral health products, you don’t want to miss it! 

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Just Dropped Must-Have Pamper Products

Just Dropped Must-Have Pamper Products

Do perfecting radiance creams, essence oils and age-defying formulas sound like something you could get on board with? Read on to discover some of the latest beauty brands available to shop at Fragrance Direct including Aromatherapy Associates, Elemis, Filorga and more.

Aromatherapy Associates

One of the latest drops at FD, Aromatherapy Associates is a beautiful brand that is here to transform your relaxation routine with their collection of indulgent self-care products. Whether you’re treating yourself to a luxurious pamper gift or a loved one to something special, this brand has everything you could need. One of our favourites is their Breathe Essence oil for the bath. Composed of a careful tea tree blend with peppermint oils and eucalyptus, this is the perfect comforting and uplifting treat.

Neal’s Yard

With new lines added, you can now shop even more products from Neal’s Yard, the brand that ensures their luxurious range of skincare is kinder to the earth and kinder to you. With an array of products made of ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils, these expert, hand-crafted creations are a product of loving science and nature. We’re currently loving their Frankincense Age-Defying Eye Cream that visibly smooths and plumps fine lines.

Clarins

This well-known beauty brand create products for every beauty need and desire. Knowing that every person is unique, Clarins quickly became a go-to women’s luxe brand for finding the products that make us feel extra special. Delivering a high quality range of skincare and makeup, you can now shop even more Clarin’s products here at Fragrance Direct. Don’t miss their iconic Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch that resembles the smooth, sultry skin of a social media filter.

Elemis

With even more products now available to shop at Fragrance Direct, Elemis is here to supply the goods when it comes to beauty products that really make a difference. Including their cult-favourite Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Elemis’ award-winning products are perfect for gifting loved ones at special occasions or for treating yourself to give your pamper evenings that extra sparkle. Head on over to shop decadent bath soaks, lotions, oils and more from Elemis.

Filorga

Have you met this modern and innovative French skincare brand? Filorga is notorious for their high-performance solutions to combat skin ageing across the world. They have created a range of revolutionary plumping skincare products that are motivated by aesthetic medicine. Featuring anti-wrinkle treatments, eye care, correction creams and more, Filorga is a definitely a brand to add to your discover list. One of our favourites is the Filorga Oxygen-Glow Super-Perfecting Radiance Cream that contains hyaluronic acid with a clarifying L-enzyme that helps to improve the skin’s brightness and to enable a radiant complexion.


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fragrance and beauty brands we stock!  

A Guide To Fragrance In Your Home

A Guide To Fragrance In Your Home

Home is where the heart is, and after a year of lockdowns and isolation, we couldn’t be more into taking care of ours.

Having a comfortable home means you’ve got a place to retreat after a busy or stressful day and somewhere to relax and recharge your batteries. Your home can also be your office or a stage for social gatherings. So it pays to get the vibes as on-point as possible.

Why does home fragrancing matter?

How can you make your home more comfortable? With a carefully chosen scent to suit your mood, that’s how! When you select scents for each area of your home, you can create calm or productivity, sleepiness or energy, depending on what’s happening in your day.

For example, a beautiful lavender diffusion at bedtime is an excellent way to drift off to sleep. On the other hand, zesty citrus or mint fragrances can help energise your mornings or power you up ahead of a workout.

In this guide, we’ll share some ideal scents for different moods. Then, we’ll be exploring some of the most effective ways you can fragrance each part of your home, from candles to diffusers and everything between, and advise on some of our favourite home fragrance products, so you can put what you’ve learnt into practice.

Choosing fragrances by room

There’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing fragrances for your home. This is your personal space, and we aren’t here to tell you what to do. Still, suppose you’re interested in enhancing rooms with carefully chosen scents. In that case, there are a few perfect pairings you might want to acknowledge.

For the kitchen

Your kitchen might be where you spend most of your time, whether you’re cooking, working, or chatting with friends and family. It’s a social hub, and when you’re alone, you’re usually busy preparing ingredients or bustling around. So it makes sense for your kitchen fragrance to be something light, uplifting, and refreshing to keep you going.

Consider invigorating scents like grapefruit, basil, spearmint, or rosemary. Other kitchen-friendly fragrances include clove, tea tree, and sage. Anything citrusy or herbal will be ideal in the kitchen; just choose one that suits your taste and feel lively and refreshed each time you enter.

For the living room

If your living room is a space for winding down at the end of the day, you’ll want a calming scent to suit the mood. Whether it’s the backdrop to your movie nights or a laid-back social gathering, your living room fragrancing can make all the difference.

Try luxurious frankincense or myrrh, vetiver, or cedarwood. Anything intense, woody, rich, or spicy can help you settle in and feel at ease.

For the bedroom

This is where you want things to feel as calm and relaxing as possible. A perfectly fragranced bedroom can help you drift off in no time, and certain smells are proven to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Lavender is a tried-and-tested favourite for relaxation and sleep. Chamomile and ylang-ylang are also excellent options if you don’t like the purple stuff.

For the bathroom

A good-smelling bathroom can make getting ready or freshening up feel like a treat, and certain scents work perfectly in the space. Lemon – obviously – is a beautiful, fresh fragrance for bathrooms, while eucalyptus can also be immensely refreshing and energising. Try tea tree to feel uplifted each time you step in, or a fresh mint scent to lift the whole room.

The best ways to fragrance your home

There are many options for fragrancing your home, from straightforward scented candles to diffusers and room sprays. The type you choose might depend on what you can afford or simply what you prefer. Let’s take a look at all the options out there.

Scented candles

Who doesn’t love a scented candle? The flickering flame and soft glow of a candle add to the vibes these home essentials give off. And with so many brands out there, you can choose an option to suit your budget, no problem.

Scented candles prices range from relatively low to surprisingly high. Why? It’s all about what’s in them. Suppose you choose a luxurious option with quality ingredients and a beautiful glass or ceramic base. In that case, you might pay a little more than you would for a fuss-free alternative. Typically, the more expensive a candle, the stronger its perfume and the longer its burn-time.

Our top 10 scented candles

  1. Shearer Candles Amber Noir Scented 3 Wick Candle
  2. WoodWick Vanilla Bean Large Candle
  3. Candlelight Simple Cotton Large Wax Filled Pot Candle
  4. Price’s Argan Large Jar Candle
  5. Yankee Candle Elevation Sheer Linen Candle
  6. Crabtree & Evelyn White Cardamom Large Candle
  7. Naturally European Verbena Scented Candle
  8. Wax Lyrical Colony Lavender Fields Medium Candle Jar
  9. La Perla Velvet Sea Candle
  10. AromaWorks Nurture 3 Wick Candle
Diffusers

Diffusers are a beautiful way to make use of essential oils around your home. You can choose electric or reed diffusers – they all work similarly. An electric diffuser plugs into a socket. You’ll fill it up with water and a few drops of oil and enjoy a soft diffusion of scent for however long you leave it on. Reed diffusers work by carrying scented oil from a bottle to dispense the aroma around.

What are the benefits of a diffuser? Unlike scented candles, you can leave them to it without any hazard. Electric diffusers give off a strong scent, and you can tailor the oil you use to suit your mood. That means you don’t lock yourself into one scent, but you could change what’s inside depending on the room or time of day. Reed diffusers give off a continuous fragrance until they run dry, which can be weeks! When the oil has all dispersed, you can simply refill the bottle and replace the reeds for good-as-new results.

Our top 10 diffusers

  1. Naturally European Freesia & Pear Room Diffuser
  2. Shearer Candles Amber Noir Reed Diffuser
  3. Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels Reed Diffuser
  4. Beauty of Bath Vanilla Baies Rouges Diffuser
  5. La Perla Spicy Macramè Reed Diffuser
  6. AromaWorks Mandarin & Vetivert Reed Diffuser
  7. Millefiori Milano Hydro Portable White Diffuser
  8. AromaWorks Serenity Reed Diffuser
  9. Shearer Candles Cinnamon Spice Reed Diffuser
  10. Price’s Melon & Cucumber Reed Diffuser
Room sprays

Looking for a quick fix? Room sprays are another straightforward way to get a beautiful smell in your home, but they don’t last as long as candles or diffusers. Still, if you’d like to freshen things up before guests arrive or simply boost your mood with fragrance, these are ideal to have around.

Our top 10 room sprays

  1. AromaWorks Inspire Room Mist
  2. AromaWorks Lemongrass & Bergamot Room Mist
  3. Millefiori Milano Cold Water Home Spray
  4. Millefiori Milano White Mint & Tonka Home Spray
  5. La Perla Velvet Sea Room Fragrance
  6. La Perla Vanilla Soul Room Fragrance
  7. Fired Earth Earl Grey and Vetivert Room Mist
  8. Fired Earth Black Tea and Jasmine Room Mist
  9. Wax Lyrical White Tea & Jasmine Home & Linen Spray
  10. Wax Lyrical RHS Lavender Room Mist

So, now you know which scents work in different parts of your home and which type of fragrance suits your needs. Pick a few to try and enjoy beautiful aromas for every mood. We’re sure you’ll feel motivated to rest, work, and play better at home.

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