A Cosy Evening In With AromaWorks

A Cosy Evening In With AromaWorks

Forget FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out; it’s time to throw off the weight of expectations and start embracing JOMO, the Joy Of Missing Out. Sure, you could accept every invite, attend every event and fill your social calendar with endless outings, but are you making sure you set time aside for yourself?

Balance is a crucial part of self-care, so claim back some of your time and use it to recharge and re-energise your body and soul. AromaWorks knows all about bringing rest and relaxation into the everyday, with their 100% natural, essential-oil infused range of bath, body and hand care.

Ready to upgrade your self-care? Find everything you need for the ultimate cosy evening below.

Set The Scene With A Diffuser 

Scent plays a pivotal role in how you experience the world, recall memories and even in your day-to-day mood. So, it goes without saying that it can be therapeutic to fill your home with a fragrance that creates the right ambience.

AromaWorks Soulful Reed Diffuser gently releases fragrance into any room of your house, filling the air with an aromatic blend of frankincense, juniper, bay and patchouli. These essential oils have been shown to soothe and de-stress while boosting confidence and improving mental clarity. Place the diffuser in an area of your home where you’ll benefit from it the most, such as your living room.

Mist Your Bedroom

It’s not only your living room that deserves the fragrance treatment – but why not tailor the scent to suit your needs. Bedrooms should be a haven for peace and relaxation. Lavender, chamomile and neroli are just a few popular fragrances that have been shown to help you unwind and drift off after a long day.  

AromaWorks Serenity Room Mist is a gorgeous blend of lavender, neroli, geranium and lemongrass, which helps to relax and de-stress. Spray it straight into the air, or onto fabrics for a longer-lasting scent. Bliss!

A Few Drops Of Essential Oil

Of course, as fantastic as it would be to have a diffuser or room spray with you everywhere you go, that’s not particularly practical. For those times you want to grab and go, a bottle of essential oil is a must. 

Add a few drops into a bath, your oil burner or just open the lid for a quick burst of fragrance when you need to destress – this really is a versatile aromatic to keep in your toolkit. With notes of rose, rose geranium, bergamot and mandarin, AromaWorks Harmony Oil is an instant mood-booster. It’s the perfect scent for creating a cosy atmosphere on a budget, or for keeping in your handbag. 

Throw In A Bath Bomb

There’s nothing quite like sinking into a hot tub at the end of the day. Let every muscle in your body relax as the water washes away your stress. And, for a luxurious treat, turn it into a sensory experience with a fragranced bath bomb.

Using the same blend of essential oils found in the Serenity Room Mist, described above, the AromaWorks Serenity AromaBomb Single makes a blissful addition to your bath. With detoxifying Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and skin-soothing calamine, you’ll step out of the tub feeling like a new woman. 

Get Fresh Faced With An Exfoliator 

Dry, dead cells can cling to your skin, making it look dull, textured and unhealthy. Buff them away with an exfoliating mask that leaves your skin bright, polished and ready to soak up your favourite serum. 

A physical exfoliator, AromaWorks Nourish Exfoliate Mask uses fine bamboo powder to break the bonds that hold dead cells in place, exposing the beautiful, healthy skin below. Sustainable and free of microbeads, it’s good for your skin and the planet. 

Replenish Your Skin

Make the most of that clean, clear complexion by applying a nourishing serum and moisturiser straight after you exfoliate. With plum extract, rose and neroli oils and hyaluronic acid, AromaWorks Absolute Face Serum is a transformative treatment for all skin types. 

Then, to lock in all those beneficial ingredients, follow up with an even layer of AromaWorks Nourish Night Cream. Designed to tackle fine lines head-on, the formula regenerates and hydrates as you sleep. Now that’s the sort of skincare magic everyone needs in their life.

Don’t Forget That Pout

Before you hit the hay, there’s one last step to top off your cosy night-in and ensure you wake up looking as good as you feel – lip balm. Your lips are often the first part of your face to show signs of stress and dehydration. If yours look a little worse for wear, moisturising alone won’t be enough. 

AromaWorks Rejuvenate Lip Balm is designed to soothe and protect your lips while nourishing and revitalising. Unlike many high street lip balms that use highly refined petroleum, in the AromaWorks Rejuvenate Lip Balm, you’ll find natural jojoba wax, shea butter and castor oil. Apply before bed, and anytime your lips need a little pick-me-up.

Explore the full range of AromaWorks home fragrances and skincare products.

Hollywood Skincare Secrets With GLAMGLOW

Hollywood Skincare Secrets With GLAMGLOW

“Celebrity skin for those who demand more than a pretty jar.”

Designed as behind-the-scenes beauty essentials, GLAMGLOW shot to fame as one of Hollywood’s favourite lines of beauty essentials. But GLAMGLOW isn’t just for the Los Angeles elite, it’s a brand quickly becoming a skincare staple in the UK homes.

If you’re looking for exceptional skincare that’s sure to unleash your inner Hollywood starlet, look no further than these GLAMGLOW best-sellers. 

1. GLAMGLOW Glowlace Radiance Boosting Hydration Sheet Mask

A sheet mask offers the perfect combination of self-care and skincare, encouraging you to take a few minutes to rest and reflect while the mask does its magic. But when it comes to choosing a mask, it’s essential to look for more than just a pretty packet.  

Packed with beneficial ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, green tea and caffeine, GLAMGLOW Glowlace Radiance Boosting Hydration Sheet Mask is the ultimate pick-me-up for dull, tired skin. And, with its clever two-piece design for a better fit, you can ensure every inch of your skin gets the VIP treatment.

2. GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser

It’s no secret that using a daily moisturiser improves the tone and texture of your skin, but not all moisturisers are created equal. 

Despite its weightless gel texture, GLAMGLOW Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser is a thirst-quenching treat for normal and dry skin types. With a triple hyaluronic acid complex, TEAOXI® blue nymph lily extract and water from the renowned Jeju Island, skin receives nourishment for up to 72 hours. 

3. GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Firming Treatment

Women have been using clay and mud on their skin for centuries thanks to its detoxifying, healing and restorative properties. And, with GLAMGLOW’s Gravitymud Firming Treatment, mud has never looked so good. 

Gravitymud can be used twice a week to firm, lift, tighten and tone the face, neck and decolletage. Formulated with antioxidant-rich TEAOXI® complex, 92% of customers agreed that skin feels immediately firmer.  

4. GLAMGLOW Where My Pores At? Pore Clearing & Minimising Set

Whether your next appearance is on the big screen or the school run, no-one wants to be battling visible pores. And, while many products over-promise and under-deliver, GLAMGLOW have you covered.

A two-step routine GLAMGLOW Where My Pores At? Pore Clearing & Minimising Set includes the SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment and SUPERWATERGEL Triple-Acid Oil-Free Moisturiser. The combination of these powerful products visibly improves the appearance of pores, leaving your complexion camera-ready. 

5. GLAMGLOW Marilyn Monglow Supermud

Whether you already know and love GLAMGLOW Supermud, or you’ve yet to give it a try, this is a must for your shopping list. In collaboration with Hollywood starlet, Marilyn Munroe, GLAMGLOW are announcing the release of GLAMGLOW Marilyn Monglow Supermud.

The same fantastic product in a Limited Edition jar and carton, this is sure to take pride of place among your GLAMGLOW collection. An iconic product meets one of the most celebrated icons ever to grace the silver screen. 

6. GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

Finishing your makeup with a quality setting spray is a must, particularly on warm summer days when sweat, SPF and sunshine can make pigment melt and shift. So, keep your makeup in place from dawn to dusk with GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

Leaving your skin dewy, never shiny, the setting spray locks makeup in place with a fine mist of mineral water. It also contains the acclaimed TEAOXI® complex, an antioxidant-rich extract of green, white, and red teas, as well as caffeine to give your skin a boost of radiance.

7. GLAMGLOW Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream

Fed up of relying on concealer to hide those dark circles and visible signs of tiredness? The right eye cream can transform that delicate under eye area, brightening, tightening and hydrating the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Using illuminating spheres to balance dark circles, GLAMGLOW Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream not only disguises signs of fatigue, but reverses them too. A combination of peptides, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, linoleic acid and a blend of fruit and flower extracts hydrate and strengthen under eye skin to reduce fine lines and dryness.  

8. GLAMGLOW Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution

When it comes to acid exfoliators, you won’t find a product much more comprehensive than this. GLAMGLOW Supertoner Exfoliating Acid Solution contains activated charcoal and a “super six” acid blend of salicylic, glycolic, lactic, tartaric, mandelic and pyruvic acids.

Working together, the charcoal and acids rapidly unclog pores and break the bonds that hold dead cells to the surface. The result? A clarified complexion that makes the perfect canvas for the next step of your skincare routine. 

Your skin deserves the A-list treatment, so level up with GLAMGLOW.

DIY Beauty Treatments You Can Do At Home

DIY Beauty Treatments You Can Do At Home

From hydrating facials to transformative hair masks, DIY beauty treatments are the perfect way to bring a touch of luxury into your week, using items you’re likely to find around the house. If you fancy mixing up your usual skin or body care routine but aren’t ready to invest in any new products, a DIY treatment offers a great middle ground. 

Explore some of the most popular DIY beauty recipes below, and see if you discover a new favourite. 

Body Scrub

There’s no treatment quite as indulgent as an all-over body scrub. And while a DIY version may not have quite the same effect as you’d enjoy in a day spa, it’s only a fraction of the price. You can buy a wide range of gorgeous body scrubs for under £5, but making your own is the lowest-cost option of all, providing you have the right ingredients at home. 

When making a body scrub, the most important thing is to use a coarse base, like salt or sugar, which will physically buff your skin. Epsom salts are a fantastic product to use for this because, when you’re not using them for a body scrub, they make a great addition to a bath, whether for relaxation or muscle recovery.

DIY Body Scrub Recipe

  • 2 cups salt/sugar
  • 1 cup oil 
  • Few drops of essential oil  

Combine your salt or sugar with carrier oil in a ratio of 2:1, and add a few drops of essential oil to create your customised blend. Then, simply stand in the shower or bath and buff the mixture in circles over your skin. 

Soothing Facial Mask

Whether you have sensitive, reactive skin or you’ve just caught the sun; a soothing facial mask is a great recipe to be able to whip together in times of need.  One important thing to consider before applying a face mask to irritated skin is that it can become even more irritated if you apply ingredients that don’t agree with it. This is where DIY masks come into their own, as you know exactly what’s inside.

Here are three of the best face mask recipes to try when your skin needs soothing:

Oatmeal and Honey Mask

  • 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp ground oatmeal (as fine as possible)

Combine the ingredients into a smooth paste, then apply to clean skin and let sit for 20 minutes. Wash off, then follow with your favourite nourishing moisturiser

Aloe and Avo Mask 

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel

Mash the ingredients together until they form a paste, then apply to clean skin and let sit for 20 minutes. Wash off, then follow with your favourite nourishing moisturiser

Banana and Milk Mask

  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • Few drops of rose essential oil

Mash the ingredients together until they form a paste, then apply to clean skin and let sit for 30 minutes. Wash off, then follow with your favourite nourishing moisturiser

Pre-Pedi Soak

Feet are often at the bottom of the priority list, leaving them marred by dry, cracked skin. If yours are looking a little worse for wear, this next recipe is a must-try. 

Vinegar has been shown to help soften skin and, when used as part of a pre-pedi soak, can make it easier to remove calloused, dead skin. Best of all, you can use any vinegar that you have in your kitchen cupboard, whether it’s apple cider vinegar or regular malt. 

Vinegar Foot Soak Recipe

  • 2 litres cool, not hot, water 
  • 1 litre vinegar

Combine water and vinegar at a ratio of 2:1 and leave your skin to soak in the mixture for 5-10 minutes. Follow by giving feet a light buff with a pumice stone if you have one handy. 

Follow with hydrating foot cream, then use nail polish remover to get rid of any residue before applying nail colour in a vibrant summer shade. 

Protein Boosting Hair Treatment

Last but certainly not least, hair treatments are one of the easiest DIY options of them all. By tailoring the ingredients based on what your hair needs, you can create a hair mask that is 100% beneficial to the health of your hair, with no hidden nasties. 

In particular, many people find that their hair can benefit from an occasional protein treatment. The signs your hair might be crying out for protein are if it stretches, feels mushy or breaks while you wash it. 

There are some great natural sources of protein, including avocado, coconut, egg, yoghurt and mayonnaise. So, depending on what you have available, you’re sure to be able to whip something up. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Egg and Yoghurt Hair Mask

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt

Beat the egg and yoghurt until they form a smooth paste. If your hair is very dry, just use the yolk; if it’s oily, just the white, or if your hair is a combination, use the whole egg. Apply to your scalp and hair and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse out with cool water, and shampoo and condition as normal. 

Mayo and Avo Hair Mask

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise

An ideal protein treatment for dry hair, mash ingredients and leave in your hair for an hour. Rinse out with cool water and shampoo and condition as normal. 

There we have it, a great range of DIY beauty treatments that can be made from ingredients you have lying around your home. Did your favourite make the list? If not, share yours in the comments. 

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Here you’ll find all of the gift inspiration you could ever need and more for this Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June. Get ready to spoil and show him just how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you with an extra special gift we know he’s guaranteed to love. Shop from our collection of addictive fragrances today all available for incredible prices here at Fragrance Direct!

Yves Saint Laurent Y For Men

It’s the kind of fragrance that just smells special. It’s powerful, it’s fresh, it has a sweetness, just perfect, especially for gifting. If woody, aromatic scents are his favourite, Y by YSL could be the just the thing. This masculine scent combines ginger, tonka bean, and vetiver notes, ideal for wearing day or night. He’ll never be without his go-to fragrance.

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

This spicy, cinnamon scent would make a great gift for Dad. The first notes that hit you are tobacco leaf and cinnamon, quickly followed by pepper and leather. Grapefruit, bergamot and chilli give the scent a burst of freshness, balancing out those heavier notes. He’ll love it!

Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme

Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme was created for the man who considers fragrance an essential form of expression. This fresh scent, with its aromatic woody notes, is the essence of natural and effortless elegance, evoking a certain strength of character, understated fashion sense and appreciation for the great outdoors.

BOSS Bottled

Confident and contemporary: clean lines make BOSS Bottled an iconic classic and the encapsulation of BOSS in a fragrance. Combining elegance and style, it was designed with the modern man in mind. Vibrant with fresh and sensuous notes, the fragrance exudes distinction, sophistication and pure joie de vivre.

Ralph Lauren Ralph’s Club

The greatest night of his life captured in a fragrance. Ralph’s Club Eau de Parfum is an authentically masculine fragrance that draws you in with its perfect balance of elegance and sophistication. Fresh notes of Lavandin are combined with the warm richness of Virginia Cedarwood, woody Vetiver and aromatic Clary Sage for a uniquely seductive scent.

7 Best Summer Perfumes For 2022

7 Best Summer Perfumes For 2022

Summer is the season for letting your hair down and soaking up the sunshine with family and friends. It’s also the ideal time to try out new fragrances, finding that *perfect* signature scent to see you through the season. 

The main reason for swapping out your perfume in summer is because heat and humidity can change your body chemistry, changing the scent of your fave fragrance. You might also find that your perfume wears off quicker, usually due to the combination of sweat and a perfume formulation that hasn’t been designed for high temperatures. 

A well-chosen summer perfume sits on your body like your favourite sundress, perfectly complementing an idyllic day. But, finding that unicorn fragrance usually requires a lot of trial and error. Thankfully, we’ve done the hard part for you.

We’ve filtered through all the most popular scents and new releases to create this curated list of the best summer perfumes for 2022. 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Intense EDP

If you love the original Daisy fragrance, you’re sure to be smitten with the recently released Daisy Eau So Intense. Bright, clean and sweet, Eau So Intense features the same strawberry, white floral, and musk notes you know and love but leans further into the gourmand genre of fragrances. 

Honey, vanilla and pear bring a rich decadence to an otherwise light summer fragrance. This fruity-floralscent is anything but boring, so get ready for the compliments to start rolling in.

Valentino Born In Roma Coral Fantasy EDP

A fruity fragrance with a deep, musky dry-down, Valentino Born In Roma Coral Fantasy is a feminine summertime fragrance that retains enough sophistication to make it office-friendly. 

Imagine kiwifruit on the beach, and you’ll have an inkling of how Born In Roma Coral Fantasy smells in person. The lighter notes of kiwi, Brazilian orange and rose are balanced by musk, ambrette, muskmallow and cedar. The result is a clean, sweet and well-rounded perfume for long summer days.

Lancome Oui La Vie Est Belle EDP

A brand new release for 2022, Oui La Vie Est Belle is the latest flanker in the popular Lancome range. A fruity, floral gourmand fragrance for women, this is a toned-down version of the original, with notes much better suited to the warmer months.

Iris is the dominant floral in both versions of the fragrance, but while the original was a creamy sweet scent, Oui La Vie is much fresher. In place of praline, vanilla and tonka are raspberry, pear and bergamot – with a touch of pepper – because Lancome knows you like life to be a little spicy.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Skies Edition EDT

Another Marc Jacobs Daisy flanker? Well, it is a summer round-up after all, and the Daisy collection is quintessentially light and breezy. From the same master perfumer who brought you the other fragrances in the range, Daisy Love Skies brings a fresher, more aquatic update.

Boasting the same DNA as the original, the berry notes are joined by slightly more unusual notes in the form of whipped cream and salt. Sure, it might not be a winning flavour combination, but in this scent, it just works. Creamy, fruity with a waft of salty sea breeze, you’ll reach for this beauty all summer long.

MUGLER Alien Goddess EDP

While MUGLER is very open about targeting Gen-Z with their latest fragrance, this one is likely to be a winner with all ages. With powdery white floral notes, the core of this perfume is a traditional, classy, feminine scent. But that’s not where it stops. 

What truly cements MUGLER Alien Goddess in the summer category is the blast of bourbon vanilla, and coconut water that layer over the other notes. Cosy, warm, but unmistakably tropical, it’s like being wrapped in a cashmere shawl after sunset at a beachside cocktail bar – heavenly.

Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid EDP

Quickly becoming the darling of the Flowerbomb family, Ruby Orchid is a simple, syrupy vanilla fragrance that’s utterly perfect for summer. While the original very much lived up to its name, the newest addition plays it lighter on the floral notes, concentrating solely on orchid.

Along with the floral heart, you’ll find peach, vine and vanilla bean – a sensual, sweet, sugary combination that will turn heads for all the right reasons. Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid also packs a punch, with enough longevity to last morning till night. 

Jimmy Choo I Want Choo EDP

The final fragrance to make our shortlist of the best summer perfumes for 2022, Jimmy Choo I Want Choo is the most floral of the bunch. If you were intrigued by the peach and vanilla notes of Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid but want something a little less sweet, I Want Choo is a match made in heaven. 

In this fragrance, vanilla is the standout note, paired with jasmine and red lily to create a creamy, powdery scent. The top notes of peach and mandarin provide the bright, vibrant twist that makes this perfume effortlessly wearable from Spring through Fall. 

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