At-Home Date Night Ideas

At-Home Date Night Ideas

Trips to your favourite bars, restaurants and shops are off the cards so why not give an at-home date night a go? While there is no denying that your time together at home is a little different, there’s no reason why you still can’t have fun with your loved one. Just set some time aside with your partner and follow our complete guide of at-home date nights ideas, just for you… 

1. Facial

Glamglow Supermud Glam-To-Go £14.95

It’s time to transform your skin and get your glow on this date night with Glamglow’s Supermud Glam-To-Go face mask. Matching face masks are a great way to add some fun into your date whilst getting amazing skin too. This advanced clearing treatment and #1 best-selling mud mask, fights skin and skin imperfections with charcoal, a blend of six acids, and K-17 clay. Just watch the solution lift dirt, toxins and excess oil from the deepest and roughest areas to purify your pores. The acid blend helps loosen dead skin cells to exfoliate and sweep them away, leaving fresh, smooth skin behind. Just pop on a small layer of product with your partner and you’re good to go!

2. Exfoliate

Alya Skin Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub £15.95

What better way to spend the night than exfoliating all your toxins away. Make a fresh start with your partner with Alya Skin’s Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub, that’s designed for eczema and acne-prone skin. Developed with a nourishing blend of antioxidants, this facial scrub is ideal for aiding the removal of pimples and blemishes from the skin and smoothing any lumps and bumps your skin has. This anti-inflammatory formula is infused with pomegranate seed powder which deeply exfoliates and extracts impurities, tightening pores and revealing a soft, healthier-looking complexion! 

3. Massage

Urban Veda Radiance Body Oil £29.95

With the spas shut and everywhere else in tow, it’s only right that you give an at-home massage a go! Discover Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil this date night, an uplifting blend of fresh, minty plant oils to rid the mind and the body of stagnant energy. Embrace self-massage to detoxify and awaken the entire being with a host of fresh botanicals and purifying spearmint to condition and care for the skin. 

4. Candle

WoodWick Warm Wool Large Jar Candle £22.95

Nothing sets the tone for the night quite like a warm, cosy scent. Light WoodWick’s Warm Wool Large Jar Candle this date night and transform you and your partners surroundings to a place of solace and comfort with this unique scent, perfect for your home. This dreamy blend of soft wool and wild flowers invites you to take a deep breath, relax and take a break. This highly fragranced jar features a natural wooden wick to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire. Try out this high quality blend of soy wax that has a burn time of up to 175 hours so you can use it time and time again! 

5. Pedicure

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Jelly Beans Collection £4.19 

Finally, end the night with a couples pedicure using Jelly Belly’s Insta Dri Jelly Beans varnishes. With a choice of 11 new shades, this polish is formulated with a base and a top coat for extended wear and a stunning sine all in one coat. Featuring a unique perfectionist brush that contours the nail for a smooth, easy nail polish application, this fash-dry nail polish formula contains an exclusive flexiglass complex for the ultimate glossy finish!

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The 7 Best Mascaras For Long, Luscious Lashes

The 7 Best Mascaras For Long, Luscious Lashes

How do you find the right mascara? With so many products and so many launches, it’s hard to find the perfect mascara for you! From long-lasting mascaras to waterproof ones too, the choice is endless, so why not give our guide a go? Read on to find the 7 best mascaras for long, luscious lashes…

L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara £8.99

It’s time to transform your lashes with L’Oreal Paris’s Telescopic Mascara  This black high-precision mascara gives you intense, longer looking lashes in a flash of a stroke! Discover your 60% longer looking lashes today with this high-precision flexible multi-comb that helps to give a precise application. If you’re shopping for beauty on a budget then grab this fab new mascara today at the small price of £8.99!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Wow Mascara £6.89

Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Wow Mascara instantly amplifies lash length while preventing clumping, flaking and smudging. Why not leave your lashes looking full and voluptuous with this dramatic Wow Mascara? This buildable formula provides flawless coverage from root to tip and stays put without smudges for an extended period of time! 

Lily Lolo Big Lash Mascara £11.95

Experience your fullest, longest, biggest lashes yet with Lily Lolo’s Big Lash Mascara. Transform your makeup look with this black tinted formula that provides the longest, fullest lashes you’ve ever seen! Priced at £11.95, this beauty bargain is one not to be missed!

Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara £9.99

Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara is your best way to achieve long and full lashes without the hassle of wearing false ones. Formula Max Factor’s special brush with 50% more bristles perfectly separates the lashes. It enables their patented Liquid Lash formula to give long-lasting volume by coating every single lash from root to tip. It even doubles the lash size appearance so that you can get the effect of false lashes for a glamorous look! 

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara £7.50 

Discover Maybelline’s Total Temptation Mascara, featuring a creamy whipped formula that ensures your lashes feel soft and conditioned, this makeup must-have is not to be missed! Perfect for super sensitive eyes, this mascara will see you through the season for every one of your magical makeup looks…

LORD & BERRY Eyes Prodigious Black Mascara £11.95 

Lord & Berry Prodigious is a high impact mascara that curls and adds volume to your eyelashes. This revolutionary formula glides on thanks to the curved brush which delivers an exceptional curling power and styles lashes from root to tip providing a bold false lash look. Shop with us today at Fragrance Direct and discover your new lash look now!

The Organic Pharmacy Volumising Mascara £21.95 

Mmm… A silky formula infused with Blue Cornflower and Hyaluronic Acid that delivers ultimate long lashes with intense colour and a long-lasting performance. From morning until night, your lashes will stay luscious and long no matter what your makeup looks like! Give The Organic Pharmacy’s Volumising Mascara a go today!  

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Make Her Smile

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Make Her Smile

Beautiful gifts await in our roundup of Mother’s Day gifting ideas that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. To give you all the inspiration you need this Mother’s Day, we’ve got extravagant new fragrances, classic cult-favourite scents, luxurious skincare goodies, home scents and more to spark the perfect gift idea!

1) A New Fragrance

BOSS Alive For Her Eau de Parfum 50ml, £57.95

What makes you feel ALIVE? Every woman has her own answer. Inspired by living life to the fullest and finding your own way, BOSS ALIVE from HUGO BOSS empowers women on their path to success. Contemporary and confident, blending soft and bold notes, the BOSS ALIVE perfume fragrance leaves a trail of positive energy. Sparkling apple and plum top notes exude optimism, while a powerful floral heart of jasmine sambac reveals radiant femininity. The contrasting base fuses woody notes with a magnetic vanilla absolute, bringing comfort and confidence. A golden ornament surrounds the glass bottle like a piece of jewellery, while the nude pink juice captures the light, reflecting the aspirational, life-affirming nature of ALIVE.

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum 50ml, £65.99

Stella Smart Beauty award winner 2020 INTRODUCING MY WAY; THE NEW FEMININE FRAGRANCE BY GIORGIO ARMANI Giorgio Armani, designer of timeless fragrances, unveils its new fragrance; MY WAY. Through new experiences and meaningful connections to others, one finds the path to the truest version of oneself. I AM WHAT I LIVE MY WAY is inspired by the genuine search for meaning and authenticity that lies outside oneself, ultimately creating a more profound way of being. Through the influence of serendipitous encounters and new experiences, one discovers one’s own multifaceted depths. Intimate yet universal, “I am what I live” encapsulates this ethos.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum 50ml, £58.95

The playful and unexpected new women’s perfume, Perfect Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum for her, is a comforting floral scent that 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 #PerfectAsIAm Perfect as a gift for a friend or daughter to show them how much you care for them or even as a treat to yourself.

2) A Fragrance Classic

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum 50ml, £67.99

Black Opium in the new fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent. This new scent is inspired by the dark and mysterious side of the brand. The latest in the Opium collection this fragrance opens with notes of coffee, complimented by accords of pink pepper, which lead you to the heart of vanilla, jasmine and orange blossom, drawing to a close with base notes of cedar and patchouli.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum 50ml, £67.95

Are you ready for a floral explosion? Discover a floral explosion with Flowerbomb, the original floral perfume from Viktor&Rolf. Transport yourself or a loved one to a world of floral fantasy. Be engulfed by the addictive floral notes and immerse your senses with the warm woody undertones as the diamond grenade bottle erupts into a whirlwind of sweet sensations, transporting you to a world of floral fantasy. Experience the sparkling top notes of Tea, Bergamot, and Freesia; be enveloped in the floral heart of Sambac Jasmine, Cattleya Orchid and Centifolia Rose; and immerse in woody base notes of Amber and Patchouli. A captivating perfume for women: prepare for a floral fascination.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum, £67.99

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum is Lancôme’s bestselling feminine fragrance that is a sweet and elegant perfume capturing the essence of Magnolia Extract. Inspired by the idea of natural and simple beauty and taking pleasure in the small things in life. Opening with top notes of iris, a key ingredient of this beautiful floral fragrance, flowing into a heart of patchouli accords which is all finally rounded off with a smooth base of gourmand. A unique olfactory signature perfume created by three of France’s leading perfumers. The elegant signature bottle is entitled “le sourire de cristal” meaning “the crystal smile” evoking the rounded imprint of a smile at the heart of the crystal square. The finishing touch is a pearlescent grey ribbon that is tied round the neck, forming twin wings of freedom.

3) Luxurious Skincare Goodies

Lancôme Miel-En-Mouse Cleansing Makeup Remover 200ml, £21.99

Start your cleansing routine with Miel-En-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover. Dissolve make up and gently cleanse skin to leave it feeling clean, soft and comfortable. A foaming cleansing makeup remover with a rinse-off formula.

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum 30ml, £52.99

Advanced Génifique, 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.

Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream 50ml, £37.99

Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Rich Cream treats dry skin with an intense boost of hydration. Lancôme’s moisturising and soothing skincare cream with Hyaluronic Acid. Soothes sensitive skin and protects from the effects of environmental stress. Enjoy softer, smoother feeling skin with a radiant complexion.

4) A Sweet Home Addition

Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle, £21.50

Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle is a classic, easy-to-use jar candle, with pure natural fruit extracts and a seductively lush fragrance. The initial scent, blending Neroli, Orantique, Mandarin Blossom and Yellow Grapefruit, gives way to the main body fragrance of Grapefruit. This culminates in a lingering impression of Musk with Powdery Notes. Comprising of premium-grade Paraffin Wax and the finest quality ingredients from around the world, this large-sized candle with its 100% natural, lead-free wick offers a clean, consistent burn.

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Products That Make The Perfect Pair

Products That Make The Perfect Pair

Some things in life just go together: tea and biscuits, Megan and Harry and gin and tonic! Skincare is much the same, that’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to products that just make the perfect pair. From face masks to moisturisers, we’ve paired delightful duos that were meant to be together. Read on to find out more…

Masking Moment 

Glamglow Eyeboost Reviving Eye Sheet Mask

Refresh your everyday routine with the Glamglow Eyeboost Reviving Sheet Mask! This eye mask instantly re-energises tired, dull eyes with a total eye area sheet mask in a sexy, silver pattern that hydrates and soothes when you need it most. Our skin’s key ingredient, hyaluronic acid, delivers a boost of hydration and pairs up with skin-smoothing algae and mushroom extract to reduce the look of dry, fine lines. 

Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask

For the ultimate night in relaxation, use Alya Skins Pink Clay Mask to detoxify and brighten your complexion. Suitable for sensitive skin, use this weekly alongside your eye mask to achieve smoother, softer and healthier-looking skin! Made with all natural ingredients, you can achieve instant results in just 10 minutes. So sit back, relax and give this delightful duo a go!

Hydration Station

Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Rich Moisturising Cream

Calling all skincare fanatics, hop on the hydration station to achieve glowing skin! Lancome’s Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Rich Cream combines unique ingredients and moisturising textures to create a must-have moisturiser. With so many months spent indoors, our skin might be feeling a little tired, so turn back the time on tired skin with your next new skincare product!

Glamglow Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream

Pair your hydrating cream with Glam Glow’s Bright Eyes Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream, this illuminating eye cream has been formulated with peptides, caffeine and an intense infusion of hyaluronic acid to instantly brighten dark circles and reduce visible signs of fatigue under and around the eyes. With linoleic acid and a blend of watermelon, apple and narcissus extracts, this fast-absorbing cream will work perfectly alongside your Hydra Zen Cream. Get your quick dose of hydration today!

Banish The Blemish 

Australian Bodycare Spot Stick Pack

Blast those unruly breakouts and blemishes with Australian Bodycare’s Blemish Stick, this innovative, antiseptic blemish stick infused with 10% natural tea tree oil has been formulated to cool and calm the skin during those pesky breakouts. Enriched with witch hazel to cool and calm, this formula works to fight bacteria, reduce redness and speed up the healing process of spots and blemishes. 

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

Say goodbye to those unwanted lumps and bumps on the skin and hello to silky smooth complexions! This breakout fighting foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Whether it’s your face, back, neck or wherever your skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing, then use this alongside the Australian Bodycare Spot Stick to completely wipe out excess oils and dirt. Go on, try out this perfect pair a go!

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Here’s What We’re Loving From Rimmel Right Now

Here’s What We’re Loving From Rimmel Right Now

Long-lasting foundations, bold lipsticks and must-have mascara’s, who doesn’t love Rimmel? 

Express your truest self with Rimmel London. Whether your vibe is glam and smokey or sheer and natural, Rimmel’s collection of face, lip and eye makeup has every look covered, so read on to find our top picks from Rimmel right now!

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Raw Embrace £1.99

Who doesn’t love a high-intensity lip colour that sweeps over your lips and offers a luxurious velvety matte finish? Creamy and bold, this lightweight lipstick delivers full coverage in one single stroke! If you’re after something kiss-proof, touch-proof and waterproof then this long-lasting lipstick will do just that. Raw Embrace, a personal fave here at FD, is the perfect ruby red to make your lips pop too!

Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation  £3.95

It’s time to ace your base with the Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation. This lightweight, anti-pollution liquid foundation instantly illuminates the skin with a medium coverage on the skin. Banish your pores and allow your inner glow to shine through with this must-have formula! Priced at £3.95, this bargain beauty is the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling low.

Rimmel Kate Palette Highlighter £3.50

Showcase your radiant complexion with this must-have Highlighting Palette by Rimmel! This clever combo features three powder shades – a highlighter, shading powder and blush. Developed using a luxurious formula, this highlighter seamlessly blends with your natural skin tone to create a contoured look. Use this product when you’re on the go and need a quick beauty touch up throughout the day!

Rimmel Insta Conceal & Contour Palette £2.50

Available in three different creamy shades, Rimmel’s Insta Conceal & Contour Palette is the ultimate kit that camouflages different tones and discolorations on your face, allowing you to sculpt and define cheekbones. Create a naturally flawless base that lasts no matter what time of day it is with this delightful duo priced at an incredible £2.50!

Rimmel Wonder’ Swipe Liner & Shadow £2.75

Coloured liner is so on trend right now and Rimmel’s Wonder’ Swipe Liner & Shadow can help you achieve the ultimate dramatic eye look! Its breakthrough 2-in-2 formula will take your eye look to the next level, transforming your bold metallic liner into a sparkle shadow with the stroke of a finger. This multi-tasking wonder allows you to create show-stopping looks that last up to 10 hours! Sounds like a bit of you? Shop today at Fragrance Direct.

Rimmel Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray £5.99

Who doesn’t love a 2 in 1 product? We know we sure do! Create the perfect primer base that allows your makeup to lock into place, ready for the day ahead. This quick-drying formula doesn’t feel dry or tight so no need to panic! Top tip: If your makeup is looking a little dry and flakey then have a spritz of this setting spray to refresh your base and create a natural glow…

Rimmel Hide The Blemish £3.99

Sometimes we all need a little help from the cover up department, whether you’ve woken up with an almighty spot or you’re suffering from a case of discoloration then Rimmel’s Hide The Blemish will do just the job! This creamy concealer stick blends easily to camouflage dark circles and blemishes, leaving you with flawless skin. With excellent staying power, you can count on at least 5 hours of coverage!

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8 Fabulous Vegan Beauty Brands To Have On Your Radar

8 Fabulous Vegan Beauty Brands To Have On Your Radar

When it comes to the world of vegan beauty, here at FD we’re expanding our range by the day. There is so much to be excited about if you’re thinking of spicing up your beauty stash and having a refresh switching out old favourites for new animal-friendly products. Trending formulas with a luxe feel are just a few clicks away, so take a browse of our vegan, cruelty-free brands!

Colab

COLAB is a multi award-winning dry shampoo brand that’s suitable for all hair types, colours and textures. Their incredible formulas effectively absorb oil and instantly refresh roots with an invisible, lightweight finish. If you’re hoping to incorporate more vegan beauty brands to your routine, Colab are a must-have in the haircare department with gorgeous products that leave hair feeling clean, soft and beautifully fragrances too!

Urban Veda

Urban Veda is a multi-award winning Ayurvedic (an alternative medicine system with historical roots in India) skincare brand, designed for tackling 21st century skin concerns. The brand is home to four incredible ranges (Purifying, Radiance, Soothing and Reviving) all of which are naturally formulated to leave skin less vulnerable to the environment. Bursting with antioxidants, this is an incredible vegan brand to dive into to cure dehydrated and dull skin.

Alya Skin

Alya Skin, founded in 2018 by best friends, Manny Barbas & James Hachem, is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand revolutionising the world of A-Beauty. With an aim to create the world’s must-have beauty mask, the Australian duo set out with the goal to produce the highest quality skincare at the most affordable price. Insta-famous and an internet sensation, Alya Skin’s Pink Clay Mask has fast become a cult-favourite. From masks and cleansers to scrubs and moisturisers, your new favourite products are just a click away.

b.tan

If you’re looking for a deep, bronze tan, b.tan is the brand for you. Their vegan range of tanning products are for everyone who believes tanning should be simple. This fun brand’s products are all a little bit quirky and they make they’d make the perfect addition to your cabinet of tanning faves.  

Real Techniques

This iconic makeup tool brand were one of the first to bring quality, award-winning, and innovative tools at a great value to the beauty obsessed around the world. Since 2011, this vegan brand have been inspiring, educating and empowering makeup fanatics on a global scale to make the most of their favourite cosmetics with the perfect items to apply them. If you’re after some synthetic makeup brushes and sponges that feel just as luxurious as the high-end brands, Real Techniques is a go-to!

Love Beauty & Planet

Sustainability-led hair and skincare brand, Love Beauty and Planet, create products that are packaged in 100% recycled plastic bottles and jars, helping you to give a little bit of love back to our planet without compromising on beauty-boosting results. They believe in the power of small acts of love to make you and the planet a little more beautiful every day with ethically sourced ingredients and PETA-accredited, cruelty-free, and vegan formulas.

Ayumi

Ayumi is another natural skincare brand inspired by the ancient principles of Ayurveda. This holistic brand is all about maintaining balance in new surroundings. Ayumi is committed to making natural and mindful living available to everyone, bringing back the natural environment even to the busiest of cities. With beautiful ingredients including neem, coconut, sandalwood and many more, Ayumi is definitely up there as one of our favourite vegan brands.

Organic Works

Clean beauty without compromise. Organic Works offers some of the most natural and organic ingredients on the market that are genuinely effective and kind to our skin. Clean, green, vegan and cruelty-free, this brand has set high standards with not only their ethics but the quality of their skincare products. From cleansing face washes to invigorating shower gels and renewing night treats, this stunning vegan brand is get for sourcing your next TLC treats!

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