The Best Hair Masks For Luscious Locks

The Best Hair Masks For Luscious Locks

With warmer weather on the way, it’s time for a little Spring cleaning in the hair product department! Throw out your tired treatments and dated hair care masks in favour of something new and improved this month. We’re here to show you the best hair masks you should be trying for luscious, healthy locks. Read on to find out what we’re obsessing over right now…

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Masque £8.99

An FD favourite and the official winner of the Best Hair Care Hero Award, Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Hair Masque is the ultimate hair care dream! Featuring an intense, conditioning treatment, this mask infuses hair with a powerful dose of hydrating moisture and nutrients. Say goodbye to dry, brittle hair and hello to fresh luscious locks. This mask ensures it smoothes and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair. Go on, give your hair the love it needs…

Garnier Hair Mask For Coloured Hair £5.99

Hangry Hair? Dig into Garnier’s Ultimate Blends Goji Hair Food Hair Mask Treatment to nourish and condition hangry hair. This 3in1 intensive hair treatment for coloured hair can be used in 3 different ways: as a conditioner, rinse-out hair mask or leave-in conditioner! Give your locks super food for incredible super hair! Featuring 98% natural ingredients and a 100% vegan formula, this blend includes goji and soy which helps to restore coloured hair’s shine, creating a luxurious melting texture that instantly absorbs into hair!

Tigi Bed Head Antidotes Resurrection Treatment Mask £8.75

It’s time to soften, strengthen and help repair hair damage created by heat and damage! Give your hair a shot of core repair technology to breath life into locks that are on the brik. Use TIGI’s Bed Head Urban Treatment Mask weekly to create an intensive repair treatment that gives hair the kiss of life!

Love Beauty And Planet Hope and Repair Mask £5.50

This 2 minute Magic Mask with organic coconut oil nourishes, restructures and prevents the scalp for smooth and healthy hair. Each mask satisfies your senses with a dose of freshness from ylang ylang. Loved by fragrances for its lively and luminous notes, we adore ylang ylang, because the floral and jasmine aroma adds distinctive notes of fruit and spice! Discover the new you with this must-have mask today!

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Coconut Oil Mask £4.99

This extraordinary Coconut Oil Multi-Use Hair Balm features a luxurious multi-use nourishing mask infused with fine coconut oil to ensure your hair is silky smooth. We recommend using this as a pre-shampoo, in the shower, as a finishing touch or as a sleeping mask. Give it a try today – this formula intensely nourishes with no weigh down for irresistibly soft, free-flowing hair!

Revuele Oil Therapy Hair Mask £2.50

Revuele’s Oil Therapy Hair Mask is here to save the day with this transformative oil therapy hair mask infused with luxurious argan oil. Argan oil contains 70% of unsaturated fatty acids, including oligo linoleic and omega acids. This unique formula actively nourishes the hair and intensively soothes the scalp, protecting it from dryness and flaking, eliminating any unwanted dandruff! If your hair is feeling a little dry then use this to increase elasticity and smooth the hair – all whilst protecting the surface layer and enveloping each with a protective mantle!

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Viral Beauty Trends You Need To Try

Viral Beauty Trends You Need To Try

Sock curling, funky nail art, curtain fringes – it’s time to talk about all things viral beauty! From nail and hair trends to makeup and skincare must-haves, we’ve rounded up the ultimate weird and wonderful beauty trends that are really worth trying right now…

Sock Curling 

Thanks to TikTok’s latest viral trend, we can now create effortless, heat free curls without using any hair damaging tools. However to do so, you’ll have to use an item from your home that you probably wouldn’t expect. It’s socks! All you need is slightly damp hair and a random pair of socks – start by separating your hair into section and then weave the sock into a crisscross pattern, once your hair has dried, remove the sock from your hair and voila, you’ve created flawless curls that you’re going to love. With over 33 million views on TikTok, we think it’s time you gave this trend a go!

Funky Nail Art

A fresh manicure is a perfect way to add a little something extra to your outfit. While we will always love a classic french manicure and the perfect pop of nude, why not try something a little more adventurous for your next manicure? From subtle nail art detailing to bold funky designs, there is something for everyone with this season’s most stylish nail trends. Life is certainly too short for boring nails so try out our incredible nail range today!

Claw Clips

The 90’s are officially back! If you’ve been holding onto those quintessential claw clips then you’re in luck, they’re trending almost everywhere at the moment, from the likes of Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, they’re making a big statement this season. Find your inner Rachel and Monica and try out this wonderful new throwback trend now!

Curtain Fringes 

The 70’s are serving up some seriously fab fashion inspo lately. From super suede coats to flashy flared trousers, what’s not to adore about the 70’s stylespiration? But it’s time the fashion moved over and let 70’s beauty world take over, with dreamy orange tones and clear lip glosses, we’re moving onto curtain fringes too! Full, thick and swishy, curtain fringes are currently all over everyone’s social feeds, this statement hairstyle is perfect for someone looking for a fab new look!

Gua Sha Facial 

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique offers a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain and encourages blood circulation too. With a gua sha tool you can create the ultimate at home luxury facial, just grab your favourite face oil and watch your facial tension reduce. This new trend comes with many wonderful benefits including lymphatic drainage, so go on, what are you waiting for? Give this trend a try and restore your sense of calm and tranquility…

Faux Freckles 

Freckles are the biggest beauty trend on the world wide web. With more and more social filters incorporating freckles into their Instagram filters and countless tutorials on TikTok showing you how to achieve a cute constellation of faux pigment freckles across your cheeks and nose, beauty fanatics can now use henna, bronzer and fake tan to create the ultimate faux freckle look! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect tutorial, just do a quick internet search and try out some freckle fun!

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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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Salon-Worthy Treatments You Can Do At Home

Salon-Worthy Treatments You Can Do At Home

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! 

Julienne 5 Piece Eyelash Tinting Kit £9.99

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!

Revuele Oil Therapy Hair Mask £3.19

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…

Urban Veda Qyurvedic Dry Body Brush £17.50

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!

Nad’s Hair Removal Facial Wax Strips £6.50

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!

FD Beauty Nailed It Beauty Box £24.99

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!

BARBER PRO Foot Peel Mask £5.95

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!

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New Years Eve Makeup Inspo To Make You Sparkle

New Years Eve Makeup Inspo To Make You Sparkle

Party season is looking a little different this year – your dazzling dress has taken a backseat and you’ve swapped out your high heels for silky-soft slippers. But with more free time than ever, there’s no better way to experiment with your makeup than now! 

We’ve gathered the most impressive looks we could find, just for you. So read on to recreate and earn all the compliments during your virtual New Years Eve party this year!

Go Bold Or Go Home

You might be under the impression that you can’t rock a bright and bold eye at the same time as a bold lip, but you’re wrong. Take it from Rihanna, nothing says NYE glam more than a sparkling OTT eye and a bright red lip. We recommend picking out colours that compliment each other and pack on the shadow using a fluffy blending brush. If you’re looking for the perfect palette then use La Roc’s Artistry Book Palette which includes every single shade you could ever need!  

Bushy Brows

Our feeds are flooded with them and they’re so on trend right now, I think it’s safe to say we’re all a fan of those big and bold bushy brows, but some of us just weren’t blessed by the brow gods and they need a little extra help. That’s why the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Pomade Pot should be first on your list for those beautifully bold brows. Use this product first to fill in the gaps where the hair isn’t so thick. After that, use the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara, this foolproof formula coats brows in rich colour, helping you achieve a sleek and structured look.

Gloss And Repeat

The 90s are officially back and glossy lips are in full force. Say goodbye to matte lipstick and hello to lip gloss! Here at FD we’re obsessing over Sosu’s Lip Gloss that comes in seven different shades, so if you’re feeling fun, you could even switch up your colours throughout the night. If you’re looking for more of a defined lip, then line your lips with a nude liner of your choice!

Colourful Liner

Colourful and outrageous eye liners having been trending all year now, so what better way to try it out than New Years Eve! This look by dmv.makeupartistry on Instagram pairs a neon green eyeliner with a toned down, natural look to really make the eyes stand out. If you’re someone that struggles with liner then position a piece of tape by your eye as a stencil, then carefully place the product along the tape, this trick will help you nail your look every single time! Rimmels Wonderswipe Liner in the shade My Bae is perfect for this look!

Warm Golds

There really is no better time to rock all things gold than NYE. Here Gigi Hadid teams a sleek black liner with a glowing blend of warm golden tones. Pair your lids with a shimmering highlighter to really make your skin pop. Here at FD we’re obsessed with Maybelline x Gigi Hadid’s West Coast Strobing Liquid, finish your look off by adding a small amount to your cheekbones and nose.

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The Best Anti-Aging Haircare Tips For 2021

The Best Anti-Aging Haircare Tips For 2021

Adapting to aging hair can be a struggle. As we get older, the lifecycle of our luscious locks becomes shorter, and lots of us experience hair loss and thinning as a result. The colour, shape, and overall state of our hair can all change dramatically, so it’s important that we treat our tresses with an extra dose of love and care to keep them in tip-top condition.

Let’s look at some of the measures you can take to tackle aging hair. These include:

  • Getting regular haircuts
  • Introducing gentle haircare products into your routine
  • Maintaining a balanced diet
  • Ditching the towel when drying your hair
  • Treating your scalp
  • Cutting down on hair washes

In this blog, we’ll take you through a few of the latest and best haircare tips for 2021 to help combat thinning, breakage, and other common aging hair conditions. You can also find a variety of effective haircare treatments in our range, so make sure to have a look.

Book in a regular trim

A quick trip to the salon can make all the difference when it comes to giving your locks a new lease of life. It’s important to keep your hair healthy and get rid of any spilt ends to prevent breakage, so scheduling a trim every once in a while is definitely a must. It’s also a great opportunity to try out a fabulous new hairstyle.

Use gentle products as part of your haircare routine

Unfortunately, our hair tends to become much more tough, brittle, and fragile as we age. For these reasons, it’s important that we’re extra careful when it comes to styling. Avoid vigorous brushing techniques to prevent further thinning, and opt for gentle products when washing and drying.

Masks, oils and finishing lotions are all essential items that you should consider using. Look out for shampoo and conditioner combinations which are specially formulated to maximise volume and boost softness and shine.

Our top picks

We recommend the Wella regenerating hair mask for a boost of rejuvenation, starting from the inside of your hair, out. This Holy Grail product improves the resistance of the hair fibres from your roots right through to the ends, leaving you with silky locks in no time at all.

For the best oil to combat the effects of aging hair, give the Goldwell Kerasilk Smoothing Fluid a go. This nifty little product also has heat-resistant properties, which is very important when it comes to tackling further heat-related damage. If you must use heated tools such as straighteners or curlers when styling, be sure to add a quick spritz or two of heat defence spray first.

Consume a protein-rich diet

Diet has a big part to play when it comes to maintaining healthy, youthful hair. Hair follicles are made up of protein, so it’s very important that we consume plenty of this nutrient as we get older. Iron is also equally important for overall hair health. Leaving iron out of your diet is a major cause of thinning and hair loss. With this in mind, be sure to look out for foods such as:

  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Dairy products
  • Fish
  • Broccoli
  • Lentils

By consuming a nutrient-rich diet, your hair will receive all the goodness it needs to stay on top form.

Ditch the towel

When it comes to drying your hair, refrain from wrapping it all up in a towel after your shower. The hair is at its weakest and is more likely to break when wet, so it’s important to be extra careful when handling. Try using a cotton shirt instead of a towel, and gently allow wet hair to dry by giving it a quick squeeze. 

Treat your scalp

Aging hair is prone to losing moisture and becoming increasingly dry. This is due to shrinking oil glands which prevents sufficient amounts of oil from reaching the follicles.

The easiest way to deal with this problem is by using deeply hydrating and nourishing products on your hair to restore moisture balance.

Treat a dry scalp in the same way that you would treat dry skin, with a bit of TLC and the help of some high-quality products. The American Crew moisturising shampoo is perfect for invigorating the scalp and hair for a deep clean and hydrated finish. With advanced moisturising properties, it’s suitable for everyday use.

Wash your hair less frequently

Over-washing can contribute to the problem of dry hair as we age, so it’s a big no-no. Washing your hair too frequently can strip the follicles of much-needed oil, leading to brittleness and dehydration.

Try to cut back on the amount of times you cleanse your locks, and definitely avoid washing your hair every day. Opt for dry shampoos in between washes, and use protein-rich serums such as the Royal Moroccan serum to lock in moisture and to create luminous, long-lasting shine.

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