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…
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Fragrance can be a powerful way to conjure memories and express our emotions – not just when sprayed on our wrists, but also when used in our homes, too.
A room can be transformed with scent, changing the mood from vivid and invigorating to soothing and peaceful. So how can we alter the mood in our home through fragrance?
Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical retreat or want to be enraptured in the delicious aromas of Christmas, our fragrance experts have created a guide to combining the best scents to fragrance your home for a variety of seasonal settings.
A winter wonderland
Winter is filled with sumptuous aromas from the delights of home cooking, to the smell of log fires and the crisp winter air, but how can we find the best scents for our home?
If you want to create the true essence of Christmas, blending warm spices with soft woody notes will transport you to your very own winter wonderland.
Woody notes of pine or spruce are home fragrance favourites during winter, as they’re associated with the smell of fresh Christmas trees. However, on the whole, woody fragrances can be either crisp and light or hearty and rich depending on the wood the notes derive from. Fir, pine, and spruce will offer the classic Christmas tree scent, however rich notes of cedar, sandalwood and rosewood will create the warm aroma of a log fire.
They are often used as standalone scents, however, also make up the warm base notes in many other Christmas themed fragrances.
Pair woody notes with fruit, spicy or sweet notes to add a sumptuous, sophisticated air to any fragrance.
Traditionally cinnamon has won the title for the most popular festive scents, however as fragrances have evolved, spices such as ginger, cardamom and the ancient Christmas elements of frankincense and myrrh are now seen more frequently for an even more sumptuous take on festive spices.
These notes can be paired with woody notes or musk to create a rich, refined fragrance full of winter warmth.
Bergamot orange is the fragrant citrus fruit of the Citrus bergamia, a small evergreen tree which blossoms during the winter. It is commonly used in earl grey tea, thanks to its peppery yet sweet scent.
It has a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of mild spice and wood, and it’s one of the most popular notes used by perfumers in many male and female fragrances.
Light the scent of bergamot alone, or use combine it with sweet mandarin orange for a warm, oriental aroma. Perfect for a cosy night in this winter.
The colours and scents of autumn are rich, crisp, and vibrant, and whilst the season only greets us once a year, you can recreate it at your leisure using a combination of home fragrances. Breathe in the scent of conkers landing on damp earth, mugs of warming tea and enduring woody, aromatic and earthy fragrances to cloak the home in a comforting ambience.
It doesn’t get much more autumnal than apple-picking, but if you are unable to head out in the great outdoors, thankfully you can enjoy the scent from the comfort of your own home.
For the perfect autumn treat, combine an apple fragrance with warm spices such as nutmeg and orange. Infusing these notes will create a spicy, warm, mulled cider-like scent, perfect for a cosy night by the fire.
Apple and cinnamon are also a great duo, creating the scent of a warm, freshly baked apple pie.
If you’re dreaming of escaping to a tropical retreat, close your eyes, lie on the sofa, and infuse your senses with a combination of exotic scents.
A well-chosen scent can conjure images of past holidays and remind you of sun cream, rolling waves, cocktails, and Mediterranean cliff-top villages, all in the comfort of your home.
A medley of zesty and refreshing, warm and breezy and sensuous and evocative scents will give you the summer paradise you’re searching for.
There isn’t much else that conjures the fun of a summer holiday like a mojito, so why not use fresh notes of mint and lime to create your very own refreshing cocktail candle?
Perfumers adore the fresh, light, and energetic fragrant note that derives from lime. Like other citrus notes, lime is traditionally used as an intense top note and combines well with other citrus notes such as orange and lemon.
To create your at-home mojito scent, light alongside a mint-scented candle, reed diffuser or fragrance sphere. Mint offers a refreshing and cooling green note with peppery aspects and pairs perfectly with lemon and lime.
Nothing quite beats the scent of turquoise waves splashing against the sand on a beautiful beach. Breathe in the sharp aroma from the sea-salt and let the sweetness of sand cut through to create a harmonious fragrance combination.
Spring is a season for new beginnings. We see flowers bloom and embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. Crisp, earthy scents fill the air as we open the windows and breathe in the aroma of freshly cut grass, inviting fresh, floral and gourmand notes to dance around the home. Combine fresh garden mint with delicate rose or wrap yourself in aromas of fresh cotton for the idyllic scent of a spring morning.
Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers bloom and we’re able to embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. There is nothing quite like
The clean scent of fresh cotton is perfect for spring; a time when many of us de-clutter our homes and turn our clocks towards a new season.
Fresh cotton is an intoxicatingly fresh scent with just the right combination of citrus, powder and woody notes. It’s often paired with lavender and soft florals to create a comforting sensation of newly washed sheets.
Of all the fragrance notes, lavender is best known being one of the most soothing and relaxing scents. An ancient natural remedy, lavender is part of the mint family, native to the Mediterranean mountain, with an array of health benefits.
Those looking for the best essential oils could combine lavender with sweet orange or ylang ylang to create a soothing scent, that reduces stress and anxiety, and ignites the sweet smell of springtime.
Many people also use lavender fragranced candles or essential oils for sleep, as it’s believed to slow down your nervous system, decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which helps you fall into a deep sleep.
If you’re one of the many people working from home right now, there are probably moments throughout the day you lose focus or feel tired.
Whilst aromatherapy might not be the first tool you use to help boost your productivity, studies show certain fragrances can have a huge impact on influencing brain activity as smell is the strongest of the senses.
Ginger has a distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy. As such, it’s a popular note for home fragrances.
Ginger is known for its healing benefits and is often used to fight off headaches and fatigue, which can often occur if you’re sat at a computer screen.
It’s the perfect combination to help you power through a deadline or write complex code, making it one of the most popular essential oils for productivity.
As the scent of ginger isn’t to everyone’s taste, try using it with lemon or other citrus fruits to help balance and sweeten the fragrance.
Lemon is not only deliciously zesty, but also promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry, anxious or run down. It’s a great essential oil for happiness and energy, too.
A Japanese study even found that office workers made 54% fewer errors when exposed to the scent of lemon.
And if that wasn’t enough, lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties which can help fight sore throats and colds by boosting the body’s immune system and improving circulation.
Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but is also commonly used as a mood booster thanks to its uplifting capabilities that produce feelings of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy.
Sweet-smelling lavender improves concentration by recharging the brain during rest time. This allows you to return to work revived and full of energy.
Renowned for its sweet and deeply rich aroma, jasmine is also a popular ingredient for perfumes, particularly classic French fragrances, such as Chanel’s iconic No. 5,2 Miss Dior and Opium.