Is your calendar slowly but surely filling up with outdoor socialising plans? If your first thoughts are around needing a new fragrance or topping up on some beauty products, we’re here to help with our top Spring Sale picks!
Guys on the lookout for a new Spring/Summer fragrance, look no further. It’s a go-to brand that everyone loves, Montblanc. Their Legend Spirit aftershave is sophisticated and independent. Inspired by modern shades of white, Legend Spirit is super refreshing, intense and perfect for your first trips back of freedom. The top notes are sparkling with pink peppercorn, bitter grapefruit and zesty bergamot. Its powerfully aromatic heart beats wildly, with intense lavender and cardamom with a sensual blend with oak moss, softened with a cocktail of white musk. For more great savings on scents for him, shop our Mens Fragrance Sale.
Jimmy Choo Illicit is a classic fragrance waiting in the sale for you to come and take a spritz. This modern floral scent awakens the senses, calling out to every woman who dares to live life to the full. This is an entirely unique fragrance experience; punchy, provocative and feminine with its blend of addictive notes including ginger, rose, jasmine, and sandalwood. Created for the woman who likes to take centre stage and set pulses racing, this alluring aroma teases, tantalises and delights all the senses. For more beautiful perfumes shop our Ladies Fragrance Sale.
Ran out of your favourite cleanser? You need to try this one. This gentle exfoliator was developed for all skin types, to purify and detoxify your skin. The jojoba wax beads work to gently scrub away dead cells revealing fresh skin underneath, while the jojoba seed oil deeply hydrates, plumps and firms the skin. With back to back days of wearing makeup to come, a solid cleanser to rely on is key. For more skincare find shop our Skincare Sale.
New plans call for a new eyeshadow palette and one of our favourites from the Spring Sale is LaRoc’s The Chocolate Box. This captivating hybrid palette boasts two huge lavish high beam highlights and an endless collection of creamy chocolate hues. The Chocolate Box Palette is the new iconic palette on the block. Showcasing 18 ultra-pigmented mattes, 6 prismatic metallics and 2 extra-dimensional strobe powder highlights, this palette is like nothing else seen before. So beautiful! For more makeup marvels, shop our Makeup Sale.
When having all that fun in the sun to come, don’t forget your SPF! This Piz Buin Allergy Lotion SPF30 helps protect sensitive skin and help minimise allergic reactions to the sun. Its Amanduline ingredient helps soothe irritated skin, and its hydration complex provides the moisture to help skin keep its ideal hydration level, which prevents peeling and contributes to a longer-lasting tan. Vitamin E also helps prevent premature skin aging. For more tanning pieces, shop our Sun & Tan Sale.
Remember to give your hands some TLC from all the sanitising. The anti-pigmentation properties of Longue Vie Mains from Guinot makes this the ultimate hand moisturiser treatment which must be used at least twice a day. Keeping them hydrated and nourished, it’s magic in a tube. For more steals, shop our Bath & Body Sale.
Finally, a little something for your de-stress sessions outside of all your new plans, a Yankee Candle gift set. This set contains: 1x Sunny Daydream Medium Jar, 1x Clean Cotton Small Jar, 7x Mixed Votive Candles and Fresh Cut Roses Tealights. It’s the ultimate Spring candle edit. For more home scents goodness, shop our Candles & Home Sale.
It’s time to fuel your beauty obsession with our incredible collection of must-have beauty boxes. There’s no need to worry about signing up or paying subscription fees when you’ve got carefully curated bundles to choose from available at Fragrance Direct. From sustainable beauty bundles to glowing skincare boxes, we’ve put together five fab beauty boxes that are so worth the money!
A full skincare regime for under £25? Yes please! This Skincare Savvy Beauty Box is the affordable answer to your daily routine, we’ve got you covered from mask to moisturiser! Featuring five fantastic skincare products including a Love Beauty And Planet Hydration Infusion Sheet Mask, Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Foaming Cleanser, L’Oreal Pure Clay Purity Face Wash, Technic’s Vitamin C Brightening Boost and finally Garnier’s Moisture Bomb 3 in 1 Day Cream Moisturiser! Go on, discover your new glowing complexion with this complete set of skincare must-haves!
If you’re a lover of all things lavish and luxurious then this beauty box is for you! Fragrance Direct have put together a premium collection of unmissable skincare products worth over £150 – featuring Glamglow Supermud Glam-To-Go, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Lancome Advanced Genifique Yeux Light Pearl 360 Eye Mask, Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Serum, The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Ultra Face Cream and even Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Eau de Parfum to freshen up your new look! We think it’s time you get your glow on girl…
It’s time to take care of your hair and take care of our planet too! Discover this carefully curated selection of gorgeous vegan hair products that are sure to make your hair shine to its full potential. Featuring Ayumi Growth Hair Oil, Gruum har Nourishing Shampoo Bar, Gruum Nourishing Glos Conditioner Bar, Wet Brush Go Green Mini Detangler and Dr PawPaw’s It Does It All for Hair! Transform your new sustainable beauty routine today!
Fragrance Direct has been busy bringing some new brands into the FD Family, they’ve hand picked six incredible brands and created the Future Favourites Beauty Box so you can try their favourite products for yourselves, and learn to love the brands as much as we do! Find you new forever favourite including Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Day Cream Sample, YOUTH LAB Cleansing Radiance Mask, Osi Magnesium Magnesium Oil, Alteya Organics Rose Oil Hand Cream, Zen CBD Organic CBD Unflavoured Spray, Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Shampoo Bar and Australian Bodycare’s Sample!
On the hunt for the ultimate treat for him? L’Oreal Men Expert Champions Beauty Box has you covered! Explore the complete curated collection featuring L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Post Shave Balm, L’Oreal Men Expert Pure Power Anti-Spot Moisturiser, L’Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Matte Molding Clay, L’Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Purifying Clay Mask, L’Oreal Men Expert Invincible Sport 96h Roll On, and the L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On.
Let’s face it: We don’t look after our makeup products as much as we should! In a perfect world our products would look fresh-from-the-shop condition forever, but in reality that’s not always the case.
It can sometimes feel like the end of the world when you drop your cult-favourite cosmetic or lose the cap of your cream eyeshadow. But before you throw out the rejects, take a step back and assess the damage. Can this product be salvaged? If your products are dry, broken or running low, chances are you’re still able to pump new life into them with a few handy tips. We’ve rounded up our top hacks for reviving and refreshing your favourite beauty products, just read on to find out more…
Blown your budget on a pricey foundation and now it’s starting to dry up? Why not extend the life of your favourite foundation by adding a drop of moisturiser into your solution and making a tinted moisturiser! If you’ve run out of your top product, chances are you haven’t, a large amount of solution can get stuck in the nooks of a glass bottle, so pour your favourite moisturising product inside of the bottle and give it a little shake. Voila! You’re now the owner of a fresh and fab new tinted moisturiser.
If you’ve come to the very end of your daily toothpaste, then chances are you’ve cut open the tube to ensure that you use up every last drop of the product! But have you ever thought about doing the same for your makeup/skincare products that come in a plastic tube? Well now’s your chance to try this hack out – before throwing away “empty” products, cut them open and scrape out what’s left. Be sure to use a large jar to store the remaining products, this way it will be easier to scoop product when you’re ready to use it.
You’ve got your favourite songs playing, a drink in one hand and your favourite eyeshadow palette in the other – but you’ve just noticed that your favourite bronze shade has completely cracked! Fear not, just try this quick hack and your eye makeup will be solved in no time – the key to this hack is rubbing alcohol, pour the rubbing alcohol into the product until the crumbles become a paste. Then, press the mixture back together with the back of your clean utensil. One the alcohol begins to evaporate, your must-have product will be good as new and ready for use!
If your mascara is still in date then there’s still a chance to revive your slightly dried product. The recommended time to keep your mascara before tossing is three months so be sure to check that out! For this one, make sure you have your saline solution at the ready – squirt a few small drops of the solution into your products and they’ll be good as new! This tip can also be used on gel liners and cream shadows.
Your go-to powder begins to dry up and become unusable? It’s true, the oils from your skin harden the powder. To fix this issue, press packaging tape against the compact powder to remove the hardened seal on top, from there your pressed powder will look brand new! Don’t forget this top tip can be used on your blushes, bronzers and any other pressed powder products.
You’ve been working from home for months and months now and it’s time for another important meeting on Zoom, but you’ve only got 10 minutes to transform your tired, bare skin into a polished, fresh look! Despite not having glanced at your makeup bag in days, you still want to appear positive and professional, thankfully it doesn’t take too much effort to pull together a gleaming makeup look that even your coworkers will be impressed by. Just follow this quick 10 minute makeup look and you’ll be glowing in no time…
We all love a gorgeous miracle moisturiser to give your skin the hydration boost it needs! Whether you’re at home or not, skin care is essential when creating the ultimate base for your makeup. After a quick morning cleanse, use the Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Creamto add luminosity to your skin. The Genifique cream promotes a more youthful complexion, ensuring that your skin feels fresh and silky-smooth throughout your Zoom!
For us, concealer is the most important step in your routine, so whether you’re using a beauty sponge or a makeup brush, grab your concealer and apply a generous amount to the bridge of your nose and on the inner corners of your eyes. Should you have an extra few minutes to perfect your look, pop your creamy concealer over any pesky blemishes and problem areas. Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer makes the perfect cover up complexion product with its quick and easy applicator tool!
Although Zoom calls are HD, they can sometimes leave you looking a little washed out. To avoid this, be sure to apply your favourite vibrant blush, this way your complexion will pop and show warmth to your cheeks! Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio features 3 stand-out blushers so you can change it up depending on how bold you’re feeling that day, each strip of blush boasts a vibrant pigment that can be blended with ease thanks to its finely-milled formula!
If your webcam is a little on the grainy side and you can’t quite see your features, it’s always important to make sure your eyes pop! If you have an eyelash curler to hand curl your lashes and use your favourite mascara to swipe on a generous layer of product. Still on the hunt for your favourite magical mascara? Try out the LORD & BERRY Eyes Prodigious Black Mascara, this high impact mascara curls and adds volume to your lashes using a revolutionary formula that glides on thanks to the curved brush! This mascara also delivers an exceptional curling power and styles lashes from root to trip, helping you achieve the ultimate bold false lash look!
A bold lip is one of the biggest key factors for a remote Zoom call. A pretty lip oozes power and confidence and shows that you really have your life together! Dr PawPaw Tinted Peach Pink Balm will help you put across the “I’m here, i’m awake and i’m ready to work!” look. This peach pink balm adds a pop of colour to your lips, infusing your skin with a hydration boost and creating a healthier-looking complexion.
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…
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!
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!
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…
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!
Your favourite mascara has become dry and flaky, your must-have moisturiser has left your skin sore and itchy and your long-lasting lipstick is no longer lasting throughout the day! Your products at home are probably past their prime and we’re here to help so read on to find out how long your favourite beauty products really last…
How Do I Know How Long My Products Should Last?
It’s really important that you’re not applying products to your face that are way past their sell by dates. Think of it like the food we eat, you wouldn’t eat that out of date pot of yoghurt at the back of the fridge so why would you use an out of date beauty product? Not only could it cause breakouts, but remember everything going onto your skin carries on down straight through your body. Plus, if those all important active ingredients have completely gone off, then those 30 minutes you’ve just spent on your ten step regime could have been a complete waste of your time!
Instead of taking a guess and potentially harming your skin, try looking for these secret symbols…
The little tub with a lid symbol that has a 6M or 12M printed inside it is known as ‘Period After Opening’. Nearly all products you’ll come across have a shelf life of over 30 months when left unopened so the 6 or 12 indicates it’s completely safe for use for that number of months after opening. The next symbol you need to get to know is the hourglass symbol with a date stamped nearby, this indicates the ‘Best Before Date’. So, if you’re wanting to know when the product should be used before, then look out for this!
How Can I Prolong The Life Of My Products?
Despite these useful symbols, they don’t take into consideration how you store your products once you bring them home. Ensuring that the conditions you store your skincare in will make a big difference in the long run. So if you’ve been storing your favourites in the bathroom or on the windowsill, it’s time to give them a break and move them elsewhere, afterall the humidity and constant temperature changes play havoc on those all important formulas that work magic on your skin!
When Will My Skincare & Makeup Expire?
Again, this all depends on how it’s stored. A moisturiser in a pump tube can usually remain slightly fresher for longer than a moisturiser stored in a jar, but in general, most skin saviour products like moisturisers, face masks, serums and eye creams will survive between six months to a year.
For makeup, it’s a little different, because the consistency of makeup is so important for its efficacy, it’s actually easier to tell by, sight and feel, whether it’s time they were thrown out! For example, mascara with clog and pencils will dry out, when you see those changes, unfortunately it’s time to say goodbye to your holy grail products. But don’t worry, it’s not just because they’ll apply badly, but because they’ll fill with bacteria over time and we don’t want you to risk damage to your precious complexion. Just remember that products around our eyes have the shortest shelf life with mascaras and liquid liners lasting around three months, foundation and concealers around a year and your favourite lip products and powder products can last between three and five years!