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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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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6 Fragrance and Grooming Essentials Every Man Should Own

6 Fragrance and Grooming Essentials Every Man Should Own

Looking to upgrade your grooming routine? Or, on the hunt for your next new fragrance? We’ve got you covered! Here at FD, there’s no need for endless scrolling and searching because we’ve compiled our top men’s must-haves this season, just for you! From moisturisers that hydrate all day to scents to see you through the season, read on to find out more…

Lab Series Skincare for Men Electric Shave Solution £21.95

Shaving can sometimes seem stressful and a bit of a hassle, but no with the Lab Series Skincare for Men Electric Shave Solution! This concentrated, oil-free shave solution helps lift the bear and builds a protective glide between the electric razor and the skin. Give this a go to cool and refresh your saved area with no rinse-off required. So, if you’re on the hunt for a quick and easy shave solution then shop today at Fragrance Direct!

L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Power Refreshing Moisturiser £5.99

Self care on a budget? Yes please! L’Oreal’s Men Expert Hydra Power Refreshing Moisturiser provides maximum hydration for an amazing 48 hours. Enriched with peppermint extract to help reinforce skin’s defence against daily aggressions. Morning or night, this non-greasy formula is quickly absorbed, leaving you with a hydrated and minty fresh complexion! 

Lancome Men Genific HD Youth Activating Concentrate £52.99

Indulge yourself this season with Lancome’s Men Genific HD Youth Activating Concentrate. Génific HD is specifically designed for men, and visibly rejuvenates the skin. Day after day, skin is infused with life and radiates with energy. If you’re longing for a healthy glowing skin tone then use this to dramatically refine and restore your skin texture! Lavish and luxurious, this belongs in every man’s grooming collection…

Giorgio Armani Code Eau De Toilette Spray £69.99

Giorgio Armani Code Eau de Toilette is a stylish and bold fragrance for men which is perfect for evening wear! This award winning fragrance features top notes of Lemon and Bergamot, heart notes of Guaiac Wood, Olive Blossom and base notes of Tonka Bean, Tobacco and Leather. This masculine fragrance is placed in a sleek black bottle, making it the ultimate addition to any man’s collection!

Paco Rabanne 1 Million For Men Eau de Parfum Spray £66.99

Amber, leather and pine, it’s Paco Rabanne 1 Million For Men Eau de Parfum Spray! Be bold with this rich, intense scent that represents soaring sun rays, amber heat and the opulence of a leather-solar harmony. Featuring a gold, stylish bottle, this fragrance acts as the perfect ornament too. So grab it today at Fragrance Direct, you won’t regret it!

BOSS BOTTLED. Eau de Toilette Spray £39.95

The BOSS man is primed to succeed with drive and ambition, if this sounds like you then we’ve got your next new fragrance! Combining elegance and style, this vibrant scent features notes of fresh cloves, warm sandalwood and irresistible vetiver. Why not shake up your daily options with this timeless classic today?

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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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Relax & Refresh With Urban Veda

Relax & Refresh With Urban Veda

Urban Veda is a multi-award-winning Ayurvedic skincare brand, designed for tackling 21st century skin concerns. The four Urban Veda ranges (Purifying, Radiance, Soothing and Reviving) are naturally formulated to leave skin less vulnerable to the environment. The ranges are bursting with antioxidants to pollution-proof skin and protect it from the negative effects of free radicals, leaving it less vulnerable to dehydration, dullness and stress. From fresh and fruity body oils to radiating day creams, read on to find out our top Urban Veda products were loving this month! 

Urban Veda Qyurvedic Dry Body Brush £17.50

Vegan and sustainably produced, Urban Veda’s walnut wood and cactus sisal fibre body brush is a must-have addition for your cleansing routine this season! Derived from the ancient Ayurvedic ritual of Garshana, this fabulous new body brush can be used to detoxify the body and stimulate lymphatic drainage by enhancing blood circulation and softening the skin through gentle exfoliation. So why not release your body’s internal glow and try out the brush today!

Urban Veda Citrus Fresh Hand Sanitiser £5.95

If you’re like us then you’ve probably spent the last year or so stocking up on that all important hand sanitiser – Urban Veda have formulated their very own antibacterial sanitiser spray packed with 11 essential oils! Packed with refreshing bergamot, lemon and lime, this spray is perfect for a quick spritz of hygiene on the go, this fast-drying and non sticky formula comes in a handy 100ml size so it’s perfect for your bag too!

Urban Veda Reviving Body Oil £29.95

Developed using a sweet blend of floral plant oils, this luxurious formula softens skin and enlivens the senses too. Embrace self-massage and prepare to nourish and condition your skin using Urban Vedas all new Reviving Body Oil. Enriched with rose and ginseng, this unique boots blood circulation, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and supple. If you’re after a little pick-me-up during these turbulent times then this product is perfect for you!

Urban Veda Soothing Body Oil £29.95

In need of a major pamper session? Urban Vedas Soothing Body Oil has got you covered! Find your inner ‘zen’ and transport your senses into a world of wooded aroma with a few drops of this luxurious oil. Relax and recuperate with calming notes of healing sandalwood and Rosemary. Plus, you can use this wonderful oil to relieve joint pain and condition delicate skin too!

Urban Veda Purifying Body Oil £29.95

Just finished up with your relaxing Saturday night bath? Follow it up with this uplifting blend of fresh, minty plant oils that clear the mind and body of stagnant energy. Say goodbye to bad vibes and hello to Urban Veda’s Purifying Body Oil, detoxify and awaken your body with a fresh blend of cooling botanicals now!

Urban Veda Radiance Body Oil £29.95

If you’re on the hunt for a warming and earthy oil that boosts circulation and calms aching muscles then Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil is the ultimate one for you. Clear your senses and focus on your mind-body-soul connection with warming turmeric and frankincense. Treat yourself or somebody else this season!

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What Is Skinimalism And How Do I Achieve It?

What Is Skinimalism And How Do I Achieve It?

Set to be the next new major trend this year, Skinimalism is on our lists of one to watch in 2021. But what is Skinimalism you might ask? Skinamlism is the perfect combination of makeup and skincare that leaves your skin feeling fresh and looking gorgeously glowing throughout the day. So, if you’re not really a huge fan of the high coverage look, then this might be one for you!

This natural new trend strives to showcase every bit of beauty your complexion has to offer, including texture, pores, blemishes and discolouration. Essentially we want to move away from those unrealistic beauty standards and look forward to a new movement of minimal makeup, and with the post Covid life we’re living, there’s no time like now to get on board. 

If this sounds like something for you then read on to discover our top tips –

Strip back your skincare

After years of those long and tedious skincare routines, it’s finally time to strip back your routine and use as little products as possible. It’s so important to be kind to your skin and skincare shouldn’t be complicated. For cleansing, use the Lancôme Eau Micellaire Confort Hydrating Micelar Water morning and night, you may think you should only be cleansing for removal of makeup, but we recommend that you cleanse with or without products on your face. 

After cleansing, be sure to use a Vitamin C cream, right now we’re currently obsessing over the Ren Clean Skincare Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream. Not only is this cream bursting with Vitamin C, the light gel formula activates instantly on the skin too! So give this one a go to radiate that effortless glow.

Finally finish off your new routine with an SPF. Using sun protection is essential for brightening dull skin. Sun or no sun, it’s still an important ingredient to use to protect your complexion from those harmful rays. This Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Daily Moisturiser has an SPF of 15  which is perfect for a light and protective feel. 

Go light on your skin

It’s so important to be light on your skin with your makeup products. Ideally you should be able to see your skin texture through the makeup, so using a lower coverage product is a must for Skinamlism. 

This BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser is easy to use and looks great on the skin too. Combining a moisturiser, foundation and SPF in one is a dreamy combination for great skin. So, give your skin a breather and try out this new addition to FD and don’t worry, you can thank us later!

If you love having a little colour on your lip then Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil is perfect! With a selection of 4 different shades you can change up your look from day to night all whilst hopping on the Skinamilism trend too. This ultra-moisutrising formula glides effortlessly to soften, condition and deliver a subtle glossy finish. Infused with nourishing coconut and meadowfoam seed oils, the click and twist pen features a soft brush applicator and leaves lips feeling comfortable and kissable with a hint of non-sticky colour!

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