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Stop Press! It’s National Spa Week

It’s that time of year again. The week where we prioritise self-care, put relaxation before the rat-race and take time to reinvigorate body and mind. 

If you’ve never taken part in National Spa Week, there’s no better time to start. It begins on September 16th, but at allbeauty we believe that practice makes perfect, so we like to get a head-start! The best part? Having a week dedicated to spa treatments needn’t cost you the earth. Whether you want a full-body scrub or a hydrating facial, we’ve got everything you need. 

Seven steps to spa heaven… at home!

1. Scrub

The best place to start your spa week at home is with a good scrub. As well as being a great way to remove dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation, a body scrub is a symbolic way to wipe your slate clean.

Our customers particularly rate the L’Occitane Exuvberant Verbena Exfoliating Pulp, which is a light, fresh formula that includes menthol as a key ingredient. If you want to step out of the bathroom feeling invigorated, this is the scrub for you!

A personal favourite, this time from French brand Caudalie, the Crushed Cabernet Scrub brings spa-quality luxury right into your own home. As with all Caudalie’s products, grapes are a dominant ingredient, with this scrub containing both grape seed oil for hydration and grape seed powder for exfoliation. 

2. Soak

What’s a spa without a good long soak? After scrubbing all the stress away, the next item on your spa week agenda is to submerge yourself in a hot bath. Now, while the heat alone will do your body good, for a true spa experience there’s nothing like a bath oil or foam to up the luxury factor.

The Aching Muscle Super Soak by Elemis contains antioxidants and works to restore tight and aching muscles. With ingredients including juniper, thyme and rosemary, it smells amazing too.

If you find that your skin needs more attention than your muscles, look no further than The Ritual of Ayurveda Holistic Bath Foam by Rituals. Indian rose and Himilayan honey combine to create a bath foam which not only smells like an exotic summertime garden but nourishes and moisturises dehydrated skin.

3. Candlelight

The lighting within a spa adds to the atmosphere, creating a muted glow which encourages a relaxed state of mind. This is incredibly easy to recreate at home using candles, but seeing as it’s spa week, why not opt for something a little more special? 

Using 100% natural ingredients, the Neom Organics London Scent to Sleep Candle makes an ideal companion during an evening soak. The candle’s oil has been designed to be used on the body, so after you’ve enjoyed the fragrance of English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine, use the warm oil to replenish your skin.

Elemis needs no introduction, and their Life Elixirs Sleep Candle is a firm favourite with allbeauty customers. Combining 12 pure essential oils including patchouli and palmarosa, this candle has been designed to encourage relaxation and aid sleep – the perfect accompaniment for a pre-bed spa treatment.

4. Deep Breathing

Scent has a remarkable impact on your state of mind, so why restrict your spa fragrances to the evening? Whether you want a fragrance tailored to the time of day, or a gentle background perfume to elevate a room, we’ve got just the thing.

Molton Brown are well known for their exquisite hand soaps and luxury bath products, but their diffusers bring fragrance to new areas of the home. The Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Aroma Reeds create a multi-layered fragrance with elements of ginger, tangerine, vanilla, and of course, spa favourite – ylang-ylang. 

The Neom Organics London Essential Oil Blends contain four bottles of thoughtfully created scents to take you from day to night. The oils can be used in a variety of ways, either through the Neom Wellbeing Diffuser Pod, dropped into a shower or bath, or simply rubbed into the skin. 

5. Face Mask

An at-home facial is an absolute must during National Spa Week. Whatever your skin type, a well-chosen face mask can bring new life to dull, tired skin.

A favourite amongst those with dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin is award-winning Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator by Clinique. This gel textured formula has been designed to use as both an ultra-hydrating moisturiser and a face mask and boasts hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture.

From Bomb Cosmetics comes the French Kiss Clay Mask, a cleansing mask that uses white kaolin clay as the main ingredient. Ideal for all skin types, the light exfoliating nature of clay will leave skin refreshed, while rosemary and geranium essential oils stimulate circulation and tighten the skin.

6. Foot Mask

At this time of year, our feet are often hidden away and shown little love. During National Spa Week celebrate your feet and give them the attention they deserve with an at-home pedicure. 

For feet that need a total reset, these Exfoliation Socks from Iroha Nature are a godsend. Wear for 90-120 minutes and within a week the calloused outermost layer of skin will peel off to reveal baby-soft feet.

The key to keeping your feet in good shape is regular hydration and the Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure from Seoulista Beauty provides just that. Infused with rose oil, aloe vera and beeswax, this 3-pack of pedicure booties will nourish your feet to keep them soft, supple and sandal-ready. 

*Please note: DO NOT hydrate your feet during the treatment days, even if they are dry. It would slow the exfoliation process. After 5-10 days the dead skin will begin peeling off, don’t remove skin harshly, it will gradually fall off itself*

7. Massage

Whether you have an in-house masseuse (we’re looking at you Mr. allbeauty) or not, indulging in a little massage is the perfect way to wind down after a long day. If you don’t have someone on hand to provide a back massage, get into a comfy position and give your legs a deep rub. Not only does massage relax your muscles, it stimulates circulation and improves the texture of your skin.

We’re all about products that have more than one use, so you won’t be surprised that the Neom Organics London Scent to Sleep Candle gets another mention on our list. Using ingredients such as soybean oil and cocoa butter, after 30 minutes of burning and two of cooling, the oil is ready to be poured over the skin. Fragrant and deeply nourishing, this is the ideal addition to any massage.

For a massage oil that is ready the moment you need it, this Huile Prodigieuse from Nuxe Paris comes in a handy spray bottle for easy use. Multi-award winning and with a host of 5* reviews from allbeauty customers, this comes highly recommended as a low-mess body oil option.


Shop our limited edition National Spa Week Edit now

For even more tips on how to prepare for a great night’s sleep, read our interview with Neom celebrating ‘Sleeptember‘.


National Spa Week Competitions

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**Full T&C: Spa Day T&C: All entries close 11:59PM 22/09/2019, UK only. 21 winners will be chosen at random from all entries received via the allbeautyHQ blog page. The first prize winner will receive vouchers for a Spa Day for two people, courtesy of Iroha Nature and My Spa Pass. Prize can be claimed at any UK Macdonald Hotels Ltd Spa, subject to availability. Prize valid for six months from date of winner announcement.  Spa day and treatment times must be booked directly with a qualifying Macdonald Hotels Ltd Spa. 20 runners up will receive Annual ‘My Spa’ Passes, entitling them to discounts from some of the UK’s most popular spas, hotels, treatment specialists and online retailers via https://myspapass.com . Valid for 12 months from date of winner announcement. All prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable.  In the event of loss of prize in the post, we regret no alternative is available. We reserve the right to re-draw a winner if we do not hear from you within 3 working days. Please note that the winner’s email and postal address may be passed on to a third party supplier of the prize for the purpose of dispatching the prize only. No details will be retained by allbeauty or the supplier.

DSquared2 Competition

WIN one Wood Pour Femme Collection and one Wood Pour Homme Collection! 

For us, the Dsquared2 Wood Pour Homme and Wood Pour Femme ranges mark the perfect transition between summer and autumn. As the vibrant composition of Sicilian mandarin and raspberry leaf (Pour Femme) and Sicilian lemon (Pour Homme) still keep the scents light whilst their woody base notes feel at home as the weather begins to turn.

So we’re giving away one Wood Pour Femme Collection (worth £142.50) and one Wood Pour Homme Collection (worth £143.00)!  To enter, simply tell us what top note scent Wood Pour Homme and Wood Pour Femme have in common!

DSquared2 Wood Pour Femme Prize:

1. Wood Pour Femme Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

2. Wood Pour Femme Shower Gel 200ml

3. Wood Pour Femme Body Lotion 200ml

Wood Pour Homme Prize:

1. Wood Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

2.Wood Pour Homme Shower Gel 250ml

3.Wood Pour Homme Aftershave Balm 100ml

More about the fragrances…

Both fragrances are designed around the characteristics of wood – strong and sturdy, with a complex structure that makes them truly unique.  

Wood Pour Femme

Wood Pour Femme is a contemporary and vibrant composition with Sicilian mandarin and raspberry leaf expressing joy and vivacity, combined with lily of the valley and magnolia which add fresh ethereal notes.  The infusion of precious and seductive osmanthus and jasmine reveals intense femininity, whilst notes of white woods and cedar, along with the depth of ambrox, round out a Floral – Woody perfume with an unmistakable character.

 

  • Top notes: Sicilian mandarin, raspberry leaf, lily of the valley and magnolia
  • Heart notes: Osmanthus and jasmine
  • Base notes: Ambrox, white woods, and cedar

 

Wood Pour Homme

Wood Pour Homme is a powerful, distinctive and masculine fragrance that opens with the Mediterranean freshness of Calabrian bergamot, mandarin and Sicilian lemon and is enriched with elegant, sharp notes of ginger. Vibrant heart notes of violet leaf and cardamom contrast with the distinct sensuality of ambrox in the base, where a modern blend of white woods and vetiver rounds out this Woody – Floral fragrance. 

  • Top notes: Calabrian bergamot, mandarin, lemon and ginger
  • Heart notes: Violet leaf and cardamom
  • Base notes: Ambrox, white woods, and vetiver

 

 

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T&C: Entries close midnight 30/09/2019, UK only. Two winners will be chosen at random from all entries via the allbeautyHQ Blog Page. One winner will receive x1 Wood Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml, x1 Wood Pour Homme Shower Gel 250ml and x1 Wood Pour Homme Aftershave Balm 100ml and one additional winner will receive x1 Wood Pour Femme Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml, x1 Wood Pour Femme Shower Gel 200ml and x1 Wood Pour Femme Body Lotion 200ml. We regret no alternative is available. We reserve the right to re-draw a winner if we do not hear from you within 3 working days. Please note that the winner’s address may be passed on to a third party supplier of the prize for the purpose of dispatching the prize only. No details will be retained by allbeauty or the supplier.

Redken Competition

Win the Redken Frizz Dismiss Collection worth £133.15!

There is nothing quite as unpredictable as the weather. Now, however, your hair can be prepared (even if you’ve left the umbrella at home)! The new Frizz Dismiss collection from Redken provides frizz control, humidity protection and smoothing for all hair types in an instant, come rain or shine.

Frizz Dismiss Prize:

x1 Frizz Dismiss Shampoo 300ml

x1 Conditioner 250ml

x1 Mask 250ml

x1 Rebel Tame 250ml

x1 Instant Deflate 125ml 

x1 Anti-static Oil Mist 125ml 

To win the whole collection, simply enter below by telling us which product you’re most looking forward to trying:

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T&C : Entries close midnight 30/09/2019, UK only. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries via the allbeautyHQ Blog Page. The winner will receive x1 Frizz Dismiss Shampoo 300ml, x1 Conditioner 250ml, x1 Mask 250ml, x1 Rebel Tame 250ml, x1 Instant Deflate 125ml and x1 Anti-static Oil Mist 125ml. We regret no alternative is available. We reserve the right to re-draw a winner if we do not hear from you within 3 working days. Please note that the winner’s address may be passed on to a third party supplier of the prize for the purpose of dispatching the prize only. No details will be retained by allbeauty or the supplier. 

Spring Skin with MasqueBAR + Win a £100 Hamper!

 

Win a £100 Masque B.A.R Hamper!

 

NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely

NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely + Your Chance To Win!

Together we are shooting stars… NEW Emporio Armani In Love With You and Stronger With You Intensely, plus your chance to win!

Discover Emporio Armani In Love With You and Stronger With You Intensely. The next instalment in the ‘Together Stronger’ campaign, these audacious, addictive scents reflect the personalities of today’s young men and women in search of their own profound love stories. Together, irrisistably in love; every day, stronger.

Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely allbeauty blogIn Love With You

A contemporary and passionate blend of raw materials, In Love With You features sweet andaddictive black cherry combined with an ultra-feminine heart of jasmine and elegant notes of patchouli. The champagne rosé tint subtly represents the modern personality of the new fragrance: fruity, floriental and intense.

In Love With You is available in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml at allbeauty.com

Emporio Armani In Love With You & Stronger With You Intensely allbeauty blogStronger With You Intensely

An audacious fragrance due to a contrastful fresh & spicy aromatic top notes obtained thanks to the pink pepper. More addictive, with its signature Sugar Coated Chetsnut Accord in overdose. Warm and spicy notes of Cinnamon push the Chestnut at the very heart of the fragrance.

Stonger With You Intensely is available in 50ml or 100ml at allbeauty.com

 

Your Chance To Win!

The perfect his and hers for Valentine’s Day, we’ve teamed up with Armani Beauty to give one lucky winner the chance to win In Love With You 100ml and Stronger With You Intensely 100ml! To enter, simply fill in the form below and tell us about your ideal Valentine’s day. Good luck ❤

Find Your Mascara Match With Benefit Cosmetics

Find Your Mascara Match With Benefit Cosmetics + Your Chance To Win!

Small in size, big in beauty! Meet your Benefit Cosmetics mascara match…

Whether you want volume, curl or length, Benefit have got your lashes covered this Galentine’s day! Choose from BADgal Bang, They’re Real! and Roller Lash – aka the UK’s Number 1, 2 and 3 best-selling prestige mascaras* – to make your eyes look WOW! And, for a limited time only you’ll recieve a gorgeous mini mascara, absolutely free!

Find your perfect matchThey’re Real! Lengthening Mascara

Swipe on sexy lashes! This lengthening mascara’s longwearing formula is smudge-proof, budge-proof and super long lasting.  Nothing faux about it… They’re Real! lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates while the custom-dome brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! Shop They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara and get a They’re Real mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

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Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit lengthening mascara
  • 94%* saw dramatic lenght & volume
  • 94%* saw visible lift
  • 100%* saw lomg-wearing results

*self-evaluation by 31 women after 2 weeks

 

BADgal Bang Volumising Mascara

Get more BANG for your buck! BADgal Bang creates massive volume that lasts 36 hours* without weighing down lashes.  Gravity-defying volume, smudge-proof, flake-free and water-resistant forumla features aero-particles. The Big Slimpact! brush is streamlined to reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, upper & lower lashes.  Shop BADgal Bang Volumising Mascara and get a BADgal Bang mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

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Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit volumising mascara
  • 36 hours* of volume
  • Made with space technology
  • Water-resistant

*instrumental test on 21 women

 

Roller Lash Super-Curling Mascara

Curl power! Roller Lash  separates, lifts and curls lahes for a lash-ting impression. The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs lashes, while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. With provitamin B5 and serin – aka ingredients known for their lash-conditioning benefits. Amaze! Shop Roller Lash Curling Mascara and get a Roller Lash mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

Roller Lash benefit mascara allbeauty blog

Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit super-curling mascara
  • 87%* said it gives long-lasting curl
  • With vitamin B5
  • Water-resistant

*instrumental test on 21 women

You can shop all Benefit cosmetics at allbeauty.com.

Mascara duo packs limited edition, while stocks last. Prices correct at the time of publishing. 

WIN! Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

WIN! Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

Whatever your relationship status may be, this Valentine’s Day make sure you take some time out to love yourself… and your skin!  

Whether you’re single and loving it, o b s e s s e d with your new boyfriend or girlfriend, or planning to dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary (per Baz Lurhman’s famous song Everybody’s Free (To Wear Suncreen), February 14th – aka Valentine’s Day – is a day to celebrate love in all forms, and that includes ourselves!

True Love = A Pamper Session

We’ve teamed up with the wellbeing experts at Neom Organics to give you the chance to win the ultimate pamper session essential: an Intensive Skin Treatment Candle worth £36.00!
A unique. deeply nourishing treatment that’s perfect for all over the body, simply burn your Intensive Skin Treatment Candle  for 30 minutes to create a pool of precious oil (just enough time to soak in a warm bath!). Then simply then blow out the candle flame, allow the oil to cool for 2 minutes and drizzle over any part of the body in need of repair and rehydration. Made with 24 essential oils, you’ll be feeling truly pampered in no time! After all, you deserve it.

Your Chance To Win

Simply enter below for your chance to win a Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle in time for Valentine’s Day!

WIN! Tickets To Valentine’s Cinema Screening At The Natural History Museum In Collaboration With Luna Cinema

WIN! Tickets To Valentine’s Cinema Screening At The Natural History Museum In Collaboration With The Luna Cinema

Looking for some alternative plans for Valentine’s Day this year? Look no further! We’ve teamed up with the Natural History Museum in collaboration with The Luna Cinema to give you the chance to win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to the Valentine’s Cinema in London…

Following a sell-out Halloween season in October, the Luna big screen is returning to the main hall (underneath Hope the blue whale!) at the Natural History Museum for three evenings of incredible Valentine’s cinema from 14-16th February.

With four Valentine’s-themed events, including Golden Globe award-winning ‘A Star is Born’, the romantic classics such as ‘The Notebook’, ‘Pretty Woman’, and ‘Love Actually’, and two anti-Valentine’s screenings –  ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’ and ‘Thelma and Louise’ – there’s something for everyone.

Luna Cinema Valentine's Movie Sceenings allbeauty blog competition

So whether you’re looking for a classic romcom to snuggle up to, or the perfect antidote to all the sentimental mush, you grab the popcorn and we’ll take care of the rest!

Your Chance To Win!

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to the Valentine’s Cinema event at the Natural History Museum, simply answer the following question:

Which animal will you be sitting under at The Luna Cinema, in the Natural History Museum?

  1. Shark
  2. Blue whale
  3. Goldfish

Enter via the form below. Entries close at 11:59PM on Wednesday 6th February 2019. Full T&Cs below.  Good luck!

For more information about Movie Nights At The Museum, or to book tickets, visit www.thelunacinema.com. 

NEW From The Curl Company: Curlplex Travel Set + Your Chance To Win

NEW From The Curl Company: Curlplex Travel Set + Your Chance To Win

Keep your curls looking glam on-the-go with the NEW Curlplex travel set from The Curl Company

The Curl Company is a dedicated curl brand encouraging women to embrace their natural curls. Specifically developed with a blend of ingredients to enhance and define curls, waves and coils, their unique Professional Curlplex formula is a combination of moringa and meadowfoam seed oil to help prevent flyaways and keep your curls defined.

Known as ‘the tree of life’, moringa oil is considered one of the most nutrient-dense oils on the planet. Together with meadowfoam seed oil, these ingredients help to nourish the hair and scalp, as well as smooth hair and improve manageability. A cutting-edge blend to  smooth out frizz and define curls, Professional Curlplex also helps protect against environmental damage and is colour safe.

NEW Curl Set contains the Enhance & Perfect Curl Cream (50ml), Shape & Define Styling Crème-Gel (50ml) and the Curl Defining Leave-In Conditioner (50ml) – all formulated Professional Curlplex to enhance and define your curls. Perfect for keeping in your handbag for when you’re on-the-go, taking away on mini breaks (did someone say Christmas staycation?!), or simply trying out the Curl Company’s product range, you can shop the Curlplex travel set at allbeauty.com