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Kérastase Scalp Scrub

If you haven’t introduced scalp scrubs into your haircare routine yet, what are you waiting for? In the same way that your skin needs regular exfoliation to clear away the bad stuff, your scalp needs it too. A scalp scrub is an essential treatment that your scalp and strands will love. 


What’s a hair scrub?

When it comes to your skincare routine, you may know exactly what your skin is calling out for, such as a helpful dose of hydration, a good cleanse, or deep exfoliation. The same needs apply to your scalp, after all, under all that hair, there’s skin there that needs attention too.

A scalp scrub is a perfect way to ensure that your scalp is looked after. It’s designed to clear away styling products, pollution, dead cells and other impurities that have the tendency to collect on your scalp. Remember: you can’t grow beautiful hair if you don’t create the right conditions for it to thrive. That’s why starting with the scalp is so important. 


What’s the best hair scrub for me? 

Normal to Oily

Enriched with gentle exfoliants like sea salt minerals the Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Energisant is designed to care for normal to oily scalp conditions to help exfoliate the deeply-ingrained impurities found within the hair and scalp. Made with Salicylic acid and Vitamin B5, the formula improves skin comfort whilst helping to nourish your locks and prevent dryness. It helps to instantly reinject up to 72% more volume & up to 6x more shine after one application.

Normal to Sensitive

For those with normal to sensitive scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub  Apaisant, enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently cleanse your scalp to remove dead cells and dirt particles, therefore, helping improve skin comfort and prevent dryness. 


How do I incorporate a scalp scrub into my haircare routine?

The key here is moderation. Just as you shouldn’t be deeply exfoliating your face every day, the same rule applies to your scalp. Too much exfoliation can leave the skin sensitive, and clear away the essential oils your hair needs to thrive. It’s therefore recommended that you incorporate a scalp scrub once/twice a week into your current haircare routine. Replace your routine shampoo and apply your Kérastase Fusio-Scrub to wet hair, emulsify into the scalp and hair to gently remove all impurities from your scalp and hair. Then let it work its magic, proceed as normal to conditioning. Your hair will have had an ultimate deep cleanse for boosted volume and shine. It’s as easy as that. 


Reinject volume back into your hair while gently exfoliating your locks, all with a scalp scrub designed for your specific haircare needs- try it today! Shop all Kérastase Now:

 

Sleeptember with Neom

NEOM focus on wellbeing with small steps that make a big difference. From the shower drops that leave you energised and ready to go, to the candle that creates a tranquil calm zone in your busy home. 

September at NEOM becomes Sleeptember with a focus on their 100% natural Tranquillity fragrance – a blend of 19 of the purest possible essential oils including English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine. All expertly blended to help you relax and prepare for sleep.

NEOM Founder, Nicola Elliott, wasn’t always a great sleeper – years ago, when she was a jet setting journalist, working across two time zones (and partying across them too!) – sleep came pretty low down on her priority list.

Nicola slept when she could and, being a lot younger, it took some time for the effects to catch up. But of course, they did. We’re sleeping less than ever, but the fact is we’re living through an unprecedentedly busy digital age.

 


So here are Nicola’s tried & tested tips she keeps in what she calls her ‘Sleep Toolkit’…

1. UNPLUG 

The blue light that tech emits disrupts your sleep cycle. It cues the brain to be wide awake when it should be settling down. Make a promise to yourself to turn off electronic devices at a certain time and light your candles to bring on the cosy factor

2. SOAK IT OFF 

Nicola will happily take ANY excuse for a long hot soak in the tub – but as it helps aid sleep too – it’s a no brainer. A soak in the tub with the potent oils in the Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath & Shower Drops, and we’re on the path to sleep… 

3. MOVE EVERY DAY 

Exercise is a key factor in getting a better night’s sleep – but, the best bit – even exercising in fresh air for just ten minutes is enough to make a difference. A walk is good, but a run is even better – even if it’s short. 

4. MAGIC Mg 

Increasing your magnesium intake has wondrous effects on sleep – it helps deactivate adrenaline. Try out NEOMs Perfect Night’s Sleep Multi Mineral Bath Salts to smarten up your soak. Why not also throw in a few extra magnesium- rich green leafy vegetables, peas, nuts and seeds where you can? 


Discover below Nicolas top picks from NEOMs best selling Sleep range:

Perfect Nights Sleep Pillow Mist: One spritz of this bestselling bottle of natural goodness on your pillow and the dreamy potent oils of lavender, patchouli & chamomile plus 11 other essential oils get to work – helping you to feel relaxed and prepared for a great night’s sleep. Spritz your pillow, lay back and breathe in the pure essential oils, enjoy a deep night’s sleep and look forward to a fresh tomorrow.

Perfect Nights Sleep Cleansing Balm: A deep cleansing balm that removes makeup and daily grime. The ultimate night time cleanser which is an expert blend of vitamin-rich, skin- loving oils including rose oil, cherry blossom, peony and elderflower extract – plus 13 of the purest possible relaxing essential oils. Leave skin cleansed, deeply nourished and prepared for sleep. Massage a pea-sized amount into damp skin using circular motions to melt away makeup and daily grime. 

Tranquillity Scented Candle: The dreamy fragrance of lavender, sweet basil & jasmine plus 16 other essential oils is expertly blended to help you sleep. Hand-poured 100% natural wax, with up to 40mls of therapeutic essential oils offering a therapeutic treatment as they burn. Light up and release the essential oils into the air. Inhale and relax. Burn for 2-4 hours each time.

Perfect Nights Sleep Body Oil:  Soothe and deeply nourish skin with the seriously good natural ingredients and oils of safflower, jojoba, a blend of natural extracts like rose and elderberry, plus added vitamin A and rosehip oil. This body oil is ultra-nourishing and works throughout the night to improve skin health and help support the immune function. Apply directly the skin and massage in for an amazing skin soothing treat.

Perfect Nights Sleep Face Oil: Your skin always looks its best after a great night’s sleep. Fresh, glowing and rested. So imagine a 100% natural face oil that not only leaves your skin deeply nourished and hydrated, but helps it get the absolute most out of those midnight hours. This incredibly powerful formula of antioxidants, omega complex and oils rich in vitamins works hand in hand with 100% natural Neom Tranquillity fragrance, to help give you the best possible night’s sleep, whilst working hard to restore skin overnight. Massage 2-3 drops into your skin using circular motions.

Nourish Breathe &  Sleep Hand Balm: This deeply restful hand balm hydrates and protects your hands with nourishing, rich cocoa butter and softening, skin-loving shea butter, while inhaling 14 of the purest possible essential oils to help you relax and prepare for sleep.


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Win the Neom Sleeptember Heaven package worth £124!

Pillow Mist 
– 1 wick Tranquillity candle 
– Magnesium Body Butter 
– Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle 

T&Cs : Entries close midnight 30/09/2019, UK only. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries via the allbeautyHQ Blog page. Winners will receive x1 Pillow Mist, x1 1 wick Tranquillity candle, x1 Magnesium Body Butter and x1 Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle from NEOM’s Scent to Sleep Range. 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 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.  

Keep Your Summer Skin Glowing

Ah, the great British summer, heatwave one moment, downpours the next. As the sun once again becomes a stranger, many of us at allbeauty are ruing not making the most of that warm weather while it lasted. Whether you were lucky enough to get sun-kissed, or missed the narrow window, it isn’t too late to create, or maintain, a bronzed body throughout Autumn. 

While there’s no argument that pale skin can look absolutely gorgeous (we’re looking at you Audrey Hepburn), it’s no secret that many of us feel more radiant with that summertime glow. So, whether you’re a tanning aficionado or just dipping your toe in the water, here are our top-rated essentials for getting that holiday look, year-round.


Best Body Exfoliators

The key to an even tan is skin which has been properly exfoliated. By scrubbing those dry areas around your knees and elbows, you’ll avoid that patchy tan we all live in fear of. Here are our best body exfoliators, as rated by you.

#1 Tonic Body Polisher – Clarins

The exfoliator most highly rated by our valued customers, the Tonic Body Polisher with Essential Oils by the UK’s top luxury skincare brand, Clarins, not only feels wonderful, it smells heavenly too.  

Our Price £26.95 – save 18% off RRP

#2 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator – Decleor 

Our Price £19.95- save 50% off RRP

#3 Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish – REN Clean Skincare

Our Price £22.95 –  save 34% off RRP


Best Body Moisturisers

It doesn’t matter how great a tanning product is, if you don’t keep that gloriously glowing skin moisturised, you can say goodbye to an even, all over tan. All body moisturisers aren’t created equal, but you can forego the trial and error with these top rated options.

#1 Moisture-Rich Body Lotion with Shea Butter For Dry Skin– Clarins

For skin hydration that goes on and on, Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion is the ultimate in skincare. Apply in the morning for day-long relief from dryness.  

Our Price £39.10 – save 15% off RRP

#2 Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream

Our customers say “Amazing product.it smells and feels very nice on the skin.”

Our Price £12.30save 35% off RRP

#3 Decleor Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk

Our Price £23.50 –  save 48% off RRP


Best Natural Tan Boosters

Last-minute opportunity to catch the sun? Want to make the most of the last of summer’s rays? A natural tan booster encourages your skin to turn the right shade of sought-after-sienna in a shorter amount of time, while encouraging the skin’s natural self-protection function.

#1 Self Tanning Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face – Clarins

Explore the depth of your tan with just a couple of drops of Clarins, Self Tanning Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face.  Our customers say “This is an excellent product – you just need a drop mixed with your moisturiser so really easy to apply and colour is very natural” 

Our Price £17.60 save 12% off RRP

#2 Body Basics Tan Accelerating Lotion – Gatineau

Our Price £32.80-  save 33% off RRP

#3 Aftersun Tan Booster – Ultrasun

Our Price £19.95 save 17% off RRP


Best Gradual Tan

If you like the idea of fake tan but don’t want to make a drastic change, gradual tan is the ideal choice. Build up to your preferred shade over time, ensuring that you get a perfect glow, tailored to you.

#1 Total Effects 7-in-1 Touch of Sunshine Gradual Sunless Tanner – Olay 

From one of the most well-known brands comes this all-singing, all-dancing moisturiser – Total Effects 7-in-1 Touch of Sunshine Gradual Sunless Tanner. Olay pride themselves on their deep hydration and anti-aging skincare, so you know you’re getting the full package with this cream. 

Our Price £11.95 save 20% off RRP

#2 Elemis Sunwise Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion

Our customers say “The best gradual tanning product on the market!”

Our Price £25.95- save 31% off RRP

#3 St Tropez Gradual Everyday Body Lotion Medium/Dark 

Our Price £11.60 save 20% off RRP


Best Instant Tan

Whether for a special occasion or just to keep the winter blues away, instant tan gives you the colour you need, when you need it. There are literally hundreds of products available, but real customer reviews separate the awesome from the average.

#1 Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse – St Tropez

St Tropez is one of the most respected self-tanning brands, and the reviews for their Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse speak volumes.

Our Price £18.20save 45% off RRP

#2 Tan Organic Self Tanning Certified Organic Oil

Our customers say “Brilliant! No mess no after smell lovely even false tan. Does not stain hands after application.”

Our Price £22.40save 10% off RRP

#3 Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion

Our Price £17.85 save 15% off RRP


Best Applicators

The right applicator can be the difference between a good tan and a great tan. Even coverage is much more achievable when using one of our top reviewed tanning applicators.

#1 Self Tanning Application Mitt – Tan Organic

The best tanning applicator as voted by you, this mitt by Tan Organic will help to ensure you get a flawless tan. Even better? It’s one of the most competitively priced too!

Our Price £6.00

#2 Self Tan Back Applicator – ModelCo Tanning

Our Price £8.00

#3 Instant Flawless Self Tan Liquid – Fake Bake

Our Price £15.50save 38% off RRP


There we have it, everything you need to keep that summer glow going all year long. Ready to get your tan on? Head over to take a look at the range of tanning products on allbeauty.com

Conkers About Concealers

Everyday we read or hear about the ‘best’ product or the ‘new hot seller’, but sometimes it’s just best to hear it from the horse’s mouth. This Autumn, you have your say. We have pulled together our top 5 concealers that we are just conkers about….voted by you!


#1 Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector 

Harriet:

This is quite simply the only make up item I would buy if I could only have one. I have quite large, open pores on my nose and feel self conscious not wearing any make up. However, I’m a busy mother and rarely have time to put much make up on. The rest of my skin is OK so I can go without foundation, which means all I have to do is pop a little of this Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector on my nose and a touch of mascara and I’m good to go – perfect for rushed mornings!!

Look smooth and flawless in an instant. Pores seem to disappear leaving a natural looking matte finish that lasts up to 8 hours. Smart technology manages excess oil when and where needed and resists sweat and humidity. Invisible Light for All Skin Types 15ml / 0.5 fl.oz. Our Price £18.90 – You save 10% off RRP


#2 Jane Iredale Active Light Under-Eye Concealer 

Caroline W:

After being a YSL fan for years I finally found a cruelty-free alternative to Touché Eclat and it’s miles BETTER! Wish I’d dared to change years ago. I love Jane Iredale products now and they’re far better value for money.

A light refracting under-eye concealer designed to give sheer to medium coverage and using titanium dioxide and boron nitride to create a soft focus finish while buckwheat seed, white tea leaf, and cucumber fruit extracts sooth, protect, and reduce puffiness of the skin. Our Price £16.95 – You save 32% off RRP


#3 Clinique All About Eyes Concealer

Barbara S:

All About Eyes Light Petal 03 has a thick creamy texture where a little goes a long long way. A small tube will last you at least a year even with regular use. It is highly pigmented and is the best concealer I’ve ever used.

This long-wearing oil-free Concealer helps keep eyes looking healthy and bright. Dark circles are reduced and puffiness is gone. Its moisturising formula ensures hydration throughout the day. Our Price £17.10 – You save 5% off RRP


#4 Guerlain Precious Light

Kat D:

Good coverage and light formula …I am in early fifties and would usually steer clear of shimmer or highlighters but this is perfect and ‘highlights’ the positives without accentuating the negatives !!

Erases the signs of ageing and hides imperfections. This travel-friendly brush awakens the skin’s youthful appearance and glow while erasing traces of fatigue. Contains Gold Radiance Pigments and Precious Rejuvenating Complex, to give the skin the glow of youth, day after day. Suitable for all skin types. Our Price £28.00 – You save 20%


#5 AMAZINGCOSMETICS AMAZINGCONCEALER Corrector

Andrex:

Great idea that you have green one end for redness on cheeks like me, & a peachy colour other end to brighten under eyes – I don’t know anyone with naturally bright under eyes!!!! great product & price at allbeauty.

Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, helps fight the signs of ageing; Cucumber Fruit Extract depuffs, softens, and soothes; Sodium Hyaluronate plumps and hydrates the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; Ceramide NP which hydrates and boosts skin repair. Our Price £14.45 – You save 42% off RRP


You could have the best concealer in the world, but if you don’t know how to use it…give our top tips a try:

If you want to get involved, our email will be heading your way after your purchase (around a week later) so you can add your thoughts! Keep a look out if you will be featured in our next blog review. 

 

 

Explore Korean Beauty & Discover Healthy, Flawless Skin

Here at allbeauty we like to stay ahead of the beauty curve, keeping you up to date with all of the latest trends. Recently there has been a beauty phenomenon that has taken over on social media.  And this is not just a trend that will come and go, it is truly here to stay. Let us tell you what that special #Kbeauty hashtag is all about.


What is K-Beauty?

We love the concept of K-Beauty so much. It involves assessing your beauty needs and amending your traditional beauty routine possibly giving it a major, much needed shake-up to mirror the Korean way of beautifying. 

The K-Beauty way addresses your individual skincare needs, this could mean up to twelve steps of beauty magic – but if your skin doesn’t need it then it could mean just one. It all depends on what you are starting with – and prevention is better than cure right? That’s the K-Beauty way. Ultimately who wants to be putting in the effort of cleansing, toning and moisturising if it is not having an awesome and impactful effect on our skin inside and out? The K-Beauty way of doing things means maximum results and a truly remarkable skincare look, making the beauty regime efforts thoroughly worth it. 


So why do we love K-Beauty so much? 

Our British culture has shifted from focusing on tanning to realising the harmful effects of too much sun and the K-Beauty concept is a perfect, natural progression for beauty focused folks.  K-Beauty allows you to target a different approach of health and hydration. Protection from the inside out and a reduction in pigment giving a smooth, flawless look. A world away from the savage sun.  We admire the way K-Beauty focuses on making your skin so nourished and glowing that products needed to cover it are minimal, whereas the traditional British approach has been heavy makeup usage on top of the skin. K-Beauty creates the perfect flawless canvas. 


Our Favourites

We have curated a collection of finds from the trend setting country itself, and with our amazing K-Beauty products, you get the chance to experience this new way of skincare life for yourself.  We have grown this range overtime to offer you our favorite products in the K-Beauty category.  

#1 Soulista

Seoulista is a revolution in facials. Offering you a no mess, no fuss, easy way to get salon style results in your own home.  The K-Beauty regime can contain up to as many as twelve different steps as the Korean ladies take their skincare very seriously, ensuring there is a step for each skincare concern but products like this make facial care super simple. 

Seoulista products are formulated with powerful botanicals and free from harmful parabens, oils, sulphates and artificial colours – basically all harmful chemicals are a no!  Stringently hygiene tested, never tested on animals and reputably manufactured – aren’t you loving the sound of these so far? Next up is what the nifty pouches of wonderfulness can do for you. From super hydration to antioxidant-rich formulas to nourish the skin, there is a formula in this range for every skin type. 

Instant Pedicure Rosy Toes – Shop now for £8.00

Instant Facials Correct & Calm  – Shop now for £8.00

Instant Manicure Rosy Hands – Shop now for £8.00


#2 Erborian

Our next featured brand, boasts of ‘Korean Herbal Science meets Modern French Luxury’, a fusion that creates innovative skincare. There is literally a product for every skin type from Erborian. From cleansers, moisturisers and masks, these wonder creams will revive and overhaul your look.  South Korea is home to the inventors of the CC cream and Erborian brings you compact versions to harness a skincare glow whilst on the go. Achieve perfect skin with simple and unique products, that is the mission and mantra of Erborian. This is a brand that combines the most sophisticated Korean technologies with high-quality ingredients, derived from herbs found in traditional Korean medicine.  The brand not only has skincare and makeup, but hybrid products with the famed BB and CC creams that have quickly become beauty icons.

Night Moisturisers Sleeping BB Mask – Shop now for £28.80

Lotions Bamboo Matte Lotion Shop now for £26.10

Nude BB Creme SPF 20 Total Sheer Makeup Care Face Cream – Shop now for £13.50


#3 MISSHA

We have several other exceptional K-Beauty brands for you to try.  So whether you are happy to expand your beauty regime to include a couple more steps that will game change your skin, or you are time starved and want to experience K-Beauty on the go, we have a complete range for you to adopt this fantastic beauty concept into your skincare ritual.  Here are our top 5 favourites from MISSHA:

Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask – Shop now for £6.50

Time Revolution Night Repair Borabit Ampoule- Shop now for £44.10

Black Ghassoul Foam Cleansing Bar Shop now for £12.00


Everybody knows prevention is better than cure so the sooner you start looking after your skin the better – apply today and reap the benefits tomorrow. Shop now!

*information correct at the time of publishing

5 Reasons Travel Size Makeup and Toiletries Are The Future

Here at allbeauty, we LOVE a travel size beauty product. We certainly don’t need any encouragement to get our hands on the latest mini makeup must-haves. But just in case you’re still sitting on the fence, here are five reasons we go wild for travel size toiletries.


1. Small on size, big on convenience

Whether you’re jetting off on a long haul adventure or spending a weekend at the in-laws, there’s no need to sacrifice convenience this summer. For short holidays of only a few days, our range of products below 30ml is ideal, while if you’re holidaying for a week or more, the “over 30ml” options will keep you well supplied until you return home.

You’d be amazed how many travel size toiletries you can fit into one mini makeup bag. Perfume? Check. Lotion? Check. Shampoo, conditioner, antiperspirant, cleanser, serum, face cream, hand cream, toner, foundation, lipstick, gloss, mascara? CHECK! 

Why force yourself to prioritise the essentials when you can bring it all?

2. They can save you money

Don’t get caught out making last-minute emergency purchases! It pays to be organised and buying toiletries is no exception. A recent investigation into comparative prices between duty free and the high street showed you can often end up paying over the odds for beauty products in airports. 

Instead, save money by ordering everything you need in advance, at allbeauty.

What’s more, for the same amount you’d spend on one large bottle, you can justify buying multiples in travel size. Leave one at work, one in your bag and one at your partner’s apartment – it’s a win/win/win! 

3. Doctor’s orders

You want to be prepared for any situation, whether it be an impromptu meal after work or an unexpected overnight stay. What you don’t want is to lug around all that excess weight. 

The average handbag weighs 3 kilograms, that’s three bags of sugar! It’s no wonder that 63% of women experience regular back pain. Travel size toiletries and mini makeup allow you to scale back the weight of what you keep in your beauty kit, without the need to sacrifice any of your must-have items.

So, whether you’re rocking a changing bag, backpack or slimline purse, free up some room and give your back a break by opting for travel size makeup. Make room for what’s most important.

4. Reduce your holiday waste

Let’s be honest, how many of us have abandoned shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and a host of other toiletries in our hotel at the end of a week away? Do you really want to run the risk of the bottle reopening in your case on the journey home? With travel size products, you bring only what you need, reducing the amount of holiday products which end up in landfill.

Not only that, but those little empty bottles at the end of your holiday still have plenty of life in them. Tried a new lotion and loved it? Buy the full-size version when you get home and decant some into the travel size bottle for your gym bag. 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Synchronised Recovery Complex II 50ml– Our Price £76.00

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Synchronized Recovery Complex II 30mlOur Price £55.00 save £3.00 (5%) off RRP

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet – Eau de Toilette Spray 100mlOur Price £63.20 save £15.80 (20%) off RRP

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet – Eau de Toilette Spray 30mlOur Price £37.30  save £6.70 (15%) off RRP

5. Try before you buy

You’ve heard good things about a new perfume but aren’t sure whether to commit. With travel size, you don’t have to! One of the best reasons for buying travel size makeup, perfume or toiletries, is that you get to try new products without having the initial financial outlay. 

Purchasing the mini version of a product you have your eye on allows you to give it a trial run; you can decide later whether the full-size is an investment worth making. 

Those in our office with sensitive skin swear by travel size moisturisers for precisely this reason. There’s nothing worse than buying that new, high-end cream, only to end up having an unfortunate, expensive, breakout. 

Not just that, but many mini beauty products, including lipgloss, perfumes and skincare, also come in collections of a brand’s best selling products. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to try a range of similar shades, scents, or formulations that you may not have picked out otherwise. 

Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum 30ml Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate 30ml  Tom Ford White Patchouli Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml Decleor Hydra Floral 24Hr Hydrating Rich Cream 50ml
Our Price £38.20

You save £17.80 (32%) off RRP

Our Price £51.00

You save £7.00 (12%) off RRP

Our Price £59.95

You save £22.05 (27%) off RRP

Our Price £28.95

You save £16.05 (36%) off RRP


If you’ve been inspired to dip your toes into the world of travel size toiletries, we’ve made the process easy. All of your favourite mini products, in one place, at a great price – browse the range here.

Valentine’s Pamper Night – The Ultimate How To

A Valentine’s pamper night? Just what the Love Doctor ordered! Show yourself some love and affection with a girl’s night in. Here’s the allbeauty guide to your best pamper night yet.

A Valentine’s pamper night can be your gift to you – or your gift to a friend. All products noted are available from allbeauty at time of publication.

Valentine's Pamper Night

Must-Haves Optional Must-Not-Haves
Dressing Gown & Slippers
Mood music
Hair masque
Cleanser / makeup remover
Face masks
Bath soak
Shampoo & conditioner
Body exfoliator
Scented body lotion
Face serum / treatment balm
Nail kit
Loungewear
Herbal tea
Body brush
Rose petals
Candles
Wine
Chocolates
Nail oil
Meditation CD
Distractions
Interruptions
Stress 

Valentine's Pamper Night

Valentines Pamper NightShop Candles

Let’s get started! Step one of your Valentine’s pamper night is setting the mood. Make sure the room is warm, if possible dim the lights and lay out some candles. Tealights are great, or you could treat yourself to a statement / relaxation candle. Put your mobile on silent, change into a dressing gown and slippers then switch on your music. We think spa music is perfect but if you prefer something more upbeat we’ve got you covered! Head to our YouTube channel and choose our Relaxing Spa Playlist or our Valentine’s Night In

Valentine's Pamper Night

Take off your makeup and apply a deep cleansing, face mask – we love GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Mask. As a pre-step, you may want to steam your face rather than exfoliate: place a chamomile teabag into hot water, then lean over the steam for a tea-infused, relaxing treatment. Apply a nourishing hair mask (such as Kérastase Chronologiste) and relax for around 10 – 15 minutes while your treatments take effect, then rinse off. At this stage, we like to apply a second, soothing mask to nourish the skin while the pores are sensitive – try Guinot Instant Comfort Mask. Valentines Pamper Night

Valentine's Pamper Night

 valentines pamper night Ahhhh time for a long, deep soak… Add a few rose petals to the bathwater and choose your soak of choice. Try thisworks Energy Bank Bath Oil, a luxury containing natural oils to soften the skin. Fans of bubbles will love L’Occitane Lavande Foaming Bath. While you soak, why not use the time to exfoliate body skin. For decadence, we love The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra’s Body Scrub, a sugar and salt scrub containing rose petals. Finish off with a quick shower to rinse away dead cells, and wash hair if desired.

Valentine's Pamper Night

 valentines pamper night Out of your bath, it’s time to remove your soothing face mask and apply body lotion. Application straight after a bath is a great idea, as the combination of warm, damp skin will lock in moisture. Why not use your favourite fragrance (we love Gucci Bamboo Body Lotion) or this Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream (don’t forget hands and elbows!). Now you can sit down and apply your favourite face serum and night balm. For a real touch of luxury, apply product with a soft, makeup brush. For us it has to be Decléor Aromessence Rejuvenating Night Balm.

Valentine's Pamper Night

 

 valentines pamper night Now that you’re cleansed, clean and moisturised, you can sit back and get some proper relaxation. Feel free to sip herbal tea, hot water and lemon, or a tipple of your choice (chocolates are totally acceptable at this point). If you’d like to give feet some extra love, soak them in a bowl of warm water with sea salt and a few drops of essential oil while you give your nails some TLC. Rub in a little nail oil (or olive oil) then apply a nourishing base coat such as Mavala Mava-Strong Fortifying and Protective Base Coat 10ml. Why not take this time to try something new, such as a french manicure on your toenails? When nails are done, choose a quick mediation to relax to, or some ASMR. We’ve added some favourites to our Pamper Night Playlist (you’ll need headphones for best enjoyment).

Valentine's Pamper Night

Time to change into comfortable loungewear and open the bubbly (if you haven’t already!), check your phone and fire up Netflix.

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s Day, we hope you make time for some ‘me time’ and have a wonderfully, relaxing night.

PS don’t forget to make sure you have clean sheets on the bed for that ultimate clean sheet experience!

10 Top Christmas Gifts For Her 2016

Don’t know what to buy? From fragrance to skincare, our top 10 Christmas gifts for her will solve all your headaches!

Our top 10 Christmas gifts for her are popular lines, curated by the allbeauty team.
Need help choosing a perfume? See our separate post here.
Shopping home fragrance eg candles and diffusers? See our separate post here.
Shopping gifts for men? We’ve got you covered here.

1. Marc Jacobs Decadence 2 x 4ml & Daisy 2 x 4mlSHOP HERE

Containing 4 minis in a beautiful gift box. Perfect for gym bunnies, women on the go or anyone who travels.
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2. Anna Sui – Sui Dreams Eau de Toilette 30ml & Clutch BagSHOP HERE

Containing the glamorous fruity scent, with a branded Anna Sui clutch bag – we love love this set! Great for Tweens to 30-somethings.

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3.  Estee Lauder Youth Dew – Eau de Parfum Spray 67mlSHOP HERE

An oriental, spicy fragrance, created in 1953. This classic is loved the world over – great for older Mums and Grandmothers.

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4. Clarins Glamour Bag SetSHOP HERE

A lovely cosmetics bag, containing the following travel sized essentials:
Rich Body Lotion 100ml, Beauty Flash Balm 15ml, Hydra Quench Cream 30ml, Instant Eye Make-up, Remover 50ml, Eye Contour Gel 10ml, Mini Mascara, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Cosmetic Bag. Perfect for any age, from new mums to 20, 30, 40+

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5. Alien – Eau de Parfum Spray 15mlSHOP HERE

A big seller, year on year, this woody fragrance is utterly bewitching. Suitable for anyone, such is the appeal of Mugler.

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6. Molton Brown 3 Wick Candle Pink Pepperpod 480gSHOP HERE

A statement 3-wick candle, with notes of patchouli, pink pepper and ginger. Any woman would love this, but we think it’s the perfect gift for tricky Mothers-In-Law!top-10-christmas-gifts

7. Decleor Christmas 2016 – City RetreatSHOP HERE

A super-luxurious set containing 3 products designed to protect skin from stress and the elements. Great for anyone 30+ who works in the city or outdoors.

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8. Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum Spray 100mlSHOP HERE

An oriental fragrance, combining florals, fruit and musks. Incredibly popular, this scent is suitable for all. Not sure if she’ll like it? Check our perfume guide here, with tips on how to choose a scent.

 

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9. L’Occitane Delicate Cherry Blossom Perfumed SetSHOP HERE

Especially released for Christmas 2016, this L’Occitane set contains bath and shower gel, body lotion, hand cream, eau de toilette and soap. The cherry blossom scent makes it ideal for any woman who enjoys pampering or is in need of some TLC!

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10. TIGI S-Factor Christmas Gift Sets – Vivacious LustreSHOP HERE

Fabulous volume, smooth hair and glorious shine – no women could ask for more! Great for 20-somethings+, this set is salon-quality luxury (at a very affordable price).

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Women’s Perfume Gift Guide – How To Choose

Our women’s perfume gift guide takes you through the main fragrance groups, showing you how to choose the perfect scent. Plus we pick some great gift options from each group.

Use our women’s perfume gift guide if you want to shop fragrance but don’t know where to start! Ideal for birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Floral Perfume
The easiest fragrance to spot! If she loves the smell of roses, freesias, daisies – in fact any florals, then a floral perfume is the one to choose. There are so many options to choose from here, but let’s play it safe and choose scents that will appeal to most. We adore Ghost The Fragrance – in a bottle shaped like the female form, it’s a soft, floral fragrance that any woman will adore. From just £19.95 it’s also very affordable.

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Possibly the most famous floral perfume, Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette (be sure to choose the EDT!) is a massive seller. With a bottle inspired by Murano glass and created by the Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon (you can read our full guide to Jimmy Choo scents here). It’s glam, glam glam! We’ve linked to the 100ml but there are even more savings to be had in smaller sizes, notably the 40ml which makes a fabulous stocking filler.

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Oriental Perfume
Does she prefer heavier scents? Musky cinnamon, spicy fragrance, warm and sugary scents with vanilla? If the answer is yes, then oriental scents are the ones to choose. A word of warning: unless you’re really sure these are for her, then choose another group. They’ll really be too heavy for anyone not into oriental fragrance. The bestseller in the oriental perfume group is Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum.

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For something a little different, Laura Biagiotti’s Roma is a very affordable treat. A blend of crisp and fruity resins and evening flowers with base notes of vanilla and musk.

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Woody Perfume
If she loves a scent with mossy, earthy notes, then a woody fragrance is the one to choose. Think cedarwood, sandalwood and vetiver. Chopard’s The Wish is an immensely popular scent, an elegant, refreshing, woody fragrance that contains a blend of woodsy and spicy florals, with notes of patchouli, incense, sandalwood and amber.

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Thierry Mugler’s Alien is a modern woody scent. Jasmine Sambac and a hint of orange blossom combine to give a unique fragrance that’s often described as “sexy, sensual and uplifting”!
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Aromatic Perfume

Does she love the scent of grass and herbs (think lavender, rosemary, basil and sage)? Then aromatic fragrance is a great one to choose. We love Penhaligon’s Lavandula Eau de Parfum.

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For a more affordable option, Burberry Brit Rhythm has top notes of English lavender, with pink pepper, orange blossom and cedar.

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Citrus Perfume

Does she love the clean, zesty scent of lemon, orange and mandarin? Or maybe she’s not a fragrance fan at all?! Then citrus scents are a great choice! Universally popular, they’re fresh and subtle. Davidoff Cool Water Woman is a very clean fragrance suitable for all, and at very affordable prices. Notes of citrus and pineapple blend with the scent of fresh, ocean air.

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Fruity Perfume

Does she love the scent of apples, peaches, blackcurrants – in fact, any fruit? Then a fruity fragrance is for her. We adore Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire (if in doubt, choose the eau de toilette) – we don’t think any woman would be sorry to receive this beauty! With a fruity, blackcurrant scent, this is sophistication in a bottle:
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The Seasonal Savvy Shopper Guide

The seasonal savvy shopper needs a plan of action. We present (pun intended!) our tips on how to approach Christmas shopping, avoid stress and get the best deals.

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The seasonal savvy shopper should always be prepared. So get a proper piece of paper and a pen and make a list (if you prefer something hi-tech, we like ToDoist).To help you out, we’ve put together a list of people who sometimes get forgotten. Of course you don’t have to include everyone (unless you’re a millionaire), but is someone special included here?

  1. School: teachers, classroom assistants, dinner ladies, lollipop men/women, school mums, kids best friends, brownie/dance class leaders, bus driver
  2. Work: secret santa, watercooler best friend, boss, supplier
  3. Home: neighbours (especially elderly or anyone alone)
    Keep a sticky note on your desk and jot down anyone who comes to mind. 


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If you haven’t already, sign up to the allbeauty.com newsletter and make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter. If it’s happening at allbeauty that’s where you’ll hear about it. Plus you may receive an email exclusive code or free gift. And from time to time we run email-only flash sales, so it really does pay to be in the know. Don’t worry, we don’t ever sell your details to other companies or pass them to 3rd party providers without permission, and you can always unsubscribe after Christmas (you meanie you!). You can register here or, if you’re already registered, just log in to My Account > Contact and Billing and tick the subscription box.

 

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Don’t be afraid to split up a gift set *gasp*. We know, lovely packaging etc. etc. But sometimes it just makes sense to buy a set then split it up. Gift sets are always good value and individual items are cheaper than if you bought them alone. Plus you often find exclusives that aren’t available elsewhere. Then there’s Secret Santa – getting something nice on a tiny budget can be hard, so look out for sets you can split.

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How about this Penhaligon’s scent library, where you can get 10 stocking filler fragrances from a bespoke Parfumier, for under £2 each! Or this Sarah Jessica Parker set that can be split into (gift one) the 100ml fragrance + (gift two) body lotion & rollerball, at a cost of just £11 for each gift (and a gorgeous storage box for you!). Consider it, that’s all we’re saying.

 

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Know you’ll be buying fragrance, but don’t know their scent?
There are a few ways round this, so eyes down:

Espionage – the easy option, you rope in a spouse or take a detour past their bedroom and see what’s on the dresser
Subterfuge – next time you’re together say “wow what’s that fragrance you’re wearing? It’s lovely”. They’ll usually respond with “Oh it’s XYZ” or else tell you they don’t wear fragrance. If it’s the latter, pay attention to why (maybe they’re allergic) or what they think you’re smelling eg their soap (that’s a clue they like clean, fresh scents)
The Blatant Option – ask them! The earlier you do it, the less they’ll associate you asking with Christmas
Get Clever – encourage people to use our Christmas printables to hint/downright tell you what they want
If you’re really stuck but you don’t want to give a voucher, our advice is to buy a gentle fragrance then have it gift wrapped and dispatched direct by our team. That way the recipient can always exchange without you needing to know…
We suggest Ghost The Fragrance for her or Davidoff Cool Water For Men


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It’s easy to get carried away – this is where the seasonal savy shopper’s trusty list comes in! Next to each name write a fragrance or gift idea and a rough amount you want to spend. Use our Christmas shop to shop by price or category and you’ll easily stay on-budget.

We hope you enjoyed our seasonal savvy shopper tips – have some of your own? Comment below or leave us a message on our social accounts, we’d love to hear from you!

Please note: prices correct at time of publication.