Turn your lack of vacation into the ultimate staycation – giving you the best beauty ideas for some luxury at home with Heathcote & Ivory.
2020 has seriously blurred the lines between work and home for most of us. Remote working (WFH) has become part of the norm and we have been spending more time inside our own four walls than ever before. And the thought of a holiday, packing a case and perusing departure lounge goodies? For many of us, that’s a distant dream…
Whether you’re leaving the house or not, it’s time to switch off, take a step back from the daily grind and focus on you. We’ve teamed up with Heathcote & Ivory, along with their bespoke brands Sara Miller, RHS and Cath Kidston to bring you the best British Beauty Staycation treats to take you a million miles away, without going far!
Home Fragrances to take you places
Missing your usual seaside resorts? Bring the scent of sea air and holidays into your home with this heritage inspired scented candle. Enjoy an ocean breeze of fresh mineral scents of crushed sea salt on windswept shores alongside notes of exotic jasmine, waterlily, woods, amber and sea moss.
Pining for the countryside? Embrace the fragrance of the great outdoors with this elegant candle, embossed with a classic Morris & Co. print. The fragrance is a fresh, green, earthy celebration of classic fig, paired with sun-warmed blackcurrant leaves, sandalwood and tonka bean. Imagine relaxing in the park after a trip to the British Museum – the heat of the day enhancing the smells of nature around you. We’ll leave the picnic preparation to you!
Transform your bathroom into a floral staycation spa
No need to miss those spa days when you can create your own luxury spa at home and treat yourself. Transform your bathroom into the ultimate mini retreat with products worthy of beauty editorials.
Lather up with this indulgent shower cream from the Sara Miller London beauty range. Sara Miller is a British fashion designer whose beautiful designs are inspired by her explorations of the world. The creamy formulation of this shower cream is enriched with ingredients from faraway climes, including extracts of bamboo and cherry blossom. Fill your bathroom with the bright, floral fragrance of peony, zesty bergamot and warm amber to channel that holiday feeling at home. Plus, for an added bonus – the stylish bottle (embellished with delicate gold print) is guaranteed to add a touch of luxe to your bathroom shelf!
As you can tell by the presentation, this gorgeous patchwork giftset is inspired by classic British picnic hampers filled with goodies. Open the set to reveal bath fizzers, body wash, body lotion with moringa oil and body scrub with exfoliating walnut shell powder. Scented with honeysuckle, sun-dappled cornflowers, bergamot and vanilla, let the sumptuous scent of a cottage floral bouquet transport you to an afternoon tea in Cath Kidston’s garden this summer.
Looking for a quick way to add a touch of spa sophistication to your bathroom? Why not try a new hand wash and matching hand lotion. RHS Flower Blooms Daisy Garland Hand Wash & Lotion Duo transform everyday hand care into a luxurious ritual. Escape to an enchanted forest glade with the delicate fragrance of gardenia, freesia, daisies, grapefruit and white woods.
This RHS Trellis rollerball fragrance smells divine – a cocktail of green leaves and roses wrapped in sunshine with peony, mandarin and exotic jasmine is served up in an elegant, rollerball bottle. The fragrance is twinned with a velvety hand cream (containing shea butter) and is housed in an embossed keepsake tin.
Rest and Relaxation
Holidays usually offer an escape from your home environment – whether you be an adrenaline junkie, sunseeker, city break lover or one for a romantic getaway. A key focus for our home staycations this year is to make time for rest and mental wellness. Cath Kidston Cottage Patchwork Sleep Set contains two essentials of lavender-infused pillow mist and a calming gel rollerball with lavender and vetiver oil to help encourage a peaceful night’s sleep.
A roomy wash bag is a must for a staycation and the Morris & Co. Pink Clay & Honeysuckle Large Wash Bag is the perfect size to house all your beauty essentials. Featuring the romantic Compton print (originally designed for Compton Hall in Wolverhampton) in a contemporary, jewel-inspired colour palette, it makes for a stylish wash bag upgrade.
Is a getaway to the tropics more your vibe? Shop Sara Miller bags for a more exotic holiday vibe – including her fun Tahiti range!
Here are some extra quick tips to help you make the most of a summer staycation:
Hotel at home
Make little changes to your home to switch up your routine. Try adding some fresh flowers to your rooms, treating yourself to a few new candles, try some fancy coffee (or tea)! Something to add a little bit of luxe to your home. Add hotel inspired luxury to your bathroom with a Sara Miller London Soap and Accessory Dish.
Try something new
Try out a new recipe or start a new hobby, is there something you have always wanted to try but can never find the time? Now’s your chance.
Fall back in love with your home
Because we’re all spending so much time there, show your home some TLC, have a clear out of unused/unwanted items, this helps to clear the mind as well as space. Perhaps do a deep clean so your home feels fresh and inviting. Try rearranging furniture or buying new cushion covers for your sofa, a little change can go a long way.