Beauty buys to treat yourself to
Need a little lift? Don't we all. Pop one of these treats in your basket and you'll feel better, trust us.
Things might be a little (a lot) shaky at the moment, but if you’re juggling working from home, childcare and keeping your home functioning (*looks around at bomb site living room*), then we think you deserve a little self-care. Plus, you’re supporting local businesses with these beauty treats – win-win! Add to cart ASAP.
Now is the perfect time to ditch the makeup bag and give your skin a little TLC – video calling be damned. This luxe, award-winning oil from Oxon-based Ermana is packed with hydrating plant oils, vitamin E (ideal for stress-induced wrinkles) and lavender for calm. Slap it on at every opportunity.
Now you know this scented spritz must be good at tackling sleep deprivation, because Amersham’s own Bloom and Blossom specialise in clever beauty buys to help new mums. Fragranced with frankincense, chamomile flower, rose water and linden blossom, just spray over pillows and bedlinen (ideally once any spouses or rogue dogs are out of the way) for relaxation in a jiffy. Annnnd breathe.
The spas may be closed (*sob*), but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a luxe facial at home. Muddy HQ are big fans of Kiddington’s ila Spa, not least because the products smell totally divine, and this Cotswold honey, Damascena rose and blackcurrant face scrub has just shot to the top of the must-buy list. Barracade yourself in the bathroom, run the bath, and go to town with this baby for mega-soft skin.
I don’t know about you, but I’m burning candles in every room at the moment – turns out quarantine is an ideal excuse to deplete my ever-growing candle stock. Having said that, this delicious Botany candle from Morgan Jost in Henley has caught my beady eye. The herbaceous smell is perfect for bringing a little bit of the outdoors in, which we could all use at the moment – just close your eyes and imagine you’re in a botanic garden instead.
If the Pantene just isn’t cutting it at the mo, treat yourself to this frankly gorgeous shampoo from Oxfordshire organic gurus LA-EVA. Not only will the bottle look fantastic on your bathroom shelf (hey, these things matter in times of need), but the ginger, cinnamon and patchouli scent is just the thing pep up your haircare routine.
Squirrelled away in the Chiltern Hills, Lovely Soap Company do just what they say on the tin – or in this case, the bottle. As well as soaps, bath oils and candles, they also make this 100% natural nail and cuticle oil that’s the perfect pick-me-up for hands battered by all the washing. Apply it before bed – no singing required.