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Health & Beauty Essentials for Beating the Cold this Winter

Health & Beauty Essentials for Beating the Cold

As the winter sets in, the signs of freezing temperatures have a habit of showing themselves in various ways, not least on our skin, drying out our hair, and making us sneeze and sniffle. Oh, the wonders of winter!

Whilst we’re now past the most wonderful time of the year, i.e. the festive season, we’re firmly into the dulls of January, and quite frankly, there’s not a lot to look forward to other than diets and dark nights. Let’s be positive however – dark nights mean box set binges, cosy evenings in, and let’s face it, winter clothes are pretty cute!

Prolonged cold temperatures and biting winds take their toll on our health and beauty, but if you’re savvy with your winter kit, you can beat the effects and emerge into spring like a butterfly leaving its cocoon!

Loved by climbers of Mt. Everest and Arctic explorers, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream hydrates skin in the coldest climates!
Loved by climbers of Mt. Everest and Arctic explorers, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream hydrates skin in the coldest climates!

Quality Moisturiser

Invest in a quality moisturiser which suits your skin type. Always remember to take your make up off in the evenings, cleanse, tone, and then moisturise with a product which fits the bill for your personal needs. Shop around for this one, it’s worth the effort for the end results!

You could also invest in a great face mask and use this once per week to get a really deep cleanse and moisturise in.

With all-natural ingredients and a wide range of flavours, we love Burt's Bees lip balms.

A Good Lip Balm

Don’t forget your lips! It will soon be Valentine’s Day, and chapped lips are not attractive for kissing your admirer! Invest in a quality lip balm which is quite thick in consistency. This will  protect your lips against cold winds and avoid peeling. Only apply a small amount however, a little goes a long way!

The Dyson Humidifier is rather a luxury purchase but this tabletop device works as a fan to keep you cool in the summer months too!
The Dyson Humidifier is rather a luxury purchase but this tabletop device works as a fan to keep you cool in the summer months too!

A Humidifier

A humidifier is a great investment, because not only does it add moisture back into the air and help avoid dehydration of your skin, but it also helps with allergies when the summer months come.

This best-selling hand cream from L'Occitane contains shea butter and vitamin E to nourish hands.

Quality Hand Cream

Hands are prone to becoming dry and sore when the cold weather hits, so make sure you find yourself a good quality hand cream and apply it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

The Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is a budget-friendly hair treatment that actually works!

Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Don’t neglect your hair! The cold weather can dry out hair too, making it prone to splitting and breaking. A deep conditioning hair mask done once per week should be enough to put back the moisture and protect your locks against the elements.

With a lack of sunlight in winter months, a Vitamin D supplement is great for supporting the immune system.
With a lack of sunlight in winter months, a Vitamin D supplement is great for supporting the immune system.

Vitamins

We’ve focused mainly on skincare so far, but if you’re not getting enough fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, you need to make some changes. Eat a varied diet, packed with fresh produce for plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well as immune-boosting antioxidants.

Vitamin supplements are a good idea if you think you’re going to struggle with this, or if you’re very low on certain vitamins. Have a chat with your doctor or pharmacist to find the right combination of vitamins for you.

With these items in your shopping cart, you’ll beat the winter cold and be ready for the summer sun!

Find the perfect gift for her this Valentine's Day

What to get HER this Valentine’s Day

Find the perfect gift for her this Valentine's Day

What to get HER this Valentine's Day

It’s the year to make her feel super special. Whether the love is just blossoming and you need us to play cupid, or you’re looking for an extraordinary something for that special somebody in your life. We’ve compiled a guide for the best valentines’ gifts for her this year, from little surprises to pamper gifts, you have plenty of options to really make that lady in your life feel like the luckiest one in the world. We have everything for every type of budget too, take a look.

Urban Decay ‘Naked Cherry’ Eyeshadow Palette

Mattes, shimmers and intense colours, this palette is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The pinks and burgundy’s colours will create the perfect date-night look.

Whoever you gift this to, they’ll absolutely love it. High-quality, rich, velvety and easy to use, it’s a really thoughtful, beautiful gift for somebody.

Opulence Metallic Glass Votive Candles

Everybody loves candles and they can really set the mood on Valentine’s Day. These votive candles have a beautiful metallic design that will suit any type of interior.

Their fresh clean scent, crafted from a combination of citrus, bergamot and patchouli mean they’re a super safe choice and one that anybody would love to receive as a gift.

No. 1 Jenny Packham – Designer gold floral drape hair comb

A rather unique gift but certainly an unforgettable one. This floral hair comb will enhance any outfit, allowing your Valentine to shine, just like they deserve to.

It’s a gorgeous accessory that will make anybody smile when they open it. If you know your partner would love a hairpiece like this, it’s the perfect gift.

Activity Superstore – London overnight stay with Simply Windsor Castle afternoon tour gift experience for 2

This really is an unforgettable experience. Windsor Castle is a truly romantic location with its sweeping landscapes and the view of the Thames.

Your driver will take you straight from Central London to Windsor Castle where you’ll be treated to an audio tour and be able to visit the Windsor Castle State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St. George’s Chapel

This is a one-night stay for two, breakfast is included and you’ll be sure that it’s an unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift (be aware though, it isn’t valid to take this trip on Valentine’s Day itself!) 

18ct White Gold 0.50ct Diamond Princess Cut Ring

An eternity ring to symbolise the eternity you’ll spend with your Valentine’s date. This really is a beautiful ring, one that has a rich shine and is suitable for everyday wear.

A princess cut diamond for the royalty in your life.

Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum Fragrance

They’ll need a special fragrance to wear for their Valentine’s date, and what could be more appropriate than Beyoncé’s Heat perfume?

Luxurious, sensuous and, importantly, a really delightful smell. If you were planning on gifting your Valentine’s with a fragrance, this is the perfect option.

Buyagift 2 for 1 Relaxation Day with Salt Cave Treatment at Twinwood Health Club

Valentine’s Day is really just a great excuse to relax a little, pamper yourself and love yourself as well as other people.

This fabulous experience gives you the chance to swim in the most unique swimming pool in Bedford, sit in a stunning sauna and be revitalised with an hour-long salt cave treatment. Best of all, it’s for two people, so, you get treated as well!

We hope this gift guide inspired you to find the perfect gift for her. Buying a thoughtful, unique present for your Valentines can show somebody just how much you care.

Looking for gift ideas for him? Check out our Valentine’s Day gift guide here.

Great gifts for him this Valentine's Day

What to get HIM this Valentine’s Day

Great gifts for him this Valentine's Day

What to get HIM this Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away, it’s about that time when you need to start thinking about what you want to get the man in your life this year. However, due to the seemingly innate inability of many men to express what they want, a lot of people find it difficult to puzzle out the kind of gift that their partner will truly appreciate. Though all this may make getting the perfect Valentine’s gift for your lover a chore, we’re here to help with a helpful rundown of five great gifts ideas for him this Valentine’s season. 

A good-quality set of headphones is an ideal gift for techies.
A good-quality set of headphones is an ideal gift for techies.

Headphones

Whether it’s for listening to Spotify, at the gym, playing video games or listening to podcasts on their daily commute to work, many of us have partners who use headphones on a regular basis. Therefore, a high-quality headset or earbuds is a gift that they’ll use regularly for years to come.

For a masculine, woody scent, look to Hugo Boss The Scent Private Accord

Fragrance / Aftershave

A classic but a goodie… we all love receiving the gift of a new fragrance. Whether he’s sporty or more of a sophisticated gent, there’s a scent out there for every guy. Check out our list of our top 5 fragrances for him:

  1. Dior Sauvage
  2. Paco Rabanne 1 Million
  3. Hugo Boss The Scent Private Accord
  4. Joop! Homme
  5. Lacoste L. 12. 12. Blanc
Packed full of classics, the Nintendo Classic Mini NES this will keep any gaming lover occupied for hours at a time!
Packed full of classics, the Nintendo Classic Mini NES will keep gamers occupied for hours at a time!

Retro games console or record player

Everything retro seems to be coming back into fashion recently as people rediscover technology that has been forgotten for years. Why not send your video gaming partner on a trip down memory lane with a mini console or for music lovers, allow them the chance to redisover the beauty of a record.

A basic tool kit can even be handy just for fixing small things around the house.

DIY Tools

Have you been planning to do a bit of renovation around the house this year? With many men keen to use this as an opportunity to show offer their superior manly DIY skills (just go along with it, it’s makes them happy!), why not help them along with some new DIY tools to make their job easier. It may inspire them and before you know it, your house will be like something off of Grand Designs!

Get away and do something you both love together

Something for you to do together

Whether it’s a romantic weekend away, grabbing some afternoon tea or heading for a bit of sightseeing or theatre in the city, spending time with your loved one doing something exciting is one of the best gifts you can give in our book. Whatever your budget or interests, our wide range of gifts and experience offerings will have the perfect something to match both of your tastes!

8 things to save a man's last minute Christmas shopping

You swore, this year you would be better organised. and wouldn’t be the one doing last minute Christmas shopping. No panic runs into M&S at 4.50pm on Christmas Eve. No speed-surfing of supermarket shelves for a perfume gift box. So, have you changed? Thought not. Take a look at our best buy picks to guarantee a winning smile from the lady in your life.
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Best Christmas beauty gifts

Make the beauty queen in your life feel a million dollars with our best beauty finds. From super fun to any cosmetic cupboard’s faithful finds – this festive season has it all on offer. Whether you’re looking to make the princess in your life feel a queen or make your fellow female friends feel fabulous, we’ve something for all budgets. And with epoints the skies the limit for your choice of Christmas beauty gifts that rewards you back:
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Top Christmas tree trends for 2013


Dying to deck the halls? Given we’re now in our 1st week of December, it wouldn’t be a completely premature time to get decorations ready. This coming weekend is set to be the most popular weekend for Christmas tree decorating too so we’d advise you beat the tree rush with our tree trend research!
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4 DVD releases you won’t want to miss!

The days are drawing in earlier, the temperature is starting to demand that extra layer and the sofa is starting to become your best friend. Sound familiar? So what better excuse to snuggle up to your favourite film or whizz your way through a box set?
Well, like magic, we can tell you that some there are some great DVD releases this week. And even better, they’re all immediately available on Play.com, earning you 2 epoints to the £1.

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Top 10 Christmas gifts for new mums


Christmas isn’t just about the children! What about the mums who spend all year giving us their time and love? Or even better, perhaps you know someone who’s just been given the biggest and most rewarding  gift of all – a lovely new baby. After countless sleepless nights Christmas is a good time to get something special for someone who really deserves a spot of pampering.
Here’s 10 of our best Christmas presents for new mums:

  1. The new mums box of indulgency

cheese
For cheese-loving new mothers, this box is the ultimate release of those ‘no-go’ areas during pregnancy.  Indulge in the bluest, smelliest, and tastiest of cheeses previously off limits. Buy from Pong Cheese for £32 – you’ll earn 128 epoints. Buy Today
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