5 “SPRING IS HERE” FAVOURITES!
No. 1 – POMELO by JO LOVES
Crisp, citrussy and very, very moreish, dare we say Pomelo is the most uplifting scent of the year? Pomelo was the first fragrance Jo Malone created for her new Jo Loves collection and we’re still madly in love with it – so much so that it won “Best New Fragrance Launch” in last year’s Beauty Shortlist Awards. Discover Pomelo and Jo’s whole delicious new fragrance range, including Orange Tulle, Mango Nectar and Gardenia at www.JoLoves.com
No. 2 – HAPPINESS CANDLE by NEOM Organics
NEOM called it Happiness but they could have called it spring and if you haven’t tried this one prepare to be transported to those first warm spring days of your childhood when you lay on the grass looking up at the clouds slowly floating past, with just a hint of British wildflowers in the breeze. The Scent: White Neroli, Mimosa, Lemon with natural fresh cut grass notes. Happiness Candle, travel size £15, full size £39.50. www.NeomOrganics.com
No 3 – SHEA BUTTER SKIN DISCOVERY SET by L’Occitane
Skin adores shea butter and we are adoring this L’Occitane set, all five products in a tres jolie waterproof makeup bag for the princely price of £16.20 at John Lewis.
No.4 – LILAC ROSE & GERANIUM BATH OIL by Abahna – UPDATE! 20% OFF until 11.59pm March 7 use code MUM13
If you’re a NEOM fan and haven’t discovered Abahna yet, you may well wonder why you haven’t heard of this luxury London bath, body and fragrance brand before now. Affordably priced, beautifully packaged and in four signature scented blends, we discovered Abahna four years ago (can’t remember how but our first Abahna love was their White Grapefruit Shower Gel) and we’ve never looked back.
The ranges are: Mandarin & Sicilian Bergamot (very happy/spring-in-Italy), White Grapefruit & May Chang (think sweet lemon meets grapefruit – zesty, uplifting and a modern scent that crosses over into “unisex”) while Frangipani & Orange Blossom is ultra-feminine, sensual, vibrant and exotic (more ‘heady’). Lilac Rose & Geranium reminds us of an English summer garden. It’s a pretty, comforting, soothing scent, a lovely one for new mums – all mums! The candle literally smells like those magical days between spring and summer – very floral and very gorgeous!!
Warning: may be difficult to give as gifts because you end up wanting to keep everything for yourself. Their Lilac Rose & Geranium Bath Oil was called “utter heaven” by Telegraph mag, and so is the matching Lilac Rose candle (Travel Candle £10, large Candle with gold lid £27). Their skin-soothing Lilac Rose & Geranium Bath Oil with natural essential oils £20 is at Heals and other retailers and www.abahna.co.uk
No. 5 – RELAXING BIRD BOX by Green & Spring
One incredibly cute Bird Box, three Green & Spring treats and a handy sea sponge. This Relaxing Bird Box contains a Relaxing Shower & Bath Foam 50ml, Relaxing Light Bath Oil 30ml, Relaxing Body Lotion 50ml and Honeycomb Natural Sea Sponge. £22.50 at www.greenandspring.com