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    Best of Beauty: Barefoot

    Best of Beauty: Barefoot

    When was the last time you gave yourself a little pamper? We all need it from time to time. But equally, if you're able to treat yourself to good quality, dreamy products to use in the shower not just on pamper days, but every day, then why not right?

    Barefoot Beauty is a brand we've only been stocking for a short time, but we love it. Designed and made in Britain, they're extremely on it when it comes to staying sustainable and using natural, ethical ingredients in their products. That includes being against animal testing, as well as boasting being free from S.L.S, T.E.A, and parabens. They also try to use as little plastic as possible in the packaging, so when you buy one of their products you really are supporting a company aiming to do good in the world (with the added benefit of treating yourself to a very nice new soap of course).

    Outside of their wonderful values, Barefoot's products are always winners in the packaging department too. Just look at the fabulous messages you can choose from, along with their quirky, colourful patterns and prints. They're a lovely way to say thank you to someone special, or simply give them a little smile.

    Barefoots tinned lip balms are ideal as a little something extra to throw into a gift, even if it's to yourself, as their compact design means that they slip into even the tiniest of handbags so can always be carried on the go.

    There's even the odd gift set available if you simply can't choose what to get someone for a special occasion.

    Now, pop a relaxing playlist on, grab yourself a glass or mug of your beverage of choice, get a bath running and light a candle, and you've got your pamper evening sorted. We suggest the Sensuality scented candle from St Eval for this scenario. Its warm, light, feminine scent is just perfect for sitting back and winding down for the day.

    Pop in store to have a look for yourself, or find Barefoot under the 'eco friendly brands' or 'beauty' sections of our website now to buy online. 

    Fab New Trays & Mugs

    Fab New Trays & Mugs

    Although it can be stressful, hosting friends and family can be such a fun experience. Whether it be for Christmas, a birthday or simply just a get-together, they're often where we make some of the best memories. Not being able to have these for a year now is tough for all of us, but perhaps now we can start to think a little bit about planning them once more. It seems a bit risky, but maybe, just maybe, we can start to get a tiny bit excited about a future filled with good times again.

    One of the best parts of hosting people is getting all your best tableware out, don't you think? Even if it's just having a few friends over for a coffee and cake, it's simply a necessity to bring out your best tray. And wouldn't it be nice to have some lovely new pieces to showcase when we are finally able to do these things again? If you're interest has been sparked then look no further, new trays and mugs from Jamida designed by Asta Barrington are now in the shop and they are simply delightful.

    Bursting with bright colours and bold letters, there's a tray for every personality and every occasion. From the strong women in our lives who are all about the girl power (it's a firm fave here at this female-run business), to the men who love an opportunity to crack out a cold one. There's trays with your favourite tipples written on, or simply ones that spread a bit of positivity with your serving.

    And there's even new mugs too, in the 'Love' and 'Happy' designs so now you can have matching pieces for an even more pleasing aesthetic. Plus they're made of the finest quality bone china so you know they're good quality. We particularly love the vibrant yellow 'Happy' mugs for brightening up some of these dull winter days.

     

    All of this gorgeousness is making us dream of all the possibilities we could serve when we can finally host again... homemade cocktails on the 'happy hour' tray, celebratory bubbles on the 'Yay' tray for the start of a normal life again, we could go on and on. But we'll leave you to have a little daydream yourself!