THE GEAR • April 2020
You might not be able to get to a spa right now, but that doesn’t mean the spa can’t come to you. Luckily, the British Airways Avios eStore has every brand you could possibly need to set the scene at home. So, put on some relaxing music and grab your fluffiest towel as spa enthusiast Olivia McLearon takes us through her top picks
What easier way to bring luxe spa vibes home than by the flickering glow of a few well-chosen candles? This Pomegranate Noir home candle (£48) from the experts at Jo Malone has a sensual scent that combines pomegranate with pink pepper and Casablanca lily and is a real mood-setter – and lifter. What’s more, the divine smell lingers, too.
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Stressful days call for a soak in the bath, not that we need any excuse. Hotel spas love their restorative oils, so ramp up the luxury factor at home with Espa’s Bath Oil Collection (£30). Containing six oils – Fitness, Restorative, Soothing, Energising, Detoxifying and Resistance – find to suit your mood and leave your bath feeling post-spa supple.
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This Seychelles Hand & Nail Set (£18.20) from the tastemakers at The White Company delivers Indian Ocean sunshine in two bottles. Combining coconut, vanilla, almond and a hint of zesty orange, the twin set includes a scented hand wash as well as a moisturising hand and nail cream. Bonus points for the sophisticated spa-like packaging.
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Craving that sun-kissed look? Elemis’ body moisturiser (£39) gradually and subtly builds an even tan that – crucially – looks au naturel. It’s rich in green tea (to even the skin tone), red algae (to hydrate), elderberry oil (to stimulate firmness and elasticity) and Vegetan, which, derived from wheat, colours the upper layers of the skin for that all-important glow.
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When it comes to a good pampering, your hair can often end up at the bottom of the list. We suggest Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil (£35) from Bumble and bumble. This award-winning, air-light oil instantly works on hair by softening, defrizzing, detangling and adding a hint of shine. Use on damp hair before styling or smooth through dry hair for a spruce-up.
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Your hands may have taken a bit of a battering over the last month or two, but L’Occitane’s rich, creamy One-Minute Hand Scrub (£16.50) can get them back to tip-top condition. This tonic in a tube softens dried and chapped hands with its blend of shea butter and apricot oil – with tangible results in just one minute from application. It’s only a 75ml tube but, rest assured, a little bit goes a long way.
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Give yourself a salon-style manicure with Nails Inc’s NailPure Trio nail set (£35). Mix it up with vampy Victoria – a gorgeous berry tone; Bond St Passage – a pretty-as-a-picture pink; and Tate – a classic movie starlet red. Start with a base coat, then add your favourite colour and finish off with some top coat for a professional, long-lasting treatment.
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When it comes to a good moisturising session, feet tend to get neglected, and so in lieu of getting a pedicure, how about treating your feet to Aveda’s Foot Relief Moisturizing Crème (£21)? Fruity acids exfoliate the bumpy bits, a job finished off by smoothing castor oils, while the peppermint, tea tree, lavender and rosemary oils all work in perfect harmony to leave tootsies feeling cool and deodorised.
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Soothe and enrich your skin with the Superskin Overnight Mask (£42) from Liz Earle. Extracts of Persian silk tree even the skin tone, while pomegranate flower smoothens fine lines. Add in restorative oils of buriti fruit, borage, rosehip and cranberry seed to nourish your skin and you have an overnight winner. Massage it in before bed and wake up to brighter looking skin.
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