How to choose the perfect summer perfume for you

As we dive deeper into spring, and summer draws nearer, your favourite winter perfume doesn’t quite cut it any more. It reminds you of frosty mornings, cosy evenings by the fire and the delectable scents of Christmas. When the weather outside doesn’t match your perfume, it’s a little disorienting!

If you’re short of a stunning summer perfume, why not treat yourself this year? We’re here to help you find the perfect summer perfume for you!

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How to make your perfume last longer

We’ve all been there: found our dream fragrance, which we completely adore – but are horrified to discover it only seems to last a couple of hours on our skin. You lug that perfect perfume around with you everywhere, reapplying throughout the day. All that spritzing means that you’re getting through the perfume a little more quickly than you’d like.

You might be willing to take a hit to your budget to top-up on your fave perfume more frequently, but what you really want is for your perfume to last longer.

Here are some tips to boost the longevity of your favourite fragrances. Continue reading

Brilliant budget beauty gifts for Christmas 2016

At Christmas, money is tight – yet we all want to treat our loved ones to some special gifts on December 25th! If you’ve set yourself a limited budget for Christmas gifts this year, that’s no reason to compromise on the quality of your presents! Here at Direct Cosmetics, we offer a wide range of luxury beauty products at incredible prices. If you’re a little overwhelmed by the number of gems on our web store, here are some of our top budget beauty gift picks for Christmas 2016…

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Christmas Party Beauty Prep: Your Complete Guide

Christmas party season is fast approaching. If you’ve got an office Christmas party, family festive do or other party obligations this season, you’re probably already planning your outfit(s). We all want to look our best at Christmas parties, and with a little bit of beauty preparation and a sprinkling of glitter, you can do just that!

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Christmas 2016 Gift Guide: Five fabulous fragrances for her and him

The right fragrance makes the perfect Christmas gift. Fragrances are luxurious, personal – and most of all, special. Finding that perfect perfume is a little tricky. Body chemistry, personal preferences and even the climate all affect our impressions of a fragrance.

That makes a well-chosen fragrance gift even more special. This Christmas, why not treat someone to the perfect perfume? Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favourites… Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Gorgeous Gift Sets

Beauty gift sets: the perfect Christmas presents? They’re presented beautifully, contain a range of items (so even if one misses the mark, the others should be a hit!), and are usually extremely affordable – particularly when you compare their price to the value of all the items within! Continue reading

Five of our fave celebrity perfumes

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Celebrity-endorsed perfumes have a bad rep amongst fragrance connoisseurs. They’re seen as blatant cash-ins and attempts to milk more money out of a celebrity’s brand, with little regard for the quality and individuality of the fragrance itself.

While this might be true for some celebrity perfumes, here at Direct Cosmetics we believe that there are many fantastic celebrity fragrances on the market – and they’re often affordable and accessible to all.

Struggling to find a celebrity perfume that works for you? Here are five of our favourites to try out! Continue reading