Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2018: Time to Spoil Mum!

Mother’s Day is early in the UK this year: March 11th! There’s not long left to get some gifts ready for mum, so grab some soon to avoid recreating last year’s supermarket flowers and choccies combo!

Mother’s Day gives you the chance to show your mum how important she is to you – to thank her for everything she’s done for you and, perhaps more importantly, it gives you the opportunity to spoil her!

Doing the washing up, treating her to meal out or a spa day are all fab gifts in and of themselves, but giving mum something extra to unwrap is a must! That’s where we come in – here are some top beauty gifts for Mother’s Day that don’t cost a fortune. Continue reading


Fragrances: Your Questions Answered

The wonderful world of fragrances can be overwhelming if you’re a newcomer. But before you start exploring, you probably have a few questions. In today’s blog, our fragrance experts show you the ropes!

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Our favourite winter fragrances for every budget

Now that chillier weather is on the way, summer perfumes don’t quite cut it. You start to long for warmer, cosier fragrances that remind you of nights by the fire and, of course, Christmas! If you don’t want to wait til the festive season to be gifted a winter fragrance, why not treat yourself now?

Here are some of our winter fragrance recommendations for every budget.

(Please note: all price categories relate to the Direct Cosmetics store and are correct at the time of writing. All items featured are subject to stock constraints, so grab them quickly!)

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Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Five luxurious beauty gifts (and affordable alternatives)

At Christmas, we all want to treat our loved ones to some amazing gifts. A luxurious present is just another way to say ‘thank you’ to our friends and family and show our appreciation for their presence in our lives. If you’re looking for beauty gifts like makeup, perfumes and bath products for one or some of your friends this Christmas, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to lavish gifts. But sometimes it’s not possible to treat everyone to high-end beauty products.

So today we’re going to showcase some affordable alternatives alongside luxurious beauty gifts – pick the product that works for your budget!

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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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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Choosing the Perfect Cologne

Whether your dad has more fragrances than you or he’s a complete newbie to the wonderful world of cologne, the right fragrance makes for a perfect Father’s Day gift! If you’re still stuck on what to get your dad this Father’s Day, a cologne could be the answer.

But how do you stop your gift gathering dust in his bathroom like all the other colognes your dad’s received? It’s going to take some planning… Continue reading

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