Have you found a tennis ball inside your order?

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It’s that time of year again, Wimbledon has arrived! We already have the Prosecco chilling in the fridge at Bath & Unwind HQ and the strawberries at easy reach. It’s one of those sports that makes us all feel very proud to be British. So we couldn’t help but treat you to something special…

From 27th June – 10th July we are sneaking some winning tennis balls into your orders, if you are lucky enough to find one inside your package, all you have to do is email the unique code on the card to marketing@bathandunwind.com to discover which fantastic prize you have won.

Use your winning tennis ball to channel your inner Wimbledon player, whether you throw it for your furry friend or take the kids to the park for a game of catch, whatever you choose to do, please make sure it’s fun!

Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on Instagram @bathandunwind 

 

Shop our Wimbledon category

Beauty….Explained

It seems that every day there is a new beauty term that leaves us scratching our heads, so here are the explanations you’ve been searching for….

Ingredients_01View BEING here:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/being/

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View Alpha H here: – https://www.bathandunwind.com/alpha-h/

 

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View Studio 10’s serum here:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/studio-10/studio-10-miracle-effect-priming-serum

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View Perricone MD here:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/perricone-md/

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View Burt’s Bees here:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/burts-bees/

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View Thalgo here:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/thalgo/

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View Green People here:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/green-people/

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View Dr Hauschka’s Sensistive Care Conditioner:- https://www.bathandunwind.com/dr-hauschka/face-care/night-time/dr-hauschka-sensitive-care-conditioner

 

Our Best Beauty Bag Yet…..

We just wanted to share our newest beauty Bag with you, we have worked so hard getting 22, yes 22 products together for the ultimate travel bag (all products are under 100ml so perfect for flights). We had so many products we struggled closing the bag – it is jam packed full of products. We are so grateful to all of the brands who have taken part in this bag – we are very proud of it and hope you like it too.

Our new brands Thalgo and Balance Me are in the bag so it gives everyone a great opportunity to try them out for the first time.

Safe travels :o)

(have a look here to see what is inside)

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Travel Saviours

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We have picked out our must have travel sized products suitable for all your holiday needs…

  1. Trilogy Everything Balm

Everything Balm is truly for everything. Use on specific areas to provide intense moisture and protection from dehydration, or melt gently in your palms and rub all over the skin to relieve and relax muscles. Suitable for all the family, even the baby!

  1. Ultrasun Family SPF 30

An all-round perfect sun cream for any type of holiday. Whether you are in and out of the water all day, wind surfing or lying down topping up the tan, this product suits all.

The formulation is great for sensitive skin and helps to prevent prickly heat. Free from perfume and emulsifiers this product absorbs well with a non-greasy texture, perfect for all the family.

  1. Dr Bronner 18-in-1 Hemp Green Tea Pure-Castile Soap 59ml

Completely biodegradable and vegetable based, these old-world quality liquid soaps are the best multi-functioning cleansers we know. Perfect for a road trip, or camping holiday, strangely enough, they can be used as a body wash, general cleaner, shampoo, laundry wash and even an alternative to toothpaste. With its super gentle blend that is free from basically everything, it’s suitable for all the family and definitely helps reduce the packing load.

  1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir

The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a cult product. Formulated with extracts of grape, and refreshing mint, it instantly perks you up, whether you are flying, or just feeling a little overwhelmed during a sightseeing trip. We are unsure whether it really has any out of this world skin benefits, but it works wonders when nausea hits, and the potent essential oils may even deter those pesky mosquito’s.

Get to know SPF

blog-postUsing your sun screen correctly and effectively is really important, after all, our skin in our largest organ, so we need to take care of it.

Top tips & facts

  • Make sure you choose a sunscreen labelled broad-spectrum to help protect against both UVA & UVB rays.
  • Re-apply every 2 hours, after swimming, sweating and towel drying to make sure you are protected.
  • An SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product blocks about 98% of rays.
  • Sunscreens degrade in hot temperatures. If left in a sunny window in your bathroom, or in a glove box in the car this might cause your sunscreen to loose its effectiveness well before the expiration date. If there is no expiry date on the product, throw away after one year.

The difference between UVA & UVB

  • UVA (Aging rays) penetrate the skin deeper than UVB rays, and play a major part in the aging of skin. By damaging the skin cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, UVA rays contribute to and may even initiate the development of skin cancers. 
  • UVB (Burning rays) are the main cause of sunburn and tend to cause damage to the skin’s more superficial epidermal layers. UVB rays play a key role in the development of skin cancer.

My top two SPF’s

Free from nasties, smells amazing and with all the protection you need. What more can you ask for?!
Keeps your face protected without that shiny, sticky residue. Perfect.

We Love… August

Essie Bridal Nails

Essie Bridal Collection polishes

Sugar-candy and milkshake shades add just the right romantic touch whether you’re the bride or a super-chic guest. Try delicate milky hues with a bright outfit or bolder sugared almond tones with a paler look.

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Beauty Editor favourite

I would scoop up the whole range of Phyto travel kits if I could – these rainbow bags are not only super pretty but packed with delicious formulas that leave your hair glossed and good to go. If I had to pick? The Damaged Hair Kit – it contains a mini of Huile Supreme, one of my all-time favourite hair oils, and has everything to combat dryness and frizz.

 

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Buyer picks

Anna

Anne Semonin’s new Intensive Complex Duo’s are a must this month. I can’t wait to get the Balancing Complex for myself. I also want to get my hands on the new Wild Rose Overnight Sleeping Facial from Korres when it lands later this month.

 

Charlotte

I’m so excited for Bath and Unwind’s newest brand launch – Nourish! I’m especially thrilled to be able to share their Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer – an absolute makeup bag must-have for me at the moment!

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Heat-wave life savers

We couldn’t be enjoying the sunshine snap more, but for skin that’s feeling a little parched you can’t do better than Elemis’s Soothing Apricot Toner. Its alcohol-free formula means it can be spritzed liberally, helping cool you down and giving your complexion a little radiance boost at the same time. For an all-over body cooler, Decleor’s Arome Tonic  smells like heaven and is perfect misted gently over tired and sticky limbs.

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The eyes have it

Recent reports suggest that too many of us are putting style over substance when it comes to our sunglasses. Choosing fashion-forward frames that leave skin exposed at the side of your eyes can be a contributing factor in increased wrinkles. Want to get sensible about your shades? Look for wraparound-style sunnies that have the following:

  • the CE Mark and British Standard (BS EN 1836:2005)
  • a UV 400 label
  • a statement that the sunglasses offer 100% UV protection

As a little extra boost, we’re loving Gatineau’s Advanced Rejuvenating Eye Concentrate, from their bestselling Melatogenine range, which offers three forms of protection and rejuvenation for smoother, younger-looking eyes.

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The super-food inspired hand cream

If you can’t get enough of kale, then you’ll love this new anti-ageing hand cream from Brit brand, Nourish. Combining everyone’s favourite leafy green veg with super-hydrating argan oil, it’s perfect for hands that need a hit of health.

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The Limited Edition kits from This Works

Following the huge success of their In Transit range (Victoria Beckham tweeted her love for their fab primer) This Works have decided to spoil us with two brilliant Limited Edition bags bursting with a capsule collection of their travel must-haves.

The hottest summer fragrances

Two summery scents we can’t get enough of right now are Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Caribbean Island Wild Flowers which combines tropical blooms with a hint of shea butter and salt, and Miller Harris’s relaunched Le Pamplemousse with its sharp grapefruit notes.

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The new discovery

Annick (our social media and design guru)

With my new exercise regime underway (yes, I’ve finally joined a gym) I really wanted something to help tone and firm skin but also be quite natural and gentle. After meeting our new brand Weleda, I added this beautiful Birch Cellulite Oil to my wish list. It’s packed with essential oils and plant extracts to help target the signs of orange peel. Plus, the heavenly scent makes it feel like a little luxury as well.

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Try Laqa & Co.’s chubby lip pencil in plumping pink Wolfman or indulge with Rituals’ glorious Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil. Fancy a delightful dose of brightness for your skin? Use your points on Nourish’s Radiance Mini Kit and you won’t be disappointed.