Keep calm and self-isolate on. From pampering face masks and healthy chocolate to artistic yoga mats and rosé-infused gin, try Editor Sophie Ritchie’s 11 best ways to treat yourself at home this week.
1 Eat this: Ombar’s healthy chocolate fix
Harbouring a sweet tooth? Ideal for healthy food devotees and chocolate fans alike, Ombar is no ordinary chocolate – it’s organic, fair trade, made with raw cacao and entirely vegan.
Ideal for a mood-boosting snack, choose any 8 of Ombar’s 35g angelic chocolate bars and get 20% off, plus free UK shipping. The perfect bundle to keep you powered, flavours include 100% Cacao, Lemon & Green Tea, Coco Mylk plus plenty more.
Visit ombar.co.uk to purchase.
2 Face this: a 111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment mask
Spas might be off the menu for the time being, but there’s plenty of home pampering to be tried. Originally created as limited-edition item, this rose gold mask has grown into a global cult product. Containing 24k Gold and Damask Rose, it works both to illuminate and calm the skin – and it’s a staple for supermodels, celebrities and influencers alike.
£20, visit 111skin.co.uk to purchase.
3 Run this: a bath with This Works’ Deep Sleep Bath Soak
Struggling to get decent shuteye at the moment? These sleep-inducing bath salts soak away anxiety and prepare mind and body for sleep, leaving skin lightly fragranced with This Works’ award-winning signature Deep Sleep Fragrance of Lavender, Vetivert and Chamomile.
£22, visit johnlewis.com to purchase.
4 Pour this: a glass of Mirabeau Rosé Gin
Mirabeau, the innovative, award-winning rosé brand has recently launched Mirabeau Rosé Gin. Having been awarded Gold at the 2020 World Gin Awards, this is a sophisticated dry gin inspired by the abundance of botanicals growing wild on their wine estate near Saint Tropez. Think beautifully sophisticated, small batch, rosé-infused gin – the ideal spring tipple whether it’s sipped indoors or out.
£35, visit waitrose.com to purchase.
5 Download this: Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia album
Make it musical. Dua Lipa is heading for Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with her second studio album, Future Nostalgia. Currently outperforming Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2) by almost 2:1, think pop synth beats and catchy hooks – an easy listen for home office working.
Visit dualipa.com to purchase.
6 Stretch with this: a creative DIYogi mat
Add an artistic edge to your next yoga routine. DIYogi is a London-based brand that’s created world’s first premium creative yoga mats – make your mat truly unique by personalising using markers.
The clever mats come with drawing stencils so that anyone can ‘tattoo’ them without the need to be skilled artists – the colours never rub off and it’s ideal for a spot of mindfulness during these stressful days. Plus, the mats are eco-friendly, vegan, recyclable and plastic-free.
5% of sales go towards fighting Covid-19. £77, visit diyogi.com to purchase.
7 Try this: Skin Gym’s Jade Facial Roller
Crafted from jade, this chic facial roller from Skin Gym is designed as a natural alternative to needles and treatments. Cooling, tightening and de-puffing your skin in seconds, this innovative little tool contours and creates more definition with regular use.
It also helps you to get the most out of your moisturisers and masks by gently rolling over the top to increase absorption. Top tip: start on the chin and work from the centre outward and upward.
£38.50, visit selfridges.com to purchase.
8 Bake this: Peggy Porschen’s Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake
Now is not the time for calorie counting. Certain cakes are addictive – this is one of them. Rich and smooth, tasting its best when served at room temperature, the ganache glaze has a melt-in-the-mouth texture that’ll have you coming back for a second slice.
Visit The Wordrobe’s baking section for the recipe.
9 Nail this: London Grace Nail Bar’s Belgravia in Bloom lacquers
Award-winning London Grace’s nail lacquers are ideal for a DIY beauty session. Cruelty-free and made with a no-nasties formula, treat your talons to the Belgravia in Bloom trio for healthy, happy nails at home.
Polish yourself pretty with London Grace colours Primrose, Blossom and Lily – inspired by Belgravia’s annual floral display, in celebration of the Chelsea Flower Show.
£28, visit londongrace.co.uk to purchase.
10 Sip this: The Proofing Room’s home-delivered cocktails
No bar, no big deal. The Proofing Room, the new basement cocktail bar from the team behind Soho’s acclaimed The Vault, has launched an imaginative menu of cocktails for same-day delivery (orders before 5pm) within two miles of their Spitalfields site, or within 48 hours across the UK.
Alongside the bar’s signature bottled cocktail Le Golden Highball, customers can order up three of the teams most popular drinks – Nikka Highball, Vodka + Cream Soda and Figuette – and new creation Tequila + Habanero Fizz, exclusively bottled for the first time.
Minimum spend £30. Visit theproofingroom.co.uk to order.
11 Relax with this: The Blue Lagoon skin care line
The Blue Lagoon is known the world over for its geothermal seawater, enriched with algae, silica, and minerals. The waters have long been recognised for their healing effects on the skin and thanks to pioneering research, a Blue Lagoon skin care line has been developed to create a spectrum of products that cleanse, boost, nourish, and heal.
Today, the products range from bestsellers such as the Algae Mask and the Silica Mask, as well as the Lava scrub.
Guests (in less unusual circumstances) staying at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon’s suites can try the amenities for an exceptional wellness experience. These are also available to buy online, meaning guests can recreate the ultimate relaxing and soothing spa experience at home too.
Visit shop-eu.bluelagoon.com to purchase.