The Easter beauty parade

Jo Malone Sugar & Spice campaign. Picture: PA Photo/Handout.

Jo Malone Sugar & Spice campaign. Picture: PA Photo/Handout.

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Easter is undoubtedly one of the prettiest times of the year. Fresh from a bleak winter, it’s all bunnies, chicks and daffodils.

But you don’t have to go overboard on chocolate to indulge. The beauty shelves are packed with seasonal-inspired treats that last a lot longer than a Cadbury’s Creme Egg. Who needs Easter egg boxes when beauty is this tempting?

Feathered friend

Nail aficionados are in a flap over Nails Inc’s Feathers Collection. The bright textured nail polish is designed to look like tiny feather-like particles, blended in a range of pastel shades. In peach and white, York most resembles an Easter chick, £11 each (www.nailsinc.com).

Chocs away

Trust tongue-in-cheek Anatomicals to come up with a cracking beauty alternative to an Easter egg. Open the ‘Quick, Scramble For It’ limited edition egg to reveal a Cocoa Infused Shower Gel, £5 (www.asos.com).

Bunny bonus

You’d be hopping mad to miss Paul Smith’s limited edition Easter bunny. The floppy-eared designer cutie comes free with the purchase of any 50ml Paul Smith fragrance, from £27.50 (department stores nationwide).

Daffodil days

Undoubtedly the scent of Easter (besides chocolate), if daffodils aren’t growing in your flower beds yet - cheat! Diptyque’s Jonquille candle evokes the freshness of a daffodil bunch picked straight from the garden, £40 (www.diptyqueparis.co.uk).

Impeccable speckle

Get a speckled mini egg-inspired mani - minus the calories. Illamasqua’s Imperfection Collection nail polish comes in five mouthwatering shades, £14.50 each (www.illamasqua.com).

Kitsch cuisine

Jo Malone has got the ‘all things nice’ element of Easter covered with the Sugar and Spice fragrance collection. The limited edition range includes Lemon Tart, Redcurrant & Cream, Elderflower & Gooseberry, Ginger Biscuit and Bitter Orange & Chocolate, £38 (www.jomalone.co.uk).

Cracking find

Chocolate eggs melt in the bath. Fact. Lush has solved the problem with its fragrant Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb where you can wallow in candy waters without upsetting the dentist, £2.95 (www.lush.co.uk).

Sweet skin

Add a tempting new product to your routine if you’ve overdosed on your current moisturiser. Like a luxury dessert for the skin, Sanctuary Spa’s Creme Souffle smells good enough to eat, £10.25 (www.sanctuary.com).