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?
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).