January, why do you have to be so blue? Its cold, its raining and the Christmas tree is well and truly down. There are back to work blues to contend with, extra festive pounds to lose and no one wants to do anything remotely fun.
BUT January does at least give you the perfect excuse to cheer yourself up with some fabulous new buys from our January hot list, ranging from foodie treats to anti-ageing hair and beauty wonder products?
The hot nail trend for 2017
Chrome nails are going to be big news for 2017, but you don’t need an expensive salon mani to get the look. Morgan Tailor’s latest Nail Lacquers will leave you with a flawless metallic shine. Morgan Taylor Chrome Collection, £10.99 each
The detox for your skin
We all know eating our greens is good for our skin… But this cleansing masque is also packed with the good stuff! Spinach, spirulina and green tea make up the base of this super green cleansing masque. £30, Origins.
The endorphin-boosting super meal
Deliveroo have teamed up with Jamie’s Kitchen to create an endorphin-filled dish to beat the January blues! Not only is the delicious pasta dish comfort food to the max, it’s also packed full of mood boosting super foods. Yum!
The secret menu
Marmite lovers rejoice! There’s a secret menu at Bills restaurants nationwide, and you can enjoy a Marmite lovers can enjoy a limited edition Marmite Mary and Marmite Rarebit for just £12. From January 9-31, 27 branches across the nation will be serving this special breakfast to those who present one of our vouchers and whispers the words ‘spread the love’.
The skin-saving super cream
Perfect for repairing your skin after party season, this luxurious cream contains ArganCDV, the first plant-derived stem cell extract scientifically proven to fight wrinkles. A real treat for your skin. Dr. LEVY Switzerland Intense Stem Cell Booster Cream, £290.
The new hair saviour
Move over Argan and coconut oil, Brazilnut oil is apparently Aminozina’s ‘best kept secret’. It smells delicious and works a dream on coloured hair. Brazilnut by Schwarzkopf Professional, from £12.50.
The guilt-free sweet treat
Whole Earth’s Peanut Butter with Sunflower, Pumpkin and Flax Seeds doesn’t just taste delicious, it’s also high in fibre and protein so you’ll be less likely to snack throughout the day. Enjoy with wholemeal crackers or Ryvita for a healthy antidote to the mid afternoon slump! Delicious. Whole Earth’s Peanut Butter with Sunflower, Pumpkin and Flax Seeds, 340g, £2.99.
The must read beauty book
This pretty little book, Natural Beauty With Coconut Oil, from The Body Coach’s coconut oil of choice provider Lucy Bee is just £3 and packed with ways you can use this versatile ingredient in your beauty routine.
How do we put this nicely? Detoxing, as good for you as it is, can be really boring. So we’re totally on board with the idea of having a complete detox just by drinking delicious tea all day. Pukka Herbs Clean Me Green Wellbeing Kit, £19.99.
The gym wear you’ll actually want to leave the house in…
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s latest collaboration with M&S is an active wear range that looks as great as it feels. Rosie for Autograph Active features sleek lines and simple separates, designed specifically for high-intensity work outs. The perfect excuse for putting those New Year’s resolutions into practice! Prices start from £22.50 up to £65.
The rainbow foods that will boost your health
M&S Nourish Bowls look as good as they taste! And they’re brilliant for you too, making healthy food on the go that little bit easier. Nourish bowls from £3.50.
Give yourself a scalp detox…
This sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. Brushing your hair morning and night paying some attention to the scalp will get your circulation going and give your hair a boost. Zoe Irwin from GHD says: “Paddle brushes are essential for a January hair detox. Sweeping your ghd paddle brush (£20) along the scalp lightly can help stimulate hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp. Paddle brushes are also the most gentle forms of brushes. The rounded end ensures you cannot scratch the scalp and the evenly spread out plastic bristles cause less tension with fibre interaction when detangling to ensure the scalp isn’t damaged.”
The personalised skin prescription
We love gorgeous smelling Elemis products and now the brand has gone one step further by providing personalised skincare kits depending on how you want your skin to look and feel. The range includes Resurface, Illuminate, Brighten and Hydrate kits. Elemis Skin Solutions, prices from £33.50 – £69.
The Parisian adventure that will cost you £29!*
The body wash that hydrates your skin
It’s certainly chilly outside and the cold weather can wreck havoc with your skin. Keep yours super hydrated with this creme-oil body wash with an innovative formula that will keep moisture locked into the skin. And it smells DELICIOUS too. Spa Magik Organiks Crème to Oil Coconut Body Wash, 300ml, £12.50.
The boozy treat that’s good for your skin
The latest hot skincare ingredient is one we all know and love… WINE! Read more about how it can help boost your skin here. Optimum PhytoFreeze Face & Neck Cream, £14.99 and PhytoFreeze Eye Cream, £12.99.
The must-see show
London Palladium’s Cinderella, an all-singing, all-dancing, three-hour extravaganza has it all – grand costumes, amazing set design, audience participation and, of course, a smattering of filthy innuendos, which will leave adult audience members howling. Plus, the all-star cast – including Amanda Holden, Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary, Lee Mead and Nigel Havers – more than live up to expectation. Catch it before it’s too late – it’s outrageously good fun! Showing until January 15. Tickets from £19.50. See Cinerellapalladium.com