In the UK alone, one in six people say they’ve experienced mental health issues such as anxiety or depression in any given week. Each year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. Worries about our careers, money and relationships mean that many of us put a lot of pressure on ourselves which can mean looking after our mental wellbeing gets put at the bottom of the list.
But it’s vital for us all to take care of our mental health by putting aside the time to check in, reboot and refresh. For this Mental Health Awareness Week, Feelunique has teamed up with the mental health charity Mind to encourage everyone to keep track of their mental health, take some time out to relax and focus on your own wellbeing.
Give yourself a break
One great way to check in with your mental health is to take some time each week, whether it’s an evening or even just an hour, to pamper yourself. As wellbeing expert Peggie Temple from Instash tells us:
“People underestimate the power of a night in. Taking time to pamper yourself is a great way of enhancing self-love. We often spend so much time pleasing others and completing time-sensitive tasks that we can’t even remember the last time we took time for ourselves. Designate one day a week where you will practise some self-care.”
To help you get started on your journey to relaxation and learning to love the skin you’re in, we’ve put together a list of our favourite goodies from Feelunique. Treat yourself for less with Savoo’s exclusive Feelunique voucher code, offering an amazing 15% off all orders over £40 (check full T&Cs here.)
Every time you use this code, we’ll be donating an extra 3% commission to Mind, as well as double donations to all our top mental health charities for Mental Health Awareness Week. That means the more you use our voucher codes to save, the more you’re helping to promote mental health awareness, all without spending an extra penny.
Plus, Feelunique is offering a fabulous Hello Sunshine gift box for one lucky winner, worth £81.78, to get you ready for your big night in! Find out how you can win at the end of the post.
So take some time for yourself and celebrate what you love about you by indulging in a pampering night in, all while helping mental health charities across the UK. Here are just a few products we recommend you give a go while you take a much-deserved break:
Enjoy a soak to start fresh
Let your stresses float away with a nice relaxing soak. Literally wash the day off you and get yourself feeling fresh and regenerated with some of these fab Feelunique goodies.
Sink into paradise at home
First things first – get your bath ready with something a little different, like the Dr Botanicals wild orchid bath bomb. Add a little romance with the beautiful petals and fill your bathroom with the gorgeous wild orchid scent. This product is 100% vegan, and is designed to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, all while helping you relax and give your mood a boost. This bath bomb currently has a fantastic 20% off, meaning you can nab it for just £11.60 and treat yourself to something special.
Destress the mermaid way
Or, for all you mermaids out there, why not enjoy some BOD mermaid bath salts for just £11.99? These special salts take just 20 minutes to turn your bath into a shimmering pink paradise. Sink into a hot bath and enjoy the body-boosting formula and start feeling your best.
Relax with lovely lavender
If you’re more of a shower girl, give the Argan+ white lavender calm and comfort body wash a try for just £4.95. This hidden gem has great reviews from top beauty bloggers, and is a cheap, easy way to add a touch of luxury to your shower. Packed with decadent, nourishing oils with a delightful white lavender scent and soothing aloe vera, this sensational body wash will leave you feeling calm and pampered.
Alternatively, try the organic PLANT GET HAPPY body wash. This body wash does what it says on the label – boosts your mood and leaves you feeling uplifted and invigorated! It’s enriched with organic geranium and peppermint essential oils, as well as eucalyptus for gentle pain relief and bergamot oils to help relieve stress and anxiety.
Knackered? Not for long
Finally, ease away those aches and pains with the Knackered Cow relaxing bath and body oil for £23 from Cowshed. Made up of a blend of sweet almond, calendula, lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, this bath and body oil is just what the doctor ordered for tired limbs after a long day of work. Clear your mind and enjoy a spa-like pampering in your own home with these fab affordable bath products.
Top money saving tip:
Fancy 10% off your favourite brand, 20% off on your birthday and money off vouchers? Join Feelunique’s Platinum Club for free to start reaping the rewards. Not only will you get money off every order, but you’ll get fab personalised recommendations based on your preferences as well as exclusive sale previews and plenty of other great bonuses. Sign up and start saving on all your favourite beauty must-haves.
Treat your hair with care
As you’re in the bath or shower, treat your hair to something special to get your tresses feeling silky, soft and healthy.
Noughty to the rescue!
Gently repair overtreated or damaged hair at home with the £8.99 Noughty to the rescue intense moisture treatment. This completely natural treatment contains argan oil and almond scents to leave your hair smelling gorgeous. Whether you’re struggling with frizzy hair or want to repair your locks after using the hair straighteners one too many times, this budget-friendly treatment will have your hair looking healthy and moisturised in no time.
Shea Moisture’s perfect for every hair type
Or why not try Shea Moisture’s top selling 10-in-1 renewal hair masque. For just £12.99, you can try this antioxidant-rich shampoo to give your hair a new breath of life. It promises sulfate-free cleansing to help with hydration, nourishment, rejuvenation, anti-stress, anti-ageing, improved manageability and more for a wonderfully soft, vibrant results. No matter what kind of hair you have, from wild curls to thinner curls, your hair will feel totally refreshed after just one use.
Try a little luxury with every wash
Add some extra care to your regular hair wash with the Korres Almond and Linseed Conditioner for just £10. Use with any cheap shampoo to add a nourishing final touch to your haircare routine. This highly rated conditioner helps moisturise dry and damaged hair, as well as protecting it against future breakage and pesky split ends.
Get photo ready in a flash
For a quick fix, try Electric’s °C-1 English Rose Serum. This lightweight, invisible oil adds definition and texture to your hair. With just a quick spritz, you’re photo-ready and fabulous. Non-oily, quick drying and made up of 17% rose extract, this serum not only gets your hair looking like its been professionally styled, but also helps to repair damaged hair, reduce split ends and protect it from UVB rays. At £17.50, this little lifesaver is sure to become an absolute hair essential.
Calm your mane and your mind
For a full refresh, splash out on the Paul Mitchell Calm and Quench Kit. This limited edition set may cost a little more at £32, but it’s still great value when you look at the goodies it’s packed with. You’ll get some Paul Mitchell lavender mint leave-in spray, as well as six sachets of conditioning mineral hair mask. Moisturise your hair for a natural, healthy shine and strengthen your locks for long-lasting nourishment.
Top money saving tip:
There’s always so much to try at Feelunique. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get fab freebies. Give five free products a go every month with the pick ‘n’ mix offer. From face masks to moisturisers, you can choose any free sample you like – all you have to do is pay £3.95 for delivery.
Alternatively, with all orders over £40 you’ll get to choose two free samples, meaning you get even more treats for your money. Pack your beauty bag with even more free goodies – you might even find a new favourite product.
Detox and glow with top face masks
Bring the spa to you with a luxurious, pampering face mask. Feel like your most radiant self with these fun, simple and affordable face masks.
Try Korean beauty secrets on a budget
Why not treat yourself with an Oh K! face mask, the Korean beauty brand has taken the beauty world by storm. Indulge in luxury at home for just £5 with the gold foil sheet mask. This affordable mask features real gold extracts to help brighten your complexion, along with apple, cherry and chamomile extracts for a soothing, hydrating finish.
Or, for just £1 more, try the Oh K! Pearl hydrogel face mask. With pearl powder, seaweed and red algae extracts, this mask uses the natural power of the sea to leave your skin feeling and looking bright and radiant.
Detox and refresh
For a full detox, try the L’Oreal Paris essential detox skincare kit. Right now this fab kit has 17% off, selling at just £14.99 rather than the usual £17.98, so you can bag a bargain on this top brand. First, exfoliate with the nourishing sugar scrub, then detox with the pure clay charcoal face mask for clear, soft and detoxed skin.
Glow your brightest
Or for a cheaper option, try the Evolve Beauty radiant glow mask for just £12. This totally organic mask features raw cacao powder, claw and organic vanilla oil for a revitalising and exfoliating mask which will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturised.
Try a bunch
Not sure which mask is right for you? Why not get a bundle of Montagne Jeunesse goodies for just £10. In this 7th heaven basket, you’ll get 10 great different masks to try, all jam-packed with natural ingredients to help you relax and refresh your skin.
Top money saving tip:
Face masks are perfect for a fun, girly night in with a friend. Relax and rewind with a friend for less with Feelunique’s refer a friend discount. Not only will your buddy get 15% off their first order, but you’ll get 15% off your order too. Split the basket of goodies and have a proper catch up while giving your skin a much-needed refresh.
Leave your whole body feeling pampered
Your whole body deserves a little extra care. After all, looking after your body is one of the first steps to looking after your mind, so treat it like the temple it is.
Recharge and energise
Pamper yourself and keep your body feeling great with our top picks, like the Lumene nutri-recharging salt body scrub at 20% off. For just £19.90 you can recreate a traditional Finnish sauna ritual with this fab peat-in-salt body scrub to nurture and revitalise your skin. All you have to do is massage it gently onto damp skin a couple of times a week for a soft, fresh glow.
Go makeup free
Another essential for your self-care routine is the Lancôme Bi-Facil cleanser. Wipe away your makeup for clear skin so you can start fresh tomorrow. Clear waterproof mascara and even the most stubborn eyeliner with this £23 cleanser – perfect for every skin type for gentle, non-oily cleanser.
Gently soothe and heal
There are some things makeup remover can’t wash away, like scars and stretch marks. You can also soothe your scars and keep your skin feeling youthful and healthy with some £6.65 Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. Our bodies all have a story, and scars are a part of that so there’s no need to hide them, but this gentle skin therapy oil can help to moisturise your skin and delicately heal damaged skin with cocoa butter, argan oil and vitamin E.
Indulge the Arizona way
Or why not whisk yourself away to Arizona with the Proenza Schouler Arizona Body Milk? Revitalise your skin and lose yourself in the gorgeous, floral fragrance of jasmine, white cactus flowers, and orange flowers so you’ll feel like you’re basking in the desert sun. Plus, at 45% off, you can give it a try for just £22.
Feel totally zen
Reach ultimate zen relaxation with the Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream. After a long, stressful day, unwind with Lancôme’s soothing, anti-stress moisturiser, designed to soothe and nourish your skin to take away those stress lines. Feel refreshed, reinvigorated and at home in your skin with any of these great products.
Top money saving tip:
As well as our exclusive voucher code for 15% off orders over £40, you can save on your order in plenty of ways. If it’s your first time shopping at Feelunique, why not sign up for the online newsletter to save 10% on your first order, meaning you’ll get all these goodies for even less. However, please note that you can’t use this offer as well as our exclusive code, so see which one works best for you!
For a good nights sleep
And of course, the finale of your self-care night in is getting a good night’s sleep. As Mind tells us, there’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health – one is linked to the other. Sleep is essential to allow your body and mind to recharge and recover from the day. Without a good night’s sleep, our mind can’t prepare for the day ahead and our mental health is likely to suffer as a result.
Find the space and time to unwind
Thankfully, Feelunique has plenty of affordable goodies to help you drift into dreamland. Why not try this Spacemasks eye mask for just £3.50? It’s self-heating to help relieve eye strain and tiredness, the warmth helping you relax and block out the world to get some rest.
Make your pillow your happy place
For a guaranteed night of sound sleep, try a spritz of the Sanctuary Spa Dream Easy Pillow Mist for just £8. Its soothing scents are designed to relax both your body and mind to help you drift into a peaceful sleep.
Evolve your sleep ritual
If you need a little more help, Tisserand have a three-step ritual for a better night’s sleep, combining wonderful soothing scents of jasmine, sandalwood and lavender. Use the massage oil to relax your body, pillow mist to make your bed a comfortable sanctuary, and the pulse point roller for instant relaxation, all for just £12.45. Or, for a little more at £25, try “this works'” pillow talk and stress less duo to help you slow down and rewind.
Relax from your head to your toes
Plus, you can look after your skin as you sleep with Neom’s perfect night’s sleep body oil. Designed with scents like lavender, sweet basil and jasmine, this body oil has been made to help relax your body and mind to prepare you for deep sleep while nourishing your skin. Wake up feeling totally refreshed, energised and ready to take on the day.
Top money saving tip:
Want to try before you buy? No problem. Check out the ‘Try Me’ section to find fab travel size versions of the products you want to try. When you buy the full-size version, you’ll also be sent one of these complimentary samples. Give the sample a go, and if it’s not for you it’s easy to send back the full-sized product for free. Buy with confidence and find the right fit for you.
Raise money for Mind and WIN the Feelunique Hello Sunshine beauty box
During Mental Health Awareness Week, every time you use our exclusive Feelunique voucher code, we’ll be giving an extra 3% donation to Mind. These donations help Mind support those affected by poor mental health and raise vital awareness to help everyone look after their mental health. Plus, over the week, we’ll be giving double donations to Mind and all of our other top mental health charities.
Find out more about how it works and start donating to this important cause without spending an extra penny. Invest in your mental health with Feelunique’s fantastic range of beauty and health products and start making time for you.
From 14th May to 19th May 2019, we’re also giving you the chance to win Feelunique’s amazing Hello Sunshine beauty box, worth a whopping £81.78. This box has been specially curated with Mind and is jam-packed with treats to help you take some time for yourself and feel energised – just in time for summer!
This outstanding prize includes Feelunique goodies likes like three Hello Jo Power Hair Masks, Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream, Lumene Glow Refresh Hydrating Mist, It’s Skin fresh avocado face mask and much more. You’ll also find a fab flip book to help you get active and boost your mood.
Sound good to you? Well, for the chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us your favourite self-care treat. Are you a fan of a stay-at-home facial, or maybe a long bath with a good book? We’d love to know. This competition closes on 19th May at 23:59, so get your entry in now!
This post was written and created by Savoo in return for the Feelunique Hello Sunshine beauty box.
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