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Five Beauty Resolutions To Make In 2020

New Year’s resolutions are fun to make, but often difficult to keep. Luckily, in the beauty world there are a few simple tweaks and adjustments you can make to your regime that will benefit your skin and makeup routine. The skincare specialists at ZO Skin Health UK, have narrowed it down to five easy beauty resolutions to make in 2020 to ensure you are maintaining your skin’s health whilst looking your best.

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5 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think

Here, for our North American readers we have selected the best places to consider when planning the trip of a lifetime- and you don’t even have to leave North America or break the bank.

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The LUXlife 2020 New Year’s Gift Guide

2020 has begun and it’s now time to get the new year and even the new decade off to a good start. January is all about setting yourself new goals and being positive with looking forward to the new year ahead. So to help you out with your new year’s resolutions- whether it’s to get fit following the indulgence of Christmas or you need motivation to start work again- we have compiled a gift guide which will enable you to start 2020 off in the best way.

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How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury in Your Life

Luxury is completely subjective. While some may believe luxury means higher-priced items, for a lot of people it simply means comfort and elegance, whatever that might mean personally to you.

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“All I Want For Christmas” Is A Luxury Stocking Filler: Why Less Is More This Season

As shops are filled to the brim with an abundance of gifts this season and the recent cyber weekend sales have fed the fast-purchase frenzy of consumers, a leading packaging entrepreneur says brands need to drive a more minimalist mindset for customers. And, he says that a luxury stocking filler may be the right way to do it.

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Designer for the Kardashians Launches Luxury Skincare Brand

Designer, Ollia Tzarina has launched a luxury, chemical free skin care brand. The designer who has sold her fur coats to stars including Kylie Jenner and Beyonce, speaks to Lux Life about why she’s now decided to enter the beauty industry.

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5 Ways You Should Gift Yourself A Little Luxury

Whilst gifting our loved ones is a wonderfully fulfilling thing to do, it’s important that we don’t forget to treat ourselves. Setting yourself goals with a treat at the end is the perfect way for totally guilt-free self-gifting. Here are 5 ways in which you could gift yourself a little luxury, because, well, you deserve it.

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7 Sustainable Gift-Wrapping Ideas

This year, the most popular trend is also the most ecofriendly as no one likes non-recyclable gift wrap. To cut down on the sheer amount of paper, which is being used, a holder of the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, high-end independent corporate gifting specialists, Veritas Gifts have complied their 7 most sustainable gift-wrapping ideas so you can make your presents ecofriendly this year.

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The Ultimate Experience Gift Guide

Life’s about making memories, so treat your loved ones to something different this Christmas with an experience gift. Here’s a selection of luxurious experiences you won’t forget, from a celebrity hair styling experience to a VIP Rugby day at Twickenham.

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Sustainable luxury wedding trend tips to throw the perfect eco-friendly celebration

Eco-friendly weddings are becoming more and more popular, but going down the sustainable route doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and luxury. Here, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, Founder of luxury wedding company, La Fête shares her tips on throwing the perfect eco-friendly celebration!

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7 luxury hen do destinations inspired by celebrities

It is not uncommon to look to celebrities when planning a hen do, as they are notorious for having the best and most lavish hen parties of all time. With this in mind, the experts at Nude Life have compiled a list of 7 celebrity hen do destinations so you can travel and treat the Bride to an A-listers hen-do.

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Cookson Adventures redefines wellness and invites guests to ‘Breathe’

Cookson Adventures has launched a dedicated wellness adventure programme. Inviting guests to engage their body and mind in some of the most isolated and idyllic locations on Earth, away from civilisation and crowded spa resorts.

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Leaders in Luxury 2019

The 2019 Leaders in Luxury programme, now in its second year, has been designed to recognise the companies and individuals who are excelling within the ever-growing industry of luxury products and services – those who are illustrating the specialised expertise and innovative approach that keeps Blacklane at the forefront of its field.

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Sublime and Soothing – Kiwi Spa Secures Success

Reenergising the soul is just as important as taking of one’s body. Feeling relaxed, destressed, and completely at ease is vital to ensure that everyone is getting the care they deserve. In the outstandingly beautiful country of New Zealand, Mantra Beauty and Body Spa offers a matchless selection of treatments, establishing it as one of the nation’s most outstanding spa and wellness experiences.

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Authentic Italian Style

When it comes to finding a place to truly take advantage of some rest and recreation, there’s no better place than the Italian Castel Monastero. Set against a backdrop of woods and vineyards, we thought we’d take a closer look to see what it really offers.

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How to prep your skin for flawless makeup

Prepping your skin correctly can make a world of a difference when it comes to applying your makeup. We spoke to skincare specialist and lead product developer at Colorescience UK, Patricia Boland, who provides 7 steps on how to prep your skin for flawless makeup every time.

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Scotland’s Balbirnie House named World’s Best Destination Wedding Hotel in international ceremony held in Malaysia

Presented to an international audience, the Fife hotel beat luxury competitors from all over the globe to achieve the award.

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Visit a Zambian Legacy That Gives Back to The Local Community

As the eyes of the world turned to Southern Africa following the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the staff at Tongabezi in Zambia are continuing a legacy that does not necessarily attract the attention of celebrities but is treasured by those who work and visit this unique destination.

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The LUXLife Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The festive season is just around the corner, and what better time than now to start Christmas shopping. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled the ultimate Christmas gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you’re looking for the latest technology, a yuletide beverage to share with friends or gifts for the children, our guide has it all.

+ Holiday like the royals

How to holiday like the Royals for a fraction of the price

Stunning sea views, lavish interiors and a small army of chefs, masseuses and yoga instructors on standby – these luxuries are absolute essentials when Royals like Harry and Meghan head off on holiday. With price tags hitting £100k per week for these beach paradises, how can we ordinary folk enjoy a taste of the gilded lifestyle for less on our getaways?

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Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield Launches ‘Afternoon Tea and Sail’ Package

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere amongst the Cumbrian Hills, has launched an ‘Afternoon Tea & Sail’ package. Guests can relax in the Laura Ashley designed Lounge Bar, Drawing Room or Library at The Belsfield and indulge in afternoon tea before walking directly through the hotel’s landscaped gardens to Bowness Bay to enjoy a lake cruise.

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The UK’s first purpose-built detox and wellness retreat has launched this autumn

Glass House Retreat is the UK’s first purpose-built spa, detox and weight loss retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside, less than an hour from Central London.

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LUXlife 2019 Halloween Gift Guide

Halloween has come around once again, and so it’s time to buy in the pumpkins and sweet treats to mark the occasion. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled a Halloween gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you need some gory themed tipples, last minute fancy dress ideas or something as specific as a personalised Halloween themed gift bag, our guide has it all.

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Ted’s Grooming Room launches first ever VIP barbering experience in an exclusive Mayfair Location

Hidden in the exclusive lower ground floor beneath Ted’s Grooming Room in Mayfair; the VIP Seat is reserved for London’s most discerning gentlemen who wish to have a top-shelf whiskey in hand while their expert barber exceeds their grooming expectations.

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Retrace your literary heroes with Citadines

The London Literature Festival is returning to the Southbank Centre London this month for its 13th year. The festival brings together global literary greats, artists and emerging talents for 11 days of exclusive appearances, readings, performances, poetry, talks, debates, displays and book launches. To celebrate, Citadines, a collection of apart’hotels in London, has shared their top locations for literary fans to visit and retrace the steps of their heroes.

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Ascott announces record expansion at the official opening of La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris

Following its recent record expansion, The Ascott Limited has grown to 112,000 units and has expanded its presence globally and in the UK through new franchise agreements.

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Quirky cards that are ideal for quirky festivities

From your pet’s milestone achievements, to your friend’s end-of-boxset triumphs, we think that there should be a card for every occasion, no matter how unusual.

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How to Organise a Sophisticated Date Night for Your Significant Other

Whether you’ve been in a relationship for two months or two decades, you should never forget one very important point: you’re lucky to be with the person you love. It can be easy for those in a relationship to feel underappreciated if their significant other never does anything to show them how special they are. If you’re in need of some inspiration for a special date night, here are some ideas to help you.

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Common sleep myths debunked by experts

There are many sleep myths which circulate the internet which lead many people to having false knowledge of their sleep habits. From what happens to your body during sleep and how alcohol and looking at screens late at night affects you, the experts at Naturalmat have complied a list of the most common sleeping myths and the truth you really should know.

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Man’s best friend: how we can now do more with our pets

Here, with Cliverton, who provide dog grooming insurance, we take you through some of the best things you can do with your pup — that isn’t taking them to the local park.

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Mother of the Bride -The Perfect Plan

The day a daughter gets engaged is surely one of the most exciting and proud moments of a mother’s life. As the mother of the bride, you’ll no doubt be thrilled at the idea of getting everything in motion to prepare the perfect day for your daughter. Preparation is key, so take a look at our mother of the bride tips below to get started.

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Wedding pubs are becoming an increasingly popular option for couples- so how are they catering for the industry?

A wedding in a pub might not adhere to traditions of the past, but it is certainly becoming a more popular option among couples selecting a venue for reception for their big day. Pub weddings are on the rise, and by making a free house the setting of your wedding, you can achieve that much-coveted rustic, intimate feel when you tie the knot and celebrate with the finest ale in high spirits.

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Is this the most luxurious waterfall experience in the world?

Sitting on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Alison Brinkworth explores why a visit to these cascades is such an unforgettable holiday.

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Hotel Aurelio Set to Host its First Ever Mountain Yoga Retreat in the Austrian Alps, 4th – 8th September

This summer, five-star Hotel Aurelio see’s the first Summer opening of its three new showstopping chalets and host its first ever Mountain Yoga Retreat, 4th – 8th September 2019. Set in the most prestigious pocket of the Austrian Alps, Hotel Aurelio is a world-class, mountain side hotel on Lech’s skyline, offering an abundance of luxury and world-class amenities from unrivalled interiors, 24/7 butler service,… Read More

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Petosan : Dental Care for Your Furry Friend

Petosan is a family business with over 200 years’ accumulated experience in the dental field which offers quirky pet dental care products. As part of our showcase of some of our 2019 Leaders in Luxury we profile the firm and share an insight into the unique solutions it provides for besotted owners and their pampered pets. Established in May 2002, Petosan came about as… Read More

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KEEP COOL WITH MARIAGE FRÈRES’ ICED TEA COLLECTION

Iced tea is the perfect drink for summer – cool, refreshing, no-calorie (unless you add sugar) and full of flavour. For the world’s most luxurious iced tea collection head to French tea emporium, Mariage Frères on Covent Garden’s King Street. The breath-taking range features over 18 blends to enjoy at home or pick up the ‘flavour of the day’ at the store’s iced tea… Read More