I love all the patriotism that I’ve been noticing in the last few months, with retro-inspired and Brit-centric products and ideas springing up all over the place. I’ve seen everything from Union Jack lip balms to barbecues, some seriously cool sparkly nail wraps featuring our iconic flag, and of course, some spa treatments and pamper days with an unashamedly British theme too.
Whether you’re looking for a specially-themed, flag-waving spa break or just a bit of pampering, you’ll find something at most UK spas that will indulge your desires for something a bit retro. Around 40 per cent of spas are doing something special for the occasion, and it’s well worth checking out the SpaSeekers site for all the latest Jubilee-themed offers. I’m willing to bet that it will be fabulous fun in some of the London spas over Jubilee weekend, and there’s going to be lots going on all over the UK, with spas like Champneys in Tring putting on four-day extravaganzas and everywhere keen to get in on the celebrations.
If you can’t stretch to a spa day right now, you can make the most of other beauty offers with a royal theme. Check out beauty ranges like Clarins – one of the Queen’s favourite beauty brands - who are celebrating in style with a limited edition double size Hand and Nail Treatment Cream which will keep your regal paws in mint condition for waving at your loyal subjects. Clarins are also donating £1 from every sale in May to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
You can also show your patriotic side with some of the nail art around at the moment – Salon System has launched two limited edition stick on designs in a girly pink or blue and black Union Jack design just for the occasion, and Nazila’s 3D stick on nail art is just gorgeous, featuring crowns, crystals and gems to make any old nail feel a bit princess-y.
Get your flags out and celebrate!