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What is Blue Monday at lookfantastic?

What is Blue Monday at lookfantastic?
Holly James
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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We can all feel a little down and lacking in motivation during the winter months with the cold weather and post-Christmas slump. However, the third Monday of January is the day we tend to feel most blue; causing it to be recognised annually as ‘Blue Monday’.

Calculated as a mixture of bad weather, debt, and the time that most of us will break our New Year’s resolutions, as well as the reality of work after the Christmas break, we tend to feel overwhelmed around this time of year.

No need to panic, we are sharing some of our top tips and tricks to help you beat the blues this Monday, as well as up to 20% off your favourite beauty picks to make Blue Monday a national holiday you’ll look forward to!

Exercise

Getting moving is a great way to boost endorphins and stay motivated. Don’t worry, you don’t have to drag yourself to that 5am spin class if that’s really not your thing. Try taking the stairs at least once a day or going for a short walk with a friend to get the steps in.

We’ve got the perfect products to help you get moving, including the cult favourite Micellar to remove makeup if you like to work up a sweat, and the perfect body muscle therapy for after your workout.

  • Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin 400ml

    Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin 400ml

    4.62 Stars 45 Reviews
    £5.99
  • this works Perfect Body Muscle Therapy 50ml

    this works Perfect Body Muscle Therapy 50ml

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £18.00

Treat Yourself

Whether it’s glowing, fresh skin that makes you feel your best or a dramatic red lip that gives you confidence, when we look good, we feel good. Put that extra effort into taking care of you and what makes you feel at your best to keep those Monday blues at bay. At 20% off across Lookfantastic, now’s the time to treat yourself!

  • GLAMGLOW Bright Eyes Cream 15ml

    GLAMGLOW Bright Eyes Cream 15ml

    3.67 Stars 9 Reviews
    £25.60
  • MAC Mini Mac Matte Lipstick 1.8g (Various Shades)

    MAC Mini Mac Matte Lipstick 1.8g (Various Shades)

    4.44 Stars 50 Reviews
    £10.00
  • Jo Malone London Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne (Various Sizes)

    Jo Malone London Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne (Various Sizes)

    4.67 Stars 6 Reviews
    £47.00

Relax

It’s important to make time to relax on a regular basis, especially when you’re feeling stressed. Keeping calm and collected makes your mood less likely to dip. We suggest a hot bubble bath with your favourite bath oil, a luxury candle and a hydrating face mask at least once a week – after all, it’s for your health!

  • NEOM Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser 100ml

    NEOM Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser 100ml

    4.81 Stars 73 Reviews
    £95.00
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil (55ml)

    Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil (55ml)

    4.75 Stars 4 Reviews
    £49.00
  • STARSKIN The Gold Mask™ VIP Revitalising Luxury Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Face Mask

    STARSKIN The Gold Mask™ VIP Revitalising Luxury Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Face Mask

    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    £13.00

Sleep Well

Sleep can have a massive effect on mood, and a lack of rest can leave you grouchy and emotional. With a shorter amount of daylight hours this time of year it’s important to make sure that you take time to wind down to make sure that you get a good quality, full nights’ sleep. Try a relaxing bath with some essential oils and turning off your phone an hour before going to bed to calm the mind. If you struggle drifting off, use a sleep spray with Lavender to help you relax, and a sleep mask to block out unwanted light.

  • this works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (75ml)

    this works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (75ml)

    4.54 Stars 192 Reviews
    £19.50
  • Westlab Sleep Bathing Salts 1000g

    Westlab Sleep Bathing Salts 1000g

    5 Stars 10 Reviews
    £5.09
  • Slip Silk Sleep Mask (Various Colours)

    Slip Silk Sleep Mask (Various Colours)

    3.56 Stars 9 Reviews
    from
    £38.50

Spread Positivity

As the saying goes, it’s nice to be nice. Try and do a good deed, or help a friend for a boost of positivity. Or why not treat a loved one to their favourite beauty products to keep them upbeat this Blue Monday!

  • NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm Neutrals

    NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette - Warm Neutrals

    4.54 Stars 24 Reviews
    £12.30
  • Caudalie Beauty Glow Essentials (Worth £44.00)

    Caudalie Beauty Glow Essentials (Worth £44.00)

    4.71 Stars 7 Reviews
    £32.00
Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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