Jess Denham, The Independent

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12 best scented candles to help you relax in lockdown

Relax with these luxury and natural scented candles from John Lewis & Partners, Not On The High Street and Aromatherapy Associates → Read More

7 best gardening subscription boxes: Make the most of windowsills, balconies and outside space

Enjoy a great planting kit delivered straight to your doorstep → Read More

12 best vegan and cruelty-free skincare brands that don’t compromise on ethics

Nourish your skin and add these sustainably sourced products to your beauty regime → Read More

13 best dried flower bouquets and wreaths that add long-lasting style to your home

Enjoy an everlasting bouquet with dried flower arrangements from Etsy, article and The Great British Florist → Read More

10 best vegan nail polishes for a cruelty-free manicure during lockdown

Add a pop of colour to your collection without compromising on ethics → Read More

13 best Mother's Day flowers to brighten her special day

Surprise the special woman in your life with a beautiful floral arrangement on 22 March → Read More

15 best lip balms: Treat dry, chapped pouts with a hard-working salve

Give your smackers some well-needed TLC with a product chosen by the experts → Read More

12 best Valentine's Day flowers anyone would love to receive

From classic red roses to bouquets you can eat here's our pick of the best bunches to surprise your loved one – or your pal → Read More

15 best Christmas gifts for teenagers that they'll actually use

From headphones and cameras to slippers and scrunchies, these presents are totally teen-approved → Read More

9 best Christmas crackers full of gifts you'll actually keep, with no single-use plastic in sight

Treat your guests to gifts they'll love with the best Christmas crackers from Selfridges, Hotel Chocolat, The White Company and more → Read More

10 best academic year diaries for 2019

Get organised for the year ahead with one of these practical and stylish planners. → Read More

10 best no make-up make-up products for a natural summer glow

Look effortlessly put together with the best no make-up make-up products from Fenty Beauty, Glossier and Nars that are lightweight but effective → Read More

12 best gradual tanning lotions for fair skin – the top face and body options from Bondi Sands, Dove and more

Summer is officially here, meaning it’s time to top up our tan. Rather than damage your skin though, opt for one of these gradual tanning lotions instead. → Read More

12 best garden furniture under £50 from Argos, John Lewis and more

Upgrade your outdoor space on a budget with these pieces of tried-and-tested garden furniture. → Read More

Best sustainable swimwear brands: Bikinis and swimsuits that are ethical as well as fashionable

It is estimated that by 2050, there will be a greater volume of plastic than fish in the ocean – invest in ethical swimwear from brands that deliver on sustainable materials and style → Read More

Best artificial flowers: Silk, paper and fabric flora and foliage that is realistic and long-lasting

Fool all your visitors with a realistic bouquet of artificial flowers from Oka, Wyld Home, and Cox & Cox that will brighten up any room → Read More

10 best swimsuits and bikinis under £30, from Next, H&M and more

There’s no need to spend big to look good on the beach this summer. We pick out the best swimwear under £30. → Read More

15 best vegan and cruelty-free skincare products

Shopping for skincare is overwhelming enough as it is with so many products vying for our hard-earned cash, but when you want to ensure that the cleanser you are buying is not just cruelty-free but vegan too, you may end up leaving the store with a headache. The good news is that veganism is no longer a niche lifestyle choice. Brands are reacting to the rapidly rising number → Read More

World Book Day: The world's most beautiful libraries

The UK’s public library service is facing what children’s author Alan Gibbons has called the “greatest crisis in its history”, with nearly 350 libraries closing their doors in the past six years. Some 8,000 jobs have been axed over the same time period with 100 more library closures planned this year, Freedom of Information requests by the BBC confirmed. → Read More

10 best women’s puffer and quilted jackets for walking

Wearing a good puffer feels like wrapping yourself in your own personal duvet, but you can put any fears of looking like the Michelin Man to bed. The modern take on this classic winter coat is lightweight, cleverly contoured (look for narrow quilting at the waist) and easy to pack away while still keeping you toasty on even the coldest days. → Read More