Last minute gift of beauty from Scaramouche and Fandango

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift, or maybe you’ve forgotten someone and now need to find something quickly, or even if you’ve decided to get one extra present for the man in your life, then Scaramouche and Fandango have the perfect Christmas gift solution that is sure to put a smile on your loved ones face.

They have produced a Christmas cracker that you would actually enjoy pulling, no bang but a whole lot of sparkle. The cracker, which is fairly large and would look great popping out of a Christmas stocking, contains two products from the Scaramouche and Fandango range that my husband found so impressive when we reviewed it earlier in the year. (You can read that review right here.)

The products are based around skincare, something that often needs a pick-me-up after the Christmas excess of too much food, too much drink and too many late nights. There is a 100ml tube of the facial scrub, and a 100ml tube of the hydrator, which is the perfect product for putting some much needed moisture back into the skin.

 Scaramouche & Fandango Christmas Cracker Facial Gift £12 click to visit John Lewis

Scaramouche & Fandango Christmas Cracker Facial Gift
£12 click to visit John Lewis

The stocking costs £12, with products totaling £18, so this is a great buy,  and it is beautifully gift wrapped in the black cracker packaging. If you order via John Lewis, you can still get this for Christmas via the Click and collect service. (Available from 2pm tomorrow from 368 participating John Lewis and Waitrose stores – find the list here.)

Scaramouche and Fandango – pamper the man in your life

The rather wonderfully named Scaramouche and Fandango is a great new beauty range aimed at the man in your life. You may remember some of the products were featured in the very popular men’s beauty box that Selfridges launched in time for Father’s Day. After featuring the box on Fashion-Mommy, the lovely people from Scaramouche and Fandango asked if I (or hubby Pete to be more precise) would be interested in taking some of the products for a proper test drive. Of course we said yes, and here is what Pete thought of this new range.

Pete is pretty good at taking care of his skin. His work in the building industry in loft conversions means that he is working outside in all weathers, from the biting cold to fierce sunshine, and all this can leave the skin dry, chaffed or scorched and needing hydration and moisturisation. In addition, dirty roof spaces leaves the pores clogged with dust and dirt that need regular cleansing and facial scrubs to get truly clean.

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We tried a range of tester products from the Scaramouche and Fandango range, all currently available from Selfridges. There was the shave cream, face scrub and hydrator for the skin, and shampoo and bodywash for the all over clean. We were going on holiday in the sun for a couple of weeks, and these were the perfect travel sizes, so we popped them in the suitcase and took them for a test drive.

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 SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Shave cream 100ml     £9.00 click to visit Selfridges


SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Shave cream 100ml
£9.00
click to visit Selfridges

This is most definitely a hero product if your hubby has sensitive skin that is prone to shaving rashes. Containing Guava extract which means it smells just gorgeous, this cream makes shaving very easy (hubby said the razor just glided over it) and leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth. With no shaving rash! Brilliant stuff.

Hydrator

 SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Hydrator 100ml £10 click to visit Selfridges

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Hydrator 100ml
£10 click to visit Selfridges

This product is a fabulous, long-lasting moisturiser that helps to keep your skin hydrated, even in conditions that will usually make it very dry. Holiday time, with long periods sitting in the sun, is damaging and incredibly aging for the skin – keeping it hydrated with a product like this is a good way of combating the effects of the sun. Also, air conditioning that is used in offices and hotels in the summer can also be horrible for drying out the skin, and this is a great size to keep in that man bag to apply when needed. The formulation is very easy to use as the skin absorbs it very quickly, and it is non-greasy – helping to avoid shiny face syndrome that puts some men off moisturising. A great bargain buy for just £10 for 100ml.

Face Scrub

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Face scrub 100ml £8 click to visit Selfridges

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Face scrub 100ml £8 click to visit Selfridges

This is a product that Pete had enjoyed using from the Selfridges preview, and will now be a bathroom constant in our house. A great, non abrasive facial scrub that leaves the face feeling clean and refreshed, this is one of those products where a little goes a long way. Scented with Prickly Pear (shades of the Jungle Book there!), this smells fabulous and fresh, and is great even for men who avoid other sorts of skincare – just tell them it’s a replacement for soap!

Shampoo and Bodywash

 SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Shampoo 200ml £11 click to visit Selfridges

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Shampoo 200ml
£11 click to visit Selfridges

 SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Body wash 200ml £11 click to visit Selfridges

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Body wash 200ml
£11 click to visit Selfridges

And finally…to bath time. These are two lovely sized products that would make a perfect treat for dads, grandads, hubbies, brothers or boyfriends. Again these products used fruit extracts which make them smell amazing, and they lather up a treat. I must admit to using the bodywash myself. It has a musky scent that is definitely manly, but I loved how soft it left my skin feeling. The shampoo has the bonus of containing Shea Butter, leaving your hair really silky soft.

Going on holiday – I recommend this product.

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Travel pack £14 click to visit Selfridges

SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO Travel pack
£14 click to visit Selfridges

With thanks to Tamara at Scaramouche and Fandango for the opportunity to trial the products.

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