Meet Zainab, Our Affordable Luxuries Expert!


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  1. Get To Know Zainab
  2. Discover Zainab’s Top Picks
  3. Get To Know Zainab’s Favourite Things About Christmas


Why Zainab Is Our Affordable Luxuries Expert

As one of our Supply Chain Planners, Zainab is responsible for making sure that all our favourite products are stocked up, so she has to keep an eye on all those best-selling beauty products that you can’t seem to get enough of! And of course, she always keeps her eyes peeled for a little self-care treat while she’s at it…


Zainab’s Top Gifting Tip

“The tip I would give to finding the perfect gift is maybe something that’s been in your wish list for ages – maybe you haven’t had enough money to buy and you’ve been saving up – and something you’ve seen other people using and you’ve thought, ‘ooh I really want to try that’. If something’s been on your wish list for ages, Christmas is the perfect time to buy it.”


Zainab’s Top Affordable Luxuries Picks

Her favourite pics for this Christmas all here. But after getting some one on one time to catch up with Zainab, we found out her key favourites…

1. Dermalogica Smart Response Serum

Affordable luxuries Dermalogica Smart Response Serum

Zainab’s Pick: Dermalogica Smart Response Serum

New for 2021, the Smart Response Serum is leading the way in skincare innovation. A perfect skincare investment for any true tech-lover, the super silky serum is powered by unique technology that knows exactly what your skin needs even before you do – and then it delivers by targeting multiple skin concerns at once. Dehydration, inflammation, dullness and a lack of elasticity: you’ve met your match.


2. Clarins Double Serum

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Zainab’s Pick: Clarins Double Serum

Sometimes, you can’t beat a skincare classic – and Double Serum is an icon for all the right reasons. And with one bottle selling around the world every eight seconds, you know it’s going to be good. The UK’s number one best-selling anti-ageing serum since 2013, Double Serum targets a wide range of skin ageing concern: dullness, wrinkles,  a loss of firmness – you name it.

If you want to start taking better care of your complexion, this is a great place to start.

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Zainab on Christmas

What Excites Zainab About Christmas?

“What excites me about Christmas is all the food. I love going to the supermarket and seeing all the selection boxes and all the Christmas food that they have out… and eating it!”


Zainab’s Favourite Christmas Tradition Is…

“My favourite Christmas tradition is waking up and opening your stocking in the morning and all the little gifts you get from Santa.”


The Most Thoughtful Gift Zainab Ever Received Was…

“The most thoughtful gift I’ve got is… I went and got matching piercings with all of my best friends and that was really cute.”


Who Is Zainab Treating This Christmas?

“I’ll be treating myself this Christmas. It’s important to treat yourself this year because it’s been a tough few years and everyone deserves to feel good in themselves, and everyone deserves a treat now and then.”


Pick Your Perfect Present From Us…

“This year, I’m treating myself to the ‘Dermalogica Smart Response Serum’. I’ve tried a few things from Dermalogica in the past, which I love, so I’m excited to try this one. It’s an all-rounder serum; it brightens, soothes, hydrates and even anti-ages! I love that I don’t have to worry about having an extensive night routine with this serum because it just does it all.”


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