Shopping with Chantal Column: 7 online buys to lift your lockdown spirits

Chantal-Lawren Welch shares seven online buys to help lift your lockdown spirits, ranging from t-shirts and books to loungewear and customised mugs.

Charity Tee…

The love for our NHS staff has been overwhelming in recent weeks, and now you can show your appreciation in the form of fashionable threads such as this charity tee from Boohoo… at £10, Boohoo have said that all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, a very worthy cause… and the designs are super cute too.

A book to make you LOL…

We all need a bit of a laugh during this lockdown, so why not order yourself a book to get you through?

‘So Lucky’ by Dawn O’Porter is a Sunday Times best seller, it covers female friendships and the perks and pitfalls of modern life, whilst being hailed as absolutely hilarious by many, including Marian Keys.

Luxe Loungewear…

If you’re not wearing much other than loungewear right now, why not treat yourself to a gorgeous cotton-cashmere blend set from The White Company online. These super soft joggers and hoodie in grey marl are so chic and give a nod to the sports-luxe trend. This set is bound to have you feeling fabulous again in next to no time. £98.

A different type of facemask…

Has there ever been a better time to try out at-home facemasks? I’m loving this one available to buy through Wearth London, (check out their website for a treasure trove of eco-friendly, zero waste beauty and lifestyle items).

This radiant face mask made by Kind Beeauty, harnesses the power of all natural ingredients including turmeric and rice powder to gently exfoliate, draw out bacteria and pore-clogging debris to help revitalise your skin in an instant. £12.95

Show your hair you care…

Maybe your hair’s feeling a little low at the moment? The hairdressers are shut, your roots might be starting to show, but fear not. This shampoo from Aveda might give you just the scrummy boost you desperately need.

The highly rated ‘Cherry Almond Shampoo’ is one of their bestsellers and available online from John Lewis. It’s famed for its incredible smell and is widely used across top salons, plus its 98% naturally derived, gluten free, vegan and silicone free – giving you feel good fresh hair at home.

Get that sun-kissed glow…

If you want a natural sun kissed glow that’s super easy to build into your daily routine, then look no further than this cult classic by Isle of Paradise, available from

Just add a few drops to your moisturise each morning to get that holiday glow. You can also add it to your favourite body butter to create an all over subtle tan. £16.95.

Be a rainbow in someone’s cloudy sky…

They say that giving, not receiving, is the secret to happiness unceasing. If you know someone who could do with a little pick-me-up right now, then why not treat them to one of these gorgeous personalised mugs on Etsy.

Many of the independent designer’s onsite have an array of hairstyles, outfits and skin tones to choose from, so you can create a little cartoon of yourself and your bestie, or for the pet lover why not one of you and your dog?

My brother bought me one of me a couple of weeks ago of me and my Chihuahua. It certainly brightens up my teatime, and looks just like us!

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