From personalised stationary and healthy chocolate to old-fashioned garden games: The products that will make your week

The Easter weekend may be nearly over but there are still two bank holidays to look forward to in May before summer arrives.

Now is the perfect time to head out into the garden and indulge in a good old-fashioned game of croquet or keep up your correspondence with some personalised stationary. If that's not your cup of year, why not pamper yourself and try out Clinique's new lip colours or OPI's at-home gel-effect nail varnishes.

Here we've got a selection of the best products around that will make your week.   


Looking for a new season lipstick? With their shea butter formula, Clinique’s new Lip Pops are really moisturising — but, unlike many buttery lip products, they’re also pigmented and long-lasting. There are 16 shades and, as with all the brand’s products, they are fragrance-free and allergy tested.




Introduce the children to some good old-fashioned garden games with this vintage-look croquet set by Laura Ashley. If croquet isn’t for you, there are a whole range of outdoor games in stores, from skittles to boules. Perfect for the school holidays, and they also all come in crates, so are easy to store away.

£28 (was £40),



Healthy chocolate? Sounds too good to be true, but confectionery company Sweet Virtues has created truffles with superfood ingredients such as baobab and ginseng. After Easter indulgence, it’s the perfect guilt-free treat.




Nail favourite OPI has a new range of at-home gel-effect nail varnishes, which don’t require a UV lamp. Their three-step system includes a primer, base coat and high-shine top coat. Once layered, they stay put for at least a week and remove easily with a standard remover.




Want some personalised stationery? Bespoke stationers HoneyTree will design and draw unique images for you, with a selection of artists to work with. Select a stationery type on their site and a host of customising options are available.