October Lust List: New launches, autumn treats and delicious goodies

1 October 2021, 00:01 | Updated: 20 October 2021, 10:38

Here's all the gorgeous products that have caught our eye this month...
Here's all the gorgeous products that have caught our eye this month... Picture: Getty / Heart
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Self Care Hourglass

This beautiful hourglass counts down 15 minutes
This beautiful hourglass counts down 15 minutes. Picture: Amandeep Panglin

As Mental Health Awareness Week is soon approaching, give yourself time to pause and check in with how you’re doing with this beautiful hourglass.

It times 15 minutes with clean, white sand and would look luxe in any bathroom.

Want to totally switch off while you have a bath? Don't rely on a phone timer to tell you when it's time to take your face mask off, let this peaceful analogue gadget count down the seconds for you.

Where to buy: Alchemy Oils, £28

Grubby

Grubby is a plant-based meal box that will get you cooking all sorts of delicious vegan dishes
Grubby is a plant-based meal box that will get you cooking all sorts of delicious vegan dishes. Picture: Grubby

Grubby are the UK’s first 100% plant-based recipe box subscription service, championing British produce and suppliers, and have over 50 flavour packed recipes to choose from.

They deliver delicious meals nationwide (excluding Northern Ireland and islands), with all London meals delivered via bicycle in partnership with PedalMe.

In the box, customers can expect fresh, pre-measured ingredients needed to cook up two or three healthy and delicious, plant-based recipes with, on average, a variety of six or more fresh veggies in each box.

Accompanying recipe cards make meat-free cooking simple, with easy to follow steps, cooking times and nutritional information.

Where to buy: Grubby, prices start from £26 (£6.50 per meal) for two recipes.  

Vitamist

Taking vitamins has never been so easy!
Taking vitamins has never been so easy! Picture: Vitamist

Sometimes keeping yourself dosed up with vitamins and minerals really is a lot to swallow - but no more.

Vitamist is a new range of spray vitamins that have been specially formulated to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, spritzing tiny droplets that absorb quickly in your mouth.

The range includes Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Biotin and Folic Acid sprays, all of which are vegetarian friendly (three are vegan friendly).

Where to buy: Vitamist, prices starts £9.99

Wellness Pod hosted by Equinox

Are you ready to take yoga to new heights? Well, the London Eye's new Wellness Pod will see you getting into a downward dog while 443 feet in the air.

The 60 minute sessions allow guests to find their flow while enjoying incredible 360-degree views of London’s skyline.

Hosted by luxury lifestyle leader Equinox, this unique experience offers a class delivered by one of their globally renowned group fitness instructors.

Where to buy: Lastminute, prices start at £37.50

Smirnoff 21 Diamonds

Keep an eye out for these special bottles, it could be a winner
Keep an eye out for these special bottles, it could be a winner. Picture: Smirnoff

The next time you're making a vodka and tonic at home (or something more exciting!) you could find yourself the owner of a real diamond too!

There are 21 real diamonds worth £4,000 to be won, but you won't find one rattling around inside.

The special bottle needs to be frozen to reveal an eight-digit code, which can be checked on the Smirnoff website.

Where to buy: Available at most major supermarkets, find out more here

ASK Italian

These indulgent profiteroles are on the menu
These indulgent profiteroles are on the menu. Picture: ASK Italian

The arts were really hit hard by the pandemic, with the theatre industry particularly struggling to survive during lockdown and strict social distancing measures.

This month ASK Italian has teamed up with the Ambassador Theatre Group, and will donate £1 per dish sold from its new ‘for theatre’ menu. The proceeds will support local theatre projects in communities up and down the country as part of the theatre group’s Creative Generation programme.

The special dishes to look out for are a colourful Trio of Arancini, a rich Beef Brisket Pappardelle, a pour-to-perfection Tiramisu and a Giant Profiterole with a saucy surprise, and you can wash it all down with a shaken, not stirred, Passion Fruit or Espresso Martini.

Find out more at the ASK Italian website.

MCM Comic Con

October is a lot of people's favourite month because Halloween is the perfect excuse to get dressed up - but there is another opportunity...

Europe’s leading Comic Con event is back this Autumn with two hotly anticipated shows, with one in London this month from 22-24 October and next month in Birmingham from 13-14 November.

The show will be hitting up ExCeL London and the NEC in Birmingham, with a programme jam-packed with celebrity guests, panels, independent creators and so much more.

Not just for gamers, comic book collectors, film fanatics and cosplayers, there’s something for everyone at MCM Comic Con - and if you're not sure about putting on a costume, you'll have a wonderful time looking at those who do!

Visit their website for more information.

Bristol Cocktails

Bristol Cocktails
Bristol Cocktails. Picture: Bristol Cocktails

Perfect for the party season, Bristol Cocktails has created the ultimate pre-mixed cocktails.

No need for mixers, mixing or shaking, the drinks are designed bartenders to match the authentic taste of the cocktails served in bars.

The selection includes delicious Porn Star martinis, Margaritas and Pina Coladas.

Where to buy: £19.95 from Bristol Cocktails