*Clockwise from top left: Elsa Peretti Bean Pendant; COS scarf; UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Coat; COS Silk Shirt; Rodarte Radarte Hoodie; COS Brogue Shoes; Sharks, Face-to-Face with the Ocean’s Endangered Predator by Michael Muller; Topshop Moto Jeans
Hope your 2017 is full of joy and prosperity.
Clockwise from top left: Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces by Michelle Slatalla; In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney; The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles and Details by Christiane Lemieux; Overview: A New Perspective of Earth by Benjamin Grant; Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World by Sali Hughes; The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair
*Clockwise from top left: Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder; Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray; Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm; Clinique Almost Lipstick in ‘Black Honey’
There seemed to be a bit of a colour theme developing when putting together my favourite beauty picks for Fall, so I went with it – hence the styling and snazzy post title.
The Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder has become one of the three beauty mainstays in my purse (along with lip balm and a mini hairbrush) and is an instant face refresher in one go. The packaging is slim, simple and lightweight, which is a bonus – it also includes an application pad for blotting.
The Instant Protection Spray is a product I used throughout the end of Summer and will be carrying over into the next season. Heat protection is always a good idea, and this spray does double duty as it can be applied on either wet or dry hair. Something to note is that it’s got quite a strong scent, as with the brand’s Humidity Shield spray.
The Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm has been a bit of a hidden gem for this lover of liquid liner (which is not the easiest to get off at the end of the day.) The idea of using a balm to remove makeup seemed a bit strange at first, but the waxy balm melts really easily onto the skin and washes off without leaving any residue – or makeup of course.
As I don’t wear a full face of makeup, the idea of an ‘almost lipstick’ sounds pretty right. That leads us to the final pick, and possibly my favourite lip product (after the NUXE Rêve de Miel® Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm) – the barely-there, hint-of-a-tint Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. It’s not quite a lipstick, but a bit more than a balm and the berry hue is meant to work with the natural tone of your lips.
Clockwise from top left: Ultimate leather motorcycle jacket; Indio sunglasses; Ciao graphic sweatshirt; rivet & thread la crop turtleneck; High-rise skinny sateen jeans; The medium transport tote; The Barlow mule; The oversized jean jacket
*Clockwise from top left: Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray; Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Bar Soap; Burberry Beauty Full Kisses ‘Nude Blush’; Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray; Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection SPF 40 for Face/Body; Commodity Cocktail Kit; Marc Jacobs Beauty Lip Lock Moisture Balm; Verb Ghost Oil; Nars Sculpting Multiple Duo
It’s been a while since I did a seasonal high street edit, so here are some of my current favourites for the Spring season.
Clockwise from top left: Small constructed bag; Oversized striped dress; Elastic back shoes; Cotton-linen cardigan; Printed bikini top; Printed bikini bottoms; Ruched top with longer back; Slip-on leather shoes; Oversized ¾ sleeve top
Clockwise from top left: Colour block shift dress ; Sleeveless Duster Coat ; Rib knit tank top ; Limited Edition PREY soft sandals ; Striped jumpsuit (Sold Out, alternative linked) ; Cactus Preppy Cateye sunglasses ; Oversized Denim jacket ; Dart Two-Part sandals
After a season of wearing cozy hats to fend off the bitter cold, it’s time to free your follicles. These three picks have been my mainstay hair savers this season so far. As you can see it’s been all about repair with this trio that includes a spray, an oil and a mask.
First up is the Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray. It took about a week of use to see any noticeable difference in my hair. That being said, this is probably the most difference (positive) I’ve seen in my hair since discovering another favourite – the Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer. The best way I can think to describe it is that it’s like having the effects of a good haircut without cutting your hair. The brand’s hair mask, the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, is great if you’re one for a weekly deep conditioning as it’s not too heavy and it rinses out really well which can be an issue with some hair masks..
Last, but not least, is the Caudalie Divine Oil. This stuff – use it sparingly if you’ve got finer strands – is great for smoothing any flyaways and adding extra hydration to the ends of hair. This multi-purpose oil can also be used on your face and body as well.
What hair care products have you been loving for Spring so far?
Clockwise from top left: Zara Medium Heel shoes; COS Oversized V-Neck top; COS Draped layer dress; ADIDAS high-top trainers; Zara baggy trousers; Thomas Sabo bangle bracelet; Westward Leaning Voyager sunglasses; Monki Kajsa sweater
With the weather finally starting to shift to above freezing temps, here’s what’s on my fashion wishlist at the moment.