How is it nearly March already? 2017 is going far too quick for my liking (although I´m loving the sudden burst of the warmer, spring weather). Needless to say, I am still firmly rooted within my darker and more tonal colour palette, but I am getting pretty excited for all the fresh colours that are hitting the stores! But for now, here are the classic (and tonal) pieces that I am loving, as well my latest beauty must-have´s, and other favourite trinkets…
I am massively into black lace at the moment; mainly in the shape of tops (scroll down for the lace top of the season) – but evidently when it comes to lingerie too, as I just invested in this classic black lace set from ERES, and I am in love. The detailing is just so stunning, not to mention the shape being perfect; comfortable, yet ultra feminine and elegant (the perfect combo).
I love me a good roll-neck jumper, and my favourite so far this season belongs to Karen Millen – with this boxy and soft style in pale grey. Not only is it super soft and hopefully will last me for a very long time; the shape is really flattering, which goes with everything from a midi skirt, to skinny jeans.
The prettiest slippers I ever did see, belongs to The White Company, with these feather Pom Pom Ballet Slippers in grey. They are literally the most comfortable things ever (they haven´t left my feet for weeks), and you just can´t argue with that price point…
Now, to the black lace top of my dreams from Monsoon… I mean, it´s just perfection; the frills, the high neck, the sleeve detailing, the fit… I haven´t had that many compliments for a top in a long time, and have been wearing it either as part of an all-time black ensemble, or with casual jeans – it works with anything. And the best part, it´s just been re-stocked, so get it while you can!
Now, here is what I have been using on my hair for the past few weeks, and I am not even kidding – not only has my hair grown a few inches; it´s become so much thicker and smoother to manage! The best part? These are ALL brands using natural ingredients – so even better for my mane. I haven´t had much luck with natural hair care in the past, so I´ve been pleasantly surprised with the below..
I have been washing my hair with Elemental Herbology Shiny Locks – a highly cleansing and softening shampoo infused with lavender and honey, to help thicken, add volume and shine – followed by Elemental Herbology´s Hair Souffle – a deeply moisturising conditioner, containing shea Butter, jojoba and rosemary, which revitalises the hair leaving it feeling super glossy and nourished.
After I´ve washed and conditioned, I´ve been treating my locks to Rahua´s Hair Detox & Renewal Treatment Kit – enriched with healing oils, this treatment is designed to revive damaged hair and nourish your scalp. This all-natural treatment removes synthetic build-up and environmental residue, while infusing your strands with plant-based nutrients – leaving your tresses looking and feeling strong and healthy (I can vouch for that!).
The final step, and one thing I like to do after every hair wash, is use Dr. Hauschka´s Hair & Scalp Tonic – which strengthens keratin and prevents breakage, and with a blend of rosemary, borage and horse chestnut, it promotes healthy hair follicles and improves manageability. The formula also works to nourish and rebalance an oily or dry scalp, restoring long-lasting comfort. And the best part? It´s non-greasy and lightweight, so you can expect calm, invigorated tresses with luminous shine from root to tip. YAY.
The following skincare product has been life-changing for me (and the only reason I didn’t include it in this beauty post, is because I had run out at the time!). Anyways, it´s the Erborian CC Creme, a Korean skincare brand – and without sounding too superficial, it´s totally changed my life. I apply it for day-time, after my cleansing, serum and regular moisturiser, and with it´s amazing universal shade, it covers everything – leaving me with such a dewy, fresh and radiant glow. I hardly need to apply any make-up on afterwards; I only dap a bit of concealer underneath my eyes, pop some lippy on and a few strokes of mascara, and that´s my every day face complete. Loaded with CC pigments (colour controllers) – not only does it enhance, it adjust your skin tone and highlights all the good parts. Clearly, I cannot recommend this product enough.
A more recent addition to my skincare range, from the same brand, is the Erborian Glow Creme. Which I apply after the CC Creme, for that added luminous blur effect, and fresh complexion. It´s a multi-benefit cream, which not only illuminates, but promotes a lightweight, fresh, dewy and flawless finish. These two products combined, is a recipe for perfect looking skin.
From skincare, to my new favourite desk scent – The White Company Day Candle… With a delicate sweetness of jasmine and apple, infused with aromatic cedarwood and a burst of bergamot, it´s the dreamiest scent to fill my study with, whilst I am working away…
My new square hoops from Edge of Ember – are the perfect statement earrings, yet neutral and classic with the brass and pearl detailing. I have been wearing them just about every day (a good investment, in other words).
Last but not least, I got these super chic lace up flatform trainers from Dune – in a nice and neutral khaki colour. I love the extra height, yet they’re lightweight and slim to wear with anything from dresses, leather skinnies and jeans…
Tune in next month for my March favourites!