21.02.2018- February Favourites

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

I don't know about you, but I can't quite believe that there's only a week left of February- and hopefully only a little while left of winter too. Whilst I've got a feeling that we haven't quite seen the last of the chilly weather just yet, it is lovely to see everything slowly springing back to life as the seasons shift, as well as lighter evenings being a brilliant energy boost too. Over the last month or so, I've amassed a collection of rather miscellaneous acquisitions, ranging from beauty to everyday essentials which have come in really handy as I've been dashing hither and thither:

I posted about L'Occitane's collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. a little while ago, and since then I've been regularly reaching for this shea butter hand cream. As well as being a real handbag hero, I've also got some stashed on my bedside table to use in the evenings- perfect as it's so fast absorbing and smells heavenly. This card holder was a lovely gift which I picked up at the Oliver Bonas SS18 press day- one of those everyday items which is the perfect home for my Travelcard, as well as being a lovely confidence booster first thing in the morning. Other gifts from that event included this delicious bar of pink salt and caramel milk chocolate- a treat which I'm not ashamed to say I more or less demolished in one sitting! Finally, this essential oil, which is perfect for deploying at the end of a long day, or even at the weekend for maximum relaxation. Bliss! 

What are your February favourites? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

19.02.2018- What I Wore Today #327

Monday, 19 February 2018

At this time of the year, perhaps more than any other, I tend to find myself stuck in something of a style rut, especially as the chilly weather doesn't really lend itself to all that much variety or adventure. Having been living in a succession of jumpers (all with a varying itch factor!) for what feels like an eternity, over the last week or so (boosted by the sight of some sunshine!), I've been switching things up a little bit with a pop of print here and there, as well as unearthing some long neglected wardrobe heroes:

Coat- & Other Stories
Blouse- Vintage
Trousers- Espirit (via ASOS)
Shoes- c/o Boden
Bag- & Other Stories

This gorgeous blouse was a piece which I inherited from my beautiful grandmother, and, if I'm honest, up until now, I've really struggled in terms of knowing how to style it. It's one of those pieces which I've definitely grown in to, and over recent weeks has been something of a smart style saviour- ideal for incorporating into my work wardrobe, with the perfect combination of colours as a nod towards the start of spring. I always forget just how great vintage treasures can be- and this really is a one-of-a-kind favourite which I know will become a real staple from now on. 

Have you happened across any old favourites in your wardrobe recently?

(Image credit: Hannah Hobson, please do not reproduce without permission.)

16.02.2018- Beauty Buys: Spotlight on Sheet Masks

Friday, 16 February 2018

With the weather having taken another chilly turn of late, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is finding their skin feeling a little bit on the sensitive side. Whether it's contending with wind, rain (and everything in between!), or feeling defeated by dryness, winter always packs something of a last brutal punch before spring arrives. With some serious tlc needed, I've been rummaging through my skincare stash- and have been reaching for a selection of sheet masks:

I'm a recent convert to sheet masks, and have amassed a lovely little selection over recent months- thanks mostly to Elodie bringing back a serious skincare haul from her Korean adventure! This dry mask from Charlotte Tilbury was a spur-of-the-moment purchase one lunchtime about a week or so ago, and was an instant radiance booster, as well as being really easy to deploy thanks to the handy ear hooks (seriously, what an innovation!) As well as that, it can be used up to three times, so is pretty good value for money too. From Korea, Real Nature's blueberry mask which is a great fifteen minute fixer for when things need calming down- it's wonderfully soothing and leaves your skin feeling super soft. I'm yet to use this TonyMoly green tea mask (primarily because I want to try and keep the packaging in tact for as long as possible!), but with the half an hour recommendation, it's one for the weekend. Likewise the Crème Shop jojoba moisturising mask- a gift from Secret Santa- is one which I'm stashing for the tail end of the winter. 

What are your favourite sheet masks? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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