20.02.2019- What I Wore Today #361

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Now that the weather seems to (at long last!) be co-operating, I’m really enjoying mixing up my day to day selection of wardrobe staples with some new favourites. Whilst it’s not quite warm enough to be leaving the house without a coat just yet, the fact that the days are getting lighter little by little each day is really encouraging, and has definitely given me a push in the right direction in the motivation stakes too. Over the last few weeks I’ve been adding some new printed pieces into my regular stash of essentials, and one in particular is proving to be a real winner:
Coat- c/o Very 
Jumper- H&M 
Skirt- Marks and Spencer 
Bag- & Other Stories 
Shoes- Vans 

This skirt from Marks & Spencer was a post-payday purchase which I made when I spotted it online at the end of last month, and so far it’s definitely proving to have been well worth the investment. I love the leopard print as it’s not too in your face, and ruffled detail adds the perfect finishing touch too. To be honest, I wasn’t sure that the shape and fit would work all that well on me, but I’ve been really pleasantly surprised at just how comfortable and easy to wear it is- particularly when I fancy a bit of a break from trousers and jeans. As well as that, it’s a really versatile addition to my wardrobe, and I can’t wait to style it differently as we head towards the summer months. 

Have you picked up any new style staples recently?  

(Image credit: Michelle Chai, please do not reproduce without permission.)

18.02.2019- Beauty Buys: Estée Lauder Eye Gloss by Violette

Monday, 18 February 2019

If I'm being honest, it's usually only a fair few months after Christmas has been and gone that I get the chance to road-test most of my presents, particularly if they're beauty bits and bobs. I'm always keen to use up old products before cracking on with something new, particularly if it's make-up as I usually find myself too much a creature of habit to vary what I use day to day. Having said that, a treat which I found under the tree a few months ago has been well and truly worth the wait:

This eye gloss from Violette's range for Estée Lauder is an absolute dream in a little glass pot, and a product which is as versatile as it is long-lasting. From the La Dangereuse collection, this gloss is perfect for dabbing on eyelids, cheeks or browbones for a dewy finish (think a less solid version of Glossier's Haloscope), and it's also a brilliant base for pigmented eyeshadows too. I've been wearing it on my eyelids both alone and with some of my favourite day-to-day shades, and it's brilliant for adding some serious staying power to powder shadows, as well as really helping to amp up the colour too. Definitely a winner in my books!

Have you been switching up your beauty routine recently?

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

15.02.2019- Beauty Buys: Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau de Parfum

Friday, 15 February 2019

As I’ve posted about in the past, there are few little luxuries more enjoyable than a new bottle of perfume. Now that we’re slowly seguing towards spring, I’ve been keenly spritzing a fresh fragrance which I picked up a few weeks ago from Miller Harris, with a whacking 50% discount thanks to their bottle exchange programme which took place during January. Swapping an empty bottle for a new scent at half price was a total winner, and (after much deliberation!), I opted for Rose Silence: 

As well as being presented in a beautiful bottle, the fragrance itself is a real treat too. It goes without saying that it’s a veritable floral fiesta, with rose blended perfectly with notes of mandarin and patchouli. It’s a little bit heavier than some of the other floral fragrances which I’ve tried and rested before, but it lasts all day and has a wonderfully warm feel too. Definitely one which was well worth the investment! 

Have you tried any new scents recently?

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