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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Five Loves This February

The frost bitten, winter days have melted away briefly as milder weather sweeps in, rousing bee's and causing trees to bloom in it's wake. It's starting to feel like spring, and in this seasonal shift I've been exploring new hobbies, coveting spring style pieces and reaching for dewy, radiance boosting make up to leave my skin glowing. I thought that I would share a few things that I've been loving of late, from books to beauty!

Red & Blush Pink
My latest obsession, I just can't get enough of this eccentric colour combo! I normally pick a warm toned, orange based red and start with something small like a red mani, or lipstick to pair with a blush knit. The Essie Polish in Fifth Avenue is a gorgeous orange red - ideal for a polished mani or painted on in cute heart shaped tips!

Getting Lost In A Book
Whilst Caraval was similar in style to the magical, ethereal Night Circus, it was a little different to what I expected. Despite a few frustrating parts, I was gripped from beginning to end whilst lost in this enchanting read. Mystery, adventure and with a glimmer of darkness, it follows the story of two sisters who enter Caraval, a once a year, week long performance where the audience participates in the show. It tricks, misleads and plays games with the reader with it's twists and turns as you follow their journey through Caraval. With romance, enchantments and whimsy, this compelling read is certainly entertaining! 

Greenery
Along with scattering fresh blooms, plants and foliage around my apartment, I've fallen for floral and leaf print pieces too. This adorable make up bag is the perfect size to hold my everyday make up and the dreamy Diptyque Rosa Mundi candle has been brightening up my dressing table. I can't wait for tulips, daffodils and cherry blossom to be in full bloom, but for now my home is filled with greenery!

Wardrobe Updates
After a huge clear out, I'm focusing on staple pieces and on creating a more minimal wardrobe stocked with just the things that I love. I adore this cropped blush jumper, it's ideal paired with a-line skirts (similar one to mine above here) or black skinny jeans. These Topshop loafers are another new find, they're chic and so comfortable! 

Nars Make Up
I've always been a fan of Nars, but more and more they're becoming a top contender for my all time favourite make up brand. I'm slowly building up quite a collection, opting for their dreamy offerings on an everyday basis. Nars lip pencils are unreal - creamy, pigmented and long lasting, some of the best that I've tried! I also adore Nars Blushers, Deep Throat is a gorgeous, peachy pick that perks up the complexion! Lastly, I've mentioned my love for the Nars Radiance Primer a few times this month, with SPF35, skincare benefits and peach pink light reflecting pigments, it's ideal for boosting tired, lacklustre skin - how pretty is the packaging too?!

What have you been loving this February?

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