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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Beauty & Fashion Additions For Spring

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve sat down and spoken about any of the new additions that I’ve been enjoying lately, so thought I’d chat you through five of my newest beauty and fashion favourites. So, let’s get started, shall we?

Yellow, yellow!

Since I hail from a sun-drenched country like India, I go into complete disarray about what to wear during these unpredictable transitional months. After being swathed in thick woollens for the better part of the year, I eagerly look forward to working light, fluid layers into my wardrobe. So, when I stumbled across this cheery yellow blouse from Glassons during my holiday in New Zealand, I knew I had to buy it. My friend S and I went on a little shopping spree in Christchurch and we loaded our baskets with tons of pretty floral dresses, wrap blouses and culottes (much to the dismay of our husbands). I particularly love the flattering silhouette of this blouse and how it flares out at the waist.

Everybodys free to wear sunscreen

During the aforementioned shopping spree, I made a quick pit stop at Mecca Cosmetica to buy their award-winning sunscreen. I’ve used the Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunscreen for as long as I can remember and I felt like I needed something lighter for summer. Though I like the Glossier Invisible Shield, the diminutive size makes it impractical for daily use – I went through an entire bottle in one month. To Save Face Superscreen from Mecca has factor 50 sun protection and a light, silicone-y texture. I haven’t used it long enough to see how it truly performs but it sits well under makeup and glides on fairly easily. So far, so good!

Sézane Farrow Bag

Here, take a cushion and make yourself comfortable… this is a long one, so grab a cuppa, maybe? R, being the darling that he is, wanted to buy me a memorable birthday present, but he couldn’t figure out what I wanted in spite of asking my friend K to do some spying work. So, on a grey morning in March, just a few days before my birthday, he asked me what I wanted. I ummed and ahhed and decided I wanted the Farrow bag from Sézane. As luck would have it, this shade (Smooth Chocolate) was sold out, so he ordered the navy one and it came in a day after my birthday. But, he wasn’t convinced, because he knew my first choice was the lovely tan shade. So, he wrote them mails, bombarded them on social media and checked the website every day to see if it came back in stock. Though I assured him that I was happy with the navy version, he wasn’t fully convinced. Finally, a day before we went away to New Zealand, a small stock of the bag was released and he managed to place the order just in time before it sold out again. Phew! Thank you so much R for always going out of your way to make me happy.

Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish

This body polish from Herbivore smells like coconuts and rosé – two of my favourite things. Whilst the packaging is high on instagramability-factor, I like the fact that it performs just as well. Recently, my skin has been feeling particularly dry and flaky, so I’ve been using this body polish every other day to get rid of the bumpy bits. I‘ve noticed a massive improvement in the texture of my skin and my legs no longer look dry and scaly. It’s truly a miracle! I like the fact that it’s gritty without being abrasive and the coconut oil in it provides a good hit of hydration. It’s a lovely precursor to spring.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence

I never knew I needed an essence until this worked its way into my routine. I’ve been using this for a little over a month now and I must say that it has an instant quenching effect on the skin. The consistency of this is lighter than a serum but it’s power-packed with a host of ingredients to back up its brightening claims. I typically use this at night after I’ve thoroughly cleansed my face and I follow it up with a bevvy of serums and oils to lock in the moisture. 
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