Autumn Clothes and Beauty Haul

There is no denying that I love Autumn/Winter fashion. I find it SO much easier than summer, and with the summer being a scorcher I found it even more challenging than usual deciding what to wear everyday. That being said, it will probably get to March and I’ll be desperate to get my straw bag and sandals out again. Anyway, in prep for colder climates during the last couple of months I have tried to source some of my favourite and (hopefully) timeless pieces that will be worn to death. With timeless pieces of clothing I don’t mind spending more money as I see it as a bit of an investment so the items below with you will range in price.

I’m going to start by sharing all the bits I have bought so far, some old items that I dig out year after year and the things that remain on my wish list that my bank account hasn’t quite been able to stretch to just yet.

Recent Purchases

Blazer – H&M, T shirt – ASOS, Belt – Zara

 

Cardigan – H&M, Mom Jeans – Marks and Spencer (old), Watch – Larson and Jennings, Shoes – ASOS (old), T shirt – ASOS

 

Leopard Blouse – New Look

Wellies and Socks – Hunter

Snakeskin Shoes – Zara

Coat – Mango

Beauty

My go to perfumes and the beauty products that will save my skin when the temperature drops.

Old Faithfuls

Below I have shared some wardrobe staples that I have had in my wardrobe for at least a year. Please excuse my photo taking skills. Who knew I’d find it so difficult to take pictures of clothes.

Aviator Jacket – Zara

Coat – Zara

Blazer (very old) – Per Una, Polo Neck – H&M

Trench Coat – Olive

Jumper – H&M – The ULTIMATE festive jumper!

Current Wish List

I hope this gives you a little inspiration. I find that everything above is so easy to style with jeans, tweed trousers, skirts and over dresses which. As always theres still so much on my wish list but my priorities are trousers that aren’t jeans and winter dresses for dressing up and down.

Happy Sunday!

H x

My Daily Skincare Routine

 

‘Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life’. – Renée Rouleau

 

I am a strong believer in skincare being an investment. So I decided at the beginning of this year that it was time to step it up a gear as I’d just hit 26. I’m told to get ahead of the game rather than wait till the wrinkles and fine lines appear, so I did just that.

I’ve got combination skin and lack hydration particularly under my eyes, so have been experimenting with different products across 3 or 4 brands that target these issues. I’m now about 7 months into this routine and my skin is the clearest it’s ever been and glows so much more that it used to. A few of my friends have also asked what products I use/what the target and so this is why I’ve chosen to share my ‘skincare journey’ with you now in the hope it may advise others.

I feel a little out of place talking about skincare products, so let me start by saying I am not a skincare expert this has been trial and error across a period of time.

To start I wash my face ensuring I remove all of my make up. To do this I use the Bobbi Brown ‘Soothing Cleansing Oil’ which you massage into your whole face and it basically melts away your make up. It’s so gentle on the skin and I then splash it away with warm water. It doesn’t leave your face feeling oily and it really does remove all of your make up. You may need a little more depending how much you are wearing but generally I use two pumps every morning and night.

I also have the the Bobbi Brown ‘Extra Balm Rinse’. It’s a little more pricey but it lasts for aaages and is that little bit of luxury when you need a pamper. (Almost) every Sunday has become a bit of a pamper day for me so I tend to combine this cleanser with some of the Bobbi Brown ‘Buffing Grains’ to gently exfoliate my face. You need very few of these so they also last for a long time.

‘The Ordinary’ has recently become one of my favourite skincare brands and all of their products are SO reasonably priced so I didn’t take much persuading. When I first looked at their website I had NO idea what any of their products meant but after researching what my skin required to improve it’s hydration I chose the Hyalouronic Acid 2% + B5. I apply three drops to my face every morning and night (after cleansing, before moisturising) and massage in to my skin. This is a water based product so doesn’t leave your skin feeling/looking greasy.

The caffeine solution targets dark circles and puffiness under the eyes which annoyingly is something I suffer from. I can’t say too much on this as I only started using this in the last few weeks but so far so good and very little product goes a long way. Once I’ve applied both of the ordinary products I use a little of the Kiehls ‘Creamy Eye Treatment’ morning and night which moisturises and brightens.

These Bobbi Brown face creams are amazing and smell equally as great. I use the ‘vitamin enriched face base’ every morning before I apply make up since it acts as a brilliant primer. The ‘Hydrating Face Cream’ (as you can see is well loved) is my evening equivalent to the face base. It does exactly what it says on the ‘tin’ and leaves my face feeling silky smooth.

The Extra ‘Repair Nourishing Milk’. This product is HEAVEN! I don’t use this too often as it’s rather expensive but like the Extra Balm rinse its perfect when you’re after a little luxury. It got a lot more use in the winter when it was particularly cold and my skin was much dryer than usual. It has ‘moisture of a face oil plus the skin-renewing benefits of a treatment’ and leaves your skin feeling so nourished and glowy (I know that’s not a word).

Now I am of course prone to spots every bloomin’ month. However Mario Badescu saves me with this amazing ointment. The answer is not to squeeze!! (I’m guilty of it oops), then apply this lotion before bed. By morning it’s much dryer if not gone! Genius!!

Lastly, drink plenty of water! I know this may seem like an obvious one but it really does make a difference. It’s recommended that you drink 2 litres of water a day so give this a try. I can so tell when I have not drunk enough.

I hope this’ll give you a little insight in how to get hydrated, nourished and glowing skin. If you have you any questions feel free to comment and you’ll be able to shop any of these products below.

Happy pampering!

H x

 

April Wishlist

Since spending money is one of my greatest talents, I thought I’d start by sharing my monthly wishlist with you throughout the year. Some will be pieces that I actually need, others will be incredibly unrealistic. Perhaps seeing my wishlist on paper will encourage me to wake up and realise I’m not a millionaire (yet). Despite saying to myself at the beginning of the year that I would spend less time online window shopping I haven’t managed to curb this habit. I’m going to justify it by saying scrolling through the Zara app at half 10 at night actually gets me to sleep.

This wishlist will predominantly be filled with fashion and beauty products as we slowly but surely make the transition into spring/summer.

First stop, my addiction to Bobbi Brown continues. I have a handful of products from their skincare range and I am totally obsessed with them so I would like to add to this with the Skin Nourish mask. My friend used hers a few times when she went abroad and said it saved her skin after a day in the sun.

Beauty

To add to my list of beauty product lusts, is the ‘Babyliss boutique salon waves wand’. I’ve watched a few hair tutorials online where this wand has been used and it gives the perfect beach wave.

Finally this gorgeous palm leaf wash bag (I think I can class this as beauty product) would be perfect for my holiday. At 20×30 cm it’s the perfect size to fit all of your skincare essentials in.

A few months back I decided to have a go at creating a capsule wardrobe. It didn’t go well! However, it did encourage me to buy more timeless pieces. I am far more willing to spend more money if I know something will last me.

A dungaree dress is on the top of my list. I think they are so easy to throw on with most tops/jumpers dependent on the time of year and I just love them with a breton stripe top.

Fashion

Secondly, I’m desperate for some timeless loafers ideally from Russell and Bromley. Yes it will break the bank however I recall my mum having a few nice pairs and they lasted her YEARS (justified).

Image result for chester loafers russell and bromley

Finally these amazing pink trousers (which you’ll find on the shop my style page). I think they are so fun and will add a pop of colour to my wardrobe that I so desperately need. They can be dressed up and down too which is so important to me when buying new bits as i’ll get far more use out of them.

I’m not sure if i’ve finished this post feeling positive and organised, or depressed because I can’t afford any of this until payday!

Happy mooching!

H x

Ps. You will also find some of my absolute favourites on my Shop My Style page found here: http://everythinghygge.co.uk/shop-my-style/