Spring Fashion Fix: Coats

Friday, 12 May 2017

Fashion Haul feat. Zara and And Other Stories
Today I'm swapping skincare for style with a seasonal update for Spring.  If you caught my last fashion fix post here you'll see that the outerwear/coat buying continues...  Yes - two more coats added to the wardrobe collection curation!  I'm nothing if not consistent...

First up I placed my first ever order on & Other Stories.  Inspired/enabled by Anna from The Anna Edit, I bought this long line beige trench coat.  Finding the perfect trench coat, can seem like an endless pursuit.  Thankfully this just very well may be the one.  Somehow this manages to be relaxed and polished at the same time. This is very light weight and has a little somethin' somethin' over the chic, timeless, trusty trench.  Light and comfortable, ideal for throwing on as the weather gets warmer.

Then, channeling my inner Sarah Tankel Ellis, I picked up this check blazer from Zara that I had spied on her Insta' here.  I feel like it was a bit hit and miss for awhile but Zara is SO good right now! When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a classic blazer.  I'm obsessed with them and this is no exception. Whether as a suit to the office or with jeans and a t-shirt. Perfect for layering, you can't go wrong with a blazer, band tee and boyfriend jeans for weekends or dress down Friday.  No, literally I tried to recreate her outfit! 

What have you added to your Spring/Summer wardrobe?

Best Beauty Buy: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation Review
In today's post I'm talking about a seasonal makeup swap.  With the weather getting (marginally) warmer, I've been reaching for a base with more lasting power on my oily prone skin.  I repurchased Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation.  I had forgotten how much I loved this!

The light fluid feels weightless and is barely detectable on the skin yet it provides excellent medium coverage.  You may need to go back in with concealer for any serious redness or blemishes.  I like that it enhances and adds life to a lack lustre complexion rather than completely masking it.  Not overtly matte, this has more of a satin finish.  It never looks flat or dull but imparts a beautiful, soft focus, second skin, blurring effect coupled with a lit from within luminosity.  While it doesn't last all day, it is well into late afternoon before I'm considering touching up with powder or blotting paper.  Shade 4 is the perfect match for my skin tone.  While I wear a separate dedicated SPF, I like that this is included. Although it does make for minor flashback in photos!  This applies like a dream with both my fingers, brushes or beauty blenders alike and blends seamlessly into the skin.  While the foundation is oil free, it is silicone heavy and does contain alcohol and fragrance.  Thankfully, I haven't experienced any issues with breakouts or sensitivity.  

Rekindled love.  I remember now why this is an old favourite and a Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation is one that definitely lives up to its name!

Rebooting Spring Style: Tom Ford Lip Colour in Bruised Plum

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Bruised Plum
I recently purchased Tom Ford Lip Colour in Bruised Plum.  Admittedly, not very seasonal!  Far from a conventional Spring shade, it exudes autumnal and cooler weather vibes.  I know, I know, living on the edge, that's where you'll find me!

It looks to be a deeper, darker hue in the bullet but it is a cool toned plum.  Pink under tones and the finest touch of grown up sparkle means that it doesn't look too vampy and works with my pale skin.  I think this would work with most skin times.  Rich, pigmented, buildable colour.  The soft, creamy texture allows for smooth, effortless application. Providing saturated colour and comfort.  I get about four hours wear time and with a satin finish and it fades subtly leaving a just bitten stain.  We cannot talk about Tom Ford Beauty, without mentioning the packaging.  The master of luxe.  The gold accent, the TF embossing and the heavy bullet closes with a satisfying click.  *Swoons.*  

I wear this with a lip liner to prevent bleeding and add further definition but it also looks beautiful swiped on for a wash of colour.

Are you a fellow Tom Ford lipstick lover?