July 4th 2020
Readers' Edit: the fashion, beauty and homewares you're splashing your cash on
April 15th 2019 / 0 comment
This month you've gone gaga on sensible spring buys, including specialist skincare, dreamy day dresses and an ingenious book filled with cleaning hacks
Just when we thought you'd be saving your pennies, you go and surprise us by purchasing the most sensible items - and we are impressed. Spring is not only a great time to give your wardrobe a refresh but it's the perfect time to give your life a good sprucing up. But you've already been turning over a new leaf with some interesting buys. Here's what you've been shopping for this week.
Blazers are in for spring and you lot show no sign of dropping this trend. This double-breasted jacket is to die for, and clearly, you think so too. It's lightweight and smart yet chic enough to wear during the day and at night, too. Pair with denim jeans and trainers during the day then elevate your look with a pair of heeled sandals to strut into the night. The detailed buttons give it an expensive look, while the straight-cut design flatters every silhouette.
Specialist skincare brands have become hugely popular as of late and this miracle product by world-leading stem cell and biomedical scientist, Profesor Augustinus Bader, is no exception. The Rich Cream is a bestseller for many reasons: it contains the patented 'Trigger Factor Complex' which 'unlocks' your skin's tissue repair and so helps to reduce the signs of ageing and environmental aggressors, as well as soy bean, rice proteins and soothing aloe vera which makes it suitable for normal to dry skin types. It has been hailed revolutionary...and we're not surprised!
Remember last year (and this year, to be fair) when everyone became obsessed with millennial pink packaging? Well, this Australian brand completely hit it on the mark with their packaging which is why we saw it do the rounds on our social media feeds. But it's not just the packaging that delivers. Its potent formula has the ability to detoxify and brighten in under 10 minutes (we've tried it and can attest to this!) thanks to the native Australian pink clay and cocktail of kakadu plum and organic mangosteen to guard against free radical damage. There are no nasties in it - so suitable for sensitive skin types. We highly recommend this for anyone searching for a youthful glow.
Sprucing up your home, are we? Or treating yourself to a bit of R&R? Either way, this H&M scented candle is a fabulous choice. Available in three scents; spring fig, white jasmine, monstera leaf and housed in a minimalist-chic glass holder adorned with three different designs, choosing one could prove difficult for the indecisive. But why not buy all of them to gift to a friend, or to treat yourself? We will be.
What's that, you say? Another midi skirt? Absolutely. Your baskets this month have been filled to the brim with these very flattering free-flowing skirts. ASOS' offering never disappoints and this design is hugely complimentary to all body-shapes, thanks to its box-pleat detail and high-rise waistband. And with Living Coral named Pantone's colour of the year, it's no surprise you went mad on this skirt!
What with the weather heating up there is nothing better than giving your face a good old spritz, and you clearly agree because you've been filling your baskets with these all week. Founded by former Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr, this rose mist works to hydrate the skin and provide antioxidant protection thanks to its formula of hibiscus and geranium oil. KORA Organics even uses a special ingredient from its founder's native country: the noni fruit extract, which looks similar to a lychee. All the ingredients used are certified organic and suitable for all skin types.
While spring is the perfect time to give your closet a good clean, it is also a great time to give it a refresh. This dress has proved to be very popular but we can understand why. Perfect for day time wear, this vintage-style dress is destined to belong in every wardrobe. Its romantic ruffles and daring plunge neck offers effortless glamour, while its versatility makes it an ideal dress from going from day to night. Pair with some casual trainers or dress it up with a pair of heeled boots for an edgier look.
Why we are not surprised that you spent your hard-earned cash on this jacket? It's chic, it's simple and of course, if Emma Willis is wearing it, so should we. Pastels were made for spring and this contemporary design by Next is no exception; plus its flattering peak lapel, flap pocket details and contrast buttons are ideal for work or even a summer party. Pair with heeled sandals or nude pumps.
Skincare has become part of everyone's routine in the last 18 months or so, with beauty buffs becoming increasingly interested in the science behind it. Which is why this Garden of Wisdom Niacinamide Serum has become such a bestseller. A daily dose of everything you need to regulate oil production, improve pore appearance and achieve brighter skin, the serum is a great antidote to fighting persistent breakouts. Niacinamide is also great for banishing dark spots and pigmentation, as well as keeping the skin hydrated. It's an all-rounder that deserves a place on everyone's vanity table.
If you haven't heard of Mrs Hinch, you must be living under a rock. But the majority of you have which is why you've been going absolutely mad for her new book, Hinch Yourself Happy. Last month we wrote about the 28-year-old cleaning influencer, who has garnered over 1.8 million Instagram followers after sharing cleaning tips and #Hinchtips. And now, you can have your own cleaning bible to refer to every day and give your home a well deserved spring clean this month.