Has anyone noticed that we're having a really mild Winter in London so far? I've been rocking thin jumpers, leather jackets (without scarves) and 10 denier tights!
I've picked up a few staple items in these last few months that I am loving and thought I'd share them with you as general inspiration and potential Christmas present ideas!
Sleek Matte Liquid Lipstick in Velvet Slipper and Birthday Suit
I really love liquid lipsticks and in particular the brand Sleek. Their colours are always really pigmented and with this product the colour was long lasting. I've had Birthday Suit for a few months and picked up Velvet Slipper recently. I wanted to see how it faired with all the eating and drinking that comes with the Christmas party season, so I popped it on just before I had dinner around 6.00pm and took it off before bed at 11.30pm. Below you can see the before and after dinner photos.
Verdict: Still love it!
Sleek Blush in Coral
This has become a fast favourite of mine due to the colour and the versatility. I keep it light for day looks but I apply a little more for going out in the evening. The beautiful thing about this shade is how flattering it is on a range of skin tones as well!
Trek Bars: Peanut Power
I've eaten Trek bars for a long time and find that they're a great pre or post workout snack whilst also being great for popping in my bag when I’m on the go! Even more so now that winter can encourage us to eat a little more than necessary, they're great for curbing hunger in between meals and the healthier option of a sweet fix!
Stradivarius Ankle Boots
I really like Zara's sister brand Stradivarius for a number of reasons! One, being their homeware section, two being the prices and the other being these fantastic ankle boots that are perfect for the weather currently! I'm always funny about the fit of a boot around the ankle as I don't like a lot of space at the top of the boot- however these are snug enough to look great with a dress, while being loose enough to tuck trousers in for a more relaxed look! Win!
NEXT Antigua Fragrance Candle
This candle smells divine! I'm a lover of candles and diffusers anyway, but this has such a fresh scent and that's just removing it from the box! At Christmas there is a tendency to go for the more festive scents and seasonal picks, but if you're looking for a smell to burn year round, I recommend this highly. It's got notes of watermelon, papaya, jasmine, sugar cane and mango, so you really get a fresh but subtle fruitiness!
Naf Naf Scarf
Even though it has been mild, English weather is notorious for the changes it can make in the space of a day. I like this Naf Naf scarf as it is cosy and warm which is great for rebuffing wind, rain, sleet, snow.. you name it. It's big as well which means it can work nicely as a shawl on an evening out!
What are some of your winter favourites?
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