Sunday, March 29, 2015

Springtime Favourites...

Now that clocks have gone forward and the days are getting longer (yay to leaving work in the daylight), I thought it was about time I got round to sharing some of my recent Springtime favourites... 

Dusty Girls - Earth Cream*
When it comes to foundation I've always been a fan of light weight products and have been using a CC cream for the last year and a half. When I heard about Dusty Girls at #nyLDNmeet the first thing that drew me to their Earth Cream was the fact that it was made from all natural products and described itself as a 'tinted cream' (check and check). I opted for the light colour and have been using it for the last 2/3 weeks. It has great coverage, provides a lovely even/natural finish and it's made from soothing oils as well as ingredients especially for Acne prone skin - even though I personally don't suffer from Acne, I think it is a great thing for anyone's skin! The only slight negative is the scent. As it's made from natural ingredients, the cream has a slightly odd smell that does linger for a while after you have applied it (Ben did ask why my face smelt strange) but, it does die down after about 5/10 minutes so it's not something that would put me off getting another bottle once this one runs out!

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Dream
When it comes to perfume I'm very fickle and don't pledge allegiance to one particular brand; I like to have the option of changing things up depending on how I'm feeling that day. However, as the Spring months creep in I have found myself reaching for my bottle of Daisy Dream more and more regularly. I love floral scents and this one by Marc Jacobs for me is the perfect mixture of light and sweet scents. As well as spraying this in all the usual places, I'll always spritz a little in my hair (am I the only one who does this?) so that the scent stays with me all day. The packaging is also beautiful, who wouldn't want that standing on their dressing table?

MooGoo - Irritable Skin Balm*
I've suffered with eczema on my hands for the last few years and am always on the hunt for something other than a steroid cream to help me manage it. When introduced to MooGoo alongside Dusty Girls at #nyLDNmeet I was keen to see if this could be the answer to my problems. I often find that I'll start using a moisturiser and it works at clearing up my hands for about a week or two but then it'll stop having any affect. I've been using MooGoo's Irritable Skin Balm on and off for about a month now and I can safely say that it does what it says it'll do and works amazingly! It has not only helped keep my hands eczema free but I absolutely love that it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy after I've applied it. Alongside Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream, this is the only cream that I've found to really work!

Essie - Ladylike
I love pastel colours in the Springtime but have been getting a bit bored of the usual mint green, baby pink and lilac that I always seem to reach for. Essie's Ladylike is the perfect solution! Not really a pastel but kind of due to the pinky mauve undertones, I love that it's a subtle and elegant colour but has just enough mauve in it to not make it a boring beige. It's one step up from a 'your nails but better' polish and is great for people like me who love to have their nails painted but need to keep it somewhat professional for work.

If you read last week's post you'll know that one of my favourite Springtime flowers are tulips. You can't beat injecting some colour into any room by filling it with flowers!

What are your current Spring favourites? Anything you think I should try?

*I was kindly gifted these items after attending #nyLDNmeet


  1. Essie's Ladylike is my absolute favourite nail polish colour! Its so classic and timeless, I think I need a second bottle soon haha


    1. At the rate I'm going, I'm going to be needing another one soon too!

      Sophie x


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