My Best of Beauty 2017

17_1.pngFor my 2017 skincare routine I’ve started skipping using water on my face in the morning. I find it makes my skin too dry. Instead I use the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic on a flat cotton round. Afterwards I’ll use 100% Organic Rosehip Oil, pressed into my skin. I’ll use my Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream followed by Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturiser on my face. After this has all sunk in I have started using SPF 50 everyday to combat ageing caused by the sun. I like the Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk because the texture is so light.

At night I’ll remove my makeup initially with Simple Kind To Skin Facial Cleansing Wipes which I cut in half as not to waste too many. Then I will cleanse using the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and a muslin cloth. Sometimes I’ll use a mask, my favourites are the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask and the Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask which I only use targeted on blemishes as all over can dry out my skin. After I’ll apply the same routine as in the morning, oil, eye cream and moisturiser. I have been using the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm for over two years now and really like it.17_2.pngThis year for makeup I’ve experimented with lots of different products but these are the ones that have been the best. I’ll start by swiping the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick in Iridescent on the high points of my face. I blend this in using a damp Beauty Blender. Next I apply Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in either 51 or 52 depending on the time of year. This is the only foundation I’ve found that won’t stick to dry patches. Coverage can be built to medium. I use a stippling brush. I really like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, but the pot is annoying. I’ll apply using my fingers, pressing it in. I use the shade Light 2 Vanilla. I then set it by lightly baking it with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder with the Beauty Blender. I am still trying to find the perfect bronzer but this year I like the Hourglass Ambient Light Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light. My eyebrows don’t need much so I just brush them up with L’Oreal Cosmetics Brow Artiste Plumper in Dark Medium/Dark. I’ll sometimes use eyeshadow and eyeliner with a primer but none of these products have really stood out to me. I always curl my lashes and I’ve started using the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Waterproof Mascara, which is a pain to get off but barely smudges. My favourite lip liner is Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in Soft Rose. I often change my lip colour but my two favourites are the Nyx Cosmetics Soft Matte Gloss Lip Cream in Stockholm, a peachy nude and Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lip in Nude-Ist, a dark dusky pink. For blush I like Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in Grapefruit Jelly.

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Best of the Matchesfashion sale

mat1.png1. ISABEL MARANT, Uamos flower-embroidered lawn top, £445 now £311 | 30% off

2. JW ANDERSON, Bucket leather and canvas tote, £970 now £582 | 40% off

3. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE, Lyin ruffle-trimmed tiered cotton mini dress, £335 now £234 | 30% off

4. SHRIMPS, Robin high-neck wool sweater, £225 now £157 | 30% off

5. VALENTINO, Tan-go lace-up patent-leather pumps, £650 now £390 | 40% off

6. ISABEL MARANT, Macao striped cotton shirt, £260 now £182 | 30% off

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7. BALENCIAGA, Bazar shopper S, £1,135 now £794 | 30% off

8. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE, Lauryn ruffle-trimmed embroidered cotton blouse, £250 now £150 | 40% off

9. ACNE STUDIOS, Raze mohair-blend sweater, £290 now £203 | 30% off

10. SIMONE ROCHA, Ruffle-front striped cotton shirt, £514 now £308 | 40% off

11. ACNE STUDIOS, Jilva floral-print cotton-corduroy jacket, £600 now £360 | 40% off

12. ACNE STUDIOS, Bahari open-back floral-print satin top, £410 now £205 | 50% off

Best of the Net-a-porter sale (so far)

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1. MARNI, Paneled open-knit turtleneck sweater, £590 now £354 | 40% OFF

2. BELLA FREUD, Star mohair-blend sweater, £320 now £192 | 40% OFF

3. COMME DES GARÇONS GIRL, Cotton-trimmed ruffled organza dress, £610 now £366 | 40% OFF

4. COMME DES GARÇONS GIRL, Cotton-poplin shirt, £210 now £147 | 30% OFF

5. MISSONI, Mohair, wool, goat hair and alpaca-blend turtleneck sweater, £900 now £540 | 40% OFF

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6. MARC JACOBS, Ruffled cotton-poplin top, £265 now £186 | 30% OFF

7. MAISON MARGIELA, Oversized patchwork wool and cotton-blend sweater, £830 now £498 | 40% OFF

8. TOTÊME, Vigo stretch-knit top, £195 now £117 | 40% OFF

9. ZIMMERMANN, Paradiso Floating ruffled floral-print silk-crepon dress, £970 now £679 | 30% OFF

10. MANSUR GAVRIEL, Suede platform mules, £425 now £255 | 40% OFF

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11. MARC JACOBS, Polka-dot silk crepe de chine mini dress, £600 now £420 | 30% OFF

12. VETEMENTS, + Levi’s cropped zip-detailed corduroy slim-leg pants, £1,510 now £906 | 40% OFF

13. JOSEPH, Breton striped cotton-jersey sweatshirt, £145 now £73 | 50% OFF

14. SONIA RYKIEL, Broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton-sateen shirt dress, £785 now £550 | 30% OFF

15. TRADEMARK, Hazel gingham-trimmed velvet shoulder bag, £500 now £300 | 40% OFF

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16. ROKSANDA, Varena grosgrain-trimmed ruched cotton-poplin midi dress, £995 now £697 | 30% OFF

17. MAISON MARGIELA, Glittered tulle shirt, £1,100 now £770 | 30% OFF

18. MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Ruffled point d’esprit-paneled cotton blouse, £325 now £195 | 40% OFF

19. MISSONI, Intarsia wool-blend cardigan, £1,280 now £640 | 50% OFF

Best of the Mytheresa sale (so far)

myther1.png1. MARNI, Asymmetric silk-blend skirt, £ 620 now £ 372 | 40% off

2. SEE BY CHLOÉ, Ruffled blouse, £ 255 now £ 178 | 30% off

3. THE ROW, Violina cashmere turtleneck sweater, £ 1,600 now £ 1,120 | 30% off

4. BOTTEGA VENETA, Knitted cashmere sweater, £ 735 now £ 514 | 30% off

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5. SEE BY CHLOÉ, Wool sweater, £ 265 now £ 159 | 40% off

6. YEEZY, Coated trousers (SEASON 5), £ 441 now £ 264 | 40% off

7. VETEMENTS, Printed cotton-blend hoodie, £ 700 now £ 490 | 30% off

8. THE ROW, Anabe wool-blend turtleneck, £ 1,250 now £ 875 | 30% off

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9. REJINA PYO, Marta top, £ 335 now £ 234 | 30% off

10. GANNI, Emile printed trousers, £ 180 now £ 126 | 30% off

11. MARNI, Wool-blend top, £ 490 now £ 343 | 30% off

12. ALEXACHUNG, Checked dress, £ 550 now £ 275 | 50% off

13. VALENTINO, Silk blouse, £ 1,230 now £ 861 | 30% off

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14. PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI, Lace blouse, £ 515 now £ 360 | 30% off

15. REJINA PYO, Greta cotton dress, £ 694 now £ 485 | 30% off

16. ZIMMERMANN, Floral-printed silk dress, £ 750 now £ 525 | 30% off

17. SEE BY CHLOÉ, Crêpe top, £ 250 now £ 175 | 30% off

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18. ANNA OCTOBER, Embellished cotton blouse, £ 509 now £ 356 | 30% off

19. JW ANDERSON, Pierce Mini leather crossbody bag, £ 975 now £ 682 | 30% off

20. VALENTINO, Silk shirt, £ 1,230 now £ 861 | 30% off

21. ALTUZARRA, Printed silk dress, £ 1,448 now £ 1,013 | 30% off

22. LOEWE, Cotton shirt, £ 595 now £ 357 | 40% off

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23. VALENTINO, Tiered dress, £ 1,755 now £ 1,228 | 30% off

24. VETEMENTS, Striped cotton shirt, £ 480 now £ 336 | 30% off

25. LANVIN, Cotton blouse, £ 650 now £ 455 | 30% off

26. SIMONE ROCHA, Merino wool, silk and cashmere cardigan, £ 475 now £ 332 | 30% off

27. DRIES VAN NOTEN, Embellished tulle top, £ 430 now £ 301 | 30% off

Warm Winter Knits

Here are my top knitwear picks from the online stores.

& Other Stories

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  1. Mock Neck Sweater
  2. Turtleneck Sweater
  3. Cashmere Knit Sweater
  4. Crop Sweater

H&M

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  1. Knitted Wool-Blend Jumper
  2. Light Grey Knitted Wool-Blend Jumper
  3. Knitted Jumper
  4. Chunky-Knit Jumper
  5. Dark Grey Knitted Wool-Blend Jumper

Zara

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    1. Striped Turtleneck Sweater
    2. Bow Appliqué Sweater
    3. Oversized Roll Neck Sweater
    4. Combined Oversized Sweater with Faux Fur Trims

Topshop

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  1. Twist Back Cuff Jumper
  2. Cashmere Blend Cable Jumper
  3. Striped Mohair Jumper
  4. Neppy Turn Back Jumper