Feeling the lightness and warmth that Spring brings, or needing a little more encouragement to shed the winter layers before summer? Spring is one of my favourite seasons because of the balmy weather, blooming daffodils and longer hours of sunshine. Not to mention, the 3 month wedding countdown is officially on for many! If you are ready to embrace the warmer weather, get ready to feel a spring in your step with these beauty picks.
Put a Spring in your step with these beauty picks
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eclat Fragrance: We all love to smell delicious, no matter what season it is. Personally, I love floral and sweet fragrances and this new scent from Lancome is rivalling the fresh spring blooms. With key notes of orange blossom, rose and jasmine, this fragrance is floral, fresh, uplifting and is meant to encapsulate the feeling of happiness. This scent is the perfect match for the new spring season and how incredibly gorgeous is the bottle?
Did you know, this Christmas, Lancome and YSL are offering a custom engraving service on their perfumes at selected Farmers and Smith & Caughey’s! You could have your initials, or your soon-to-be new initials engraved in a bottle in time for your wedding.
Speaking of YSL… All hours Foundation: The spring season brings the first wave of warm weather and so it is time to switch to a foundation that can handle the heat. The new YSL foundation boasts up to 24 hours of wear time, with a waterproof and transfer-resistant formula. This foundation has been getting rave reviews in NZ and across the globe so I have high expectations. I love a foundation that is full coverage and comfortable and this foundation is meant to be both, plus it’s long wear time makes it the perfect choice for the hotter temperatures and longer days.
Formula 10.0.6 Take back control: Winter can leave your skin looking worse for wear and so spring is the perfect time to detox and awaken dull, tired skin. The Formula 10.0.6 mask is made from gorgeous ingredients like cacao, used to clean and clear skin, coconut to tone and refresh and clay to detox and absorb oil. This ingredient combination smells incredibly delicious, reminding me of the coconut goodness found in a bounty bar. One of my favourite treats! Since I am 6 weeks sugar-free, this mask is the perfect way for me to indulge in a guilt-free, chocolate hit and a great way to get my skin ready for the spring season.
Manuka Doctor Foot Cream: I have a guilty confession to make. Over the cooler months, my feet have been extremely neglected and unfortunately, the arrival of spring means the arrival of sandal season! If your feet are anything like mine, it might be time for some TLC and this foot cream from Manuka Doctor is just what the doctor ordered. It is soothing, hydrating and its peppermint scent is incredibly delicious. It uses natural ingredients like avocado oil and shea butter to hydrate and boosts moisture levels! The perfect way to tranform your feet and ensuring they look amazing for their first outing this spring.
The newest buzz to hit the New Zealand skincare market, Skin Sonic is a vibrating facial cleanser designed to make any cleanser and exfoliator more effective, while also giving your skin a circulation and collagen boosting massage. Win, win for your skin! $75 for SONIC and $35 for MINI – only at www.skinsonic.co
Avene TriXera NUTRITION Nutri-fluid Lotion: Shedding off those layers and layers of clothes has not been easy for me. I am used to being as snug as a bug in a rug! The thought of wearing dresses, shorts and dear I say it, skirts have me rushing for moisturisers that are quick and easy to use. Avene makes an amazing body lotion which is perfect for dry, sensitive skin. I adore this formula because it is hydrating, lightweight and absorbs quickly. Perfect for the girl who is always running late!
Lancome Advanced Génifique Sensitive Serum: While we are on this skincare kick, this serum seems to be making a splash in the beauty industry of late. This dual concentrate serum is a 30-day treatment, perfect for those of us who need a quick miracle Using antioxidants, probiotic fraction an infused blue ampoule, this highly concentrated serum works to soothe and restore skin. Sounds like the perfect treatment to get your skin from winter ‘drab’ to springtime ‘fab’.
INIKA Long Lash Vegan Mascara: My makeup is either full glam or the no makeup-makeup look. Either way, I will always be wearing mascara and this new Inika Mascara has my ears pricked. Using ingredients that contain no nasties, this formula evenly coats your lashes and moisturises and protects them at the same time. Honestly, I don’t mind if it’s lunchtime, bedtime or springtime, I love deep black lashes all the time!
Shiseido Paperlight Eye creams: Inspired by the Japanese washi paper, these eyeshadows come in a range of gorgeous colours, perfect for the spring season. From bright pops of coral, green and purple, these shadows can definitely add some fun to your makeup look. The formula is silky smooth and can be worn sheer or layered, depending on your mood. I love a sheer wash of colour over my lids and spring is the perfect time to play with colourful makeup looks.
Le Mini Macaron Kits: Nothing sings spring like a pop of colour on your nails. If you love a manicure and if you are also managing a tight wedding budget, you need to check out Le Mini Macaroon. The gorgeous DIY gel nail kits have your nails painted, set and looking fabulous in less than 30 seconds. Plus, hues of blues are screaming my name this spring season so I am loving the shade of this polish.
Bobbi Brown Highlighter: From a collection that was inspired by surf, sand, and sun, these limited edition highlighters are a must have for anyone who wants radiant looking skin and a healthy glow this spring. Not only is Bobbi Brown packaging gorgeous but the formula of these highlighters is silky and smooth to apply. Available in three gorgeous shades, there is an option to suit a range of skin tones, so we can all have a luminous, glowy skin to bring in the new spring season.
I hope you enjoyed my beauty picks to help you spring into spring and if you have any of your own recommendations to share, please comment them below.