Tuesday 19 April 2016

A touch of coral

Spring is in full swing and I am finding myself being drawn to brighter colours and flowery scents. If the sun is a little shy about making an appearance, I am compensating for it with my choice of wardrobe and makeup.

Their is still a chill in the air, so even on a nicer day layering has been key. I swapped my heavier knits for cotton. People tree Kelly v-neck jumper* is becoming a bit of a staple this April. It has this cosy feel, but is light enough on warmer days. I have a feeling it will be used a lot this summer. I am partial to corals as it is, and I love the casual loose cut of this jumper. It is slightly longer on the back than at the front, so you can experiment with tucking it in at the front if you fancy styling it up a little.  So far I have mainly being pairing it up with jeans, biding my time for a change of weather when I can bring out my shorts. This jumper is made with certified cotton that is also fair trade. If you are asking #whomademyclothes during Fashion Revolution week, People Tree are not hiding the answer. I am keeping a close eye on the latest additions to their range, I think this Spring/Summer collection is one of their strongest. Beautiful colours, prints and some distinct tailoring. Use discount code RF10 to get 10% off full priced People Tree collection.

When it comes to body care there has been one particular oil I have been reaching for, Lani. The gorgeous scent and the silky smooth skin that it leaves behind have made it one of my most used products this spring. Of course the cheery coral colour of the bottle has also been making me notice it above others (I have reviewed it previously here).

    From left to right: Ilia Karma Chameleon, La bella figura Frida Fabulosa, Itha Orange Bloom, W3ll people #1 Coral

My makeup has been pretty minimal, I have been using La Bella Figura Frida fabulosa blush and going between 3 lip colours: w3ll people nudist #1 coral, itha london orange bloom, and ilia crayon in Karma chameleon. Nudist #1 is a tinted lip balm, it gives just a hint of colour, perfect for no fuss low key look. Itha lip conditioner is a non sticky gloss, with a gorgeous creamy feel. Karma chameleon is a long time favourite, full on punchy coral. Frida Fabulosa gives a lovely, natural looking flush of peachy/coral blush and works really well with all three lip colours.

What colours are you most drawn to this spring?

*PR sample, all thoughts expressed are as ever my own.

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