20 Apr 2015 68 comments

A Spring Edit.


Prepare yourself for one big Spring edit coming your way this Monday morning! These happy, colourful, coral-filled roundups are some of my favourite posts, and I just had to do my own…

I’ll start with makeup, as it seems it’s my everyday routine that’s taken the biggest hit – I’ll definitely be reaching for my long-time favourite Revlon Photo Ready SkinLights Illuminator in Bare Light (£11.99), if you don’t already own this, add it to your wishlist – it will make your even, dewy complexion dreams come true. It’s shimmery without being too much, and it truly perfects the skin in one quick application.
As for foundation, I’m pretty smitten with the amazing Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Gel Base (£26), a gorgeous, hydrating tinted gel that conceals, smoothes and perfects. It sits somewhere between a BB cream and a tinted moisturiser, but it actually promises quite good coverage. I love wearing it, and my skin always looks naturally radiant and super quenched.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers (£28) always make an appearance around this time too, as they’re the perfect hit of radiance and colour. Every single shade I try, I end up loving – they’re all so flattering!
I’m also currently loving the Clinique Pop Lips Lip Colour in Melon Pop (£16) as my everyday hue, and the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara (£9.99) for big, bold, fluttery lashes. I haven’t tried a new mascara in so long, but this is amazing – little effort, massive lashes.

As for skin, my trusty tube of NUDE Omega Cleansing Jelly (£32) is still going strong – I love how nourishing and deeply cleansing this is, it’s sort of like a balm/gel so it’s more than ideal for my combination skin type. It’s a dream for removing the day, and it purifies my skin without leaving a heavy film behind. I pair it with the Nourish Argan Skin Rescue (£21), an incredible serum/oil treatment that brightens and nourishes my skin. It’s a bit heavy for constant use, but it does wonders when applied a few nights per week!

Also in my Spring edit is the L’Occitane Tonic Body Oil (£34), the best body oil I’ve ever found – I use body oils most days for ease, and I go through them quite quickly. This stuff leaves my parched skin super nourished and really supple, and it’s just so darn easy to spritz on after my morning shower. I have been through two bottles of this, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon…
My everyday soap of choice right now is the Lush Honey I Washed The Kids Soap (£3.40), I have loved this for years and I really don’t see myself ever getting sick of it. I keep it next to my sink for regular hits of that beautiful fragrance.
The other post-shower spritz in my collection is the R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray (£23), easily one of the best salt sprays I’ve come across – and I’ve tried many! It adds so much wave, shine and texture to my hair, all without the crispy feeling – it’s an essential part of my routine.

As for fragrance, I’ve completely fallen for the Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb Candle (£42) – a gorgeous, light Spring scent that fills my home minutes after burning. The brand donate the money to charity too, so it’s worth picking up – finally a reason to feel guilt-free when buying a costly candle.
My scent of the moment is of course, Chloe Roses De Chloe (£55.50) this is one Spring fragrance I just can’t get enough of – I’m completely hooked on the incredible scent. It’s so much nicer than it sounds, and I might even love it more than the original.

A very full Spring edit! Have you tried any of these? 

  • Dressed With Soul

    Now I want to own this wonderful pink lipstick! The colour fits perfect to my spring mood 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  • The Roses de Chloe perfume is one of my favourites, excellent choice! I’ve pretty much been wearing it every day for the past 6 months!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • I absolutely love the Jo Malone candle packaging! I love it when they mix it up and add new designs they’re always so gorgeous!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Love your Spring edit! The colour of the lipstick looks so pretty! x


  • Absolutely love this Spring edit!! So many beautiful products- the Revlon illuminator is now on my wish list, along with the Bare Minerals tinted moisturiser! As for skincare, you’ve really got me wanting to try Nude- both this and the fizzy face wash!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

  • Loved this post! The Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushers look so gorgeous 🙂

    Rachel | http://www.beautyandthebird.co.uk

  • Love the Hourglass collection, stunning! x


  • ninegrandstudent

    The Revlon illuminator has been on my wish-list for years – really should pick it up soon! x

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  • icklefickle

    I have Chloe Roses on today and also used my Hourglass blusher 🙂 Can I ask if foundations ever break you out? I would like to try the bareminerals but lots of foundations make my skin worse.

    • I get hormonal acne, but sometimes products do too – I think the other Bare Minerals foundations do, the powders, but this one doesn’t seem to…

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  • I love Bare Light as well 🙂 it looks so natural mixed in with my foundation and I’m really enjoying my Hourglass blush xx

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  • That candle is to die for!! The hourglass blushes are just spring personified. Love them x

  • Honey I Washed the Kids smells so fantastic. I have to pick it up every time I pop into a LUSH.

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  • Millie Robinson

    The Hourglass palette is stunning! LUSH Honey I Washed The Kids is one of the my favourite scents, its so good! x


  • Maggie

    Love the BareMinerals Complexion rescue! It is possibly one of the best out their currently! I feel like it is all I talk about on my blog!


  • Your photo is so beautiful, as always 🙂
    I love love LOVE the Complexion Rescue, and you’ve really got me wanting to try the body oil and the Clinique lipstick.

    Kelsey | kelseybeauty.blogspot.com

  • Vivian Yuen

    The Hourglass blushers are so beautiful~

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  • Jodie Vernon

    I love the packaging of the Hourglass blushes, so perfect!

    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  • The more I hear about the Bare Minerals Base the more I’m tempted to try it, I do normally like a bit more covarage but I guess I could mix it with something else 🙂
    xxx Claire

  • The Jo malone candle is so beautiful!


  • Fancy Toughts

    hello kate,

    perfect spring makeup! such beautiful colors that make really fun with this weather.
    and the fragrant fits really great with the weather at the moment.

    best, patricia from http://blog.fancythoughts.de

  • I really want to try something from Hourglass, that blush palette looks gorgeous!

    Jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

  • Love the look of these picks, I can’t wait for spring and warmer weather!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Win a Luxury Beauty Item of your Choice

  • That Jo Malone candle is so pretty! Definitely a showcase piece.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Ugh, seriously, that Hourglass palette is to die for!


  • Kathryn

    I need to get my hands on these products, you have made me lust after them!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • emily couture

    lovely post 🙂

    emily xx


  • Romy VH

    You can always convince me of longing for products.. What shade of the Revlon illuminator do you wear? xo Romy

  • i’ve always wanted to try the hourglass blushers, they look so beautiful!

    cat // je suis cat

  • The Hourglass blushers are gorgeous! Love your photo 🙂

    Kirsty | http://www.kirsty.ws

  • The blushes look so pretty, i love those that have different colours all blended, looks so funky!

    Clare | http://www.clare-without-an-i.com

  • I have the a single hourglass blush, I absolutely love it. Such finely milled and natural looking powder.
    xx Ciana // http://www.ciananadine.blogspot.com

  • That Hourglass blusher is gorgeous and I will definitely be adding the Revlon Photoready Illuminator to my wish list : )

  • I really want to try and venture into the world of highlighters, I’m always scared I’ll look too much like a glitter ball 😛

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • Maireem Maneje

    Love your products Kate 😀


  • I agree with you on the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue foundation, it’s perfect for spring and so natural looking! And my Hourglass blushes are perfect for any season, always my favorite! I do have a tube of Revlon SkinLights- need to dig it out and start using it again.


  • Lori Testy

    The Hour Glass blush has some beautiful colors. I know here in the US, the eye shadow is quite expensive. I think for a 3 pan palette, it was about $58.

  • HushHush

    Beautiful picture. Great post! Hourglass pallete looks stunning.


  • Love these picks! You always have the nicest makeup so i shall be trying a few of these for myself x

    Jennifer / Enter my Mac giveaway x

  • I have none of these products but they all look amazing.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Poppy Kay

    I’d really like to try hourglass, it looks amazing!


  • That candle looks so pretty! One question: You use the Lush soap to wash your hands? I am asking because I always loved the smell of their soaps but I was never sure what to use them for… I somehow thought they were designed to be used under the shower for your body 😮

    Marie x

    • I do yeah, but I also use it in the shower… I never really know what to do with them either. I’m not a huge fan of using soap on my body and even though I like the Lush soaps, I can’t get out of the habit of thinking they’re drying!

  • I’m so glad that I grabbed the Ambient lighting palette before Christmas. It’s definitely one of my most reached for this time of the year as well. And I can’t wait to try the new Clinique pop lippies! Such nice colours.


  • The Hourglass blush palette looks more and more stunning every time I see it! I need to dig out my Hourglass blush now! x

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  • I really want to try the Bare Minerals rescue, I keep hearing good things!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • that bluuuush! i need it! i’ve kind of become a blush junkie these days.

    xo, allie

  • I always go back to the Hourglass palette, the blushes are so beautiful!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • That candle is so eye-catching! I haven’t tried any of these but I’m a fan of L’Occitane and Lush so I don’t doubt those are great products! I’m so excited for nail colours for spring.


  • The Hourglass blushes are so pretty and spring like! I’m tempted to get the dupes first though xo


  • I met Lydia from Nourish yesterday and we were talking about how you love the brand and how I’ve wanted to try a product for ages – got my paws on some moisturiser and so excited to use it so thank you for bringing them to my attention!
    The lipstick and blush will be the perfect spring combo, can’t wait to see it in action 🙂

    Lauren x

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    • Hehehe *Duran Durans Notorious starts playing* well they are a great brand! 🙂

  • Dar

    Revlon SkinLights is such a great product!
    That Jo Malone candle though.. I need it.

    Dar | http://www.holylipstick.com

  • Lush’s Honey I Washed the Kids soap is one of my all time favourite soaps. I am also a big fan of Jo Malone candles but haven’t tried the White Lilac & Rhubarb Candle. I will defiantly be adding this to my list of candles I want to buy.

    Beth x

  • So many lovely products mentioned. The Bare Minerals base is high up on my wishlist x


  • I’m desperate to try the Hourglass blushes, I just need to take the plunge and get one! xx

    Amanda – dreamingxpretty.blogspot.co.uk

  • that hourglass palette is just to die for, I wish I could get it 🙂

    Love from France, xx Victoria


  • These are beautiful products! x

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  • SamanthaSeries

    The packaging for the revlon mascara is so pretty 🙂

    Samantha Series

  • Amazing picks for spring! Love the Hourglass Blush Palette, it’s a staple in my makeup bag all year around! x

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

  • Oh I just love the Hourglass blushes! And the packaging….ahhhh!!! I just realised I stopped burning candles the moment the sun came back out- might need to crack one out now for the scent ! 🙂


  • Rachael Adams

    That Chloe perfume is my absolute favourite, and the mini bottle looks so convenient for putting in your handbag!

  • I’m dying to try the L’Occitane Tonic Body Oil now! I love the almond scent, it’s so yummy!


  • I’m dying to try the L’Occitane body oil now. I love the almond scent, it’s so yummy!


  • GoFashiondeals

    The blush is so pretty! Great photo!! 🙂