The H Edit: What I’m Loving This Week

This week? Mainly searching lavender on ASOS and googling Lily Allen. Wbu?

SHOPPING

I bought the purple coat. It was a great decision, purple is such an uplifting colour, I feel happy every time I put it on. But now the flood gates are open, I want all the purple stuff. It’s the only logical conclusion, head-to-toe purple, maximise the happiness. This Zara jumper is top of the wishlist. Pantone weren’t wrong: ultraviolet, colour of the year.

READING

Man alive, Lily Allen tells it as it is. I mean, she always has. It’s her USP. But neither age nor motherhood have mellowed her. She keeps it raw and real. Fame, drugs, infidelity, prostitutes, bulimia. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow staging an intervention on a beach in Malibu. Doesn’t sugar coat, nor does she try to make herself look good. It makes for a riveting, and heartbreaking, read.

COVETING

Is it me or has the luxury advent calendar thing exploded this year? I’ve seen gin ones, sock ones, luxury popcorn ones. 25 days of tea, stationary, marshmallows, pork scratchings. Even Carluccios has one. I’m into it, 25 tiny panettones is the dream. (OK, so it’s not really full of panettone, more’s the pity.) If you are in the market for a premium beauty option, the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar is fantastic. And currently 30% off, £115.50 (was £165), here.

REDISCOVERING

Retrieved this, the Revolution Ultra Contour Palette, from the back of the makeup drawer and have been using it non-stop. It is outrageously good for the £8 price tag. These powders are great. The bronzers deposit a lot of colour initially but no need to panic, they blend away easily (in a similar manner to Charlotte Tilbury powder products, if you’ve used those). The contour shade is spot on, the marbled bronzer very reminiscent of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders and the highlighter (not the marbled one but the one next to it) is outstanding. Seriously impressive.

Til next time,

Hayley

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2 Comments

  1. DG
    November 25, 2018 / 8:51 am

    Love the advent calendar craze. I bought one and normally I don’t fuss over them. The fact that chocolates are not the only option, it does entice
    one’s appetite to try new treats.

    • November 25, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Doesn’t it! Is it ok to have more than one I wonder? H x

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