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10.3.17

Three March Favourites


I've changed my hair colour again, bought some new clothes, some new make-up in the way I usually do when I'm on the upswing from a massive crisis period in my life. It's my usual response to stress and February was a write-off, like a snake shedding it's skin I am leaving February behind and hoping to remerge into March and into spring as a new and shiny me. It sounds silly to imagine that a new mascara or a new dress will alleviate the depth and intensity of the pain that I have endured over the past few weeks but my naive belief that it will emanates from a place of hope and faith in myself and that can only really be smiled at. Perhaps with an eye roll and shake of the head but smiled at none the less, at my ability to fall and catch myself again and again. For believing that nothing in life is so bad that it cannot be fixed, however slowly or quickly and by whatever means necessary, fickle or profound. March is about healing, starting afresh and loving every messy detail of the life that I am lucky enough to be living 


YSL 'Luxurious Mascara Star Collector Edition' mascara



Lets kick off with something ludicrously, almost laughably fickle. It never ceases to amaze me how a good make-up day can alter your mood, it's the strangest kind of magic. I have never been blessed in the lash department, turning to strips of false ones in the winter and switching to lash extensions in the summer and I am often left deflated by the unsubstantiated claims of "false lash effect" bandied about by cheaper mascara brands. So on this occasion I opted for a more high-end product in the hopes that it would finally live up to such a promise. Happily it did and I put this down to two things. The brush, which requires a good scrape to remove excess product, but which goes on to apply an even and volumizing layer and the dense yet light formula which lengthened and thicken without the vile clumping effect I have come to roll my usually false-lashed eyes at. It also lasts perfectly, with zero flaking and easy removal at bedtime. Definitely my hero product as we move into fresh-faced spring and away from the heavier make-up I favour in the colder seasons 



H&M Spring Collection

I am absolutely LOVING what H&M have to offer at the moment. Regular detours are being made past it's shop window at the moment, on the pretence of visiting the wholefoods shop downstairs. So far I've limited myself to buying just three things but I'm already daydreaming about the other items I need to complete my spring transition wardrobe, ruffles, denim, neutrals... besides I'm pretty sure that I've run out of Quinoa again. Probably 

I put together this wishlist of the top seven items I'm coveting this morning for you: 




Modern Poetry  


I was at a pub with friends recently when one of them reached into my bag and pulled out a poetry book I'd been carrying around. Obviously they weren't shocked to find it there, anyone can stop me on the street and I'd usually be able to pull out a book I've been enjoying to such an extent that I couldn't bear to be separated from it for any great length of time. I expected the usual blurb-scan, single question and then return of the book but ten minutes later the whole table was engrossed in the punchy sentiments of R.H Sin, so encompassing is his work. I'm finding that more and more with modern poetry, it doesn't float and flower like the classics. It kicks and screams and cuts right to the core, often translating the vast whirlwind of emotions that we encounter and packaging them neatly and concisely into a sentence or two, yet another form of magic. Poetry has seen a huge resurgence in popularity thanks to Instagram, we all know how to hit people where it hurts - with a good quote but if you want some real inspiration I would recommend the following books  

My Poetry Recommendations 

Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur
I Love my Love  - Reyna Biddy
Brain Food for Big Kids - Erin Van Vuren
Abstract Heart - J.Ironwood
Of Yesteryear - Lauren Eden 


9 comments:

  1. Hey lovely, Is it sad that I got really excited when I saw you had posted?! hehe. Loved this post, I know you had a rubbish February so I am glad to see you striving to a positive happy March/Spring. The mascara sounds amazing, I have used a similar YSL one before and loved it, but silly me left the lid loose and it dried up. So that was good. H&M on the other hand... GIMME THAT PINK BLOUSE NOW! Loved this post Milly, as always. Georgie - As You Wish Uk xxxx

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    1. Aww bless you babe! Thanks so much for the welcome-back support! So many posts planned for the next few months :)

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  2. Hello! I'd like to let you know that your collection is so lovely! Thanks a lot for giving me an idea, so this season will be filled with pink items. Best Regards,essay writing service

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  3. Wow I love the idea of the modern poetry, I'll look those up if they're recommended! I tend to only really stick to fiction so I like the sound of something a bit different! Alice xx

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    1. They're all fab! They also make great gifts for people too, I always get a bit stuck for ideas :)

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  4. I am DESPERATE to try that mascara, it looks amazing and I've heard such great things about it! It's top of my wish-list right now! x

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    1. It's great! I never really get that excited about mascaras as my lashes are so crap that I usually use false lashes but this one is actually Uh-MAZINGGGGG xx

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  5. I do like those ideas you've shared here. I think that it would be better if you'll make more notes on the modern trends.

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