Experimental Beauty – There are a whole new breed of beauty brands emerging – ones that embrace a more ‘experimental’ and artistic approach to makeup. They’ve designed a unique range of formulas, textures, and colors that can be mixed, blended, adjusted, and played with to create a look that’s completely your own. MAKE and MILK are two relatively new brands that fall under this category. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few of MAKE’s products this week and fell in love. If you’re like me and have a thing for quirky or ethereal-type looks, I’m sure you’ll have fun exploring their makeup too!
Going Darker – As you may have caught in my recent Summer beauty routine post, I had it in my plans to try out the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening system. Just last week, I finished my first treatment in the shower, and boy was I shocked to see my hair transformed – it came out looking almost two shades darker. The best part is that the color lasts too, through multiple washes, even if you use a different brand’s shampoo. I’m absolutely thrilled that I found a safe method for hair dying. Not to mention it’s also cheaper, quicker, and less messy than going to a salon or coloring out of a box. (Stay tuned for my post on Monday, where I’ll be showing the before and after!)
Marble – I’m loving everything marble these days. I want to literally cover everything I own in it – my phone, my laptop, and…me! Thanks to this cute pendant necklace from Happy Boutique, marble has finally made its way into my jewelry collection. I’ve been wearing this necklace almost everyday now – I love that it feels a bit edgy, and even a tad medieval. Now on to buy one of those classy looking marble laptop covers… 😉 (Use code ‘jessoshii’ to get 10% orders over 19 euros/~$22 USD on Happy Boutique’s website, valid until May 11th.)
Subscription Addiction – The April boxes have already started to ship out, but I’m still enjoying last month’s Petit Vour box – even as I sit here and type, spritzing the lovely LBA Geranium & White Tea Beauty Mist into my face every hour. 🙂 I’ve also been enjoying the Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser (using it every night now), and the Dual Base/Top Coat from Lauren B Beauty (oh-so-practical for manis and pedis). Totally recommend this beauty box – you can sign up here if you’re interested!
Summer Style – Sandals, sunglasses, jewelry, and dresses. That’s all you need to look beach ready. This year, I’ve added a new maxi dress into the mix – the Cranesbill Maxi Dress from Selfie Leslie. It makes for fun, bohemian-style beach, poolside, and even late night wear on chilly Summer evenings. I particularly love it’s floral stitching – to me, it looks something you’d pick up on an exotic trip overseas. 😉 Cue the vintage filter…
You can find this dress plus more Summer styles on Selfie Leslie’s website. Use code ‘JESSOSHII’ to enjoy 25% off your order.