First Post September 23, 2014 12:16

With Summer  just around the corner, and lots of lucky people jetting off on family holidays or heading away for a City Break with your nearest and dearest, we all want to look our best, If your jetting off for a long weekend and travelling light, lack  of space can spell trouble- how can you possibly fit 6 pairs of shoes and 10 carefully planned outfits if your so space restricted? Capsule wardrobe is what we need- what to pack, what to wear without compromising on skin, hair care or style.

So here is my top must haves for that weekend in the sun or the city, from top to toe!

I love Davines, and on my last visit to Rae Peacock hair, I picked up the wonderful Davines Oi range which suits all hair types. The main ingredient is Roucou oil which smoothes, shines and protects against heat and free radicals. When I bought two products I picked up this cute pochette free with a travel size shampoo and conditioner- perfect for getting through security at the airport and light enough not to weigh me down! They also have the Oi oil in travel size and the Oi milk (only £6:75 for that size) which I love. Firstly, the Oil is their answer to Moroccan oil but better. The milk is a spray on magic potion. It heat-protects from the drier and irons and also has brilliant UV protection which stops colour fading. A massive draw for me was the fact the whole range speeds up drying time by 50%!, the Roucou Oil acts like a wax jacket and water says on the surface of your hair (Rae explained!). Apart from making my hair feel amazing, the smell is to DIE for! Try it.
 
I'm sure I'm not alone in this- but at this time of year my skin is dull and tired, and in major need of some vitamin D!
So it's time to get rid of the dead skin cells and exfolite-ael recommended I try PRIORI  Advanced AHA Barrier Repair Complex-This excellent moisturiser will help replenish and revitalise sensitive impaired complexions. It combines Lactic Acid, time released vitamins alongside a fortifying epidermal complex to strengthen and repair the skins barrier function.
50ml
£41

With wearing less makeup in the sun, I want to make sure my skin looks bright and feels good, underneath my mineral makeup-  Vitage Vitamin C Radiance Serum is an instant fix for dull tired skins. It combines encapsulated Vitamin C to energise the complexion, plus Argantensyl to firm and tighten the skin. Great on décolleté, necks or around eyes for an instant lift.
28ml

VITAGE Colour Minerals produces instant light reflection and radiance to instantly brighten skin. Our Natural Daily Perfector helps even out skin tone ideal as a primer under any minerals or on its own to give skin a lovely dewy glow! 30ml £25
Natural Skin Glow creates a youthful skin glow when used all over the face or enhances the face and body when used as a highlighter or as a beautiful base eyeshadow! £18
All products are under 50ml, so will fit snug in you clear bag while going through customs.
I'm not feeling brave enough to wear a bikini after too much winter indulgence and not enough working out, So for me this Ester break it has to be a swimming costume rather than a bikini. There doesnt need to be any compromise or glamour though- I am loving this cream pacha halter swimming costume available from River Island at £32.

I'm pretty lazy ( more to do with being a lush that doesn't like to miss out on valuable in the sun drinking time!) So I always strive to find something casual enough to wear on the beach, but not too laid back you can't take it straight off the beach into a bar or restaurant.

Instore we have a lush range of boho maxi dresses- all with Drawstring ties to neck and bust so you can adjust to your body shape. Loose and flowing perfect for comfort in the summer, without compromising on style.

 

For over the maxi or the swimsuit, I adore our Japanese Kimono, with over sized sleeves in a beautiful sheer mint green with bird print in Japanese style, this comes with a detachable belt, so wear closed or let it hang loose.

 

Keeping with the boho theme, I love love these Brazilan made leather sandals with cork wedge- major hint towards my favourite decade for style,  the 70’s. With  padded sock and lightweight wedge these sandals are perfect for all day on the foot. The contrast snakeskin ankle straps add a pop of colour to your outfit.

 

I love white ( regardless of the lack of practicality) It goes with any colour pallette, looks sharp and classic. This  oversized shirt is a new addition to my wardrobe- wear it alone, or with skinny jeans in the city or denim shorts strolling the marina.

 

It might be summer, but you can't go wrong with a Lbd-This stunning  body con midi dress is perfect for that sophisticated look. This dress features a plunging neckline with a center front leg split, it also has cascading ruffle along the front and contrasted metal zip fastening.  For those with larger bust like myself, or just not that brave to embrace such a deep V, we've had a couple altered for customers to take the neck line up an inch and a half.

For the perfect versatile evening shoe, barely there sandal makes a good investment- a recurring key look thats back again this season . This minimal style details a metal toe plate, side buckle and leather sock. A versatile sandal, wear with anything from slim white fitted jeans with lose shirt or any shirt or dress this summer. Available in Evalucia in both black and White Leather.
 
A neutral clutch with a optional strap will make sure you have no colour clashes when it comes to finding a bag to compliment your outfit choice- This bag has enough room to fit in phone, purse, makeup and has plenty space for more! £36