Thursday, 31 March 2016

Springtime Treats

uk blog beauty wishlist spring 2016Finally, tomorrow the springtime month of April begins!  With all of the daffodils popping up every other second on social media, as well as the flatlays featuring soft pink and blush shades, I'm feeling well and truly immersed in this gentle new season.  I've heard many people discuss lately how this time of year feels more refreshing than the 'January rush' that prompts us all to make resolutions - and I agree!  I'm ready to set my sights on pops of pink with regard to beauty, clear out old stationery to make room for the new, contemplate my next luxury handbag splurge and daydream about how maxi dresses are nearly season appropriate....
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BEAUTY

Clarins Instant Concealer - A firm favourite of mine since early 2015, goodbye dark circles!

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Himalayan Bath Salts - Super keen to give this one a go since spotting it for the first time last week in a magazine

Narciso Rodrigues for Her Perfume - Swoon-worthy scent.  I seriously have no idea what happened.  I've gone from juggling multiple fragrances at once, to using none at all.  Indecisiveness has left me au naturel, oops!

Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss -  New to the beauty world this year, these are being praised left, right and centre.  Tempted?  Definitely.  Better yet, if one just isn't enough, House of Fraser are currently running a beauty offer* where if you spend £50 or more on any beauty products, you'll get £10 off.  So, three it is then!

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick - Liquified long wear lipsticks in a gorgeous collection of colours and of which you'll have no doubt read a positive review or two, or three, or four...

Artis Brush (Oval 10) - Made with over 250,000 velvet-soft CosmeFibre filaments, it's pretty much the Holy Grail of makeup brushes

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STATIONERY

Kate Spade Strike Gold Magazine Holder - Somewhere to store those many subscriptions! 

Smythson Panama Blah Blah Blah Notebook - I was going to get this until I watched the animation Hotel Transylvania (do your best not to judge my film choice there) where it totally killed 'Blah, Blah, Blah' for me.  Still, it's unique...

Smythson Top Secret Notebook - Probably the most mysterious notebook I've laid eyes on and I love it

Accessorize Tropi-Cool Applique Pencil Case - I adore Accessorize for their Z for Accessorize range by Zara Simon.  However, lately their too-cute-to-be-true stationery has earned a special place in my heart as well

Abigail Warner Be Happy Pencils - I'll admit, I own a lot of metallic-decorated pencils for someone who only ever writes with pens...

Paperchase Bloomingville Rose Gold Stapler - The perfect desk accessory, plus, uh, pretty useful

Cross Townsend Limited Edition Rollerball Pen - There's something so beautiful about metallic pens and especially when they're well-made.  Thumbs up, Cross!

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HANDBAGS

Valentino Lock Small Leather Bag - I'd go as far as to say this is the perfect Spring shoulder bag - the gentle colour provides the perfect excuse to step into this fresh new season

Tory Burch Robinson Shoulder Bag - I blame all the gorgeous American bloggers I've come across for putting Tory Burch on my radar in such a big way!  Someone take my purse away from me...

Sophie Hulme Barnsbury Nano Leather Bag - This is probably the most unusual of Sophie Hulme's designs so far.  I don't mean with regard to colour or quirks/charms, but rather the shape itself    

ChloĆ© Elsie Medium Shoulder Bag - Recognise this beauty?  Since I purchased this versatile black version earlier this year, I've been totally smitten; the size is ideal and I adore the gold-twist chain design!   
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MAXI DRESSES

Weekend Max Mara Domez Dress - There are so many options of this dress around right now, though quality is always guaranteed with Max Mara

Eliza J Halter Neck Maxi Dress - Wrapped in a pretty-in-pink parcel over at House of Fraser: the reason why spring/summer fashion beats autumn/winter hands down.  So, so feminine!  One to store in your wardrobe and pull out in a couple of months from now

Marciano Guess Maxi Dress - This dress ticks so many boxes for me, though most of all, I love how it brings the option of wearing a maxi dress forward in the year and all without raising any eyebrows thanks to the dark colour combo and long-sleeve design

Reiss Tascha Sunshine V-neck Dress - I'll confess, the name alone pretty much sold it to me!

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Speaking as a Summer-baby, I can't help but get excited as we step a little closer to that time of year and dive into the many flowers of Spring; it's a refreshing time that offers rejuvenation and so many opportunities.  I hope April treats you all very, very well!

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note: This post has been sponsored by House of Fraser, however all opinions are my own.
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67 comments

  1. Wow! Great picks.. I love nano handbags & rose gold stapler..

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  2. Love the bags and dresses!! :)

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  3. I really want to try that Artis brush! It makes applying foundation look so easy. Though, with my skill (or lack thereof) it probably wouldn’t make a different for me haha. Love all your picks, they definitely do remind me of spring.

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  4. So many gorgeous things! All those stationary items look sooo pretty, and a reminder that I should really clean up my very messy, very mismatched desk lol. Love that halter neck maxi dress too; although probably something I would never wear since maxi dresses look dreadful on me, I love the cut and print of it! Hope April turns out amazing for you too :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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  5. Those pink cosmetics are too cute to look at. I like that classy Valentino bag! Perfect for the coming spring :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New post

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  6. I've heard such amazing things about that Too Faced liquified lipstick. Gotta grab one to try out myself!
    Love all your picks, especially that Valentino bag. I agree, the color is so gorgeous. Such a beautiful muted color.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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  7. I have been wanting to try ANY Clarins makeup forever now but I can't seem to find any around here! So frustrating! Also, any of those handbags would do, thank you. They are gorgeous!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  8. I have that Narcisco perfume and it's my ultimaaaate fave at the moment. I think it's so subtle and feminine...perfect for spring!

    I could genuinely buy everything on this list, too. We have ridiculously similar taste!

    Katie.
    xx La Coco Noire

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  9. Love all your selections especially the bags, they are so gorgeous and elegant!

    Prudence
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  10. I love all your picks! The Valentino bag and the Narciso Rodriguez fragrance would make my day (or spring :) )
    Luxessed

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  11. Those melted lipsticks look amazing!

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  12. The Top Secret notebook looks brilliant and I love the Blah Blah Blah one too!

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  13. so many lovely pics...those maxi dresses really caught my eye!

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  14. That red and white maxidress was just to die for! Oh how I am looking forward to spring and summer :)

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  15. Such lovely picks! I must keep that concealer in mind, I have some serious bags under my eyes that need hiding!

    Ash | Liakada

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  16. Oooo so many lovely goodies! I need some new makeup too and I'd love to try the Lancome juicy shakers too! I'm addicted to buying stationary and that rose gold stapler has really caught my eye! All those maxis are fab too

    Rachel xx
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  17. The Lancome Juicy Shakers are on my wishlist as well, simply for the unique packaging.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  18. So cute things ! My favorite is the Valentino bag. She is so cute, perfect for spring.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Kisses
    Marie

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  19. Fabulous picks, Gabrielle. Lancome Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss keeps popping on my Instagram feed pretty much every day. I'm so tempted to treat myself to one this spring just to see if it really lives up to all the hype.

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  20. such a great selection!
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  21. Nice post dear...
    love all pics...
    lets follow each ether on GCp facebook instagram and google+?
    just start and let me know. i do the same..
    kisses from MM

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  22. Amazing picks doll! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Much love, Len
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  23. That Melted lipstick looks great, and I love those bags!

    Amy Ann
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  24. There's nothing like adorable stationery I definitely shop for unique pieces and notecards quite a lot. I'm in love with all of the ace bag options here. Very pretty indeed. Happy weekend Gabrielle. /Madison xx
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  25. Love this post!! Those bath salts and gold V-neck dress sound awesome!

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  26. I am dying to try one of the Artis Brushes, but I can't decide which one?! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  27. I love your blog and follow you :) Great pics!

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  28. Oh I love the pink TB purse, so springy and cute!!

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  29. ahhhhh Gabrielle, looks like spring is looking really pretty and lovely for you there! I love that pink hues of skincare and makeup collage you have compiled there, though I have to admit that I have yet to try most of the items there and the clean white stationeries are to die for *_^

    I do adore your choices of handbags as well, I can totally see myself carrying them along! Looks like you are so ready for spring! Have a beautiful weekend ahead, my dearie.

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
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  30. I love the whole post but omg the Valentino small lock bag is an absolute dream!

    Elle
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    xx

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  31. Makeup products looks really nice! Love the bags and dresses!

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  32. I never really feel like spring has arrived until we're in the month of April so I'm really thrilled. Spring is so full of new possibilities and new things to buy haha :) That Artis brush looks and sounds so luxurious!

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  33. I've heard only good things about the Too Faced Melted line, so hopefully that works out for you. I need to get a new maxi dress too. :/

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  34. I love your selection :) so cool pieces and products :) I still have to try the melted one *_* It isn't available in stores here in germany, so I have to search for it online :)
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  35. Love those bags and I agree that the spring season feels like a much more natural time to reach for those goals than January. January can be so gloomy and you still have a sort of mental hangover after all the end of the year holidays.

    -M
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  36. These handbags are so gorgeous. Love this Lancome lip gloss too. Have a lovely weekend ahead. xx
    Nina
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  37. I've heard so much about the Too Faced LL, the shade ranges are stunning. And I've seen most bloggers rave about the new launch of the Juicy Shaker, I really need to pop in store and give them a swatch. And how stunning is that first bag, I mean the colour on that screams me haha. Have a lovely weekend ♥

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  38. Oh I love those crossbody bags! The colours are amazing

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  39. I really want to try the lancome lip glosses because their packaging is SO cute. such a clever idea hah

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  40. I have read and watched so many beauty bloggers raving about the new Lancome Juicy shakers! I'm not sure if I want to purchase it because OMG, it's becoming overly hyped by the beauty world, probably will wait for a bit before taking the plunge.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  41. I LOOOOVE everything you chose!! I've wanted to get a Too Faced lipstick for such a long time, but unfortunately they're not available in Hungary. The notebooks, the pencils, the pen, everything is so pretty, and I've been obsessed with rose gold recently, so I'm seriously thinking about getting that stapler!
    I also love the handbags and dresses, they are all gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful day!

    xo, Esther

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  42. I really want to try some of the Too Faced melted lipsticks, they sound really good. My favourite bag would be the Chloe, I love the lock. Also all the stationery, I just love it - makes me so happy haha! Very beautiful dresses too!

    Sally - DiagonSally

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  43. So many pretty thing you picked, i loved them all. Especially those stationary. I love collecting cute stationary :) xx
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  44. Lovely Post! Thanks for sharing! I just updated my blog, you should check it out! xx
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  45. Oh my god, that stationery section has got me drooling! Though I also wouldn't say no to the Melted lipsticks from Too Faced, want to try a lot more from the brand :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  46. Oh, everything you listed is so cute! YES to lancome juicy shakers and the Artis brush and all of that stationary x

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  47. I'm in love with everything! Swooning over the bags! The Valentino and Tory Burch are stunning

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  48. Beautiful collages! Need that nude Valetino bag, it's soo pretty ☺
    Nati xx
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  49. Love your picks! I'm a huge fan of the Too Faced anything, those lipstick tubes are AWESOME.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  50. I love the tropical pencil case, that's so cute and all of the colours are perfect for brightening up the day! I bet the Himalayan bath salts are lovely too, they must make any bath relaxing. Yay for springtime! - Tasha

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  51. So beautiful selection Gabrielle! You are a really expert of make-up and these long dresses are amazing!!! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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  52. What a super lovely selection, I adore those dresses and bags. About beauty products: Clarins and Lancome are among my fav brands :)


    xoxo
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  53. Wow, what a great post! I love all your picks! Just a great selection of things! :-)

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  54. In love with everything in this post - the stationery, the handbags, the maxi dresses :))

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  55. I love the too faced melted lipsticks and I'm also really tempted for the juicy shakers. They sound lovely. The Valentino bag is to die for. :) x

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  56. Ooh I would love to treat myself to all of this! I love all the bags the most. Gemma x
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  57. Such an amazing wishlist! Always lusting over the Kate Spade stationery and Too Faced products. I just reviewed the Juicy Shaker and didn't love it :( x
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  59. Such a gorgeous wish-list and you have my eyes darting across the screen especially at the selection of pretty in pink items! Too Faced is a great brand, I recently tried out one of their blushes which I featured in a Cohorted post and loved it, also a lips-shade.

    Clarins always impress me and are always a favourite of mine, their Wonder Perfect mascara is erm... perfect? :) You would love it anyhow.

    Thanks so much for posting!

    Laura xo

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  60. I really want to try the Too Faced melted lipstick ! I'm so curious :) xoxo Have a wonderful week lovely !! xx

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  61. So many lovely things, I'm loving all the picks, specially the make up ones
    Have a lovely day,
    Madalena

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  62. I want everything !! haha. Especially all the beauty items - I'm desperate to try the artis brush !!

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    Maija Lily Xx

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  63. I want pretty much everything on here haha but especially that gorgeous Valentino handbag! Top of my list to try makeup wise as well are the Too Face Melted Lipsticks which I have heard so much about :) x

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  64. I love the look of that acrylic stationery/desk accessories, and those Aromatherapy Associates bath salts sound incredible! I love a good bath and I've tried some of their oils before and they're beautiful.

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