Oh hey Easter! While most of you are preparing to get stuck into your chocolate eggs and hot cross buns this weekend – and we don’t blame you – we’ve been chick-ing out the brand new fashion and beauty buys hitting the shops this week, from fragrances to floral frocks.
With the warm weather returning and more plans with friends on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to refresh your wardrobe and bathroom cabinet with new season pieces guaranteed to help you look and feel your hoppiest for the holiday season.
If it’s a serotonin boost you’re after, spread the love this spring with one of the many slogan t-shirts on the high street – we promise they’re not all cringe. For those on the hunt for the perfect dress, we’re looking to florals for our fashion fix – and it’s finally time to swap out those clunky winter boots for chic strappy sandals featuring playful prints.
When it comes to beauty, it’s all about perfecting that spring skincare regime. This week, we’ve found an eggs-cellent, and affordable moisturiser that’s going to help keep your skin plump and hydrated – plus, a lip oil that locks in moisture and adds a natural dewy sheen.
So, let’s hop to it! Here are the fashion and beauty buys we’re loving and adding to our shopping basket this week, carefully selected by OK!’s fashion and beauty team.
If you’re looking for a way to elevate your day-to-day outfits this season, make a statement by opting for a slogan tee. For spring, it’s all about introducing pretty pastel colours into your wardrobe – and this purse-friendly piece from H&M, just £9.99 here ticks all the boxes.
Don’t let the word "acid" put you off – hyaluronic acid is a skincare staple that everyone needs in their regime for fighting off dryness all year round. Suitable for all skin types, it’s super hydrating and plumps the skin, minimising signs of ageing. To introduce it into your daily regime, apply this vegan-friendly moisturiser, £6.80 here, in the morning and/or at night.
While we’re excited to get our heels out for brunch with the girls this spring, we’ve got our eyes on feminine flats this season – the bolder, the better. These flat sandals, £85 here, feature a striking floral design, with an added stripe pattern to the sole. What’s more, they also come in a gorgeous blue and white colourway too – *adds to basket*.
Talking of brunch outfits, this blazer dress, £30.40 here, is seriously Insta-worthy. From the dreamy olive tone to the tie-side detailing, it’s perfect for any occasion – but if you’re going out-out, team with a pair of strappy heels and 90s-style micro bag for extra style points.
If you’re looking to add some extra shine on those no-makeup-makeup days, go for a lip oil. It’s got all the glam effects of gloss, but with added skincare benefits. This one from Pixi, £14 here, is formulated with a blend of nourishing botanicals to smooth lips with a deliciously, sheeny finish.
If you’re not quite ready to let go of your knitwear addiction just yet, consider opting for more playful styles for spring. This fun, fruity jumper from Zara, £29.99 here, is at the top of our wishlist this season. Pair with white jeans or a slip skirt to make it more weather appropriate.
To honour International Women’s Day this year, Jo Malone London created a limited edition version of its popular Peony & Blush Cologne, featuring a gorgeous floral design. Shining a light on mental health, the brand has pledged to donate £20 of each £102 bottle sold throughout March and April to Phoenix Futures – a charity that helps women to manage their mental health needs, promote confidence and rebuild self-esteem. The bottle is out of stock online, but you should be able to find stock in store til the end of April.
Whether you’re off to a wedding or your diary is filling up with garden parties, you’ll need a knockout frock to impress the other guests. Now, we know what you’re thinking: flowers for spring…groundbreaking – but really, no spring wardrobe is complete without them. This midi, tiered-style dress with puff sleeves, £335 here, is a wardrobe must-have.
While we’re all about filling our bathroom cabinets with the newest beauty buys, sometimes, healthy skin starts from within. If you’re having issues with breakouts right now, these plant based supplements, £25.60 here, are designed to help reduce pore-clogging oil, soothe red and inflamed skin and lessen breakouts.
If you haven’t already noticed, the high street is brimming with bold, bright pieces to help you make a statement this spring, but our favourite way to elevate any outfit is to add a pop of colour through accessories. This bold green shoulder bag, £25.99 here, will look great paired with everything from day-to-day workwear to chic holiday looks.
If you’re not already using a silk sleep mask, you might want to consider doing so. Not only are they helpful in catching quality ZZZs, but the soothing material is great for preventing pillow creases on the skin. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you’ll benefit greatly from swapping to a silk mask, as the smooth silk reduces friction, which in turn can minimise signs of ageing.
Of course, you could always invest in a silk pillowcase and matching bed sheets, but if that’s not in the budget, this paisley printed eye mask, £50 here, is the perfect start. A collaboration between Slip and Alice + Olivia, it’s crafted with 100% pure silk and features a gorgeous hot pink paisley print – because, who says we can’t look stylish while we’re snoozing?
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