Well hello there Spring (kinda)

Well hello there Spring (kinda)

With the dawn of March, comes the expectation of Spring around the corner and I for one am excited. They say summer bodies are made in the winter and with Spring approaching there’s still time to step up your game before the ‘big reveal’. When the sun comes out, you really want to hit people with that POW, look at me now kind of vibe! It’s that time of year when you have to start caring for all the bits you’ve neglected over the winter months (when everything from the extra stomach roll, to an unwaxed leg, can be so cheekily hidden away under clothes).

Now I’ve got you all pumped, today I’ll be spilling the tea on how to get yourselves ready for the season ahead, top to toe.

Face
Let’s face it, getting your face in fabulous order is a surefire way to prepare for Spring. The Out of Trouble‘ 10 Minute Mask from Origins is an absolute must for taking control of your complexion, combating skin problems and banishing impurities, in a simple step. Masks like this are a really effective and fast acting way to begin the transformation process.

Less is definitely more when it comes to makeup. For that springtime transition, put down the brown palettes and say hello to pink flirty colours. Aim for lightweight formulas that add a blush of colour to the face. The ILLAMASQUA BEYOND POWDER is great for this, it’s a long-wearing, lightweight highlighter perfect for the cheekbones and eyes, or use sparingly all over to achieve a bronzed skin effect.

Body
Goodbye sallow – hello glow
To achieve a super indulgent extra radiance boost, the Pure Gold Collagen 10-day-programme is simply amazing. This beauty supplement aims to fight the first signs of ageing from within, by aiding in collagen production in the deepest layers of your skin. This leaves it looking firmer, plump, brighter and more youthful.

For a gradual boost, I’m a huge advocate of exfoliating and bath salts like the REN GUERANDE SALT EXFOLIATING BODY BALM are a relatively easy, low abrasive way to do this. They work by removing dead skin to increase cell turnover, which releases the inner glow.

Scent
For perfume, I suggest going a little more understated than normal this Spring. LANCÔME’S LA VIE EST BELLE EAU DE TOILETTE is an oldie but a goodie. It’s a beautiful and feminine choice and the Eau de toilette version is lighter on the pocket and fresher on the senses than some of the more overpowering heavier fragrances.

Hair
There’s something about the warmer weather that often makes us ladies want to switch up our hair. Experimenting with semi-permanent colour on extensions is my thing, so for those of you with colour treated hair – like me – you’ll know that maintenance is everything. KERACARES SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER FOR COLOUR TREATED HAIR are my recommendations. Their unique formula enhances and preserves the tone of colour-treated locks, to leave hair full of vitality and healthy shine.

So there you have it, my top to toe readiness suggestions for the upcoming season – watch out Spring we’re coming for you!

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  • Such an interesting and useful post! I too am trying to get summer body ready aha!x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

  • These portraits are stunning. I always hear about the importance of exfoliating in preparation for warmer weather. I definitely want to consider switching up my routine for the seasons. Thanks for this inspo!

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  • I received Lancome la vi est belle last Christmas, I love it it smells so good !

  • I’m so excited that the sun is finally shining and Spring is almost here! I actually didn’t know that Lancome did scents, i’ll keep an eye out for this one. Beautiful photos,

    X Emma | http://www.missemmacharlotte.com

  • Patricia, you’re as gorgeous as always on the pictures! Really love everything you create and share with us, thank you so much for your hard work!
    It feels indeed to liberating to get these legs waxed and get ready for spring. Thanks for the motivational advice and keep up the good work!
    Love, ChanCoco

  • Linda

    I haven’t exfoliated since the cold weather showed up. In Chicago it’s so hard to tell whether its actually winter or fall, summer or spring,lol, the weather is quadpolar like that, but i will definitely need to exfoliate and do some spring cleaning too. I’ll be travelling to my home country, Uganda in June and i need to get my beach body on. Everyone from an African country wants to look BOMB when they go back home to “visit” 🙂
    http://www.lindaachola.com

  • laura anne

    I love reading what people use! You look beautiful in the pics x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  • Hey, I love that blue couch! You look so peaceful with your beautiful backyard in the background yes Lord! More life this spring, totally agree with you about cutting down on the makeup and definitely an advocate for letting the glow come from within. I’ve not thought to try the Pure Gold Collagen before..will look into it! What body moisturiser do you use? x Metiya

    http://www.metiyachique.com

  • BENEMGN

    Lovely writing !!

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  • I used Keracare when I first did a big chop and dyed my hair blonde lol.. i’m convinced it works miracles.

    http://www.attics.me

  • La Vie Est Belle is bae and the perfect fragrance for spring now that the weather has brightened/warmed up! A 10 minute mask also sounds right up my street, thanks for sharing Patricia x

    Vee | http://beautyvaultbyvee.co/

  • Love this post Pat. I loveee that top and your faux puff
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  • Snipby

    Nice mam such a great blog.
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  • masuma begum
  • Ashleigh Honeyghan

    loving the embroidered top!

    http://misshoneyashleigh.blogspot.co.uk/

  • LU

    that top is absolutely beautiful! omg

    lucreatesblog.com

  • C Colibri

    💜 the outfit and hair!! I love exfoliating so will have to give the Ren body balm a try

    http://polkadotsandwhatnot.blogspot.co.uk

  • Your top is on point! <3

    Kristine | http://www.callmekristine.com