30 Jan 2013
A little bit of this and a little bit of that......
An old favorite of mine the Chanel long Pearl necklace teamed here with an All Saints cardigan with camisole underneath and black J Brand boot cuts (sorry to be predictable !) , I bought this necklace when I was going through a Chanel phase maybe around 5-6 years ago. Normally I wear the necklace doubled up.
^The necklace in more detail along with a few other Chanel pieces, by the way I do love a good broach and feel they are underrated...
^It had been a while since I wore my Ex Libris Camouflage scarf so I added it to my neutral ensemble in a half bow knot secured with an Elle's Collection Ebony wood grande scarf ring found here : http://shawl-rings.blogspot.co.uk/p/ebony-wood-grande.html
Meanwhile we were hit with a heavy snow of 25cm! This is particularly heavy for this part of the world, but temperatures have quickly risen into the teens and the snow vanished almost as quickly as it arrived.
I have been putting my new Kitchenaid to good use baking strawberry & raspberry hearts for my boy and several batches of scones ....
I was asked by Maggie about my hair care routine, over the years I have tried a lot of products/styling equipment (I am a self confessed beauty junkie!) and find that Kerastase (the pink or green ranges) shampoo/treatments/blowdry cream work very well, an alternative conditioner I would recommend is Shu Uemura Silk Bloom (the bottle with the pump) - it is pricey but this conditioner goes an incredibly long way making it fairly economical, I am heavy handed with conditioner but I do not need to be with this product, my current bottle has lasted me 6 months and I cannot say any other bottle of conditioner has ever lasted anything close to that long.
I wash and blow my hair daily otherwise it can look lank, I swear by Tangle Teezer to untangle my hair, I have the standard and travel versions and would not be without them!, I part my hair with a Frederick Fekkai comb which is made in France, I have quite fine hair that needs volume and lift at the root so I use a Parlux hairdryer, initially blasting my hair on the hottest setting to quickly remove 80% of water, I then lower the heat and start blowdrying with a few sprays of John Frieda thickening blowdry spray and a round metal brush. To finnish I either spritz Elnett hairspray or run my GHD straighteners through the mid length and ends only (leaving the volume at the root). To groom/brush my hair I use a natural bristle Mason Pearson large brush when I am at home or when I am out I use my natural bristle Frederick Fekkai handbag size brush.
If I am going out and want curls I use fast heat up rollers by Enrapture.
^ Flowers brighten one of my kitchen windows up, I am longing for Spring!
I hope you have a good week , Elle xx