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Feeling Ruffled

My feathers are feeling ruffled by ruffles. Over the last few days the International Fashion Weeks are seeing ruffles walking down the catwalk adding a lovely touch of romance to many collections.

Ruffles can around a neckline or generally speaking on your top half work easier in a day to day wardrobe. Be wary that too many ruffles especially around hip and bottom area as they may not always be that flattering if mother nature missed you out when handing giving that tall willow gene.

Also too may ruffles in pretty pastels can reminisce of over done wedding outfits, add a feather fascinator and there is strong whiff of a garden marquee and prawn vol au vents.

But aside from my little warnings if you are a busy mum looking for a quick and effective new blouse to update your favourite jeans for the Spring Summer season then definitely seek out a blouse that has a few ruffles. Unfortunately, as of yet I have not found a good version on the high-street but when I do I of course will pass this on. What I’m finding with the high-street attempts at this trend is trying to save money on fabric costs is only allowing for small mean looking ruffles and I’m looking for more romance and billowing. So high-street stop, more fabric please.

For this trend post I have looked towards vintage, as I do with most things, for my personal inspiration board.

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Diptyque launches new skincare range for face

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Personally I’m a fan of Diptyque scents so to hear that they announced the launch of its new skincare range for the face, available in March, I was naturally very curios.

The L’Art Du Soin collection features five products that transform on contact with water or with the skin. The primary ingredient is damask rose matched with jasmine, white lily, clay, rice powder and petals or with essential floral wax.

The Infused Facial Water (£35) features vitamins, minerals and moisturising agents to cleanse, tone, moisturise and restore the skin. The Radiance Boosting Powder (£38) transforms into a foam to cleanse and revive dull complexions. The Nourishing Cleansing Balm (£44) transforms into a fine oil and then into a milky emulsion on contact with water. The Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay (£44) detoxifies the skin and is enriched with marble powder to exfoliate. The last of the products, the Protective Moisturizing Lotion (£44), boasts an SPF 15 sun protection and contains orange blossom as a powerful moisturiser.

I will be happy to try any of the above.