FRIDAY FAV’S

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It’s been a challenging week but I’m feeling happy and relaxed as the weekend approaches. Last week I started a 30 day yoga challenge on YouTube and it’s really good. I’ve dipped in and out of yoga over the years and doing it almost 7 days straight-I had one day off in between-I’m already feeling the difference in my posture and the way I walk. I used to be a hair colourist and many years bent over clients heads has played havoc with my posture. Obviously a class is ideal but it’s great to do it at home and classes are between 15-30 minutes, plus I’m embarrassingly inflexible so it’s nice to be alone! The channel is called Yoga with Adriene and she also has a blog. Brathwait sent me a watch which isn’t massively different to one I already own from Bering. This is rose gold which I really like in combination with the tan strap and white face. It’s a modern take on a classic style which usually works for me. The strap on my Bering watch isn’t holding up so well and as I don’t wear it everyday I’m slightly disappointed. The Brathwait appears to be better quality but I’m interested to see how the rose gold fairs overtime as it’s stainless steel underneath. I will let you know!

Willems Eyewear gave me some pieces recently and the glasses pictured are so cool but I’m not sure if I can pull them off! They are pretty big which I like I just need to find an outfit that brings it all together. For now they are sitting on my desk looking cute. Regular readers will know that I love oils for my skin, mostly because it gets dry and my face just drinks it up. However I still enjoy a cream moisturiser, I like a creamy texture and the whole process of applying the cream from a pot is just mmmmmmmmmmm. SAVUE is an online store in Germany (with an English translation and international shipping) with a unique selection of natural and organic skincare brands. This is still a niche sector and I find a lot of these stores sell the same things as everyone else. This store has managed to find some rare pieces that interest me. They have a brand called A.S Apothecary which has perfectly gender neutral packaging-thank god! The men/women thing is so stupid as our skin types are mostly not gender specific. Brands constantly try to recommend men’s products, often containing menthol which isn’t good for ANY skin because it’s a potential irritant that creates inflammation in the skin. No, no, no. I’m currently enjoying the A.S Apothecary Face Cream #5, soothing & restorative. This brand is all-natural and the moisturser sinks into the skin perfectly. A small amount offers light hydration which is great during the day. At night I like to apply a lot which feels heavy but disappears by morning leaving my skin super plumped and calm, kind of like a treatment or mask. They have a variety of products for different skin types. Read more about the brand here.

If you are into art and especially the art world then you will most likely love Seven Days In The Art World by Sarah Thornton. This book highlights the glamour, the pain and the nonsence that surrounds the art world. I read it about a year ago and liked it so much that I’m going to read it again.  Lastly, I have some cute prints from the book SHARE Scandinavia. This is a nice book for gifting or the coffee table at home. It contains lovely prints that can be torn out and shared. This week I posted a picture on Instagram hanging one of the prints on my own wall.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

James.

*Brands and PR agencies regularly send me products and clothes as samples. I only feature/wear/review the things that suit my personal style and that I enjoy using.