Prevention is definitely better than cure, so reinstating my skin routine now is probably a bit late, but better late than never I suppose! This got me thinking about some products that I'm due to update, and I've been doing a bit of 'window shopping' on the Harrods website. This may seem a little aspirational, but I actually find Harrods to have a fantastic beauty range, and the beauty prices are comparable to a lot of other online sites. Here are some of my current wishlist items.
 Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (£16.00) | I had a sample of this in a Birchbox once, and it's simply fantastic. You use it before your shampoo and it leaves it bouncy, shiny and bright.
 Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Facial Firming Serum (£34.50) | Definitely for those disaster skin days. I reviewed this Philosophy range a while back and have never been able to find a range to match it.
 Molton Brown Limited Edition Black Peppercorn Body Wash (£22) | My absolute fave. Quite masculine, so nice for the mornings when sickly sweet smells leave me feeling a bit icky. I love it.
 OPI Nail Lacquer in Jouce Bar Hopping (£12) | Definitely a holiday colour. I love coral in the summer.
 Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 (£26) | Having scoured many beauty tips from the incredible Caroline Hirons, I've learned that factor 15 spf in a moisturiser is simply rubbish. Factor 50 all the way! I have this Elizabeth Arden one and it applies beautifully.
Inevitably a click led to another click, and another, and another, and I soon found myself lusting over outfits from the AW14 collections. As much as I adore basking in the warm sunshine, I've been feeling deeply resentful about being cooped up in a badly air conditioned office all week, and would much rather be cosied up in jeans and a jumper while the wind howls and the rain gushes down outside. You definitely feel you're missing out less I think! I'm not sure the likes of Givenchy or Giorgio Armani are going to wind up in my wardrobe any time soon, but here are a few bits on my wishlist (some realistically and others most definitely not!)
1. Armani Jeans J18 High Waist Skinny Jeans (£175) | 2. Marc By Marc Jacobs Metal Rock Chronograph Watch (£279) 3. Givenchy Elmerinda Sweatshirt (£525) | 4. Stuart Weitzman Rock On Suede Espadrille (£250) | 5. Alexander Wang Diego Rose Gold Stud Bucket Bag (£735)