MAILBOX SEASONAL MUST-HAVES

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Posted on June 5, 2018 by Alex Perrins

Step into summer with a few of our favourites this season, from beach bags to jeans and bras to trainers.

1. Maggie Red Leather, £40, LK Bennett (was £95)

1. Maggie Red Leather, £40, LK Bennett (was £95)

This compact cross-body ‘pouch’ is small enough to take everywhere but big enough to fit all your essentials. Make this your new every day bag and add a pop of rouge to any casual look.

2. Loungewear Shorts in Cotton Jersey, £35, Hugo Boss

2. Loungewear Shorts in Cotton Jersey, £35, Hugo Boss

Kick back in comfort with these super soft cotton jersey shorts in light grey. Great for lounging, these loose-fit shorts are perfect for lazy days at home.

3. Green Suede Laceless Pumps, £119, Daniel Footwear2

3. Green Suede Laceless Pumps, £119, Daniel Footwear

Available in a variety of soft pastel shades, these suede pumps from Daniel Footwear are smarter than a trainer, but just as comfortable and practical. Forget the faff of laces, you can just slip these on and head out the door.

4. Classic Mahogany Leather Belt, £225, Gieves and Hawkes

4. Classic Mahogany Leather Belt, £225, Gieves and Hawkes

Simple and timeless, this fine grain leather belt is sure to stand the test of time. Pair with a well-fitted suit to really up your workwear game.

5. Raffia Explorer Bag,£70, Tommy Hilfiger

5. Raffia Explorer Bag, £70, Tommy Hilfiger

You can’t head to the beach without a trusty raffia beach bag and luckily, Tommy Hilfiger has got you covered. This oversized tote with embroidery detailing will fit everything you need and plenty more, so you’re all set to go for a day in the sun.

6. Triangle Bra, £42, Calvin Klein

6. Triangle Bra CK Black Obsess, £42, Calvin Klein

Quite often it’s hard to find lingerie that makes you feel sexy whilst being comfortable all day, but look no further as this sultry semi-sheer lace Calvin Klein triangle bra is a fine combination of both.

7. Men's j04 Loose-fit Cotton Denim Jeans, £200, Emporio Armani

7. Men’s j04 Loose-fit Cotton Denim Jeans, £200, Emporio Armani

Move over skinny jeans, there’s a new denim in town. These loose-fit jeans are best worn paired with a leather or suede jacket, simple tee and brogues, so no more squeezing into skin tight jeans in the heat.

8. Little Heroes, £45, Flint+Flint

8. Little Heroes, £45, Flint+Flint

If you’re constantly on-the-go, these travel-friendly essentials will keep your eyes bright and your lips hydrated. The ‘Little Heroes’ skin kit is made up of the Eye Hero, to minimise the signs of ageing, and Lip Hero to keep your pout super soft.

9. Women's Blue 'Ocean' Print Wrap Dress, £800, Paul Smith

9. Women’s Blue ‘Ocean’ Print Wrap Dress, £800, Paul Smith

This bold printed dress will turn heads for all the right reasons. Add neutral heels if you’re attending a summer gathering and if you really want to go all out, a statement red lip and gold accent accessories will take your look to the next level.

10. Men's Givenchy Trainers, £510, Harvey Nichols

10. Men’s Givenchy Trainers, £510, Harvey Nichols

Whether you’re athletic or not, these casual leather runners will add a sports-luxe touch to your off-duty weekend look.

11. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo, £28

11. Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo, £28, Harvey Nichols

All hail Queen RiRi – she’s done it again. Embrace Club Tropicana vibes with the shades of Mimosa Sunrise and Sangria Sunset, the new Highlighter Duo from Fenty Beauty. With a hyper-metallic finish, this vivid highlighter is this summer’s hottest product.

THE MAKEUP RANGE MADE FOR SUMMER

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Posted on June 5, 2018 by Alex Perrins

Beauty mavens rejoice … NARS Cosmetics and famed fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu have joined forces to launch their first makeup collaboration.

Available at Harvey Nichols Birmingham, the much-anticipated Strange Flowers range offers an eclectic mix of demure and daring shades that echo the statement femininity synonymous with Erdem’s catwalk collections.

NARS X Erdem made its debut at his AW18 show and includes two eyeshadow palettes, a lip powder palette, six lipsticks, two blushes, blotting papers and a highlighting pencil. Modern, floral-inspired colours make this an easy-to-wear collection, while the limited edition packaging features one of three original Erdem prints.

NARS X ERDEM COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS

NARS X Erdem Night Garden eyeshadow palette, £35 web

NARS X Erdem Night Garden eyeshadow palette, £35: Take eyes by surprise with a garden of inspired shadows. Two limited edition six-well palettes of luminous, light-reflecting colours and highly pigmented matte shades. Can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect.

NARS X Erdem Poison Rose lip powder palette, £35

NARS X Erdem Poison Rose lip powder palette, £35: This limited edition palette includes a creamy primer and precision tip brush to paint lips in four delicate shades of petal pinks and rose reds.  The lightweight formula provides instantly buildable, easy blended colour to achieve an array of softly diffused matte lip looks.

The NARS X Erdem collection is available from the Beauty Hall at Harvey Nichols Birmingham, The Mailbox.

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