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~Fashion & Beauty~


It’s time to wrap up warm and brave yourself for the winter winds, but there’s no reason you can’t look chic and keep cosy! We’ve teamed up with the St David’s style team to pick out the perfect pieces to keep you bang on trend this season.



1 – RED If there’s one hue that screams AW17 it’s red. Autumn’s hottest colour gets a boost this season. Opt for a fiery piece, like this River Island jacket, for a confident, modern look.


2 –TEXTURE As the weather starts to get cooler, investing in outerwear is a must. We love this faux fur multi-coloured jacket from Primark which is sure to make a statement.


3 – SHEER Sheer fabrics are a favourite as you can layer without looking too bulky. Pair this New Look maxi dress with a long sleeved t-shirt dress and you’re good to go.


4 – BLOCK HEEL This new boot trend looks good with everything from smart straight-leg trousers and shift dresses to casual jeans.


5 – BOLD ACCESORIES The best way to accessorize this season is by pairing practicality with style. Opt for this backpack from Whistles, with its bang on trend leopard print design.

1 – SHARP SUITING Get yourself some decent tailoring. Play with texture and fabric to keep your suitgame fresh. This chequered number from River Island will make for an effortlessly cool, modern look.


2 – COOL KNITS Autumn wouldn’t be the same without a staple knit. This finely knitted colour block sweater from John Lewis is slim-fitted but will still keep you warm during the colder months.


3 – LOOSE FIT TROUSERS Wider leg trousers have been coming back in over the past few seasons. Pair these Ted Baker at John Lewis loose fit chinos with a slouchy unstructured knit to round off the look.


4 – QUILTING The practical outerwear, like this puffer from Primark, offers a contemporary silhouette that is as comfortable as it is stylish.


5 – CHELSEA BOOT A pair of boots is an autumn wardrobe essential. This brown suede pair from John Lewis are a good bet. Team with straight legged denim jeans for a stylish look.  

~Beauty must-haves~

A new, colder season is upon us so it’s time to take stock and invest in some key beauty pieces to transform your cosmetics bag and keep your skin glowing. Thankfully, St David’s Cardiff has had an amazing array of brands open this year.

Too Faced, Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection, £39

You’re guaranteed to find this flawless palette in any beauty addicts’ repertoire. The colours range from a fresh cream, aptly titled White Peach, to a sultry deep, glittery plum, Talk Derby to Me. As the name suggests, the palette includes divine peachy pinks, corals and bronzes too.

Buxom, Customisable Eyeshadow Bar, £36

This customisable palette is an absolute dream, allowing you to unleash your inner artist. If you’re a beginner you can choose from an expertly pre-curated palette so you can have the perfect complementary shades.  If you’re more daring, you mix and match your six favourite shades to create a custom palette. 

Charlotte Tilbury, Filmstar Bronze and Glow, £49

A beauty must-haves list wouldn’t be complete without a product from the queen of cult beauty, Charlotte Tilbury. This bronze bar already has millions of loyal fans across the globe, so with all those rave reviews what are you waiting for? 

Kat Von D, ‘Everlasting’ Liquid Lipstick, £17

This super slick lipstick comes in a wide variety of different hues, so you’re certain to find the perfect colour to suit whatever your complexion! The creamy formula ensures that applying is easy. It then dries to a classy matte finish, keeping your look bang on trend for AW17.


Too Faced, Better Than Sex Mascara, £19

Too faced conducted a consumer study and a whopping eight out of 10 said that it was the best they’d EVER used. Too Faced has done it again and produced a product that actually lasts! 

Benefit, Ka – BROW Eyebrow Cream-Gel Colour, £20

Comes in a retro holder that’ll look super cute on your dressing table, it’s the perfect product to create to-die-for brows that are so on trend right now. It comes in six different colours – what’s not to love?!


Bobbi Brown, Mini Mask Trio, £12.50

Whether you need a radiance boost, a skin detox, or a serious moisture, these handy tubes have got you covered. The perfect size to take on your travels or to keep in your bag for a skin emergency.

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