The joys of spring are enough to cheer even the most ardent of cold weather lovers (like myself) but never moreso after the hellish few months we have all collectively suffered through. In celebration of the new season, I’d recommend you consider treating yourself to these beauties for a much-needed springtime boost.

The Oh-So-Pretty Floral Scent:

An unabashed celebration of the beauty of flowers, Gucci’s Profumo di Fiori – a joyous flanker to their iconic Bloom perfume – invokes armfuls of jasmine, tuberose, and white blooms, inflected with warming sandalwood and musks. This isn’t a casual, day-to-day scent (for me, at least), but rather an elegantly bold scent – and one I’ll be spritzing for luxuriously long lunches, and parties on balmy evening in the months ahead.

The Glow-Giving  Serum:

Going as foundation-free as possible is a bit of a beauty obsession of mine, and as much as I enjoy the effortless chic attached to a no-makeup makeup look, it works best when skin is luminous and clear. To that end, I’ve been enjoying Sand & Sky’s Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops; this serum drenches skin with a bevy of antioxidants (including brightening superstar vitamin C) and hyaluronic acid, rendering skin lucent au naturel.

The Almost-Like-Falsies Mascara:

Take this as your seasonal cue to switch out your mascara for a new one (they really should be binned every three months to keep things fresh). My recommendation for your replacement? Revlon’s So Fierce! Mascara: it offers a sturdy plastic wand that properly separates and fans lashes out to fluttery perfection. I’ve also found that it doesn’t smudge, which happens to me almost without fail whenever I wear mascara – making it even more ideal for the hot and humid months ahead.

The Golden Multi-Use Balm:

Lanolips Golden Dry Skin Salve is a gorgeous allover balm if you’ve got particularly dry and easily irritated skin, whether it’s a year-round condition or has been exacerbated over winter, thanks to its nourishing lanolin-rich formula. But I’m looking to use it as a beautifully glowing illuminator on the highpoints on the face – it gives a pretty, balmy sheen to the skin which looks fresh and unaffected.

The Shampoo That Gives Bounce:

Your hair deserves a spring clean too, which is why a clarifying shampoo like Christophe Robin’s Purifying Shampoo with Jujube Bark Extract deserves a spot in your spring haircare lineup. If you inundate your strands with product without giving them a breather, or have been known to go a few too many days just relying on dry shampoo, a regular shampoo might not be getting things as clean as you might like. This one is a luxurious feeling beauty that will deliver the fluffy, Cher Horowitz-esque locks of your dreams.

The ‘My-Cheeks-But-Better’ Blush:

I’m partial to a cheek tint year round, but the pretty glow and real skin effect it produces does seem particularly apt in the spring and Bourjois’s Healthy Mix Sorbet Blush in Raspberry offers all that at a fabulous price point. Don’t be put off by the punch of pigmented colour it gives when you first dab it onto the cheeks – it blurs out to a gorgeously watery sheen that’s oh-so-pretty.

Story by Tess de Vivie de Régie. Holding shot via Instagram @shaninamshaik

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