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The Best Floral Dresses for Winter

Whether you’ve got a special occasion coming up or just love a floral print, you’re in luck as gone are the days where floaty floral dresses were reserved for spring and summer only. Which is why we’ve decided to round up all the best floral dresses for winter.
Not convinced you can pull off florals throughout the winter months without freezing? Here are our three tips for styling fabulous florals even when the temperature has plummeted.
1. Dress them Down
In spring a floral dress and strappy sandal might be a match made in heaven, but given the unpredictable winter weather, the two aren’t such a safe pairing at this time of the year. If you’ve grown tired of your favourite pair of winter boots, think about switching things up and dressing your winter floral dresses with a fun pair of sneakers. This pair from Gucci are our current must-haves.
2. Pop a Turtleneck Underneath
If you were a sucker for the 90s slip dress revival throughout the summer months, you don’t necessarily have to put your floral-print slip dresses into hibernation: a slick turtleneck could have been the style solution you’ve been looking for. But don’t restrict this clever styling tip for slip dresses only, turtlenecks can teamed up with various different necklines. And the best part is you won’t have to worry about wearing a scarf.
3. Invest in Trans-Seasonal Pieces
Rather spend your money on heavy wintery floral dresses that you can only wear throughout the cooler seasons, try investing in trans-seasonal floral numbers that you’ll wear once spring arrives. Look for lightweight, floaty floral dresses that can be layered up and worn with knitwear underneath and winter boots.
Take a look at our favourite floral dresses for winter in the gallery below. 

Floral Dresses for Winter

 

Need a new pair of heels to wear with your favourite floral dress when spring arrives? We’ve rounded up the best pairs right here.

Everything You Need to Know About Jade Rollers

Thinking about including a beauty tool in your beauty routine? Jade rollers could be the answer. Here’s what you need to know. 

If you follow beauty trends closely on social media, it would have been hard to miss the jade roller’s rise in popularity. While it might have only surfaced in the Western beauty world in recent years, the tiny beauty tool – a double-ended roller made from jade stone – has, in fact, been around in China since the 7th century. 

So what do jade rollers actually claim to do? According to the beauty experts, jade rollers are often used to decrease puffiness in the face and dark circles under the eyes, as well as minimising the effects of fine lines.

If you’re looking for a relaxing at-home face massage, a jade roller can tick that box. Rolling one up and down your face provides a stimulating massage, both the motion and coolness of the stone relaxing the facial muscles. This massaging technique can help with draining of lymph fluid from around your eyes and certain areas where it tends to settle, and into the proper channels.

This lymphatic drainage may also help to prevent and clear breakouts. The massaging motion of the roller can stimulate certain hormones, which can help lower stress levels. Which can, in turn, affect reduce acne.

Using a jade roller also does wonders for your circulation as they’re great for bringing fresh blood and oxygen to the skin.

How to Use Jade Rollers

Before you use your jade roller, cleanse your face. You can then roll bare skin or you can apply skincare which the jade roller can help work into your complexion.

You might be relying on your jade roller to help depuff your face, but to do just that you actually need to start with your neck. For your jade roller to help rid your face of puffiness, your lymph nodes need to filter excess fluid out of your system. Rolling your neck first with soft sweeping motions will help to clear the lymph passageways for this to happen.

Once you’ve rolled your neck, start on your jawline, rolling and back and forth from the centre of your chin up towards your ear. Repeat all the way up to your cheekbones. Once you reach your forehead start in the centre and roll your way outwards. Flip your jade roller over and use the smaller roller underneath your eyes.

While it can be tempting to apply more pressure to get the most out of your at-home massage, it’s best to use a light touch. Applying too much pressure can actually irritate your skin.

Jade, Amethyst, Rose Quartz – What’s The Difference?

While jade rollers might have originally caught the attention of beauty fanatics around the globe, today you can take your pick of crystal roller. Jade, rose quartz and amethyst are three of the common crystals you’ll come across when hunting for a face roller.

All three get the same job done, however, the crystals do have slightly different properties. Jade, for example, conducts heat better which means unlike rose quartz, which tends to stay cooler for longer, it warms up quickly to your skin’s temperature.