W&H shopping edit: What to buy in March

Our March shopping edit has all the best and newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle releases of the month

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Our March shopping edit has all the best new beauty, fashion and lifestyle drops that we'll be snapping up this month.

March marks the time of year when we're finally coming out of our long winter hibernation and moving into brighter and *slightly* warmer times. This is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and treat yourself to some fresh new products; whether that be new pieces for your wardrobe based on the latest fashion trends, new beauty products for your bathroom cabinet or homeware inspired by the latest interior design trends

From a brand new Jo Malone perfume drop and the season's biggest nail colour in beauty, to the best upcoming book releases and some must have buys for National Sleep Awareness Month, our edit is full of the best products you need to know about this month. 

What to buy in March: Our top picks

Beauty

1. Jo Malone London Sea Daffodil Cologne

RRP: £112 for 100ml

The biggest beauty launch of this month of course has to be Jo Malone London's newest drop. Their newest cologne heroes sea daffodil for a flower fragrance that is lifted by tart mandarin and rounded out with a touch of creamy vanilla and warming sandalwood.

As part of their Sardinian Summer Blossoms Collection (which also includes the utterly addictive Bitter Mandarin cologne) this scent is designed to transport you to a breezy sunset on the coast of Italy. Like all the best Jo Malone fragrances, this drop is going straight onto our perfume shelf.


2. SkinCeuticals Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment

RRP: £75 for 30ml

SkinCeuticals' newest drop is perfect for incorporating into your springtime skincare routine thanks to its lightweight texture and quenching properties. With a 5.75% phyto botanical blend to nourish the skin and work to even out texture, it's ideal for those whose complexions are slightly lacklustre after the winter months.

It also uses a blend of azelaic acid and alpha arbutin to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of redness and discolouration but still manages to be delicate enough on the skin to include in both your morning and night skincare routine. One of the best lightweight moisturizers to come out of spring 2022.


3. Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup

RRP: £35 for 30ml

The cult Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation has already made a name for itself as one of the best foundations on the market. But now the masterminds behind the reliable formula have added to the line with this brand new lightweight foundation.

Perfect for those who prefer a sheer look or like to use something buildable, this weightless formula has a delicate matte finish but fresh comfortable feel—making it a great pick for a range of skin types. It doesn't feel heavy or cakey but manages to create an even glowy sheen.


4. LOOKFANTASTIC Mother’s Day Collection (Worth over £212)

RRP: £59 £47.20 (Save 20% with code: MUMWH)*

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Mother's Day is coming up fast on Sunday, 27 March this year and so it's time to start thinking about what we can give mums to say thank you and celebrate them this year. 

If you're looking for Mother's Day gift ideas, this gift set represents excellent value and features some beauty staples from excellent brands including Neom, Liz Earle and Philip Kingsley.

*Exclusions apply. Discount applied to RRP. Offer ends 18.04.22


5. Maison Margiela Replica When The Rain Stops Eau de Toilette

RRP: From £49 for 30ml

Maison Margiela do some of the best perfumes for women with their iconic Replica collection and their newest launch might just be our favourite yet.

Designed to replicate "that precise moment when the sound of rain fades away, giving way to a soft light filtered by the branches of the surrounding conifers and the mist,” says perfumer Fanny Bal, this delicious spritz blends notes of sweet rose and pink pepper with juicy bergamot and aquatic accords before finishing on a fresh moss, patchouli and needle base. A woody acquatic fragrance that would work equally well as one of the best men's colognes too.


6. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil

RRP: From £25 for 8ml

The latest drop from Charlotte Tilbury steps away from the makeup side of things and is all about creating the perfect base underneath.

With a vitamin rich base that includes avocado, olive and evening primrose oils this blend nourishes the skin and locks in moisture while the brand's collagen matrix plumps from within to improve elasticity and smoothness and create a firm feel.


7. ARKIVE The All Day Everyday Shampoo

RRP: £12 for 250ml

The brainchild of industry titan, celebrity hairstylist and global ambassador for L'Oréal Professionel and GHD—the award-winning Adam Reed—ARKIVE is all about creating a workable, streamlined haircare routine for everyone.

Of course, the line features some of the best shampoo and conditioner that we've used all year (infused with Baobab protein for healthy and moisturised hair). but there are so many more stars of this brand new line. There's a handy co cleanse for those rushed mornings as well as a mask, oil and scalp scrub and serum alongside a selection of hair styling products too.


8. Bobbi Brown Skin Concealer Stick

RRP: £26

Upgrade your makeup routine with Bobbi Brown's new Skin Concealer Stick. It's heavy enough to cover up dark circles and imperfections but boasts a comfortable creamy feel that won't settle into crow's feet and fine lines.

It's available in 12 inclusive shades and has a buildable coverage that works both under and over foundation. Plus the stick format is super handy for mess-free application or even doing your makeup on-the-go. Check out our guide on how to apply concealer to really make the most of this newbie.


9. BYOMA Hydrating Starter Kit

RRP: £14.99

BYOMA is the brand new skincare brand here to keep your skin's moisture barrier in its best possible condition. Keeping your skin's barrier healthy is super important as it's the part of your skin that fights to keep all of the pollutants and impurities out while keeping all the good stuff in.

BYOMA's range uses a Tri-Ceramide Complex of ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids to strengthen your barrier, while each individual product is also enhanced with other skin-loving goodies that will hydrate, brighten or even-out the texture of the skin.


10. Pacifica Pineapple Hydrate Curl Nourishing Mask

RRP: £18 for 177ml

Designed to keep curly hair healthy, Pacifica's new curl collection is made up of four products that nourish, hydrate and define curls no matter what your curl type.

The range includes a curl defining cream, a curl refresher mist, what promises to be one of the best shampoos for curly hair this year and the nourishing mask that we've featured here. With a blend of pineapple, avocado and coconut oils, hyaluronic acid, plant extracts and grain proteins it works to quench parched curls without weighing them down for a shiny, bouncy finish.


11. Jo Loves Golden Gardenia eau de toilette

RRP: From £75 for 50ml

Jo Loves is known for making unique fragrance blends that end up becoming utterly addictive—and this brand new release is set to go exactly the same way as all their previous drops.

"Golden Gardenia is all about discovering your best self and delighting in that moment," says fragrance designer, Jo Malone CBE. "Surrounded by the strength of others, you have the confidence to be true to who you are.

It boasts light and crisp notes of gardenia petals as it blends with smooth suede cardamom and warming grey woods. A beautifully warm but floral fragrance.


12. Biossance Squalane and Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

RRP: £23 for 50ml

Biossance became a favourite a couple of years ago when they heroed squalane in their products and turned it into a buzz ingredient on the skincare scene. Their products are all derived from plant-based squalane, rather than the type that comes from sharks. And the essential ingredient has been celebrated for its hydrating benefits that care for the natural skin barrier.

Now they're releasing their first ever mineral sunscreen, which is set to be a hit among skincare fans. The lightweight formula blends seamlessly and the sheer texture is designed to sit comfortably underneath makeup. It's not available quite yet, but you can sign up to the waiting list to be the first to get the new launch when it lands on shelves.


Fashion

1. Monica Vinader Keshi Pearl Necklace

RRP: £275

When one of our best jewellery brands launches a new line, you know it's going straight into our baskets. Monica Vinader is tapping into one of our favourite 2022 jewellery trends with their new pearl collection that features a bunch of stunning and unique pieces.

This eye-catching necklace features natural cultured freshwater pearls with a rainbow lustre that are all unique in size and shape complemented by a small section that is cast in recycled gold vermeil—beautiful.


2. Mango Double-breasted blazer Pastel Pink

RRP: £69.99

The tailored look has been gaining momentum for months now and it still doesn't look like it'll be going anywhere any time soon. But instead of going for your go-to best blazer, why not style out the trend with this pretty pick from Mango.

The new drop features a double-breasted style with striking double button fastening and a wrap collar for a real fashion statement. And the pastel pink colour is perfect for spring dressing.


3. The White Company Organic-Cotton Oversized Shirt

RRP: £89

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A crisp white shirt is a capsule wardrobe staple (and a piece, in our opinion, that you can never have enough of), so we'll definitely be snapping up this shirt from The White Company's brand new spring collection.

Made from organic cotton for a breathable and luxuriously soft feel, this shirt boasts an oversized style for creating casual but stylish looks with your best leggings, best jeans or even a midi skirt or dress. A spring investment that will give you endless outfit combinations.


4. Pink Suede Moccasins

RRP: £89

Labelled the transitional shoe, loafers are back in for Spring /Summer 2022. The classic style is just the latest comfortable shoe trend to see a major resurgence this year, along with the ballet flat.  

A timeless style in a more modern colour trend, these premium suede loafers are hand crafted in Portugal. This style is a standard fit and Chatham’s leather shoes will stretch up to a half size to accommodate your foot, so if you're a half size, make sure you size down when ordering your pair. 


5. Astley Clarke Polaris North Star Black Spinel Station Bracelet In Yellow Gold Vermeil

RRP: £110

Astley Clarke offers some of the best jewellery online and this bracelet that's part of their newest collection is proof. Made from 18-carat yellow gold vermeil, this dainty chain features a delicate gem pattern with a celestial design.

It also comes in a white sapphire version, but we thought that this piece made from black spinel stone makes for a more unique and striking look.


6. Hobbs Pure Cotton Denim Jacket

RRP: £99

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A denim jacket is a must for the spring months, so this Hobbs version is ideal for replacing an old one or making sure you've got one in your wardrobe before the best denim jackets sell out.

The classic cut means that this will go with all of your best spring dresses and midi skirts—and with four pockets it puts practicality at the forefront of its design too.


7. Mint Velvet Blue V-Neck Chunky Knit Vest

RRP: £79

Knit vests have been everywhere this winter and it looks like they'll be staying around for the spring too (no surprise there). This chunky v-neck style from Mint Velvet's new collection will upgrade any springtime look—from a crisp shirt with jeans to your best t-shirt over a skirt or even a flowy dress.

The pale blue colour also makes a change from the usual white, black and grey styles and is a lovely colour for brightening up an outfit in the spiring months. All while keeping you cosy and warm—perfection.


8. Ganni Detached Collar

RRP: £55

Collars are a style that we saw everywhere in last year's spring/summer collections and it looks like they're making a comeback for the 2022 fashion trends too.

This signature Ganni piece is made from crisp white poplin and features a ruffled edge to add a feminine touch to its oversized silhouette. Ideal for pairing with chunky knits and floral dresses for the spring.


9. Tort Tortware Anna clip in deep flamingo

RRP: £24

Tort has been on the hair accessory scene for a couple of years thanks to their a strikingly beautiful one-of-a-kind designs and on-trend resin pieces. So their newest drop that features a marbled black and pink flamingo design has to go in our March shopping baskets.

It boasts a double grip for a strong hold so that it can work for all hair types and is large enough to work on long hair too. If you love youthful hairstyles for spring, this one's for you.


10. M&S Collection Pure Cotton Relaxed Denim Midi Dress

RRP: £39.50

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Denim dresses never seem to go out of style, but short structured pieces aren't always what you want—especially if you're looking for dresses to hide a tummy.

This piece from the new M&S collection line uses relaxed denim for a more comfortable feel, while the tie waist creates a flattering silhouette. One of the best midi dresses for those who want to tap into the ongoing denim trend.


11. Alighieri Gold-Plated The Celestial Night Pendant Necklace

RRP: £210

A jewellery brand that has been on the radar of some of fashion's coolest for a little while now, Alighieri is all about unique pieces inspired by the words of Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

This beautiful pendant is part of the brand's new Celestial Capsule collection that features eight astrologically-inspired pieces. With 24 carat gold-plating and a classic medallion design, it's described by the brand as a "wearable reminder to look up to the sky for inspiration or perspective". One of the best necklaces for women who love pieces that have meaning.


12. Monsoon Idabella cropped denim jeans pink

RRP: £39

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Bring some brightness to this springtime with this new style from Monsoon. The high-street brand already do some of the best jeans, but we love this bright cropped style that will look great on a sunny spring day.

The tapered style is flattering on the legs and the mid-rise waist would make a for a comfortable fit. Pair these with your best sandals and a light jacket as soon as the sun makes an appearance.


Lifestyle

1. Under Armour Women's HeatGear® No-Slip Waistband Ankle Leggings

RRP: £45

With lighter evenings on the way, it's the perfect time to snap up some pieces from Under Armour's newest collection. The brand is known for creating some of the best workout leggings around, so we're opting for these super-light HeatGear® leggings that feature a high-rise no-slip waistband.

The non-slip feature in the waistband is reinforced by the drawstring and the wide band makes for a comfortable wear too. These also feature four-way stretch to help you move better and a handy side pocket to keep your phone.


2. The White Company Air Purifier

RRP: £85

Sponsored

Any home fragrance fan will know that The White Company does one of the best essential oil diffusers around, but it might have some competition now that they've released a brand new air purifier.

Unlike the big clunky machine air purifiers you're probably used to seeing, this new portable air purifier comes in a chic ceramic dish that uses a negative-ion air filter to clean the air while emitting a subtle scent using a few drops of their fragrance oil.  


3. Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon Gin

RRP: £32

As we head into gin and tonic season, we're infusing a touch of summer into our evening tipples with Bombay Sapphire's newest citrussy Spanish twist.

Infused with naval oranges, mandarins and lemons from the Spanish region of Murcia, this will transport you to a sunny Mediterranean coast at the first sip. It's perfect for cocktails too!


4. vVardis Aletsch Whitening Gel

RRP: £120

Sponsored

A trailblazer in home teeth whitening, vVardis' Aletsch Whitening Gel uses a patented formula to nourish, protect and strengthen the teeth while covering up surface imperfections and leaving the teeth brighter.

With no use for fiddly trays and strips, this is super easy to use as it comes with the precise brush that you simply dip into the gel before brushing onto your teeth—and the results are evident in just days.


5. Bedfolk Relaxed Cotton Bedding Bundle

RRP: From £89

Use National Sleep Awareness Month as an excuse to treat yourself to a new set of bedding and a better night's sleep. Made from 100% cotton in a family-run mill in northern Portugal, the Bedfolk bundle includes a duvet cover and two pillowcases with the option to add a sheet too.

It's available in single, double, king and super king sizes and in white, soft neutral, light grey, blush pink, rosy terracotta or midnight blue colours—so you can customise it to whatever you need. With a linen soft feel, it's lightweight and super cosy. So get your brew your favourite sleep tea, get your best sleep app ready and sink into a night of luxurious comfort.


6. The White Company Sleep Ironing Spray

RRP: £15

Sponsored

Make your new bedding even more luxurious with The White Company's brand new ironing spray. Made with the same blend as their bestselling Sleep scent, this will infuse the comforting scent into all of your comfortable bedding as you iron it.

You could even use it to get your pyjamas more cosy for bedtime, or if you really love it on the rest of your wardrobe too.


7. Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood

RRP: £20

From the mind that gave us the worldwide phenomenon that is The Handmaid's Tale, comes a brand new read that will answer all the random questions about the universe you and maybe give you a little chuckle too.

A collection of over 50 essays that examine the 21st century so far, this book looks at everything society has been through over the last 22 years—from the financial crash to the climate crisis and more recent pandemic. It's set to be one of the best non-fiction books of 2022.


8. ESPA Energising Candle

RRP: £37 for 200g

Sponsored

Add some zest to your mornings with one of the best aromatherapy candles from spa brand ESPA—the Energising blend that really lives up to its name.

One of the best scented candles for when you need to perk yourself up or get out of an afternoon slump, this blends sharp peppermint with refreshing eucalyptus and sweet rosemary for a delicate scent that smells almost zesty in property.


9. Patch Plants Orla Sweet Orange Tree

RRP: £55

Patch Plants has become one of our favourite places to buy plants online for their wide selection, careful delivery and valuable care advice. And their newest collection is so beautiful that we kind of want every single piece.

But if we had to choose, this sweet orange tree definitely takes the crown. Perfect for those who want to start growing their own produce but don't know where to start, this has beautifully scented leaves and produces sweet oranges when left to thrive in a sunny place. It would make a great gift for gardeners too!


10. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

RRP: £14.99

Lucy Foley is known for writing some of the best thriller books, as her two previous releases—The Guest List and The Hunting Party—have been two of the best mystery books to come out of the last few years.

And it looks like her next read is set to be an instant bestseller too. Another gripping murder mystery, this time set in France's Montmartre, it tells the story of an old apartment block where a resident is missing and there's been a murder too. You won't be able to put it down.


11. Crosstown Guinness & Baileys doughnuts

RRP: From £25.95 for six doughnuts

In honour of March's St. Patrick's Day (which takes place on Thursday 17th March), London-based doughnut chain Crosstown has created a special Guiness & Baileys flavour—which might just be their best creation yet.

It's available for nationwide delivery and there are different sizes to choose from as well as extra gifts or additions that you can add on the side too. We'll be getting a box or two just for ourselves...


Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.