18 May 2017

Things Being 22 Taught Me

Today is my birthday and I am turning another year older, this year I am hitting the big 23. The years go so quickly that it feels like just yesterday I was completing my GCSE’s and learning to drive, oh no wait, that was a whole 7 years ago, WHAT! I do find growing up scary and I do sometimes wish I could turn back and re-live my younger years but then I realise that I wouldn’t be where I am today if I did that and I certainly wouldn’t be writing this post. 

A year of being 22 taught me a lot of new things, new ways to go about life and how not to really care about what anyone else thinks, at least I think. I don’t feel like this year has been significant in any way, although I was a bridesmaid for the first time in my life and did discover that I will soon become an Auntie for the first time too, which is super exciting. Although I am still living at home and I am totally single, I do feel more adult-like and I am growing up, slowly, so here are 22 things I have learnt in my year of being 22, I’m so gutted I can’t sing Taylor Swift anymore. 


16 May 2017

Blush Perfect for Spring

Now that we are officially into the months of Spring, I decided it was time to delve into my blush collection and pick out a few of my favourites for this time of year. I must admit that I'm not the biggest blush wearer and I usually only wear it during Spring and Summer but I do love how it adds that lovely pop of colour to the skin. When it comes to my makeup routine at this time of year all I want to achieve is glowy, healthy skin with lovely pastel shades and bright lips. I'm definitely a subtle girl when it comes to my blush choices as you will see, I really enjoy the paler nude and pink tones and I also prefer powder formulas to cream as I find these sometimes a little hard to work with.


11 May 2017

New Technic Strobe Kits

If you haven't heard of this brand before then you're in for a treat. Technic Cosmetics are a lovely affordable makeup brand available here in the UK that I have spoken about previously and absolutely love their products. Unfortunately the brand is only available online at the moment as far as I am aware, it'd be great to see them launch into Superdrug one day. Technic have recently launched some new products and they kindly sent me to try out, I was very excited to see these land on my doorstep and I think you are going to love the palettes I am going to be showing you today.

The brand have recently launched their Strobe Kits which are available in two shades, these aren't even yet available on the Love Thy Makeup website but they are available from Pretty Little Thing for just £4.00 each. As I mentioned, there are two shades available which are Blush and Bronze, and you'll actually notice that the shades are very similar to the Sleek Solstice palettes that are so loved and raved about. Each Strobe Kit contains four shades, two of which are cream and two of which are powder, I like this because you can achieve completely different looks by using one palette. The Blush palette consists of champagne shades and pink shades, all of which are stunning and very suitable for us pale skin girls. The Bronze palette contains white and bronze shades, these are definitely more suited to skin with colour but I really like the very first white cream shade, that works lovely on my skin tone.

I must admit that although these are called Strobe Kits I haven't really gotten the hang of strobing yet so I've really been using these to highlight and bronze which they work perfectly for. Each shade is super pigmented, easy to work with and leaves your skin looking and feeling glowy all day. If you're on the hunt for a budget highlighting kit or you want a dupe for the Sleek palettes then these are definitely a great one to try, you can get both of these for less than one of the Sleek palettes, I do still love mine though!

Overall I love these new products from Technic and for anyone who is a highlighter addict like me, I have no doubts that you will love them too. Be sure to check the Technic Instagram page to see all of their new product releases and find out when you can order from them direct.

Have you tried Technic Cosmetics before?


07 May 2017

Things I'm Loving Right Now

Finding products that work for you can be pretty challenging when there are so many variations and different brands available on the market now, and sometimes what works for one person may not necessarily work for you. I'm always discovering and trying new products and brands in the beauty market in an attempt to find the perfect products for me. Lately, I've been shopping my stash a little and I've discovered some products that really do work for me that I wanted to share with you. This isn't necessarily my monthly favourites, more of my favourite things right now kind of post.


01 May 2017

The Bronzer We All Need

Bronzer is such a wonderful thing, it brightens the complexion and makes us look and feel like we've had more sun than we probably have, the best of all is that it is super easy to apply. I've worn bronzer ever since I got into makeup and it's fair to say I've tried a lot of different brands and textures from high end to high street and cream bronzer to powder bronzer, some of which were great and have become my favourites and some which I no longer use or recommend. A few weeks ago I was in Superdrug, no surprise there, and I spotted the new packaging of their own brand tanning range, Solait. I've never used this range before but I spotted they had a powder bronzer and I just had to pick it up, especially as it was less than a fiver.