31 May 2017

Father's Day Gift Guide

It’s coming up to the time of year where we get to treat our Dads to something special. I really like occasions like this because it’s a lovely way to show your relations how special they really are and how grateful they are for everything they do. Father’s Day here in England is on Sunday 18th June and I am currently thinking of gift ideas for my Dad as I do find this a little harder than Mother’s Day, probably because I am quite girly and have no idea what men really like! I’ve come up with a little selection of ideas of things you could treat your Dad to this June and always remember it doesn’t matter what you spend on someone as it’s the thought that really counts.

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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Alice May Snell