Isn’t Spring just the sexiest season?
Yeah yeah most people would say that it’s Summer, for all the hot girls in bikinis or winter for all the sophisticated, glam party looks you see pretty much daily.
Well you’re all WRONG. it’s defo Spring.
Why Spring you ask? Well my little loves, Spring is the first time in this fabulous New Year that you’ll be able to start getting your kit off for one!
No no, not that far. But you’re already dusting off the ankle grazers and possibly even your shorts and throwing that puffer jacket to the back of your wardrobe with gusto! And I don’t know about you but I’m already swapping my over the knee boots for my chunky heeled sandals.
And what beats actually being able to walk through town wearing something that’s got so much more personality, and not covering you up like a big old duvet?!
Because that makes me feel super sexy. Not to mention the Spring brights that most makeup brands are currently sporting!
That’s right, the layered foundation, contouring and dark coloured lips can now be freshened up to be so much more wearable! Swap out your foundation for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream, your burgundy lip for a raspberry/peach one and just ditch the contouring for a light bronzer.
Or just get out in the sun. Saves a few extra minutes on your makeup routine (don’t forget your SPF though, because who wants sun damage? No one.)
One brand that I’m loving at the moment is L’Oréal. Their new lip lacquers and Lip Paints just make the perfect addition to your Lipstick colour wardrobe. Available in a whole array of nudes, pinks and bold brights, they have the potential to be the statement products of your look. Both Paints and lacquers have an amazing high colour pay off which is what everyone wants in a lippy.
The lip lacquers are more of a hardcore lip gloss that doesn’t give a sticky or gloopy feel, and the Lip Paints are a velvet matte cream consistency. Once applied, the lacquer should last a good few hours (longer than a regular gloss) and once dried, the paint will leave a satin matte finish that isn’t drying or heavy. So really perfect for that Spring/summer vibe.
At Superdrug they retail at £6.99 and are also included in a 3for2 offer. You literally can’t go wrong.
Also, can I just ask how strong is your highlight game? Have you purchased your iconic illumination drops yet? No? I don’t blame you, I can think of better ways to spend £30.
However I have a cheap dupe that ACTUALLY works! Head to M&S and snap up their Autograph Liquid Highlight tubes in either gold or pink for that gorgeous glow for only….. £9.50. What an absolute STEAL.
Paired with the Rosie for Autograph complexion enhancer tinted moisturiser, you will have the perfect highlighted summer look for under £25. And those products will last all summer long!
My little tips – pair your fab glowy skin with a gorgeous nude lip for day (I recommend Camisole Blush Lipstick by Rosie Huntington-Whitely) then vamp it up for the evening with a pair of faux mink effect lashes by Eylure and a statement red lip (Eva’s red by L’Oréal)
But but buuuuut… how can we ever be ready for spring without cake? I’m never ready for anything without cake. So now the January blues are over and everyone has calmed down on the gym front, it’s time to fall back in love with baked goods again people!
I’ve recently been working on recipes for the most ultimate spring/summery bakes you’ll ever put in your face. I’ve tried out classic cookies, Viennese kisses, melting blondies and many more (recipes to follow :D)
Because I don’t think my friends or family are happier than when I provide them with fabulous, delectable, home baked goods. I don’t think the fact they’re free plays a part at all. Definitely not. (Crying)
So guys this was more of just a quick re-intro back into the blogging game. I can’t wait to throw myself back into it! Look out for the odd vid or vlog here and there too ;)!
If there are any products you want me to try out, drop me a message on Instagram @bakingbeautyblogger
Lots of love darlings xo