Summer Bronze

Summer Bronze

As the summer begins to draw to a close we lose sight of summer bronzed, healthy looking skin. I’ve put together some of my favorite bronzers to help try and keep the illusion alive as we roll into Autumn.


Hourglass- Ambient lighting bronzer £22-£45: This gorgeous palette features one of the bronzers that are part of the ambient lighting powders. Its formula is easy to apply and blends out well to give a subtle glow and warmth to the cheeks. I’ve just seen that John Lewis has a travel size at £22 which will last you forever if you wanted to try it out.  

Tanya Burr- Peachy glow palette-£8: At an absolute bargain, this palette gives you the perfect combination to keep that summer glow going. All 3 shades are perfect together and blend out really nicely. The bronzer can be worn subtly or built up for a stronger impact.

Mii Bronzing Highlighter: The creamy formula works perfectly on top of cheek bones and gives a gorgeous glow. Layer on top of a bronzer for a full on bronzed glow. It is almost like a rose gold tint with shimmer which creates that healthy glow. It also works extraordinarily as a cream eyeshadow.


IMG_2027From top to bottom- TanyaBurr/Mii/Hourglass

Lou x

Love: Livia’s Kitchen

As you try and discover a career path in life, you often face several knockbacks and a lot of ups and downs. This year, as I knew it would, I have gone through a rollercoaster of emotions as I try and settle on something that I want to do and trying to work towards it.



Searching through YouTube for another video to watch I stumbled across Livia’s Kitchen.
I recognised the products from Olivia instantly as Lily Pebbles had talked about her Crumbles, and I had seen other Instagrams of her Raw Millionaire Bites. I started to watch some of her  recipe videos and vlogs and it suddenly hit me when learning about her journey to her success. I knew already that finding your dream job or starting your own business doesn’t just come to you instantly. You have to work bloody hard, have an amazing idea, and push the limits like never before. But, seeing Olivia broadcast her highs and lows, the ups and downs, her story, the journey.. just everything put together… made me realise that I wasn’t alone in this weird and wonderful world; and if you work for something then your dreams can become a reality. I love Olivia’s positive outlook on life, showing her viewers recipe developments, how not everything goes to plan, how she works late evenings replying to emails and getting up early to start again. She also shows how she doesn’t give herself enough credit or time to just chill out. Olivia dedicates herself to her team of Elves and her brand and doesn’t stop until she reaches the top! And By Joe has she done just that!


That evening things just felt like they fell that little bit more into place. It motivated me to start researching towards something that I had dreamt of doing for such a long time, and I told myself that although I may not be where I want to be in life right now, to appreciate what I have got and create plans and dreams for the future. I have a lotta lotta respect for Olivia and love following her along on her empowering and aspiring journey. I’ve tried making her ‘guilt-free’ treats such as the peanut butter slabs which are amazingly yummy and have found her raw millionaire bites stocked at an independent coffee shop called ‘Epicure’ in Berkhamsted, which are again, so good!


I can’t wait to see where Olivia and her products go in the future, as well as aspiring to be like her as I continue my journey  on something very exciting coming up soon… so watch this space! I would highly recommend checking out her site Livia’s Kitchen and making some of her really easy recipes!

Lou x

Love: Sunskis

Love: Sunskis


Here in Britain, we are finally having some hot weather (hoorah)! And although most of us would probably use sunglasses all year round, summer tends to be the time of year that people gravitate towards buying a new pair. In previous years I have brought RayBans such as the Wayfarers and the Clubmasters, and although they have served me well I have noticed the wear and tear of them as time goes on.

This year I wanted to purchase a new pair which were polarised. With RayBan, they tend to come up more expensive as the lens is of a higher quality, and I couldn’t bring myself to pay for a pair!

Shopping with my mum, I was in Hollister when I discovered Sunskis by the accessories stand. As soon as I saw them I fell in love! They were the perfect, size, fit, and frame that I was looking for, and they were polarised. I brought them instantly which says it all, and researched about the brand as I had never heard of them.. and from that this is where the LOVE factor comes in because they go above and beyond.. are you ready!


  1. They are a small team based in San Francisco with life’s motto being ‘live life outside’. They promote friendly vibes and adventure.
  2. They make high-quality sunglasses without the ridiculous price tag!!! I have already noticed this from having them for several months and so far so good! Every pair is polarised and they use the best possible design, materials, and presentation.
  3. They are part of the 1% for the Planet campaign in which they donate 1% of their profits to benefit our planet-  really simple but effective.
  4. They also work with Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation, Save the Waves, and Leave No Trace who are all trying to make an impact on people to help save our environment.
  5. And last but by no means least, they have a lifetime warranty!!! Their BOMBPROOF warranty means that if anything happens to your sunglasses they will either try and resolve the issue with one of their kits or if there is real damage you can ship the glasses out to them, and they will try and fix them or send out a new pair! Amazing!


I have a pair of the Dipseas in Emerald Tortoise which has a slightly smaller lens and thin arms. They have certified UVA/B/400 protection with the frames being polycarbonate with a tri-spoke lock-tight hinge.

They are not gender specific (which I also love) and so anyone can wear them!
They come with a micro fibre bag as well as a crafted carrying case.
From Hollister, they range from £49-£58. If you buy them from the Sunski website they range from £36.30-£43.68 with shipping costing £18.90.


I would definitely recommend checking out their website and blog for action-packed adventures as well as to check out the full range.

Sunski Sunglasses


Lou x