You may know that I like to share my current favourites from time to time! However, I realized I hadn’t posted a Loving Lately round up for over a year… So I figured it’s time to let you guys know what I’m currently loving. There’s a mix of makeup and lifestyle items that I can’t get enough of at the moment, so let’s just jump on in!

My current faves

For my first “Loving Lately” post in over a year, this round up may seem quite boring. I’ve been wearing very tonal, easy makeup most days and relaxing as much as I possibly can in downtime.  I haven’t been feeling well, and so I’ve been working from home a lot, so haven’t been wearing much makeup. But I have been really loving these items I’ve found myself reaching for the most.

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After watching too many project pan videos on YouTube over the last few months, I’ve decided to start the project myself! I’ve set a pretty steep goal for myself. And I’m nearly 3 months too late to the project! But oh well, it’s going to be a challenge, and I’m up for it! The goal is to finish (or get more use out of) 17 products by the end of 2017!

Why project pan?

I clean out and purge from my collection seasonally, but my collection is a fair size, so items don’t get used up. Makeup unfortunately expires. And I’ve had to throw a lot of things out in the past because they get forgotten about. I also have gone to purchasing cruelty free about 6 months ago, so a few non-cruelty free products still remain in my collection for various reasons. So I want to use up the last of the products that are by brands that test on animals and I want to finishing up some older items in my collection. I rounded up 17 things to use more in 2017, I’ll track my progress and hopefully there will be 17 empties to show off in early 2018! That’s hopeful, but I really wanted to challenge myself.

The products to pan

I posted an intro video to the project on YouTube so you can see me chat about these products in a little more.

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I have been feeling stretched too thin as of late. There’s so much happening, that there seems to be little time to relax. In fact, when I get stressed, I tend to focus on making everyone else happy. Am I doing everything I can at work? Should I call my friends and family to catch up? Have I posted enough content on social media? (really, this one applies to personal and work)  I’ve come to realize that even when there isn’t much time for downtime, you need to make small moments that are special for me. I wish I could still spend days off relaxing, but just don’t have the time. There’s far too much happening at any moment that as soon as I sit down, I start thinking of everything else. So you need to make the little things count!

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 If you had told me a year ago that I would be writing this post, I’d think you were crazy! I have never needed glasses until about 6 months ago. I tend to only wear my glasses at work, as they are for screens, so today I’ve got my tips & tricks of how I do my makeup not only to flatter my face with glasses, but this is also a great neutral workday look. It’s important to have a quick, flattering and easy look in your arsenal for everyday. And those products have got to last for a full 8 hours (and beyond!) and I’ve finally found a routine that works well for me, so I wanted to share it with you today.

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Happy weekend! I was doing a more simple makeup look from what I usually feature here on my blog, so I thought I would sit down and show you the process. This is terrifying, but let’s see how it goes! I just grabbed a makeup bag filled with lots of my favourite products and took some time to play around. I hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!

I definitely learned there is way more strategy to filming than I had anticipated, so this video is definitely a little bit all over the place and could be improved 1000 times. But I just wanted to get it out there and get the ball rolling. I have a few more video ideas lined up that I hope you’ll like too!