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FEBRUARY EDIT / 2019

FEBRUARY EDIT / 2019

February, although shorter than the other months of the year, has passed fairly slowly. Probably because I’m extra poor (I’m not getting paid this month as ad revenue drops low after Christmas), but also because it’s still quite a ‘meh’ month, with the weather still […]

16 LOOKS WITH THE SOPH X REVOLUTION PALETTE

16 LOOKS WITH THE SOPH X REVOLUTION PALETTE

Links are affiliated but opinions are my own As part of a new series where I’m concentrating on the makeup I already have in my collection (rather than new-new-new all the time), I’ve created sixteen different looks with the Soph x Revolution palette (RevolutionBeauty, Superdrug […]

TOP 5 AFFORDABLE FOUNDATIONS FOR PALE SKIN

TOP 5 AFFORDABLE FOUNDATIONS FOR PALE SKIN

Foundation shade ranges often are, well, very beige. There’s quite often not enough deeper shades or paler shades, especially in affordable foundations. I’ve taken one for the team and tried 35 different foundations under £15 to find the very best formulas and shades for us […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – FEBRUARY 2019

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – FEBRUARY 2019

Links are affiliated but opinions are my own Lurveeee is on the mind this month with the Valentine’s Day themed LookFantastic Beauty Box! There’s six products that represent romance. If you’re new to my unboxings, I have a whole collection of them here for you […]

IS VALENTINE’S DAY A HALLMARK HOLIDAY?

IS VALENTINE’S DAY A HALLMARK HOLIDAY?

Every single Valentine’s day (and the days leading up to it) you’ll have two types of people: you either celebrate or appreciate Valentine’s Day and think it’s a nice way to celebrate love, or you hate it and think it’s just a way for businesses […]

WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE KEEPING A DIARY

WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE KEEPING A DIARY

I think we should all be keeping a diary. I’ve spoken a lot about how I have a bullet journal and how it helps organise my life, but the diary I’m talking about isn’t for scheduling your week, but the ‘Dear Diary…’ type. The type […]

FAVOURITE MAKEUP BRUSHES

FAVOURITE MAKEUP BRUSHES

I get asked quite a lot about what my favourite makeup brushes are and, to be honest, it changes pretty frequently as I try new ones and develop new ways of applying makeup. These brushes, however, are those I really do think will stand the […]

CAN YOU BE A RELATABLE INFLUENCER?

CAN YOU BE A RELATABLE INFLUENCER?

Let me start off this post by saying: I hate the term Influencer. Well, not exactly hate it, because I definitely have stumbled across Instagram feeds with hundreds of thousands of followers where every single post is an #ad – in those sorts of cases, Influencer […]

JANUARY EDIT / 2019

JANUARY EDIT / 2019

Wow, the first Monthly Edit of 2019! A year ago, I wrote my very first one. How times have(n’t) changed. I feel like January is the Monday of the year. Everyone’s a little grumpy and down after December’s celebrations, motivation is at an all-time-low, and […]

SKINCARE COLLECTION & STORAGE

SKINCARE COLLECTION & STORAGE

Recently, we renovated our bathroom – well, half renovated; there’s still the flooring to put down – and part of that renovation was getting a new cabinet specifically for my skincare products. I spent the evening organising and decluttering my skincare collection and placing it […]


MY LIFE

FEBRUARY EDIT / 2019

FEBRUARY EDIT / 2019

February, although shorter than the other months of the year, has passed fairly slowly. Probably because I’m extra poor (I’m not getting paid this month as ad revenue drops low after Christmas), but also because it’s still quite a ‘meh’ month, with the weather still feeling wintry and not much happening socially.

At the end of every month, I’ve decided to create my monthly Edits – a mixture of product favourites, other things I’ve been loving, a life update and any other bits and pieces I want to include. It’ll be a great way to summarise my month and something interesting to look back on in the future. Links are affiliated.

BEAUTY FAVOURITES
february favourites

SHOP MY FAVES
Beauty Bay EYN 42 Brights / £23 / BeautyBay.com
Sleek Face Form Palette / £9.99 / Boots
L’Oreal Infallible More Than Concealer / £9.99 / Superdrug
ELF 16hr Camo Concealer / £5 / Superdrug

I tested out quite a lot of makeup for videos this month, in particular a drugstore ‘first impressions’. In that video I found a love for two concealers – L’Oreal More Than concealer and the ELF Camo concealer. In another video I review the new EYN Brights palette, which has 42 shades! The mattes in this palette are so pigmented and colourful; it’s such a fun palette. Finally, I got the Sleek Face Form palette in my LookFantastic box this month, so I’ve been using that almost daily. It’s a great palette for a quick everyday look or for travelling.

LIFESTYLE FAVOURITES

february edit - the best shoes ever

Primark’s perfume range is a budget fragrance goldmine. There’s so many beautiful scents in fancy-looking bottles. I want them all! I have a little bit of a secret obsession with perfumes; I have almost 30 now and don’t even use them every day! My fave one is Fig & Blackberry, which smells deliciously fruity.

I think these shoes may be my favourite shoes I’ve ever bought. I got them in the New Look sale for just £12 (reduced from £26) and I am obsessed with how they look. They’re the most ‘me’ shoes ever! They are a little toe-squeezy so I think I should have got a size up, but it’s worth the pain.

LIFE UPDATE
february life update

This month, as I said, I’m not getting paid for my YouTube work. I put in around 50-60 hours every week, so to not get paid because Ad revenue is low feels humiliating as well as putting me in a tough financial position. It makes me feel like what I do isn’t good enough and isn’t worth the mental and physical effort it takes. For that reason, I decided to take a break in March. I’ll still be uploading a video once per week (Sundays at 9.30am GMT) so the algorithm doesn’t destroy me, but I’ll be using this time to job-hunt, set myself up a portfolio for freelance work and take some time out for myself. I’m really looking forward to it! I do love creating content but it takes everything out of you when you pour your entire soul into something and not get the results you desperately want. This also means I won’t be posting any blog posts, but I will post a March Edit with an update on the 31st.

Also, I cut 5 inches off my hair.

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YOUTUBE
I Heart Revolution Ocean’s Treasure Palette Review / Recreating My First Makeup Tutorial / Makeup Brush Collection & Declutter / Revolution Matte Base Foundation Review / I Heart Revolution Rose Gold Palette Review Update / New Drugstore Makeup First Impressions / 14 Underrated Makeup Products / £140 Makeup Haul Update / Beauty Bay EYN 42 Brights Review / Best Foundations for Pale Skin / Makeup Haul / 16 Looks With… Soph x Revolution Palette / I Heart Revolution Mint Chocolate Palette Review Update / I’m Taking A Break

BLOG
Can You Be A Relatable Influencer? / Favourite Makeup Brushes / Why We Should All Be Keeping A Diary / Is Valentine’s Day a Hallmark Holiday? / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / 16 Looks With Soph x Revolution / Top 5 Affordable Foundations For Pale Skin

CURRENTLY
february edit

WATCHING /  We’ve just finished The Umbrella Academy and Russian Doll and now impatiently waiting for Brooklyn99 Series 5 to appear on Netflix READING / I’ve just downloaded Mikhila McDaid’s Life Styling book! / PLAYING / RockBand 4 still, plus Bomberman and we also downloaded the Harry Potter lego game for Xbox (I had it on Wii, but who uses the Wii anymore?) / WEARING / Band tees, black jeans, denim jackets and boots / USING / Pixi Rose Tonic and Revolution Skincare Retinol / EATING / Sweet Potato and Red Chilli Soup / LISTENING TO / Busted’s Halfway There album, which sounds like their old stuff!!