May has been a strange month for me. We went away twice, I made a huge life decision and my world collapsed around me for a while. Months like these were made to test us, and tested I really feel. I’m looking forward to a fresh start in June, that’s for sure.
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.
SHOP MY FAVES
Nip+Fab Blurring Mist / £15 / Superdrug.com
Elf Wow Brow Gel / £4 / Superdrug.com
Certifeye Affinity 2 Palette / £30 / Beautybay.com
Although I’ve bought a lot of makeup this month for videos, I haven’t found many absolute loves (some of it has yet to be used, so perhaps we should wait until next month to see those). The two products I have truly enjoyed using, however, are the Nip+Fab Blurring Mist, which is a setting spray, and the Elf Wow Brow gel, which is a Gimme Brow dupe. Both behave like more expensive products and deserve some more attention online. A shoutout also needs to go to the Certifeye Affinity 2 palette. Look at that delicious colourscheme!
Oh. Boy. Where do I begin? At the beginning of the month I travelled down south to visit my parents for a few days. I had a lot of work to get done beforehand and ended up stressed it made me physically ill. It didn’t help that just a week later, we went on holiday to Tallinn, Estonia. It was a lovely few days away (there’s a blog post about my trip here). On one of the days, I noticed my views on YouTube had significantly dropped, as had my subscriber number. I wasn’t gaining even a third of what I usually would. I had a breakdown – I wanted to quit, I sobbed over my failure and I just had a Bad Time in general.
Cut forward to today and I’m going part-time. I’m halving my uploads (that means the blog too, sorry) and focusing on getting some paid freelance work, writing my book and job-hunting. I previously job-searched for two years solid without any luck and I don’t have any work experience, so I’m going to need a miracle.
UPLOADED IN MAY
Makeup Faves & Fails / Top 10 Drugstore Makeup Products / What Makes a Good Eyeshadow Palette / I Heart Revolution Chocolate Orange Review Update / Top 10 Revolution Beauty Makeup Products / Testing Wish App Beauty Tools / Daily Essentials / Makeup I’m Travelling With / Certifeye Affinity 2 Review / Makeup/Skincare Empties / Shop My Stash / I Lived Like An Instagram Account For 24hrs / Doing My Makeup in Estonia / 16 Wearable Looks With Soph x Revolution Extra Spice
Cancelled Culture: My Thoughts / Top 10 Drugstore Makeup Products / Top 10 Revolution Beauty Makeup Products / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Estonia Travel Diaries
Chichester & My Medical Drama / Estonia Travel Vlog
WATCHING / We finished Game of Thrones (sob) and re-watched series 1-4 of BBC’s Sherlock. I want more Sherlock please! READING / I just bought Louise Pentland’s second Wilde book on Kindle / PLAYING / Lots of Sims 4 as I bought another expansion and stuff pack! / WEARING / Leggings. I’ve been a bit sad this month and pyjamas or leggings have been my go-to / USING / Water-based lube as a hair serum / EATING We had three takeaways in one week last week… / LISTENING TO / I haven’t really been in the music-listening mood!