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MY FEELINGS TOWARDS UNIVERSITY

MY FEELINGS TOWARDS UNIVERSITY

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that I dropped out of university… twice. I wrote a blog post about it! It has been a couple of years since I dropped out the second time and, after my breakdown in May, some thoughts […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – JUNE 2019

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – JUNE 2019

Welcome back to another LookFantastic Beauty Box unboxing! This month’s theme was Around the World, so I was expecting a lot of products from international brands, or products that contain ingredients from around the globe. Let’s see what’s inside! If you’re new to my unboxings, […]

HOW IT FEELS TO FAIL

HOW IT FEELS TO FAIL

I have been a failure at things throughout my entire life. I dropped out of university (twice), didn’t manage to get a job after around 1000 applications in two years, didn’t manage to successfully learn an instrument… I could go on. There’s not many things […]

MAY EDIT / 2019

MAY EDIT / 2019

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 […]

ESTONIA TRAVEL DIARIES

ESTONIA TRAVEL DIARIES

I haven’t been abroad since my honeymoon, so when my husband suggested a city break to Estonia to visit a friend who moved there, I jumped at the chance. It’s no secret that money is tight for us, so instead of having to save for […]

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – MAY 2019

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – MAY 2019

18 months of unboxing the LookFantastic Beauty Box! I can’t believe I’ve been subscribed for a year and a half. I think I’ve only ever missed two unboxing posts – once in March this year, when I took some time off, and the very first […]

TOP 10 REVOLUTION BEAUTY MAKEUP PRODUCTS

TOP 10 REVOLUTION BEAUTY MAKEUP PRODUCTS

I recently put together a list of all my favourite makeup products from drugstores, but I soon realised that it would be dominated by Revolution Beauty brands! Therefore, I thought I’d separate it and put Revolution Pro, I Heart Revolution and Makeup Revolution in its […]

TOP 10 DRUGSTORE MAKEUP PRODUCTS

TOP 10 DRUGSTORE MAKEUP PRODUCTS

It’s quite a task to narrow down the thousands of products you can find in Superdrug and Boots down to just ten items. Somehow I managed it! I’ve tried to get a big mix of products from different brands, but I’ve decided to leave Revolution […]

CANCELLED CULTURE: MY THOUGHTS

CANCELLED CULTURE: MY THOUGHTS

If you’re a frequenter of Twitter and keep up to date with what Influencers are up to, you’ve probably come across the word ‘cancelled’ before, and not just in regards to Southern Rail services. ‘Cancelled culture’ has become somewhat of a debated topic recently, so […]

APRIL EDIT / 2019

APRIL EDIT / 2019

April is a funny month. Technically, it’s mid-Spring, so the weather can be gloriously warm (around Easter we had a few days of 24 degree sunshine) but at the drop of a hat can turn sour (after the bank holiday, we had a solid week […]


MY LIFE

MAY EDIT / 2019

MAY EDIT / 2019

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.

BEAUTY FAVES

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!

LIFE UPDATE
image of old town in estonia

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

YOUTUBE
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

BLOG
Cancelled Culture: My Thoughts / Top 10 Drugstore Makeup Products / Top 10 Revolution Beauty Makeup Products / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / Estonia Travel Diaries

VLOG CHANNEL
Chichester & My Medical Drama / Estonia Travel Vlog

CURRENTLY…

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!