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.
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.
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.
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.
UPLOADED IN FEBRUARY
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
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
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!!