MARCH EDIT / 2019
March went by so quickly; probably because I was on a break. I’ll be updating you on what I got up to in just a minute. The beginning of Spring is always a nice time for me – the April showers haven’t started and it’s not quite t-shirt weather, so you have a nice happy medium. I always want to refresh my wardrobe in Spring, which is exactly what I did.
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
ABH Riviera Palette / £46 / Beauty Bay
Revolution Precise Brow Pencil / £3 / Revolution Beauty
Revolution Reloaded Deep Dive Palette / £4 / Revolution Beauty
Maybelline Dream Matte Blush / £5.50 / Superdrug
Despite taking a break on YouTube (and therefore not needing to buy much for videos), I managed to pick up a fair few new bits and pieces. I really enjoyed the new Revolution Precise Brow Pencil, especially since my Revolution Pro pencil ran out recently. I prefer natural brows, so this type of product is something I always enjoy. Lastly, the Maybelline Dream Matte blush is a cream matte blusher and I’ve been absolutely loving using cream products lately. This blush is so easy to use and blends like a dream. I have a review of ABH’s Riviera palette coming soon so I won’t spoil anything, but I obviously love it. Finally, a palette on the other end of the spectrum price-wise is the Reloaded Deep Dive palette from Revolution. Lots of beautiful blues and greens!
I bought myself the ugliest-beautiful shoes (again). This time, I wanted some ‘fashion trainers’ rather than the comfy – and dirty – ones I use for walking. As I have an 80s-90s vibe going on with my clothing, I decided to go for some retro chunky pastel trainers. I love them! They’re so comfy.
So. I took a month off. What have I been up to?
Well, I decluttered my entire wardrobe and created an outfits list for Spring so I don’t end up buying clothes I don’t need. I even got rid of old pyjamas, gymwear and underwear.
Probably the most exciting for me is that I began writing my book. I wrote a quick plan in my Notes app, expanded it into a physical notebook, then wrote it down on post-its so I could organise it. Once I had done that, I started writing. I’ve only written about 5000 words so far, but my aim was to start. Continuing with a project is always easier than starting! I’m going to write separate posts in the future about my book, but for now it’s top secret.
Another big development was I started looking for Freelance work. I applied for a fair few roles and haven’t heard back from any of them yet, but I have hope. I’m going to take an afternoon every few days to go through the new listings and apply. I also set up a new Portfolio site in case anyone stumbles across me and wonders what I can offer.
I came up with a few new ideas for YouTube videos which I’m really excited to film – hopefully my audience enjoy them too.
Other than ‘work’ stuff, I also played a lot of Sims 4 and caught up on my YouTube Watch Later list! I felt guilty at first for not doing anything productive, but that’s what you do when you have time off usually, so I shouldn’t.
UPLOADED IN MARCH
Shop My Stash / ABH Modern Renaissance vs I Heart Revolution Chocolate Elixir / Beauty Favourites / Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Review Update / Eyeshadow Palette Collection / Bathroom Renovation & Tour
WATCHING / We absolutely demolished Brooklyn 99 and have watched two series’ of How to Get Away with Murder READING / I just finished Second Life by S J Watson / PLAYING / We’ve just finished playing Lego Harry Potter – we 100% completed both games (again) / WEARING / My new Spice Girls t-shirt with my retro trainers / USING / Not much to be honest – I haven’t been using much skincare at all which is probably why I keep breaking out / EATING I’ve just started a new diet, so fruit and veg / LISTENING TO / Busted’s Halfway There album still. Obviously!