September has been a very difficult month for me, I experienced some personal problems which shook things up and I’m only just managing to put them behind me. I’ve already fallen behind with university, my dissertation and I didn’t get to involve myself in my last freshers week but I’m determined to have a better October and get on top of everything. The one thing I didn’t lose interest in was my blog, at the lowest points I found scrolling through Bloglovin’ reading everyone’s newest posts really took my mind off things and eased the pain. And although I locked myself in the flat for a week wearing no makeup, I’ve still somehow put together a monthly favourites because however low I am, I’ll always be loving makeup.
When I first started out with makeup I had it in my head that wearing a lip product was more of a thing for special occasions, maybe a family party would result in a sheer pink lipstick being reached for but on a daily basis lip balm was the maximum. However, over the last few years that has begun to change, I still keep my lips bare most days but I’ve become a bit more daring with my choices. I have a couple bolder lipsticks in my collection, with some brighter colours and highly pigmented formulas but mostly I am a sheer and subtle lip fan. But the one thing I never really gravitated towards was lipgloss, something which my mum has always loved but I’ve never quite agreed with. I just found they come off so quickly and just didn’t like the feel of them on my lips. But recently things have begun to change and I’ve developed a newfound love for a little bit of lipgloss.
I always like to have a high street and high end foundation in my everyday collection. If I run out of one I don’t waste long before finding a replacement, whether it be the same one again or I take the opportunity to try something a little bit different. But when it comes to high street I always gravitate towards Rimmel. Rimmel are a fantastic brand, there are very few products they do which let them down and generally I always find their foundations are on point. I slightly struggle with their shades as I’m always in between their two lightest colours (which you’ll discover throughout this post) but at least it shows they cater for pale people a lot more than others in the drugstore as it’s pretty rare I actually find a shade too pale for me in there. I’ve experimented with three out of four of their foundations, leaving out Lasting Finish simply because it doesn’t seem high coverage enough for me, and I can appreciate them all for different reasons.
It never takes too long for me to compile a beauty wish list. Sometimes I’ll have a browse through clothing websites and see just about nothing, but never do I look at makeup and not lust after something. This especially counts with high end, not too often I’m desperate for something along the high street. It happens occasionally but I’ll cave pretty quickly so they never stay on my wish list for too long. But with the more expensive goods I can literally be wanting them for well over a year before I cave, or I tend to ask for them for Christmas or my birthday. I try and jot down things that I’m after, especially if I’ve read someones blog recommending it, and here is my current list of things I am very much after.
I don’t use Instagram enough (have that interesting a life) to do a weekly update, and I can barely even manage a monthly one so I just thought I’d do one whenever the hell I felt like it. I love Instagram and love being nosier even more, so I always love having a peek at someone’s profile. I thought it was only fair I let you do the same with mine and explain the recent goings on in the world of Sally.