All the way back in March, I introduced a new blog post format in the shape of ‘Makeup In Testing For The Day‘. I said that if you liked it, I’d do a part two, and reading through the comments it seemed to go down well so I’m well overdue for following up on the series. Basically, I’ve picked out five products to test throughout the day to really get a grips on their longevity – longevity is a big thing for me when it comes to makeup, and I’ll be reporting on application in the morning, a midday catch up and then one more update in the evening before I remove it all. So let’s get going.
For me, September is that month when I start to think about the end of the year. August 31st is still mid year, but September the 1st I’m beginning to think, well better make the most out of these last few months. As per everyone, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone but also as per everyone this is one of my favourite times of year and I just can’t wait for the cosiness of autumn and the excitement of Christmas. I’m also already well in the mood for autumn fashion and makeup and I can already start to notice some changes in my makeup bag for September.
Looking back at photos of myself even a year ago surprises me as to how far I’ve come with makeup. I’m not exactly an expert as my application skills are still pretty shoddy but I just feel like I know what I’m doing a lot more nowadays, and a lot of that comes from experimentation. This month I’ve experimented quite a lot, I’ve had a fair amount of stuck-inside-no-makeup-days but when I have worn makeup I’ve been going for bolder lipsticks, heavier mascara and more sculpted brows. I feel like my makeup style is constantly developing, and I’ve got a few favourites this month to thank for that.
The last time I spoke about skincare was back in June when I basically converted my skincare collection into a The Ordinary shrine. I thought I’d give you a little update once again as to where I’m up to with skincare, how I’m getting on with all those The Ordinary products, and what I’ll be using throughout September as the weather becomes colder and drier. So let’s start off this August roundup.
For years my number one blogging aim was to add more personality to my blog. I toyed for ages with the idea of changing my domain to my real name as opposed to the rather clinical ‘The Makeup Directory’ in the hope this would give my blog a personal touch, however, years later and I feel I’ve achieved that without having to switch up my blog name. There’s so much more to blog personality than just plastering your name everywhere. I no longer worry that my blog doesn’t feel very me, in fact, I’m the opposite now, I think my blog very much reflects me as a person and I love that! I haven’t massively upped my lifestyle content, I’m still very much a beauty blogger, so I think I have some useful tips on how you can add more personality into your blog without changing your niche.