Oh hello, how you doing? Well, we made it . . . Friday at last. Not that it makes much difference to me – I’m off work for a week, to recharge after Christmas. My usual nine to five has become ‘whenever to whenever’ and my working week has been replaced by ‘holiday indulgences’ such as extra time with family and friends, reading books, research, testing, shopping, watching YouTube videos, reading magazines, cooking, a bit of pampering and, of course blogging . Have you had a good week? I really hope so! Mine’s been great, although it’s been ‘trying’ at times.
I had several beauty ‘things’ I wanted to try out and write about, so I ‘saved’ them for this week. Sans work, I’ve had the time to really test stuff out. I wrote me a plan and followed it to get through everything. And, yeah – it’s been a pretty interesting week…
Some of the ‘stuff’ on the Entirely Beauty Trial, Test & Try list:
- Pre-glued Press On Nails
- Konjac Sponges – two types/brands
- Glov Moon Pads (facial cleansing pads)
- Glov Mitt (again for facial cleansing)
- Two (multi head attachment) Facial Cleansers*
- Magic Eraser facial cleansing cloth
- Powder Puffs*
- Washing Machine Bags (For ‘delicates’)
- Hand & Machine washing beauty blenders, cleansing pads, powder puffs, mitt & cloths
- Cleanser infused sponge
- Lacura Hot Cloth Cleansers x 4 varieties*
- Bubble T Bath and Shower Gel*
- Jade Roller*
(*These products featured in my ‘Who Made Me Buy What?’ blog.)
Apart from being a blogger-turned-product-consumer-tester, when I broke up from work I completed a pre-planned, organised, on line shop of a quite a few Beauty related items because:
a) I’m an all-things-beauty addict,
b) I’m a dedicated blogger
c) I have ideas & plans for content
d) I’d be at home to actually accept deliveries.🛍 💄 💅 🛍 💄 💅 🛍
I’m not saying I ordered a lot of stuff, but I think my long suffering postie will be glad when I go back to work next week, whilst me and the Hermes and Amazon delivery guys are now on first name terms! However, the Post Office staff and my neighbours (ie where my parcels usually end up cos I’m at work) probably think I’ve been abducted & no longer able to shop.
Talking of shopping, as of today I’ve got a self-imposed ban in place where hair care and lip products are concerned as I have, despite my recent Adulting and Decluttering ‘purge’, sufficient in both these beauty categories. (OK, voice of reason, quit yelling – yes, I [probably] have way [a bit] too much in those departments). Says I, having ordered two Ciaté Glitter Flip Lippies on Tuesday! But, I’ve wanted them since they were first released & broke the interwebs so finally getting round to snagging them, AND during a flash sale, totes made my day.
Something else that’s made me happy this week is that I’ve set myself a ‘try-to-take-better-product-photos’ challenge and above are some results. I’m not saying these are particularly good, I’m not a photographer, I don’t have an all singing, all dancing, gadgety camera, I took them on my phone, but I do have a few editing apps and a dash of creativity. So, we’ll see how it goes. I just wanted to share them with you today and get your feedback – what do you think? I want to improve my content, as I’m climbing up (and clinging onto) that sharp and steep learning curve, I’d really appreciate knowing what you think.
One of the best things about being on my hollibobs this week is that I’ve had time & space to immerse myself in the two things I am besotted by, (and addicted to) playing with makeup and writing. I have played a lot, with a variety of high end and drug store makeup and created a lot of different looks. I’m no MUA but I’ve enjoyed the creativity, products and results and received a few compliments into the bargain. That, and just having fun with makeup, is what my hobby (addiction 😉) is all about!
As for writing, I have several blogs in the ‘Let ’em rest and then revise if necessary’ and ‘work in progress’ folders, together with a few ‘ready to goes’ and a shed ton of notes. Blogging isn’t rocket science, for me it’s about sharing my passion, showcaseing the products and services I love, being objective about those that don’t float my beauty boat, being myself and setting time aside each day to create content for you. I’m really excited for the future of Entirely Beauty, I hope that comes across in my blogs, and that it’s infectious.
My week off has given me the opportunity to rethink and regroup as well as recharge. I hope your week has been equally beneficial. If it has, that’s bloody brilliant! If it hasn’t – that really sucks … BUT … it’s the weekend – take some time out, hit the ground runnin’ on Monday and make the next seven days YOUR week!
And on that beautifully positive note – thanks for joining me and reading this, muchly appreciated. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and it’d be great if you were too. In the meantime, feel free to explore my social media (links below) and maybe gimme a like, follow and subscribe, t.i.a and take care.
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