It’s come to my attention lately that my beauty blogging days have passed me by. There I said it. I hold my hands up. I’m no longer bothered by the latest weird beauty trends, the must-have products, or the looks that are taking Instagram by storm. In fact, I have a number of holy grail products that I use on the daily, a few gorgeous palettes that I save for events and nights out, a range of lipsticks and glosses, and… that’s pretty much it.
Honestly, there are a few reasons that my makeup haul, and I guess my interest in makeup in general, has lessened. Firstly, I don’t have the space for hoards of makeup in my flat. I’ve got a drawer in my bedroom where I stash my hair and beauty products, and that’s all I can give. Secondly, makeup costs so much money. Now that I’m starting to think about buying a home of my own I’m trying to save as much as I can spare each month, and that new £60 palette just ain’t worth it, honey. I dread to think how much I’ve spent on makeup that’s barely been used over the years. And finally, I’ve just realised that I’d rather spend my money on memories than makeup.
When I first started blogging I was obsessed with finding new beauty products. I’d try all the big beauty bloggers’ recommendations, regardless of whether I actually wanted to try it or not. I would buy products for the sake of buying, for something to blog about, something to Instagram. Now, I think it’s safe to say from my last few month’s worth of blog posts that my interests have changed completely.
I think it really hit me when we went on our trip to Paris (read all about it here), and I walked out of Sephora empty handed. It was my first time visiting Sephora, after missing the closing time by a mere ten minutes when my mam and I were holidaying in Greece, and while it was exciting, I felt pretty underwhelmed by it all. We spent about three minutes scouting the shelves and, much to Dan’s delight, I decided it was time to leave so that we could explore more of Paris.
Maybe it’s something that comes with age? (Lol, totally aware that makes me sound eighty-seven, not twenty-four.) I’m far more keen to travel, to learn, to invest these days. I want to spend my hard earned cash on something that will last forever, or at least longer than the durability of a Kylie Lip Kit.
There’s no denying that makeup is important to me. I wear it daily. I love experimenting. I spend lots of time perfecting different looks ahead of events and nights out. I even enjoy rocking vibrant lip shades on a basic day in the office. I’m not, in any way, trying to undermine the amazing work that so many fantastic beauty bloggers do. I think I’ve just moved away from that category, due to lots of changes in lifestyle, I guess. And that’s fine. People change, and interests change. I just don’t really know if I fit into a strict beauty blogger category anymore…
Do you have a makeup obsession?
Lots of love. xoxo