The Innocence Of Blogging

Sunday, 18 August 2019

I've been going through all my posts to remove dead links and while doing this I found myself drawn to reading some of my super old ones, and to be honest it got me a bit emotional. Blogging used to be something full of crappy pictures and posts that were peoples thoughts and not even about anything too in depth, the amount it's changed from now to posts of mine I've been rereading from 7 years ago sure is strange to look back on. It used to be so innocent, there was no pressure to have a fancy professional layout and fancy pictures and collaborations were a lot easier to get, but now the market is so over saturated it seems to be all about the magazine look. 

Blogging used to be different because it wasn't the same as magazines, but now if your blog doesn't look like an online magazine people aren't interested. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that but my heart does ache a little for just how care free it used to be to run a blog. Now there's so much pressure for everything to look professional and for bloggers to "compete" with each other and that innocence is gone. Why have our pictures got to look like they've all been taken by professional photographers? Why have our websites got to look like we've spent a lot of money on getting them designed? To start a blog looks so daunting and scary now when it used to be just the opposite. 

For me blogging started as a means of escape from the real world. Being a blogger wasn't a job, it was just a way for me to let out my thoughts and to communicate with people. I was shy, anxiety ridden, I had no friends and I definitely didn't have the social skills to make friends and blogging and filming Youtube videos was just a way of me letting everything out and being part of something that was a real community. Don't get me wrong, I love how far all this social media stuff can bring people nowadays, I think it's incredible, but I can't help but miss the way it used to be, instead of being a community everyone just tries to make it a competition and that's quite sad.


Makeup Revolution Girl Panic Palette Review

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

I haven't been doing makeup or beauty reviews for long, which is weird considering this blog did start out as a beauty blog, but when I do upload one there's a 90% chance it'll be on an eyeshadow palette. Why you ask? I just really love buying eyeshadows, I think I have a palette problem. Not kidding. Today I'm going to be reviewing the Makeup Revolution Girl Panic palette, now I love Makeup Revolution, I find it really hard to go wrong with them and they're so affordable. I didn't purposely buy this palette, Superdrug had an offer where if you spent a certain amount on Makeup Revolution products you'd get a palette free, and since I'm such an offer nerd I just couldn't resist it. I was slightly unsure on the colours at first, some colours I really loved the look of but others just weren't me and kinda make me think. For the most part I do like it, although mostly the orange, red and peach toned colours are the ones I tend to lean for the most.

I'll start off as per with the packaging, it's a general Makeup Revolution palette with the plain black on the front and the name of the palette, then when you open it up you have 12 shimmer shades and 6 matte ones at the bottom. I have to admit that I was awfully surprised at how well I got along with this palette. It's quite versatile and although the pans are small a little goes a long way, the pigmentation is very soft and creamy with the shimmery shades. The only problem I have with this is the fallout, but for eyeshadows pricing at £6 (or free if you bagged yourself the deal too) you can't really complain much there and that's something you just generally find with cheaper makeup.

The shades themselves are relatively easy to blend, sometimes I do have to put a little more work in than normal and I do have to build some of the colours up a little to get the best pigmentation, but they still work surprisingly well and when added with a little bit of water you'd be shocked at how amazing it goes on.

Have you used this palette? If so what did you think? I can't help myself when it comes to Makeup Revolution and their products, I'm not normally a drugstore kinda gal but there's just something about them, plus I'm very rarely disappointed. One of my favourite products is their skin kiss highlighter, I uploaded a review on it a while back which you can find HERE if you're interested. Also make sure to go follow me on bloglovin HERE to stay up to date on my posts (and get excited for all the Autumn themed ones I have planned soon).