My Goals Til The End Of The Year

WOO, I'm back, it feels weird having a bit of a break. But in all honesty it was very overdue, I'm the kind of person that finds themselves running on empty quite a bit. It's something I don't want to be like obviously, but I'm very much an 'oh well I'll find time for a break later on' rather than at the moment when I need it. It's not exactly been a relaxing sit around do nothing, it's been more of a right I have a new job so my attention needs to be on that, I'm in the world of 9-5 so it's taken me some time to find my feet and get settled into the new routine. 

But I feel like I've got there now, I actually do 7 hours a day so my trick to combat that is to do add an extra hour onto my day to go to a cute cafe and get some blog posts done. And with that, I wanted to set myself some goals so that this break and time to think was for more than my return post. My blog has been very up and down over the years, it's had an up and dow…

30 Days of No Foundation

The colder months have had me snuggled up in bed not wanting to leave the warm comforts of my flat. It's been more time staying warm than sitting by my mirror putting on the usual makeup. I decided to change my makeup routine up a bit, I love a heavy look but foundation hasn't been my favourite thing at the moment. I decided to give it up for a month and see how I get on.

Generally my skin is quite prone to spots and since it has left a lot of discolouring and scarring I've always been a bit apprehensive about going out with just concealer or a bb cream as I've always been a full coverage gal. So to meet there in the middle I've gone for some more full coverage concealers and slowly work myself down.

Depending on how my skin is doing that day I may go for more full coverage or I may just go for something light. The rest of the makeup has stayed the same so it's not been too drastic. My main go to's have been the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and the Stila Perfection concealer. These are my trusted ones I already knew were good.

For the first week it was hard, I felt very self conscious and I really did struggle to get use to it. It sounds silly to say I was scared about what people around me were thinking. I really lost my confidence for the first week but I promised myself to at least try it for 2 weeks. Within the first week not a lot happened so I felt pretty good about it for the first week.

Week 2 came and I had been invited to so many things, from Christmas markets to nights out I was really apprehensive about going to all of this without foundation. I decided to face it and go with that concealer. And oh my did I underestimate how well these work. With the right setting spray and powders you can really make this things last. I was surprised that after a day full of food and walking about that my makeup still looked good.

Once we hit week 3 I had gotten over my original panic of not wearing foundation. I was starting to like my natural skin a lot more. I didn't really notice a massive difference except that I didn't actually hate looking at my natural face before the makeup. As I spend a lot of my day in my makeup I get used to the look of it when the foundation is on and my skin looks all nice and clear.

Now that I've hit the 30 day mark I can happily say that I'm glad I did this. I haven't used foundation for 30 days now and it has been a massive change for me. I am interested in trying out more concealers so let me know down below what are some good ones. I want some for the days when I want good coverage and when I just want a light base.

Let me know down below how you'd feel doing a no foundation challenge

                 Until next time, Chloe!


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