13 by Halloween

So I have been recently seeing some videos by Too Much Tash and Kelly Gooch doing a 13 by Halloween project pan collab. Okay, so I’m not cool enough to collab with them but I thought this was a great idea because I want to continue using up and really focus on products I love. I have chosen 13 products to attempt to hit pan or use up by October 31.

I think I will do a monthly update since these products are already on my rotation in my everyday makeup so I thought it made sense to put them in this project including a few skincare products.

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First up is the base products. Now I am notorious for starting one product and then never finishing, hence this project pan so I chose quite a few. First is the CoverFX Perfect Setting Powder  I have this for about a year and half now and it is a really good powder, it’s talc free so I find compared to lush emotional brilliance it doesn’t quite have the same setting power but it does the trick for the under the eye and I’d like to attempt to get it used up. Second is my newly introduced First Aid Beauty tinted moisturizer – this is such a fab product – pardon the pun. It’s dewy, light coverage and exactly what I was looking for in a tinted moisturizer. Since I have been using this religiously I decided to put it in the project to see if I can challenge myself to put a real dent in it. Next we have two concealers, the Nudestix concealer – this concealer is so close to being finished!! I do like this concealer a lot, but am undecided if I want to repurchase it. I have quite a few other concealers to get through before a repurchase comes along but I would like to get this one done because I’m just so close. The other is the Revlon YouthFX concealer. Since my Nudestix one is so close that it will be nice to have this one to focus on and use in conjunction with the Nudestix. Another Nudestix product I’ve chosen is the Tinted Blur stick – this might be a bit ambitious but I really enjoy this and for days when the tinted moisturizer is too much for the hot weather I know I will gravitate towards this.

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Now for the cheek products, I chose  Nudestix Nudies All Over Fave colour in bondie bae – again I have been on a cream product kick so I decided to put nudestix bondi bae in this project. It’s creamy, blendable and naturally warms up my fair skin without being overpowering. For a blush product I kept it tame and chose one, the Body Shop lip and cheek tint in the shade dusty roseI really love the body shop’s cheek products and have been living for the dewy effect this tint leaves on my skin. I want to make a real dent in this one and see if I can use quite a bit up. I chose two highlighters which might be a bit ambitious of me but I don’t really have a set goal in mind I just want to get lots of use out of these two. First is  Becca champagne pop. I know this isn’t something I will be hitting my pan on anytime soon but it’s something I have been using non stop and don’t see myself putting down for awhile. The next highlighter I’m choosing to ‘pan’ is the Lush feeling younger skin tint is two highlight products too bold of a choice for this project? Possibly but I like to live on the edge. This is beautiful under foundation, mixed with moisturizer, on the collie bones it really has so many uses that I am hoping to use it up

Lips and eyes. First is a the Joe fresh mango lip balmI don’t love putting lip products in projects because it just never goes well. However this is one that I have been using quite a lot, enough to track my progress on it! For eyes I chose one single shadow from Colourpop the shade Kathleenlights. I rather like this eyeshadow and because it’s going to be transitioning from summer to fall during this project I know I can make a dent in it (how many times can I say dent). It’s a really beautiful gold bronze and I’m excited to use it alot.

Onto the skincare. First up the Garnier 3 in 1 rose moisturizerThis is an interesting product because it claims to be a mask, day cream and night cream which I feel is a bit of a gimmick. But this is a nice cream and I would love to use up during the course of the project so I can finally try the summer Fridays jet lag mask! I’m also trying to use up my ordinary products and thought I would throw something in this project that I’m already consistent with which is The Ordinary hylaronic acid and b5 .This product does boot moisturizer in my skin if I use it consistently but I want to get the Glossier Super Bounce next so I am going to make a concerted effort to use this on the daily. 

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Finally a perfume. I really love the Karma scent from Lush, now they have a body lotion which is super exciting, so I want to put a dent in the Karma solid perfume. I never discuss perfume but I do really enjoy it and use perfume pretty much every day or night. This is an easy one to use and while the scent doesn’t last all day I love putting it on in the morning because it gives you that little boost of energy.

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Project Pan Roulette: The Finale

I’m so excited to be back on the blog! It has been a hot minute since I have gandered on the edit. I have been travelling (which was awesome can’t wait to tell you all about it) and am actually about to be moving soon so alas the posts might be a bit less but I’m trying to stick to the two times a week. I am surprised but also happy that during my trip, I was really missing the blog and taking photos and being creative.  But I’m back baby! For my first post back I wanted to do my project pan roulette finale. The other folks who were actually on time did their videos June. They are amazing and actually made progress! You go gals. 

Well folks, I crapped the bed on this project real hard. I just wasn’t reaching or loving these products so alas the progress was extremely minimal. I really like the idea of project panning and am still finding my groove when it comes to using products. I am also admittedly still that person that buys products and then forgets about old ones which is something I’m working on. I’m excited to do another project pan roulette but for now this is my finale of my first one! 

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Category 1 was a product that you don’t like. I didn’t like the Physicians Sportswear mascara and honestly threw this one out right after my last update.

Category 2 was a product you received as a gift. The Balm Mary Lou-manizer. Again this is a fricken never ending highlighter. I wasn’t using this a lot because I have been gravitating towards cream products because of the super hot weather. I do really still love this but wasn’t able to hit pan and will continue to keep this in my rotation but alas the progress was not what I wanted. Also if you Canadians are curious – you can find this on Amazon and at Rexall. 

Milani blush in luminoso

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Category 3 was a product from a previous project. Ah, Milani Luminoso, my first youtube made me buy it product. I really do like this blush, but I’m super sad that it just doesn’t perform the way it used to. I did make a pretty significant dip in the dome but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of this even though that is super irrational because its a 7.99 blush that I can repurchase if I really wanted.

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Category 4 was a product I wouldn’t repurchase. Well, this is no surprise that the progress was absolutely nil because it was the Wet n Wild comfort zone palette. I literally did not use this at all. I just don’t gravitate towards these shadows anymore. I have so many other palettes that I love that surpass the quality of these shadows. It’s not that Wet n Wild doesn’t make great shadows regardless of the price tag, but every time I wore them they just faded and creased and were looking as vibrant as they used to.

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Category 5 was an item from your favourite brand. I chose the Annabelle chrome eyeshadow in rose gold. The dip has gotten deeper and I still love the ease of using this eyeshadow. It still performs well and I love using it as a nice cool toned smokey eye with a bit of bronzer in the crease.

Category 6 was an item of your choice. I chose a lip lacquer from Annabelle in Simply adore. I really thought I could use this up but I have been rather lazy with my lips and just using a tinted lip balm or a lipstick. I do love this lacquer formula, but its very nude and you kind of have to work with this upon reapplication.

Have you been panning anything or used anything up recently?


Blune Day 27: The final bit

Ah blune, a wonderful month of blogging, new products, product rediscovery and learning so much about the blog world! First, thank you to all my new readers who have joined the fam! I am so excited to keep creating content for you!

I thought I would pop in here and write the last post of blune! I honestly really had no idea for the last post and yes there are only 27 days but it was a gander of a time and I loved creating new posts (mostly) everyday from day 1 to day 26! 

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Here are a few things I learned during Blune

  1. Blogging everyday is a challenge when you work full time
  2. Blogging everyday made me more creative and thoughtful then I usually am. I really liked that it challenged me creatively which I haven’t had in awhile.
  3. I now want to do blogmas but we shall see what happens
  4. Everyone has been amazing about this and I’m so excited to keep blogging and creating.

The trajectory of my blog has definitely had an update since it’s early days and I wanted to let you know that July is going to have some fun travel content, some (of course) more beauty content and more body image/health content! I also might do a few newish post ideas and am excited to see how those come together. I also ordered a tripod (hello swatch game) so I’m hoping to do more in-depth reviews of products for you all! As well as take some better outfit photos (not that my outfits are that exciting but alas). 

Happy July and I will be back in about a week or so after my UK trip!


Blune Day 26: Things I liked and Did in June

How is it almost July? I just can’t believe how this summer has flown by! I wanted to pop up a little Things I liked and did in June. There aren’t many makeup products this month but there are just a lot of good happenings and good skincare bits.

Let’s start with the makeup: The Lush emotional brilliance powder. This is such a surprise to me. It has talc in it which can be drying but it’s sets my under eyes so well and doesn’t dry them out. Because it is so hot here, this has actually been the perfect setting powder and I find it doesn’t ever look cakey.

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The only other makeup item is the Joe Fresh tinted Lip balm in the shade mango. I have been reaching for it quite often and keep it in my work bag. It’s a really beautiful formula and just glides right on. This is such a hidden gem of the Canadian drugstore and is from a cruelty free brand. Bonus! I try to shop all cruelty free but more on that in a future post I have planned. These also come in so many colours and smell like candy which is always a big plus in my books.  

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The second item I have been loving is Lush celestial which I have never tried before. It is really moisturizing and non irritating thus far. That has been my age old problem is I will buy a moisturizer and it will immediately sort of burn my skin or create some sort of irritation. I would like to try some Korean skincare brands and of course the Drunk elephant lala retro cream, but for now I have been loving this lush formula.

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The Body Shop tea tree oil. I replaced my Thursday Plantation one with this and I just love it. I know there are dermatologists out there and skincare brand founders that are against the use of essential oils but I find that this really zaps any problems I am having with pimples.

My degree! I am so excited to have finally attained the most expensive paper of my life. My graduation day was wonderful, I’m so glad to have finally complete my degree and learned so much about myself and the world along the way. It is such a good feeling to have finally attained the degree I always dreamed of getting, which sounds odd but women’s studies has taught me so many things that I cannot put into words in such a small paragraph. I also had the most wonderful day,  I saw all my friends, my parents, my aunt and soon I will be home to see my Buttons! 

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Doing Blune! I made the decision to Blune around the end of May because I really wanted to challenge myself to make at least 27 pieces of content (so not everyday in June) but most days. I have been loving this, and been loving discovering other new blogs through this journey. I can’t wait to continue to blog more and more for the small community that takes the time to read my blog.

This was a short and sweet favourites because June has been such a busy month with Blune, with moving and packing. What did you love in June?


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Blune Day 25: Travel Skincare

For today’s post I want to do a what’s in my skincare bag for travelling as well as a few other less glamorous items that I like to bring with my skincare stuff because it fits into the bag.

First, face cleaning mechanisms. So I am bringing quite a few bits of skincare with me. I found this adorable mini Garnier micellar water and am bring two reusable cotton rounds for that. As well as I am bringing this little Soy Fresh Face cleanser which I got in a Christmas set from my mom, and I have used this once before and remember it being very gentle. I know its a bit of a gamble to not bring my regular cleanser but I still haven’t found one I love so I thought I would dabble in this and use it abroad. I am also bringing the rest of my decanted Burt’s Bees Willow Bark face exfoliator.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Garnier Micellar water, Mini Caudalie Brightening essence, Caudalie Vinosource moisturizer

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Hydration: I brought quite a few moisturizing products with me. I decanted my Garnier 3 in 1 rose water moisturizer because it is extremely hydrating and  airplanes can do a number on your skin. I’m also bringing this cute Caudalie Vinosource moisturizing sorbet that I got as a point perk. I also have the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate which I have used a few times before and really liked. I’m mostly bringing it because its travel size and can also act as a primer. Then as my essence/serum I have the cutest mini of the Caudalie Brightening Essence  which I got as a point perk and its so cute and mini. I’m excited to have got this because I wasn’t planning on bringing my large one since its glass and I didn’t want it to break.

Hand sanitizer, Fresh Face Cleanser, Embryolisse

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I am also bringing a body wash, but its a bar soap so I didn’t photo that one. Then I’m bringing my decanted Live Clean Daily Care Shampoo.

This isn’t really skincare but since I’m bringing this on my carry on, but I have the essential medicines. Gravol, Benadryl, Imodium, and Oval. Yes not the most glamourous carry on items but you just never know when your going to be in a pickle when it comes to travel.

Bringing hydration is key when on an airplane because for some reason they really suck the moisture out of your skin.

What is your go to travel/carry on skincare?


Blune Day 24: Travel clothing

Next week I’m going to the homeland and the other London. I have never been to the either place so I’m excited to experience the culture, the food and the beautiful scenery. I thought since I recently did my travel makeup bag, this would be a fun a little series for travelling. London is a notoriously fashionable place so I want to somewhat fit in with the people.

I am taking a few pairs of jeans and a few pairs of pants. One black pair of pants and one green, and then two pairs of jeans, a mom style and a the black Jamie Skinny jeans. These go perfectly with the blouses I’m bringing including a polka dot one, a floral one and a basic white t shirt.

I am also bringing my Blundstones for Aberdeen since its a bit cooler there and of course my pink Vans for the day to day. I also need to get a pair of black plain slip on shoes so alas I shall attain some before I leave. I wanted to throw in a pair of fancyish shoes just in case we somehow go somewhere for dinner that may require such shoes.

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A lot of my style inspiration comes from Estee Lalonde who is a Canadian living in London, which basically means I want to be her and I stalked her instagram for a bit of inspiration. I love the idea of a basic look then I use my makeup as an accessory – mostly a poppin highlight. I think that these outfits are both comfortable for touring but (hopefully) fashionable. I also of course am brining a rain jacket because it gets quite rainy in London and Aberdeen so I thought it best to bring one. I also threw in a cardigan just in case I wanted one.

What are you go to travel pieces of clothing? Stay tuned for a carry on travel post!


Blune Day 23: The beauty Tag

I saw this tag floating around the blog world and didn’t actually get tagged, but I thought this was a fun post to do for day 23. It will allow you to learn a bit more about my beauty life!

Do you remember your first makeup item?  I think it was this PUR intro set that my mom bought me from the shopping channel

What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation? Super sheer to light, when I am having a bit of a day with my skin I will go more medium

Favourite high-end brand? Hourglass hands down. Its cruelty free and pledges to be vegan by 2020! I have never been disappointed by their products

What cosmetics brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?  RMS beauty. I always see the Living Luminizer and the Lip2cheeks but just haven’t taken the plunge.

Favourite drugstore brand? E.L.F because their products are always in my makeup bag. But I really love ColourPop (I know not a drugstore brand technically) but their prices are amazing and the quality is comparable to high end.

Do you wear false lashes? Only for skating!

Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without? Hmmmmmmmm I don’t know how to answer this. I think that I prefer not going to work with a bare face, but I will. And I run errands all the time completely bare faced. If I am running late to work I always try to swipe on some mascara. 

What is your most cherished beauty product? All of my Hourglass products and my high end palettes.

How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there, or get lots of goodies at once? I definitely shop more at the drugstore then Sephora. Though this year Sephora has been a bit more. I usually do an item here or there but at Sephora when the VIB sales are on are get quite a few things.

Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely? I definitely try to budget my beauty and I think I stick to it quite well. I wouldn’t say there is a specific number because I tend to buy mostly drugstore or the Body shop, but at Sephora I’d say I only go big when its the VIB sale and I’ll buy a few things here and there between them.

Do you utilize coupons, reward cards, and sales when you shop for cosmetics?Shoppers optimum points are the best. They are connected with Loblaws as well so you get points even faster to get money off.

What type of product do you buy the most of? Concealer. 

Is there a brand you absolutely can’t stand? I wouldn’t say there is a brand I can’t stand, but there are brands I wish were all cruelty free like Maybelline, L’Oreal, Rimmel, Covergirl, because I really like some of the principles of these brands i.e having a wide foundation range, making quality drugstore eyeshadows as well as mascara. Yes I do own things from these brands, but alas I try to keep it 90% cruelty free. 

Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics, like parabens or sulfates? Yes 100%. Its really hard to find something is clean and meets my other standards. Sulfates Im not too concerned about because I don’t have coloured hair and it’s really a concern as they can be drying. I definitely try to do paraben free but if its a product like Lush Let the Good Times Roll  that have Talc and fragrance, but I will buy it because it doesn’t irritate my skin.

Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? Shoppers drug mart and Sephora

Do you like trying new skin care products or do you keep a certain routine? There are a few I like to religiously repurchase, Thayers Lavender witch hazel toner, the Body Shop Tea Tree scrub but I’m in the process of perfecting and finding the perfect cleanser and moisturizers and serum.

Favourite bath and body brand? Lush hands down.

What brand do you think has the best packaging? Ou this is a hard one. I love Hourglass packaging but I also love Glossier packaging. I don’t own anything from them but love their aesthetic and brand story.  

Do you belong to any online makeup communities? I guess as a spectator the Youtube community and I think since I’ve been re-inspired with my blog the blogging community.

Favourite beauty gurus  Melissa Alatorre, Crueltyfreebecky, Samantha Ravndahl, Jamie Paige Beauty, Kelly Gooch, Allana Davison, Estee Lalonde (so many amazing people out there)

Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains? Yes they are my fave. I love lip and cheek stains particularly from the Body Shop and Nudestix.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? My eyeshadow blending can be questionable.

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? Yes always!

How many hair products do you use on a typical day? Usually 1 or 2, Batiste dry shampoo and some sort of texturizing spray

What do you apply first, concealer or foundation? I never really wear a full on foundation on the daily, but rather a concealer and glowy primer, possibly a tinted moisturizer.

Would you ever consider taking makeup classes? Yes! It would be so cool!

What do you love about makeup?  I love that it is such a layered concept. There are so many feminist interests in the beauty world and I love exploring those through my blog and through theoretical and practical ways. I also love glitter and its socially acceptable to be wearing a blingy highlight during the day.


Blune Day 22: Travel makeup bag

Travel makeup is possibly one of my favourite things in the world. I am however a beauty lover and blogger so I’m not going to lie I’m a bit extra and bring a few extra things then the average girl probably brings. I am going to the UK in a few weeks and am really excited to see London and Aberdeen for the first time.

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Cheek products are something that I have such an affinity to. I am bring a few things, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette which is just a beautiful palette. It’s buildable and I took it with me last time I went to Europe and it felt right. I also am bringing three highlighters…I know its a lot…but girls gotta have options. I am bringing my new love Becca Champagne pop, I am so excited to have this because it’s beautiful and wears so beautifully throughout the day. I am also bringing the Honey Bronzing Dome in the highlight shade which I love and is a great cream product to have. I am also bringing Colourpop lunch money because it is in my year long project pan and if I was a normal person I would just bring this but alas I’m not. I am making good progress on this so I’m excited to get more use. I am only bringing one matte bronzer, the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer I am rediscovering this and I like it because it’s not too dark and is super easy to use.

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For eyeshadow, even though I religiously only wear one eyeshadow on the daily I am bringing two palettes (did I mention I know its slightly extra but alas). I am bringing the soft glam because possibly I might want to glam it up. I also am bringing the Joe Fresh Neutrals palette because well, we all know its my new love and it’s really easy to use.

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For the base I’m bringing the First Aid Beauty Tinted Moisturizer because I really like it so far and it makes your skin look really fresh. I am also bringing my Nudestix concealer (it’s almost done woo) and the NYX dark circle corrector that is also almost done. For a powder I’m not going to mess with a translucent powder so I’m taking the Burts Bees Pressed Powder.

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I am bringing a few lippies and I feel like this could change but I am partial to a nice pink lip because that’s my game. I am bringing my trustee Burt’s Bees lipstick glossy lip crayon in santorini sunrise and my Joe Fresh Cushion matte lipstick, the Elf gotta glow lip tint and the 100% Pure lip caramel in truffle. I also might throw in the soft matte lip cream from NYX in Stockholm because its the UK which I feel warrants a caramel nude. Yes that was very listy, and I know its a lot of products but I want to have options. I feel like people in England are fashionable and I want to fit in slightly.

What are your go to travel products?


Blune Day 21: Getting re-inspired by my makeup collection

Makeup. It’s obviously something I love and will always love, but it is also an industry that more broadly has so many layers that I have been thinking about.  I have been thinking a lot about makeup and beauty in terms of consumption and the idea of the fast production of makeup products for fast consumption by consumers and the hype that surrounds makeup. This hype is the buy buy buy aspect and I find myself usually seeking inspiration in new products. I have been finding myself re-inspired by both old and new products that have found their way into my collection.

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I recently found myself re-inspired with my makeup as I was packing it up to move. It is so funny the products you forget about and the products that you find yourself missing that you’ve used up. In fact it was a new product that inspired this post, the Joe Fresh Neutrals palette. I cannot believe how lovely and simple this palette is and how easy it is to use. I didn’t have high hopes, I just was in the market for a new neutral cruelty free affordable palette. It inspired me because of its simplicity and I have been really inspired by the wash of colour looks you see on the red carpet or that Estee Lalonde.

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This post was something that has been brewing because for awhile I was not as enamoured by makeup as I used to be which I think often stems from the fact that as bloggers (and I’m a super small blogger) we own a lot of stuff almost for the sake of owning it, which I why I have been loving project panning and I’m hoping to start another one in July after I return from my trip. I also have been forcing myself to be more creative with the products I already own. It sounds funny to someone who probably owns one foundation and one eyeshadow palette, but because I do l often found myself falling into the hype of products just to try them. I am not saying I haven’t been buying makeup because clearly I have, but it is just something I have become more aware of in these past few months then I have before. 

Recently though I have been feeling more inspired by my own collection because I have had to pack so much of it I have just left out key pieces that I need on the daily until I move home so that is forcing me to use the same products everyday. Now I think a part my re falling in love with makeup is skincare. I have been on the hunt for great skincare and I am still working my routine out but thus far I think I found the perfect moisturizer to wear under all my SPF products which I think has also made my skin look better therefore I can wear the glass skin trend or my bold cheek looks.

This post was prompted by a gander I took to Sephora the other day with my friend and I repurchased an old favourite and something new, and previously in the week whilst getting an essential at the Body Shop I repurchased my tried and true honey bronzing dome in the highlight shade. It almost was like going back to basics and I’m so excited to have done so because it has made me fall in love with makeup as whole again. I was never out of love but I was in a real slump for awhile so to speak with my base products and my eyeshadow and I think I’ve finally found my groove again with eyeshadows. My makeup routine is kind of like my skincare routine, I am constantly evolving in my tastes but am always in pursuit of the perfect capsule makeup routine (which is ironic considering my collection which I adore of course) but I have yet to find those theannaedit style go to products and am excited to find them! 


Blune Day 20: Why I started this blog

I thought I would do a bit of a different post today and discuss why I started this blog. While gandering the web I found this idea on the Helene in Between blog who wrote a specific post about ideas for lifestyle bloggers, which I loved and I love when bloggers help other bloggers! I thought I would take you through a bit of a story of why I started this blog.

I started this blog when I was 18, I am now 23. For a long while I stopped blogging until last October when I started my new running plan. I found that I actually liked writing about running because frankly a lot of running posts just aren’t my cup of tea. Now back to the origins. When I started thegordonedit (formerly saywahnow) I started at a place of being lost in my first year of uni and essentially wanting and needing a creative outlet. At first this blog was a bit personal, but again I was lacking in posts that told the truth about university, like how it sucks at first and you might feel lost and not make friends quickly, and that made me sad so I started my own blog about it. While quite the niche market, I basically just wrote some feminists rants and about body image (which I want to start foraying into again) but many of those posts are private now because at the time I wasn’t as educated on such things as I am now. As an aside, when I began saywahnow I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life and that has definitely changed as I now have a more definitive idea, but I truly have been enjoying creating and writing content for people to enjoy (or not) and am excited to continue doing this alongside another job.

However, this blog stopped for awhile until last October and I really got into it in September of 2017. In September I set myself a schedule to post once a week and actually start taking good photos. Also, I decided I wanted to branch out into the beauty blogging world because beauty is something that I love so much and wanted to share it with people. This blog has become a creative outlet from school and work. While my work has greatly improved the way I run this blog, this blog is a place for happiness and humour for people of all walks of life to come and read about fitness and beauty  and general lifestyle. I also was encouraged by my super cool roommate (pls follow her insta short.fuse it is SO AMAZING if you don’t follow her you are missing out) who suggested I make my instagram public to reach a larger audience which was a big decision for me but I’m really glad I did it. It has been such a good decision, despite the inevitable creepers that lurk on instagram I have been able to utilize stories (which I’m constantly trying to get better at) and share my blog to a wide audience who actually appreciate the content.

I am still trying to figure out this ins and outs of blogging, while I am pretty well versed in the WordPress I still want to make an email list and improve my SEO and all that behind the scenes jazz. I started this blog because it was something I needed at the time and now it has blossomed into something that I love doing, you know for science. I have found that blogging more consistently has given me a creative outlet and ways to innovate my existing makeup collection as well as gives me the chance to explore beauty and write about it while applying the knowledge I’ve learned in university. I also would love to foray into more educated and thought pieces about the fitness and beauty world now that I feel I am in a place to write from a more expanded perspective then I had when I began this blogging journey.

The name change. So when I bought my domain I was trying to think of a name that better fit my current content. Since I shifted from my original more political based content, I wanted something that was all encompassing. The name came to me in the shower and it was surprisingly not in use on WordPress or Instagram or Twitter so I knew it was meant to be!

I thought this post was a great idea because I often wonder what brings people to start a blog and I think its always interesting to find out a little bit of back story. If you have a blog feel free to write a post as well!