This entire year has been about change for me. It’s like in 2017 I was afraid of change and then 2018 came and now it’s like um who am I? Most of the time I barely recognize myself. I’m kind of loving it though, change has been so beneficial for me. Now I find myself trying to introduce more and more change in my life wherever I can. Here are my favourite ways as of late:
Change up your beauty routine.
I was all about the cool tones and now? The more orange the eyeshadow, the better. Who knew I liked warm-toned shades so much? Lately, the more I experiment, the more I’ve been liking my makeup and one thing I can never get over is a good highlighter.
When I used to wear cool toned makeup I loved a nice champagne highlighter, but now that I’m leaning on the warmer side, I’m finding golden hues look way better swept across my cheekbones.
Cue the *Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Gradient Glow. Who invented this?! That person needs an award or something because it’s such a brilliant idea. You essentially get 5 different shades of highlighters all in one compact.
My all time fav highlighter is the Becca ‘Moonstone’ pressed powder, which is why I was so excited to try this. The highlighters apply so smoothly and they’re not glittery or shimmery, but they give you this beautiful natural glow with a slightly different tint based on which shade you choose. Some lean more warm, and some more cool, so this is incredibly handy for travel. It’s been so fun to change things up day to day and mix and match my highlighters with the rest of my makeup, without having to buy 5 new highlighters separately.
With my hair, it’s been a similar story with change. I use to always wear it with a centre part, curled. It was just my thing. Now, almost every day I’m changing it up and wearing my hair in a different way. I probably won’t be getting a pixie cut any time soon (lol can you imagine?!) but it feels nice to experiment more.
I personally love the look of bouncy, old school tighter curls, they’re so voluminous and perfect for a change. I use the *Babyliss Pro Ceramic Conical Curling Wand (25-13mm) and I’m loving it. When I use this to curl, the amount of times I touch my hair throughout the day is ridiculous, my hair just feels so full of volume and like there’s just so much more there? I have kind of thin’ish hair so I’m up for extra volume and lusciousness wherever I can find it.
Experiment more with photography and photo editing.
You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve tried this year to change up my blog as well. I’ve mainly done this most obviously through my photography style and I’ve been playing around with photo editing. I really need to try out Lightroom, but at the moment I’m using Photoshop. Call me nerdy (would be valid), but I love the feeling of figuring something new out on there and using photo editing to completely change the look of my photos.
I don’t always do this, but it’s been nice to have the option for change. If you’re a blogger and you’re feeling a little bored, try your hand at photo editing. I used to think photo editing meant editing your photos to the point where they’re unrecognizable from the original, but it’s not really like that at all. Sometimes a few tiny tweaks to a few photos can completely re-spark your love for photography and for your blog.
Try to add new brands to your skincare routine
Okay so I’m a little guilty (that’s a lie, I’m a lot guilty) of complaining about my skin but not actually changing much in my skincare routine to fix it. Oops.
So basically it’s winter and y’all, my skin is DRY as a bone. Like I mentioned in this post, I don’t like the feelings of most moisturisers because they mainly all feel too sticky or thick for me. It’s like after I put on moisturiser I want to wash my face again right after.
I googled and found the *Alpha-H Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel. Well look at me, changing things up. It’s super lightweight and absorbs quickly. It’s clear and more of a liquid gel consistency rather than a thick cream. Most importantly, it hasn’t broken me out. I repeat, it hasn’t broken me out. Hallelujah, praise the lord.
I’m telling you, change in even the smallest forms is so much better than keeping everything the same. Even if you’re like me and sometimes feel biologically opposed to change, try it out and see how it feels.