This isn't really any makeup-related entry... obviously. Just felt like doing a quick catching up, honestly October felt like the longest month, and yet the shortest month in ages, given the sheer amount and variety of things that happened. Life just happens, and sometimes you can't help but be swept along with it. This is one of those special months when everything seemed to happen all at once.
Quite a few major events in October - a couple of birthdays, a couple of milestones work-wise and also my sister's wedding which took place last week. My students finally started their examinations....well everything just happening at the same time. It seemed more challenging than ever to juggle all that were going on, and I even fell sick over the weekend which carried into this whole week. Lots of ups and downs, and well, I hope that in the end everything worked out just nicely and life can get back its natural balance again.
I have been updating (well, not like the whole world is anticipating) rather often on my instagram, sometimes it is fun to catch a glimpse of interesting things here and there. Food that I ate, people I met, things I saw etc...
Every waking moment in school the past 2 or 3 weeks was filled with preparing my students for the final leg of their exam preparation, weekends were also not spared as we tried to squeeze in whatever possible time for consultations, discussions, and just general prep-talk. Then on the home-front, it was lots of wedding talk, dresses talk, managing people, managing issues, arranging logistics, you name it...
In the midst of all these, I tried to catch up with some of my buddies, visiting close friends, and just hoping that everyone is doing her best.
Anyway, the first collage you see up there, is just a collection of my self-portraits... sometimes on days when I think 'hey my base combination today looks pretty good' or one of those note to self moments when I am reviewing a foundation, I snap a picture of my face, hopefully for me to remember to mention exactly what I like about the foundation at that point in time. And I find it rather instaneous and gratifying to upload and quickly illustrate what i am talking about when a certain product wears nicely (or not) throughout the day. Yup.... and so that's how I end up with perhaps way too many pictures of my face in my iphone camera roll. Ah... the perils of being a beauty junkie.
And in this next collage, you get glimpses of my sister's big day... friends flew in for her big day, my sis did her own makeup (she didn't trust a makeup artist to do her face and end up making her look different, so she took charge of her own makeup instead) we ordered all our fancy dresses ONLINE which turned out to be the most fantastic idea because everything was a fraction of the price, and everyone looked fabulous.
I was part of the entourage as part driver, and also makeup artists to her bridesmaids, and in the process, I got the girls kinda hooked on my bronzers, illamasqua blushes (Lover was used prominently that day and night) and everyone couldn't get enough of the Ettusais BB Cream, Maquillage White Essence UV foundation, and Ettusais Mineral Loose Powder. The girls and I was about the same in terms of skintone, so it worked out lovely for everyone. I also used my GA Eyes to Kill in Khaki Gold all over the lids, and the same TW lashes were used on everyone, including the bride (she used UD Naked Palette and the 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Rehab).
All in all, it was a memorable night, to say the least.... and I wish nothing but only the greatest happiness to my sis and her hubs.
Right now, I am "processing" a whole bunch of products which were sent to me during this busy period.... sorting out which to be posted first, and which I have not started using, and which I need to take pictures of. I have recently changed the lighting at my table, and it's now the perfect daylight type of lighting...which means I can take true color pictures at night/ anytime. Hopefully I can sort out my schedule and be able to blog spam as before. At the same time, I am trying to space out the feature entries with review entries, and also just my usual rambly random and haul entries --- because it can be boring, I know I personally find it boring -- if a blog exists solely just to feature or review products. My blog has never been that way, and I have never been that way. I just don't take myself seriously enough to be all 'serious' about this whole blogging thing anyway --- that's how I even lasted so long, doing what I want, and what I love. My blog is also reaching its 5th year soon, and I might want to plan something in celebration of that.
If I weren't kind of sick right now, I would be posting several Halloween looks...but maybe tomorrow or I might post just one look for fun. My cronies and I would not be parading about this year (cos seriously...and shamelessly, even we can't top our efforts for the past two years!!!) cos they are having exams...and I...well, I am conducting the exams! So we are giving the grand tour a skip this year. Don't miss us though!
Can't wait for November...can't wait for the holidays to begin... I might plan a short trip (maybe too late already?) or start some other personal project for the year end. Must start the next year right!
If you are still reading this rather long-winded entry, I really salute you for coming this far! And I hope you continue to look forward to more interesting entries to come. :)
Hope everyone is doing well.
Thanks for reading.