First of all, I’ve been writing this blog post since October. OCTOBER. Since when did it ever take 3 months to produce a curated blog post?
Well, this one is pretty beefy and to be fair 2017 was an amazing year for creators. “Are you sure?” I hear you ask, with the fear of algorithm changes in your voice.
Heck yes, I’m sure. Because in the face of the internet’s changing goalposts some incredible creators fought their way to the top.
When my fella went on holiday to Vietnam, he knew exactly what to bring back – cosmetics. You see, in Ho Chi Minh there are plenty of shops we don’t have over here in Manchester, stocking brands that are hard to get hold of in the UK. Whilst I could fight it out on Ebay to get my hands on these treats, nothing beats the reassurance of going straight to the source.
This week I headed to Radission Blu Manchester to meet up with loads of lovely bloggers over tea & cake.
I try not to overwhelm myself with blogging events anymore, but some community meet ups are unmissable! When fellow bloggers arrange a meet up they are generally much less intimidating in my opinion. It’s just a bunch of like-minded creators sharing their passion for blogging. What could be better!?
Ah the magic of winter! One minute Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, then the next he’s splitting your lip and chapping your chops. (Thanks, mate)
I don’t know about you but the weather wreaks havoc on my skin at this time of year, particularly my lips. They feel sore, they feel dry, they look like crispy bacon. For a whole season, matte lipsticks are pretty much off limits.
But does it have to be that way? Do we have to suffer with crispy lips every winter?
When I got back from Budapest last week, I couldn’t quite believe how cold it was in the UK. I’d actually over-packed for my trip with tons of chunky jumpers and when I landed back home in Manchester, I was shocked at how fast the temperature had plummeted.
Layering up for me is never an issue though! I much prefer winter fashion to summer, don’t you? Cosy knitwear, bobble hats and the perfect excuse to crack out my collection of turtlenecks (psh, as if I need an excuse).
Now I don’t know about you but I’m a bigger fan of layering up, rather than relying on one big chunky coat. It just makes more sense to throw on a jacket with a jumper and underlay, rather than cracking out the Patagonia and getting all sweaty on the walk to work. Excuse the TMI, but you know exactly what I’m going on about!