I write a blog that predominantly talks about beauty and as much as I try and integrate lifestyle and fashion, beauty seems to be the topic I always get drawn to. It’s the thing I enjoy talking about the most. I think, it’s kind of like documenting my learning, which is exactly what this is. I have no clue what I’m doing, I’m just doing it because I just so happen to enjoy writing and makeup an awful lot! And despite writing for this beauty blog for the past 18 months, I will be the first to say I still no very little about makeup. I’m still learning. I mean, I only just implemented a successful skincare routine. I’m no Vivianna does Makeup or Caroline Hirons that’s for sure. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently, things I suck at, as bad at that sounds it’s a great curb for growth. So here’s 5 beauty related things that I just can’t get the hang of!
Shaping those bloody, good for nothing Eyebrows
I talked about my struggle with getting ‘on fleek’ brows last week. I get my eyebrows threaded monthly but taming them in between visits to the brow bar is something I can’t hack. They take me forever to do in the morning and they never match. I will push the saying ‘eyebrows are sisters not twins’ but when one is half way up your forehead, you know something has gone seriously wrong!
Repainting my nails before they chip away completely
I am the queen of putting off painting my nails. I love freshly painted, manicured nails but I hate painting them myself. They just take too long. There’s never just one coat of paint and you’re done. You’ve got to cut, file, buff, pre-coat, paint, then add another layer of polish before finishing with a top coat. And then you have to factor in drying time between each layer of paint. For me that’s an hour of my time gone and it’s not like you can do something in the meantime. What productive thing can you do without your hands? Name one, I bet you can’t.
Looking like I’ve just returned home from the circus
I’m talking blush. In the mornings before work I get ready whilst sat on the bedroom floor, with the curtains closed trying not to wake my boyfriend. But even in broad daylight it’s so hard for me to tell when to know when to put the blush brush down! I’ll sit there and go, “that’s too much, I know that’s too much” then “or is it just too much because I’m looking too hard”. And then because I’m unconfident with my blush applying skills I get more critical about the outcome, which just makes the whole situation worse. I tend to just skip this step completely to avoid the hassle.
Fake Eyelashes are no less my enemy than spiders
If there was one thing I despised more on this planet than spiders and snakes, then it has to applying false eyelashes. They look beautiful on but I just can’t hack it. I have watched hundreds, maybe even thousands of application video’s in an attempt to find a technique that will work. But I just can’t do it. If ever wearing falsies in your crease to accentuate your eyeshadow is a thing, then I have that trend down!
Cleaning my brushes
Now, I can do this, it’s something I can do but I’m just way to lazy. Where on earth do people find the time to clean their brushes. With working full time and blogging in the gaps, I don’t have time to sit down and spend and hour or so meticulously cleaning every brush I own. It just takes so long. Maybe if I watched more TV I could do it whilst I sat there but I don’t even know where I’d find the time to consume myself in Soaps and re-runs of Friends.
I’m sure I’ll get better at these five things one day, but today is unfortunately not that day! If you have any hints and tips, I am all ears for turning things round in the future.
See you on Saturday.