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Are we ever as unique as we like to think? Most of us, especially those that have any kind of creative outlet online, like to think that their content is fresh and special and easily distinguable from others.
We put “our own twist” on things, have a theme in our pictures and invent fancy names for even fancier blog post series.
And then, one day, we take a step back and realize we are doing what everyone around us does as well. Slightly different, maybe, but not as extraordinary as we would have liked to believe.
Last time that happened to me was with my Favorite posts. You may remember I started to get bored (struggled to find enough new things) to keep up a monthly series.
I decided to turn it into a “New In and short reviews” kind of video.
Which didn´t satisfy me either.
Finally, what a revelation, I decided to only do them occasionally.
Turns out, quite a few of my favorite blogs went there already, posting whenever they felt like doing it. I am so yesterday…
But you know what? I don´t care. Sometimes you don´t have to be unique, you can take inspiration to find whatever works best for you and happily stick with it, knowing that quite a few people seem to feel the same way.
I have to admit that there were times last month that I felt pretty overwhelmed. Life was very busy and hectic, and while it was all for great reasons, it was a little exhausting as well.
Soon after I uploaded my video on how to handle kids, a job and the blog (watch here if you haven´t already), I got promoted. Which is awesome and a great opportunity, but also a lot of work, given that I had to very quickly pick up a whole new topic.
So if I haven´t been around on social media as much as I used to (which wasn´t that much to begin with), that´s the explanation.
October done and dusted, and things are getting cold here. Outside, that is. And inside, when our heating was broken. But it is fixed again. One thing I did not include in the October recap, but rest assured, it was on of my favorite things happening.
The fixing, not the breaking.
I seem to have lost track here. Back to the video: My October Favorites and some other stuff. As it goes.
As I mention at the end of the video, that was supposed to be my September Empties.
Yeah, I know.
In my defense, I do have a ton of video ideas and barely any time to film and edit them, so I guess I will leave the “monthly” empties schedule and sneak them in as a Sunday bonus video whenever I find the time.
What better way to spend a Sunday then talking about trash, am I right?
If you are not familiar with the “Inspired by…” series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!
Now it is already time for the holiday collections, and I picked one that could maybe work for Halloween: The MAC Spellbinder Collection Holiday 2016.
At least I thought it might work for Halloween, but after seeing it on the full face instead of just on the promo picture I am no longer convinced I would wear this out. Ah, thinking we´d look like a model if only we dressed/ painted ourselves like them – aren’t we all guilty of that sometimes?
Another month, another favorites post. Ain´t that how it goes? I will tell you what was not my favorite this month in the post here:
You see, it was raining pretty much all June, and with June 21th coming along, I knew the days were going to get shorter. Now I am all about those long, warm and light summer evenings spend outdoors with friends and a cold drink, and if that didn´t happen before the nights are getting longer again, I feel cheated.
But enough moaning about the weather, it is time for the things I enjoyed!
In case you missed the Spring Edition, here is the link to the post explaining what the Seasonal Makeup Challenge is all about.
For the rest of us, the rules as a quick reminder:
„At the beginning of a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) I will choose some pieces of makeup from my stash and post them here. By the end of that season I shall post how well (or not) I’ve done using them up, and propose new pieces for the following season.“ (The Polished Polyglot)
So without further ado, here is the recap of the Spring challenge and my picks for summer.