Helloooo!!! It's me! Remember me? Danielle? I post here sometimes? No?
I know, I know, it's been too long since my last post. Like...a really long time. But I really didn't MEAN to take such a long gap! It's just, you see I was a bit burnt out at the end of the year and needed to spend some time away from the internet (as best as a social media producer CAN step away from the internet). Over the last few weeks I've been:
- Playing Dragon Age Inquisition (My PS4 handle is Darlingmagpie, add me!)
- Downsizing! (Yes, downsizing. You heard me right.)
- Boot camp-ing (And BOY are my arms tired!)
My first instinct, as a guilty Canadian blogger, is to apologize for the absence. But truly? There is no need. I had no reviews or sponsored posts due, I had nobody waiting for my insight. I had nothing on my calendar that could not be put off. All the holiday products I purchased this year came well after they were announced so you've probably read about them on Temptalia or on another Canadian Beauty Blogger site, so you don't need my two cents!
I've also spent some time in the last month or so GETTING RID OF STUFF. I've donated a lot of unused/unopened products, given a lot of eyeshadows/hair products and other partially used/sampled stuff to friends, and chucked stuff that I honestly should've gotten rid of a long time ago. I got really inspired by Megan Joy's How to Organize your Makeup with Mujipost, and literally bought one of those cases myself and it's CHANGED EVERYTHING. I'll be highlighting my currently insane lipstick collection in an upcoming post. (I know, I know, I did a lipstick challenge last year and LEARNED NOTHING.)
I've also spent the last few weeks enjoying a lot of YouTube videos by vloggers like Samantha Jane (she decluttered her nail polish and I'm SO INSPIRED BUT TERRIFIED) and like Chelle from Makeup Your Mind (check out her amazing Viseart post, I want that palette so bad!). I've been tempted to jump on the YouTube train, at LEAST to do my empties posts (that giant bag of discards isn't getting any smaller!) But, I'm not quite ready to do my vlog debut. Yet.
That said, this post is officially helping me to shake the dust off, and get my ready to post more content in the next few weeks. It IS my two-year blog-a-versary soon and it would look untidy to be so far behind.
Oh, but here's the bad news.
I'm kinda on a low-buy. Like, a super low-buy. There are basically only five things I can buy right now so that will make blogging over the next few weeks a BIIIIT TRICKY. I do have some ideas though, so stay tuned!
What have you been up to this month? Are you on a no-buy/low-buy too? Let me know!