August Favourites

To be honest, there aren’t a whole lot of favourites for this month, I guess mainly because it’s the first. Maybe one day these will become videos, but for my first monthly favourites lets just stick to a blog =)

Seaweed Facial Wash
This is perhaps an odd favourite, because I haven’t actually used it this month. It’s something I’ve been using for several years, but I decided to branch out and try some other face washes. I’ve been using the simple face washes, but to be honest, they’re not really doing it for me. The seadweed wash seems to be the only thing that keeps my face mostly spot free. I am very much looking forward to using up the Simple stuff, so I can justify buying some more of this and having nice skin again.

Rimmel Kate Matt Lipstick
I bought one of these lipsticks – 110 – for a makeup test for Miss Fortune. And then I decided to start wearing it on a daily basis, and I’ve suddenly fallen in love with wearing red lipsticks. The other one of these I really like is 107, which is a bit darker. These lipsticks are pretty long lasting and I really like the matt look.

Carmex
I got this as part of my Glossybox last month. I’ve always stayed away from Carmex, since I wasn’t a big fan of the smell and it made my lips feel funny. But since I got given an entire pot, I thought I might as well start using it. Although there probably are better lipbalms out there, this is so much better than the vaseline I was using. It actually lasts for one. And now I don’t mind the smell as much =)

Wilko
Best shop for cosplay supplies, just saying. This is a forever favourite really, but I’m forever going up there for paints and tapes and random bits and bobs. They also have pic’n’mix.

Now I’m going to go try to make September a more interesting month =p

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Starting Fresh

I thought I’d start fresh with an introductory post about what you may find on here =)
First off, I’m not deleting any of my old posts, so they’ll just sit there. But this is no longer going to be purely cosplay progress. I imagine I still will post an awful lot of cosplay since it’s a pretty big part of my life (or before 3 weeks ago, I seem to be having an extended break). Other things you may find on here are:
– Beauty/makeup
Recently I’ve really got into doing more with my makeup and trying to improve my skin – mostly after watching Zoella on Youtube. To that end I may end up posting some product reviews or favourites. Admittedly, a lot of it will apply to cosplay more than every day makeup, but since I use different things everday and for cosplay there will be some separate bits! And of course, some things, like skin care, apply to whether you’re a cosplayer or not =)
– Every day life
Okay, so I know that’s kind of a vague topic, but it will inevitably find it’s way here, and since I don’t actually spend 100% of my free time cosplaying, and I do actually plan to start having a life outside of it, hopefully I will have some interesting things to say!
– General geekery
Because I do play various games and I like to read and enjoy the ‘nerdier’ side of life.
And, hopefully, if life permits, I’m also going to start some bi-weekly (maybe, perhaps?) Youtube videos. I may find it good to write a short blog post to expand on the video, but that is mainly going to depend on the video!
So, there you go. That’s roughly what you might expect to see on here in the future. I’m aiming to update every Sunday to start with so I can see how that goes. If it needs to become more or less frequent or not constrained to a day, I shall try to keep myself flexible.
In the mean time, I hope you like what you see, and I hope to see you every Sunday afternoon from now on =)