The summer is nearly over, friends! Is that adopting the “glass half empty” mentality?

I truly don’t know where the summer has gone, but August arriving means it’s basically September…which means it’s basically Halloween. So I’ll be here excitedly pinning Halloween inspiration and dreaming of pumpkin-flavoured everything.

Here’s a recap of my month on Instagram:

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Hello, July!

Can you believe that we’re already over halfway through 2018?!

My June was full of creative energy, working on creating new wallpapers, and planning new projects.

Here’s a recap of my month on Instagram: 

 

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Did you miss any of my June posts? 

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The time has finally come for a makeup declutter! Well, technically the time came long ago, but I couldn’t seem to bring myself to do it. To say that my makeup collection is cluttered would be a gross understatement; I’m a makeup-hoarder, and not afraid to admit it.

Why I’m Decluttering

In the past, I’ve been quite a makeup-shopping addict. Buying new makeup every week was normal, and always made me happy.  It was a way to instantly improve my mood – I wanted to collect as much makeup as I could. 2018, however, has definitely been a time of change. I’ve started to shift into more of a minimalist mindset and realize how much product I’ve accumulated that I truly don’t need – and how desperately I need a makeup declutter. I think we as humans fall very easily into the trap of over-abundance. We think that the more we have, the happier we will be. It got to a point where I simply was overwhelmed by the amount of product I’ve accumulated and wasn’t using it effectively. There is so much that I don’t use, don’t like, and quite frankly a lot that just needs to be thrown in the garbage.

Join me in this makeup declutter as I attempt to tackle the mess that is my makeup collection. Stay tuned for the next video in this series!

As a disclaimer, this post is in no way designed to brag or insult any brands/products. 

What are your must-have products that you could never part with? Let me know in the comments below!

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Morphe Me Monthly Brushes – June 2018

Colorful Pride Makeup – Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette

New & Hot at Sephora

Happy June, everyone! Summer is here in full force, and my Morphe Me monthly brush subscription arrived just in time.

This month’s Morphe Me brush package includes 3 gold brushes inspired by achieving the “perfect blend.”

June 2018 Brushes:

  • Y7 – Round Buffer: (synthetic bristles) this is a dense, rounded kabuki brush. It’s perfect for buffing liquid or powder products into the skin, such as foundation and powder. This is the brush I was most excited for this month. This specific style of brush I find to be unique in how dense and rounded it is. It’s extremely soft, and blends foundation into the skin really easily. I prefer a brush like this as opposed to a flat-topped brush because it gives a more natural finish.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush for powder foundation, like the Nude by Nature Radiant Loose Powder foundation (my current favourite!)

  • Y1 – Precision Pointed Powder: (synthetic bristles) this is a fluffy, medium-sized brush with a tapered tip. Brushes like this can be used in a variety of ways, such as setting your foundation with powder, applying blush or bronzer, and more. There have been a couple brushes included in previous Morphe Me packages that are similar in style (such as the Morphe R3 from the March 2018 Morphe Me package) or the Morphe E3. The Y1, however, is smaller and more tapered than both the R3 and E3.

How I like to use it:

  • My personal favourite way to use a brush like this is to set my foundation and concealer with powder. This brush is perfect for dipping into a loose setting powder and gently pressing against the skin to set any liquid or cream products.

Here’s a comparison of the Y1 and the R3:

  • Y12 – Pro Flat Contour: (synthetic bristles) this is a small, flat, dense brush. It’s ideal for contouring, such as contouring the cheeks and nose as it’s small and precise. This brush is very similar to the G42 which came in a previous Morphe Me package – however, it is a bit thicker and larger than the G42. I think a brush like this is a must-have for any contour lovers, as it precisely sculpts your features better than any other brushes, but also allows you to blend your contour out as well.

How I like to use it:

  • I personally love to use this brush to contour my nose, as the size fits perfectly. It applies and blends your contour powders and products easily and quickly!

If you’re interested in joining the Morphe Me monthly brush subscription (you receive 3-7 brushes every month for only $19.99!) you can sign up here and receive a bonus brush!

2017 is a wrap! I can’t say I’m too sad to see it go, as it was certainly a trying year for the world. Though by this point, I’m sure you’re sick of posts talking about how unfortunate of a year it was.

I’d much rather focus on the positive aspects, and wrap it up with an optimistic hope of what 2018 may bring! I’m currently trying to harness all of my creative energy into getting back into blogging and YouTube. I don’t know about you other content creators out there, but I found it hard to find and channel inspiration throughout much of 2017. Even my Instagram suffered, and I posted much less frequently than I had hoped. That’s my first goal of 2018: to post more on Instagram and my blog!

Here’s a recap of my December on Instagram:

I hope you all had a happy and fun holiday season, and I wish you the best for 2018!

 

Let’s be friends on Instagram! You can find me here, or as “raincoatesbeauty” on the app!