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:

You can find me here, or as raincoatesbeauty on the app!

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Did you know that I create monthly wallpapers for phone and computer? You can download them for free here!

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!

Check out my previous posts: 

Morphe Me Monthly Brushes – June 2018

Colorful Pride Makeup – Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette

New & Hot at Sephora

Pride 2018

Happy Pride month, everyone! I wanted to share the Pride makeup look that I created to celebrate this year. I had so much fun creating this, and seeing everyone else’s incredible Pride makeup looks.

June is a very important month, and a time that I truly believe represents positive change and progress for our society. Our world has a long way to go in terms of equality, acceptance, and inclusivity, but Pride is important to celebrate the progress we’ve made towards being a more peaceful and accepting society.

Sadly I wasn’t able to attend my city’s Pride Parade this year. I did, however, get to go to a special Pride Month showing of Call Me By Your Name with one of my best friends. One of my favourite parts of Pride Month is seeing people express their creativity with Pride colours. Most of this includes colourful Pride makeup (which I don’t do nearly enough of) and colourful outfits –  which I sadly don’t have much of in my wardrobe, as my style tends to consist of enough black to attend a funeral in a different outfit every day for months.

Instead, I thought I would play up my makeup to celebrate! I recently purchased the Huda Beauty Obsessions palette in “Electric” – and instantly knew I needed to use it to create a colourful Pride makeup look.

 

On The Eyes:

On The Face:

 

 

Check out my previous posts: 

https://raincoatesbeauty.com/2018/06/06/new-hot-at-sephora-cruelty-free/

https://raincoatesbeauty.com/2018/06/01/may-2018-on-instagram/

https://raincoatesbeauty.com/2018/05/29/june-2018-wallpapers-free-download/

 

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Here’s a recap of my March on Instagram:

Today I saw a post on Twitter stating that we’re already 25% into 2018, and it rattled me a little. I honestly feel like it was just New Years Eve, yet we’re already into the first week of April.

March was a busy month, full of birthdays, work, and trying to establish a YouTube schedule. I challenged myself to post a video every week – something I’ve always struggled to make time for with my busy work schedule.

I’m so proud of myself for sticking to it and being able to do it! It definitely helped to reignite my passion for making videos and helped improved my time-management skills.

Here’s a look at my march YouTube Uploads:

Current Makeup Favourites (Cruelty-Free)

The BEST Tofu Scramble & Oil-Free Roasted Potatoes

Easy Everyday Glam – Get Ready With Me Tutorial

Easy Mushroom Stroganoff – Vegan/Plant-Based

Are you addicted to Instagram too? Leave me your links in the comments!

You can find me here,  or as “@raincoatesbeauty” on the app!

Make sure to read my previous post about the new Youtube updates, and how small bloggers like myself will be affected – and also how these giveaways are my way of thanking everyone for helping to support me! Thank you so much to everyone who entered my previous giveaway! 

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My second giveaway is a 100ml bottle of the Balenciaga Rosabotanica perfume. This fragrance is perfect for floral lovers! It’s fresh and floral, inspired by rose with a slight spicy twist. It has notes of blue hyacinth, fig leaf, pettigrain, rose, grapefruit, pink pepper, cedar, amber, patchouli, and more.

This is such a unique fragrance, and is surprisingly super lightweight on the skin! It lasts all day, without feeling or smelling overpowering like it may seem from the bottle.

To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Be subscribed to my YouTube channel

  2. Be following me on Instagram

  3. Comment on this post or on my Instagram post letting me know you’ve entered!

This giveaway is open worldwide! I will be contacting the winner personally.

If you’re a small blogger like me and will be affected by this change, leave your channel name in the comments so we can help each other out!

Stay tuned for my next giveaway!