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!

I’m so excited to be sharing the first Morphe Me package of 2018! I’ve been subscribed to this monthly brush package for over a year now, and while I definitely don’t need any more brushes, I just can’t bring myself to cancel the subscription. It’s such a great value, and I’m a serious brush-junkie.

To ring in the new year, this month’s brush package includes 3 different face brushes from the gorgeous Gunmetal collection. These brushes also feature Morphe’s sleek new logo font.

  • G39 Deluxe Foundation: synthetic bristles. This smaller, slightly dense brush offers a unique shape that is neither dense nor fluffy, but a great middle ground.  ideal for blending out foundation and concealer. It’s not round or puffy, but thicker and fluffier than your standard flat paddle-style foundation brush. Flat paddle brushes tend to just wipe foundation on the skin, leaving a streaky finish. The G39 is a much better alternative, as it diffuses liquid products really well, especially if you’re seeking a soft and natural finish! This is my favourite brush from this month’s package.

 

  • G5 Pointed Powdersynthetic bristles. This fluffy brush has a rounded, tapered end. The fluffiness makes this ideal for powder, but the size and tapered edge mean it can be used all over the face! It’s great for setting concealer under the eyes, setting foundation, or applying blush to the cheeks. I personally love a brush like this to blend away the excess powder used when baking your contour. They’ve launched a few brushes that are similar in shape, however I have none in my collection with this exact size, fluffiness, or tapered top. It initially looks similar to the E3 and the Real Techniques brush, however these 2 are larger, less dense, and not as tapered.

 

  • G42 1” Flat Contour: this thin brush has a flat top, and is a perfect shape for contouring to sculpt out your features – especially the nose area. Personally, I find a shape like this to be a tad too small and precise for contouring my cheeks, but it works perfectly for the nose. This is the big brother to the G41 (which came in the May 2017 Brush package!) The G41 is tiny compared to this one; the G42 is large, a bit thicker, and has slightly longer bristles. I use a brush like this to contour my nose every day – and this might just become my new favourite!


All of the brushes are extremely soft, and the Gun Metal collection feels very sleek and luxurious. To check out the previous Gun Metal brushes included in the Morphe Me subscription, you can read my review here! 

Another new feature Morphe has added is the ability to skip certain brushes from each month and swap them for a different one! You can read more about that here. 

If you’re thinking about joining the subscription, you get a free brush if you join through my link here! 

Related: 

Morphe Me Subscription – October Brush Review

Morphe Me Subcription – September Brush Review

Morphe Me Brush Subscription – August 2017 Review

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! 

I spent a week in London back in April, and it was even more beautiful than I hoped. I was so amazed at how much contrast could exist in a city. From the Tower of London with its cobblestone paths and history to SoHo with its rich urban culture, there was always something interesting and beautiful to see. I really wanted my travel video to capture that, so I tried to include clips of all the things I found beautiful and interesting – you can see London through my eyes.

I hope you enjoy, and I can’t wait to go back!