Being not able to leave the house has made me take up quite a few old hobbies again lately and writing on this blog was one that I really wanted to do.
I must admit that I haven't done much on the beauty front for a while and stopped buying a lot of things. We recently moved house and the effort and money that went into that whole ordeal took a lot out of me. Just when I felt like things were starting to calm down again this whole COVID-19 thing took hold and our world was turned into a crazy juggle.
I now have to run my business full time from home (something I have done for almost 9 years) while trying to home-school my son at the same time and the struggle is very real. My husband is also working full time from home now and the lack of space that I used to have is becoming a bit of a problem. I'm an introvert by nature so the fact that I can't go out and do much because of this whole self-isolating thing isn't that big a deal for me, but the fact that I've lost a lot of my own quiet time at home that I used to get while everyone else was out is something that I'm struggling to deal with.
I also lost a lot of my makeup mojo too which has made me a bit sad. A little while ago my 4 year old daughter flooded our ensuite sink because she left the plug in with the tap running, which ended up flooding the whole vanity around it and in turn took all my makeup palettes for a big swim (see below photo!). After this happened I ended up having to throw out some of my most prized and favourite palettes which was totally devastating. I tried drying them all out as best I could but all of the ones that were in cardboard packaging ended up going mouldy after a few days and just couldn't be saved. I had to say goodbye to all of my Kat Von D palettes, my The Balm palettes, one of my Rimmel Katy Kat palettes plus a couple of others and it was so upsetting. Especially when some of them aren't available to buy anymore.
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That time when your 4 year old leaves the ensuite tap running with the plug in for an undetermined amount of time and you find the entire room flooded and your eyeshadow palettes all drowning in a 10cm pool of water inside the box they live in next to the sink. This is post cleanup and hopefully the ones I can save if they dry out enough. Thankfully the rest of my makeup collection was in a sealed plastic drawer tray unscathed but some palettes were totally ruined 😢😢🤬🤬
I've also developed a new love for essential oils lately. I've been making a heap of my own diffuser blends which I'm loving and have started making my own beauty products as well. I've also been trying to use a mix on my hair to see if I can get it to grow back the way it used to be prior to having kids and I do feel that it is making a bit of a difference, especially to the amount of hair that I have been losing each day. I have so many little short and fluffy hairs growing at the front of my hairline and throughout my hair these days which is making me quite excited as I was terrified that I was going to be bald in a couple of years with how thin it was starting to get.
What has everyone else been doing lately? I must admit I've been on a bit of an online shopping spree the last couple of days which has made me feel a bit happier and almost normal. I've lived in nothing but active wear for almost a month since moving and being stuck at home so it was nice to buy some new clothes and eagerly await for them to get delivered. I've decided that even if I'm not going anywhere and no-one is going to see me I'm still going to try to go back to making an effort clothes and makeup wise just to feel kind of normal again.
Anyway, I'd love to know about any new products anyone has been using and enjoying lately or any new hobbies or things that you've learnt since being stuck at home during these crazy times. I'm going to attempt to make a real effort to update this blog a bit more, even if it's not all about makeup these days as it feels nice to just write my thoughts and feelings down again.
Stay safe everyone!!