I have decided to do a post about my makeup journey. Where I started and where I am now!
I am not afraid to admit that beauty never used to be my thing. I never used to be into makeup, or anything beauty related. After being in a relationship for a couple of years I got into that comfortable state where I never used to care about my appearance. I just want to clear up that I wasn’t dirty or unhygienic, but my sister told me one day that I needed to put more effort into my appearance. I had gained A LOT of weight, my hair was always chucked up & my skin was in terrible condition. Not to mention my dodgy peroxide jobby! After that chat with my sister I decided to do something about it. Prepare your eyes for what your about to see!
I started by watching YouTube tutorials on how to apply makeup. I didn’t have the first clue! When I was in high school, I used to chuck on some foundation and mascara and walk out the door. Foundation that was about three shades to dark for me! YouTube is a great place to learn about anything, and I soon found the likes of Stephanie Lange, Jaclyn Hill and Kathleenlights. I bought my first lot of makeup and started trying things out. I remember the first video I ever watched was on contouring.. it scared the living day lights out of me. What even was this?
So The Obsession Began
The more YouTube videos I watched, the more I practiced and the more I got obsessed. It was like there was a whole other world out there that I never even knew existed. Contouring, brows, baking… undereye concealer?! It’s safe to say I got hooked pretty quickly. Of course everything I was learning was trial and error. It took a long time for me to learn how to do things properly and even to this day I am constantly learning more and more.
My first ever contour..
Buff & Blend
After many months of my obsession growing, watching YouTuber’s and reading beauty blogs. I decided to do something for myself. I literally had no idea that any body would even find my blog when I first started! I was literally just doing it for me, as I had all this built up energy in my head solely focused around makeup, and nowhere to channel it. Introducing Buff & Blend! I created this blog at a time in my life where nothing is where I wanted it to be. My job, lets face it, sucks! I didn’t know what I wanted to do as a career. My home life wasn’t at it’s peak & since starting this blog.. even though nothing has really changed that much, it has genuinely made me happier. It’s like my own little bubble that I can escape to! That’s why you find me on here so much!
The only negative thing about me creating this blog is that my bank account is struggling! oops.. I have been spending way to much on makeup,as you can see, but it’s all for a good cause because I am enjoying myself so much and I am meeting so many incredible people! Yes, that’s you reading this post :)
My First Ever MAC Purchase!
So today nothing interesting was really happening! That was until the postman arrived with my first ever mac order! As you guys know, I am doing a MAC Giveaway! It was only fair on myself that I got myself a little something as a gift for reaching 100 followers! So when I got my little parcel through the post I was super excited!!! Mainly because I managed to tick off a couple of items from my Makeup Wishlist! Here’s what I got..
MAC Matte Lipstick – Velvet Teddy
I have heard incredible things about the MAC lipsticks. You know I’m a matte girl. You know I’m a nude girl. When it comes to lipsticks that is.. So when I got this through today I let out a little squeal. I genuinely underestimated the quality of MAC products and I couldn’t be happier with this lipstick. It is so effing pretty!
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NC15
As highly talked about by my girl Jaclyn, I needed this product in my life. I literally just tried this out about half an hour ago & I was blown away. It’s so pretty! & considering I guessed the shade online, I couldn’t of got it more spot on if I tried! For a pale girl this gives me the slightest highlight and I am just in love…
A little something extra
So mac sent me a little tester of their Mac False Lashes Extreme Black Volume Mascara. Again.. not only am I super happy that I got a little tester, what was inside that tube was so nice! I tried it out & I am impressed.. is it too late to add something onto my wishlist? I feel a new obsession coming on!
So I am super happy today & I really appreciate anyone who has stuck around to the end of this post! Do you guys own any of these MAC items? What do you think of them?
Until next time,