Let’s be honest, okay? I talk too much. I know I do. I try to curb my tongue, but it’s so hard. Books. Favourite books. Travel. Favourite destinations. Family stories. Clothes. Favourite or not, I just love to talk about clothes. And anything, that strikes my fancy, really. Which is why blogging is such a great outlet for me. I can talk and talk and talk. And I do. Ha. And you guys are kind enough to listen, or read, or read and listen.
So brace yourselves, my friends. I’ve just finished editing my November Vlog and it’s a long one. I apologize. I do. It’s all about makeover stories. And it covers two topics that I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while. Our bathroom renovations, for one. And skincare and makeup for another.
We’ve had work done on our one tiny bathroom this fall. It’s been completely gutted and replaced with a new shiny bathroom. Change is good. But hard sometimes. And we had decisions to make. How much work to do? And what changes would be going too far for us? Especially considering the age of our home, and our age too. We had to decide where to draw the line. But, I’ll let you watch the video to see the beginning, the middle, and the end of our bathroom journey.
And because someone asked me if I would consider doing another skincare and makeup vlog, that is the second part of my video. I know they seem like totally unrelated topics. But really, I think they are related. I mean they are both about makeovers, of sorts. And we all love makeover stories.
So for my vlog this month, I filmed myself getting ready for my day. It shows my skincare and makeup routine. And then I talk. Quite a lot. About some of my favourite products. A recent mascara quest. And the three new products I purchased in Montreal recently that I am in love with.
At the end of the video, I do philosophize a bit, as I am wont to do. About aging. And about the constant debate to fight or accept the changes wrought by age. We’re all aging. I’m aging, you’re aging. And as a result our skincare and my makeup needs to change among other things. But how much anti-aging intervention are we prepared to do? I’m always asking myself what aspects of aging should I accept? And what should I fight against? Where should I draw the line? That, my friends, is a debate we all have to have with ourselves. And it’s a topic worthy of discussion, I think.
Anyhoo. I gotta be me. I tried and tried to cut the video down. But I was unable to make it as short as I’d like. Not without cutting huge segments that I wanted to keep. The bathroom stuff is first if that’s what you’re interested in. The skincare and makeup part is second. Feel free to scroll through what you are not interested in hearing about. I won’t be offended. Because I’ll never know. Ha.
So put on a pot of coffee or tea, my friends. And let’s talk, okay?
As usual, all and any comments are most welcome. Let’s continue the conversation, shall we?
P.S. I have listed all the products I used in the video, and their corresponding links, below… and in the description box on YouTube. Please know that I only link products which I use and love.
Makeup: Laura Mercier Pure Canvas primer. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion concealer. Laura Mercier Eye Basics eye shadow primer in linen. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick cream eye shadow in Rose Gold and Amethyst. Chanel Les Beiges healthy glow eye shadow palette in “light.” Chanel Le Gel Sourcils eyebrow gel in “blond.” Chanel Inimitable mascara in black. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick compact in Rose. Bobbie Brown Pot Rouge for cheeks and lips in Pale Pink.
For Canadian readers here are links to Bobbi Brown and Chanel products at Nordstrom.ca. Chanel Les Beiges eye shadow compact in light, Inimitable mascara in black. Bobbi Brown Pot rouge, Shimmer Brick compact.
Haircare: Goldwell Creative Texture strong spray wax.
P.P.S. The above links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking my link, I will earn a commission which helps to pay my blog expenses.