The Month In Pictures #003

1. Late nights & early mornings  //  2. Instagrammable snack  //  3. Summer essentials  //  4. Blogging  //  5. Rainy day  //  6. Iced passion tea yum! // 7. That Tarte palette though!  //  8. That classic red lip thing (Nars Cruella) or trying to hide the fact that I have a cold  //  9. I’ve been feeling spendy

I may be a walking blogging cliché, but I really do enjoy weekly/monthly Instagram posts. It gives me a chance to reflect on what’s been going on in my life, on how much I’ve been shopping and it forces me to confront the fact that I have a serious Starbucks addiction. It’s also a good time to have a serious chat about what’s been going on behind the scenes. 

It’s been a month – or three – of late nights. By which I mean that I’ve been going to bed as most people wake up to go to work. 2am walks around the city, Gilmore Girls marathons, dancing to Taylor Swift…nothing works. I would love to sleep but it’s just not happening.

So instead I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want this blog to be, weighting my options. I wrote about twenty very personal posts, about things that are close to my heart, but I’m afraid of showing too much and not being able to take it back. As much as I love reading personal posts from other people…Do I want these things out in the world? Do I want non-beauty related information to overshadow ‘my brand’? Do I believe in this ‘brand’ thing everyone seems to be talking about? ‘Brand’ this, ‘brand’ that. Isn’t the beauty of blogging that we can really, truly get to know who is behind the ‘brand’? So many questions.