So recently I read Jemma "DorkFace"'s blog post about being 1 year self employed with her blog and other things, and it begged the question. Would I ever take the plunge and become a self employed Blogger?
Now in Jemma's post she mentioned that blogging isn't the only thing she does to earn money, but in terms of my own personal skills, I don't have the artistic or designing skills to follow in the same footsteps, and for me, blogging is the only "skill" I suppose I have.
In a dream world, I'd be a self employed blogger/writer, who traveled loads, had a Pinterest worthy apartment and wrote to my hearts content.
But we're not in a dream world, and the reality is that bloggers [unless you're in the top leagues like Zoella] don't really earn that much money, and we have bills to pay, and blogging costs money - more money than people think, especially if you're a beauty/fashion blogger, or a blogger that reviews anything.
I love blogging, and I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things, and want to grow my blog more, but the chances of my little blog being successful enough to even earn any money is slim, and realistically, as much as I'd love it. I can't see myself becoming self employed anytime soon.
Are you a self-employed blogger? Do you want to be? How are you finding the journey so far? Let me know in the comments, and if you haven't already read Jemma's truly honest post about being self employed, I'll leave a link at the bottom of the post.
I hope you are all well.
So, you may have seen my Beauty and Homeware Haul last week, if you didn't you can CLICK HERE to go check out what I've been buying lately.
Today I give you my first review of TWO [yes two] of the products I purchased, and as you may have guessed by the title, it's the Collection Eyes Uncovered palettes in, Nude and Nude Bronze.
So, in a brief overview. Both palettes come with six staple nude[esque] colours, with Nude having more subtle colours and Bronze having more bold - which having both makes for a good combination [ Both palettes cost £3.99 in Superdrug (where I bought them) ]
There are also SIX!! palettes to choose from. For a quick overview of the palettes here the link: Eyes uncovered palettes
Now why didn't I buy all six? After all they're cheap enough [£23.94 for all six!]. Well, after looking at all of them and debating it, I actually used my brain. I have blue eyes and fair skin, and nude and bronze colours suit my eyes and I like the blue in my eyes to stand out, and that's what both of these palettes [and palettes similar] do for me, so the other shades such as Nude Rose [
So my first impressons: A good range of shades, well pigmented [amazing price], good packaging [doesn't have a mirror... but do I really need another one?], blends well and overall I'm happy with my purchase.
What I personally love about these palettes together is that I can used Nude for an everyday, daytime and wearable look and then if I want to, I can update my look using Bronze for a boost of energy and to transform it into a nighttime/dramatic look. And the fact that I can do this with 12 shades, 2 palettes and for less than £10.. Is there really anything to complain about?
Now, being a good honest blogger, I have to say, that there are a few little things that I would change if I had the opportunity, I'd much prefer it if there were matte shades in the palettes, and I suppose that's personal preference but for there to be a mixture of shimmer and mattes would be a better combination. I think it would also be better if the shadows had more of a buttery/creamy finish, again, personal preference, in all honesty, they're not completely powdery [alike Makeup Revolutions Flawless palette] and they do have that very nearly buttery finish, but I wouldn't mind them being that one step towards perfection.
And the final thing I would make a small alteration to is the packaging... [Oh c'mon you fussy bitch!]. It just feels a little cheap [of course it does it's £3 fucking .99!!] I'll stop now.. But I'd emboss the lettering and make the little plastic window a bit more secure.... okay! I'm done. Sorry Collecton!!
Overall I really like these palettes, and I will be using them A LOT!! I highly recommend them if you're on a budget, or if you're looking for some new eye shadows to try out. Look below, you can see a picture of my mug.
WHAT'S ON MY FACE:
Foundation: Revlon Colourstay: Ivory
Powder: Collection Pressed Poweder: Ivory
Concealer: Avon Ideal Flawless: Fair
Lips: Sleek True Colour: Vamp
Lips: Rimmel Lasting Finish Liner: Wine
Contour/Highlight: Sleek Cream Contour Kit: Light
Eyes: Collection Uncovered: Nude + Nude Bronze
[*]Mascara: Benefit RollerLash: Black
[*]Brows: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil  + Ready Set Brow
In The Glass: Vodka + Lemonade [Drink Responsibly].
I hope you enjoyed this review: Let me know what you think, and if you want me to do a more regular "What's on my face" then let me know, I might make it a regular thing on the blog.
I hope you are all well.
DISCLAIMER: I paid for all of the products mentioned with my own money, with the exception of the products with [*]. These were magazine samples NOT PR samples or sponsored. I have not been paid or contacted by Collection for this review and all opinions are my own.