So in the perfect storm of planner supplies an order I placed arrived the day before a lovely surprise package from Erin Condren landed on my doorstep. So a haul of course had to happen. The Erin Condren Back to School Line is downright amazing. Cute, functional, and some of the highest quality supplies I’ve ever seen. And the lunch bag makes me wish I had a day job to show it off at. Not to mention the new summer collection had me throwing around money like confetti. Erin Condren is one black hole of awesome planner supplies and I’m more than happy to tumble into it way too often. You can also save $10 if you haven’t fallen into the black hole yourself yet.
In order to share the Erin Condren love I’m having another giveaway! It’s open internationally to everyone over 18-years-old or with parental consent. Back to school season doesn’t have to be all bad…
As the last of my sticker binge rolls in I thought it time to put the stickers where my mouth is and give away some of them that I won’t use. They’re all fabulous stickers, but sticker hording is not my goal and I know you guys could really get some usage out of them! The giveaway is open for a week to anyone 18-years-old or with parental consent. International planner gals are welcome too!
Things just don’t seem to be working out with this blog these days. I don’t know what it is about it, but I’m just not as inspired as I’ve been for the past years. I’ll get a burst of creative energy and go back at it for a few days and then sputter out again. Things can’t continue like they have been, but I just don’t know what that means for the future.
I’m changing as a person. The wedding is fifty some days away, we’ve bought a house, and our life is just different. I feel myself becoming interested in other things and wanting something I can’t quite put my finger on just yet. This blog seems to have been frozen in time and too much like how it was when I first started it. We’ve grown apart and it sucks.
I’m not giving up on this blog. So far from it. I just know I haven’t been giving it the attention, love, and dedication it deserves. This little blog takes most of the credit for my continued adventures, so I need to figure out a way to fall back in love with it. The worst part? I can’t believe it’s happening to me. Time and time again I scoffed at other bloggers in ruts while happily typing away on my end. Yet here I am, not necessarily in a rut, but just not as happy with what this blog has become lately. I feel different and this blog should feel different too.
So I don’t know what needs to change. I know I need to make posting a priority again, but I don’t know how to continue posting. It’s something I could definitely use help on as well as just needing to take time to sit down and really brainstorm out the future of this space. Maybe I’ll just write my thoughts for a while and let the love affair return. Not put too much pressure on a posting schedule and get back to why I started blogging in the first place.
Like most beauty products, I first heard about the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick on beauty blogs. It’s one of those products you can’t help but be immediately intrigued when you first look at it. I mean come on, it kind of looks like a super shimmery deodorant stick. Thanks to Influenster, I managed to get my hands on it for free and am reporting back on this weird highlighter.
Let me just get it out there now that I really do like this product. It’s consistency is amazingly creamy, blendable, and buildable. From just the touch of highlight to full on glowing, you can really make this work for you. Plus it lasts all day at the same pigmentation when first applied. All good things. Yet the packaging just kind of grinds my gears.
Why? Why does it have to be in this silly packaging? At first I tried to just apply the product straight to my face in the most awkward feeling motion of my life, but that ended in a weird glob of product that I had to blend out with my fingers quickly. I find that the best way to apply this is to rub a finger tip across the top and then blend it out on the cheek rather than going straight in for the product-to-cheek weird dance. It works just fine this way, but the packaging becomes completely pointless. I much rather have it in a nice little compact or something less bulky to store.
Packaging aside, this really is a fabulous highlighter. Here’s hoping if they ever revamp it they avoid the gimmicky packaging and just focus on highlighting the product itself.
What do you think of this product? Would the packaging bug you?