For the month of September, which is my birth month, I wanted to do something special. While I like reviewing products for you guys, I do also enjoy challenges and series, just because I think that these things help make a blog more interesting.
I’ve done challenges, like Mineral Madness, as well as a few series(es?), like Nosy Beauty and Made-Up History, but I wanted to do something on a bigger scale for September.
I figured that since I loved doing my eyes the best, I’d talk a bit more about eye makeup! I was very tempted to do a pure eyeshadow month, but then I thought that that might be a bit too much for everyone, so I expanded it to eye makeup in general with a favorable slant to eyeshadow,
light of my life, fire of my loins.
So, just to kick things off, let me start by talking a bit about the little duo that started it all, bareMinerals’ The Scenic Route:
I remember buying this from a Sephora at Gare de l’Est, a train station in Paris, while waiting for our train to München. It was a guilty buy. “I can’t believe I’m buying makeup on vacation,” I thought to myself. Ah, if only you knew, past!Carina. If only you knew what’s ahead of you.
Before this duo, I didn’t think that eyeshadow could be so buttery, so velvety smooth. It was honestly sort of an epiphany for me, and now here I am.
Anyway, I hope you are all prepared for what’s to come! I noticed that not a lot of people I know in real life really wear eyeshadow or venture out of the mascara-liner-blush-lipstick combo, so I thought this could be helpful also.
On another note: Amy, a sweet reader from New Zealand, sent me an email a few weeks ago that finally nudged me into getting a Facebook account for Softly Sometimes.
Like this page for updates, if you are so inclined. 🙂 There’s literally nothing in there yet, but I’ll be posting mostly beauty-related things on there. Since I am a toe-dipper, however, you’ll probably hear about books and travel, and things like that sometimes, too!
Anyway, that’s all for now! I hope you’re excited about this series as I am. 🙂 I haven’t planned out the whole month, so if you have any requests or questions, feel free to leave them down below!