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It’s Whatever

April 28, 2017

This post is whatever. A random discombobulation of a few favorites and some other things with no photos because #lazy. A photo of Winds will have to do. Who doesn’t love a cute puppy picture?! (If you don’t, this is not the place for you. Kidding. Kind of.)

I know this is hard to believe, but I didn’t buy that much new makeup this month so I don’t have new or exciting favorites.

I did get the Manny x Jeffree Star highlighter in Eclipse and it’s GORG. Plus the pan is the size of planet Earth so I can highlight till the end of time with this one compact. Manny also created 2 liquid lipsticks and though I LOVE Jeffree’s formula, the colors didn’t thrill me.

I repurchased Urban Decay’s blush in Fetish and it was money well spent. I broke mine trying to depot it and was a sad day. This blush stasy all day and the color range is great. BONUS: they’re on sale on Ulta’s site right now. (Fetish is sold out, naturally)


Blogging has started to feel more like work and more like an obligation which I don’t like. I started this as a hobby and place to share my love of fashion and beauty. I didn’t start with the end goal of making this a career or a way to make money or get free stuff. I just wanted to do it for fun.

I’ve always said when it starts to feel like work, I’ll quit. I’ll just be done with it because I don’t want it to get there. I do have a full time job so if I don’t get my posts done on the weekends, they don’t get scheduled. Life is kind of busy right now with weddings, work, and other things so a lot of my weekends are full. I’m not complaining by any means, just stating the truth.

I don’t want to quit, I just want to scale back. This September will be 3 years of blogging (woah!) and I’ve consistently posted 5 days a week from the start. However, that’s just not working for me anymore. Starting May 1, I will posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I’m not going to have a set schedule of fashion on Monday, beauty on Wednesday, etc. I’m just going to post whatever whenever.

Quality over quantity is key in my book so 3 QUALITY posts are what you shall receive MWF. I’ve got some fun looks, reviews, and maybe even some guest posts coming so stay tuned.

I’m typing this at midnight and I’m not going to proof read (#honest) so if there are grammatical errors, forgive me.

I hope y’all will still visit L&L and that you have a great weekend!


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  • Ashley Sue April 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I’ve felt the same about blogging recently. I feel like I don’t enjoy it as much as I use to, and I’m lacking so much motivation. I’m trying really hard to get back at it though. It’s hard to post 5 times a week, I did it for a while and it just gets tiring. I hope 3 days works out better for you!! And I’m sooo lusting after the Manny x Jeffree highlighter!

    • loubsandlips May 12, 2017 at 4:00 am

      It is working so much better. I was losing motivation and inspiration so I knew something had to change. It’s so gorgeous and works for my fair skin. I think you need it 😉 {I’m a bad influence haha}

  • Amanda April 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Ugh, I know the feeling! I can’t believe you’ve been able to maintain 5 posts/week. I admire that so much,…I struggle with two!! No shame in scaling back, it really is all about having fun! XO

    • loubsandlips May 12, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Exactly! When it stops being fun, there’s just no point. I was trying to keep going, but a huge weight was lifted when I made the change. Definitely worth it!

  • Elle sees May 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Good for you for figuring out a schedule of what works/doesn’t. I did 5 days for almost 7 years–I took it down to 4 the past few months.

    • loubsandlips May 12, 2017 at 3:57 am

      I don’t know how you did it. I had to scale it back before I got burnt out. I’m more inspired and excited to post now that I don’t have the 5 day post pressure on me.