Essence Matt Touch Blush 'Berry Me Up!'

Hello lovely! Today I wanted to write about the Essence Matt Touch Blush in the shade 'Berry Me Up!' I purchased this a few months ago at Priceline for approximately $5, a very affordable price just like the rest of Essence's products. I personally quite like most of the Essence products even though they can look like a child's makeup line. The quality isn't high-end as such, but for the price you can't go wrong. Anyways, back to the blush. I've never really been a blush person as my cheeks are already very pink, even after putting on foundation my cheeks still peek through. I decided to try this one out because it is both matte and affordable. 

To start off, the packaging isn't impeccable, but it keeps together and that's all I need. It opens and closes (with a click) so I wouldn't be worried about the product opening and getting everywhere (if you were to put it in a bag). On the back of the packaging, the name of the colour is clearly started and I always like it when they have fun names!

Now onto the actual blush. The colour is a cool berry pink shade (it may look slightly warmer in the photos). Formula wise, the blush is smooth and lovely to apply. It doesn't look overbearing but is still visible. Obviously, you can build up the colour to however much you desire, I personally prefer a subtle blush and I can easily achieve that with this product. 

I can't say exactly how long this blush lasts throughout the day because after a few hours my natural pink cheeks have become more prominent so I cannot tell when the blush actually disappears. It definitely lasts a few hours though without primer or setting spray.

Overall, I'm very happy with this blush and will continue to use it. I only have one other blush at the moment and it is another Essence blush from a different line. I do however prefer this one as it is matt and the other one has a slight sparkly sheen (which is nice too). 

I hope you liked this post and enjoy the rest of your day!

Chatty Life Update

Hello Lovely! I hope your day is going good so far. Firstly, I will apologise for not posting in a very long time. I would say "I'm not going to make any excuses," but I would be lying. So I will be entirely honest, and the reason is that my motivation has been lacking with all the stress recently. Term 3 in grade 12 is most definitely not easy, keeping up with school and all the medical things ( Living With a Never-ending Headache) as well as thinking about university, formal and all that extra stuff has been slightly too much. Even though when I write it down here it doesn't seem so. But I haven't exactly been feeling great either. I've been extremely tired, obviously the headache hasn't changed and I feel like I've been the stage of 'about to get the flu' for nearly two months now. The last thing I wanted to do was blog or film. However, today I felt like writing, though I don't have a specific topic in mind. This post will definitely be chatty, but chatty blog posts are actually my favourites to read. 

So last Tuesday and Wednesday I did the QCS exams, which were, by the way, the most ridiculous exams I had ever done and I've seen some pretty stupid exams. The questions were definitely not 'grade 10' level, they were quite unclear and the answers were very much a guessing game. There is a pretty amusing Facebook page though about these exams that a lot of Queensland grade 12 students have been posting in. I think I've spent a bit too much time laughing at those memes. But now QCS is over and I have my block exams starting Monday. So far this term is not going how I had hoped. But it's not long before September holidays so I'm excited for that! 

Thinking about what I'm going to do next year has been quite stressful, I had my future roughly planned out for a long time and had I not been hit with NDPH I think I would've gone through with it. And even though I'm trying super hard to live life as if it didn't exist, there's only so much I pretend before it just doesn't work anymore. I've always been a balance of idealistic and realistic, which makes it very hard to make certain decisions. Originally I was set on going to uni to study psychology all the way through to becoming a registered psychologist. I then began having second thoughts after realising that I just simply wouldn't be able to do it. Even high school is nearly impossible to get through with NDPH. I so badly want to finish grade 12 though so I'm putting more energy than I have into it. It's definitely taking a toll on me though. I'm really looking forward to graduation though and I will be sharing pictures! Now I've applied to study a bachelor of interior design with honours. 

Oh, and I can't forget to mention Pan's Labyrinth, a Spanish film that we watched in Film and Television. I can't even express how much I loved this film. This film was very intense and confronting at times, it was one of those films that when you finish watching it you just kind of have to take it all in and then have to find someone else to talk about it with. You have got to watch it, you forget that it's a subtitled film it's so beautiful.

I'm not really sure what else to talk about at the moment. But I will share my favourite song recently. So as you may or may not know my favourite band is OneRepublic and lately I've been listening to Au Revior a lot, that entire album really. You should check it out! :)

I've been thinking about vlogging on my YouTube channel too. 

So I guess that's it for today. :D

See you in my next post! Also, leave your blog links in the comments so I can head over to your blog! xx