I’m a bit picky about fall homeware, but I found lots of items I liked this year. Keep reading to see what I picked up! Continue reading “Fall Home Haul”
I’m so excited about this season’s FabFitFun box, which, as usual, totally met and surpassed my high expectations. Read on to see what was featured in the FFF Fall 2017 box! Continue reading “FabFitFun – The Fall Box 2017”
If you’re anything like me, you love Sephora. I still remember signing up for the Beauty Insider program soon after its initial launch while I was at the Columbus Circle store in NYC. So when they started a $10/month subscription box called Play! by Sephora, I was quick to sign up as soon as I was off the waiting list. I’ve loved it every single month, so I was thrilled to see another limited edition, no subscription required Play! box called The All-Star Edition, which included 6 luxury deluxe sample products in a collectible bag. You can guess what happened next: I ordered it, and thanks to free 2-day shipping for Rouge members, it was in my hands in no time. Curious to see what was in the box? Read on! Continue reading “Play! by Sephora – The All-Star Edition”
Can you guys believe it’s September already?! I don’t know if it’s the record-high heat and record-low rain we’ve had in Seattle this summer, or if it’s just the same thing that happens every year where time seems to fly by, but it definitely doesn’t feel like September. If anything, it still feels like August to me, which brings me to my now overdue August favorites post! Read on to see what I loved last month along with rambles about each. Continue reading “August Favorites”
You already know I loved Zoella‘s latest beauty range, Jelly & Gelato. I can’t even explain how thrilled I was when she released a new range for Zoella Lifestyle. Since Feelunique is the only store that currently ships the new range to America, I was limited to the stationery items and the cushions (one of which sold out before I got a chance to snag it, but I’ll be getting it as soon as it’s back in stock) and couldn’t get the other items. Pretty please, House of Fraser, add international shipping for the new items!
While I try to wait as patiently as possible for the chance to get the rest of the range, I am SO thrilled with the items I did get. Read on for a few of my thoughts and some photos of the new items. Continue reading “Zoella Lifestyle Haul”
After the debacle that was Ulta’s online launch of Zoella Beauty’s new range, Jelly & Gelato, I started to worry I’d never be able to get my hands on these adorable products. Luckily, Feelunique launched the range just as they were supposed to, so I went ahead and ordered from them instead – and ended up saving a bit of money in the process thanks to the current exchange rate. Bonus! Read on for my thoughts on the new products. Spoiler: Gelat’oh my God, gimme more! Continue reading “Zoella Beauty Jelly & Gelato Review”
Okay, I have a confession to make about when I started this blog a few years ago: I was trying too hard to fit the “lifestyle blogger” mold. I thought my photos needed to be as gorgeous as everyone else’s. That I had to write groundbreaking posts. That I couldn’t post anything that might be seen as remotely similar to anyone else’s posts – which, by the way, I’m pretty sure is impossible these days.
So, what happened when all of that ended up being not-so-fun? I quit. I had been trying so hard to fit that mold that I stopped enjoying myself. It took me a long time to realize that if I write what I want to write, include photos that I want to include, and generally just be myself, that will be way more enjoyable – not only to me, but to any potential readers. And I vowed I would try again.
And still, I delayed. Even though I had come to the realization that I had to be myself, I worried that people wouldn’t be interested in my blog at all. But it recently dawned on me that I have to blog for myself, not for anyone else.
I’m in the generation for which blogging started as a true online journal sort of thing. We didn’t used to worry about aesthetics or about having posts go viral. There wasn’t any social media to promote our posts. Our blogs were for us and for anyone we chose to share them with.
With that in mind, I decided I would relaunch Glass & Berries (for real this time), and do it for myself. I decided I would share DIYs, crafts, favorites, tips and tricks, and more, without worrying about them fitting the mold. I decided I wouldn’t feel like I had to do it all right away – and by “all” I mean things like having 10 posts a day with dozens of social media posts to spread the word.
Which brings me here. Maybe no one will ever read this. Maybe it’ll truly be just for me. But you know what? That’s okay. Molds can be uncomfortably perfect anyway.
To anyone who does read this and makes it this far, I’d like to say hello. Maybe for the first time, maybe not. I’d love for you to stick around. Maybe we can break the mold together.