Wow, now that I’m actually sitting down and wrapping this series up proper with a reflective post, I can’t help but feel a little sentimental about it.
Granted it’s only been a 30 Days sort of stint, which even then is quite a period of time when I think about it… Perhaps it’s the amount of prep and thought that I had put into this series in terms of planning what I wanted to talk about, considering the things to feature and time frame to mention them.
These are all small itty bitty things that most can probably just wing it out, I’m sure, but given how erratic and hectic my work schedule has been after New Job, I wanted to be sure I had almost everything in place before it kick started since I know I don’t have the luxury of time to wing it.
Long story short, I really hope that this series was informative for you all thus far and even if some bits of it doesn’t resonate with you now, perhaps it could prove a useful reference if down the road you decide to look into certain YSL products!
From my end, I know I definitely had a lot of fun doing this up. Hardworking with some added late nights to ensure pictures are edited and entries all prepped but it’s all well worth it. It’s things like these that seem so daunting initially, because 30 days of non-stop YSL mentions are no joke but it’s one of those things and stints I like to look back upon from time to time and reminisce on.
I know I’m sounding so dramatic and emotional about it now but in a way blogging and sharing about beauty is a passion and hobby I enjoy regardless, a hobby I feel I’ve been neglecting with the hustle and bustle of life these days and while it’s impossible to do such stints often given my full-time job and kid / family to tend to, it makes it all the more fulfilling when I put that extra effort and time in for mini projects along the way.
It’s commitment amongst my already commitment-filled everyday, but it’s especially rewarding when it’s all over and done with.
Okay, I know I’ve rambled incessantly about nothing in particular but as I said, reflection post. Ha!
So dialing it back to YSL, I know I didn’t manage to cover every aspect of the brand. I swear, I actually had a lot more planned but things don’t always go according to plan and I had to cater for the fact that I wouldn’t have all the time required to do the grand plans that I had in mind.
But yes, I think I managed to address some areas of YSL that have gone unsaid (such as skincare), resurfaced some classics (like the Touche Eclat) and also do what I know I do best which is Look Features and Look Books of eye palettes and lip products!
Just for the sake of it, here’s a round up of the 20 blog entries (this one not included) that I had put up during the 30 Days of YSL period!
- YSL x Icyabstract’s 30 Days of YSL!
- Rock Out With Lace & Polka Dots with YSL’s Rock Resille Eyeshadow Palette
- Look Feature: Rosey Rock Resille… Resplendence?
- Review: YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation – Some Skincare In Your Base!
- The Touche Eclat Highlighting Pen – YSL’s Icon of Icons
- YSL’s Couture Variation Eye Palette in Tuxedo…
- LOTD: YSL Tuxedo – Silver Smokes!
- LOTD: YSL Tuxedo – Wines & Berries!
- LOTD: YSL Tuxedo – Blue, Sparkly and Smokey!
- LOTD: YSL Tuxedo – The Mix & Match, Of Champagnes & Smokes!
- Review: YSL’s Fusion Ink – Light As A Feather, But Wears Like Ink
- A Look at YSL’s Skincare Lineups…
- Thy Lowdown: All Dem YSL Lip Products…
- YSL Rouge Voluptes & Shines Look Book!
- YSL Pur Couture & Pur Couture The MATS Look Book!
- YSL Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain & Pop Water Look Book!
- YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil Look Book (& Spicing These Up With An Ombre Lip)!
- Review & Ramble: Sprinkles of YSL In My Skincare Routine!
- YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum – Where Black Is the New Sweet
- LOTD: The Birthday Face with YSL! – Soft Blues & Glossy Red Lips!
If you’re wondering why it isn’t 30 entries, it’s because some days are dedicated to instagram mentions so I don’t spam this place up too much.
So… Yes that is that.
I guess, this is goodbye somewhat, for the continual YSL mentions at least.
I still have some reviews, mentions and some added things I want to showcase about the brand but never got the time to getting around to it so you’ll definitely see YSL on here still, there’s no doubt about that!
You know me, I love mixing about my makeup for looks so whatever you’ve seen here will show up again and they aren’t just one hit mentions aka, mentioned in one review or one look and then buried away for eternity.
As always I only hope I have more time for this space in future because I do have a life update coming your way about a piece of news that’s about time I share. So that’s going to happen shortly but meanwhile, instead of wrapping this up on an overly reflective and sombre mood, I’m throwing up a giveaway to end this in some festivity!
Also, because tomorrow (1st August) is the birthday of the late Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent and while he may not be around anymore, his vision and ideals of YSL Beauty certainly lives on strongly within the brand’s DNA!
I’m giving away 2 pieces of YSL to 2 lucky winners so hop on over to my instagram to take part in the giveaway (closing 9th august and open to those residing in Singapore only)!
P.s. The items are brand new but would be sent without the YSL box since these are press pieces but, again, they are completely new and untouched. I’m just sharing the YSL love since I was recently sent these but already have them in my stash and the kind folks at YSL don’t mind me sharing some love <3
Okay for real, ending statement.
Thanks so much for reading this whole time (the whole of July) and this whole way.
I’ll still be keeping the 30 Days of YSL banner within the sidebar for a commemorative effort and as a easy-to-reference point meanwhile but… Yes, thank you. I hope you all had as much fun reading the entries as I had doing them up :)