When Winter Puts a Damper on Blogging.

After realizing how much I've slacked off lately on posting FOTDs, I vowed to make an honest attempt to do more of them...until I was faced with one huge obstacle: It starts getting dark at 4pm now! Really?!

I always prefer to take photos with natural lighting as I find it captures color in its truest form whereas flash can wash-out color and artificial lighting can alter colors altogether, depending on the color of the bulb. But, after spending all of this time doing my makeup, I refused to let it go to waste and forced some decent pictures out of it :)

(I realize these photos are pretty dark. They were taken with the room light on, but still taking advantage of whatever natural daylight was still peeking through the window.)

Revlon Photo Ready foundation in 005 Natural Beige
Eve Pearl Salmon concealer in Medium (under-eyes)
MAC Studio Finish SPF35 concealer in NC30
MAC MSFN in Medium Plus
NARS blush in Douceur
MAC pigment in Vanilla (cheek highlight)

Inglot eyeshadows (the first, fourth, and fifth shades in palette)
MAC pigment in Vanilla (highlight)
UD 24/7 Glide-On Liner Pencil in Zero
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara

MAC l/g in Love Nectar

Lesson learned. Note to self: Must take photos earlier on in the day :)

Has anyone else's blogging suffered as a result of these Winter months?


  1. Very pretty! OMG yeah it's sufferened. I cant take pics when I get home because it's too dark. I usually always do FOTD with flash because my camera washes out everything.

  2. So pretty! Picture time for the blog is cut way down!


  3. Pretty! I also have the lighting problem.. gerr! winterdays are so short!

  4. So pretty! It's getting dark here by 4 too and it STINKS. It's so hard getting good photos to do reviews. =O

  5. you look so cute w/ bangs !! ^_^

    and wow! your eyelashes.. lash blast did that ?!

  6. Pretty! I hate the early darkness too - and the cold! I usually go on my patio to do my FOTD pics - today I snapped two real quick then ran back inside! haha

  7. Beautiful eyes! :D
    Winter makes me extra lazy, but probably more PC addicted...so I think I blog more during winter. Haha!

  8. I know what you mean about the lighting. I find that with product photos as well. I have started taking a bunch of pictures when its nice out and save them for future posts although that is hard with a FOTD
    Even with the unnatural lighting, this look is gorgeous. Your eyes look amazing! I wish my smoky eye looked that good.

  9. Lovely! I think you look stunning! I always take pictures inside with a flash, but I really need to take advantage of the great outdoors!

  10. pretty! I can wear that makeup any time of the day!


  11. Oooo love love love your EOTD here! I think it's a really good balance of smokiness while still being daytime! (:

  12. I always love your FOTD!! Yes! I hate that its dark out at 4pm too! :(

  13. @siwing: Thank you :) and yes, it's all from Lash Blast! It's my favorite mascara :)

  14. you still look great with the lighting!

  15. That's such a lovely look. I hear you about the light. The light that I get in the day is tricky to work with too. I find it really hard to get accurate swatch photos. I think I need to invest in one of those daylight bulbs!

  16. You look so lovely and fresh faced!! Ugh I hate winter - all my photos are so dull :( xx

  17. You're so pretty!! =) I understand, same here with the winter lighting, it's always so dull and dark now. xX

  18. That's exactly my problem lately: by the time I 've finished everything else, the light is already lost! :(
    Still though, a FOTD is better than no FOTD, right? ;) And yours is just lovely!


  19. i know exactly how you feel about the early winter evenings.. i like taking pics in natural light!! =[

    you have beautiful eyes, i do love this look! xoxo

  20. love it! black but doesn't look like you were punched! Gorgeous!

    ~dioana XX

  21. I totally know what you mean. It's starting to stay light a little later but overall it is hard to fit in a good photoshoot when I have like a 10 minute window between getting home from work and it getting dark. Ah well. . . fingers crossed summer will come quickly!!

    PS your 'Romantic makeup' FOTD was beautiful!


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