Makeup using Zuii Organic which I will be reviewing soon.
Today, I’ll like to give you more insights about myself as a beauty blogger. I think its fair since some of you come by frequently and may want to know if I’m for real. I don’t know how many of you have read my About page but in any case, that’s quite a brief introduction about myself and doesn’t quite represent the whole picture.
I’m not too young
First off, I’m not your typical young blogger. Nah. Some of you who know me personally or have came from my other space know this already. I’m *ahem* not so comfortable in revealing my age as yet but let’s just say I’m older than many of the beauty bloggers out there although I’m hoping I don’t look quite my age. Heh. This is why a lot of my entries are focused on skin care and anti-aging tips.
I have a day job
I have a rather serious occupation although I don’t work the typical 9 – 5 hours. Lately there has been some changes to my schedules and so I’m a bit pressed for time but still I try to post here everyday because I love beauty blogging!
I am not a beauty expert
I have no expert background in beauty nor skin care. I started caring for my skin only in the late 20s after breaking up with a long time boyfriend. He took up 10 years of my time and I decided that going forward, I want to look great for myself! And now that I’m married to someone younger, I’m even more concerned about looking young. However, my main concern has always been my face and my hair. Until recent years, I’ve neglected the parts from my neck down!
I do not have great skin
I am very fair and have combination type of skin. Dry cheeks and a rather oily t-zone. My biggest beauty concern has always been my pigmentation problem. I was quite active in outdoor sports and adventure travelling when I was younger and never bothered to slather much sunscreen for protection. So now in my “old age”, I’m suffering the consequences and this also explains my obsession with sunscreen.
I do not use a lot of makeup
Although a skin care addict, I don’t care much for makeup except for foundation and lipstick. But recently, with all the influence from my fellow blogger friends, I’ve taken to like coloring my eyes a bit more! Actually, the truth is I don’t wear much makeup because I don’t really know how to. I can’t even apply eyeliner!
I like street wear and indie fashion
While I blog about fashion, I’m hardly a fashionista. Far from it! I like simple street fashion and I have a knack for wearable art stuff. I hate looking overly polished from top to toe and that’s why I’m not really into IT bags. The other reason is because I don’t have deep pockets to begin with.
I love beauty blogging
Beauty blogging has got me learning more about what I use on my skin. I started with most of the counter brands like Payot, Clinique, Clarins, Kose, Mernard, blah blah but junk them when I was “conned” by my beautician to stick to her boutique brand. I spent a lot of money on her products without seeing much results. Of the counter brands, the only product that performed well for me was La Mer Serum but these days I’ll rather spend my money on natural/organic stuff, DIY ingredients and seeking direct treatments from the dermatologist. So if you’re here looking for reviews of the counter brands, well, sorry. I will only do it if the product really excites and interests me.
I’m still a sucker for quick fix
Don’t be mistaken that I’m very beauty savvy. Hardly. I still get sucked in by products which promises miracles for my skin. I love quick fixes too! My only saving grace is shopping is not one of my favorite past-time!
I aim to look young
My beauty goal has always, and will always be to look young. Hopefully, 10 years down the road, I’ll still look like how I look today! So if you know of a beauty elixir, you know who to tell!