It’s 2014. What New Me?

Well well well, before we officially welcome 2014, let me thank each one of you in absolute random order: loyal subscribers, frequent commenters, beauty addicts, and google searchers.  Without your support and views, I am but an isolated nutcase talking entirely to myself about makeup trivialities. How pathetic. But you are there, and even if you don’t comment as much, I know you’re there. Stats don’t lie. While this blog remains a small fish swimming in a nearly-polluted ocean of beauty bloggers, the last three years had been very meritorious, at least in my opinion. More opportunities opened, more friendships  formed,  more networks unraveled, and more products hauled, haha!

I’m not gonna lie, while I love writing and sharing my thoughts with you all, sometimes I find myself uninspired. I have several write-ups or blog ideas that never got published because I don’t know how to begin or finish. If you don’t know yet, blogging is not my source of livelihood. I don’t think it will ever be, what with the meager income this blog gives me. So kudos to you ladies who made your blog your career. Plus I love my job as RN/Clinic Manager; I like social interaction, I love helping people. Which leads me to my next point, I work 6 days a week so by the time I get home, I just want to eat and chill. My mind is tired already, that explains my typo error if you are nitpicky enough to catch it. But see I still try to put up 3-4 posts a week because writing is kinda therapeutic (it distracts me from online shopping, haha). Taking and editing photos also take so much time, which by the way I do on Sundays which is my only free day (while doing laundry on the side). Reading between the lines, I hope you understand If I say that it did occur to me to just shut down this blog in its entirety. 

But no, closing means a self-inflicted agony. If you love something, wouldn’t you savor every moment of it? I adore all things beauty so cutting the line is not an option. Not for now. I breathe makeups, and I believe you do. So this blog is like our umbilical cord, we sustain each other.

You have come to this point, that means I didn’t bore you with my surprisingly superfluous narration. So what’s to expect in 2014? 

Well there is NO new me. What is it anyway?

But there will be some changes, blog-wise.

I will work on bringing you more engaging photos. I am Photoshop ignoramus and my free PicMonkey subscription expired today. But I decided to stop being stingy so at $4.99 a month , I renewed my PicMonkey until I am able to educate myself about Photoshop. 

Invest on a new camera, probably a decent point and shoot or DSLR. But see I’d rather buy a new purse than camera so that’s another hurdle.

Comment on others’ blog. I started pretty good late this year so I will carry that torch next year.

Try to be more creative with my posts; beauty is an all-encompassing subject and product review can get boring too you know. How awesome is this, this stuff feels great, this is pigmented, this that, blah blah. Snooze.

For my personal resolutions? NONE. At my age now, either you love me or hate otherwise. I can’t control people’s reactions but mine. I am an old me of the new me of 2007, the year I rediscovered myself. That a-ha moment when I learned to love myself.

In closing, 2013 was indeed filled with countless blessings in all aspects.  I humbly thank our Creator for giving me caring and supporting loved ones. My husband who understands that I need Naked 3 and several shades of red lipsticks just because. My enabler-slash- makeup- loving mom who by the way is my #1 blog critic (she tells me upfront if I look haggard in photos, and I tell her back that I need to show my dark under eyes so my reviews are more factual). My precious doggy who’s probably a makeup junkie in her former life. And of course friends who stayed with me all these years.

It is true, kindness is rewarded multifold. It may not be all the time but it will be great each time! I’m not saying I am Mother Theresa reincarnated but it gives me joy when I am able to help others. Ok I take that back, I am a foul-mouthed muthafucka lipstick -obsessed but inherently caring woman . Did I rattle you enough? Now let’s all laugh and wish each other the best of 2014. Buckle up my dahlings!





  1. December 31, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    You are so real in your writing and your reviews, and I love this post. I wish you the best in 2014 in blogging AND in life. Blogging is so time consuming but you're right, when you love it, you find a way to keep going and putting in that effort. And the friendships and opportunities are those surprises I never expected years ago when I first started! Thank you for all you do, and will continue to do in the coming 365. CHEERS!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:40 am

      Thank you so much Judy. Your sweet comment will inspire me to continue blogging.

  2. December 31, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    Great blogging resolutions, I feel like I should compile a list of my own but every time I sit down to do it I'm feeling lazy 🙂

  3. December 31, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    I have a bunch of stuff in my head that I want to do blog-wise. It's all going to depend on timing! Commenting more if definitely at the top fo my list!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:41 am

      Yes, commenting on another's blog is a great way to jumpstart 2014.

  4. December 31, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Great post! I was in a blogging rut for a long long time. It hurt my blog, too! I can totally understand where you're coming from. I'm happy to be back. Good luck achieving your goals. I have a DSLR and used it for blog pics just a few times. I have photoshop, too and hardly use it lol I need to take a class!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:41 am

      Mahalo Kim. I think all of us have felt this way somehow. Have a blast in 2014!xo

  5. December 31, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    I think I need to make a list of blogging resolutions, especially investing in a new camera!! Happy New Year!

  6. December 31, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    That dog picture is so adorable!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:42 am

      awww, she said thanks. That's Winky when she was barely one year old.

  7. December 31, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    I don't make resolutions. They just get broken, I feel guilty, I eat to dull the pain, I get fatter, I eat to dull that pain, I feel guilty… I think you know where I'm going with this. 😛 LOL

    I'm glad that you didn't shut down. I discovered your blog, this year and I enjoy it. So keep on blogging, woman! Happy New year!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:43 am

      Hahaha, you made me laugh again. And I am actually devouring cheesecake as I read and reply to your comment. Thanks Erika!

  8. December 31, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    Great post Kath! I have always enjoyed reading your posts! I love blogging but honestly I am losing my motivation lately so I hope I will be able to keep it up. Wish you a very happy new year 2014!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:44 am

      Many thanks Harshleen. You also inspire me w/ your blog so I hope you will stay forever. Imagine us blogging til 90 yrs old, haha!

  9. December 31, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    Great post Kath! I have always enjoyed reading your posts! I love blogging but honestly I am losing my motivation lately so I hope I will be able to keep it up. Wish you a very happy new year 2014!

    • January 1, 2014 / 12:45 am

      Awww, thanks much my Laura! I won't for now. All the best in 2014! xoxo

  10. January 1, 2014 / 1:35 am

    I think you are very creative in your posts. I always find something that is written in a different way. You bring a freshness to the same old.

    • January 1, 2014 / 9:36 am

      Thank you so much Marcia. Hearing it from a pro like you inspires me to be better. Happy New Year!!xo

  11. January 1, 2014 / 1:49 am

    awwww Kath, this is my favorite beauty blogger New Years post so far! So honest, and just YOU!! I'm so happy to have discovered your blog! Happy New Years, and I look forward to seeing your posts in 2014! <3

    • January 1, 2014 / 9:35 am

      Wow, thanks so much! Your message means a lot. I am happy to have discovered your blog too. All the best in 2014! xo

  12. January 1, 2014 / 4:08 am

    Happy New Year! It's great to have a hubby that understands makeup needs. 🙂 I really enjoy reading your posts and getting to know you online.

    • January 1, 2014 / 9:33 am

      Me and hub had an understanding, I don't question his expensive hobby and he doesn't question my makeup thingimajig, haha. Thanks much Sheila, it's a pleasure to have known you.

  13. January 1, 2014 / 6:42 am

    Happy New Year! Enjoy doing what you love. 🙂 Life's to short not to.

  14. January 5, 2014 / 2:16 am

    Enjoy 2014 ,

    Btw she looks so cute after the wheel

  15. January 5, 2014 / 11:16 pm

    I for one can't get enough of your blig and am grateful you are sticking around! I recently went from ER nursing to 12 hour crises care hospice nursing and that may be my main love, but beauty addiction follows closely! Take care and rock on!

    • January 6, 2014 / 7:48 am

      Thanks Sherry for your encouraging words. Wow, another RN with makeup addiction, I'm glad to know our tribe is increasing, haha! Happy New Year!!! xo

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