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!

xo,

Kathryne

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