Saturday, November 15, 2014

Virtual Blog Tour : My Writing Process

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I'm going through a phase - transition. Yes, I'm definitely going through a transition. I've realized that I want to shift things around on my blog by starting to blog more about life in general with a random sprinkling of beauty-related posts every now and then. Anyway, I was recently tagged by Kai of LilPink to do this "Virtual Blog Tour" and I think it's a perfect way of sharing more about who I am on this blog,
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1. What am I working on?

I'm currently working on improving my blog. A few years ago, I shifted from Tumblr to this lil blog of mine and I started writing more beauty-based posts. In no time at all I started calling myself a beauty blogger till recently when I've felt a bit lost with beauty blogging... To be honest, I have a ton of beauty posts in my drafts folder that are gathering dust and cobwebs! I just think it's time to shift things on my blog to a more personal kind of vibe. At the moment I'm working on several more personal posts that will be posted in the upcoming weeks... I try my best to plan ahead of time what to blog about and I take my time in writing posts. I'm a grammar-nazi and I always try to proofread before I hit that "publish" button. Anything I miss on my first couple of proofreading sessions eventually get corrected when I re-read my posted thoughts.

2. How does your work differ from others of its type/genre?

Let's be honest... There are a gazillion beauty bloggers out there with better photos, better writing style and better blog layouts but despite this I still believe that each blog is as unique as the blogger behind them. Right now I'm going through this (semi) terrifying time of expanding my blog to a more personal one because I want the freedom of posting everything & anything I want to post on this blog.

3. Why do you write what you do?

I started blogging on Tumblr because I wanted to keep an online diary. I've always thought that typing is easier than actually writing in a diary. Plus I have ugly penmanship! *hah!* I used to write just random thoughts and re-blog funny photos on Tumblr but then I discovered beauty blogging, makeup, skin care and all the little things in between. I discovered the joy of using eyeshadows and I started a love affair with pink lipsticks... *sigh* I converted into a beauty blogger  on this current blog because I wanted to show people that makeup can really enhance and boost your confidence without masking your personality plus I wanted to share makeup products that work for me because there's a girl (or guy!) out there that's bound to love them too! *sigh* I'm looking forward to the next couple of weeks where I'll be posting more personal stuff and urging the transition to a personal blog... Definitely watch out for that!

4. How does your writing process work?

With my beauty blogging, it always starts with a new beauty product. It involves snapping photos, testing the product out and typing my thoughts out on my iPhone's notes app. I'm very phone dependent and most of my blog posts start as short notes and sentences on my iPhone. I eventually move the photos onto blogger and write more well constructed paragraphs here. I proofread at least twice before posting... Recently I've started typing up more random and personal stuff on my notes app which I plan on turning into blog posts soon... 

Tagging these adorable bloggers to answer the questions above! (Good luck! It took me forever to think of a way to answer the questions without writing a novel...)

Raisie of Raisie Speaks
Jemm of Draco Princess
April of April-Perez
Shugah of WanderShugah
Mary of NarvasaMary

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Haulage V.1

When I was a wee bit younger, I used to post a lot of hauls on this blog. Even the most mundane of hauls went onto this blog! Recently I've tried to keep my makeup shopping to the bare minimum. To be honest, I think the last time I purchased makeup was way back January. (I swear!) I've tried to stick to a promise I made my mum to actually use the products I already have and not repurchase till I run out of those products... I've gone through quite a bit of makeup and made a dent in my makeup stash so I'm really proud of that. Expect my first ever "empties" post on the makeup products I've used up soon but for now let's get on with this haulage post since my last one was way back in January!

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Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Concealer in Light/Medium P225 - Jessa Stephanie
Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara in Black P150 - Suzanne's Emporium
Revlon Custom Eyes Waterproof Mascara in Blackened Brown P200 - Suzanne's Emporium
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ELF Eyebrow Kit in Medium P250 - @prinsesitasarahcosmetics (IG) / Sarah B. 
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Revlon Photoready Bronzer in Bronzed&Chic P300 - Jessa Stephanie
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Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette P450 - Makeup Hub
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Wet N' Wild Megalast Matte Lipsticks in Smokin' Hot Pink (905D), Don't Blink Pink (966) & Stoplight Red (911D) P180/each - Rebekah T.

Out of all my purchases, I'm most excited about the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette because it's my first time to try a product from this brand and because there is a lot of hype that this is a Urban Decay Naked 3 palette dupe. I don't have the UD Naked3 to do a comparison post BUT there are a gazillion posts online comparing the two palettes and based on the photos I can say most of the shades are pretty spot on!

I'm also very excited for the Wet N' Wild Megalast matte lipsticks. I already have around 10 of 'em and these new shades will definitely be put to good use like the other tubes I already have. Expect a "collection, review & swatch" post of these really great lipsticks soon!