Why did I start a beauty blog?
The notion of starting a blog came while I was searching for reviews of some skincare products a few years ago. Blog after blog came up on Google but most of them were just poorly copy and pasted press release statements with no original opinions on what the product actually did or did not do for them. Worse still, I can’t see the product ingredients (which is so important to me since I’m allergic to some ingredients), no indication of the size of the product (I gotta zoom into the picture real big in order to have a rough idea on how big it is) or even how to use them properly. There were just heavily filtered pictures with pretty girls posting selfies with the product, pouting and acting cute or sweet. Now, I’m not the prettiest, slimmest or the youngest beauty blogger, unlike all those hot nubile girls out there. However, I do hope that my blog has information that is actually useful in helping you to decide whether a certain product would be good to add into your skincare routine and not to just throw your money on a highly-hyped product which doesn’t really work. I waste my money so that you won’t! I do know that I don’t take the most beautiful Instagram worthy photos out there but I try my best in between holding a full time job and having a 2 1/2 year old toddler hanging on my shirt while I’m at home.
Recently one of my blog post on the Pestle & Mortar’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum got featured on their Facebook page and I was so honoured and touched! Even though I do not get paid for that post and was not sponsored the product (I buy my own shit, people!), the fact that people from places as far away as the UK, Qatar, Kenya, Ireland, Nigeria, Latvia and Slovenia actually read my blog and my thoughts is incredibly encouraging to me! It also makes me more appreciative about just how connected we all are due to the internet. The written word has always held special memories in my heart. I was a withdrawn kid when I was young, hiding away in the depths of the school library reading books (fiction and non-fiction!) and having my head in the worlds created in the books. I firmly believe that a person’s writing reveals his or her soul. Sometimes I can’t really express my thinking in words but writing helps to clear my head and focus my thoughts into comprehensible meaning. Nowadays, sadly most people do not have the time or the patience to really read long-ass blog posts (like mine??) and instead turn to just a few words on a picture on Instagram. I get it, I really do.. People want fast information and I do the same thing at times! Oh well, I’m digressing..
Anyway I also write this blog in hopes that it would help younger people who are confused/ intimidated about the world of skincare and where and how exactly do they even start! I remember clearly one instance when I was just 13 years old and had the first onslaught of the horrible pimples that plague teenagers. I was desperate for solutions and came across this article that claims that putting raw ginger slices on the pimples would kill those acne bacteria and you would have a smooth pimple free face again. Long story short, that particular tip burnt my fu*king face and left brown burn marks on my forehead which took a long time to clear! There are so many articles or tips floating around the internet with all these dubious tips (such as the recent tip by Huda Beauty on using baking soda to remove blackheads! OMG! Don’t ever do that! You are destroying your acid mantle and risk really irritating your skin!) and I’m in the midst of coming up with simple concise articles which would help people such as the 13 year old me.
As always, thank you for reading! I really appreciate every like, every comment, every view and every follow on my blog!