Life Update 4: YouTube, Work+School, Etc.

Ah, YouTube. How you used to be on a pedestal for many who were sick of regular TV. Now, you can't think of the platform without being made painfully aware of the controversies that hover over it like a dark cloud. You may or may not know it, but I have a YouTube channel too! …

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One Trick Pony

Or the reality of burnout in a super-saturated industry. I stopped keeping up with the latest-and-greatest releases in makeup. Even skincare. I'm tired and I just don't care anymore. Edit # 2: After some tinkering, here is the GIF that should have been here in the first place: One (if not THE NUMBER ONE) unspoken …

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Choosing Platforms: YouTube vs Blogging

When I wanted to create an online presence to discuss my personal beauty preference(s), blogging was the first thing to come to mind. At the time, many people were flocking to YouTube with the hopes that they'd be the next big beauty channel with subscribers, free PR, and millions of views. From a business standpoint, …

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Outside My Beauty Bubble (Part 3)

In the last entry, I mentioned a brand that I had no access to in the US: BYS Cosmetics. The brand hails from Australia and is mainly available to Southeast Asia, Australia (obviously), parts of Europe and the Middle East, Southern Africa, and in Colombia and (soon) Chile in South America. At this time, there …

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Outside My Beauty Bubble (2)

In the previous entry, I dabbled a bit about coming across counterfeit makeup. I've seen Internet talk about their existence and even saw news reports about them, but to see them in person is a bit of a rarity. You see, in NYC, counterfeits of major makeup brands is rare to see - there's just …

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