It’s funny when I think back upon the initial damn-I-hope-at-least-my-friends-read-my-makeup-blog days and recall telling myself that I will only do makeup product reviews, makeup tutorials and the sort, and probably not show my entire face at all. That meant that exposing snippets of my life was out of question.
Fast forward to an incredible year later, people tell me Bun Bun Makeup Tips is more than just a blog with tips and tutorials, it is a place where readers have come to trust my advice, my reviews, and it makes my heart swell with gratitude and joy whenever someone says I’ve helped them in one way or another.
Because of the love I’ve received from my readers, and also because I’ve grown more comfortable sharing my private life publicly, you would notice that I’ve had more posts that reflect who I am outside of Bun Bun Makeup Tips. Which is, no difference, really. BAHAHA!!
Posts where you will get to know me better:
- Singapore’s First Ever Anti-Drug Campaign Latin-Hip Hop Flashmob
- Fun In Phuket! Days 1-3
- Fun In Phuket! Days 4 & 5
And then I accomplished THREE fantabulous milestones in my life.
Milestone #1 - Gameshow In Genting
I went to film a variety show called ReelityTV Showdown in which bloggers pit against one another through a series of games. Read about my imaginary gameshow in Genting. Exciting and ridiculous.
This would be the closest you would get to hear my voice. HAHAHA. Not saying it’s anything special, or like a donkey, but at least now you can put a voice to the face.
The first episode out of four is out. Episode two should air... let me check… THIS FRIDAY!
Below are snippets of the conversation between The Boyfriend and myself. See, I've become so much more open already! Can even share whatsapp conversations.
Oh yes, we call each other 'Mode'. Long story. Heh. 😛
Actually all my friends who watched
me cry the video LTAO (Laughed Their Asses Off). Is it really that funny to see me shivering and crying?! Lol. It was truly terrifying, my fear of adrenaline pumping rides is indescribable and insurmountable. But it's good to make people laugh. HAHA. Makes me happy too. 😀
You have to watch it to get the 'Pretty or not?' joke. LOL!
Milestone #2 - Nuffnang Featured Blogger For The Month
I’m not gonna lie and say ‘I never thought I would ever be Featured Blogger’, because I believed I would be, someday. I just never thought it would be so soon, I thought I’d take a few years to get featured, so I feel extremely lucky to have been bestowed this precious opportunity.
In addition, being Featured Blogger for the last month of the year 2012 makes the honor doubly significant for me. Definitely a good way to wrap up this year of blogging and get ready for the next.
PS: My face is going to be there for the entire month of December. So please go and read what I have to say. 😀
Milestone #3 - Launch Of Doll To Doll Cosmetics
The launch of my own business is undoubtedly the best thing that has happened to me this year. No, actually, it possibly is for the whole of existence.
My current lifestyle = Work – Sleep – Work.
Out of the 24 hours every day, I spend 6 to 7 hours sleeping, and the rest on working on Doll To Doll. Non-stop. Yet, I enjoy it tremendously.
Now I understand why people who do what they love are always happier and feel their lives are more enriched. Despite maybe working harder, have longer working hours and maybe even get lower remuneration, something just feels right at a level deep inside the heart and soul.
Work is hardly work when you do something that excites you the moment you wake up in the morning (for me, I work at night and sleep in the day). That something makes you feel like you can make a difference in other people’s lives. I feel it with the blog, and am starting to feel it with the business too.
I have a friend who owns a pet shop, and after covering the monthly expenses of rental, employee wages, utilities, etc, her own salary is about S$800. It’s not much, but she has found such fulfilment in her life, living according to what her heart tells her what she has always wanted. She was a banker with a @[email protected] kind of salary. She had that high-paying job but was later disappointed because something was still missing in her life. That job didn’t fill the gap like she thought it would. Being a pet shop owner, managing the daily operations and being around animals every day did. The banking job did help with the start-up capital though.
But of course, doing what you love doesn’t mean everything is gonna be bright and shiny and you get to dance with unicorns capering on rainbows spewing from every corner of the earth every moment.
It just is easier to handle when the going gets tough because you have discovered and know what you want and are doing it. It was a BIG (and bold) decision for me to put an end to looking for a job in the corporate world and start my own business.
I came to accept that what I wanted to do didn’t quite fit into the mainstream lifestyle of a office lady in Singapore. There were people - and there still are coz the business is still so young – who thought and told me what I am doing is bullshit and will fail and I will lose all my money.
People are either evil like that, or they are just incapable of feeling passionate about life. It’s always easy to bring a person down just because you are feeling insecure about yourself.
Read this article I wrote on Why People Leave Negative Comments On Blogs.
I could have let the things people said discourage me, but I actually turned them into one of the motivational sources to keep me going. I wanted to prove to them that things would turn out exactly the opposite of what they wished upon me.
Also being very much of an adventurer, I wanted to give it a shot, I wanted to know that if I looked back on my life, I made a difference. In mine, and yours.
It makes my heart sing knowing that I have discovered what I really want, I have found my purpose and am playing to my strengths. I am fulfilled.
Okie! Thanks for reading thus far. I’m gonna do a final check of the inventory and list the items that need to be restocked!
Items flying off the shelves (virtual shelves LOL)
- Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
- Lioele Magic Lip Treatment
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
- The Brush Guard
- Lioele Brush-Pen Eyeliner
- Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki
- Lioele Blooming Gloss
- Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
See, I told ya the Top 10 Makeup Products list would change!
Thanks for your support, every one of you, for both the blog and dolltodoll.com.