I may not have been visible on the blog the past year, but I was/am active on Instagram (@scatterbraintures). It’s just so much easier to post reviews and engage with fellow makeup and skincare enthusiasts there.
It’s also easier to find ‘my people’ (and for them to find me) through hashtags. I met many women on Instagram who are around my age, with the same skin concerns and beauty product preferences as I have. It’s been fun! What I like most is many of the women I met are candid users sharing their organic beauty product experiences.
I think I qualify as an everyday beauty consumer. I’d like to think that we bring something different and varied to the table. We’re not always updated with the newest releases, but you have the professional beauty content creators for that. They review and get sent the new stuff so that the rest of us won’t need to spend money on duds.
Anyway, everyday women don’t usually get featured on magazines/emagazines. I felt kilig when I woke up to find my face on Upsize.ph. I wish there was a direct english translation for kilig, it’s kind of like the feeling you get when someone you’re a fan of follows or notices you on instagram.
I felt even more kilig that it’s Miss D (@dinnachanvasquez) who wrote the feature. I look up to her. She’s proof that you can meet good friends online. She’s the kind of mom I want to be–as Lorelie is to Rory, only not annoying and without the gaslighting.