Wow 2020 was really cursed, let's hope this one ends on a a slightly better note.
I meant to post this earlier, but life got in the way. I miss having a creative outlet, so I'm going to give this a shot. I want to start including make up and skincare, just not sure about swatch style. I commend those influencers who swatch foundation, eye shadows, and lipsticks endlessly, and they so nicely put it together for us to see. Bless their hearts. I have allergies and sensitive skin. I also have mild Rosacea. If I swatched a lipstick and removed it to swatch another one, I would get so red around the area, that it would make the next swatch look really bad. I use tretinoin (Retinol) nightly and BHA twice per week, and I peel if I remove too many products in one day.
For the sake of maintaining the integrity of my skin, I'll probably end up be doing arm swatches. I will try my best to describe everything in detail and show pics of the texture for most skincare products. Either way, I personally find arm-swatches to be very helpful, because people's faces, eye shape, and underlying lip pigment are so different, that it makes more sense to see it on a neutral surface like the arm. Moreover, how can I trust anything nowadays with filters and photoshop?
I trust written content a bit more, and I like it when someone tells me a story about the product. Which is why I blog the way I do. I've done my research before purchasing most of these items, because as I mentioned, my skin is very picky. If I buy something on a whim, I will disclose it, and I wouldn't review something that I didn't test. I would not comment on the efficacy of a product if I've only used it once. The reason why I started blogging about Korean and Japanese products is because I found it frustrating to look for swatches and reviews. I use the google advanced features like switch the country, and sometimes that works. However, sometimes the hashtags are in the original language and it is hard to search even for those. I hope that I can describe them well enough for the English-speaking audience, and fill that gap.
Nail swatches will stay the same. My nails are very resilient. I used to swatch up to 20 polishes back in the day in a couple of hours. I hope you find my blog helpful, and I hope to keep it up, because I find it very soothing. I don't know what it is about writing and combining that with the things I am passionate about. If you have any questions about anything I post, please use the comment section or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will try to answer inquiries to the best of my knowledge.
Fine Print: If you find something wrong with this post, please let me know, broken links, typos, different opinions, etc. I am not a professional makeup artist, nor a nail tech, nor an aesthetician, so please take everything with a grain of salt. Actually, take anything found on the internet with a grain of salt <3