Hi everyone! The New Year is just around the corner and most of you are busy decluttering your house, preparing for a reunion, or simply planning for your goals for next year. I should be doing all of these too but I just can’t leave my blog without sharing how happy I am to have you and the rest of the community (brands, friends, groups) who helped me and became part of my first year and three months in the blogosphere. Here’s my best nine for 2018!
The 2018 Best Nine photo collage on Instagram is widely spreading and populating our feeds but I feel like doing it here on my blog instead. Instead of photos, I will be sharing with you my Best Nine 2018 milestones. There’s a lot but let’s narrow down to nine.
9. K-beauty addiction. Review, review, review!
This year I started to become addicted to K-beauty products. I don’t see myself a guru in this area but I see myself sharing the Korean beauty products that worked for me -someone with a sensitive & combination type of skin. I enjoyed writing stuff about K-beauty because it is the most trusted products when it comes to skincare. These products definitely worked well with my skin and nothing completes my purpose but sharing with you the things I discover on my journey.
I also try other international and local brands. We need to support local products to help our economy and provide an opportunity for Filipino entrepreneurs to continue in strengthening the economy while fulfilling their dreams. I learned to support and buy from my friends and followers.
My K-beauty addiction opened a lot of opportunity for me and the reason why it’s part of my best nine.
8. To make life simpler, BLOG it! Eventually, know your purpose.
Whenever I find interesting things, be it as simple as nice to have toiletries or commuting stuff, I blog it! This not just to advertise but to share the things that helped me make life simpler or more manageable. I don’t get paid by sharing these stuff but anyway I’m helping my readers, why not?
Knowing your purpose will definitely be one of the best things in life and definitely part of the best nine.
7. Makeup noob learns.
I’m someone who’s more into skincare than makeup. Simply because I don’t know how to do it in a very artistic way. So, I thought of overcoming this weakness by gaining experience and writing about it! Makeup Noob Series started with the intent to help makeup noobs, like me, learn from those who know how. 😉 I’m in the beauty community and boy I’m surrounded with makeup addicts, enthusiasts and gurus!
I’m guilty of not giving much time for it, but I’m grateful I started it. Hoping this category gets a higher spot for next year’s best nine.
6. New friends and communities!
Meeting new friends, support groups, and finding online friends turned to real life friends is something worth celebrating! It is indeed a milestone in the blogging world. These people helped me become who I am and made me closer to where I want to be.
Let me take this opportunity to thank my OG Beautiful Wishers (Rika, Sab, Maka, Pring, and Chell), The Blogger’s Masterclass (guys, I can’t name all of you but you know who you are!), ABCommunity (IG support groups and inspos), DBMedia, FB groups, the new South Blogger’s group and to all of you who’s been very supportive throughout the year! I love you all! May we unite to provide our readers with real, helpful and compelling articles next year.
5. Events and blog opportunities
I’m very thankful for the brands and PRs who selected me as one of their bloggers/media partner for this year. I really enjoyed working with you and I hope to work with you again next year! Spreading the news about your products, advocacies, and events are all worth it!
4. Never hungry nor without shelter
Thanks a lot to my dear friends Lee and Karla who will never leave us hungry or homeless. Haha! Ok, that’s exaggerated. My gigs with them helped me start writing food and hotel reviews. Now I know why Gordon Ramsey freaks out when things don’t taste right.
More value for money food and hotel accommodations to all of us!
3. Brand collabs
I’m very grateful for the brands who trusted me and became part of my successful giveaways. I’m wishing you all the success in your business and more collabs in the future. You made me believe in myself and capabilities in helping out to reach our goals.
2. Sample Room PH Roommate of the Month for July
I’m very eager to be part of the Sample Room team ever since I learned about it. I find the platform really interesting and with purpose. Being one of this year’s Roommate of the Month is one of my greatest achievements! Achievement Unlocked for me! 😀 I will continue to support you guys and thank you for the opportunity! *teary eyed cat*
1. Althea Angels
Imagine me screaming at the top of my lungs! You’re not a K-beauty addict in the Philippines (and the rest of the world) if you don’t know or even heard about Althea Korea! Being part of Althea’s beauty ambassador community for me is something that one should be grateful with and should be taken care of responsibly. They are very generous and there’s nothing you can ask for! I’m beyond thankful and blessed to be in this community.
For my readers, more real, honest K-beauty review ahead! Watch out for Althea’s new products in 2019!
So, what’s in stored for all of us this coming 2019?
You may have noticed that I have lapses and I still have to work with the numbers. I’m currently planning for next year along with coming up with a routine to keep the excitement and to learn more about the things that matter.
To my average of 7k monthly, 1.4k weekly and 300 daily online viewers who keep coming back for reviews, I will stay committed to writing real, honest reviews for you. Hope you would communicate with me via comments if you have any question or suggestion.
To my 1.4k IG followers who love giveaways, life events and product reviews and 400 FB followers who like to discover interesting stuff that makes this blogger’s (and your) life happy, I will make my post more engaging and exciting for you and our future followers.
Thank you for being part of my 2018 and for making this blog possible! Happy New Year Everyone!