Thursday, November 10, 2011

the ugly

I'm going to Sephora's VIB event tonight. I get 20% my purchases and so does one friend that I bring along. Of course I am bringing Melissa.That woman has not blogged since she went to Miami in April but I have hopes that she'll return to the blogging world.

When I first started this blog, I had every intention on this being a beauty blog. I got so caught up in appearance, cosmetics, basically the superficial. I came to know other bloggers, met fellow beauty bloggers, befriended and DEFRIENDED a few... *ahem* I tried to keep up and I couldn't.
I think a good majority of the few true beauty bloggers that still stand today are great people. I never had a well known blog, and I know my blog will never culminate to that point. I admit, I could not keep up with the superficial.

I am an average person. I go to work Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm and make a decent living for myself.
However, I cannot afford to spend, spend, spend on the monthly. I can't keep up with the latest MAC collections (they seem to have a few every couple of months, what the fuck),  I can't purchase all the nail polishes from all the seasonal collections I want. Whenever a brand comes out with a new foundation, whether it be drugstore or high end, I don't bother to purchase it. Let's be real. Am I ever going to use all my nail polish and makeup!?

I don't know how the hell the other ladies keep up with it and manage to have the SPACE to store it all but props to them.
I am an average person living in a small San Franciscan home, which means my room isn't spacious.

So tonight when I get to Sephora, I only intend on purchasing things I really want: powder foundation (I've completely hit pan and almost killed it all) and under eye concealer.

I'm not afraid to show who I really am. I have atrocious bags under my eyes. I genetically have dark circles under my eyes. I have freckles, sun spots, and moles on my face.  I'm 5'2 1/2" and I weigh around 125 pounds. Yes, I weigh one hundred and twenty five pounds. I am not a "skinny" person like many claim I am. I am average. Camera angles and positioning can be deceiving. I am not okay with my weight gain and belly pudge, but I don't whine. I am the one in control of my weight, my looks, and my feelings. I'm just going to push myself to actually exercise.

the magic's in the makeup.
Beauty is only skin deep. Don't get swept up in the hype like I did. 


  1. I love this post. Keep it real! I didn't even do any Sephora F&F/VIB hauling because I have way more than I can use in a lifetime. I wave my white flag as a beauty blogger because I can't keep up anymore!

  2. i still think you look great without makeup! I'm so sad I couldn't make it to the VIB event, good thing the coupon is good till the 14!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE! LIKE LIKE LIKE! I have seem to be fallen off the blogging industry.. Like you, i tried to keep up with blogging for superficial purposes.. I think i have calm down compare to 2008. I don't know why d fuck I still buy nail polish when I only wear em on my days off (da fuck right?) I don't know either why i keep accumulating eyeshadows when I have no more room for them. *sigh* I am actually giving up and only blog when I feel like it. Btw, you look great with or without make up. I am so glad I have come to meet you through blogger and i hope we'll keep in touch for a loooonggg time :)

  4. by far, one of my favorite posts... *chest bump*

  5. This has to be one of my favorite posts I've ever read on blogger... no lie. Thank you for being REAL. I'd love for my blog to be popular like others but it's not gonna happen, I'm POOR! lol. & I am not shitting you when I say you still look good without makeup! If you saw me without makeup you'd never recognize me haha. Loving the confidence in this post too, by you saying you were 'caught up in the hype' it means you're NOT superficial and you're not afraid to show your true colors! Wish there were more bloggers like you!


  6. you're beautiful, susy chin. i heart you and i heart your honesty. <3

  7. I could not have said it better! Preach it girl! Through odd circumstances we met but through our crazy passions (food and feet phobia among many :p) we remain distant yet good friends. I'm so glad you're one of the few nonsuperficial people I've met and actually knows the meaning of the word friend. Yay for more updates!

  8. I agree with Giang. You are beautiful. I can't keep up with any superficial crap either. Buy what we need! Good enough for me. :) xo Chau

  9. Woman, I think you are gorgeous and slim. I SWEAR. Thanks for always keepin' it real, that's one of the many things I adore about you.