Come 28th February 2017, FiercePaint turns 2!
TWO WHOLE YEARS!
It is surreal that I’ve made it this far.
1st of January 2015, I made a commitment to myself to do something beauty related.
My initial plan was to attend beauty school and learn makeup and hair part time.
But somehow, I didn’t want to limit myself as just a makeup artist.
Besides, I felt that there was little anyone could teach me about makeup that I couldn’t learn myself.
Somewhere along the way, I rediscovered YouTube and beauty blogs.
The light went on.
Something just clicked.
I looked out for options and decided WordPress was more user friendly. As much as Blogger allows very specific customisation, there were some things WordPress could offer me that Blogger could not.
I had to forgo monetising for ease of use.
Superiority of this decision is something I still debate on, but at the moment, in no hurry to resolve.
Unabashed and unapologetic, I share my very first post!
Let me now take this opportunity to THANK ALL OF YOU!
Whether you read carefully or skim to the end to post a comment;
or if you scan through for the specifics that pertain to your interest;
or if you just plain hit the like button on WordPress reader.
Whether you are blogger, a friend of mine, another makeup enthusiast, or just all the random people following me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, NO matter who you are, if you read or follow FiercePaint in the tiniest semblance of that context,
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART,
I SINCERELY THANK YOU…
(of course you may imagine me holding your hand and looking into your eyes in profound gratitude!)
Whenever I come on to WordPress, there are a few things that almost make me feel like I literally got a hug…
…that tiny orange dot on the bell sign on the top right corner;
…whenever I catch a glimpse of my blog header picture;
…as vain, self absorbed, insignificant and inconsequential as this may sound; whenever the Blog Stats climb up to another milestone.
I must applaud the beauty community on the blogosphere that is so unbelievably- yes that’s the word I am using- positive that I have felt nothing but welcomed!
Unlike YouTube trolls.
Speaking of YouTube…
My YouTube channel is doing ok considering the mere four videos I have up.
Published in 14th September 2015, here’s how my second video is doing;
Well, f**k those 10 a@@h#e$!
And published in 27th April 2016, here’s how my third is doing.
From Instagram, I offer you revelations;
I tried this beginner hand at “special fx” makeup. Take the quotation marks very seriously!
Beginner attempt at special fx makeup. Don't judge! Blog link in bio. #malebeautyblogger #malaysianbeautyblogger #malaysianmakeupblogger #malaysianmalebeautyblogger #makeupblogger #fiercepaintmy #msianblogsquad #msianbloggram #msianbeautysquad #msianbeautygram #beginnerspecialfx #specialfxmakeup #opticalillusion #opticalillusions #opticalillusionmakeup
Some people actually thought this was photoshopped.
For @thebodyshopmalaysia competition @nikkietutorials @fatimahearts . #mytbs #thepowerofmakeup #indiandancemakeup #maleindianclassicaldancer Because men can wear makeup too. And the art of Indian dance makeup is to enhance expressions on the face. Bold eyes, eyebrows and lips are essential. That's how important makeup is to Indian classical dancing.
THAT’S A DUDE!
To wrap up…
as bad as everyone seem to think 2016 was, it was perhaps one of the best years of my entire life!!!
I look forward to another sublime year!
PS: I know few people would sit through all that rambling but more than for FiercePaint readers, this post was for me to read and reread an indefinite amount of times.