I’ve always been really bad at filling in these ‘About’ pages, but I’m gonna give it a shot.
My name is Natalie. This website is used to archive and file away my various makeup looks and tutorials (I hope to expand to fashion soon), review products, challenging makeup myths and misconceptions, dispense (and receive!) makeup tips and advice. From time to time I’ll also be blogging about general entries about life.
I am 20 this year, which is an absolutely terrifying prospect to me because that means I will no longer be a teenager but an adult when I still don’t feel anything like that. So I try not to think of it.
I’m a second year student at the National University of Singapore, intending to major in Sociology. I dabble in drama, all aspects of it. I’ve done costume and makeup design, directing and acting and enjoy all of it. I do debates too, and hope I’ve gotten good at that. I write, fanfiction, original short stories (though I haven’t done that in a while) and the occasional poem. Sometimes well, sometimes not very well. There’s a whole debate out there on whether or not fanfiction is a good medium, but I think it helps to hone writing skills if nothing else.
I read, or I try to, when I have the time. Mostly fiction, and fantasy at that. When I was younger, I was obsessed with mythology; I read the Greeks, Egyptians, Norse, Indians, Japanese, Chinese. I love Neil Gaiman’s books and comics, Philippa Gregory’s historical fiction novels, Holly Black’s Modern Faerie tales and Curse Worker series, Stephen King’s horror stories. There are probably a few hundred other authors I am forgetting right now as their books gather dust on my shelves while my lecture notes stare at me. I intend to go back to them over the holidays.
I still remember the magic of waiting for the next Harry Potter book.
I also love makeup and pretty clothes, and this blog is meant to log that and share this love with other people. I am a big fan of Rae Morris, an Australian makeup artist who has done amazing, amazing work.
I also like to contradict people, so expect a lot of opinion pieces where I will yell ‘NO’ at wrong information (there are so many of them I really don’t know where to begin) I find online. I will say though that I’m still learning and will accept any advice or criticism.
I’m hoping to get more confident in front of the camera and try out modeling within the next few months. And go back to playing my Pokemon once my exams are over.