Revamped and Renewed

Wow! How long has it been since my last post? Well I certainly miss writing so here it goes.

I just really wanted to talk about the fate of my blog and how its going to pan out from now on. No, I am NOT QUITTING. I owe it to the part of myself that will die if I chose to kill my brainchild. I love my blog, there was never a time that I hated it even though I have neglected it to the point of being comatose. After tossing and turning, incessantly having an internal dilemma for months on end, I decided I will write again on a more regular basis but I’ll be converting my blog into a messier and undecided part of me.

When I wanted to start blogging, I read upon a few (a lot) articles on how to go about it. A lot of them resonated with the suggestion to go for a specific niche if you have any hopes of becoming successful. Who doesn’t want to achieve success in their endeavors? So I followed suit and tried to find one that highlighted my interests best and ended up choosing beauty related topics. I hit a realization that I’m as fickle minded as our erratic weather. Blogging suddenly became difficult for me. I found it hard to align my interests with what I wanted to write about because I tend to change the things that I wanted to try.

I feel like I need a little explaining to do but I don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses. Anyway, let’s just simply say that at times I’m not about putting on makeup or slathering some beautiful skin care product. It doesn’t mean that I’ve completely lost interest its just that I have to devote my time and money to something else. This statement made me feel so guilty about my blog because I really wanted it to be about experiencing the world of beauty in the eyes of make up and skincare. Looks like for now I really just have to find my place by writing WHATEVER I wanted to share with the world and be a little less worried about how people will react to it. Its alright to get lost in my thoughts because I can revel in ’em. I’m excited to begin a new chapter for Selflicious  with this renewed fervor and I can’t wait to start sharing new experiences with you.

I missed blogging so much. Its the best form of expressing my vanity IMO. I absolutely think there is nothing wrong with vanity in appropriate doses. The danger is when you let it take over completely and forget about what’s truly essential.

Inner Girly Girl

I feel that there’s a need for me to explain myself as to what this blog will be talking about. At the moment I can only afford time to put up this blog and not the money to purchase my own domain and completely personalize how I wanted it to look. With that, please forgive me if the layout of my page doesn’t seem to coincide with the topics that I’d be delving in. I hope you can bear with me for the time being and I promise that I will save up for a better looking layout(don’t get me wrong WordPress, I love you and want to give you a big hug for letting me have a free avenue for my blog). It may not look like it yet, but this will be the makings of a beauty blog.

I want it to be clear that I’m no expert in terms of fashion and beauty. In fact, its the other way around. My make up know how is just enough to put a little color to my face. Heck, I don’t know much on how to properly put on foundation with highlighting and contouring combined. For fashion, I cannot even begin to talk about how plain my wardrobe looks like. So why dabble in an ever-saturated niche like this? I have mentioned on my first blog entry that I wanted to be in tune with my inner girly girl. Just because I prefer to look low key on most days it doesn’t mean that I want to be clueless when there’s a need for me to dress and get dolled up. I want to have an arsenal of the things I need to transform myself when I feel like it. Oooh freedom to look however I want. That’s just how I roll.

With thousands and thousands of other beauty bloggers out there I noticed that most either regard themselves as experts or at least make it seem like they are. When I visit them at times it can feel a little intimidating instead of inspiring like how am I supposed to pull that off? I hope this blog becomes an answer to that. I want this blog to be totally relatable and simple enough for people who are just starting to appreciate lipsticks and trendy pieces of clothing. I want to document how it feels when I do a lot of firsts in this world of beauty. You may not get an actual tutorial but it’ll be fun to share how I did a new braiding technique. What I also look forward too is gaining knowledge and experience as I go along the way. Above all I’m excited to know that I’ll find a community of people who share the same feelings with me about beauty.

Be prepared to see me become a guinea pig of different looks that I would most likely try for the first time. I’ll share my experiences when I do different beauty trends of skin care know-hows that I may have done before but already forgot how to. Let’s fall in love and have fun together with our feminine side. Get ready to glam up without wanting to please anyone else but ourselves. I think its also important for me to point out that I am a cheapskate. You’ll notice that one of the reasons why I don’t have much in my beauty kit is the fact that I can’t bear to spend tons of money for clothes and makeup. Hopefully this will help me find ways to be able to keep up with things without going bankrupt. Haha!

Don’t forget that this blog is NOT a one-way street. I may be the one drafting the articles but I would most certainly love to hear from you. You’re one of my inspirations and you’re feedback is something I value. Just know that if you’ll use the comment section to simply humiliate then the permanence of your post is in question. I mean, you don’t have to show the world how much you hate who you are by making other people feel like you do about yourself.

I want this to be light and fun without forgetting this is also a channel of information. My goal is to make it feel like a little documentary. The chronicles of a girl’s attempts to dip herself into this exciting yet intimidating world of fashion and beauty as she shares the journey with her would be readers. If you’ve been a low maintenance kind of girl as I’ve been then you know that we rock but let’s make things even better when we can rock both worlds. Its ok to experiment with our looks. Our clothes can make a statement to reflect who we are but it doesn’t have to dictate how we will our lives. So don’t be shy grab a lippie and let’s prettify. What we must never forget is to be ourselves to love ourselves. Let’s be selflicious.

Road to Passion

You are about to indulge yourself in the most worthwhile use of your time. My apologies, I’m not referring to YOU reading this blog entry but to me instead. This is the mantra I’ve set myself with to give the final push to start blogging. Don’t get me wrong. I am of course hoping against all hope that you do enjoy what you read. Thank you for sticking with me with my first paragraph.

I’m JC of SELFlicious and this the beginning of my journey as I enter Blogosphere. Can I make that any cheesier? Hahah. I guess this is my way of saying that I consider this as a milestone in my life. This blog took three years to make with 90% of it spent with tossing around with just the idea of doing it. I went back and forth from thinking this-is-the-best-idea-ever to hell-no-who-am-I-kidding kind of mental debate.

Why SELFlicious? I know its not the most creative word and some people even said it sounded a little tacky but it simply meant something else to me. A selflicious person is someone I consider confident and comfortable in her own skin which makes it reasonable for her to love who she is. It only follows that people will also appreciate her for being true to herself. If you don’t agree, then maybe you can tell me your own definition of selflicious through the comment section. Who knows maybe you could change my mind.

Initially I planned to create this blog as part of my online clothing store. Apparently I’m not ready to sail ship yet when it came to the business but the need to express myself just couldn’t wait any longer. You could say that there are a lot of easier means to let the world know what’s inside my head with Facebook and other forms of social media. Lets just say that expressing myself in a structured manner helps me filter ideas and emotions then transform them into a positive attitude in an almost therapeutic way. Obviously if I’d always let my train of thought transcribe into words I’d usually feel worse than when I didn’t utter them. I also wanted an outlet to let my creative juices flow even though I may be the only one who make take my ideas brilliant.

My reasons for wanting to create a blog cannot be summed in a few words. There were a lot factors I considered to make sure that this not something I wanted to do just out of whim. I knew this will take dedication and passion. Speaking of which, I grew up without having a passion for anything. That kind of fire for an endeavor that was so powerful that it inspires and transpires into a treasure of someone’s life. I want to feel that thrill that you get when you’re happy with what you’re doing and know that you’re doing it more for yourself than for anyone else. I hope to find it through this medium. So far I have had an elevated sense of being as I typed away my thoughts.

Some of you may say passion is something innate but sometimes you really have to dig deep or go beyond your own boundaries to find out what you’re passionate about to ignite your day to day activities. In reference to my first set of words, I want this to be one of the best ways to spend time with myself. Instead of wishing to live someone else’s life why don’t I just start how I want to live mine.

If you’re looking for an eloquently written blog of high caliber, then you won’t find that here. I am not much of a writer nor do I have a wide range of vocab but hopefully my flow of ideas is what will make you want to stay tuned to every word. My entries will circle with my attempts of exploring another side of myself. A side who isn’t afraid that people will shun what I have to say. A kind of confidence I’m braver to exude through words. I have battled with self esteem issues like any other person and its quite refreshing to feel proud letting myself out in the open. My views to be devoured by public consumption. A notion that used to be daunting even petrifying that I’m still in awe that you’re reading this. Where did I get enough courage to hit the publish button?

On another note, I would most likely write about stuff about fashion and beauty even if I’m no expert because for some reason I find it fun and relevant to me. Maybe its the girl in me or maybe a time will come that I’d write about something else. For now I’ll enjoy whatever suits my fancy. I’m still streamlining the kind of content this blog will have and along the way possibly narrow down the categories of topics I want to talk about. What’s clear to me at this moment is that my current ideas seem to be about exploring my inner girly girl. I have been a plain Jane for last few years and its nice to be in tune again with that part of myself. I didn’t want this post to be too wordy but I guess it will have to do for now. Welcome to my blog and my very first post. Looking forward for you to share your thoughts as I share mine. Thank you for making it to my last sentence. I definitely hope it was worth your while.