Christmas, or the Holiday season, must be my favorite time of the year. The weather is pleasing and cold, and I like staying in bed to relax during December. I also love Christmas shopping, and thinking of what gifts I’d like to give to my friends, and Christmas Eve dinners and New Years’ Eve dinners are super, thanks to my mom and sister who are just the best cooks. I also get to see my relatives for a mini gathering every December. I remember that as a kid, I’d love to dress up for our school’s Christmas party, and saying a temporary goodbye to my classmates who will be off for the Holidays. Opening presents as a kid makes me so happy too – thinking on how much thought a friend put in that Christmas present, or that Christmas card. Yes, I’m always in love with December, and I always love waiting for December to come every year. Too much beautiful memories of Christmas.
Grown up times – I would really, really take time off from work to join bazaars during November and December, as I like seeing people buying gifts for themselves, self-rewarding for a job well done or working too hard, and moreso buying gifts for their loved ones, thinking about how much they’d love it if they would get kikay/beauty stuff like my makeup brushes. I loved Holidays and gift-giving so much that I made packaging for my brushes in such a way that they can look like amazing presents. On another note, joining bazaars also meant some shopping money for gifts to my friends and family! So there, another one of my secrets!
Going back, November and early December would usually be my challenge before Christmas as I go straight joining bazaars and working nonstop. The past few weeks have been really, really tiring and draining, but I do think it’s worth it – I’ve been with the company of my bazaarista friends that I was able to share precious moments of laughter, friendship, and food (you know who you are!), made new bazaarista friends, and met people who read my blog (ay, you have no idea how kilig I get whenever someone tells me, “I read your blog!”), who visit me every year during my bazaars to tell me how much they love Charm makeup brushes (ay, really, I’m so happy they love it), and some curious ones who are willing to try my brand. Amidst all the lack of sleep and stressful bazaars days, everything is worth it – for people who appreciate my brand, and for my friends who are there with me, also braving the Christmas rush as bazaaaristas.
Now that the bazaar season is over for Beauty & Minerals and Charm Makeup Brushes, it’s time for me to feel Christmas. Get to rest, get to stop and feel the wonderful December breeze, and catch up with friends and family and share the love I’m feeling this time of the year. Time to clear my mind, feel my soul’s whisper to me, and reflect on my life. Yep, I feel very reflective towards the last days of the year, as I make bigger decisions for the year ahead of me. I need the year to end in a pleasant light that I am able to see everything about 2011, the good and the bad, and I need to be better and better for the year ahead of me.
But now, just looking at this photo – I just took this amazing photo over at MAC Cosmetics, Rockwell branch while checking out their Holiday collections, in which I really adore every single year. I was just thinking, snow globes are really precious childhood presents, and I have received those while I was young, and I would stare at the falling snow inside the globe with so much wonder and happiness. Right now, my grown up snow globe, in my most ideal setting, would be something like this. Amazing makeup brushes from the Ice Parade Collection ( they look GORGEOUS, right? ) that I was this close to getting them while Sol and I were in Hong Kong. So, this must be my grown-up snow globe. Makeup brushes in a snow globe. So me, I believe. Haha!
Anyways, I’m back to beauty blogging my readers! Welcome me back will ya?