I’m taking this post in a bit of a different direction today — I wanted to take some time to introduce you all to my real self! While I’m obviously often very open and forthcoming with all of you about my life, my schedule, and what I’ve been through in this last year, due to the nature of this blog I feel as though it limits you all from getting the full scope of who I am as a person. Many of my posts focus mainly on lifestyle, skincare, and makeup — which are some of my most favourite things in the world — but I wanted to take this time to introduce you all to a couple of the little things I love that make up who I am as a person as well!
So, without further ado, here’s a couple random facts about my interests, my favourite things, and all the little bits and pieces that come together to make me who I am!
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Currently Living In: Vancouver, British Columbia
Fave Food: Definitely either pasta or dim sum! I have so many others though — I really love tacos and banh mi as well.
Fave Travel Destination: It’s gotta be a tie between Iceland, Vietnam and Thailand!
Dream Travel Destination: Japan, Greece and Italy!
Fave Movies: Howl’s Moving Castle, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and I’m always down for a good action movie — but in general I’m more of a TV kind of person.
Fave Genre: Thrillers and dramas!
Fave TV Shows: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Grey’s Anatomy and Death Note.
Fave Holiday: Halloween!
Fave Skincare Brands: Biossance, Herbivore Botanicals, Fresh and Glow Recipe
Fave Makeup Brands: NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Huda Beauty.
Fave Workout: Yoga! (If that counts as a workout, that is).
My Hobbies: Drawing, Makeup and Writing! (I’m not super ready yet to start sharing my drawings yet, since I’m just getting back into it after taking a couple years off. I’ve been experimenting with alcohol-based markers, but since I’m a long way off from truly getting the hang of using them, here’s the outline of a little doodle I did the other day before I coloured it in. No judgement — I know it’s nothing fantastic! I’ll start sharing more once I’m more practiced. Those of you with similar interests may recognize where this drawing is from, though!).
Coffee or Tea: Tea, always.
Cats or Dogs: I do love dogs, but I’m 100% a cat person. (See attached below a picture of my baby, Dmitry, who I love to show off at any given chance because I ADORE him).
What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up: When I was in elementary school, I was obsessed with the idea of being an archeologist or a palaeontologist! (Yes, Jurassic Park was my favourite movie).
Weird Fact About Me: In high school, I was an archer and I played the double bass in my school’s orchestra!
And that’s a few fun little facts about me! If any of you have similar interests or little tidbits about yourself to what I shared in this post, I’d love to hear it! The strangest thing about having a blog is that while I’ve been so personal with you all and you know so many details of my personal life, it’s often the little things that really make up our personality and who we are. I hope this post gave you a little more insight into who I am, both as a writer and as a person.
I know we all hate icebreakers, but if you guys have an interesting or similar fact drop it in a comment below! That way, when this is all said and done, we can all know each other a little better than we did before.