Too Many Random Thoughts

Are you always logical and have your head sitting securely on your shoulders? Are you the type of person who is always curious and would do silly things “just because”? Do you over analyze? Or do you let go of things easily? I’m all the above, depending on situation. So what am I? LOL! My sinus was very unkind to me the last 2 nights and when there’s no sleep, my mind starts to do very weird things.

 

random

 

  1. I realised thoughts are just thoughts. Now that I’m trying to think back to what I thought to put it down in writing, they kinda disappeared on me. WTF. Story of my life.
  2. Oh yeah, there was an article on Facebook about some children being a Noticer. Basically the child would stop to do his or her own thing, to observe things instead of immediately doing what you want him or her to do. I have “a Noticer” too. Ashlyn is one. But dude, I’m not going to stop saying “hurry up” to her for fear I’d ruin her! I believe children need structure and discipline, and they need to play as well. Everything in moderation so they know how to enjoy life AND how to work for what they want. I don’t want to raise a person who has no sense of time just because she’s stopping to smell the flowers! And saying “hurry up” to a child will not break her. I see a lot of articles which encourage parents to let their children find themselves. Let them do what they want, do not say this, do not say that to them, do not push them…I hope they won’t grow up to be a bunch of sissies who crumble at the first sign of pressure or unpleasantness. Children are much stronger than you think.
  3. Please, if you have Facebook accounts, stop sharing fake gory articles. Also, what about those “LIKE” if you care photos? If you really care, do something about it. Not just to get “Likes” for a stupid photo. *SPAM*
  4. Yes, lack of sleep means crankiness for this writer. Get on with the program. More complains in number 5.
  5. Remember that mother / blogger with a hot body who said “What’s your excuse”? I think her name is Maria. People, if I could look like that after my third child, I don’t care how much hating I get! I don’t see what’s so offensive about it, but I did see a lot of defensive people. You can’t control what she or other people choose to say, but you can choose how you react to it. OK, fine. Some commenters went overboard saying those defensive ones are the fat chicks. HAHAHA! Personally, I am overweight, I admire her dedication and she’s a great source of motivation. Takes a lot of effort, time and self control to get that body (PLUS taking care of 3 kids) so I say BRAVO, you sexy bitch! I want to be like you one day!
  6. I think I have sinned as a beauty blogger. I don’t think I love makeup as much anymore. *gasp*!!!
  7. There have been some deep and meaningful thought sharing in the beauty blogging community lately. We might like taking care of our skin and putting on some makeup, but we’re not a bunch of stupid people. In fact, I know a lot of bloggers who are professionals in real life and they earn good money NOT through their blog. There might be a few rotten eggs in the community, but it’s only normal. People who judge should look at themselves, and some things are better left unsaid. Didn’t your mamma teach you that?
  8. Then again, there are ALWAYS nasty people who say stupid things. So why react and fuel the nasty?
  9. I thought I could complain and rant more, but it’s actually very exhausting! I think this is a good exercise slash therapy. In my mind, it seemed neverending, but now that I’m writing it down, it’s just tedious. Hah!!

Do you have something in your heart and mind you want to let out? Rant away! You can say things like “Lily, stop writing these random stuff on your beauty blog and just stick to makeup and skincare” in which my reply will be “This is my personal blog and I choose what I want to write. Your eyes are yours so you choose what you want to read”

That’s my most polite way of saying I don’t give a shit. In case you’re wondering.

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://thenotice.net Rae // theNotice

    I’m not loving makeup as much anymore either, Lily — it kinda sucks, doesn’t it? :/ Beauty blogging is this enormous part of my life, and the community is so fantastic, but more and more, I’m feeling like lipstick is just lipstick. Like, do I really need another one?

    /worried whale

    • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

      I’m having the EXACT same thoughts Rae and Lily. I can’t wear much eye makeup lately because almost all of it bothers my eyes. :( And I’m tired. Really tired. I haven’t been feeling well, so same thing. Not sleeping. And thinking. Starting to feel like I’ve reached the end of this part of my makeup journey. I know I’ve said that before, but I do think I’m finally ok with just letting go finally.

      • Lily

        Another one! I hope that if anyone of us stops blogging, we’d still have to catch up on Twitter :-)

        • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

          Dammit, this all makes me so sad. But count me in on the fatigued bandwagon. I still love makeup but blogging is starting to get complicated in not-so-enjoyable ways.

          • Lily

            And blogging shouldn’t be complicated. For me, it isn’t complicated, but more of my change in priorities. I don’t go to events or hang out with other bloggers, so I’m quite out of touch. One thing good is I don’t hear gossips so I’m totally detached. I’m doing my own thing, what makes me feel good at the moment. Once it doesn’t feel good anymore, I can let it go easily :-)

    • Lily

      I hear you! The blogging community is excellent and I think that’s the only thing that’s holding me back. I’m hoping it’s just a phase while I’m pregnant, so I’m holding on :-) But in the end, what matters is how we feel personally. If blogging isn’t fun anymore, then it’ll be bye bye for sure :-(

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I like makeup as a little ritual that I have in the morning for me time, and I like experimenting, as well. I’m less enamored with this whole blogging, buying, taking pictures thing, though…so we’ll see how it goes, haha. I do love all of you people that I have met through blogging, though!

    • Lily

      Blogging has definitely allowed me to ‘meet’ fellow bloggers who are just pure awesomeness. The fellowship should continue even if we stopped blogging, and I sincerely hope so!

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    I started beauty blogging after my “makeup” phase passed (they say all women go through 7 phases in their lives and makeup is one of them although they don’t come in the same order..)..so there was no big magic lost on the way (so far;;;). I mean, I like makeup and skincare but I don’t feel that I need to buy all the things. I still love makeup but I guess I look at them in a little different way, too.
    About those recent thoughts and opinions, I actually ended up appreciating all of them I’ve read so far. There is no doubt this bunch of people are not only beautiful but intelligent. I just wish people understood it isn’t a black and white matter, though.

    Hope your sinus feels better soon and you can get some good rest. xoxo

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. I didn’t know there are 7 phases… what are they exactly? I’m curious! HAHAHAHA!

      • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

        I think the are..
        makeup, skincare, clothes, jewelry, home deco, shoes,..and I forgot what was the other thing. I’ve passed most of them although I think they are very stereotyped! I mean, why not cars? ;p

        • Lily

          I know, why not cars? LOL! I never got into home deco and I never got over shoes. Hahaha!

  • Shu Ting

    There’s this beauty blog I follow, called Cherry Sue Doin’ the Do. She writes a series of “Things that rustle my jimmies” every Thursday. Each Thursday, she writes down 5 things that pisses her off (to let off steam), each accompanied by a funny gif. It’s so fun reading it! :)

    I also repeat “hurry up please” many times a day. Sometimes to my husband too. HAHAHAHA! Thais have this “sabai-sabai” nature that gets on my nerve sometimes. I am now in-between sabai-sabai and charging through the army line. So I get irritated by my parents’ “move! move! move!” way of doing things too. Oh well…

    Hope you are getting better sleeps soon. Otherwise, I wait for your rant-y posts!! HAHAHAHA

    • Lily

      I don’t know… I try not to do ranty posts, but they seem to be very appealing to me nowadays. Hahahaha! I think I’m just using my pregnancy as an excuse to be a biatch. LOL LOL!!

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    I’ve actually being encountering posts about the reflection and discussion about beauty blogging in the community lately. May I ask specifically which blogs have started this debate? I’m just really curious… I’m also in the sleepless club – jet lagged plus very confused and grumpy baby.

    • Lily

      Oh gosh, I don’t know who started it, but I’ve been reading about this topic from time to time. I just think it’s an ongoing issue, but you know, blogging is a personal thing – unless they blog for money – so for personal beauty blogs, I say do what makes them happy!

  • Honey

    Ha ha Lily. Good that you don’t give a shit. Means that you are back in business :), But seriously, I can’t get why people write negative comments, whether in blogs or youtube. I am with you on “your eyes are yours and you choose what you want to read/watch”. If you don’t like it, don’t read/watch. There are enough nastiness in the real world as it is.

    I’m just reading comments from your fellow bloggers here on lack of love for make up lately, my advice would be – give testing and reviewing new things a break. Just enjoy putting on your make up without any thoughts on review, instagram, or whatever it is you bloggers do. What I mean is, do it for yourself, just yourself.

    • Lily

      Thanks for the support, Honey! I do have pictures lined up for a few reviews actually. LOL :-) I guess it’s what the mood strikes. It is tedious doing reviews, but if the product is great, I’d be more than happy to share. The problem with myself lately is that nothing seems to be exciting anymore. I think it’s just a phase. I’m sure I’ll be out of it – some time in the near future I hope. Hahaha!

  • Icaria

    I’ve been suffering from lack of sleep for so long now that I think it’s finally catching up so I’ve been blogging much less recently. I’m just so dang tired I can’t seem to put words together these days. I also realised this week that “I don’t need anything beauty!” Except for one item I’m not tempted by anything. It’s like, it can wait! That’s probably due to my lack of sleep… hmm! I couldn’t agree more about the smartness of beauty bloggers, well the one I follow anyway, all great ladies who write beautifully and inspire me. If they didn’t I wouldn’t read no more! Now if I stumble on something stupid or that I dislike I simply pass. Why would I waste my energy on leaving negative comments, I have so little energy these days I need it for great post like this one! Loved it Lily! xoxo

    • Lily

      Thanks Helene :-) I think shallowness shows and the bloggers I follow are anything but! Lack of sleep really screws us up. Here’s to more sleep and a good shut eye so we can function normally!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Great post! I do not understand parents who allow their children to do whatever strikes their fancy, including wandering freely in very unacceptable places. For me recently, it was the Ob/Gyn…I did not enjoy the set of parents who let their 3 yr old daughter ‘wander free’ through the EXAM ROOM WING. I’m sorry, I just don’t want a toddler to bust into my room as I’m draped in basically bargain bin napkins with a speculum in full effect. Like, get control of your child. The 3 year old should not be running the show! I used to nanny / babysit for years and I had no patience for nonsense like this. All of my children I was responsible for knew not to clown around or things would suck. They loved me and cried when I’d leave to go home! It just furthered my thinking that children love you and respect you more if you let them know it’s not clown time 24/7, and you stick to your no’s when you mean them. I cannot imagine letting my child strut around unaccompanied through a medical facility. OYYYY! /rant

    • Lily

      OMG! I totally get what you mean!!!! There are places for them to run, and it’s definitely not at a medical centre, or a restaurant for example! I don’t like to talk about parenting because it’s such a grey area, but those parents really bother me. They just let their kids roam free and blame others when accidents happen. OYYY indeed!

      • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

        YES! YES TO ALL! I always think back to when I was a kid, “Would my mom have allowed this?” – NO! I knew not to act like a moron b/c there were consequences and not everything I did was celebrated as the “cutest thing ever”. Boundaries, people! Let’s install them! :)

        • Lily

          LOL! Parenting and kids issues – neverending stories!!! So when will you be a parent? Hahaha!

          • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

            True true! Hmmm…not sure on that front yet, lol! :)