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Thank you 2016 | Thank YOU for a magical year

A lil bit something different from my usual blog posts today.
It is only 2 days until 2017.
2016 pass by like a wind. I thought I only enrolled college 2 weeks ago when it actually happened last.
End of the year, the time of the year where we look back on the things that have happened this year.

2016 to me is like....truly surprising. Like opening a treasure chest full of gems. Delighting.
The gems did not come literally in Rubies or Sapphires.
But it came in form of open opportunities, chances, risks, happiness, joy, friendships, supports, personal growths and many happy things. Ofcourse, there were some obstacles too along the way.
My life is not a fairytale.

I remembered in my blog post earlier this year (or end of 2015) that my wish and pray for the new year 2016 was to be happy.
Two days to end of 2016, I am concluding that the 'happy' that I prayed for has been answered.
I am happier in 2016 than I am in 2015.

The biggest change and step that I took this year was publicizing my beauty interests on social media platforms (mainly Instagram). I think it started in February.
To be honest, at first I had doubts about it. I had insecurities that I might receive negative responses from showcasing my passion.
I didn't get too much negatives, the positives definitely outweighs the bad.
Later on after a few months, I became comfortable with displaying my beauty interests.
I didn't expect that showing my interests would be like opening myself to doors of opportunities.
I've talked and met amazing people from all over the world.
How impactful social media is in bringing people of the same interests in one place.
I would like to thank the people for talking to me, becoming friends with me, spaz about Kbeauty with me and even sending me personal gifts.

A list of lovely people on Instagram I would like to thank, appreciate and be grateful about because they are simply amazing. I enjoyed talking to them so much. I didn't expect to make a whole lot of new positive friends, afterall, positive vibes are what you need in life. I appreciate the friendship that we have made. I wanted to meet all of you in real life. 2017 at Korea, OK?

I hope I mentioned everyone ><

I published a total post of 77 blog posts so far this year. Not so much because I am busy with the last leg of my college year. I aim to publish more blog postings in 2017.
I would like to thank my awesome blogger friends who has helped contributed to this blog:

Probably a quarter or half of my recent blog posts and Instagram contents wouldn't exist and the brands and their products won't be more recognized without the helpfulness, generosity and kindness of my sponsors, (beauty) companies that discovered me on my Instagram, approached me, allowed me and given me the opportunities to test out their products. Thank you for all the companies that sent me their products for me to test and share my reviews which can be helpful to people.
LaF Korea
Krang Korea
Eyelab Cosmetics Korea
Lotus White
Package Korea
Holic Aroma
Shray Skincare
UNJ Company
I'm Sorry For My Skin/Ultru
Let Her Makeover
Alive Lab

Thank you for these awesome Asian beauty and Kbeauty online sties and onlineshops for also given me the opportunity to try out products being sold/promoted by them for review purposes. I also received gifts from these generous businesses:
Amabie (PR)
Skin18 (PR)
Bomibox (gift)
Q-depot  (PR and giveaway sponsor)
BBcosmetic (PR)
Roseroseshop (PR)
Jolse (PR)
Japanskin (giveaway sponsor)
Beautynetkorea (giveaway prizes)
KoreanBuddy (giveaway prize)
Wishtrend (PR)

At the beginning of starting this blog, I didn't really have anything to blog about. I used to search for things around the house to review and just to publish a blog content. So I am really thankful for the generous and thoughtful packages from friends, the companies and businesses above and giveaway prizes that I won from giveaway hosts for helping me provide contents to my blog, for my blog readers, helping me to grow this blog and as a writer/author/blogger myself and helping me to improve my knowledge on skincare and its science. Never thought that skincare and cosmetics learning is so life changing and interesting beyond words.

Thank you to my blog readers for reading my blog and helping me to reach over 93K pageviews. I started with 0 visitors and getting this amount is overwhelming and brings me joy. Knowing that people are actually visiting and reading my blog makes me happy. Thank you for visiting and reading posts by me, Finn W♥.

My 1.9k followers on Instagram, you all are amazing followers of mine, thank you for keeping up with my content, commenting and be supportive. I aim to provide more and better content.

Overall thank you everyone for contributing to my blog's growth, growth as a 'Blogger' and my personal growth, though my interest is beauty is becoming unhealthy....jk. If it is for good skin, self care and hygiene, why not?
Thank you Asian Beauty (AB) Community of Instagram♥♥♥♥♥♥.
Thank you everyone for everything. I cannot really find more words to express my gratitude.

Another big movement that I am going to attempt is that I will be finishing college very soon. 2 years of college feels like 2 weeks really. I am satisfied with all the work that I have done as a good student and totally have zero regrets even no regrets for not attempting further tasks for programming assignments. I would like to thank my lecturers for helping me with my assignments and for giving me the knowledge that I need. I also would like to thank my friends for going through the student pain (helping with assignments, group work etc) together. We are graduating soon!!!!!!!!!!

To the biggest part of my life, thank you to my family and close friends and thank you to oppa who is always supporting me, giving me encouragements, pushing me into doing something that I didn't know I am capable of, complimenting me and just being the amazing man he is.

The good and bad that has happened this year shaped me the way I am today, I am thankful for both of it and I know there will be more challenges I have to face in the coming future. I always say this that I appreciate and grateful for the good things that revolved around me, I really mean it and the bad things have taught me to be more cautious.

Most importantly. thank you God(الحمد لله) for everything in my life, the good and the bad.

This year has given me a big positive life change, mainly in terms of developing more seriousness towards blogging and sharing beauty reviews. I love and enjoy what I am doing. This amazing change is truly unexpected.

I hope everyone have had a great year. I pray that 2017 will be a good year for all of you.

I am already looking forward to whats in store for me in the coming year though I have no idea at all about what is going to happen. Ameen for all the good prayers.


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