Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Where have I been for the past... forever?

It feels like forever since I've last blogged anything of actual substance (the last review I wrote was in November 2012!). Does anyone still read this blog? I've fell out of touch with the blogging world around the end of 2010 and have only been sporadically posting over the past 3 years. Throughout that time I kept telling myself that I would try and pick it up again, but just couldn't find the time, inspiration, or motivation... but right now I have all three of those things! So I'm trying to start up my blogging hobby once again :)

So what have I been up to over my 3 year semi-hiatus?

I was finishing college at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
I graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art!

I co-bought a house and moved out of my parent's.
Currently living happily with my Mr. Right :)

I have been growing my business, Kawaii x Couture Decoden.
I moved from Etsy to Storenvy and launched our official website in December 2012

I'm working with my Dad at our family business, Tanimoto Dharma Designs.
Many changes at the office & we're coming out with new and exciting products!

I'm doing freelance graphic/web design on the side & working on my own design projects.
I'll also be returning to UH Hilo to work at the Graphics Media Dept. as a designer there too.

I'm an avid Instagrammer and Yelp-er!
I've developed a renewed love for food! Love looking for new places to eat & review.

I'm trying to be more "fashionable" :P
I've started expanding my wardrobe and trying out new styles with my hair.

I'm continuing my body modification process.
Lobes at 5/8" and 18 piercings, looking into tattoos, subdermal implants & scarification next.

And that's majority of what I've been up to lately :)

I started out this blog intending it for it to be makeup/beauty-related, but now I'm at a point in my life where makeup is no longer my biggest passion. I still love it but I rarely play around with new eyeshadow or lipstick like I used to. 

So now I'm planning to use this blog to write about more topics than just makeup -- beauty, art, AND life. Day-to-day events, interesting things I learn, artists that inspire me, new things to try, DIY creativity, etc. Basically all the stuff that makes me tick! So hopefully I'll be able to keep it up :)


  1. welcome back! i miss reading your blog

    1. Thanks! Will definitely be trying to post more often :)

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    1. I am! =) Hopefully I'll be posting more often :)

  3. Glad to see you back! It sounds like you have some really exciting changes going on, and I can hardly wait to see your new journey. :)

    1. Thanks Kellie! Hope to keep up the posting now that I've got considerably more free time :o)


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