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Featured Blogger: Shari Macainag


Featured Blogger: Shari Macainag

Nuffnang’s featured blogger for the month of November!

Shari Macainag of The Misty Mom

1. Who are you and what is your blog about? 
I’m a purveyor of women empowerment. I believe women have long been told to keep quiet and follow what’s “expected of them”. Through my beauty blog, I encourage women to come out of their shells and be who they want to be. If wearing red lipstick empowers them, I’ll give them 5-6 options suited to their skintone to choose from. My beauty blog is not just a mishmash of reviews of ALL the beauty products in the market, I curate them according to what I really use and what I really believe in.
2. What can we expect from your blog? 
I’ve been expanding my beauty niche into something more of a lifestyle blog that travels with me wherever I go and whatever I do. I still have 80% dedicated to beauty – but I’m branching out to other topics such as style and motherhood with a tiny bit of travel.
3. When and how did you start blogging? 
I had been “blogging” since I was 10 years old, only then they were still called “websites” where you could offer free dolls, PSDs, icons and leave messages on each other’s guest books. When I got pregnant, I had to quit my job because of severe morning sickness. I was extremely bored and decided to put my itchy artsy hands into good use and start a blog again. I initially wanted to chronicle my journey to motherhood but because of the extra surge in estrogen (due to having a girl), things took a detour and I ended up blogging about makeup and beauty instead.
4. What separates your blog from other blogs? 
I’m quite particular with content so I don’t just hash out blog entries “for the sake of publishing” something. I’m not a daily blogger (which surprised me all the more that I’m picked Nuffnang Blogger of the Month, I swear I’m the worst LOL) that can publish content regularly. I really work extremely hard on all my blog posts because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that (as how other bloggers are as well, I’m sure).
5. What is the best thing about being a blogger? 
Cliche but the best thing is meeting new people who understand you and support you, whatever niche or topic you may be in. I never had friends who were as curious with makeup as I was back then so when I started my blog and met all these women across the nation (and even the world!) who were as passionate about it as I was, it was liberating. It really makes all the hard work worthwhile. Also, of course let’s be honest – getting projects (and getting paid in the process) for doing what you love is one of the best things as well.