Hello, Let’s Meet

It’s been a few years since I started my blog and YouTube channel. Today I thought it would be nice to meet again. Because you are my monthly newsletter subscriber, I wanted to share with you a very detailed bio about who I am and how I am here today. Last month you got to meet hubs. So this month I thought it would be nice to meet, again. If you missed last month, you can find the post here. Password is: create

Serein Wu

Hello Again

Hi,

My name is Serein Wu (pronounced like serene). I am originally from Orange County, California but have had the pleasure of calling New York and Los Angeles, home. Currently I live full time in LA, with my husband and two fur babies (A morkie named Dolly, and a long haired chihuahua, named Cooper).

The Beginning

Obviously there was no such thing as social media back when I was growing up, but to understand how I got to where I am today I have to first take you back in time.

At 6 years old my mom found a dance studio near our house and I started taking ballet classes a couple of days a week. I absolutely LOVED dancing. The thing that brought me the most happiness was getting to perform on stage. As I got older I started to discover new outlets for my performing passion. So, when I stepped on stage for my first musical theatre class, I knew I had found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life (Or so I thought).

I knew I wanted to pursue an acting career because I lived about 2 hours from Los Angeles this seemed possible. At 15 I decided that I would try and find a talent agent so that I could start auditioning for television shows, movies and commercials. I did have some success and was able to book a few jobs before taking a break to attend college.

College

This is where things started to fall apart. Up until I started college I had LOVED the arts and being able to perform. Unfortunately, this all changed during those 3 years. My collegiate experience was not pleasant. The environment was not nurturing or healthy and did not foster growth as an artist or as a person.

After college I bounced back and forth between New York and LA, before finally deciding to put down roots on the west coast. I got a new agent and began auditioning again for TV, films, and commercials but it never gave me the same joy that it did when I was younger.

Serein Wu

On set with my on set dog (on location in Cupertino, CA)

Depression

For most of my early 20’s, I seemed to always feel a bit depressed and looking back now, I realize that I had been dealing with some sort of depression for most of my life. At the time I didn’t know it of course. I just thought there was something wrong with me, or that I was “overly emotional” because that’s what people would say to me.

My life during these years were very chaotic. I would swing from super happy to debilitating depression. Really I wasn’t happy at all.

Like many actors, I had told myself that all I needed to be happy was to book bigger, better acting jobs. With this in mind, I decided to fire my current agent and seek out a higher level of representation. (Enter Hubs)

Serein Wu

We were so young!

Falling In Love, Sort of…

I had sent out a bunch of headshots to different agents around town and got called in by several. One of the agents that called me in for an interview actually worked for the same firm that represented my best friend. Excited because she had been with them since she was a kid and always had the best things to say about them.

Taking a pause here to say, it really wasn’t love at first sight, not for me anyways.

Upon meeting Chris, I could not believe the guy at my interview was this shark that I had heard so much about.

He emailed me later that day and asked if I would like to have dinner with him. When I got his email I fully intended on saying no and If it hadn’t been for my friend coming over and vouching for him, I would have. That and my deal with myself at the time to say “yes” to anyone who asked me on a date. There was some major dating issues going on with me at the time.

After many dates, Chris became my rock. He supported me and loved me and believed in me so deeply that I started to feel like everything was right in the world, well… almost.

Serein Wu Comic Con

Chris and I at Comic Con (Back when we both worked in Entertainment)

Breaking Point

While I was extremely happy in my relationship, I was completely miserable in my career. To have something that I had loved so much become such a source of pain was devastating. Adding to the problem, were some family issues around the time of our wedding.

I was depressed, angry, and could not get out of bed. There was a period of therapy and lots of self help books, but there was a piece of the puzzle that was missing. I was dressing to be depressed, baggy sweats, no makeup, and most days I didn’t even brush my hair. If there wasn’t a meeting I had to be presentable for, I stayed in bed. Sleeping 12 hours or more was normal for me. This of course would perpetuate my depression and feeling of inadequacy.

Finding Something Else

Fashion and beauty always brought joy to my life. I lived for my magazine subscriptions growing up. Shopping with my mom was one of my favorite ways to spend my time. Makeup was a chance to experiment and play.  Skincare was always important to me. No matter how depressed I got, I always managed a three step skincare routine.

Stumbling across tumblr and the YouTube beauty community one day, I realized I had given up. I was robbing myself of the joys of  simple things that I loved and could do for myself everyday. This is when I started to dress myself happy. Slowly the work I had been doing on the inside was matching the work that was being done on the outside. It was also the first time I found others who loved beauty and fashion as much as I did. Suddenly, I didn’t feel so alone. There was this whole internet community out there that loved products as much as I did.

Serein Wu

My first PR Unboxing (Allure Beauty Blogger Awards 2014)

Beauty & Happiness

Beauty comes from within and we all have struggles, but we are all beautiful in our own way. Sometimes we just need to fake it till we make it. Don’t believe me? Watch this Ted Talk. This does not mean we shouldn’t do the work internally, just that, while we process the work and heal ourselves, we can fake it on the outside till it all comes together and clicks.

My blog originated in a time of need, and it has since evolved through the years. I started a YouTube channel, shared some of my personal life on my second channel, became more active on twitter, snapchat, and instagram and have recently launched a Podcast called “Behind the Beauty.” You can find the new Behind The Beauty website here.

My goal is to help people feel and look their best, so they can go out there and conquer whatever life has to throw at them. I want to inspire, motivate, and help people escape whatever troubles they may have. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to so many bloggers and vloggers for where I am today as a human being. YouTube and Blogging truly saved my life, and I am forever grateful.

SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY: FEBRUARY

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(April will have 3 winners to make up for February and a bonus for my birthday month!) 🙂

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I’M A FRESH SUGAR LIP LOVER AMBASSADOR!

Incase you missed my recent At Home Spa Night video, I announced that I am one of 5 Sugar Lip Lover Ambassadors for 2017! This is a dream come true to be able to work with a brand I’ve loved since 2005. After my trip to NYC, meeting the founders and hearing all the stories of the brand and products, I’m incredibly grateful to be apart of this program. This means I get to share with you all the new lip launches first hand for the upcoming year.  Don’t worry my opinion is always my own and 100% honest. Fresh has been amazing in letting me do what I do best, giving you guys the information and sharing my honest thoughts.

BOOK OF THE MONTH

I love listening to my audible books, especially with long commutes and LA traffic. With my mom’s passing and traveling the past month I haven’t had a chance to listen as much. I did finish An Ember In The Ashes and boy is it just amazing! I love it. Perfect fantasy adventure story with complex characters. I started A Torch Against The Night and have about 3 hours left. So bummed that I have to wait for the third book to come out. If you liked any of my Sarah J. Maas recommendations, you’ll love this series by Sabaa Tahir.

If you’re like me and spend a lot of time in the car, you can use this link to download a free audiobook from Audible.

You will have to sign up with a credit card, but can cancel after your first download at no cost + keep your book. My personal favorite about audible is if you do not like the book for any reason, you can return it. No questions asked! I personally pay for my membership each month because of all the commuting I do. 

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Finally, I want to thank you all for the support the last month. Really the last year. Without this community, I’m not quite sure I could have handled everything. I am still processing and some days are harder than others, but I know that I have your support. Thank you for all the messages, cards, flowers, and patience.

XOXO

Serein

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84 Comments

  1. Serena
    April 12, 2017 / 6:32 am

    Hi Serein,

    Thank you so much for being candid and sharing your story of depression. I have been feeling unmotivated and unhappy for a long time, but recently a trigger caused me to fall into deeper depression and I became very “overly emotional”. It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I was unable to deal with my anxiety and depression and I finally sought help. Watching your videos really resonated with the issues I have been dealing with in my life and I have also found a joy in make-up and skincare. Being able to look “put-together” has really helped me deal with life. I really enjoy your videos and your newsletters!

  2. Kristin W
    March 24, 2017 / 5:14 am

    Such a lovely post Serein!

  3. Paula Garcia
    March 8, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Wow Serein, just wow – I suscribed to your YouTube channel a couple of months ago, 5 or 6 I would say, when Emily Noel mentioned you had an amazing concept of Make Up Bag Monday. I immediately searched that and found you! Little did I know at the time that you would be this amazing person who not only shares beauty tips but also a bit of her personal life. Thank you so very, very much for pouring some part of your life with us, your subscribers. I don’t think I’ve ever seen somebody so dedicated like you.
    My condolences for your loss, Serein. But I hope the love and positivity you get from your subscribers and followers warmths your soul and guides you through these troubled times.
    Thank you for being awesome!

    • March 11, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Hi Paula-
      Thank you so much for coming to my channel and subscribing to my newsletter. I’m so happy you enjoy all the content I’ve put out. Thank you for your condolences, it really has helped me grieve and keep going knowing there is this community here.

      xoxo
      Serein

  4. Keisha Roman
    March 8, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    SEREIN, SEREIN, SEREIN

    YOU ARE SO TRUE AND THAT’S WHAT I LOVE AND EVERYBODY ELSE I SEE LOVES ABOUT YOU. YOU NEVER TRY TO SUGARCOAT THINGS. I ABSOLUTELY CAN RELATE WHICH IS MOTIVATING TO HEAR YOUR STORY. I AM CURRENTLY AN X-RAY TECH AND I FIND MY HAPPINESS IN WATCHING YOUTUBE VIDEOS, PLAYING AND SHOPPING FOR MAKEUP….ESPECIALLY YOURS THAT ARE VERY INFORMATIVE AND REAL! YOU PUT YOUR TIME IN TO YOUTUBE, IT DEFINITELY SHOWS AND THAT IS TRUE DEDICATION….I LOVE THE PERSON YOU ARE. ITS SO SO INSPIRING TO WATCH YOUR LOVE AND COMMITMENT TO YOUR BEAUTY CHANEL. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE PERSON YOU ARE AND I WOULD DIE IF I HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET YOU!!

    I AM SO SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER, MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY….. I CAN NOT IMAGINE AND IM SO SORRY SHE WAS CALLED TO REST. DURING THAT TIME, MY HEART ACHED FOR YOUR PAIN. YOU ARE VERY STRONG AND I KNOW YOU HAVE MEMORIES THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER GIRL!! I CREATED A BEAUTY ROOM AND WOULD LOVE TO EVENTUALLY HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL BUT IM NOT SURE IF I HAVE IT. IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE END OF THE DAY OR BEFORE BED WHEN I CAN SIT AND WATCH THE VIDEOS THAT COME UP IN MY NOTIFICATIONS DAILY. ALL OF THE STEPS YOU WROTE ABOUT IN YOUR LIFE LEAD YOU TO YOUR HAPPINESS!……A PLACE YOU LOVE! I WANT TO BE WHERE YOU ARE!! YOUR GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, PRETTY, TALENTED, AMAZING, SMART, INTELLIGENT, PASSIONATE, AND DOWN TO EARTH. WISH YOU NOTHING BUT THE BEST IN ALL YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS! I LOVE YOU

    LAKEISHA ROMAN
    LAKEISHAROMAN09@GMAIL.COM

    • March 11, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet words. I’m so happy you enjoy my videos and can relate. It’s been a rough few months and I’m not sure how long it’ll be before I feel like this is my new reality.

      Thank you for your support.

  5. Anna
    March 6, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Serein, I am such a big supporter of you and everything you stand for. Beauty and self-care are more than just about how you look compared to the rest of the world – everything you do is for your own personal well-being and I admire that SOOO much. Often times we put others and other things before ourselves and it not only eats at us physically but mentally as well. It’s so hard to see it when you’re in it, but when you’re finally at a good place, it just seems so unbelievable that it was you, you know what I mean? I digress.

    I remember finding you when Kathleen Lights mentioned you as one of her favorites. I binged watched whatever I could find from you and obsessed over your social media! You are such a breath of fresh air online – I really try to stay away from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr … all of that social media because it is just SO, so negative and phony. I love listening to your podcast and hearing what you think about products. Your passion for all things beauty is truly genuine and I have learned so much from you. You are the ultimate classy lady of my YouTube subscriptions and I am so thankful to have found you!!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Anna-
      Thank you so much for your comment. I do believe in self care and doing whatever makes you happy. So happy that you enjoy the content I’m trying to produce for you. I always want to have a positive message and promote self care, self love, and positivity here online. Of course I want to look my best and do my best, but I’ll always be honest.

      Thank you for your support and thank you for letting me know how what I am doing is helping you 🙂

      xoxo
      Serein

  6. Claire
    March 6, 2017 / 5:48 am

    Appreciate the time you’ve spent on this newsletter. I echo all that’s been said we do think of you as a friend, a friend who is honest about her life .please accept my sincere condolences on your loss I lost my mum many years ago so I can appreciate the hole left behind in your life . Wish you every happiness and send love and prayers

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much Claire, I think of you guys as friends as well. I always want to share whatever I can with you in hopes it can help those reading or feeling the same.

  7. Camille Carter
    March 5, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us a little more about your life and who you are. I think you are so strong, amazing and so inspiring!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

  8. Lisa A
    March 5, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Listening to you speak about the loss of your mother brought me back to the loss of my father because the pattern of loss and diagnoses was so similar. My heart goes out to you. I remember all the pain and emotional distress from that period of my life. When I think of my father I think only of how he lived and of the wonderful times, and I am sure you will be blessed in the same way. I am so impressed with your ability to talk openly about your depression. Because of my profession, I do not have that luxury (it does not help that I am type A). It felt so freeing though to watch you do it (vicariously, of course) so thank you. I look foward to your posts, I am a newish subscriber. Best to you and all your endeavors!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Hi Lisa-
      I’m so sorry for your loss. I try to focus on the life my mom lived and know that she had a good life. Everyday I try to focus on being happy and positive because that’s what my mom wanted for me. There are moments when it can be too much, but luckily I have this amazing community to let me know I am not alone in feeling the loss and dealing with this.

      I am so happy to hear that what I have shared has helped you in some way. That’s why I share and that’s why I created this blog. Yes, I like to talk about beauty and fashion, but it’s all about self care and self expression. We go have to deal with a lot in this world, and I hope this is a small corner where we can escape or relate to one another.

      xoxo
      Serein

  9. Mary-Anne Kim
    March 5, 2017 / 4:54 am

    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story. I myself am going through some things, and I think I may have depression but I am trying to do what I can to try and get help and admit that I need help – I think acknowledging it and asking others for help is the hardest thing, but trying to be more self aware and true to myself with what I need. So I admire you for sharing your story. I also would like to say thank you for all your video content – it has educated me in terms of skincare, and what I would like and not like in my skincare routine. Always look forward to your videos 🙂 I don’t usually leave comments on anything, just my personality, but I really wanted to say that I appreciate your work and am glad that I stumbled on your channel *^^*

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Asking for help is the hardest. Admitting there might be something wrong or needing help is hard. My hope is by sharing what I have dealt with and dealing with will help those know you are not alone and there is hope.

  10. Laura Romero
    March 4, 2017 / 5:30 am

    Oh Serein, you seriously have no idea how much you inspire me. I love this post, thanks for sharing your story with us!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment xoxo

  11. Jo Vee
    March 3, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. I’m glad you have found Hubs and happiness with your job💜 💜 💜 Congrats Emma !!

  12. Nathania Astria Pangestu
    March 3, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Hi Serein 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your stories to us 🙂
    I’m crying when I read this newsletter. Reading about your 20s stories somehow reflects my situation right now 🙁
    Thank you for giving me courage and hope to face this life. Keep inspiring and once again thank you so much for reminding me not to give up on life :’)
    Much love from Indonesia 🙂

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you so much for reading. I do hope you are able to find help or take the time you need to find a way to be happy or process what you are feeling. Thinking of you and wishing you the best!

  13. Jody Araque
    March 3, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Dear Serein,

    First, I want to sincerely send prayers your way in regard to your mom’s passing. Although, in a “better place”, it doesn’t always feel happy when they go to the “other side”. Your newsletter inspires and uplifts, so Thank you for sharing! I too have suffered from depression most of my life, knowing the struggles are so real. It helps to know we are all not alone in this lifelong journey! God Bless!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Hi Jody-
      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I think the one thing I learned the hard way is we are not alone and there is no fix. We have to manage and live with this. Somedays are bad and some are good. It’s good to know we are not alone and that it does get better.

      xoxo

  14. Afra Ismail
    March 3, 2017 / 12:23 am

    I’m sorry to know about your mother. My condolences to you and your family.
    Your journey to fulfill your passion is truly inspiring. I wish you all the best for your future 🙂

  15. Judy Baker
    March 2, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Serein, I love your work, and you and Hubs make a great team. You all do so much stuff. Impressive. I hope one day next time in LA, that maybe Maya and I can meet you and Christina from Jouer. OMG, dream come true. Till then, take care.

  16. Sandra Martinez
    March 2, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Hi Serein! I really loved this post and although you always say in you videos what “dress yourself happy” means, I truly understand now. I’m so excited to see your future plans and just want to say thanks for sharing!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Yes, I really did have to dress myself happy to start to heal.

  17. Emily
    March 2, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Serein:
    You are a very accomplished
    Woman! So sorry about your mother – losing a parent is very difficult and can only be understood by someone who has been there also. I rarely comment but wanted to tell you that your podcast is excellent. You really are multitalented because not all youtubers could podcast so successfully.

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much for reading, commenting, and listening to the podcast. I really appreciate all the support more than I can ever express.

  18. chanelle
    March 2, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for telling us about your journey and I am glad that you found a career that you love and is a great outlet for you! It is rare that people find what they love and can also make a career out of it!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you for your condolences.

  19. Martha M.
    March 2, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    It’s nice getting to know more about you. I suffer from depression and anxiety too as well as chronic pain (Fibromyalgia). Makeup is something I enjoy when I’m feeling well enough to use it but skin care is always a must. Thanks for sharing about your past so those of us that are newer subscribers can get to know you better. Glad to be a part of your journey and glad you’re part of mine.

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing your troubles. You are not alone. Makeup is such a great way to escape and take our minds off of things.

  20. Ineke Kotze
    March 2, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Dear Serein,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I love watching your channel. You really are an inspiration to so many.
    Sending lots of love and big hugs your way!
    xxx

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you for your condolences

  21. Anne C
    March 2, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I never knew that being a beauty blogger is more than just a passion for some. It can be an outlet, a cure, and an antidote to depression. Keep doing what brings you joy Serein! Spreading that happiness to your followers as well. Your mom must be so proud! 💖

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      It has really changed my life for the better.

  22. Joselyn T
    March 2, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Thank you Serein for sharing more of your life with us! It is always nice to learn more about our friends 😉 Congrats to Emma T (the February winner)!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

  23. Stephanie Vanderwaag
    March 2, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Serein, this was such a wonderful blog post! I love the photos and getting to know you a little better!!!
    You are truly inspiring and want to thank you for being a wonderful human being! Sending lots of love!!!
    xoxoxoxoxoox

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Hi Stephanie-
      Thank you so much for reading! Hope you are doing well.

  24. Iris
    March 2, 2017 / 9:12 am

    You are so strong and beautiful. This journey of yours inspiring and I’m glad you are sharing more with us! Keep doing you, Serein!

  25. Vivian
    March 2, 2017 / 9:06 am

    April is my birthday month too! The 28th :))

  26. Ann
    March 2, 2017 / 8:29 am

    Congratulations! So excited to see things happening for you😄 I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you this year!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      I hope lots of things come into fruition this year! I have some plans I hope will happen, fingers crossed.

  27. Alyson Little
    March 2, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I’m really enjoying getting to know you and what you love and enjoy more! I’ve been a subscriber for awhile and I’m really enjoying how you’re doing this monthly newsletter. I know you’ve been going through a lot lately and showing that you’ve been fighting through the pain and finding happiness and strength in the things and people that you love and enjoy is so awesome and refreshing. I’ve had many ups and downs through the past couple years and reading about how you have gotten through tough times is so inspiring! Love ya girl!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you for the support Alyson xoxo

  28. March 2, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Thank you so much for this blog post. I enjoyed getting to know you. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure she is in a better place and happy.

  29. zahily
    March 2, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I just want to thank you for sharing this with us. Love you.

  30. Barbara
    March 2, 2017 / 6:41 am

    You really have come along way. For you to be so honest with your thoughts and feelings with all of us is really a heartfelt feeling that you will never understand how many people you have touched. To admittedly open up about what so many of us are still wondering through and trying to navigate our way to our happy place, not saying I don’t have good or great days but can understand staying home and in bed, not wanting to go anywhere or do anything. It’s not the wanting for me it’s the not being able to, my heart says yes but my body says no. Having the love of your family does help you heal and find your way home. Much love to you and again so very sorry for your loss.

  31. Jennifer T
    March 2, 2017 / 6:12 am

    I’ve been subscribed since around October but didn’t know much about your past so this was a wonderful way to get to know you better. This is also very encouraging to me. I’m a stay at home mom and have recently been struggling with depression. You have insprired me to try to make time for myself every morning to make myself presentable and hopefully begin to feel better about myself and my life.

  32. Misty
    March 2, 2017 / 3:01 am

    Hey Serein, first off I just wanted to say again how sorry I am for the loss of your mom. I know exactly what you’re going through. I lost my step dad in december and my dad in October of 2015 and I know how hard it is for you.

    I loved getting to know you even more through this post. You are so open and honest and I love that about you. Keep up the great work and I look forward to getting to know you even more!!

  33. Domniki Sarri
    March 2, 2017 / 1:58 am

    I remember a few years ago to shoot your videos sitting on the carpet in your room.You did a great job all these years my friend!I’m so happy for you!! Big hugs!!!

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      You were one of my first viewers! Thank you for sticking around and being there from the very beginning!

  34. Janet Lopez
    March 2, 2017 / 1:42 am

    Dear Serein
    I truly enjoy your news letter this month. You are a very dedicated person and it is very heartwarming to read about you. I follow you on all social media but here is where I see the real you. Keep up the GREAT WORK. Your fans appreciate you.💖

    • March 6, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you for all the support Janet

  35. Amy Giacobbi
    March 2, 2017 / 12:07 am

    I really look forward to reading these newsletters every month. Getting to see how people have gotten to where they are now and what has shaped them is quite interesting to me. I’m going through something quite difficult right now so your videos brighten my day. Congratulations on being an ambassador for such an amazing brand. Condolences to your and your family xx

  36. Monalisa Pardosi
    March 1, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    It’s nice learning more about you and how you got to where you are now. Thank you for being awesome, and now I know how you got dress yourself happy. Always looking forward to your newsletters and rooting for everything you do. Congrats on being an ambassador, you deserve it. Love you (:❤

  37. Faiza Arshad
    March 1, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Loving the newsletters! This one’s my favorite so far, feel like I know you much better now! I hope you’re feeling better than you did yesterday and I hope tomorrow you’ll feel better than you do today, always in my prayers, Serein. ❤

  38. Debbie L
    March 1, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Sweet Serein it was so nice learning some things that I didn’t already know about you!I feel so inspired!!I struggle with the situation you had with the ups and downs in your mood and the not wanting to get out of bed situation…maybe it’s time to visit a therapist…I though I was crazy and the only one having these issues with my roller coaster psychology…thank you so much!!!it was the best birthday present for me!!lots of love and hugs❤❤

  39. Stephanie Gomez
    March 1, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    This is so inspiring,& a beautiful story, made my eyes water.
    Wow Serein, you keep climbing the latter. You’ve come such a long way.
    Keep moving forward.

  40. March 1, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I truly enjoyed getting to know you better Serein. You are an amazing and beautiful person inside and out. Congratulations on your success!

    xo
    Dom
    http://www.calibeaute.com

  41. March 1, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Serein,
    I’m so sorry for your loss💜 just know we’re all here for you. Your strength encourages all of us who have not been able to get out of bed due to emotional weight. I struggle with this but have been more functional so people don’t consider it “real” – which makes me more sad. Thank you for your honesty and letting us get to know you better. You’re awesome😙❤ Sending love from your hometown❤❤❤

  42. Arfah
    March 1, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Serein, thank your for your blogpost, your youtube channel and sharing beauty tips from inside to outside. I too go through bouts of depression and i feel like i can relate to what you write and share. Its so awesome to read about how life was back in the days and how you started off in the beauty scene. By the way, i’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom is in a better place now. She is a beautiful soul. I’m so happy i subscribed. Although i dont do much reading with 4 kids and all..i do make time to read your posts and i watch your videos while i cook and do housechores..how bout dahh? Haha xoxoxo

  43. Barb C.
    March 1, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Serein Thank you for sharing your story with us I consider you an important part of my life. I am going through alot lately and you really have helped me smile and inspire me to put some make up on even though I am not going anywhere and it always makes me feel better.. I am so grateful for your videos blogs they truly have helped me. Lots of love oxox…

  44. Donita (Jewel Rose on YouTube)
    March 1, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Hi Serein, firstly, please except my condolence on losing your Mother. May her soul Rest in peace. Serein, she will always be with you, and I pray that you gain strength & comfort from the beautiful memories that you shared with her! I can already glimpse that from you mentioning her here, & you honoring her by using her name for the password! I am so glad I am now an avid fan of yours thru watching Madison Miller’s videos! Thank you for letting me peek into your world, & for being yourself, most of all! I look forward to all that you have to offer, & add to my knowledge base! I am much older than you (57!!) and have recently decided to live for myself, FINALLY:) Makeup was almost taboo for me- first my Father, & then my husband! Both objected to its use. Now I am loving it!! So you see-you are touching lives out there! Thank you! Wishing you the best in everything & above all, I wish you peace, & healing! Lots of love!

  45. Kelly
    March 1, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Serein you are so beautiful inside and out. Thank you for sharing. Your positivity and commitment to what you do is so inspiring.

  46. March 1, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    So glad to have read your story and I am so sorry about your Mom 🙁
    You are probably the only blogger I actually do follow often, I think because you are very real and genuine.
    Looking forward to more content creator articles as well!

  47. Tammie Lalone
    March 1, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I love watching you almost daily. I’m learning so much about skin care and makeup. I’ve become so obsessed with it and am finding it’s a very expensive hobby/habit :). Thank you for teaching me and keeping me company. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. We’re all here for you and will help you get through this most difficult time.

  48. Nancy Webb
    March 1, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I almost forgot to say that I’m so sorry about your loss! I’m keeping you & your family in my prayers always!!

  49. Nancy Webb
    March 1, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I love seeing these pictures of you, serein! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  50. kher2gac
    March 1, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I loved and enjoyed reading this and getting to know you just a tad bit more. You are amazing and strong. We love you for that. ❤

  51. Lizbeth Corona
    March 1, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    If any of you that are reading this are going through something hard or just feel like giving up know that God loves you so much and you matter in this world no matter what anybody says. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, INTELLIGENT, AND MOST OF ALL AN AMAZING PERSON. I know whoever reads this doesn’t know me and I probably don’t know you lol but I know one thing and that is that God does not make mistakes and he made each and every one of us with a purpose and we matter. I love you. remember you matter!!!

  52. Amirah Hanum
    March 1, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Pleasure to meet you Serein! You shared so much about yourself. It’s very sweet and friendly. I wish I could visit the West coast, from your vlogs, it looks like a wonderful place. Hopefully I can visit there sometime and see you in person, then I can share my story with you too 🙂

  53. Lizbeth Corona
    March 1, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for this girl!!! I love how no matter what I can call you a friend. Yes you are a YouTuber but you are so much more then that to me. When I’m feeling down or sometimes feel like God is throwing the weirdest things at me I watch your videos. I love how happy you are and smiling. I pray that God can continue to use you and I pray for each and every person that meets you gets to meet the real you and not the one haters talk about or negative people. Continue to spread positivity beautiful and I am so sorry about your mom. I am 100% confident she is with the Lord rejoicing in heaven and dancing and singing. She is no longer in pain. I love you girl. Even though we may never meet I know God will use your platform for so many great more things to come and I will continue to pray for you gorgeous. Thank you for the wonderful newsletters. I love how I get to learn more about you with each one I read. This one by far drew me in so deep that I felt like you were my neighbor and I’ve known you for years lol love ya God bless

  54. Luukia
    March 1, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Amazing😘 So nice to learn so much more about you. Your such a strong person and my heart goes out to you. Congratulations on all your success. I enjoy watching your videos as they are so helpful and informative and I love watching all your pr unboxing I think that is just so cool to try on a test so many different things. Thank you for being you.

  55. Sharmain Tang
    March 1, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Hi Serein, I’ve been a long time subscriber of yours and I think you know it too and once again I send my love and condolences to you for having lost your mum.

    I always look forward to your videos and blog posts because I can feel how much effort and sincerity you put into each of them and I wanna thank you for always being real! I want the best for you and I can’t wait to see what else you’re going to achieve in the months and years!

    xoxo

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