New Year! 2016 In Review & Looking Forward

serein wu new year 2016 reflection

Happy New Year! I can’t believe Christmas and New Year’s are over! Time just flies by around the holidays. This Christmas I’ve had a lot to reflect on for the past year. With each new year, I like to look back on my disappointments as well as my achievements before moving forward. learned this habit from The Best Year Yet. The Best Year Yet is my go to goal setting book. Now available as an online workshop.



With the new year, I thought it appropriate to share a few highlights from the past year with you. After all, it is thanks to you, that I am where I am today.

1. July Favorites With Tati Westbrook

This is my collaboration with Tati Westbrook of Glam Life Guru on YouTube. One of the most exciting things I have gotten to do because of YouTube. I have respected Tati for years and it was a wonderful moment to be recognized by such a professional and get to work with her. Tati also had me appear on Style Code Live in the August 1st Episode. You can watch it here.Tati Westbrook Serein Wu Style Code Live Amazon

2. How To Pick an Urban Decay Naked Palette Updated 

One of my most popular videos that I made an update to in December 2015 and still one of my highest viewed! My first How To Pick an Urban Decay Naked Palette was created 3 years ago because it was a video I wish I had to watch before buying a palette myself. For 2017, I’ll be doing a LORAC Pro version, so stay tuned!

urban decay naked eyeshadow palette

3. New In Beauty August

It’s no surprise one of the first videos after my collaboration with Tati is also one of my highest viewed videos. In 2016, I started my New In Beauty Series. Each month I share with you new product launches and include a giant bag of beauty goodies as a giveaway. One of my most popular series which I will continue in 2017.

new beauty make up for ever

4. How To Pick a Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

You really do love review videos that help you compare different palettes with swatches and breakdowns! This video focuses on all the different Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palettes.

Too Faced Serein Wu

5. Sephora VIB Sale Haul & Recommendations

My haul videos are a favorite on my channel. This video is all about what I picked up before the Sephora VIB Sale as well as recommendations. This past year I was able to team up with Ebates to offer a giveaway for two $100 gift cards to Sephora. You can bet I’ll be doing a ton more giveaways in 2017. Also if you shop online, make sure to sign up for Ebates! I use it myself and love it!

sephora vib sale haul


There have been a lot of changes on YouTube, blogging, and the social media world. As I get to know my audience, YOU, I have learned many of you are content creators yourself.



In 2017 I will be starting the Content Creator Tips Series here on the blog. My growth on YouTube has been slow and steady, but I hope to help you by sharing my tips as well as doing subscriber features in my Monthly Newsletter and so much more! Make sure you are subscribed to the monthly newsletter and opt in for Content Creator Tips. Check the sidebar or bottom of this post to sign up.


Along with exclusive content for newsletter subscribers, I will be offering exclusive giveaways for my subscribers! Hubs and I are working hard to make sure we give back as much as we can in the new year.


In the new year we have a ton of guests lined up for Behind the Beauty, a weekly podcast you can download or stream. Each episode is focused on a guest in the beauty and/or fashion industry. So far the response has been wonderful and we can’t wait to keep building the podcast for you.

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  1. Kristina Blarek
    January 8, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I hope you have an amazing 2017 Serein!!! I love love love haul videos, and I love your new in beauty videos. As a blind viewer it helps so much hearing from a honest person about new launches and things coming out. Versus going into Ulta or Sephora and a salesperson telling me anything just to buy a product ? I can’t wait for what’s in store on your channel in 2017! ?

  2. Jo Vee
    January 7, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    So a while ago (November or December) you snapped about how to sign up for podcasts. 24 hours went by….and snaps are gone and I didn’t have time to sign up. I follow you on all other social media (cause you’re that awesome) and I want to find out about your podcasts to see if I would like that too….but it’s complicated. Can you make a blog with step by step instructions on how to use it? I don’t even know how to use iTunes !! I think I have to go through iTunes to sign up for your podcasts right? I’m so clueless….

  3. Vivian
    January 6, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I have been so inspired by you and want to start my own beauty blog, do you have any tips and advice for people wanting to explore this?

  4. Julia white
    January 5, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I have enjoyed reading this Serein and look forward to all the things you have planned for this year.

    • Serein Wu
      January 5, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much for reading!

  5. January 2, 2017 / 10:27 am

    So much new stuff to look forward to in 2017! Love your bag & boots by the way

    • Serein Wu
      January 5, 2017 / 1:51 am

      Thank you so much for reading! Hope you have a happy new year! Here’s to 2017.

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