Happy Monday! What better way to start the week then with a new video? Watch Top 5 New In Beauty Video, CLICK HERE. You will also find the September Giveaway in today's video and post. Currently I'm in NYC for work. Instead of my normal New In Beauty Monthly video, I have filmed a curated top 5 for you. Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to follow my travels on Instagram @sereinwu and MoreSerein on YouTube.
As you may know, the past year has been a challenging one for me. As September arrives, I find myself reflecting during my five year anniversary. Five years ago, my mom first told me her health problems might be critical. She wanted to postpone surgery till after our wedding. I did not want her to. My uncle had major surgery and could not make it to our wedding. He had been fighting cancer for almost 10 years. It was getting bad. I finally had enough of dealing with my abusive father and refused to tolerate it anymore. During what was suppose to be the happiest time of my life, many things were also happening. Things I didn't really know how to process.
We had a beautiful wedding, I married the only man for me and it was the happiest time of my life, but also one of the hardest emotionally. Shortly after the wedding was when I fell into one of the worst depressions of my life. It was through all this that I discovered blogging and YouTube. Looking back and realizing that it's been five years is surreal. I've grown in so many ways. While I have grown and healed some of the old wounds, there are new ones now.
I want to take this time to thank you. Thank you for being here. For reading and watching. Thank you for reaching out when my mom had her stroke. When I lost her this year, you were there. This community has kept me going. When I started this blog and my channel I wanted to create a community that enjoyed something simple. I wanted to have a positive group of people that could share their interest in beauty and forget the problems we deal with in our daily lives for a few minutes. Never did I imagine how this community would also be here for me. How it would keep me going during the hardest times. These giveaways are just a small gesture from me as a thank you.
Thank you for letting your followers into your life, you have been there by being such a positive and loving person and influence on my life since I found your channel a few years ago, as I went through some things of a similar nature, it was comforting to hear your out-tro on your video, it means more than you know. In some ways I think we feel like you are family, and I don’t find it odd to say that I love you for being there, and for letting us be there. Much love and light!
Thank you so much Cindy for sharing. I’m so sorry to hear you have gone through something similar. My only hope is that you know you are not alone. When I shared what I had been dealing with or dealing with the outpour of support was overwhelming. It also made me realize so many of you have gone through things we rarely talk about, but it is comforting to know you are not alone.
Serein, I am so happy to read your posts, you are one of the beautiful person that have a big heart and inspires all people around you. You are so strong emotionally. I remember when you did a video after you lost your mom. and I was saying to my self, how strong a person can be and have the courage to do videos for us. Really appreciate you so much!! Love from NYC🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😘😘❤️❤️
Thank you so much Mariana, it’s been tough, but this community has kept me going. It was so lovely to meet you and I appreciate the support more than I can ever express.
Seriously, what an amazing post! What you have done here is incredible. You have done more than just have a channel or a blog and talk about products. You have created a wonderful community of people who love to learn and share together. I know this year has been insane and difficult but you have come out on the other side a stronger woman. You always try to stay positive and move forward and that speaks volumes. I love watching your videos and reading your posts. You have also always been there for us and we can’t thank you enough for it! I appreciate you so much!!
Thank you so much Ashley! Thank you for all the support and always commenting, I see them! Thank you for being apart of this community!
Cheers to a new year babe! congrats love
Serein, very honestly, I started out with some other Beauty Gurus, but now you are abt the only person I really look at on YouTube. Why? Because you are real, true to yourself, & above all honest! I love reading your blogs for many reasons. You are old enough to be my daughter, yet I have learned so much from you!
You are a lot stronger than you think! What you need to do, which helped me, is to not have expectations…especially from family, & friends. That way there are no disappointments. I wish I knew this years ago!! Truly learn to love yourself wholeheartedly, then you don’t need anyone’s approval. You are unique & so blessed to be so beautiful (inside, & out- sounds like a cliche, I know! But true here!)! I pray that overtime, which you will, you get stronger in many ways. You have some awesome followers, sending you great vibes, & blessing! Enjoy the moment. May God guide you always! Lots of love, & a big hug!! Take care of you!!
I am so happy to hear how much you enjoy my content. I truly appricate the continued support. Thank you so much!
I’m so grateful to have found you and your videos, and I’m also very grateful that you do what you do ! You’ve taught me so much in the way of knowing what products to put on my face and body, and I truly appreciate you !
Love you bunches !
Susie, thank you so much for your comment. It truly means a lot.
What a beautiful post Serein! Thank you for being here. This has been an incredibly hard year, and your content has helped me in so many ways. I’ll forever be grateful
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment Joselyn!