Friday, 12 April 2013

On hiatus

Hi,
I'm taking a break from blogging and I don't have any plans to resume in the near future. It's basically a loss of interest in makeup and with that, there's not much point in continuing. I very much appreciate all who have been reading and checking back regularly. It's been a long journey and I've enjoyed it, but it's time to move on when something doesn't excite you anymore. Thank you for reading and all my best wishes.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my, i have been loving your blog for so long! nonetheless, I am happy to have been on a makeup journey with you for the past 2 years and all the best!

shopaholic said...

Hiya!

I've been checking on your blog every other day and wondered what might have happened.

Totally respect your decision. We move on as time passes.

No matter what interest(s) you have taken up, all the best to you.

Cheers from Singapore!

Anonymous said...

Really sad that you will no longer be blogging. Best wishes and it's been a joy reading!

Anonymous said...

It's really sad to hear that you will no longer be blogging. It's been a joy reading!

Maria said...

Thank you for this update. Glad to know you are okay :) I will miss your post, but I completely understand your decision- I have been feeling the same way lately about makeup. No point in doing something you no longer enjoy.
Take care & good luck in whatever you do!
xo Maria

Phoebe said...

Hi Haru,

I noticed that you had been quiet for quite some time so I was just about to drop by and leave a comment to check on you - only to see your 'goodbye' post :(

My heartfelt thanks to you for starting this wonderful blog! I have truly, tremendously enjoyed reading your posts over the last few years. I love your pics, swatches, and spot-on honest product reviews. Because of you, I got to know about amazing products which I would not have tried out otherwise.

A big THANK YOU to you :) You will certainly be missed!

All the best,
Phoebe

Anonymous said...

Oh no! For years, your blog was my favorite site for finding out about Japanese products and I checked it daily. I totally understand how some interests change through time. Do you have any recommendations for sites out there now that feature news in English about new Japanese releases? I hope that you'll come back to blogging some day and best of luck to you whatever you decide to do.

Citrine said...

Have fun on your break! There is really no point blogging if it's not fun for you. And frankly, I kind of lost interest in blogs where the owner herself has lost her sparks and enthusiasm (but keep on blogging just for the heck of blogging)...So, do whatever makes you happy.

There were times that I felt that my stash has gotten way too big (that I have hit the "critical mass" before my drawers and my brain explode...) or sometime I lost interest. I always ended up going back because it always feels nice having an audience to mumble to (not to mention, after-meal drugstore drips gives me a good excuse to exercise)and that...I still enjoys buying cheap toys. I realized that even when I run out of new products to reviews, I always have something girl-related to vent off. I guess a beauty-blog doesn't necessarily has to be filled about product reviews or news...

FacesBySarah said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

:'(
say it isnt so!

galpal.hi said...

Take care and good luck in all of your future endeavors!

*Kat*

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!

How on earth did you go from scarily makeup-addicted to having no interest at all??

Barbara Gaspar said...

Im sorry that you are leaving, I visited your blog daily because I loved your reviews and the different makeup you were into. But I totally understand your reasons, if it does not interest you anymore no point of forcing it upon yourself. I get like that sometimes where I say to myself wow I'm never going to use up all this makeup I need to stop buying hehe. I will miss you!!!
-Barbara Gaspar

The Unprofessional Beauty Blog said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog, and it's sad to hear this. Hopefully sometimes in the future, you may consider blogging again :)

Yumeko said...

i will miss your updates and posts dearly
am hoping i will still catch u online from time to time!
take care sweetie!

Sara said...

Aww, it will be a pity as I love reading your posts but I understand! Though beauty blogging still or not hope to catch up with you once you are back! :)

LauraLeia said...

Oh no! You'll be missed. :( I've always enjoyed reading your updates on the latest beauty items, and I'm really sad to hear that you won't be continuing to blog. >_<
Anyway, all the best to you, Haru!

Anonymous said...

this is unexpected, but anyways best wishes and gd luck !

maybe u wanna blog abt other stuff?
always a pleasure to read ur blog.

or ah capp wanna blog abt makeup?

cheers !

. : * justine * : . said...

Hope to still see your beautiful flower and food pictures on Twitter and Instagram but understandable if you take a step back from those as well. Stay healthy and happy and in touch! I will miss seeing your posts! *hugs*

Angel Feliciano said...

oh I am sad about this, I read your blog regularly although I don't comment much.

Thank you for everything and I wish you all the best <3 Take care!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for over a year now and I've really enjoyed all your blog posts on upcoming collections and reviews of products. I just want to let you know how much I appreciated your time and efforts to share your thoughts with us. I understand that when you lose interest in something it is hard to continue. I do hope that some time later that you'll start this blog again. Take Care! :)

The Driveller Kate said...

oh, Iris :(

I understand, and hope the spark comes back at some point. I will miss your blog like woah, though -- it was one of the very first I read and inspired me to start.

Best wishes :*

Maria @ Vintage Gulab said...

Aw, I'm sad to see this. I hope you start blogging again whenever you're ready because your posts will be missed. =(

archtenshi66 said...

I loved ur quick updates n looks! I have u on my makeup reading list. its too bad that you wont blog anymore. Good luck on your future plans.

Anonymous said...

Too bad! I have you as my daily makeup reads.I really enjoyed your fast asian makeup updates. Good luck in the future!!!

Jeeyun said...

I have been reading for five years and always opened my email subscription to your updates.

Thanks for always having great blog posts!

Wishing you every happy thing in life!

Katina said...

Hi Iris I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do. YOu rekindled my interest in makeup!! I hope one day you decide to blog again !!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your all articles. Since I enjoy reading your blog almost everyday, it's sad that you quit blogging. I hope you enjoy your life and hope you find next things you're passionate about! Love from Tokyo, take care

Bellyhead said...

I've enjoyed your blog for a long time and think it's a wonderful resource! Thank you for all your hard work and hope one day to see you on the blog again.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I've followed you for years and years. Hope you'll have fun doing something else. It was great to have you!

bogof said...

That's a real shame! I've really missed your blog these last few weeks. I checked for you everyday, so I'm glad you have only lost interest and it's nothing more serious.

I wanted to say just how much I've enjoyed your blog. I've been reading for at least 4 years. You always write so intelligently and honestly. I admired your energy to work, travel, live and blog so intensely. I also appreciated that you liked diverse brands and strong colours. There really is no one else like you.

Good luck with everything!

Sabrina said...

I wish you the best in your future endeavors!!! I am so sad to hear you are stopping your blog but understand that you are moving on - I hope you will consider writing again in the future! I've loved reading your blog everyday.

Moni said...

I almost imagined something like that, but I fully understand. Best of Luck :)

I do hope we'll still keep in touch in some other ways :)!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Haru,

I understand where your coming from as i also go from a makeup addict to someone who just lost interest in collecting so many items, esp. when i know i will end up not using them and wasting money. I have since gave most of them away, still it's a heartpain thing for me.

Think probably having and spending on family would be better than on makeup items, all the best ya!

thika said...

you still can write anything you like
maybe about your life? food? photograp or something new ?
but yeah its depends on yors :)
i've been reading your blog since years ago and I really like your review, hope oneday you'll continue to write blog again and bring something new ;)

Cath said...

It's a loss to us. You always have the best updates!
Hope to see you with your new passion soon!

so_popo said...

Hi, Just want to say I love rand enjoy reading your blog. Not only about the beauty stuff but also on your marriage/ travels and the beautiful flowers pictures you've taken.
Respect your descission to go on a hiatus and may you find true happiness in life. ;)

Anonymous said...

Shocking! I'll miss your updates, particularly those specific to Singapore :( take care!

sophia said...

I hope the interest will come back to you someday! Your blog has always been amazing, honest, straight from the heart and no pretense, so very refreshing. Catch up when you are back okay!

The Einjeru said...

All the best!! Really enjoyed your blog for about a year or two :)

LuLuMa said...

I did enjoy your posting. All the best to you.

Elaine said...

Hello Iris,
I had been reading your blog for many years and really enjoy the updates.
All the best and Take care! :)

Anonymous said...

hiya

thanks for the wonderful post. You have been an inspiration and i enjoyed all your posts~

all the best and take care. You will be sorely missed~

*hugs*

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking your blog for years. Thanks for all the great posts and all the best!

Anonymous said...

I have really been enjoying reading your blogs, I'll miss your posts but happy for whatever decision you've made. Good on you. All the best!! Love from Australia

Vichaya said...

I totally understand that as I myself also have lost interest for sometime already. Wish you the best of luck on your new journey! :)

Liz G. said...

Good luck. You will be missed!

Esther said...

I have been quietly following your blog since 2009! *gasp*

Sad that you are taking a hiatus. Hope you are ok.
Just want to say my thanks to you for all your interesting blog entries since 2009! Take care...

Jem said...

This is very sad to read but I understand, I discovered your blog a couple of months ago and really liked it.
If you create a new blog about any other hobby you may have let us now :)
Good luck! it was a pleasure to read you

Love from Peru

Anonymous said...

Oh Iris, I will miss your blog posts!! I hope you'll come back, but I understand, and hope you're doing well otherwise! :)

choka162 said...

Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this blog! I've had such a wonderful time seeing all these things through your eyes and you've introduced me to so many amazing things. I hope you have joy in your future path. Thank you!!!


Don't forget you can always come back ;)

Ren said...

Your blog is one of my favorite blog out there, thank you for all these years providing us many insights into japanese make up and your stash. I really hope that one day you will continue this blog but nonetheless I'm respecting your decision and best wishes for you :)

prettynais said...

dear iris,
im sad to hear of your decision but i wish you all the best in whatever you choose to do :)
your blog is one of the first that i followed for years and has been an inspiration to me much.
i really enjoyed your honest reviews and lifestyle blog posts.

thanks iris and once again, all the best.

Anonymous said...

Oh rouge deluxe!
One of the first few beauty blogs I started reading when my obsession with make-up began.
And am still reading.

I always enjoyed reading your posts.
Actually, I understand your loss of excitement and love towards make-up as I myself have gradually experienced that after like 3-4 years of obsession.

However, Im still very sad to see you leave the world of beauty blogging.
Thank you for sharing your love for make-up with us through the years.

God bless and all the best in your other endeavours! <3

dark nyx said...

I noticed you hadn't updated in a while and one night I received an update only to see your good bye. =[

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being such a great blogger. I really enjoyed reading your posts over years, especially the ones about the new Japanese makeup collections.

I'm glad everything is okay and I wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

Dear Iris

I enjoy reading your blog for years although I hardly express my comments. Thank you so much for all your wonderful updates on makeup. I wish you happiness always.

All the best from Virginia Chong

saltvinegar said...

Have a great holiday and thanks for the journey so far..

R. said...

I've been following your blog since 2007, when I first got into makeup seriously. It's been such a long time of great posts from you, so thank you for all the effort and time you spent on the blog. It was definitely appreciated by fellow beauty addicts! I totally understand losing interest in makeup as I've felt that way over the last few years, and am glad that you are leaving to do something else you enjoy more. Life is too short. All the best in whatever you choose to do, and my very best wishes.

britishbeautyblogger said...

I am so sorry to hear this.. you were one of the first blogs I followed and an inspiration x

Anonymous said...

I always checked your blog for makeup news, but loved posts of your travel and quirky personality. Will miss. Makeup blogs aren't what they used to be, but hope you return or move on to new interests!

Anonymous said...

It's sad that it came a day for you to lose your interest in blogging. It was always exciting to see new posts up and I always wondered how you keep up to date with everything!

Thank you for being a great blogger, and hopefully you may return in the future if you change your mind.

xoxo

manman said...

Your blog post is always helpful and up-to-date.
It's sad for me not having any future beauty post from you, but I wish you luck in finding your new interest and take a good rest please. If you can, please update your latest thoughts and posts them on your blog, beauty or non-beauty are equally important.

Joyce September said...

Hey Iris,

Hopefully you'll get back into the blogging groove eventually, at your own pace of course. In the meantime, chill out and enjoy your travels.

Keep in touch! (PS, I've lost your number)

Best wishes,
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoy your new life, and thanks for your blog in last few years

Sam

Jaslyn said...

oh dear! i love yr blog alot & always come to your blog for makeup advices. but still, i wish you all the best & thanks for having this blog!! :)

Carina said...

I've always meant to leave a comment on this post, but I guess I never got to. I love, love, love your blog. I do think it's quite set apart from most and I appreciate all the work you've put into it. I'm starting to get into Japanese cosmetics myself and I would have loved to have gushed right along with you. Anyway, thank you for everything and I hope you have a lovely time away from blogging. We will miss you. :) Carina

Anonymous said...

best wishes. you are the only blogger that i follow.

deeyiah said...

Hi Haru, sorry to hear that you will be taking a hiatus. Will miss your blog very very much. Your blog is the go-to blog for cosmetics for me. I really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for writing all these years. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Hi Haru,

I will miss your blog very very much. Thank you for writing all these years. Your efforts are very much appreciated by me.

Just want to wish you all the best in your other endeavors.

Anonymous said...

All the best Haru! You have been a wonderful blogger and I will miss you. Just want to tell you that the effort you put into this blog is very much appreciated. I had been reading your blog for 3 years and had been your quiet follower all this while.

Cheers from Singapore!!

Anonymous said...

Oh! This is so sad! I found your blog today! And i love it! Well, i'll enjoy your old posts!

p.s.: i'm sorry for any mistakes!my english it's not so good! kiss from brazil!

Bruna

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all these years of makeup articles. I started reading your blog in 2009. Due to skin problem, I myself had stopped using makeup for more 2 years and thus lost interest in makeup too. Anyway, whatever you ae up to next, all the best to you.

Anonymous said...

will miss this blog ! thanks for all the posts. best wishes in everything you do.

Bun Bun Makeup Tips said...

Would love to have you around, but if it doesn't excite you anymore, move on! Take an extended break and all the best! =)

tinabocs said...

wahhh! i really thought you're not gonna come back anymore...when i read this post, i was really sad. i love how you review things. i love your post especially the flowers ^_^

but, whatever your decision will be i know that everybody will respect it :D

j0s1e267 said...

Hi Iris,
I just read this post and I have been your foillower for years. I may not visit as regularly now (less time to do fancy eye make-up with 3 kids to deal with) and don't buy as much now (working from home so I only use make-up on weekends) but your blog is still a go-to for me. Take care Iris and hope that we can still somewhat keep in touch.
Cheers,
Michelle