Hi hi! My name is Tina Rebecca Ko. Call me Tina, T, or T-Ko. The birth of the xotinarebecca blog began with my dream to be a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogger, never having the motivation to do so, aaand finally taking action to start one.
➳ M A K E U P
My obsession with makeup started on the day I came across the beauty community on YouTube. I was probably a freshman in high school. The first makeup tutorial I watched was from a girl called Laura. Sorry, I don’t remember her channel name. To be honest, I un-subscribed because I lost interest in her videos and she wasn’t consistent with uploading. The second person I came across was Blair Fowler! Her channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/juicystar07. To this day, her everyday neutral makeup tutorial has been my go-to eye look!
I’ve gotten compliments on my makeup from friends and strangers (like from Starbucks baristas I didn’t even know haha) before. I’m no expert on makeup. I just reallyyy love it. Please no comments saying that I don’t need makeup because I already look pretty without it. Let’s be real, I bet every single girl who wears makeup is tired of hearing that. It gets on my nerves. Look, I believe that I am beautiful from the outside without any trace of makeup on, but I also believe that makeup is to be used to enhance my already pretty features, to give me an extra boost of confidence, and to allow me to have some fun + experiment with it.
With xotinarebecca, you should be expecting to see posts on makeup products that I dig and makeup products that just don’t work out for me, whether they be beauty products I purchase myself or beauty products that I receive from Influenster, complimentary for testing purposes.
➳ F A S H I O N
I don’t know how many fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, but I bet its a whole lot. You know how some people have a certain solid style such as preppy, western, bohemian, or goth? Well, I personally don’t have one solid style that I stick with. I’m that kind of person who would mainly look at Pinterest for inspiration. For example, I want to wear a light green coat. All I know is that it’s perfect to wear during the summertime or springtime, but I don’t know what to pair it with, so I would head straight to Pinterest and type in the search bar something similar to “how to wear a green coat.” A week ago, I was pulled into a whole bunch of sales online such as Nordstrom’s anniversary sale and Free People’s 50% off sale price sale. I’ve also been using some coupon codes from Retail Me Not (download that app on your smartphone if you haven’t already) on Forever 21’s website! I’d like to blame all the fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, for making me spend a lot of money on clothes and jewelry haha.
Ever since I started stepping up my fashion game on my senior year of high school, I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on the things that I wore… not only said to me in person, but also in my yearbook! Here are what some of my friends mentioned in my yearbook (and yes I’m keeping them anonymous haha):
“You’re so cute, your outfit everyday is like a Hollywood model.”
“Also, did I mention I love your sense of fashion? Well, I do!”
“I ♡ your style and I hope you never change.”
“Btw I love all of your outfits you wear! ♡”
I used to be true to the saying “dress to impress,” but really, I want to dress to inspire. With xotinarebecca, you should be expecting to see pictures and descriptions of clothing and jewelry worn on me.
➳ L I F E S T Y L E
This can mean a lot of things for my blog. It can be anything from me sharing recipes that I tried out, my favorite foods, and my favorite drinks, OR me talking about my faith, being a student at Azusa Pacific University, vacation trips, music, volunteer opportunities that I’ve taken on, aaand the list goes on.
With xotinarebecca, you will learn more about me, aside from makeup and fashion me.
On my blog’s homepage, all of my social media will be linked above except for my Snapchat! My Snapchat user name is tinarko
I’m excited to see where xotinarebecca will go! Thank you so much.
T I N A