Hi! I'm Catalina, a part-time online blogger and youtuber, originally from... well, for now, let's say New York City.  In my free time I enjoy traveling, animal photography, cooking and museum hopping. 

In 2006, I first started this blog as a personal blog, which grew into a school project for a Japanese class in college.  During my senior year in college I started youtubing under the unsername cl2425.  I needed a corresponding blog that could substitute my youtube activity and this blog was naturally converted to fulfill that need.   With an intention to be used as a 'haul and review' blog, the main objective of this blog was, and still is, to deliver great quality photos, honest reviews and a good level of engagement with the readers. 

Born in Albuquerque, NM, I have resided in Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; Seoul, Korea; Hwasoon, Korea; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA;  New York, NY; Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA.  While growing up, I spent most of my time in the states with an exception of a couple of years in Korea.  At the current moment, I am working/living in sunny Los Angeles, CA.

Other than makeup and online activities, I try to participate in saving endangered wildlife animals.  Out of all, I am especially interested in saving penguins, snow leopards, parrots and polar bears.  As an avid animal lover (and based on personal values), I've been a vegetarian since 2008. 

My life long activities have been a melange of creative endeavors.  Other than online blogging and youtubing, I have written and published three novels when I was a teen, and have also wrote numerous columns for various magazines in Korea.  When I was a kid, I happened to be one of the 'singing kids' in various English-Korean educational programs in Korea.