Why Betsy rarely wears makeup

Betsy tried a popular brand of cream blush. But she ended up overdoing it 😅 maybe next time, Betsy. One day, you’ll achieve your perfect rosy glow.

Webcomic created with Procreate app.

This post was inspired by a real life event. And sometimes, my husband reminds me and pokes fun of the situation 🤣

In case if you haven’t seen my Instagram stories and my tweets, I usually talk about how much I adore Glossier. Note that this blog post isn’t sponsored by them. I simply love their products because they work well for me. 

One Sunday morning, I woke up late and I was in a rush to get dressed to go out grocery shopping. Luckily, I’ve already simplified my makeup routine because my focus has been on skincare. I’m a believer on the “less is more” philosophy. Anyways, I had samples from Glossier to try out their Cloud Paint (in shade Dawn). I didn’t realize they gave a generous amount of the Cloud Paint. So when I applied it on my cheeks, it ended up making it super orange. Totally my fault because (1) I wasn’t wearing glasses and (2) I was super groggy.

When my husband saw that I was struggling to wipe off the excess, he couldn’t help but laugh. Then he noted, “You really do look like Betsy struggling with her plushy mittens on wiping away the blush.” And that’s where the idea of this comic came from 😅 Overall, I rarely worry about looking overdone with Glossier since their products makes me look put together and confident to face the day ahead.

Some of my collection from Glossier. 

On the bright side – I had the pleasure in visiting the Glossier flagship store in NYC a couple of weeks ago. Truly worth the experience and wait if you want to check out their products. Also, their decor is super cute.

If you’ve been on the fence in trying out Glossier, you can use my link here to take 10% off your first purchase.

Do you use Glossier? Have you ever had any makeup blunders when getting ready to go out? Let me know in the comments below!



What Doesn’t Spark Joy (an update about the website)

Yes, I know the Marie Kondo reference is being overused but…this is the best way I can explain my decision on the direction of this blog.

TL;DR: I no longer have the social media, donation, comics page and merchandise page under @lotuscow. All of the posts will be shared at my original creative space @redlotusdesignz. 

Long Story ( be sure to have some popcorn 🍿):

For those who are aware – I started the blog and comics under the social media accounts @lotuscow around October 2018. Aside from posting the comics on the blog, I’ve also done so on the social media channels and LINE Webtoon. While it was great, I ended up feeling overwhelmed in updating the content on a separate account when it was meant to be part of my original design account under @redlotusdesignz.

The idea behind Lotus Cow Comics came from at the time when I developed the app Lotus Cow around 2012-2013 (on the iOS and Android platforms). Eventually, I ended up removing it from the store due to conflicts with the original coding. Around that time, I also had a comic series featuring Betsy the Cow (originally known as Moo Times of Betsy) prior to discontinuing the series as I felt discouraged with my art style.

A couple of years later, I revisited the idea and decided to give it a shot – only this time, with a focus on mental health, body positivity and being an introvert. What I love about posting on the blog is the ability to connect with others who are in the same boat as I am and being able to share my experiences.

Rest assured – the comics will remain on this website. Due to the rise of art theft via social media channels, I am keeping them on the WordPress platform as I currently have the plugin to disable right clicking on the image and text. Yes, I know the workaround from others would be to take a screenshot of the comics and reshare them without any credit. My only request is that if you do see the comics, please be sure to have them pointed back to this domain. It’s good karma (and common sense) 😊.

I want to thank everyone who took the time to follow me on my old accounts. My hope is that this change will be more accessible to those who want to continue reading my comics circling these topics. The blog posts will be shared on the new social media channels under @redlotusdesignz. Additionally, I encourage everyone to subscribe to the list where you’ll be notified via email whenever I post on the website.

Let’s keep continuing with the journey, together.