My name is Christina, and I am a food blogger, makeup and beauty blogger, lifestyle blogger, and amateur photographer in Dubai, UAE. I have been blogging for a total of 11 years now, so since I was 16 years old, I’ve been writing about all sorts of things for my readers.
I graduated as an Occupational Therapist at Grant MacEwan University, in Canada, which is my real life job.
I was born and raised in Canada but my background is Chinese and Cambodian. Currently, I am living with my husband, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Who and what does xotina143 mean? Well the username is significant to me as Tina is my nickname of course, the “xo” part was something that I used to hear my parents say a lot and for them, xo was their favourite alcoholic beverage. Whenever I saw the bottle of the “xo Hennessy” in their display case, it was just so beautiful and I had always seen it at Cambodian wedding receptions. This alcoholic beverage is a big deal in my culture. I didn’t associate it as “hugs and kisses,” which is the international meaning behind it. The “143” is special to me as my close friend of many years used to say it to me, and I never knew what it meant until he explained that it meant “I love you – 1 letter in I, 4 letters in love, and 3 in you.”
I am a lover of makeup, and I would consider myself as a self taught makeup artist, who dyes her own hair, does her own gel nails, and style my own self. I have had over 15 years of experience as I did have my own business but now I do it all just for myself and showcase it on the blog and Instagram.
I love to travel and even sightsee at the places I currently live in as there is always something new to look at in each part of the city. My goal is to travel the world and find the most unique spots to photograph.
For more beauty, fashion, and my traveling adventures, follow my instagram, @xotina.