About Me

Hi, I'm Eliza.

Maria Eliza Pineda, actually. 21 years of age, but still Peter Pan-ing through life like a boss (or not). I am a lover of books, fashion, taking photos, movies, makeup, acting, and music.

So that’s the brief, boring introduction. But if you want, let’s get into the messy bits, shall we?

I have very eclectic taste in music. Everything from boybands, folk, to really weird horror music.

I like creepy things. I love cemeteries, skulls, death, lightning, ghosts, scary movies, and basically all things creepy. I hate bugs, though, so maybe not all things creepy.

I sing. I’ve made covers before but I deleted them all because I don’t like listening to my singing voice. I don’t know. Don’t ask.

I dance. But I’m not a dancer.

I act. I’ve been acting since I was about 4 years old and some of you may already know me from that.

I write, very inconsistently (as some of you may already know from that Tumblr of mine that I basically update twice a year), but I’m hoping to change that.

I dabbled in basically everything as a kid. I swam, did ballet, taekwondo, some other form of martial art I can’t remember, and piano. I was good at all of them but never actually pursued anything.

I am messy. Very messy. So don’t expect any room tours or d├ęcor blog posts. It’s just not happening. Unless you want to see tissues and clothes scattered everywhere. Not very Pinterest.

I procrastinate. A lot. So bear with me on this whole blogging thing. Please nag me to post regularly.

I love books. Fantasies and dystopians are probably my favorite - I love me some out of this world writing - but I will pretty much read anything. Whether it’s from horror-king Mr. Stephen King or some cheesy, rom-com, chick-fic from Sophie Kinsella.

I love makeup. I didn't used to, I kind of used to despise makeup, but now I'm obsessed with it and probably spend way too much money on makeup.

I love fashion. I wouldn't say I'm an expert or anything, but I do love styling different outfits together. I go as far as planning my outfit days before I actually go out. Then again, there are way too many days I just throw a t-shirt and shorts on, as well. I guess it really just depends. As for my style, I guess I can say that I like classic, timeless pieces. I like a lot of black and white and gray. I also like simplicity. But that's not to say I don't mix it up once in a while. I guess it really just depends on my mood. Sometimes I'm a bit hipster, sometimes grungy, sometimes lazy-chic, sometimes feminine, sometimes simple, and sometimes I put a bit more color into my wardrobe.

I’m an introvert. I’m not really that good at getting out of the house and doing things. I love my bed and my books. I’m kind of (really) socially awkward, but I still manage to make friends quite easily. But I do manage to come off as cold quite often. I promise I’m not. I’m just awkward. I kind of wish I was more extroverted, but it is what it is.

I’m quite not emotional. Don’t get me wrong, I love a sappy chick-flick as much as the next person, and I will cry my eyes out. But as far as real life situations, I’m quite chill about things. Or maybe I just hide things really well. You will never know.

About this blog

Blogging isn’t really a new thing for me, as some of you may already know from that ol’ Tumblr of mine. The problem is, I update the thing about twice a year. 

I wish I was exaggerating.

I’ve always wanted to take blogging and writing more seriously. Even more so recently when I started getting into fashion and beauty. I’ve been following a lot of beauty bloggers for a little while now, and I’ve found myself having so much fun and so interested reading about their thoughts and experiences. I started thinking to myself, “I wanna do that.” But as I’ve already mentioned above during our little get-to-know-me session, I am a very particularly skilled procrastinator, and a Tumblr blog is just too non-committal and easily dismissed for someone like me. I needed a bit more of a push.

Therefore, one stormy night in September 2015, as I was sitting on my laptop with nothing to do, I impulsively decided to buy my own web domain and design a new blog. I figured, hey, if I spend a whole lot of time trying to perfect this site and actually put a hell of a lot of effort into it, that will probably make me a lot more determined to take this blogging thing more seriously. And thus, elizapineda.com was born, and here we are.

Well, hey, I’m looking forward to this whole blogging adventure thing.

Thanks for reading this and I hope you got to know me and got a glimpse of what to expect on this blog a little bit more. See you in my next post!


Photo credits: Alvin Chua