Thursday, April 28, 2011

Make-Up Haul: Lorac, Smashbox, Calvin Klien & Philosophy!

I am sorry if you don't like "hauls." I hope it makes you feel better knowing that I worked my ass off at a job I am mostly miserable at to be able to afford all this crap. 
Plus, I sometimes feel I buy things I don't see a lot of people talking about. 
It's nice to try new things. 

If you want swatches or reviews, let me know.
Otherwise, I most likely will have reviews on all this soon.



Lorac 3D Multiplex Mascara 



Smashbox Masquerade Eyeshadow Pallet and Illuminating Blush Thing.. I don't know what it's called. Bad blogging. Bad.  


Lorac 3D Liquid Luster 


Philosophy Illuminating Powder 




Um... let's see.
2 cream shadows in Silver and Green. 
Single eye shadow in some sort of Green.
A lip linger in a natural pink color. 


Um...Friday where are you? What's taking you so long? Ah! Who cares because I have to work all weekend anyway. 
What is everyone planning for the weekend? Hopefully something fun! 

Love, M





Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This/That Series! Drugstore Hair Conditioner!

I am going to start doing something new on my blog. It will be just me comparing drugstore and high-end products, or same products within one brand just to give people my opinion on what is a better buy and you know I am a hard critic so even though I may not write as much, I used all products for more than 2-3 weeks!



This is better than..

that.


Although, I love the smell of this conditioner it doesn't "Repair" anything. 
The original formula is 20 times better because at least it smooths your split ends and gives your hair a soft, healthy, silky feeling. 
With the Repair conditioner, I still have to use other products to be able to brush through. 
And sometimes it left my ends dry...so much for "conditioning."

...Love, M

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bad News.


Having a personal issue to deal with. Be back soon. 


Love, M 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I can't believe this happened.

I have never had a problem with anyone at work. Come Monday morning, I am going to have to report someone for stealing from me and for breaking other rules. This girl, stole sales from me. Now, this is the same girl I mentioned before (2 posts ago). I will tell higher management EVERYTHING! I want them to fire her. After this, if they keep her...I will leave. I refuse to work with this bitch. And yes, I know sometimes I am harsh and too judgmental but no, she is a BITCH. She married a doctor and works as a sales associate, OK? (I am not a sales associate but I can pass BIG client sales on to them if they meet certain qualifications). She doesn't need the money THAT badly to be STEALING  RIGHT OUT OF MY FUCKING OFFICE! When I confronted her, she SCREAMED in FRONT OF CLIENTS! ARE YOU SERIOUS??????????????????????
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.. in my life HAVE I EVER.!!!! Oh, my God. I am so shocked. I worked at some pretty competitive places with triple the commission on double priced things than here..and for her to be so greedy and horrible.. I just... I can't. I don't know. How LOW do you have to be to STEAL? I want to know, seriously. And for anyone doubting me, she did steal, I have proof. Actual proof. Bad thing, my manger is out sick so I will have to find the person replacing her for the meantime. Sorry, for the rant and the lack of posts. Promise to post some beauty related things tomorrow or today. Hope you are all having a better weekend than me.




Love, M

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You & Me Together, Nothing is better.




Listened to this song today as I did my co-workers make-up. It was on her iPod. Really liked it. Sad, but eh. 
That was a first time in a long time I did someones make-up, anyway she loved it so it made me happy. 
Will post a haul soon, waiting for packages to come in the mail. 
Anyone got any tips on how to pack make-up and other beauty stuff? 
That's my downfall in life. I cannot pack worth my life.
I don't want to take too much, but if I end up needing something I left at home, I'll be super annoyed. 
Love, M 
Hope you are having a nice Wednesday. 


Monday, April 18, 2011

Summer Outs: Don't take this to heart.


Rompers.
I don't get it.
I don't care if you have a perfect body, what the romper does for you is not cute.
Plus, it's so lazy. It's like is it that damn hard to put together a top and shorts?
From the back girls look wide and like they are wearing "Mom Pants". 
It's not flattering. At all. 
It's a Universal Disaster. If you are top heavy, it'll make your waist look wider than it is. If you are bottom heavy, it'll look too tight. If you have no junk in your trunk, it'll point it out to the whole world. 
You can't win.
Out. Out. Out.



The high bun. Look, just because we see something on the runway doesn't mean it is wearable everyday. 
Half the time the runway is like art. You are awed and amazed by the colors and the structure of a design, but
let's face it... this isn't attractive. 


Bronzer. You are already tanner in the summer, you don't need to pack bronzer on as if it is going to give you some "glow". It just pushes you up on the Oompa Loompa Scale.




Pastel Colors..in green and purple. 
I'll admit there are some pastel colors that are nice. 
But green and purple are WAY over played and over hyped. 
Just because you have a tan doesn't mean that every color will look AMAZING on your nails.
*Rolls eyes*.

Hope you don't hate me.
Love, M



Sunday, April 17, 2011

Eh. Birchbox & Stupid Husbands & Someone Stole from Me.


The things I got this month. 
I won't list them (unless you really want me to) but here is the run down:
2 Face Creams (I think?) that have a disgusting smell and  a strong feeling they may break me out.
A perfume sample. 
I work with perfume and have grown sick of them. Hence, my lack of excitement here.
 Zoya Nail Polish in a Dull Color :(
Lame Birchbox. Lame. 
But I forgive you because I know you can't please everyone all the time.
I shall wait to be happy again in May! 



Anyway...what did I want to talk about? ....Let's see...

Oh. 

Yes! Ugh! Sometimes, I just get so bothered by the things people say and do that I have to tell someone else in order to make myself believe that YES, this just did happen! 

Okay. 

1. A lady was smelling her favorite perfume and she was telling the sales associate how she had run out of it. She asked for prices of the big bottle and the small bottle. 

The sales associate told her the prices. To be honest with you, it really wasn't that much considering it was designer perfume and it wasn't like it was Chanel or anything which would double the price. 

Now, the lady said that she did not want it. And that's fine. I understand that not everyone in this world has the luxury of buying designer perfumes. 

BUT!... It was what she said next that made me shake my head. 

"My husband wouldn't like me spending money on this. He doesn't understand. I shouldn't."

Um... yes you should. You came all the way here. Smelled it. Asked about it. Talked about how much you love it. Said how you have been using it for years. 

And you don't want to get it because of your husband???

Now, I understand too that when you are married that certain decisions have to made together..but damn lady...let yourself live. 

I feel awful that a woman is denying herself something that she clearly wants really bad...just because her husband wouldn't "understand." 

Eh..maybe I am wrong. I don't know. I just know when I get married my shopping habits will not change. I won't deny myself a small luxury once in awhile in fear of "upsetting" my husband. I bet my future husband wouldn't even care or notice. At least I think he won't. He better not. Because if I am that lady I am going home with that perfume.



2. Someone stole  from me. Clients. They stole my clients. In my position, clients are EVERYTHING. 
I live and breathe clients this, clients that. I am EXTRA nice to them and work hard to rail them in.
I don't get to talk to clients very often but they do make up 25-35% of my PAYCHECK. 

Talking is the hard part. It's hard to get clients to commit, especially the way I got these 2 ladies. 
2 ..at once. Yes. That NEVER happens. I did all the hard work, but another co-worker came over and she ended up doing the paper work and getting all the credit for it .
The credit is commissioned so she made BIG.
I was upset. I was angry. I was like, "What the FUCK?" I really needed this. Especially, since my boss has been annoying me about needing to upgrade my clients. Fuck it, I can't do everything at once. 

I just have to much going on in my personal life. Today as well. So, I was too heart-broken already to fight with anyone. I told her though. She apologizes, said she made a mistake. She told me I already made my goal with clients and she didn't and was stressing out because of it. We hugged.
I don't care anymore. 
It's just that she should have told me instead of being shaddy. If you know, that I accomplished my goal and you are behind, let me know. That's ALL you have to do and I will go and rail people in and give them to you.
I did that for another co-worker today, so I could've done it for you, too. You didn't have to be shaddy about it. But I guess that's the business.

Oh, well. Work. Work. Work. 
Sucks. Sucks. Sucks. 

Can't wait til I go home. I really need a break. Hm...laying in the sun with a cold drink. Heaven! 

Love, M

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cute way to Organize Your Inexpensive Jewelery & Other Randoms.



I found this BEAUTIFUL mirrored tray with outlined detail at a local Home Goods store.
I am absolutely in love with it. 
I needed something to put my inexpensive jewelry on and this was perfect.
I like to keep my fine jewelery or other more personal precious accessories in my jewelry drawers and/or a jewelery box. So, I didn't want to stick things from Charlotte Ruse in with real silver. Not that I don't like my things from Charlotte Ruse, I just find it that when and if everything mixes the more expensive and meaningful items go missing. 
I think this is cute. 
Would love to know how you guys store your stuff? 

On another note, my life story could be summed up by "the girl who lost millions of head phones and spent millions in replacing them...all...the...fucking...time." 

I don't know WHY! But my head phones either go missing, break, or commit suicide after having been forced to spew out music all day long. Who knows?

What type of head phones do you use? Would love to know because I had bought them all from cheap to expensive. I got these at Target and I like 'em...they drain out the sound from my surroundings ...which kind of makes me nervous..considering if a killer came into my house I wouldn't hear him. 

And once again..patience is a virtue... I was about to rip this apart with my teeth.
I think I'll do some Yoga this weekend just to relax... 



LoL.

Anyway, I go back to work tomorrow. I am happy because it's Friday and that means pay day, but sad because I will be there the whole day right after class.

Oh, I didn't get my grades for my tests back yet. I am pretty sure I got an A on one. The others...well...we'll see.

Happy Friday to You & Me! 
Love, M 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Days.


I really like this song. It has the saddest tone that's sadly very fitting today. Not the lyrics so much, but what not. It's nice. 


Truth be told..I am very stressed out. 
And when I am stressed I feel like the whole world is collapsing in on me.

Not to mention, a while ago something happened that changed my whole out look on life. 
I don't want to say what it is really because it's so close to my heart. My mom doesn't even bring it up because she knows I am really sensitive about it.  
But I am going to have to "deal" with it soon because it is fast approaching. 
I am not even sure I want to deal with it. 
I don't know if I will.
I think that has a lot to do with my stress. 
Hence, this lame post.

Anyways, what do you guys do when you are having "bad" days?

Love, M

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keratin: Short Review.


Keratin-Brazilian Tech 
From: Sally's Beauty Supply. 
Price: $5.99 

So, this is the original picture from when I initially "hauled" it.
I just wanted to point that out so you know that tube was full and by now I have used 75% of it, but was too damn lazy to take a new picture.

Okay, I am going to make this short. 
I thought this was going to be a great conditioning treatment for my hair. 
But it's really not.
It did not make my hair smooth. 
It did not make my hair shiny.
It did not make my hair more healthy.
All it really did was make me use detangling spray lot more and it also made my hair have a more dry appearance.


There is one positive. Note, I am using the word positive very loosely here. 
It made my hair a little bit stronger. I noticed less fallout and more strength against breakage, which was nice, but not worth the effort of doing this process 2-3 times a week knowing very well that other products can give me that same positive plus many more.


Hope this helps. 
And a Song! :) 




Love, M


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rant # 1010487485734985483975489539854289598259825

I saw a couple walk into a make-up retailer that I still had left over business with for work. The girl picked out a few VERY high priced items, okay? As soon as the man hears the amount due I see his facial expression change from content to a mix of surprise, anger and annoyance. The girl walks away casually pretending to be distracted by other items when in fact not really examining the item but just having a blank stare and carefully listening so she'd know when it was "safe" to return. Now, my deal with this is-if your generous, whipped, or just plain stupid boyfriend/husband is nice enough to shell out hundreds of dollars for a few small items at least have the decency to stand by your man and tell him a simple a "Thank you." My God, even throw in a "Sweetie", or "Hunny", or an "I love you" (if you are at that point).  I mean, for crying out loud, if you are that uncomfortable with him paying for your shit then buy it your damn self. 

End of rant. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dreams.

My Educational Life. 


Here is the thing. I look back on my life (the past few years) and I become upset when it comes to my education. So, right out of High School, I applied and got accepted to a very nice college. My plan was to major in Business. But for the past 2 years of High School, I was enrolled in a Medical Program. It put others and me on the fast track to careers in the Medical Field. Everyone said:

"You'll find a job."
"You'll have a stable career."
"You'll earn a well paying salary."
"Blah, blah."

And I did want to be a doctor. I really did. But things change. Life changes. So, I changed my mind about the Business College and kindly declined their very welcoming offer and enrolled in Pre-Med.

That was the biggest mistake of my life and trust me I made big mistakes in my life. 

So, here I was 2 years in..and I was miserable. I was getting A's and life was normal and on track. No reason, I shouldn't be happy right? Well, I wasn't and it was due to the fact that I knew this is not what I wanted. I just did not know how to get out of it because everyone in my family was so proud of me. Especially, for being enrolled in that exclusive medical program in High School. 

And one day, I just woke up and realized that I was going to do what I wanted and show everyone (including myself) that I can and will be successful without doing what was "safe" and familiar. I was going to take a risk.

I switched majors. I am currently getting my degree in Business at another college (not known for it's amazing Business Program, that school I just couldn't go back to - I guess it kind of hurt to much.) 

So, you ask, "M, why are venting about it now? You got what you wanted." It's true, I did. I just wished I knew what I wanted earlier. I would be done by now and God knows doing what. Then people tell me, "Everything happens for a reason." And HERE IT IS:

So, why did this happen? Why am I behind? Why am I not done now? Why? Why? So, I can be MORE stressed out now. What Earth Shattering Event would have happened if I had just went to Business School right away? Why would that cause the Universe to feel like it had a stick up it's ass? Why?!!!

There are things happening in my life and if I was only done by now, everything would fall into place. 
But now I worry day in and day out, how I will ever mange the certain (unrelated things) to fit into this new plan of mine that "happened for a reason."

To end this, I just want to say... My High School was very "Medical Filed" -ish. If you were not enrolled in a Medical Program..well you were just a "failure", and you were never going to be anyone or anything in this city. 

To anyone who reads this or cares, never let anyone tell you what you "should", major in. Just follow your dreams, may they be as "crazy" and "impossible" as mine. 

Love, M 

Friday, April 8, 2011

White Summer Wish List

Not that anyone cares or anything. These are just the things that I am on the look out for and they all happen to be white. Perfect for Summer. Anyway, here it is:

A white swim suit.....and this girls body haha.  



White Skinny Jeans 


Straight Legged Jeans.



Flared Jeans.



This Bag.


I really like this bag. I don't think this is a real Balenciaga (I just went on Google to find a pic quick) but whatever. You get the point right? I love the shape, the size, the short handles, the stud detailing. 
What I do not love is the price of an original. 
Now, don't get me wrong I am not about to go out and buy a replica. 
I just know legit companies like Charlotte Ruse, Wet Seal, etc make their "own" version of these sometimes with variations. 
I would LOVE to get my hands on one. Anyone know where I can find one? I looked online everywhere but found nothing that really compares. 


Peep Toe Platform Pumps.


They go great with jeans of any shade. A must have. 
Only thing is I don't want the peep toe cut out so rounded. 
Oh, well again you get the point.

What is on your summer wish list? 
Love, M



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Random.

It's no secret that I am Cesar Salad Freak. When you think of salads you think of health right?
I got this one at McDonald's only because I was too lazy to make my own. Which is crazy because it requires the least amount of effort ever in regards to putting together a meal. But I had just gotten done with work and was too tired. So, how many calories do you think is in here? Probably a million considering where it came from. Someone once told me that it had more fat than a hamburger. I mean, how in the world can you make something healthy so...unhealthy? I actually tried to look it up and the answer I got was about 400-600 calories. Mainly because of the chicken and dressing. Eh. Whatever. Right? It was damn good. 
Please don't tell me awful things about McDonald's. I know it's so unhealthy and gross. 


I guess what made it worse is that I took it down with a cold Pepsi. 
Remember how I said it tasted gross? Well, I was wrong. It tastes wonderful.
Last night, I had cravings for it. 
When will my caffeine addiction end? 
I am so sick and tired of it.  


Anyways, last night I was so surprised that I was working alone. Yes. ALONE. 
People called in. People left. People got fired. I don't know.
Point being I was super busy and basically had to do all the work myself. 
Which kind of pissed me off considering my job is not a one person job.
It's more like a 3 person job.
Plus, the boss kept coming around and giving me awkward smiles.
I just kept thinking. 
Get the fuck away from me.
I know that's harsh.
But he is just one of those men who feed of having power over women or people in general.
Being that I do work in the Beauty Industry a lot of my co-workers are either make-up artists, beauty consultants, product reps, etc. And they tend to be female. 
At this particular location we have about ...uh..yeah 1 dude.  
Whenever he comes around everyone runs.
Seriously. RUNS.
Pretending to do something and when he talks to them their voices become PAINFULLY fake and high pitched. 
The first time I ever saw him people told me, to run. 
Some girl even hid!
Yes, she was hiding. 
What from? Him.
I think she had some task due that wans't completed.
He also introduced himself to me. 
He was being polite and asking me questions about how I liked working for the company and what my major was in school and etc.
Although, I knew he wasn't listening. He was somewhere else off in his head. 
I could've said some awful, nasty, and dirty things to him and he would just nod and say, "Well, that's great. So glad you are here. Welcome. Welcome."
I mean..for crying out loud..at least pretend to give a shit about your employees. 
Anyways, you know me. I do not hide and I sure as hell do not run from any man, especially not in heels. 
Running in heels=dangerous. Not recommend. 
The girl who was hiding said she cannot stand to be called out by him.
I understand.
He gave me shit for falling behind.
And I am not making excuses, but it really wasn't my fault. 
With my work, it takes time. I cannot force the process.
I just wish he would have stopped lurking last night.
I just wanted to seriously scream.
I was under a lot of pressure and was really busy and he kept coming around.
It's like..fuck off already. 
Sorry, for the bad language. 
And this some what childish rant. 
I am in school majoring in Business. I hope to open my own Business one day soon. When that day comes, and I have my employees, I will make sure that they know that they do not work for me but they work with me. I promise I will take interest in each and every one of them. I promise to make sure they know that my door is always open and I will not degrade them or instill fear in them in order to get "better" results or obtain some form of "respect". 

On another note, I am really stressed out. I have exams in every class next week. One right after the other.
I will stay in this weekend and glue myself to my books. 
I will get A's. 
Well, hopefully.

Plus, there is so much to do before my trip. I have things for school to set up and for work. 
I still have sooooo much shopping left to do.
Which, is kind of a plus but also a negative. Only because I feel like I needed to have all this done months ago.
Oh, well. Who is joining my procrastination club? It's free. Haha.

Love, M 


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stylish Blogger Awards

Elizabeth from Make-up Your Mind Blog ( link here: http://makeupyourmind83.blogspot.com/ ) put me in her top 10 newly discovered bloggers. Wow! Thank you again! That was so cool! Hehe! 

From what I understand these are the rules:
 
1. Thank and link back to the person that awarded you this award!
2. Share 7 things about myself!
3. Award 10 discovered great bloggers!
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

MY TOP 10 PICKS: Not in any particular order! I love em' all! 

The Beauty Look Book: http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/
All Things Beautiful: http://beautybonza.blogspot.com/
Make-up and Love Yourself: http://makeupandloveyourself.blogspot.com/
Mabeth & Make-up: http://mabethg.blogspot.com/



7 Things about me: 

1. I have a doggy and his name is Happy, you know..because he is always happy. I mean who wouldn't be living with me? Haha. Jk.
2. I love to travel. 
3. I have a strong desire to work at an airport because I love that atmosphere. 
4. I once had a eye infection so awful I SERIOUSLY thought I was going to die. Thank God, I didn't. 
5. I love watching crime shows and shows about law. 
6. I used to be on a Volleyball team in middle and high school. And not to brag but I was pretty awesome at it!
7. I am a COMPLETE and UTTER FOOL for CUTE, SPARKLING, AND/OR SHINY PACKAGING! 

Ok, so there you have it! To the lovely people who follow me..I know of only 1 or 2 of you who have a blog. I didn't see links for anyone else. If anyone has a blog and I missed it, please let me know, would love to check it out and follow!

Love, M