Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I am concentrating all my efforts and spare money on getting my mom her vehicle right now, and uptil she has it I am on a no-buy for anything that is not necessary to my daily hygiene, keeping myself clothed, and keeping my job.
I am also in the process of moving back into my parents for various reasons, so posting and responses to comments may be off until that is complete. On the plus side, it shouldn't take long at all, but it will take some time.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
First some background:
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Some of you have heard of the Indie 4 Ever project started some time ago. Well, due to various reasons it slowly died out and didn't work as planned. So, Shelby ((not) Making it up) who is a dear and close friend of mine, and I spoke, and decided we wanted to re-vamp the idea, give it a new name that we loved, and expressed how we wanted to help small businesses rather than Large corporations. And so, #occupy INDIE was born.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
First up:Sea Salt Caramel Soap Bar
|Photo Used with permission from SSS|
Second: Sweet Lips Lip Scrub in Pumpkin Cheesecake
|Photo used with permission from SSS|
Third: Pumpkin Cheesecake Body Souffle
|Used with permission from SSS|
Fourth:Pumpkin Cheesecake Skin Glimmer Lotion
I am sorry for the lack of photo ( i will show this in the video) But this stuff is amazing it is a more traditional lotion that leaves a faint shimmer behind. It smells amazing and it great for date night to add a little "glow" to your appearance!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
For those of you that do not play xbox, achievements are little awards you can get from doing various actions in game. Some are done easily by just progressing in the game, some are done by gaining levels, or doing specific random actions in the game.
My intention with this post is to basically get to brag a little, and explain how each one is gotten in the game. Some may be spoilers, so if you don't like spoilers, don't read this on a regular basis.
First game: Gears of War 3
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Monday: Haul/Review Post
A general review of an item I've gotten, or a haul post of new goodies
Tuesday: Random post/ Guest post
A random post about anything, or a post from a guest writer.
Wednesday: Gaming post
Anything about gaming. Could be a review, or just a post about recent adventures.
Thursday: Random Post/Guest post
A random post about anything, or a post from a guest writer.
Friday: Tutorial/Look Post
A post for a tutorial on a look or just post of a look I've done.
Saturday:Random Post/ Guest post
A random post about anything, or a post from a guest writer.
A Weekly post about Achievements gotten throughout the week, and how you need to get them.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Yagami Raito (Death Note)"
Shiro Cosmetics Death Note collection was released on the 16th of October, and I purchased the same day. It arrived today, October 24th and I am extremely excited to share with you.
|(Used with Permission for the Owner of Shiro)|
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
My Grandmother had Crohn's and died from complication with it almost 4 years ago now. I miss her terribly and she means the world to me.
I decided to do my makeup on a whim tonight, and took the colors for Crohn's and Colitis awareness (which is purple) and use them.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Alright, I am in the process of setting up a regular posting schedule for the blog. I am sorry I have been irregular with postings for awhile now. I want to change that, but it will have to wait until late next week. (Around Nov 4th/5th)
I have been severely ill. I have been in and out of the hospital, and I am seeing a specialist in the next few days to finally square things away health wise and get back on the right track to getting healthy again. I have wanted to write so many posts, and have started quite a few, but due to pain and exhaustion I just couldn't finish anything because my mind wasn't in it, even if my heart was.
So, next weekend, expect a post with a posting schedule, more info on up and coming posts, and maybe a nice little post for all of you <3 Have a safe Halloween, and eats lots and lots of candy for me!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Today, I opened my mailbox and thought "Wow, I really miss Thanksgiving and Christmas at my moms with all the pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and most of all, her pumpkin cheesecake..." Then I saw my package from Simply Sweet Skin. I could smell it before I had even opened the package. This does not mean that it was leaking, because it was not. Everything is just so fragrant and rich, it's amazing.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|Replica Lancer FTW!|
Graphics: The graphics are amazing in my personal opinion. The detail on outfits, faces, and expressions are great. Even though the terrain is very post-apocalyptic, it has a new feel to it, and it is beautiful in it's own way in places. Also, the effects of the water and blood coming on the screen, the fact that items do move when you run into them in places is great too (Like a swing set that I ran into myself)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
** Please understand that this is something that is near and dear to my heart. Any negative comments will be deleted upon discovery. I am out of town until the 15th, and will not have real access to this myself but do have someone monitoring it. So check any negativity at the door**
Today will be my most somber day in NY, no matter what I am doing at Fashion Week right now, I am quietly mourning the loss of 2,996 lives. Yes, it's been 10 years since the September 11th attacks. For me it's hard to believe. That means 10 years ago from today I was starting my first full week of school at Kingston Jr High as a 7th grader. I was innocent and had no clue what was even going on as it was happening. But more of that later.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
So today I have a new product to introduce to you all. This was just released recently by Tick:Tock Cosmetics and advertised as a dupe of the NYX eyeshadow pencils that a lot of makeup users know and love. This dupe is what some people have been begging for since the NYX disaster a while back involving a sale gone wrong.
Say hello to the Infinity Eyeshadow base. From their Website:
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I woke up this morning to a gorgeous day. For once Washington didn't have this disgusting muggy grossness covering it. I was happy with it for about an hour until I received a call from my mother.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
The first thing I did was give my nails a coating of OPIs Chip Skip, followed by 2 layers of OPI's Glee Collection color-- "Who let the dorks out?"
Thursday, July 28, 2011
My nails have ever been this healthy or this long without looking gross!!! Yay!
Now, why is one nail painted you ask? Well, the answer is simple, I am showing you an awesome
Monday, July 18, 2011
This has been a long time coming, and was intended for once I reached 50 followers, but I missed out on that while I got things arranged for this and all set up. So first off:
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Using Rockeresque Beauty Company:
|Hollywood, and Gingerbread Cookie|
Sunday, July 10, 2011
As time went on and other shooting popped up, Danny Ledonne the creator of the game made statements on his site reaching out to the
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Yes To brand was founded in 2006. "Yes To combines high-quality organic fruits and vegetables with a special mineral elixir derived from the Dead Sea to nourish and hydrate naturally." (quote taken from their site) They try to find things and make them as a way to make you feel happier and healthier.
Friday, June 24, 2011
So first off, the game itself was AMAZING! I loved it. I liked how it was run, as though you'd been locked away for who knows how long, and you are trying to break out with a little robotic companion, Wheatley. His a friendly robot, with a funny British accent,and is generally helpful. Well, until he has you plug him into an electrical mainframe and you accidentally wake-up GlaDos again. Yeah... No Bueno.
So, as she's waking up, she reveals to Wheatley that you are the human
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
If someone claims to have "eye safe" neons, UV colors, glow in the dark colors, or fluorescent colors, turn around, and spend your money elsewhere. As of today, there is no such thing as a safe version of these according to FDA standards. Most people selling something like this are using harmful soap dyes that are not safe for your eyes. They can cause irritation, and can lead to blindness.
For example, the whole Glittersniffer fiasco started because her pinks and neons contained soap dyes. She admitted this herself. People were injured due to that makeup. Not just irritation but serious
Monday, June 6, 2011
1) Reading the most inspirational book I have ever seen
I have been reading "The Happiness Project" By Gretchen Rubin. She spends an entire year working on making herself happier. Just the way she does things and shares her story is so inspiring. So I have resolved to start my own. I will be blogging about it and talking about a lot of things that are personal, so to save y'all, I will be now blogging about it here, I will make a new blog for it so I don't bore those of you that are all makeup/game oriented to death. I will post a link to that blog on the sidebar once I start it though <3
2) Working.... a lot
I work from home, and I can't seem to leave work once it's quitting time. I keep volunteering for things and helping friends out. It's probably going to kill me but the overtime is oh so sweet and delicious. I am a work-a-holic, I need to improve on that
I have been gaming a lot, and have been meaning to do some halarious adventure posts of my characters in games and the crud I do, but just haven't had the time to do it. I will have a post soon though! I promise! I just need to make some time to sit down and do it.
That's about it. Interspersed with sleeping and facebook, that's about all I have done. Hopefully more posts are to come, I am sorry that I have been absent. This is just a quick post for now. I will be posting a huge EOTD post tomorrow with tons of looks I have done ^-^
Monday, May 16, 2011
All of the commercials show women using them at work, and in the car. It's LIES. I was foaming at the mouth like I had rabies, I couldn't drink anything to make it better, and just had to grab paper towels and cover my mouth as everyone laughed at me while I foamed away. I work from home, but was on a conference call for those of us doing chat support, and they were all laughing their butts off at my little ordeal. Well, after 30 minutes, I excused myself, ripped them off, washed out my mouth, and smiled. My teeth, were defiantly whiter,
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
(Note: these words were taken from actual posts on facebook when I asked my friends to describe me in one word. I had to giggle at some of the response)
Little did they know my guilty pleasure is none of those things! -dramatic music plays- A little background first though.
I have been a member of the Xbox Live community for almost 3 years. Since I first got into gaming I have loved the Xbox Live community and service as a whole. I got to play games with people from around the world, make new friends, and found a community that I felt a part of without having to change who I was. Awesome right? Except one tiny, itsy bitsy thing...
So what is my guilty pleasure? Why... It is reading the Xbox Forums section for "Account Suspensions and Bans" and laughing as people try to make excuses for why they had cheated, or trying to lie to the very people that monitored them and witnessed them cheating! Yeah that's right... I'm sorry to all my dear friends that I have lied to and put up the facade of being amazing and caring. I secretly have this little tiny black hole in my heart for people like this:
(All images can be clicked to enlarge)
|Dear Sir or Madam, Cheating to get achievement is lame. They are something you are supposed to ACHIEVE, which is why they are called ACHIEVEMENTS <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, So you were just running a contest to sell services over the Xbox Service...Suuuuure you were <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Please understand that asking about your suspension is a great way to work through things. Doing so from an account that is ALSO in violation of the Terms of service and Code of Conduct is just plain stupid. <3 me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Your avatar was looking a little green about the gills, so Enforcement took a look and saw you were cheating. Take 2 doses of LEARN THE DAMN RULES and call me in the morning. <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Unless your gamer pic is you IRL and you are actually an alien... good job flaunting that system tampering! <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Although I respect you and tip my hat to you for serving your country, threatening other users is not kosher. Please keep the threats at work, not on the Xbox. <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Good job on insulting the Enforcement team when there was NOTHING WRONG! Also, learn to read a map! <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Since that temp ban was bugging you so much, Here is a perma-ban courtesy of the BANHAMMER for selling modification services. Think twice before putting that on your profile next time =D <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Fantasy Football... Awesome. Blatant Racism... Bad move <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Selling Modded services on your profile= 1 ban. Posting about why you got banned from your secondary account that is ALSO selling modding service= Priceless laughter for me because that is ANOTHER ban for you. <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, So I hear you like to color coordinate? <3 Me|
|Dear Sir or Madam, Thanks for getting yourself Perma Banned! <3 Me|
Okay... So MAYBE I am a little sick and twisted because I get enjoyment out of reading stuff like this. But I have a thing against people who don't follow rules, mod/hack and cheat their way through things. So, Forgive me? I love you all, and I hope you got some laughs too
Thursday, May 5, 2011
These are the 7 colors that I received. The colors represent the main characters in the series: The Professor, Bender, Hermes, Zoidberg, Amy, Leela, and Fry. Each Mega Clamshell came with a very good sized sample, which was delivered to my mailbox, neatly packaged and with no spillage! I was excited to see that since clamshells have a habit of not wanting to stay closed, which is at no fault to the business, it's just the packaging that doesn't want to cooperate.
Since they were samples, I did not expect to see a neatly printed ingredient list on a good sized card included. The ingredients are as follows:
Professor: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide
Bender: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Mica, Iron Oxide
Hermes: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Mica, Iron Oxide, Carmine
Leela: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate
Fry: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide
Amy: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide
Zoidberg: Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide
The only Non-Vegan one is Hermes, and it is labeled as such on the ingredients list. The fact that she went the extra step to throw in a print out, and mark on said list what was non-vegan made me very happy. It is hard to find service like that.
Without further ado.... SWATCHES!
|The Full set|
|Close up 1|
|Close up 2|
I kept this on all day, and it didn't wear out, or crease. My eyes looked amazing all day, and lasted until I attacked my face with a makeup remover. Also, I think I am in love with Fry. It's a great peachy-orange, and as you pack on more, the more vibrant it becomes. Love it so much.
So the final verdict: I will buy from Altered Ego in the future, and will add them to my recommendations list for all my readers as well as my friends. To conclude this, listed to what Tessa herself has to say, and below are the links to all shops and pages for her company!
Q: What made you decide to make your own makeup?
A: I have always been fascinated with the idea of making things for myself so when I discovered that I could get my hands on materials to make my own makeup, I knew it was the beginning of something awesome! Also, being a person with a very modest income, if I can find a way to do something myself then I will.
Q: As a company, do you have a specific mission or service standard that you expect to reach or provide?
A: Sometimes it is hard for me to refer to or label what I'm doing as a business or company, so I really don't have a specific mission. It's more like this: I make things for myself and if I decide that I want to offer the item that I made to other people then I have to make that item as awesome as possible. The reasoning behind that is because that item is a representation of me. When someone receives something that I have personally made then they can be assured that I have put my best effort into it and that I will continue to strive to do that something even better.
Q: What are your future plans for your company?
A: I would love to combine my jewelry shop and makeup in one. More pointedly, I plan on weeding out most of my colors that contain ingredients like Ferric Ferrocyanide, Chromium and Aluminum. I plan on expanding from just shadows and offering more products, like lipbalms. It is hard for me to want to make things that I'm not really interested in so I haven't really planned out much more than that.
Q: Is there anything that you would like potential or existing customers to know about you or your company?
A: I would love for everyone to know that I don't think of them as dollar signs. Each and every person that has ever or will ever purchase from Altered Ego will always be appreciated and treated the way that everyone deserves to be treated. When someone decides to try my products they are choosing to support a human being not a conglomeration and I will always make it a point to show that appreciation.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
DISCLAIMER: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IS MY PERSONAL OPINION. TAKE THIS INFORMATION AS YOU SEE FIT, AND PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS.
When I became an admin on the Glittersniffer Private group page on Facebook, I felt awesome. For the first time, I was a part of something. I have had issues fitting in since I was little, so this was a new experience to me. I followed orders, from Lela, about deleting and blocking users who were on the Glittersniffer Complaints page. I also removed any and all negative posts on the private page as well, and monitoring the main fan page for negativity to tell Lela about so it could be removed. It felt wrong, but my mind, I saw it as the role I was to play in order to stay apart of this group.
Not too long into my admin duties did I start to hear the rumors, from the other admins. They spoke of her lack of proper work sanitation procedures, such as, not washing her hands after smoking or eating. Another matter brought into question was her working environment. For example, her cat being aloud to walk in and out of her work area. I am deathly allergic to cats so the idea of fur in my cosmetics is not a settling thought.
An accusation was also made that Lela has an addiction to a substance called Kratom. Though it is legal in small doses, Lela made references to using it multiple times a day, in high doses. This was also witnessed by another admin that had gone to stay with her for roughly a week back in February. Though this is a more personal aspect of her and not the company, it made me stop to think what it was I was trying to be a part of? Was this type of person, someone I should be so worried of getting approval from. I was wanted to be a part of something, but not something like this.
These rumors have proved true with photos, eye witnesses, and even from Lela herself. I find myself now concerned for Lela Warren. She is only human, and I do not wish to harm her. I can only hope she will seek the help she needs to become a better business owner, but also a better person.
|How it was packaged inside a regular manila envelope.|
|Inside the bag|
|The package pulled out of the pac-man bag. I already knew I was up for disappointment when I saw the broken soap.|
|The other side. The "Yoshi" green pigment was spilled everywhere.|
|The set of pigments as I received them. This is unaltered. I pulled this for the bag as is.|
|The perfume. The listing stated it was in a twist up tube, but was actually sent to me in a 5g Pot. Still cute though|
|It looks as though it was in a tube at one point, and just plopped into the pot.|
|The Mountain Dew Soap. Broken in 4 pieces, and was not wrapped. Everything was covered in a soap residue because of it not being wrapped.|
|The "full" vials of cosmetic glitter. In different vials, and barely full.|
|The Bath bomb. There was red glitter, and rock salt on the top. Some of which was scraped off as I pulled it from the package.|
|Side view of the bath bomb. It was cracked, had these white chunks everywhere, and was very inconsistent.|