Monday, May 16, 2011

Teeth Whitening and Minecraft Fun

I adventured into the world of teeth whitening today since my toothpaste came with a sample of a bottom and top whitening strips. So I put them on while doing chat support for my job and can I just say DO NOT DO THESE AT WORK!

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

Review: Rockeresque Beauty Company

I'm just full of reviews lately arn't I!? Well, that may or may not be because I am TONS of new makeup to share with you! So, I am trying to play catch up with my makeup reviews because some were promised and not delivered thanks to my horrible immune systems kicking me in the butt. So, I promise to get back to funny posts, gaming posts, and the like. Maybe one of those will pop up this weekend ^-^; I make no promises though. 

I am so excited to write about this company. They are a new company that opened with sample kits

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Xbox Forums- A place that holds my guilty pleasure....

Most people that know me have described me as "awesometastic", "awesome", "lovely", "caring", "dynamic", and "Fandabbydozey"
(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...


Hate them. Hate them all so much. I can not stand going into a matchmaking game on Halo:Reach and find out that players are using an aim bot, or using a lag switch to gain an advantage. Sure, it helps THEM play, but it ruins it for everyone else. This is also against the Terms of Use and Code of Conduct for the Xbox Live Gold service that you have to agree to in order to even use the service. So what happens? They get found out, either by the Xbox Live Enforcement Team or by being reported, then they get hit with the ban hammer. Some offenses only get you banned temporarily, some force you into a corner, and give you a perma-ban.

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

Review: Altered Ego Cosmetics

Tessa Brock recently started up an Etsy Shop a little over a year ago to feature her homemade jewelry. Since then, she has gotten 94 pieces of feedback there, all of which left her with a 100% feedback rating. She was a stellar seller on Etsy, and still is. Now, she has started up her own makeup line: Altered Ego Cosmetics. I had the honor of getting samples of her "Futurama Collection" to try out and review. So here is my 2 cents on Altered Ego!

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 use q-tips to apply the colors over a small circle of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. It did not take much  to get this color, and they glitter is subtle to intense. Depending on how much you apply, the more vibrant and the more sparkle you get. I love that with these colors. I can do a soft, gentle look, or an intense, glittery, and eye popping look. Below is a softer look that I did with Fry and Amy.

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.