Sunday, May 10, 2015

What I Do For A Living & Why To Choose Accounting

I am truly thankful and appreciative for my readers and subscribers who have known me from the beginning. Not to say I'm not just as thankful and appreciative to my newer readers & subscribers, because I am. But for those who have followed along and shared in my journey from an innocent & [at times] naive college student to a young professional, I really have enjoyed sharing my journey and growth. I hope to continue to share with  y'all and for my newer readers to grow with y'all as well!

I hope this video helps provide insight on what I do for a living or answer questions about what all you can do with an accounting degree. I am here for y'all, whether as a friend or mentor to provide advice about anything! I know it's especially hard to know how to navigate through college and the beginning stages of your career. I have been lucky enough to have mentors along my journey and hope to be a resource for anyone out there looking for advice.

Thank you all again, seriously, I really do appreciate each and every one of you!  Whether you leave comments or just drop by to read, I know I have some loyal and encouraging supporters. Thank you for the positive vibes.... now before I get too sappy, I'll end this post here. Hope y'all are having a great weekend..... now back to watching the Matrix Trilogy ;)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Smokey Glam Makeup Tutorial {Date Night, Prom, GNO}

I am seriously loving this eye makeup. I felt SO glam, the lashes definitely make a big impact. Speaking [writing?] of these lashes, while they are gorgeous, they are by far the most difficult lashes to deal with. The band is really thick and stiff, they remind me of the cheapy plastic lashes you can buy off EBay in the way they feel, except the bank is even thicker.

I bought the KoKo lashes off Amazon in a 5 pack. Would I buy them again? No. Do they look amazing? Yes. I'm going to figure out a Red Cherry pair or combination that resembles this because these just do. not. work.

I filmed this video in March right after I dyed my own hair [missing my ombre right now]. Sadly, only one full face picture was good enough to share. All the others were crazy washed out. I used my studio lights because I felt there wasn't enough light from the window, with my damn vanity mirror in the way. I'm going to be redecorating & rearranging my dressing room now that busy season is pretty much over. Would you be interested in seeing an update, probably a blog post?

Products Used:
Smashbox on the Rocks Vanilla [LE] eyeshadow with ELF angled brush
MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow with MAC 213 brush
Smashbox on the Rocks Bourbon [LE] eyeshadow with MAC 217 brush
MAC Tempting eyeshadow with random shading brush
MAC Tete a Tint [LE] eyeshadow with MAC 224 brush
MAC Ricepaper eyeshadow with MAC 219 brush
MAC Prism with MAC 136 brush [LE]
Anastasia Contour Kit in Vanilla with Real Techniques Setting brush

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Resolution Fail: Collective Haul + Blog Updates!

It's official. I am 100% off my no spend busy season. In my defense, my busy season started to die down earlier this month.... but really, I couldn't pass up some of great deals. I have been really good at not buying random things, without thought.... so that's a plus... right?

Side note, have you noticed any changes with my blog? *hint hint* Header, post title, signature & sizing of pics.... Ok those aren't hints, I gave away the whole shabang. I am seriously excited about some of the design changes I've made to my blog. It was high time I did it! I recently have learned a couple CSS tricks from this blogger that have revamped my blog. I am by no means a code or programmer expert. I would definitely recommend checking out I Can Build A Blog for any other bloggers out there who want to up their game from just the regular Blogger template. I just wanted to share this wonderful site, sharing is caring! Let me know what you think of the changes I've made... I plan to do more but it's a work in progress (debit WIP, credit free time).

I filmed this haul last weekend & found that the Studio Fix Powder did end up breaking me out. I knew that one of the Studio Fix foundations broke me out back in the day and low and behold, I got these cystic pimples. It gave me a lovely finish & even coverage but I can do without the zits, thanks. Back to MAC you go.... I'm still on the search for a high coverage powder foundation. I'm going to give the Tarte Amazonian Powder foundation a try. At least you can see the coverage it gives in these pictures, I need to figure out what ingredient my face dislikes.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

What's In My Work Bag: Henri Bendel Carlyle E/W Tote

There is just something about Henri Bendel's Carlyle collection that makes me fall in love. You know I have a deep love for my Carlyle Satchel and today I'm sharing what's in my Carlyle Tote. This is an E/W (east to west) tote meaning it's wide horizontally, compared to N/S which would be vertically long.

 I use the Carlyle Tote as my work bag and it sure can hold a bit of things. The quality of the leather & it's durability has been impressive. I was nervous to get a lighter colored bag, considering my disastrous Rebecca Minkoff MAC that was in a bone color. But the Carlyle Tote has held up well & the color is still true after a few months of use.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Makeup Tutorial {Talk Thru & Chit Chat - Juicy's Teeth Cleaning, etc.}

Sorry for not posting anything last week! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know Juicy had her teeth cleaned last Saturday (as you'll find out during my chit chat throughout this video). I started editing this to go up last weekend and Juicy got sick after her teeth cleaning so that obviously took precedence.

The actual teeth cleaning apparently went well. I picked her up and she was a little groggy but otherwise fine. She ate a full meal Saturday evening & got a full dosage of insulin but was super gasey all night. Then she woke up early Sunday and threw up all over the carpet. TMI she was vomiting & diarrheaing all day Easter into Monday & there was blood in her stool. I took her back to the vet on Sunday & all the tests the ran came back fine (glucose, pancreatitis, electrolytes). The vet thought it was the stress of the operation and maybe the pain medications that attributed to her bloody stool. They put her on fluids just to help and gave her some antibiotics. She came home later that afternoon & the vomit/diarrhea continued.

Long story short, she ended up not eating for almost 36 hours. I felt awful and helpless all over again... it was around this time last year that she became really sick from pancreatitis & when we found out she was diabetic. Monday I took her back to the vet since she wasn't getting any better. They ended up force feeding her & giving her anti-acid reflux medication. That evening, Mike and I force fed her and forced her pills down her throat (I hate doing this). Over the next couple days, her appetite slowly increased & I'm happy to tell y'all that she is doing a lot better :) She is eating her full meals, no additional bouts of vomiting or diarrhea & her poop has hardened up with no blood in it! I can't even express how happy I was when she pooped out a little log... so weird but true. I really want to thank y'all for all your encouragement, support, prayers & positive thoughts. I truly appreciate it & love y'all for being my support system!

So back to this video.... I filmed in on April 3rd for timeline reference & did a talk through/ chit chat style tutorial again rather than voice overs. I like doing the talk through tutorials because I feel like I can connect better with y'all & y'all can see more of my personality. Only downside is I'm a talker so they tend to run long.... in any case, I hope y'all enjoy :)

The Makeup

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Beachy Waves Tutorial + Review Ft. Irresistible Me Sapphire Wand

As y'all may have known, I cut my hair to get rid of most of the old ombre and dyed it dark brown using a box dye. I'm still getting used to the length, although I know it's not super short. It's grown out since I got it cut so it's not as wispy at the ends as I complained in this post.

I really love a good beachy waves hairstyle. Irresistible Me approached me a couple months ago and offered me the Sapphire 8 in 1 Wand to try out and review at my discretion. I seriously LOVE this curling wand, it's my favorite wand in my stash. I know you're probably wondering what makes this wand any better than others on the market. As far as the results of the wand, I didn't notice any difference between this wand and the NuMe Lustrum wand I used in a previous video.

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