7.22.2008

Woohoo!!!

I have my accounting final today at 5:30. I'm not sure how I'll do, these upper level classes have really been kicking my backside.

Good news is that I'll finally have a summer vacation = videos! I'm really excited. Last night, I took a really fast study break to play with makeup... pictures up soon.

Pray for me please! :)

4.18.2008

Why Hello There

I wanted to drop by and fill y'all in on what's been up recently.

First off, I do have the list of items I'll be selling, its all on my computer at home, and I need to post it.... can't say when because life has been crazy busy (I'm sure y'all are tired of me saying that, but its true).

So what have I been doing? Obviously not tutorials, or anything makeup related. For any accounting majors out there, I hope y'all can empathize with me. I'm sure any major is super hard, but since I'm in accounting, I feel like its the hardest (I know its not but you get my drift..).

People have asked me, why do I like accounting? Why not go into the cosmetology industry? The reason I haven't gotten into the cosmetology industry is that although I feel makeup is a fun art, I don't see myself being stable in that industry. I mean, look around and you'll see SOOO many artists, people with more education in the field of cosmetology and with more passion than what I have. I love doing makeup, and I would jump at the chance at working in the fashion industry as a makeup artist, but I don't have enough passion to throw away three years of business education that I've received on something I'm not 100% sure about. I feel like doing makeup is more of a stress reliever for me than my passion. And you can go out and find people with PASSION for makeup artistry, and those people, in my opinion, deserve to work for high-end labels and fashion shows. Me? I'll stick to having fun with it and making tutorials (when I have time)... like I said, its more of a stress reliever.

I like accounting because I'm an organized person. I like to work in teams, and I am business oriented... that's just how I've always been throughout my life. I like to problem solve and be challenged. Most people think accounting is just some book keeping job, sitting at a desk all day, plugging in numbers.... its true, there are accounting jobs like that. I'm interested in auditing. In audit, you work in a team for a client. Many auditors travel a lot, which is something I am really REALLY interested in. I can't really describe it too much, I'm basing all this from secondhand knowledge after speaking with various people who work for the Big 4. But from what I've heard so far, it seems like a field that I can grow professionally and personally.

So again, what have I been doing? Obviously, I've been busy with school. I'm a junior at the moment, but come next fall, I'll be a senior. So technically, I should be getting my Bachelor next spring. But I won't. Why? Because I enrolled in a five year program to get my Bachelor and Masters degree at the same time. It saves a semester of time. So instead of me being 20 (turning 21) with a Bachelors, I'll be 21 (turning 22) with both my Bachelors and Masters... I'm really excited.

Let me tell you, the further you get into your degree, the more time and effort you'll have to put into studying. Its obvious, but I always took it for granted, until now. I'm constantly studying, working, at the gym, or out having a social life (an small one at that). I figure as long as I get through college with a good GPA, I can have a nice social life later, with more money, and more freetime on my weekends that aren't dedicated to studying.

So yes, school has been keeping me busy.

On top of that, most accounting majors (especially at my university) do an internship during spring with a company. I've interviewed with all of the Big 4, and two other firms. So far I have 3 office visits for the DFW area, and one in LA, which I am super excited for. And I'm waiting to hear back from one other firm still *crossing fingers*. Its my #1 choice for my career, and I'm so nervous that I won't get a second interview. But its out of my hands now right? I really can't wait to do an internship next spring. That will really be my deciding point. I'll figure out if I really want to be an accountant or if I just wasted nearly four years of education for nothing... you know? So its been stressful.

Finals are nearing, so many projects and papers are due. And I'm taking an economics elective that I shouldn't have taken... worst class EVER! And hard too! For a damn economics elective! I hate advisors who don't know what they are talking about. There's a new advisor who I have to see, and she seriously doesn't give a rats booty about helping students... seriously.

And of course, my personal life has kept me busy. Man, do I love being single :) That isn't to say if I find the right guy I wouldn't settle down again. But since I haven't (yet), its been so much fun going out with the girls, going on dates and such.

So there's the update. I hope y'all will understand. I really do appreciate all of your support, and I'm so sorry about being gone all the time. I hate promising I'll update just because I honestly don't know when I will.... but I'll figure it out. Have a great weekend and I'll talk to y'all... SOON!

1.15.2008

Gimme More Makeup!

EDIT: Added Tag Video :)

Can y'all believe I've skipped all the collections since the Originals?!?!?! I just feel burned out from buying makeup. I have so dang much, I may end up selling a bunch of it. What have I been buying you ask? Clothes! Shoes! I'm so excited :) LOL not too much of it, but just a little with all the sales going on. Plus, I'm prolly going to buy a GPS system soon with my brother's discount at his job. I think I'm going to get a TomTom One XL-S. I don't want to pay more than $300 for one, but I want it to be good. Any suggestions?

I am looking forward to Fafi though. The A-Mei Collection didn't impress me at all. And the N Collections aren't really grabbing my attention besides the MSFs and maybe restocking my charged waters.

I do have pictures y'all! I'm sorry I don't remember half the products I used, but I will try.

"Sprite" Eyes LOL

FACE:
Studio Tech Foundation
Studio Finish Concealer
Armani Micro-fil Powder
Lilicent Cream Blush

EYES:
UDPP - all over lid
Greenstroke Paint Pot - from lid to crease
Bright Sunshine e/s - inner 1/2 of lid (239)
Bio Green e/s (my new fave green shadow!) - outer 1/2 of lid (239)
Beige-ing Shadestick - base for lower lashline
Atlantic Blue e/s - lower lashline
Shroom e/s - highlight (227)
Engraved Powerpoint Pencil - liner for upper lashline
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - liner for waterline
Shiseido Mascara Base & Lifting Mascara
Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader











Simply Classic

And before anyone asks, my top is from Express :) And the gray pashmina is from H&M, which is where I bought my pink leopard scarf from two posts ago.

FACE:
Armani LSF
Armani Powder
Studio Finish Concealer
Sweet William Cream Blush

EYES:
Ricepaper e/s - highlight browbone (227)
#7 Falsies
Blacktrack Fluidline - upper lashline (209)
Engraved Powerpoint Pencil - lightly over the band of the falsies
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline
Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader - fill in brows (266)
Shiseido Mascara Base & Lifting Mascara

LIPS:
Perfectly Pink Lipglass







Sultry Green

I did this look in under 10 minutes. I was in a rush to go clubbing with the girls, so I just wanted a smokey, yet subtle look using two shadows, the green and a highlight color :) Oh make that three, since I smudged Carbon into my lower lashline...

FACE:
Studio Finish Concealer
Studio Fix Fluid
Armani Powder
Prism Blush

EYES:
UDPP
Humid e/s - all over lid and blended carefully in crease (239 & 224)
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline & tightline upper lashline
Carbon e/s - into lower lashline (219)
Rose Blanc e/s highlight (227)
Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader - fill in brows (266)
Shiseido Mascara Base & Lifting Mascara

LIPS:
Masque Lipstick











Sweeet School Girl

I did this for the first day of school. Nothing special really :) And yes I know my bra is showing, that top goes with the brown cardigan in the last pic, I just didn't put it on yet. Scandalous! LOL ;)

FACE:
Studio Finish Concealer
Studio Fix Fluid
Armani Powder
Sunbasque Blush

EYES:
Tete-a-Tint e/s - crease (224)
Engraved Powerpoint Pencil - upper lashline
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline
Typographic e/s - smudged over liner (219)
Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader - fill in brows (266)
Shiseido Mascara Base & Lifting Mascara

LIPS:
Tenderbaby Tendertone

Done at around 10 or 11 AM





After 8+ hours at school...




I did my nails a few days ago, well I got my nails done should I say. I wanted to get leopard print tips, but the salon didn't have them in that day, so I went searching around at other shops and ended up with pink tips, with a silver line at the bottom, and a flower rhinestone thing on each ring finger. The sucky thing is that the salon I first went to called me the next day to tell me they got the leopard tips in :( Dang it!!!! Oh well, I'll get those on later. I haven't had fake nails on in over a year and a half. I don't usually like to get them because they ruin your natural nails, but its okay once in a while. In my opinion, almost everything is okay in moderation :)



I hope this update suffices for now! Have fun in class everyone :)



Peace <3 br="">
P.S. Here's my tag video :)

1.06.2008

I Love Parrot!!!!

Even though I haven't been posting much, I have done a few hauls in the past three weeks or so. For starters, I did this look a couple days ago when I went out with one of my best friends. Parrot is such a gorgeous color, as many of you know. Someone once described it as similar to Steamy, and it does look like that in the pot, but when applied on your skin it is in its own realm. I can't get over how gorgeous Parrot is, and I'm glad I bought a back-up. I planned on swapping it on makeupalley, but I am just going to keep it :) Warning: My skin is DISGUSTING right now. It must be stress or something because I broke out all over my t-zone, like majorly! But it's going away now, so hopefully things will calm down so my skin will haha FACE Armani LSF 5.5 - (Armani Blender Brush) Armani Micro-fil Powder 2 - (150) Global Glow MSF - contour (168) Gold Spill MSF - highlight (136) EYES UDPP - base for brow bone (ring finger) Greenstroke Paint Pot - lid base (ring finger) Parrot e/s - all over lid (213) Atlantic Blue Pro e/s - outer v and outer half of crease (217) Bio Green Pro e/s - inner half of crease (217) Rose Blanc e/s - highlight (227) Porcelaine/Browning Brow Shader - brows (266) Engraved Powerpoint Pencil - upper lashline Graphblack Technakohl Liner - waterline Shiseido Mascara Base Shiseido Lifting Mascara LIPS Tenderbaby Tendertone Lip Balm Masque Lipstick
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