Review: Gummy Bear Candle

I’m happy that this candle turned out cooler than the deer candle I had reviewed last year. Actually, I never published my review of the deer candle cause I was disappointed at how it burnt, and that the metal Skeleton totally crumbled apart when it was finally revealed!

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How to: Store Perfume

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If you have too much crap, it’s best to conceal it away or distract others from realizing how much stuff is laying around. Lol. This fruit stand from Target is perfect for the bathroom or bedroom, and can hold many lotions or perfumes, or anything that takes up too much space. Now me and my bf have a lot more room on top of the chest of drawers.

I looked everywhere, even on Wish, for a cake stand and couldn’t find one!! ( On Wish they sell the stands, without plates, which is no good to me.) I think it would work better, maybe not as pretty, but a lot of cake stands have 3 tiers so it could hold more than this two tier fruit basket. Also, the cake stand has flat surfaces, whereas this fruit basket is rounded like a basket so certain bottles don’t want to stand up on it. Over all though, I like this idea!

Nails of the Day: Sinful Colors in Ruby Ruby

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I don’t like the color red, tbh, it’s so bright and bold and obnoxious, often tacky. That’s just how I feel about the color in general, but it’s one of the three colors I wear to work everyday, so I’m getting better aquainted with it, on the daily. I just polished them yesterday, but they’re chipping slightly because I’ve been doing hair all day!

I bought this color like three or four ago for hair school; we had to polish fake nails on a fake hand and we had to use fire cracker red so it would show up well. Everyone at work has thought it’s pretty though, so maybe I’ll use this hue more in the future! At least it’s shiny and matches my work clothes perfectly, oh yes and also my color blind boyfriend can see it, so that’s cool. It’s his favorite color!

Benefits of franchises in the beauty industry

After trying out the hair industry in two different franchise companies and two privately owned salons over the last three or four years, I’m now fully aware of the pros and cons of both situations.

I was burnt out at the first franchise, which was a hair salon within, but not affiliated with, Walmart. I liked it in the beginning, and over time I was bored and also sick of the hateful, lower class clients (that was the majority). The clients there were maybe the greatest downfall, because nobody treats people in or around Walmart with much respect, which is demotivating. So I left and started at a private salon, I thought my worries and troubles would lessen, but it was quite the opposite..

After the first couple of months died down and I realized that there weren’t enough clients for any of us who were working there, and that the clients that did come, were still not frequent enough to make a decent living, I felt stuck in a rut. In fact, it was so unstable it was saddening and frustrating, and I was just lucky to have a boyfriend who owns a house (meaning, I don’t have bills, so I could survive on $400 a month, that’s about what it was, give or take.)

After much time thinking and researching, I found out about a hair company that actually cares about their stylists, and it’s evident by the training classes, and the best hourly pay I could find within the industry, not to mention all the girls who I knew that worked there, all talked about how awesome it was to be there…
It’s a salon called SportClips (been around 25 years, idk why I never heard about it in hair school!!) It’s no drama, you get to wear cute shirts and yoga pants or shorts, great tips, no harmful chemicals, and I never have to deal with women, which is helpful since women always have attitudes and think they know everything about hair and would try to tell me how to do my job at other salons. So yes, I recommend this job to anyone who wants to have fun doing hair and make good money, the best tips ever, too!

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The shifts are usually 4-6 hours, and it’s busy enough that the time flies. There’s always at least two people working at a time, so you’re never left alone which is safe and comforting. The prices are worthy enough to keep out riff Raff, so you don’t have to deal with low class, rude people. And my favorite part of all is that the clients check themselves in online or upfront as they walk in, this means the stylists don’t have to pause what they’re doing and go play receptionist. It’s an amazing work environment!

Now I’ve been doing hair for a couple months with this company, my paychecks are getting better and better, and I’m already building a clientele! The girls I work with are friendly and cool too.

It is really depressing that women I know on Facebook who work at private salons, are always part of pyramid schemes or side businesses/second jobs… If they would just come to SportClips, they wouldn’t go anywhere else. I have seen them trying to sell makeup, energy drinks, insurance, etc. That’s how I know they aren’t making ends meet/enough to be happy in their salons, that’s why they have to do side projects.. unless some people enjoy never having free time.. yeah right!

**** People always say, “If you go to a big city, at a super nice salon in the heart of the city, or do celebrity makeup and hair in California, you’ll be rich… Well, let me tell you why that’s unreasonable, and unagreeable to my nature…. ( It’s fine if that’s what you want to do but don’t tell me how to run my life, sweets!)

– I don’t want to move. I like the small town I’m from.

– I would have to do women’s hair to make a ton at a regular salon, and I don’t like women..

– I would have to do time consuming, tedious chemicals (hair colors, highlights, and such) to make that much at a traditional salon, and I don’t want to spend two to four hours with each client, inhaling bleach fumes for bitchy women every day… (Not worth it in my book!!)

– I would have to slave eight hours a day at one of those full service salons, (every Saturday, mind you) doing color, perms, keratin treatments (which are unhealthy to inhale/cancerous) and other high dollar services on women, to make bank….

So my question to you is….

Whywould I leave this fab job, where I only do cuts/shampooing/scalp massages on laid-back, higher class men, finish with every client within 20-25 minutes (I’ve done 21 clients in one day even!), only have to work 25-30 hrs a week (get to have different days off every week, and paid vacation, taxes taken care of for me) and make better tips than doing stupid ass women,and the best paychecks without breaking my little back???

I wouldn’t. 🌞

Thank you for reading all that.

Review: Limecrime Unicorn Lips

Above I’m wearing the shade black unicorn. These lippies can be worn alone or over other matte Lipsticks. These are very matte, and have very little transfer. They are glittery and give a holographic appearance, much like that you would expect from a mermaid. These are perfect for a night out, a rave, or concert. I wore this for my night on the town with old friends! We went to a Japanese steakhouse and laughed so hard everyone in there were looking over!! It was a good time.

How to: Make a Centerpiece

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Friends and family have commented that this reminds them of Beauty & the Beast!

Things to remember when creating a Centerpiece for your home ( in my opinion):

– Texture

Pop of color

– Functional

I am a fan of minimalism as far as decor goes. ( I’ve got way too many clothes to be a minimalist in the aspect of fashion!) I’m on Pinterest a lot, pinning clothes and recipes and some home decor that I find inspiring. I purchased a lantern from Houzz the other month, and I didn’t want to throw a candle in it, I wanted something striking. At first I got a bendable tulip and sat it in the middle, it was cute but basic, very mundane. That’s when I discovered fairy lights. I’ve had LED lights for a while in my bedroom, but never the ones like this. These make everything more romantic, and very pinterest-y! They have a more expensive look than the RGB lights.

They are from Target, and use AA batteries and are made out of copper wire so you can bend and arrange in any shape. It also says on the box that they are weather resistant which is cool! I think I’ll admire this from the inside though. It’s in the dining room for the time being.

Nails of the day: Princesses rule!

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I hadn’t had my nails done in maybe three years! So on a short work day, me and Mom went for it. It was a super rainy day and i was in the mood to chill out and afterwards we got Dunkin doughnuts!

Ihate to sit still, and I never let anybody touch my feet, but it was nice to smell the strong aroma that’s so commonly associated with being pampered, nail polish off course. The chemicals are mighty but it’s a nice scent every now and again. A certain feminine quality to the fragrance, maybe because no men are ever present in the nail salon unless they work there!

Outfit of the Day: Monochrome Gris

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I wore this to dinner at Blue Rock Pizza last month. It was unintentional but I ended up in all grey! I hadn’t planned on wearing anything super cute, but I decided to photo it when I realized it was an epic outfit. I probably shouldn’t have worn suede since it was raining, however, the color matched the stormy night perfectly!

Shoes from Wish, purse by Coach, shirt from Victoria’s Secret, hoodie by Forever 21.

Review: NYX Lingerie Matte Lip colors

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Above, I am wearing the Babydoll shade. It is a nice warm nude color that doesn’t wash me out!

I’m so excited with these!! They work just as well as the twenty buck lip colors at Sephora. Seriously, for such an affordable makeup brand, I’m thrilled that these are in the same league as Kylie Cosmetics, Kat Von D, and Jefree Star.

The applicator is great length, perfect width and long enough, and kind of flat. After a couple minutes, it’s totally dry, and stays on as long as you don’t eat something really greasy. Doesn’t flake unless you rub your lips too much before it dries, or apply too much of the product. Make sure your lips are exfoliated well too so it won’t build up funny and crumble, but that goes for any lip stick really.

And in this pic I’m wearing my fave because of the berry undertone, it’s called Embellishment. This was taken after a day of work, see, it stayed in place the whole shift!

New Products: Facial Brush & Facial Stimulator

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I found both of these at Tjmaxx and decided I need to pamper myself more, so why not?

They are both battery operated, at-home facial massagers. Technically the brush is a cleaner too, but anything that stimulates blood flow is anti-aging, and massaging. I like that they are both waterproof, so you can use them in the bath or shower or just at the sink if you’re in a hurry.

If I really like them after using them a while, I’ll do a review!