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Birchbox

April 3, 2011
October Birchbox

Image by Marie the Bee via Flickr

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to get my first Birchbox!!

October Birchbox

Image by Marie the Bee via Flickr

If you don’t know what the Birchbox is, I’ll tell you!

The Birchbox is a monthly subscription service. You pay $10 a month to receive a box of girly goodies. There is no contract and you can cancel at any time. They can take your payment off of a credit card and you can change the info at any time.

Now that that is cleared up…when you get your Birchbox, it will be filled with 4-5 deluxe size samples of high-end products.

What is a “deluxe size” product? It’s about half the size of a full product instead of in a tiny packet like other samples. If they do give you packets, they give you big ones and lots of them. Just look at the pictures!

For example, you may receive a half-bottle of hairspray or half-tube of mascara. You can get anything from cosmetics, to hair products, to toothpaste. Yep! Toothpaste. That’s what was in last month’s Birchbox, so I don’t think I’ll be getting any of that in my Birchbox!

There are plenty of beauty vloggers that have shared the contents of their Birchbox, so I know what to expect…nothing! You never know what you’ll get with Birchbox, but you’ll probably get something you’ll love and the products will probably last at least until your next Birchbox. That’s the beauty of deluxe-size!

I should be getting my first one within the next couple of weeks so I will update with a post and review of the samples.

Halloween with Kandee Johnson

October 20, 2010

Kandee is an amazing artist and I definitely suggest you watch all of her youtube videos. She’s got tons of costume videos so if you don’t know what to be for Halloween, she can give you some great ideas. I love this one…

She looks just like Betty Boop!

Skin as pink and white as a newborn (white) baby’s bottom

October 20, 2010

I saw this on youtube, and thought immediately: I want that!! Not because I want to be white, but because I want my skin to look brighter. I think there is a difference, but a lot of the people who comment on the commercials for Pond’s Flawless White and White Beauty were appalled and thought it was racist. Perhaps it’s the name of the product. Maybe it should be Flawless Bright or Bright Beauty. Unless some of the women in Asia use this product because they want white skin and not just bright skin. Perhaps they feel self-conscious if their skin is dark.

Is this wrong? There’s probably some people out there who wish the women these commercials are aimed at would accept themselves for who they are. Unless they just want to get rid of a few spots.

I know the lady looks pretty white at the end of this commercial. Almost like she’s wearing face paint.

But other commercials just show some dark spots fading away.

What do you think? Is race seen differently in Asia than in the United States? What do you think the races are of the people who commented on these videos?

Elegantwoman.org

October 7, 2010

I came upon this website quite a while ago, just puttering around on the internet, wondering what I could do to be “elegant” and “classy.” But I really didn’t know what that was.

 

How to be Elegant

This article explains it all!

Elegance is not just being lovely. If you are conscious of all of your actions, from the way to dress to the way you walk across a room, you can be elegant. Think of it as a kind of meditation. Being elegant can encompass the whole of a life–just stop to think of how you want to do any one thing: how you want to deal with an argument, how you want to dress, and how you want to socialize. Elegance is not about money. It’s about demeanor and philosophy. It’s just as important to care for yourself as it is to care what others think about you. If you are “true to yourself,” others that are of like minds will flock to you. I feel like this has been said many many times, but Eunice, the creator of the site, explains it all so well. She tells that the root of the meaning of the word “elegant” is “authentic.” So care enough about yourself to wonder, “what makes me authentic?” And then you will be on your way to being elegant.

My Drawing

September 8, 2010

Gaia

Nostalgic for the 1990s?

July 19, 2010

Me too! My memories of the (early to mid) ’90s include my aunt cutting her hair into asymmetrical bobs à la T-boz and a mixture of gangsta menswear and aerobics spandex. But that was for the older folks. I was too busy watching cartoons. Althoug I did dress up like Chile for Halloween.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to mention slap bracelets. Or was that the 80s?

Remember…

Pogs?

Pogs!

Image by niallkennedy via Flickr

I used to have some pretty serious unicorn pogs. In case you didn’t know, these were really popular back in the mid to late 90s. They were made of plastic or cardboard and the “slammers” were made of some other material and were a little heavier. Pile the pogs and hit them with side of the slammer. The player with the most face-up pogs won. I think that’s how it went.

 

JTT?

 

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Are those flowers for me? *Swoon*–JTT, or Jonathan Taylor Thomas, was the love of every girl’s life when I was younger. My ballet classmates and I would exchange Tiger Beats and wish we could go to Hollywood and tell him how much we loved him.

Jelly Sandals?!!!

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Every girl had to have jellies. I’m going to say around ’97. I hade clear glitter jellies and although I’ve heard people complaining that even though they hurt your feet, they were still the style–they never hurt my feet. These purple ones are so cute I’d wear them now!

Patches?

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I had a smiley face patch on the butt of my jeans and everyone thought that was pretty cool. Usually, the patches were ironed on to backpacks or skater jeans.

Mary Janes?

White t-strap Mary Janes

Cher's Mary Janes--loved these then and still want them now! Don't know who Cher is? For Shame!!!! Go watch "Clueless."

These would have been so awesome to have in 7th/8th grade. Yes this is how the girls in my class dressed (or at least how I dressed!). I think Cher Horowitz popularized these in the 90s.  I know they were popular in other decades but, can’t you see a pattern? Everything else was, too! How unoriginal.

I thought I would have come up with more, but that was exhausting.

Pi Phi Under Fire

February 11, 2010

I don’t know what the big deal is! I read the whole list here and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. No frumpy clothes? I don’t think this is too much to ask. No caked on black eye makeup? So what?

Cornell’s Pi Phi certainly doesn’t sound like the sororoties in the movies.

House Bunny

I think that girls nowadays should all try to look there best and care about the way they look and how people see them. The way women dress and take care of themselves show how much respect they have for themselves.

House Bunny poster

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What do you think? Click on the link to read the list.

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