Monday, March 24, 2014

Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani

Well, these past  four months have completely turned the whole Global Warming thing on its head as far as I'm concerned. Here it is, a week from the beginning of April and the highs for the week are supposed to be in the low 30s, and there is snow reported for tomorrow!Unheard of!!!

Anyway, as I've mentioned before, I've been experimenting with colorful nail tips. Well, a few months ago I found out about Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani. Basically, these are for your tips what Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips are for your nails.

Currently, there are 8 designs, but hopefully there will be more added soon! The process for applying these is the same as the Nail polish strips.

I bought "Noir Boudoir" and "Polka Party" to start things out. I haven't used "Noir Boudoir" yet, but I decided to test out "Polka Party" with "Cotton Candy" from Avon (this is also the first picture I've posted taken with my new phone.See how clear the picture is!!)

Overall, the application is easy, but it may a little tricky to get the tips fitted right at first on your nails to look more natural. Because the strips are only so long, if you have extremely long nails, you'll probably want to trim them down to an average nail length so you can cover your nails. Also, these nail tips last about as long as the nail strips.

Definitely recommend these, especially for those who want cool nail art, but don't have the time, skill, or steady hands to actually do everything from scratch!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Image from Photobucket, edited by me in pixlr
This is basically how my day went.

It was the first day of Spring (even though it is still pretty cold), but then I also got called into a meeting with my supervisors today to be informed that if my performance didn't improve I could be fired. They said that I needed to take more initiative, "make the job my own", and "take ownership of the position". I sort of saw it coming, and I wasn't too upset, but I was angry and pretty pissed at the situation. The way I see it, as long as I'm doing the main parts of the job, and things are getting done, all of that extra stuff doesn't matter.

I'm not worried about losing the job, I'm worried about losing the income. There's no way my mom could pay for the new apartment on her own, and I've gotten used to spending money like it's going out of style, not to mention all of my bills, student loans, ect. that I have. I'm worried about letting my family down after they sent me to an Ivy League university, and are so proud that I'm not flipping burgers or working as a cashier at Walmart. I'm worried about how this could affect my chances of getting good references for my next job.

To me, a job is a way to make money to live off of. I'm not personally invested in my job, I just work there to make money, so I don't really care about all that "making it my own" or "taking ownership"crap.

What happened to the days when you went to work, did what you were told, went home, and got paid, no strings or inflated expectations attached?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Third Blog Anniversary!!

It's hard to believe that I've been blogging fairly consistently for 3 years now! (I'll be honest; last year's anniversary seemed to have completely fell off the radar!) Surprise, surprise since most of my web related hobbies and projects usually fizzle after a year. But what has kept me coming back, and droning on mercilessly in everyone's ears (or eyes!) for the last 3 years? I must admit that I'm not quite really sure, but I think being able to share with others, and also reading the always interesting posts that others write.

It's amazing for me to see how much my blog as changed over time, both the look and the content. One of my biggest challenges throughout the years has been to blog more about me and the things that I'm interested in, which is something that I'm getting better at.

A big thanks to all of my readers and followers for making these 3 years of blogging possible!