Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crafting is like an addiction

Recently, I've been busy surfing the internet for crafting blogs.. I've been so amazed by some of the wonderful stuff people do!  I've decided, you know what, if they can do it, I can do it too... But that is until I have a little bit of spending money.. :)  And maybe a house I can horde!

Yesterday, I was cleaning and I found the styrofoam wreathe I purchased a couple of weeks ago from DollarTree, and decided I needed to do something with this.. But I don't have anything... Surfed on the net for a bit and found this link...

... From that... I made this.....

I LOVE it!!!  Man, I've got so much ideas in my head for this wedding that I'm not even sure when we're going to have!!!  I can't wait until that day so I can blog all about my crafting... :)

Until then, I will be starting a new job next Tuesday or Wednesday.  That means more money to spend AND SAVE... for this wedding.. We're sorta hoping by next year, so crosses my fingers that this day will come!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wholesale Fragrances???

So I joined a business yesterday that sales fragrances at about a third of a price of what it comes for at any department store..  My goal yesterday was to try to get Family and Friends to buy as much as I could... All I got was 2 sales.. Is this worth it?? I think it is.. but I keep contradicting myself.. My goal yesterday was only 15 bottles, but sadly I was not even close.. Maybe because it was last minute and a lot of people didn't have money.. And specially the fact that a lot of the fragrance people were asking for, I didn't have!!
A plus about the fragrances is that they are the top of the line fragrance, "Eau de Parfum" in a 3.3 fl oz TESTER bottle and all sales for only $27!  That is one hell of a steal!!
My confidence is like only.. 33% as of right now, I don't understand why my bosses choose me of the 300 resumes they received, but I'm hanging in there and pushing as hard as I can.. I have the motivation and drive, I need the confidence!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lego Batman and Robin Cake

I've been away for a while because I've been really lazy and don't have anything to post.  This past weekend, my friend was throwing a birthday for her son who was turning 4.  She had asked me to make a cake for him.  Knowing that he loves Lego Batman and Robin, I started looking online for ideas.  This is what I came up with...
I had a hard time trying to cover the cake with fondant because apparently my landlord did not inform me that our A/C does not work... And with my place steaming HOT, I wasn't able to hold the pieces together.  All I did was just whipped some cream and iced it.  I had originally asked my bf to work on Batman while I worked on Robin but he had to go to bed because he had to wake up early to go drill the next morning.  My roommate came and helped me with Batman.  When I did Robin's mouth, I didn't realize that my coloring had gotten onto his mask.. It looks like he's dirty. LOL.. Anyways, the kids liked it.  Kody sat in front of the cake admiring Robin (his favorite). 

Something new that I've been surfing lately online is crafting.  I found some pretty awesome sites... Here are my two favorites.

And trust me there will be plenty more to come..  I did find a lot of amazing ideas for a wedding that I've been sorta planning for myself and the bf... If that day does come. :)  Until next time..

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

After 72 hours

Oh wow, how I miss civilization on the internet.  Sunday afternoon, a tornado hit North Minneapolis, MN at 29th and Logan, about 4 or 5 blocks away from my place.  Good thing, I was about 30 minutes away shopping at Ikea..  On our way back, we received a call from my boyfriend's brother telling us to take our time coming home because there was a tornado and the electricity had died..  We took our time and when we arrived on Broadway, there were so much damage buildings, cars, and trees everywhere.  Because of all of the damage done, the police had to make a curfew for our area, no one was allowed outside or around the area between the hours of 9pm and 6am, Sunday and Monday. 

Finally, after 72 hours later, we finally got our electricity back!  I felt so ugly going to work without being able to fix my hair because it wouldn't wave the way that I wanted it to.. But man, I am so glad to be back online and just having electricity in general.  The good thing while I didn't have electricity, I was able to start doing my cross stitching again.  My goal is to finish a Hmong outfit for the New Years in Thanksgiving.  So far, I think I'm ahead of my timing, but this is exciting.  Next time, or when I have more finished, I will post pictures. :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Haul at Sephora and Target

Since I was so disappointed that I wasn't able to get anything from the NYX sale, I finally got my chance to hit Sephora yesterday.  I needed 16 more points to reach my 500 goal, and knowing that I still owed my friend her birthday gift, I got her the Hello Kitty makeup palette.  I'm no Hello Kitty fan, but the palette is pretty cute and the colors are very neutral.  And I was finally able to spend my 500 points and got me my Too Faced eyeshadow palette!  I must say, I love the colors, especially the silver!
Then I decided to hit Target and get me some ELF brushes. :)

 My friend loved the palette by the way. she's such a big Hello Kitty fan.  :)

And what I've been dying to get!!  I've played around with the colors a bit, but man, this is so worth it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nyx 12 hour sale

I'm sorry to say but this was poorly done.  I'm glad that I went to work and not wasted my time on front of the screen like some others, but it's been one hour and 30 minutes and I've been able to add 4 items slowly.. Knowing how big of a makeup company NYX is, I'm very disappointed in how they handled this sale.  Seriously, your going to be having a big sale with all of your products for only $1.20 and you did not expect to get a bigger server that will be able to handle all of your traffic??  That's just call being plain lazy..  However, I hope that this will end well.  My list of items wanted is pretty big.  I'm trying to be patient as possible.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Teal and Green look for contest

I've been into makeup for a while, but I honestly don't have the patience to view other people's youtube videos and learn all of these techniques.  So when I started my blog, I decided to start looking for other makeup beauty blogs and I came across, I'm amazed by their forum and website, so I decided to join their weekly contest.  Here's my results:

Blah.  Who am I to say...?  There's so many people out there who is so talented in makeup.. I'm no makeup artist, not even a wanna-be!