Fundraiser!

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Yes. I’m having a Thirty-One fundraiser for one of the local animal shelters in the area. If you would like to contribute, please go to this link: http://www.mythirtyone.com/657242/shop/Party/EventDetail/8103356

Please help out the animals!

I am also a volunteer for the same shelter.

Hope. Dream. Write.,

-M.

Volunteering!

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Volunteering is really important to me. In high school, it was mandatory to volunteer something like 200 hours in order to graduate. I had fun with volunteering in high school. I like to give back to the community.

Then, when I went to college, I joined Tau Beta Sigma, which is a national honorary band sorority. We did service projects that were basically related to music. Like ushering concerts, helping kids at county band auditions, etc.

This weekend, on Sunday, I will be volunteering at an animal shelter. The animal shelter is awesome and they do a great job with the animals. They have 60 cats and I’m not sure how many dogs..definitely not 60.

I am going to be walking the dogs and helping out the shelter. Also- my new project is to do a fundraiser with Thirty-One to support the same shelter. I love to give back to the communities, so this is what I will be doing in the next month. 😀

Do you volunteer? Where? Why?

TV Shows

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Yes, kind of a lame post I guess. I’m running out of ideas though at the moment. My brain’s kinda in a brain fog.

Two of my favorite TV  shows right now are Secrets and Lies (which is fairly new) and Pretty Little Liars!!

Pretty Little Liars just had their March finale, and it was amazing. Definitely did not see a few things coming. Not until I figured out some things before they showed it. I’m trying to be discreet without giving away things, if you know what I mean. If not- you can comment, and I’ll tell you.

Secrets and Lies is amazing, and I didn’t realize how similar it was to Pretty Little Liars until last week. The anonymous texts from someone who was bullying/terrorizing Ben Crawford. Someone also left these dangerous threats like breaking into his garage and leaving the flash lights there.

Obviously both shows are for different audiences and with concepts that are equally different but it’s kinda uncanny how many similarities there are for both.

I’m so mad Pretty Little Liars is not back until June.

I also wish How to Get Away with Murder was back too. Ugh. Gonna have to wait a lot longer for that to come back on the air.

Kinda pointless blog post I guess. Wondering if anyone else noticed the similarities between the PLL and Secrets and Lies.

Hope., Dream., Write.,

-M.

Perfectly Posh!

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So my friend is a Perfectly Posh consultant! They are kind of like Lush, but a lot less expensive. Everything is under $25 and all natural. My fabulous friend gave me free samples to try. I tried night and day olive and lavender moisturizer. And let me say, the small sample she gave me- will go a long way! You only need to use like a pea sized drop, and to put it on your face and neck.

This may sound strange, but I have used it at least three times, and each time, it calmed me down. Calmed my crazy mind down and helped me sleep.

This is the description on the website: “moisturizer with lavender, glycerin, and natural olive oil. Get the nourishment you need to have your skin be at its best. And with a relaxing scent, your mind will be at its best, too. Smooth over clean face and neck morning and night.”

Night and Day moisturizer is amazing. If it’s amazing, I can’t wait to try the other samples she gave me.

Granted, they are only small samples, but I will take it. You can definitely decide if you like the product or not from the samples.

Best of all, the products are all natural, and they are made in the USA. I love products made in the USA.

To get more information, go to Perfectlyposh.com

*I am not an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh. My views are my own and not of others, including Perfectly Posh.

Thirty-One Consultant!

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Hello again!

I am your brand new Thirty-One consultant! YAY! I am really excited. I signed up and got my awesome deal starter-kit for $99 (plus tax and shipping). It is amazing and the kit is worth over $400 in value.

Here is my website if you’d like to place an order, or host a party! https://www.mythirtyone.com/657242/

I loved Thirty-One before hand and love it even more now. Seems like an awesome opportunity! 🙂 YAY!

If you have any questions on either hosting a party, or you want to become a consultant, please comment below. Thanks!!

Hope. Dream.Write.,

-M.

Depotting Makeup Experience

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Hello all,

I recently tried to depot makeup. Yes, it’s exactly what it seems. Remove eye shadow from the palette and stick it into one huge palette. Let me try to explain.

First of all, it’s a lot harder than it looks! If you’re watching YouTube videos, don’t be fooled! I watched a few that said oh this is my first time depotting makeup. Yeah, uh huh… because it came out perfectly for them and they didn’t make any mistakes.  Yeah, right. I simply don’t believe that.

I wanted to try this experience because I had too many eye shadow palettes laying around, and they were taking up too much room (ok, I think my total was 4 palettes- which may or may not seem like a lot to you.).

First I followed instructions from the web and YouTube videos I saw. Yes, I researched this quite a bit before I decided to try it. That’s what the internet is for!

I grabbed an old beach towel, a butter knife, my palette and some paper towels. You definitely need paper towels! It’s MESSY. Trust me on that one.  I spread out the towel, and tried to pry the knife into the slits of the eye shadow pan to take it out. Epic fail. I think I broke 3 or 4 eye shadows on my first try. Luckily, I was testing this on a palette I didn’t really care for, so I was okay with that. I only successfully got four shades out of that one- I think there might have been at least 10. Like I said, I am okay with that.

I got very frustrated with this process. I took the towel, and paper towels off the floor (very carefully), and folded them up so I wouldn’t get any eye shadow on the floor (I only got a tiny bit on the floor, but I was able to use Windex and clean it up). I shook the towel outside, and then put it in the basement so it could get washed.

I moved my process to the table instead of the floor. Much better! I laid out more paper towels. And my palette. Make sure you put something under the palette like a place mat or cutting board. That way, the table will be protected from any mistakes or misses you might make with the knife.

I got my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette out. I STRUGGLED with this for the longest time, and decided it wasn’t working too well. I moved onto the oven technique, with instructions that were on my Z-palette paper. The instructions said to get a cookie sheet out and layer it with wax paper. Turn the oven on to 250-300 degrees. Put the palettes in the oven until they begin to melt, and then you should be able to pull them apart. This worked much better! I got a lot more eye shadows out of my Urban Decay Naked 3 than my other palette. I successfully took four or five eye shadows out. I was beyond frustrated by the entire process at that point.

I actually finished my depotting on Saturday night, by using the oven technique. You need to watch your time and check on the palette every so often, by only keeping it in for a few minutes at a time. It will smell funny, because yes, the plastic is melting off.

I kept putting my palette back in the oven because to me, it wasn’t melting fast enough. You *must* be patient in this process. If you aren’t patient, you will break lots of eye shadows.

I successfully got 2 and a half palettes depotted without a problem! It was amazing. Now I have all my eye shadows in one Z-palette.

My final results:

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The best thing is, now you have all your eye shadows in one spot. Not taking up a ton of room! I got this dome Z-Palette on Amazon, but they do have a Z-Palette website with instructions.

You can rearrange the shadows in whatever pattern you’d like! Some people label the back of the metal pot with the name of the eye shadow. I did not do it except on the circular potted eye shadows. I am sure I could have taken the eye shadows out of the pot ,but I did not want to and didn’t want to.

I should have taken step by step pictures of how to depot something, but I wasn’t thinking about it. I just wanted to get it done!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Hope. Dream. Write.,

-M.

Inspiration

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If people say you can’t sell Thirty-One, or you can’t get a job in that.  It’s not a real job, with a real paycheck. You do get paid. You need steady income. Yes, I understand that, but I am excited for Thirty-One. I’m actually excited to do this, so it’s something I want to try.

Or you can’t pay that much money into it. You won’t get anything out of it.

My parents are telling me all these negative things. First of all, I’m not a baby. I’m not a young adult. I’m 30 years old! I can make my own decisions, and it’s my money.

Yet they tell me to always have a positive attitude. I’m not trying to bash my parents because I love them. However, don’t they always teach you to be positive and think positively? That’s what I’m trying to do. It’s like they’re being hypocritical.

They’re saying I shouldn’t do it.They tell me I’m not a sales person. My mother also said no one has time to party they work full-time and have other things to do on the weekend besides party. My mom HATES those parties. Thanks Mom. Yeah, right.I CALL BULLSHIT and excuses. First of all there are people who work full-time, sell Thirty-One AND have time for their families. I worked at a call center for over three years. I think I can sell things.Plus, I can sell purses and other accessories. What woman doesn’t love that?

If someone tells you can’t do it, what’s the first thing you want to do?

Well, for me, it’s prove them wrong. Prove them wrong and tell- no show them- that I can do it. To me, it’s a new adventure, new style, beginning. I am going to go for it.

When you start any business you need to put money into it before you get money out of it. Yes? Doesn’t matter what it is. You will have your bumps, mistakes, trials, and errors.

If this is something you really want to do, then go for it. I am.

I don’t have a job right now. I haven’t since October when I left because my old job was stressing me out so much it was making me sick (aka horrible anxiety and stress).

I’ve had interview after interview. Haven’t heard back from any companies- except of course for rejection letters and emails.

So what am I going to do about it? Give myself a JOB. That’s what I’m going to do about it. If another opportunity comes along, then great. I’ll do that too. Lots of people sell Thirty- One and have a full-time job.

You know what? Honestly, I do love and respect my parents.

Just not with this decision. And if they’re mad, so be it. I need to support myself and get myself out of this hole and make a change. It’s my money, my life. I need to do something about it. NOW. Not two seconds from now or 5 months from now. NOW.

If I don’t do something, it’s just going to be the same and nothing will change.

Hope. Dream. Write.,

-M.