Monday, July 19, 2010

A Promise

So the other day I was skimming beauty blogs and I saw a huge legal disclaimer where the owner of the blog stated that they are confiscated for products and that their opinions can be paid.


I started this blog a yearish ago because I was so enthralled with the beauty world, thinking I wasn't alone when it came to the love of makeup and girly things. I never thought such a place existed. But since I lack the ability to record YouTube videos, I figured a blog full of photos could work.

And to this day, I am excited that people actually read this, comment and are just awesome.

But lately, I just haven't felt that beauty community love.

The Beauty Community (which now on will be called BC) has become a joke. Very few people are honest. No longer are girls gushing about some of their favorite things they just picked up and letting us know great deals. But now, everyone is endorsing something.

If I wanted to watch an infomercial I'd watch a cable channel at 4 AM. No longer is the BC a community its a filthy, greedy place.

Of course, there are exceptions but there are also some major people who are, well, consumer whores who overshadow the good of some people. And there are still TONS AND TONS of amazing people out there!

Now these consumer whores are making six figures from selling themselves out. What kind of role model is that?!

It is DESPICABLE to see these girls make hundreds of thousands while most of America is making less from doing LEGIT work.

How is it that these fake girls are whoring out tongue scrapers on the internet and making major money while the rest of the work is working real jobs, with real hard labor but not making more?

Its just bothered me lately and why I haven't been blogging much.

But I want you to know right now, a promise I have for you.

I will tell you the truth and nothing but the truth. I will not deceive you. I'm an actual normal girl who is working her ass off to support not only a love of makeup, but an education (which comes first). I think its shameless and disgusting what some "gurus" do.

And yes I do feel the need that I have to share this before I start getting back into actual beauty blogging. Because I feel too many people are hiding behind smokescreens and being dishonest. And I want you to know, that any opinions I share are mine.

I would never pull such bullshit. I don't want anyone who is following me to have to scroll through my post first to see if I have a disclaimer and some BS about how I am honest but compensated.

That's just wrong.

I love that so many people are reading my blog and I want to return the favor by telling you know that I am not gonna sell myself out. Well, unless Tampax is willing to pay for my educational expenses until I graduate with a doctorate...then I'd probably have to say BEST FUCKING TAMPONS EVAAAAAAAAAH!!! And get some kind of tattoo honoring them but thats just freaking weird.

But all joking aside, please know you can trust me! I mean come on, this is LEGALLY Strawberry Blonde!!

And now I feel like I can start beauty bloggin again! Phew!

Still most of the BC are honest, awesome girls (and some guys!) but its just the major ones who ruin the name of all things beauty blogging!

xx Chelsea ♥

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oh, Crap Not Again

Guess whose computer is once again in the hands of Geek Squad? And double guess whose computer is no longer under any warranty meaning repairs will cost hundreds of dollars?

Yup, me. My POS HP's screen broke yet again. And this time, its all out of warranty and coverage and is gonna stab my wallet in the heart (its a very cute wallet too). So I decided that since having a working laptop is essential to my academic life (well those are the words that I used to my parents) and I cannot afford going 6-7 weeks without one during the academic year, I decided that if the repairs are above $250ish, that I'll just replace the POS. Because seriously its been serviced multiple times for the same problem.

So that'll mean that not only do I have to spend hundreds on textbooks but now (probably) a new computer too. And I need to get a few things before the school year starts. Fab.

And for some reason, many people at my job are getting a major cut in hours. I went from 30 hours down to 15. I worked 7 hours just yesterday...which is half the hours I'll work all next week.

But at least before I got hit by this financial storm, I did score a cute new tote bag for school from Juicy and stocked up on some China Glazes.

Nonetheless, being a grown up sucks.

Oh cute, Max (my 6 year old golden retriever) just opened the door to my room to lay down by me. Which reminds me, why am I up so early on a day off?!

And seriously, what was the point of this blog post?! I do have plans for some more posts soon!

♥ Chelsea

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summaaaah TV

So I was thinking about what to blog about. And thinking. And thinking. So I thought I'd do something completely random: MUST WATCH SUMMER TV.

Because when you're on your feet all day working, nothing feels as good as your back unwinding into the couch and a good show on!

And luckily I have a DVR so I'm always up on the know on my favorite Summer Shows!

Psych: Starts tonight! FAVORITE show, its hilarious and I quote it all the time. Its like the Mentalist except it came first and the Mentalist is a cheap Chinatown knockoff that somehow gets more credit but believe me ITS SO MUCH BETTER. Its just an amazing show!

Real Housewives of New Jersey: The only "Housewives" installment I watch because well, I know the area and 80% of my family lives in Jersey so it makes it even better. AND OMG IS DANIELLE NOT A PSYCHO PROSTITUTION WHORE?! Seriously, I just can't imagine what is going on in her mind! Guilty pleasure and seriously addicting. Team Manzo + Teressa!

Pretty Little Liars: Ok, this show is just horribly awesome and addicting. Its like if the Gossip Girls killed someone and are trying to hide it and someone knows about it and they don't know who that someone is! And if one of them was sleeping with her teacher, another with her sister's ex-fiance and another who is sexually confused and another who is trying to be pure for her BF. Oh yeah, did I mention, THEY KILLED A GIRL?! Addicting.

Secret Life of The American Teenager: Adrian is a slutty slutty slut slut. There is just too much drama. Sisters sleeping with their sister's baby daddies, sluts sleeping with geeks as revenge then getting sperminated, just too much! Horrible acting but again addicting. Damn you ABC Family!

Honorable Mentions:
Royal Pains, Law & Order: SVU (ok just repeats during the summer but I'm loving their marathons).

Whats your must-watch TV for the Summer?!

♥ Chelsea