Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 marks the New Year, with New Beginnings.

I missed my blog! After looking in the immense amount of pictures in my cell phone, I decided to pick up my slack. To start my 2015 journey in recording little adventures towards another amazing year. 

First, I like to share my biggest milestone that happen in the last few months... 

Career Change

The biggest change was my career transition which happened on New Years Eve. This all started with a little trigger, a little spark. Soon after, I created a goal for myself: to send out 3 cover letters per day. Some days were more productive than others, depending on the amount of ideal job openings. 

Always strive to find a more challenging job, one to which you can build your experience on. Never find a "boring" job, to be an overqualified candidate in. In the end, job hopping may become the reality before the seat gets warm.

In two week's time, I had 2 phone interviews and 2 in-person interviews. Phone interviews were easy because you can scheduling them during the coffee break (for those who work). In-person interview became more challenging as I worked from 7:30PM-4:30PM. Thankfully the company who hired me provided an exception to schedule for 5PM (their office hours are from 8:30AM-5:00PM). Thus I had just enough time to commute if I got off 15 minutes early!

After a round of interviews, I was hired. Making a much needed transition from a marketing company which specialized in lead generation to a market research company.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2014: NYX Fall Edition- Makeup essentials

I came across NYX about a year ago at price smart foods with a wide selection of colors for eyes, lips, and face. The brand emphasizes on the design of the packaging- easy to find in your makeup drawers. My favorite product has been their eye shadow palette! The very first one I received was called NYX Love in Florence. The five colors were glittery pastel pink, strawberry pink, charcoal, matte grey, and glitter gold. Their eye shadow is known to be highly pigmented and last the entire night (after applying their primer before putting it on). The Stormy Skies Eye shadow Palette is my favorite of the batch. It consists of neutral, earthy tones with a few eye-popping colors. 

Perfect for a night out!

My least favorite would be the eyeliner pencil. With an oily/combination skin, my face gets shiny mid-day before work ends. On the first few days of applying the eyeliner (both liquid & crayon), they smudge to the under eyes. Forming what looked like under eye circles. But for those with normal skin, this could be ideal for everyday use. 

The products shown above include the following:
  • Stormy Skies Eyeshadow Palette
  • Two Timer Kohl Pencil Liner/ Crayon Kohl
  • NYX butter gloss- BLG14 Madeline
  • NYX butter lipstick (older packaging)
  • NYX Angel Veil- Skin Perfecting Primer