Monday, December 9, 2013

New Job :)

During a very low point in my life, one night I had an urge to try for a dream of mine. I did not expect to ever really be offered this opportunity, but I felt the need to do something I loved and for myself. I wanted to feel alive and happy again. So I sat down on my computer, pulled up the website and filled out the application.

I carried on with my what seemed like my pointless life, just sad and unenthused by anything. One night, a couple weeks later, I got a call while I was in the store, from an unknown number, so I let it go to voice mail. A couple minutes later I listened to the message.

They wanted to set up an interview with me.

Tears brimmed my eyes and my heart raced. I had not been this happy in awhile. Something was finally going right for me. My dream come true.

The interview, a group one, made me so nervous. So many more experienced people. But I adore this stuff. I would kill to work in this atmosphere. I walked away that day worried out of my mind.

I waited almost a week and a half. Then got the call that they wanted to hire me.

I am now an official employee of Sephora. Seasonal, right now, but I am praying and hoping I can continue this dream further than just that. It makes me ecstatic and teary eyed knowing that I have the power to make someone's day and help them enhance the beauty they already are. I love making other girls feel good about themselves.

My life has since turned around the best. I love the job, although I am still being trained. There's always new job jitters, but I know I will love it here. <3

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

Happy Holidays, everybody! :)
I am so excited for this Christmas season even more so than usual. I think it is because I am finally on my own, living wise. I got to set up my first Christmas tree with my roommate (and my awesome cousin who did most of the dirty work a.k.a. the lights). We decided to go for a white tree, white lights, and black, white, silver, and purple ornaments. The tree was topped off with sparkly ribbon! 
In my own room, I decided to hang icicle lights around the whole ceiling. Man is it bright! But it was totally worth it and looks so cute! I also purchased my own little tree and decorated it. Walmart had prelit mini trees for $10 and I could not refuse! I bought some sparkly silver balls, silver bows, and silver glitter tree branches to stick out of the branches. I am really happy with how this turned out! I just can't wait to put presents underneath them! :)
I will have some Christmas/winter looks up sooner than later! :)
<3 abbeygail

Soft Sparkly Pink Eye Look!

This week brings along the dreaded Exam Week at my university.
When I woke up this morning, sluggish, and wishing I did not have to go take a two hour math exam... I decided I needed an easy, yet awake look for my makeup. So I created this simple little look!

First, I applied my Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer to my eyelids. This clear to nude primer is wonderful. I have been using it for about two months and it does it's job of keeping your eye shadow on all day long! I got this little size in the Beauty Blogger kit from Too Faced at Sephora.
Next I swept the color W.O.S. from the Naked Basics palette (middle color pictured) over my lid.
For my crease I used Benefit's 'Pause for Applause' to give it a little more pink and then highlighted my brow bone and inner corner of my eye with 'Milk It!'.

 To add the sparkle, I took NYX roll on shimmer in Salmon, carefully swept it across where I would usually put my eyeliner and then in my inner corner. Be careful not to cover the whole eyelid for this look!
 To top off the look, I curled my lashes and coated them first in my FAVORITE mascara right now, Too Faced's Better Than Sex (also from the Beauty Blogger kit). And while still wet, applied Maybelline's Colossal Volume Cat Eyes mascara to flare the outer lashes.

 Here't the finished product! I apologize for the bad lighting and you cannot really see the glitter on the top of the eye, but I promise it looks sweet! :) Thank you for stopping by my blog!
<3 abbeygail