Sunday, December 23, 2012

Phone Guy VS Shoe Girl

I wrote about Part One [here]. 

I must admit, I look forward to work just a bit more knowing he's working. Don't get me wrong, I don't have feelings for him, it's more like just a small, small, small, crush? Infatuation? Whatever. It's nice going to work and knowing someone anticipates your presence. 

So with finals happening a week back, my manager generously let me have one whole week off from work to focus on my studies. 

I remember dreading going back to work on the first day back. Whenever I don't work for awhile, I always feel rusty and uncomfortable. 

So I passed by the phone booth, and saw him with a couple of his colleagues. We greeted each other civilly, and he said "Hey! You haven't worked in awhile.

I replied, trying to be cool, "Yeah, I haven't worked in a week.

"I've noticed.

I was so tempted to remark sarcastically, "Haha why, you missed me? ;)"

BUT we are not that close yet. Must keep it friendly, casual, and at a distance. 

That day I was working, I was wearing a sheer neon yellow buttoned-up blouse. I repeat, neon yellow.

So in the middle of my shift, I was just standing on the sales floor greeting customers and what not. There were these two ladies in casual attire trying on shoes nearby me. One of them suddenly said to me, "Hey what's up with you and the Bell [a telecommunications company] guy?" I got really confused. Outside my store, I'm right in between TWO phone booths. One is Bell, and the other is called Wireless Wave [where the guy works at]. I'm guessing she got mixed up with the name. But wait, what did she just say again? I tried to remain calm, and keep professional at the same time. I couldn't think of a good reply in time so I stuttered out, "W-what are you talking about?"

The ladies both looked at each other, and laughed. At first I thought it could have been his co-workers, but I knew there was no girls that worked at that booth and they were dressed wayy too casual.

"The guy at Bell told us to find the asian girl wearing the green sweater. I guess that's you. ;)"

I felt horrified. Embarrassed. I wanted to die. I didn't like the attention I was receiving.

In fact, I became red as a fucking tomato. .___.


I tried keeping my composure, but all I did was blabbed out "How is this a sweater?!" Turned around, walked into the back stock room, burning red as my manager and customers laugh at me. :(

Honestly, I thought it was slightly creepy that he "sent" two customers for me. Like wtf he say? "Oh there's this cute girl that works at this shoe store." o_o"



Later as I was quickly running out to get a shoe, he's like "HEY! I tried helping you out by sending you customers. :)"

I shouted back at him, "Next time, send someone that would BUY something. And btw this is NEON YELLOW, not green. I'm offended."

Throughout my shift I kept giving him dirty looks as I walked by for putting me in such an embarrassing position.

So he shouts out, "HEY YOU! Is this what I get for trying to help you? :("

I just looked at him, and asked him what he said to the ladies. He explained that they had asked him where [name of the store I work at] was, and if there's anyone specific they should go to. And he had replied, "Oh I heard the asian girl is pretty good at selling."

Okayy so not as creepy as I first assumed. That's  relief.

Teehee I love how this is all happening and we still don't know each other's name. :-)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hits & Misses of 2012

It really was not until 2012 that I start exploring deeply into the makeup world. I was always into make up, but this year, I just went crazy. It's because I was making alot more money this year. Woo! I stop by the makeup section almost every chance I get to, and most of the time walk out with at least one item. *shakes head

I used to never really bought drug store products except for mascaras. I would always save up for months to buy a product I would want from Sephora because I believed in the quality. But now that I've watched countless Youtube videos on drugstore make up reviews, I figured that they had stepped up their game and their products are actually more than decent! And that's one reason why my collection was able to grow. Haha ^^" Can't always afford Chanel...

So I've decided to compose a list of Hits & Misses of 2012 in order to incorporate more makeup posts onto my blog, and because I feel a bit more confident in being able to decide what products I like/dislike. :D (Drugstore and Department mixed.) And also I never really showed off my
 make up collection (except on Instagram), which is a shame because I buy so damn much. Sharing is caring right?

I'll start with the Misses:

(You probably have already seen most of these photos from my previous Haul posts.. hehehe)

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara


Despite being such a hyped up product for a decade.. well, it's era is now over. This mascara is shit shit shit shit shit. So disappointing. But hey, the formula was probably amazing when it first came out, and since then, thousands of new formulas have been created and has surpassed it. Either way, I was glad to be able to try it out for myself. =) Still trying to finish the bottle. It works quite well on my bottom lashes so I've been using it for that. Not a total waste, but definitely I will not be repurchasing.

Joe Fresh's Fine Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Teal Blue

 

Very pigmented, and glides on nicely. The one down factor I don't like about it is that it stains your eyelids for a long time... I grabbed the teal colour, so stained-teal yes is not a natural/good look. :X But hey for $6, that's amazing. Maybe I'll cave in and buy a black one.. but I don't wanna take a risk since a good eyeliner is so important to me.

Mayebelline DREAM Bouncy Blush


I was IN LOVE with this product when I first got it. I was so excited to be able to use it because it was so fun to play with! (Like Playdoh!) But then as time went on.. I realize that because you always have to use your fingers, it can get really.. dirty/nasty. Although I do wash my hands from time to time, I forget sometimes okay! And for $10 a piece.. ehh not really worth it. It was fun to try out though.

Milani's RUNWAY EYES

My first Milani product. I kept wanting this to amaze me, but it didn't. I thought there was something wrong with me. But nope, the colours just aren't as pigmented as I thought it would be! And I don't like the way the eyeshadows are shaped. It's a bit hard to grab the colours. Maybe I should try the baked eyeshadows or something else!

Joe Fresh Nail Polish 


For $10 for 3 bottles. It's not that bad. I tried the coral colour (in the middle) and it worked amazing on me without any base/top coasts! But the orange and yellow colour failed horribly. It looked very dry, and dead. So I will forever stay away from them. LOL

EOS


I was so excited when I finally got my hands on this product as I've been searching it for years (now it's everywhere.) And I must say. This sucks. It does nothing for your lips. It gets one point for having cute packaging, but nothing else. The strawberry smell made me want to gag. -_- Maybe because it reminds me of liqid umedicine as a kid. LOL

Chanel Lipstick - Rouge Coco in 117 Magnolia & 56 Teheran 




I hope I'm not committing a sin or anything, but yepps a Chanel product is on my Miss list. I bought three Chanel lipsticks this year (I haven't tried one yet, and it's a different formula so praying it works better.) But the lipsticks from this Rouge Coco line is so sheer.. I hate working with it. Maybe it's because it's not what I am looking for. But the lipsticks are quite drying on my lips too. Plus they are like $40, so a huge disappointment to me. 

Okay, now onto the HITS!

ELF - 32 Piece Cool Eyeshadow Palette


One of my recent purchases. But tried it once so far, and I LOVE it! The colours actually stayed on for 8 hours, and I am impress. A HIT! I heard ELF is not the strongest in eyeshadows, and I've been deciding for a long time whether it's worth shelling out $5 for. But count me in as a new fan, and I'm excited to try out their other products. :)

Tokidoki Blush Brush


Got this baby for 50% during the Sephora x Tokidoki clearance. I love how its angled, and it's very soft and works like a dream. Plus it's extremely cute too! I bought this so I can contour my face with bronzer. :)

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Bought my own very first foundation! I always try to stay away from it to avoid putting on "too much makeup." But it's good to have this for certain events. :D Or when your skin isn't looking so hot. It's a very light-weight foundation, and I like the faint rose smell. 

Maybelline - Mega Plush & the Falsies

Maybelline mascaras are my all time favs. (Except the Great Lash trololol) But this year, these two mascaras are the best. I actually like the Mega Plush better than the Falsies. It makes my lashes look very full and long. :D Either way, they are both great and I love them. 

Urban Decay - NAKED 2

This didn't even cross my mind when I was making my list because it seems like everyone has this palette anyways and they all say: It's Great. And it is. Even though this was released late last night, I did receive it this year and it should def deserves to be on the Hit List of 2012. I actually like this more than the first NAKED palette. The shades seem to match my skintone more?!?


NARS Foreplay Palette - exclusively at Sephora


Just had to get this since I've been complentating about getting the ORGASM blush anyways. I don't use the other colours often since they are a bit harder too. But I can't wait to find occasions to try them out! 

NARS Albatross Highlighter


What can I say? NARS make great blushes. :D In this case, a highlighter. 

MAC - Hey Sailor! Lipstick Collection



Not my first MAC lipsticks but I simply loved this collection. I got a bronzer from it too!! Cutest packaging ever. :) And once again, I love the matte formula of this. Very pigmented and smooth.

Lancome - La Roseraie 001 Illluminating Smooth Powder



This was from Lancome's Spring Collection 2012. I managed to pick up the last one right before their Fall collection came out. :D The design is sooooooo gorgeous. *_* Now, it's all ruined because I beat it up so much everyday. It's a very natural pink flush. Nothing amazing, but I like it cause I don't have one like that. The top part also works as a highlighter. It's always nice to have a 2 in 1 function.

Well, that was sorta like a mini review of each product since I always wanted to do them but didn't have the time to! I hope you enjoyed this post :) Gonna try to poop out a bit more before the year ends!!

Happy Winter! :) Xo.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snobby Pretty Bitches

Just a FYI that I have officially changed my blog address from a-taste-of-elegance.blogspot.com (I loved the name, but damn that's a pretty long address...) to simply tifamai.blogspot.com. Hehehe and one day it shall be tifamai.com! ;) I'm working on that.. lots of stuff to learn about getting the right domain /webhosting/etc.

I've been itching to blog for the past week.. but the question remains, about what?!? I know that I want to write about something. And something long. Even though no one really reads this whole shit but me. :D It's okay though because I am my own number one fan. And the standard I set for myself is if I want to do something, it should be for myself first. I blog for myself, not for friends, not for an audience, nor for fame. It's all me, me, me, me. Okay lah don't take me 100% seriously... I occasionally let people win games when I play League of Legends.. I call it my "charity games." I'm so nice eh? :D [ In reality I was just sucking hard, and losing. I just call it a charity game to make myself feel better about being a sore loser. Boo. T_T ]

So what type of topic have I chosen to write about today?



Snobby pretty girls. 

I did a little rant on this on Twitter, but sometimes 140 characters isn't enough, so you go on blogger. :-)

The store I work at is located beside Juicy Couture. I used to often see this gorgeous asian chick that works there. She has a Caucasian boyfriend that oftens comes visit her, or picks her up from work. I dunno, I always see them in the corners of the mall often during her breaks. She's the type of girl that puts in the effort to get made up every.single.day. Her hair, her make up, her outfit, -always picture perfect. I like to look at her because she's so fricken pretty. Heck, we all know she probably knows it herself. LOL She usually has on a bitch face when she's not with her boyfriend, but eh, I don't want to judge...

The first time I've gotten a chance to talk to her was when she actually came in my store to buy some shoes. (Earlier before my shift I had walked in Juicy Couture, and she was the one that greeted me. Very overenthusiastic and you can tell she's probably really good at selling.) I ended up selling her two shoes, and she was very sweet to me. Even acknowledging that I was in her store earlier. :O But then she was sorta forced to talk to me. I felt happy that we got an opportunity to "acknowledge" each other, instead of always walking past each day giving down bitch stares. -_-

I never thought about it much, but I actually haven't seen her again after that. It's retail, people come and go, it's not all very surprising that she had probably quit and moved on.

Until yesterday.

I spotted her working at Bebe.

So no biggie right? She looks gorgeous as always in a nice feathered black dress, and you can hear her sweet-talking her co-workers from across the room with words like sweetie and honey. I'm just here shopping, minding my own business. I had just finished an exam so I had on no make up, with a day old unwashed hair, and was dressed in my comfiest sexiest attire (sweats and uggs plz bitches). Just doing some retail therapy to get rid of the stress that has been building up lately. I needed something gold for an upcoming party, and a birthday dress for myself anyway. So as I was looking through the racks, I see her greeting every customer and promoting the sales, but she purposely avoids any sort of contact with me. Even when I was right beside her. It's like WTF?! Did I sell you some crappy ass shoes that made your feet blister up and bleed? (I won't be surprised if that had happened though, heels aren't the kindest  to our feet.)

Maybe I'm taking this a bit personal. But I simply despise it when people who are physically attractive use it as a reason to treat others like dirt. This is why when I am insulting someone else, I don't target at their physical traits. Why? Because 1) No matter how ugly they are inside, they did not chose to look this way physically.  2) It's pointless. Beauty eventually fades, and isn't that important pass the first impression.

EX. Omg she is looks like a bitch! And her nose is too flat.

EX. Lololol she needs to get her eyebrows done, it looks like a wild mammoth has appeared on her forehead. 

EX. How is she a model? She looks like she belongs in the circus.

EX. She looks like a man.

Pretty funny, but so pointless la! This is why I never [or at least try not to] find it offending when online virgin nerds call me a 'fat ugly girl' because I stated I had a vagina. LOL I find it more offensive, and more effective when you aim at someone's intelligence, skills, personality, because those are the things that get you through life, not beauty.

One main reason why I take this "issue" so personally is because I was *once* an ugly duckling. Like a very, very, very hideous ugly duckling. Maybe a bit exaggerated, but I admit I was pretty damn ugly. AND YES I SAID IT IN PAST TENSE CAUSE I THINK I LOOK DECENT NOW, SMD IF YOU FIND ME TOO SELF-ABSORBENT. But I'm going to talk about that in another entry. With pictures and all. :D

And besides it's 2012, there's I believe there's no such thing as ugly anymore. One of my favourite quotes:

"There's no such thing as ugly women, only lazy ones." - Coco Chanel 
So I forget to put on my mascara for a day, doesn't mean you can look down on me.

Point is, YOU SHOULD NOT DEEM SOMEONE LOWER THAN YOU NO MATTER WHAT. This goes for how rich/successful you are too. Unless you were once an ugly fuck , and you bump into someone from the past that bullied you for it, and is now fat and with nine cats then sure you can go like "Bitch look at me now. =D"

I also had a friend where she blossomed into this beautiful swan mid-high school. Before that she was an average beauty, and I don't want to make this sound like a bad thing, but she is a bit on the heavier side of the scale. Good hair, and flawless make up (the one that looks natural looking), and being AMAZINGLY photogenic has shot her confident wayy highhhhhhh up. To the point that she flaunts it to the world, and walks in a room knowing she is pretty. Oh, and constantly talks about all the attention she gets from guys. BITCH PLEASE, LEARN TO BE HUMBLE. OH, AND YOU DON'T EVEN LOOK LIKE THE PERSON IN THE PICTURES BECAUSE YOU TAKE PICS FROM THE WAIST UP. -__-


I swear I'm not jealous. Okay maybe a bit because she is half Japanese/Peru/Spanish, whatever. Half asian mixes are always so gorgeous. To be honest unfortunately, she did lose alot of friends due to her new-found personality. She would make you feel so ugly beside her. ~__~ And was always bragging about how she's half Japanese, and complaining if a hair is out of place. Seriously. It was so frustrating and difficult to be around her.

Note to You: And if there ever comes a time in the future that you read this; I just wanna say that I did love your funny personality and charms before you got super pretty. Alot of us did. You were bubbly and cute. I didn't want to cut you out of my life, but you kept making me feel like I wasn't as good enough, and made me feel like shit. =( I do wish you the best in life, and happiness. But hey, not my fault you started being a bitch. :X

So I wanna end my post with this picture that I found while browsing through Tumblr. xD


Good thing I didn't tweet this because in total there is 7539 characters, and including spaces it would have come out to about 53.85 tweets! Don't need to thank me for not spamming your timelines.

You're welcome.