December 09, 2013

Things I Just Can't Seem to Get

So you guys all remember my #badbloggerproblems, well it wasn't really a post about being a bad blogger, but this time I admit, I've been a horrible blogger. I've neglected this blog for a couple weeks, but honestly I've been 110% stressed out and on the verge of a panic attack every single day with finals week being this week. I know I gave some tips for finals week, but it's easier said than done.

I've taken residency in the library at school for the entire semester, and now that it's finals week everyone wants to study in the library and there are no seats available. Panic. I'm convinced there should be like a country club membership, and if you've checked in a certain amount of times for the semester, you should be guaranteed a study spot for finals week. But really.

So I spend more hours in the library than a health science major. The security guards who sit in the library after midnight actually know and recognize me now. My eyes look like I haven't slept in weeks (wait, that's true!). My migraines come so bad and so frequently now that last night I resorted to doing work under the desk so that the light wouldn't bother me. Is my life a struggle or not?

I was reading one of my fave bloggers, Venus Trapped in Mars last week and she wrote a post about things she can't seem to find. It was one of those moments when you're like damnnn what a good idea! So I'm continuing Sarah's trend with my own: Things I Just Can't Seem to Get.

1) The right shade of anything:So I found that foundation that everyone's been raving over at Sephora. I spot it, I approach it, and then I pick it up. But wait.. what shade am I?! Pale? Light pale? NUDE?! WHAT AM I?!!!! No one knows.. So I always go with pale, and then I either look too light or too dark, and I waste $30+ on a foundation that I've used once. And I just go back to the same old foundation I was using before.

2) Nails:
Like I really can't get nails. I try to grow them out and they don't.. or they do but they just look so ugly when they grow out and I end up biting them again. Hey! Don't blame me.. blame the stress I'm under! All I want is for my nails to look like this:


3) The perfect cream/white sweater:No seriously, have you found it? Cause I'm still looking. I have ten thousand white and cream sweaters, but god forbid one of them looks anything like what I pinned on Pinterest. Impossible. It's like those sweaters are from a parallel cute sweater universe, and I'm not okay with it.


4) A straight eyeliner line
Every single time before getting ready to go out, I do my makeup, finish my eyeshadow and have it looking perfect and then opt to use liquid eyeliner to create the perfect top lid, and somehow every. single. time. it screws up.. WHY?!! Is it so hard to get a straight, perfect line?!! Who is this makeup artist from Pinterest and why can't my eyes look like hers?!!


5) Matching eyes:
Speaking of makeup, if i somehow manage to make one eye look great - scratch that, slightly average - the other one is guaranteed to screw up and never look as good as the first. WHY?! My eyes end up looking like this:
every. friggin. time.

6) The perfect shade of lipstick: 
Now I'm gonna be honest - I hate  wearing lipstick because I always look like a drag queen, and that's putting it nicely. Sarah says she looks like Khloe Kardashian. I end up looking like Big Ang.. we all know her. Is it so hard to get this color in a lipstick and for it to look that good on me?! Clearly yes, because like those sweaters, this lip color is stuck in the parallel Pinterest universe.



















7) A cute dress, or for it to look this good on me: 
Christmas time back home is really dressy - we have functions every single night for a full week, and I'm supposed to look really nice for all of them. Hair, makeup, heels and the works. But unfortunately I couldn't find one damn dress that looked cute this year. I went into Macy's - somewhere I was sure I would find at least one cute dress - and I feel like I walked into my grandmother's closet because every dress was by Anne Klein or someone else. Obviously every time I found a dress I liked it was probably the most expensive item in the store. Is it so hard to have a cute in-style dress available for less than $300? Clearly.. but I guess we buy them anyways, cause I did. But of course I couldn't find anything that looked like this:

Or maybe I just need to look like her.. either way, I lose.

8) Where the hell my QCard, cell phone, flash drive, hair clip, pony tail and any other item that's smaller than the palm of my hand goes: If it's small, I've guaranteed to have lost it. Seriously, I don't know where everything goes but I can never find it - do they grow legs and run away? I'm convinced my ID hides from me, especially when I'm late for class - no one wants me to go to class. I swear I need something that tracks everything for me - keys, IDs, my cell phone (especially when it's on silent - aka always), my hair ties and clips, pencils and pens that I swore were just in my hand, and quite frankly my brain cause that's been missing for a while too. 

SOS guys, it's finals week. Hope my mini-freakout didn't scare you away cause I promise I'm still fun!

What can't you find? Can you help me find any of these?!

18 comments:

  1. Just come makeup shopping with me! I'll help you tons, promise :)

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  2. haha! yes! i am with you on all of this, just so tough. especially nails. that cannot happen for me.

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  3. Seriously, I can't find any of these either. Especially the matching eyes hahaha! Life is rough. And I totally feel you on the stress of finals week girl- I'm done Friday and I seriously can't wait. Good luck on your finals!

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  4. I can't seem to find THE perfect mascara. I love the Benefit ones, but not for $23 a pop!

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  5. Awww.... well I hope things start looking better for you for the finals week. I was once like that too, during finals week it seems there is never enough time to study even if I have spent hours on end reading and studying. Anyhow...hmmm Things I just can't seem to get right would be eye makeup. Oh how I swoon over pretty eye makeup, smokey eyes, but I always end up looking like I have a black eye. Oh and falsies, grrr I can never get them to on properly and sometimes they aren't sticking properly anymore and I never notice until someone tells me. hehehehe

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  6. Awww.... well I hope things start looking better for you for the finals week. I was once like that too, during finals week it seems there is never enough time to study even if I have spent hours on end reading and studying. Anyhow...hmmm Things I just can't seem to get right would be eye makeup. Oh how I swoon over pretty eye makeup, smokey eyes, but I always end up looking like I have a black eye. Oh and falsies, grrr I can never get them to go on properly and sometimes they aren't sticking properly anymore and I never notice until someone tells me. hehehehe

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  7. I feel you when it come to finding the right foundation. Have you tried asking to sample? I do that at Clinique, which is my current fav foundation.

    I cant grow nails either and I hate it!

    I know your pain with finals. Im totally freaking out!!!! Finals are next week for me as well. A&P is going to kill me.

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  8. Hi Caro! Where do you sweater shop? Sometimes i get a vintage and dryclean it immediately. The dont make sweaters like they used to. Loving all your posts! Dont forget to take a moment to breathe! Love ya Cuz.

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  9. This post gave me a chuckle, Caroline!

    1. For your nail growing problem, take biotin! It's the best stuff ever and all natural! It helps with skin health and hair and nail growth!

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  10. Hey girlie!!

    I totally know how you feel about some of this stuff!

    Try MakeupForever's HD Invisible Cover Foundation, they have a ton of shades. Go into Sephora and have someone their help you try different shades!

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  11. The eyeliner thing is THE WORST! I switched over to gel eyeliner (ELF makes it cheap like $3, or MAC has good stuff for like $15), and I've found that with the applicator, getting a nice line is wayy easier..as for making them perfectly even, I'm still trying to work that one out lol

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  12. If you're buying foundation from Sephora you can return it even if you have used it. No need to throw it out and waste the money. Also ask someone at the store to match your shade. I ALWAYS have them match my shade when buying an type of foundation or concealer. I have purchased many items that just didnt work out for me after a few days of use and simply returned or exchanged them for something else.

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  13. Girl, I have the same foundation matching problem. I never know!!! Even makeup artists don't know half the time lol good luck with you finals!!! :)

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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