Pandemic in NYC: #5

I saw on twitter the other day “if your job requires an appreciation week you probably aren’t getting paid enough.”  It’s definitely true.  It was just a nurse appreciation week.  I don’t know if most nurses felt appreciated or felt any difference during that week.  I’m sure they have much more pressing and crucial things to think about than a vague holiday that barely exists.  It’s like the customers that always tell my cashier co-workers and me about the people who make the noise for the frontline workers at 7pm.  They always tell us to thank you for what we do and they ask if we hear the ruckus at that time.  I never have though because I’ve always been… at my register working.  This country is very much about the talk and flimsy gestures in terms of “appreciation” instead of shit that would make us feel appreciated like livable wages.  The people who keep everyone eating and alive and society as close to normal as possible are the ones who are suffering the gravest effects of this pandemic.  The ones who are dying are the ones who had no choice to go to work because their job put profits first and didn’t shut down or the ones who couldn’t miss a days work because they had to make sure they had rent and food for their family.

Speaking of cutesy but flimsy appreciation…

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Pandemic in NYC: #4

This is a picture of me finally with my hair down at the end of a long workday.  I work at a Grocery store in manhattan.  These are our dingey lockers where we keep our pens (they get stolen if we leave them on our registers) and our sad little lunches.  You can see my seltzer hanging from my bag.  I like this picture cause my eyelashes look as dramatic as I feel and because the angry skeleton represents how I feel about this new job that I’m working for minimum wage.  I feel angry and dead. lol cheers!

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Glowy Interview Makeup (I got the job)

Hi Internet Void!

It’s been a hard time for basically everyone everywhere.  I’ve (hopefully) temporarily lost all three of my jobs because of the coronavirus.  Once the panic and stress set in I applied to tons of jobs on Indeed and the only one that got back to me was a grocery store company.  I have worked as a cashier before.  One of the best jobs I’ve ever had was being a cashier at CVS in high school.  The only terrifying thing is going from making the $25 an hour I made as a nanny to $15 an hour.  Minimum wage is extremely hard to get by on especially in NYC.  It went really well and I was so nervous and bumbling during the first few moments of the interview but I snapped back.  She offered me the job on the spot and I’m gonna have orientation tomorrow.

Anywayys this is a makeup post and this is how I did my face for the interview.  I wanted to do a natural glowy and healthy look that really let my natural beauty shine.  That meant sadly no fake eyelashes and no glitter lids and because of that I didn’t think it would be fun but it actually was and I LOVE this look.  The foundation I used was very dewy and made it so I didn’t have to use any highlighter on my cheeks.

Makeup used:

  1. Maybelline dream urban cover foundation in 120 classic ivory
  2. Ciate watermelon burst hydrating primer
  3. Rimmel insta duo contour stick in light
  4. Wet and wild photo focus concealer in light ivory
  5. Doucce bombastic lash volumizer mascara
  6. Real techniques sponge
  7. Space case seen from space 1C highlighter (just under the eyebrow)
  8. NYX lip liner in brunch me
  9. NYC suede lipstick in brunch me
  10. Huda beauty warm brown obsessions (I only used the light brown color that’s in the bottom row in the middle
  11. Black liquid eyeliner

My glowy no makeup makeup look

Hi! Since I’ve mostly been waking up drinking coffee than getting in my bikini & making cocktails and sunbathing in my backyard with my roommate I haven’t needed the most elaborate makeup routine. I’m of the “i need to put my face on” camp so most days I do do a little something. This look is super glowy fresh faced and youthful. I like it cause it makes me look well rested and perky. This is a little time lapse of me doing my glowy no makeup makeup look:

The final look
The products:
1. Wet and wild photo focus concealer (I used the shade light ivory)
2. Space case highlighter in Seen from Space 1c (for under eyebrows)
3. Maybelline total temptation brow definer in soft brown
4. Space case blush in its not me, it’s my sign
5. Doucce bombastic lash volumizer mascara
6. M.A.C strobe cream in pinklite (the most natural and glowy highlight I’ve ever loved)
7. Benefit gimme brow
8. Laura Geller nude kisses lip hugging lip gloss in a skinny dip

Mask On

This is my angsty mask face. It’s been a long week. I got my teeth whitened (via Groupon, dumb I know) and they burned my younger and mouth so badly. The only plus side is that I got a face mask from the lady who whitened my teeth/assaulted my mouth. I have been trying to find some for a while but amazon is sold out and hardware stores are closed cause of Covid. I’ve been using for quite a few days now and disinfecting it but now that too seems gross. The next step is making my own out of paper towels. My best friend showed me a video of her uncle making a face mask out of nothing but string, a hole punch and stapler. So if I can find string and a stapler that will be my solution.
On the brighter side I’ve been a live in nanny in NJ for the past three days and tomorrow I get to go home!!! I can’t wait to be quarantined in my own space. Stay safe y’all!

outfit moment

My red phase is still going strong with no end in sight. This is an outfit I never wore outside of my house so I needed to give it its moment to shine here. I really liked this look but it was a little uncomfortable. My friends and I are super lame/cute and went to a bachelor viewing party at a bar (yes it’s a thing). I drank lots of $8 rose and yelled at a lot of people in the TV. I ended up wearing this but without the lingerie underneath (& with out the red wine in my hand).

makeup recreation: a Kylie Jenner pastel look

One of my New Years resolutions this year is to get better at makeup as it’s something I love to do and I spend so much time doing it and I would love to master it. I’ve been saving makeup inspiration photos on Instagram and starting to recreate there. I’m very much a beginner so I’m doing my best.