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AT LAST, TRUNK CLUB!

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Trunk Club, the box looks like luggage!

This post is long overdue! I’ve been too busy to blog as of late. In lieu of either getting a Wantable shipment or a StitchFix, I wanted to try Trunk Club. It’s available for women now. If you want to try, please use my referral link! Trunk Club is owned by Nordstrom, so you’re already getting some good brands and quality. the prices are around $45-$100 per piece. You also get ten pieces to try and/or buy instead of five. 

I told my stylist what I was looking for and price ranges. She listened to my requests for some cropped pants and off-shoulder tops. Some of the items were a little over my budget I gave, but I didn’t mind it . They also show you what you are getting, so you have the option of swapping things out before they ship. The styling fee runs $25, instead of $20. But you get the styling fee back as a credit, if you end up keeping any of the pieces. You do not get an additional discount if you end up keeping all 10 items.

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I ended up keeping the black dress, black crop pants, denim crop pants, and the gray convertible sweater. I was going to keep the black off-shoulder top, but I didn’t feel like spending $70 on it. Didn’t like it that much, haha! I liked the cut of the flower dress, but not a huge fan of the print. I also would have kept the white top, but the sleeves made me feel like a pirate. Andy offered to pay for that one, just so he could get me an eye-patch and call me Pirate Pete. I didn’t keep the gray tunic, it looked cute on the site, but I ended up looking like a cult-leader. haha! I also didn’t keep the floral top, I just didn’t like that it was cropped. I wanted to keep the salmon crop pants, but they were too big.  My absolute favorite items are the jeans and the gray sweater. I wish I could wear them everyday! 

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OH, HELLO THERE!

Dude, so sorry! I forgot I had a blog for a while. I’ve been busy with moving and getting things done around my new place. We’re mostly settled in, but still have some boxes left to unpack. I also have a ton of pictures to hang, and I need to get a nice bookcase for my R2D2 collection. But I’m hoping to get one soon. I also had to jump back into wedding-planning mode, since I took a break to get moving sorted out. 

This weekend will be a busy one! I have two birthday celebrations. One is for Fiona, and the other is for Andy. There is also Mothers Day this weekend as well, and we’re having a birthday cake for my dad and sister. Oof, I know a lot of Taurus’ (Tauri?). I plan to post my Trunk Club (link has my ref code) review sometime next week. 

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LET’S REVIEW!

I just noticed I haven’t reviewed anything in a while. Oops! Well we can fix that. I got a bunch of things from Sephora over the last few months. So I’ll talk about a few of them right now, and save some for later. I started using the Farsali “Rose Gold Elixir” and it’s my favorite thing ever right now. The consistency is more of an oil. I generally use it at night and even put a tiny bit on my lips. I don’t actually know if you’re supposed to apply to lips, but I do. Let me tell you, it works miracles! I only use it once a day, so hopefully I won’t die if I continue to use it on my lips. It also does wonders for my skin. My skin feels plump, smooth, and moisturized in the morning. Bonus, there are tiny 24k gold flecks in the oil and you can use it as a makeup primer. Makes me feel so glam! Which reminds me, I need to review the Peter Thomas Roth “24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream” at some point. I’ve been using that in the morning on top of my moisturizer. I think my goal in life is to look as youthful as C3PO? haha!

Next up is the Belif “Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream.” I always confuse Belief with Philosophy, they have similar packaging. I’ve only used this cream a few times, so I can’t say how well it works long-term. I’m waiting to use up my current eye cream before switching. But the consistency isn’t very creamy at all. It’s almost like a gel. So it’s not watery-looking, but a bit heavy. I don’t mind the texture, I actually don’t need a lot so I feel like it will help people use less product. It’s also a bit pricey, so it’s good that you don’t need to use a lot. I did find it moisturizes really well. I only have some fine lines and wrinkles, which are mostly caused from squinting a lot. Oops! I didn’t notice if it helped or not, but I generally only notice the lines when I apply powder makeup, or use a heavy concealer. So I think the heavy consistency will help makeup not settle into lines around my eyes.

I just got the Ciate “Dewy Stix.” I have an addiction to highlighters, so I had to try this. It’s not glittery like a typical highlighter, it’s more of a subtle shimmer. It is supposed to make your skin more dewy. It does that pretty well. It’s good for times when you want a subtle glow, and not look like a show pony. You can also use it to enhance your highlighter. The product can be used under any powder highlighter, which is cool. I haven’t tested this part yet, but I’ll try to report back when I do.

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I REFUSE TO PANIC [LOLZ]

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The reno on my new place is a roller coaster. One week we’re on time, then the next we’re not, and we’re back to on time? So now that the place is starting to look  more like a dwelling, and less like an industrial disco. I need to book movers. I’ve been trying my best to spend any spare time purging things, and we’ve done a little bit of packing.

I need to keep chipping away at it. I’m hoping to move around Easter weekend, that Monday is a holiday at work (Marathon Monday). Since our office is along the Boston Marathon route, it’s closed. I’d like to piggy-back on the day off. Thankfully we’re able to move some things as we go, but they need to be stored in the basement. I also have some Ikea furniture to order, and it’s tricky to figure out when that can be delivered. I can’t have things delivered too early, because the hardwood floors need to be done. Argh!

Since moving gives me crazy anxiety, I’m trying my bestest not panic. This will be a challenge for sure. Keep calm, and move on? 

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WHOA, WHY YOU WANNA GIVE ME THE RUN-AROUND?

I ordered a bridesmaids dress for my BFF Ginny’s wedding off Amazon. She opted to let us pick our own dresses, which is great. So I thought I found a great option and ordered it, despite the $20 shipping charge. Not only that, the dress would take almost a month to arrive. I think the long lead time had to do with the shipping location, and the seller supposedly custom stitching the dress to your specified measurements. I ordered the dress, despite the expensive shipping cost and shipping time. They asked for my measurements, and I sent them along right away to avoid delays.

About 3-4 weeks later, I got the dress. The color wasn’t what I was expecting, but I guess it is regency purple (since I ordered another dress from a different seller and the color is the same). The fabric on the skirt was also not what I was expecting. But I guess that can be the hazard of ordering things online? That is beside the point. The dress was about six sizes too large. Yes, SIX! I have no idea why they bothered asking for measurements when they clearly didn’t bother checking. Ugh.  I contacted the seller and sent them the measurements of the dress vs the measurements I gave them. After some back and forth, involving me taking loads of pictures with a measuring tape to show the size difference and screenshots of my original email to them, they agreed the dress was totally wrong. Uh, NO DUH!

Instead of being normal and offering me a full refund, they wanted to offer a partial refund and use the money to get it altered. I kid you not. I LOL’d at this, and declined. I’m pretty sure it would cost more than the full price of the dress with the crazy shipping to get it altered. Not only that, I don’t actually think the dress could be altered that much. You’re really only supposed to take dresses down two sizes, not six. So they gave me the refund on the dress, not the shipping. This was not acceptable to me. After all, it wasn’t my fault they sent the completely wrong size.

They said I could keep the dress as it was “customized to my measurements” [**COUGH**] and couldn’t resell it. Which I find perplexing, but whatever.

At this point, I was a bit sick of dealing with this seller as it was like pulling teeth to get them to admit the error and refund me. So a couple days later, I opted to reach out to Amazon directly to see if they could get my shipping refunded, or at least get it as Amazon credit. I guess what ended up happening was I opened claim. Since I’m not a seller, I don’t know how severe claims are against your seller rating. I ended up getting a sob story from the seller, saying she could lose her job…etc. I’m guessing they must have other claims against them, in order for the seller to freak.

I have no idea if her story is true or not, but I gave her the benefit of the doubt and cancelled the claim. This allowed her the chance to refund my shipping without my re-opening it. Now suddenly, she wanted me to send the dress back?! She claimed it was part of the Amazon policy, but seeing as I cancelled the claim, I have my doubts.

She sent me an address of a person named Alex…who apparently doesn’t have a last name to ship the dress. I was mad at this point. So I opted to wait a few days before replying back. But hey, I’m still mad. So I called her out on the mysterious person with no last name, and told her I’d be happy to send the dress back, once she gives me a prepaid label to do so. TBD on what happens now, I’m expecting another sob story. In the meantime, I got another dress. I’m not in love with it, but it fits and it’s appropriate for the wedding. 

 

 

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CHEESE AND BATTERIES?

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Remember how Monday I was all, “I’m gloriously full of sleep?” Yeah, me either. Back to the being tired thing, I guess. It’s been a busy week. I’ve been trying to find a balance of going out, but also trying to purge my apartment. So that means sleep must be sacrificed. I already have plans for the next several nights, so doesn’t look like sleep is happening any time soon. Also, I basically have to dress like goth Thor on Friday night, depending on when my order arrives. That should be…interesting?

My friend invited me to a viking goth night. I get the goth night, but the viking element is odd. It’s like, oh let’s have a cheese and batteries party! I’ll be out of my element there, I like to wear color. So wearing all-black will be different for me. I’d label myself as a glitter-rainbow-goth. Is that a thing? It should be! The good news, I have loads of makeup options at home. Let’s just hope the rest of my stuff arrives on time. I think my outfit will be funny, because I can’t take anything seriously. This little lady can’t be a serious viking-goth. 

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PAINTING SUCKS DOT COM DOT NET DOT YEAH

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Moving time is finally getting close(ish). It looks like I’ll be moving to my newly renovated place within a couple of months. But Andy and I had to do some painting over the weekend. The master bedroom will be a light green, the bathroom will be blue, and spare room pale purple. My house is going to look like the Pastel Goth palette from Kat Von D. Hahah! We should hopefully be able to wrap up the painting this weekend (fingers crossed). But now I have to start to pack things up, which I’m not looking forward to doing. Moving makes me panic because it forces me to come to terms with the fact I have too many things. Granted, I plan to purge as I pack. I’m sure I’ll have things I don’t feel like packing, so straight to the trash or donation bin they go.

I think I’d be less twitchy about the situation if I could start to move things now. But there are still a lot of things being done in the new place, like the floors need to be tiled or refinished, and (of course) the painting. So I can’t really move things until the floors are done. PLUS I need to order some storage cabinets from Ikea, as we need the extra closet space. I’m thinking of ordering soon, and just sticking the boxes in the basement until we’re ready to move them upstairs and assemble. Argh!

 

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