Friday, October 18, 2013


Ask any kindergartner what they want to be when they get older and you'll most likely hear "firefighter" "cop" "teacher" and "athlete" from many of them. Everyone knows that they will most likely change their minds about a dozen times, but some of those kids actually stick to it. 

I was always changing my mind about what I wanted to be. In elementary school, I said I wanted to be a teacher because my mom was one. In middle school, I wanted to be an interior decorator. Freshman year, I wanted to major in history. I had no idea what I wanted to do but that's what I wanted to major in. Sophomore year, I started thinking about being a government teacher because I was so inspired by my government teacher. However, in the middle of sophomore year I finally saw The Devil Wears Prada and it made me want to become a journalist. I moved to a new school my senior year and I took journalism and I realized I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.

It took me a few months to realize that I had no idea what I actually wanted to do with my life. I just knew I wanted to work in fashion. I wish I could be a designer (I'd love to do shoes and handbags) but I can't even draw a stick figure properly so I knew that was out of the question. I always saw the fashion industry as designers and everyone else, so I decided to research what everyone else does. 

There are careers in fashion merchandising/marketing, production management, visual communications, public relations, and journalism.

Fashion merchandising/marketing: They get the designer out there to the public. Advertising, buying, retail managing, and fashion forecasting all go on here.

Production management: They make sure the materials aren't too costly but also don't look cheap. They oversee the quality of the product basically.

Visual communications: They make sure consumers are attracted to the product enough to look at it. Nobody goes into a store that looks cluttered and the window display shows nothing but ugly clothes, shoes, and accessories. Stylists, display designers, and showroom directors are the main careers in this field.

Public relations: They make sure good light is shed on the brand and people are talking about them. You can major in public relations at practically any school with a communications major. It's also sometimes lumped together with journalism.

Journalism: Write, write, write. Find the angle. What's the most interesting thing going on in fashion? If you're good enough, you might even get your own column! :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Facial Mask

One of the worst parts about the seasons changing is that my face gets dryer. So dry sometimes that it gets flaky which is pretty disgusting. This past week I broke out really bad too so I figured I'll go to the store and buy some facial stuff.

I had no idea what I was going to get but I went to Walmart and I saw a bunch of face masks. They were like a dollar and some change so I figured I might as well try it. I bought a facial revealing peel-off mask (which is what I used last night), a facial hydrating paper mask, and a facial purifying paper mask.

Mind you, I know nothing about what you're supposed to do before and after a mask treatment. So what I did probably wasn't correct but whatever. I'll just look it up next time.

First I used my Clean & Clear Deep Action scrub which just feels so amazing. It honestly feels like you're scrubbing away every impurity and your skin is refreshed.

The mask in its original form is a gel. They put way too much in for a one time use, and I realized that a little too late which might be the reason why it took so long for it to dry. The instructions said it only takes 5-10 minutes but I waited 15. It took over 30 minutes to peel every piece off. Actually, I got so tired of peeling it off that I just used warm water in circular motions. Also, I didn't move my hair from my face so some got pulled out :(

After that I used some toner from Clean & Clear and I put some tea tree oil on as a moisturizer. Again, I probably shouldn't have done this but what's done is done.

All in all, I don't think the mask was worth it even though it was only a dollar. It was such a hassle to peel off and personally I prefer the masks that come off with just water. However, my face does feel better and I'm still going to try the paper masks.