Monday, April 25, 2011

Life, people, and ... awkward packaging.

Hi guys =)

First off, collective haul post will come up soon. Probably next Tuesday-ish, I have a lot of things coming in soon. I never meant this blog to be anything in particular (compared to people who have fashion/beauty/photography/food blogs) but I feel like it has become more of a haul... review... lame (LOL) -esque blog. So I'm only going to do collective haul posts (like from 5 different brands/stores per entry).

The older I get, the faster time goes and I really envy people who know what they're going to do with their lives. I feel that now I'm in college, a lot more is at stake -- and that's the reality of it. The older you get, of course things matter more and well, every move becomes a risk. The key is to enjoy it as much as you can but I'm just the type to stress out. I hate the feeling of not knowing how my life will turn out and knowing that things in life don't always go as planned. But I am confident in one thing: Because I know what kind of life I want to live, I will try my very best each and every day to take a step closer to that life I dream of.

People never fail to disappoint me, myself included because there are many days when I can't stand myself. Nonetheless, the time I spend with people still counts towards "memory" for me. People belittle memories because they have no power in the present. But people forget that memories won't change and that it is a part of your history. You can't deny it or intentionally forget it, it's always there. Those moments just start to move to the back of your mind as you live your life in the present but everyone has days they just reminisce. Reminiscing isn't possible without memories.

Oh, and to end the sappiness, here's a rant about awkward packaging (aka poor packaging).
I recently got my hands on the Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadow in 04 - Backstage Basics and I was excited to try them because it supposedly has"intensifying" wet looks or "soft" dry looks.
I recently moved. When I was packing, I packed my make-up/brushes together in a box and I carried it myself because I didn't want anything to get ruined inside. Given that it was a small box, it was packed. No room for my make-up to move around. So today I was FINALLY going to try them but it was broken, not all of them but the second to lightest shade. This is what I found:

So, that left unattractive shimmering everywhere. NONE of my other eye shadows did this, I can only assume there is something terribly wrong with the packaging. Oh, and it was kinda wrapped in tissues. Wonderful.

Secondly, the colors are so close together I can't use my normal eye shadow brushes because it picks up the color next to it. I guess this isn't THAT bad because I'm most likely going to blend anyway and the colors are pretty dark (except for the top white one). But I just don't NEED some of the colors sometimes! Based on other reviews, everyone kinda feels the same about these. Not sure if they're discontinued but I hope they are so nobody wastes money of these.

Lastly, I am really disappointed because I fell in love with the colors when I saw them.

In reality, pigment is okay (I really do like how it looks kinda frosty), and I'm not sure about lasting power because I just did a test run and removed it within a few hours. Actually now that I think about it, it wasn't as dark as it was before... but I'm not 100% sure. I was thinking about tossing these before giving them a real go. But I wouldn't because that would be a waste, lol. I guess I'll have to come up with some use for it. I usually love Milani but "Runway Eyes", you're not for me!

Did you ever encounter any poorly packaged products? Or do you have advice on life.. LOL. Tell me! :)

1 comment:

  1. There are some people who don't cherish the present as much as we do. I try to live each day as if it were my last but I tend to waste them doing nothing ^_^;; As long as you know what you want in life then you're set!
    Great swatches~


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