Wednesday, December 21, 2016

All the blog posts I'll never write Pt.2

You may remember a post from last month, about all the blog posts I'll never write. The post suggestions you see all over Pinterest - that couldn't possibly apply to me.

If makeup tutorials are your thing, you go, girl. But also, don't expect to find them here, I just replaced my mascara (that I bought in 2010) with a new tube. I figured I should splurge the $4 ever few years whether I need it or not. And the fact that my tube of mascara isn't empty after 6 years should tell you something about how much wear it.

My mind is in full on holiday mode, not so much in the sense of buying last minute gifts or decorating the house, but just that I'm ready for a few days off work, seeing my people & gorging myself on Chinese food and cinnamon rolls, though not together. I had a post half written about my favorite holiday tradition, but just didn't feel inspired to finish it. I would rather just live it.

So, I did what I usually do when I'm lacking inspiration, take a look at all my drafts, all the different ideas I have jotted down and see if anything sticks out. But when it doesn't? I head to Pinterest. Which was when I decided it was time for another round of "Posts I'll never write". Without further adieu, another addition of me proving I know nothing about fashion or beauty.

What's in your purse?
Nothing. I don't own one. Well, I own one, but I don't use it. Why? Because all it becomes is a oversized snack pouch, and I usually sneak a cardigan in there, because I'm always cold. And all of a sudden it's like Marry Poppins handbag & I'm like, "Oh, you're hungry? Here, I have options. Would you like an apple, or an orange, or an old banana, or any of these 4 types of granola bars? Or this PBJ sandwich?". NOPE. Just nope.

Write about a product you use daily?
Toothpaste. I'm fairly loyal to Crest, never Colgate. But I also enjoy Aquafresh. And definitely prefer a paste to a gel.

Okay, folks. For once I'm being serious about this one. Bag Balm. But, I'm also being serious when I tell you its original use was for chafed cows udders. Wait, what? Yeah. Chafed cow udders, chapped lips - sounds about the same to me.This stuff is seriously the best when it comes to anything chapped, I even put it on my hands if they get cracked & dry. I use it on cuts, scrapes, even my tattoo when I first got it. But I use it on my lips every damn night. And, if you're a cyclist, I used it in place of chamois butter too. I'm sure you can buy it on the Internet, but I usually find it at Walgreens or Tractor Supply.



What's your style?
My style is kind of a combination, somewhere along the lines of  - I try really hard not to buy new clothes because I don't enjoy shopping + my style is "this office is freezing" + "Whatever is currently being sold at Target". Seriously.

What are you afraid of - and why?
The dark. Because that shit is scary. There could be weird stuff out there, but you can't see it. Or bugs. There could also be bugs. Or ax-murderers. I think I've made a pretty solid case here. Why yes, yes I do still turn out the lights in the room and run like a crazy person to jump into bed. How on earth would I turn that into a whole blog post?



How much does your face cost? Break down your beauty routine in dollars.
$3.49 - UP & UP face wash from Target. Probably purchased in 2012 based on how many apartments it has been through with me.
$3.99 - New mascara, purchased in a panic from Ulta. Not yet opened.
$7.99 - Bag Balm. My current tin was purchased in 2012, and I'm only about halfway through.

$15.47 spent since 2012-ish, mascara not included. So, $11.48 without the mascara. Which, we'll say the face wash & bag balm have lasted 3.5 years to make things easy. 365 x 3.5 = 1289 days. So, my face costs me $.0089 cents per day.

I know, I know, I'm working to cut back my beauty spending in 2017.

What is your nickname - and what's the meaning behind it?
My nickname is Jess. Because that's the only way you can make Jessie shorter. Sometimes, when people think they're being clever, they call me Messy Jessie, like it's the first time anyone has come up with that. Sometimes, when people want to be punched in the face, they call me Jessica. Which is not my name.

Merry Christmas - or Merry Whatever. I'll see y'all back here next week. In the meantime, catch me on Insta, I'll be posting there over the holidays. :)

How much would you guess your face costs?
What's your nickname?
If you have any genius post ideas - share 'em.

Linking up with Amanda

26 comments:

  1. lol i feel that way but when i turn off the basement lights. as soon as i do that, i haul ass. now in our new place, there's a light at the top of the stairs so i no longer have to do that.

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    1. YES! Luckily our basement also has a light at the top of the stairs or I would be hauling ass up those stairs. Our basement is creepy as hell.

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  2. My family + best friend calls me "C". and people from back home call me "CC" sometimes. I like C. Or Ciara. Whatever.

    Can't wait for NYE :D

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    1. I guess I did get called JJ as a kid, but 0/10 on the creative scale. Haha.

      How about "Clara"? - HAHA, couldn't help myself.

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  3. Ja ja!! this is so funny!

    I have considered doing a "What's inside my purse" post, but then I look at my wallet, which is the only thing I carry with me and the one folded old napkin I keep in case of emergency hardly seems worth a whole post.

    People do how much did my face cost post? I'm clearly following the wrong bloggers! My face cost the price of my moisturizer, divide by the 3 months it lasts me. ( $15 / 93 = 0.16 ) I'm very much overspending compared to you!!

    I personally love Day In The Life post, with all the fails and exhaustions of the day.

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    1. I'm not sure I've ever done a true day in the life post, definitely some WIAW though. I should make it a point to take pics one day so I can.

      Girl, hopefully one of your goals is to get your face spending under control in 2017. ;) Haha

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  4. You are the best... really... my kinda girl :)
    I watch make up tutorials & am always coming out with the same idea... who has time for that?!?!?!?
    I'm heading to Tractor Supply tomorrow - I'm looking for that balm. :)

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    1. Did you pick up any Bag Balm!? I always love hearing when other people love the stuff.

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  5. Hahahah- I love it! I buy the same $4 tube of face wash and it works perfectly. I don't even own mascara, so you are one step ahead of me.

    Jen
    jpabstfitness.com

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    1. Exactly my thought. Maybe I just lucked out with good skin? But I always crack up when I see people with these crazy expensive creams & washes.

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  6. yesss! I love this.

    I am so with you on the makeup tutorials. I don't have those weirdo spongey blender whatever you call thems and I have no idea how to contour (nor a desire to want to do it) and only ever use foundation + mascara + maybe a bit of blush or a smudge of lipstick for colour and I am definitely not buying makeup that costs more than $15 because I'd much rather spend that money on something I actually like... like chocolate :P

    My style is pretty much whatever is cheap, on sale or given to me :P

    Do people really write posts called "how much does your face cost?". That sounds like an evaluation of plastic surgery endeavours or something, haha!

    I don't really have a nickname! My uncle calls me KISSJ (because that's my initials.. before I was married it was just KISS), my Dad calls me "the furniture ninja" (because I always manage to hide in plain sight and people will go running around the house looking for me and I'm just sitting on the couch like errrr) and my sister calls me Sal or T-Rex (T-Rex because of my Erb's Palsy which always meant when I was younger I could never use my right arm properly and would often stubbornly do things with a T-Rex like arm... she's kind of cruel :P) and that's about it!

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    1. T-Rex is a terrible nickname! She could probably shorten it to "Rex" now & it would actually be cute though.

      Like, I've watched contour videos, and I still don't quite get it. It's magical makeup tricks. It would also scare me that if I ever did try that no one would recognize me since that's not my style.

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  7. Lol at what your face cost. You do recall 2016 is a leap year so you can add an extra day in there and come out even less. Haha. Your'e funny. I don't wear a lot of makeup either. I have never finished a tube of mascara.
    https://runwright.net/2016/12/20/the-struggle-is-real/

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    1. You're right ;) I better go back & recalculate my costs! Ha!

      My current tube is nowhere near finished, I just figure after 4+ years it's probably super gross inside, so, I can afford to toss it.

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  8. Ok, so this is really true to me too; we are all made different, and I am totally not the 'what's in my gym bag or purse' gal, because I'm not organized enough to show that. There are just a bunch of receipts and such. :D

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    1. I feel like that is all that is in my wallet! Receipts from eating out! And then like my CC & Library card. + an extra hairtie. ALWAYS.

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  9. I think you made a lot of non-interesting topics petty darn interesting. More than I could, for sure!

    I love clothes & fashion, but actually writing a post on that can be very difficult!

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    1. Haha just goes to show how different everyone is, when I read all these ideas I was like WHAT? People actually have whole blogs about this stuff I'm sure. But not me, no siree.

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  10. This is cracking me up lol I have a bunch of drafts I never post...I am not sure why, but when they don't feel happy I scrap them lol
    I can't get up early enough for make up :) even on days I don't run lol

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    1. My problem with drafts is I get halfway in and then forget what sort of point I was trying to make. Or just don't care anymore about the original point.

      RIGHT - I see girls at the gym in makeup & I think DAMN GIRL, do you know how much extra sleep you could get every night!?

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  11. How much does my face cost? Hmm..... How much does a bottle of aveeno lotion cost? When I remember to put it on, I do wear makeup (Bare Minerals so, yeah, I splurge) but it lasts me a while so that has to count for something!

    Most people call me Jen. Or Jennifer. Jenny gets you a punch in the face. I mean, I'm not 8 years old anymore. haha

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    1. Haha sounds like you feel about Jenny like I feel about Jessica.

      Hey, worth the splurge if it's kind to your face and makes you feel good. :)

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  12. Haha, I love these posts from you. So honest!

    Online, I go by San... but in real life, I am Sandra. When I introduce myself as Sandra and I get the response "oh hi, Sandy", I want to punch them in the throat. So yeah, I get it :)

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    1. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT!? All the time I have people change my name from how it is in my email signature for work. Do you not think I sign my name how I prefer to be called? Come on folks. Think that one through.

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  13. lol yes to the whats in your purse/bag. mine is like mary poppins as well, but not cute - always overflowing with crap.
    i am also afraid of the dark. i once had a shrink tell me i was afraid of the unknown and i was like i'm afraid of the unknown in the dark, you crazy person.
    i don't know about my face... more than yours lol. but not as much as some people, so i feel good lol.
    my nickname.. Kris or K.. but mostly people call me Kristen. Boring. also they call me Christine, Kirsten, Kristy or Susan. Rude.

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    1. Or Susan!? Haha, what?

      That was why I ditched my purse, it was just a dumping ground, and considering I already use my whole car as a dumping ground I figured I didn't need a purse too.

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