Wednesday, May 12, 2010

tips.

                         
this post will be about tips. any kind of tips. useful information. cool products. i dunno, just a couple of things i have picked up in life and feel like i should share with anyone who cares! i don't have a lot to offer this world, so i feel like i might as well give where i can... if you don't care about blogging tips this first part might bore you. but if you go to the end you will find an awesome discovery...

so i started a post about blogging tips, and it got incredibly long. i am by no means, an expert. but i have picked up a few tricks along the way while trying to make my blog look how i want it to look. but anyway... i am going to save that post for something else that i have planned, but i just thought for the time being i would maybe randomly post one or two of those.

i am sure most people know this, but i know some people don't because i have been asked a couple of times. did you know that blogger updated the post editing system a while back? so you can now upload pictures easier, make your pictures x-large if you want? here is how to change the settings.

go to your dashboard in blogger. click on settings.  then basic. then scroll all the way down to global settings. there will be 3 options. change yours to updated editor. then save settings. i think it is so much easier to upload photos and make them bigger. i have no switched over to photobucket to upload my images, and it can get time consuming, but for those that want to stick with blogger i think the updated editor is a lot nicer. although, i think they are still working on adding a video upload for that. if you want to upload a video you might have to switch back to the old one for a bit, or upload it through youtube.

another thing. they have added pages to blogger. that means that you can have labels at the top or on the side of your blog that say "home" "about me" "contact" you know..all that jazz. if you go to posting and see how there are a few tabs that say new post, then edit post, and then edit pages? click on the edit pages one. you can create a page and then select if you want it to be on the top or side of your blog. pretty neat. anyway. those are just a few of my blogging tips for the day.

here is a make-up tip. and a little story to go with it...

sean doesn't know this, and at least if he does, he pretends that he doesn't. but i have a problem. okay lots of them but this is just one. it seems like every time i go to the store i have to buy a new mascara. i feel like i have to sneak it into the house in a brown paper bag. it's like i am addicted to dirty magazines or something and don't want sean to know. anyway, i have not been happy with my mascara's for a long time. just seems like you find one you like, and then they stop making it. or you see one that is super shiny and awesome and you think it must work awesome but it doesn't. you know that one that vibrates? yeah. i bought that. used it once. the stiletto one? well heck, it had a cool name so i had to buy it. i have like 50 unused mascara tubes sitting in my make-up box. and i am not exactly raking in the dough if you know what i mean. it is embarrassing. but i have not been able to find one that i liked. until last week. my friend lee and sister maddie told me about covergirl lashblast mascara. and my life changed forever...

seriously. i came into work the next morning and was so happy. we all compared eyelashes for like ten minutes. we were ecstatic. we felt like we had discovered a new element or something. i get sooo excited to get up in the morning now. okay. not really so much at all. but this makes my mornings a little bit better. this orange one is for volume. for some reason i always just wanted to make my eyelashes longer. so i was always buying lengthening stuff. but i decided to try this..and i love it. absolutely love it. the brush is super thick and covers all my lashes. i know having pretty eyelashes is such a silly, material thing. but WHO THE HECK CARES? if it makes me feel good i am probably gonna buy it. except for crack. i will try to stay away from that shiz. and now i should probably stop typing because i feel like i am on america's next top model right now. promoting a beauty product. hahaha. i just like the stuff and thought i would share. i honestly know nothing about make-up and beauty. so maybe everyone else already knows about this and i am just the last to know. oh well. the end.

maybe i should ask though, do you have any tips to share? about anything?

p.s. we finally bought a new washer and dryer last night. we have been out a dryer for like 4-5 weeks now. we actually bought some new ones. we felt so adult and responsible. and i am not saying that is a good thing.... but regardless, we like having clean clothes. and sean missed doing our laundry.

34 comments:

carlotta said...

i have been wanting to try that mascara...off to the store i go!

leigh ashley said...

i love, love, love that mascara!

Alyssa said...

Good mascara is so hard to come by, and you are right- as soon as you fall in love with one... bam! its gone.
i have been wondering about the orange one, so im going to take your word for it and give it a go :) hopefully i will have next top model moments too!

leigh ashley said...

also, i just wanted to let you know that i love your blog and there's an award for you on my post:

http://leighashley.blogspot.com/2010/05/they-love-me-they-really-love-me.html

cheers!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i need to try this stat!

ps - loved yesterday's post. be you, darling. the haters are bottom feeders. lol.

Stephanie said...

ooooo i love that mascara! I need a thicker brush! I will try it out!

crissy said...

I had to buy some mascara a few months ago, because the tube I had was in need of replacement. But I couldn't find that same one, so I looked around and picked one that I thought I would like. Turns out, I hated it. Mostly because of the brush, it put waaay too much all at once on my lashes=no bueno. I went back a few days later and decided to get one that was in a yellow tube (covergirl, I think) and I love it. It puts the perfect amount of stuff on my lashes, and doesn't clump at all=I'm a happy girl ;)
Now I want to go and buy a bunch of them, to have for the future, in case they stop making it!

Yay for your new washer and dryer! That's pretty exciting. If only to have the convinience of being able to clean your clothes on your own time...and having that extra drawer for your things ;)

Benita said...

I freaking love you/your blog. you make me laugh out loud.. even at work and I'm not even that embarrassed about it.

Maddie said...

yeah, this mascara changed my life. ummmmazing :) love ya!

Caroline said...

Chloe thanks for this tip ... I have been wondering this forever now!!! Your blog tips are like golds!! Also ... I love your new header and the photos of you and Sean too cute!!! Little Moses is adorable ... Marc and I are planning on getting a pup this summer ... much love sweet lady!! xo

Elise Halladay said...

Totally love this mascara. I have been addicted to it ever since it first came out. You can buy it in a 3 pack at costco for WAY cheap. I also just tried the new purple one. Its length+thickness. love it.

Lee S. said...

yup...love it!

samnhal said...

Not having a washer and dryer is the worst! We got a pair for our wedding and when we moved we had problems hooking it up, so we couldn't use them for like 2 weeks and it was awful. I only have so many pairs of g's. Anyway, thanks for the blogging tips, I have been trying to figure out how to make those tabs on the side and the top of the blog...well, I didn't actually try, more of I wanted to and wondered about it, but never did anything about it. They totally stopped making my mascara at the beginning of this year and I was super sad. I bought the yellow version of what you posted about, it's pretty similar and it's pretty good. I love the new brushes, they are so much better than the bristles. haha, mascara addict...

Ashley Eliza said...

i need to try it! i am never happy with my mascara. tHanks for the tips!
xoxo

janis said...

i didn't know that about the pages on blogger! sweet!

also, will definitely check out that new mascara when i need a new one!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I tried that mascara and didn't like it. I felt like it gooped up my eyelashes like crazy. I also tried the stiletto one and hated that too.

I'm back to the cheapo Maybelline stuff. I always go back. I should just give in and start bowing down to it.

Lauren said...

I LOVE mascara! Some days I just need it to feel prettier...I don't know what it is. Great blog. :)

Lauren
Lrstewart0711.blogspot.com

The Boob Nazi said...

oooo thanks for the pages tip!

Annie Kennedy said...

:S I have that mascara, it dried in clumps that pulled out my eyelashes when I tried to get rid of them.

I once won a Lancome mascara in a competition - I don'tk now it's exact name or type, but I swear, it was the best thing EVER. I wish I could afford to actually purchase one! :)

Michael and Mindy said...

Thanks for the blogging tips. I'm stoked about being able to make my pictures bigger!

If they ever stop making this mascara or you decide to someday switch..have you tried Loreal Voluminous?? It's a grayish tube wiyh gold writing. I've used it for as long as I've worn make-up and i l.o.v.e it.

Also..do you have any blogs you read that you love?? I am in need of some new entertainment..

Allison said...

Haha, what a cute post! I definitely love blogger's new editor, and the pages seem to be a cool addition, too. And I love your mascara story! I never buy it (or wear it) but somehow have tubes in my house... my mom's, maybe? hm...

Ashley said...

That's my favorite mascara ever! I have tried so many different kinds and am always disappointed. You'd think the more expensive the better but that's not the case with mascara. I have to get the waterproof one though because the waterproof one is the only one that holds the curl in my eyelashes. So weird.

Michelle said...

ohh I saw the contac and about me tabs on blogger but I didn't amek the connection of what they were. I didn't recognize them so I just didn't mess with them!

aaand mascara is one of the most important make up tools in my book! seriously. eye liner and foundation are pretty important too.

I'll have to try that one! Fortunately I usually have pretty good luck with mascara, I use a MAC one and I LOOOVE it. I foolishly tried this double sided one because it was supposed to help condition your eyelashes and it was terrible! Who uses double sided mascaras???

sandy said...

I need new mascara so I am going to give lashblast a try!! Thanks for suggesting it!

*Lesli* said...

I've been using that mascara since it came out. The only thing I hate about it is that it gets all gunky in my eyes after I take a shower. Like I LIT-rly (insert british accent) have to scoop it out of the insides of my eyeballs. ha. thanks for the blog tips. i'm a retard about my blog...that's why it's so damn generic. lame.

Selma said...

love hearing and reading about tips. whether or not i know them already. i easily forget sometimes (which is bad) but then i read about tips or so and then remember stuff. i absolutely am with you when it comes to mascara. i have so much crap at home it's silly. mascara is a must each day. unless i stay home in my pj's. just mascara. and i haven't found the right one. the vibrate one sucked, so i'm using it without the vibrating motion or whatever. i love cover girl (there is a white one too...that goes with your eye color - forgot the name and am too lazy to get up and read it on mine; it's good too). the orange i haven't tried yet. might as well. i love clinique's mascara too just the price is ridiculous. :(

so glad you got a new washer and dryer. :) can i come over and do laundry?! ya know i love doing laundry. :) haha.

ok, girl, have an amazing day.

sharlyn emily said...

i'll have to try that!! I'm totally the same way when it comes to mascara!! I always come back to my mom's favorite though.. time after time. Maybelline Volume Express Waterproof (in the light blue bottle.. bottle?) I layer & layer & layer and with this one it doesn't seem to matter. LOVE IT.

stephanieee said...

i am with you on the mascara thing. i feel like i have tried every single different kind...ever. but i LOVE the lash blast:) it's the one i always end up going back to.

Becca said...

Yeah this stuff is great, isn't it!
My mom got it really cheap with some coupons or something, so I tried and LOVE :)

Rasha said...

Great tips!

and yea, I love that mascara too, but it is pricey! but great.

Alexa Mae said...

thank you, you little blogging genie! i love that mascara...and love the price. you reminded me that i need to go get some, which has reminded me to go to target. and now, you are my favorite person!!

emily said...

will you please fill me in on how you how the "follow" feature on your blog but it doesn't list the amount of followers? ha. silly, but please let me know!!
thanks.

Krystal said...

i only use that mascara, it's the best i've found!

Krystal said...

i'm cheating and posting here about your last blogpleasedon'thateme but i just wanted to tell you that you crack me up and it was well said =)