Blogging with Chanel Gabrielle
themallorymiller:

New blog post from @sprinkleofglitr                   “I Want To Be Everything.”
http://tinyurl.com/o94xu8v
This post hit home for me even though I am not a wife or mother. There is always pressure in life to be 100 percent in every role you take on: at work, with friends, with family. But it isn’t always possible and the thing I took out of this is that no matter who you are, just remember that people all over are trying and failing to give 100 percent all the time. Just be the best you that you can be, and don’t be too hard on yourself. 

themallorymiller:

New blog post from @sprinkleofglitr                   “I Want To Be Everything.”

http://tinyurl.com/o94xu8v

This post hit home for me even though I am not a wife or mother. There is always pressure in life to be 100 percent in every role you take on: at work, with friends, with family. But it isn’t always possible and the thing I took out of this is that no matter who you are, just remember that people all over are trying and failing to give 100 percent all the time. Just be the best you that you can be, and don’t be too hard on yourself. 

Sam’s Beauty Online Store: Rant

I was going to share my experience with buying hair from an online merchant and take you on my hair journey. Key word is WAS! I never got my package and here is why I will never order from Sam’s Beauty online again.

Can we say highly upset.

The brand of the hair I purchased was Natu and it is unprocessed virgin Brazilian hair. I paid a total of $119.98 for 4 bundles of hair. They were running a sale for buy one get one free. So I got two 16 inches and two 14 inches.

I decided to purchase the hair from Sam’s Online Beauty store because I heard great reviews about them on YouTube. I paid for this hair with my own money.

I placed my ordered on Friday May 16th and received a confirmation email that it has been shipped on Monday May 19th. I was supposed to receive the hair via USPS on Wednesday May 21, 2014. Long story short I had to fail a claim with USPS because my package never showed up. Either the mail carrier misplaced it or it was stolen (which I highly doubt). After that, I called Sam’s Beauty to see if they can send me out another package because it has insurance. Customer service for USPS sucked and the customer service for Sam’s Beauty sucked as well. No one could help me. It took way to long for Sam’s Beauty to get back with me about the status of a refund or a new package. They did neither. I called on June 30th and the young woman told me that they are not going to approve my claim.

I am so upset because I lost $120. Money does not grow on trees and I work hard for everything. The customer service was so poor. If I did not want all my business out there I would screen shot the emails. I will just suck it up and take it as a lost. I know I will never order from them again. I am not placing blame on anyone but I do not think that this company was good at customer service. I just wanted to rant because I am so upset. Oh well. I am not sure when I will order any more hair but when I do I will be sure to blog about it.

Sidenote: I will make a blog about my hair journey soon. To be honest I do not have much to say about it because I am not into hair. I go to the salon for anything that I need done. I will still explain my current hair situation.

Chanel Gabrielle 
gabriellesbeautycorner.com 
Gabbing with Gabby…High End, Mid-End & Drugstore Makeup and Expiration Dates

I love a wide variety of brands ranging from high end to drugstore. I do not have just one makeup brand that I love. I love many different brands for different reasons.

Now my theory of how I buy things may not make sense to people but I have a reasoning of why I do it this way. I invest in makeup items depending on the longevity of it. For example, I will buy a high-end eyeshadow palette but I will not buy high-end mascara, simply because I can use that eyeshadow palette for about four years whereas the mascara I throw away six months after its open.  Anything that is a cream, liquid, lipstick or lip gloss I generally do not keep long so 95% of the time I am getting those items for the drugstore.

I am not an expert on expiration dates when it comes to makeup. I have seen plenty of YouTube videos and blogs that have the factual answers. I am aware of the label located on the makeup product that has how many months it is supposed to last once you open the product. I do not always go by that, I just use my judgment to throw away items. This is just what I go by and what works for me.

I do not own any high-end makeup products. I have a couple of items that are on my wish list that I want such as Chanel and Dior products. I cannot see myself spending that much money on makeup so I cannot see me investing in many products that are higher end.

I noticed that many people have their own opinion about what is high end, mid end and drugstore. I am not going to say that I am right but this is my take on what falls in these categories. When I think about high-end makeup products, I think of Chanel, Dior, Tom Ford, Make-Up Forever, Nars etc.  When I think about mid-end makeup products, I think of MAC, Lorac, Sephora brand. When I think about drugstore makeup products, I think of anything that is sold at a drugstore, Coastal Scents, BH Cosmetics, City Color Cosmetics etc.

My collection is 50% mid end and 50% drugstore. I do own some independent brands; I will be posting a blog about them soon.

I just wanted to have a little chit chat about makeup. I enjoyed this so I will continue to do this type of blogs here and there.

Questions:

What is your favorite makeup brand(s) and why?

Do you buy high end/mid end/drugstore makeup? Do you have preference?

When do you throw away your make up?

Chanel Gabrielle 
gabriellesbeautycorner.com 

The Balm Nude ‘Tude Palette. Used 2 twice, swatched once. Sanitized. $20 and $3 shipping

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette. Used no more than 5 times. Sanitized. $20 and $3 shipping

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

If you would like to buy more than one item that I have shown than I will only change you shipping once. Prices are not negotiable and I do not want to trade. All of the products have at least 95% of the product left. I sanitized all of the products. PayPal is the method of payment and USPS is the method of shipment. US shipping only. If you have any additional questions, you can email me.

Gabsbeautycorner@gmail.com
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If you need more pictures I am also willing to do so.