Monday, 18 September 2017

MLM vs. Stores

Hey Guys!

I hope you had an amazing summer.  Though I enjoyed the weather, it was a bit of struggle for me with having to say good bye to my dog.

Let's get right into it.

If you don't buy from MLM (Network Marketers), what is the reason?  I'm curious to know why you decide not too.  Businesses like Jamberry, Lipsense, JR Watkins, Scentsy, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Norwex, etc. do not have the traditional brick and mortar stores.  They have decided to use people to sell their products from the comfort of their own homes and online.

So many people shop online now.  I know that I shop mostly online for everything but groceries at this point.

Here's my thoughts on home based businesses.

When you go into a store to purchase, let's say some makeup/skincare, there are employees there to help you.  Some of them may earn commissions on what they sell, others get paid hourly.  You are being helped by a person.

Now when you purchase from a Network Marketer, you are still be helped by someone that works on commission.  The only real difference is you don't go to the brick and mortar store.  You can order online now for most stores out there and get your items delivered directly to your home or pick it up in store.

Network Marketing companies have decided not to spend money on rent/heat/hydro, etc. for the traditional brick and mortar stores.  They have decided to go the home based business route where their consultants work out of their homes, from their phones and over the internet, to sell the products.  You are still receiving a product, whether it is shipped to you directly or to the consultant and they bring it to you.

Looking at it this way, I see no difference in ordering items this way.  I order from both brick & mortar stores with online sites and home based businesses.

This change is going to grow as days go by.  Why not try something now?  You might like it!

Personally, I'd rather deal with a consultant for a problem with an item than be a number in a long line of customers waiting for someone in Customer Service to pick up the call.

I realize there are some Network Marketing companies out there that do not have products, etc.  I choose not to do business with them, but that's a personal choice.  Like I mentioned above, I will continue to purchase items from these companies as most of them have legitimately quality items.

What are your thoughts?  Comment below.

Until next time ....


#networkmarketing #mlm #homebasedbusiness

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

Hey Guys!

This is the first post I am doing using only my phone!  Hopefully it goes well lol

Today I wanted to tell you another a product that I received free to test.  My opinion is honest and I am not receiving any money for this review.

I received Revlon's Mega Multiplier Mascara to test and review.  I have been using it for about a month now.  I can say that I absolutely love the formula and how it makes my eyelashes look.  There are no clumps and no flaking throughout the day.  The brush makes application easy!  I have allergies and the fact that it is water resistant is amazing as my eyes frequently water at this time of the year.  The fibre formula of this drug store brand far outdoes any of the highend fibre mascara I have tried. The highend ones flaked off and got into my eyes during the day and as a contact lense wearer that is not good.  This Revlon mascara does not do that at all.

I highly recommend this mascara.  It is worth every penny!!

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Until next time ....


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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Linkin Park is my favourite Band

Hey Guys!

The first day of my vacation I find out the the lead singer of my favorite band, Linkin Park, committed suicide.  I am shocked and sad.  I can't tell you how much listening to the words of Chester Bennington and Linkin Park helped me.  Listening to them allowed me to get through those tough teenage into adulthood years.  I am sad for his family and friends.  Suicide plagues the human race far too much.  I can't say that I suffer from depression but I feel for those that do.  I urge you to talk to someone, get help!  Help is available to you.  Linkin Park has set up this website  with information for those seeking help.

I heard so many mixed reviews of their latest album.  I absolutely loved it.  Chester had the ability to sing and to scream.  It was such a great combination.  He will definitely be missed.

I was fortunate enough to be at one of their concerts.  It was such an amazing show and I wanted to go again.  I will forever remember that show.  Thanks for a great night!  To all the members of the band, thank you for creating such great music.

Here are just a few of my memories from that night.

Until next time .....

#linkinpark #myfavband #heavy #onestepcloser #numb

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Emotional - Totally Raw and Honest

Hey Guys!

This is just probably just going to sound like rambling on but it's on my mind and it won't go away.

So I happened to be interested in someone (still kinda am) and they appeared to be interested in me.  I find out later that they already have someone and have been with them for 2 plus years.  I felt so many emotions all at once when I learned that.  I still have emotions about all of it.  It's not like I can just remove them from my life.  I have to see them every day.

I went a lot of places with this in my head.  I thought okay so maybe I read it wrong.  Maybe they only talked to me because they love my dog.  Where she went, I did too.  Then I thought okay that's dumb, why would anyone do that?  If they did, then I'm better off.  My brain plays all kinds of weird tricks on me is the best way I can describe it.  Then I went to a place that was sort of dark.  I thought there is no way any one let alone someone 10 years younger (yes that's right they are younger than I am) would ever be interested in me.  I do not stand out as someone anyone would want.  I'm always the best friend.  It never changes.  Why I thought I had potentially finally found someone, I don't know.  Now I am working very hard to move on.  I'm trying very hard not to care but inside I do.  I am screaming!  WHY?

This person is totally the kind of person I am looking for.  I know that no one is perfect including myself.  But it would have fit.  Now I think to myself, this person will never see me as anything else other than that girl over there.  I am non-existent.  I know that because they already have someone it really doesn't matter but at the time I did not know that.  I would never come between two people.  I wouldn't want it done to me and I definitely wouldn't do it to someone else.

I guess maybe it was nice (for the time and even if it wasn't) feeling that I was wanted.  I thought that maybe I could be that someone that another would love.  I don't understand it.  I just don't.  It makes me very sad.  I was talking to a friend and they told me that this person probably doesn't even realize what is going on.  They don't know how I feel or what is going on in my head (obviously not) and I'm not going to tell them or even hint at it.  I'm frustrated!

I had another really emotional event that has brought me to my knees.  I am heartbroken.  Almost 2 weeks ago I had to make the tough decision and put my dog down.  Her kidney disease progressed to the point where her quality of life was gone.  I miss her everyday.  I find myself still talking to her or thinking 'Oh I have to do this for her" and then I realize that I don't have to now.  I feel very lost right now.  It's like I'm in a bad dream that I don't wake up from.  She was my best friend.  She always knew when I wasn't feeling well.  I miss her snuggles.  Two days after that dreadful day, people asked me if I was going to get another dog.  First of all, it's been two days and second, I don't want another dog, I want her!  I know that some who have been in the same situation as me have said that getting another dog helped them to heal.  I am not ready for that.  There will never be another one like her.

As you can see, I am a horrible mess.  

I am trying to stay away from this person as much as I can so I can move on.  Plus I am trying to heal after loosing my dog.  It has been a rough year.

Until next time ....


#emotional #raw #justme #missmydog

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

New Unboxings Now Available

Hey Guys!

I hope you are having a great summer so far!  I have just added more videos to my YouTube channel for you to check out!

Revlon Influenster Box
Oatbox June 2017
StyleBox by Jamberry June 2017
The Book(ish) Box - May 2017
Owl Crate May 2017
Charm with Me Club June 2017
Owl Crate June 2017
The Book(ish) Box June 2017
Project Candy Box June 2017
Fab Fit Fun - The Summer Box - June 2017

Please subscribe to find out when I've posted something new.

Do you know of any boxes that I might like to try?  I'm open to suggestions!

Until next time ....


#unboxings #monthlysubscriptions #youtubechannel

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Update to ... My Dog has Addison's Disease

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to give a brief update on my dog.  It has been over a week now and she is back to eating every meal.  I am so happy and relieved.  I know it will be a continuing battle but we will continue with it.  It seems to help to switch her food up.  The vet has recommended a food that is easy on her tummy so the switching up of food is not causing her any internal discomfort or diarrhea.  

She has her energy back and is her happy self.  Everyone notices how much better she is.

I hope you all have a great long weekend!  I'm off to a wedding reception tonight!

Until next time .....


Saturday, 13 May 2017

My Dog has Addison's Disease

Hey Guys!

I hope all is going well with you.  Usually Saturday morning's I am out and about but not today.  My dog hasn't been feeling well this week and I took her to the vet yesterday morning for some blood work.

Two years ago she was diagnosed with Addison's disease.  The vet put her on medication and for almost two years she was doing fine.  She went into crises in November and spent a day at the vet on IV fluids.  She was dehydrated.  She recovered from that and seemed to be doing well.

The last couple months she would go through phases of not wanting to eat.  The vet did some more blood work and had to adjust her medication for the Addison's.  She was starting to go into crises again but I was able to recognize the signs and got it in time.  The adjustment in the medication helped her and she was doing really well.

The last week she hasn't been herself and not really eating.  So I took her in for blood work like I mentioned above.  This time it's her kidney's.  I forget exactly what the vet said it was but the levels of something in her kidney's is too high causing her to feel nauseated thus causing her not eating.  This weekend I have a different food for her to eat.  The vet is hoping that we can get her interested in food again and bring the levels down and get her hydrated again without having to give her more medication.  I'm happy to say that she ate her breakfast and dinner yesterday.  This morning she ate all her breakfast.  She is sleeping right now but that's okay.  I'm hoping that will help her too to get better.

I wanted to do a blog today just about what has been going on in my life.  That way you can see that I am a real person dealing with real problems.

Have a wonderful day!

Until next time ....


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Love Your Lips by Carrie

Hey Guys!

I am excited to announce my new venture as a Distributor with SeneGence. 

I have always had issues with lip colour getting on my teeth.  I am so happy to have found Lipsense.  Did you know that it is available in 36 colours?  How can you choose just one?  So many looks can be created by layering different colours together and/or choosing one of the many glosses.  Above all it is fun to create something that is unique to you.

Did you know?
How cool is this?
Find me on Facebook by clicking here.  You can also search using #makeupnnailsgal or #loveyourlipsbycarrie.  I am on Instagram as well with both those hashtags.

My distributor number is 376519.  Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you!

Until next time ....


#lips #longlasting

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

June StyleBox Options

Hey Guys!

I just saw the choices for the new StyleBox by Jamberry for June 2017!  They are awesome!  I have already gone in and made my selections.

Which ones would you choose?

I choose these ones! I'm so excited for them!!

What other monthly subscription box allows you complete customization?  You have 6 wraps each month to choose from.  The best this is THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

You can add on to your box up to 8 additional wraps and 2 lacquers or gels with no charge for shipping!  AHHH-MAZING!

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube using #makeupnnailsgal.

Come and check it out! :)

Have a great day!!

Until next time .....


#stylebox #monthlysubscription #subscriptionbox #monthly #choice #nailart #ontrend #fashion

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Jamberry - What is it?

Hey Guys!

I hope all is well with you!  As you know, I am in Direct Sales and am constantly learning!  I am always looking for ways to better myself so that I can be the best I can be for my customers.  I hope you have been enjoying the posts on my blog.  I am trying to help by telling you of my experiences in this business.  I hope that I have been able to help a little bit anyway.

Today I wanted to tell you a little bit about Jamberry and the products that I love!  But first I wanted to let you know that they have released a new line just in time for the Wonder Woman movie.  They are so cute!  Just look at them!!  They even have ones for your little girls!!

To get yours, please click here
First and foremost, the main product of Jamberry is the nail wraps.  Of course we offer many different products to care for your hands and feet.  We continue to add more products to our line.  

This company came about after an expensive day at the salon for the Jamberry founders.  They knew there had to be a more affordable way for them to do fabulous mani's and pedi's at home.  All this at salon quality.  This idea came about in the living room of the founders home.  From small beginnings to now over 300 designs plus many other fun products.  Not only have they considered adults but they have junior sizes for children.  They even have adult wraps that match junior sizes for Mommy and Me. (or grandma and me).  How cute is that?

These wraps are addictive (I can truthfully attest to that), but they have zero dry time, no harmful chemicals nor do they chip!  They will last up to 2 weeks on your finger nails and 4 weeks on your toes.  How cool is that?  The only problem with that is (and it is MINOR) I want to change the wraps before the two week mark! LOL.

The wraps are made in the USA, are vegan and gluten-free for those who require that!

The reason they last so long is because they are heat-activated and pressure-sealed.  They are simple to apply.  Of course with anything that you do for the first time, it will take some practice but I promise you, it is not hard!

Feeling creative?  We have a Nail Art Studio where you can design your own wraps!!!  Once approved, you can purchase your designs.

We also have lacquer and gel enamel.  The colour selection is amazing!  They co-ordinate with the colours in our wraps.  We are now 8 free!!!!  They do not contain harmful chemicals!

We have a complete line of hand and foot care.  

Check out my site here to see for yourself all the options available to you!

You can find me on YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #makeupnnailsgal.

Until next time .....

#nailwraps #fashion #ontrend #lacquer #mani #pedi #nailart #nailpolish

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Last Few Months

Hey Guys!

I haven't been around much the last month or so.  I've been on an emotional roller coaster.  Things are definitely better now.  Without going into too much detail, something happened that I wasn't expecting or prepared for.  It took me by surprise and set  me off on the roller coaster.  I was a wreck and what was worse is that the reason for it didn't even realize it.

I've finally managed to get over that hiccup in the road and things are going better.  I feel like myself again.

I started keeping a journal again.  I used to do this as a teenager but stopped.  I picked it up again.  It really helps to get everything out that needs to be out.  Yes I did turn to my friends for help as well but at times I felt it was hard to express myself.  In my journal writing, I felt free.  Writing my feelings and thoughts down really helped to get my emotions under check.

I haven't dealt with this much emotion in a long time.  
The surprise of it all took me off guard but the realization that I was the only one that was feeling anything about the situation helped me to see things in a new light.

I am happy that my friends were the sounding boards that I needed to get over this.  Prayer helped immensely as well.

Since I am the only one in the situation that anything changed for I will not go into detail.  Just know that I am sorry for being MIA.  I will try harder to be more present in the future.

I have recorded and uploaded some new unboxings on my YouTube channel for you to watch.  I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for understanding!

Until next time ....


MLM vs. Stores

Hey Guys! I hope you had an amazing summer.  Though I enjoyed the weather, it was a bit of struggle for me with having to say good bye to ...