Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Inner peace and work life.

It seems to be an accepted fact that work is a necessary evil, and you aren't really going to enjoy it unless you're one of the 'lucky ones'. Our culture depicts work through movies and such as being hilariously miserable. Protagonists are overworked, underappreciated, and made the victims of underhanded corporate cheating. Hand in hand with this worklife struggle comes the 'fact' that you'll deal with headaches, malaise, ulcers, what have you.

This doesn't have to be true.

I think the problem is that because we are willing to suffer, employers and cooworkers can just suck at will, because it's just dealt with. It's simple supply and demand. This may seem trite or unattainable, but you have to realize that it's not healthy to hate your job, and you need to make steps toward change. I'm not saying to up and quit, but heck, if you really need to leave, then start looking for another job! The job  market is still gimpy but if you have skills and confidence and really try, you can find something. I myself am in that positon, things have gotten miserable and hairy at my place and I'm looking to leave. My life is changig anyway, what with me starting school soon, so I need something that suits me. I don't think that it's worth it to be miserable getting up every weekday morning. Studies have proven that negativity can take years off of your life. A study done last year I believe basically stated that any form of negative thinking, i.e. worry, stress, anxiety, depression, pessimism...you get the idea, caused negative effects on the heart and brain. It's hard to find that specific one, but a similar study is here.

 While it's really easy to be cynical about this sort of thing, I think it's very worthwhile to find yourself a position that you don't absolutely hate, at least. Nothing in your life is more important than you.  Your family, your loved ones, your friends, they can't have you if you don't take care of yourself. It's never too late to start. Aaaand here's a puppy because everyone likes them. It's my dog Ramm when he was wee!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Starting off.

 Ok firstly this blog is gonna be mad weak for a while, especially on swatches, my new dog, and my hair because I need a new camera. But this post is not about that...

 Ever since my boss told me about her non-chipping successes with OPI and Essie, I decided to revisit wearing nailpolish, and ended up with a full-blown obsession enabled by Scrangie and the Nailgal photosite. I like the regulars; OPI, Essie, China Glaze. There's like ONE Orly, one Lippmann....(eventually I will take photos of my stash)  blah blah, and I want some Nfu. Ohs. But everyone who loves polish knows about those brands. A new brand I recently came across on PolishorPerish was Cetuem. HOLY. SHIT. Here's the site:http://www.cetuem.com/nail_enamels.htm and here's the crippling color chart.

Yeah, lots of colors

They have a huge line and the bottle pics are high quality, BUT they are kinda small, even on the website. Not like Nfu Oh's or Nicoles. So I contacted them and asked them about supplying some nail wheels, and they agreed. So that's in the works! Here's the list so far:

Reds
30, 42, 43, 45, 101, 102, 136, 151, 226, 230

Sheer shimmers
62, 75, 177, 219, 220, 221, 236

Glitters
168, 203, 209, 231

Duochromes
163, 165, 166, 167, 194, 214, 215, 216, 224

The line is big on...EVERYTHING. I have never seen so many duochromes I wanted, not even from Nubar! They've totally quashed my Zeitgeist lemming! I don't know if I can give up on Nubar Moonshadow and Iris Dust- only swatches will tell. Sadly, I totally built this list at work. Comprehensive use of the color chart and a sticky note :p  There appear to be lots of jellies, glitters, cremes, 'tinsels' and so much more. Only a handful of the colors listed up there are for my sake, the others are basically so I can eventually upload the wheels to Nailgal.com. Hopefully one day I'll have the whole collection up, because I couldn't find swatches anywhere! There are some here, though.  I'll keep you posted, and let me know if there are any colors you gals and guys might like to see.