Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Birchbox Unboxing

Hi guys!
It's kind of a late post, but late is better than never, right? Maybe not, but I filmed my August Birchbox unboxing yesterday and I thought that maybe you'd want to see what I got! If you want to subscribe to birchbox, you can do it through my link here and I'll get some cool rewards! If not, you can just go to www.birchbox.com.


So I hope you enjoyed that post! If you liked this unboxing video, give it a thumbs up and maybe I'll make it a monthly affair! Also, please subscribe to my youtube channel for new videos twice a week!
-Sisi
...and I'm in to my new teachers! I only had two classes so far, but the teachers that I have are so enthusiastic and fun that I feel like it's going to be a good school year! I'm over advanced pre calculus homework! I had one homework assignment already that was on lines and slopes, which is review stuff, but it took me legit over 45 minutes to finish! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What I Hate About The Beauty Community

Hi guys!
So as you can tell from the title, this is going to be a post all about what I hate about the beauty community. There are a lot more things that I like about the community than I dislike about it, but I thought that I'd do something different and talk about things that I wish weren't there or were changed about the beauty community!

First off, I really dislike the people who are in this for the money. Sure I run ads on my videos and I have ads on my blog (in the side bar), but the amount of money I made is literally so tiny compared to what other people make (both in the online and real world). If you are in this community for the money, get out! Like I don't want you here, and I'm sure that other people who actually try to post quality content don't want you here either! This isn't some sort of "get rich scheme" and it really bothers me when people treat it like one because for the 99% of us who aren't super big or successful we're doing it for the love of beauty and fashion and not because we are making millions a year because that's ridiculous. 


Next I am bothered by the assumption that when we as beauty bloggers or vloggers are gifted products, we are being "bought" by the company and we're being "forced" to write good reviews. I know that the majority of bloggers out there, myself included, won't write review if we think the product is bad and we communicate with the company and say that we don't want to bash their product on the internet. Sure some bloggers will do sponsored posts where the brand has tons of input into the post, but 99% of the time that's not the case. 


Going along with that, I hate when people think that we lie in our FTC disclaimers. I have never, personally, lied on a video or blog post and I've never been shady about when I work with companies. I think its kind of insulting the fact that people think we lie on our disclaimers because I know that all the bloggers that I know would never do that to our readers. 


I also hate how there seems to be a big divide between members of the community. I get that its natural that the people who have done it longer are friends and the newbies are friends too, but that separation is sad and I wish that it wasn't there. 


So I'm sorry if this was a downer of a post, but it was something that has been on my mind recently and I wanted to share with you guys! Like I said in the beginning, there are so many things that I love about the beauty community and I love more things than I hate (I can do a post on things that I love about it to balance it out if you want). This might be weird, but let me know in the comments what you hate about the beauty community, if you feel comfortable sharing, because I think that if we get everything out there, we can start to make the beauty community better! Sorry about how sad and angry this post sounds, because that was not my intention at all! 

Love you all so, so, so much!
-Sisi



... And as usual I'm 
Into: my new, shiny, custom domain! Yes my blog is now www.modernbeautygirl.com instead of modernbeautygirl.blogspot.com!!!
Over: school! I start school tomorrow and I'm just absolutely dreading it. I don't understand people who are actually excited to go back to school. Like are you shitting me? I'm especially not excited for "Advanced pre Calculous" and "AP Physics". Those just sound horrific. 










Monday, August 25, 2014

Worst Dressed at the Emmys

Hi guys!
I just did my best dressed at the Emmys, so if you missed that, click here! This post is going to be on my worst dressed celebrities!












Lena Dunham looks like a piƱata in this dress. Anyone else agree with me on that? Its not flattering at all and it widens her in the most unattractive way! I'm fine with ruffles, but this is just overkill and the ombre with the ruffles? Not my favorite look at all. I thought Taylor Swift at the VMA's was bad, but this is worse! 



Christina Hendricks has too much going on with her dress! All that ruching is distracting and it looks weird when the skirt is coming straight out at mid thigh because that's awkward! I'm also not really into red on her because with her hair and her lips its kind of overkill! I'd much rather see her in a more neutral or earth tone!



Ariel Winter wore a crop top and maxi skirt combo just like her Modern Family Co-Star, Sarah Hyland.  Too bad it wasn't nearly as successful as Sarah's outfit! The skirt is just not flattering at all! You really never want to wear horizontal stripes on skirts or dresses unless their fitted because they make you look wider than you actually are, which I think is the case for Ariel. 




Julianne Hough's dress is not my favorite. It's very stiff looking, just the material itself looks hard and uncomfortable. I also think that the style of the skirt portion of the dress is weird because it goes straight down. It doesn't flare, or fit body con style, and it lays unnaturally! I also don't like her accessories! The white shoes are too matchy matchy for me and I would've rather seen her do a darker color or pattern!

So those are my worst dressed at the Emmys! To see my best dressed, click here! Don't forget to follow my blog on bloglovin because I'm doing a giveaway very soon!
-Sisi