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Review: Lipsmackers Lip Balm

23 Jul

Lipsmackers… sure brings back memories and I hated it back (might have been because of the cakey flavours) but now I’m back in love with them (fruity flavours only).

Opps upside down photo… but you get the picture.. get it? I crack myself up sometimes.

Review: This is the product to get for those starting off with makeup or wanting to start off with makeup. Ironically I started using Lipsmackers when I was in what Gr 3? But I swore off of it mainly due to the way it felt on my lips… something unnatural. My family is a big advocator for natural beauty so back then it made sense that I didn’t want anything to help with my looks. Now it’s a totally different view… I am a huge advocator for girls to wear makeup but I still prefer the natural look. So with Lipsmackers I only wear at home or I apply it on top of a SPF lipbalm (Nivea or SoftLips) don’t want those sun rays to hurt the skin on my lips. Trust me burnt lips aren’t as fun. It is pretty moisturizing and adds a nice sheen to the lips.

Cost: $2.99CDN wherever available

Would I recommend this product? Of course I would! Who wouldn’t?

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Helicoptor Parents

3 May

Ever heard that term? Just basically means over-protective parents and I’m sure lots of people have experienced them. Though I am no expert in this area I definately know that I have a VERY over-protective mom, my dad is also protective but he’s lenient (which is good… hooray!).

I feel like this type of issue has to come out as I am having those types of troubles at home and there is technically no one that I can talk to except the internet.

Either way, my story is that the karate group that I am affiliated with is hosting 5 Japanese guests who are great karate masters and I’m translating for them as I know Japanese. I am told that they are going to the shooting range to shoot guns at targets so I have to go because we don’t want our guests to shoot themselves. I tell my parents and my mom is totally against it mainly because it consists of the fact that I am a girl and that I’m going to go to a shooting range…

Back in the day when my brother started going to a Junior High school I felt like my parents abandoned me just to support my brother. Because of my brother who had to go to a far away high school my parents enrolled me in a new school. Not knowing anyone there, I was scared but my parents said that it would be okay… to be honest it was not okay. I was bullied but I didn’t let anyone know because I felt that if my parents knew they would yell at me for being a weak child and I felt like I had no allies to help me along the way. To forget that people were bullying me I got myself involved in many different things; patrol, office monitor, and the most important was karate.

For me, even though karate was hard the best part was not just doing well in it but knowing that I could leave everything at the door. Nothing could bother me for the two hour long class and because of that class I could totally forget all the bad things that were happening to me.

I basically owe most of my life to karate because it has shaped me into the person I am today by meeting all those wonderful people who helped me along the way. But the fact that my mother does not accept that I should affiliate any further with the club is ridiculous! Because she and my father was so concerned about my brother she forgets me and she does not see that she was NOT a good role model for me. Thus for me karate is very important and to ban me from helping out and contributing to the club that’s like banning me from going on the internet. Utterly impossible.

I’ve grown up a lot since those bullying days and it has made me a stronger person but words will still be able to hurt me. The saying that ‘Stick and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me’ is utterly untrue. Words hurt and once they are spoken they can never be taken back.

But seriously, does she have a point in being extremely protective of me going to a gun range just to translate for our guests? (I am NOT I repeat NOT touching a gun) If she didn’t care about me back then, why should she care now?

Here’s a link of a website article that I read through to help me after the hour long criticism speech from my mom. (Criticism speeches always make me question myself and makes me feel like dirt… not a fun feeling)

http://www.drrobynsilverman.com/parenting-tips/helicopter-parents-helpful-or-harmful/