Friday, August 20, 2010

Two looks before the weekend (and my sad tale of woe that has a happy ending)

This has been the most stressful ten days that I've had in quite some time!  Our car broke down last week.  We've only had it for four months.  The extended warranty refused to cover the repairs and the dealership's 90-day warranty expired last month.  And even if we had the money to cover the $2800 in repairs--the transmission might still need to be replaced!!!  We live in a semi-rural area and we're dependent on our vehicle to get us just about everywhere.  That's why we made the decision to purchase a car from a dealer and get an extended warranty--we wanted peace of mind that stuff like this wasn't going to happen. 

My mom has been nice enough to take us to the laundromat and grocery store.  She let me spend the night at her house and brought me to school last weekend. 

I just honestly haven't felt like doing much in the way of my make up though.  I did one look last Friday and one today.

On a positive note....Alex has been calling the dealership almost everyday and fighting with them.  Finally, we got good news.  The extended warranty company was convinced to cover the $2800 of repairs AND replace the transmission!!!  We just have to cover the deductible.  Woo Hoo!!!!

On to the looks....

Last Friday I was inspired by Robyn at  Stay Beautiful.  She did a series of Retro/Pin-Up posts.  I've never been able to get the pin-up look quite right but this is the best attempt I've done.  I didn't hate it :)
I used my 120 palette, Maybelline Lineur Intense eyeliner, and Maybelline Define-a-line eyeliner.


For my lips, I used Fyrinnae's Acidic Cherry and Urban Decay's Guys Love Betsy Lip Gloss


I look goofy and sleepy here but it was the best full face shot I took :)
(I had my headphones in listening to an audiobook)



Today, since I was in such a good mood, I wanted to do something very cheerful.  I was inspired by Jazziebabycakes To Infinity and Beyond tutorial.  I didn't do nearly as good a job, but I like it. :)

I used NYX JEP in Horseradish and Milk(inner corners and in my sad double wing attempt), Concrete Minerals' Juvenile, Concrete Minerals' Swamped, Sassy Minerals' Reflecting Pool(over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy)



Lips are Fyrinnae Deceptive Innocence--just because I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with my lips.
Just wanted to say that school is going well.  I did really well on the three tests that I took last Saturday.  I got a 100 and 105 on my two Medical Terminology tests and a 94 on my Biology exam. 

Have a great weekend everybody!!!


4 comments:

Jackee said...

Sorry to hear about your car troubles, and glad that everything is going to be okay!

Your looks are beautiful! You did a really great job!!

icosmeticRN said...

Hey! that is great news that they are going to pay for everything and the transmission!! WOW!!

I love that last look BTW, the green and blue combo is great..I may just have to try that!!

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Phyrra said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your car troubles, that's awful. You'd think the extended warranty would cover that!

Stephtee said...

Jackee--Thanks so much! I'm so relieved now that I know the car issues are going to be resolved. I feel like I can finally relax :)

iCosmeticRN--When I saw the look, I just knew that I had to try it. I didn't have any of the same stuff (haven't gotten my hands on any Sugarpill...yet.)but I figured I'd give it a shot anyway :)

Phyrra--You'd THINK the extended warranty would cover it! The wall separating the coolant and transmission fluid eroded causing the fluids to mix with each other through both systems and the extended warranty company initially deemed it a "cooling issue" which wasn't covered. But we didn't give up and now it's getting fixed...we're soooo lucky!!