Dare To Wear Starstruck

The product featured in this post was purchased by me.


Hi there. Long time no blog. I’ve got to admit that my mind just hasn’t been on blogging much this past week. I wasn’t really going to post for a while but I have a bunch of polishes swatched that I might as well post. I didn’t want to be a total Debbie Downer so that’s why I was staying quiet, but then I realized that this is my blog and I can be a Debbie Downer if I need to be.  The polish that I have to share with you today is Dare To Wear Starstruck.

Dare To Wear Starstruck

Dare To Wear Starstruck

Dare To Wear Starstruck

Dare To Wear Starstruck

When I first saw this polish, it reminded me so much of SpaRitual Meditate On This which I was super disappointed in. Unfortunately, this polish was also a little disappointing in that it’s really hard to capture the purple undertones. Don’t get me wrong–this is a really gorgeous blue, but I was definitely looking forward to the purple in this polish as well.  The formula on this polish is a lot better than the SpaRitual one at a third of the price so save your moola ladies.  I applied 3 coats for the swatches above, but I probably could have gotten away with 2 thick coats.  Also, as an aside–even though I wasn’t really a fan of SpaRitual Meditate On This, it is a special polish to me because I got to meet one of my super duper favorite friends because she found my blog when she was looking for swatches of that polish. Love you, Lesley!

So, now about my craptastic life. I have a new development in the great battle of “Why does God hate me so much?” It’s been a fierce battle and once again, God is winning. I seem to have carpet beetles in my living room–and thankfully it doesn’t seem to be widespread yet. For those of you who are fortunate enough not to know what carpet beetles are, they are kind of like bed bugs but less disgusting as they feed off natural fibers. In the most bitter irony, the only way to really get rid of them is to clean, clean, clean. And then clean some more. If you know me well, you are probably snickering a bit about this solution. I don’t know if you’ve ever had any kind of gross bugs in your home, but I am seriously stressed out a bout it because I feel disgusting like bugs are crawling all over me–like an acid trip without the acid.  I know it’s all mental, but I already am mental…like insane in the membrane mental so this is the absolute last thing that I needed at this point.

On the job front, I am still fairly miserable. I’ve been slowly trying to motivate myself to look for something else but even that is difficult to do. As much as I hate my current job, I dread the idea of jumping back into the job search process even more.  The other day we had a team building type of workshop and I nearly threw up on their faces. I could not believe what they were preaching to us about passion and accountability in the workplace when they do nothing to support that kind of behavior from their employees. Maybe if they didn’t treat us like disposable property, we would be motivated to stay and enjoy our jobs and the place wouldn’t be a revolving door of hires, firings and resignations. Employers like this are just taking advantage of how bad the job market is right now. Of course I feel lucky to have a job and to be able to make a decent pay that allows me to take care of my financial obligations, but we all know how hard it is to deal with a job you hate. I have sent out a few resumes and I have gotten some responses so hopefully things start to materialize.

Anyway, that’s what has been going on with me. I really resent it when bloggers that I follow just disappear so I wanted to let you all know that I’m not planning to disappear and that I am around but probably won’t be blogging daily like in the past. I will try to post a couple of times a week just so I don’t feel so pressured and overwhelmed. I still very much enjoy blogging and interacting with all of you, but I don’t want it to become another stressor in my life. Thanks so much for continuing to visit even when I’m not posting daily.

Love ~C


The product featured in this post was purchased by me.

7 thoughts on “Dare To Wear Starstruck

  1. sorry to hear about the carpet beetles. rented a carpet cleaning machine? Let me know if there is something i can do to help. hang in there with work, i always notice that things have a way of coming together for you in a positive way when you least expect it.



  2. I love your swatches! 🙁 Agh, I hate to hear you’re having such a rough time right now. It’s totally understandable to take a step back for a bit, that’s exactly what I did last week. Sometimes life really sucks, but it wont always be that way. This too shall pass 🙂 I’ve had jobs that I loathed so much, sometimes I’d cry at night lol. Seriously, I worked at a state penitentiary for 6 months – worse job I ever had. I was determined to get out of there, although it didn’t happen as quickly as I wanted it to, I did eventually get a job I actually wanted so it was so awesome to tell those pricks I quit. You’re intelligent and proactive enough, I have no doubt you’ll overcome this with some mental tlc, patience, and moral support. We love ya lady (not just your swatches and awesome polish stash)! And, if it’s worth anything- my cousin and her family moved into a new apartment last summer after loosing their house. They ended up getting infested with bedbugs shortly after moving in 🙁 She flipped out BAD. They had to fight with the apartment manager a bit, but they finally got them to agree to pay for an exterminator. I don’t know about carpet beetles, but maybe an exterminator could help?
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  3. I get completely freaked out if I see a single bug in a room so I can’t imagine how stressed you are about your critter situation >.< Its horrible that you have your job. I'm completely miserable at mine too. Like so miserable I've been in tears at my desk. Then by the time I get home the last thing I want to do is job search. It's all just so exhausting. Thats why I've been kinda quiet too. So i completely understand how you're feeling. You always know where to find me if you need to vent!
    P.S. pretty blue, but yes it sucks that you don't get what you see in the bottle.
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  4. AW! *hugs* We are forever bonded by a polish that both of us were interested in, but neither of us entirely liked, hahaha.
    I do like this one, though. It reminds me of Orly Lunar Eclipse, also a blue with purple shift that I had a hard time getting to show up in photos. It also reminds me a little bit of what I am wearing now, which is your Color Club and OPI Last Friday Night (I need to put up a pic).
    OH GOD…so sorry about the carpet beetles. That sounds atrocious. I hope all of that has passed by now. I had mealworms in my old apartment and it was FUCKING DISGUSTING. I still keep weird shit in the refrigerator because of that (they can’t get in/survive in there). I totally understand that creeped-out feeling, UGH.
    I also understand having difficulty motivating yourself to jump back into the job search ordeal. Ultimately, it will be beneficial, but it is hard to spend all that time and effort just to hear, like, nothing. I feel the Internet has become deterimental to job applications, haha.
    Your loyal pals will all still be here, waiting to hear what you have to say when you are available to say it! 😉

  5. Ugh I can relate with the bug thing!! We had those little tiny ants at our old duplex because the landlord was a gnarly butt mullet. I don’t know what that is either, but it sounds bad, and he was. Anyway- he refused to get some leaks fixed in the bathroom so there was a lot of moisture and we eventually just had to get it fixed ourselves (and deducted it from the rent whether he liked it or not) but in the mean time we got ants really bad and I would totally wake up in the middle of the night just feeling like I was covered with bugs. It was awful. You’ll enjoy the cleaning though. 🙂 Sorry work sucks, I’d say “hey at least summer is coming” because that cheers me up but for all the ways we’re two peas in a pod, loving summer is not one of them so… I bet you’re sad winter is over and it’s going to get hot. Sorry. Hang in there and just remember, at least you don’t have hands that look like brittle twigs with dried up contact lenses on the ends.
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