5 Painful Experiences Makeup Lovers Know All Too Well

5 Painful Experiences Makeup Lovers Know All Too Well

Any makeup lover knows the pain of making a mistake with your makeup, being in a time constraint, and praying this too shall pass…

1. When one fake eyelash glues perfectly, and the other looks like a spider hanging off of your eye

Have you ever began applying fake eyelashes and the first one goes on like a dream, and the other one, not so much. No matter how many times you try applying glue once it’s dried and re-applying the lash it just doesn’t seem to work, and all of a sudden you are sitting there, with dried glue all over your eye, messed up eyeshadow, and questioning why beauty is pain. When this happens, you generally have to forfeit your attempt at being extra for the day, and settle for a more natural look. This is my #1 pet-peeve when it comes to makeup.

2. Trying to Create Eyebrows

If you were born lucky in this life you were born with perfectly shaped, thick, statement making brows. If you are like me and don’t fall under that category you know you have to work a little bit harder to slayyyyy any makeup look. Generally trying to do my eyebrows goes a little something like this: I Try, I try again, I barely make a difference in their shape/thickness, and I move on. Sometimes this process has me questioning why the lord would make me thick, but not my brows. But I still pray…

3. Applying Foundation and Then Realizing You Didn’t Prime Your Face

Some mornings I swear I am so tired I dampen my beauty blender, start going to town, and then realize I didn’t prime/moisturize my face. I suddenly feel greasy and wrong. I know that’s probably not the normal feeling most people get, but it’s definitely the feeling I get. You suddenly realize all the foundation you just wasted and you have to make a hard decision. Do you live with your carelessness or do you wipe away all of your hard work. Generally, I will start again from square one, and then still do it again at least once more that month no matter how hard I focus.

4. When You Go Too Hard With The Eyeliner

I used to wear eyeliner all of the time, now I barely do. I like a little bit more of a natural look, but every once and a while I want to bring the drama once again. Boyyyyyy do I bring the drama, and the fear in my eyes once I have seen what I have done. Makeup lovers know there is a fine line with eyeliner, literally. If you go even the slightest bit overboard you are going to now hate all of your makeup, and yourself for the rest of the day. My best advice is start slow, steady, and be skimpy with your application, then if you feel you aren’t achieving the look you set out for, try that step again.

5. Trying New Makeup That Sucks

Have you ever felt risky? Like staring at a product in Ulta and saying “I’m going to try you.” Then go home and try said product ten minutes before work and start questioning your decision making skills, and every decision you have made since 2010? No? Just me? Okay. Really though, there is nothing more disappointing than trying new makeup and feeling like it didn’t make you as beautiful as it said it would. That’s $20.00 you will never get back! Then being forced to move on and live in fear of trying new things in every aspect of your life. Ahaha

Those are my top 5 most painful experiences every makeup lover has been forced to face. I hope you all liked it. If you have any to add comment down below! Be sure to check out my beauty YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClrMBsqdLSU-wnF728-BxLg

As always…


Quote of the Day! – Tuesday 1/23

Quote of the Day! – Tuesday 1/23

She can do anything ! ✨ Remember whatever challenge you are facing whether it be friendships, work, relationships, family, anything really, that the strength is within. You know in your heart what the answers are. You’ve been through so much more than this, you can do this.✨💕


Two Years of Xo Mella💋

Two Years of Xo Mella💋

As I sit down and write this I am at a completely different place than I was in 2016 when I wrote my first post for Xo Mella Blog. I remember it was an opinion piece on toxic friendships and relationships. I remember sharing it to Facebook and thinking…people are going to think I’m crazy. To my surprise it was well received. I wrote opinion pieces on life and relationships everyday for almost a year, and then I felt less inclined to vent on the internet every day, so I took some time off.

I went on and decided to step back from the blog until I could decide what I wanted it to be. I knew it needed some rebranding but I was out of ideas. I put my trust in myself and knew that when the time came, I would find my spark again, and go in the direction I was meant to.

I eventually started on the blogging path once again, focusing mostly on beauty and lifestyle blogging. I got away from writing which I know I still to this day need to make more time for. It feels great to sit down and write this.

So back to the anniversary of Xo Mella. My blog has changed as I have changed over the years. I went from a single, venting, sometimes ranting, twenty one year old, to a now an engaged, twenty three year old, dog mother of two who doesn’t have crazy stories anymore but does have YouTube videos about hair extensions, and beauty hacks. Who would have thought my life would change like that? Not me!

I am thankful everyday that I took a leap of faith and decided that no matter how it turned out, or what if turned into that I would be proud of the Blog I had created. I rest easy at night knowing that no matter what, I know I tried.

I need to thank some important players. My sister Melissa is the graphic artist behind it all. Xo Mella Blog would not have been possible had she not given me the domain and graphics.

Also, My fiancé who has believed in my abilities to make my blog successful more than I have on some days. Who also surprised me with the camera and the set up that would give Xo Mella Blog a YouTube channel. Thank you Marco for never being embarrassed of my shenanigans and actually thinking I have some sort of talent behind it all.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and followed my journey over the past two years. I encourage any of you who have a dream in your heart to pursue it despite what people might think. If I can give any advice from what I have learned on this journey, it would be that you were given a dream no matter how little or big it may seem, for a reason. Being completely honest, I used to hate that I didn’t want to follow a path that would lead me to a sensible job. I used to dislike the fact that I was creative and different. But then I stopped that nonsense. I embraced the parts of me I suppressed for many years, and my life changed. Xo Mella Blog was just a thought in my head for a very long time. Then one day it was a blog, then it was a podcast on iTunes, and then it was a YouTube channel. Things change, when you decide you’re not changing the best parts of you. I am so happy I didn’t. Stay true to yourself, and the rest will follow.

And as always… XO MELLA BLOG💋