Get ready for a roller coaster of a post (I'm assuming; I haven't written it yet haha) people. Something set me off this morning and I'm still recovering. I can handle all of the stupidity and hate that comes with working in customer service (you know, considering I've paid my bills/expenses by fake-smiling my way through the industry for nearly 10 years now) but getting a long and hateful comment on YouTube…
well, that was a new experience for me.
So I decided to cheer myself up by ordering Dominos (the Easter money I posted on my Instagram was well spent on Cinnastix and Parmesan Bites rather than chocolate this year), watching a string of Trisha Paytas' videos (she's my favorite, don't even get me started), and remembering all of the beauty in my life… specifically in the form of beauty products. SO. APPROPRIATE. And considering I haven't been able to keep Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick "Rose Velvet" off my lips since purchasing it a couple weeks ago, I figure it's about time I showed it off to you all on the ol'blog.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love the way that Revlon lipsticks look when they're brand spanking new. It's probably just me but there really is something about the top slanted plane of the lipstick that makes me undeniably happy. It makes it that much more painful for me to taint the tube but "Rose Velvet" needed to go on my lips. Immediately.
How this lipstick has remained under the radar (or maybe just my radar) in the beauty world is beyond me; it is such a beautiful everyday nude and I could see it working on a large spectrum of skin colorings. "Rose Velvet" is your typical rosy-brown so it gives your lips a wash of color and pop of sophistication in a way that only these hues can. Don't get me wrong, pinks and mauves can be subtle and nude-y as well but there's something so utterly je ne sais quoi about these more muted shades that I just can't deny.
The other appeal of "Rose Velvet" (apart from the name, I mean come on) is hands down the formula. Revlon nailed it with this one; ultra creamy, ultra pigmented, ultra perfect. Finish-wise it's that perfect blend of not too matte and not too glossy, plus it stays on my lips much longer than some of the sheerer Super Lustrous Lipsticks Revlon has on the market (i.e. "Jungle Peach", "Primrose", "Coralberry", etc.).
Bam-pow! Beautiful. Seriously I'm beyond in love, this is just pure, blissful, immaculate infatuation.
Do check out this lipstick if/when you get the chance because, like said, I can see it looking absolutely lovely on a multitude of people.
Cassie, where's that emotional roller coaster you were talking about at the beginning of this post?
A very good question my darlings! I think I got carried away by the loveliness of this lipstick because I kind-of-sort-of definitely forgot I was feeling bummed. Excellent diversion if I do say so myself! But I suppose I'll lean on you all a bit and let you in on what happened…:
I got a hate comment. And I know, I know, it's all very trivial and silly but… well… it got to me. It was posted on one of my most recent videos and, to put it very lightly, it doesn't feel good. Clearly, being on YouTube and whatnot I knew that this day would come but for some reason it feels a whole lot worse than I ever thought it could/would. It's not like I haven't dealt with hate in 'real' life either but I think since it was such a long and fleshed out comment (essentially on how "annoying" and upsetting I am to watch) it made it so that I took it to heart in a really big way. Maybe it's the "Minnesota nice" in me. Maybe it's monthly hormones. Maybe it's the fact that they also hated on my love for Galileo. Yeah, actually, I'm going to go with that last one; mess with Galileo and you mess with me in all the wrong ways. If loving my cat (my child) and treating him like I would a human (my family) is offensive then the problem clearly lies elsewhere. I can only hope that this person doesn't have a pet of their own because, if you ask me, when you decide to take in an animal then you signed up to make its life the best possible and full of all the love you can provide (which for me is a whole darn lot with this expansive heart of mine).
I don't know where I'm going with this though… essentially I know I need to grow a thicker skin but it's just something I've never been good at. Putting on a strong face is something I've always excelled at but I really do internalize these sorts of things whether I know the hate is valid or not. Le sigh. Like said I just need to focus on the good in my life because it SO outweighs the bad.
I have food!
I have shelter!
I'm following my dreams!
I have THE MOST caring and supportive friends and family a girl could ever ask for!
I have the day off!
I can take a nap and cuddle with Galileo!
Awww yeahhh (to my hater, that last one was directed at you ٩꒰ಂ˘ ▿❛ಂ꒱۶♡)
Have you tried the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick "Rose Velvet"?
Love it? Hate it?
How do you all deal with hate (if you receive any at all; I like to live in my happy bubble sometimes and think that most people don't have to deal with hatefulness even though I know this is far from the truth)?
xoxo - Cassie