Thursday, September 23, 2010

Are there any nice people left?

I'm going to sit on my soap box and go on a mini-tirade.

Where the hell have all the pleasant, decent people gone? People are total assholes that ruin things for everyone else including my day.

I sold my Billabong Hannah Jacket on ebay a couple weeks ago. It sold for $50. I lost money on that jacket because I paid $65, but whatever. I have no idea how people are managing to sell theirs for $100-$300 because mine didn't even have people looking at it until I lowered the price down to $40. So, this chick e-mails me and is asking a bunch of questions about the jacket, and one of them was to take pictures of it for her. So I did, and I sent her 4 which included closeups and every angle of the jacket. She said she loved it and wanted to buy it. She won the auction, and I mailed it out the next day.

A few days later I get this UNBELIEVABLY hateful e-mail from her saying that I was a liar. She said this wasn't the original Hannah jacket and she couldn't believe that I had deceived her and she asked what I planned to do about it before she started raising holy hell with ebay saying I'm a scammer. I had no idea how to respond to this. So I asked her what the difference was between the original jacket and what I had and how she could even consider me a scammer when I SENT HER ACTUAL PICTURES OF MY JACKET?! I even told her that I would be more than happy to forward her the e-mail that I got from PacSun from their Customer Service department describing the jacket. But, I'm not a total douchebag, so I said if she was unhappy with it or felt that I somehow had this diabolical plan to screw someone over, send the jacket back to me and I'd give her a full refund. Well, she totally dodged all of my questions in her response (figures) and didn't want to see the e-mail from PacSun. But she did decide to throw in there that she could buy my "piece of crap jacket" at TONS of stores near her for less than $40. Apparently, we don't have those special stores where I live because I've yet to see any of Bella's damn jackets under $60. I know there are scammers out there, but I have 100% feedback where people actually say nice things about me other than just the standard "Great seller" and I was selling the thing for $50 goddamn dollars. There are coats from Target worth more than that. And it's not my fault that PacSun gave me the wrong info. I bought the jacket because it said it was THE jacket she wears, and PacSun confirmed it was THE jacket that I would be selling.

So I'm thinking, ok I'll just give her the money back and be done with it and maybe I'll keep the jacket, maybe I'll sell it. I get yet another AWESOME e-mail from her this morning not only giving me the tracking number for the shipment, but then telling me she's expecting her money to be refunded today because according to the tracking number it says it was delivered and I have it. I live in Kansas City. Just a heads up on how to read tracking numbers, WHEN IT SAYS "PROCESSED THROUGH SORT FACILITY IN KANSAS CITY" THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S BEEN DELIVERED - WHEN IT SAYS DELIVERED THAT'S WHEN I HAVE IT YOU DOUCHELORD.

THEN she has the audacity to tell me how much she paid for shipping so I can reimburse her for that as well. Seriously? Seriously?! Pretty sure when I return anything anywhere via mail, THEY DON'T RETURN MY SHIPPING COST. She paid $50 for the jacket and $7 for shipping - She's not going to get ANOTHER $7 because she decided to bitch about the jacket and send it back.

I had to vent this out somewhere because this is my first bad ebay deal and I'm considering not selling anymore just so I don't have to deal with the assholes of the world.

Someone needs to throw midol and chocolate at this bitch and call it a day.

Ok, I'm done.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Still cleaning...

I just LOVE how people have to go and ruin absolutely everthing. I've been reading a lot on the Bella Swan page about a lot of the people getting scammed by one or two particular users. So as of today, Coolspotters is monitoring the comments and deleting anything that has to do with links to personal sites selling things. So frustrating! I personally was trying to give the girls on there the first opportunity at stuff I was selling before I put it on eBay and some ebayer gets it and sells it for an outrageous price. So, I guess all I can do is post a link to this blog and update you all from here on what's still available.

The Roxy For Sure Solid Henley Hoodie sold. It was on eBay for about 15 minutes.

I have someone who showed some interest in the vest I have, but I haven't heard back from her. I'll put a picture up and take it down if it ends up selling. It's a Large.

Alternative to J Crew Featherweight Cardigan - It's a Large

Alternative to the Splendid Stripe top (This one is on ebay right now) - It's a Medium

Alternative to the Caslon sweater (On ebay right now) - It's an XL but runs small

Please e-mail me if you want to make any offers! - If I don't hear anything by the end of the day, I'll put these on ebay tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cleaning Closet

Hey guys I'm selling a couple things because I just never wear them. Message me if you're interested. These will go on ebay later in the day if I haven't heard from anyone.

Aeropostale Alternative as seen in New Moon - It is NOT as bright as the picture makes it seem. The colors are melon and burgundy/wine.

Roxy For Sure Solid Henley Hoodie as seen in Eclipse

American Eagle alternative to the Caslon sweater as seen in New Moon

Alternative to the J Crew Featherweight Cardigan as seen in Eclipse

Alternative to the sweater vest as seen in New Moon

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This is a list of stuff that I want and have been on a manhunt for for awhile. The prices on eBay for some of these things is ridiculous.

Anthropologie Inverness Trench

I love this jacket. Of course, I love pretty much anything Alice wears. Even though I can't find this anywhere, I'd definitely take a look-alike.

Armani Exchange Plaid Shirt
This top is so cute. I have a black top with sleeves like this, but it's not plaid. Wish I could find this one as well.

Caslon Hooded Sweater
Caslon reissued this sweater for the 2010 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but it was not in the Olive color and the pockets and buttons were a little off. It's definitely cute, I got it in the heather gray, but I'd love to find the original.

Free People Distressed Damsel Thermal
I know the coloring is off but I personally like the Free People Studded Cuff Thermal in Wine Wash rather than the one she has which is apparently the Distressed Damsel. I saw it tagged on Coolspotters and it's just not as cute.

Green Corduroy Jacket
I've been debating on buying the replica that NECA did on this. It's cute...but...I'm not in love. I've seen them on ebay for reasonable prices but no one ever has  large for a good price.

Inhabit Cardigan Sweater
This is definitely cute, but I've seen Inhabits prices and they think highly of their clothes. I'm sure any place this Fall and Winter would have a good alternative to this.

Lole Amazone Jacket
This is a jacket that will be a must have. It's way too cute. I've been debating on the beanie though - Can't decide if I really like it or not. I've seen some people on recreate it and it's cute but I'm not sure though.

Lucky Brand Henley
Soap Box: Most overrated item from any of the movies. This top isn't even cute and is selling for 100 on ebay. So ridiculous. Not a Bella shirt and doesn't look good on her. Stop wasting your money people.

Michael Kors Ombre Cocoon Jacket
I REALLY love Alice's jacket. The only thing I'm worried about is the way it's cut, doesn't make her look big, but it's certainly not flattering. So I'm worried that for anyone over 105lbs, it will make look like a big ol moo cow.

Splendid Rugby Stripe Henley in Cabernet
I wish when they reissued this, it would have looked like the original and not grey stripes instead of light pink. The reissued one looks stupid. I read somewhere they they didn't use the light pink stripe because they ran out of material? Can't you buy more? Whatever.

Splendid Vintage Whisper Henley in Lead
Some people have debated on whether or not this really is the Vintage Whisper Henley in Lead. I think this shirt looks black and the Lead is like a charcoal. I wouldn't think a sheer black henley would be so hard to find but apparently it is.

Sweater & Vest Outfit
Even though my mother tells me that she wore this outfit in 4th grade, I still want it. Finally someone on coolspotters tagged the undershirt as being an American Eagle Printed Off-Campus Henley but of course its sold out everywhere. Who the hell does the vest though? This is impossible to find. I read somewhere someone thought it was a Tommy Hilfiger vest but my god this one is impossible to find.

TNA Canvas Jacket
Another jacket I'm debating on. I think I'll probably pass on it - All of her jackets are starting to look alike to me now.

And lastly, the thing I want most and cannot find anywhere, Alice's white trench.
Not only can I not find this jacket to save my life, no one has any idea as to who the designer is. I bought the illustrated movie companion because everyone said it lists the designers in there, nope, not this one. Someone on coolspotters wrote that they thought it was Banana Republic since her scarf was - I e-mailed BR and described in detail the coat and gave photos, they had no idea what I was talking about. AND I refuse to buy the remake from because they charge $40 alone for shipping. I've asked people on what they would charge to make this, and most say about $200. NO thanks.
I want this jacket so bad. If anyone has any ideas as to who the designer is or any good alternatives PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bella's Makeup - Twilight

Ok so personally, I love Bella's makeup in New Moon the best. I love the DuWop colors - She looks sickly in Twilight - and the colors just really bring out her face. But, I went and got the makeup anyway once I found out what it was. Mistake. Everyone at my office asked me if I was sick on the days I wore her makeup. The colors are great, but not together. It doesn't matter whether you wear a lot or a little makeup during the day, the pinks and browns together bring out every flaw any one has.

Bella's wears MAC eyeshadows in Blanc Type, Flute (No longer available, Girlie is the equivalent), and Wedge - Her lipstick is Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Good-to-Go

As you can see from the swatch, the Blanc Type is a very matte cream color. It was used to highlight her brows and in the corner of her eye.
Girlie is a very light pink - I love this color and actually use it with other eyeshadows. It was used in the crease of her eye and partly over the lid.
Wedge is a light earthy brown that was used somewhat in the crease and on the corners of her eye.
All of these eyeshadows can still be purchased at any MAC Store or on their website.
I do really like the Benefit lipstick in Good-To-Go. It's a very light pink/neutral. It was applied very lightly to Bella's lips. It can be purchased here.

Now onto more vampirey things :)

First, everyone needs pale skin.

This powder is definitely white. Careful with it, you could get creepy white.
I got this from an AWESOME website Tish & Snooky's Manic Panic. It's Virgin (White) Pressed Powder.

This was the actual foundation used on the Cullen's in New Moon. It is MAC Face and Body Foundation in White. It shows on MAC's website that this particular color is only used for licensed makeup artists therefore the general public could not order it. I simply called MAC's customer service line and told them what I wanted and that I was not a makeup artist and they processed the order over the phone!

Now, if you're a Cullen, you must sparkle.

It's kind of hard to see but there are definitely sparkles. I can see them without much lighting. I'm afraid to walk outside haha

Next, you'll need vampy lips. Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Ms. Behavin was used on the Cullen's in Twilight.

Next, you need to have that "other worldy" glow.

This color is great when used as a highlighter. I use it to define my cheekbones and put a little on my forehead and down my nose for a dewy glow.

This next color is GREAT for a smokey eye.

The white on the left is actually a cream, and the dark pewter on the right is a metallic powder shadow.

Now for a couple more lip options:

This is the original Twilight Lip Venom. It can be purchased through Twilight Beauty or at any Sephora store.

This is the sheerest black. I absolutely love it. The only downside, for me, is that it smells like licorice. Gross. I bought mine at Hot Topic when they had some of the makeup there but I don't think they do anymore.

And FINALLY, one of my faves!

Twilight Scents!!

There is a fantastic seller that did these on Etsy. Their name is essenceoftwilight. Unfortunately, as they've told their buyers, Summit Entertainment apparently actually asked them to stop production of their product. Now they have a new name which is beautyandthebook but they just provide refills, and can't specifically name the products - You have to e-mail them and tell them what you want.
Bella's scent smells just of lavender and freesia as described in the book.
Edward's scent smells like sweet honey, ice, and sun. The lip balm in the middle is Edward's scent and has some sparkle to it!
I also ordered Forks Room Spray and Jacob's scents for a friend and she loves them!