Friday, October 17, 2014

Forever 21 Makeup Sponge | Beauty Blender Dupe?



























A few weeks ago I took my friend to the mall to help her choose some new clothing. I knew it was going to be a difficult trip when she showed up about forty minutes late without telling me (being late is in an Desi person's blood). If you are reading this, you know who you are, no shame. She was apologetic about the situation, but that is not the point of this post. I just think it was a funny story.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Balancing School and Blogging | #teenblogseries


























This is week seven of the #teenblogseries created by the wonderful Anouska and Beth. Today, I will be talking about school and blogging, which is one of my biggest weak spots in my life. I love blogging and I hate school, so you can probably figure out which one I rather do. With that being said this is not going to be a post that will give you tips on balancing school and blogging, but just a little place where we can converse about the ways you can attempt balancing the two because I have not mastered it >.< Again, I will try to share some experience and some empathetic advice even though I am not an expert.

#1 Blogspot is no Youtube // At some time in out blogging life we have imagined what it would be like to be a full-time blogger like Lily Pebbles or Temptalia. To be able to spend your days traveling the world to Paris, Tokyo, and New York; to be able to go backstage at BDBG, Alexander Wang, and Reem Acra; to be able to work with companies like Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, and Jermey Scott; to be financially stable by doing one of the greatest thing on earth, blogging! The reality is that blogs are not popular anymore. Ever since YouTube came into power in 2005, no one really pays attention to blogs other than other bloggers or family/friends.  'But Laila, Zoella and Man Repellent are popular bloggers.' Yes they are, but Zoella got famous from Youtube and Man Repellent has a very distinct/HILARIOUS voice making her blog awesome.  

I do love Zoella, Sprinkle of G, and Essie Button a ton because they are just awesome people. They also brought a ton of readers to blogger because of their blog. Then again, through blogspot, it is hard to find related content like the Youtube 'Related Videos' in the sidebar. It basically feels like Google spends all their time on Youtube neglecting Blogspot.

The whole gist is that, right now, it is impossible to make a living from blogger unless you are active for like 90% of your time: Eat+Sleep+Blogging. When your a teenager, spending 6+ hours at school a day, it is impossible to that. So let's put our future 'Blogging for a living' dream on hold, together. I want to talk about this entire Youtube and Blogspot matter in another post.

Anyways, some tips regarding the actual subject of the post:
  • Write/edit/photograph all your posts on the weekend. ( non-example: not like me, who is writing this post at 8:15, on a Sunday night.
  • Write down your post ideas in a notebook.
    • Once you have an idea, think about it by doing chores/relaxing, not during homework or in class!
Lol, that is it for my advice! I hope the two miserable points helped, but I hope you read the entire post to see where I am coming from.


Thanks for reading-XOXO

Your tips?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Summertime Sadness


























Hello Everyone | With Summer coming to an end (depending where you live), it is time to say goodbye and tuck away some Summer favorites. One that has a special place and will make it's return next Summer in my heart is the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop. 

This lip gloss is in my definition of the perfect lipgloss. The consistency is not very sticky (some stickiness is expected from a lip gloss). It is a very nice wash of color, which gives off that Cheon Song Yi type of youthful lip. It does not make my lips feel dry, which is something I always looks for with a lip gloss. #lailaapproves

Sorry for being MIA for a week. With college quickly approaching in two years, I want to do my best to get the best grades as possible. I wrote a post about college, which you can read here, where I quickly embarrassed myself by spelling the word 'college' wrong. So, basically, I have been screwed from the start..lol.

Bottom Line: I would highly suggest checking out the Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop because its awesome and I am screwed for college.

Thanks for reading-XOXO

Your favorite Summer Lip Gloss?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Autumn Fashion Staples | #TeenBlogSeries





Hello Everybody | It is good to be back blogging again. Today is week six of the #TeenBlogSeries created by Beth and Anouska.  I missed last week's post because I was busy focusing on school and, as always, school comes first (pukes a little). I pieced a few things together to show what items I will be using later in the Fall season because it is still like in the seventies where I live. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pr // Sponsor

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Here at Townhouse Palette, I do product reviews. If a company sends me their products for review, I like to be positive. That means only debuting products that I think my readers will benefit from. If I am sent a product I do not like, I will give constructive criticism to the company on how to make the product better and, hopefully, I will be sent the new and improved product to show my readers. 

I recognize different skin types/eye shapes/face shapes/etc. So, if the product does not work out, it may work out for someone else. I will recommend the product to the people who I think will get the most benefit from it.

I also recommend shops based on not only selection of products, but also customer service, shipping, and all over quality. 

Right now product reviews are free, but with the ever-so escalating demand for reviews, I will be charging for reviews in the future.

If interested, email me at: lailapretty@hellokitty.com






This is a PR friendly blog ^_^ I am going to be honest and say I have never worked with PR before, so maybe you can show me the ropes.

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(8/17/14) I do get sponsored items to review, and later on in my blogging career will be charging for a product review ( got to pay for college! ).


Any item sent to me to review will be written directly in a post. No magic symbols or indirect nonsense.


I try my best to deliver honest reviews, whether good or bad. If anything is bad, I will give companies constructive criticism to make their products better! That means, if you send me a product and I do not like it, I will not debut it on my blog. Instead, again, I will give constructive criticism to make your product better.

I will always give credit to rightful owners! I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due. So, if you see something that may belong to someone else on the blog, email me! ^_^

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