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Showing posts with label life. Show all posts


6 things every person should know, but don't.


4 tips to self worth


Whats been happening! UPDATE

Hello, My Beauties.

I know I have been gone for a while and most of you have been have sent me messages as to where I have been an whats been going on with me. Well, you should ask what did not happen instead. 

As you know my David my ex and I seperated in late may early june, during this time my dad decided it was time for the family to get together, so I hopped on a train to get to my sisters, so we can drive down to Las Vegas to spend some time with him.

During that two weeks a lot took place, things got hectic with David and the separation procedures. I started getting close Donald to someone I have been attracted to for a while now and things just went from there. I know this has nothing to do with beauty or makeup, but I feel you all needed an update.

I am currently living in Miami with Donald and there is just way to much to get into, but things have calmed down and I am back to blogging. I will probably be using a mac book to film and what not.

I have missed everyone and can't wait to catch up!

If you have any questions, lets have them :)

Thanks for reading, have a blessed day.

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Sometimes holding on is harder.

Life, relationship, breakups, divorce, alone, separation

Hello, My Beauties!

Well do I have an update and half for you! where do I begin, How do I begin? I guess I should start with the day before yesterday. I woke up and went running errands trying to figure out how I am going to keep a family of 4 clothed, fed and sheltered. 


What's up With that Laurie girl?!

Welcome to That Laurie Girl. first off I want to explain why I changed my blog.

First of all, I didn't want to be just TheMakeupSquid. I know it was unique and all, but I really felt cornered and nobody puts baby in a corner. Right? (dirty dancing reference for all you youngins)

Truth is I want to blog about other things than just makeup and beauty. I found myself overwhelmed with doing a beauty, techy type and relationship blog. I had three blogs going!  I was going nuts, so I decided to combine all three.

This time I am using my real name in the title, even though I will always be Squiddy to some :)

My goal for this blog is to be about a lil of everything, I mean I am not just a makeup junkie.
I'm a mom, wife, woman, and all those other things, so I will blog about, what I want to blog about, when I want to blog about it. No matter what it's about it will fit in ThatLaurieGirl  Because I am not just about one thing, I am about a lot of things :) Whew! That felt great! I hope you stick around as I will be posting all kinds of stuff here and importing a lot of posts from my other blogs.  This message will be posted on all my other blogs, so please give a follow and help me spread the word, Thanks in advance!

Love you guys xoxo, ThatLaurieGirl.


Down in the dumps

Hello, My Beauties!

Today I wanted to share some personal stuff with you guys. I haven't been very active anywhere recently. I have just been so bummed out lately, I have gotten inspired but when it comes down to it. I cant get a word down or a video going. 



Dont give Up

Hello, My Beauties!

Today I want to touch on a subject that hits every one of us every so often, especially in the blogging community. Discouragement. It hits us when things don't go as planned, when we don't get visits,  comments or likes on our instagram photos. So today I want to tell you with a big loud voice, 


Something I like

So, today I thought I would share with you something I like.


I like all kinds of music, but the music that speaks to me the most is music from the 80's. Right now a song that dear to me is sing your life by Morrissey who was the lead singer for The Smiths back in the day.

you can have a listen by watching this video.

I love the sound of his voice and his lyrics. A saying in my house "Morrissey is always right."

What kind of music do you listen to?

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Pissed off today!

I am so pissed off today! I want to fight and scream and yell. Everything I tried to get done today went down the drain. I tried to record some videos a review and some tags and I erased the memory card with all the footage on it! I couldn't record again, because my son was acting up and it was just a noisy day. I broke out on my face which I know isn't a reaction or hormonal, but from dust! every time I get near any kind of dust my face goes mental and I get tiny little bumps that want to eat my soul starting with my face, so its probably better I didn't post the videos because thats all I noticed while going through the footage.

I made a big mistake in setting up my filming and vanity area in our bedroom. The T.V is in the bedroom and thats where the child is! He doesn't watch much TV, but he just needs to be where it is, thats why I took it out of the living room. When he goes down for a nap my husband who is a music producer/mixer guy starts doing his thing and it gets pretty loud, so I cant film at those times either. ARGHH!! I just want my own space where I could close the door and do my thing just for a few hours.

I know this isn't very interesting, but I needed to get it out of me, there is it.

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Dreaming Your Dream

A Dream is a wish your heart makes, so says Princess Aurora in Disney's Sleeping Beauty. 
I believe this is true and I also believe our dreams aren't easy to follow.

Life can surprise us and take us for a loop, turn us upside down and inside out in a second.
If you're still passionate about your dream after all of that, then its worth pursuing. There are times when I question what I do, with so many people asking why do you do this if it serves no purpose to you.

The problem is, they don't see what I see. They don't see my long term goal or my vision becoming a reality.
Are you going to give up on what I want because someone else can't see it? 

Dreaming your dream is what makes it all worth it.
So you keep dreaming little dreamer.

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I have been missing out!

Hello, beautiful!

I was looking through my twitter the other day and I noticed that I have been missing a lot of what's been going on with my friends and their blogs and I noticed that I have been missing out!

I have to admit, I haven't been posting as much as I would like. I have been putting a lot of effort into my YouTube channel trying to establish some growth there.  I have not gone blogging in a while and I am going to try to get some time and visit my favorites!

I made some changes to the blog, I made all the images myself. If you would like a tutorial on banner and button  making let me know and I will get on out as soon as I can.

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Is it wrong to ask for help?

Hello, beautiful :)

Today I wanted to ask you a question. As a blogger, there are certain things that are shunned upon, blogger bashing, false reviews, being full of yourself, not being apart of the community and other things like that. So my question to you is.

Is it wrong to ask for help?

This is something that I have been thinking about for a while and was very afraid to do anything about it.
My plan is for my Blog and Youtube channel to grow and I want to run it full time, This is something that has been a dream of mine for a long time now. Truth being told I had to actually talk my husband into me taking on this venture. He isn't big on social media and me being out there in the internet world. So This has actually been a year in the making before I posted anything. I had to make sure my household was going to support me and to be honest, he supports me even though he doesn't like it.

So getting back to my point is that, this has been very hard for me to get going and I have been scrimping and scraping all that I can to get it going and it has been great, to me anyway. He still doesn't see it. But he is on board. Now, my problem is I have kids and filming during the day is impossible, thats why most of my videos are filmed with music over them. There is a lot of footage of me stopping my eye makeup to deal with the kids and a lot of me yelling down the hall. This has become very discouraging for me and there have been times where I have just turned off the webcam and walked away with a half of my face done. either something had to be done or the sun went down and I lost my window to film in decent light.

I really want to be able to film at night without a problem, when the kids are asleep and the day is done.
I want to be able to turn on the lights and film without the worry of my coloring being off and whole video wasted because everything is washed out. Right now I film with a webcam and its ok for reviews and tags, but tutorials or GRWM videos are almost impossible to do.

I went to the site and I set up an account. This website allows you to place your need,want,wish, etc. You set a amount you need and generous people make donations to your cause. Which is really a great idea, but I chickened out and didn't put the link anywhere for fear that people will not like the idea of my asking for help.

A blogger friend of mine set one up and when I saw it I wanted to cry, she had the guts to do something I didn't. I went to her account and tried to give what I had in my paypal, but I had less than the $5 minimum.
So I couldn't donate to her. Which made me feel even worse.

So my question to you is, Is it wrong to ask for help?

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Things that ticked me off this past week

Things that ticked me off this past week

Okay, So we have made it through another week and here we are with another ticked off thursday.
You may be saying to yourself, hmm she gets ticked off a lot. I do, sometimes things just tick me off and I want to tell you about them :)

Things that ticked me off this past week.

I have noticed that my blog growth has slowed down since I have become more active, which makes no sense. When I did post as often, people followed more.

I also have a problem when I film my videos, it really takes alot out of me and I cant film with ease, but who does film with ease?

My editing software keeps crashing as I am doing more intricate stuff with my editing, so I had to switch to a better program, but its the free version and I cant afford the full version yet.

I signed up with to get some help in getting a better camera for videos and a lighting setup, but I chickend out and didn't post it, so it sitting on the website awaiting me to post it.

Now that I have though of these things I am ticked off again!
What has ticked you off this week?

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Just let it go...

Just let it go...

The other day was one of those days where I felt like I was pulling teeth. I took a shower, Exfoliated, moisturized, plucked my brows, dried and styled my hair and was ready to put my face on.

I sat cross legged in front of my mirror with all my toys in front of me, palettes, Primers and brushes.
So I did what any makeup junkie would do I dove right in. If you know anything about me its that I never plan any of my looks, they just happen and what ever colors draw my attention those are the ones I work with.

I got to the point of choosing a crease color, I choose a nice taupe matte shade perfect for a crease/transition shade. No good, it wouldn't blend, so naturally I got nervous, thinking something went wrong with my palette an it dried up. Nope, it spread fine on my hand and felt velvety soft on my finger.

I couldn't figure it out, so I wiped away all traces of what I started and began again this time with a different crease color from a different palette. No good, same result. It felt like I was rubbing fine sand on my linds.

I couldn't figure it out and by  the third try I said, Laurie, Just let it go...

Sometimes our faces or timing isn't right for a full face of makeup and on those days you should pamper your face with a good exfoliator or a nice mask and that is just what I did.

Have you ever had a day where you just couldn't get a look going and had to let it go?

Here is a video of me and my Girl masking it up, enjoy :)

We are currently asking everyone for questions, so that we ca answer during filming so enter them down below:)

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Gifts from SikGlam!

Hi, Beautiful!

I tweeted about a week ago about needing a new camera for blogging and filming, as you know I have been using my phone for blog pics and a webcam for YouTube. Today I got a package from the beautiful SikGlam from . It included a camera the Nikon CoolPix 885! Now, I know it's a older model, but something is better than nothing! Now for the Surprise!! Not only was my new camera inside a H&M bag, but there was also a Victorias Secret silver clutch filled to the brim with goodies! Full size, deluxe samples and regular samples! I can't believe it! There is so much in here that, I am going to share the larger items with you for right now :)

Items Courtesy of SikGlam






I am so Excited to try these out, I received a lot more skin care items that I will post up soon!
Thank you SikGlam for the lovely Gift and I can't wait to meet you one day soon :)

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Ticked Off Thursday!

Well, its Thursday and as you can tell I am ticked off!

I am going to share with you the things that tick me off and being an interwebs chic.

Blog following

It ticks me off when people visit a blog and ask for a follow or sub, then say if you follow me I will follow you back. WTF is that? Most bloggers follow back whoever follows them, at least I do. So follow the blog and get followed back! Don't make me jump through hoops to follow you. make it easy and all will be well.

Maybe I am just lazy, but going through my emails is way easier then having to search the net for you to follow you! And most smart phones don't show the follow button when viewing from your phone. But if you follow the blogger will get notified and click the link to follow back. So simple, so nice.

Blog Wars

WTF is this! we are not on a playground anymore fighting for a swing. I know you have to be aggressive to get ahead, but come on this is just mental. I don't see how this makes any sense or benefits anyone. The way I see it is like this. We blog about our passions and hope that one day we can do what we are passionate about for a living, right? Well so is everyone else! Now If I have a group of friends and one is finally getting somewhere and making a name for themselves and I am going to bash them? NO! why? because this person is a colleague of mine and if they mention me or TAG me or anything on their way up, I get some PR work done for free and everyone wins! I am truly happy for my friend and I get a mention hear and there. No harm, no foul. So be nice to people they may pass you by or take you with them on the way up.


I am all for a good giveaway and I do enter many of them. But what ticks me off about them are the people who enter them.  the rules in any giveaway are to Follow, subscribe, like and tweet so far. But people are unsubbing and unfollowing after the giveaway is up! SO all that hard work all that networking is for nothing!

Now, I know that if the giveaway host is someone I wont follow after the giveaway I wont enter plain and simple. I enter because I like you and what your giveaway. A lot of times my blog friends have giveaways and I don't enter, not to be a bitch but, to give someone a chance that doesn't know them or their blog, YouTube channel a chance, what I will do it tweet about it and share the giveaway but not enter.

I know their are more things that tick me off but I cant think of them right now, so I will save them for next time.

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A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

So, I am sitting here face washed, P.J's on, kids sleeping editing a video on a review I did for a YouTube video and I went over my day in my head. With all the craziness that it entailed and all the special moments that snuck in here and there.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

I curled my hair this morning trying to get some life into it.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

I filmed three videos in one fell swoop, yay me :)

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

Had some coffee with my honey, Did I ever tell you I can't order coffee at StarBucks! I just describe what I want to the Barista and they tell me the name, but I always for get it hehe:)

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

It was cold today my eyes watered all day and I think I am allergic to latex, everytime I wear lashes my eyes get watery, so I have to find a latex free lash glue, any suggestions will be appreciated.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

This is me doing my best Pee Wee Herman impression, I have a three year old, so you know.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

This was alans first time at StarBucks, He spilt his hot chocolate at the pick up counter and they gave him a replacement saying Oh, know I split my coffee, shhh we ain't telling him its cocoa.

He has the best expressions.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

The only guy I know who drinks coffee (Hot Cocoa) with a straw.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

So good had to snap it twice :)

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

My daughter, who made me bring her back to the StarBucks because 
she couldn't believe I went without her.

A day in the life of The Makeup Squid

She had to pose for this one because, she wants to be fabulous and skin care has become her new obsession. Apparently all the fabulous people go to StarBucks.

Well that was my Sunday, it was a good day.

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Update whats going on with me.

Well, as you know I am absent for a while. I haven't posted or edited a video in a long time, a real post or video that is.

The holidays and the move have taken their toll on me and the stress of starting over again has gotten the best of me. I have the ideas floating in my head but, getting in front of the laptop to actually write is another thing.

Its like I lost that drive I had when I would wake up and just start writing or have that aha! moment when I said I have to write this down before I forget. Where did it go? How do I get it back.

I feel it has a lot to do with my surroundings. My brushes haven't been cleaned in over a month, My makeup is on top of a makeshift vanity that is really a T.V. stand. My mirrors frame broke in the move and I am afraid to have it in the house, the kids might get hurt.

The new house is pretty old. It was built in 1941 and their are only four grounded outlets, so plugging something in to charge has become an issue and the outlets are prime real estate.

So with that I feel things are on hold. So I have been trying to find away to situate things so that I can get back to doing what I love. I honestly feel empty without my blog and YouTube. I miss everyone and reading what they have all been up to.

I feel like I am failing the makeup squid and I am losing her. I love her, she is my baby. She is me and I am her. I have to save her.

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How to make people like you!

I want to share with you my thoughts on how to make people like you. I have been asked many times "how do I make friends?" or my favorite is "How do I make people like me."
The truth is you don't. You don't "make" people like you, they just do, like you, that is.
I would love to understand, how many people look down on themselves, I mean maybe that person isn't worthy of your friendship. Maybe, you should take a step back and say I deserve better then this person in my life.
If someone makes you feel bad or negative about yourself then they aren't your real friend and you shouldn't be stressing yourself about how to make them like you.

Make them like you.

If you have to make someone like you, then that friendship holds no value.
If you are changing your own thoughts, views and opinions to keep this person in your life, then something isn't right here.If they are causing you to lose yourself to gain them as a friend, then their friendship is false.

Self confidence.

I am not telling you to become a tyrant, but I am asking you to never forget your self worth.
Always remember who you are, where your going as well as where you came from.
You are a very special being, after all there is only one like you, there is no other.

Be true.

Be true to who you are. Your likes, dislikes and everything in between. Don't change for anyone, but yourself. You have to live with yourself for the rest of your life, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the rest of your days, don't lose one day of your life for someone who doesn't value you.

True or false.

A true friend will be there in good and bad times. They will not only listen, but actually hear what you have to say. This doesn't mean they have to understand or agree with you. A real friend will listen to you and tell you the truth by saying "I have no idea what you just said" or "I don't agree, but that's your view on the matter."

I don't want this post to drag on forever so in closing I am going to leave you with this.

Be you in all that you do. Let those around you see what they are missing. Know who you are and if you don't know that yet, that's o.k. We spend all our lives trying to find out who we are, why throw it all away on someone who doesn't appreciate it?

That's just my two cents on the matter.

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Life Lived Beautifully

So I changed my banner on my beauty blog again, I guess this is what I get for having photo shop at my disposal.

I wanted something a little less harsh then the blackness of the previous banner.
I also changed my social Icons to just text instead of the images, to many colors. It seemed like it didn't have any direction. What this post is really about is the motto I chose.

Life Lived Beautifully.

Life is not perfect, but it still can be beautiful.
This I feel is up to us, we can allow bad things to take over and swallow us up whole or we can allow it to shape and form us, but never penetrate us to the point of destruction.

Life doesn't even have to be lived well, I don't have to live in a mansion or have a fancy car to live beautifully.  I can live beautifully anywhere life puts me. I make my life, no one else has say in that. Just me.

I can allow things to get to me or I can over come them and make them my lessons not my future.

If your in a ugly room, make it beautiful.
You have a ugly car, make it shabby chic.
you have ugly clothes, give them to goodwill and buy some while your there.

It's all how you see it and I choose to make it beautiful.

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