Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Curious Charm

It is with Great Pride and Joy that I bring this news...

Over the last few weeks I have been putting together an Etsy Shop and trying to get it off the ground.

It takes a lot of time and effort to actually get a small business off the ground. Between marketing and actually making product, my time has been limited with this blog.

I am only currently shipping to the contiguous United States.

Also beginning today, You can get free shipping by using FREE4ME at the checkout.  I have lots of new things in the works so check back often.

I will get back to it soon, I promise.

You can visit my store at: The Curious Charm
which will redirect you to my Etsy Shop.
You can go directly to the shop at: Curious Charm Boutique

I would really appreciate it if you could "favorite" my shop or 1 or 2 of my products.  It helps getting found in searches.

Thanks so much,

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On Not Believing In A God

Recently I was listening to a news program on my way home from work. I have a 45 minute commute so I like to listen to talk radio in the afternoons.

They were talking about how there was a Gallup poll done in 2012 about if people in the USA would Elect an Atheist for President.  The pollster came to the conclusion that only about 54% of the people in the United States would elect an Atheist for President.  Gallup Poll  As it turns out, the only other group in the bottom two was Muslims which was 58%.  So more idiots would vote for a muslim before an atheist...

Are you fucking kidding me?  Then the call ins started, and I will admit, I was thoroughly appalled by what I heard some people said about what they thought Atheists were.   A few of them said we are Heartless and war mongers?  And because we didn't believe in God we couldn't have any compassion?

Seriously this is one of the reasons I think people in this country are so fucked up.  Ignorance.  Flat out stupid. It's like we fucked all the smart out of people and now we are left with the idiots.  It's like believing all Muslims are terrorist!  Or all Christians are pedofiles!

I just want to set the record straight.  Atheists are NOT Devil Worshippers.  As a matter of fact, I think I would rather have an Atheist as President before some bible toting, talking out both sides of their mouths, hypocritical Mormon, Evangelical or Christian.

Atheists are the enlightened of the world, we do not need to be preached to about the difference between good and bad, we do good deeds because we KNOW it's the right thing to do.   I can not speak for my fellow Atheists but as far as myself, I give a lot to charities during the year.  I am always kind to all things great and small and tolerant of others even if I do not agree with them.  I show empathy and compassion to those less fortunate and I am happy with the life I have been given.  I also do believe that life and health are a gift, I believe that you should do to others what you would have done to yourself.

Am I starting to sound Christ like yet? ✟

People are so critical and hypocritical of what they know nothing about.  I believe that people that are bereft of intellect are afraid of what they do not know and with those misunderstandings comes fear and then hate.  Its pretty much the same with all things that can be considered different, be it race, religion or lack thereof, or social status or even weight.

Atheists are not bad people, we just want to live our lives and not feel we have to believe in the boogeyman in the sky.  That, and that we are not hypocrites...

One woman that called into that talk show, had the gigantic BALLS to say that Atheists shouldn't force their opinions on others. WTF?  Seriously?  Is it me that is the only one to see the hypocrisy with that? Oh you mean forcing your opinion about abortions down people's throats? Or that you feel if someone doesnt believe in your god they are heathens?  You mean like that kind of forcing someone to believe something YOU don't?

Believe me Lady, none of us Atheists wants you in our club, we do have a minimum IQ for joining and it's painfully Obvious that you do NOT meet the minimum.  We are not going to preach to you about how stupid your God is or that you only do anything good for anyone else because you think if you don't you are going straight to hell.  Which, if there was a hell, I'm pretty sure it would be full to the gills with the rotten Christians, Evangelicals and Mormons there are in the world.

So In ending, Atheists are people too, just because we don't buy into your boogy boogy man in the sky delusion doesnt make us Horrible people, as a matter of fact we would probably do MORE good than any Catholic or Protestant President has ever done mostly because we do not allow our beliefs interfere with our politics.  Which is the way our forefathers intended it to be!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Target Beauty Box - March 2017

It's been awhile since I did a Product Reveiw and although I get them all the time, I have been very caught up in all the political hoopla going on here in the good ole US of A lately.  I have also been setting up my own online store but more about that later.
Time for a break from that.

This is my 4th Target Beauty Box.  It is the March 2017 Spring Break Box.  It costed $7 including shipping.  Usually
Targets BBs come out once a month, sometime around the first few days of the month and you have to be fast to get one because they go quickly.  Normally they are between $7 and $10 a month depending on what is in them.

This month the box included the following items:

  • Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
  • Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine
  • SoapBox Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner
  • MISSHA Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence
  • Skinfix Foaming Oil Cleanser

There was nothing in this box that was full sized.  If the box is on the more expensive side ($10) usually there is at least one full sized item.  Unlike the Walmart beauty box, there is usually no "free sample" foil packets in the Target BB.

I really like the Jergen Wet Glow after shower stuff, it smells really nice and although I do have an olive complexion, its still kind of hard to tell if it's working or not.

I have also been using the MISSHA Time Revolution but I have not seen any substantial difference in the last week.

The Skinfix is just a little too oily for my skin.

The Dove Refresh + Care, I do like to use between shampoos and it smells very nice.

The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine, is a bit too thick for me, feels like I have vasoline on my lips, reminiscent of the 80's.

I have not used the SoapBox Bamboo Shampoo + Conditioner yet but it smells very nice and I can't wait to see what it does for my hair.

So there you have it.  It wasn't a bad box this month but I have had better beauty boxes.