Mac Rebel Lipstick is a Chocolate Girl’s Dream

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alexis-didara-mac-rebel Dear Beauts:

I remember getting teased on the playground because of my big lips. There was this girl named Nicole (Okay. I don’t remember her name, but let’s just call her Nicole) and she had messy braids with white beads hanging on the ends.

“Fish lips!”  She would say. People like Nicole have made me extremely insecure about my full lips. My insecurities even prevented me from trying different lipstick colors.  That is…until I stopped caring.

mac cosmetics When I became bored with the clear lip gloss, I decided to try different colors at the MAC counter. I instantly fell in love with the MAC Rebel lipstick. Rebel is a refreshing combination of bold and demure, and it goes perfectly with my dark complexion. I dabble in other colors, (like Diva, Candy Yum-Yum and Bombshell)  but Rebel is my everyday go-to color. Mac Rebel lipstick makes me happier than a room without a roof. I would recommend it to anyone with full lips and dark skin! Visit the MAC Cosmetics Website and get your LIFE!

xox,

Alexis Dídára

Rejections and Revlon Bubbly Nail Polish

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“Dear Alexis: Thank you for your interest in the _______ position with ________.  Unfortunately…”

Blah, Blah, BLAH.

The rest of the words in a rejection email might as well be a blank line. I cannot begin to tell you how many of these e-mails that I have received within the last few months. Although I am used to the rejections, entry level job hunting is stressing me out! Everyone needs a stress buffer. I know it sounds crazy, but nail polish is mine.  Yesterday, I received a rejection letter from a reputable company. Do you know what I did?  I hopped in the car, went to Walgreen’s and bought some Revlon Bubbly nail polish.

Education is extremely important in my family. Needless to say, my parents are counting down the days until I start law school. Before I prepare my mind for that journey, I want to get my feet wet in the workforce. The only problem with that is I need to WORK in order to do so. I love to write and I am also looking to publish a fiction novel during my break (I know…random). I have already been told “no” by a couple of publishers.

After repeatedly hearing “no,” one starts to feel insecure. Maybe my resume isn’t strong enough. Maybe I just don’t have enough experience. Maybe my manuscript sucks. After talking to my cousin (an MBA/MPH candidate diligently seeking a position), I learned that I am not alone in my struggle.  

I will continue to attend networking events and send out my resume/manuscript. One thing’s for sure…when I finally hear “yes,” I will have a FAB manicure!