Final Review of QC Makeup Academy

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I have finally completed my Master Makeup Course with QC Makeup Academy and happy for a few reasons. First of all, these courses are not required for you to become a makeup artist. Though, some states might require you to get an esthetician license to own a business that provides makeup services – this course is not a license of any kind.

Don’t be mislead into thinking this is your foot in the door. This is merely basic training for someone wanting to become a makeup artist. Don’t get me wrong, this course is great for someone who barely knows much about makeup but with the internet at your finger tips, you can learn these techniques with a little bit of research. After this course, you’ll still need a lot of practice, experience, and more studying.

Honestly, through all these assignments I completed, there was only one unit where I had to actually read one of my booklets (our study material) and this was towards the end of the course after I already completed the basic makeup course. Your written assignments are practically an open book test making it easy to get an A.

For your makeup application assignments, most of them tell you that you can use yourself as the model which doesn’t get you the experience of applying makeup to someone else – which is the goal right? If the assignment says to use someone else as a model, you can always grab your sister like I did and use her when needed.

Near the end of my course, the company decided for redo/reformat their curriculum. In the meantime of me having to decipher how to complete and turn in my assignments as half of my materials were outdated, I was contacting their customer service for most of my last few units. Their customer service was always outstanding and very polite  but their downfall isn’t them as a company as I know they can be a learning tool for a beginner. But there’s not much they can offer someone who knows how to find this information easily.

Overall, I’m still debating on whether this was a waste of money or not. It was a lot of money to put in to something I didn’t really learn much from but it wasn’t a waste of time as any time spent practicing is worth it.

Anyone thinking about starting this or any makeup course, please try to see what you can learn on your own first whether it’s from practicing on yourself, your friends, watching Youtube videos, researching, etc. If you are still at a beginner level after that then I advise you to take some kind of makeup artist course.

If anyone would like details about what you’ll see in the course, please contact me and I will give you all the information I can to help you make the decision before pay into any course.

 

Rating:

For Beginners: 8/10

For Intermediate: 3/10

For Advance/Professionals: 0/10

 

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Last Minute Shopping Deal

If you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas or deals I have a few.

 

If you’re shopping for a lady, I recommend hurrying over to your local CVS as they currently have 75% off on a lot of makeup products…and they’re all new. They’re not the usual returned items that were half used that they wanted to get rid of. They also have a lot of makeup items with 50% off as well but you can get plenty of makeup for someone from the 75% off products. I’ve already gone and bought them out of my favorite foundation.

 

If you’re looking for gifts for the kids, hurry over to Walgreen’s. They’re having a sale on a lot of toys like Hot Wheels cars for .59 cents and  candy 3/ .75 cents. I don’t know how long the sale on candy will be. It may be gone now. But also for the men, they have some As-Seen On TV items for rather cheap.

 

So if you’re a last minute shopper, head on over to your local pharmacy for some good deals.

99% Off? Say What?!? Cyber Monday Deals

It’s been a while since an update. The recent holidays have been a bit hectic.

If you’re like me you do not look forward to Black Friday. Well, Black Friday is over and it’s time for Cyber Monday (the internet’s version of Black Friday) and I have some great deals for you all.

My friend showed me a link last night that we all thought was a mistake and I’m still sure it is but we’re going to take advantage of it. It’s 99% off an originally priced $600 Oster Deluxe Power Bather. My friend that showed this to me bought one for the dog salon she owns. I bought 3 to sell later on eBay. I’m hopeful that the order will clear through but we’ll see how this goes.

Also, on Buy.com I found a what I thought was another good deal but I don’t think it’s a legit deal. I really they just put the original price as $99 to let people think they’re getting a good deal but I got a few just in case. It’s 80% off a Gunmetal Ruby Red  Crystal Necklace. Originally priced at $99 but you can get it for $19 plus shipping. Whether or not it’s a deal I really like the necklace.

I almost forgot to mention free panties! Yes, a free pair of Victoria’s Secret panties with THIS coupon. But it’s only good on 11/30.

To check out anymore Cyber Monday deals you can go here.

Document Your Life

What better way to keep track of things in your life than to document them. Whether it be a journal, a log book, or simply just taking pictures of the important things you do during your day will definitely help to keep you organized and may end up being a lifesaver.

I hate to say it but in this society you can’t trust most people that you don’t know. People will throw out paperwork, accuse you of things, or even lie for their own benefit or even just for some self satisfaction. Keeping your documents and evidence will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Since I’ve had some legal problems and other things. I’ve decided I’m going to try to keep a log book of everything I do. Well, everything important I do that I think needs logging. Just today, I copied a legal letter I was sending and put it in a manilla folder and logged it in my book exactly what I did, dated it, and signed it as well.

Here are some of my own tips if you’re going to start documenting:

1.  Get a notebook/log book – Digital documenting isn’t always safe and secure. Documents can get erased, viruses can possibly steal information, or your computer could crash and there goes all your hard work. Keeping everything written on paper insures that it’s going to be there even if something happens to your computer.

2. Get a pen just for your log book – Store a designated pen with your log book so when the time comes to write something, your pen is already there. Also, it looks more professional if you’re using the same color ink when documenting.

3. Get a (manilla) folder for your log book – You’ll need to have some kind of folder to keep any loose pictures, receipts, documents, etc. Store it near your log book so it’s easy to access.

4. Copy everything – Copy everything you think you may need for later whether it be for your own record, evidence, or just and extra copy of a document. For example, if you’re sending out a letter that you’ve dated and signed, you’ll probably want to get a copy of the document you’re sending out for your records and/or if the receiving end says they never got your letter…you’ll have a copy to say you did so.

5. Take pictures – You can’t carry a copier in your back pocket so a camera is the next best thing. If you can’t get a copy of a document for whatever reason then try to take a picture. I most advise this tip if you’re at the post office and you want proof that you sent a document, take a picture of the letter after it’s postmarked, if they’ll let you. Also, it’s great if you get into a car accident and you want evidence.

6. Get delivery confirmation – If you’re paranoid and want solid documentation of your letters and such, always get delivery confirmation and/or tracking numbers. Having these will give you evidence that your letter was received and/or also a signature to back it up.

7. Keep all your receipts – Keeping your receipts from major purchases or even just from sending a letter will be back up evidence that you paid for or sent something(s).

If you’re wanting to start documenting, these tips should help you out. It’s never a bad time to start documenting your life.

Hammer Time!

I found a few great deals recently at my local Dollar Tree. If you live in the Lafayette, Louisiana area go check out the Dollar Tree off of Pinhook. There I found Monster Energy Hammer drinks for .50 cents each. I thought they were $1 a piece so I stalked up and got to the register and then they rang up as .50 cents. I almost went back to get more but I figured I would leave some for other people.

I also found The Twilight Journals tin set there for only $1.

So if you’re into Monster Energy and Twilight like I am, you’ll find this as a good buy. Happy shopping!

Cash for Scam

Cash for Gold stores are scams….just to put that out there.


I went to cash in some silver coins that are worth $20 a piece in melt value and they offered me $28 for all 10 of my coins.

And as I laid them on the counter the lady said right in front of me “these coins stink”.
Like really? You want my business and you’re going to insult me/my stuff? No ma’am.
I walked out to say the least.

http://www.goldusainc.com/scams