My New Obsession: Beanies

As you have probably noticed, I have a new obsession. And it’s not just beanies, it’s slouchy Neff brand beanies! They are quite expensive for beanies since they are “brand name”, but they are super soft, comfy, and cute! These beanies are unisex, but are more often seen on men. They are quite hipster and swagtastic(did I just say that?).

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$16? Quite a price there.

They look great on all genders!

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Much attractive.

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How can she make braces look so good?!

The Neff Beanie I like the most is the grey Daily Beanie. It seems like quit a popular style these days, especially on Asian teens, but I have not quite mastered the wearing of the beanie yet. To many, it is like an art, and it must be mastered through practice. There is not simply one way to wear a beanie though. You can wear it over your whole head or wear it over kind of like half of your head, so that the front of your bangs/hair is showing. Another good way to wear a beanie is to not be me.

Now go get yourself a cute beanie 🙂 Anyway, I am going to Denver from Feb. 25(tomorrow) until March 1(Saturday) to Denver for Nationals Synchronized Skating Competition, so I probably won’t post for this whole week. Enjoy the beanie, live while you are young!

~Angela

 

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Etsy

Introduction

What is Etsy? It’s a website where you sell your own creations and anything you want-at a price. They do have quite a few people who sell very good handmade items. The only things you are allowed to sell on Etsy are handmade items and raw materials. It costs 10 cents to just put up a listing, and there is a fee for every item you sell. To sell items, you must have a paypal or a credit card so you can link your shop to it. There is also a monthly fee for your shop, and it is quite expensive. You can contact other shop owners, comment, give feedback, etc. It is kind of like Ebay, but much more expensive to run. 

The Last Straw

There are so many wrong things about this website, and after a few times, I have simply had enough of this corrupt system. The first major thing was when I realized that pretty much every aspect of the website had a price tag on it, and even if you removed or edited a simple item listing, it still cost money. Even when you simply never sold one item, you still had to pay the listing price. They sneak custom charges into your monthly fee, and some time after you don’t pay your monthly fee, they shut down your account. This happened to me. Of course, I payed my outrageous fee of $14 after selling absolutely nothing on the site, but my Etsy store was still shut down. I thought it would take a while for them to reopen it, so I waited around 6 months.

Of course it was foolish of me to wait a whole half year before contacting them, but I decided to be patient. Since my store was never reopened, I emailed Etsy. They completely revoked all my privileges on Etsy, including purchasing and contacting other store owners. It was like I was in exile from the site. They replied to my email saying they gave back my purchasing privileges, but they also said, “Your shop remains closed. Please do not open another shop on Etsy or your account privileges will be permanently revoked.” I asked them why my store was closed forever since I already paid my bill, and they told me it was because I was selling items that didn’t fit Etsy’s “qualifications.”

Well this was completely the last straw for me, because I deleted every single one of my item listings before I payed my bill. I am not even selling one item and they decide to kick me off the site because of a past problem that doesn’t even exist anymore. It doesn’t matter how much success some sellers get on this site, because it is completely corrupt to about 99% of those who don’t have as much success. This website is a pyramid hierarchy with the successful sellers at the top gaining much wealth and success while the others are just paying money for nothing at all.

Other Problems

This is only my personal reason why Etsy is not a site to deal with. Many others as well as myself experience these same problems from Etsy. This is not to say that this is the biggest and worst problem. Oh, there are plenty more. Another reason this site is bad is because of the selling system. There is no way to completely ensure that you can get your item that you buy from someone. So many people have been scammed of money because the only way to contact the seller is by messaging them. When you get scammed of your money, it takes a very long time to verify your case and get your money back; it is a complete waste of time. As many messages as you send to Etsy or the seller, it will take a very long time to get a useful response, or just one at all. 

Etsy is all brawl, and no brain, meaning this website is all aesthetics, but no quality. It may be well designed with a nice, organized theme and color scheme, relaxing fonts and it may look like a professional, trustworthy site, but on the inside it isn’t what it seems. I think Etsy can be easily described like this, “It makes you comfortable and happy to go to hell.” Basically, if you use Etsy, you are going to hell, but at least you feel comfortable. Once you are ‘suspended’ from the site, it will take a very long time to be allowed to reopen. It’s kind of just like take my money and get out of here. Well my language is starting to get really unprofessional, so I guess I will just end there.

Hope I taught you a thing or 2 about why you should NOT use Etsy. ~Angela

Fashion Icon: Miley Cyrus

Don’t hate on me, but I think that Miley Cyrus is gorgeous. I know she used to be SUPER beautiful before she cut all her hair off, but honestly she is still really beautiful. Her style has changed a lot too, and I honestly do love her old style. She used to be such a trendsetter. These are some of my favorite Miley Cyrus trendsetting outfits.

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I just love Miley. She is so dang beautiful!

Remember, if you want to apply for a position on my blog, check out the next post!

~Angela

Help Needed

As you have probably noticed already, I am not consistently posting on this blog. I have been so busy (and lazy) lately that I only post every so often. So I think I want to hire 1 or 2 writers for my blog. I will not be in a rush to hire anyone. It could be likely that I am not going to hire anyone.

*Some changes made, please read carefully.

Requirements(Not completely required)

These are required qualities, please email me which one you LACK if you are missing some along with your submission

1. Must be 12+ years old, I am looking for mature writers.

2. Must have a WordPress account.

3. Must have a WordPress blog that is at least 6 months old with consistent posts, I will be checking this for blogging skills.

4. Must be able to post at least 5 times a week.

What I Am Looking For

These are skills/qualities that I am looking for in a person, but are not required.

1. Good art, fashion, or photography skills.

2. Good personality, open about them self, willing to tell me some personal information (name, location, etc.)

3. Well written posts, good grammar, excellent blogging skills.

4. Interested in hair, makeup, beauty, as well as fashion and clothes.

5. Lives in Southern California, since this blog is called “SoCalSpirit”

6. Many social media connections i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

7. Around the same age as me (14 or 15)

8. Knows a lot about clothing websites, fashion magazines, fashion icons, fashion websites, celebrity fashion, etc.

How to Apply

 You must fill out entire submission. Please write with your best and most professional vocabulary and grammar. Email me at socalspirit101@gmail.com with:

1. Full name, age, city, state, email.

Ex. Angela Zhou, 15. San Diego, CA socalspirit101@gmail.com

2. WordPress username and WordPress blog.

Ex. Username: caseycow101 Blog: socalspirit.wordpress.com

3. Special skills you possess and some examples of your work, for example photography, digital art, or hand-drawn art.

Ex. I consider myself a mediocre artist. I do works on mainly fictional characters from animated films or book series. I am also interested in photography, but I am an amateur and I usually do not have time to do much photography.

4. Interests in fashion/beauty, such as Youtube beauty channels, magazines, clothing websites, makeup websites, celebrity icons, other fashion blogs you may follow, favorite brands of clothing, favorite makeup, etc. (This should be the bulk of your submission. I will mainly be judging your profile on what you write here).

A Short example: My favorite beauty channel on Youtube is Michelle Pham’s. I love fashion and teen magazines such as Teen Vogue and Seventeen Magazine. I am interested in many clothing websites, but my favorites are Forever 21, Lululemon, Brandy Melville, and Urban Outfitters. I love doing my hair and styling it. Straightening my hair is something I do a lot, and I also love braiding and curling it. I don’t do that much makeup, but I do love doing eyeliner. I am in love with tumblr fashion and everything mainstream about fashion. Living in Southern California gives me the atmosphere and excitement of dressing like a California girl, with my high-waisted shorts and cropped tops, living near the beach and relaxing.

5. Why do you think you are the most illegible for this position on my blog. Please be honest.

Ex. I think I am the most illegible for this position because I have a fashion blog that I consistently post on, and an Instagram for fashion. I also love looking at clothes in my spare time and going shopping.

6. Things you do outside of the internet; sports, hobbies, interests, etc.

Ex. I like to do synchronized ice skating and drawing. I also love up-cycling clothing and reading books. Most of the time, I just study for school, but in my spare time I do a lot of things on the internet, such as blogging, going on Tumblr, chatting with friends on Facebook, and playing games on my phone. I play the piano, and I love collecting plastic bags from the places that I go shopping at.

7. What do you want me to know about you? What is special about you?

Ex. I am unique because I love cows, I have a twin sister, and I do synchronized ice skating, a sport not many people know about. 

Once you send me an email, I will determine if you fit the requirements and are illegible for posting on my blog. I will then invite you to do trial blogging on my trial blog, socalspirittrial.wordpress.com. Post as often as you can, but no more than once a day, about stuff you would post on my blog. It can only be related to fashion, clothes, beauty, or anything socalspirit is about, maybe even your thoughts on society and videos. I will also email you things that I want you to post about, and you can spice it up anyway you want. I will judge your blogging skills and abilities on this blog, and by the beginning to middle of March, I will determine if you are going to be a writer on my blog. I will also comment and give you feedback on the things you post on the trial blog.

THE TRIAL BLOGGING SECTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE HOW YOU DO IN BLOGGING.

Good luck, and I hope you are interested in writing for my blog!

Need This For Spring!

Wow, the weather suddenly got really warm today in San Diego, it’s like 75 degrees and super sunny. I wore some nice, sweating, winter clothes and I realized that I really want to get shorts for summer! I am currently making distressed high-waisted shorts out of some old Levi’s jeans. I will post pictures when I am done. If you haven’t noticed, I am SUPER thrifty with clothes and try to get the most out of my money! This is what I am aiming for.

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High-waisted shorts are actually really expensive in stores, so I hope that I won’t have to buy any! Keep checking for updates, and hope you like what I am aiming for!

~Angela