Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A commemerative NOTD and assorted randomness

I can't believe I haven't shown this nail polish to you guys before; it's one of my favorites. It's from Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear line, and it's called Time to Shine. It's an antique gold metallic foil and I really love it; it works like a neutral and is such a chameleon. I wear it a lot when I don't know what color I am in the mood for, but want something that looks sophisticated and eye-catching.



I have some good news and some bad news. I'll break the bad news first; I won't be doing as many Nail of the Day posts going forward. The reason is the good news; I got the job I was interviewing for. I will now be working as a bridal consultant, and we're not allowed to wear nail polish lest it rub off on the expensive dresses. This is a totally legitimate concern; I've had completely dry nail polish rub off on paper while taking notes, and once I actually got a bit on the wall when I tripped, fell, and caught myself with the backside of my fingertips. (It was an awkward fall, as you can imagine). However, I have really weak, really ugly (from all the old breaks and peels) nails, so I'll have to at least keep my clear nail treatment on them at all times.

Can I just take a moment to say how excited I am for this job? I will be doing what the women on Say Yes to the Dress do (it sounds so cheesy when I put it that way...). I went with my friend to this same bridal salon when she was looking for her wedding gown, and the job looked like something that would be really interesting and rewarding. I know there are plenty of people reading this who may not agree with the wedding industry, but I love fashion, and I especially love PRETTY DRESSES, so to get to help people find a garment that will represent them on a very important occasion kind of sounds like the best job ever. This salon also runs a local wedding expo and partners with local wedding vendors, so it will be interesting to see how all of that functions; I've been thinking lately that someday I might choose to pursue event planning, and it will be interesting to get some insight into that side of things, too. I sort of thought working there would be a long shot; I wasn't sure if they were hiring, or if they had any specific experience requirements for the position (since I've never worked on commission before). Things fell into place, though. I am a little nervous about working on commission, but I think it will be really fun to get to connect on a personal level with my customers, instead of just sticking to the "Hi how are you?" and "Have a nice day" script like in a more traditional retail job where you don't have the luxury of 1.5 hours to devote to your customers. If any of you are in the market for a bridal gown... Let me know! 

And this is completely random, but the sky out my back window was GORGEOUS the other day, so I took pictures. Those orange streaks you see are not reflection off the panes of glass; that's sunlight filtering down through the clouds. I couldn't capture how vibrant the colors were in real life, but it was breathtaking. I caught my neighbor on her back deck looking at the sky, too! AND there was a rainbow visible out the front window, and people in the street were congregating to look at that! So inspiring. 



Ok, that bright spot above the houses is the reflection of a can light. Haha, sorry!
I got better pictures of the sky on my boyfriend's camera, but he hasn't pulled the pictures off of it yet. I'll have to bug him about doing that so I can show you guys. He does video production though, so he always spends an hour or two fiddling with and correcting any new pictures when he puts them on his computer. Not as time consuming as editing video, but still not exactly a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am process. I can't blame him for putting that off! 

Thanks to everyone who read my post a few days ago about feeling stuck in a rut; I really appreciated your comments, and all of the good energy and well wishes regarding my interview must have worked, because they hired me on the spot! 

11 comments:

  1. OMG, what a fun job! I have to say, after my recent dress shopping experience, I thought it would be totally fun being a dress consultant! I would probably get all emotional all day, will all the weepy women! lol!

    This nail color reminds me of OPI's Designer De Better.

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    1. I'll have to remember that, I don't think they make this color anymore :( And yes, I do think it will be fun! I'm not a weepy type of person, although I think I am fairly emotional. I'm not worried about crying (although I did wonder if some consultants end up crying along with their brides!), but I think it will be neat to vicariously share in that excitement with people! And not that it's a great humanitarian type of job... But I feel like I could help make a really memorable time in someone's life that much better! It will be fun.

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    2. Haha, P.S., when I went with my friend to try on dresses, we went just so she could get an idea of what she wanted, and she walked out in a dress she loved and started crying, and then when I saw her cry I started crying too... Haha it was very silly! So I get what you mean about weepy women!

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  2. CONGRATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTS lady! Im so happy for you! (=

    And I totally get what youre saying about dry nails with markings in paper. It still happens to me all the time!

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    1. Thank you! And I know, isn't that annoying? It's kind of cool, though... Sometimes when I was bored in class I'd draw on purpose.

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  3. I'm soooo happy you've got the job Sarah, I imagine how excited you are :)
    p.s.you're one of the finalist of my contest!

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    1. Woo-hoo! And thank you,I am extremely excited... And relieved! I was worried I'd be job-hunting for longer, or only find a job that was a temporary position for the holidays.

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  4. Oooooh, that sounds like a neat job! Just like on Say Yes to the Dress (which I am guilty of secretly watching from time to time!) You'll definitely have to share some stories once you start!

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    1. Haha "secretly watching"... How many of us are guilty of this? I'm sure I will have some good stories, I already her snippets of a couple from some of the other women working there today. I'm looking forward to getting into the swing of things!

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  5. Congrats on getting the job, and GORGEOUS photos at the end of this post. :) Also, a lovely nail color!

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    1. Thank you! It was a gorgeous day.

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