Love, Shaepable

I just had an article published on U News Writing, the news writing blog at the University of Utah! It’s about the stigma against college students who have mental illnesses. I’m really excited to be published on a news website!

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful people who let me interview them.

Check it out at:

https://unewswriting.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/stigma-against-college-students-with-mental-illness/

Product Review: Covergirl Katy Kat Matte

I bought Covergirl Katy Kat Matte in Perry Panther at Target. It was $6.99, which is fairly affordable for my budget. It is a black cream lipstick.

I have been looking for a black lipstick for a few months now, and finally found one at Target. I got it simply because it was the only black lipstick I have seen in a department store in a long time.

I love the packaging, very clean and modern. The lipstick goes on very smoothly and is a creamy texture which is comfortable to wear. I have not noticed any bleeding.

However, the color itself is somewhat patchy and slightly translucent. I think that in order to look good, a black lipstick needs to be very pigmented and unfortunately this wasn’t the case. After a second coat, it improved slightly.

I always set my cream lipsticks with a translucent powder in order to make them last longer. Despite this, the lipstick did not stay on very long. Between 8:30am and 11:30am, enough had come off to be very visibly noticeable and I had to reapply right after lunch. I was disappointed in this because almost all of my cream lipsticks will stay on through a meal if I set them properly.

Overall, I would not recommend the lipstick. While it isn’t terrible for the price range, I think that you could find a better alternative. I personally would want something with more pigmentation and longer wear.

Almost

The first time I almost met you, you switched at the last minute and went to a different high school.

The second time I almost met you, I was at a birthday party. Most people were strangers, but I talked to everyone… Except you. Years later, we found a picture that had both of us in it, just a few people away.

The third time I almost met you, I was with my friends. We went to pick you up, but you got in the other car. All I knew was your name.

And then I met you.

We used to look back and laugh, thinking about how we were so close but so far at the same time.

We talked about how we wished we had met sooner.

Now, I think that instead of trying to bring us together the world was trying to keep us apart.

We defied fate.

We shouldn’t have.