Jade is an indie author from Louisiana. While her first book failed, she has plans to edit and republish it and try again. She has a senior min pin that she calls her little editor, and a passion for video games and makeup.
My Apartment Manager Made My Life Miserable Because I Wasn't Interested in Him.
I can still remember how excited I was when I moved into my first apartment. I was so grateful to have a space of my own that I overlooked my neighbors waking me at 3 a.m. every morning. I felt proud that I had worked hard and earned my apartment, but my excitement quickly faded and my apartment become a prison cell.
Putting Clutch Nails to the Test
I used to love getting my nails done until I saw a news story about a woman who lost one of her fingers after her nails got infected. I still like my nails to look presentable, but regular nail polish chips within the first three days it’s applied. I’ve tried press on nails, but I’ve had similar luck with them. During my first week after applying them, I lose a lot of my nails.
Do Cobra Kai Fans Hate Sam Larusso Because She's Female?
The Karate Kid was one of my favorite movies when I was growing up. It was the movie that got me interested in martial arts and helped fuel my love for fighting games and shows like Power Rangers. The Karate Kid was even the reason I took Karate lessons as a teenager.
Dear Sayu, Today was the first day when I woke up without you. It was the first time in thirteen years that I didn’t start my day by taking you out to potty. I didn’t get to relax with you while I drank my coffee and watched TikTok or played video games. I didn’t get to listen to your sweet doggy snores or share my pillow with you.
I Stopped Going to the Gym Because I Attracted Unwanted Attention
I've never been the most social person, so when I joined the gym, I made sure I had a good pair of earphones. I also wore baggy clothing and went without makeup because I wanted to be comfortable when I worked out. I was almost embarrassed by how unattractive I looked at the gym, but I still got unwanted attention while I was there.
My Coworker Brutally Harassed a Girl Who Refused to Date Him.
I had never met a man who was as judgmental of women as Frank was. He worked in the men’s shoe department but would often make his way to the lady’s shoe department so that he could stare at women. His favorite women to ogle were the women who worked at the makeup counter. Sometimes he even made comments to them about their appearances, like when he told my pregnant coworker she looked ‘comfortable’ because she’d been too sick to put on makeup. He had no problem telling any woman that he thought looked ‘rough’ or even ugly.
My Abusive Ex is the Reason I'm Fat
I know it may sound like I’m shifting the blame, but my ex is the reason I’m fat. I didn’t gain weight because he was a great cook, or because our relationship centered on going to fancy restaurants or eating fast food. The reason I’m fat is because my ex used food to abuse me.
I Refuse to Buy Drugstore Makeup After Working in Beauty
If someone loves drugstore makeup, they’ll fight me tooth and nail if I dare to suggest something I think is better. If I rave about a product I love, they’ll tell me about a dupe they found for it. Some of them will even judge me for spending so much on makeup when there are cheaper alternatives to the products I love.
How Did Mikayla Gain Such a Huge Following?
If you’re a makeup lover with a TikTok account, you’ve probably heard of Mikayla Nogueira. With her unique accent and love for swear words, she took TikTok by storm. She’s so popular that if she mentions your product on her platform, it’ll likely sell out.
My Coworker Took Pictures of Men Without Their Permission
When I started a new job, I was surprised to see a former coworker at orientation. I'd gotten along with her well enough that I was excited to be working with her again, but that excitement soon disappeared. Working with her was different this time. She began demanding that I take the shifts she couldn't work and refusing to do the same for me. She was also leaving her work behind for me, and she spammed my phone with Facebook messages when she couldn't contact someone in HR.
My Little Senior Citizen
As my dog cuddles beside me, I’m realizing how difficult it is to write about her. I struggle to fill the page with words that express how much I love her or what my favorite memory is of her. It isn’t because I lack things to say about my senior pup, it’s because I don’t have the words to properly express how much I love my dog, Sayu.