Hello September!

YAY! It’s finally September!!!

Can you tell that I’m excited? Yesterday I was running an errand at Target and noticed all there Halloween stuff in the dollar section.

There was so much cute stuff I had to stop myself from getting overboard. I even got accepted for a Target credit card!! So I have to control myself from completely losing it at Target lol.

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I got some window sticker to decorate my office and home. Today since it is the first day of September I decided to celebrate Halloween a month early. So far a few of my co-workers saw what I created and loved it.

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Nothing makes me happier than decorating, it gives me a reason to use all my FIDM skills.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday. Just remember one more day til the weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erika

Survey for Modern Meow Designs

Hello my beautiful readers!

Today I decided to switch things up and ask you guys a design survey. Yesterday and this morning I have been focusing on creating a business card for myself. It has been a long two days trying to create something that I would approve of.

But since this project is too personal I’m going to need your help chosing a design. Each one is slightly different so be sure to take a good look at each of them.

Comment your favorite below.

I appreciated your time.

STYLE 7

Option: 1

STYLE 6

Option: 2

 

 

STYLE 5

Option: 3

STYLE 3

Option: 4

STYLE 2

Option: 5

STYLE 1

Option: 6

STYLE 4

Option: 7

Monday Motivation

Good Morning all my sleepy heads!

This week is going to be very important for me. I have a FIDM alumni networking event on Saturday. So this week I’m going to be polishing up my resume, portfolio and even my website.

I plan on getting some new business cards printed and giving out Modern Meow stickers. It’s going to be so much fun seeing college friends while sippin some bubbly.

So to celebrate new changes and mercury going into retrograde, I wanted to share this quote. Hopefully this sets the tone for the rest of the week.

What separate’s you from everyone else is determination.

Sending everyone some positives vibes to kick ass. Happy Monday!!!

 

  • Erika

 

LA FIDM Shmooz Event

Good Morning Everyone!

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend our alumni event in LA. Every FIDM alumni event is different and isn’t held at the same location.img_4486

This year is was held at the New Mart in downtown LA. The purpose of each event is to network with companies that are looking for candidates like you. You also get the chance to network with other alumni from different class years. After exchanging your information with everyone you wait in line for your free food.

Since I love being on time I arrived at the event an hour early. What I thought was so funny is that I arrived so early that no one was there but me. I had my boyfriend tag along since he needs to find more clients for his personal business. So as we made our way around each company table we passed out his card and my resume.

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When we left I felt so inspired. As every company saw my resume they would say confidently that they could easily find me  a job doing what I want. I think just those words alone made my day. In an industry where everything is cut throat, its nice to hear that someone else sees potential in you.

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After leaving this event my dreams have became bigger . I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Love,

Erika

 

IPSY May Glam Bag Review

Happy Friday everyone!

(Woot woot) I’m so excited to start my weekend already! This month my dream came true.

I got to try out the product that I have been dying to get my hands on. It is the Glam Glow Super Mud clearing treatment. If that wasn’t enough to put a smile on my face, I also got taken off Sephora’s play waitlist!!! So this month I received a monthly box from Sephora Play. On Monday I’ll be posting my review on the Sephora Play box. I would have posted it today too but there are still some thing I need to try out.

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Without further ado lets start this months review.

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1. Hikari Cosmetics: Shimmer Bronzer in shade Radiate. I personally loved this bronzer because it could be used for many things. I used it as eye shadow and it created such a golden glow to my eyes. Everyone was asking what eye shadow I was using and some people actually thought it was from Urban Decay. I even used it as a highlighter and that looked so beautiful especially in the sunlight. I felt like this product hit the nail on the head, its basically perfect for the on the go girl.

  1. Glamour Dolls: Gloss Snob in the shade Twirl. This lip gloss is perfect for that animal lover because it is completely cruelty-free. I put this on the summer must have list because this lip gloss is amazing especially for this price ($1.99). It is long lasting, not sticky and stays smooth. The color is perfect because it actually blends in with your natural lip color. I was afraid that the color was going to be a nasty pink but it was surprisingly a beautiful color. I am definitely going to buy some for my niece because she is a huge fan of cruelty – free products.
  2. Trissola: Chia Smoothing Oil.  So I tried this product out twice and my hair hated it. I have an oily scalp so only certain hair products agree with me. This one however did not, it made my hair feel extremely greasy. I tried to use it on the tips of my dry hair but I still got the same result.
  3. Vera Mona: Eye Smudger Brush. I used this brush to apply the bronzer as an eye shadow. It helped a lot when I was creating smokey eye or winged liner look. It achieves everything you want and helps when you need to do final touches on your look.
  4. GLAMGLOW: SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment. Since this product was released I have been dying to try it out. When it first came out everyone was talking about the miracles that this mud masks creates. I heard that it helped so many people suffering from acne scarring or problem areas. So I was beyond excited when I saw it in my bag this month. Here comes the sad part… When I was getting ready to squeeze it out nothing was coming out. So I squeezed harder and out of the other end comes the masks exploding out. It got on my bathroom walls. So as I attempted to put it on I was completely out and started getting some from the wall. After I washed it off I did see a huge difference on my face. My skin became brighter and the next day I saw some zits disappear. The only thing that was a con was the fact that I only got one use out of it when I could have had three. So if you decided to buy it get it in a jar or else it will just be a sad mess.

I hope you guys enjoyed my review and I wish you a nice relaxing weekend.

Erika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is today…?

Today is my amazing friends birthday!

So I decided on his birthday that I would make him his gift. I plan on printing it out and having it framed. I picked a photo of his girlfriend and him dressed up as The Incredibles.

I thought it suited the occasion perfectly because both of them are my personal super heroes. They can make anyone smile or die from laughing. Both are EXTREMELY caring and very talented. My friend Javier is going to film school while Brittany is striving to be a dentist.

She just recently came back from spending two weeks in Thailand so I know I can’t wait to catch up.

I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did to make it.Javier_22 (1)

Monday Motivation

The week has started once again. It seemed to me that this weekend just flew right by.

I hope you all had a fun weekend with your mom. Today I was reading such a heartbreaking story of how an instagram post touched many people. Since it was Mother’s day weekend Mindy Kaling decided to post a photo on instagram to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s day. But she also wanted to take a moment and comfort anyone who is missing their Mom. Many people shared how much they miss the smallest things their mom use to do. It was so heartbreaking hearing newly mom’s wish that their Mom could meet their first child.

It made me realize how important each day is and that we have to remember to remind people how much they mean to us. If you have time and a box of tissue I recommend you read some of the stories. Be warned though because you will seriously need those tissues.

As for my Mom’s Mother’s day, my boyfriend and I went to a family gathering. We usually celebrate Mother’s day with all the mom’s on Saturday. So I got to see a bunch of Aunts, cousins, etc..

I decided to be crazy and make my mom her gift. My mom loves Wonder Woman. She especially loves watching all the old seasons of Wonder Woman. Something you don’t know is that I consider my mom to be Wonder Woman. She has always managed to do the impossible and is always sacrificing herself for others. So I made her a Wonder Woman piñata from scratch. It was definitely a challenge for me especially because I knew nothing about piñatas. My boss and I would brain storm how I could make this work. Everything was going good until I realized that I was running out of time. Because I am only human I procrastinated and literally didn’t finish it until 2:00 PM on Saturday.  I was already late to the party and still had to take a shower.

But since I have such an amazing boyfriend he decided to play arts and crafts with me. He is the best illustrator I know, so I assigned him to draw out her outfit. If he never stepped in and helped me I would have never finished. Not going to lie I was like five seconds from having a meltdown and since my bf heard it in my tone he became my little helper.

So here it is! Isn’t it too cute!!! I am so proud that I figured it out and that it actually looked like the lego version of her. If you want me to make a post about how I made her just comment and like below. Feel free to share with your friends.

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The Broad Museum

Finally I had the privilege to go and see the Broad museum (insert praise hand Emoji).

I waited three months to finally see it and let me tell you it was worth it. When I was still going to FIDM I had the most amazing teacher.  She taught the history of art and her name was Ms. Repetto. Many people didn’t like that class mostly because they saw no need to learn it. But they couldn’t be more wrong, because there are so many design principles to designing art. In order to create anything aesthetically pleasing you have to follow the basic design principles.

So when I went to that museum it took me back to when my teacher lectured about certain art era’s. I was blown away from the modern art they had and the pop art era. I even got to see one of the many urinals that they had made for the Dada (my personal favorite). They even featured some of the art that I studied.

Here are some photos I got to take that day. The art was so beautiful that sadly my camera couldn’t capture so I asked my boyfriend to use his incredible camera phone. The only disappointment I had was that I didn’t get to see the Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. It was already booked when we arrived in the museum and were told that it was very unlikely that we would see it.

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I highly recommend you reserve tickets online and see this place in person. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

Happy Monday!

Erika