4 Reasons You’re Not Getting Job Offers

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You just graduated with honors from a great university, but the only job offers you’ve been able to generate are the weird temp-to-hire and commission-only ones…

Now, I’m not trying to pass judgment on you—I don’t even know you—but I am trying to help you find out if you’re committing any of these job-hunting faux pas.

Recruiters could be giving your resume a “pass” if you’re doing one or more of the following:

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Save $$ with DIY Self-Tan Lotion…Update

As I was reading through the comments on my DIY self-tanning post, I realized that I could have been more descriptive in a few different areas. Hopefully this helps shed some light on the finer details of the DIY tea-tan process!
Here are some questions you might be asking yourself, along with my answers:
Q: Uh-oh, some people are saying that one cup works better than two…should I do that instead?

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A: You could, but you have to be more conservative when you apply the tea water–there will won’t be very much leftover for the second coat.  If you’re really concerned that the water is diluting the water color, throw in a few extra tea bags.  However, my water looked like this with two cups and just four (iced) tea bags…I liked the way the iced tea bags worked, too.
Q: What would be the best way to exfoliate prior to rubbing on the black tea water?

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A: You could use some kind of sugar scrub like THIS, or you could use a rough scrubber like this (Korean Italy Towel…which I’m obsessed with):
 
Q: Why doesn’t this look like a Mystic Tan?!
A: This is something I should have clarified right out of the gate–you will be very disappointed if you’re expecting a tan like that. The DIY black tea tan gives you more of a glow, which might mean more to me because I live in the midwest, where getting ANY sort of color in the winter is great. These were my results:
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Q: What about this bathtub tea soak idea? Will it stain my tub?
A: If you don’t know what I’m talking about, people in the comments section of my original post suggested filling a bathtub with hot water, adding 6-8 tea bags for 10 minutes and sitting in the tub for 10 more minutes, while exfoliating.
I think it sounds like an awesome idea that I’d like to test out for myself–if you’re reading this and you’ve tried this out already, I’d love for you to share your experience with us in the comments! Did it stain your tub? Common sense tells me it did. When I do try this out, I plan to use Softscrub bathroom cleaner when I’m done soaking, because it has bleach in it…

DIY: Shaving Cream

Of course I found out about it on Pinterest.

I actually debated doing this one because my feelings have always been back and forth about shaving cream and its overall purpose. Sometimes I believe it helps me better navigate my way around my legs with my razor, and that it makes my limbs that much smoother; other times I picture Skintimate executives buying rounds of Tequila poppers at the swim-up bar in Acapulco with my hard-earned cash and I can’t make the purchase. Stop looking at me like that.

The original post I saw was great, but I had to cut the measurements in half because it called for more shampoo and conditioner than my hair was willing to sacrifice. Hell, I’d be better off just buying shaving cream at that point.

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Shop At Savers, And You’ll Look Worth More Than You’ve Spent

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*Sigh*

My mom and I made a pact to not tell anyone else about our favorite new secret, because A. it’s always nice to lead people to believe that you own nothing but nice things, and B. telling others about it might mean that the “good stuff” gets picked over.

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DIY: Put the Kibosh on Oily Hair With Baby Powder

If you maintain that you’ve NEVER let yourself go a couple of days without shampooing, then at least admit you’ve had oily hair as a result of too much anti-frizz serum. Thick and wavy-haired ladies, I think you know all … Continue reading

On Rabbits And Problems With Society

I love my rabbit Francis, so I’m very disappointed in myself for not Googling “do rabbits like to swim?” before thrusting him into the jaws of…the bathtub. (blow-drying his belly post-swim to prevent pneumonia, and whatnot) I had just seen … Continue reading

Mint is the Nail Color of the Summer

I am very obsessed with mint-colored everything. From the first time I heard Lady Gaga’s foretelling of summer fashion’s favorite new color in her “Marry the Night” music video, I was on a mission to purchase all the mint green items I could get my hands on.

You say: “GOD you’re insufferable! Don’t you think that’s a little much?”

Maybe! But I feel like I’ve waited my entire life for a color that I could call my own. When I had to pick my favorite color for my “All About Me” presentation in grammar school, I lied and said it was orange to dodge any further questions. I was a lost identity with no color to call my own–until now!

So, without further ado, I present to you Sally Hansen’s #340 polish: Mint Sorbet:

DIY: Clean Your Condemned Grout

I hope to God some of you are laughing at the title, because I know I always find it hilarious when my insecurities are shared by others. No? Well then why would you even bother reading this?! You can see yourself OUT.

Sorry, I’m clearly still very insecure about what my bathroom’s grout looks like…what it USED to look like, at least! It is squeaky clean now, and I can credit Pinterest for that one, just like I can for everything else. I can admit that Pinterest is holier than thou.

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Ditch the Salon — Get Your Own Feet Summer Ready

And, yes, I’m talking about that terrible dry skin on the bottom of your feet. The kind of dry skin you’ve seen on your older aunts during the summer that had you vowing to never let yourself go like that. Forgot about that vow, didn’t you? And now you’ve disappointed your past self by turning into what you’ve always feared. You’re one of THEM now, and I hope you’re proud of yourself.

I like to start these things out by knocking down the reader so they can later realize that there really is a solution to the problem they didn’t realize they had, so perk up! This is one of those times.

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