Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm back.....for a LIMITED TIME only!!!!!!!!

Yes! Hello everyone!!!!!

This post may come as a surprise, since it's been almost an exact year since I've closed up shop here at The Pink Train Case. But, I'm back with an opportunity for my past readers.

It's the turn of a new year, and with that, you kind of have to let go of some things. I've decided to take a good long, hard look at my makeup stash and it was time to part with some items. So within the next week or so, look out for a major:

BLOG SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not really done looking through my stuff yet, but I will be getting rid of Mark Flip For It palettes, some old Wet 'n' Wild palettes (Sand Castle, etc.), some fragrances, and I may throw up some miscellaneous items (not necessarily cosmetics).

Also, I am thinking of returning to the blogging world. I'm in the process of cooking up a new blog, and while it will contain beauty-related posts, it won't be a beauty-only blog. Funny enough the only thing holding me picking a new name ;)

Stay tuned!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Trails...

Well, you might have guessed after almost 2 months of not updating, I've decided to somewhat extend my "hiatus" to a more permanent status. After some thoughtful consideration, I have decided to close the door (or, web browser) on The Pink Train Case.

I do this with love. The last time I posted, I said that I was taking a break because I didn't want to (excuse my french) half-ass the site while still being busy with real life stuff. I'm doing this closure for the same reason. I am once again dedicating two nights a week to class on a subject which I need a lot of concentration for (math, my weakness!!). Plus other real life stuff I don't need to get into/explain. Stuff that I'm sure you are all going through (work...sickness...etc.) right now.

I started this blog because I wanted to help others, no matter how large or small the question. I wanted to share my experiences, my trials and tribulations with beauty and beauty products. I never started this to gain readers or "popularity". To be honest, I never thought that anyone would read this thing.

It's a lot of fun to read beauty blogs, but they sure do take a lot of work!! I may pop up again in the future, when I can spend time making quality entries and reviews for you all to enjoy. I know for a fact that my absence won't have an effect on the blogging world, there are tons, tons, of other wonderful beauty blogs out there for you to enjoy (and I enjoy as well- just look over there to the right, just a smidge of my favorite blogs).

To close this out, thank you to all of the readers. I never expected to have an audience of any sort- and you made the almost two years of this blog a hell of a lot of fun. Thank you ♥

Stay beautiful.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

ON HIATUS....But Not For Long!!

Howdy, beauties.

I just wanted to take the time to give you all a little update. Rather than just abandon the blog and never bother to update, I rather let you know exactly what's going on. The holidays are here and that means life in general gets kind of crazy. Family, shopping for gifts, dinner, decorating, family, family, and more family! Oh, and baking! I do a lot of baking this time of year too! Believe me, that takes up a lot of time. It's also winding down at the end of this semester in my class, and that means crunch time!! I have a huge paper I really need to dedicate my time to, as well as prepping for final exams (as well as preparing for my next class in the beginning of the year).

I would hate to continue actively post knowing I'm not putting all my focus into it, know what I mean? I want to give you full posts with in-depth, full-detail information. And I don't feel right not giving you my full potential. Anyways, I hope you all understand. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me an email (located at the right). I will still be checking my email, and if you decide to leave a question in a comment on a post, I'll answer there as well.

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season!!!


Monday, November 16, 2009

A Tale of Two Tinted Moisturizers.

Happy Monday!!! I hope you beauties are doing great. I've been slow to post again, due to the last half of the semester and it's crunch time in my class. On top of that, the Holidays are upon us and I'm starting to get into the spirit already :) One local radio station has started to play Christmas music!!! I was surpsied at first, but I don't mind it now While I was running errands on Satuday, it was pretty cozy hearing those cherrful songs (While sipping a Starbucks, of course. Those red cups are so danged festive!!).

I just wanted to share that I'm working on a comparative review on two tinted moisturizers. One is the Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer from Hard Candy. As for the other one, I've FINALLY got my hands on the oh-so-elusive Radiant Tinted Moisturizer from Sonia Kashuk a couple of weekends ago (Seriously, in all of the Targets in my area, not one has had this on the shelves for the past year or so). I've been using the two products routinely and alternatively, and I'm working on a review that I hope you all will like!

Posts for the week will pick up after Wednesday (I have a test in my class)- stay beautiful!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Fireside Chat With The Train Case.

Maybe you've noticed that I might have not touched upon one subject here on the blog lately. And honestly, it's because I don't really find myself too concerned with it. What I'm talking about are the new FTC rules and regulations regarding bloggers product reviews. In a nutshell, what it all comes down is bloggers have to disclose if they are receiving free product and/or being paid to do reviews. Pssssh. Please. It makes me laugh thinking about it. I don't even dare to really delve into the meat and potatoes of it, but you can read around the blogosphere or directly at the FTC website for more information. Kind of unrelated but this is also why you don't see any ads on the site. I want to keep my blog clean and easy-loading for YOU and ads just tend to bog it down (just my personal opinion, don't shoot me).

Honestly, 99.9999999% of the items I feature on my blog are and have been purchased on my own. I can literally count on one hand (two, to be exact) how many times a company has contacted me and sent me free product to review. You just haven't seen them yet because 1) One of the products I haven't had a purpose to use and review yet and 2) I honestly just forget to use them. And really, I've been nothing but honest on my blog. I would never fluff up a review for the sake of giving it good press or for my own or anyone else's incentive. I tell you what I like about a product. I tell you what I don't like about a product. I also like to tell you who it's good for and who might stay away from it.

Anyways, I can't help but think that this is a pretty petty thing to enforce on bloggers and there are much bigger things/laws/rules/regulations that should be at the top of the FTC's list. Especially me, who am I for the FTC to keep tabs on?? I'm just a small potatoes blog (I mean, how are they going to regulate ALL blogs?). Anyways, from now own (apparently this takes into effect on December 1st, so I'm still good to give you this disclaimer) I'll put a little blurb at the end of each review, telling you if it was purchased on my own or sent to me by a company for review or whatever the situation calls for (FYI I am not going back to edit all of my past posts. That's just silly).

Anyways, in the end, I do want to help you, the beautiful readers, in any way possible. And if this is going to help you in some way, then I am more than happy to do it. I guess the possibility that I could get popped with a fine from the FTC gets me kind of worried, haha! I would rather use that money for other things!
Do you have any opinion on this? Does this concern you in any way? I would love to know how you feel about it.