Eos vs. Burt’s Bees

These two lip balms are basically the Samsung and Apple of the lip balm world. I can’t really say I’m for either one because makes a good backup for the other. However, Burt’s Bees has always been my favorite, but to other users, Eos is the way to go.

Burt’s Bees is the only one that seems to be ready to tackle really chapped lips, while Eos is for like an “after use” type lip balm. The reason for Eos to be a secondary product is because it’s more of an accessory, and their main base is the teenage girl or young adult girl. The quirky commercials just seem to be very youthful and appealing to those eyes. Which means men won’t even want to use something so girly, while Burt’s Bees is unisex. They have the same kind of commercial when it comes to the facial products, but the lip balm basically sells itself. Walmart can’t even keep Burt’s Bees in stock and neither can a lot of other stores. Which proves that point.

Eos just doesn’t have the power of healing that any Burt’s Bees lip balm has. The quality is so much lower and Eos just can’t keep up with the lip balms. They have other products like Burt’s Bees, but as I said, sometimes the natural power of their ingredients are not enough. Especially in the winter. I go through tow of the Eos lip balms in 4 weeks for results that are only temporary. Burt’s Bees just happens to have results that stay and you don’t have to worry about having to keep using it over and over again. Eos is also not travel friendly. The giant shape of the egg is just not convenient. You can’t just stick in a pocket and call it good. In fact, I suggest having a special place for it because it’s so huge. With Burt’s Bees, its traditional design is so much easier to carry around and a user can actually slip it in their back pockets with a cellphone in the same pocket.

I finally found a Burt’s Bees lip balm at Walmart tonight, and I couldn’t be happier. I finally have the perfect lip balm and don’t have to worry about looking for something to keep it in. That also means I am set for the winter months and I can start restoring my little collection, if I can find Burt’s Bees tomorrow.


The Apocalypse is Here

Burger King is closed. Yes, closed. I believe the apocalypse is here.

The power went out so the city could work on the power lines, or so the assistant manager says.

I can’t exactly say I’m disappointed, but I can’t say I want the apocalypse either. I feel like I’d be the first or last to go because, I mean, Starbucks. I would probably get killed in the purge or the zombies would take me for a ride off a cliff. If that doesn’t happen then I would just live in a Starbucks and forget about the world.

I think we, America, need to open an underground Starbucks to save the teenage girl society.

Society and a Teenage Girl

When something tragic happens, I instantly think “Well at least it didn’t happen to me.” But last night I actually heard a robbery happen right in the act, but I wasn’t sure what to do so I hid in my bathroom connected to my room. In hindsight, I should have told my dad. I don’t even know why I didn’t. I thought it was imagination going wild at first. I was pretty tired and such so I don’t think I was fully there. Then just a few minutes ago Dad told me what happened and then I spoke up and said all the details I could manage. There was a van, two male voices, and a house door slamming. I’m not sure if it was once or twice but there was a door. Also, the time was around 9:30 p.m., I think, about an hour after my bed time.

I feel as though I need to learn to be so cowardly and actually stand up and do something. I’m good at voicing and doing proactive things, but at this point and I realized I need to do more of the acting above the usual standard of a teenager. I mean the men who did this could have been caught, so I do take some guilt on that. However, I am just a teenager and there is a lot of growing up to do, as I just learned. I mean that reflects on my dad too. Like his daughter heard this, but didn’t do anything is pretty much what people might think. I can’t exactly pinpoint my emotions. Guilt comes to mind and so does a little bit of worry. I’ve already been told it’s not my fault but everybody does a good job at beating themselves up over nothing.

Which brings me to wonder what’s next because I didn’t stop them or do much; however, I did give important details about the ordeal. My dad says that I don’t have to worry about them coming back. But I think differently. Seeing as to how the events played off. Drugs were involved and sometimes robbers strike twice. They took my neighbors’ 60 inch TV and whatever else. The men also trashed out my neighbors house. So they may not come back, but they may have forgotten something. I know I won’t be able to stop thinking about this especially since I’m not even sure how to handle this.

Luckily no one got hurt, but I do feel bad for people who are serious addicts and I know this sometimes isn’t how a person may act. However, addicts need to get help and they can’t just take anything they no matter the circumstances. Whether it be to get back at someone or take something they can’t have, and this goes for everyone now that I think of it. Society is really messed up and all I can do is watch, learn, and maybe just maybe, overcome these dilemmas.

The Outlook of Malls

Malls have just about everything a person needs. They don’t stay the same though.
Like everything else, these shopping centers are constantly going from one theme to the next.
For example, in Lawton Oklahoma, Central Mall has went under some changes in the past few years by recently closing a few stores and putting in about one or two in the empty spaces.
There is a simulator ride for parents and kids to experience rollercoasters or mine trains. Which to me is just boring and I’m surprised it’s still open because no one seems to be lining up for it.
Central Mall now has a curfew for families to hang out, leaving the single 16 to 18 year old teenagers to go somewhere else, and anyone under 18 can’t be wondering around alone. This is where I start to disagree on things.
There’s only so much a mall can do until it starts to become nothing less than a shopping center, like a second hand place to go to.
Now, I’ve been to Sikes Center in Wichita Falls and it is the place to be. I can go on forever about why I love Sikes, but let’s just say their arcade, food choices, and shopping choices are pretty great. Not to mention Books-a-Million!
In a mall, you have choices but the greater the variety the better.
At Grapevine Mall in Irving, TX the large single-level mall has enough to offer a girl like me. The giant carousel in the food court is not only extravagant but a piece of the mall that makes it stand out. The choices are beyond what I thought I could get.
At Grapevine, my favorite stops are American Eagle, G by Guess, Aerie, and Calvin Klein. In fact, they are my top 3 stops. The extravagant mall has brought upon much to love. I couldn’t explore every inch of Grapevine, but from what I saw, the mall was amazing.
Overall, each mall is different, but quality should always be a standard. Sometimes it isn’t, but eventually the owners will figure this out without using a curfew.