By Crystal Crichlow
I was getting so tired of staring at a white, blank canvas day after day so I decided to spice up my walls a bit. At first I created a memory wall by sticking a bunch of family photos up with tape, but there were so many downsides to doing this, like damaging the walls and those precious photos. I soon discovered that people were getting their selfies printed on tiles and then sticking them to their walls. That's right, this narcissistic generation has just been elevated. It was the perfect solution to my problem so I decided to try Wallpics and Mixtiles to see if this new trend was really worth it and which one was better.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.
Winner : Bend a knee Mixtiles. Wallpics has got you beat in style, quality and most bang for the buck. I would be happy to order more tiles from Wallpics whether they are on sale or regular price. If you want to be a part of the new "Instagram for your walls" trend then I highly recommend you check out Wallpics and get your wigs snatched. www.wallpics.com/
When it comes to online shopping, nobody can beat the giant that is Amazon in terms of customer service and delivery speeds. They even have same day delivery for most orders, but with such heavy competition one might think that other online sites would at least try to make an effort to keep their customers coming back. That isn’t the case for the sites that have made this list.
I love, love, love ordering my clothes from Forever21. They have great quality and their sizes are usually spot on, but orders can take anywhere from 7 – 14 days for delivery. This isn’t too bad, but whenever I contact customer service about the status of my order I usually get ignored or an automated response about their shipping policies.
4. Victoria Secret
I have ordered from Victoria’s Secret twice now and I can promise you that there won’t be a third. At least one item in the order is always in back order, which is usually the item that I want the most. I am currently waiting for an item I ordered on boxing day of 2017.
If you like waiting 2-3 weeks for acne treatment then go right ahead and order from Proactiv. There products might be good but their customer service reps are not helpful at all and their delivery speeds are pathetic.
2. Fashion Nova
Yes, they have very affordable clothes, shoes and accessories for students on a budget, but don’t expect your items to arrive in 2 weeks, try a month or longer and when you contact customer service they will blame it on customs. The ‘customs’ excuse is understandable but a complete lie. When my package finally arrived, they had an apology saying sorry for the slow delivery, but if my package was stuck at customs, how do you explain the note in the package? Did you drive to customs and tuck the note in the box (sarcasm), ship my package out later than you said, or are you all just a bunch of liars? Own up to your flaws. You will be respected more for it.
I have a complete blog post dedicated on this website, so I’m just repeating what I said before. Wish is the worst site when it comes to quality and delivery times. Delivery can take up to 3 months! Do I really need to say more?
Do you know any other sites that should be on this list or disagree with my choices? Feel free to share your experience or opinions in the comments section below!
I think I might be one of the few people who really, really enjoyed the new season of Daredevil. All across social media people are going off and even hinting that because of such low ratings the chance of season 4 happening is very slim and practically non-existence especially since its better counterparts Luke Cage and Iron Fist both got the axe. I think this is a big mistake and I am begging the Netflix powers at be to give us Season 4. Here's why I liked it!
I love a bad guy and I love to love a bad guy, but I also love to hate them too. Agent Poindexter had me on a roller coaster of emotions throughout the season. You couldn't help but feel sorry for him because of his past but then it was also hard to overlook all the crummy things that he did, like going on a murder spree and then killing a priest in a church. His story is one of tragedy and I think there's so much more that can be done with his story. He makes a great villain. I need to know more of his backstory. How did he get his ability? Where did he get it? Who were his parents? So many unanswered questions.
The Fight Scenes
Once again Poindexter was holding it down with his style of fighting. I loved that he could hit anything even if that thing or person is hiding behind a desk or a wall. I also liked the one-on-one fight scenes between Poindexter and the real Daredevil; a blind man who can sense your every move and a psycho who can't miss a shot. What a perfect cocktail of entertainment!
The end of The Defenders showed Matt seemingly die in an explosion along with Elektra, but this is a superhero show and no one ever stays dead. He rises from the ashes and ends up fighting to regain his powers as well as his faith. I like Matt Murdock without Elektra. I found her extremely annoying and now that she's gone Daredevil can go back to being the Season 1-no suit-vigilante Daredevil that I couldn't get enough of.
I loved the season. I don't care what anyone says, so if you want to go off, go off.
By Crystal Crichlow
What makes someone a hero? Is it like in the movies? Does the hero have to be a god or possess some superhuman ability that makes them special? I like to believe in the impossible, that heroes are made of flesh and bone and guts. I like to believe that anyone no matter their race, religion or country of origin all have the ability to save a life especially if that life is their own.
It's not true that people are born bad, it's just not. Something happens inside, something so dark it turns them bad, makes them snap. So today I want you to look in the mirror and tell me what you see looking back at you. What lies behind those eyes? If you see darkness then I'd say to you that the light cannot shine until it is dark and that's when it shines the brightest. Don't be afraid to let it consume you. Think about all the good you can only find in dark places, like the stars and the moonlight. Yes, the dark can be a good thing and never is it permanent. When you're at your lowest, when the darkness starts to suffocate you until you can't breath anymore, think about how a single candle can defy all that blackness. Kick and punch and scream at the top of your lungs until your vocal cords are sore if you have to. Be a candle in the dark. Be your own hero.
In the movies heroes are broken and beaten down until they are dust, but then what happens at the end? They rise from the ashes and defeat the darkness.
So why not keep going even when there is nothing left of you? You're already in pain. You're already beaten down by the world. Don't give up. Keep going and get your reward so at least you didn't suffer for nothing.
It's been a while since I've posted anything on my personal website but that's all about to change. First, I would like to thank the thousand of visitors I receive each day across all of my sites, but managing so many websites has become quite challenging.
I've decided to merge my personal blog skippingstonessite.wordpress.com/ to www.crystalcrichlow.com. I am sad to see it go but I believe this will make things easier for me as well as for all those who were loyal enough to flip back and fourth between my sites. Going forward, all book reviews will be posted to http://www.pillarofsaltbooks.com/ but eventually this too will be merged to my main site.
Thanks for your loyalty.