Thursday, September 18, 2008

Inspired by Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini has a fun "6 Random things" entry on her blog, and it has inspired me to do my own.

1) I love watching the Disney channel. My favorite show is "Life with Derek," which is an awesome Canadian show about a his and hers family. It focuses on the children's shenanigans, and Derek is the brother who always causes the headaches. Hannah Montana is my least favorite, but I will watch it regardless.

2) I have a very specific way of folding my underwear. I like to trifold the undies vertically and then fold them in half. It's the only way I can contently put them away in the drawer. If anyone folds it different, I refold it my way when s/he isn't looking.

3) I ate the flavored lip balm Avon used to sell when I was a kid. I also used to eat sticks of butter when I was a kid. Kind of gross.

4) I love black olives, I can eat an entire jar in one setting.

5) I have been reading the same book for more than 5 months. I think it might be time to move on.

6) I can't wait to have gray hair. I wan't to be a silver fox. Hawt!

Marisol, I hope you start a trend with the random things. I think reading them is fun. Others, join in on the fun.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Do I look like the young Coco now?

So last night, I took a break from doing laundry, washing dishes, preparing for class, grading papers, and listening to Disney shows in the background (Did I mention that I still watch Disney?  I'm almost 30. hmm...).  I raced to my treasure trove of makeup, scurried to my awesome bathroom that needs to have the shower recaulked, and prepared for the orgasmic experience of transforming myself from a blotched face with oily lids to a blotched face with a rockin' smokey eye.  I was inspired by the Coco Chanel biopic on Lifetime.  I couldn't find a screenshot on the internets, but the eye was a super subtle, gray eye that works lovely during the day.  The eye is not obvious, while definitely creating a seductive look.  I added a little drama because I got carried away by the exhilaration of makeup application.  I think I could still sport it during the day without looking like I just walked down the hall of shame after a mind-blowing night playing monopoly.  



Anyway, I used the Revlon colorstay quad in "Smokey Rose."  I really haven't touched this quad in a really long time, and after using it last night, I regret neglecting it for so long.  The texture is silky smooth, the pigment is not as heavy as MAC or other high end shadows, but it is comparable to WnW or NYX (some NYX shadows may be a touch more pigmented).  The colors are blendable and longlasting.  I really like these quads for everyday wear.  I also used mark. eyeliner in "Jet" and Cover Girl Lash Blast in Black.  The lippie is mark. in "Ruby Glaze."







Oh yeah, I have to pluck the eyebrows. sorry about that.
Much love.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

So listen

I think I have stated this before, but  I have not worn makeup in more than two months.  I have not bought makeup in more than three months.  I have become addicted to chapstick, and I am enjoying the comfort of granny panties (the ones that surpass the belly button).  My girly card will soon be revoked.  My sixth sense is already alerting me to the notice letter that the Commission on Girliness is going to send on Monday.  

But I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, last night I briefly watched the Coco Chanel biopic on Lifetime.  The woman who was playing the young Coco had a lovely, light-handed gray smokey eye.  I immediately loved it, and I felt a tinge of motivation to try it out this week, probably on Tuesday when I have time.  I plan on using a Revlon Quad that I have, then I plan on taking photos, then I plan on writing about the orgasmic experience of applying makeup (I don't remember what it feels like).  Then I plan on falling into the routine again.

Then I plan on shaving my legs, then I plan on turning off the TV.  Actually, if anyone has any tips on how to cut back on TV watching, please share.  I am kind of hating the fact that I am watching so much TV.  Here is the other thing, I have been watching way too much political stuff, and I am getting stressed out about it.  Seriously, I can't wait until November; I just want to get it over with.  I am ready to either cry incessantly and feel depressingly hopeless, or feel inspired, validated, and reassured.

Anyway, everything else is going okay.  Classes are going well, and I have no problem with time flying by when it comes to this specific task.  The rest can go as slow as it wants.

Alright, back to planning.