1. No centipede sightings since the last centipede sighting. 2 days centipede free. I am still, like, turning on all the lights every time I come home and checking stuff really regularly and being vigilant about dampness and taking garbage out.
2. Just got assigned an overtime paying extra job at work, which, yay, extra gettin’ paid. Have already just blown part of the money I will earn on expensive makeup. But to be fair the majority of the $$ was on a totally sensible thing to invest money in, and the smaller amount was on neon pink lipstick that I obviously needed even though I pretty much already own neon pink lipstick. Also to be fair I really could afford it anyway, I just was going to hold off but I figure it will help me fight the fall depression.
3. l just finished series 1 of Luther. It’s a goofy crime show about serial killers the way Criminal Minds is goofy, but imagine Criminal Minds with Idris Elba as this really smart but really emotionally fragile and unstable detective. He’s kind of the House figure, only tortured in a more likeable way because he’s done kind of some bad things and flirted with worse things, but it really eats him up and he doesn’t really know what to do with all the feelings - and this really plays into the storyline because there’s a story in the last two episodes that would be pretty unbelievable if we hadn’t seen him be kind of scary. (I mean for me it’s also kind of London nostalgia because a lot of it is shot in like, my London where I lived when I was there, the weird East Central estates, etc. I could see the Barbican, where Alice lives (she’s the kind of annoying posh sociopath who killed her parents but Luther kind of sort of befriends because she’s the only one who likes him) from my window. So that was fun.
4. I also painted my nails, but I actually did my dishes first, like an adult.
M.A.C Cosmetics : 2012 Products (Part 1 of 2)
This is one of my favorite blush campaigns, definite cheekspo. A lot of y’all still seem overwhelmed by blush, would you be into it if I reblog/post good blush looks for ~~inspiration and ~~tips? I can start doing that.
I love R. blogging about make-up. Though I do believe in the power of prettying oneself up as a means to pep, I don’t remember the last time I put any on. It gets easier and easier not to. Make-up means looking at one’s face for more than two seconds, and I’ve a habit of avoiding the mirror in all bathrooms, more and more these past months. It’s a fast way to become awkward even with oneself! Anyway, what’s left in my make-up bag: various eyeliners, NARS semi-matte lipsticks, and MAC blush, which I swear by. Those names! “Hushabye” is my favourite. So yes, I think R. should definitely post more on this.
Yes to more makeup blogging, and blush blogging especially. I really didn’t wear makeup through most of my 20s (grad school + west coast + weird feelings about the idea of “trying” to “look” “pretty”) but over the past year or so I’ve basically worked up to wearing some makeup every day and reading makeup blogs and stuff (for reasons that I’m still trying to write about now but definitely were partially influenced by #feminist makeupping though there was related stuff going on with me also). My nail polish game is solid. I’m good at lipstick now, and am basically competent at brows and general eyeliner/shadow stuff. I’m still not really good at blush though. I’m totally in favour of it aesthetically, and I like it when other people put it on me, but I don’t really know how to work it, or how “contouring” works or whatever.
“It’s like wearing Uggs”
— what “menfolk” think of my favorite shade of nail polish, courtesy of the New York Times
“A man never asks his wife to wear that one yellow dress that drives him crazy — it’s not a sexy color,” said Richard Dorment, a senior editor at Esquire magazine, about the yellow and green nail polish pouring off salon shelves. “It’s the color of mucus. It’s the color of infection. It’s the color of old piano keys.”
JOURNALISM! And they say it’s sexist, unbelievable.
Important arguments in favour of yellow and green nail polishes.
Can we also talk about this:
Mr. Dorment, who conducted an unscientific poll at Esquire, reported that clear polish was the clear favorite. “It lets us concentrate on her face,” he said.
This is totally the nail polish version of “I like it when girls don’t wear makeup.”
That is a poorly lit photo of me with my OPI Not Like The Movies, which I found in the discount bin at Trade Secrets.
It’s the ugliest colour of nail polish I’ve ever seen. It’s an iridescent that switches between a bottle green and a sickly mauve depending on the light, but it’s often a kind of grey-blue-green glittery bruise colour. It has occasional flecks of glitter.
I love it.
It reminds me of motor oil. It also reminds me of my favourite nail polish from my early teens. It was a turquoise-pink iridescent.
It was the 90s. I thought it was really pretty.
I’ve also had this cardigan since I was about 14. It’s from Club Monaco.
This was always my favorite part of The Little Mermaid (though I hated the ghoul-y seaweed creatures that are seen shortly after her wonderful botanical primping)!
Thanks for the tip Maya!
Feel compelled to point out that Ursula was based on important makeup personage Divine.
I love everything about this video.
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