Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Star Wars The Force Awakens Makeup Line By Covergirl

Thanks to the website, Rebel Scum, I have learned that Covergirl is launching a Star Wars: The Force Awakens make up line to debut in the Fall of 2015!!!

With makeup looks created by Pat McGrath, the line will include limited edition items from mascara to lip gloss to nail polish in "Light Within" or "Dark Side" options..  While at first look the shades don't seem that ground breaking, I'm just excited by the fact that Star Wars is becoming more mainstream! 

Pat McGrath has some fun names for the makeup looks she has created.  The Dark Side has "Apprentice", "Storm Trooper" and "Chrome". While The Light Within has "Nomad", "Droid" and "Sage".  

Obviously Chrome refers to Captain Phasma the Chrome Storm Trooper shown in some of the trailers. I want to do a cosplay of this chrome trooper sooo bad!

This is not the first time that Star Wars has had a makeup tie in.  When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, Yves Saint Laurent came out with a Star Wars Makeup line, shown here:

My own photograph from Star Wars Celebration VI

But let's face it. Covergirl is far more accessible than YSL and less expensive. More items, more available, less expensive. It's a win-win!

I see a note on the top of some of the mascara tube packaging that says "Collect all 10". I'm not anti mascara, but if that is the case, and it is mascara, that's overkill. No one needs 10 Mascaras at one time and it's not like they have a long shelf life. I hope I am mistaken and it's nail polish or eyeshadow or something.

It also looks like some items have iconic quotes from past and present (i.e. future) Star Wars, such as "You're my only hope," "Feel the good in you" and "Do or do not, there is no try,". And newer quotes from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, like "There has been an awakening," "Immune to the Light," and "I will finish what you started." Very cute indeed!

I'm excited about this new launch. Will I buy makeup JUST BECAUSE it has "Star Wars" on the packaging?  YOU KNOW I DAMN WELL WILL!  Duh!  What about you?  Will the "Star Wars" label entice you or will you need to really love the color or product to actually purchase?

...and yes I checked. As of 06/16/2015 the covergirl.com/starwars URL is not working.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

You don't NEED A Valentine on Valentine's Day

Shortly before I met Mr. Sith the only other time I actually had a boyfriend during Valentine's Day was when I was in 11th grade.  After that I was terminally single on that "Special" day.  I hated Valentine's Day.  I would say, "Why can't you tell someone you love them every day and not wait until February 14th?" or "This is a Hallmark Holiday! It's meaningless." or "F*CK Valentine's Day!"  But deep down inside I was sad.  REALLY sad. The sad that your heart actually aches. I would be so low on Valentine's day I would hole up in my dorm or apartment and cry and cry and cry. I'm not afraid to admit that I bought into the societal pressure that one must have a partner in life and one must especially have a partner on Valentine's Day. But the year before I met Mr. Sith I had an epiphany. 

You don't need a Valentine on Valentines day...or any day, for that matter.

Oh there are thousands of self help articles out there that say "You have to love yourself before anyone else will love you back." I call BS on that. I didn't completely love myself when I met Mr. Sith. But he taught me that even with my flaws I was lovable.  So I am here to tell you that:

a) You don't need a valentine on Valentine's Day
b) You don't need to love yourself before someone will love you back. You just need to be open to the concept that you are lovable with or without all of your perceived flaws.

Companionship is awesome, but don't get down because you haven't found the right one.   As my friend Oz Longworth wrote:

"You matter. You have value. Not because someone thinks you're sexy or sends overpriced shit to your job. You have value because you're here on this earth when a lot of people didn't make it. These days, when there's something around every other corner that could kill you, I'd say that's a pretty big deal."  -  Oz Longworth - Contributing writer to Black Nerd Problems and virtual friend

If your goal is to meet someone and love them so much that they have the benefit of all you have to give, then cool. But just because you don't have that right now doesn't mean you need to feel down, just be the love of your OWN life until you meet that special someone...or not.

OK. But if you want tome single lady tips for getting though Valentine's Day without a valentine, here are a few suggestions:

Valentine's Day Gifts:
You have been bombarded with ads for crappy jewelry, flowers and candy since early January. It's been practically driven into your skull that you MUST HAVE ALL THE THINGS in order to be happy on Valentine's day. 
If you are motivated by candy and jewelry, that's OK. Go buy it for yourself.  You don't need someone to buy it for you. If you like Godiva, well march into the Godiva store and order a one pound box.  The sales clerk cares not who you are buying it FOR, they are just happy to have a sale.  If you like that "he went to Jared", why wait for this imaginary "He" to go. Drive yourself there and pick out something nice for yourself.  You deserve it.  Know why?  Because YOU DO!

Valentine's Day Dinner
What do you do the "big night" where annoying couples are making lovey dovey eyes at each other over an expensive meal?  Ignore them.  Choose one of your favorite places that allows for take out, (I do not recommend getting a table for one on Valentine's Day unless you are a complete masochist.) and eat at home. No one is going to judge you for eating filet mignon in your yoga pants and ripped t-shirt.  And if they do...f*ck 'em. Do you really care what the delivery guy thinks of you? 

Valentine's Day Pampering
Why not pamper yourself.  It's a great time to do that hair mask, face mask and long soak using those Lush Bath Bombs you have been saving up. It's not like you couldn't do this any other day, but why not treat yourself, since you are now your own Valentine.

Valentine's Day Drinking
If you like to drink, open a good bottle of wine for yourself. Make silly girly drinks with whipped cream flavored vodka, indulge in a single malt scotch.  Heck. Go buy that pink champagne you have always wanted to try.  There are no rules that say you can't drink alone. And lest you buy into the lonely woman drinking red wine between tears streaming down her face, don't. It's BS. Drinking alone (not to excess) is perfectly fine. Why must everything be done in pairs?

Valentine's Day Entertainment
Speaking of streaming...Netflix, HULU, Amazon, whatever. Why not watch a marathon of Orange is the New Black, or catch up on Arrow?  Trust me when I say that half of those couples at the fancy schmancy dinner would rather being binge watching Breaking Bad.  Better yet, watch a fun movie like Simply Ballroom and start dancing around your apartment. No one cares, and if they do, f*ck 'em.

Sure it's easy for me to opine about this subject because I actually have a valentine, but I have lived years and years without one so I know the feeling. Don't be sad. Be glad that you are you and you're here on this planet and you have chocolate and Netflix. I know I am.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my readers. I Love You!

Who Wore It Best?

image from tomandlorenzo.com
The 2015 Grammys were about as interesting to me as watching paint dry. I like music that isn't usually part of award shows. Bands like Tool, A Perfect Circle, Rammstein, and Metallica don't usually make it up to the big stage.  Plus, I am hopelessly stuck in the 1990's as far as music goes. I could listen to Alice In Chains, Sound Garden and Rage Against The Machine all day and be quite content.  But I realize that people like popular music and I caught a glimpse of Rihanna and Kanye and Sir Paul McCartney signing on The Grammys and was awestruck at how stunning Rihanna looked.  She wore this smart woman's tuxedo with a sparkly diamond choker necklace.  The simple smokey eye along with nude lips and glistening skin was all that her look needed to seal the deal. The next morning I heard people joking about what Rihanna wore and I thought, "What's the big deal about a woman wearing a tux?"  It wasn't until I saw a picture of Rihanna in her pink Giambattista Valli couture silk and tulle gown that I understood.

So here we are again with Who Wore it Best. I'll let you all vote.  Below you can see my suggestions for her simple nude makeup look.

1. Rihanna or Barbie Doll Cake 

2. Rihanna or Hostess Sno Balls 

3. Rihanna or Pinky the Ghost from Pacman video game

4. Rihanna or Pink Pygmy Puff from Harry Potter

I think Rihanna wore it best, but those Hostess Sno Balls are a pretty close second.

As for her loveliness'  makeup...Her makeup was bronzy and shimmery. She wore a shimmery bronze shadow on her eyelids and lots of lengthening mascara. Her skin was highlighted and her lips were kept neutral. She looked simply stunning!

I recommend:
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Incognito 316 A pinky beige neutral with lots of built in shine. $22 (Reviewed HERE)

NARS Illuminator in Laguna (Brown with a golden shimmer) $30


What say you?  

Oh and lest you think I am exclusively making fun of women, I'm not.  I have one of the Jonas Brothers here and I believe Pee-Wee Herman wore it better

Monday, February 2, 2015

Who Wore it Best?

Katy Perry's Half Time Stupid Bowl performance went off without a hitch. She was fun, entertaining, cute and looked amazing!  Her multiple costume changes were dazzling and her winged black and glittery eyeliner combo was stupendous!  But I am asking myself who wore Katy Perry's outfit better. I'll let you be the judge.

A) Katy or Bam Bam Bigelo professional Wrestler

B) Katy or a Flaming Hot Cheetos bag

C) Katy or The Heat Miser from the 1974 Children's TV Special The Year Without a Santa Claus

D) Katy or Will Ferrell in Blades Of Glory

Oh and if you want to recreate her makeup look I suggest using the following Urban Decay products.
Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Perversion $19
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Glamrock and Cowboy $19
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb $22

I do this not just because I am in love with their 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, but also because UD makeup could last through an entire hot sweaty halftime show and press conference!  For the record, Katy Perry wore Cover Girl makeup described HERE.

So give me your vote on who wore it best in the comments section!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My Day On A Plate

When something goes viral on the interwebs, you better be sure that I will be there to participate in pounding that dead horse into the ground along with all the others.  The latest viral joke is apparently from an article published by the Telegraph a few days ago.  Kara Rosen is a founder of juice company called Plenish, The Telegraph published her "My day on a plate", which is apparently a regular feature?  Either way, the article went viral when it was retweeted by Anita Singh, who just happens to be a Telegraph editor. You can see Ms. Rosens stark and uber "healthy"diet in the photo below.  

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Ms. Singh's sentiment is that Rosen needs to eat a Twix. She tweeted as such and that tweet resonated with people around the world.  Soon they were sharing their own "My Day On A Plate" articles.  So as to not be outdone, I have created my own. And it goes a little something like this:

Pink Sith
Despondent Beauty Blogger and Office Slave

My Day on a Plate

5:15am Hit snooze button on alarm, take a sip of room temp water, spilling some on pillow, go back to sleep.

5:24am Turn off obnoxious alarm, curse world for even having a 5:24am and get out of bed. Take another sip of room temp water and spill most of it on my shirt.

5:26am Brush teeth while ingesting small amounts of toothpaste and Listerine.

6:30am Make strong back tea with 2 Tru-via sweeteners and dash of half and half to bring with me to work. Prepare healthy lunch of quinoa salad with chickpeas and back beans, an orange and two bottles of water to bring with me to work along with healthy snacks for the ride home.

6:32am Leave lunch on kitchen counter along with tea.

6:45am Stop at bakery pick up extra black coffee with dash of milk, croissant, blueberry muffin, bear claw and chocolate chip cookie.

6:50am Finish off blueberry muffin and croissant while driving to work between guzzling coffee.

7:25am Eat crumbs off of my clothing before getting out of car. 

8:30am Eat bear claw at my desk while drinking cold coffee and going through emails from boss telling me that I suck as a human being.

9am Cry in the bathroom at work. Drink tears of despair.

10:45am Eat my feelings with the chocolate chip cookie, which I was saving for lunch.

11:50am Plan where I should buy lunch while crying at my desk.

11:51am Drink in my salty tears of disheartenment.

12:45pm Grab a day old sandwich and two mini bags of chips from canteen in basement of office building.

1:00pm Buy a Diet Mountain Dew and lose more of my self-respect while I purchase a snickers from the vending machine.

3:00pm Crash from sugar and caffeine high. Purchase second Diet Mountain Dew and a Twix.

4:30pm Cry in car on the ride home while eating an Arby’s XL Roast Beef Sandwich with extra Horsey Sauce.

5:00pm Eat a half bag of Cheetos with son while watching Cartoon Network.

7pm Eat chicken nuggets son didn't eat before putting plate in sink.

7:30pm When my son is in bed I start on my dinner: Lucky Charms Cereal with Almond Milk and other half bag of Cheetos while watching a marathon of Caprica on Netflix.

10pm Raw cookie dough from fridge while contemplating homelessness over working for oppressive douchecanoe boss.

11pm Cry self to sleep while sipping room temp water that I spill on pillow.

Now I personally do not judge Ms. Rosen for her diet. I think she needs more calories and protein in her daily meal. But If that's what keeps her going, so be it.  I personally think a message needs to be given that eating like Ms. Rosen every day has the potential to be unhealthy for you in the long run. My "Diet" is satirical and should not be followed by anyone, ever.

You can read more satirical diets here from the Someecards Happy Place website.

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