Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday Poll

 
The topic for this week’s poll is all about Comic Sans Font!  I know it might be annoying to some to even look at, and others might not even understand why there is so much vitriol for something as inane as a font.  But alas there is.  In fact there is even a website called bancomicsans.com that lists article after article about the evils of this font.  The origin of Comic Sans can be attributed to or blamed on Vincent Connare.  In 1994, while working for Microsoft, Mr. Connare designed the font to be used with Microsoft Bob, a now failed attempt at making MS operating systems more child friendly.  The font was based on lettering from comic books, hence the Comic Sans moniker.  According to statements from Connare, he never intended the font to be released for general use, and only designed it to be used in comic-book-style speech bubbles within MS Bob.  Yeah right. He says that now because there is so much hate. I wonder if he would be singing the same tune if Comic Sans was lovingly embraced by the world. Comic Sans is perfectly fine in designs aimed at children or designs related to comic books or cartoons but it has NO PLACE in the business and professional world.  I'm also NOT a fan of it being used on beauty blogs.  That's just my personal opinion. Regardless, Comic Sans has popped up all over the damn place.    I think my biggest complaint against Comic Sans is that is gives a very definite tone or feeling when it is used.  That tone being mainly, amateurish, immature, informal, and childish.  Comic Sans is the Nickelback of Fonts.  I'll prove it.  Everyone says they hate [insert "Comic Sans" or "Nickelback"] Yet it is still being [insert "used" or "sold"] like crazy.  If people hated [insert "Comic Sans" or "Nickelback"] so much you think [insert "the font" or "the band"] would just go away! See? Proof positive!  Even Time Magazine stated that Comic Sans was the Worst Font of all time. That's gotta mean something, right?  Oh well, It's just a font after all.  No reason to get so upset, right?  RONG!  If it wasn't for teh interwebs there would be so many things we would hate and have no idea that others felt the same way!  Thank you teh interwebz for bringing us together in our collective disgust for an overused and immature font!
On To The Poll!


1. Lip Of The Day? - Dior Addict High Shine in #612, because I forgot my lipstick at home and I cleaned out my purse.


2.  Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? - a and sometimes b.



3.  What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? - I get annoyed when people tell me that if I stopped wearing makeup my face wouldn't break out any more.  That's total BS. As I have gone weeks sans MU and only used basic skin care and I still broke out. Oh an soap that is shaped and scented to look like food.


4.  Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above. - D. For sure.

5.  Last beauty item you purchased? - A tweezerman Lash comb.  I love it because the tines are mega thin and pointed so it gets between clumpy lashes easily. But the pointy tines fall out sometimes when you clean it and are not easily reinserted.  It's a win/lose thing, but I have yet to find a lash comb that is better.



21 comments:

  1. 1. LMdB Cebu lip creme
    2. A and B
    3. Red lipstick that isn't applied properly (as in not a crisp lip line).
    4. D
    5. Cebu lip creme, hourglass Edition lipstick

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  2. 1. Lip Of The Day? - MAC Throw Me A Line l/l and Red Racer l/s.

    2. Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? - A



    3. What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? - People who say makeup is bad for whatever reason (vanity, falsification, unhealthy) and then they do something equally if not more unhealthy or vain. Also people who don't wear makeup who really should. :D


    4. Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above. - C.

    5. Last beauty item you purchased? - MAC Red Racer lipstick. Amazing bright red. Love it so hard.

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  3. 1. MAC Force of Love Lipglass
    2. C. I feel neutral to positive about it. Rage against a font? Really?
    3. WORD about the whole "Don't wear makeup and you won't breakout," load of BS. I've gone ages without makeup and it didn't affect my skin whatsoever. Anyone who says that deserves a smack upside the head!
    4. A and C. I guess I don't often feel rage.
    5. I've barely bought anything lately! Still waiting for a few lipglosses from Victorian Disco Cosmetics to arrive.

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Korres lip butter glaze in pomegranate.


    2. Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? - A, for sure.



    3. What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? - I get annoyed when women come in and ask me to foundation match them, but then get upset because I recommend a shade that matches their skin, not the oompa loompa orange shade that makes them look "tan"


    4. Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above. - D.


    5. Last beauty item you purchased? - A Clarisonic Mia 2. I think I found my skin care soulmate.

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  5. 1. Lip Of The Day? I'm wearing Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Salve. It gives just a hint of color but tons of glossy shine.

    2. Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? - (c) I don't really care for it, but it doesn't really bother me I guess. Although now that you mention it, this is the first time I've seen it in a long time, and it does annoy me a little bit.

    3. What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? Too-fake fake eyelashes.

    4. Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above. - (d) Ugh

    5. Last beauty item you purchased? - Nails, Inc. nail polish in Basil Street (creamy nude)

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  6. 1. Nothing yet, but something punchy since it's raining and cold here in WI. Miss Coquelicot, maybe.

    2. B. I hate comic sans with a passion. There was a kerfuffle on GFY a few years ago because the Oscar ballot came out in Papyrus and it got crazy. That's actually my comment they quoted in the article. I was so danged proud.

    3. Beauty pet peeve ... hm. Mineral makeup that claims to heal/clear your skin. Pffft.

    4. D. Oh man. Just thinking about that band is threatening to ruin my mood.

    5. I bought: L'Oreal lipstick in Sparkling Coral (LE summer), L'Oreal Voluminous blah blah blah kohl-inspired liner (the chubby stick), and Sonia Kashiuk nail polish in Golden Ticket.

    Bonus: One of my favorite YouTube videos ever involves ... yes ... fonts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDiDATbIG-o

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    1. OMG!!! Best Video about fonts EVER! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDiDATbIG-o I freakin love the Hitler meltdown subtitle videos!

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    2. I just watched the video. Too funny for words :-D

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    3. Yup, it should win some sort of YouTube Oscar.

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  7. OK I saw your post, not even read it but just SAW it and went OMG WTF lol.

    1. LOTD : Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

    2. A

    3. Rules. Ok there are probably a few things that I can agree you should or should not do but please, it's just makeup, it washes out, why try and make it a regulated thing? It's my problem if I want to wear a ton of blush and call it a look, or if I do think that a black smokey AND a dramatic lip go well together.

    4. I wouldn't even know, never heard of them (apparently that is good for me)

    5. A BB cream from ünt, I haven't tried it yet but I'm thrilled because it's fragrance free when most BB creams give me headaches!!

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  8. 1. LOTD: Rouge Coco Shine in Effrontée. It's a warm, rosey, my lips but better color.
    2. Comic Sans: A. Unprofessional but it's fun for kids' stuff.
    3. Beauty Pet Peeve: I hate reading or hearing about skin pores opening or closing. Such a load of rubbish! I thought everyone knew that by now.
    4. Nicklebar: C. Aweful
    5. Last Beauty Purchase: By Terry Rose de Rose liquid blush. Love!

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  9. My brainmeats pain me now after reading that. Oi!

    A - Nothing yet. May try Burberry Lip Mist in Copper No.202 later
    II - B. Rage and migraine inducing.
    Three - Beauty Pet Peeve - That nail polish/make-up should match your clothes. NO, no it should not!
    Quatro - D, migraine inducing as well. Makes me feel stabbity.
    5. - A crapton of E.L.F eyeshadows, two L'Oreal eye highlighters/liners and Garnier Deep Wrinkle Roller.

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  10. LotD? Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked. It's finals this week in school, so I'm going au naturale. With Lipgloss.

    Comic Sans- A and C. It depends on the situation. Also, I think when you are using it, it should be used sparingly.

    Beauty Pet Peeve? The whole specific eyeshadows, for different eye colors. Just because I have hazel eyes, doesn't mean I can't rock a blue eyeliner.

    Nickelback? I am ambivalent on the subject. I don't listen to them, but that's because they were popular before I was really into music.

    Beauty Purchase? A DuWop lip venom. I love lip plumpers and the tingly feeling they give!

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  11. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Right at this moment: Tarina Tarantino Watermelon Wow. After lunch: Chanel Jalousie Glossimer.

    2. Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? - A.

    3. What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? - When people say that you (not necessarily myself, just in general) are beautiful without makeup and don't need it, or say that makeup is bad in regards to womens' self esteem etc. I wear makeup because it's fun. Yes, I have some minor things I try to cover up or correct (filling in eyebrows, not liking my natural lip color) but I do not feel I am hideous if I don't do it. For the most part I wear makeup just because I like it!

    4. Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above. - A and D.

    5. Last beauty item you purchased? - MAC Fleet Fast blush from the Hey Sailor collection :)

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  12. lip of day: neutrogena shineburst moinsturizing lipgloss.

    comic sans is not an issue.

    beauty pet peeve is....outrageous beauty claims and fake eyelashes in mascara commercials.

    nickelback suxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

    last item bought maybelline tattoo eye shadow in emerald.

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  13. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Burberry Brick Red lipgloss (which is not at all brick red lol)

    2. Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? - a and sometimes b, especially in college level lectures. Like... really?

    3. What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? - Sunblock that I am allergic to and in such low concentrations it's practically useless in EVERYFUCKINGTHING. Let's be honest, the SPF15 in the little bit of whatever Chanel foundation you put on your face is really not doing fucking anything for you (especially since it's chemical and breaks down over ~1-2hrs) and most of it ends up in your brush and/or fingers, it just makes it impossible for me to try it. T_T;

    4. Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above. - D. Right there with you.

    5. Last beauty item you purchased? - Melvita jojoba oil, rose moisturizer and balancing shampoo.

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  14. 1. Lip Of The Day? MAC Sail la Vie
    2. Answer the following statement: I find the font, Comic Sans: a) Unprofessional b)Rage inducing c)Not an issue d)What's Comic Sans? WTF??? Need to google it!
    3. What is a beauty pet peeve of yours? creasing eyeshadows happened more and more with the nice weather!
    4. Answer the following statement: I find the band, Nickelback: a) Annoying b)Rage inducing c)Awful d)All of the above: I'm not ashamed of the GREAT Canadian Band I bought ticket for my boyfriend birth day 8 years ago, to see them and Default (any one remember them? heyheyhey) I loved it! they were throwing beer at crowed, so none of the above HA!
    5. Last beauty item you purchased? MAC, Sail la vie and Racer lipsticks and Crew beauty powder and eyeshadows jaunty and Blanc type.

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  15. Omg I hate Nickleback with the fury of a thousand burning GOT valaryian sun swords. Ok u have to watch Game of Thrones to get that reference. I really never see comic sans in the professional arena anymore.

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    1. YES! Shannon. I totally get the reference!

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  16. Can I just say.....#3!!!!!!! Same story, people that INSIST that that is the ONLY reason for breakouts. It is infuriating. I think I know my skin a bit better than the "know-it-all". I've done the bare thing also....didn't work. My clarisonic has helped and a MUA turned me on to using toner, and it make quite a difference.

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  17. 1. Revlon Pink Truffle lip butter.
    2. C & D
    3. Dark lipliner and pale lipstick! (worn together I mean)
    4. D!!!!!!!!
    5. Last item I purchased was striping tape for manicures.

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