Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday Poll

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Age. For eons women have been trying to conceal it, escape it, reverse it, do anything to make ourselves look younger. Some women will stop at nothing to recapture their youth. Aside from plastic surgery, other ways to at least maintain our youthful appearance is by using creams, lotions and serums. This idea of applying oils and such to ones face is not a new concept. Recently archaeologists uncovered an ancient Etruscan box said to contain face cream. Apparently the face cream, after all these thousands of years, is still viable because of the cloy surrounding the box it was found in and the alabaster container the cream was in preserved it! It has not turned rancid or melted away. Can you imagine. 2000 year old face cream? How neat is that find. you can learn more about it by clicking HERE.
Since we are on the subject of age I thought it would be neat to ask a few "age" related questions in the Thursday Poll. Don't worry. I'm not going to ask you how old you are...per se. After all I'm only 29 :: cough :: lies ::cough ::
On to the poll!

1) Lip Of The Day? Chanel Bel Air Glossimer! The warmer answer to Chanel Giggle Glossimer. I love it!

2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - Probably not. Not because if they sold it, it would cost a fortune, and not because it's old and I don't trust putting something that ancient on my skin. I think I wouldn't do it because....OK. Yes. I would. I totally would! I would do it because maybe it's the fountain of youth...it most likely isn't but hey, you never know. How else can I explain a medicine cabinet full of potions and lotions?

3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - My grandmother lived to 89. She used to wear Tea Rose perfume...and too much of it. She was a tiny little German woman with a strong accent.

4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - I think I had a fit of purging (Throwing away/giving away) makeup in 2000 so I got rid of my MAC eyeshadow from 1998 (The one with the screw top lid) It was still good too. I don't know what I was thinking. But I do still have my 2 GWP Lancome makeup brushes from 1993. They are freakin' awesome. They are soft and still in excellent shape. The lancome gold overlay is gone but the made in Korea stamp is still there!

5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - I was 13. My mom took me to Elizabeth Arden, of all places, and they did a makeover on me. They recommended a full coverage foundation, concealer, blush, 3 color eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip liner and lipstick. All that for a 13 year old! It was insane. Oh and the eye shadow colors were Ivory, Olive Green and Burgundy! YIKES! I looked like I had 2 black eyes. I don't know what the SA was thinking or if she knew exactly what she was doing and hated me, but I looked like a freakin' clown. Worst part was; My mom and I didn't know any better and my mother actually shelled out money for all of it! Ugh. I still remember the awful eyeshadow combination and my increasing acne from the foundation. :: Shudders :: I then moved on to DIOR and GUERLAIN! LOL I saved up my allowance and bought a Dior quint of all white shadows that were iridescent with green, pink, blue, yellow and violet duo chrome to them. I also purchased Guerlain Meteorites with a matching Meteorite brush. I looked much more natural but I have no idea what ever happened to that makeup. I must have tossed it during my Punk phase. Ahh the ignorance of youth.

10 comments:

  1. Elviraaaaaaaaaa! Hiya!

    1) Lip Of The Day? NYC lipstick in Caramel (pretty soft bronzey color). Since I'm seeing HP6 tonight and the Sorting Hat has determined that I belong in Ravenclaw, I did a house colors themed face today (blue and bronze on my eyes, which Lachesisss planned for me! and bronze lips and cheekies!)

    2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - Sure why the hell not? I've slapped worse on my face, really. I mean, they use nightingale droppings in face cream in Japan, so I can use some ancient crap. LOL I just thought of Fresh's Creme Ancienne or whatever the hell it's called!

    3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - Hm considering a ton of my family was dead by time I was born...my maternal grandmother? She lived to be in her late 80s. I believe she was 88 when she died three years ago.

    4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - Whoa, I have no idea...IF I still have it, then it'd be the Bourjois lipstick I wore to my 8th grade prom.

    5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - 10. I'm pretty sure I've explained this every time this is asked on MUA, but I had major facial surgery so I wore foundation and concealer and powder to cover the scars, plus blush so my face didn't look so artificial =/ I was wearing a full face by 14 (my 14th bday gift was a trip to a Bobbi Brown counter and Sephora and a copy of NARS Makeup Your Mind =D)

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  2. 1) Lip Of The Day? Well, none yet because I don't go to work til 4pm, but it will be Fyrinnae lip lustre in Romantique (a pretty warm pink with gold shimmer)

    2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - Honestly, I probably would not. I'm sooo squeamish and I bet it smells weird and I just don't think I could do it! :o/

    3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - My great grandma lived to 99. She died a week before her 100 b-day. She was hilarious though, she died her hair jet black and wore bright red lipstick til the day she died.

    4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - I have an eyeshadow from 2nd grade...I just can't throw it, it was my first! I don't use it but theres still some left.

    5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - 5th grade...so thats like 11 or 12? I was an eyeliner junkie. I shudder to think of the mass amount of NYC black liner I used!

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  3. 1) Guerlain Kiss Kiss Stick Gloss in Vanilla Beige

    2)No - while awesome in its novelty a lot of ancient beauty products were formulated with lead to enhance its whitening properties. There's a really interesting article entitled the "Cosmetic History of Lead" that is quite enlightening and full of awesome information about ancient cosmetics.

    3) Uh.... my grandma and shes 70/1 ish.

    4) My beat up UD Deluxe Palette - First HE beauty product I ever purchased, its only a year old.

    5) Well I was into d/s stuff in like 7th grade - so 12. I saved up for a Clinique makeover for my 14th or 15th birthday and was given an arsenal of mu: foundation, powder, concealer, blush, eyeshadow base, eyeshadow duo, eye liner, mascara, lipgloss, lip liner - all in neutral tones of tan and brown, needless to say I was itching for a more colorful look. I kinda wore mu ever since, but it was mostly TM, bronzer, colored liner, mascara and gloss. I was not aware of the awesome that is makeup art.

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  4. 1) Lip of the day? Givenchy Poetique gloss (it's surprisingly moisturizing/conditioning!)
    2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? I would, but just a tiny bit at first and on my hands *is scared of breakouts*
    3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? My great grandmother lived until she was 96 :) Lovely Irish woman who always kept candy in a candy dish for us kids...
    4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? My favorite lippie was dc'd years ago, so I bought several tubes. I think they're 4-5 years old? When I first discovered MUA, I owned some e/s that was 10-12 years old, but it was DS and I've since acquired more expensive taste and purged it:)
    5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? I was 12 years old, sneaking my CG blush and pressed powder into my bookbag and applying it in the bathroom at school. *Sigh* can't believe I didn't realize how perfect my skin was all on its own at that age ;)

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  5. 1) Lip Of The Day? NYX Hebe -- a great red for this Jewish Girl!

    2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - if it was for free? Why not. No brains, no fear


    3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - My father's Aunt died the day before her 110th birthday. Both her sons died in their 40s. Her two pieces of advice when I was 12 years old? a) Fool around all you want but don't get married too soon and b) Never underestimate the power of money. We took her out to lunch and she ordered the most expensive thing on the menu and didn't eat it because it was shrimp and she didn't like shrimp. She was basically a bitch.

    Second oldest is DH's dad who died right after his 95th birthday. The hospital killed him.

    4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - I have a Marcelle blush from the 1920's and I have never used it. I have lippies from the 40s which I used to wear but no longer. The oldest m/u item I use is a L'Oreal lipstick from the mid-1980s. Slimslick Lipstick in Copra -- a holy grail muted (almost nuded) red.


    5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - 12 I guess (if you don't count stage makeup since I was a child performer). Anyway, it was 1977, I plucked my eyebrows thin, wore green pencil (blue was for blue eyes and green made brown eyes "pop" or so the magazines said) and coral lipstick. Coral back in the 1970s was more of a tan/orange/peach. I had an Almay lipstick with a clear moisturising center.

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  6. 1) Lip Of The Day? - Not sure yet.. but I want to give my MAC She's a Star some love.

    2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - If it was free to try it, I would, but I wouldn't pay anything for it.

    3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - I have an 81 year old aunt, she's still alive and I predict she'll live another ten years!

    4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - I don't think I have any old stuff. When I moved I threw a lot away, because it was all drugstore anyway. I'm guessing the oldest is a 3 year old Clinique eye shadow.

    5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - I think around 14, the same time I stopped listening to my mother. I wore makeup every day but I didn't do very good at washing it off! Yuck. And all I could afford was cheap drusgtore. Even Revlon was out of my league for a long time, until I got a job.

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  7. 1) Lip Of The Day? Chanel Glossimer in 119 - no idea what the name is, it looks very neutral , but fresh on me.

    2) Would you use that ancient Etruscan face cream they found? - I'd probably dip a finger in to smell it and probably even put a dab on my hands LOL



    3) How old was/is the oldest person in your family? - My great-grandfather on my dad's side lived to be a 101.

    4) What is the oldest beauty item you own? And do you use it? - Yikes, I think its some lovely, vibrantly coloured Dior mascara from at least 7 yrs ago if not more. I don't use them anymore but I can't throw them either - I am such a pack rat.


    5) How old were you when you started to wear makeup beyond just lip gloss and mascara? - Experimenting began a probably around 11/12 but it was nothing expensive. I must have looked a fright with that bad late-80/90's MU lol

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  8. LOTD: Started out as Benefit's Almost Famous, changed to Bare Escentual's 100% Natural in Cassis because that's what's in my purse.

    Would I use a couple of hundred year old face cream? Well if it was preserved THAT long, something must have been in it to make it last that long,,,,,so following that logic, it should make me look good longer, right????


    Oldest person in my Family? Aunt Gilda died @ 93, oldest one alive is going to be 80 in September.

    Oldest Beauty Item I own? Oh, wow, I couldn't even say, perhaps a brushes I bought years ago at Bath and Body works when they carried them. I have absolutley nothing I ever wore in High School or College.

    How old was I when I wore a full face of Makeup?? 14, I begged my mother who would only let me have lipgloss. An indulgent Auntie, (who turns 76 today) filled a purse with a line AVON sold at the time called ColorWerks that was aimed at teens!!!!

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  9. That Dior quint sounds freakin amazing. Love that you saved your money up to buy Dior and Guerlain!!!

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  10. Mighty J - I have Chanel 119 Glossimer - it's called Wild Rose =D

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