Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Poll



Halloween is on Saturday. In The States it's a big deal holiday. Not big enough to have a day off of work, but still something special. I have always loved costumes. As a small child I think I was a ballerina for many years in a row. I would get dressed up in my ballerina tutu, big red circles of blush on my cheeks, bright blue eyeshadow on my eyes and lots of liner. I was a fright, but I thought I looked cool! I do remember one year when I didn't go as a ballerina...well sort of. I was in kindergarten. I had picked a Tinkerbell costume from Dart Drug Store. The costume was one with the cheap fabric/plastic dress, Mask and Clear Tinkerbell wings. Oh how I LOVED those wings! I was allowed to wear the costume to school for the Halloween parade. The parade went off well. I wanted to have glitter to sprinkle on to the other students as I passed by, but that idea was nixed quickly. Oh well. I still think I was a convincing Tinkerbell. My hot breath on the plastic mask made a tad bit of "humidity" form at the tiny mouth hole. I freakin hated that, but I endured the yuk for the sake of "the craft". When the parade was over we got out of our costumes and put everything away in our cubbies. Well as one can imagine, the plastic wings would not fit in the cubbie. So what did my idiot teacher do? She attempted to FOLD THE WINGS IN HALF and put them in the cubbie. WTF? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Well of course the wings broke. The split right down the middle. They were ruined. My Tinkerbell costume wasn't complete without THE FREAKIN WINGS! GAH! There was no repairing them. I was pissed. And you know what. I never dressed up as Tinkerbell ever again. Stupid teacher. I'll never forget or forgive her. So my back up, was of course a ballerina. I sighed and trudged along. my winter coat over my costume (because it was 40 degrees outside) ruining my costume (don't ask how I would have worn those stupid wings with a coat..THAT'S NOT THE POINT!). I collected a fair amount of candy and let most of it rot my teeth and the rest go stale in the Halloween bag. (Mostly the Clark Bars and Mary Janes).
Obviously the wounds from my kindergarten Halloween disaster from *GASP* 33 years ago (Damn I'm freakin OLD) are still fresh. I'll leave you to participate in the poll whilst I plot my revenge against that idiot teacher...now If I could just remember her name....
On To The Poll!

1. Blush Of The Day? - Pout Cherie Tarte. I wrote about it HERE. The picture is crappy but the color in real life is that" just in from the cold" flush that I adore.

2. Do you celebrate Halloween? Do you dress up or just hand out candy or ignore it all together and hope your house is not TP'd because you sit alone in your home, hiding in the dark, whilst eager and hopeful children ring your doorbell hoping for a chance to partake in your kind stewardship of offering candy? - I used to dress up, but this year Mr. Sith is taking Darthypie trick-or-treating, so I'm staying home to give out candy. Oh and yes....Darthypie is going as Darth Vader this year.

3. What Mascara are you currently using? - Right now I'm rotating between Fairy Drops mascara and my Beloved Shu Uemura The Basic Mascara/Maybelline Colossal Mascara combo.

4. What are your Most Favorite and Least Favorite candies? - Most Favorite has to be Chocolate covered Marzipan. Yummmm. Least Favorite is definitely Black Licorice. Yuk. That stuff is from the 9th circle of hell. I am sure that if you die and go to hell you have to eat, manufacture and sleep on black licorice for eternity.

5. What beauty product have you used up recently that you plan to re-purchase or replace? - My Guerlian Pressed Meteorites. I hit pan a week ago and it's only a matter of time before I have to get a refill. This will be my 3rd refill. I love this stuff. Subtle all over finishing powder. It gives a subtle glow and makes it looks like I airbrushed my face. LOVE it!

6 comments:

  1. 1. Blush of the day? I don't know yet - I'll probably lean towards NARS Lustre, because I have been wearing that one a lot recently - it goes well with my ghostly pale complexion this time of year!

    2. Do you celebrate Halloween? YES! Of course, we'll hang out around the house early in the evening to pass out candy to the neighborhood kids (we have a never ending stream of kids it seems like!), but later in the evening, my DH and I are going to a friends house for a party - he's going as the Lone Ranger, and I'm going as Silver...only I'm not going as a horse, I'm just going to wear all silver, and glitz up the makeup and falsies to go with it!

    3. What Mascara are you currently using? Rimmel Volume Mousse ... I think I really like it, but I've heard there's a newer version, so of course, I have to try that! If the newer one adds a little more length, I'll be in love!

    4. What are your most favorite and least favorite candies? Favorite = Hot Tamalies...Least = Jollie Ranchers.

    5. What beauty product have you used up recently that you plan to repurchase or replace? For me, its the sample of Fyrinnae Fairy Realm eyeshadow - its a gorgeous icy, but warm pink shade that is so pretty!

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  2. I'm actually home with mini-Lexi. She's got a bit of a temperature...

    1. Blush of the day - MAC Gingerly once I get to it. I actually did my makeup this morning when I thought I was going to work!

    2. Yes I celebrate! i don't always have a costume -sometimes I'll do something half-assed but I always try to get in the Halloween spirit. My favorite costume was when I dressed up as Carmen Miranda about 4yrs. ago and I was so proud of the fruit and flower head wrap I made. Last year I dressed up my daughter as a Tootsie Roll since she was only 3months at the time but now she's older - 15 mns - so she'll be Little Red Riding Hood, my husband will be the Big Bad Wolf and I'm Grandma - so excited and I hope she'll be better by Saturday!

    3. Mascara I'm using - MAC Plushlash - its my favorite!

    4. Favorite Candy - oh where do I start? I love getting mini twix or kit kat bars. I love Almond Joy and Nestle crunch bars...oh and I love NERDS/Dum Dum lollipops and like you I HATE black licorice!

    5. I went through a tube of NARS Canaille shade like no one's business! It's a GREAT neutral for me that I think I'll buy another tube since the Sephora sale is still going on...

    Happy Thursday!!

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  3. 1.Blush=Benetint
    2.Of course!!!!! I don't have a costume yet, I'm starting to stress out.
    3.My "base" mascara is Lancome Hypnose, it holds a curl like nobody's business! Then I layer whatever I find in my bag throughout the day.
    4.Least favorite candy I agree is black licorice. Fave is....mint gum? I'm not much of a candy person.
    5.I'm almost all out of Philosophy's Hope in a Jar, I really, really like it. Even the weird smell.

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  4. 1. Blush of the day? I contoured using Rimmel London.. Not sure what the name is. But I used Aromaleigh's Twilight Powder--Immortal I think, the one with the most glitter possible. I'm not a twilight fan, but I am a fan of this stuff.

    2. Do you celebrate Halloween? Indeedy! I'm probably just going to get dressed up and pass out candy this year though. I'm going as Zillah from Lost Souls, A Poppy Z Brite Novel.

    3. What Mascara are you currently using? Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash.

    4. What are your most favorite and least favorite candies? Favorite= Freeze Dried Icecream or Reezes peanut butter cups. I usually don't like anything too sweet.

    5. What beauty product have you used up recently that you plan to repurchase or replace? I've hit pan on my Urban Decay Yeyo, which I use as a highlight. Since I just bought a few other highlights I'm not sure exactly when I'll replace it, though!

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  5. Ok Elvira, I LOVE licorice. Just a FYI. Shit's delicious! How could you NOT like it?!?!

    1. Blush Of The Day? - MAC Earth to Earth mineralized blush. I forgot how nice it is. Actually using my stash has brought some interesting items back to my attention. Now if only I could find my mineralized eye shadows...

    2. Do you celebrate Halloween? Do you dress up or just hand out candy or ignore it all together and hope your house is not TP'd because you sit alone in your home, hiding in the dark, whilst eager and hopeful children ring your doorbell hoping for a chance to partake in your kind stewardship of offering candy? - Yes and no. I dressed up last year only because I HAD to for the party I went to. I typically never ever dress up though, never enjoyed it even as a little kid. I do awesome makeup and wear whorish clothes though. This year I work on Halloween and am going to a concert after work so I'll have cool makeup probably. Maybe something slightly sexy. I DID love giving out candy though, and if I were off this Halloween I would have definitely done so. I also loved trick or treating when younger. I just wish I could have done so not in costume LOL. Usually I spend Halloween watching scary movies and seeing the parade in NYC - this is the first year I won't be doing any of that, because of work. Well, I'll watch movies but not ON Halloween. Sigh. I do love the holiday though! Maybe one day I'll enjoy dressing up lol...well, I like making gory prosthetics and whatnot so maybe I'll do that next yr.

    3. What Mascara are you currently using? - Rimmel Glam Lash. It's nearing its end though and I have a tube of L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black to use. It was my former HG, and the Rimmel MIGHT replace it.

    4. What are your Most Favorite and Least Favorite candies? - Most favorite: Kit Kats, Reeses Mini PB cups, and Almond Joy. Least favorite: DARK CHOCOLATE ANYTHING UGH.

    5. What beauty product have you used up recently that you plan to re-purchase or replace? - Hm nothing that I PLAN to repurchase. I need to replace my brow products since all THREE of my pencils are at their ends =D (go me and my use up attempts!) and I'm still debating between the Paul and Joe brow powder or the Shu Eyebrow Gel. Leaning towards the Shu. Also I'm nearing the end of a foundation (YSL Matt Touch, what was I thinking?!) and an Alima loose powder (which weirdly isn't as finely milled as their other powder products). Oh and my mascara. I also think my MAC Strobe Cream is almost done. If it is, then that DEFINITELY needs to be replaced.

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  6. 1. Blush of the Day - Don't have any on yet. I'm thinking MAC Mocha, though. It's handy.

    2. This year I have really no idea what I'm doing. Nick is going up to Hollyweird to get buzzed and dance and walk around looking at the freakshow, but my health lately means this wouldn't be a good idea for me-- my asthma has been really bad lately, so walking around outside at night is kinda outta the question. It gets worse when I get cold. Anyway, I will be joining my parents for dinner but during the day hope to drag my mom to Kohls for a free makeover-- how fun! She loves the American Beauty line. :) I may do a little shopping during the day by myself, too.

    3 - For mascara I'm alternating between Rimmel Sexy Curves and MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash.

    4 - Most Fave Candy - man, hard to choose! I'm actually not THAT into candy so a halloween haul used to last me forever even after my mom went through and took all of the tootsie rolls and milk duds. I'm fairly equal opportunity with the candies I do like though. Dark chocolate anything gets bonus points. <3

    As far as least fave candy? OMG I agree about the black licorice. GROSS!!!!!!!!!! Shit's nasty!!!! I also hate orange flavored anything except starbursts.

    5 - What is this use up you speak of?! I am having trouble thinking of something I have used up or will use up in the near future. Um, actually...I will be running out of my Mandom cleansing express soon and that stuff is uh-may-zing so I need to get more. It'll be my 3rd bottle. I have about a quarter-sized amount of pan showing on my UD De-Slick powder and I love that, so when I use it up or it crumbles up I want to replace it. I'm almost done with my MAC Fix+ but I won't replace it because I have plenty of mark. mist opportunity left to tide me over.

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