Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday Poll



Mr. Sith has a strange work schedule so he is usually asleep by 7PM and up by 3AM...this means that in the evening I have to watch TV on my own...because I HAVE TO watch TV...anyway he watches stuff on the DVR when he gets home and then after I put Darthypie to bed and finish my nightly blog post and putzing around on the interwebz, I watch DVR stuff too. But sometimes I find myself looking for Reality TV to watch. Shows like "Survivor" (yeah I still watch it), "Tabitha's Salon Takeover", "Top Chef", "Project Runway", "The Jersey Shore" (Fist Pump), et. al. fill my nights. I think I watch this kind of Trainwreck TV, as I like to call it, because it requires no actual thought or use of the higher functions of my brain. I have to think all day at my job, I have to be creative and think when I play with Darthypie and when I post on the blog, so by 8:30 PM I'm pretty thunk out. Reality Shows don't require thought, logic or for that matter, must attention. I can paint my nails, go through the mail, flip through a magazine all while "watching" the trainwreck that is the subject of this week's "Hoarders" or dejected model from "Models Of the Runway". That being said I also like to convince myself that I watch these shows because I'm an Anthropologist at heart (Still remember the first Margaret Mead Book I read called "Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies") and studying how people interact in groups and specific social situations fascinates me. Of course it could be that I watch these shows to feel better about myself because no matter how bad, tired or whatever I might feel, I'm not as bad as Jeff Conaway who seems to be the poster child for "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew". OK. That being said. I have to make sure that "Shear Genius" is set up to record next week and I have a "Launch My Line" to watch tonight.
On To The Poll!


1. Blush Of The Day?
- Chanel JC in POESIE! Yeah biatches. That's right! I finally got my hot little hands on this much sought after blush and I didn't have to sell a kidney to get it! Whoot! A sheer, delicate pink with a slight frost is the best way to describe this color. I only need Chanel Turbulent to finish my collection...oh and Pink Satin and a back up of Narcisse...and...and...

2. Do you watch Reality TV? If Yes, what Show(s) do you watch? If No. Do you judge me and think my brain will atrophy from all the shows I watch? - OK. I think I answered this above.

3. What is one of your favorite beauty purchases from the last few months?
- Aside from the Chanel blush, I would have to say Acorelle R of Rose perfume...from my favoritest perfume store in the whole wide world, Art With Flowers in Tyson's II mall.

4. Would you ever go on a reality TV show, regardless of the subject?
- No. I like to pretend I'm a private person *ignores the fact that I have a blog, FaceBook page, and a Twitter account* and no matter what the subject those shows ALWAYS edit the hours of footage to make the main subject look like a total douchebag. I'd rather be a douchebag in private than in front of millions of people.

5. Beauty Item you are "Lemming" (want/ desire/ need) at the moment?
- A good cream or gel cheek stain/blush. Not that I don't have enough powder blush that I love, I think I want a cream blush to convince myself that I don't want one. Does that make any sense?

9 comments:

  1. 1. Blush Of The Day?
    -Vincent Longo Day to Play Blush Duo in Botticelli Dawn.

    2. Do you watch Reality TV? If Yes, what Show(s) do you watch? If No. Do you judge me and think my brain will atrophy from all the shows I watch?
    -No, and DUH, I judge you no matter what you do or watch!

    3. What is one of your favorite beauty purchases from the last few months?
    -Have I purchased anything it the last few months? Oh wait, I bought the Banana Boat Dri Blok sunscreen and lurve it.

    4. Would you ever go on a reality TV show, regardless of the subject?
    -Only if I was guaranteed to get a nice chunk of money.

    5. Beauty Item you are "Lemming" (want/ desire/ need) at the moment?
    -The perfect product that will make my skin absolutely normal with no oil slicks ever.

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  2. 1. Blush Of The Day?

    NYC Fall in Love which was a LE blush that came with the lip gloss/pencil duet-thingy many years ago. Great color.

    2. Do you watch Reality TV? If Yes, what Show(s) do you watch? If No.

    No and No.

    3. What is one of your favorite beauty purchases from the last few months?

    Wet n Wild e/s single in Nutty. One of their new square ones. Perfect, beautiful TAUPE!


    4. Would you ever go on a reality TV show, regardless of the subject?

    Depends on the show and the moolah. "SO, You Want To Be An Opera Groupie?" Sure, I'd go on that one or "The Next Personal Dresser of Mariusz Kwiecien'." I'd compete in a heartbeat and for free :)

    5. Beauty Item you are "Lemming" (want/ desire/ need) at the moment?

    A good replacement for Maybelline Lash Stylist mascara, sigh.

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  3. Morning Elvira!!

    1. MAC's All Good blush - a very good mocha-ish plum on me. Did that even make sense?

    2. Oh god - I'm so embarrassed because I use to think I was TOO good to watch reality shows but here goes...in no particular order:
    Project Runway
    Top Chef
    Tough Love 1&2
    The Entertainer's dating show
    Jersey Shore
    MTV's True Life/Made series
    Tabitha's Salon Takeover
    and yes, I probably will watch Shear Genius!

    3. Hmmm...surprisingly they were from MAC - from the Love Lace and All Races...collections. Oh and I cannot forget my Paul & Joe lip lacquer and Edward Bess e/s and all over luminating cream from my Bergdof excursion!!

    4. No...Never!!!

    5. Lemmings???
    I would have to say the NARS duo Kuala Lumpur and the Cruising lipstick/Easy Lover gloss. Also, I'm itching to put an order for the new P&J liplacquer/gloss thingeys!

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  4. 1, BOTD - nothing - no makeup today cos I'm working from home and 38 weeks pregnant and having pain in my hip so I can't really walk around much :<

    2. I don't even have cable...the only thing I watch is Netflix - I do watch Anthony Bourdain No Reservations online - does that count? I've never seen Jersey Shore. LOL.

    3. Benefit Sugarbomb - it's a nice neutral blush, glowy and easy to wear. I also stocked up on a couple of red Aveda lipsticks which are being reformulated/revamped (the whole MU line is) so I felt like I had to grab them. I love that they have a slightly sweet taste. Also, Origins sheer lipstick is awesome - moisturizing - almost like a tinted balm - minty fresh too!

    4. No - I would hate being recognized by strangers on the street. People have no boundaries and I'd never want to subject myself to that. I equate being famous like being in hell. I actually feel bad for celebrities. Plus the producers of those shows are out to make their subjects look like idiots for ratings. No thanks - I can do that all on my own.

    5. UDPP Eden and Nars Orgasm Illuminator, which I just ordered w/ my Sephora GC :D

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  5. So waaaait where did you get Poesie???

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  6. NOOOO reality shows?!

    1. Blush Of The Day? - NARS Orgasm. Seriously. I forgot how good it looks on me =/ I'm even wearing Orgasm gloss.

    2. Do you watch Reality TV? If Yes, what Show(s) do you watch? If No. Do you judge me and think my brain will atrophy from all the shows I watch? - No I don't, and yes I judge you. I saw 30 minutes of Jersey Shore and will never forgive myself. I gave up on reality TV after all the good VH1 celeb dating shows ended.

    3. What is one of your favorite beauty purchases from the last few months? - Wow: my NARS eyeshadow duos, my Paul and Joe reds, and my Edward Bess eyeshadows.

    4. Would you ever go on a reality TV show, regardless of the subject? - Fuck no. Not for all the money in the world. I would pose for Playboy though.

    5. Beauty Item you are "Lemming" (want/ desire/ need) at the moment? - NARS Ondine eyeshadow, NARS Orgasm Illuminator, UD Crash 24/7, and Edward Bess Pure Impulse lipstick.

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  7. WOW. Asleep at 7pm and up at 3am?!?! I don't think I could do it. Or live with someone who did it. Props to you! O_O;

    1. Blush Of The Day? - NARS Orgasm! I just got this in swap and wore it for the first time today. It's ... really shimmery. I definitely understand what people were talking about and now I'm a little concerned that I told SO to pick up Sin for Valentine's Day. I was able to tone it down by adding a bit of P&J Tango on top, but it's still more shimmery than I'd normally go for. It's such a gorgeous color though, and not similar to my peaches or other peachy-pinks at all so I am pretty happy. =)

    2. Do you watch Reality TV? If Yes, what Show(s) do you watch? If No. Do you judge me and think my brain will atrophy from all the shows I watch? - LOL. I don't even watch TV. And yes, a little bit. I've tried watching Reality TV before and usually I just get so irritated by the utter stupidity that I end up going to bed angry at myself for sitting through it. Similar to the time I read the first 100 pages of Gossip Girl and then couldn't figure out why I had kept reading.

    3. What is one of your favorite beauty purchases from the last few months? - Hmmm. I feel like I need to start keeping a list of makeup because I can't really remember LOL. I think the last two things I bought in December were the UD Deluxe and Get Baked palettes and I just got my small P&J order (which I placed as a reward for finishing my grad school applications) which included the blush #10 Tango and the lipstick #14 Strawberry Jam. ... I am going to have to say that the blush is my favorite. I haven't worn it out by itself yet but I tried it on last night and it is just divine. And unique in my collection as well! :D

    4. Would you ever go on a reality TV show, regardless of the subject? - No way. I'm with you, girl.

    5. Beauty Item you are "Lemming" (want/ desire/ need) at the moment? - Just about every NARS blush and something to make my freaking cystic acne (result of stress, lack of sleep and missing 3 bc pills in the last two weeks) go away. T_T; I did break down and get two Mario Badescu products (Buffering Lotion & Drying Cream) and medicated concealer (Murad) yesterday, but I was so upset about my complexion in a way I don't think I've ever been. I think the Buffering Lotion has helped a bit since last night but I realize I probably need to give it a week or two to really work.

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  8. 1. BOTD- nothing. i'm feeling really stressed since classes started this week so i only threw on powder and mascara.
    2. Yes(embarassingly). I watch millionaire matchmaker, real housewives, and jersey shore...yea i know..winners. and nah i wont judge you but i'm sure our brains are atrophying :P
    3. Not a purchase, a GWP but GA eyes to kill mascara. its absolutely perfect.
    4. HELL NO. and thats a resounding hell no too.
    5. everything from guerlain summer 09...unfortunately.

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  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty)January 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Elvira you know the way to my heart with this post! The BF's son makes fun of me for watching these shows but I love them for the same reason you do--no thought required.

    1. BeneFit Coralista
    2. Top Chef, my beloved Project Runway, Launch my Line, The Real Housewives of OC & NYC (will not watch the Altanta bitches, I do have SOME standards), Tabitha's Salon Takeover, The Locator (sob fest. I wish the older model show would come back on--can't remember the name--oh it;s She's Got the Look, apparently she didn't b/c the show got cancelled.
    3. My Dior Coquette palette
    4. Uh, that would be NO
    5. The Balm concealer, all the BB Cabana Corals collection

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