Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Poll



My name is Elvira. It is pronounced L-Veer-Ah. It is NOT pronounced L-Vie-Rah. It is a Latin name. and therefore the i is soft like e not like i. I know it can be confusing to read. But if I am actually SPEAKING to you and I PRONOUNCE my name to you, I assume that you are a) listening and b) have an iota of memory retention so that when you repeat back to me "Hello Elvira" you actually pronounce it L-Veer-Ah. Makes sense right? WRONG. I would say, unless you are from any other country but the US, you will say my name correctly after you meet me. Oh but No, not in the US. Allow me to explain. There was a band called The Oakridge Boys. They were quite popular in the 1980's and had a "hit song" called "Elvira". Yeah. One small problem. They sang/pronounced the name L-Vie-Rah. And it was one of those terribly "catchy" songs so a lot of people knew it and it would get stuck in their head. Let me say now that The Oakridge Boys and their damn song, "Elvira", were the bane of my existence for um...ALL MY DAMN LIFE! I STILL, 28 years later, meet people that start singing the song after I introduce myself to them. Jerks. You want an example? Yeah. I don't care if you just said "No." I'm gonna give you one anyway. 1st day of High School, 9th Grade, Algebra, Taught by Coach Cameron, 1st class of the day. Let me tell you about Coach Cameron. He was the Football Coach. He needed something else to do when he wasn't being a jock so he was assigned to teach Algebra. He looked like the missing link. He had a sloping forehead where his frontal lobe should be, hair on his back, shoulders and ears, and he grunted a lot. (OK maybe he had allergies, but I like to think he spoke in clicks and grunts like a caveman.) He started to call roll. When he got to my name he pronounced it, like any gringo would, "L-Vie-Rah". Before I could correct him, the entire class of 9th graders (30+ jerky, pimple faced, teenagers) Broke into the Oakridge Boys song "Elvira". I died a little bit that day. I had Coach Cameron all year and he NEVER ONCE got my name correct. No matter how many times I corrected him, he always said my name wrong. To this day I have such a mental block when it comes to Mathematics I can barely remember the quadratic formula or what it is supposed to do..... I really wish my name was Jane. Perhaps I would be a math whiz.
On To The Poll!

1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel JC in Poesie. It has long since been discontinued. It's a lovely pink that is neutral and glowy. It honestly makes me look "lit from within". I love this blush.

2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? - Well you know about that damn song. There is also Elvira Mistress of the Dark, that's another painful chapter of my life.

3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? - Well, aside from taupe eye shadow, I will have to say it is perfume. I will buy a perfume so quickly. I love the different scents and the way they change my mood.

4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something) - My Middle name is my maiden name. Before I got married it was Kris.

5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - No. I used to long ago but now it just makes me look tired and raccoon like.

18 comments:

  1. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Nothing yet, but I'm going to try out EDM Nick Nack later

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? - There was a VL e/s trio called Kristin. Of course I had to have it since it was spelled the way I spell my name, but it was UGLY

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? - I love interesting mineral/loose e/s pigments.

    4. What is your middle name? Marie
    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - No. I used to long ago but now it just makes me look tired and raccoon like.

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  2. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Nothing, yet. I was in a rush out the door and grabbed my mascara and a few other last-minute things ... and somewhere between home and babysitter and work, I have lost my blush... which sucks because I need it today as I am wearing a foundation that actually matches my skintone!! (super pale haha) anyway... so I will be trying to fashion a blush out of a figgy colored lipbalm. but i think it will work :D Its either that, or I have a random ass purple eyeshadow!


    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? - Nope. My name is Meagan, and most people don't even spell it right :) so no, the only thing famous that is spelled like my name is Meagan Good (yes, i think she is an actress) I am sorrya bout your name fiasco when you were younger... They used to call me Mega-Slice Pizza (it was a menu item at our caf') and I had a teacher who consistently wanted to call me "Mee-Gan" even though its obviously "May-gun" (like reagan) or even "Meg-un" would suffice. But no. It was Mee-Gaaaahn... even though you dont pronounce Reagan like Reee-gannnn (at least not in my neck of the woods :)
    I couldn't stand it.

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? - Not necessarily a product, but a whole line. MAC- I am really not sure why. They are a great company but pretty expensive for my single-mommy budget... but it was the first makeup I really fell in love with in college and I continue to fall back to it, every time.

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something) - Diane. My papa picked it out :)

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - It depends on the look I am going for. If i have alot of smudgy eyeliner on, I usually at least coat them with color because they are long and pretty and curly but are almost like an invisible black. But if its something natural, I don't usually worry about it.

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  3. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Nothing yet, but I imagine I'll probably wear R&R X-Rated again.

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? - Weirdly enough, Catherine is actually a fairly hard name to find in any kind of product (including those name keychain thingies) so when I happened upon Jane Iredale's PurMoist Lipstick in Catherine I ordered it online without even caring about the color. Turns out it's a muted brown red, which is pretty nice. I'm still really sad that Zoya has not made a Catherine nail polish yet. I'm not really a fan of creme nail polishes or dusty colors so I don't own OPI Catherine the Grape.

    And as for name mispellings, I can kind of understand how people would do it with mine since it's a fairly common name with fairly common different spellings, but nothing irritates me more than when I tell people my name is "Catherine" and they spell it something like "Kathryn." I HAVE THREE SYLLABLES. Also, I go by the nickname "Cat" and at least some portion of the population thinks it's really weird that it's spelled the same as "cat." Because it would make so much more sense for me to spell my nickname "Kat" even though my actual name starts with a C.

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? - Hmmm. Blush...?

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something) - Alice. My mom's name. I was my parents' first child and they totally neglected to think about coming up with a middle name for me... and so when they had to fill out the birth certificate they just

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - In general no. Only on special occasions.

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  4. Blush: none yet
    Name in a product: Guerlain and stila have a lipstick named Gemma, and there's Jemma Kidd makeup. I know two books (Gemma and Gemma di Bovary with my name). Americans always use a hard "G" or say "Jumbo?" when mispronouncing my name grrr...
    Beauty Weakness: anything in cute packaging
    Middle Name: Penelope and Tom use it as their last names
    Mascara on lower lashes: only when doing something fancy

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  5. 1 Don't use blusher. My cheeks are naturally hideously red. I try like mad to conceal them rather than accent them.
    2 Jennifer? Not that I know of..
    3 Product? Anything and everything - nail polish at the moment but I never stick to anything for long
    4 Ann - I hate it
    5 Mascara on lower lashes - not since I was in my teens - so 35 years ago

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  6. 1. BOTD - NARS cream blush - Lokoum

    2. My name is Alexis (shortened from Alexandra) - I had to endure many years being called, "ALEXIS Carrington" - then years later when I was a barrista a fabulous gay customer would bust out and say, "why good morning, ALEXIS COLBY CARRINGTON DEXTER" in rapid fire. And then imagine what happened to me when the car LEXUS debuted in the early 90's. Ugh so annoying.

    3. Beauty product that's my weakness? Probably nail polish - OPI or Essie just because it's right across the street from my office at the Pure Beauty store. Or lipgloss. I need another tube like I need a hole in head!

    4. Middle name - Emily, my mother's name and I'm quite fond of it regardless.

    5. Sometimes -yes, but I need time to do it. If done haphazardly I look like a junkie.

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  7. 1. Blush of the day?: Nothing at the moment. I'm working tonight so will experiment with my new Korres bronzer to make me appear less dead to my patients!

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it?: Umm makeup wise I don't know, but my name is Emma and as I recall there is a rather famous book/movie with that name as the title ;)

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection?: Umm I'm not sure. I think probably any neutral eyeshadow really. I have brown eyes and i like to accentuate the colour of them.

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something): Not so much a middle name, my first name is Emma-Louise but I never get called that anymore.

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes?: All the time but I like to smudge it up a bit with some coloured lower liner so it never looks neat!

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  8. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Benefit Posietint with MAC Well-Dressed over it

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? - Let's see....that damn dog book (and movie) Marley and Me...Bob Marley...Ziggy Marley...okay, the whole Marley Clan...Jacob Marley from Christmas Carol...



    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? - Blush. And taupe/silver eyeshadow. And pastel nailpolish. And cool nail stickers.

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something) - Elise. Like the Cure song.

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - Sometimes.

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  9. Blush of the day? Well, some one told me I had pretty eyes...

    Do I have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with my name in it?
    hmmm... My middle name, "Daniel my Brother" sometimes By Elton John (Screeeeeeeeeeeech)

    What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection?
    Which ever one you ask me to buy you dear.

    What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something)
    Duh, didn't I cover that already? And besides, if you can't remember my B-day (numbers, math, same thing), at least you should remember that!

    Do you use mascara on your lower lashes?
    Only when we go clubbing, honey, despite YOUR protest...

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  10. 1. Boots No. 7 cream blush in Peach Silk with Too Faced Papa don't Peach on top
    2. Glamour Doll Eyes Eye shadow named Phyrra. Aromaleigh Eye shadow named Phaedra (after my dog :P)
    3. Lipgloss or eye shadow
    4. Lee
    5. Nope. It always smears all over and gives me raccoon eyes

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  11. Blush of the Day-Chanel Narcisse= love

    No song that I know of, but how about Cindy Lou Hoo of Whooville? I have also met several little yappy dogs named Cindy--uggg

    Eyeshadow in bronze period. or anything skincare related & I'm starting quite a collection of body lotions.

    My middle name is Elizabeth NOT LOU!!! I hate it when people call me Cindy LOU!! I like my real name of Cynthia Elizabeth, I think it sounds real not backwoods like Cindy Lou for Crap's sake. I had a boss when I first started at my job 14 YEARS AGO who called me Cindy Lou and I have been known as that at work ever since---thanks Walt-er!!

    Always and I don't care if I'm not supposed to.

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  12. Blush of the day: MAC Plum du bois from cult of cherry.
    A song with my name in it (Jill) Da Do Ron Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy. "Somebody told me her name was Jill, da do ron ron ron da do ron ron.
    Product weakness: Any lip product; gloss stick balm whatever.
    Middle name: Ann
    Yes i do use mascara on ALL my lashes Darling.

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  13. 1. Blush Of The Day? - BB Pot Rouge Summer Tan

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? Jenny - 8675 by Tommy Tutone. So, in HS guys told me they got my number off the wall, 8675 309. I go by Jen or Jennifer.

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? Brushes, I always think the product will look better with the absolute best application. I fail a lot.

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something) - Axelrod (ok so I made that up.)

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - Only sometimes.

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  14. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Paul and Joe Beaute Face Colour #12, a pale, shimmery pink/beige color. My eyes were heavy, so I needed something that would give me a faint glow.

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? - UGH JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS! I swear, I have slapped and punched people for singing the theme song to me. Also, Josie Grossie from that Drew Barrymore movie "Never Been Kissed", "Josie" and "Online Songs" by Blink-182 (which I love, so when guys sing these songs to me I get happy), "Josie" by Steely Dan, and there's a chain of restaurants in NYC called Josie's.

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection? - Besides taupe and purple eyeshadow, I can never resist a perfect cream eyeshadow, regardless of color. Same with nude lipsticks.

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something) - Alycia. This is common knowledge though.

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? - Every single day.

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  15. Oh god, now I feel bad because I've been pronouncing it L-Vie-Ra in my brain. LOL D:


    1. Blush Of The Day?

    The same peachy pink I always wear from my 28 blush palette. Though for some reason I also decided to use a bit of NYX Indian Pink round lipstick as a cream blush too.

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it?

    Nothing well known :( I'm sure there's something out there...

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection?

    I cant resist a good red lipstick. I dont go out and buy every single red lipstick in existence, but I feel the need to get all the MAC ones, and my eyes immediately go to the red lip products when I'm scouting any indie brand online :|

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something)

    May. Like the month. Only I wasn't born in May, and I dont think any of my grandmother's had the name May. My parents are special LOL

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes?

    Yes, but it HAS to be waterproof, or I end up with smudging that just accentuates the veins under my eyes.

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  16. 1. Blush Of The Day?
    None...I was barefaced today.

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it?
    Sort of. Elvis Costello's song Allison is the right name but the wrong spelling. :P

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? What product never fails to make you swoon and never fails to end up in your collection?
    I'm a sucker for a pretty pinky nude lipstick, or a lavender one.

    4. What is your middle name? (If you would rather not share that personal information just make something up...but make it amazing, like Velveeta or something)
    LMAO @ Velveeta. That would be pretty spectacular. Nope, mine is Devorah. Only it's not pronounced like Deborah, which people often assume if they see it written. It's pronounced de-VOR-ah, almost as if it were d'Vorah. It's Hebrew. I used to hate it because little girls would ask what my middle name was and then repeat it as if it left a bad taste in their mouth, looking confused. "What kind of name is that?"...sigh. Well I'm sorry your parents weren't creative enough to think of something past LYNN OR MARIE, entire generation. :|


    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes?

    Usually no but I think I'm gonna start because it looks cool.

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  17. My name is Jane and I have hated it all my life. How many Dick and Jane or Tarzan jokes should one person tolerate in a lifetime?

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  18. 1. Blush Of The Day? - MAC Blush ombre in Ripe peach.. It was already out of the drawer and I was soooo tired this morning that I dind't want to look in the makeup drawer!

    2. Do you have any well known Product (nail polish, blush, other), Song, Movie, etc. with your name in it? There's this horrible horrible swedish song tht terrorized me throughout all my early school years and that made me hate my name, which is why I started calling myself Maggie instead. I like my name (Magdalena) and when searching on YT there seem to be a lot of songs with that name... but it does carry a painful sting these days.

    3. What beauty product is your weakness? I think it's my mood that's my weakness! If I'm sad, nothing makes me as happy as shopping :S

    4. What is your middle name? Kirsikka and Katarina. Yes, I have two middle names :P The first one is Finnish for cherry (which I think is both cute and cool) and Katarina is the polish/swedish version of Catherine.

    5. Do you use mascara on your lower lashes? Sometimes yes and sometimes no :P It depends on the look. If I do only mascara or a smokey eye, then yes. If I do a winged eye liner, no.

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