Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Poll


There has been way too much talk about the way Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globe awards. Many in the press are saying that it was offensive, bitter and down right rude.  Honestly. I found Ricky Gervais to be exactly like Ricky Gervais when he hosted the Globes.  Yes. That's right. He did nothing more than be himself.  His band of humor is snarky, painfully honest and yes, sometimes rude.  You know what? It's funny too.  Come on. You mean to tell me the naive Hollywood Foreign Press (HFP) actually thought Gervais would be like his character from that movie The Invention Of Lying?  Pluheeze. A word of advise to the HFP; When you hire an assassin, don't be shocked when he actually kills someone!  Gervais already gave you a taste of what his hosting would be like LAST YEAR and during the promos THIS YEAR when he reveled in the fact that he was being paid to Make fun of celebrities that do nothing but congratulate each other and eat an expensive dinner.  Gervias has been quoted as saying "They hired me for a job, and if they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me.".  My thoughts exactly.  Award shows typically hire comedians to host and expect those comedians to make jokes.  People like to laugh and like to see others that they might envy, made fun of.  Call it Schadenfreude (pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others) or Jealousy or simply having a good sense of humor and not taking things so seriously, but most people LIKE this humor.  Now I know that some of you will disagree and say that Mr. Gervais did a horrible hosting job...and you know what I would agree.  But wait!  Didn't I just defend him for over 22 sentences above?  Yes.. I defended him as a comedian, not as a host.  In defense of the English language and etiquette, the term "Host" may be inappropriate for such gigs as the Globes, Oscars, MTV Movie Awards, etc. A Host, by definition and by etiquette standards, is to make the Guests (The Audience at the Globes, in this case) feel at ease. The Host is supposed to be gracious and giving.  A Host is not to point out that the HFP is a joke and have been known to take bribes and other disparaging remarks.  If they truly wanted a HOST then they should have hired a politician. Politicians actually CARE what people think of them. They want to be accepted by everyone.  Comedians, for the most part, don't worry about what everyone thinks of them, that's not their job. Their job is to be funny.  And that is exactly what Ricky Gervais did.
On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Rouge Vermillon. You can read my review and see pics HERE

2.  Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards?  If yes. Did you enjoy it?  If No, Do you care that you missed all the much ado about nothing? - Yes. I did watch some of it.  Basically until Trent Reznor gave his acceptance speech. That's all I really wanted to see.  I read the rest of Gervais' jokes from transcripts or watched them in youtube clips.

3.  Recent Beauty Purchase? If you are on a "No-Buy/Low-Buy" How successful has it been? - Oh goodness. Too many. But I did get the UD Naked palette (all molested I might add) and a new Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder. I promise to review it soon! 

4.  There was a lot of buzz around the exact shade of lip gloss that Angelia Jolie was seen applying at her table.  I'll let you know it was a Chantecaille Lip Gloss in the color Love, which is currently out of stock because I guess everyone wants to look like Angelina.  My question is, have you ever purchased a beauty product based solely on having heard or seen it worn by a celebrity? - Yes. I admit that I was on the search for the Club Monaco Lipstick in Glaze as worn by Monica Lewinsky in her interview with Barbara Walters. It looked awesome on her, and to be honest, it looked awesome on me too. I don't regret the purchase.

5.  What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? - For me it has to be Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil.  If you wear makeup, this oil dissolves it fast as lightening, and it doesn't make me break out and saves me from having to scrub extra hard to get my makeup off with my regular cleanser.  Its a holy grail for me!

12 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Mac Aristocat

    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards? If yes. Did you enjoy it? If No, Do you care that you missed all the much ado about nothing? Nope, time zone issue and no real fuss about it here. I do enjoy reading about actress'dresses and makeup breakdowns. I liked January Jones makeup a lot (the dress wasn't my style but she wore it well)

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? If you are on a "No-Buy/Low-Buy" How successful has it been? - I am on a low-buy-failure track. Bought Clarins Everlasting foundation yesterday. I own it in a Summer shade and love it, I was missing it so much I had to get it in a lighter shade.

    4. There was a lot of buzz around the exact shade of lip gloss that Angelia Jolie was seen applying at her table. I'll let you know it was a Chantecaille Lip Gloss in the color Love, which is currently out of stock because I guess everyone wants to look like Angelina. My question is, have you ever purchased a beauty product based solely on having heard or seen it worn by a celebrity? - I don't think so. But I would do that only if I was loving the look of the product on them, not because it's them wearing the product - I swear!

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? An expensive serum, like Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.

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  2. 1. One Hand Washes The Other lip butter in bubblegum. :D

    2. Nope! My TV is only for Xbox.

    3. Oh my ._. uhm, Latherati, Fyrinnae, Living Dead Grrl, Venomous Cosmetics, OHWTO... >.>; indie-spree!

    4. No, but I do buy based on nerdy names regularly.

    5. Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy!

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  3. 1. Lip Of The Day? - No lip products for me today. :( I'm at home sick with the flu, wallowing in my misery.
    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards? Nope, I did not. Didn't really feel as though I missed out on anything either.

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? If you are on a "No-Buy/Low-Buy" How successful has it been? I've kinda been on a low buy (mostly been buying things for my kit) but I did splurge on the China Glaze Tronica Collection for myself recently, and I did just order Becca Loose Finishing Powder.

    4. There was a lot of buzz around the exact shade of lip gloss that Angelia Jolie was seen applying at her table. I'll let you know it was a Chantecaille Lip Gloss in the color Love, which is currently out of stock because I guess everyone wants to look like Angelina. My question is, have you ever purchased a beauty product based solely on having heard or seen it worn by a celebrity? No, I can't say that I have. There aren't really any celebrities which I feel I resemble anything close to, so I never think, "Hmm, that product would look good on me too!". I have however, definitely purchased something the famous taupe loving Elvira liked! :)

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? Sheet masks. My day can be going horribly, but if I take 20 minutes to slap a sheet mask on, I instantly feel better and look better. My skin looks so healthy and feels so nourished after I've had one on. Really, I can't think of a better way to get soft, plump, baby butt smooth skin in such a short period of time!

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day? - MAC Beurre l/l with Kissable Lipcolor in Super.

    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards? Nope - I miss everything on TV now. I have no cable/tv set up right now.

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? Guerlain Rouge de G in Geisha - it's a great warm red.

    4. I never believe anything they say celebs wear or have worn b/c they can send a celeb something and claim she has it. She has it, but she gave it to her PA to make up for the daily abuse she endures...lol...

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? - Paul and Joe Loose Powder. It's the best.

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  5. I think he did a great job as a comedian. It was in jest, these celebrities should not take it so seriously. Pardon us, if we don't gush over celebrities 24/7 Geesh!

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  6. 1. nothing at the moment. Probably Chante sari rose lip chic as that has been my go to for a while.

    2. No I didn't watch it but I heard all the hullabaloo on the radio. From what I heard it sounds hilarious.

    3. My most recent purchase was some bond no 9 bon bons off of ebay. I am also planning on getting the origins dr weils cream as I have been using a sample and my ultra sensitive skin loves it.

    4. I have probably bought something just because of a celeb but I can't recall a specific time. I am more apt to buy something because of a particular cause it supports (helloo chante).

    5. I would have to say that I agree with cleansing oils. I have tried and loved shus but am currently using cliniques take the day off balm which is equally as awesome in my opinion and mucchhh cheaper.

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  7. 1.Tokidoki lipgloss in Rondine Love. The packaging sucked me in. It's a pretty sheer color, but I still like it a lot.
    2. No and no. I try to limit my entertainment intake to sports, and I watch way too much of that, heh.
    3. The low-buy would be going well if I didn't cave and get that Urban Decay pencil set. Fortunately I had a gift card that lessened the damage a bit.
    4. Not that I can recall, no.
    5. Can't think of one at the moment, but I've never used a cleansing oil so I want to try one now.

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  8. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Just lip balm (Soapalaya Soaps Green Tea Lip Butter and Sara Happ Lip Slip) because my lips are ridiculously dry lately.

    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards? If yes. Did you enjoy it? If No, Do you care that you missed all the much ado about nothing? - No, I don't have TV and honestly, I've never really cared about award shows.

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? If you are on a "No-Buy/Low-Buy" How successful has it been? - My last beauty purchase was the Chanel Ombres Perlees palette! And it was planned too! Originally I wasn't going to get it (I must have stood at the counter for 20+ minutes deliberating too) but my aunt sent me a late Christmas/graduation gift with a red envelope so I bought it last week after I finished my second fellowship proposal. So far I'm really loving it! :D

    4. There was a lot of buzz around the exact shade of lip gloss that Angelia Jolie was seen applying at her table. I'll let you know it was a Chantecaille Lip Gloss in the color Love, which is currently out of stock because I guess everyone wants to look like Angelina. My question is, have you ever purchased a beauty product based solely on having heard or seen it worn by a celebrity? - I don't think so. I do, however, buy things all the time that I've seen on fellow beauty bloggers lol.

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? - Red lipstick! :D

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  9. 1) LOTD - theBalm Plumping LG in Coco-my-nutty over, MAC Creme d'Nude LS.

    2)Not really. The only awards shows I really like are country music and MTV ones. I'm a said dichotomy of pop culture whore.

    3) I have done 2 Sigma brush orders, 1 ACW order and 1 Beauty.com order. I purchased 2 tapered blending brushes, 1 large fluff brush, 1 fine eyeliner brush, 1 angled eyeliner brush, 1 medium eyeshader brush, MAC Post Haste E/s, MAC Goldenrod ES, MAC Violet Underground Eye Kohl, MAC Paparazzshe MMS, MAC Flaunting It KLC, MAC Rapid Response Eyecream, MAC Opulash Mascara, OCC Lip tar in Hush, OCC Lip Tar in Clear, theBalm Time Balm Concealer and NARS Little Darling LS. I bought a lot of shit I know.

    4) No. But if I ever found out Shirley Mansons signature lipcolor, I'd be all over that!

    5)Winged liner. Simple, sophisticated, feminine and kinda ass kick-y. I love it. I'm rocking it right now with Sugarpills Poison Plum.

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  10. 1. Lip Of The Day? - MAC "O"

    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards? Nope - Yes, and it was hilarious watching him completely cross the line and make everyone squirm.

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? NYX Eye Shadow Trio #17.

    4.I've never bought anything because a celebrity wore it, but I've gotten excited to see they wear the same colors I do. I'm a dork that way.

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? Red lipstick.

    Shannon
    Lipstick Musings

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  11. 1. Lip of the Day
    Urban Decay Lipstick in Naked.

    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards?
    No. Too boring for me.

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? If you are on a "No-Buy/Low-Buy" How successful has it been?

    I had to purchase my Boots No.7 Radiant Glow undereye concealer online today because all the ones at target had been opened and obviously used and target had put them back on the shelves. Gross. I also bought 2 mascaras by Flirt! It Curls Mascara in Bombshell Black & Bronze Belle.

    4. My question is, have you ever purchased a beauty product based solely on having heard or seen it worn by a celebrity?
    I think I purchased a bright nail polish color because I saw Rihanna wearing it and loved the shade.

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once?
    Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. It revolutionized eye shadow for me.

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  12. 1. Lip Of The Day? Revlon lipstick in 001 Lilac, surprisingly wearable lavender!

    2. Did you watch the Golden Globe Awards? If yes. Did you enjoy it? If No, Do you care that you missed all the much ado about nothing?I really never do watch award shows, they're rehashed so much the next day/ week anyway.

    3. Recent Beauty Purchase? If you are on a "No-Buy/Low-Buy" How successful has it been? I finally hit the CVS beauty sale yesterday and it was sad, not much left. I bought a Sally Hansen Diamond gloss and a Revlon lipstick. My no-buy is failing miserably, but as a low-buy it's going ok ^.^

    4. My question is, have you ever purchased a beauty product based solely on having heard or seen it worn by a celebrity? Probably, but I can't remember specifics.

    5. What is one beauty item everyone should try at least once? Face primer. I don't know why we all resist it. You cut back on product wastage so much.

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