Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday Poll


Other than sharing the same Birthday (July 2nd), I don't have very much in common with Lindsay Lohan. However, I can't seem to escape hearing about her day in and day out.  Apparently she is on trial for theft of a $2,500 necklace and probation violation and is facing certain jail time.  I'm not in favor of celebrities getting special treatment when it comes to breaking the law.  Heck, if they did get special treatment, LiLo would have already been in jail and unable to steal that necklace.  The thing that gets me is WHY she would steal a necklace.  She has money. She has fame.  She has the means to get all sorts of jewelery for free at almost any time.  Perhaps the fact that I use logic in my understanding of things illogical is the reason I am having such a hard time understanding why she did what she did.  Obviously the root of the problem with most celebrity arrests is the pedestal we put celebrities on in the first place.  They are larger than life. They are super human.  So when we hear about one breaking the law, why is it that we can't bring ourselves to have a celebrity pay the price for unlawful activity?  The actual person that the celebrity is, is often confused with a role they may have played in the past.  Charlie Sheen isn't a toothless cocaine smoking whore monger, he's a sweet and funny guy on 2 and a half Men.  Mel Gibson isn't a racist, bigot, hypocritical religious zealot, he's that funny yet sensitive and slightly wacky guy from the Lethal Weapon movies. And Lindsay Lohan....Well...She's better known for her drug addled exploits than her acting career...OK. So she is a bad example.  I wonder if I were to be caught with cocaine in my purse (a la Paris Hilton) if I would get off with a warning or actually face jail time.  I bet the result would be jail.  I'm not famous and I'm not wealthy.  OK. Before this little rant turns into a diatribe on how our justice system is unreasonably skewed towards punishing minorities and the poor, I'll sum it up this way. Break the law, pay the consequences. I know not every situation is black and white, but there are far too many grey areas when it comes to celebrities. But we as a society have as much ownership of this issue too. If we would just stop buying the magazines about celebrity gossip, stop watching the celebrity gossip shows and stop visiting the celebrity gossip blogs, maybe this "Cult of Celebrity" would not be as powerful as it is. Or perhaps watching celebrities fall apart at the seams is a sort of Schadenfreude (pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others) that we just can't seem to get enough of.
On To The Poll!

1.  Blush Of The Day - Chanel JC in Tea Rose. A warm pink that is very very sheer. You have to be pretty pale to have this color even show upon you and you need a stiff brush to get as much pigment as you can from the product.  Not my favorite Chanel JC but I own it so I'll use it.

2.  What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - I just check D-Listed every once in a blue moon. Otherwise I try to avoid celebrity news as much as possible.  I found that I like being blissfully ignorant of some actors and musicians as a human being. My idolization of Trent Reznor was snuffed out when I read an interview with him and he came off as a giant ass.

3.  Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" - Chanel JC in Satinette, Pink Cloud, and any other limited edition JC, and also MAC pigment in Coco. Oh how I wish MAC would bring this color back. I haven't purchased any MAC since the whole Rodarte fiasco, but I would totally give them my money for a full sized Coco pigment.

4.  What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - I saw the Liam Neeson thriller "Unknown". It was a decent movie. I enjoyed seeing the fashions and makeup of January Jones in the movie. And the slight twist in the movie was good, but I should have waited for video.

5.  What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? - Ellis Faas looks really cool and believe it or not I have never owned a La Metier de Beaute product. I need to get something  don't ya thing?

13 comments:

  1. 1. Blush Of The Day - Layered a bit of Mac Oh So Fair beauty powder on top of Nars Penny Lane creamblush

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - beauty blogs are 99% of what I read. Sometimes I indulge on some E!Entertainment watching or I'll read a beauty magazine at the hairstylist's but that's it.

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" Actually I was thinking that about Stereo Rose, but I got one from a friend, so I'm very happy right now!

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - I haven't gone for so long I can hardly remember. Might have been a Bond or a Bourne one, for what I can recall. Cable TV and internet streaming FTW!

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? - Le Metier de Beaute and Suqqu. Unavailable here but I'll arrange a CP at some point.

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  2. 1. Blush Of The Day - I haven't put makeup on yet, but probably Urban Decay's afterglow blush in Crush, or The Balm's Hot Mama

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - People.com, Star magazine, Entertainment weekly, Perez Hilton

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" - A couple of things from the MAC Hello Kitty and Disney Villains collections, and maybe something from Baroque Boudoir (I'm a sucker for cute packaging).

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - Tron. in 3D!

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? Make Up Forever, Laura Mercier, Illamasqua

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  3. 1. MAC Style
    2. Perez Hilton, via Google Reader and Feedler on my iPad.
    3. MAC Instant Chic blush
    4. I'm like you, it's been forever and I can't even remember. I think it may have been the last in the Twilight series to come out, since I went with a friend.
    5. Chanel - Elvira, have you picked yourself up off the floor yet?!

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  4. 1. Blush Of The Day - Nars multiple in Malibu.

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - Just a ton of beauty blogs I have saved in my bookmarks bar. I stopped looking at D-Listed when I became disgusted by the Human Centipede trailer on that site, which I found appalling since it's mainstream and kids are on there.

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" Chante Shadow and the Rose - I think I can still get it but I don't have the money...also GA LE e/l pencils out for spring right now.

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - Black Swan

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? - Burberry and Edward Bess

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  5. 1. I also check dlisted, but I check it every single day! I love Michael K's writing style.

    2. Eyeko Toffee cream blush

    3. MAC Azalea Bloom Blush Ombre

    4. The King's Speech - so well done, and if Colin Firth doesn't win best actor, there is no justice in this world!

    5. Chantecaille, I want me some turtles :-)

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  6. 1. Blush Of The Day - just the natural hue of my cheek. I like a nice pinkish hue (Seinfeld, anyone?)

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? I watch TMZ, Billy Bush on Access Hollywood (I'm sort of obsessed with his strangeness), Entertainment Tonight. I have a subscription to Life & Style (there's makeup and fashion stuff in there, I swear!)

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" Several bottles of Dior Gold Revolution. I wanted to pick one up for the nurse at my doctor's office who really loved it on me, and I discovered it was LE. It's my favorite metallic polish and I will cry when it's gone.

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? Black Swan, I think it was. I love me some Vincent Cassel.

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try?
    Hourglass, Edward Bess, Serge Lutens, Tom Ford, Burberry

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  7. 1. Blush Of The Day - R&R Spank, to go with the Canmake Nudy Glow gloss in Rose Macaron that a dear friend sent me as part of my early birthday present (my birthday's in April, but she goes to school in Australia and had a hell of a time shipping me my last bday present, so she decided to ship to me early when she was home in Asia this year). :D

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - I don't really. I guess Pop Champagne does celeb bashing more than anything else these days, but that's not why I followed her blog in the first place.

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" - The third Shu holiday '09 lipstick, the Planet Cat palette, the other Visee Glam Hunt Eyes palette, I kinda regret not getting LM Tiger Lily...

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - Tron: Legacy, which was AWESOME. I loved the first movie too though. (Yea, I don't watch movies in theaters a lot.)

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? - Where do I start? Edward Bess, Burberry, Dolce and Gabanna, Cleu de Peau, Georgio Armani, Hourglass, Lipstick Queen, La Mer because I want to try the lip balm, Lunasol, ... and actually you know, I've never tried anything from Estee Lauder or Clarins. Clarins is definitely high up on the list of a line I might actually soon try out - the Joli Rouges anyway, and oh, Origins. I'm searching for a replacement for my beloved Shu foundation...

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  8. 1. Mac Super Duper natural
    2. Watch TMZ once in a while accidentally. Not into spoiled above the law celebs.
    3. It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased backups of Mac Shrimpton Lipstick
    4. Black Swan-
    5. La Metier

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  9. hey! 1st of all...thx for ur rant! i love it. on to my poll answers...
    1. BOTD: MAC Mighty Aphrodite
    2. E! News and thats it. well, does people magazine count? i guess i can include that one too...
    3. ITA on MAC Coco pig. I also wanted Chanel Nude but it got d/c'd and i kick myself for not getting it before it was gone.
    4. i think the last movie i saw was the harry potter one.
    5. ive been wanting to try hourglass since your review on the gloss!

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  10. 1. Blush of the Day
    Meow Blush in Sunshine

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow?
    Probably just tvtattle.com

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased:
    Hmm, maybe MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, but it sold out before I could buy it. I usually don't sweat it too much because I can find a dupe or similar color.

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters?
    Hmm, Harry Potter, I think.

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try?
    Illamasqua

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  11. 1. Blush Of The Day - Chantecaille cheek shade in the Sea Turtles Palette ♥

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - I never usually follow, watch or read about celeb gossip. But if E! News is on, I'm not one to turn the channel ^^

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" - MAC Way To Love lipstick, if this baby is repromoted I will be stocking up on at least 10!

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - Hmmm, I think it would've been last year. Went to see Fast & Furious with a girlfriend... :)

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? - I would love to try Ellis Faas, Rouge Bunny Rouge and venture more into Giorgio Armani.

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  12. 1. Blush Of The Day - Paul and Joe Face Color #12. It's been my default blush lately! I made a dent in it =)

    2. What sort of celebrity "news" (a.k.a. Gossip) Magazines, TV shows or Blogs do you follow? - Perez, Dlisted, The Superficial, and YBF.

    3. Finish This Sentence: "It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased ___________" - the summer 2010 Le Metier Eye Kaleidoscope =(

    4. What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? - "Black Swan", I think.

    5. What cosmetic brand have you never tried but would love to try? - Julie Hewitt!

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  13. 1.) No blush.

    2.) I don't read gossip magazines, but celebrities are unavoidable. I am informed about the weekly activities of Justin Bieber via friends' facebook updates and my Yahoo! sign in screen. There is little I can do about it.

    3.) It was limited edition and I wish I had purchased more Casma by Caswell Massey before they reformulated it. Now it smells like Girl Scout cookies.

    4.)Harry Potter. I was in the bathroom texting, and my friend fell asleep. It was really boring.

    5.) Tarte, because Maureen Kelly's story is really inspiring.

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