Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday Poll


As many of you have already heard...or felt, there was an earthquake in my neck of the woods on Tuesday.  It was the largest earthquake to hit Virginia for over a century.  The earthquake registered a 5.8 on the Richter scale and was located about 80 miles (128 Kilometers) south of where I live.  When the quake hit around 1:50 PM and I had no idea what was going on.  I was at work, at my desk when I felt and heard a rumbling.  Now we have a fairly strong HVAC unit to cool the building and sometimes when it kicks on it makes a rumbling sound for about one second.  But the quake lasted 1 whole minute and I knew quickly that it wasn't the HVAC.  Then I remembered that there is construction going on near by and they were blasting, so I thought it was that, but the blasting lasts for a few seconds nothing like this.  Then my desk unit started to shake and the walls were kinda moving. I liken it so being in a car going over a gravel road.  About half way through I went to my office door and called out to my assistant and asked if she was OK and if she knew what the heck was going on.  She didn't either.  It wasn't until someone who was from our California office came in and said.  "Yup! That was an earthquake!"  My assistant and I are east coast born and raised so we had never experienced an earthquake before.  It was shocking to us and kind of interesting.  Of course I sat at my desk through most of the quake like an idiot instead of seeking cover UNDER my desk. DERP! Oh well. Maybe next time I'll know better.  There have been 4 aftershocks since the first quake but I have not felt any of them. I was happy and relieved to hear no one was killed or injured during the quake, and while there was damage to many buildings it wasn't catastrophic.  The Washington Monument (The big 555 foot obelisk) suffered some sever cracks in the pyramid section of the structure and the National Cathedral, down town, also lost a few spires and damaged some of the gargoyles around it, but no one was hurt.  Of course many jokes started to surface after the quake, which I had no problem with. The quake didn't kill anyone, and there was minor damage for the most part.  The part that irritated me was seeing a brands try to profit from the quake by tweeting "Earthquake got you stressed? Pamper your curls with a Deep Treatment. Your curls and nerves will thank you!"  The company since took down the tweet and mention on its Facebook page, but not before a bunch of people called them on their sh!t.  I was one of them.  It's OK to make a joke, but to profit b/c of a natural disaster, when you have no reason to..well. it just seemed tacky.  Sure if this company was in the business of say, masonry or earthquake proofing buildings, fine. That make s sense, but hair products.  That's just lame. Perhaps I am overreacting, I'll give you all a chance to voice your opinion. I use products from that brand and probably would have stopped if they didn't remove the tweet. But they did, and I have to remember that it wasn't the owner of the brand saying that, it was some marketing intern or lackey that was responsible, so I can't be too angry. I mean it's just haircare after all.  I digress. The quake hit, everyone, including me, Darthypie and Mr. Sith are fine, Floydiepie the bulldog was a little annoyed and the cat, Cujo...well he just didn't seem to be affected one bit.
On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day - Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Passion. Brand spankin' new and straight from Sephora. a crimson red that is so incredibly pigmented I swear it is like a lipstick...but good for my lips! (check out the review on Friday!)

2.  Did you feel the earthquake?  Have you ever been in an earthquake?  Did you know what was going on when it happened? If you have never been in a quake, what terrible natural disaster did you experience most recently? - Yes. Not before this one.  No. Before the quake the most recent natural disaster I was in was the snowmageddon that took over the DC area dumping 20 inches in less than 24 hours.

3.  Recent beauty acquisition? - Fresh Sugar Passion lip balm, Besame Crimson cream rouge!, and Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Shadow #3! OMG so many great reviews coming soon!

4.  Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake?  Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - Yes.  No.  Yes I thought it was tacky but it didn't call for a boycott or anything extreme...plus they removed the tweet, which was good.  And No. I don't think it is tacky to make jokes.  If the quake had been that of the 1994 Northridge, CA quake proportions, then yes. it would have been very poor form to joke. But it wasn't.

5.  Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75.  How is your skincare and makeup going to change?  Or will it not change at all? - I don't think my skin care is going to change much at all.  I am in a controlled climate long enough during the day that I need not worry about fluctuations in temperatures. I might moisturize a bit more if I'm in the AC for a long period of time. As for makeup. Not much will change except I might wear more red lipstick and darker nail polish colors.


15 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day - Mac Fresh Salmon lipstick (LE)

    2. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Did you know what was going on when it happened? If you have never been in a quake, what terrible natural disaster did you experience most recently? - We've had a few earthquakes in the past in my country but they're not that common and they're at about 6 on the scale. The last one was located almost right under my home, I was in my late teens and I remember having woken up (weirdly they have always happened at night for me), opened an eye and thought "oh, that's only an earthquake" and then having goneback to sleep right away :-))

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - Chanel Rose Platine waterproof liner. Beautiful and great formula. Now I need the Taupe one!

    4. Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake? Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - In my country you can actually buy cheaper advertising space in media if your ad is link to an event, whatever it is. So it's something that's in the head of all marketers. Now it being tasteful is another story. However as long as there are no victims, I don't really care.

    5. Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75. How is your skincare and makeup going to change? Or will it not change at all? - As soon as the central heating is back on (which usually is September or October at last) my skin becomes a dry hell and skincare even more of a must than usual, particularly hydrating masks. I can also stop using fake tan and embrace the paleness since I don't show my legs anymore :) But I don't want to think about that, I hate everything that's not Summer!

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  2. Our So Cal weather actually changes far more than a few degrees. We do get lows in the 30s at times.

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  3. Ooh can't wait for the Passion review...I have and love Rose.

    1. Lip Of The Day - MAC Plum Fun l/g from Mac Me Over (love this) over Beurre l/l and Prep & Prime Lip.

    2. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Did you know what was going on when it happened? This was the first one I've ever felt - never experienced a natural disaster, knock on wood.

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - MAC Me Over stuff: lipgloss I mentioned above, and a bunch of stuff I didn't need except for two new fluidlines which I definitely needed!

    4. Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake? Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - I have no idea what this is referring to...lol.

    5. Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75. How is your skincare and makeup going to change? Or will it not change at all? - I wear Argan Oil under my Juice Beauty moisturizer in winter, that's all.

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  4. 2. I'm a SoCal native so I've been through numerous big quakes: five 6.0 or larger in my lifetime and too many smaller ones to count. You know the line from the Carol King song, "I feel the earth move under my feet" ? She wasn't singing about love. She was singing about California! We all watched with empathy and concern, though, as the East Coast rocked and rolled. How totally unexpected it was!

    4. Anyone who has coped with the effects of a natural disaster would be offended by such a crass marketing strategy. When concerned about things like power
    outages, having enough pure drinking water, etc., who cares about their curls! Fortunately, your quake wasn't severe, but you've got to wonder who was sitting on their brain.

    5. This is the time of year when things really heat up in SoCal. Santa Ana winds kick up and blow hot, arid, desert wind into Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Temperatures hit triple digits and the fire season gets under way. Between the dry winds blowing outside and the A/C running inside, keeping hair, skin, lips, and nails well moisturized becomes a real challenge. These dry conditions can last off and on well into October.

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  5. You're in the DC area? No way! I would've asked for some tips on the best places to get my high-end shopping on (there is none to speak of where I live) last month. My next trip to the area won't be for....geez...a while. :(

    Crazy about the earthquake. Glad everyone seems to be ok.

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  6. 1. Lip Of The Day - Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Romance...not feeling like wearing super bright lipstick right now, Romance really brightens my lips up but isn't very crazy so I went with it today :). Also didn't feel like dealing with finnicky lipstick.

    2. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Did you know what was going on when it happened? If you have never been in a quake, what terrible natural disaster did you experience most recently? - No, I live clear across the country so I didn't feel it :P Being in NorCal I've been in lots of earthquakes, most notably I was in San Francisco during the big 1989 earthquake...that was pretty scary because I was 3 and the power went out and there was a lot of damage (not to my apartment, but things fell and broke there).

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - The same Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Romance I am wearing today, I got on Sunday :). I also got the Etude House Lip Tint in the mail recently, as well as NYX Cream Blush in Glow...then I bought it in Hot Pink at Ulta, as well as a round lipstick and an EOS hand cream. Oh! I almost forgot, I also got the theBalm Meet Matt(e) palette at TJMaxx for $17 :)

    4. Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake? Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - I think it was tacky to try and make money off of the earthquake, I don't think it's tacky to make jokes since nobody was killed or seriously injured, although I prefer if East Coasters rather than my CA peers make the jokes.

    5. Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75. How is your skincare and makeup going to change? Or will it not change at all? - Well I live in NorCal and although it is pretty mild here it does get damn cold sometimes (although you east coasters & north westerners will probably still tease us). My skincare and makeup routine will stay the same since I am generally indoors, although I may need to moisturize my hands more....and I may choose more fall appropriate colors, but I don't limit myself...I'll wear summer stuff if I damn well please.

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  7. 1. Lip Of The Day - L'oreal Ravishing Red

    2. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Did you know what was going on when it happened? If you have never been in a quake, what terrible natural disaster did you experience most recently? - No. Yes. Yes, like Eileen, I grew up with them. I live in the mid-west now, so nothing recent for me but just a bit northwest put you in Tornado Alley.

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - Orly's Mineral FX nail polish collection

    4. Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake? Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - I think tie-ins to any disaster to make money is tacky. Look at the Sex and the City movies everything related to those disasters...just tacky. Jokes? Jokes are good.

    5. Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75. How is your skincare and makeup going to change? Or will it not change at all? - It will change as the temps here go from 126 (heat index) to -40 (wind chill). More moisture! Oh and Anonymous, you 38 degree low is grillin' weather here during the winter.

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  8. 1. Lip Of The Day - No makeup whatsoever on today.

    2. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Did you know what was going on when it happened? If you have never been in a quake, what terrible natural disaster did you experience most recently? - Oh wow, that's a lot of questions in one superquestion xD I've been in a lot of quakes before, since I live on the West Coast, plus I spend my summers in Taiwan.

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - I just made my first Fyrinnae haul! Very excited to open the package up when it gets here.

    4. Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake? Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - Yeah, that was quite tacky, but at least they had the sense to take it down. I don't mind people making jokes though, and on a sidenote, that picture at the end of your post almost made me spit out my drink.

    5. Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75. How is your skincare and makeup going to change? Or will it not change at all? - I don't think either will change very much. My skin gets dry in the winter, but I've been working in an office building with lots of AC, so my skin is dry right now too. As far as makeup goes, it'll stay the same. Sometimes I'm not in the mood to wear anything, and sometimes I go crazy and do mermaid themed makeup :P

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  9. 1. Lip Of The Day - Dior Addict Miami

    2. Did you feel the earthquake? Have you ever been in an earthquake? Did you know what was going on when it happened? If you have never been in a quake, what terrible natural disaster did you experience most recently? - No, I'm on the west coast. Yes, I've been in an earthquake, and yes, I knew what was going on - it was actually on my birthday two years ago in San Diego - we were celebrating in my apartment on the third story, so it was quite obvious since the entire building was swaying back and forth. Buildings in California are built to withstand quakes though, so actually nothing fell over in our apartment, except for a pitcher of water on the table (that luckily one of my friends saved before it toppled over). Oh! I did feel a couple small quakes here in San Francisco over the last year, but small short ones.

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - NARS Exhibit A blush (love!) and Bougainville gloss (meh - may be getting exchanged).

    4. Do you think it was tacky for that company to tweet what they did about the earthquake? Do you think it is tacky to make jokes about the quake? - Yea, as much as I know Californians have been making fun of East Coasters for the quake (which wasn't all that big, but honestly, it's a lot scarier when you know your buildings aren't built for that kind of stuff like we have here) that tweet was really in poor taste and just ... dumb. & no, it may have been the biggest quake to hit the east coast in 100 years but all told it wasn't a very big quake and there wasn't much damage from it. Other, bigger quakes, not acceptable though - I mean, this year or so alone there have been so many devastating ones, Haiti, Chile, New Zealand, Japan. =/

    5. Now that summer is coming to an end or spring is coming to you south of the equator or if you live in Southern, CA The days are getting slightly colder like 72 degrees versus 75. How is your skincare and makeup going to change? Or will it not change at all? - Well, actually, as I live in San Francisco my summer is just starting haha. I've been wearing a mix of summer bronzes and peaches and fall dark brown and taupe smokiness and bright orange red lips for the last three months of "not summer" and I doubt much will change as we have our mini summer before fall really hits. And when fall really hits I'll think I'll pull out the pinks and plums more.

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  10. 1. Lip of the Day - By Terry, Lacque de Rose - Rose Peche

    2. Natural Disaster - I lived through the Northridge Earthquake in 1994! Epicentre was just a few miles from my house. I don't live in the states anymore so I didn't feel this last earthquake. We've been having monsoon type weather in the UK without the monsoon, a whole month's worth of rain is falling in a day or 3-4 hours. But that's not really a natural disaster, just annoying (and where's MY SUMMER!?!?!?!)

    3. Man. What haven't I acquired recently is a better question!? I just acquired all the necessary supplies for a full FOTD (since before I was just tinted moisturiser and out the door) and wanted concealer, foundation, primer, blah blah. And 5 MUFE aqua creams. Like £275 worth of makeup acquired at least.

    4. Totally inappropriate but not worth a boycott. They might have been going for light-hearted but it just fell flat.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that never forget picture!

    xo
    Sara

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  11. oh and uh....we haven't had a summer so my makeup hasn't changed in ever. I just have more of it now! It's like "hmmm. Wear makeup for rain? Or wear makeup for rain? Or wear makeup for rain!? SO MANY CHOICES!"

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  12. I'm in FL and we had an earthquake--VERY mild--several years ago. The windows rattled, and I watched the soda in a 2L bottle sway back and fro. WEIRD. I never knew we could have earthquakes in FL!!

    My nephew's father was in DC and his plane literally took off right before the earthquake hit. My sister was a bit nervous until he landed and could text her that he was fine.

    Glad no one was hurt except the gargoyles and the Washington monument : /

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  13. 1. Estee's Cheating Heart
    2. This was my first earthquake! I didn't realize it was a full minute; I would have said ten seconds. My vertigo has been so bad I thought it was that - until the books started shaking off the shelves. One the aftershocks woke me up.
    3. Wet n wild Brûlée
    4. Yup, tacky.
    5. Time to change the colors in my daily bag...

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  14. I felt the earthquake all the way up north in Toronto! Was sitting at my desk and felt my chair slightly rocking back and forth...I honestly thought it was my pulse/heartbeat, but then later heard about the earthquake you guys got.

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