Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Poll


This has been the longest week ever.  It always seems that the week before a holiday is soooo long.  I have this Friday off of work and Monday is Memorial Day in the US, so I actually get 4 day weekend instead of a 3 day weekend.  What bugs me about the US is that now almost every holiday there is a costume for sale that goes along with it.  You know, nothing says 'I Love America' more than a metallic blue lamé bustier and hot pants.


Or how about this one paying homage to your German ancestry yet still feelin the red white and blue with a Hofbräuhaus Server outfit in patriotic colors, of course.

Want to pay homage to the military this Memorial Day?   Well why not dress up as a slutty sailor.  Nothing says 'I respect the women and men in uniform' more, than a lot of cleavage or white fishnet stockings.


Lest we forget our most beloved icon of freedom in America, The Statue of Liberty.  Why not give that French gal a much needed makeover with a micro mini dress made from fabric cut to the same size as our actual Constitution! 


Ah yes.  America. Red, White, Blue and slutty.  Don't get me wrong. I'm not hating on the pretty women in these photos. They all have beautiful bodies.  What I don't like is that these costumes give the impression that nothing is sacred anymore.  That SEX has to be inserted (pardon the pun) into all facets of our celebrations.  I'm not a prude. I like to look and feel sexy. I just think there is a time and a place for it.  Going out to a nightclub = Look sexy. Going to a memorial day picnic = Look pretty, the sexy can come later when you are participating in the memorial day car wash and you re-enact that scene from Cool Hand Luke.  
 it get's kinda hot and heavy at the 2:45 min mark.

You've never seen that movie?  Dude!  Watch it. It's awesome.
But back to my point.  a) You don't need a costume for every freakin holiday.  I saw costumes for St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day. I bet there is even a slutty Easter costume out there! There sure as heck are slutty Mrs. Claus costumes.  b) You don't need to dress like a slut to look sexy.  Sure.  Show off the goods from time to time. You work hard to look that good, but sometimes cutoff shorts and a t-shirt look sexier to a guy than star spangled hot pants.  c) I can't believe you haven't seen Cool Hand Luke?!  The "What we have here is a failure to communicate." line is from that movie.  "No One can eat 50 eggs." scene is awesome.  Plus Paul Newman looks hot!
Sexy costumes do have their place. Halloween, Costume Parties, Comic Book conventions, The Bedroom, but please let's keep the day when we honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, a little less provocative. (and yes I see the irony of asking people to not use their "freedom of expression" AKA Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, on a day where we honor people who fought to maintain that RIGHT.  I'm just making a suggestion. It's not like I'm trying to pass some law that will limit someones ability to have the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That would be Un-American.) <---- see what I did there?
On To The Poll!

1.  Blush Of The Day? - Chanel Joues Contraste in In Love. A bright orange-y coral. I'm wearing it trying to convince myself that I don't need to buy the limited edition JC from Asia in Fleur de Lotus because they look similar.

2.  Latest beauty acquisition or upcoming beauty acquisition? - I recently received a bottle of the Dita Von Teese perfume from my UK friend Hayley at London Beauty Queen blog. I really like it and it smells sexy!

3.  Name one of your favorite movies made before 1970? - There are a ton, obviously, but Cool Hand Luke I mentioned above so I don't wanna cheat and name another.

4.  Speaking of sluts, what beauty brand(s) are you a total HOOR for? - I'm an equal opportunity HOOR, but I must say that Guerlain and Chanel are neck and neck.

5. What was one of your most favorite costumes (I have asked this question before, sorry) - My favorite costume is still the same.  The time I went as Satan's Cheerleader for Halloween one year.



12 comments:

  1. 1. None now since I'm getting my hair done.
    2. A Shu brush.
    3. I can't think of any off the top of my head
    4. By Terry, Armani, and Shu Uemura
    5. I don't have one. Although this year I'm supposed to be a Drag queen. That will be for the record books lol

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  2. BotD? Chanel Joues Contraste in Malice. Thanks for that by the way. I bought it on your recommendation, and now I may need them all. Awesome.

    Beauty Acquisition? I just bought Naked 2. I'm so in love with it. It's the best thing I own. Until my next purchase. I also bought this on your recommendation. My wallet does not approve of you.

    Movie? I'm not really sure. I don't really know years, so I'll say the Love Bug. I loved it the first time I saw it and nearly cried when I saw them try to bring back Herbie. With Lindsey Lohan nonetheless. No. Just no.

    Hoor? Right now I'm really loving theBalm and DuWop. theBalm has the most amazing blushes ever and I'm totally loving my staniacs. I love Duwop's lip venoms because they look pretty natural on me, and I love the plumpy, tingly effects.

    Favorite Costume? Definitely when I went as an artist. I was still young enough to trick or treat and I made the whole thing. I wore leggings, an oversized paint-splattered button down shirt. I then mixed paints on a palette. I also wore a beret and painted on my face. Since I was carrying the palette, my mom carried my bag for me. It was pretty awesome. Unfortunately there are no pictures.

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  3. That Satan's cheerleader costume is AWESOME! Good point about the slutty costumes for every occasion. What's next, sexy turkey for Thanksgiving? Although I must admit the idea of a slutty pilgrim costume does amuse me more than a bit. Because it makes no sense. Anyways...
    1)Hard Candy Fox in a Box in Spicy & Sweet. I can't stop wearing this lately!
    2)Victorian Disco Eyeshadows (many from the WoW collection). I am so impressed with the improved formula!
    3)My Fair Lady
    4)Urban Decay, Stila, Wet n Wild, Boscia... more... total hoor over here!
    5)Athena, because I made it out of parts of the theatre department's old costume archive

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  4. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Mac Ripe Peach. I have a new found love for it.

    2. Latest beauty acquisition or upcoming beauty acquisition? - another Inglot palette that's gonna be sent to me, yay!

    3. Name one of your favorite movies made before 1970? - Oh boy, I wasn't even born and I have zero culture when it comes to old movies. Nothing comes to my mind right now.

    4. Speaking of sluts, what beauty brand(s) are you a total HOOR for? - a hoor is a hoor, all of them :-p

    5. What was one of your most favorite costumes (I have asked this question before, sorry) - we don't have those traditions here, so none

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  5. Ugh I've been wanting Fleur de Lotus for weeks now. Can you please recommend a reputable seller for those of us in the US, just in case my willpower fails me?

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    1. Yes I can. Order from Izzy's Perfume & Beauty Shoppe Fast shipping. Paypal accepted, and lost of LE d/c items. Prices = Very high

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  6. Well, today the only question I feel like answering is the movie made pre-1970. Twelve Angry Men (the original, not the TV version). I can watch it every time it comes on TCM and be glued to my seat to the very end. If you haven't seen it, rent it. You won't be disappointed. Oh, also some runner-ups: Psycho, The Third Man, and Citizen Kane. I could go on, but you did ask for one and I've exceeded my limit. ^-^~~

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  7. 1. Blush Of The Day? - NARS Exhibit A. It's a bright red-orange. You can wear it sheer or layer for a brighter look (I wear it sheer for just a little pop of color).

    2. Latest beauty acquisition or upcoming beauty acquisition? - Dying to try Oribe's texturizing spray

    3. Name one of your favorite movies made before 1970? - The Wizard of Oz

    4. Speaking of sluts, what beauty brand(s) are you a total HOOR for? - Bumble & Bumble, NARS, Make Up For Ever

    5. What was one of your most favorite costumes - I was a red crayon when I was 4. Yes that is still my favorite costume to this day :)

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  8. 1. Tom Ford Wicked - I get a lot of use out of it!

    2. Chanel Frisson nail polish (love). Also GA ETK in no 9 Rock Sand (I'm on the fence).

    3. Cat on a hot tin roof (Liz Taylor and Paul Newman are so gorgeous). Chinatown but I think I'm cheating as that was made in the 70s!

    4. Guerlain - love it! the girl at the counter knows me by name!

    5. A spider.

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  9. 1) Blush of the Day: Lancome blush subtile Pink pool shimmer
    2) 2. Latest beauty acquisition or upcoming beauty acquisition? Annick Goutal perfume they will stop distributing them in Canada I have to stuck up!
    3. Name one of your favorite movies made before 1970? This one is hard a tie between Sisi Imperatrice and The sound of music
    4. Speaking of sluts, what beauty brand(s) are you a total HOOR for? Le metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope and Guerlain!
    5. What was one of your most favorite costumes: I was smurfette (all done had made not made in China ) My brother-in-law took an old pillow for the hat and I want to a second hand store for blue legging, blue shirt and a white dress.

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  10. 1. Blush Of The Day? - NARS Liberte

    2. Latest beauty acquisition or upcoming beauty acquisition? - I just got NARS Liberte, Ramatuelle and the eye primer in the mail yesterday and I am so excited about them. I am also planning on picking up a Burberry lippie or two later today at Nordstrom since there's double points. :D

    3. Name one of your favorite movies made before 1970? - Err... I... was born in '88 and may actually have never watched a movie from before 1970... ^^;;

    4. Speaking of sluts, what beauty brand(s) are you a total HOOR for? - Guerlain for fragrance, Chanel for nail polish, Bobbi Brown for eye shadow, R&R for blush.

    5. What was one of your most favorite costumes (I have asked this question before, sorry) - Last year I was an anime-inspired Japanese yakuza assassin in black cargo skinnies and an amazing cropped vintage kimono jacket. :)

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  11. 1. No blush
    2. The new Cult Nails Fairytale polish line goes on pre-order tomorrow!
    3. Gone with the Wind. 1939. Awesomeness! (and no I have not seen CHL sorry!)
    4. Tokidoki, MOR, and anything that llarowe has in her shop lol
    5. Scarlett O'Hare. My hub (then boyfriend) was Rat Butler. We won awesome prizes!

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