Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Poll

 
 
Going on vacation makes people happy.  Seems logical, right?  Taking a break from the drudgery of work is good for the mind and body.  A recent study, however showed that people were happier in the days leading up to the vacation rather than actually being on the vacation itself.  Apparently the anticipation of the event is more exciting than the event itself.  I can almost understand that.  The anticipation to my birthday is always more exciting than....oh. wait a second.  I stopped delightfully anticipating my birthday when I turned 31.  I tell you what, getting old isn't as much fun as I thought it would be.  In my heart and in my mind, I feel younger than I am, but on paper, I'm in a completely different age demographic.  I recently decided to claim I am 25 on a lot of the "beauty surveys" for sample programs. As a result I have been getting better samples!  Win!  Coincidentally, a small number of on-line friends think I'm actually 25 and forget my real age. I do remind them, often.  That's probably because I'm so damn immature. However, in real life, the wrinkles in my forehead are begging for Botox. Thankfully I have 25 year olds like Lindsay Lohan around who look closer to my actual age than I do. I think the wrinkles are the hardest part for me.  Well I should say, the wrinkles AND the acne.  Wrinkles and acne at the same time seriously sucks.  Being in the business of writing about beauty makes the ridiculous combo even worse.  "Hi I'm a beauty blogger with forehead wrinkles and chin acne. Nice to meet you."  Yeah.  Not the best endorsement.  Mr. Sith says I'm too hard on myself, that that's supposed to be his job. (Joke) But I am. I am always in competition...with myself. I am always striving to do better than the day before.  If I'm not moving forward, I'm moving backwards.  I couldn't care less about how other beauty bloggers are doing in relation to my blog. I'm not competing with them. I'm competing with myself. I am running a race against the Pink Sith of four years ago, four months ago, four days ago.  I see other women out there, not many thankfully, that want to make it all a competition between other bloggers.  Let them have their "fun". Deep down, they know they are miserable and they will never truly be happy because that kind of blogging only makes one more and more miserable.  I may not always be first with the newest cosmetic release, or I may not always get the PR samples that other bloggers get, but as long as I strive to make my blog better, write the best that I can, be as honest as possible and strive to make a better post than yesterday, I'm more than fulfilled. So to those bloggers I say: Have fun racing against me. Because you will always lose.  You know you might get the first post about a brand or the PR samples, but I'll win, because I decided not to race in the first place. What's that saying? It takes more courage to walk away from a fight than it does to stay and fight.
On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Troublant.  LOVE this plummy brown mauve. Wearing it for the third time this week!

2.  What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) - July 2nd.

3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? - All that awesome Fall 2012 Chanel Makeup I've been posting about this week.

4.  According to the infographic from The Daily Viz,  posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? - WTF are people doing in October/November that makes so many babies in July and August?  I didn't think Thanksgiving was all that sexy! My birthday day is on the high end of most common.
click to enlarge. Image from http://thedailyviz.com

5.  Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? - Well Since my birthday is in a few days I think it would signal the end of days if I didn't get myself a little something. Right?  Maybe the Chanel quad from the Fall 2012 collection.  I loves me some Chanel makeup!


26 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

    2. What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) - July 27th. Turning 29 again (read:35), so your post is scary lol

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? - a Dior lipgloss and matching n/p from the Summer collection

    4. According to the infographic from The Daily Viz, posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? - very common apparently? result of the Winter?


    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? - No idea. I'm considering and LV bag for the birthday gift to myself but I could change my mind and get a light epilator instead *glam inside*

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  2. 1. Lip Of The Day? -Nothing yet; will probably be Red Addiction (Lancome)The lipstick says it all!

    2. What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) -September 12-it is the big one,Elizabeth. My gay husband and his boyfriend will probably have a big hand in planning it; suffice to say it will include drag queens (my request) and a whole lot of fabulousness.

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? - the new creme foundation from L'Oreal-LOVE it thus far.

    4. According to the infographic from The Daily Viz, posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? - Very common-weather gets cold,the rest is history.


    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? -
    Yes,indeed! I won (and am anxiously awaiting) a $50 Visa gift card for doing surveys/product testing. I will be getting a Graftobian foundation (read: doesn't melt in the FL sun like everything else does) and a NARS matte lipstick,Moscow. It is my new HG red for this week.

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  3. 1. Lip of the Day - probably Stainiac covered in some kind of gloss.

    2. What is your birthday? - September 14. it's a blah age this year but that's fine. still going to a concert to celebrate.

    3. Recent beauty acquisition? - Murad hybrids matte primer (thanks to a raving review on a particular pink blog).

    4. According to the infographic from the Daily Viz, how common is your birthday? - Hella common. Nine months after January. Nothing else to do in the dead of winter.

    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases?- nothing planned but that doesn't mean it won't happen. i did place a decent sized order with E.L.F that i should receive next week along with my Glossybox and Sample Society subs. that should hold me over for a week or two. ;-)

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Revlon Soft Rose

    2. What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) - March 7

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? - Tarte Exposed blush

    4. According to the infographic from The Daily Viz, posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? - I know three other people with my bday so I think it's pretty common.

    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? - No, I'm actually sick of buying makeup lately, only to have it take up space in my purse, makeup case and life. I'm planning a blog sale! I will start allowing myself one treat a month, a really special one, instead of tons of crap I won't use.

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  5. LOTD: Bobbi Brown Tiger Lily
    Birthday: September 9
    How common? Wicked common. New Years Eve, champagne etc..
    Recent beauty purchases: No 7 Fanomenal Lash Mascara. Will crack the seal when my MF Masterpiece is done.
    Birthday purchase? Not sure yet, so many lovely fall collections. Loving the pics of the Shu Chocolate Box collection...hello awesome colours!

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  6. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Smashbox gloss in Overexposed, which is a gorgeous sheer milky pink that is a no-brainer shade for me.

    2. What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) - January 2nd, I'm a baby at 21!

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? I just bought Nuxe and Queen Julepe masks online,and some Crazy Rumours balms and Real Techniques brushes.

    4. According to the infographic from The Daily Viz, posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? Not at all common! Having a birthday around Christmas sucks though :(


    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? - I'm heading into Illamasqua tomorrow to pick up a blush and some new goodies, and might stop by YSL too as my fiance is buying me things for our anniversary :)

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  7. Happy Birthday in advance, from a fellow July 2nder;)

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  8. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Smyths Rosebud Salve ( it's a no makeup day)

    2. What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) - August 12th

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? - UDPP , one of the few things I buy over and over

    4. According to the infographic from The Daily Viz, posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? - Mine is one of the most common

    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? - yep I'm considering getting the YSL touche eclat foundation

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  9. Yay, my baby's due date is January 6th, not at all common!
    I couldn't guess your age... I tend to assume people are my age. So I would have guessed 29 XD
    1)Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous. The beauty bloggers all failed me. I don't hate it, but it isn't that great. It isn't nearly as good as the lip butters, for example - I find it drying.
    2)June 19th
    3)A tiny ELF order - Lilac Petal shimmering facial whip (to dupe my Benefit High Beam?), Golden Bronzer (to replace my Dior Amber Diamond... dupe?), powder cleanser, and SPF 15 Studio Lip Balm.
    4)Commonish? Paula Abdul shares my birthday. Woo.
    5)I wanted Chanel Frenzy polish, but I think I'll settle for Butter London Yummy Mummy (thanks to bloominbeautyblog.com) b/c it's vegan and cheaper.

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  10. First of all, I have to say that PR samples and new posts be darned, your blog gives me beauty info AND makes me laugh. It's like a two-for-one special!

    1. Lip Of The Day? Fresh Sugar Rose

    2. What day is your Birthday? May 7

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? Laura Mercier Pink Tourmaline Shimmer Bloc - so pretty!

    4. How common is your birthday? Apparently not that common.

    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases?
    I'm drooling over so many of the Fall 2012 collections (Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Laura Mercier), but no planned purchases right now.

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  11. 1. Lip of the Day: Guerlain Rouge G in Brenda

    2. July 9

    3. Recent Acquisitions: Lots of Chanel--Parfait, Troublant, Caractère, Rose Initiel, Lumière D'Artifices Beiges, Complice, Furtif, and Noir Intense

    4. I have a common birthday. An abundance of birthdays during the summer makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Back in the day, a baby (human or any other animal for that matter) had a significantly better chance of surviving if the weather was mild, food was abundant, and the tribe or herd was settled for the season. Just because we now control much of our environment doesn't mean that thousands of years of survival instinct just vanishes overnight.

    5. Upcoming Purchases: After my Chanel haul, I think I'm set--until the next collection hits counter! I saw the promos for Chanel Holiday and am already drooling with anticipation. Terrible, huh?

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  12. 1. lip of the Day : Edwad Bess Night romance
    2. What day is your birthday? November 23rd
    3. Recent beauty acquisition? 2 LMdB kaleidoscope , on the Coast and Chauvet pont d'arc and LOreal couleur infaillible Rush Amber
    4. According to the infographic from the Daily Viz, how common is your birthday?Less common but really I know 3 to 4 people with the same date and my mom, cousin and brother in law is like 3 days after me so the infographic from the Daily Viz need to revised their numbers :P (but no interesting celebrity share my birthday thats a bummer)
    5. Upcoming purchase: Armani eyeshadow quad that pretty much it and maybe a lipstick from mac with the B2M program.

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  13. 1. Lip Of The Day? Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Charm

    2. What day is your Birthday? June 17, 1964 I don't care if anyone knows I'm ancient! :0)

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? Laura Geller Baked Blush n Brighten in Honey Dipped and Roseberry

    4. How common is your birthday? It's kinda in the middle

    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases?
    I really like the Chanel Bombay Express Collection and the Stila new fall In the Know Eye Shadow palette (all mattes) Oh and a bunch of the MAC Heavenly Creatures stuff.

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    1. Ancient?!? 1964? Try 1944! LOL

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    2. You're as young as you feel! Sure. That and I have beachfront property in Arizona, if you're interested!

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  14. 1. Lip: Some bright hot pink Wet-N-Wild lipstick. I might be the only person who looks good in this color. Revlon used to make a similar color about 20 years ago... It is my go-to and I have tubes at home and at work.

    2. September 8th. Very popular day apparently.

    3. Comodynes self-tanner towels. I am not-so-orange w/ them and also not-so-pale but haven't figured out how to make myself not miss pieces of skin and look blotchy.

    4. Whoops, popular birthday

    5. No planned purchases atm, but no doubt something will strike my fancy in the next week or so. I am trying to do a no-buy couple of months, but its turning out to be more of a buy-less sort of month.

    I totally thought you were going to say on children ruin vacations. Once you have kids you take family "trips" not vacations. Trips w/ kids are more work than staying home but you have the feeling you should be relaxing but can't due to all the whining.

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  15. My first comment in your blog:

    1. Lip Of The Day? - I´m a guy so don´t use lipstick instead Kiehl's lip balm

    2. What day is your Birthday? (You do not need to include the date.) - July 15th, we're from the same month ;)

    3. Recent Beauty Acquisition? - A concealer from Essence which is too light for my skin and is the darkest shade... epic fail.

    4. According to the infographic from The Daily Viz, posted below, these are the most common birthdays. How common is your birthday? - Is really common I don't why people plan to have babies in summer.


    5. Do you have any planned or upcoming beauty purchases? - Bourjois is coming to Mexico (I haven't said it right? I'm Mexican)and I want to prove some products, they could be a good self-present for my birthday

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    1. Hi Efrain! I don't normally comment on Thursday Poll responses but I just wanted to say Hi and Welcome. A lot of times my Thursday Poll asks for specific blush or lip colors of the day, feel free to answer as you see fit. Mentioning Kiehl's Lip Balm is a regular answer even from women. Don't discount it. :-)

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  16. Elvira, You have said everything I have been thinking lately. Getting older sucks, but considering the rotten (or is it rotting?)alternative, I will fight for every day the best it can be, despite my severe arthritis,migraines, fibromyalgia, GAD, tendinitis in my ankle that will not heal, and nerve damage in my back. (Jeez, I am one woman who's falling apart!) I still want to make myself look good because it lifts my spirits. So I do things a little slower than I did 10, or even 5 years ago. Slow and steady, the tortoise won the race.

    Poll:
    1. Lip of the day: WnW Pink Slip. Lasts for hrs on me, and I get lots of compliments.

    2. What day is your Birthday? June 15. But I was a surprise, since Mom was 39 and Dad was 45, which was a big deal at the time.

    3.Recent beauty acquisition? Some of the Physicians Formula Skincare line. So far, so good.

    4. Babies are born in the summer, in my crazy thinking, because the weather starts cooling off in Sept., Oct., November. This makes for better sex, and couples get frisky, hence June, July, August for the stork. ;)

    5. Any planned or upcoming beauty purchases?
    I need a new eyebrow pencil,and I really need to try on some colors so I don't end up looking like Joan Crawford. Also, I need some brushes.

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  17. Brava, my dearest Sith! And this is why your blog is a joy to read. You are keeping it real ;) FWIW, turning 40 was actually better than I anticipated. I didn't even mind turning 42 this year....and do I EVER hear you about the acne!! Kate Somerville is my friend LOL

    1. Lip of the Day: Beeluxe lip balm in Chocolate (smells *divine* and works awesome too)
    2. March 10
    3. Recent beauty acquisition: Enchanted nailpolish and KBShimmer nailpolish FTW!
    4. Down here, more babies are the product of hurricane season ;) It would appear my birthday is more common....I think I've only known one person in my life w/ the same bday (and she had the same 1st name/diff spelling)
    5. Just purchased the China Glaze On Safari collection, and I am *jonesing bad* for Jose Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey cologne...it is divine!

    xoxoxo Have a WONDERFUL birthday :)

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    1. Bleh. JO MALONE. It's far past my bedtime. I'm old ya know ;)

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    2. Jose Malone is the South American Cousin of Jo Malone. I thought everyone knew that! LOL

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  18. Happy Birthday - I don't celebrate anymore since I turned 60 last Aug. I love the new quad and the silver pencil - Will check out Troublant - I kinda breezed thru the collection and I'm a red lip lady but since you love it so much I might have to get it - Do you wear a lipstick under it? Love your blog. Enjoy your BDAY.

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    1. Hi! Thanks! I tell you what. The only reason I still celebrate my B-day is to get cake and presents. The getting older part is not mentioned. You certainly can wear this gloss over a lipstick. In fact, Chanel has a new Rouge Coco lipstick in a deep plum that would look really pretty with the Troublant gloss. I haven't tried it over a red lipstick yet, but you know I will just to see how it mutes the color. :-)

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  19. My son was born Aug 1. He was conceived halloween night. Thanksgiving would make the baby due in the September time frame. So maybe it's the holloween time when the time changes. Gets dark earlier and you want to cozy up.

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  20. Lip of the day: Fresh Sugar lip treatment in Passion
    Birthday: Feb. 20
    Recent acquisition: Milani eyeliners, Fresh lip treatments in regular and Rose tint
    Common b'day: Mine is less common, it appears, which is funny because I've met a few other people with it!
    Planned purchases: I have a few things from the Chanel fall collection I want! This blush, the gloss, the dark rouge coco, and maybe the eyeliner if I don't totally break my budget.

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