Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Poll

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Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. For about 2 decades Valentines day was the bane of my existence.  I was usually not in a serious relationship when Valentine's Day came around and therefore felt like a lonely, awkward, unloved loser.  That's how I felt after watching all the TV commercials with men buying flowers and diamonds for the woman they loved.  That's how I felt when I walked in the local card store and was assaulted by aisle after aisle of red, pink and white cards and stuffed bears holding hearts and other fuckery.  That's how I felt when passing the rows of red cellophane wrapped heart shaped boxes of crappy drugstore candy. I felt alone. I felt unloved. I started to HATE Valentine's Day. "It's a made up holiday!" I would mutter. "It's a Hallmark holiday!" I would retort when one of my friends would bring it up.  Inevitably I would spend Valentine's Day alone in my apartment eating pizza and finishing off a box of Russell Stover candy that I purchased for myself. All while holding back tears and watching 16 Candles or some other John Hughes movie.  I was pathetic.  But I began to realize that no one was making me feel this way, but myself. I CHOSE to listen to those stupid TV ads that sang "Every kiss begins with Kay." I chose to wander the aisles of cards and candy and stuffed animals. I chose to feel sorry for myself.  No one forced me to do it. I chose to feel bad about myself on Valentine's Day.  How crappy is that?  In reality I would NEVER want commercial jewelery, especially some "open heart" design from some C-List actress.  I really don't need a card to feel loved. I'm not even a fan of stuffed animals.  So what was I really missing out on?  Now that I am in a relationship and married almost 13 years I still kind of dread Valentine's Day. Not because I am worried about being alone or feeling like a loser. No. I dread it because I know there are women and men out there that still feel the way I used to.  I hate the thought of someone feeling like a loser because they don't have someone else in their life willing to spend $2.50 on a card and $7.35 on a box of shitty candy.  You know what?  DON'T feel bad. Don't feel sorry.  Buy yourself that stuffed bear holding a red satin heart. Buy yourself some NICE chocolates. Order flowers for yourself and have them delivered to work if you want. It's OK to love yourself. It's OK to take yourself on a date for Valentine's Day. Treat yourself.  Buy that slow jazz CD and fill the tub with bubble bath and rose petals. Romance yourself.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying your own company. I wish I had learned that lesson long ago. It would have saved me countless tears and many a lonely night feeling miserable when I could have been relaxing to Kenny G and a facial.  So Happy Valentine's Day to all of my readers. I have a special stuffed bear picked out just for you!


On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Since this week has been ALL ABOUT lips why not go with the flow?  Today I am wearing Armour Lip Gloss in Cat Club with a little bit of Purple Rain in the center of the lip....because I can.

2. Do you share the same disdain I do/did for Valentine's Day, or did you learn it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't buy you a dozen malnourished red roses? - See above for my thoughts.

3.  Latest Beauty Purchase? - Aside from the Paul & Joe blushes and lipsticks, I picked up a new eye cream from Algenist. So far so good!

4. What is your favorite holiday (Real or Hallmark)? - Halloween followed by Thanksgiving. Costumes and Food! Love them both!

5. How many lip products are in your purse right now!? - Oh this is embarrassing. I have 17 different lip glosses, lipsticks and lip pencils in my purse.  I need to clean it out...obviously!

12 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Nothing. Still chilling in bed.

    2. Do you share the same disdain I do/did for Valentine's Day, or did you learn it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't buy you a dozen malnourished red roses? - I've never been in a relationship on Valentine's Day. Seems to always skip that day. Never had a man buy me flowers either. Sometimes it gets me all bent but I usually get over it.

    3. Latest Beauty Purchase? - I bought an Arbonne lip gloss set.

    4. What is your favorite holiday (Real or Hallmark)? - Halloween. Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    5. How many lip products are in your purse right now!? I believe about 2. Whole Foods chap stick and Arbonne lip gloss.

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  2. Oh man I hope my boyfriend gets me a teddy bear like that. If he doesn't I will just get one for him.

    1. Lip Of The Day? - Dr. Hauschka Lipstick Novum in, err... the pink one, lol.

    2. Do you share the same disdain I do/did for Valentine's Day, or did you learn it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't buy you a dozen malnourished red roses? - I don't really care about V day. It doesn't excite me, it doesn't bother me.

    3. Latest Beauty Purchase? - A CC cream from Olaz. Or as you guys say, Olay :-P

    4. What is your favorite holiday (Real or Hallmark)? - Christmas.

    5. How many lip products are in your purse right now!? - Just two, not bad eh?

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  3. I could have written this!
    Totally off topic, but have you ever tried coconut oil as eye cream? I've been doing that lately and I bloomin' LOVE IT.

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day?
    - I'm just wearing a lip balm from L'Occitane, trying to use up my stock of these. lol







    2.
    Do you share the same disdain I do/did for Valentine's Day, or did you
    learn it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't buy you a dozen
    malnourished red roses? I neither like nor dislike Valentine's Day. It's fun when you're with someone to do something special, but I'm perfectly fine on my own as well which is the current situation since I'm single. I will buy cheerful hearts and stuff to decorate, I like the positive cheer. You'll laugh, but my ex had proposed to me on Valentine's Day. I just thought it was very cliche and I was not excited. It was just one more thing that showed that he and I were coming from different and clashing perspectives.







    3. Latest Beauty Purchase? - I picked up a new Hourglass blush in Luminous Flush which is very pretty on.







    4. What is your favorite holiday (Real or Hallmark)? - Christmas!







    5. How many lip products are in your purse right now!?
    - I think about 5, some balms and Nars lip pencils. I'm using balms more because it's just cold as hell in NYC and my lips need protection more than color.

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  5. I have not tried it yet as eye cream, but I need a little more help other than pure moisturization for under my eye area. I is old! Sounds pretty awesome tho!

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  6. Anna! Did you see the horsey lipstick holder and lipstick I reviewed yesterday?

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  7. 1. Lip Of The Day? Today is just the Coconut Cream Treat Lip Balm. It's a snow day here in Connecticut, so I'm babying my skin and lips today! Yesterday was MAC Faux with NYX lipgloss in Beige on top. My very favorite everyday combo.

    2. Do you share the same disdain I do/did for Valentine's Day, or did you learn it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't buy you a dozen malnourished red roses? Ya know, I've never been a crazed V Day celebrator. I love seeing flowers, chocolates, hearts, pink and purple everywhere I turn, just because those are some of my fave things! But me and hubs don't go nutso for the holiday. When I was single, my girlfriends and I would get each other yummy candies and fun cards. Nowadays, hubby and I will do something together, but it's not the end of the world if we don't end up celebrating it. I think we're going to go see the Lego movie in 3D for VDay this year!

    3. Latest Beauty Purchase? Smashbox StudioSkin foundation and Urban Decay Naked loose finishing powder. I've been using MAC Prolongwear foundation, and it sinks into my pores terribly, even with a pore filling primer. It's time for something new!

    4. What is your favorite holiday (Real or Hallmark)? Definitely the same as yours, Elvira. Halloween and Thanksgiving. Give me a day centered around yummy food and I'm a happy girl!

    5. How many lip products are in your purse right now!? Oh my... There's at least 10, and I just cleaned it out! I do make myself justify each lippie "This gloss goes with this lipstick" "who doesn't have three balms?!" but I'm sure many would think that I have way too many. I cycle them through every now and then, but what can I say? I love having options!

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  8. 1. Lip Of The Day?
    - Revlon ColorBurst Laquer Balm in Provocateur







    2.
    Do you share the same disdain I do/did for Valentine's Day, or did you
    learn it's not the end of the world if someone doesn't buy you a dozen
    malnourished red roses? - I never enjoyed valentines day when I was single, didn't place too much emphasis on it when I was dating and now that I'm married I don't care at all, though I am a fan of chocolate regardless of the holiday.






    3. Latest Beauty Purchase? -Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petite BB Cream with Tea Trea Oil and Sebum Control Powder. I'm almost out of the Holika Holika Peach Girl BB cream that I bought after reading your review and I've LOVED IT. I decided to give one of their other products a try. It's only been a few days but the petit BB cream so far is just about as good as the peach girl.







    4. What is your favorite holiday (Real or Hallmark)? - Christmas. My family is spread out over 3 time zones but we all get together for Christmas.







    5. How many lip products are in your purse right now!?
    - Four

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  9. My disdain for Valentine's Day has to do with the commercialism and sensationalism created by some long-gone advertising executive team. Women are the target audience and I believe we have enough on our plates. Presently, getting flowers on some spurious holiday is the least of my worries. My mortgage, future college tuition x 2, my ridiculously high food bill, and trying to maintaining a healthy lifestyle are enough…thank you very much.
    1. Lip of the Day: MAC Kiss Me Quick liner with Estee Lauder Electric Wine.


    2. Do I share in your disdain? Yup. However, I do insist my boys show thoughtfulness and MAKE a card for their loving and overworked mommy :) No gifts.


    3. Latest Beauty Purchase? Julie Hewett Sin Noir lipstick.


    4. Favorite holiday? Christmas…everyone is in a happy mood.


    5. How many lip products are in your purse? Considering my purse is so small…I'm going with one lip balm.

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  10. I know this is like super late - but I saw this and had to laugh as my husband actually got this bear for me one Valentines Day when we were first together.

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