Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My Day On A Plate

When something goes viral on the interwebs, you better be sure that I will be there to participate in pounding that dead horse into the ground along with all the others.  The latest viral joke is apparently from an article published by the Telegraph a few days ago.  Kara Rosen is a founder of juice company called Plenish, The Telegraph published her "My day on a plate", which is apparently a regular feature?  Either way, the article went viral when it was retweeted by Anita Singh, who just happens to be a Telegraph editor. You can see Ms. Rosens stark and uber "healthy"diet in the photo below.  

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Ms. Singh's sentiment is that Rosen needs to eat a Twix. She tweeted as such and that tweet resonated with people around the world.  Soon they were sharing their own "My Day On A Plate" articles.  So as to not be outdone, I have created my own. And it goes a little something like this:

Pink Sith
Despondent Beauty Blogger and Office Slave

My Day on a Plate

5:15am Hit snooze button on alarm, take a sip of room temp water, spilling some on pillow, go back to sleep.

5:24am Turn off obnoxious alarm, curse world for even having a 5:24am and get out of bed. Take another sip of room temp water and spill most of it on my shirt.

5:26am Brush teeth while ingesting small amounts of toothpaste and Listerine.

6:30am Make strong back tea with 2 Tru-via sweeteners and dash of half and half to bring with me to work. Prepare healthy lunch of quinoa salad with chickpeas and back beans, an orange and two bottles of water to bring with me to work along with healthy snacks for the ride home.

6:32am Leave lunch on kitchen counter along with tea.

6:45am Stop at bakery pick up extra black coffee with dash of milk, croissant, blueberry muffin, bear claw and chocolate chip cookie.

6:50am Finish off blueberry muffin and croissant while driving to work between guzzling coffee.

7:25am Eat crumbs off of my clothing before getting out of car. 

8:30am Eat bear claw at my desk while drinking cold coffee and going through emails from boss telling me that I suck as a human being.

9am Cry in the bathroom at work. Drink tears of despair.

10:45am Eat my feelings with the chocolate chip cookie, which I was saving for lunch.

11:50am Plan where I should buy lunch while crying at my desk.

11:51am Drink in my salty tears of disheartenment.

12:45pm Grab a day old sandwich and two mini bags of chips from canteen in basement of office building.

1:00pm Buy a Diet Mountain Dew and lose more of my self-respect while I purchase a snickers from the vending machine.

3:00pm Crash from sugar and caffeine high. Purchase second Diet Mountain Dew and a Twix.

4:30pm Cry in car on the ride home while eating an Arby’s XL Roast Beef Sandwich with extra Horsey Sauce.

5:00pm Eat a half bag of Cheetos with son while watching Cartoon Network.

7pm Eat chicken nuggets son didn't eat before putting plate in sink.

7:30pm When my son is in bed I start on my dinner: Lucky Charms Cereal with Almond Milk and other half bag of Cheetos while watching a marathon of Caprica on Netflix.

10pm Raw cookie dough from fridge while contemplating homelessness over working for oppressive douchecanoe boss.

11pm Cry self to sleep while sipping room temp water that I spill on pillow.

Now I personally do not judge Ms. Rosen for her diet. I think she needs more calories and protein in her daily meal. But If that's what keeps her going, so be it.  I personally think a message needs to be given that eating like Ms. Rosen every day has the potential to be unhealthy for you in the long run. My "Diet" is satirical and should not be followed by anyone, ever.

You can read more satirical diets here from the Someecards Happy Place website.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Makeup Of Agent Carter

Marvel's Agent Carter has arrived on ABC. The first episode was kick-ass Peggy Carter working for a bunch of misogynistic a-holes in 1940's New York. Oh! I mean, There is some super secret spy stuff going on and Agent Carter is a fiercely strong woman that is a wonderful role model for all girls and women alike!

Hayley Atwell plays Agent Carter, as you may remember her from the same role in the movie, Captain America: The First Avenger.  She was Steve Rogers' love interest in the movie. But, now that the Captain is basically (Spoiler alert) a Popsicle  (or as I like to call him a Cap-sicle) somewhere in the Atlantic, Peggy must carry on and carry on she does.  She tries to find balance between life as a single woman working at the covert Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), and by tackling secret missions for her old pal, Howard Stark (Iron Man's daddy). She does it with grace and elan and never smudges her red lipstick.

image from besamecosmetics.com

Speaking of lipstick, did you know that her lipstick is the one and only Besame Classic Color lipstick in Red Velvet?  A brand that is near and dear to my heart, Besame Red Velvet is my favorite red of the entire line of lipsticks. It's a matte red with deep undertones. It's a blue based red, that some might find too blue for their liking, but I think it looks great on everyone.

image from opi.com
As for Peggy's nails, she never looked more stylish while picking a lock then ever before. Thanks to the OPI limited edition Cinnamon Sweet, part of the Gwen Stefani Holiday Nail Lacquer collection, your tips (and toes) can be just as classic as Agent Carter.  While Cinnamon Sweet is a limited edition shade, it's readily available anywhere OPI is sold.

In the show Agent Carter delivers a knock out kiss to the owner of a night club engaged in shady dealings.  While the lipstick there is labeled "Sweet Dreams", rest assured that Besame Red Velvet it the REAL color on her lips...and I promise it will not knock anyone you kiss out cold.

What about fragrance?  I know no one asked about fragrance, but since I'm slightly fragrance obsessed, I would like to tell you about some of the fragrances that were popular in the 1940's
After the war (World War II) the trend was for lighter, fresher perfumes.  Flowers were key so scents with Gardenia and rose and jasmine were very popular.
L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci (Released in 1948)
Miss Dior by Christian Dior (Released in 1947)
Bourjois Evening In Paris Perfume (Released in 1928 but became fashionable again in the late 1940's. Discontinued in 1969, re-formulated an re-released in 2000)

image from robertpiguetparfums.com

HOWEVER, fragrances like Caron Tabac Blond (Released 1919) and Chanel Cuir de Russie (Released 1924) were perfumes  from the 1920's for the "emancipated woman".  You know, Women who dare to smoke in the public, Women who defy fashion and go without corsets,   When Bandit by Robert Piguet was released in 1944, it hearkened back to the early 20th century and the rebellious woman from the 1920's.

I think Agent Carter is a rebel, and as such I think that a fragrance like Bandit would be the ideal scent for her.  Of course she would never wear it while doing undercover work, because a scent like that is too easily remembered for someone that wishes to be forgotten.

But does the gal who wants to look like Agent Carter HAVE TO but these specific items?  Not really. Most deep red/blue based lipsticks will do, as long as they are matte. And any medium to dark red nail polish (minus any glitter) will also serve as a good dupe.

Check out clips from the first episode here:

So are you an Agent Carter Fan?

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