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Still no PCM post. Whoops!

Here was my Friday night.

5:20 PM - Get home from work. Have taken chicken out to make a stirfry last night, decide it is too hot. Briefly consider pizza, decide it's too hot for that also. Make myself a sandwich instead, drink tons of water and limeade.

7 PM - Make myself a mojito and put on an MST3K episode (Netflix instant queue <3) while also desultorily web-surfing.

8:45 PM - Finish the movie, write a few reviews on the Sephora website, and start another re-read of Moving Pictures.

9:15 PM - Put down the book to get more water, promptly forget about it, and start another MST3K episode. Bounce around different makeup blogs. Take some pictures of my lips and then put on a layer of Lip Venom, to see if it actually plumps my lips.

10 PM - See that Phyrra has swatched the new colors from Shiro Cosmetic's Super Effective Expansion. Remind myself firmly that I am saving money and not buying any more makeup.

10:30 PM - Pause the movie to take more pictures of lips, upload them to my computer, and compare. Decide that the plumping effect of Lip Venom is minimal, but it tingles nicely and is a great gloss and smells fantastic so I don't care that much.

10:35 PM - While comparing pictures, realize my pores look huge. Randomly decide to put on some makeup and try a semi-dramatic eye. Amazingly, by being quite patient, I kinda managed to pull it off.

Pictures! )

11:45 PM - Start uploading and sorting pictures. Belatedly remember that MST3K episode I had on and start it again.

12:15 AM - Absently start a third MST3K episode that I hardly watch and start my LJ post.

Not the most productive night, but fun. And now I should really get to bed. Night, all!
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Still no PCM post. Whoops!

Here was my Friday night.

5:20 PM - Get home from work. Have taken chicken out to make a stirfry last night, decide it is too hot. Briefly consider pizza, decide it's too hot for that also. Make myself a sandwich instead, drink tons of water and limeade.

7 PM - Make myself a mojito and put on an MST3K episode (Netflix instant queue <3) while also desultorily web-surfing.

8:45 PM - Finish the movie, write a few reviews on the Sephora website, and start another re-read of Moving Pictures.

9:15 PM - Put down the book to get more water, promptly forget about it, and start another MST3K episode. Bounce around different makeup blogs. Take some pictures of my lips and then put on a layer of Lip Venom, to see if it actually plumps my lips.

10 PM - See that Phyrra has swatched the new colors from Shiro Cosmetic's Super Effective Expansion. Remind myself firmly that I am saving money and not buying any more makeup.

10:30 PM - Pause the movie to take more pictures of lips, upload them to my computer, and compare. Decide that the plumping effect of Lip Venom is minimal, but it tingles nicely and is a great gloss and smells fantastic so I don't care that much.

10:35 PM - While comparing pictures, realize my pores look huge. Randomly decide to put on some makeup and try a semi-dramatic eye. Amazingly, by being quite patient, I kinda managed to pull it off.

Pictures! )

11:45 PM - Start uploading and sorting pictures. Belatedly remember that MST3K episode I had on and start it again.

12:15 AM - Absently start a third MST3K episode that I hardly watch and start my LJ post.

Not the most productive night, but fun. And now I should really get to bed. Night, all!
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ETA I posted a better picture, so go look at the Super Effective Expansion pic again! :)

Holy crap, heat wave. I like warm weather, really I do, but I don't like feeling like I'm stepping into a sauna every time I go outside.

But that's not why I started this post. The point of this post is: makeup geekiness.

The other day, I referred to myself as "a bit of a makeup geek" to a friend. His half-incredulous response was, "makeup geek?". Which, okay, touché. But... )

See? Makeup geekery and just plain geekery, all in one place! I love Shiro Cosmetics already.

That turned out much more tl;dr that I had intended. Short version? The Super Effective Collection is awesome and I <3 it, and I think this post qualifies me for makeup geekery automatically. And now, I should be getting to bed. Next time, a PortCon 2010 roundup! Maybe!
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ETA I posted a better picture, so go look at the Super Effective Expansion pic again! :)

Holy crap, heat wave. I like warm weather, really I do, but I don't like feeling like I'm stepping into a sauna every time I go outside.

But that's not why I started this post. The point of this post is: makeup geekiness.

The other day, I referred to myself as "a bit of a makeup geek" to a friend. His half-incredulous response was, "makeup geek?". Which, okay, touché. But... )

See? Makeup geekery and just plain geekery, all in one place! I love Shiro Cosmetics already.

That turned out much more tl;dr that I had intended. Short version? The Super Effective Collection is awesome and I <3 it, and I think this post qualifies me for makeup geekery automatically. And now, I should be getting to bed. Next time, a PortCon 2010 roundup! Maybe!
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So Miss K of Aromaleigh has just released her newest collection for order. And holy crap, guys, I want to order them SO much. The collection is called Victoria's Revenge and it's very Victorian/steampunk/fantastic, with color names like Scratched Scruples and Mania's Focus and Gaslight Tears. Moreover, the colors are gorgeous (click on the picture to zoom in). Consequently, half of me is trying desperately to remind myself that I said 'no spending money on frivolities while apartment-hunting and -furnishing' and the other half is trying desperately to convince myself that $25 for a sample set wouldn't really hurt, would it? Argh, I have no self-control.

The apartment search goes on, but I think I may go with the studio I looked at last week. I liked it best of all the places I've seen and I know I can afford it - it's a studio, but eh. At least I'll have my own kitchen! I'm looking at another place tomorrow, but the hassle of getting in touch with the owner just to schedule a showing has not impressed me, so it would have to be a really nice apartment.

In unrelated news, I finally watched 'Let The Right One In' last night. It was fantastic, subtle and creepy and heartbreaking. And such brilliant casting! It was funny, they had a short behind the scenes featurette, and it ends with the director saying that he thinks the film became so successful because they were able to make it with artistic freedom and integrity. I couldn't help but wonder if this was a veiled jab at the American remake scheduled to be released later this year. (Google says yes.) Why, Hollywood, WHY?

(Though I must admit, I am interested to see if Chloe Moretz is up to the role of Abby/Eli. And I enjoyed Cloverfield. So the American version might not suck. We'll see.)

(Also-also, are they seriously considering sequels to both Cloverfield and Kick-Ass? No, seriously, WHY?)
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So Miss K of Aromaleigh has just released her newest collection for order. And holy crap, guys, I want to order them SO much. The collection is called Victoria's Revenge and it's very Victorian/steampunk/fantastic, with color names like Scratched Scruples and Mania's Focus and Gaslight Tears. Moreover, the colors are gorgeous (click on the picture to zoom in). Consequently, half of me is trying desperately to remind myself that I said 'no spending money on frivolities while apartment-hunting and -furnishing' and the other half is trying desperately to convince myself that $25 for a sample set wouldn't really hurt, would it? Argh, I have no self-control.

The apartment search goes on, but I think I may go with the studio I looked at last week. I liked it best of all the places I've seen and I know I can afford it - it's a studio, but eh. At least I'll have my own kitchen! I'm looking at another place tomorrow, but the hassle of getting in touch with the owner just to schedule a showing has not impressed me, so it would have to be a really nice apartment.

In unrelated news, I finally watched 'Let The Right One In' last night. It was fantastic, subtle and creepy and heartbreaking. And such brilliant casting! It was funny, they had a short behind the scenes featurette, and it ends with the director saying that he thinks the film became so successful because they were able to make it with artistic freedom and integrity. I couldn't help but wonder if this was a veiled jab at the American remake scheduled to be released later this year. (Google says yes.) Why, Hollywood, WHY?

(Though I must admit, I am interested to see if Chloe Moretz is up to the role of Abby/Eli. And I enjoyed Cloverfield. So the American version might not suck. We'll see.)

(Also-also, are they seriously considering sequels to both Cloverfield and Kick-Ass? No, seriously, WHY?)

Randomness

May. 20th, 2010 10:24 pm
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Scientists have gotten one step closer to artificially-created life. Amazing, yet somehow frightening.

If I wasn't firmly saving my money for (a) an apartment (still searching) and (b) stuff for my apartment (like kitchen stuff...furniture...a bed...you know, those little luxuries) I would be all over this. A Pokemon-themed mineral makeup eyeshadow collection? Sign me up! (Also, sounds like Aromaleigh may be coming out with a new eyeshadow line that is steampunk-inspired? Fantastic.)

Apartment hunting is ongoing. Everyone is telling me to have fun with it, which is good advice, but I just find it stressful. I'd much rather spend my time pretending to furnish and decorate my still-theoretical new place. (If she sold prints of it, I would buy 'Why Do Robotic Octopuses Cook?' in a heartbeat.)

Randomness

May. 20th, 2010 10:24 pm
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Scientists have gotten one step closer to artificially-created life. Amazing, yet somehow frightening.

If I wasn't firmly saving my money for (a) an apartment (still searching) and (b) stuff for my apartment (like kitchen stuff...furniture...a bed...you know, those little luxuries) I would be all over this. A Pokemon-themed mineral makeup eyeshadow collection? Sign me up! (Also, sounds like Aromaleigh may be coming out with a new eyeshadow line that is steampunk-inspired? Fantastic.)

Apartment hunting is ongoing. Everyone is telling me to have fun with it, which is good advice, but I just find it stressful. I'd much rather spend my time pretending to furnish and decorate my still-theoretical new place. (If she sold prints of it, I would buy 'Why Do Robotic Octopuses Cook?' in a heartbeat.)
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I have done absolutely nothing on my to-do list today except my laundry. Ah well. I did read, play some Pokemon SoulSilver (of course), and put on two separate makeup looks even though I never actually left the house - that's something, right?

Speaking of that, have I mentioned that I am seriously in lust with the Sugarpill cosmetics line? Especially the pressed eyeshadow collection 'Addicted to Pretty'? Because I am. I really, really should not spend any money on makeup right at the moment, but the colors are ridiculously bright and gorgeous and I want them. Especially Poison Plum, Love+, Buttercupcake, and Afterparty (wouldn't say no to Dollipop or Tako either).

In other news, we saw 'How to Train Your Dragon' last night and it was awesome. Anyone putting $5 on Vikings being the new 'big thing'? Also, the main character's dragon was adorable beyond words.

Script Frenzy starts Thursday. Oh dear. I've been considering doing a comedic murder mystery (sort of like Murder by Death, except I didn't actually like Murder By Death, because apparently I am a heathen) set at a thinly fictionalized PCM. But I'm not sure how it would work out to do a story full of characters so firmly based on real people (who are my friends, to boot). I am afraid I'd feel horrible if I portrayed any of them as less than awesome (because they are awesome) and would also be paralyzed over 'would X *really* do that?' questions.

I need to think more about this - but tomorrow, as it's already past my bedtime. Night!
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I have done absolutely nothing on my to-do list today except my laundry. Ah well. I did read, play some Pokemon SoulSilver (of course), and put on two separate makeup looks even though I never actually left the house - that's something, right?

Speaking of that, have I mentioned that I am seriously in lust with the Sugarpill cosmetics line? Especially the pressed eyeshadow collection 'Addicted to Pretty'? Because I am. I really, really should not spend any money on makeup right at the moment, but the colors are ridiculously bright and gorgeous and I want them. Especially Poison Plum, Love+, Buttercupcake, and Afterparty (wouldn't say no to Dollipop or Tako either).

In other news, we saw 'How to Train Your Dragon' last night and it was awesome. Anyone putting $5 on Vikings being the new 'big thing'? Also, the main character's dragon was adorable beyond words.

Script Frenzy starts Thursday. Oh dear. I've been considering doing a comedic murder mystery (sort of like Murder by Death, except I didn't actually like Murder By Death, because apparently I am a heathen) set at a thinly fictionalized PCM. But I'm not sure how it would work out to do a story full of characters so firmly based on real people (who are my friends, to boot). I am afraid I'd feel horrible if I portrayed any of them as less than awesome (because they are awesome) and would also be paralyzed over 'would X *really* do that?' questions.

I need to think more about this - but tomorrow, as it's already past my bedtime. Night!
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Hollywood news. Primarily grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda either on LJ or Twitter.

•So, Alice in Wonderland. Reviews are mixed (sixth grade diorama? OUCH) but there seems to be a consensus that certain plot elements, such as a build-up to a climactic battle (in WonderUnderland? For reals?) were poor choices. We're going to see it tomorrow; should be interesting.

•Chris Weitz, director of New Moon, says that he isn't up to directing Breaking Dawn. But he agrees it should be split into two movies. Why? WHY? Considering that his rationale for begging off the movie is that he's got a young kid and it would be too much to shoot a whole two movies at once, maybe he's agreeing with the two-movie thing to give himself a reason for demurring. Because I've read Breaking Dawn, and 'dense' is not the way I'd describe it, except regarding the main characters.

•Speaking of books being made into movies, guess what's reportedly being released on 12/10/2010? Voyage of the Dawn Treader! Woo-hoo!

•I guess I should not be surprised about this; they are planning a movie based on Magic: the Gathering. Although, interestingly, they specifically state that the movies are focused on the Planeswalkers and therefore won't necessarily have a swords-and-sorcery, Tolkeinesque feel to them. Combine that with my long-time impression that MtG was essentially ten million really awesome story hooks that never got to be used in actual stories...I am reasonably resigned to this movie.

•If you read one thing this weekend, read io9's article on sugested alternatives to bad-idea movie remakes. Bonus: can be used as a reading list of some more-or-less obscure sci-fi and fantasy to check out. Hollywood, take note!

In makeup news: Aromaleigh is awesome. Their Rocks! Sonic eyeshadow collection is awesome - so bright and fun. Their lippies are awesome but being discontinued, oh no! Must purchase a few more colors before they sell out.

In work news: I reached a milestone of reading/responding to every email in my inbox (as of 5:24 PM tonight). Considering I had 400+ unread emails a month or two ago, I'm pretty excited out this. Now I just need to maintain a 'clean' inbox...and start working on the backlog of filing...and finish some other outstanding projects...but still!
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Hollywood news. Primarily grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda either on LJ or Twitter.

•So, Alice in Wonderland. Reviews are mixed (sixth grade diorama? OUCH) but there seems to be a consensus that certain plot elements, such as a build-up to a climactic battle (in WonderUnderland? For reals?) were poor choices. We're going to see it tomorrow; should be interesting.

•Chris Weitz, director of New Moon, says that he isn't up to directing Breaking Dawn. But he agrees it should be split into two movies. Why? WHY? Considering that his rationale for begging off the movie is that he's got a young kid and it would be too much to shoot a whole two movies at once, maybe he's agreeing with the two-movie thing to give himself a reason for demurring. Because I've read Breaking Dawn, and 'dense' is not the way I'd describe it, except regarding the main characters.

•Speaking of books being made into movies, guess what's reportedly being released on 12/10/2010? Voyage of the Dawn Treader! Woo-hoo!

•I guess I should not be surprised about this; they are planning a movie based on Magic: the Gathering. Although, interestingly, they specifically state that the movies are focused on the Planeswalkers and therefore won't necessarily have a swords-and-sorcery, Tolkeinesque feel to them. Combine that with my long-time impression that MtG was essentially ten million really awesome story hooks that never got to be used in actual stories...I am reasonably resigned to this movie.

•If you read one thing this weekend, read io9's article on sugested alternatives to bad-idea movie remakes. Bonus: can be used as a reading list of some more-or-less obscure sci-fi and fantasy to check out. Hollywood, take note!

In makeup news: Aromaleigh is awesome. Their Rocks! Sonic eyeshadow collection is awesome - so bright and fun. Their lippies are awesome but being discontinued, oh no! Must purchase a few more colors before they sell out.

In work news: I reached a milestone of reading/responding to every email in my inbox (as of 5:24 PM tonight). Considering I had 400+ unread emails a month or two ago, I'm pretty excited out this. Now I just need to maintain a 'clean' inbox...and start working on the backlog of filing...and finish some other outstanding projects...but still!
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I've been feeling grumpy at work lately. But at least I am slowly making my way through my to-do list. My goal is to be completely caught up by the end of March - at which point our temporary office coordinator is leaving (since she's a temp and all) and I will need to go into overdrive again pretty much for the foreseeable future. Ah well. It looks like I may actually be on track - knock on wood - to have all outstanding projects and duties done before she leaves. I really hope I can make it, since that will leave me free to just handle calls, questions, and issues as they come in (until the next big project is dumped on my lap and I fall behind on all my day-to-day stuff...but, happy thoughts).

Meanwhile, I have continued playing around with makeup. So much fun! Tonight, I actually did a look I really like, but I don't have a way to take a picture of it. Sigh. To give you an idea, it involved: fully lining my eyes with black liner (including the waterline - difficult but looks awesome), black mascara, a LOT of You're A Doll! finishing powder in Metamorphosis, and eyeshadow in Hot Stuff (bottom left corner color). Oh, and also $1 lip gloss from Target that smells like Dr. Pepper./street cred Overall? Bright, but awesome.

Apropos to this, I've found that corals tend to look pink on me and therefore more natural than they look in the package. (Man, I cannot wait for my loveonyourside to come in.) Also, since the frames on my glasses are fairly thick, they automatically tone down any eye look. This theoretically means I could wear brighter/heavier looks to the office. On the other hand, this would involve me having to wake up earlier...I like makeup, but maybe not that much.

And speaking of waking up for work, I really meant to go to bed before 10 tonight. Oh dear.
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I've been feeling grumpy at work lately. But at least I am slowly making my way through my to-do list. My goal is to be completely caught up by the end of March - at which point our temporary office coordinator is leaving (since she's a temp and all) and I will need to go into overdrive again pretty much for the foreseeable future. Ah well. It looks like I may actually be on track - knock on wood - to have all outstanding projects and duties done before she leaves. I really hope I can make it, since that will leave me free to just handle calls, questions, and issues as they come in (until the next big project is dumped on my lap and I fall behind on all my day-to-day stuff...but, happy thoughts).

Meanwhile, I have continued playing around with makeup. So much fun! Tonight, I actually did a look I really like, but I don't have a way to take a picture of it. Sigh. To give you an idea, it involved: fully lining my eyes with black liner (including the waterline - difficult but looks awesome), black mascara, a LOT of You're A Doll! finishing powder in Metamorphosis, and eyeshadow in Hot Stuff (bottom left corner color). Oh, and also $1 lip gloss from Target that smells like Dr. Pepper./street cred Overall? Bright, but awesome.

Apropos to this, I've found that corals tend to look pink on me and therefore more natural than they look in the package. (Man, I cannot wait for my loveonyourside to come in.) Also, since the frames on my glasses are fairly thick, they automatically tone down any eye look. This theoretically means I could wear brighter/heavier looks to the office. On the other hand, this would involve me having to wake up earlier...I like makeup, but maybe not that much.

And speaking of waking up for work, I really meant to go to bed before 10 tonight. Oh dear.
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Geez, it's been a while since I posted anything about myself and my life, as opposed to random news items or ranting about Twilight. And it's one of those things where the longer it goes, the more I feel the need to include in any sort of 'catch up' post, and the more daunting it becomes. One of these days I need to sit down and write up a bullet-point-list of what's been going on.

Today, however, is not that day. Today I just want to talk about makeup )

Hmm. I guess that was a sort of catch up post after all, in a very specialized way. Also, it's later than I thought and I still need to take this makeup off before bed. So off I go. Night, all!
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Geez, it's been a while since I posted anything about myself and my life, as opposed to random news items or ranting about Twilight. And it's one of those things where the longer it goes, the more I feel the need to include in any sort of 'catch up' post, and the more daunting it becomes. One of these days I need to sit down and write up a bullet-point-list of what's been going on.

Today, however, is not that day. Today I just want to talk about makeup )

Hmm. I guess that was a sort of catch up post after all, in a very specialized way. Also, it's later than I thought and I still need to take this makeup off before bed. So off I go. Night, all!

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