On Friday Open Thread

@all Thanks-- seems like any of these might be fine to try out.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Oliver St. John Mollusc Cool, maybe I'll give Stila a try for starters. And I also never knew Lush had makeup, but it seems they have a few non-standard type things, like "Light Base Color" and "Emotional Brilliance Transluscent" (??).

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@j-i-a DID IT WORK

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Can we talk makeup for a minute? I need makeup help. I've been doing the same thing pretty much since I started wearing makeup as a teenager, and I don't know if my technique is no longer good, or I'm using the wrong products, but now that I'm getting ~older~ it's just not working. I've used expensive stuff and cheaper stuff-- currently the super cheapo NYC from the drugstore-- and at this point I think I need someone to sit me down and show me exactly what to use and how to use it.

So! I was all set to come here and ask for advice on which makeup counter to visit for a makeover, but first I did some research on animal testing-- the avoidance of which is important to me-- and it turns out that even formerly cruelty-free brands, like MAC and Bobbi Brown, are now allowing animal testing in order to be sold in China, where it is required. And now my choices are more limited.

Anyway, this all means I can sum up this drawn-out question into asking whether anyone has experience with makeup from the following:

The Body Shop
Bare Escentuals

I know there are other cruelty-free cosmetics, but I liked the idea of these because they're sold in places where I can have someone help me with them. Certainly open to suggestions, though!

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm 0

On It Was So Beautiful I Died

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose I'm with you. When I saw the swing one, followed by the museum one, I only barely managed not to burst out laughing in the middle of work. Couldn't control the tears in my eyes, though.

(Full disclosure: I almost said "When I saw the swing one followed by the museum one, it killed me." How appropriate.)

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm 0

On Deep Thoughts I Had While Watching the One Direction Documentary

I have no real thoughts on 1D, but do you see what's going on in that first picture with the one in the green sweater and the puppy being held by the pink one? They are having a happy moment and it's pretty freaking adorable.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@yeah-elle Happy belated!

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:47 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Roxanne Rholes I have no particular advice to add to this, but oof, that's tough. Good luck! A guy once took me back-- I didn't cheat, but was a general jerk-- and it's continuing to work out wonderfully. Don't be guilted or manipulated, but hang in there, whichever decision you make.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm 1

On A Brief Note on Waterskiing

I was reading along, happily disagreeing because I think waterskiing is awesome, until I got to “I get to make this whole lake smell like gas because swimming in crystal clear 78-degree water surrounded by green foothills just isn't fun enough for me.” And now I feel like a jerk. Mildly defensive, but still a jerk.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 11:54 am 1

On Which Song Is Better? Nope, You're Wrong

@olivebee That is my favorite line ever in a song.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm 1