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So, the boys are trying to impress one another by saying tongue twisters to a recording device. I overhear Jericho say, "Peter Piper pecked a pickle"
And because I'm the mature adult in this house, I totally burst into laughter.

I bought a box of Girl Scout cookies outside of the grocery store today, because this little girl followed me with big sad eyes, pleading, "Please!"
It says that these suckers are a whopping 160 calories (70 from fat, 5g of saturated fat) per serving.
SO, I will limit myself to 4 cookies a day, and feel bad for eating them.
I've been trying to get into shape, instead I'm eating tons of candy, ice cream, and cookies. SIGH.
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Fabric Shopping *** What I'm working on today.

This has been my life for the last few weeks. I have a pretty vicious TO DO list to finish this month if I want to be on schedule for world domination in 2 years.
alice789: (smile)
I have often raved about Nivea's Kiss of Smoothness lip balm, so when I was skipping through the grocery store this morning, shiny gift card in hand, I noticed this new one - Kiss of Protection - boasting an SPF of 30, along with sunflower extract & vitamin E. I figured I'd pick it up and try it out, since the other (Kiss of Milk & Honey) was nice as well.
First off, the Kiss of Protection smells sweet and pretty but looks different from the others - it looks buttery. Application is thick, and not as smooth, because of the solidity. A glance in the mirror confirms my suspicion, this lip balm is opaque as well. I can see the creamy streaks on my lips, and while I'm sure this adds to the SPF protection, it looks like crap.
I figure it'll soak in and disappear, right? Not really.
It does soak in a little, as it dries out an hour later. (This works out fine if you have an hour to apply before anyone sees you) At least the amount of moisture is nice.
You could wear this one under lipstick, or tinted lip gloss, but the reason I wear highly protectant lip balm is so that I don't have to wear anything else.
I suppose this one will be okay for serious physical activity or elemental abuse, like ice fishing, mountain climbing, etcetera.
On the other hand, if you aren't chopping trees, hauling anchor, or scaling sheer rock cliffs, this one is probably not sensible.

[ EDIT: OKAY, so I have been trying to use this lip balm as much as possible these last few weeks, because I am greatly opposed to waste and I'm stubborn. I bought it, so I'm gonna use it, dammit. I have decided that the SPF on this is wasted, as it is best used as a lip conditioner overnight, or as a moisturizing base under creamy nude lipstick. ]

Oh, and yesterday I was gifted Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure nail lacquer in Parrot. A taffy candy colour pastel green. This particular brand has been outstanding in application, so I have high hopes.
alice789: (Johnny Depp's crotch)
So this girl was showing off her brand new ultra-distressed destroyed cut-off denim shorts.
I wont even begin to discuss my views on "designer" blue jeans. I'll simply state that jeans were made to be casual work pants for labourers and construction workers, and I will never see denim as dressy or classy.

Anyhow, I digress, I am well aware of the luxury and prestige one feels from paying someone else to deliberately destroy your clothing for you, but I am able to do this myself.
When I visit my thrift and vintage shops, I always find new jeans in an outdated fit - such as ultra flared legs when the current trend/silhouette is skinny and slim. Now, why not get some of these and cut them in to shorts? Why go buy new ones?
I've hardly ever thrown out a pair of jeans that weren't totally full of holes on the crotch (specifically there, anywhere else is okay), because once the style goes out, I cut them to shorts for the summer. Years ago I had some gaucho capri-length jeans - gross, I know - now they are a fine pair of shorts.
It's such an easy process, and only requires scissors (and if you are incapable of cutting a straight line, grab a ruler/straightedge and a pen). Just cut across the leg, parallel to the hem, and wash them. Cut away any excess frays. If they are slightly long or off, fold them up in a cuff.

I recently found the most amazingly pale washed-out powder blue Guess jeans at the second hand shop (and I kid you not, they only cost me 25 cents). I know the new look is dark wash, but the colour was too cool to pass up. I attacked them with scissors when I got home. I really love them, and intend to wear them, in style or not. Maybe pictures later. Just between you and me, I like my new cut-off shorts better than the other girl's.
Besides, fashion innovation doesn't happen when people only wear what they bought in the mall last week.

Nailed

8 August 2012 01:44 pm
alice789: (Goldfrapp)
I finally got around to changing my nail colour, as well as swapping out the acrylic for short natural nails, I broke a few and haven't had the time to fix them.
I've been told repeatedly (starting with piano lessons when I was 10), short nails are professional nails, as where long nails are a big no no.
Later in college, my sewing teacher threw a fit looking at my acrylic nails, my stiletto heels, and my short skirt. "You couldn't possibly sew anything looking like that. Ridiculous!"
I proved her wrong.

That being said, short nails really ARE more practical and reasonable for almost everything that involves moving your fingers.
On to MY fingers:
Hot Pink!
[A florescent hot pink by SHISEM]
Neon colours never do photograph correctly! The picture of the bottle is closer to the actual tone.
I was pleasantly surprised by this brand. I plan to procure some of the other colours at some point in the near future. They can be picked up in China for cheap, but I've heard nice things. I got this colour for summer - its a very bright, pretty, solid pink with a bit of jelly. The formula is thick, creamy, and slow to dry. This is a problem because I tend to move around a lot and ruin nails. My solution is to apply the polish right before I lay out in the sun. I pick up a book, enjoy some sunshine, and I give my nails some time to dry.

EDIT: Aug 17th: Nearly 10 days later and this polish still looks great, only a minuscule chip on my index tip. This has marvelous staying power!!

Hot Pink by Shisem Nail Color
[This is a Korean nail polish, methinks]
This time while waiting for the polish to set, I finished up reading Twilight - I don't hate, I'm not a hater. I'm also not a critic. But I will admit that the characters in this book were dreadfully unrealistic, and completely inconsistent from one page to the next.
The impression I got, was that the writer was making up characters in their head, without actually basing them off of anything like a real breathing human being.
Overall, I don't hate it, or love it. I suppose if I were 20 years younger, this book may have been much more appealing. Why did I read it? Because its a part of the pop culture of this last decade and I was genuinely curious. I also bought it, in hardcover, from the used book store for 50 cents - about what it is worth.
alice789: (blush)
So, I know when I was in highschool, the girls would act all high and mighty with their MAC lipgloss.
I've tried lots of different ones, and to be honest the Dior Addict lip glosses are my favourites.
But here's something funny - I like Avon lipgloss just as much. They accomplish almost exactly the same thing. Yeah, so what if you aren't waving around a glass tube labeled with a designer name. Big deal.
For 10 years now, I've made something of a tradition to acquire a new Avon lipgloss at the beginning of summer. They are inexpensive, and easy to order.
This is my new shiny golden glossy treasure:
Avon Lipgloss!
[Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss in Golden Sand]

This reminds me, Avon carries a lip balm I love called Dew Kiss - that can be added to the list of lip balms I approve of and recommend.

Day one

31 May 2012 11:57 pm
alice789: (Goldfrapp)
I woke up with only 2 hours of sleep, and in pain! (Its not okay, I'm gonna have wrinkles!)
I didn't want to go back to sleep, and I wasn't working, so I went shopping.
I bought a new pillow - I really needed it, as mentioned before, I've been waking up with headaches and severe neck pain for weeks.
Its crazy how something like having a fluffy pillow can really make such a difference.
I'm very particular about pillows and pillowcases, seeing as my face is buried in them for up to 8 hours at a time..

I also dropped by the used bookstore on the way back, but didn't buy anything.
I didn't know Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series had like, 14 books. Yeeesh! I started reading these when I was wee little, and book 9 was the last one I picked up, a few weeks back.
Yeah, I read dorky fantasy books.
BTW, I finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman last week, while sunbathing. I decided I liked it.

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I grew up in Coronado, California, and the ocean is something I truly miss. I love perfumes, flowers, pastels and muted colours. I love to watch anime, play games, read books, eat sweets, and drink ice cream floats.
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