To tell you the truth, I didn’t want to do jack squat this afternoon that didn’t involve makeup, ice tea, sunshine and life’s unsolved mysteries like…
Why do I always find missing things when I’m not looking for them?
Why do dudes sit next to me on airplanes, pass gas, and then try to cover it up by spraying Coolwater cologne (swear to gawd, this has happened several times!)?
If matter is neither created nor destroyed, then where have all of my missing socks gone?
Why does watching SpongeBob SquarePants make me feel like I’ve been eating “special” brownies?
Why did Tony on Who’s the Boss? pronounce Angela’s name, “An-ge-lurrr”?
Does the universe have borders? And what happens to the stuff that gets sucked into black holes?
Why do I always seem to pick the longest line at bridge toll booths and grocery stores?
Does Fat Man Scoop ever whisper?
Why didn’t The Flintstones wear shoes? If they had the technology to build cars, airplanes and washing machines, why couldn’t they make sandals?
What does it feel like to wear crazy purple lipstick?
Answer: It feels weird.
Cool, but weird.
I came across purple Kontrol a few weeks ago with Illamasqua’s fall collection, Theater of the Nameless, and even though it wasn’t quite like anything I’d ever worn before, I still really wanted to give it a try.
I wore it around the house today with a few other pieces from the collection…
Some products from the Illamasqua Theater of the Nameless collection, clockwise from the nail polish on the left: Nail Varnish in Faux Pas ($14), Powder Blusher in Ambition ($24), Precision Ink in Havoc ($27.50), Pure Pigment in Beguile ($24) and Lipstick in Kontrol ($22)
Swatches from the left: Lipstick in Kontrol, Precision Ink in Havoc, Powder Blusher in Ambition and Pure Pigment in Beguile
Lipstick in Kontrol
Pure Pigment in Beguile and Precision Ink in Havoc
Powder Blusher in Ambition on cheeks
Something about Kontrol’s rich, dramatic take on purple speaks to me, but I think I might be too goody two-shoes to pull it off (am I wearing it, or is it wearing me?). Maybe if I had a brightly colored vintage tattoo on my shoulder and hot pink ombre highlights…
Pour a 40 for Un-Stabler
Law & Order: SVU fans, did you catch the season premiere last night? I still haven’t finished processing the fact that Detective Stabler’s no longer on the show. As I watched Olivia do her detective thang without him, I quietly shook my head. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle the rest of the season without him. It just hurts too much.
For solace after the show, I turned to this video of Ryan Gosling wearing very tight pants…
You knew I couldn’t go an entire day without mentioning Ryan Gosling, right?
Is it just me, or does homeboy look really, REALLY bronze? His hands are like three shades lighter than his face. Okay, boo-boo, might want to cut back on the NARS Laguna for a bit.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,