Heya, ladies! I’m having one of those days again…
My brain feels stretched in 10 different directions!
Concentration much? I’m so jumbled up right now that I’m not even gonna attempt to form a cohesive thought.
Whenever I have days like these, I like to just braindump my thoughts into a list.
1. Have you tried Hourglass Cosmetics yet?
I’ve seen the line carried at my nearby Sephora for a while, but I only just got around to giving it a try. The prices aren’t fantastic (products in the $25-65 range), but I like the texture, pigmentation and packaging of what I’ve seen so far.
Shade Eyeshadow in Petal (I have a feeling this might be discontinued; I’ve only found it online at eBay)
I’m digging the eyeshadows — super smooth with saturated color — and the Extreme Sheen Lipglosses look like standouts in the line.
Check out how opaque Siren is… YOWZA!
First row: Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Lagoon; Second row: Visionaire Eyeshadow duo in Exhibition; Third Row: Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony, Extreme Sheen Lipgloss in Siren, Shade Eyeshadow in Petal
Oh, I almost forgot. Hourglass is hosting a friends (LOL, I almost typed “fiends”) and family sale good through December 14. Enter promo code HGFRIEND at checkout to get 20% off.
2. Holy crap! I can’t stop watching MTV’s Jersey Shore!!!
With the season finale of The City, and The Hills being completely unwatchable now (one word: SPEIDI), I’ve been aching for a new reality TV crush.
Leave it to MTV. Their newest trainwreck, called Jersey Shore, throws eight East Coasters together for a summer at (yup, you guessed it) the Jersey Shore.
Sounds like pretty standard reality TV fare, right? Oooh, no. This group of very tan, very unstable young people have restored my faith in mind-numbing reality television!
It oozes hair gel, house music, fist pumping and silly nicknames like “J-WOWW” and “Snooki.” By far the greatest source of amusement is the dude who refers to himself (more specifically, to his abdominal muscles) as “The Situation”.
I think that’s what I’m going to start calling my muffin top: “The Situation”.
Even Tabs wants in on the action. He wants to be called “T-Woww” and asked if he could go to the Jersey shore next summer. I dunno… I’ll have to think about it.
3. Clinique’s Happy-to-Go holiday set
These solid perfume pencils are from Clinique’s Limited Edition Happy-to-Go holiday set ($30). I like all three scents: Clinique Happy (Clinique’s classic citrus mix of tangerines and white florals), A Hint of Citrus (reminds me of an orange Creamsicle) and A Wealth of Flowers (a bright, uplifting mix of roses and orange).
The set also comes with a silver travel clutch that wouldn’t take up much space in a carry-on bag, hmm… It’s always nice to have lots of scents to choose from. Imma take a sniff right now, AHHHH!
4. Can I get an AMEN for Helvetica Neue?
I must confess: I’m a font junkie! I even point out fonts when I recognize them in public, something my friends have learned to ignore. “Oooh gurrrl,” I’ll blurt at the mall, “Scriptina is so played out!” or, “Comic Sans is the devil. THE DEVIL!”
But Helvetica Neue Ultra Light? I’m just in lurve with how clean, unfussy and elegant it looks.
Do you have a favorite font?
Well, there you have it — the contents of my mind today. Hopefully you’re doing a little better than I am in the attention department this afternoon!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,