I was sitting in bed reading Stephen King’s Under the Dome the other night when it hit me. No, not the book, silly. It occurred to me that I should get a tattoo of Tabs.
Don’t ask me why, because the book doesn’t have anything to do with cats, tattoos or cat tattoos, but since Tabs is my kitty BFF, and he comforts me whenever I get scared (like when I’m reading a Stephen King book), it makes a kind of weird sense.
I don’t have any tattoos right now, but most of my friends have ’em. My brother’s covered in tats, but I haven’t gotten any mostly because 1) I’m not into pain, and 2) I’ve never really liked anything enough to permanently inscribe it on my body.
Except for Tabs (and maybe El Hub, but that’s just too cliche, LOL!).
I’m still mulling over the idea, and it’s not official yet. Knowing me I’ll probably chicken out. El Hub’s totally against it. He’s afraid a cat tattoo would only serve as a gateway tat, but not necessarily into more tattoos; he’s afraid my level of crazy cat lady-ness would escalate, and I can’t argue with that logic.
Since I’m about as fickle with makeup as I am with body art, I’m especially thankful for blockbuster sets like the new NYX Soho Glam Collection ($30).
(Yes, I know it took me an unusually long time to get around to the actual subject of this post. Sorry.)
Girls and guys who love experimenting with color just might love the massive variety of shades, textures, levels of pigment, and finishes (oh hai, shimmers, glitters and mattes!) in this limited edition palette of 54 eyeshadows — a few of them even double as face powders — four powder blushes, eight lipsticks, two glosses and one lip liner.
Released new for the holidays, Soho Glam covers a lot of makeup territory. Here are some quick observations on the palette…
- Eyeshadows — Although I had an easy time blending these shadows together, the color payoff varies wildly, with the mattes being more sheer than the shimmers and glitters. I wish NYX had gone with less gray on the neutral side, because for me it gets a little repetitive. But if you appreciate the nuances among the shades you might not mind. As for fallout, I experienced a bit with the shadows in the center of the palette, but in general these remained on my lids without any trouble.
- Blushes —All four of the blushes apply very sheer, and they’re particularly great for a naturally-flushed cheek look.
- Lip Products —Both the pan lipsticks and lip liner are unscented and unflavored (yea!), and I like the wide range of colors. I was a little nervous about the gloss in the tubes and expected them to have that gnarly NYX taste and scent, but thankfully they don’t.
NYX Soho Glam: Eyeshadow Swatches
NYX Soho Glam: Blush Swatches
NYX Soho Glam: Lipstick and Lipgloss Swatches
For a holiday palette, I think this one’s a lot of fun. It’s huge, which is nice, but it’s not so big that it gets unwieldy, like those palettes with hundreds of shades. There’s just enough color here to wet one’s whistle without being totally overwhelming.
AVAILABILITY: At select drugstores and nyxcosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
El Hub’s Doppelganger!
I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV last night and ended up watching the finale of The Sing Off, the show with the live accapella groups. Have you seen it?
I’ve seen a couple episodes, but I haven’t really been impressed by the format. The singers are great, but it moves rather slowly, and then there’s the matter of Nick Lachey… I think he’s adorable when he’s singing and dancing (remember 98 Degrees?), but he seems a little stiff as a host (loosen up your buttons, baby!).
I don’t know… Maybe that’s just me (he sure is cute, though).
Speaking of 98 Degrees, have I ever mentioned that Jeff Timmons kinda looks like El Hub?
Years ago my friend Christine sent me this pic of him and the first thing that crossed my mind was, “Why does Christine have this goofy pic of El Hub?”
Man, the ’90s were so cheesy… I loved every minute.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,