my only lament is that makeup isn't more creative. i'd love a lot people a lot more if they wore tiger stripes or tartan swatches across the bridge of their stupid noses
― fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's less about not being able to face the world, and more about being pressured from birth to be a very specific, ever more narrowly defined kind of lovely, achievable only through makeup.
Lots of people are very creative with makeup (maybe not stripes on their noses) but they do some really cool stuff - http://eyegraffiti.blogspot.com/.
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
^ i have rarely/never seen makeup that interesting in person, except in magazines. I guess it could be kind of a cool hobby? I still wish special effects were A Thing, like people walking around with cat ears and bolts on the neck.
― fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
hello I am a man and I do not feel qualified to say anything about makeup
― mh, Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
xp You should go to more goth clubs! Or fandom conventions. I'm not even kidding. My post-Hunger Games commentary mostly revolved around how I wished people really did dress/groom themselves like the people in the Capitol.
Also, crazy nail polish is really becoming popular (one of my favorite examples, probably unsurprisingly - http://copythatcopycat.blogspot.com/2011/11/31-day-nail-challenge-day-17-galaxy.html) so maybe it's a trend towards everybody looking like a Star Trek alien (I am pro this).
Probably though in a year people will decide that elaborate makeup/nail painting is really trashy and it will be all about clear mascara and OPI Matte Nail Envy.
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
But seriously, I am a total dolt with painting my nails, so I'm going to miss the fancy nails bandwagon (also maybe not conducive with my age and profession, alas) but I would really like to have galaxy nails for a week.
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
those nails are amazing, i'd rock them if i could. i used to paint the middle fingers on both of my hands with mirror-reflective paint, because it seemed cool and 'alt.' It wasn't, though.
― fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
^ oh yeah, i know. the sad is a product of both the diastrophic pressure and the response to it. and my response is similar to the dorky, stonar-like "wow sprawl", "wow cars", and "wow clothes" flashes i occasionally get when, for whatever reason, i really look at and think about ostensibly "normal" things i ordinarily take for granted. sort of knew from beginning that this wasn't a subject i needed to shoot my mouth off about though...
― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
shut your mouth you loud animals! being in another officedown the hall means I should not have to hear you all day
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've seen a lot of fancy nails that I think 'that's nice... as a picture on the internet, not on my nails' but those galaxy ones are 1000000 kinds of awesome and I want them!
― kinder, Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
oooh, I love those galaxy nails too. I wish I was talented; I can barely paint my nails. I glop it all on and then let washing my hands repeatedly wear away the polish on my skin :P When I was in high school I used to have the patience and would paint designs with toothpicks, like Union Jacks and stripes.
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
and I love makeup because it's fun. I don't feel any pressure to look any certain way, except the way I want to look because I like the look! In the last year I've given up on staying inside if I have a bare face, let the world know: I HAVE BLONDE EYELASHES. That's okay.
― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
I wear makeup less often - my eyes are too puffy in the morning for me to really want to do anything about makeup for at least an hour or two after I get up. But my face is very pink/flushed all the time, I actually prefer how I look in makeup; I just wish I could be arsed to care that anyone else has to look at me without it haha
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
this is not the right thread, but since we're talking about it, how do folks get their eyeliner to not smudge? without fail, every day, some smudging! i look at the cool stuff on the eyegraffiti page but then my very next thought is, if i wore that it would all be smudged to pieces...
― rayuela, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
I will answer that on the appropriate ILS thread!
― how did I get here? why am I in the whiskey aisle? this is all so (Laurel), Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Here, btw: I feel pretty--NOT! THE COSMETICS THREAD
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 3 May 2012 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
I feel this is a rational anger but for a lack of a better place to put it: ppl with umbrellas, please refrain from swinging them to and fro as you go up the stairs. People's faces are right behind you!
― rayuela, Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
i don't really care about ppl putting makeup on on the subway, but when they do the eyeliner i'm always afraid they'll stab themselves in the eyeball
umbrellas are just weapons in the hands of the oblivious
― mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
I am on this one email list for a store and to unsubscribe you have to mail them a letter to their physical address.
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
I hate makeup. I hate women using public transport as a place to do their toiletries. Keep it in the bathroom, damn. I hate the idea women feel obliged to wear makeup. I wont wear it unless I'm going out somewhere fancy or to a club. Makeup can be done subtly and well, but seeing people wearing a thick trowel layer of brownish slap all over their face with bright cheeks and eyelids... all I can think of is:
― fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
BTW, you can preserve tomato paste in the fridge for quite some time in a very simple way: pour a thin layer of olive oil over the top of the paste. It keeps it sealed.
― fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
but when they do the eyeliner i'm always afraid they'll stab themselves in the eyeball
Many many years ago I saw an episode of Sally Jesse Raphael that had a woman who WENT BLIND after poking her eye with a mascara wand.
― tokyo rosemary, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
It bothers me to know that people regularly apply makeup while actively, actually driving.
― Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
A girl I worked with in college told me one morning that she was running super late for work, so she brushed her teeth while driving. She rinsed with Coke.
― Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah Ive seen ppl putting make up on behind the wheel of a car in moving, multi lane traffic before. :(
― fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
My housemate fessed up to doing her nails in traffic when I noticed nail polish on her steering wheelO_o
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is one of many reasons you can't get my brother to shut up about self-driving cars.
― Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
he can't wait to be able to do his nails in safety?
― Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 4 May 2012 08:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
i used to do my makeup and paint my nails on the train when i lived in AUS. Now I live in USA i do it at 70 miles an hour on the interstate. fuck a bathroom.
― fine with 49 (sunny successor), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
OH. I'm glad you brought this up again. Guess what? I was on the train with the make-up lady this time! I timed her foundation application and it was not ten minutes but it was a little over five, which is still a really long time to dab makeup on your face. I wasn't in the seat next to her so I could surreptitiously check out her technique and she puts on LIQUID EYELINER! On the train! Using a little hand mirror! I can't even begin to put on liquid eyeliner in a perfectly still bathroom with a big mirror and bright lights. I'm torn between still being irritated by how long it takes her to put on foundation/the impropriety of personal grooming in public (I'm sorry, sunny! I'm kind of stuffy about these things) and being completely impressed by her skill.
The person I was sitting next to was wearing earphones and also playing Words with Friends WITH THE SOUND ON. I don't even think she realized it.
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
damn baby, she's ballin super hard
― That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't like people who put makeup on on public transport but mainly because they always seem to appear on the aisle seat next to me two stops before mine, get tens of things out of several makeup bags at once, and act like I am being wildly unreasonably when I make them stop and gather everything back up so I can get out
― instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
If I'm the only one around in an empty carriage I might, but I don't like doing it when I'm in a full carriage of people -- mainly because when other ppl do it I spend more time assessing them based on their techniques and the cosmetics they used and I do not want that kind of scrutiny lol
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh yeah i always took the slow train that stopped at every single station so i was one of very few on the train. also my makeup routine then was moisturizer, concealer, maybe pencil eyeliner. done in under 5 min.
― fine with 49 (sunny successor), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah I can do the whole thing in 5 min, none of this 30 minute tantric makeup odyssey
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
i love this girl's game.
pp bought me a mini coke fridge that has a car adapter plug. i may be adopting a new dental routine real soon.
― fine with 49 (sunny successor), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
a mini coke fridge that has a car adapter plug
I NEED THIS.
― wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think I found my ultimate, #1 IA on the weekend.
I carpooled with 2 friends to Monterey for a work-related function/getaway. I have only been to that area a couple of times, I sort of knew the general way to get there, and had plugged the hotel address into my map on my phone in case we got lost. We also had directions given to us.
But the girl who was driving, and the other passenger, announced "Oh we're not going that way" and said we were going a different way. So we get halfway down this other freeway and after asking a few questions it appears that NEITHER the driver or the passenger have any idea which exit they're getting off on for this 'faster' route, not even a nearby town, NOTHING.
Now I'm not a person who fears getting lost. I dont' mind that at all. But when we have to be at a certain place at a certain time and when it's not just you toodling around on your own, when you have passengers, surely it behooves you to have researched your driving route, and to perhaps ask one of the passengers to assist in navigating.
I honestly do not understand jumping in the car and saying 'do do do, if I just drive south I'm sure we'll get there in the end.'
And it's not rocket science, it's hardly a difficult place to get to.
Mr Veg and I have a great partnership - he drives, I navigate. But as the driver, he's already looked to see where we're going. and he's given me the map. So if I happen to misread the map or get unsure of myself, he'll be familiar enough to say, 'are you sure? I thought it was (x)' and vice versa, so we correct each other as we go, but mostly he drives and I navigate, and it works like a dream.
I kind of resent navigating someone who can't be bothered to even find out where they're going, you know?
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
agh this drives me nuts and my b-i-l does it! We got stuck driving around the far end of our own town for an hour or so because he didn't have a map and had just written down the google maps instructions. which made no sense at one point so we got lost. but he kept going back and trying to make them make sense. also he spent a long time defying the GPS instructions down a particular route because he knew best and went about 15 mins out of his way every time. if you looked at the start & finish point on a map there would be no way you could have come up with his route!
― kinder, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know how people mess up this badly in 2012, unless it's just slavish adherence to the "I'm not going to pull over" school of thought. I mean, if I am driving and am not quite sure what's up, I pull over and get something cool to drink and fiddle with Google Maps on my modern smartphone and it tells me where to go! The only time that's impractical is when I do something stupid like driving into a major urban center at rush hour, in which case you've already fucked up.
― mh, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
She did it again when we were leaving to drive home. She wanted to go look at some town she'd visited when she was a kid. So she starts toodling down along some surface street and I noticed that we were going in the opposite direction to where I thought the town was. I said, um, are you sure it's not the other direction?
She's visited this area more than I have and I still ended up basically explaining to her that Monterey was south and Santa Cruz was north, and to go north we had to UP highway 1, not DOWN.
and I'm terrible with compass directions generally, but when there's a coastline involved, I figured it would it kinda make things pretty simple.
I guess it's that Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance thing that he talks about, people who don't fix leaky taps vs people who do, or don't consult a map vs people who do.
But I am seriously going to consider making this criteria for friendships going forward. Because there could be homicide in my future.
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 7 May 2012 21:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
i am annoyed that both thisThe Return Of My Bloody Valentineand thisLoveless Remaster Actually Sound Better? exist and both keep getting bumped every 20 minutes with pretty much the same information.
― koogs, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Irrational Anger, snooty performing arts edition:
- If a symphony plays something that you recognize from a parody song, it is not appropriate to sing along with the orchestra for a few bars.- I ain't mad at you if you fall asleep or even snore, but if your symphony companion is snoring, you need to go ahead and elbow that guy and make him stop instead of letting him saw logs loud enough for the entire third balcony to hear.
Irrational Anger, how do I end up friends with these people edition:
- It's fine to be The Friend Who Is Always Late, and it's fine to be The Friend Who Won't Use a Mobile Device, but it is not okay to always be late and refuse to use a cell phone so you can text me and let me know your ETA.
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Posting this link here for remy since this is where the discussion happened:
― Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
RANDOM MICROSOFT UPDATES
― caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
also phone app updates - I'm getting 5-10 a week :/
― Keith pissed on my chips (onimo), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
can i just add... people sorting personal shit out on the phone at work. drives me bananas. nobody wants to hear about your wedding/holiday/plumbing and do some f'ing work anyway.
― ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:47 (1 year ago) Permalink