Sunday, August 17, 2008

And for a little obsession?

Being completely obsessed with cosmetics, I see it as my duty to buy everything from Stila to Wet and Wild. Recently I have been on the search for the perfect eye liner. This is actually a continuing search...I'm always open to try anything recently birthed into the cosmetic world, just clean the placenta off first please.

Now it's important for you to understand that I'm not looking for a regular eye criteria is extensive. I'm looking for color, manageability, is it portable? What types of lines can I make...thick...thin...dotted? Is it appropriate for daily use? Is it a pencil? Liquid? Matte? Gel?

Well I think I've found the eyeliner that fits all of my qualms and in a drugstore surprisingly.

Loreal H.I.P. line makes a pot gel eye liner. I was skeptical...I was. I have been a fan of Studio Gear for a while, but the problem with their pot eye liner is that I needed water to wet the brush in order to use it. Without a water source, I was doomed. This my friends, is the answer.

I purchased the brown shade, but there is a large variety of funky colors including teal and eggplant. It goes on smoothly and stays on all day long. The only thing I do not like is the brush it comes with but I already have a Bare Essentials brush anyway.

Try it. It's awesome. You will not be disappointed. And if you are, well...I'm sorry.

When you have the time

Link: The Write Brain Workbook

Let me get one thing straight: I love to write. I really do. But sometimes it’s really hard to get started on a short story, screenplay, or sometimes even a poem because of the dreaded writers block. Everyone who writes has had it, whether it happens at the start of a project, or in the middle of it. We all know it’s a pain.

Here’s a little secret though: The more you write and the more often you write, the easier it is to beat the block. I also found a great book (okay well, my boyfriend found it and gave it to me for my birthday) to get your creative juices really flowing. It’s called “The Write-Brain Workbook. 366 Exercises to liberate your writing” by Bonnie Neubauer. It’s 366 funky pages (all put together by graphic design students) with great exercises meant to get you thinking and writing right away. There’s no word minimum or maximum for any of the exercises, you can write a little or as much as you want. There’s space for you to write directly in the book, but you can obviously choose to type or write on another piece of paper, and you can do the exercises over and over again. There are actually double the amount of exercise because at the bottom of the page is always a question for deeper thinking.

The book is funky and fresh and meant to make writing more fun. I certainly find that it gets me going and usually when I get an idea from it I run with it. If you’re the type of person who has a hard time writing something without an assignment, you might want to pick up a copy.

30 Second Rant

To all the hard workers out there, I salute you. It takes a lot of patience to deal with neurotic bosses, irrational customers and annoying co-workers. And you don't ever complain...much. It's really, almost indescribably tough to remain working hard when you have people constantly trying to tell you how to do your job or how you're not doing your job correctly when, in fact, you are.

I'd like to tell you that this all changes in time, but it actually doesn't. Which makes it even more important to seek a career that you love.. Then, at least the majority of the time, you'll be content, if not happy.

Patience is a virtue, not that that ever makes us feel any better. But maybe we just need to take it with a grain of salt.