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5 Things

1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
Hands down, it’s Bioware, and their desire to create a game for everyone.

2. What’s on your tips & toes?
On my toes is Orly Butterflies with Zoya Bijou on top. I just love this combination.
On my tips I’ve got China Glaze Solar Power with Color Club Femme Fatale on top.

3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?
Right now I’m reading Changeless (the Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger. It’s fantastic. I’m tempted to do an Alexia costume for Dragon Con.

4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?
This one is a while off, but I’m excited for Dreamworld Minerals to re-open. Love their stuff!

5. Name something you never thought you’d use.
Since I’m so pale, I never thought I’d use bronzer. Until the past year or so, I could never find anything that looked right on me; it always looked muddy. I’ve been able to use the SunSplashers and Skinnydippers from Meow, and the bronzing foundation from Joppa Minerals.

Some Links:
Go enter Grey’s So Sakura contest! It goes until April 4th. I swear I’m going to enter it.
Izzy reviews the CUTEST little Bunny Hand Creams.
If you haven’t seen this gorgeous purple look by Jacqueline yet, you need to.

The Quiz:
1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
2. What’s on your tips & toes?
3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?
4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?
5. Name something you never thought you’d use.

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    • http://www.queencicada.com Luna

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.

      Can I say Microsoft? And by “impressed” can I say that I’m honestly impressed by how ridiculous they are? I was reading up on their current lawsuit against B&N and I just kind of sat there slack-jawed. I love my NOOK, and I really don’t think it’s anything like a Microsoft platform. Really feel like Microsoft is just being a patent troll now.

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?

      Zoya’s Dove on my fingers, but I’m totally repainting them with Zoya’s Rica later! Maybe I’ll even get ambitious and do my toes!

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?

      *looks around shifty eyed* >.> Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve been Netflixing Gossip Girl and I’m hooked. AUGH I said it!

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?

      MAC’s Quite Cute! I haven’t bought from MAC in a while, but I’m super excited about Candy Yum Yum.

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use.

      Blush. Honestly, I went about 20 years with a huge distaste for it, feeling like it made me look like I had some sort of skin condition. I think because I thought of it like foundation where you have one everyday shade I just didn’t think it was worth exploring?

      • Phyrra

        I have to admit, I’m ridiculously excited by Candy Yum Yum, too. Matte hot pink? I’m so there!

        Microsoft is… yeah, impressive.

        I own Gossip Girl on dvd. :P

        • http://www.queencicada.com Luna

          Also sort of excited for Quite Cute, but I’m sure it will sell out super-fast considering it looks so close to Lavender Whip and I don’t think I’ll be TOO disappointed if I miss it. NEED Candy Yum Yum though.

          I totally read the books when I worked in a kid’s bookstore in order to make informed recommendations to parents (I still read a lot of YA, admittedly), but I definitely like the show better! Augh, hooked!

          • Phyrra

            The show is definitely better, from what I understand. Coz uhm, yum, Chuck Bass.

    • http://www.glostix.net Bekka

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
      T-Mobile impressed me in a bad way recently. I hope their deal with AT&T gets blocked… seriously.

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?
      Orly Rockin’ Rocket on the paws, and a forever-old application of OPI I Don’t Know… Beets Me! on my toes.*lazy*

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?
      It seems I’ve fallen back into a Rammstein mood… so I’ve had Mutter on heavy rotation in the car for the past few days.

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?
      Not really. I might just find myself at the MAC counter buying Candy Yum Yum… but that’s about all I’m grinning for at the moment.

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use.
      Never thought I’d use hair product besides detangler and a basic hair spray… but I am absolutely addicted to Fekkai Glossing Cream. It makes my hair… so happy…

      • Phyrra

        Yeah, I’ve been a t-mobile customer from when they were called Voice Stream. I left AT&T for Tmobile. Not happy about this one bit.

    • http://lacqueredpaintedpolished.blogspot.com/ Jessi

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
      I guess the only thing i can think of is Wet n Wild. They have really been trying hard to increase the quality of their products. And while they have succeeded at this, they haven’t raised their prices. I think that’s pretty cool.

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?
      Tips- China Glaze Flying Dragon Toes- Color Club Worth the Risque

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?
      I recently acquired a bunch of free time so I started playing WoW again (I’ve played on and off for over 6 years… it keeps pulling me back in
      )! It’s one of the few games I can play together with my boyfriend. I wish companies would make more couch co-op games!

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?
      Mmm, some of the MAC Quite Cute collection looks… cute, but I’m not sure if I have to have any of it. Promo images usually disappoint me so I have to see swatches to get really excited.

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use.
      A hair straightener! I had stick straight hair all my life and loved the low maintenance. Then when I turned 18, it turned into a thick, wavy, poofy mess. I long for the old days. :(

      • Phyrra

        The eye shadow swatches were disappointing for the Cute collection.

    • http://www.simplystephtee.blogspot.com stephanie

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
      I’m going to agree with the other commenter and say WnW….I always thought of them as the stuff little girls spent their allowance on but the new stuff they’ve been turning out has been really good.

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?
      No toes…too lazy lol. On my tips is China Glaze’s Dorothy Who? I’m not really a polish expert but I seriously love this one :)

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying? After finishing my most recent book I’ve kinda taken a small reading break. I’ve been really wrapped up in school work lately so I haven’t had too much time delve deeply into anything.

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over? I’m interested in seeing the new products that Sugarpill plans on bringing out to replace the recently discontinued stuff.

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use. Eyeshadow/makeup in general. Two years ago, it was foundation, brown liner, and mascara for me and that’s it. But I always wanted to learn and now I’m obsessed :)

      • Phyrra

        I’m looking forward to their reformulated stuff, and new colors!

    • sarah

      1. I’ll have to piggyback on the commenter above me and say Wet N’ Wild. Their eyeshadows are great, and their nail polishes are good- I bought a super-chunky glitter (Party of Five Glitters) and it’s incredibly smooth and strong. I got a gorgeous red lipstick that wears almost as well as my MAC lipsticks, but it’s a bit lighter. I’m thoroughly impressed.

      2. I’m painting my tips with China Glaze’s Watermelon Rind tonight, but currently they have Sally Hansen’s Rockstar Pink on them. I haven’t had my toes redone yet but next time I’m having OPI’s Diamond Series’ new color, Magic, which is a gorgeous sparkling royal blue with purple shimmer, painted on.

      3. So many! I got a new Laurell K. Hamilton book, so if there’s something good on TV to play in the background, I’ll start it. If not, I’ll watch a movie- I got “21 Grams” and “The Way of the Gun” at a used bookstore, so either way, I’ll be enjoying a nice Benicio Del Toro fix. And my brother gave me my birthday present early- instead of selling his spare, unopened DS, he gave it to me, along with a couple of games, and he’ll be giving me more when he finishes them!

      4. Not sure… I really just want to get a job and buy some stuff that’s on my list. Hint: there’s a lot. But I also need to save money for when I move back to Atlanta and start esthetician school.

      5. China Glaze. I bought some when I was in cosmetology school a couple of years ago and ended up donating it (along with a ton of other polishes I didn’t want anymore, because they had NOTHING, aside from the crappy polishes that came in our kits and everyone always left) when I graduated because it was the WORST nail polish I’d ever had. I’m not sure if they re-formulated it or if it was just the color but I hated it. Now I have six that I just bought this last month or so.

      • Phyrra

        The Magic polish sounds awesome.

    • Rina

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
      Covergirl, actually! Their Lip Perfection Lipsticks are great! I actually got my first ever bright colored lipstick from the line (Divine), and it is so pigmented, not too drying, and it wears beautifully.

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?
      I’ve got Pure Ice’s No Means No with Pure Ice’s Rio on top on both my tips and my toes!

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?
      I’ve been trying to read a lot more lately. I just finished Perks of Being A Wallflower and did not like it, but I thoroughly enjoyed John Green’s Paper Towns and I just began Matched by Ally Condie. When I have spare time I crack open The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Eventually I plan to read The Silmarillion!

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?
      Nothing in particular, but I do look forward to my next Fyrinnae purchase, as I was so pleased with my initial order. I swear by Pixie Epoxy now, and Half-Elf Hottie is a staple of mine!

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use.
      Like you said, bronzer! I had the same problem. I was sure they’d all look too muddy or too obvious. I still don’t use it often, but it’s nice every once in a while.

      • Phyrra

        I’m sure people will find this weird, but I read the Silmarillion, but couldn’t get through the Hobbit.

        Glad I’m not alone in the bronzer!

    • http://ladywench.net LadyWench

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
      Mac. I’d never used their eyeshadows before, but I got one as a freebie some time ago and finally started using it – and I LOVE it. It’s my go-to when I don’t feel like messing with loose eyeshadows!

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?
      A Milani blue holo on my toes, and Zoya Zara – which while being a lovely color, isn’t that great on me unfortunately!

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?
      Classic Doctor Who. I need to get to the Fourth Doctor by D*con, I’m going as a female version of him one day this year! I’m not watching every episode, but going by the Nerdist guide (mostly). I keep it on while I’m playing WoW right now, because things like waiting for rare mobs and archaeology suck without entertainment >_< For books I'm re-reading Tad Williams' Dragonbone Chair series. He makes worlds so real, it's just amazing!

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?
      My upcoming Fyrinnae order! :D I've never really tried their eyeshadow before, so I'm excited for the few samples I ordered.

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use.
      Finishing powder. For years I never put anything on my face except blush and eyemakeup. No foundation, no kind of powder. Now I love using a matte powder, and a finishing powder. Even if it melts off halfway through the day here in Orlando :p

    • Emily

      1. Tell me about a company that’s impressed you lately.
      Allafia

      2. What’s on your tips & toes?

      Tips- Wet ‘n Wild Toss Me a Lifesavers
      Toes-nothing

      3. What book / game / music / piece of entertainment are you currently enjoying?

      Loving the Carolina Chocolate Drops…they are amazing.

      4. Are there any upcoming makeup collections you’re excited over?

      It looks like MAC has some nice spring/summer stuff coming out but I haven’t seen anything that’s got me crazy excited right now.

      5. Name something you never thought you’d use.

      Crystal deodorant and other natural bath and beauty products. I would never trade back to the traditional stuff. I never thought I’d be one of those natural product using “hippies” lol. Now I totally am and I’m proud of it.

    • http://sooslivestoeat.blogspot.com/ Soos

      I’ve got just enough time to answer 2:

      Tips: Wet n Wild “Shield” – a glittery pewter

      Toes: had a pedi yesterday, with: OPI Glitzerland pale metallic gold over the entire nail, OPI Copper Mountain (discontinued) on the tips, and OPI Extra-va-vaganza glitter from the tip to the middle of the nail. The result is a sparkly, graduated glittery look.

      • Phyrra

        Wow, I would love to see that sparkly graduated glittery look!!!