Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Green(er) Make-up

I stopped wearing make-up a few months ago, I never wore that much. Eye liner and mascara a few times a week, sometimes some powder but I never found one I really liked. I then went looking for "green" make-up and I didn't have much success. About a month ago I went looking again and found some. I still rarely wear make-up, but sometimes it's nice to put it on and well do nothing because I never have anything to really do. The stuff is not perfect but it is better than what I had been using, E.L.F., Maybelline, and stuff like that.

What I got was Organic Wear eyeliner, concealer, and face powder. I really like the eyeliner, its very smooth and nourishing feeling and looks great. The powder is light in feeling and look, my husband actually remarked that it looked really good, as in he couldn't tell I was wearing it and the stuff I had been using apparently you could but he never told me that, men!! The concealer is pretty good, nothing special but works fine. For mascara I went with Lavera, seems a bit messy and gooey when in tube and on brush but goes on well and is very moisturizing. It's not water proof and does tend to smear a bit if you are prone to that but I wear it so infrequent that it's not an issue for me. It really feels like it is moisturizing my lashes instead of making them brittle and hard.

Since I am on the subject I will also share what I use to clean and care for my face. I am currently using mostly Burt's Bees products. To cleanse I regularly use Garden Tomato Complexion Soap with a face brush. I also use on occasion Citrus Facial Scrub, which I LOVE the smell of and it makes my face feel so soft and smooth and the Pore Refining Mask, is more fun than anything else. I don't notice much of a difference after I use this but it does not do any harm so I keep use it. I try to use both those once a week but usually its more like twice a month. I also use Naturally Ageless Intensive Repairing Serum and Herbal Blemish Stick. Both work very well I highly recommend them. I use the Serum on my forehead and my crow's feet, definitely has helped on my fore head and a bit on my eyes. The blemish stick is my best friend. I have always suffered from adult acne and this has helped tremendously. I take the roller ball off and use my finger to apply but other than that it is perfect. For lotion I use Jason's Aloe Vera 70% all over body lotion.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I think this means something

This happened on Sunday . . .

I think this mean I need to buy more pants, especially since its getting to being colder.
But I HATE shopping for pants. They never fit and they are so damn expensive. Thanks to my small waste (haha that's a funny typo so I shall leave it) and big ass, hips, and thighs they never fit right. When they fit in the waist I can barely get them over my thighs and forget about fitting my ass into them. When they fit my ass and thighs the waist is WAY too big and often times they seem to fit pretty well but when I actually wear them and do some walking they are nice and snug in the thighs but the act of walking pulls them down since the waist is so roomy.

I also don't know where to go shopping for pants, I went to Macy's last time and spent a few hours and got two pairs of pants for $20 each, not too bad but I would rather go to a thrift store but I am not sure where to go for that and it will probably cost the same and will that be any better, won't they just get destroyed a lot faster because they have already been used?
How long can I go without getting new clothes. I need to cover my ass and legs some way and I'm not a skirt girl, I tend to have issues covering what should be covered and well they just aren't as warm as pants are.

I have plenty of work pants, they mostly consist of boys sweat pants (a lot cheaper than womens and even girls) and yoga pants from Victoria's Secret but six years ago I decided I need to separate work clothes from not work clothes otherwise all my clothes end up with stains and I always have poop and nastiness on all my clothes. Not that I couldn't wear my work clothes out if they were clean, I never do anything important really but its nice to have clothes that you know aren't covered in poop and other animal parts and fluids.

Monday, November 17, 2008

First Reaction

I saw the full length trailer for the new Star Trek movie today and my first reaction was, huh? and then as I thought about it more I started to HATE it. I just want to go off with all sorts of expletives about it. Basically it is probably going to be a good movie and I guess it could be a good Star Trek movie but right now it looks like any other action movie with tits and ass and explosions and suspense and all that, but just because you use names and likenesses doesn't mean you are Star Trek.

I love action movies and tits and ass as much as the next guy but this is Star Trek, not saying that you can't make Star Trek like that but you have to do it the right way, you can just go in and use the same characters that we know and love and pervert them into box office gold, that is not what you do with a thing like Star Trek and that is the feeling I am getting. I hope I am wrong but if I am not then I will have to start saving my money to buy myself Voyager, DS9, and TOS full series on DVD (I already own TNG) because it might just ruin the great name of Star Trek. Or even worse there will be more but they will be more perverted versions that just SUCK!!

Ok rant over all I can do now is wait and see . . .

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tis the season . . .

to get junk . . .

Don't get me wrong I like getting gifts and I love getting fun things for my family and friends (although I can't really afford it this year) but what is a green person to do. I always get bottles of lotion and other things that I will never use, the lotions are full of parabens and other nasty things I prefer not to use, what do I do with these things?

It is a little easier with junk gifts, you know those little candle holders and other trinkets I also have not real need for, I can pass those on, give them to friends who will find a use for them, for a little bit at least, or add them to my junk pile that is on its way to goodwill or somewhere like that.

Still what do I do with the things I will never use and can't give to anyone else, like the lotions? Even if they came with a return receipt I can only exchange and most places don't have anything else I would use either. It is just a waste all together and I really wish people would learn who I am and really put thought into the gift instead of the female gets lotion or some sort of fairy related thing.

For the last few years I have told people I don't want anything or to give money to WWF or things like that, I even made a list available with specific things but for the most part they don't listen. It is getting to the point where I just want refuse the gifts when I get them, it seems to be the only way to get the point across. It just seems people don't understand what I am doing. It makes me feel a bit ashamed of what I do and that it makes me feel like this. Makes me feel anti-social, which I am but to an extreme, which I already am actually.

Then there are the cards, I get the mail and open up a Christmas card and its open before I get to the door and so I toss it in the recycle bin before it even gets in the house. Not that I don't understand why people send cards and its a tradition but its just such a waste when there is not even a personal note put on the card.

I guess it is not that big of a deal because it only happens once a year it just brings so much into the home that I don't want in it and brings so much guilt into my life for things that people get for me, I guess that is just something I need to work on within myself.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I ripped my pants . . .

. . . and that's another reason why I love working by myself I don't have to worry when things like this happen . . . and they happen a lot.

I spilt the pasta . . .

The box swiveled in my hand and ended top side down, I quickly turned it over and there were five pieces left in the box so I let them join their friends . . .