Humor – The Non-Girly Girl

When I saw this photo (the little girl below), I essentially went into hysterics (laughing, that is.)  I didn’t watch a ton of television as a child but you can be sure that when I did, the shows were of the ilk of:

  • Thundercats (cat-like aliens, because why would extraterrestrials want human reflexes?!)
  • He-Man (muscles and [magical!] swords?!  HELL YES!)
  • Voltron (your goddamn right I was jealous of their lion robots!)
  • Transformers (ginormous robots who can morph into an incredibly rad getaway vehicle? Anyone want to race?!) 
My favorite two colors AND animal? I was a happy little girl when this came on!)

My favorite two colors AND animal? I was a happy little girl when this came on!)

I couldn’t possibly be bothered with the likes of She-Ra.  Initially, I admit, I kind of liked her.  I liked that a woman was in the badass role, but that’s basically because I wanted to be her.  I kind of dug the nod to Ancient Rome / Greece with that ensemble too – how very Pagan of her!  Plus. . .sorceress, hello!?  My older brother was fonder of the guys so…whatever…I took one for the team and decided I could be Conan or some other ass-kicking character, nevermind they were male.  Goals.

I let the figure-skating-judge-boots and furry speedo slide - he had a magical sword and the man could lift. Aspirations!

I let the figure-skating-judge-boots and furry speedo slide – he had a magical sword and the man could lift. Aspirations!

My lean towards general badassery, gothiness, vampishness, and Martial Arts was there from brith – I wore colors, but that’s because I wasn’t old enough to know better…OR to purchase my own.  I went to girly birthday parties, but that’s because A.) it was important to socialize (I’d rather have been Wednesday Addams but the school moms didn’t seem to acquiesce) and B.) No one I knew was having a Halloween bash regardless of timing.  Sad, if you ask me.  

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My, what big teeth you have…

My inspiration came from the people / creatures / robots who could handle their own, even when the world was being besieged by evil, plotting mummies or mechanical demons from space – who cared that they were fictional, this once five-year old saw a fearlessly laying down of the law!  (Let’s not forget their were witches too – bestill my heart.) 

If I could have worn this suit to class, I’m sure I would have – Middle School rules be damned, I think an exception could have been made.  “Excuse me, Mr. Principle guy..??”

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I wonder if the suit comes with functional weapons…  Sparkles?  Yeah, absolutely.  But had I donned this hefty getup back in the day?  I’d have backed that glitz up!

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Spring 2017 – Too Faced Peach

I’m one of those need-to-be-natural types, so anything that falls into that category works for me.  I don’t actually have the luxury of being incredibly girly-girl to begin with, given my propensity for all things Martial Arts and sporty.  But having been in the Fashion Business for many years, I appreciate those who can.

There’s a TON of hubbub about Two Faced’s Spring 2017 Peach Collection (launching November and December of this year – Merry Christmas?!)  Having seen multiple posts, I thought I’d share the one that had the most images (or at least ones no one else has) – from ChicProfile.

I’ll let you click the link above for more images – sometimes a surprise makes it more fun! 😉

Spring 2016 – Lancome

The Lancome Spring 2016 Collection is about as Springtime as it gets.  Pairing lighthearted, modern, and girly packaging with fresh, bright color, the line sure to have you pining for singing birds and blooming buds (if not sugary bonbons to boot!)  

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

The delightfully happy Collection is available in the UK starting on January 1st, and will be rolling out to International stores on the 11th.

Lancome My Parisien Pastels:

A shimmer cube made up of 9 bouquet-like shades that can be used as eyeshadows, illuminators, correctors, blushes and bronzers.

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome My Parisienne Blush:

Available in two shades:

  • No.01 (Photo – perfect for a natural flush!)
  • No.02
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Hypnose Palette:

  • DO12 Paris Merveilleux
  • DO13 Paris en Rêve
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Khol Hypnose Waterproof:

Shades:

  • No.10
  • No.11
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Lip Lovers:

Available in 3 colors.

Lancome Rouge in Love:

Shades:

  • No.406
  • No.407
  • No.408
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Vernis in Love:

  • No.146
  • No.148
  • No.149
  • No.153
Lancome Spring 2016 images

Lancome Spring 2016 images

Rouge Bunny Rouge Midheaven Neon

Rouge Bunny Rouge is precious.  

“Intricate and luxurious cosmetics brand Rouge Bunny Rouge melds opulence and beauty with embellished detailing in a range of colour make-up that embraces romance and whimsy alongside modern technologies and first-class ingredients.”

The most recent newsletter featured the first of a Series of Looks, Midheaven Neon.  The only time I ever wore a lip shade like this was when I was on the ballroom floor competing…but what fun it was! I kind of felt like a china doll wearing so bright a hue, and this model looks much like one herself – the image encapsulates the theme perfectly: “a classic feminine, retro-inspired Spring Look with very modern light-reflecting, light-catching textures and beaming cool colors”

The site presents a flip through book to show visitors how to achieve the Look, as well as the products used to create it.  They also have a video AND a step-by-step downloadable PDF!  Way to go above and beyond! 😀 The navigation is incredibly easy, and ultra straightforward – refreshing!

It is a very feminine and girly presentation all around – though I am not so much that way myself, I think they’ve done an absolutely lovely job. ❤