Showing posts from April, 2012

Bout day makeup

Because I'm sure EVERYONE'S dying to know...

- I had "normal" olive green eye makeup on my right eye - I don't remember the name of the shade on the lid, but it's Urban Decay, and it was originally in a Book of Shadows (because the pan was square). It was all over the lid as well as along the lower lash line
- UD Libertine in the crease/contour
- Sugarpill Absinthe patted just in the center of the lid
- UD eye pencil in Perversion along the upper lash line
- MUFE Smoky Lash mascara

But no one cares about that eye. The other one:

- Sugarpill Love+ all over the lid and all around the eye
- Same eye liner and mascara as above
- For the bleeding effect - I mixed a 2-3 drops of mixing medium (I can't remember the name of the brand I have, I bought it on Etsy, but you can use Visine) with Morgana Cryptoria's Evil Eye Candy eye shadow so it was a watery consistency, NOT paste! And tried to make it look like it was streaking down my face. It stayed on really …



The final score wasn't actually close - like 151-88. Yes, we grabbed the lead first and never looked back, and ended up winning by a wide margin.

But that doesn't tell the whole story. It doesn't tell you how we played with only 10 girls to their 16, and three of our girls were battling injuries throughout the night. It doesn't tell you how we were down to two experienced jammers going into this bout, and one brave soul (our bout MVP, Aggrodite) stepped up totally brand new and ROCKED it. It doesn't tell you how many of us were going in for two (three, four, in my case) jams in a row to cover the shortage of people. We were playing hurt. We were playing tired. We had to take a timeout just to rest. What the score doesn't tell you was that we totally went into this the underdogs.

But what it does tell you, is that sometimes the underdog can win.

I'm not going to lie, I wasn't sure if this would happen. I figured it…

Bout day

It's hard to believe, but I've only officially bouted once. I say that because I feel like I've got a fair amount of interleague scrimmaging under my belt, and those always feel like bouts anyway, especially the last one we had against Sac City at the beginning of the month.

Tomorrow (or, today, technically) is only my second bout. And it's not like the last one - this is a home team bout. I'm on team Psychopathogens, and today, we face off against the Damas de los Muertos. These are girls that, on a normal day, I laugh with, get coffee with, banter with on Facebook, etc. But today? It's going to be like the Giants vs. the Dodgers all up in here.

It's already started - this week, I've been wearing my game face around like my favorite hat. Maybe it makes me come off as mean or "drama queen," but I need the intensity. I need the fire. I need to have a reason not to hold back when I'm out there on the track. I'm switching into "out …

I've been bad.


Okay, so...

For all two of you who follow my blog for its makeup/beauty content, you won't be hearing much on that front for a while. I got really sick this weekend, some sort of stomach virus, and threw up so hard that I burst quite a few blood vessels in my face, including in my eye.

I look like Jake Morgendorffer from this episode of Daria called "The Teachings of Don Jake," except even splotchier and redder.

So, yeah... that's a NO on the makeup photos for a while... :/


I am down 19 pounds, as of today.

Random complaints on this day

I just reintroduced chocolate (non-dairy, non-soy, non-gluten), and it's making me feel ill.

Someone call me when the Giants are ready to stop ****ing around and want to get serious about baseball. I've been watching them follow the same pattern since 2005:
- sign players past their prime or other teams' castoffs, and hope for a fluke (which is what the 2010 World Series was, make no mistake)
- bring up younger players and then send them back down when they don't deliver RIGHTNOW, RIGHTAWAY
- lose stupidly close games because we can't manufacture runs in clutch situations but every once in a while have a blowout when we really didn't need to, thereby skewing our rotation's win-loss records
- discuss, wonder, speculate: What's wrong with Barry Zito?, and come up with any possible explanation except the one that makes the most sense: Maybe he just isn't that good anymore!!
- play guys who aren't producing instead of guys who COULD produce just beca…

Purple lips: Revlon's Super Lustrous lipstick in Berry Haute and Violet Frenzy

I've been obsessed with purple lipstick lately, and I don't know why. Purple's a favorite color of mine anyway, and recently, I've just been on the hunt for some purple lipcolor.

It started when I noticed Revlon's Liquid Lipstick in Vigorous Violet. But reviews online weren't exactly favorable - apparently it look like it does in the tube when you apply it. This only spurred my obsession, and I turned to regular (not liquid) lipstick to see what I could find.

MAC has a TON. (I ended up locating a brand-new Seasoned Plum, and it's on the way.) But some of them were a little TOO purple - I wanted something wearable. OCC just released a FABULOUS lip tar called Belladonna, but that too was just out of my comfort zone. Plus, I didn't want to spend that much on MAC or OCC in case I hated it.

There WAS a viable MAC lipstick, Up the Amp, that looked promising. But lo and behold, thank god for beauty bloggers! someone found a pretty good drugstore dupe in Revlon…

Whatever happened to "live and let live"?

A couple things have been drawing my ire lately.
One:This article/survey/I-don't-even-know called "WARG: Women Against Ryan Gosling" Two:This article from Jezebel about "Caveman Diets" (which inaccurately lumps them all together anyway)
Now, I am a self-admitted devotee ofbothof these topics (Ryan Gosling and the Paleo Diet), but I would never get on anyone's case for not being one. So when I read both of these, I really felt like the writers/commenters were getting on MY case.
I believe that people should like whatever they want to like and eat whatever they want to eat. You stay out of my way, and I'll stay out of yours.
I understand that both of these things were supposed to be kinda funny, ranty, "anti-" pieces, and I'm no stranger to those, because I've written a few in my day. But those were a while ago, and my life philosophy has changed a lot since then - I feel that I was in the wrong then, and I feel like the individuals who wrote…

BeneFit FTW!

I'd actually consider buying this if it were real.