DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friend Friday: Beauty Products

Another questionnaire, courtesy of Modly Chic

1. What’s your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite higher-end product?

My skin care is exclusively Mary Kay, and has been for the last fifteen years. I have very oily, acne-prone skin, and the line for oily skin was the only thing I found that kept it under control. I know new things have come out since, but "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!

More recently, I have been using drugstore foundation because MK discontinued the one I liked. I hate the Almay "Smart Match" foundation because it doesn't hide my "freckles" aka sun damage. It's OK for the days I'm trying to look like I'm not wearing makeup, when I actually am. The L'Oreal "True Match" I realy love.

2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can’t live without?

Lip balm and Vaseline. I'm constantly slapping goo on my lips... they are always dry, and chap the second I slack off.

When I was a kid, I had red chewed-up rings around my lips every winter.

3. What’s the best hair product you’ve ever used?

When my hair was straight, fine, and flyaway: Bedhead "Manipulator". That blue goo really helped weigh my hair down, especially in the winter.

Now that my hair is suddenly coarse and curly, I'm still experimenting.

4. Fess up, what’s the worst beauty look you’ve tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?

When I used talc powder as face powder in high school. I took the "Snow White" look a little too far....

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flair and personality?

I do a "cat-eye" with my eyeliner every day. I'm using Maybelline gel eyeliner, which come in a pot with a brush rather than the usual pencil. It works so much better!

The rest of my makeup is pretty conservative, which is a combination of a conservative job and sheer laziness. I'm not sure which is the higher factor, but I'm betting on laziness.


  1. So you used powder to whiten your face and your sister wore black lipstick... did you guys go through a goth phase?!

  2. The term "goth" as an aesthetic didn't really exist back then.

    She wore nothing but black white and red, but not in the dark emo way.

  3. Haha... I did actually wear other colors. I even have photographic evidence.

    But black, white, and red were my favorites... still are.