Monday, August 30, 2010

Shallowness: Eyebrows, Ruby Woo kisses and Housekeeping

Pic compliments of Sephora's Beauty and the Blog
  So the fall trend according to several magazines and Sephora's beauty blog is full, thick brows. I don't think I would go as far as the model in the pic above, but I have been growing out my brows for awhile, not because I was aware of this trend, but because I'm kinda suck at doing my brows.
   So this morning I woke up with a very shallow purpose: I was determined to pluck and shape my own eyebrows. This was a bold and scary venture as previous attempts have ended badly. I have ended up with spaces in the middle of my left brow, with bleeding, and I have had to wear a cap for a week. This is all due to the fact that I am the single klutziest person on planet earth and I don't usually trust myself with sharp objects. However, I've decided to man up and try again. 
   Of course, I have not manned up as yet, and now sit here writing this post as a way to procrastinate and work myself up to actually doing it ('cos if I say I'm going to do it online, that means I have to do it, right? :).

   Another recent shallow interest of mine is red lipstick. Now usually, I'm not bold enough to try something so distinctive on my face, but Lori of hisherchigago finally managed to talk me into it, and give it a whirl.  She suggested Ruby Woo by Mac. So I traipsed into the city, stalked into the MAC cosmetics section, and confidently asked to meet this Ruby Woo...and then I saw it and nearly ran in the opposite direction. It looked so bright! The gay assistant that was helping me put his hand on his hip and said, "Girl, just try it!" I meekly went over to a mirror and applied it. 
  And it was like love, lust and life at first application. I LOVE it! In fact, I loved it so much I wore it out of the store, to the bus stop and to work. So far, I have also worn it at home, to my grandparents' house and to the grocery store. I'm trying to figure out how I get away with wearing it to the beach. I have even given a Ruby Woo kiss to my sister's hurt knee, and the next day she swore it hurt less. 
   Clearly, I'm obsessed. But you have to understand how I feel. Trust me, I've tried red lipsticks before, and most of them look horrible on my complexion. I've noticed that a problem girls at the opposite ends of the spectrum-- girls with very fair complexions and girls with very deep complexions-- seem to have trouble with is finding the right red lipstick. And I think what's so great about Ruby Woo is that it suits almost all complexions. I don't know quite how, but it does.
   The only problem I have is that it's matte and so it is very drying. In fact, it's the most drying thing I've ever put on my lips. I have to use lip balm underneath it, and sometimes a lip gloss on top of it. But it's still definitely worth it. The colour is fantastic! As it's matte it isn't glossy, so even though it's bright it doesn't look like it's too much. And I feel like a fifties spy in it. Which is, obviously, what I've always wanted to be in life.

   Anyway, I'm off to do some house cleaning (a la Ruby Woo), and I'm going to the mall later today with a very good friend.  I also have to somehow fit in my eyebrow shaping into my very busy day (see how I'm conveniently filling up my day so I can avoid doing this task? Skills.)
   Hopefully my next post will be something less shallow, but this blog is about the chronicles of the Misnomer and this is what is going on in the Misnomer's life right now. Tell me what shallow interests you have going on in your life! What porduct are you currently obsessing over? And am I the only one who sucks at doing her own brows? Oh, and I've created a twitter account specifically for this blog:


  1. oooh i want to try this ruby woo!

  2. love ur blog!! following you!! follow me back!

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  3. Bah! I've never plucked my eyebrows! Although I have also read somewhere that yes, big brows are back. Think Madonna and many actresses in the 80's.

    I also adore red lipstick :) I am however quite pale, but don't really care and wear a very bright lippy. I don't wear it often though. :( Do you really wear yours everywhere? Or did you always wear lipstick?

    you need a pic up of at least your lips with this colour on!

  4. @Simone V. Thank you very much for following my blog, and no I did not always wear lipstick. This is the first one that I've found I really like and so I wear it everywhere. Its quite a change for me, but I'm adjusting to it.
    And the reasons I have not posted a pic of myself include shyness and because I'm not sure I want to make this that kind of blog. There are a lot of picture/ fashion/ photo blogs out there, and I just wanted to make this one a bit different. I don't mind if people don't know what I look like or if people don't know my name. The thought of a pic did occur to me though. But I really like the idea of anonymity. But perhaps I could find a compromise. Maybe a pic of just my shadow, or my retreating back, or my lips when I talk about lipstick? I'm still figuring out what I'd like to do with this blog, I guess I'll get there eventually. Thank you for the idea though, and we'll see about those pics! :))

  5. I'm definitely a fan of the thick eyebrows!

  6. hey thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

    i'm following your blog now.


  7. Wow, fantastic bright red lipstick. I have yet to own any MAC makeup, but I might just have to stop by and check out their inventory.



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