"Self-love is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting"

-William Shakespeare

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Monday, March 24, 2008

You mean Zombie Jesus Day*

Our mainstage show closed yesterday, and not a moment too soon. It actually was a great show, with a great cast, but staying though intermission every night was really wearing me down. I will miss the cast though, especially Nancy. We started playing "the game," every day-she would come to the office to try to guess how many seats we'd sold. She came down yesterday while I was on the phone, and tapped me on the shoulder. I thought she was coming to play "the game," but she was leaving me a closing present! I love getting closing presents from actors. It makes me feel loved.

Now we just have the super controversial festival in the Black Box. We actually had a protester last night, handing out a flyer about "The Other Rachels." It had pictures of Israeli women killed in acts of terrorism. I am thinking about photoshopping in a picture of myself and passing it around to my co-workers. I haven't decided yet if that will be funny or tasteless.

All of us on staff are now getting sick, because we are all working too much, and breathing the same air. I've also noticed that at each festival event, there are fewer staff members around. Something tells me that we will never do a festival again!

I'm taking my cold to bed now.

*My Israeli friend's response to my greeting of "Happy Easter, Christ-Killer" yesterday.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

My, Somebody is Wearing Cranky Pants Today!

So, for the fourth day out of seven, there was no hot water or heat in my building. This has sent me into a tailspin of crankiness, so, I present to you....

Stuff Ladylipstick Hates!

  • Lack of hot water. This seriously interferes with my beauty routine. I mean really, I refuse to take ice cold showers. Therefore, no shower, no shampoo, no shaving. I may start coming to work early so I can shower here.
  • Fashion magazines that use bad puns for the title of fashion spreads. This seriously insults my intelligence.
  • When people comment, in an accusatory tone, on how many shoes I own. Now, I am not humorless. I do own a lot of shoes, and, with someone who is close to me, I will even mock myself. Shoes are my crack. But for those who need to have that tone, listen up! I am a single, self-sufficient woman with no dependents (well, except for my cat). So, if I want to spend my hard earned money on shoes, BUTT OUT! I am tired of that slightly condescending tone, as if my very morals are in question for buying shoes. (and may I point out, I always buy on sale. I am an expert bargain shopper. That's why I look better than you.) Yeah, so don't use that tone, and then drive away in your SUV. Who's really at question here? Again, I am not talking about the girls of theater who say things like "you always have great shoes." Comments like that are great. When you say something like that, I will tell you both where I got them and how much I paid...and you will be amazed. Besides, aren't we supposed to by buying shoes to stimulate the economy?
  • Waiting for the bus on cold, windy nights.

Yep, these are a few of my least favorite things. Maybe someday I'll post things I love, but not today!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My Review of 100in Layered 6mm-7mm White Pearl Necklace

Originally submitted at SmartBargains.com

Layered pearls - the look of the season. This elegant necklace reaches 100 inches in length, offering endless ways to wear it.

A Must Have

By Ladylipstick from Boston on 3/19/2008

5out of 5

Pros: Good Quality, Durable, Versatile, Good Length

Best Uses: Going Out, Everyday, Formal Occasions, Office

Describe Yourself: Bargain hunter, Modern, Stylish, Career

The wonderful thing about pearls is that they dress up and add class to any ensemble. The wonderful thing about these pearls is how versatile they are. Long loose strands, shorter and doubles up, knotted. Truly a great investment.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Body Shop Peppermint Pumice Foot Scrub

This foot scrub is a must for the summer that I still believe is coming. If you are going to wear open-toed or open-back shoes, you must take care of your feet, or incur the wrath of Ladylipstick. And while we're on the subject, if your heels spill over the back of your open-back shoes, they are too small. This is the footwear equivalent of camel toe.
So, back to the foot scrub. This is to be used on wet skin. I would say that during flip flop months, use it twice a week. It feels fabulous, it is both abrasive, yet strangely spongy. It really smooths heels and the balls of your feet. Retail: um, yeah. It's out of stock online, so I couldn't get the price. I think it's $16.00.
Rating: 5 lipsticks

New Directions?

So, today's reader poll....would more people read my blog if I interspersed my product reviews with actual posts about my life?
Does anybody really want to read the inner musings of a theatre administrator?
Will my co-workers read it and kick my ass?

You the reader can decide!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Review of Kenneth Cole Reaction Hill-Laree Mary Jane Wedges

Originally submitted at SmartBargains.com

These mary janes from Kenneth Cole Reaction feature a dark-to-light finish, perforated detailing and a sensibly-high wedge heel.

Cute but Painful

By Ladylipstick from Boston, MA on 3/11/2008

1out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size

Width: Feels too narrow

Pros: Stylish, Attractive Design

Cons: Toe area too narrow

Best Uses: Office

Describe Yourself: Stylish

The shoes are very cute, but the toe box is way too narrow. By mid-day, my toes feel painful and compressed.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Moisturizing Shampoo Amber to Maple

This shampoo made my red hair soft, bouncy and shiny! It was truly fantastic.
Retail: $6.59
Rating: 5 lipsticks

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-foundation Skin Primer

I'm not often impressed with primers, but this one really did the trick. My skin looked soft, fresh and flawless, my foundation blended more easily and lasted longer. This is a keeper!
Retail: $39
Rating: 5 lipsticks

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bain De Soleil Streakguarde Dark Self Tanning Creme

I've been using this about once a week all winter. It gives a natural looking tan, and, true to its word, does not streak. My only complaint is that it has a strong self-tanner scent.

Retail: $5.99

Rating: 4 lipsticks

Big Sexy Hair Big Volume Shampoo

The best volumizing shampoo I've tried! Adds volume and bounce, without drying out the hair.

Retail: $9.99

Rating: 5 lipsticks