Sunday, January 10, 2010

I've Been Tagged!

Amy at Cafe Makeup and Olivia from The Land of Makeup Obscurity have both tagged me, so like it or not, here are 7 random things about me!

  1. I am an insomniac. I've had trouble sleeping since I was a toddler--my mother says she used to peek into my crib and say "why won't you sleep?"--and it hasn't gotten much better! It's not that I can't sleep (okay, often it is), so much that my body just prefers to sleep 3AM-11AM, which believe it or not doesn't fly in the corporate world! Luckily I live in the city that never sleeps!
  2. I love watching Mystery on PBS/WLIW. Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Foyle's War, Inspectors Morse and Lewis, Adm Dagliesh, Inspector Lynley...
  3. I was a victim of the 90s dark brown lipstick look. My friends and I all thought we were so sophisticated with our Revlon Coffee Bean lipstick in 9th grade. I look back and cringe!
  4. I wear concealer and mascara to the gym. Yes, I know, how shallow. :) I have scary dark dark undereye circles that would frankly frighten small children should they see me without concealer, and though I have reddish light brown hair and medium brown eye brows, I have blonde lashes! I'm not a fan of the contrast and until I buck up and try lash tinting, mascara it is!
  5. My makeup collection is worth more than all of the electronics in my apartment combined. It's the silly robber who makes off with the flat screens and leaves the Chanel behind!
  6. I've grown into preferring less mainstream, more "under the radar" lines. Though I have some items I really do love, I can't remember when the last time I bought MAC was. I currently love my Rock & Republic, Julie Hewett and Jouer collections, and hope to love the Ellis Faas I've just purchased. I also prefer smaller, natural lines for skincare and body products such as Stem Organics, Trilogy, Red Flower and La Licious. Interestingly, the more ubiquitous a line becomes the less I seem to pine for it. For example I loved Tarte when it was a niche brand at Bendels, but once it was available at 6 Sephoras in a 2 mile radius, I was decidedly less enamored. Maybe it's the thrill of the hunt? Perhaps that's why I'm still single...
  7. I love to cook and bake, which I have time for thanks to the insomnia (see #1) and necessitate the gym (see #4). In fact, I just pulled a Shepherd's Pie out of the oven, and while it cools, I'm tagging:
VexInTheCity and
Anna at Italian Beauty Blog


  1. You have very English tastes - Shepherds Pie and Morse etc (and now you've got me wishing I was just taking a shepherds pie out of the oven..)!

  2. I was going to say exactly what Ondine said, about your very English tastes!! And, believe or not, I was actually going to tag YOU for the 7 random facts!!! Thank you so so much, will do mine very soon, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading yours, agreed on no.2 (Poirot is the best! Love his grey cells!!), laughed out loud at no. and salivated at no.7!!! xx

  3. LOL I think I was British in a past life! I love traditional English food and entertainment and have what I've been told is an English sense of humor. London is one of my favorite cities!

  4. LOL@#5-I often thought if someone robbed my place, my makeup is worth waaaay more than anything else! Nice to get to know you!



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