Tuesday, March 28, 2006

an observation, a question, and a mini-rant.

an observation: if BoyCat and i ever find ourselves with enough money to live in a nice house - or a condo, or townhouse, or whatever - i would love to have a fireplace. it's not something that's ever going to be a deal breaker when it comes to purchasing property, but i do want one. which in some ways is odd, given my deep-seated fear of my abode burning down around me while i sleep. but regardless - i'd like to have a comfortable couch on which to curl up with my feet under a blanket and my hands around a glass of wine, or cup of tea, and a fire in the fireplace. that would be nice. and that's entirely enough domestic daydreaming for one evening, so on to...

a question: do any real women wear foundation? and i don't mean concealer, and i don't mean a swipe of powder from a compact - i don't even mean those foundation stick things they have. i mean real, honest-to-goodness, out of a bottle liquid goo foundation. because if so? i don't know them. yet i see the commercials all the time, so someone must be buying it, right? which leads me to...

a mini-rant: see, BoyCat and i only have a weekend subscription to the chicago tribune, so we get the paper on friday, saturday, and sunday. on sundays, like a good little spendthrift, i usually thumb through the manufacturer's coupons to see if there's anything that we can use. why is it that proctor & gamble, et al. seem to think that the only things i'm interested in purchasing are cleaning products and/or stuff to smear on my face? clorox, mascara, windex, foundation, age-defying eye cream, swiffer, disinfectant wipes, toner, bronzer, lipstick that will apparently withstand a nuclear holocaust - this is all they offer me. you know, all i want is 50 cents off some nutri-grain bars and a buy one get one free on stovetop stuffing. is that really so much to ask??

4 comments:

Toast said...

lipstick that will apparently withstand a nuclear holocaust

You have to admit, that is impressive.

educand said...

Where I come from, women do wear the foundation. I stick out like MUCH more of a sore thumb as a woman who doesn't do makeup (setting aside the haircut for the moment) south of the Mason-Dixon than north of it.

Cinnamon said...

I don't wear it regularly, but I do wear that liquid foundation, although mine comes in a tube and not a bottle. Why do I wear it instead of powder? I found that powders irritate my sensitive skin more. For some reason smearing liquid into each of my pours made my skin much happier than brushing on a lightweight powder.

When I worked in a bar/restaraunt and when I worked fast food in college, I also wore liquid foundation everytime before I went to work. Why? Cause it was an extra layer to protect my skin from soaking up grease and grossness. Once I figured it out, and washed my face the moment I got home, I had far fewer breakouts.

And it's likely that you'll get a gas fireplace (which can be installed just about anyplace so you could upgrade later if you like). It's much, much safer since you don't have to maintain a chimney to remove creosote and there's no chance of an errant log rolling out onto your rug.

somewaterytart said...

I wear the stuff in the tube on certain parts of my face, like around my eyes. Then I put powder over it. But I don't smear the liquid all over my face. That seems like a good way to ruin a lot of clothes.