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The Lipstick Page Forums Beauty & Fashion Blog: May 2007

Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, May 26, 2007 9:05 PM (Eastern)

This is an old applet I wrote...have no idea when. I don't remember if it was written on the Windows 95 computer or the Windows 98 one. I'm fortunate to have copies of the original text files (once they're semi-compiled, you would basically have to rewrite the entire code if you needed to change anything).

Never did get around to implementing Advanced Kitty, sorry about that.

I've come to realize that much of the makeup I currently own, is, in a word, old. Not yucky-old, like a rancid lippy, which I would toss without compunction. But, simply, old.

This is a new phenomenon for me. In my pre-Internet-beauty-forum days, I never owned enough makeup for it to age. Sometimes my blush (note the singular form) would get a tad hard toward the end; it was an inexpensive drugstore blush, so I replaced it. Sometimes my lipstick (again: one) would start to look a tad ratty before it was finished. Since it was a Bonne Bell Frosty Gloss or a Cover Girl LipSlick, it was simply a matter of buying a new one.

My stash is quite a bit larger now, and largely higher end, meaning the stuff tends to last a lot longer in both senses of the term. The use-it-up factor, and the toss-the-ratty-item factor, are for all practical purposes now gone.

Plus, they're good items, meaning the "product that never gets used because it doesn't work" factor is not so much there either.

What to do? As I'm resurrecting the entire TheBroadroom.Net site--which hosts The Lipstick Page Forums site, among other things--I have weeded out a few items, like my method of replacing lost preferences in Netscape, that aren't going to work for 2007.

I put a little bit of Flash on the new pages...and I think it's good to add a new makeup item to your stash once in a while; something different, not a retread of a shade you already own.

Hence my notion of "replacing" MAC Strawberry Blonde with Nars Sexual Healing (or some other, equally irrelevant Nars lipstick)...and Prestige Expresso with Urban Decay 24/7 Bourbon. Those are my next two planned purchases btw.

Ultimately though, I am going to keep most of the site content as is. As long as it still works, who cares if it's old?


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Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, May 19, 2007 3:21 PM (Eastern)

Blogging for Truth and Beauty

I've never felt obligated to like anything. To me it would defeat the purpose of blogging.



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Hairstyle picture gallery websites
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Friday, May 11, 2007 2:07 AM (Eastern)

I've often recommended this beauty board chestnut: UKHairdressers. Don't remember when or even where I got the link. But it's easily the most comprehensive website I've seen for modern hairdos that range from practical to cutting edge.

On another board, got this new link for some Asian hairstyles: Rasysa Hairstyle Gallery. It's in Japanese, but enough English to navigate with.

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The Beauty Blog Network's Comments for a Cure
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Wednesday, May 09, 2007 12:41 AM (Eastern)

Check it out!

Comments For A Cure Cafepress Shop

A member of The Beauty Blog Network, Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search, created this lovely logo as part of the Beauty Blog Network's Comments4aCure campaign to raise money for cancer charities. (More on this to come.)

You may order this design on a range of items in the Comments For A Cure Cafepress store. All Cafepress profits will be donated to The National Brain Tumor Foundation, by Teri.

A few cool samples:

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MAC Strawberry Blonde lipstick, saga continues...
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, May 08, 2007 8:17 PM (Eastern)

Thanks Arabella :) for the heads-up on MAC Flowerplay lipstick. This is from the Strange Hybrid collection...

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It's purported to be quite similar to Strawberry Blonde, perhaps a tad pinker and less coral, but quite similar.

Still, it's limited edition, same as Strawberry Blonde itself. Why rush out to buy, then be stuck in the same predicament next year? How many "back-ups" would I want to buy?

My top candidate for a replacement remains Julie Hewett Gem Noir lipstick:

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Nars Niagara has been named favorably also:

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But I'm leaning toward the JH one largely because it's sheer. Part of the charm of Strawberry Blonde is its sheerness paired with the slight brightness and the ever so slight orange tone. Bleh. Imagine waxing lyrical over a lipstick. Still it is all that and a bag of chips.

Here it is when I was photographing some earrings I made (pretty pleased with them, they're triple nested hoops, hammered goldfilled wire). It hasn't even been touched up for the pic! Still it is that cheery pinky coral color, no shimmer, a bit sheer, moisturizing...again with the lyricism...

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