Sep. 9th, 2015 06:00 pm


Today I spent $5 on knockoff perfume at Dollar Tree, which I regard as a good decision. Please place your bets as to whether any of these smell 1) good 2) like the originals.

Bu was interested only in the fake Chanel No. 5.

Sep. 8th, 2015 10:33 pm




I bought this perfume for the bottle because it makes a perfect Freya idol for my altar. The juice in the bottle is sweeter than any candy made with mere sugar. If I were a star the business execs in charge of my perfume line would be furious with me because I wouldn't slap my name on any old chemical smelling prosaic product to maximize profit. But then perfume is special to me. I don't think Nicki Minaj upset the business execs.

- a review of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday perfume on Fragrantica, by user winikrose
This review belongs in MoMA, unexplained, as the little caption plate under the display with the bottle. All around the pedestal: offerings.
The reviews are hilarious:

"THEY ALL SMELL THE SAME"

"WHY ARE THE BOTTLES ALL SEVERE-LOOKING GRAVEN IDOLS OF HER"

"SHE HAS RELEASED SEVEN PERFUMES IN THREE YEARS"

"I HAD TO TURN THE BOTTLES TO FACE THE WALL I FELT LIKE THEY WERE LOOKING AT ME"

"I THINK THIS ONE IS JUST THE LAST ONE AGAIN WITH A DIFFERENT WIG ON, CAN SHE EVEN DO THAT"

"THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE EYES

HOW DO THEY SEEM SO JUDGMENTAL"
* The Mother's India Fragrances "Ganesh Nag Champa" incense

* Triloka "Aphrodisia" incense

* Any Shoyeido "Daily" incense except Haku-un, but particularly Kinkakuji and Nokiba

* small vials of synthetic animalic- and woody-type perfume compounds, correctly labelled with trade name
"I should get a bunch of interference mica and epoxy and make all my stuff iridescent"

edit: could you put each component of the casting resin solution in a spray bottle and just alternate

or are they too thick

Aug. 27th, 2015 08:25 pm
If any of you is the person bidding against me on the weird probably-cursed eyeball rocks on eBay, please identify yourself so that we can negotiate a cease-fire. We can split the haul and spend less.

Aug. 25th, 2015 02:27 pm
I got a new coffee-dripper, and it's both easier to use than the old one (smaller and lighter, has a functional handle) and more attractive. I have been making more coffee because it pleases me to use the small, dainty coffee-dripper in a way that it did not to use the big clunky stained one.

I thought a minute ago, sadly, "adulthood. Man. If I'm going to get excited about material objects, they should at least have, like, lasers or something."

Then I remembered that I spent something like six hours the other day looking at 3D printing sites specifically for reasons relating to 1) my thoughts on Steven Universe toys and cosplay, 2) dollhouses, and 3) my aspiration to make a robot to bug my cat with. And I would get very attached to specific bowls and pillowcases and stuff as a kid, too. So, not much has actually changed.

Aug. 22nd, 2015 11:41 am
You'd think the Chinese eBay sellers with the $2-3 rings would know to make them in styles appropriate to both my Steven Universe shipping preferences and the aesthetics of the individual Gems, I mean geez. Don't they have Future Vision.

Basically I can't find a peridot trillion ring with a pearl.

(the bra petulance post)

One of the new bras I got the other day was this, a Bali 3484. If this thing doesn’t fall apart or stop being manufactured, I am officially endorsing it as the C-Cup Autisms Bra.

It’s seamless, but the fabric’s texture doesn’t irritate my skin like the other seamless bras I’ve tried, and there don’t appear to be any narrow bands underneath that are likely to wear through quickly.

I also got this one, a Bali 103J, which is also comfortable (especially when worn inside-out). But it’s a lot flimsier - even if I only hand-wash it, I don’t think it’s going to last long - and also insufficiently supportive to really qualify as a bra.

(I got a Genie Bra and the Walmart knockoff thereof, too, but they’re both really shittily made - as in, I hand-washed them and the Genie Bra’s label came off, and the knock-off’s already getting stretched out - and not as comfortable as the Bali ones. $5 bras, not a good decision.)

If I have a pair of glasses frames, and I am in the US, and I am not in a hurry, what is the cheapest way to get lenses put in these frames?

Aug. 5th, 2015 01:51 am
The purchase I'm happiest with this week is a large bag of ginger cookies from Big Lots.

I also bought bras, because the two wearable ones I have are maybe ten years old. But let's be real: I'm probably going to hate or quickly ruin the new ones, as has happened every time I have purchased a bra since college. I will never stop wearing these same two apparently-immortal bras.

I used to have a white one and a blue one and a yellow one; I don't know which one I lost. The remaining two are now the same color.
I just want an RC car that has a USB controller and some sort of scripting, so I can set it to turn on at intervals and wander around at random to entertain my hyperactive cat.

I do not want to learn how many ways I can fuck up an Arduino to accomplish this! I don't have the energy for that right now. I just want to get the thing and set it up and watch my cat pacing suspiciously around a robot that's stuck in the corner.
* made from the shattered bodies of our comrades who fell during the Gem Wars





shameless
I am extremely fucked up, and got him treats and toys and a few cans of fancier-than-usual food, instead of getting myself intoxicated. Because I feel that intoxication causes... cysts? Grief cysts?????? Similar to cystic acne, hard and encapsulated and uncomfortable to sleep on. Different in that Vitamin A is unlikely to serve as an efficacious treatment.
How to cope with health crash:

1) "Okay so I really need to be careful about making sure I have enough vitamins given my apparent inability to digest normal-people foods."

2) Go on Amazon to see if I can order vitamins in bulk cheaper than at store.

3) Pick out four cat-related items because I am worrying about my constantly-sick cat, who is acting sick again today.

4) About to check out: "Wait."

5) "Okay the vitamins are not really cheaper on Amazon than at the drugstore, but here is a good sale on bioperine?"

6) Order a bunch of cat stuff and a small bottle of bioperine.
If I actually decide I care enough about The Makeup Problem to start spending money buying and testing foundations, I could probbbbbbably just

1) buy whatever approximately-white-person-y-color's cheapest off eBay/makeupexchange/wherever, and if I miraculously find one that doesn't break me out,

2) get a couple $1 mineral makeup/pigment sample baggies off eBay/Etsy/wherever and mix it in until I have the right color.

Jun. 18th, 2015 08:31 am
People with facial hair and bad skin who wear foundation, please tell me what foundation you use.

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