Monday, November 28, 2011

This or That?

Because I'm suffering from a forced polish hiatus, I figure it couldn't hurt to add a little bit more to my blog other than swatches.  I found this tag on blogging sisters Chloe and Hannah's respective websites and decided it might be fun to try it as well.


Blush or Bronzer?
Blush all the way.  I'm very pale and bronzer just makes me look dirty.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
While I typically don't wear anything on my lips other than copious amounts of Aquaphor (which I guess counts as clear gloss?), I much prefer lipstick when I go out.  I love the look of a matte, retro looking lip.

Eyeliner or Mascara?
How can I choose??  I don't wear a lot of eye makeup because I have very large eyes and they can easily go all anime with too much of anything on them.  However, I always make sure that I have Maybelline Falsies mascara and eyeliner on when I leave the house.  I love the cat eye look ;)

Foundation or Concealer?
I don't actually wear either, but I guess concealer.  I do have a Body Shop illuminator-y under-eye concealer thingy that I like a lot and use when I look tired.

Neutral or Color Eye Shadow?
Well, since I don't really wear eye shadow, I guess neutral?  I do love matte shadows in deep purple and grey though.  I wear those on nights out when I'm okay rocking the "my eyes are disco balls but I don't care" look.

Pressed or Loose Eye Shadow?
Definitely pressed.  I can't deal with the loose shadow mess.

Brushes or Sponges?
Sponges always gross me out since I can just feel the bacteria multiplying when I look at them.  I just have more control with brushes and wash them with anti-bacterial soap often.

more after the jump!

OPI or China Glaze?
This is a toughie.  Had you asked me a few months ago, I totally would've said CG.  But OPI has been growing on me lately and I'm super psyched for their Holland collection this spring. I'll say this is a toss up.

Long or Short?
Not a fan of talons.  Short, but not nubs.

Acrylic or Natural?
Natural, of course.

Brights or Darks?
Depends on the time of year.  I'm ridiculously season-appropriate with my polish choices so it's brights in the summer and darks in the winter and that's the way it's always going to be.

Flower or No Flower?
I haven't the foggiest what this means.  I'm not a fan of flowers in general (why give a gift that's already dead?) so I'll go with no.

Perfume or Body Splash?
Perfume, although strong smells make me nauseous.  My favorite perfume is Miss Dior Cherie, eau de parfum.  The toilette just doesn't smell as sweet.

Lotion or Body Butter?
The thicker the better.  Bring on the butter!

Body Wash or Soap?
I have super sensitive skin so all I can use is the good ol' white Dove bars.

Lush or Other Bath Company?
Did Lush put this quiz out?  Seriously, how many people use Lush that this is an either/or question?  I prefer Dove products but I love the holiday smells from Bath and Body Works and the Vanilla from Body Shop.

Jeans or Sweat Pants?
I love sweat pants because they're super cozy but never to go out in.  I'm more of a dress or skirt kinda girl, so my jeans don't get a lot of wear (much to my boyfriend's chagrin).

Long Sleeve or Short?
Either since it depends on the outfit.  Never sleeveless though, I hate that look on me.

Dresses or Skirts?
Oh ha, didn't even see this when I answered the jeans question.  I love them both.  Anything that feels like it's a throw back to the 1940s-1960s makes me happy (i.e., houndstooth, high waisted, secretary pencil skirts).

Stripes or Plaid?

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Ugh, haaate flip flops.  When did that become a summer neutral?  They're just awfullll.

Studs or Dangly Earrings?
My ears aren't pierced so I don't really even think about this.

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Depends again on the outfit.  I have a few go-to necklaces: my Hamsa and Jewish Star chains that I wear on most days, but if I'm dressing up an outfit it's either a super long strand of pearls or one large bangle.

Scarves or Hats?
I'm obsessed with scarves!  I even have a whole drawer of summer scarves that I wear even if it's 110 degrees.  I get made fun by my best friend, but I just adore them.  Trying to get into hats though.  I'll let you know how that goes.

Heels or Flats?
I have about a bazillion of both.  As much as I think I'm proficient, I'm still not a great heel walker.  But being 5"3, I'm trying to learn.  In the meantime, I'll stick to my flats (again, to my boyfriend's chagrin).

Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots?
I really do not like the cowboy boot look.  I just don't think it works on anyone but John Wayne.  Since he's dead, that means no one.  Riding boots are my thing.  Especially with skinny jeans and a blazer.  Makes me feel all English gentry :)

Jacket or Hoodies?
Always jackets and coats!  I have literally two closets full.

Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe?
I've recently discovered Charlotte Russe and was pleasantly surprised with their cheap basic pieces, which fit me much better than anything at F21.  For a girl who's a size 6 with a larger chest, size has always been difficult, so I vote CR.

Abercrombie or Hollister?
Neither.  What's the difference between these stores and uniforms?  It seems like every 15-25 year old in America wears the same t-shirt and sweatshirt from these stores.  Ugh, no.

Saks 5th or Nordstroms?

Curly or Straight?
I have straight hair, and while I'm not complaining, I kinda wish I could curl it.  My hair just doesn't take to a curl.  It's very sad and I'm working through this issue.

Bun or Ponytail?
Again, neither (am I not fit for this quiz?).  I always wear my hair down since I think my head is disproportionately too small for my body.  I know, weird, but just amuse my clearly identifiable insanity.

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
I literally have every purse inside pocket filled with bobby pins.  They are my hair staple.

Hair Spray or Gel?
Not again...I don't use either :S

Long or Short?
Long, but not freakish, should be on one of those oddball, Walmart shopper website long.

Light or Dark?
I typically think most people look better as brunettes, but that may be biased.  My boyfriend however is blond, so apparently I like my guys light.

Side Swept Bangs or Full Bangs?
Depends on the hair style.  My current bangs were especially cut so they could go either way.  I like that kind of versatility.

Up or Down?
Down, definitely.  Remember disproportionate head neurosis?

Summer or Winter?
The colder the better!  Being a pale girl in the summer just makes me look sick.  Plus I hate to sweat. 

Fall or Spring?
Fall is my favorite.  I literally dream of fall all summer.  Unfortunately, the fall's in New York have averaged 2 1/2 days the past few years so it's been pretty depressing.

Chocolate or Vanilla?
How can a girl choose?  But I'd go with vanilla.  I love the smell of anything vanilla.  My Aqualina Pink Sugar perfume makes me smell like vanilla cake and I just love it!

East Coast or West Coast?
No question here: EAST COAST, baby!  New York City girl all the way.  Although my favorite city in the world is London since half my family lives there.  Cape Town is a close second.

Okay ladies, your turn.  Feel free to take this tag and pass it on.  Can't wait to see your answers!


  1. This was fun to read. I love stuff like this :)

  2. I really hope you take a turn at this. I'd love to see your answers :)

  3. You and I have a lot of different answers, but I did it too and it was fun! Glad I learned some about you. Here is my blog if you wanna read mine