Thursday, March 19, 2009

Things I Haven't Bought, But Still Love

Dear No One in Particular,

Since I've found myself sans employment and with more free time than I know what to do with, I've decided to be slightly more productive and not wile the hours away by watching Top Model marathons on cable television. Because honestly? Ty-Ty is rotting my brain. The other day, the Boy was telling me a story and I picked up on some random detail and responded with "You know, that reminds me of when I was 16, 17 and a young model in Paris and I was all alone and the girls were so mean, but you know what? I stuck with it and now I'm here and I'm a top model, coaching all you girls to be top models, too, especially if you can smile with your eyes. Who wants a weave?"
Yeah, that was the exact moment I knew I needed a new way to fill the hours.

So I'm going to implement an actual schedule for Blog For No One in Particular. I'll do my best to post something interesting at least twice a week, so there'll be no more month-long stretches between verbose essays on the state of popular culture as regurgitated by the Interwebs.

All righty then. The credit for this post comes from the lovely Inkytwist at Lemon Love. She recently posted a list of things she's got a yen for. So inspired, I decided to create a list of things that kindle the fire of consumerism deep inside me.

Let's go Windows shopping, shall we?

Someone get my swooning bottle!
  • To make a decision about my calling cards. Yes, really. This completely unimportant bit of utter nonsense is still driving me up the wall. I can't make a decision to save my life, and I'm still waffling about the design. Really, this should read: some Xanax and a pin the tail on the calling card game.
  • The perfect pink lipstick.
MAC feeds my drag queen sensibilities.

I'm hapa, which means I have a hell of a time finding flattering makeup. Lipstick, on me, tends to go one of three ways: a) it doesn't show up at all; b) it looks like I've borrowed the tube from a porn star; c) it looks 80's-tastic bright fuschia. None of these are looks I am aiming for.
Cyd Charisse was a goddess. Don't let anyone tell you different.
  • Hugh Jackman. I suffered through that festering sore, Australia*, simply because he starred in it. The least he can do is thank me by showing up on my doorstep. Shirtless. As Wolverine.
I mean, honestly.
Is that swooning bottle still on hand?
  • The new(ish) Lily Allen CD. Yeah, it's been out a while now, but I still haven't gotten it. I adore Lily and her adorable girl/foul mouth shtick.
I love that she needs to stand on tip-toe to smack the paparazzo.
Adorable AND in need of anger management, bless her wee heart.
Nigella is Love.
  • Black ballet flats. For someone who loves shoes, I don't own a pair of basic black ballet flats. I've been looking for a pair for, oh, a year now and I haven't found one that fits my specifications. I want a pair that show off some toe cleavage (ugh, that phrase), are well-crafted, and have some support to them. Any recommendations?
Hello ... is it you I'm looking for?

That'll be it for me. Anything caught your eye? What are you craving? What can't you live without?


*Baz Luhrman is an immensely talented director, but a little heavy-handed with the schmaltz as a screenwriter. Nicole Kidman needs to put the Botox needle down; she's killing her career as she freezes her face.
**Only I'm much shorter, as if you shrunk Nigella in the dryer instead of taking her to the dry cleaners like the care label said.


Diana said...

yesss you wrote. i love it when you pounce us with the wit and charm.

I am a hapa as well, and sephora is great for pink lipsticks. they have every shade, in every tone, in every texture!

For black flats, the best ones I have found are from Old Navy and Steve Madden.

Good luck <3

amanda said...

Yay hapa girls! It's sad, but I know so few hapas.

Are you referring to the Sephora brand or the store?

Vanessa said...

A few things:

1. OMG I CAN NEVER FIND FLATS I ACTUALLY LIKE! For some reason they always end up feeling like they'll irritate my feet, and I also DON'T like toe cleavage (seriously, that word), so it's been a struggle.

2. Singin' in the Rain kicks ass. I never thought I'd say that.

3. I'm so addicted to Top Model, even though I totally haven't watched it yet this season. I actually kinda prefer missing the whole season and then watching the VH1 marathons so I can sit around and eat ice cream and rot my brain all day long.

saturdayjane said...

Ohhhhh, Singing in the Rain. I have the biggest crush on Cosmo Brown, and you wanna talk vapors? Gene Kelly and Cosmo Brown bustin' out on 'Moses Supposes'.


Ditto on the flats. I had a pair of white ones (white ones!) that I got for prom in high school that I wore for years until they wore out. And now I need a new pair, preferably black. Lemme know what you find. :)

amanda said...

@Vanessa: Top Model marathons on VH1 = my entire Sunday, every Sunday. I wish I were joking.

@saturdayjane: White flats! I have a pair of faux-Tory Burch ones that are so old and worn out they're cracking. I figure once I find a pair of black flats I like, I can spring for a pair of white ones.

Diana said...

Sephora brand. i can give you some colors if you'd like...

amanda said...

@Diana: Yes please!

Diana said...

thanks for the birthday wishes! :)

you were tagged!

and i'll look through my makeup to check out some pink colors! do you like hot pink?

Lesley Denford said...

I'm going to MAC today. Yum. I'll keep an eye out for a good lipstick shade for you. :)