First, a few Avatar links, since that's what the last entry was about. And thanks for such a civil and thoughtful discussion over on the Avatar entry. It took 360 comments for someone hostile to finally show up and inform me that I am a prejudiced, touchy-feely liberal. After the all-time high of cleoloindaisgay, this was a fairly disappointing flame.
James Cameron Reveals His Quest to Build More Perfect CGI Boobs. Unfortunately, I read this before I saw the movie, so I spent the whole thing staring at Neytiri's goods, curious to see if such a paradox as a CGI nip slip could possibly occur.
EW on Avatar: Does story matter? "Titanic is Shakespeare compared to Avatar." ICE BURRRRRRN.
James Cameron Planning 'Avatar' Trilogy, Director Tells MTV News. Yeah, I told you.
‘Avatar’ could get nine Oscar nominations. I don't know if I'm just more
The "Moff's Law" link going around: RT @ebertchicago To people who say "Just enjoy! Don't analyze!" This speaks eloquently for me: http://j.mp/4XAkBR.
Meanwhile (alert alert alert): today's 50% off sale at Aromaleigh is the Eye Lustres section (read: the one where all the shades have girls' names). I'd gotten several samples from that section, and so far I like most of them a lot (Isabella just did not work with my coloring, so I gave it to Sister Girl, and she promptly tried it on and liked it, so I may have another convert on my hands). So now that the full containers are going for like $3... I kind of went and bought six of them. On the spur of the moment. At one in the morning. I felt a little profligate, is what I'm saying. And it felt GOOD. Anyway. Chloe and Amelie look really cute together (you can blend in Amelie to tone down the brightness of Chloe). Cosette and Olivia are both really pretty (one's more rose; the other's a "coppery sunset" color), and they work well (together or separately) with a lighter color like Sophie. Circe is a really, really beautiful warm, soft, light brown, and goes well with Teddy Wisp (which is darker and browner in person than it looks) from another collection. (Luster, also from another collection, is another good, light go-to shade to pair with other colors.) Fiona is a great highligher to use at the corners of your eyes or right under the brow, and you can use it to tone down whatever else you've put on
(I will add, the shadows are a bit sheer, so they're not that bright when you first put them on. You can apply more to get a deeper color, but you can put it on as lightly as you want, so they're more wearable than some of them (like Chloe) look. The samples are also 50% off, by the way. No, I do not get paid to shill for Aromaleigh.)
(As a side note, my birthday gift-card purchases have come in from Sephora, and right now I'm trying the little Benefit kit. I was looking at the Lemon-Aid concealer thinking, Eyelid discoloration? Who has that? And then I went and looked in the mirror and was all, Oh. That discoloration. So that stuff actually works pretty well.)
Speaking of color: Colorstrology. Something about birthdays and colors and Pantone sponsorship, I don't know, but it's interesting. December's color is Pagoda Blue, and the 14th turned out to be Green-Blue Slate: "Complex, quick-witted, expressive." "You are expressive and funny and people like it when you entertain them" in particular made me laugh. DANCE, HUMOR MONKEY!
Speaking of which, I am so behind on Secret Life. Oh God. The Christmas/catchup installment looks like it's going to be in three parts now. Dammit.