Thursday, July 29, 2010

slanted eyeliner brush

This is probably a "duh" moment for most of you, but brushes DO make a big difference. I used to think that it didn't matter what brushes you used. Paintbrushes look a lot like make up brushes. I had an old fine tipped paintbrush and I have been using it to apply my gel eyeliner.

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I finally bought a slanted liner brush at IMATS and it was definitely worth it. There isn't much difference in the final look, but the ease of application makes it a useful tool. I credit the difference to 1) the slant of the brush and 2) the synthetic bristles (think the kind of bristles your toothbrush is made of). The gel glides on easily, and doesn't get stuck in the hairs of the brush. Applying is much quicker and I make fewer mistakes.

In sadder news, my Shu Umera lash curler is STILL missing. I am using my old E.L.F. curler. I really like the curls I am getting, but it's pulling out my lashes. Annnd I just bought Shiseido refills for my Shu, so they're just going to sit there. Boo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear people who can't hit reply

Why do you take the time to copy and paste the original email into the body of your email? Why did you open up a fresh email window when you could have just piggybacked off of the original email? Do you know how many clicks you can save by hitting reply? (not to mention the strain of scrolling) And the best part of this ingenious function? Your message goes straight to its intended recipient! Try it some time. Thank me later.

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Other Anh Nguyen. I am jealous of you. You are a 4th year med student at UCLA. You've been invited on various hiking trips and Getty outings. You are now able to take that liver class that you've wanted. I forward emails to you, because I don't want you to miss out on these wonderful opportunities. Your life seems pretty perfect despite the fact that you are surrounded by techno noobs who can't hit reply.

Sunday, July 11, 2010