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Vanity survey (take 2)

OK, I filled out something like this last year, but I'm just bored enough to do it again. Come on, everybody, join me!

VANITY SURVEY

1. Feature you like best about yourself: Hands

2. Feature you would permanently change about yourself: I would like a flawless complexion, please.

3. If contact lenses weren't a bitch, your eyes would be: Bright green

4. Beauty item you can't live without: Eyelash curler

5. Beauty item you keep around but hardly ever use: Curlers (rollers). (You can't hope to style my hair; you can only hope to contain it.)

6. Beauty item you will never ever use again: Waxing strips on the legs. Surely packing tape could do a better job for the same amount of pain.

7. Celebrity people say you resemble: Lately two separate people have said Audrey Hepburn. I wish this were true.

8. Celebrity you wish you most resembled: Maybe more like Audrey Hepburn?

9. Tip about hair care you would like to pass along to the masses: Do not attempt home perms. In fact, just steer clear of perms generally.

10. Tip about makeup you would like to pass along to the masses: Do not be like me and wait till you're 25 before figuring out how to pluck your eyebrows.

11. Tip about fashion you would like to pass along to the masses: There have been a lot of problems with trousers lately. Women are wearing them too low (I do not want to see your butt cleavage), and men are wearing them too baggy (this applies most prominently to skater-boi types, but men's jeans in general are gettin' a bit floppy).

12. Worst fashion phase you have ever gone through: About '88-'92: the Poison/Warrant/Bon Jovi years. Enough said.

13. What feature of your appearance people compliment you on most: Hair, I guess

14. What feature of your appearance you think they ought to compliment you on: My naturally black eyelashes. Or the stunning shadows under my eyes.

15. Have your parents ever stepped in and stopped you from looking unstylish, and if so, what was the offense?: Yes: Mom rightly enough warned me, my freshman year of high school, that it would be a bad idea to wear a big, ruffly, second-hand lavender prom dress from the '70s to a homecoming dance in about 1990. Thank you, Mom.

16. Is it better to be overdressed or underdressed? (i.e., too formal or too casual): I suppose overdressed.

17. Feature of the opposite sex that catches your eye first: Hair!

18. Celebrity whose fashion sense you love: Got to admit, Halle Berry has worn some awesome dresses at awards ceremonies lately.

19. Celebrity whose fashion sense makes you point and laugh: Oh, definitely Orlando Bloom. Oh, man. I'm laughing just thinking about it. The shirts.

20. This fake-tanning thing: good idea, or no? I admit to owning a self-tanning spray, but I seldom use it. I'd rather be my natural, healthy, pale self and have people think it looks fine. Real tans are of course never healthy. But I do brush some bronzer on the cheekbones sometimes too...

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starfishchick
Jun. 25th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
Here's a little ficlet about Orli's shirts:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/azewewish/116013.html

mollyringle
Jun. 25th, 2003 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. Awesome. Glad it's not just me. :)
angelictears
Jun. 25th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)
Sugah-pie honey bunch!
VANITY SURVEY

1. Feature you like best about yourself: Eyes

2. Feature you would permanently change about yourself: I'd like to be a size ten again please. Anything else just seems a bit too skinny for my build.

3. If contact lenses weren't a bitch, your eyes would be: Siberian-huskey blue, or as green as a fresh-pickled toad? (That's how you know your obsession has gone WAY too far.)

4. Beauty item you can't live without: Mascara. In the event that I was on Survivor that would be my luxury item. Screw those people with their knives and junk, they might be useful, but damn it, I'll be the pretty one.

5. Beauty item you keep around but hardly ever use: Hot rollers, curling iron, anything else that pertains to doing something to this hopelessly limp mop of hair.

6. Beauty item you will never ever use again: Liquid eyeliner. Ow . . . just ow. There is no reason that I should use a product that when I blink the entire white of my eye becomes covered with a sheen of black.

7. Celebrity people say you resemble: Not so much a celebrity but a character. I've been told on more than one occasion that I look like Mary Jane from the Spider Man movie. I just forgot the actresses name. Kirsten Dundst?

8. Celebrity you wish you most resembled: I wouldn't mind looking like Shakira. She has got brilliant hair.

9. Tip about hair care you would like to pass along to the masses: If you have dark hair, do not attempt to go to blonde in one step. Going from dark blonde to fire-engine red to bleach blonde will not go over well at all -- I promise.

10. Tip about makeup you would like to pass along to the masses: Do not apply makeup with a paint spackle -- it does not look good, in fact, it makes you look worse.

11. Tip about fashion you would like to pass along to the masses: If you have a great body, then more power to you, but please try to wear some semblance of clothing. I don't mind a little cleavage up top (which I'm guilty of) but for Heaven's sake, cover yourself!

12. Worst fashion phase you have ever gone through: The phase from K -- second grade where I intentionally picked out clothes that did not match?

13. What feature of your appearance people compliment you on most: Eyes or breasts.

14. What feature of your appearance you think they ought to compliment you on: ::Grins:: Preferably features other than my breasts, despite the fact that my gay bois have named them. (Deedee and Dottie, but I renamed 'em Daisy and Delilah - not hard to figure out the size, is it?)

15. Have your parents ever stepped in and stopped you from looking unstylish, and if so, what was the offense?: Heavens no. I'm the one that stops my mother from looking unstylish when I can help it. I have to have friends to warn me.

16. Is it better to be overdressed or underdressed? (i.e., too formal or too casual): There are always ways to dress yourself down if you're overdressed, but jeans and unwashed hair at a formal restaurant . . . well, there's not a whole lot of help for you.

17. Feature of the opposite sex that catches your eye first: Smile

18. Celebrity whose fashion sense you love: Nicole Kidman always looks fabulous, but I'd want a style that was a little more fun than so refined. Maybe Jada Pinkett-Smith. She's got a cute sense of style.

19. Celebrity whose fashion sense makes you point and laugh: "Oh, definitely Orlando Bloom. Oh, man. I'm laughing just thinking about it. The shirts." Can I just add to this answer? Good lord, about the hair! In addition to that, Justin Timberlake always looks like a damn goob whenever he tries to look cool at awards shows or anything of that nature.

20. This fake-tanning thing: good idea, or no? I suppose it's a better idea than scorching yourself in the sun or microwaving yourself in a tanning bed, but I don't know, whenever I tried to use it, it always started wearing away between my fingers first so it made my hands look more dirty than tanned.
mollyringle
Jun. 25th, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Sugah-pie honey bunch!
Liquid eyeliner...eeek, I know. I have some, but it always ends up looking like I've just taken a pen to my eyelids. Ineptly.

The breast names make me grin. I prefer "Daisy and Delilah," myself. Cuter names, really. :)
jedmiller
Jun. 25th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
1. Feature you like: Eyes
2. Feature you would change: Bags under eyes
3. If contact lenses weren't a bitch...: Are they?
4. Beauty item you can't live without: My girlfriend
5. Beauty item you keep around but hardly ever use: [CENSORED]
6. Beauty item you will never ever use again: 1998 treatment that made my hair pale yellow ... "they burns!!"
7. Celebrity: On the good days they say Nic Cage - on the bad days they say Chris Elliott
8. Celebrity you wish you most resembled: Someone once said the young Laurence Olivier... that'd be nice...
9. Tip about hair care: Try not to care that it's gone.
10. Tip about makeup: Don't make things up unless no one can prove you did.
11. Tip about fashion: If you can't button it, put it down and step away from it.
12. Worst fashion phase: Parting my hair.
13. Feature people compliment: People seem to love the beard.
14. Feature they ought to compliment you on: My girlfriend
15. Have your parents ever stepped in: Not exactly. This is a bad one. When I was 14, I asked my mom, "Mom, am I ugly?" She replied, "You're not ugly, honey, your face is just in transition." Thanks.
16. Overdressed or underdressed?: Over
17. Feature that catches your eye first: Mouth
18. Celebrity with fashion sense: Oooh, good question. Jeez - I feel so straight and male suddenly... um... Daniel Day-Lewis
19. Celebrity who makes you point and laugh: Whoever dresses those Sex in the City women...
20. Fake-tanning: Ew
mollyringle
Jun. 25th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Nic Cage to Chris Elliott to Laurence Olivier...that is quite a range, my friend. But surely does not deserve your mother's comment. (Which made me laugh, all the same. Ah, mothers.) :)

Good call on the 'Sex and the City' women. The shoes alone - how the hell does anyone walk all over Manhattan in those?
(Anonymous)
Jun. 25th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with Orlando's shirts?! *sob*
They're just *cough* eccentric...... oh what is that boy thinking with those shirts?
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