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February 18, 2008

Mission Monday: Goodbye Baby Blue Eyeshadow

Filed under: Mission Monday — Miss Plumcake @ 3:05 pm

Howdy gang! I just got back from a patently miserable mini-break where I was cruelly forced to stay in a place (hotel is too kind, brothel is too…kind) that shall forever go down in my memory as “The Busty Mermaid”

On the off chance I had the opportunity to leave my room –I was rained in and stuck on the world’s oldest and soggiest “Super Glamourpedic” mattress, the likes of which haven’t been seen outside a Dateline special or the CDC since 1965– I was subjected to some serious fashion don’ts courtesy of the other guests.

The biggest fashion don’t does not apply to us –it was a man in a cowboy hat, jeans, no shirt and a brilliant set of scratches down his back which he wore as a badge of pride (I expect he thought it was evidence of passionate lovemaking, in actuality it looked like evidence of the ill-advisedness of getting in the ring during an illegal cock fight) — but the sins of his female companion, which were as glaring and irritating as her neon orange nails– should serve as warning to us all.

Friends, this week’s mission is to get rid of all make up that is either expired or never suited you to begin with. Some people can wear electric blue eyeshadow. Some people –namely those who have never been married to Richard Burton or been the Queen of Egypt– cannot. Adjust accordingly.


  1. The Annalucia got rid of the bad colors some time ago; she gave them to her daughter La Caterina, who will use them for humorous or theatrical wear (since they do not really suit her, either).

    Comment by Annalucia — February 18, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

  2. Perhaps you were in amelia island? at the lodge featuring the frisky mermaid?

    Comment by Blondie — February 18, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

  3. Ahahaha…the guy with the scratches is a hilarious observation. Ugh. I don’t even want to guess where you were. Frightening.

    I’ve also already purged my make-up bag. I try not to keep too many colors. I do experiment with new things, but I have my trusty favorites that are always in there.

    Comment by Angel — February 18, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

  4. I love the bolder colors! Bright electric blue is my specialty, and with my weird hazel eyes it looks really intense. I also have gold, purple, orange, yellow, lime green, pink, and white. I really only throw out the toned down colors, heheh..

    Comment by fantasmicalfrankie — February 18, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

  5. The electric blue and the lime green do not work on my eyes but deep purples and dark greens do for some reason. But only matt without shimmer.

    However, I’ve seen some of the manga girls (they dress like characters from Japanese manga comics) in the neighbourhood rock the look. They look fantastic – maybe its because they are so young or its goes with their Sailor Moon outfits but sometimes I do wish I could use colors other than neutrals.

    It sad to always be practical and in good taste, when my inner rock chic/punkette just begs to come out and play!

    Does anyone else ever feel stifled?

    Comment by shiloh — February 18, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

  6. Oh dear, Plumcake. That place sounds…oh dear. I’m glad you survived the experience and are back among the superfantastic, safe and sound and only mildly traumatized.

    Comment by Twistie — February 18, 2008 @ 11:50 pm

  7. Lucky for me I’m the queen of Egypt, then!


    Comment by Nariya — February 19, 2008 @ 12:52 am

  8. absolutely, shiloh! several of my friends are rocking hot pink streaks right now, and my professional career just won’t allow that…

    Comment by count sassy — February 20, 2008 @ 12:13 am

  9. don’t you just hate the whole professional career thing sometimes, count sassy? if I’d been a stylist or a tattoo artist, all excesses would be forgiven under clause 6.5.2 of artistic license. big sigh!

    Comment by shiloh — February 20, 2008 @ 7:22 am

  10. Blue can look incredible if the right shade is selected and is blended properly, although there are quite a few people to ignore good advice and end up looking cheaper than Mr. Back Scratch Fever and his radioactive hooker girlfriend.

    Comment by Woogie — February 29, 2008 @ 7:31 am

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