I remember this ad campaign vividly. My bestie Lauren and I were obsessed with the makeup and kept trolling the counters trying to find the same lipstick shade. We finally found a Rimmel lip gloss that was similar and we rocked it all summer. Not much has changed since then, Lauren and I still spend hours trying to find the perfect makeup colors when we get together!
I must have watched Dazed & Confused about 50 times since it first came out, but only recently did I realize the true genius of the film. I saw this pic and it instantly took me back to the Emporium, the pool hall & local hangout in the film. Arcade games, the beautiful brunette, her blonde friend who carries a comb in her pocket, the weird kid with the 70's hair, it's all there!
Crust: process the graham crackers in food processor for 30 seconds, add sugar and pulse to combine. Add the melted butter and pulse to combine. Press into a 9 inch pie plate and bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Filling: Pour cold water into small microwaveable bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water, set aside for a few minutes until spongy.
Whip the cream, set aside.
Whisk egg yolks until light yellow, add sugar and whisk to combine. Microwave gelatin until liquid and pour gradually into egg mixture, whisking briskly. Fold whipped cream into egg mixture. Add rum. Refrigerate until set.
Pour into cooled crust. Add a layer of whipped cream if you prefer. Sprinkle generously with chocolate and pistachios.
What are you up to this weekend? I am going to consume some delicious Mexican food, perhaps take in a picture show, catch up with old friends, and obviously spend some up close and personal time with my lip gloss.
Stop the presses, I bought a new article of clothing!
I found this shirt during a recent "Girls Day", we were shopping at the mall & it caught my eye at Forever 21 & I was amazed that it fit (usually Always 12's clothes don't fit normal sized me) & it goes in at the waist which always makes you look smaller. I thought it was really cute & looked more expensive than it was ($20) & it has that kind of ikat/new tye-dye/batik thing going on that all my fav bloggers are rocking these days but I was really going back and forth about the cost & the fact that I have nothing to wear with it, making the actual cost much more because I have to buy more clothes to make this work. But I finally threw caution to the wind & I justified it by remembering that I haven't bought anything in MONTHS so who cares, & I could always bring it back & put the money towards a super ugly 70's bag I saw that I also want. So there you go. Now I have it in my clutches & I couldn't be happier! I also spied a cute skirt at Cold Gravy that I think would look adorably perfect with it. Here's to justifying purchases everywhere!
btw, for some reason I always have to call stores by their incorrect names: forever 21 is always 12 (becuz the clothes only fit 12 year olds) & old navy is cold gravy (cuz it rhymes).
Lately I find myself neglecting the ol' blog here and it hurts my heart. I think of posting often but rarely get around to it these days. So I decided that I would try to post an image here everyday, ideally makeup or fashion related, but today it's a pic that I took out on the town the other night. I think everyone will enjoy this new idea for awhile until I can get back to regular posting 'cuz everybody likes pictures (and free dance parties)! It kills me to think of the days when I first started this blog and didn't even have accompanying pictures with my blog posts. I didn't know much about the intraweb back then but things have gotten better since. Enjoy!
For some reason, I always think I am alone in discussing the minutiae of what lipstick is perfect for the season, but I was wrong. I recently posted a video from J. Crew with a model wearing the perfect lipstick for Summer 2010 on facebook and it inspired this heated discussion:
June 17 at 6:45pm Crystal: In case you wanted to know what the perfect lip color for summer 2010 is, here you go:
June 17 at 6:46pm Katie: Is your link to J Crew?
June 17 at 6:47pm Crystal: Yes. There is a video to watch on the home page and the model is wearing a great lip color!
June 17 at 6:52pm Michele: crystal! you are so on! where can we find such color? can i get away with that? June 17 at 6:56pm Crystal: The closest thing I could find in my kit is Nars Casablanca, but it's still a lil bit too shiny.... will have to go to on a specific hunt and report back! And Michelle- you can def get away with it!
June 17 at 8:07pm Lauren: so its an orangey coral bright?
June 17 at 8:17pm Crystal: yes and matte.
June 17 at 8:19pm Whitney: MAC vegas volt!
June 17 at 8:36pm Crystal: yeah? i thought that was more pink, maybe I am thinking of the wrong color!
June 17 at 8:38pm Whitney: you may be right... but on some people it turns kinda orangey.
June 17 at 8:46pm Leah: nars velvet matte lip pencil in red square! i found a knock-off from revlon for $7.99. hot coral #712 - AMAZING. on everyone.
June 18 at 5:35pm Crystal: Thanks Leah, I will check it out!
What we all learned from the discussion is that the actual color was Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Red Square" and that Revlon "Hot Coral" is also great. I bought it a few weeks ago and I love it too. It's a bright pinky coral that does indeed, look good on everyone. Bring on the debates!