Recaps! Kneecaps! Bee taps! Makeup! It’s a poem! Is so!

March 5th, 2013 | by TJ |

Okay, Phil and I are moving to a new place and we’ve decided to take Penelope along with us. We spent the weeks leading up to PJs looking for a new rental, and we got the keys last Thursday. The house we picked was one of four or five we had seen in one day, and they did all blend together in the end, but even that is no excuse for the fact that when we walked in, we were completely shocked to discover an entire room we had forgotten existed.

I know finding a surprise extra room in your house is a very first world problem to have, but it does present some problems. Which I’m not going to describe. Because you know what, some people don’t even HAVE KIDNEYS and would just LOVE to PEE THEIR PANTS, let alone find a whole extra ROOM in their houses.

The other day, I put a whole bunch of pictures of the house on Twitter, to show the kind of… weird things… that are in the house, but I’ve lost my boner for displaying them here. After going on my BIG MAKEUP SHOPPING TRIP WHICH WAS SO EXCITING (oh, did you come to PJs? No? Then you might not have known that the lovely ladies who did kindly gave me some gift cards to Ulta IN ADDITION to the very self-validating Cosmo gift card), Brooke and I went by the house and met one of the neighbors, and when I asked him if anything weird went on in the house, he said, “Oh, you mean, the paint?”

I LIKE THE PAINT.

Anyway, the moving truck comes the day after tomorrow, guess how much of the house is packed. No, don’t. Because either you’re going to guess too much, and I’ll be flattered but depressed, or you’re going to guess too low, and I’m going to be offended but have to admit that you’re not too far off, or you’re going to guess right on, and I’m still going to be offended, because, come ON, have some FAITH in me, but you’re right not to really have any faith in me.

See you on the other side, THOR.

OH. PJs.

Here are all the recaps I know about. Let me know if I missed yours:

Meanliving.
Building a Kingston Castle.
Ramble Ramble.
Things That Are Not Bagels.
Pinkiebling.
PurpleLara.
Unemployed Lawyer Mom.
Bean on Parade.

PJs 2014 – is not announced yet! But will be in 2014! Will almost 100% definitely be in February! Will remain small in size! Is a problem for future Kelly! Are you thinking about coming? Let’s talk about it this summer!

Let’s talk about this instead!

So this is what-all I bought on my recent Ulta-spree. Some of it is boring but most of it is NOT. Let’s discuss this INSTEAD (after you are done gorging yourself on recaps, if recaps on eventless weekends are your thing). MAKEUP. I’m moving into a two bathroom household, finally. The ensuite master has dual sinks, which is great, and something we really wanted, but NO ACTUAL COUNTER SPACE. And the drawers? The two large ones are FAKE and only the skinny ones open. USELESS.

They distracted me with a tub I can get my entire self into, but look at the counter and drawers. USELESS.

So I am taking all of that new makeup (which we will talk about in the comments, right?) and the rest of my not entirely insignificant maybe bordering a little on ridiculous collection, to the guest bathroom, which is weird and not worth a picture insertion (it’s like a hotel, sort of, with the sink  and counter in a room and then the toilet and tub in a separate room) and taking it over for my OWN SELF. It’s not like anyone ever comes to visit anyway. Except when they do. In which case, they can admire my makeup. And it will be the best place in the whole house. Except for maybe the green and yellow kitchen. Which you have to admit is kind of delightful.

I LIKE THE PAINT.

(YES THAT’S A SOAP DISPENSER, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.)

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18 Responses to “Recaps! Kneecaps! Bee taps! Makeup! It’s a poem! Is so!”

  1. By Cayt on Mar 5, 2013

    I hate moving and packing, too. I packed over the course of several weeks, with regular crappy day presents to distract me from how AWFUL packing and moving is. I didn’t have a baby, either, just me and my partner and our five computers and my spinning wheel, and that was nightmare enough.

  2. By Natalie on Mar 5, 2013

    One time my husband and I went to his sister’s new house, and she had said the kitchen needed paint, and he walked in said “whew, you really do need to paint in here”. And she said, I DID.
    The end.
    Thanks for rounding up the recaps, I will enjoy them all I’m certain.

  3. By beylit on Mar 5, 2013

    Yellow kitchens are awesome. My kitchen looks like sunshine threw up all over it. It rocks.

    I also know several women who have taken over the guest bathroom for their own makeup purposes. Which is great if you are a makeup sort of girl, which I am not. If I were I would be screwed because there is no counter space in either of my bathrooms and only one single tiny narrow drawer between the two. How do you have bathrooms without drawers?

    TJ Reply:

    The narrow drawers in the master are even more narrow than they look in the picture. WHAT IS EVEN THE POINT AT ALL?

  4. By Melissa on Mar 5, 2013

    What did you buy?! I can’t really tell from the picture. Better question – do you recommend that *I* buy it?

    I got my Naked palette from the Urban Decay sale and I’ve been too intimidated to use it so far. Like, do I just use the ONE brush it came with in all the colors? Won’t there be cross color contamination?

    TJ Reply:

    I bought the Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl set, which has a GIANT size Primer Potion, a full size 24/7 glide on eye pencil in the color Zero (black), and a full size Big Fatty Mascara, in a fabulous and useful bag, which yes, you SHOULD buy. It’s an excellent set and a GREAT value, every piece of it is useful and it’s a screaming deal.

    I got the Sugarbomb powder box set from Benefit set with a sample of Posytint with it, which was a great deal because I would have eventually bought Sugarbomb anyway and I wanted to try Posytint. I love Benefit powder boxes. If you don’t have ANY of them and want to try one, I recommend Hervana, but I am REALLY liking Sugarbomb so far.

    I got a lipstick and lipliner from Studio Gear. My first experience with the brand, but the saleswoman was nice, picked good colors for me, and the price was good. I’ll have to try them in real life before I can say more.

    I got three Butter London Lippy lip glosses in the colors Wine Gum, La Moss, and Come to Bed Red. I thought they were kind of daring colors for me. They last and I like the texture. If you like a sticky gloss (which I do), they’re nice. Kind of pricey for a lip gloss, when there are so many other lip glosses out there. EVERY makeup line has lip glosses. So. I think with Butter London you’re paying for the colors to match the nail polishes. I don’t wear nail polish. But I love these colors. They were a good buy. I actually haven’t tried Wine Gum yet.

    Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette. My first Too Faced palette. I’m not ready to talk about this one yet. So far, it might be my only let down. I can make it work, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not as awesome as I’d hoped it would be.

    Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – heard a lot about these on Twitter, makeup forums, etc. I intended to buy the color Honey, because it’s talked about all over, and I probably should have, but it looked too light in the store. I got Crush, and I really like it, but now that I see how it wears, Honey wouldn’t have been too light. I’ll go back for Honey. It goes on like a balm, but does leave a darker stain than I expected. That’s not a bad thing at all.

    Then I got a travel perfume atomizer at Brooke’s recommendation, some tissues, and some sponges.

    NOW, as for the brush and the Naked palette.

    Different shaped brushes apply eyeshadow to different parts of the eyelid more effectively. But you CAN get by with just the brush in the kit if that’s your style. Dust it off on the back of your hand or wipe it on a tissue if you’re using several shades in one look. Wash the brush weekly. BUT, you can get a collection of several brushes really inexpensively. I just ordered myself a brush from eyeslipsface, or e.l.f., which you can find sold at most Targets. A lot of the brushes they sell at Target are $1, and their Studio line of brushes, which is pretty adequate (and which I just ordered a bunch of) is sold on the website (eyeslipsface.com) and most of the brushes are only $3 each. So for $1 or $3 each, you can get a small collection of eyeshadow brushes and wash them out weekly and then you won’t cross the shadows at all.

    To quote Penny’s current favorite line, TAA DAA.

    Melissa Reply:

    Awesome – thanks!

    I have the Hervana because you told me to buy it before! Well, not me personally, but you recommended it in general and I am a sucker for beauty recommendations. I will end up with everything you said was good in this comment.

    I need to come to PJs just for makeup lessons.

    Sister Reply:

    Hervana is my every day fave! Thanks to Kel I’m pretty sure! Love it! Also it’s really nice mixed with a tiny bit of bronzer for a night out.

  5. By Tamara on Mar 5, 2013

    Should we be worried you didn’t mention Sheldon and Brinkley are also coming along? I miss them.

    TJ Reply:

    They’re coming! We actually refused to look at places that didn’t meet our very specific dog-yard criteria.

    Which sounds really good when I SAY it, but what it really IS is “Can they jump that fence/wall like they can our current fence? No? Good. We can leave Humpy Stink Butt and Barky Shutupalready out there for longer than 35 seconds at a time.”

  6. By PinkieBling on Mar 5, 2013

    Yeeahhh, I’ve been disappointed by some of the Too Faced shadow palettes. Urban Decay is all-around fabulous, and I want to buy almost everything Benefit makes. Well done! I need to get a Just Bitten. I haven’t tried one yet.

    Humpy Stink Butt and Barky Shutupalready!!! Aaahahahaha. Which is which?

  7. By PinkieBling on Mar 5, 2013

    Oh, and I’m IN for PJs at TJ’s 2014.

  8. By Brooke on Mar 5, 2013

    Shopping with you was the best, particularly when you LOST YOUR EVERLOVING MIND in the kit section. I wore my Two Faced Natural Eye day look today. I need more time to practice it, but I like the colors, and it was a good recommendation. Those instruction cards are awesome.

    I’m pretty sure your neighbor is now going over every moment he ever spent with the former dwellers of your house trying to figure out how they were weird enough that the new dweller would ask the neighbors about the weirdness, and that’s a delightful thought.

  9. By nonsoccermom on Mar 5, 2013

    Storage is SUCH an issue in our master bath. Well, both bathrooms actually. Because when my landlord and his partner remodeled to make everything look sleek and super-modern, they clearly didn’t take into account that eventually a very high-maintenance makeup and product-loving woman like myself would eventually live there! I love the way our master suite looks, but there are a few things that make me think “YEP. This was definitely designed for use by men.” The only storage is the ridiculously shallow medicine cabinet over the sink. No drawers, under-sink cabinets, nothing. But, the water pressure is awesome and there is plenty of room for extra toilet paper directly beside the non-water-conserving toilet. So there’s that.

  10. By Tessa on Mar 5, 2013

    If one of your first-world problems is lack of furniture, I have a solid wood futon with a really good mattress that I was saving for my sister, but she suddenly doesn’t need it. I could donate it to Goodwill, but I’m having stress dreams that they won’t know how to put it together, and it makes me sad. Would you like it? I’m in El Mirage… It’s light-colored wood and the fabric on the mattress is navy with a beige pattern…

  11. By rebecca on Mar 5, 2013

    There seem to be an awful lot of outlets in that first photo.

  12. By Marion on Mar 6, 2013

    I legit had to google what “Ulta” was – I think that makes me bad at being a chick. My makeup collection consists of eyeliner and mascara, which nowadays are mostly just used as baby playtoys when A is being a PITA in the grocery store.

    PJs sounded like a blast, and your new kitchen is THE BEST. THING. EVER. It’s like walking into a crayon box.

  13. By Sara on Mar 7, 2013

    So, um, is the kitchen carpeted? Because that would be weird…
    I would love to go to PJs, but never seem to go anywhere alone anymore.

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