Before I get into my rant, I just wanted to share two things that I purchased from a makeup vendor on my campus today. Every Thursday, these two women set up shop in the Student Activities Center of Stony Brook University. Most of the makeup they sell is either limited edition or discontinued products and shades – all for 50% off! :o
First, I bought a really cheap brush for $2.00. I’ve never heard of Jerome Alexander before, but I figured it would be decent for blending my eyeshadow. Second, because my current pink blush has been getting really chalky, and was always too light for me anyway, I was looking for a suitable replacement. Imagine how pleased I was to find that they carried some items by MAC! Typically, blush from MAC Cosmetics retails for $19.50 – a price I’m not willing to pay. Fortunately, the vendor was selling them for only $8.00. ; ) I picked out Ambering Rose, a sheertone shimmer shade, to be my first official MAC product.
Ambering Rose is a deep pink-red shade with gold shimmer – almost like the color of a sunset. My last blush was a cooler pink that would fade within an hour or two after application, so it’s nice to finally have a warmer shade that gives my tanned skin a natural flush. MAC is a very well-known brand, too, so I’m not worried about the quality. And because this stuff is so pigmented, it’s easy to pick up too much product, so I have to use a much lighter hand. The product itself is very soft and blendable. I might just become a MAC fan after this! :P
Now, an explanation for the title of this post..
frump: A girl or woman regarded as dull, plain, unfashionable, or unattractive.
One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing people that wear giant baggy sweatpants (or pajama pants) in public. I see it all the time on my campus. What’s even worse is when girls tie their unwashed hair into “messy buns”, put on a huge pullover hoodie, and tuck the aformentioned sweatpants or pajama pants into dirty Ugg boots, while carrying a $500 purse. How lazy can you be?!
Believe me when I say this outfit (that I put together in Polyvore) isn’t as cute when you see someone wear it in real life. =/ I just don’t think it’s appropriate for people to be out in public and earning their education dressed like this. I mean, I don’t expect students to come to class in business casual clothing, but wearing a pair of nice jeans at the least isn’t asking for a lot. So stepping out of your car, dressed like you just woke up, at 3:30 in the afternoon really irks me. There’s no excuse for that. My earliest class is at 8:30am, and I’m proud to say that I make the effort to wake up at 6:45-7:00am to take a shower and get ready before that 20-minute walk across campus.