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Icon 1 posted July 27, 2007 06:45      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't know about you, but I'm actually always being bugged to wear my glasses. Meh, my geek boyfriend thinks I'm cute in them. And lots of geek girls around here wear them, Xanthine, Rhonnie and Supergoo at least, I think.

so here, if you ever feel like being a little more girly, who says you can't wear some shadow under your lab glasses or a little lip gloss while climbing a mountain. It might help with the chapping! [Wink]

http://www.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s-5-123-44-8069-1,00.html

disclaimer: any insinuation to Xanthine not being feminine were made solely in jest and I think she's a fine lady. Just maybe not the type to put on some eyeshadow before heading to the lab.

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Icon 1 posted July 27, 2007 11:44      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No, I most certainly am not! I haven't worn eye make-up since my senior prom (1999). Come to think of it, I've had maybe one haircut since then, and I may have put on lipstick and nail polish a couple times in the past eight years, but I don't really remember...

That said, lip gloss on a mountain might be fun. So long as it's long-lasting, SPF 30 or higher (lip burn is painful, ugly, and all around annoying), and comes in a nice big tube I can handle while wearing multiple layers of gloves and/or mitts.

The best thing to do with glasses, IMHO, is just spend the time and money on a pair that suits your face.

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bleah! :-p I don't do makeup.. I think the last time I had makeup on was for my sister's wedding about 4 years ago.
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and as for both of you, I would love to bring my makeup bag and visit for a while [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted July 27, 2007 13:59      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dude, I'm a fscking grad student. I only need to look pretty for job interviews, and those won't start happening until my boss shows some signs of letting me graduate.

Which reminds me, I'm supposed to be writing papers right now... [ohwell] [cry baby]

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Well you can come give me a makeover. I hardly ever wear makeup because 1) I can't be bothered to spend the time on it usually 2) I don't really know how to put it all on properly--probably due to lack of practice and/or imagination 2a) when I wear it Josh tends to find it less attractive than my actual face--probably because I'm doing it wrong.

So come on over and give me makeup lessons. I suppose I ought to act like a "girl" at least some of the time. [Big Grin]

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The last time I wore makeup was for my wedding. I occasionally wear lipgloss, but that's it.

I had to laugh that you referenced me as one of the girls here who wears glasses. I took my contacts out a few days ago (after wearing them for probably more than a month, I'm not sure) and have been wearing my glasses since then. They're rather fashion forward, so it's not like I don't like to be seen in them, but they're rather inconvenient sometimes.

It's difficult to snuggle with Jonathan while wearing glasses, nor can I easily read in bed curled up on my side as I like to do. They also get smudged more easily than my contacts, and with contacts, I just blink and the blur is gone.

But the real reason I don't like wearing glasses is because my eyes are very sensitive to light. I didn't spend the extra money to get Transitions lenses, so they don't change color when I go outside. Even so, they wouldn't do me any good in the car since most Transitions lenses don't change behind a windshield. Thus, I like contacts because then I can wear sunglasses and go about my life without a thought to what's on my face. [Cool] [Cool]

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quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
and as for both of you, I would love to bring my makeup bag and visit for a while [Smile]

Girl sleep-over! Would you believe I never had one in my life? So when you come to do BBK, be sure to warn me, I wanna be there too! I can bring my PS2 + DDR, my Wii, and my best adult-oriented (and all-public too) graphic novels! I could even host it (with a week's notice at least, though) if BBK doesn't feel like it. [Big Grin]

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Rhonnie, I hate glasses for the same reasons you do, but the boy loves it so much when I wear them.

Stereo, you sound a bit way too excited about sleepovers [Smile]

as for makeup, the pretty much every day look is this:
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Thin brown liner, light bronze shadow, with more shadow as a lower-lid liner. One coat of black mascara. Sheer pink gloss and a little blush.
I wouldn't slap a bunch of blue eyeshadow or red lipstick on, unless you were posing as a playboy bunny for halloween...

and the sans makeup plus glasses scariness of:
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And there honestly isn't that much of a difference between the two, so I guess the trick is a light hand.

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I'm voting for biz+glasses.. totally hawt! Seriously... for real... the glasses look gooood on you. [Smile]

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Stereo I hope you're a girl (I couldn't find a gender), and yes Business you look good in both pictures, I wouldn't worry about it !

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quote:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
I'm voting for biz+glasses.. totally hawt! Seriously... for real... the glasses look gooood on you. [Smile]

There's a reason I've refused to get new frames since I was 14. I chose once and chose well. [Smile]
I do like the way they look on me, I just find them a pain to wear when I'm exercising or doing anything other than sitting quietly in one place.

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quote:
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Stereo I hope you're a girl (I couldn't find a gender), (...)

Yes I am.

And BA, I'm not excited, just being silly. Don't know if it's from exercising and starting to lose weight, but it seems to happen more frequently these days.

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quote:
Originally posted by business attire:
I do like the way they look on me, I just find them a pain to wear when I'm exercising or doing anything other than sitting quietly in one place.

My problem with glasses in a nutshell. Add in the difficulties of using a microscope while wearing glasses and this is why I tend to favor my contacts.

That said, it took me until I was 21 to find a set of frames I liked. But now I have them, and I get rave reviews when I choose to wear them.

Lab glasses I avoid as much as possible. Same with lab coats. And dust masks. I hate those things.

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But what makeup goes best with a full-face respirator?

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I've worn glasses since I was 4. I look weird without them now, so yes -- me, too.

Makeup? Bleh. I have to agree, I just don't spend the time on it. Lipstick occasionally, because I have 'lips that hollywood spends their paychecks on' but otherwise - once or twice a year.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
But the real reason I don't like wearing glasses is because my eyes are very sensitive to light. I didn't spend the extra money to get Transitions lenses, so they don't change color when I go outside. Even so, they wouldn't do me any good in the car since most Transitions lenses don't change behind a windshield. Thus, I like contacts because then I can wear sunglasses and go about my life without a thought to what's on my face. [Cool] [Cool]

You can get sunglasses made to prescription. Mine are nice mirrored lenses in a frame almost identical to my regular glasses. I used to wear contacts a lot for the sunglasses reason too.

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Ditto on the prescription sunglasses. My sunglasses frames are of the same family as my clear glasses*, but I almost find them more comfortable. The only difference is that my clear glasses have rounder lenses, which is better for reading, as my field of vision doesn't cut out when I look down.

I [hearts] my glasses. (both pairs)

*Actually, I got them in reverse order - I liked the sunglasses frames so much, I redid my clear glasses in similar frames.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
But what makeup goes best with a full-face respirator?

I am just guessing wearing some makeup like this would probably have the best effect on intended victims.

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WRT prescription sunglasses. I gave up bothering. I am very content with contact lenses. I can keep a pair of crappy $10 sunglasses around. And not have a fit when they are stepped on, sat on, or just plain lost.

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
You can get sunglasses made to prescription. Mine are nice mirrored lenses in a frame almost identical to my regular glasses. I used to wear contacts a lot for the sunglasses reason too.

Yeah, but that's too expensive because prescription sunglasses aren't covered by my health plan. My glasses and contacts were, so I went with that combination and picked up a cheap pair of sunglasses at the dollar store. I bought another pair of shades at a kiosk in the mall, but the temple snapped. Surprisingly, the dollar store glasses seem to be indestructible.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
But what makeup goes best with a full-face respirator?

Wendy's makeup in Devil's Rejects, perhaps? [Smile]
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You're lucky Rhon. My insurance will only cover an annual exam. Lenses and glasses I pay for myself. I don't get any dental either.

quote:
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But what makeup goes best with a full-face respirator?

Clown make-up. So much it smears up the inside of the respirator. Bonus points if you make the guys who empty the trash cans blink.

I don't do sunglasses anywhere near as much as I should and I lost my most recent pair a year and a half ago. I do, however, have a nice pair of glacier glasses and a pair of ski goggles. Neither is prescription. I can, however, fit my glasses under my ski goggles (and yes, I thought about that when I bought the goggles...I even brought my glasses along to test for compatibility). Glacier glasses would work as ordinary sunglasses, except they block out so much light it's illegal for me to drive in them!

I did get prescription lenses in my SCUBA mask.

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Xanthine wrote:
Bonus points if you make the guys who empty the trash cans blink.

You only get bonus points if you make the guys who empty the trash cans refuse to touch yours without PPE.

I have bonus points [Big Grin]

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So do I. Lab rat, remember? [Razz]

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