Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goody Plum Drop

Big, big sigh. I know how much you all love to read my rambles, but today I don't think there will be much.

Goody Plum Drop from the Maybelline Sweet Thing collection, three coats. I finally encountered one of those lumpy bottles I've been hearing about. It was, indeed, like painting my nails with curdled milk. I suppose I will have to thin this one when I use it again. Goody Plum Drop also had the very worst brush out of every other Sweet Thing polish I've used (Pie in the Sky, Sweetie Pie, Minty). I always feel like I can't wear light purples like this, but I like this color. I love the subtle shimmer. Very springy.

Yesterday afternoon my friend's dad lost his battle with cancer. I am so bad at dealing with death, and I know that the way you do that is to comfort the living. I think I'm bad at comforting too. I feel so helpless and useless. Knowing that he's hurting makes my heart ache.

Sorry I'm such a downer today. At least you got to look at a pretty color :)


  1. I am very sorry for your friend's loss. Death is always hard to cope with, especially when it is your parent. I lost my father almost 15 years ago, and some days it is still painful. Comforting people in this situation is difficult, just be there for your friend and listen if he needs to talk.

    On the plus side, even though the formula sucked, this color is gorgeous. I really need to carry my butt to Rite Aid!!

  2. I'm sorry for your friend too.. I don't really know what to say, I'm bad at that.. But I think Amber is right.

    Very pretty color btw.

  3. You're not a downer Steph. And you don't have to think you must always entertain us. I love your blog no matter what. I like to find you no matter your mood.

    The friend I recently reconciled with is in an uneasy moment of his life too. He doesn't cop with death but it's hard for him anyway. I tell him all the time I'm fully here for him but I feel helpless and useless because there's nothing I can do to magically relieve him and make him happy. Sometimes it makes me feel horribly depressed. In fact, I think there is nothing to do beside being there for our friends when they are in a difficult moment and let them know we're with them. Death is hard to deal with. The only thing that'll do something for your friend is letting time heal. Just be there for him, whenever he needs it. That's the most beautiful thing you can offer.

    To end on a polish note, I think light purples look fantastic against pale skin, it's a strange idea to thnk it wouldn't fit you. This whole serie of pastel was simply gorgeous. But my personal favorite remains the pink!

    (oh and it's true that I love to read your rambles!!) ;)

  4. so sorry hun :( sending big big hugs! xoxo email if ya need me

  5. Ooh! First off, I love the color on you! Not sure why, but I do.

    Secondly, I think that you shouldn't worry about trying to comfort your friend all at once. Now, I know I'm being selfish, but hear me out. Here's why.

    You can't combat all the five stages of grief all at once, so don't even try. Just try to be there for him at each stage. Eventually he'll come to accept the death, but that won't be until the last stage. Until then, just see what you can do, if anything, to help. And if you can't? Well, then just take some deep breaths and realize that all it takes is time.

  6. I think this color looks great on you.

    About your friend and his pain... I think it's the most important that he knows you're there for him. You don't need to say anything...just BE there for him. (((hugs)))

  7. Hello Love,
    I'm sorry to hear about your friend's Dad. It makes me sad to know you and people you care about are hurting. I am thinking about you!

    On a happier side note, I was thinking maybe I could send you Prince Charming when I send you your present? But the only catch is that you would have to promise to send it back after trying it. If you don't want to pay the shipping to do that, then I guess we will just never know how close the polishes are! Haha. But yea let me know if you want to do a comparison.

    Lovessss youuuuu =)


    P.S. Every time I'm shopping and I see something I want to buy but don't have the money for or polishes I want to text you to tell you! Haha! I keep forgetting you live really far away and we've never actually met!

  8. Um... we wound up being polish twinsies today, even though I said I was going to try Minty! My bottle was crappy too, maybe it's just Goody Plum Drop?

    Stay strong - sometimes just being yourself around the person who lost someone is the best comfort.

  9. I know how you feel about the comforting thing. I'm so bad at it and in the end, I'm just left there blubbering and being useless.

  10. I'm trying to get caught up on my reading, but I've missed a lot. This post caught my eye though because the color looks great on your skin - sorry to hear you ended up with one of the crappy formulas. I was extremely lucky not to!
    I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's dad's passing. Cancer is just heartbreaking to watch. Don't even worry about being a downer. We can't be up 100% of the time, obviously.


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