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November 1, 2010

Srsly, it’s a good book.  Then again, I love most of Dav Pilkey’s books:  Captain Underpants, Dogzilla, Dog Breath!, The Dumb Bunnies, &c.

I like children’s books.  DON’T JUDGE ME.


I only wore makeup to go to church yesterday afternoon.  We spent the evening handing out candy to the chilluns at Mr. Mango’s mother’s house.  Her rotties were very energetic because we didn’t take them out for walks on Wednesday OR Friday last week.  We actually had to put them in the basement to keep them from jumping on the trick-or-treaters.


Lid:  L’Oreal HiP Electrified (the taupey half) over NYX Highlight

Crease:  NYX Mermaid Green over NYX Highlight (keepin it subtle and stuff)

Highlight:  WnW pink-white

Leeeeeps:  Fyr Hair Dye lip lustre (lightly applied and blotted) topped with Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in Coral Reef


In closing,


9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2010 10:39 pm

    That lip combo = seriously beautiful. Srsly. :O

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 3, 2010 7:19 pm

      I should be ashamed to love my own creation so much, but I agree. It looks like creamy candy goodness.

  2. November 4, 2010 9:42 am

    I have to second SilhouetteScreams – that lip combo is so glorious, I have to steal it! I hadn’t gotten Hair Dye yet because I figured it was too orange for me – but now I am lemming it hardcore.

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 6, 2010 12:04 pm

      Hair Dye is a necessity. I recommend you purchase it before its absence in your life starts affecting your health.

  3. November 4, 2010 3:47 pm

    Those lips are AWESOME! Although, I’ve been a bit biased towards a love of orange and purple lips lately….

    Side note-Kids books are fun. I read Young Adult sci-fi, horror, and swords-n-sorcery books, analyze them stylistically next to similar adult works, and spend hours poring after the conventions of working in “mature” topics for teenagers. It’s rather lame. And I don’t know anyone else who does similar to spout random theories off to, so it just grows in my head, and grows, and grows……. until I’m OBSESSED at the philosophical views of *insert book* and the handling of *insert topic* in *insert passages* supported by *insert other passages*. It’s….lame. i recognize this. But it doesn’t stop me from doing it anyways. You enjoy what you enjoy!

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 6, 2010 12:07 pm

      Sometimes it seems like books for younger people do a better job of identifying with real/normal human beings. It’s like there’s a sex/violence quota for grown-up novels based on genres. Sci-fi just needs one instance of each, romance needs to keep violence at minimum and squeeze in at least four unrealistic sex scenes, humor need a 3:1 sex to violence ratio, etc. And don’t get me started on anti-heroes. If I wanted to spend my time following an emotionally constipated person with a scarred past I’d just go watch Russell Crowe films.

      • November 10, 2010 11:43 am

        Teehee! Sci-fi in particular has the most HORRID tendency to leave any genuine humanity in the characterizations by the wayside. Which is unfortunate, since as readers, we need SOMETHING to identify this. In hardcore space opera, or hard sci-fi, that is NOT going to come from the scene or the situations. Where ELSE is it going to come from if you don’t have characters that actually seem at least quasi-realistic? Not only do you screw up the readers relationship with the characters, you hamstring any verisimilitude the reader might have developed for the idiosyncrasies of the technology/social systems/ mise-en-scene.

        I mean, I don’t mind a good mature book with copious amounts of graphic violence. Or even a formulaic swords-n-sorcery book where the characters may not be realistic, but you can still be entertained by the setting, and the tried-and-true moral allegories. Although I DO get frustrated with fantasy writers writing women like men-with-boobs, rather than actual organic PEOPLE. It just seems like you have to put more thought into incorporating mature elements into young adult books, and that forethought can result in some REALLY extraordinary products. Have you read Neal Shusterman’s Unwind? I still can’t read that book without spending about two nights afterward thinking about the various social and philosophical issues that work their way through it.

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      November 10, 2010 4:16 pm

      I haven’t read Unwind, although it sounds like I really should. I like books/movies that make me think.

      • November 11, 2010 12:50 pm

        Word of warning—it is fairly disturbing. Context aside, it’s very psychological. I picked it up after seeing Tamora Pierce(another YA author I grew up on) really highly recommend it. But you do have to have a fairly strong willingness to get into it. Otherwise it can be easy for the odd premise and macabre elements to overwhelm the reader. Especially if you are the type who wants to read it as a DIRECT allegory of current religious/political issues around children.

        I don’t know. I enjoyed it. And it has what has to be one of the most psychologically harrowing deaths I’ve ever encountered in this sort of literature. So of course, I loved it. I’m still a wee bit sad that I haven’t gotten the boyfriend to read it, although he was the one who bought it for me. He doesn’t have time or concentration for many books, so while I can yammer on about graphic novels with him, I can’t prattle about ACTUAL novels. Ah well.

        At any rate, if you end up trying it, I hope you enjoy it! It’s definitely one of the odder books on my shelf, even after rereading it several times.

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