top 5 makeup products
+ I like Kat Von D’s line a lot. Her Lolita lipstick is my go-to neutral.
+ Always, always, always: Make Up For Ever’s Pearly Bright Red lipstick.
+ I generally use Benefit’s “They’re Real” Mascara. However, it’s a bitch to get off and no matter what i do, i look like a raccoon in the morning.
+ NARS blush. I can’t find the palette I have — it’s a great six-color one, although I only really use two.
+ Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, the original. This is in my bag no matter where I go.
Honorable mention to Coastal Scents. I really like the company, their make-up and brushes are great.
top 5 things that happened at work
I’ll skip specific job particulars (i made people’s lives easier and fought to keep things on-message!) and list the fun stuff. i think some of the most fun i’ve had this year has been with teen wolf.
+ SDCC was a blast, from the awesome panel that filled a room of over 4k (we had almost fllled a room of 1300 in NYCC October 2012 so more than doubling that was mind-blowing), seeing how many people come out for the signing — their excitement and love for this show and these actors that we have the same excitement and love for, watching the actors be bowled over by the love and support of the fans — even to the point of us saying, “no, you cannot go run over there and say hello because we are REALLY behind schedule and need to be at X right now,” meeting the Carver twins and becoming completely enamored with the awesome people they are and geeking out over british crime drama shows with Daniel Sharman which started from my dorky admission of my glee over seeing him on Inspector Lewis.
+ Writing Teen Wolf hashtags for each episode and seeing them trend on Twitter was truly amazing. (And it was pretty fantastic when i fought for #StilinskiFamilyFeels in several emails, finally winning out and seeing it trend in the US and worldwide.) Watching people’s reactions to my very short comments both there and on tumblr is an incredible real-time experience. (and getting a shout out at the SDCC panel for one of my hashtags.)
+ Writing and producing (though not shooting) all the wraps for the finale marathon. It was an endeavor with many moving parts but i think it all came out great in the end.
+ Falling in love with Catfish from the beginning and prosthelytizing about it any chance i could get. (Also very satisfying as i tend to be the Life cereal Mikey — of “hey, mikey likes it!” fame — of our department so when i love something and it does really well, it makes me so happy.) I’d harass my series connection for new episodes and would call her 10x and episode with flaily hands and a ridiculous amount of questions.
+ Being so dorky that i couldn’t ask to go to an MTV News taping with Nick Offerman that a beautiful tropical fish of a friend took pity on me, got me an invite to be on-set and I had a really nice convo afterwards with him about his American Ham show which i compared to a Garrison Keillor/Eddie Izzard crossover, which he liked.
top 5 shows
+ The Good Wife
+ Grimm (it’s not the best show ever, but i really like it esp once they’ve gotten over the whole bad Julia’s memory plot line. Plus, MONROE!)
+ The Golden Globes 2013 hosted by Amy and Tina ;)
+ Sleepy Hollow
+ Catfish (second season not quite as good)
+ The Blacklist
+ The Originals (although it’s starting to lose me lately)
+ VEEP (Season 1, still haven’t seen S2)
Also, House of Cards. I didn’t LOVE it, but i NEEDED to know what happened next so i’d watch 4-5 eps in one viewing.
There are a lot of shows I don’t watch that I’m sure are on a ton of other lists, like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, etc. I tried Orphan Black and while i thought the main actress was excellent, i never went back after ep 4. I’m still enjoying Homeland, but nothing like the first season NEED to see each new episode immediately (but thank goodness Dana is off my screen.) And Parks, man. While there have been episodes I’ve enjoyed, I have had no urgency to watch it most of this season.