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Get Nailed With Miss Pop: Waiting For Lightning To Strike

It was a dark and stormy Monday night… Before Sandy took my electricity, cell reception, and internet connection, I painted my nails with this look. I was inspired by that quietly terrifying moment, right before the storm, when the sky feels like an ominous crystal ball.

My heart goes out to all the people who have lost what cannot be restored. For those of us who can return and rebuild, I wish you a speedy recovery. And a big thanks goes out to all the volunteers, medical staff, and government workers who have kept us going.

For this ombré pyramid and clouds look, I used Maybelline’s Audacious Asphalt and painted two coats on as the base color. Then, I made the ombré pyramid with Deborah Lippmann’s Stormy Weather and the metallic peak is Color Club’s What A Drag. Then, I swiped each side of my nail diagonally with Essie’s Licorice. For the clouds, I dabbed on Essie’s Chinchilly. The key to creating the ombré effect, as you might remember from this tutorial, is to apply the polish with a makeup sponge. For the clouds, I used the skinny side of the sponge, for the pyramid, I used the wide base.

Breakfast of Champions
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New Yorkers Rail Against Marathon Plans

As New Yorkers pick up the pieces in Sandy’s wake, they’re tearing something else to pieces: the city’s plan to hold Sunday’s New York City Marathon as scheduled. Outrage has been growing since Mayor Bloomberg’s green-light announcement on Wednesday. Here’s why:

  • The starting point: As the Atlantic Wire explains, the race is slotted to kick off in Staten Island, which has been particularly hard-hit and is dealing with some pretty awful tragedies. “We are still taking people out of the water and we’re supposed to spruce up the parks for a race?” Rep. Michael Grimm told the Staten Island Advance. Read more…

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Worst Commute Ever

So, following Hurricane Sandy, I’m temporarily squatting at my mom’s apartment in Brooklyn until the power and water returns to my place in Manhattan. But should it return today, for example, I won’t be able to take the subway there, because the train lines below 34th street are still down. But I could take the bus. OR NOT. This is a photograph of a Manhattan-bound bus line in Brooklyn. No, thank you. I have never been so incredibly grateful to be able to work remotely. I hope these poor people brought something to read… [Instagram]

Inappropriate Tweets
From celebrities during Hurricane Sandy. Read More »
Stuck At Home
When you start going crazy because you haven't left your house. Read More »
Hurricane Dates
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This Is Why Everyone Is Working From Home In NYC Today

This is an image taken directly from the New York City MTA of what one of the downtown subway stations looks like post-Hurricane Sandy. That’s an entire subway tunnel full of water — and salt water at that — which rusts out subway trains and tracks, leaving them non-functioning. Whoa boy.

Hurricane Dates
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Inappropriate Tweets
From celebrities during Hurricane Sandy. Read More »
Stuck At Home
When you start going crazy because you haven't left your house. Read More »

The 8 Stages Of Being Trapped In Your Apartment For Days

Late Date
The stages of waiting for a very late date. Read More »
Self Conversations
The conversations I have with myself. Read More »
Hurricane Dates
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1. Excitement. You’ve got supplies! You’ve got wine! You’ve got enough kettle corn to last for a year! You’re finally going to watch all five seasons of “Breaking Bad” and people will stop making fun of you for never having seen it. You are pumped and ready to be a shut in for days, weeks if necessary! Bring it on!!

2. Boredom. You’ve seen four episodes of “Breaking Bad” and it occurs to you that you’ve never watched this much TV in one stretch, except for that one time that you had the flu for a week and you watched all six seasons of “Sex and the City” and then called your dad crying, begging for chicken noodle soup. You start to yawn. Like BIG yawns. Endless yawns. You wander from room to room. Bathroom. Water. Wine. Kettle corn. You turn on another episode of “Breaking Bad.” You can’t do it. Keep reading »

October 30: What Are We Wearing Today? Hurricane Sandy Edition

Halleloo! New York City is still a hot mess, with power outages and flooding affecting millions of people. Amelia is still without power — send positive thoughts to her and Lucca. But the show must go on and that’s why we’re doing What Are We Wearing Today?: Hurricane Sandy Edition. We are all working from home for the foreseeable future,  which means we’re dressing a little more casually. Just how casual? Wait until you see Ami’s fuzzy socks, y’all.

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