Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic Sunblocks - which one?
Posted 19 May 2018 07:03

I'd be interested in hearing if anyone has found a good product that works for extended periods of physical activity. I do a lot of cycling and find most products I have tried either bead along with sweat, block natural sweating (and therefore hamper the body's ability to cool) or break down too quickly in the heat.

Have you tried Sun Bum? Great products, with the owner/CEO coming from a pro surfing background.

I use this brand when running. It's mineral based, and I find it less prone to breaking down in the sun. This also has a water resistance rating (80 min).

The Sun Bum Signature lotion is SPF 50

Here's their claims:
- Ideal for everyday use by adults and children and formulated for even the most sensitive skin
- Broad Spectrum UVA/ UVB Protection, Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
- High Performance Premium Zinc Formula is Hypoallergenic, Vitamin E Enriched & Non-Migrating. Designed to not bleed into your eyes, make your hands slippery, or come off during the most rigorous activities in the water, wind, or blazing hot sun.
- We leave out the stuff that clogs pores or causes common allergies. Non-comedogenic, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, PABA free, Oil Free, & Oxybenzone Free.
- Our Signature line is used and trusted by many lifeguard and beach rescue organizations. Dermatologist tested. All Sun Bum Original sunscreens have been stringently tested, approved, and recommended. Trust the Bum.

And it comes in other SPF options, up to 70.

*Sun Bum also makes great hair care/protective products for summertime.*

I also like ThinkSport (SFP 50). It's rated as one of the very best on EWG, 20% Zinc, contains no bad stuff and works well.

Topic Favorite Makeup products or Brands
Posted 17 May 2018 16:37

enjoying this thread, thank you.

Anyone have suggestions for under eyes, i use Yves Saint Laurent Touch Eclat - Radiant Touch
but love some other suggestions, thanks.

Touch Eclat is very light coverage, but a really nice natural look, especially on no makeup days. I tend to use it more as a highlight/brightener otherwise.

For undereyes, I use NARS radiant creamy concealer in Creme Brulee. Sometimes for a bit of extra brightening if I haven't slept, I also use a little dab of Becca's undereye brightening corrector.

Over the past year or two, Tarte's Shape Tape has been super popular. It's very full coverage. I don't use it because I tend to go for lighter coverage products in general, but people rave and rave about it and it's definitely a major bestseller.

Topic Favorite Makeup products or Brands
Posted 17 May 2018 04:26

Anyone wanna help a girl out for somewhat cheap foundation suggestions for dry skin? I've always ended up cakey between my eyebrows and around my nose. Help!

*Edit: I'm also hella light skinned too, so..

This vid might be helpful. I always check youtube for reviews/swatches/impressions before buying any beauty product. Some channels are better than others, but the beauty community is a great resource.

In the vid below, L'Oreal True Match, Maybelline Fit Me and Bourjois Healthy Mix seem to be the best for dry skin.

Here's a great demo/review of the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy on very light skin with lots of swatches of their lightest shades:

And on the Maybelline Fit Me Matte:

Topic Favorite Makeup products or Brands
Posted 16 May 2018 18:47

I am living for this thread 🤗 As for me, I am more of a skincare enthusiast. I'm into all forms and products of skincare even some awesome korean skincare products. I'm pretty bad at makeup though. I love Too Faced, Nyx, Maybelline, Nars, Wet n Wild, Benefit, and Milani. Those are my most purchased from brands anyway. 🌹I saw someone post about Benefit Porefessional and as a girl who suffers from oily skin and large pores, that primer is a God-send.🌹
Milani has adorable blushes and bomb highlighters as well as Wet n Wild.
I'm about to invest in Nars sheer glow foundation though because it seems to be the only foundation line thats both pale and yellow enough for me.
If anyone here has a good suggestion for pale, yellow tone foundations, let ya girl know cause I'm struggling. Save a minion.

It depends on the level of coverage and finish you like in a foundation. I like the NARS Sheer glow and Hourglass Hyaluronic Skin Tint, but for a truly 'skin-like' glowy finish, I recently got hooked on Kevin Aucoin's Etherealist (after trying a sample). The shade range isn't particularly extensive though.

You might want to look into Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear foundation. They have a huge array of colours and tones. Colour 130 is for 'fair skin with warm yellow undertones'. I haven't tried Fenty foundation but you have to like a matte finish. I did watch a few youtube vids when it first launched that said it wasn't ideal for dry skin and also some said it oxidized slightly , so get a sample at Sephora first to make sure it's right for your skin.

All in all, you can't go wrong with NARS though. :)

Oh, and yes - one of my fave beauty youtube channels is always raving about those Wet n Wild Mega Glow highlighters. I haven't tried them though because I have enough highlighters to live the rest of my life as the Tin Man, if I wanted to. :p

ps. re Korean Skin Care - I can't live without May Coop's Raw Sauce. They do have some great (unique) product lines.

Topic Favorite Makeup products or Brands
Posted 16 May 2018 13:17

I struggle with blush because I'm very fair. I really like my newest, which is Hourglass Ambient Lighting. It's pricey, but hard to over-apply.

Yes! I have a couple of the Hourglass blushes, and I agree - they are so easy to wear (I especially love Dim Infusion!). Hourglass is such a great brand. And their new setting powder is sooo good!

You would probably enjoy blushes like Benefit's Gold Rush too. It has a gold overspray but a few swirls of the brush and it's gone, and the main blush colour is a subtle rose gold/apricot - literally impossible to over apply, even with a heavy hand. Some people were complaining it was more of a blush topper because it's that subtle. Benefit's Dandelion would probably also be a good choice, if you don't already have it.

I also like cream products for sheer/natural colour on the cheeks, like the NARs multiples. I have a couple from the Charlotte Gainsbourg collection (colours - Alice and Jo) that are so sheer and easy to blend and just offer a bare hint of colour.

Blush is so easy to overdo - I will only play around with the stronger, pigmented ones when I have full natural light and then go in with a stipple brush or my trusty Sigma blush brush that somehow avoids picking up too much colour like a few of my other brushes that are more densely packed.

Topic Favorite Makeup products or Brands
Posted 11 May 2018 16:19

The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is everything. I bought it when it came out last fall because... neutral/rose-gold glosses are my jam, but I didn't expect to love it (and use it) as much as I have.

I'm also going on my second tube of Marc Jacob's gloss in French Tickler. His glosses are legit fantastic (also, best/silkiest applicator ever).

My fave (recent) eye palettes are:
- the Anastasia Soft Glam palette as well as Modern Renaissance - super buttery and pigmented. Probably the nicest quality palettes I've ever used.
- Too Faced Peachy Mattes (I love my mattes)
- getting back into my Urban Decay Naked Heat, which I really enjoyed last summer
- I recently splurged on the Marc Jacob 'Fantascene' palette from the Coconut Fantasies collection. I love the Dew Drops Highlighter (last year's shade, the newer rose gold one is too dark for my skin tone), the coconut bronzer he brought back to add to this this collection is gorgeous.

Blush - These days, I'm keeping it pretty subtle with Benefit's Gold Rush, sometimes mixed with a touch of Milani's Luminoso. I'm also back into Bobbi Brown's bronzing/blush in Antigua which is a really natural tawny pink and so easy to wear.

Tatcha Skin Mist - finally tried it after being very reluctant because I wanted to believe it was just over-hyped, but it's actually really good. I'm trying to use it sparingly because it's so spendy for what it is.

Also - fave new'ish product - Charlotte Tilbury's Unisex Healthy Glow. Literally gives you Instagram filter skin with a tiny touch of colour/glow, though the product comes out white and almost slightly grainy (it contains little spheres of colour). It's sooo good. Especially for no-makeup days and summertime when you don't want to wear foundation or deal with matching up subtle changes in skin colour with your usual products. This would work on guys too, if you're into that kind of thing.

Topic Sunblocks - which one?
Posted 10 May 2018 14:59

A great video demonstrating that even if your foundation/CC/BB/whatever contains SPF, you are *not* getting that level of protection from the sun.

While I don't depend on makeup for my sun protection, last year, I used a new chemical sunscreen and was frustrated that I was still 'tanning through' it.

This year, I'm doing all physical/mineral sunscreens (zinc or titanium dioxide based) and I'm liking the results so far. I'm rotating between four brands, but my favourites are the Drunk Elephant ones (I have the regular and the tinted 'Umbra'). They both have 20% zinc.

Here's a great overview on the pros and cons of chemical vs physical sunscreen, for anyone that's interested.

Topic Which shampoo do you use??
Posted 10 Apr 2018 05:30

Like you, I've experimented with many different brands - sometimes for the scent or price, although I've dabbled in expensive shampoos (don't feel like it makes much of a difference in quality, honestly). The type of hair products I use are always the most hydrating line/variation I can find, unless it's summer and I'm going with a salt spray for beachy waves.

My holy grail since high school is the Pantene Sleek & Smooth line. I always go back to this one. It's the only shampoo/conditioner that leaves my hair like absolute silk every time.

In recent years, I've also enjoyed the Garnier Coconut Water line (smells amazing, but for pure hydration, Pantene is still better). I've still bought this one for a change up more than once. Coconut.jpg

Post shampoo treatment is just as important as the type of shampoo for me.

The one I use before blow drying that I absolutely LOVE is the Drybar Prep Rally detangling spray. I've used many detanglers and leave in conditioners, but I can't live without this one. It doesn't weigh hair down but just takes my hair to another level.

And then... my fave finishing oil is the Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. I've been using this for at least ten years and it's perfect. At times I've used Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil and Drybar's 100 Proof and they're very good, but I love how light the Aveda one is.

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 08 Apr 2018 19:27

Topic which male/female athletes would you love to have a sexual fling or share an intense sexual encounte
Posted 07 Apr 2018 09:35

Kevin Kiermaier.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 08 Mar 2018 13:23

I really enjoyed the last episode. I've not been a fan of the Dumpster community, but I've always liked Jadis. Pollyanna McIntosh is an interesting actress and strangely sexy too. With the loss of her followers, Jadis can drop the facade and really evolve as a character, so that meat grinder tragedy needed to happen. It was cool to hear a bit of her backstory finally, and to hear her speak in full sentences. I hope she's able to integrate into Rick's group or have some other strong storyline.

Also, what's the theory with the helipad and solar panels?

And... Khary Payton (who plays Ezekiel) posted this on Instagram recently: "Pay the woman."

Lauren Cohan is trying to negotiate fair salary since her contract expires this season. Now she's signed on to do a new pilot. I hate the way the show has marginalized one of its strongest characters, and I really don't think the show can handle another major character loss right now. ( Link )

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 23 Feb 2018 18:43


Big Air was one of the most exciting events for me. So sad for Mark McMorris and Max Parrot, but amazing to see SebToots win Olympic Gold!

Also - commentator Craig McMorris is awesome. #holykittens

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 23 Feb 2018 10:25

And Zagitova wins the gold. I'm so sad, I really felt like Medvedeva bested her.

I agree.

Zagitova is very talented with her jumps, but still feels junior'ish to me. And I dislike the rule of the 10% bonus for backloading a program with jumps as well. It really throws the balance, artistry and performance off for me. I think she was a little ahead of her music as well.

Medvedeva is the total package. She should have had gold. It was heartbreaking to see her face after she realized she was second.

I loved seeing Kaetlyn Osmond have a great skate and get bronze. Nice big jumps too. After the short, she seemed cool and confident, and she came to play last night.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 21 Feb 2018 09:03

Such an exciting ski cross race. So many crashes and injuries, everyone went so hard.

After three Olympics, Brady Leman finally won Gold. I really admire his perseverance. This was a great moment to watch.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 19 Feb 2018 21:03

Mind = blown. The short dance was enough to make the difference for Tessa and Scott!

After Papadakis and Cizeron hit their world record marks for the free, I didn't think it was possible, but the mark differential from last night tipped Virtue and Moir over the edge (by less than a point). Also didn't hurt that they had total audience support and skated last.

This is by far the most satisfying gold medal win for me at this Olympics. Tears shed. What a way to cap off a truly stellar career.

The French team was lyrical and beautiful and they should have the OGM sewn up in 4 years. No other skaters in the pipeline come close to the raw talent needed to overtake them. And being something like 22 or 23 yrs old, they have plenty of time to make their mark.

Loved that the Shibutanis got the bronze. They really have the best twizzles and spins and I'm glad to see it was rewarded.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 19 Feb 2018 06:49

Meh, a nip slip. I'm sure she'll check her costume thoroughly tonight. They had a great skate and are close enough to make Scott & Tessa work for it so I'm expecting a spectacular end to the free dance tonight. And our other Canadian duos sit at 8 and 9 so probably out of the medals, but we seem to have some potential even after Virtue and Moir retire.

BTW, not sure how well know this is outside Canada, but tonight's free dance marks Virtue and Moir's final performance in competition. After 20 years and a raft of awards, they are calling it a day after Pyeongchang.

The costume issue did affect their skate. Gabby was visibly anxious and trying to readjust the top a few times during the skate, since the halter broke quite early on. They had a mistake on their twizzles and were noticeably off from the way I've seen them skate that program before. Can't blame her - it's a major distraction. Regardless, the judges gave them the best performance marks of the night, and 2 judges had them in first. After their freedance tonight (which is very strong) and knowing ice dance judging as I do, I will be absolutely shocked if Papadakis and Cizeron don't win the gold (and likely a new WR). They would have to have some super visible error, and even then, not sure.

Tessa and Scott will have the coveted last skate of the night, and their Moulin Rouge program is a huge crowd pleaser, especially among Korean fans. If they skate perfect, it will be close, but I would bet on the French. I just want Virtue/Moir to have a fantastic skate and close out a spectacular career on a high note, 'come what may'. I've been a fan of theirs since 2007. Regardless of the medal colour, after tonight they will actually retire as the most decorated figure skaters of all time.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 19 Feb 2018 04:27

Virtue and Moir were lights out perfection last night. I was really thrilled to see them skate that program so well!

But there was a serious wardrobe malfunction in the short dance for the French team, (currently in second, heading into the freedance). The back of her top snapped early on, and provided much distraction.

Yes, ice dance is definitely the sexiest sport in the Olympics.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Change" Story Competition
Posted 15 Feb 2018 10:25

Congrats to the talented winners and top 10, and really everyone that entered and contributed to the new categories!

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 15 Feb 2018 09:14

Hockey last night was awesome! The American girls are tough, but Canadians will find a way to edge them every time. *winks @ Sprite*

I was so happy to see Duhamel and Radford get their bronze medal in pairs skating last night. The Germans were easily the best in class - I think the quality of their skating is untouchable in this Olympic group.

Also - congrats to Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen for winning GOLD and setting a world record in the 10,000m speed skating!
And that's after his silver in the 5,000m a few days ago!

And yeah, ok, fine, he was born in the Netherlands (of course!), but moved to Canada 4 years ago to skate for Canada because he was frustrated by the lack of support from the Dutch program and received Canadian citizenship through his father, who was born in New Brunswick. He's all about the red and white now! :)

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 12 Feb 2018 06:09

Also, WTF with the women's slopestyle comp last night. The wind was nuts. There's no way they should have been on that course. In most pro comps, the competitors are consulted beforehand, but officials didn't bother here. Given that the course is only in use for two days of the entire Olympics, and we're still in the early days, it's awful that they didn't postpone this. Those women were getting thrown around out there and it made the course super dangerous and inconsistent for all.

Still - congrats to Jamie Anderson (USA), Laurie Blouin (Canada), and Enni Rukajaarvi (Finland) for surviving the day to get the medals. Laurie Blouin suffered a horrible fall in training last week where she had to be stretchered off to the hospital and still had a black eye - getting silver is awesome.

But yeah - they should have postponed the event for sure, so everyone had a decent shot at giving it their best.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 12 Feb 2018 05:55

The King of the Moguls is Gold! So happy for Mikael Kingsbury!

Saw this on twitter: When he was 9 years old, he stuck this on the ceiling over his bed, so he'd see it every time he went to sleep, and every time he woke up. Now it's reality.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 11 Feb 2018 21:45

I'm not a super big fan of figure skating. that said, i wanted to watch Adam Ripon, cause i like him, so i did, in the team event. the music was beautiful, his entire program was beautiful, and it was just so graceful and filled with love - actually teared up - i'm officially an Adam Ripon fan. and then, the fucking Canadian guy comes out and skates to Hallilujah? No like, i'm like, You fucker, i hope you fall! and then, he did, and i felt awful about it - then, when the judges scored him higher than Adam, i stopped feeling sorry. fucking Canadian prick. Embarassed

PChiddy had two clean quad combos. Rippon was a lovely skater (and has a kickass back story so he'll be a fan fave for years), but he didn't attempt any quads. It comes down to technical difficulty of the overall program (and how you rack up points), not just having a clean (but easier program). Artistry does count, but Chan's skating skills are as smooth as chiffon and spandex as well. If it makes you feel any better, even if Adam came first, Canada still would have won the Gold, based on overall points.

But yeah, all the top guys are doing tons of quads. If you want to compete for top spot these days in mens singles, you need the quad.

In the meantime, Canada's first gold medal of the Games! Sweet!

And most especially, Virtue and Moir's gorgeous Moulin Rouge freeskate was perfection.
*interesting note - They actually modified one of their signature lifts (the one where Tessa flips up to straddle Scott's face) because it was deemed as 'too sexy' for the Olympics. I am a huge fan of that original lift, but the modified version does look great too.

Love the aesthetics of this lift too.

Topic What Personality Type Are You?
Posted 11 Feb 2018 11:20

I'm ENFP-T as well.


- curious
- observant
- energetic and enthusiastic
- excellent communicator
- knows how to relax
- popular and friendly


- poor practical skills
- find it difficult to focus
- overthink things
- get stressed easily
- highly emotional
- independent to a fault


While Thinking types may be better at applying logic to systems and machines, people with the Campaigner personality type are able to apply that same logic to human interactions and networks, using their exceptional social perception to find out what makes people tick. This lends Campaigners a solid foothold in any human science or service, from psychology, counseling and teaching to politics, diplomacy and detective work. All of these fields have another important similarity: they are in constant development, shifting, presenting new angles and new approaches. It’s simply not possible to be good in these fields and content with the way things are, and this is where Campaigners truly shine.

Where Campaigners do not shine is in systems of strict regimentation and hierarchy, such as military service. Campaigners thrive on the ability to question the status quo and explore the alternatives, and if this is a quality that is not just unappreciated but actually frowned upon, this will not only make them unhappy, but it may even threaten their emotional stability. Repetition, predictability, boredom… while some Sentinel types may appreciate predictability and clear hierarchies, these are not selling points for Campaigners. People with the Campaigner personality type need to feel like they’re pushing boundaries and exploring ideas, and should focus on interests and careers that encourage that.

Many more career options satisfy these needs, and not just the scientific ones – writing, journalism, acting and TV reporting all give Campaigners a chance to explore something new every day and stir the pot a little while they’re at it. It may come to pass though, that the best way forward for Campaigner personalities is to establish themselves as entrepreneurs and consultants, blazing their own trails and taking on whatever project is most fascinating. So long as they get to use their people skills, identify and achieve their own goals and inspire their colleagues and followers, Campaigners will be happy.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 11 Feb 2018 10:04

Oh, the agony that Ski Ballet never made it into the Olympics after coming so close! I love those pouffy gold sleeves. evil4

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 11 Feb 2018 09:09

it's called slope style for a reason. that said, Mark had a couple of amazing runs, and yeah, i hope he take gold in Big Air. one of my favorite things to see, btw, is how much love the snowboarders give each other. watching Carlos from NZ, who got knocked out of medals on the last run talking about Gerard - the little guy's my best friend. while they're compitive, they're just as supportive of each other. true olympic spirit.

missed the moguls - need to catch up on those! P.Chiddy, btw, sounds like a rap name. lol

Yeah, the bromance level is high in snowboarding, and I love it. They all support each other and push each other on. Apparently the judging panels can differ in their criteria to a certain degree (taking this from commentaries on it). All of those guys are super talented though. Not to mention, nobody would have thought the Viking (Marcus Kleveland) would have been left on the podium before that event started.

And, P.Chiddy is the gangsta of men's figure skating. And no, it doesn't matter that he got kicked out of Liquor Barn for not having his ID. He just makes his own wine, like a Boss! :)

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 11 Feb 2018 06:57

I sooo wanted McMorris to nail that last run. He had the most technically difficult run of the day (in the second) but not 100% smooth (though still basically clean). These judges were looking for form vs technical. Bronze (or 'Rose Gold' as they call it) is still excellent, considering what he's overcome, and Parrot and Gerard slipped in with great final clean runs. On to Big Air, where there's still hope for a golden prize for MM.

The Canadian women's hockey team looked strong this morning against the Russians, with a 5-0 shutout.

And women's moguls were emotional! Great heart shown by Justine to grab a silver.

I have to catch up on long-track speed skating later.

And tonight... here's hoping Patrick Chan can stay on his feet enough to secure a Team gold in figure skating. Women's and Dance free should be solid enough, but P.Chiddy is a bit of a wild card.

Topic Winter Olympics Korea 2018
Posted 09 Feb 2018 06:24

Admittedly, I am a Winter Olympics junkie. I am interested in all of it.

My favourite events are:

Figure skating - most excited to see Virtue and Moir in their third Olympics, even though the French team will get gold, but also excited to see what the girls can do (Daleman, and I love Osmond's Black Swan free). Canada is in good shape to (possibly) win the team event as well, after the overall disastrous men's short program last night.

Also - snowboarding! Slopestyle and Big Air for the thrill of seeing Mark McMorris - back and competing, against all odds, after a near death disaster during some backcountry snowboarding last year. Here's an excellent documentary about his accident and road to recovery.

I'm looking forward to moguls as well. Kingsbury will be King, and hoping the girls continue to push for medals - there are several right in the mix.

And, of course, Hockey... because... Canada.

As for the Russians. They didn't go nearly far enough in the 'ban' - which can barely even qualify as a ban (in name only). So many athletes were robbed in Sochi, the system defrauded. This still feels like a slap on the wrist. I feel for the truly clean athletes that want to compete, but I hope the criteria is stringent and the checks are triple the norm for other athletes - but I hate that they aren't being transparent about it.

Articles like this continue to cast doubt on the Russian sports system in general.

Topic Wrath
Posted 17 Jan 2018 10:33

British English:

Topic Wrath
Posted 17 Jan 2018 10:32

American English:

This would be my pronunciation.

Topic top 3?
Posted 31 Dec 2017 05:13

speaking of porn, little known fact. Dancing Doll and i hooked up a while back and did a few soft porn films together, just for fun. my fav was the girl on girl MMA style wrestling one. they're posted on the interwebs, tho ridiculously hard to find unless you know where, in case anyone is interested.

And it takes even greater web sleuthing to find our hard porn films! They are pretty life-changing though. ;)