Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 06 May 2016 09:29

As someone who can't wear perfume, I've often wanted to buy a particular brand just for the bottle. I love this one.😍

I know what you mean - I wanted the bottle before I wanted the perfume! (luckily, after first sniff, I loved the fragrance too)

ps. If you like the bottle, right now on Sephora online, they have a promo code called 'DAYANDNIGHT' - you can get a free mini bottle (.25 oz) with any $25 Sephora purchase online. I'm pretty sure the Miu Miu one is still available, but probably won't be for too long. It's really cute. I have the mini and the large size. It really is the prettiest bottle I've seen in a long while.

Topic Liz: A quick hello from the Scarlet Seductress
Posted 06 May 2016 05:19

Pay attention, folks. One day your kids will be studying Liz Jones' poetry in their English Lit classes. She's that good. And this is coming from a girl that isn't really into poetry OR romance. The Scarlet Seductress put her spell on me years ago.

Topic KFC-flavored nail polish?
Posted 06 May 2016 04:32

Topic could use some female expertise....
Posted 03 May 2016 09:33

You can get what feels like a chemical burn or major skin irritation from some of these depilatory creams if your skin is sensitive or you leave it on for too long. The redness *should* go down after a few hours, but I'd recommend shaving or waxing over those creams. If you prefer the creams, try some different brands or those meant for sensitive skin (or the 'bikini line' area) and watch the clock to ensure you don't leave it on for too long.

Topic Moderator of the Month for April, winning a $100 Prize
Posted 03 May 2016 08:13

Congrats to SJ! Great job! 3601

Topic Announcing the Winners of our Attention Whore Contest, for April
Posted 03 May 2016 08:12

Congrats to the clever whores that sealed up strong wins in this comp! Really well done, Chica and Jonathan! occasion5

Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 02 May 2016 10:04

Miu Miu (by Miu Miu) is one of my new faves. And, I normally don't get seduced by packaging, but the bottle is gorgeous too.

Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 26 Apr 2016 14:00

All lies. She told me her favourite scent was a twenty-something personal trainer named Marcus.

I was like, "What? Wouldn't he be all sweaty?"

She just stared off dreamily into the distance.

Uh huh. The real fun is in the application. It's a rhythmic 'roll-on' kind of scent, finished with a lusty spurt (errr.. I mean spritz). Embarassed

Topic What is your favourite scent?
Posted 26 Apr 2016 13:35

I've been really liking this one for spring.

Herba Fresca from Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria line.

It's really refreshing and crisp - there's mint, citrus, clover... kind of smells like a mojito.

Topic Personal attacks in heated discussions. Acceptable, or not?
Posted 23 Apr 2016 08:54

I've tried to take up such an issue with the team. The answer I got was that insults and personal attacks were perfectly acceptable in the think tank. It's an adult swim after all. As if not being able to behave according to the rules is adult, and having a problem with that is not. Somehow, that's the world upside down. I accept that trolls exist and that I will meet them. It is unacceptable to me however, that those who are supposed to enforce the rules tell me, I should hide myself from them, because they think attacks and insults are okay. Blocking is a tool to protect against harassment, it should not be one to cover up violations of the rules.

As per the Site Owner, these are the rules:

I work for her. I enforce the rules she sets. Thank you.

Topic Personal attacks in heated discussions. Acceptable, or not?
Posted 23 Apr 2016 07:53

Then why do we keep seeing the same members breaking the forum rules by launching personal attacks and insults, that ahave nothing to do with the topic at hand? And why is it, that resonding in kind sometimes gets you banned, without consequene for the starter of the row?

I'm not going to discuss specific members on public forums. Everyone gets dealt with in the same way - warnings, suspensions, forum bans or perma-bans etc. What one person deems a "personal attack" does not always = suspension or a lifetime ban. It would be a very different Lush landscape if that was the case.

I am unaware of anyone being 'banned' for replying to an insult here, in all my years on the site. Feel free to PM me to discuss, if you wish to get into specifics. As I said - we don't have a public court here where we hang people or sentence them to prison time in front of a large crowd and explain why. Things are done behind the scenes in order to respect the privacy of all parties involved.

Topic Personal attacks in heated discussions. Acceptable, or not?
Posted 23 Apr 2016 07:32

I think one of the criteria to choose a moderator is their ability to jydge the validity of a complaint. And counteraction should be appropriate and above all effective. That doesn't mean a hatsh approach is the solution, but it should mean, that there should be a point, where it becomes clear, that harsh measures are the only option to stop a perpetrator. Recidivism should lead to increasingly tough measures. It does in the real world, it should here too.

We actually do take strong measures when they're warranted. They aren't publicly posted about in the forums, however.

Topic Personal attacks in heated discussions. Acceptable, or not?
Posted 23 Apr 2016 07:29

That may be so but I'm not one of the trolls who initiates it. I never suggested a no tolerance policy. Everyone deserves at least one other chance. The point to my post was acceptance of habitual bullying by the same members over and over again. Not a one off sarcastic snipe.

That's what I'm talking about too, Trinket. Not 'one-ofs', but multiple complaints by multiple different members, sometimes over years. And without any obvious provocation. I stand by my original post. A lot of people here would go if we turned into that kind of site.

I refuse to discuss anyone's personal case histories on public forums, but reality is sobering and I'm sure many would be surprised.

Topic Personal attacks in heated discussions. Acceptable, or not?
Posted 23 Apr 2016 07:14

If the site took a no-tolerance policy or even a 'three strikes, you're out' stance regarding complaints from other users about feeling insulted, harassed or trolled by 'XYZ Lush Member' (*without having been provoked*), quite a lot of people would have been banned from this site. And ironically, many of them are the ones posting in this thread, now wishing this to be the policy.

Topic Best female characters?
Posted 21 Apr 2016 13:46

My favourite is Roxy from West Coast Games. She's a free spirit, an unapologetic man-magnet and her motivations are unscrupulous in the best way possible. Many readers hated her, but I love the darker evolution of her character. There's some inner conflict there that gives her some dimension, complexity and heart.

The runner-up for fave female character would be Cady Lane from my eBook, The Bitches in the Basement. She's a sexpot and a bad girl and a little more blatant and extreme than Roxy. She makes blackmail look like fun.

Topic Rest in Peace Prince
Posted 21 Apr 2016 13:29

Total tragedy. He was way too young. I still can't believe it's true.

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "New Experiences" Sex Story Competition
Posted 17 Apr 2016 11:31

I still have to catch up on my reading for this comp, but huge congrats to the winners and honourable mentions! 3601

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 11 Apr 2016 16:05

It'll be a lesbian. it's always a lesbian... hi Doll! hello2

There are no lesbians in this particular batter's lineup. There's a gay guy, but I'm pretty sure he'll be safe.

While I know lesbians don't seem to last long on this show, I'm more concerned about the demise of all the blondes.

The Blonde RIP list so far: Amy, Sophia, Andrea, Beth, Mika, Lizzie, Deanna, Jessie, Denise. Are there even any blondes left on the show anymore? Nope. crybaby

Topic Fear the Walking Dead
Posted 11 Apr 2016 15:27

I don't know if it's the actors or the script, or a combination of the two, but it just doesn't grab you in the same way as TWD managed to, even in season one and two. I feel like the plot is speeding along but the characters aren't reacting realistically. Travis and Madison, in particular, kind of view the zombie landscape as though they're smelling something vaguely foul in the air and have become confused as to where its coming from. Take Andrew Lincoln's acting, even in the first episode of season one where he comes home to find an empty house, for example - epic and gutting. I don't even know if we've seen these FTWD people even cry yet? They look prematurely hardened to their new world.

I am still watching it though, because... no zombies until next October would just be wrong.

When it comes to last night's episode:

* I like the idea of the boat. I hope this isn't a one-episode gimmick and that they return to dry land next week.
* The plot line of who Jack might be, what the implications are, and how Strand will handle the situation has lots of potential.
* Strand looks so much like Tyrese, especially with the beanie on. I miss Tyrese.
* They need more characters so that they can kill a few people off and/or add better actors that might get us more invested in what's going on.
* The best characters are Nick and Strand so far (they have the best actors playing them as well).
* Do sharks eat Zombies or would Zombies eat the sharks?

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 06 Apr 2016 12:48

I got the whole session recored ready to watchband have booked a day off work to watch, it all planned, finish work at 9pm and off tue next day and just work my way though.
I even have the local pizza place on speed dial lol.

Oooh, nice! Let us know what you think when you've worked your way through. I feel like this season was easily the most intense/stressful one so far. Really great script-writing on quite a few episodes too.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 06 Apr 2016 12:44

Just watched the finale. Who!!!???

Glenn. If you watch the episode again, pay attention to the POVs coming from the back of the van and who comes out last when the doors open. I've come to the conclusion that it really can't be anyone else if they maintain the integrity of what they've already shown.

Also based on the position of where Glenn is kneeling (not directly in line with everyone else but on the end, kind of turned inward), he sees Negan with no RV background. In the final scene before the bat comes down, there's no RV background either.

I'll admit they may have done this to intentionally fuck with us (yet again!), but based on what we saw in that episode and logic, it *should* be him. Then again, based on logic, he should have died next to the dumpster earlier this season. Glenn seems to have nine lives on this show.

I guess we'll know in October! geek

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 06 Apr 2016 12:36

OK, so is it wrong to want Negan? He is so much more cool than Rick, and he's played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, which is a bit of an unfair advantage.

To be fair, there wouldn't be much left of Jeffrey Dean Morgan by the time I'd finished with him, no matter what role he was in, but Negan is inherently cool too. He's even almost tall enough to look me in the eye.

He does have a certain bad boy appeal. I haven't read the comics, but the character does have a cool, charismatic vibe so far. Too bad he's on the wrong side of the sandbox when it comes to Team Rick.

Topic Moderator of the Month for March, with $100 to spend @ Amazon
Posted 05 Apr 2016 17:37

Congrats, CG! You're a fantastic addition to the team! Enjoy your prize! 3601

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 04 Apr 2016 04:37

I really, really don't want it to be true but I feel like Michonne is the likely candidate. She isn't one of the original five but she's big enough that it would be a huge impact. Plus, the old trope sex=death. I'm probably wrong and I hope I am. dontknow

This trope is so alive and well on this show!

Other than Maggie and Glen, it seems like falling in love or having sex on TWD means one of you is doomed.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 04 Apr 2016 04:29

Aaaand... the best tweet of the night goes to this guy:

Ok, but seriously... that was the most terrifying episode of TWD so far for me. I was literally shaking internally like a Chihuahua. Super dark, high tension, the feeling of the walls closing in, and the taunting of what the Saviors were doing to other victims along the way felt like little post-it notes everywhere the group turned, saying, "Yep, you're all fucked!".

Then there was Rick's face. Defeat and devastation. Amazing acting by Andrew Lincoln.

And now - we're still left to ask the same questions for... oh, another six months. Nasty stuff, right there!

I can't begrudge them a good cliffhanger. In my opinion, they did it really, really well - however, clearly the impact of this death loses a lot of momentum for viewers without the continuity factor. Inevitably stuff will leak over the summer months of filming and it will get out who is not part of the cast anymore. By the time October comes, the audience has likely already dealt with the shock-value and is readyto move forward into this 'new normal', whatever that might be.

I feel like it has to be Glenn, Abraham or Daryl at this point. He made that gruesome comment re Carl's eye and Rick if anyone ran interference so I think they're both safe.

I don't see Negan's comment, "you're taking it like a champ" pointing toward a female victim. I could be wrong, but I feel like it was a male death - an alpha taking out a big dog - not a girl.

For this death to radically change the group etc, it almost has to be Glenn, no? Like Maggie will probably end up at Hilltop dealing the aftermath of her pregnancy and has to stay for a while for medical treatment and maybe that's how she inevitably becomes a leader there? Would she do that if Glenn was around? Then again - doing another "omg, is Glenn dead?" thing is frustrating.

I can't see the group genuinely 'changed forever' or deeply impacted if Eugene or Abraham dies. There were far more beloved character deaths that the group got over pretty quick (eg. Tyrese, Hershel etc.).

It's also crazy to me that not even the cast knows yet, as per Chandler Rigg's (Carl) tweet last night:

Sucks to wait til October but damn - those last couple of minutes were gut-wrenching.

Edit: One clue I've been hearing people talk about is the earlier POV shots throughout the episode of someone in the van looking out and seeing slits of light through the blackness. Those random POV-shots must mean something. If the POV stays consistent to the final scene, then the person getting Lucille'd should be someone from the van (the previously captured Glenn, Daryl, Michonne and Rosita). So yeah, I still think it's Glenn

Topic Foot Candy
Posted 31 Mar 2016 11:06

New Louboutin Nudes. Shades to match different skin tones, available in several classic styles (from ballerina flats to stilettos). Cool idea that gets away from the 'nude=beige' thing.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 31 Mar 2016 04:27

I feel like I'd genuinely be surprised if they stick to the designated victim from the comic book. It seems like most of the time they switch around character-deaths so that it's not so obvious. Unless for this particular iconic scene, they want to be pure with it and stick to the source material.

I fear it will end on a POV cliffhanger though, which is actually the worst possible thing. How pissed will everyone be to have to wait another six months? It would also ruin the dramatic effect of losing whatever character is chosen. I seriously hope they don't do this.

Topic The Walking Dead
Posted 30 Mar 2016 09:57

Anyone wish to hazard a guess as to which of the main character(s) will die during Sundays finale?

I feel like they've set up the foreshadowing of several characters potential demise during this half-season so it's totally messing with us! I was convinced it was going to be Carol for a few weeks (she was really getting the imminent-death edit)... then I changed my mind to Daryl. But now I wonder... maybe they shot Daryl to tease/stress the audience and it's really going to be someone else.

I know my stomach is going to be in knots for the season finale. I think in order to have the necessary impact of that iconic scene, they will need to kill off a major character. I can't imagine it having the same kind of effect if it ends up being someone like Abraham or Morgan, but after faking us out with Glen and Dumpstergate, anything is possible.

I feel like it should be one of the original Atlanta-Five, but I really don't want it to be. crybaby

My final guess at this point is Daryl, but I'm expecting (and hoping) that I'm wrong.

Topic Hottest new makeup trend: 'Trumping' (funny)
Posted 10 Mar 2016 12:12

Forget strobing, contouring and baking... this is Republican on fleek. geek

Topic Moderator of the Month for February, with $100 to spend in the Amazon store
Posted 10 Mar 2016 09:15

Great numbers! Congratulations on a job well done! 3601