Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Aug 16, 2007


A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

Originally coined in the newsgroup (I'm old enough to remember those boards and wise enough not to admit it) in the late 90s, the term has permeated numerous beauty boards/forums/sites.

May be used as a noun or verb. May apply to the buyer but more commonly to the item of desire.

A flemming is a fledgeling lemming.


What makeup items are on your current lemming list?

I am totally lemming the entire upcoming MAC collection!

Source: Urban Dictionary



Blogger Karelessly in Love said...

Yes I do remember the times at altf. Those were the times, man!! Still, I like that now the new forums can allow us to see pics. Help a lot! Oooh which reminds me, I want to pick up Stila Luce all over again! It was the hugest lemming items I've known!

August 16, 2007 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

shhhhhh we are showing our age! LOL!

Stila Luce on my gosh! Total lem!


Thanks for the comment and welcome!

August 16, 2007 at 10:34 PM  

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