Ulta-BeautyI guess I really spilled the beans in the title of this blog post, so you pretty much know my big news.  I guess it’s also not surprising that I spilled the beans, as I spill pretty much everything.

It’s also probably not surprising that I referred to beans in this post, what with all my fiber issues and such…


I went to BlogHer 2013 in Chicago a few weeks ago and had a blast.  For those of you who don’t know blog-speak, BlogHer is a national convention with over 5,000 bloggers and tons of free shit.

I’m serious.  There is literally lots and lots of free shit, including vibrators and lube.

I’m not kidding.

ULTA Beauty was a sponsor of BlogHer, and somehow, the lovely women at the Richards Group Advertising Agency found me and thought I was funny.

I know.  Ree—-dic.

They had me shoot a little video, which I thought was just for fun, so I agreed. (I’m sure that’s what Farrah Abraham said about the sex video too…just for fun.) I figured they wanted the video for the sole purpose of laughing at me and making fun of my inability to use eyeliner.  They wouldn’t be wrong if that was their reason.

Apparently they liked my video and showed it to Wendi McLendon-Covey who thought I was funny.  Allow me to say that again, people, WENDI-MCLENDON-COVEY THOUGHT I WAS FUNNY!

Obviously she pitied me and my inability to use eyeliner.

You know who she is. She was the busty cop on Reno 911 and the sex-crazed mother in Bridesmaids who complained about her semen-infested home.


Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Since she loved me and wanted to become my best friend thought I was funny, ULTA asked me to interview Wendi for their ULTA Beauty LOL marketing campaign, which is all about embarrassing beauty moments.  Naturally, I’m the perfect person to talk about embarrassing moments, so it was a perfect fit.  I know nothing about beauty, but I guess they figured I could wing it.

I met Wendi and did an interview with her, which was fun and exciting.  There were sound guys and cameras and a boom mic and everything, so you know it was legit.  THERE WAS A BOOM MIC, PEOPLE!  That’s the big time.

My interview was edited down to a 30 second clip that will be used for ULTA’s social media for their Beauty LOL campaign.  Cool, huh?  It’s a good thing they edited it because in our conversation we discussed key parties and having a stroke.  I’m not kidding.

It’s hard to believe she’s even funnier and more beautiful in real life than she is on camera, but she is.  She’s in a new show this fall called The Goldbergs.  It’s about a family in the 80s, so you know it will be hilarious.

For now, I hope my video with Wendi and ULTA will hold you over.  Please feel free to share this and splatter me all over the internet.  This is the one video I’m actually happy to share, and one that won’t result in indecency charges being filed against me.

DISCLAIMER:  I know I look horrible in this video.  They say the camera adds 10 pounds but I’m pretty sure the camera they used added at least 100 pounds.  


65 Thoughts on “Who Interviewed Wendi McLendon-Covey and Is Being Used in the ULTA Beauty LOL campaign? THIS GIRL!

  1. Nailed it!!! Btw where’s the credit for your eyelash artists. Sheesh!!! 😉

  2. That was AWESOME!!! You need to be on camera all the time!

    • Oh Jessica, you are too sweet! I suspect you’re saying that because you know what I look like without the eyelashes. They make all the difference!

      And thanks for buying the book. Hopefully you enjoyed it. If not, just lie to people. That’s what friends are for, right?

  3. Awesome! You’re a rock star, yo!
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  4. Wth!!! You are too cute! Am I sort of famous by association, since I read your blog?? Love this vid!
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  5. You are as adorable as I thought you’d be!! Loved the lashes, too.
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    • Oh, do go on! 🙂 I’ve never worn the fake lashes before and they were so much fun. I suspect I could put someone in a trance with my blinking. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  6. You are completely adorable and awesome on tv! I’m thinking that pretty soon, lawyering badly may be your former career…
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  7. Lisa, thanks for linking up to my humble blog yesterday! It’s gr8 to meet you. Wow, can I tell my friends I now know a celebrity? What fun that must have been to interview Wendi. BTW, the commercial spot is really cute! Just for you, I’m going to FB & Twitter share your big moment. Thanks for the WW link up!
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    • You are SO kind to tweet and share my piece! You didn’t have to do that, which makes me appreciate you all the more.

      And I flipping LOVE Simon & Garfunkle, so I’m glad they were featured for the attention they deserve. I had their CDs when I was younger, which was NOT cool for an 8th grader. 🙂

  8. I loved everything about this video! How fun and funny. You should most def. be on camera more – you are a natural!

    • You are too kind! It was so much fun to interview her and although I look like an enormous whale, the video is growing on me a little.

      At the conference several people suggested I do little video blurbs on my blog and start my own You Tube channel for short commentary on stuff. I may just do it!

  9. Matt Newlin on August 15, 2013 at 9:42 am said:

    You look so great, babe! I’m so excited for you and proud of you!

  10. That is soooooooo cool! Congratulations!

    I named your Tart in the Toaster comment as my favorite, but that seems lame compared to this. Would you like to interview the baby and make a video of it? Right now it just waves, so maybe not.
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    • Yay! I’ve never been a favorite comment anywhere so I gladly accept the honor.

      And I would love to interview the baby. I’m really fluent in wave speak and underwater babble. It was my minor in college.

  11. OMG, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome. You ARE hilarious, so I can see why they picked you. Congratulations!

    • You are too sweet! I think Wendi and I have similar personalities so I suspect that’s why she liked me. It was so much fun to meet her and to do this little interview. There was so much more that we did and some of it was way funnier, but it may not have been appropriate for an ULTA commercial.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  12. Mark S on August 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

    hey! you weren’t covered in dog poo, either! good job!

  13. That is sooooo cool!!!!! Even though I can’t get the sound to work on my iPad, I can tell the clip is hilarious (and I promise to watch again at home so I can hear it). As a mom to 3 boys, I loved her character in Bridesmaids. Super exciting that you did this – congrats!!!!
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    • You’re too cute that you watched it without sound! I love it and hope you like it with the sound too!

      She really was one of my favorites in that movie. After meeting her, I have no doubt the majority of her lines were ad libbed. She is hilarious.

  14. monica on August 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm said:

    That was funny. I am still laughing at the way you batted your eyelashes. I’m sure you are not a horrible lawyer, mediocre maybe, but not horrible. *disclosure. (please note I am teasing about you being a mediocre lawyer, I’m sure you are a damn fine lawyer and any law firm would be damn lucky to have you)

    • You never have to apologize for being sarcastic and joking with me! Your comment ab out me being a mediocre lawyer was funny! (and probably true).

      It was so much fun doing that interview and she is really funny in real life. It’s funny to see how they edited out all the things we talked about, and edited it down to that little blurb. I’m pretty sure that last line when she said I could get whatever I wanted was referencing another conversation we had.

      Isn’t she hilarious?! I love how at the end she delivers that line like she’s going to cry. Love it!

      Thanks for reading, watching and commenting. I appreciate it! 🙂
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  15. I wanna go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁
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  16. awww!! You look so cute!!!! Loved it and you totally deserve the spotlight!!
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  17. Awesome post — even without the video. But love the vid 🙂

  18. Way to bat those eyelashes, girl! Loved it. I expect you’ll get a guest spot on The Goldbergs by the end of the season.
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    • I totally didn’t think about getting a guest spot on The Goldberg’s! I totally should. I wouldn’t even have to change my hair or wardrobe. I’d be screen ready.

      I’m sure Wendi is already making that happen…

  19. Love, love, love this. I subscribed, tweeted, facebooked and accidently tumbled this! You are such a delight. I’d hire you as my lawyer just for the laughs!
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    • You are so sweet to say that! But you don’t have to hire me as a lawyer to get your laughs. My blog is free!

      Plus, as you saw on the video, I’m a horrible lawyer. 🙂

  20. Love, love, love this. I subscribed, tweeted, facebooked and accidently tumbled this! You are such a delight. I’d hire you as my lawyer just for the laughs! Oh, and I google plused it also. Told you I loved this.
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  21. You are so perfect for that. Great job! Go, you!
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  22. Can I sell your secrets to the National Enquirer? 😉
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  23. You are BEAUTIFUL Lisa!!!! SOOOOOO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! 🙂 I will SO be watching the Goldbergs!!
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    • Aw, I need you to say things like this to me all the time! Thank you for such kind words. You made my day!

      And I didn’t have to give her a plug about that show, but I legitimately think it will be funny. I love the 80s and I love her, especially after meeting her. She is one funny lady.

      Thanks for always supporting me. I appreciate it.

  24. Sometimes I read a post from someone and I’m like “yeah, she seems pretty ___________ (cool, nice, talented, fake)” And then sometimes I read one and I think, “where has this person been all of my life and why didn’t my mom tell me I had a twin?”

    Today it was the latter. Tweeting. Sharing. Re posting. Tattooing on my lower back. Yeah. You know what I mean.

    • YAY! I’m so glad you found me and get my humor! Some people get it and some people really don’t. I got one comment today (which I trashed without publishing) that said “This is possibly the worst thing I’ve ever read. You should never write again.”

      Um….okay…..douche. Aaaaaannnnndddd….delete.

      I have no idea how you found me but I’m glad you did. If you think we are twins then you must be amazingly fabulous, so I will check you out, but in a non-creepy and totally legal way.

      THANK YOU for commenting! I appreciate it so much.

  25. I LOVE funny bloggers! I used to be one…and then I had kids. I lost all the funny about 3 years ago. I’m still devastated. And I’m completely jealous of that clip! Who doesn’t love her???

    Thanks for linking up for Talk To Us Tuesday (assuming you linked it up and not one of your fans!)


    • Oh…and it was linked up on my partners page (Seriously Shawn) because I haven’t blogged in 3 weeks because I AM A LOSER. Just wanted to clear up the confused look on your face! 😉
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      • You aren’t a loser! I’ve actually missed Seriously Shawn lately as there hasn’t been a new post in a while. I hope everything is okay.

        And you’re a funny blogger too. Having kids should make you more funny because you can laugh at all the ridiculousness involved. You’re not a loser and I think you’re great. After all, you think I’m funny, so you’re obviously a genius!

  26. YEEESSSSSS!!! I have been waiting for this post for WEEKS!
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  27. Not only is this hilarious, you are an awesome lawyer whether you like it or not 😉

  28. That was so freaking cool. You are adorable!!!
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  29. Congratulations! That so great.

  30. That is awesome! Such a good example too of ‘you never know who you will meet/what it will lead to’
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  31. My friend (Mel and AccordingToMags.com) and I also interviewed Wendi. But I never posted the videos! What is the matter with me?!!?

    You did great. Very natural. The eyelashes AND your presence. 🙂

    Glad you reminded me about it.
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    • You interviewed her too?! What?! POST THE VIDEO!!!!

      Wasn’t she awesome? We shot the shit for a few minutes and she is funny and witty. I wanted to ask her if we could be besties but I thought better of it. I’ll just hit her up on Twitter instead. 🙂

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