Saturday, April 30, 2011

Overhaul Complete...for now

I think I am officially done tweeking the blog.  For now at least.  LOL  I wanted something a little crisper and less busy.  The previous background was just too much for the eye to deal with.  I think the color purple adds a nice touch to the blog, I've tightened up the side bar, and added some pages up top to click on.  I made some other tweeks too, like the addition of 'other posts you might like' to the bottom of each article, adding a reaction to the post section where you can tell me if you felt '<3, meh, or fail' about the reviewed item, and some other tiny touches that are too many to mention.  Please take some time to look around and give me feedback on the new look and layout.  I'd love to hear your take on how I can improve the blog for my readers. <3

Spa Saturday - Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

I first discovered Queen Helene in my Grammie's medicine cabinet.  I was about 8 or so and I remember thinking how cool it's going to be when I'm grown up enough to use it.  I didn't think about Queen Helene till it was mentioned in an article as being one model's go to face saving secret to stay fresh during the hectic events of Fall Fashion week.  I ran out to Ulta that day and picked up a bottle to try.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

China Glaze Afterglow Polish

Afterglow is a lovely opalescent pink that shimmers and changes depending on how the light hits it.  The picture doesn't do this polish justice in terms of showing the colors it can do.  The formula was smooth, no drag, and goes on sheer.  You will see a visible nail line even if you do three coats.  I did just two for the photo.  In one light my nails looked like they had a hint of pink, in another light they flashed blue and purple, and still another light they looked like pink pearls.  I love this polish!  It's great for work and with prom and wedding season coming up I can see this color getting quite a bit of use.


I used Essie Millionails as a base and top coat.

So what do you think?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday Geekery

You ever look back on a time in your life and wonder what you were thinking or wow I really did that?  I was sorting through our DVD/Blu-Ray collection and noticed how many shows from my High School and College years I had collected.  It also made me think of how many of the guys in these shows I wanted to marry or date.  So that got me thinking about a quick list for Wednesday to share.  The Top 5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Guys of TV I Wanted!  Without further adieu (and in no particular order)...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal Wedding of William and Kate

If you haven't noticed all ready Royal Wedding fever has struck the USA.  If you watch TLC at all you may have picked up on it sometime last week.  And for regular news watchers (side glance to @sonicreckoning) coverage of the Royal Wedding as well as recap shows of Diana and Charles' wedding are scheduled to air.  For me, I can't help being caught up in all of it.  So much so I'm planning on taking Friday off so I can be up at 3am to start watching the festivities.  I'll also be live tweeting and blogging during the wedding as well, giant boxes of tissues will be on stand by.  No I don't have a party planned, but I will be rocking my No More Waity Kaitie nail polish from Butter London (should have a review up soon) and if it arrives in time the matching lip gloss.

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Palette

The Midnight Cowboy palette couldn't be passed up.  That much glitter and you think I'll say no?  Of course not! 


Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Link Love - April 25, 2011

I got so busy this week so I barely had time to read all my favorite blogs.  Here is a quick sample of what I found to share with everyone.

Temptalia has the low down on MAC Fashion Flower Collection as she shares her swatches and thoughts.

Lipglossiping has a brand new obsession with La Femme Blushes.

Cafe Make-up shows us how lovely the Dior Aurora Bronzer looks.

Meg's Make-up takes a short break to talk about the new editions Prudence has brought into her home.

Cosmetic Candy is having another fabulous Blog Sale!!

Beautie has some swatches, thoughts, and photos of the new MAC Surf Baby collection.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Overhaul

Please bear with me.  I'm in the process of redoing the look of the blog.  Please feel free to share any feedback you may have on how I can improve it for you the reader.  :D  I always appreciate your input!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spa Saturday - Soothing Suds Haul

It's Saturday and nothing I love more on Saturdays is to take it easy and give myself a home spa treatment.  Normally this consists of me drawing a hot bath, grabbing the latest book I'm reading, pouring myself some wine in my Wonder Woman coffee mug (practical yet geeky), and ignoring the rest of the world for a while.  Everyone needs a little time for themselves don't you agree. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Ultimate Tron Experience Blu-Ray



Isn't it just the coolest piece of Geekness ever!! We got the last one Target had!

posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, April 1, 2011

FTW Friday's the Win FTW

FTW or Friday's the Win is a play on For the Win and a recurring theme every Friday.  Since everyone looks forward to Friday's arrival each week I figured it'd be a good time to share with everyone what made your week filled with extra epic awesomeness!  Maybe you found the perfect combination of pizza toppings.  Maybe you discovered the Holy Grail of beauty products and at a bonus steal for a price.  Or maybe the cast of Monty Python showed up at your house for dinner last night.  Whatever it is that made your week tell us all about it here!

For me I'm keeping it simple this week.  I'm happy for my health, family and friends that love me, an amazing man to call my own, and a job I've been wishing to get for a long time.  :D

So what made your Friday the Win?

Bobbi Brown Dress for Success Kit - Initial Thoughts

It arrived!  And it is simply gorgeous!


I had to snap off a few photos and share it all with you.  I haven't road tested these products or put a look together as of yet.  Once I do I will be sure to share with you all.  In the mean time feast your eyes on this lovely collection.



Bobbi Brown Dress for Success Eye Shadow Palette
Bone, Beige Shimmer, Taupe, Espresso, and Navy

Bobbi Brown Dress for Success
Extreme Party Mascara

Bobbi Brown Dress for Success
Lip Color in Brownie
Bobbi Brown Dress for Success
Lip Color in Petal
Bobbi Brown Dress for Success
Lip Gloss in Crystal
Bobbi Brown Dress for Success Swatches
Top: Espresso and Navy
Middle: Taupe, Beige Shimmer, Bone, and Extreme Party Mascara
Bottom: Crystal, Petal, and Brownie

I checked Macys.com today and sadly the kit is no longer available.  Hopefully you grabbed yours up when you did.  I cannot say if the Macy's Bobbi Brown counters still have them in stock or if this kit will be available on the Bobbi Brown site.  If I find out I will be sure to share it with you all.  Now if you'll excuse me I have some make-up to go play with!