Thursday, December 27, 2012

You! Cake or Death!! III

That's right!! Another fabulous You! Cake or Death!! Poll and lucky you have three ways to enter and win amazing imaginary prizes!!

1 - You can comment right here in this post with your answer.

2 - You can head over to Geek Faerie on Twitter and Reply as well as RT the following, don't forget the hashtag. #GeekFaerieCakeOrDeathPoll RT and Reply to win fabulous imaginary prizes!! Which one shall it be? Buffy or Blade? Choose now!!

3 - You can head on over to Geek Faerie on Facebook and Comment on the poll as well as Like my page.

So many ways to enter and so many imaginary prizes to win.  Now choose!


Buffy or Blade?  Which one shall it be?



Not sure what Cake or Death is?  Some links to help you out.  Wiki and YouTube

Friday, August 17, 2012

Marvel and Benefit SpyGal: Thrills, Frills, & Espionage No.1 Review


Some of you may recall my joyous outpourings back in May when I received news that Marvel Custom Solutions and Benefit Cosmetics would be teaming up to bring us SpyGal #1. Well, since that day I have searched high, low, and every where in between to locate myself a copy and my patience has been rewarded. After a snap decision to stop into Ulta to check out the latest nail polish selections, there it sat behind the checkout counter beaming in all its fabulous glory. The checkout girl gladly added it to my bag along with the fact that she thought the story was so cute and hoped I enjoyed it. Did you hear that, comic review naysayers out there? I just said that a girl that doesn't read comics thought the story was really good! Possible comic convert at Ulta alert!






The story is just fantastic - simple, but fantastic. SpyGal isn't here to push an image of beauty at us. She's here to protect women from being pushed down by the evil agents of YUCK. SpyGal is plucky and independent, a single girl who's not afraid to run head first into danger to protect her charge. Her entire look is simple and stylish. Elegant cat eye liner, flawless skin, classic red lips all wrapped up in fabulous attire that any girl of any age can rock. SpyGal is about empowering women to realize you can be at the top of your game and still look polished without being too much. She also teaches us, in a few simple panels, not to let embarrassing situations set us back. Get up, brush yourself off, and keep going with a smile. Don't let the YUCK Agents keep you down ladies!






SpyGal: Thrills, Frills, & Espionage No.1 is a must have for any Benefit Gal, cosmetics junkie, comic book fan, or collector. It's a feel good read and all around positive story. If your local comic book store cannot locate it or order it then contact your nearest Ulta or Sephora stores. Mine was a free gift with purchase at Ulta so be sure to ask about that as well. Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to save the world and look fabulous doing it!

SpyGal: Thrills, Frills, & Espionage No.1
Marvel Worldwide Inc
Writer: James Asmus
Artist and Cover: Phil Noto






Cross Posted from Word Of The Nerd.  Have you hugged your Nerd today?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

He Asked...


And I said YES!!

We're engaged!!  I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!!  SonicReckoning and I are engaged!!  I couldn't ask for a better fiance, best friend, and man in my life!  I love you!! :D

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games was awesome!  Just saw it.  If you haven't seen it GO SEE IT!  Will have a review up soon, duckies. :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Special Deliver - Pixi Beauty Pixi Glow Collection Brings Tinkerbell To Life


I've been biting my nails (not literally) in anticipation for the release of this collection.  Now here it is in all its glory and I've snapped off a few shots for you faerie duckies!  I decided to include the quotes by Petra from the boxes for each item cause they are just adorable and I think completely Tink approved


PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette

A whole face in a case, this palette is inspired by budding roses, berry nectars, and dew at dawn.  The lush shades are universally flattering and perfectly pigmented. Designed to create our all time favorite Pixi-pretty face!





PixiGlow Straight On Till Morning Liner

This Tinkerbell inspired, budge-proof liner in a deep jade-green infused with glimmery golden sparkle stays on until the morning - total "Tink" eye perfection.



PixiGlow Pink Pirouette Nail Polish

With a high-gloss finish and a chip-resistant formula, this nail polish is made to last while making nails look luminous & lovely - just like Tink!



PixiGlow Magic Tink Tint

Imagine using crushed berries as a lip tint, as a fairy might - that's how gorgeous your lips will be when using this silky balm.



PixiGlow Catching Shadows Crayon

No more chasing after the perfect eye shadow with the light catcher.  No creasing or problems, just lovely, luminous lids.



PixiGlow Fairy Dust

Dusting some magic luster on top of any makeup adds an ethereal glow to skin, eyes, or even lips  I love to dab a bit onto the inner corner of eyes for a wide-awake golden glow.


Stay tuned duckies for more reviews, swatches, and flitterific details!

The PixiGlow Collection is available at PixiBeauty and Target.

Are you ready to sparklie like Tink?  What pieces are you loving/wanting?

China Glaze Hook and Line - The Hunger Games Collection Review


Continuing to the distant shores of Panem on our tour through China Glaze's The Hunger Games Collection we drop our anchor in District 4.  Home to beautiful sandy beaches, crisp blue waters, and scrumptious seafood.


Hook and Line was a bit thick to work with and took a great deal more patience to apply.  Once on I felt the bit of brush stroke line left behind on the nail gave it the character this polish needed for its namesake.  Hook and Line is all about metallic silver shine and the glint of fish scales.  There is also a bit of dullness to this polish as well.  Not in a bad way, just the weather beaten worn look to it.  Overall, I think it works perfectly.  Hook and Line is shown above without a top coat.


Here we have Hook and Line with a single coat of Electrify and no top coat.  I liked the way Electrify laid on this polish when only a few glitter bits were applied.  Too much Electrify just seemed to take away from the over all look.


Hook and Line shown here with one coat of Luxe and Lush and no top coat.  For me I don't think Luxe and Lush worked with Hook and Line.  It shimmered beautifully when the light hit it, but the rest of the time I felt like I had placed large chunks of rock salt on my nails.  I think the reason is Hook and Line doesn't have any other colors or shimmer in it aside from the metallic silver it is, Luxe and Lush just didn't have anything to pull and accentuate here.

China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores. I picked up mine on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply.

If you could live in Panem, where would it be?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

China Glaze Riveting - The Hunger Games Collection Review


Our next stop in Panem as we travel along China Glaze's The Hunger Games Collection brings us to District 3, birthplace of Technology for all the gadgets and gizmos that make life in The Capitol spectacular.


A bright and firey orange shimmer that will even make you do a double take on your nails.  Oh this color?  Oh it's just Riveting don't you think?  Edgy and punchy this color is not for the faint of heart.  Now this color should not be attempt by those afraid to be fierce. 

Shown here with two coats and no top coat, Riveting was another joy of a color to apply.  This color was so opaque both in the jar and during application I could have easily skirted by with a single thin coat.  I am not kidding when I tell you this color packs a punch and ticks off 5 stars in my book.  Bravo, Riveting, bravo.


A single coat of Electrify with no top coat was applied over Riveting here.  The red and gold glitter gets a little lost here and takes away from the amazing.


A single coat of Luxe and Lush was applied over Riveting with no top coat in this photo.  Luxe and Lust did work better than Electrify but I still felt it was taking away from the color.  But you be the judge yourself.

China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores. I picked up my on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply

What colors are you getting for your collection?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

China Glaze Dress Me Up - The Hunger Games Collection Review


Continuing our tour of Panem though China Glaze's The Hunger Games Collection we find ourselves in District 8.  Home of textiles and the starting place of all the lush colorful fabrics that wrap the lovelies Citizens in The Capitol and don't forget the more durable fabrics that the 12 Districts use.


This luscious dusty rose, shown here with two coats and no top coat, is perfect for work, play, and every day.  A truly versatile color with chameleon like properties help it match near perfectly with any skin tone.  The application was a little thick but easy enough that you could get away with opacity with one coat.


Dress Me Up shown here with one coat of Electrify on top and no top coat.  The two pair up for a dazzling and funky time on your fingers.


Dress Me Up shown here with one coat of Luxe and Lush on top with no top coat.  This pair amps up for party time.  Luxe and Lush reflects silver here, where it took on a golden hue with Mahogany Magic.  Personally I love how these two work together.


China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores. I picked up my on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply

Have you picked your District yet?

Monday, March 5, 2012

China Glaze Mahogany Magic - The Hunger Games Collection Review


China Glaze brings the 12 Districts of Panem to life in the The Hunger Games Collection.  I'll be working my way through all the colors in time for the opening games, I mean opening night of the movie.  Forgive me for going out of order, I wanted to mix things up a bit so I randomly arranged the collection before swatching.


We start off our tour of Panem in the land of lumber and paper known as District 7 with Mahogany Magic. A rich and creamy chocolate color that was a dream to apply and opaque in two coats.  Shown here with no top coat I wanted the true colors of these to stand out. 

Mahogany Magic is one of those shades that isn't necessarily for everyone.  You have to like your neutrals and your browns to be into this shade.  Of course being a neutral, it is universally flattering for all skin tones.  I love this shade as it is, however SonicReckoning preferred how it looked with Electrify on top.


Mahogany Magic shown here with one coat of Electrify on top and no top coat.  The red and yellow glitter gives it an almost smoldering look.


Mahogany Magic shown here with one coat Luxe and Lush on top and no top coat.  The flecks of Luxe and Lush pulled a lot of gold when paired with Mahogany Magic, which really elevated the color.

China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection is available online and in beauty stores.  I picked up my on Amazon but I have also seen the collection at Ulta

Which colors will you be getting?  Which District will you represent?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Special Delivery: China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection

Look what just arrived!!


Aren't they lovely!!


Left to right with flash: Luxe and Lush, Mahogany Magic, Fast Track, Foie Grase, Agro, Hook and Line, Smoke and Ashes, Electrify, Dress Me Up, Harvest Moon, Riveting, and Stone Cold


With flash: Luxe and Lush & Fast Track


With flash: Mahogany Magic and Riveting


With flash: Agro, Dress Me Up, Electrify, & Smoke and Ashes


With flash: Stone Cold, Hook and Line, Harvest Moon, & Foie Gras


Without Flash: Dress Me Up, Foie Gras, & Agro


Without Flash: Hook and Line, Smoke and Ashes, & Electrify


Without Flash: Mahogany Magic, Luxe and Lush, & Fast Track


Without Flash: Riveting, Stone Cold, & Harvest Moon

So far I'm loving the colors of Riveting, Smoke and Ashes, Foie Gras,and Luxe and Lush.  I love them all but those four are my top picks.

Stay tuned duckies, swatches swatches swatches to come!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Gifts For That Special Nerd In Your Life

Are you ready nerds?  The final piece of our Valentine's Day Gift Guide is here!  This time we are bringing to you a fabulous selection that you can get for your Geeky Gal or Nerdy Guy this year.  Let the harps play and the magic begin!






Does your love know no bounds?  Is it greater than all of space and time?  Do you both wear a fez now cause fezzes are cool?  Then proclaim your place as a fixed point in time with this Build Your Own Sonic Screwdriver!  Just remember to have yours created in time to save London for Christmas.














Boldly go where no love has gone before with this Spock Picture Frame.  Seated proudly on your desk proclaiming that your love will indeed Live Long and Prosper.  It also tells other nerds you're not afraid to Vulcan Neck Pinch them should they get too close to your bethroded.










Give your love something cute and also masculine.  A coy little Steampunk Dragon Ring to watch over and protect your love.  Nothing says forever and ever quite like a Dragon.  Did I mention this year was the Year of the Dragon too?









Or maybe dreams and poetry is more your significant other's style.  Jotting away at a notebook, filling page after page with professions of love and devotion to your heart.  Give them the key to your soul with this Black Leather Journal and let their heart pour upon each and every page.










Perhaps companions is more your lover's thing.  Little pocket friends to keep them safe and sound.  Protect them when you can't with a guardian Crochet Dragon Plush.  A cuddly constant reminder of your loving heart made with love.








As an extra special bonus, a math problem of love.  When my beau and I found this shirt during our gift searches we could not get over how awesome it was.  We fell about laughing and proclaiming its greatness which is why you need this shirt when all other gifts have failed you.  Behold the awesome that is the Your Derivative Shirt!  Get tangent tonight!!





Did you miss out on any Valentine's Gifts from our previous posts?  Check out our guide for your Geeky Gal or Nerdy Guy

Nerd up!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Gifts For Your Geeky Gal

Gentleman pay special attention to this post.  Women love being showered with gifts and adoration on Valentine’s Day and I'm sure you've been tearing your hair out trying to get the perfect gift for your lovely belle.  Look no further than here for all your gifting needs as I bring part 2 of the 3 part Valentine's Gift Series.  Read on for a handpicked selection sure to please any geeky gal.








Is your maiden fair a surpassing beauty beyond compare?  Do you believe true love is the most noble cause of all.  Can your love over come all three terrors of the Fire Swamp?  Then say as you wish with this Princess Bride t-shirt.  Miracles not guaranteed.










 




Perhaps your love is more the musical type.  Singing a soothing song to ease your fevered mind during your time of need.  This lovely Soft Kitty Plush will make a perfect companion and help with any duets as well.  Just don't make her take it from the top if she gets the song wrong.













Everyone knows kisses are sweet especially when she's showering you with them.  Make her kisses even sweeter and geekier with this lovely <3 Lip Color.  Then prepare to be showered with even more sweet sweet kisses.













If your girl is more the reading type, preferring to have a cup of tea, then this lovely Worm is just for her.  Let her know it's okay to take a break from that daunting labyrinth and meet the misses.  Just be sure to let her know the short cut will take her all the way to the Goblin King's castle.









Was your woman born not that long ago in the Highlands of Scotland?  Does she carry a very long katana under her trench coat and talks about the coming Gathering.  Then tell her she's got the Quickening with this elegantly Framed Highlander Cross Stitch.  There can be only one sweetie in your life.




Need ideas for your beau, check our selection for Nerdy Guys.
And don't forget to Nerd Up!