Monthly Archives: January 2013

Give it up for…. J.Law!!

Jennifer Lawrence is just beyond awesome. I thought she was amazeballs in “Winter’s Bone”. And now she’s a freakin’ super star! Well done!! And yeah, I guess I could find something better to post than a clip from David Overbite Letterman, but alas, I’m on my third glass of wine and just too lazy. But anyways, I don’t think it matters, because Jen holds her own no matter where she’s at or by whom she’s being interviewed. I love her fast replies. She may very well be my new girl crush!

 

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Ole Henriksen Seven Skincare Sensations

It’s no secret that I’m a total skin care and make-up junkie. I’ve left too much money behind at Sephora, thus becoming a VIP costumer, yay! But I digress. I recently purchased a starting kit containing seven of Ole Henriksen’s best products.

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It contains:

1) African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser

2) Truth Serum Collagen Booster

3) Truth Revealed Super Creme SPF 15

4) Invigorating Night Gel

5) Sheer Transformation

6) Ultimate Eye Gel

7) Walnut Complexion Scrub

I’m familiar with the brand, but it’s quite expensive. However, Sephora offered the kit for 50 bucks, which isn’t bad. I had high expectations, as I’m a fan of the brand’s Truth Serum Collagen Booster and Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask.

Well… what to say. I’ve only used it for a week, and I think the “oil-free” labels are a red flag. It’s a myth that oil causes more break-outs, oils are the new gel! So if you catch my drift, a gel doesn’t give my dry skin enough moisture. And the eye gel feels like glue, although I just read on the instructions (a little late, perhaps) that you’re only supposed to apply under the eye, and not on the eye lids. Gotcha.

The cleanser is pleasant and it smells good, but it leaves my skin feeling dry. The scrub seems promising, but there is no expensive scrub that can knock St. Ives off its feet anyways!

I’m not entirely sure if I will continue to use the brand after this. I’ve recently noticed some weird bumps and clogged pores, and I never have that!

I think I will stick to my fave brand, REN, and the French cult creme Embryolisse after this.

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I’ve been nominated!

Alright!

Yes, I am talking about the Academy Awards… err… no. That will be another time 🙂 I’ve been nominated by Deepsspace for the Liebster Blog Award – for bloggers by bloggers.

Rules:

When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you. You pass the award onto 11 other blogs, tell them you nominated them, and ask them 11 questions. You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you.

OK, so here we go: 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

1) I prefer travelling alone than with people.

2) My ideal Friday night is a glass of wine, music and a good book.

3) My favorite beer is Stella Artois.

4) I have a crush on Wentworth Miller ❤

5) My favorite color is blue.

6) My first job was at a hamburger joint.

7) I hate raisins.

8) My first car was a 1995 Mercury Cougar. I loved it!

9) I never pack until the actual day of my travel.

10) I once called a psychic because I couldn’t find my passport. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Turns out, I finally remembered where I’d put it, and for the record – she was wrong.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: How are you today?

A: Pretty good! A little tired, but contempt and happy.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Gosh. My DREAM job? Being paid to snuggle with puppies, duh.

Q: Would you rather lick peanut butter off a hobo’s bare feet or spend 2 months in jail? (Please include your reasoning)

A: Two months in jail. I hate peanut butter AND feet, so that’s enough for me. Plus, with all the budget cuts and poor funding in this county, I’d be out after two days.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: Um, what do I NOT enjoy? I like lots of things. Reading, writing, taking pics, watching movies, hanging with friends, go hiking, travel, do random things, cuddle with pets, drink wine, sing, go down memory lane.

Q: If you’ve ever been on vacation, what was your most memorable? Why?

A: Impossible to answer! I’ve been on tons of vacays, and they were all different, so how can I pick just one? Perhaps all my childhood road trips with mom and dad to several campgrounds and amusement parks. Those were fun times.

Q: What have you learned today?

A: Well, let’s see. I read all sorts of random things everyday, so let’s pick a little tidbit that stuck. Don’t ask why I read all sorts of morbid and weird things, but death sentences in Texas are carried out in the Huntsville Unit in Huntsville.

Q: If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?

A: Done. I already wrote one as a kid (geek alert). Does that count? I can’t remember the exact title, but it was a crime/mystery novel about a missing diamond. I was nine. And only my parents read it, I think.

Q: If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go and why?

A: Again, do I have to pick just one? I want to travel everywhere! Hmm…. perhaps Australia. I love the accent, want to try vegemite and see a koala bear. I also want to test my survival skills in the outback. Bring it on!

Q: Do you like to plan things out in detail, or be spontaneous?

A: Depends on the context, but mostly spontaneous! It drives my hubby crazy. Especially when we drove across the US without a GPS.

Q: What’s your favorite part about today so far?

A: That my adorable foster dog is currently keeping my feet warm. It’s cold outside! That, and in just one week I’ll be on a plane to Norway to visit family and friends.

Q: What’s one of the strangest things you’ve ever done?

A: Ha! Well, I’m basically a freak so the list is very long…. Prank calling random people in Canada comes to mind, but for the record that was a VERY long time ago. And not nearly the strangest I’ve ever done, but let’s leave it at that.

NOMINEES, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

http://oneawkwardyear.wordpress.com/

http://studentdesignblog.wordpress.com/

http://j-bo.net/

http://adorablycaffeinated.com/

http://travelsandtealeaves.com/

http://www.denaedarcy.com/

http://oneweektocrazy.com/

http://sleepingbootay.wordpress.com/

http://thethirtyyearoldme.wordpress.com/

http://simplystaciablogs.wordpress.com/

http://cheeriosfordinner.wordpress.com/

QUESTIONS FOR NOMINEES

1) Who, of all people in this world, would be your ideal dinner date at Red Lobster on a rainy Wednesday evening?

2) Apples or pears?

3) What is your favorite book?

4) What’s the thing you consider yourself a “number one fan” of?

5) How are your dancing skills?

6) Have you ever been to Canada? What did you like/dislike?

7) Who would you rather be in a movie with; Ryan Gosling, Jon Hamm, Clint Eastwood, Helen Hunt, Lena Dunham or Angelina Jolie? Why?

8) Is cloning a Neanderthal a good idea? Why/why not?

9) What is the most awesome TV show ever?

10) Would you rather a) ride a horse on the beach while singing “Puff the Magic Dragon” on live TV during the Superbowl halftime or b) drink a six-pack of Pabst in a horse carriage on stage at the Academy Awards?

11) What’s the perfect hostess gift?

 

 

Photofabulous!

Celebs like you haven’t seen them before. Have a look at this blog post:

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls”

Well said, Anais Nin. These are some of the places I have yet to visit, but hope to cross some of the destinations of my bucket list this year.

Key West (via)

Key West (via)

Cuba (via)

Cuba (via)

Yellowstone (via)

Yellowstone (via)

New Zealand (via)

New Zealand (via)

Scotland (via)

Maine (via)

Maine (via)

Maui (via)

Maui (via)

The Bahamas (via)

The Bahamas (via)

Tuscany, Italy (via)

Tuscany, Italy (via)

Corsica (via)

Corsica (via)

Hefty Headlines!

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Out of context or in context, sensational or not – these headlines stood out on the web today. Friday entertainment brought by yours truly!

Oprah Loves Foreskin on Her Face (umm… say what?)

Atomic kittens: German 400-year-old weapons manuscript reveals medieval plans to strap bombs to cats (horrible!)

Dead poet speaks out on guns (ok, from the grave then?) From CNN’s front page, however, after I click on the link, the headline instead reads, “After death, great poet still speaks out on guns”. Hmm.. still tricky.

Subway sorry its “Footlong” came up short

German Soldiers Are Growing Boobs On One Side of Their Bodies, Oh, Okay

Scientist: I’m NOT seeking a mom for a Neanderthal (I sure hope not! By the way, that debate is just insane.)

Norway goat cheese fire closes tunnel (OK, not from today, but you gotta love news from the homeland!)

The Time I Called Pope Benedict “The Devil” To His Face  (you go, girl)

Boehner: End Abortion “This Year” (Well, nevermind the crumbling economy, thousands of homeless, kids growing up in abusive homes, unfit parents, abandoned veterans, rising debts, etc… the war on women is certainly the main goal.)

How To Make and Ice Luge In a Hotel Room (Hey, if ya gotta party, ya might as well get it right)

Couple has been living under a rock for 30 years  (Literally)

Entertainment

From Twin Peaks to Mayberry, TIME revisits the fictional villages that defined our favorite TV shows

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