Monday, September 22
Thursday, April 5
I mean, I see a lot of those "humorous" (in ironic quotes because these purportedly funny cards are typically not very funny) birthday cards that treat birthdays as if it's an occasion celebrated solely because you're one step closer to the grave. But I disagree. I'd like to see more cards treating birthdays as a celebration of the sheer luck that you've made it to another year. I know that sounds incredibly morbid, but isn't that more of a reason to celebrate? You've survived.
You didn't perish from embarrassment when you discovered your skirt was tucked into your underpants for the past hour. That ill-advised experiment of the fork in the toaster did not end up as disastrously as it could have. You've managed to escape all of Wile. E. Coyote's attempts to flatten you with an anvil (that guy's a jerk, by the way). CONGRATULATIONS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Doesn't that seem fitting? Maybe it's just me.
I should have Bear Grylls on my birthday cake, despite the whole controversy of "did he or did he not sleep in a hotel when he was supposed to be sleeping in the Siberian wasteland?" And that whole getting fired from Discovery thing, but whatever. That dude is crazy.
Friday, March 30
Wednesday, March 28
In those cases, I find that go-to dresses and bright tights can usually make it at least a little better.
So, may I introduce to you my go-to dress of the moment and some very bright blue tights.
Still have to work with Boyfriend on the whole "don't make me look like a bobblehead" thing.
Thursday, March 15
That's right guys, it's GIVEAWAY TIME! The people over at Anastasia Beverly Hills contacted me to try out their waterproof mascara top coat (available at Sephora later this year) and beauty express brow kit ($39.50 value). They also sent me another set to give away to a lucky reader!
To enter, leave a comment on this post with:
1. Your name
2. Your email address
3. Tell me about what beauty product you can't live without
The giveaway will close on Wednesday, March 21 at noon CST. Please only enter once. The winner will be drawn randomly and will have 72 hours to respond to a notification email, after which another winner will be randomly drawn.
Now, I love getting stuff to try out from companies, but I won't advertise it, praise it, or even give it away if I don't actually love it myself. But I do have kind words to say about these two products from Anastasia.
I wear mascara every day, but I avoid waterproof ones because they tend to be clumpy and heavy. The waterproof top coat I got from Anastasia is clear, and it goes on top of whatever mascara you're currently coveting (Maybelline's Falsies line!) and instantly makes it waterproof. Surprisingly, it does so without adding much heft, which is much appreciated, especially now that the weather is warming up and I'll undoubtedly be battling Houston humidity (aka "the slayer of of mascara") on a regular basis.
The brow kit is lovely -- it comes with a brow wax to keep brows in place, a brow powder, eyeshadow, and something to add that little highlight right under your brows. I only recently forayed into filling in my eyebrows, so I'm still kind of a novice at it. The kit comes with stencils as well, but I didn't find them very useful because I have no idea how someone's supposed to hold a stencil with one hand and do a good job at filling in the stencil with the other. I'm just not that dexterous. But, I do like the brow powder and wax -- both go on velvety smooth, and the you don't need a lot of the powder to get a really rich color. The angled mini brush (included in the kit) is easy enough even for me to use.
In this giveaway, the winner will get the brow kit and waterproof mascara top coat -- both of which will be brand new and unopened, for the record. The brow kit is best suited for someone with dark brows, but you can always give it away to a lovely brunette in your life if you can't use it for yourself. GOOD LUCK!
Wednesday, March 14
I don't know what makes his face so funny in that shot, but ohhhhh, it is.
I brought in my (flashless) Polaroid 220 camera too, which predictably garnered a few stares and murmurs of "What is that?" But for these pictures, it was all worth it.