Friday, December 31, 2010

Hey, 2011!

Sorry I've been gone, I was on vacation without any wifi the past few days.  The Grand Canyon was amazing!  Las Vegas, not so much, maybe because we went with a travel group that stayed in cheap hotels.  Anyway, happy almost New Years!  Is anyone going to celebrate?  I'm thinking of hitting the sack at my normal time to get up early tomorrow in case the flea market is in town.  This has been a stressful year for me, trying to keep up with school and life.  I can't make any promises, but I'm not going to give up on this blog!  Thanks to everyone that has stuck with this blog, and have a wonderful 2011!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Orly Out of This World Swatch

 Um, I promise this is not going to turn into a nail polish blog.  It's just that it's been rainy and cold and I haven't been able to see the William Rast for Target collection yet.  Boo!  Anyway, recently I bought Orly Out of This World, from the Cosmix FX collection at CVS.  It's a really pretty color.  At first I was disappointed because Space Cadet was sold out, but after wearing this-wow!  Out of This World is a purple iridescent shimmer with flashes of pink and green-gold.  In the first picture, you can see in looks near black in some lighting.
But under sunlight/good indoor lighting?  Pow!  It comes alive.  I've had this on my nails for almost 5 days, but had to redo some of it (I keep smudging it! Plus bad base coat), so it doesn't look it's best.  But the wear time is pretty good, and the shimmer is more forgiving than a cream finish.

In other news, break is here at last!  Although I'll be missing some of it, as I'm headed for a 4 day trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.  Has anyone else been there?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Movie Review: Tangled

Another late movie review for me!

Anyway, Tangled turned out to be pretty good.  It's an animated fairy tale about Rapunzel and the thief who "rescues" her, Flynn Rider.  The animation was detailed and the clothing designs were elaborate, but all you want to know is the story right?  Well, Tangled is a musical, but the songs really aren't the focus of the story, and aren't that memorable.  The story is about average, no really big plot twists at all, but fun to watch nevertheless. Oh, and Rapunzel has an adorable chameleon by the name of Pascal, too.

Rapunzel is a lost princess, locked away by Mother Gothel because her hair has magical properties that can turn back time, and Gothel wants to be young forever (stereotypical much?).  Fast forward 18 years.  Rapunzel has grown to be a lovely young woman, who is curious about the outside world, and the lights that appear each year on her birthday.  After Mother Gothel refuses her request to leave the tower, Rapunzel faces an unexpected guest:  Flynn Rider, an infamous thief that has stolen the royal crown.  Rapunzel hides the crown, and proposes a plan for Flynn:  if he takes her to see the lights, she'll give him back his crown.  It's a plan that he reluctantly agrees to.  And so her adventure begins!

Even though the storyline was nothing extraordinary, the humor in the film is what really makes it come through.  There were plenty of lines that had the whole theater laughing, and the humorous elements (besides the awww factor) are what would make this a film great to see with the whole family, twice over.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Horrible Words

"Tragically Hip"

Oh, stop it with the subcultural (or really, now it's quite mainstream) appropriation.  Yahoo!  Shine is nowhere near subcultural, though weird articles and impractical and rather silly and insipid tips run abound.

So you say your friend is "tragically hip"?  Has a tragedy fallen upon your model or fashionista friend?  Tragic and hip are two word, that when juxtaposed together, seem to say that the writer is desperately trying to be "ironic" or "hipster" or whatever the fad is these days.

Does anyone else see the ridiculousness of these words, and the mindset of these "cool" people?

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sister Wolf Fundraiser

Readers, (are you out there?) I usually don't advertise on this blog, leading to useless stuff and spam.  I won't now.  However, I will post something if it's for a good cause.
Help Sister Wolf!  She has had a devastating loss this year, and $35 from the purchase of the Little Woolf necklace by Wendy Brandes will go to Sister Wolf to raise money to fix her leaking roof.

Help a fellow blogger!  Click here to buy the necklace.

I am not sponsored/paid to write this post.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Word of the Day

Or rather, words.

"Ironically Preppy" are two words I never want to hear.  Especially not when describing a cape:

Sure, she looks like a misguided school girl.  But this is not "ironic", because there is no context to suggest that the way she is wearing it is ironic.  Something is NOT automatically ironic if say, you wear a school uniform blazer but are 10 years too old for school.  Irony is being overused in our culture, and my Literature teacher is probably not happy.

Here is the rest of the slightly unrealistic article:

In other news, the William Rast for Target photos are out!  They don't include the prices of the items, but here it is: William Rast for Target

Now, finals are coming up (eek!) and I am off to study!