Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We'll see...

Remember that post I wrote about Beauty.com's sale that they were having? Well lo and behold, my order came in less than 3 business days. I had never ordered from them before, but I sure as HELL will be ordering from them again.

Here's what I got:

On the Left: Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm with Natural Mint & Shea Butter
Hi, my name is Linda...and I'm a lip balm addict. *breaks down and weeps* I blame it on being little and wanting SO badly to wear makeup, but only being allowed to laboriously apply Cherry Chap Stick. I ALWAYS have lip balm on me. After reading a few reviews, I decided to give this Jack Black balm a shot. My first impression of it is that it is THICK. You really feel it go onto AND sink into your lips. We'll see how long before I have to reapply, but right now, I'm liking it.

In the Middle: Bliss Fat Girl Slim Firming Cream
Bliss describes this product as so:
"This advanced-technology adipose antagonist (which, in layman's terms, means it visibly diminishes those dastardly dimples) features QuSome-encapsulated caffeine molecules for quick and targeted delivery of the skin-slimming stuff of choice of supermodels, spokespeople and other celebs.

clinical studies show:*
87% saw a firming effect
85% felt a slimming effect
73% noticed a reduction in the appearance of cellulite

*Results reported from an independent clinical study conducted over a 28 day period."

Now, before anyone gets their haunches up, no, I don't think that I'm hugely fat or something. HOWEVER...I ain't gonna lie...there's a pinch of somethin'-somethin' back there that isn't what it used to be. I read a bunch of reviews on this product and there are so many that seem to give this a favorable review. I'm going to start using it tonight and see where I go from there. Expect a full review...though WITHOUT pictures. I figure that the worst case scenario is that I'll have the most buttery-soft thighs in all the land.

On the Right: John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo
I wish I didn't like this shampoo. I wish I could just be content buying the same White Rain or Suave 99¢ stuff I bought in high school. When I went to a new salon and they used this, I was SOLD. You guys, this smell is pure heaven. I hate the price, but I can't live without this smell in my life.

So now that I got these three items, I have to ask....
1) What is your favorite lip balm?
2) Have you ever used any kind of moisturizer similar to the Bliss one I bought? Did it work for you?
3) What's your favorite over-priced, guilty indulgence - be it for beauty or otherwise?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

SALE ALERT! Act now...srsly.

Okay guys, I have info on one HELLUVA sale for you, but you have to act quickly. If you're into any beauty products at all, listen up. No, I'm not just talking about makeup here. I'm talking about shampoo, face cleansers, shaving stuff, perfumes - anything.

Beauty.com is a pretty awesome site.

It's a lot like Sephora, except for a few factors:
1) They have more brands.

2) There are actually two stores in one - Drugstore.com and Beauty.com. Drugstore.com has some of the lower-end stuff that you love, like Suave, Neutrogena, etc., while Beauty.com has the higher-end stuff, like Urban Decay, Tarte, John Masters, etc.

3) Oh, did I mention that in a lot of ways, it's CHEAPER? Not only do you get free shipping once your order hits $25, but you also get a 5% credit towards a future purchase. Awesome.

Now, if that wasn't awesome enough, they're having a FRIENDS AND FAMILY SALE, but only through Friday, May 13th (that's tomorrow). You get a whopping 20% off your whole purchase!

If that's not enough incentive for you, I HIGHLY encourage you to also try Ebates.

Ebates is a shopping portal, really. EVERY TIME you're going to do some online shopping, go to Ebates first, and find what store you want to shop at, and click the link through Ebates. When you do that, you shop as you normally would on the website, and Ebates will give you a certain percentage of CASH BACK. Yep, it's legit. They pay you quarterly, and the money can go right into your Paypal account like mine does.

Now, here's the kicker: If you do your Beauty.com shopping today by going through Ebates, not only will you get 20% off your whole order (immediately), but you'll also get 12% cash back from Ebates!! I just bought $77.50 worth of stuff for $50.84. High-end, amazing stuff.

So go NOW!! Seriously..you won't regret it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This weekend, for the third year in a row, I'm SO FREAKING EXCITED to be going to the M3 Rock Festival here in Maryland. Basically, this festival is what Rocklahoma used to be like...before they started adding bands like Disturbed. *shudder* I mean, look at this lineup!!

Now, I'm well aware that for some, this lineup looks like the soundtrack to what they would hear if they went to hell. I know not everyone is like me and thrives on the scent of Aqua Net as much as they survive on oxygen. I know not everyone owns a teasing comb (though you should. Trust me..). Whatever. All I know is that this is my Woodstock. My Bonaroo. My Coachella.

Naturally for something like this, I start planning my "look" pretty far in advance. While I wasn't sure of the outfit yet, I was sure about the hair for the longest time. I envisioned...

Long, flowing, feathered, messy locks. It would be a bit of careless rock n' roll in a venue where there will be so many that are perfectly coiffed. And if I may digress for a second...I'm not a "fan" of Vanessa Hudgens really. I haven't even seen High School Musical...but OMG, you guys, how CUTE did she look at Coachella this year??

The loose hair, high-waisted acid-washed cutoffs, the fringed purse? Adorable.

ANYWAY. So yes! All was well and good in the world of hair. That is, until... (*cue dramatic music*)...

Okay, so I realize it's not that big of a deal. It's just going to be a little frustrating being at an all-day concert in the rain.

Oh well! That'll make for some great pictures and mudslides, eh? ;) This does mean that my idea of long, flowing locks would also quickly turn into "drowned rat". So I changed up my idea a bit! I'm thinking of going with something like this, but I'll take any advice I can get.

I'm thinking...Lolita. Messy. Braids. Slightly Boho. How would you guys wear your hair on a day where you KNOW it'll be rainy?

I'll give a full report on the concert next week!!

pictures all found by Google Image search, but some sources are: examiner.com, hollywoodcelebritygossipnews.com, vanessa-hudgens.org, pinterest.com/blahdaf, fredsegalsalon.wordpress.com, myfemalecelebrities.com, queenhairstyles.com, starandstyle.com, modahairstyles.com