Friday, February 29, 2008

Weekend Links

  • Brush up on courses from MIT.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Last night I saw Disney's Enchanted and dreamt of poofy dresses all night long. USA Today has an article full of fun trivia about the movie such as Jodi Benson, the voice from The Little Mermaid, playing Patrick Dempsey's secretary.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Happening

M. Night Shyamalan is one of my favorite directors, and I am super excited about his new movie The Happening. The fact that it comes out Friday, June 13th is brilliant marketing.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

M.A.C Fafi

I went to M.A.C today and saw the new Fafi collection. In the words of the man behind the counter, the colors are "yummy." I picked up the lipstick in Strawbaby, a coral rose with rainbow pearl, which looks really good with my fair coloring. But, my best find today from the collection is the nail lacquer in Boom, a rich eggplant with pearl frost. I wasn't wild about the color in the bottle, but when I applied it, I instantly fell in love with the way it made my hands stand out.
P.S. Now is a great time to recycle your old M.A.C. containers, so you can get a new lipstick for free!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spring Awakening

Spring is in the air, even though there is snow on the ground. With so many cute dresses out now, I'm ready to brave the cold air and flaunt some skin...

Robert Rodriguez Rose Strapless Dress, $429

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Happy Mardi Gras!

Here in Michigan, the traditional Mardi Gras treat is not the king cake but the paczki, which is a Polish doughnut. I really don't know why this is. Try this recipe for an authentic paczki.
While celebrating this day of excess, stock up on all your makeup needs at my Mary Kay page. Till the end of February, I am offering a free lipstick with every purchase. It's a great way to get your lips ready for Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 4, 2008

I Heart J.Crew

While I was doing some spring shopping, I stumbled upon this great bag from J.Crew. It's the Uptown Tote in Lemon Lime ($230), which is used for the website's intro. A perfect cheery yellow leather lined with lime suede, it's the perfect bag for spring and roomy enough for all of my essentials. If only my spring cleaning will turn up some extra money under the couch...

Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Music Obsession

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of music from a movie trailer only to discover that it isn't available? Me too. Enter Globus, the brainchild of a cinematic music production studio (Immediate Music), which is now bringing those sounds to an ipod near you. My personal favorite is "Orchard of Mines." Sit back and listen to the soundtrack of your life.
Special thanks to Champagne Taste...on a Beer Budget for posting my thoughts about Hard Candy!

Friday, February 1, 2008

To Do Today

It's another freezing cold day, so I decided to bake. However, there wasn't much in the pantry, so I used what I had and created Junk Food Brownies:

1 stick salted butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup Nestle Nesquik Powder
1/4 cup Hershey's Bar in a Jar
1/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 cup Pepsi Jazz
3 Lindt Lind0r Truffles or whatever chocolate you have

Combine and mix ingredients in bowl. Spread in pan and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

In other news, I saw this beautiful necklace at Swarovski yesterday. It's the
Eros Pendant, which is rather reasonably priced at $60.