Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert - video review...and regular text review

Disclaimer..I'm an Elizabeth Gilbert fan.  I adored Eat, Pray, Love and I enjoyed Committed.

The Signature of All Things to me is an odd mix of non-fiction and fiction.  Gilbert has mastered the woman in the process of growing ...who feels more awkward than others might assume...which makes her less intimidating and more endearing.  We empathize because she is us.  Gilbert also melds her obsessions - her botany - into a narrative that those not into botany (plants) can find interesting.

This book isn't a lite romance trifle.  Alma is the child of a self made man and we see the factors which shaped him.  His wife is equally tough and practical and they raise Alma to be smart and educated.  She  almost doesn't realize she isn't pretty or graceful until her parents adopt another daughter, who is.

And the narrative continues but I'll make you read it.

Why I loved the book?  I learned a lot about botany - plants.  I like the dawning of consciousness Alma goes through.  The book was a fun read.  What I didn't like is that some of the less central characters were poorly drawn and...quite frankly...Gilbert embraces her world and mostly sells it but sometimes falls flat.  But that ability is so inspiring I can't take points off for her occasionally going too far.

I'm still a Gilbert fan and am glad I read this book.

Jordana Twist and Shine Balm Stain; Easyliner for eyes and lips - review and looks....

How do you do a review when you don't like the products?  Watch and find out.  I did love one Twist and Shine Balm Stain...Nude Chic.  The others looked artificial.

The Easyliner was a no...on all levels....

Feedback welcome.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip - all 16 colors on!

A lot of lip color!

The Bite and OCC lip tar were my favorites.  What do you think?  Watch and let me know (please).

Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things set; Holliday 2013; review, swatches and look

I love this set!  Watch and find out why.

Megan's Rube Goldberg Machine for Draper University Online 2013

Okay, the process wasn't always smooth but I learned a lot.

A machine to make a simple task more difficult?  I make simple things more difficult all the time!!!!

MArc Jacobs Lovemarc lipgel in Strange Magic - look, swatches and review

Not my color but I liked the formula.  Thoughts?

Mac Rihanna Riri Hearts Her Cocoa, Hibiscus Kiss, Nude and Riri Woo - review, swatches and look

Love the Her Cocoa and hate the Nude.  What do you think?  Look and see.

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow palette review, swatches and look

Mesmerizing!  These shadows are usual and I love how the colors can be easily mixed to make a new color.  Watch and see what I did!

Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks in 1, 10, 11 and 14

Super cheap and super gorgeous.  I did have some bleeding problems but they last!!!

Sephora Favorites Superstars 2013

Very usable products..gorgeous on.  Watch and find out why.

Sephora Glitz and Glam sampler from the Holiday 2013 collection

And I wear false eyelashes for the first time!

I love this and find out why.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Crazy Sunglasses for Christmas? Why not....

Rimmel UK Kate Moss lipsticks - 1, 10, 11 and 14 - review and on

Sephora Superstars favorite 2013 - review, swatches and look

Sephora Glitz & Glam set 2013 - review, swatches and look

Draper University Superhero Oath - check!

Superhero Oath of Draper University

I will promote freedom at all costs.
I will do everything in my power to drive, build and pursue progress and change.
My brand, my network, and my reputation are paramount.
I will set positive examples for others to emulate.
I will instill good habits in myself. I will take care of myself.
I will fail and fail again until I succeed.
I will explore the world with gusto and enthusiasm.
I will treat people well.
I will make short term sacrifices for long term success.
I will pursue fairness, openness, health and fun with all that I encounter. Mostly fun.
I will keep my word.
I will try my best to make reparations for my digressions.

The Black Swan Clause: I am bound to this oath unless in my travels I determine that the oath has somehow missed something important and extraordinary.
The Evangelism Clause: I will promote and add to the ongoing success of Draper University, its students, its faculty, its administration, and its facilities. I will help prepare the next generation of Superheroes.
The Superhero Clause: I will accept the lifelong obligation to hone my Superhero powers, and apply those Superhero powers to the good of the universes.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bill's Poem October 2013

Starting a business in education...why it matters and what I have to say about it!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette - review, swatches and look

My kind of palette.  A complete look in a sleek tin.

Watch the video to learn more.  Great on my skin tone.

Tarte Pure Delights Holiday Lipsurgence set: all 8 colors on

I love this set!  And I think it's a great value.

Why didn't I just put all the colors on for the first related video.  See how they all look.