I need a break from blogging.  I want to be selfish and just think about me, myself, and I.  Hope you don't mind.  This will also give me a chance to get my body back to normal after all its injuries from muscle sprains.  (I think I sprained my brain also.)  Blogging should be back after the 4th of July.  And, for you Americans:  Happy Independence Day!

If you have any compliments, insults, or twaddle; just leave them in the comment (disqus) box below.  If you prefer to prattle on, email me.  Otherwise, Rock On! \m/

P.S. Hey Zuzu's Petals, my watermelon lips are back on the "About Me" tab at the top of the blog. :-)




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I know this doesn't have to do with beauty products…Wait! It does have to do with my vanity!  Shallow, I know but if you see the bite mark you would understand.  Yesterday, I stepped out into the backyard at sundown just to get some fresh air.  I didn't notice any creatures of the night except for the lizard standing motionless on the wall.  Nothing unusual flying around me, then a small spot on my neck began to itch. 

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I have been bestowed this award by Product Doctor Beauty Blog to list my top ten fave products.  Since, it is summer, my list has changed from the previous list.  The stuff I use mostly has to do with a quick application, my "5 minute face" which in actuality takes anywhere from 15-25 minutes in linear time.  I am sure in a wormhole it would be a much more well-rounded amount of time. 

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This was a small haul of mostly the Amp'd Up Gloss.  Not one to pass up any eyeshadow, I did order a couple to satisfy my summer hunger for color.

Amp'd Up Gloss ($6.50USD) comes in the black 5ML screw top jars.  You can apply the product with your fingers but I prefer a lip brush for a more pigmented application since these are a bit less opaque than the Lip Candy which I reviewed here.  The colors are still saturated compared to other cosmetic counter lip products and the texture is moisturizing.  I haven't had any problems with bleeding around the lipline but it could differ for you.  The following pictures are just the lip product without any lipliner. 

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Recently on twitter, @modwild alerted me to the Rock Of Ages movie.  Based on the Broadway musical, Drew Boley comes to Los Angeles in the 1980's to make it big in the rock scene while falling in love with Sherrie Christian. 

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This week's little blog to follow is by Stephanie Louise, another gorgeous woman who loves gorgeous things of beauty.  Follow her blog:  Stephanie Louise-All Things Beautiful.




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It is on my other blog Into the Palette and more specifically the bronzer tutorial.  Everyone has an opinion whether good or bad, I understand that.  Some just prefer to spurt out what they are thinking without even thinking (that I have their IP address and I can trace it).  I believe in freedom of speech too.  So, if you would like to put your insults in my disqus, go ahead because it just tells me you have an opinion.  In this case, the person thought my bronzer application made Grace look like a clown.  I had to disagree completely because I forgot to add the red nose!

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Tom Sawyer holographic nail polish
Framkened Nail Polish - Tom Sawyer

First off, I have to thank ManGlaze for creating these Franken Juggs.  Without them I would have never even started to franken because I would make a complete mess with regular nail polish bottles.  The wide opening of the Franken Juggs just makes it easy to see the mixture of color which in turn makes it easy to tweak.

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If you are wondering what goes through my mind when I franken a polish, then you are in luck.  You get a peek inside my brain of how the remaining cells function. 

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As you know I chose to keep this blog royal free when there was that big event over the Atlantic.  Actually, the wedding coincided with my Fringe watching day and I found my parallel universe more important.  I know some people were up to their ears from hearing about all the royalty stuff and it looks to me ManGlaze, who is one of my favorite nail polish brands to date, chose to capture this emotion in a nail polish-Royal Matterimoaning (13.13USD).

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If you are a fan of the SyFy show Face Off, the competition/elimination series that highlights the talents of SFX makeup artists; then you are in luck if you are able to attend IMATS.

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Don't send anything over the web you wouldn't tell or show to your mother in real life.  If you don't live here in the states, the hoopla over Democratic U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner has finally died down a bit but the past few weeks has been an unscripted comedy of sorts.  Obviously, the internet and television has blown this "Weinergate" into exaggerated proportions.  (I am talking about the attention and not his domain!)  The following is a theatrical reading of the Congressman's emails performed by Bill Maher and Jane Lynch.  Please, be aware that I am not making fun of the ex-politician (LOLOL), I am making fun of his judgement. (LOLOL) 

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Today's blog to check out is Just Joanna, a twenty something who loves beauty and fashion.  She is also beautiful inside and out! Go follow her blog.



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When I was a little girl, I always bought the big box of Crayola crayons with that nifty sharpener in the back.  Opening the box, I would stare incessantly at the rainbow of wax sticks and wondered why I couldn't put the colors on my face.  I just sighed and closed the lid.

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It feels like I haven't been buying any makeup, but that is a total lie.  I have but I just don't remember what I have bought in this summer heat daze.  Luckily, I remembered to take pictures of what I bought or I would have drawn a complete blank.  (I can't wait for Fall and Winter when my brain starts working again.) 

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Well, it is the weekend and time to allow the brain to rest.  I figured I would do an off topic post just because and I want to call it "Pass the Pint".  You know things you just talk about when you are drinking that pint of lager.  Some posts may be funny, some maybe deep and still funny, and others may not make sense because of the alcohol content.  If anyone would like to join in, feel free to take the pic of the beer and post it on their blog, this includes you Loodie to the third power

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This week's little blog to follow is by an Aussie who has PhD in wound healing! WowZa! I am impressed.  Everyone gets a wound and to know the inner workings and outer workings of cells gets my attention.  Like all of us, Sarah has a passion for beauty products.  Go follow her blog The Science of Beauty.




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Sponges were just a simple round disc or a wedge.  Nothing complicated to mull over at the local drugstore, just buy a bag.  That's it.  Now, you have to think and ponder over which sponge; the wedge, the round, the egg, the deformed egg, the vibrating one.  What the hell?

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I had the distinct pleasure of playing plumber this past weekend. Okay, it wasn't a pleasure nor would I have wanted to be one, but I wasn't willing to call a plumber to fix my pipes.  I was being totally stubborn.  What was suppose to be about a 1 hour ordeal spanned two f*cking days!  First, I went to my big chain hardware store that sounds like "low" (but plural) to buy the replacement pipes for the lavatory sinks.  (I had to replace two bathrooms.)  Obviously, I looked lost and this butch looking woman employee helped me but before she did, she looked at my lanky body and my dolled up face (I was just wearing bronzer, a wash of shadow, mascara, and lipgloss).  I obviously lacked the muscular structure she had so she asked me if I ever changed any pipes.  I said no BUT I changed a toilet.  Not really though, I changed the inner workings of one.  She said jokingly that would qualify me enough.  Whatever!  I was rolling my eyes, well on the inside.  Anyway, I got the stuff that I needed and left.

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Okay, I know my blog won't be 2 years old until June 30th, but I forget these things (kinda like I forget my birthday until someone reminds me).  I know 2 is still a young blog and probably in blog years (number of years taken to the 2nd derivative then multiplied by the cosine and divided by π) it is considered to be in its teens.  If I took it by the Hollywood aging system it would still be an embryo!  Anyway, before I forget, I want to thank everyone for reading this blog.  I know it doesn't make a big impact in the world of blogging.  (My sarcasm makes more of an impact actually in real life.)

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Applying these nail polishes brought me back to the big loose t-shirts, large shoulder pads, leggings, slouchy socks, crimped hair, high pony tail, and WHAM! singing Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!  Yeah, the 80's.  Oh what fashionable mistakes were made back then!

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Is there a doctor in the house?  This blog is by a real medical doctor who spends her free time playing with beauty products.  Great way to de-stress!  Follow Dr. Nisha B at her blog Product Doctor Beauty Blog.




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As I listen to Kiss singing the ballad Beth on the radio, it takes me back to the time in  6th grade when practically every boy in class wanted to be like them. So, when Halloween came around, you could say it was just a convention of miniature Kiss(es); imagine 10 and 11 year olds dressed like Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley.  (You might be wondering what this has to do with Dan Read Cosmetics, I am getting to it, I just have to get this memory out of my mind.)

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