My favorite geeky cosmetics company is making history today: They’re the first makeup company in geeky history to be asked to launch a con exclusive. Presenting: The “EC Collectors Edition!”
The colors are perfect for the Emerald City and any woman who wants to look a bit more like a superhero. And with names like “Variant” and “Origin Story,” they’re just too fun not to use. Check out the descriptions, in order from top to bottom, below:
It’s like falling in love… except more badass. That moment you flip through the pages and meet a new character for the first time. One that sparkles and shines but still makes you green with envy of their awesomeness. This mixture of gold and kryptonite, your first appearance on the scene definitely won’t be your last.
From the depths of darkness rises a new shade of awesome — Variant. For those smoky dark-eyed nights when a regular black just won’t do, this dark charcoal throws in flashes of copper sparkle to show off a special edition look of seduction.
The only thing better than being the hero of your own universe is the almighty crossover. This cosmetic-grade glitterbomb of awesome green, silver, and copper is certain to name you the reigning hero wherever you go.
If we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it. But in some cases, that’s okay — especially when it shines. With shimmering yellow and sparkling gold, Origin Story doesn’t just tell the world where you came from, it paves the road for awesomeness ahead.
You can pick up your collection at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle from March 1-3. Can’t make it to the con? Win a set below!
Her Universe has introduced some fantastic new quote tees to help you share your true feelings with your Valentine, Galentine, or even yourself. Pick your favorite fandom (between Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who) and make sure you get your order placed in time for Valentine’s Day!
Her Universe has graciously decided to give away a shirt in the fandom of your choice to one reader! Enter with the Rafflecopter below. The contest will end on February 5th so the winner will receive the shirt in time for Valentine’s Day. Good luck!
Whenever I was home sick from school when I was young, my parents would buy me an Archie digest. The comics were fun and mindless, and became comforting to me. I always thought of myself as Betty; I was the good girl, and couldn’t imagine why boys wouldn’t pick her over Veronica. If you told me that in the future I’d look a whole lot more like Veronica and would be pining over a high-end Betty and Veronica makeup collection, I don’t think I’d know what to say.
But it’s present day, and I’ve been waiting half a year for the Archie’s Girls Makeup collection to launch.
Whether you’re more Betty or Veronica, there are some great colors and options for you. Betty includes the perfect shades of peach and pink, for an effortless “Girl Next Door” look. (I’m loving the “Kiss and Don’t Tell” lipglass and the “Comic Cute” nail lacquer) and Veronica gets sassy with dark reds and purples. (All I want for Valentine’s Day is the “Strawberry Malt” lipglass.)
Check out the entire collection at maccosmetics.com. What will you be adding to your makeup bag?
I thought I’d continue on the cheese train this week. (Oh my, how delicious and smelly would a cheese train be? Million dollar idea, right there.)
Over the weekend, I came across a food truck that I’ve heard of, but only through epic legend. I finally got to set my eyes on the Cheese Wizards truck. If you like grilled cheese sandwiches, delicious tomato soup, and geeky references, you need to find this truck ASAP. We tried the Greenseer and the tomato soup. The cheese on the sandwiches are first melted with a torch and then grilled so the cheese and bread both end up the perfect consistency. The tomato soup is handmade and topped with creme fresh and their own version of the cheese crackers I mentioned yesterday. No matter what you get, you’ll be happy.
Cheese Wizards conveniently parks itself at breweries and wine stores around Seattle. The next time you find yourself grabbing a beer or a bottle of wine, you just may find yourself in the company of wizards.
Some days are magical. Because some days, you receive emails out of the blue saying “We make crackers entirely out of cheese. Would you like to review them?” And you just jump up and down in your seat a little bit thinking “I’ve never heard of such a thing, but I know they will be amazing.”
This magical day happened to me a couple weeks ago. I received the Cheese Crisps in the mail, compliments of Kitchen Table Bakers, and holy cow. The crisps are just made with parmesan cheese. At first I thought “Hmm! A grown-up Goldfish cracker!” But they’re different than that. They’re rich, tangy, and (obviously) cheesy. If you’re on a diet, you’re going to love these. They’re rich enough where you don’t want to eat too many, and they’re wheat, gluten, and sugar free. More of an entertainer? These would be awesome with wine or as a garnish to a Caesar salad or tomato soup.
Kitchen Table Bakers offers 8 different varieties of the crisps, and you can buy them on their site, in gourmet grocery stores, and Whole Foods nationwide. Do it. Your guests will think you’re awesome.
Yes, that HTC One X+. As in, a brand new phone. Haven’t heard of it? Take a peek at some of its features:
HTC was generous enough to provide me with a phone to play around with, and holy cow. It’s so thin. And fast. And takes awesome photos. And HD video. And is great for browsing the web and playing games and listening to music and the battery life is CRAZY. With wifi on, that thing has lasted 5 days without needing to be recharged. You want this phone. And luckily, they’re also giving one to you!
A few details:
It’s an Android phone, which I love. I’ve been an Android girl for a while. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge over from an iPhone, I say do it. What’s the harm in trying a free phone you win?
The phone is for AT&T and doesn’t come with a service plan. So it’s going to be best if you’re already on AT&T or are about to switch providers.
The contest is open to US residents only. I know, I know. I don’t make the rules.
Now let’s get to the contest! Enter below using Rafflecopter. And good luck!
I think something may be in the water… tons of lovely, geeky couples have gotten engaged over the last couple months. I get so excited when I see wedding plan updates on Facebook and Twitter! The most fun part of the wedding planning for me was finding ways to sneak little geeky elements into the wedding that wouldn’t upset or confuse the non-geeks. These invitations would have been a great way to do that. Show off your love of games in a bright, fun invitation that’s approachable to anyone. Perfect for game designers or game lovers, it’s even an easy theme to carry on into your wedding. Have the table centerpieces be different vintage board games, and incorporate some gaming into the wedding. For instance:
Tables have to roll a 20 on a D20 for the wedding couple to kiss
Play rounds of Trivial Pursuit to see which tables are excused to get their buffet dinner first
Have small “wedding bingo” cards instead of place cards. Have a “prize center” where they can redeem their bingo card for a small souvenir of the wedding
Board games not your thing? Still make sure you check out OneLittleM, her invites are all amazing.
Congrats to all of the newly engaged couples out there! If you have any wedding planning or etiquette questions you’d like me to address, contact me!
Sometimes in the winter you have to leave the comfort of your home. You have to put down the video games, the book, and your favorite tv series to brave the wilderness that’s full of wind and snow and people. (shudder.)
But if you have tech enabled clothing, you can at least still use your phone or tablet or portable game system while out in public. And look just so-darn-cute while doing it.
My clothing includes:
Scottevest trench coat with 18 pockets for your phone, tablet, and a bajillion other things, as well as a Personal Area Network that allows you to guide wires and earphones through your jacket.
Touch capacitive gloves that allow you to use electronics while keeping your hands toasty. Mine were purchased last year at Target, but you can find similar ones on Amazon.
Earmuffs with headphones built in to keep you dancing and gaming while outside. Mine were a gift, but you can find similar ones on Amazon.
Black leggings and Cole Haan booties, because dressing up a little makes me feel better about leaving the house.
What’s your go-to winter outfit? Any other tech-enabled clothing I need to check out?
These photos were taken using the #HTCOne X+ as part of their #TroopOneX campaign. The phone was gifted to me by HTC for purposes of using and reviewing. All opinions (and goofy poses) are my own!