I received this infographic from Buy Floors last week, and it made me chuckle. Whether your politicians don’t win today, the apocalypse actually occurs in December, and/or patient zero is released, this may make you re-think your flooring choices.
I’ve told you all about Espionage Cosmetics before, and I’m thrilled to premiere another new collection of theirs. They’ve taken one of my fave shows (that’s full of sexy and powerful women) and used it as inspiration for their newest collection: “A Collection of Ice and Fire.”
Whether you prefer dragons or political espionage, this palette will get you looking gorgeous and ready for the throne. The colors and their descriptions are as follows:
Sun & Stars (gold/Yellow color)
Sometimes in the battles of war, we lose the ones we love, but the beauty of that love shines on forever. Sun & Stars radiates a golden glow of fading love with a hint of red shimmer like the heartbeat of devotion that never ends.
Not Today (matte red)
May the gods of death be damned because beauty this true doesn’t die. One true red- no shimmer, no shine, just pure color. For the lips, for the cheeks, for the heart of beauty. Forever.
Knight’s Watch (blue shimmer)
It’s that moment between sunset and nightfall that takes your breath away in a combination of shimmering gold and cerulean blue. Whether you’re a badass warlord or a defender of good against evil, Knight’s Watch is more than just a war paint. It’s a vow to be awesome… til death.
Iron Price (charcoal grey)
Smokey eyes don’t ask for attention, they command it. With Iron Price as a driving force, your eyes are sure to storm any castle like rolling clouds that spark diamond flashes of lightning. Beauty is the new world power.
It’s available for $27.99 for the full collection or $7.50 per color at EspionageCosmetics.com (and they’re offering FREE shipping for this collection!). Want to win a set? Enter using the Rafflecopter below! The contest is open to readers from US and Canada.
You can now get the rest of Espionage Cosmetics’ collections from Think Geek! I recommend checking out the “Eye Spy” collection, which includes my favorite color: “Josephine Baker.”
As I’ve mentioned before, my friends and I have started a new geeky makeup channel, One Up Makeup. The lovely Meagan did my makeup for me recently and made me all “glitz”, Honey Boo Boo-style. I made the mistake of drinking a whole lot of Go Go Juice before we started. Take a peek:
Want to make your own Go Go Juice so you can have obnoxious giggle fits while your friends are trying to concentrate? It’s super simple, just a combination of Mountain Dew and Red Bull. I did 2 parts Mountain Dew and 1 part Red Bull so as not to go overboard. It pairs well with Pixy Stix.
We’ll be getting together this Sunday to film a few more videos. What makeup looks would you like to see us do in the future?
You’ve survived October! Time to put away the costume and candy and bring out the laptop and a cozy cup of tea. Today is the start of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. If you’ve ever thought about writing a book, now is the time to do it. They encourage you to write a bit every day, and before you know it, you may have a novel! Sign up at nanowrimo.org and you can support each other (and see how many words you’ve written) throughout the month.
Need some encouragement to get you through it? Check out this sweet music video Kristina Horner did last year (with a cameo by me!):
I unfortunately won’t be participating this year–I’m in the middle of a few awesome Geeky Hostess-related projects. But I know many of you will be! Leave a comment if you’re participating, you may just find someone awesome to help support you.
(Me as Catwoman and Sarah as Sexy Bane)
Who are you dressing up as?
You asked, you shall receive. Out of all of the ridiculous Halloween costumes out there, you voted to see me as a sexy shark. I took a trip down to the Seattle Aquarium and my hot tub with my lovely and talented friend Liz Leo and we took some epic pics. Fun side note: the waterfront’s annual “Trick or Treat” day was going on while I was down there, so we were doing everything in our power to shield my costume from children and not draw too much attention to ourselves. I’m pretty sure we succeeded in not scarring anyone for life.
Enjoy! And remember, you can get this and tons of other ridiculously sexy costumes at BuyCostumes.com.
I like to take a couple different times in the year to go over goals for myself. New Year’s Eve is an obvious one. When I was in school, the start of summer and the first day of school were popular. And of course, today. My birthday. As I turn another year older, I look back on the past year and look forward to the goals of the next. What do I expect to have done at that age? What makes the most sense for me now? What do I want to look back on having accomplished as I blow out the candles next year?
A new site has been created to help you keep track of your life goals and help others help you achieve them. Check out GoMighty.com and start cataloging your own goals in a pretty, Pinterest-style. You can keep them private, share them with the world, and even apply for grants from sponsors to make them come true. I just requested an invite, and will let you all know if/when I’m accepted so we can follow and support each other.
What are some goals you have for yourself? A lot of mine include awesome new things for Geeky Hostess, like a potential book or cooking show!
It was late. We had been playing games and cooking for 18 hours, and we were exhausted. Enter: Health Potion!
Health Potion is NOT healthy. At all. But it is full of sugar and caffeine and is quite tasty. Enjoy cautiously.
- 1 packet of Tropical Punch Kool-Aid
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 can Rockstar Punched
Fill a 2 Liter pitcher with the Kool-Aid, sugar, and can of Rockstar. Add enough water and ice to reach 2 liters. Mix. Add more sugar to taste, if you’re feeling wild. Serve. Stay awake for another 6 hours.
At this point in Extra Life, we were gaming for four hours and feeling pretty good. I know we needed a meal that would sustain us, but not make us too full or tired. The “sandvich” from Team Fortress 2 seemed like a perfect option. Meat, cheese, veggies, a tiny bit of carbs–it hit pretty much every food group! The best part? It’s super easy to make. Seriously. I don’t even need to write out a recipe. You just have to take a look at the diagram and follow it:
I recommend turkey and swiss for the lunch meat and cheeses. Follow it up with some tomato slices, lettuce, white bread, and an olive, and you’re set! (Or you can get fancy and add some condiments like we did. I added pesto to mine!)
I don’t know how or why, but this sandwich tasted better than any I’ve made in a long time. Way to go, Valve.
This past weekend, I spent 24 hours cooking video game-themed food while my friends and I played video games for Extra Life. The first dish I made, at 9am that morning, was a Yoshi Egg Scramble with applewood bacon and apples on the side. It was healthy, delicious, and gave us all the energy to keep going!
Yoshi Egg Scramble
Ingredients (to feed 5):
- 4 pieces of applewood bacon
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 6 mushrooms
- 10 eggs
- 1/2 TBS milk or water (optional)
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Additional bacon and/or apples for the side
Begin by cooking the bacon. I prefer to use the microwave (it leaves the stovetop available for the other items). To make bacon in the microwave, place some paper towels on a plate and lay the bacon strips over the paper towels. Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 4 minutes. Remove the bacon and let cool with a new paper towel on top to soak up a bit more grease.
While the bacon is cooling, start heating a pan on the stove with a bit of olive oil in it.
Chop the cleaned mushrooms up into small pieces, place in pan.
Chop the cooled bacon into small pieces, set aside.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and add 1/2 TBS of milk or water to the eggs. Whisk until the eggs are blended.
Add the shredded mozzarella to the bowl of whisked eggs, mix. Put the mixture into the pan.
Add the bacon pieces to the mixture in the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
As the egg mixture solidifies, move it around the pan and “scramble” it up. The eggs are done when they are no longer runny.
Serve with apple slices or additional pieces of bacon. Enjoy!