Kirby Krackle came out with a new song today, and I’m loving it. Web-Slinger/Hope-Bringer is making me even more excited for The Amazing Spider-man (out July 3rd)! Allow it to get you pumped up for the rest of your day.
I saw Snow White and the Huntsman this weekend, and the best way to sum up the film is “beautiful”. The effects and overall look is gorgeous, but Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart stand out as the fairest parts of the movie. They encompass two different forms of beauty: Theron is breathtakingly perfect, with amazingly intricate clothing and beautiful makeup. Stewart embodies a beauty that glows from within her–you can see the innocence and love her character has through her mostly bare face and perfectly-messy hair. A couple makeup companies have released SWATH-inspired kits. Pair the makeup with some braids, and you just may become the fairest of them all!
Benefit Rare Beauty Kit
This kit will give you the perfect Snow White look–the natural look will leave you with clear, smooth skin, flushed cheeks, red lips, and lush, black lashes.
$45 at Sephora.com.
Deborah Lippmann Snow White and the Huntsman Nail Polish
This polish would have been a treat for the characters in the movie, whose nails were often grimy. The light pink “Prelude to a Kiss” will make you feel like a princess, and “Dark Side of the Moon” will release your inner evil queen.
$25 at Nordstrom.com.
Have you seen the movie? What did you think?
Take a look around the site today–you may notice something new! I recently revamped my logo and design with the help of the absolutely lovely Darling Stewie. It was time to get something a bit more clean-looking that would accurately convey what Geeky Hostess is about.
One of my go-to descriptions of the site and my day-to-day activities is “cupcakes and charisma.” This logo shows that off in a fun way–the whisk represents the blending between the two sides that make up me, this blog, and many of you.
I hope you love it as much as I do! And if you’re ever looking for someone to assist you with your next design, check out Darling Stewie. She’s sweet, geeky, creative, totally easy to work with, and full of passion and excitement for her work. Check out her portfolio here!
Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for tickets to EMP Museum’s Icons of Science Fiction party. With the help of Random.org, I selected the winner. Congratulations to comment #33:
I look forward to partying it up with you next Friday, June 8th! You have two tickets under your name at Will Call.
Didn’t win, but still want to attend? You can save $5 and get your tickets for only $15 if you purchase them before 5pm today! Purchase tickets here. If the party’s not quite your thing, make sure you still hit up the Icons of Science Fiction exhibition beginning June 9th.
Will I be seeing you there?
These gorgeous cupcake wrappers/toppers include a sweet fortune for each of your guests. I think these would make the perfect addition for a bridal or baby shower or tea party, and it’s way more unique than your average cupcake wrapper/topper!
Cupcake Fortunes and Wraps, $9.95 at Neatoshop.
…For when you’re too lazy to put on a real robe or keep a blanket on your lap, but you want to look your best for that elite boarding school for wizards you attend.
In all seriousness, I’d buy this. Perfect for Harry Potter marathon nights, re-reading the books, or that last minute (but cozy) costume!
Harry Potter Throw Blanket with Sleeves, $29.85 at Amazon.com
Your next party is going to be out of this world (ugh, I can’t even type that without gagging on my own pun) with these fantastic Star Wars plates by Asteria Creations. They come in a set of four different designs: Rebel Alliance, Jedi Order, Galactic Empire, and Mandalorians. The plates are restaurant-grade and dishwasher safe, which means you don’t need to wait for special occasions–use them every day!
Etched Star Wars Themed Glass Plates, $49.50 for 4 at Etsy.com.
(Source: That’s Nerdalicious)
As I look back on this, my and Mr. Geek’s one-year wedding anniversary, I realize how much of what I am now is because of him. Before I met him (now almost 8 years ago), I had never played Dungeons and Dragons. I thought Apples to Apples was the pinnacle of board games. I had missed out on tons of awesomely geeky movies and tv shows. Mr. Geek showed me that these activities didn’t have a stigma, wouldn’t go over my head, and weren’t for boys only. I was a geek before I met him, but he turned me into the one I am today. His love and support has made me a better person, introduced me to tons of awesome things, and made my life ridiculously awesome on a regular basis.
My mom told me when I was very young to “marry a nerd.” She knew that they were often more romantic, interesting, and smart than the non-nerdy variety. I learned that marrying, dating, or befriending nerds results in them bringing out some nerd/geek in you. We geeks have such passion for our interests, it’s only natural we share. Whether or not our friends and loved ones take on our same interests doesn’t matter, we show them that it’s ok to be passionate and excited about things you love. It’s ok to try new things. And it’s ok to wait until midnight dressed up with your friends for the newest movie, book, game, or tickets for the things you love.
Geeks understand passion, positivity, and the idea that sharing and learning on a daily basis is what will make this world so great. I hope you all have or find some geeks to share your passions with.
With that, I’ll share my wedding recap posts from last year.
Give a geek in your life a giant hug today! I’ll be playing board games and sipping champagne with mine.