Infinity Scarf + Purse = Sholdit

In the winter, I live in scarves. I have them in every color, and often reach for one over a necklace to compliment an outfit. Combine that love with the fact that I have back problems from carrying around a giant purse full of things I don’t need on a daily basis, and I’d say the Sholdit was made for me.

The Sholdit is a scarf/shawl/wrap that is also a clutch. No matter how you wear it, you’ll have access to a large zippered pocket that will allow you to put things like your phone, keys, and lip gloss in it. I think this would come in handy for walks downtown, heading to the gym, or any other time you want to stay warm and keep your hands free.

The Sholdits range in price from $49-79 a piece and are available at www.sholdit.com.

Giveaway: Espionage Cosmetics ECCC Collection

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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:

First Appearance

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.

Variant

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.

Crossover 

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.

Origin Story

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!

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Giveaway: Her Universe Quote Tee

Her Universe Quote TeeHer 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!

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Not very lucky? You can order the shirts now for $25 at heruniverse.com.

 

Archie’s Girls Makeup at MAC

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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?

Slumber Con

Missing conventions? Don’t have anyone nerdy and awesome near you? Just want an excuse to watch some cute, funny, geeky ladies interview people in their pajamas? You need Slumber Con!

This show looks so cute and makes me go “Why didn’t I think of that first?” Guess I’ll just have to try and be a guest on a future season. ;-)

Subscribe now so you don’t miss any episodes!

Cheese Wizards: Grilled Cheese Food Truck

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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.

Find out more at WizardsofCheese.com.

Have you tried Cheese Wizards? What menu item would you recommend?

Cheese Crisps. Literally.

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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.

Giveaway: HTC One X+

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!

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Board Game Wedding Invites

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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!