OOTD: Ador Launch Party


I attended the launch of Ador, a shoppable fashion magazine, and thought I’d give a go at the whole “dressing fashionably” thing. Since it was the first day of October, I channeled a bit of a goth vibe with all of the black (including wearing black polish on my nails for possibly one of the first times ever!). Below are the items I’m wearing:

Black studded shirt, Express

Pleather Pleated Skirt, Forever 21

Leather Booties, Cole Haan

Gold Necklace, Jewelmint

Black and Gold Stud Bracelet, Kate Spade

Black Leather Wallet, Rebecca Minkoff

Nail Polish:

I’m rocking my new favorite color, Cleopatra, which was part of my October Julep Maven box. It’s a black polish with a  matte “latex” look that is perfect for a rocker-vibe (or great if you’re wearing a catsuit for cosplay/Halloween)! I also think it’s the perfect unisex polish.

I tried out the whole “accent nail” trend by using a black glitter polish (Julep’s Patti) on my ring fingers to up the sparkle and have them stand out a tiny bit without being overpowering.

Want your own Julep Maven box so you can play around with polish? Get one FREE with code “FREEBOX”. Sign up here.

And make sure you check out Ador and download it for your Android or iPhone! It lets you shop your favorite looks by finding pieces similar to the ones shown in the pictures. It looks extremely addictive, I can’t wait to play around with it more!

What are you wearing as we go into the witching season?

A Muse in Your iPhone

We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of writing a story or a play, putting together your photography portfolio, creating a D&D campaign, or even writing a blog post, and the inspiration stops. BAM: You’ve been writer-blocked. Luckily, inspiration can be just a couple taps away on your iPhone or iPad with the Muse apps by Rasmus Rasmussen. I had the pleasure of trying out his apps over the past couple days, and I’m in love. Each app gives you suggestions that are randomly generated and put together, allowing you to continue writing with a new prompt, character, or setting in mind. The apps themselves are very simple but effective. Check out all three below and see how you can win one yourself!


WriMuse offers a variety of prompts (as seen in the main menu screen at the top of this post), including prompts to add to an existing story, create a new story, or even create a blog post or essay. One of my favorites is the photo prompt, where it randomly generates a photo and a title for you to write a story or scene about. One random prompt I just received was a picture of a burger with the title “Blood Conundrum”. Yep.
$1.99 in the App Store.


FantasyMuse is perfect for all the Game Masters out there who have been stuck on creating an NPC or faction for their players to run into. This randonly generates either a character, faction, or quest to keep your game going. Once you find something you like, you can save it as a favorite (to use at a later date), email it out, or copy it to a clipboard. It could be fun to randomly generate each person’s character and then email it to them before the start of the game!
$1.99 in the App Store.


PixMuse is very simple but could give you a great idea for a future photo shoot. It gives you a theme, subject, and mood based on common images used in stock photography. Some of these might be a bit tougher to go out and do than just writing (for instance, do you have access to an elderly couple, or three models of different ethnicities or generations?), but they may help spark a different idea. Like FantasyMuse, your favorite ideas can be emailed or copied to your clipboard.
$0.99 in the App Store.

Want to give the apps a try? Just leave me a comment with which app you want the most, and I’ll randomly pick three winners (one for each app)at noon on Wednesday, February 8th. Winners will be announced and notified that afternoon! Good luck!

EDIT: Congratulations to Veronica for winning the Wri-Muse app and Anna-Marie for winning the FantasyMuse app! An email will be sent to you with the code. Know a photographer looking for inspiration? The Photography app is still up for grabs! First photographer to comment will get it.

I was provided with review copies of the apps as well as copies to give away in exchange for this review. All thoughts expressed in this review are mine alone. Are you interested in a review or giveaway for your product? Contact me at tara@geekyhostess.com.