Saturday, February 27, 2010

A few of my favorite things...

This song keeps running through my head today because Jacob is out of town for an ADEA conference and I am a bit lonely and sad. To cheer myself up I thought I'd share some of my favorite beauty items that make me feel better.

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara- Inexpensive, long lasting, thickens the appearance of lashes.
Whenever I am in a hurry, and can only pick a few things to throw on my face before leaving the door, I automatically grab this. I've tried expensive mascara but I am alway left disappointed.

L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray- Cheap,long lasting hold
Ignore the tacky container, this stuff is great if you want your curls to hold but don't want to look like you are wearing a helmet. (wow two L'Oreal items in a row)
Elnett Extra StrongHold

TRESemme European Tres Two Hair Spray, Extra Hold (Climate Control Formula)
This is great if you live in a place that constantly wants to make your hair look flat and sucks out any style you may have put into it (aka San Francisco)
Rusk Deep Shine PhytoMarine Lusterizer- A little more expensive but only a small amount is needed so it lasts. The protect helps control fly aways, adds shine, and hides split ends. The best part- it doesn't feel oily like so many shine serums. I use it everyday
OPI for Sephora- a great brand of nail polish at a great price. My favorite color metro chic. It's the perfect combination of gray and purple. LOVE IT
Aveda Dry Remedy Hair Masque- Pricey but great results.
Having just graduated from the Aveda cosmetology program I am left with tons of Aveda products. some I like, some I hate. However, this hair masque is the major reason I am missing my student discount. This formula is great for adding moisture back into dry and damaged locks. The reall reason I love it is this- I have fine hair that is extremly processed due to years of coloring my hair. However I have to wash my hair everyday because of how oily my scalp is. This hurts the ends of my hair and leaves them very angry. This masque makes my ends happy and refreshed without making me look like I poured chicken grease all over my head.
Ahh...feeling much happier. I love talking about hair and make-up.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Masquerade Murder Mystery!

Saturday night some of Jacob's dental friends threw a murder mystery party. The setting was a Masquerade Ball for society's elite.
Our fabulous masks we bought. Jacob picked his because it reminded him of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (a hilarious tv show- though at times highly inappropriate)
Our Characters-
Sherlock Tracy is an infamous big city homicide detective. In recent years, he’s had a reality television crew following him around at the station for his new reality show, Big City Cops. The producers love it when Sherlock talks in clich├ęs and performs rhymes…which he does constantly! It makes for good television!

Blondie Fawn cringes at the phrase has been as it is rumored that her time is nearly up on the Hollywood Scene. In her last movie role, she played a grandmother for the first time and this didn’t sit well with her ego as she’s only 40 years old! Blondie is known to be a tad delusional on occasion, so be careful during conversations with her.

Round was was during appetizers where every quickly discovered they had one thing in common, their hatred for Sherlock Tracy.
Round two is when the murder happened. Poor Tracy got bashed in the head with a champagne bottle. Who did it?

Round three everyone guesses. I was the winner by figuring out it was Tracy's chef who he had just fired. Go me and my detective skills! I always loved the game and movie Clue.
The whole group.
The prize I won
The Girls
Some of the guys
Thanks Eryn and Ashley for putting together this fun party!

Friday, February 19, 2010


For valentine's day Jacob surprised me with tickets to go see Cirque du Soleil's Ovo. It was a great show that I would recommend to anyone. It always amazes me what these people can make their bodies do. My favorite act had to be the one where two butterflies(?) use a rope to twirl and spin above the audience. Jacob liked the flying trapeze and the grasshopper acts. The costumes of this show were very elaborate.
The tent
ovo cirque du soleil pictures acrosport
The spider contortionist
Cirque du Soleil/Ovo/Characters/Moustique/Mosquito/Costumes:  Liz Vandal/Photo:  Benoit Fontaine@Cirque du Soleil Inc 2009
An example of the crazy costumes.

I have seen three different Cirque performances and each is amazing. However, my favorite still has to be O.

Thank you Jacob for a fantastic valentine's day. I love you!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


On Thursday night the call went out that The Maverick's Surf Competition was on for Saturday. Seeing how we only live 40 minutes from the massive wave we decided to go check it out. We left early, hoping to get a good vantage point, but the place was already crowded by the time we arrived. We still managed to grab a cliff-side seat with a view of the competition and the spectators on the beach that would be pummeled by "rogue" waves throughout the morning. Watching the surfers was awesome, it's hard to believe that there are people crazy/stupid/insane/awesome enough to take on 40 ft waves. It was also somewhat entertaining to see the waves crash into the crowds of people below. I'll admit, we actually laughed a few times - but that was before we were informed that people had been injured. It was funny to see people crowd into the exact same spots that had been hit by a wave only minutes earlier - over and over.

The Sunrise walking to our cliff seats

A view of the beach

We ate at Gorilla BBQ after the competition. Delicious! It was featured on Guy Ferari's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Below is a clip of what was happening on the beach. It's pretty intense from this angle compared to watching it from far away.