Music

The Audio Files | Week Playlist #1

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Another week has come and gone and I’m here with something that I’ve been contemplating for a long, long time.  This week, I’ve been oddly contemplative and the music I’ve been listening to this past week reflects that mood.  Good music all the same, but maybe a bit heavier and with more of message than last week.  Maybe it’s the fact that I celebrated my 34th birthday this past Tuesday that is making me a bit more introspective.  Whatever it bringing about this mood, it does’t really matter.  All that matters is the music and I’ve been listening to some pretty amazing stuff this past week.  Feel free to click on the link above and you can listen to each song!   Continue Reading

Beauty

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush | Spring 2015

 

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New for Spring 2015 from NARS:

A new object of fascination.  Inspiration.  Pure transformation.
Dual-Intensity Blush defies with a silky, wet/dry formula of unprecedented artistry.  Doubled to play out your every desire.  Color-coordinated for endless effects.  Two for the show.

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Movies

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) | Review

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Release Date: February 13, 2015
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Run Time: 124 min
Screenplay: Kelly Marcel
Staring: Dakota Johnson | Jamie Dornan | Jennifer Ehle | Luke Grimes | Rita Ora | Eloise Mumford | Marcia Gay Harden
Rating: R
Genre: Drama | Romance
Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

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Beauty

Mary Kay Paradise Calling Lacquered Lip Shine in Exotic Orchid, Tropical Mandarin and Sun Baked | Review

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Despite the cold temperatures outside, Spring is in the air my friends.  At least it is with all of the new Spring 2015 beauty collections that have landed across my desk lately.  One of those Spring 2015 beauty collections I’ve been playing with recently is the Paradise Calling Collection from Mary Kay!  A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the Whipped Eye Colour and the Moisturizing Spray Lotion.  Well today I am back with some more goodies from the Mary Kay Paradise Calling Spring 2015 Makeup Collection.  Specifically, today we are talking about the Limited Edition Lacquered Lip Shine in Exotic Orchid, Sunbaked, and Tropical Mandarin!

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Books

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James | Review

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James | ReviewFifty Shades of Grey by E L James
Series: Fifty Shades #1
Published by: Random House on May 25, 2011
Genre: Erotica, Fiction, Romance
Narrated by: Becca Battoe, Duration: 19:47Length: 514 pages, in Audiobook format
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: one-half-stars

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

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Beauty

Simon & Tom™ Moroccan Treatment*

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Now one thing people may or may not know about me is that I don’t take my hair care regimen too seriously.  I mean, once upon a time, I treated it like it was a battle that required strategic planning.  This was back before that time I cut off all my hair that one time.  Ever since then, while I still care and take pride in my hair, I no longer treat my hair care routine as a life and death matter.  Gone are the days for long and complicated hair styling, in favour of quick, easy and natural.  Now that I wear my hair curly as opposed to straight, my main concern is to make sure that my curls are mositurized and defined without being greasy and that is where Simon & Tom™ Moroccan Treatment comes in.

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