Archive for June, 2014

The New Season Of Big Brother Premieres Wednesday

Big Brother

Big Brother is my summer guilty pleasure, and it’s back for another season starting this Wednesday. That’s right, we get a house full of new strangers vying for that half million dollar prize, and they’re willing to sell their dignity to get it!

Last year’s cast was absolutely shocking, with racism running strong inside the house, which ultimately led to people losing their jobs when they got back in the “real” world.

Will this season’s cast be more conscious of the cameras and watch what they say after what happened last year? I guess we’ll see soon enough..

Yes, I probably have better things to do with the 3 hours a week I’m wasting on this show, but I cant help it. 🙂

Sometimes It’s Best To Stick With Your Current Makeup

bright-eyeshadow-for-brown-eyes

While passing thru Nordstroms the other day, I decided to try on some MAC Cosmetics eye shadow. For years I had been using Clinique eye shadow (Victorian Pink), but last year they discontinued my favorite color and I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement ever since.

I was really bummed out by this, but I knew I had to move on. The MAC makeup artist was very helpful and picked out 2 colors that she said would make my hazel eyes pop. They were All That Glitters and Creme de Violet. I told her that I wanted colors that I could wear during the day at work, but when she had finished applying the colors to me, I looked like I was ready to head out to a nightclub.

Unfortunately, I just wasn’t happy with MAC’s color options, they were all too bright for me. So I headed back to the Clinique counter a few days later and purchase Ballet Flats and Nude Rose, which are pretty similar to my beloved Victorian Pink. Honestly, I’m not sure why I strayed from Clinique in the first place.

Lesson learned, stick with what you know.

Why Did ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Bomb At The Box Office?

Edge of Tomorrow

Last week, I attended an advanced screening for Tom Cruise’s new action sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow and I really enjoyed it. So imagine my surprise when I found out the movie fizzled at the box office over the weekend, coming in a distant third.

The movie, which stars Cruise and Emily Blunt, is about Earth’s fight against aliens that are trying taking over the planet, and Cruise’s ability to replay the same day over and over again, much like in Groundhog Day. The difference? He learns from each previous instance, going from a rookie soldier to an unstoppable force. There’s also similarities to Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal, another favorite of mine.

As a huge Tom Cruise fan, I was definitely excited to see Edge of Tomorrow, and it didn’t disappoint one bit. I thought Cruise and Blunt had great on-screen chemistry, and the movie really kept my attention (which is saying something since I sometimes have ADD and have trouble sitting still while watching movies).

So I say ignore everyone else’s opinions and go see the movie. But save your money and skip the 3D, as the special effects aren’t worth the extra money!

Looking For A Healthy Treat? Try Dole Dippers!

Dole Strawberry Dippers

With bathing suit season just around the corner, I’ve been looking for a healthy dessert that will satisfy my sweet tooth without betraying my waistline. Lucky for me, I recently discovered Dole’s line of frozen “Dippers”.

My favorite of the bunch has to be their Strawberry Dippers, which are strawberry halves covered in dark chocolate. With 4 slices per pack, they only have 60 calories, and they’re the perfect fix when I’m craving something sweet.

Try them for yourselves, and let me know what you thought of ’em!