Beauty Reviews, Lush

If Dr. Who Shopped At Lush…

Stop me! OK, I can’t stop. I started the “If so-and-so shopped at Lush” last year and I can’t stop. I am a total Sci-fi geek who thinks about who’s using Lush for what — a lot.

So today I bring you If Dr. Who Shopped At Lush…and by Dr. Who I mean David Tennant who is by far my all time favorite Doctor.

So here goes…If Dr. Who Shopped At Lush…

Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb

I’m staring with the obvious here…Dr. Who most likely has a most fantastically huge bath tub aboard the TARDIS and my guess is that he’s soaking with a Sex Bomb Bath Bomb which just happens to have a rose in the center….hmmmmm.

Lush Cosmic Warrior Fresh Face Mask

Stating the obvious  — again! Dr. Who is a bit of a Cosmic Warrior but the reason I chose this mask is that some people seem to think it smells like wet dog (I don’t) but it reminds me of K-9 in a weird way. It’s also got Fresh Garlic and Tea Tree Oil which I am hoping will ward off those royal vampires!

Lush Refresher Shower Jelly

You better believe that David Tennant…err Dr. Who smells amazing, and perhaps like fresh lemons! I’m sure he also appreciates this wibbily wobbly but not so timey wimey shower jelly.

Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb

The nature of Metamorphosis is so dystopian on the outside that I can’t help but thinking about the Cyberman and the Daleks and the fall of Gallifrey and everything that’s dark and I’m sure that Dr. Who’s inner psyche would appreciate the juxtaposition of this bath bomb. Once the grey melts away you’re left with color and hope and a nice smelling bath! OK, this is all getting too deep.

So there you have it! Now if only we could prove my theory correct and find out what Dr. Who was actually using from Lush.

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Beauty Reviews, Covergirl

Covergirl Star Wars The Force Awakens Lipstick

Yes, I know I’m way, way late on this review but I just found the Covergirl Star Wars The Force Awakens Lipstick on Amazon this week and being that I’m a freakishly huge Star Wars fan I had to pick one up.

What’s to love?

Well I wasn’t completely expecting to love No. 50 Dark Purple shade on my lips. I mostly bought this as a Star Wars collectable but now that I’ve got it home I’m kind of in love with it!

Covergirl did an amazing job with both the packaging and the product has a dark side and a light side (I ended up on the dark side).

The lipstick itself looks really dark in the tube and has very little scent. However once you apply the lipstick it looks more purply/mauve. I would actually wear this shade to an evening event in the Winter. You should definitely use a lip liner, as you can see the product has a slight bleed on the edges.

This lipstick is also super creamy (not sticky, at all) and feels awesome on my lips. I had it on for awhile and it had great staying power.

I’d really like to get my hands on the other 5 shades to I’m on the look-out on Amazon.

The girl geek is super excited about owning Star Wars lipstick!

The Covergirl Star War The Force Awakens Collection

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I Crocheted A Star Wars Lightsaber: The Force Is Really Made Of Yarn

This is what happens when you give a middle aged mom some yarn and Photoshop.  In honor of “The Force Awakens” I decided to create a crocheted lightsaber.

Aside from embarrassing my kid I think I succeeded in creating a pretty darn cool lightsaber made of yarn. Not that I’d scare Darth Vader or anything but my black bathrobe doubles nicely as a Jedi hood and my glasses kind of make me look like an educated Jedi.


May the Force of Yarn give you the strength to create geeky projects this holiday season.

The Artistic Process: From Prototype to Product

As you can see my prototype kinda sucked. I clearly needed to make this sucker a little less limp. My easy solution was a wooden dowl rod that I smashed up the center. Then I just used a red chain that wrapped around the more realistic lightsaber, The handle was pretty easy, just some black chains to make it look more Star Warsy (is that a word)? The key here is to just wing it. Wrap, tie, loop and repeat. That’s my motto.

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Darth Vader is crying because you bought a Star Wars back scratcher

Holy monkey balls! This week I was at Target, Kohl’s and Toys R Us and it’s raining Star Wars, I mean it’s a damn hurricane of merchandising. Now don’t get me wrong. I am the original 1977 Star Wars kid who knew every single line to the original Star Wars movie (before we called it A New Hope) and I am all for relevant Star Wars merchandising but…have we gone a teensy bit too far this year?

Don’t be flippin’ your eggs with Vader’s head.

I fear that in the next 5 years the discount outlets are going to be overrun with cast offs like this menacing Darth Vader spatula or the Stormtrooper slippers I happened upon at Kohl’s (which by the way looked about as comfortable as walking barefoot on Hoth).

Say no to the back scratcher too.

So my useless (and probably rhetorical) question of the day is “Do I need a Darth Vader back scratcher?” That would be a no.

Yes, to the shoes.

But I do kinda want these $329 blingy shoes that light up and play Star Wars music. I may hate excessive branding but I’m all for a good quality pair of shoes.

Don’t make Darth Vader cry.

Shop Star Wars responsibly this year.

Beauty Reviews

Grown Men Will Love The Hot Wheels Car Maker

On a whim I got my husband and the kid a Hot Wheels Car Maker for Christmas and it has sat gathering dust until tonight. Snow and boredom caused the husband and the kid to try it out…

…and Whoa! This thing is pretty darn cool. I was worried it might be some sort of use once and trash (or fall apart) toy but this is like an Easy Bake Oven for boys and men.

First off it’s really well constructed and it talks. My husband put the car in wrong and it kept saying in a very cool computer voice “The mold is in wrong”. I though it would be hysterical if it said stuff like “Dumb ass, you’re doing it wrong” or “Duh, you suck”. I am so juvenile.

So once you get the mold in correctly the machine blinks and beeps while it makes the car. The finished product is awesome. They made a cool purple car with sparkles and it really works on Hot Wheels race tracks. The car is not cheap or sticky or stinky. It’s just plain cool.

So the people at Hot Wheel get an A+ for the machine, the only problem is that you get 3 chaises with the machine and I can’t find any more at a decent price. I could only fine 2 for $19.99. That’s really high.

So good machine, bad replacement parts.

The good news is that the grown man in your life will love this thing.