Beauty Reviews, Lush

Lush Snowflake Bubble Spinner Demo Christmas 2018

The Lush Snowflake Bubble Spinner for Christmas 2018 reminds me a Winter!


What’s to love?

The Lush Snowflake Bubble Spinner has orange, lemon and a slight bit of patchouli to give it some holiday spice. The Snowflake Spinner creates a nice fluffy pile of bubbles when it runs under the facet. You can hold the spinner by the wooden peg to make it twirl! This one a tiny bit of glitter too.

That's My Opinion

Wear It Like Boy George!

This is a little deviation from my normal posts but lately I’ve been taking notice of over 40 celebrities and what they’re doing with their make-up.

One of my favorite singers (from the 80’s and now) is Boy George and I finally got around to watching Celebrity Apprentice (yes, I’m really, really late) because I wanted to see Boy in action in the business world (he’s amazing).

As I started watching I was more than pleasantly surprised by how great his make-up looked and being that we’re both over 45 (err…and a little more) it made me smile seeing how he wasn’t afraid to go bold, especially with the purple eyeshadow. He looks amazing!

So lately I’ve been turning up Karma Chameleon and trying to improve my skills with a brush to make my eyes a little more creative and daring.

My new make-up motto. Wear It Like Boy George! Who is YOUR Celebrity Make-Up Muse?


Q & A Time

Friday Fun! 21 Quirky Questions About Beauty & Pop Culture Favs

Happy Friday! I thought I would have a little fun tonight so I came up with 21 quirky questions about beauty and pop culture as I think the two are very much connected. It’s kind of a “get to know me” Q & A and anyone is welcome to copy my questions to play.


One – Favorite Decade?

Hand down the 80’s! I was a huge fan of Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Roxy Music and so many more. I  have a hard time getting on board with new music.

Two – Favorite Lipstick?

Right now it’s the It Cosmetics Blurred Lines in Believe which is a shimmery dark pink.

Three – Last Movie?

Eye in the Sky which is about drone warfare and the last movie that Alan Rickman made.

Four – Shampoo I’m Using Right Now?

Lush Big! It makes my hair so soft… and, well BIG!

Five – 5th & 15th Book On My Kindle Shelf?

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Rod Stewart’s Biography Rod

Six – Most Hated 80’s Fashion?

Jelly shoes. OMG I had a pearl white pair that gave me the worst blisters ever.

Seven – First Concert?

Duran Duran in 1984. There was a complete blizzard that night but a friends kind father got us there on time. We had 10th row center seats and I swear Simon LeBon flung sweat my way.

Eight – Most “Meh” Beauty Product?

I still can’t get onboard with the matte liquid lipsticks.

Nine – Heels or Flats?

Flats or low wedges, I’m 5′ 11″

Ten – 3 Favorite Beauty Brands Right Now?

This changes daily! But today — It Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Your Best Friend

Eleven –  What’s In Your Purse Make-Up Bag?

Maybelline Fit Me, Clinique Mini Palette, Laura Geller Baked Blush, Revlon Ultra HD Lip Color, Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara, Milk Highlighter and an e.l.f. Brush

Twelve – Favorite TV Mom?

Frankie Heck on The Middle. I’m kind of a cross between Frankie and Sue Heck.

Thirteen – I hate the number 13.

Fourteen –  Splurge Beauty Buy?

GlamGlow! My face looks amazing when I use it.

Fifteen –  Beauty Quirk?

I hate plucking my eyebrows, I do it but it’s not my favorite thing and waxing them? NO!

Sixteen –  Travel Wish List?

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Seventeen – Lush vs. Bath & Body Works?

Not a fair question! I love them both equally for different products.

Eighteen – Closet TV Indulgence?

Hoarders, Monsters Inside Me — both kind of creep me out.

Nineteen – Biggest Beauty Fear?

Starting a YouTube Channel, but once I made that first video it was easy.

Twenty – Geek-Out TV Fest Favorites?

I love Dr. Who, old Land of the Lost, Case Histories, American Housewife, Stranger Things, Seinfeld, Fraiser, Dr. Pol…so hard to choose!

Twenty-One – What are you eating right now?

A Clif Z Bar in Chocolate Chip

Bloggers who took me up on the 21 Quirky Questions About Beauty & Pop Culture Favs!

Check out their answers!

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Boo Adventures


Pop Culture

I never worried about David Bowie

Back in 1981 I was a pretty uncool 11-year-old who wore floods and a “Gong Show Reject” t-shirt, but that was also the year I got an equally uncool (by today’s standards) AM/FM radio on which I discovered music. I spent my Summer listening to radio hits like “Jessie’s Girl” and “Queen Of Hearts” and “Celebration” over and over and over.

By the time I was 13 I had become addicted to MTV and buying vinyl records. One of my very first purchases was Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) and “Ashes to Ashes” became my new favorite song. Having grown up in the suburbs I was enthralled by David Bowie’s utter weirdness, listening to him made me feel cool and artsy and unique.

However I was at an age where David Bowie became more sophisticated than my current 14-year-old taste in music and while he was a backdrop for my teens I started to head towards younger groups like Duran Duran. But I never stopped being a David Bowie fan, he was always there…like Lou Reed and Iggy Pop and Tina Turner. I remember when “Modern Love” played hourly on MTV we’d remark on how great he looked and sounded for being “older” at 39 which of course is laughable now that I’m 45. But in reality David Bowie never did age, he looked amazing at 69 and his spirit was equally youthful.

I never worried about David Bowie or thought that he was looking frail as the years passed. He was vibrant, a shining star among the aging rock royalty. So today when I got online I was stunned (as was the world) that someone like David Bowie could vanish over night.

But I suspect in the end that’s what David Bowie wanted and rather than seeing him in pain, I will remember him singing and dancing and being David Bowie.

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. -David Bowie