Friday, October 23, 2015

Let's Talk: Makeup and American Horror Story Hotel

It should be no surprise by now that I'm addicted to American Horror Story. Much of the world is. While I was home and walking past my makeup station I decided to play for a bit. This is what I came up with. I haven't decided how I feel about Lady Gaga as the Countess but I will say she looks great and her skin is pretty dang flawless. I will call my replication: Glampire Jazzy. LOL! 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Let's Talk Makeup: Zombies!

What do you do on a lazy Saturday? Your partner is tinkering in the garage. You are doing laundry. You already worked out and cleaned the house. You know what I did? I decided to play makeup. I was ready for a fall day. Ready for something pumpkin spice, colorful leaves and most of all mild weather. In my brain all of that translated to Halloween, specifically, zombies. So here I am transformed into a zombie. My first attempt this year (so far). I still have to work on a few things. Mainly use face paint instead of foundation. I used mostly eyeshadows from the Balm's Meet Matte Nude Palette. 
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Ok, here is zombie Jazzy! 

I did not fully commit to zombie life. I did not paint the rest of my visible skin white. Or my ear for that matter. And do you think a zombie would be wearing a lace floral headband? 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let's Talk Movies: 50 Shades vs. 9 1/2 Weeks

This won't be a super long post. I did see 50 Shades a second time. I enjoyed it sooo much more the second time around! I really noticed a few scenes that reminded me of Twilight! I love that. Jamie is growing on me. I think he has mastered the one arm shirt removal LOL!

You all might be reading one more post about 50 Shades since I'm planning to see yet again! I. CANT. WAIT.  

***UPDATE: I did not end up seeing it a third time. I started to write this post long ago but just go too busy. If you can believe it I do not own the DVD yet! Nor have I watched it at home either. 

My sister in law suggested that I watch 9 1/2 Weeks and see how it compares to 50 Shades. I think it was like the 50 Shades of the late 80's. Personally, I feel 9 1/2 weeks was raunchier than 50 Shades. How is that even possible? There is a red room of pain in 50 Shades for crying out loud! Well, it is possible folks. 

Mickey Rourke then (two thumbs up)

Mickey Rourke now...

9 1/2 weeks

Kim Basinger- Timeless beauty. She plays Elizabeth. Mickey Rourke- not so handsome now but boy he was pretty handsome in his younger years. He plays John. The plot: Kim has an affair with a man she barely knows. They have hot intimate times but this leads down a slippery slope. He is playing this game with her. I totally did not like the ending. I was mad at John (Mickey). There are a few follow up movies but it is with different women. Of course the movie was from 1986 so there are some dated things, like the music, the movie magic, the fashion. Here is why I think this movie is raunchier: the sex scenes! Yes, they only show her in the nude. That is nothing new. BUT.... all the heavy breathing, all the "passion" seemed a bit naughty. I was almost embarrassed watching this! 


50 Shades of Grey I wont go into extreme depth about 50 Shades since most of us have seen it and it is more recent. I also wrote a previous blog post on all my thoughts on the movie. I will say I think 50 Shadesis "sexier" than 9 1/2 weeks. 

Personally, I think Henry Cavill should have played Christian. He is perfect. Look at that he is superman and Mr. Grey! Can the combination get any better? 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Let's Talk: Random Thoughts on the Black Market and The Dark Web

I have just been enlightened! For years I have been joking and asking about the black market. What do they sell? How do you buy from there? How much do things cost? Is there a "store?" Do they sell kidneys? The librarian in me needed to know. I was once quoted saying "How can I answer reference questions without the internet?" Shockingly, I had never googled the black market or anything of the sort. Maybe I was too busy rereading or rewatching some of my favorite books & movies. While having a casual conversation in the office today about current news (which I rarely watch) about hackers sharing private information about websites that are intended for you to find someone to cheat on your spouse with I learned about the "Dark Web." Sounds like something out of Harry Potter if you ask me! 

By no means is this blog post: 
1. Supporting the dark web/black market/deep web or any other thing it may be called.
2. Claiming to know anything accurate about these things. I just did some research on the google and am sharing my opinions.
3. I'm really in the list mood lately, aren't I?

Back to the black market. 

Apparently, the black market is in the dark part of the interwebs. The part that is not cataloged or searchable when we use google or any other search engines. To access this you have to download things, tors? To buy things on there you have to use bitcoins. From what I gather that is some encrypted way of sending money directly to someone else without using a third party. Whew! OK. I have not ventured into the dark interwebs nor do I intend to. I have no desire to hire a hitman, buy drugs, sell drugs or watch some violent happenings.  Here is a chart from that sums this up much easier than I can explain. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Let's Talk Series: American Horror Story, Season 3, Coven

Well this post has been long in coming! Sometimes, I have the post all planned out in my brain but my fingers and laptop don't get the memo. I do love American Horror Story. I love everything about the show. I have rewatched Seasons 1 & 2 a few times. A long time ago I would never rewatch or reread anything. I felt like there were too many things out there for me to waste time rewatching or rereading something I have already experienced.  Lately, for the past few years, rewatching and rereading is some sort of sign. If I rewatch it means I love it. I'm not ready to let it go after the first experience. I don't want it to be over. Depending how deep my love runs for the particular thing depends how 
many times I will rewatch. OK, back to AHS. 
This post is not about the "logic" of my madness. 

So, American Horror Story, Coven. I did enjoy this season. I will go as far to say that even though I enjoyed it, it was my least favorite so far. Even though it wasn't about vampires, it reminded me a bit of True Blood. I also feel Coven was created more for women. I can't really see men being too into this season.  I'm sure many are, this is just my opinion.  There were some pretty good plot twists. I really was tired of Madison. She made me pretty frustrated.  

The trials the girls had to face to see who would be 
the next supreme reminded me of 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a bit!

I still will give this season 5 stars. This show is a must watch if you like anything supernatural or a bit scary. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Let's Talk Movies: Unfriended

By now it is no secret that I love scary movies.  I was interested to watch Unfriended. Going into this movie I knew the gist of it. Friends were being contacted on the interwebs by their dead friend. As usual, I wont give away all the details. Some things you should know before you decide to watch this movie: 

1. The entire movie (except for the last 3 seconds) will consist of you watching people using the computer. Chatting on imessage, facebook and video chat. 

2. As a computer user, there are some things that may annoy you. For example, most people use keyboard shortcuts: copy, paste, and hit enter in a chat with the keyboard. Not in this movie. Heavy mouse usage. 

3. How often do you video chat with 4-5 people? Is that even a thing? I'm lucky if I facetime with my sister! If something creepy was happening, wouldn't you log off? Contact a live human instead of your friends on the computer? (Not saying friends on the computer are not live humans-I just mean maybe, like humans in your home? neighbors?)

Overall, I will give this movie 3.5 stars. I did enjoy it. I would not rewatch it. I'm really glad I watched it on cable instead of at the theater. The verdict: if you are in the mood for a good cheesy high-school scary movie then go for this. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Let's Talk or Rather Watch Some: Magic Mike XXL

How grateful am I for this video popping up on my facebook feed this morning!?!! I've only been talking about this since July! Can't wait until November. Enjoy! 

Guys you need to take notes #wow
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Friday, August 14, 2015

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

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The last 72 hours of my life have been devoted to reading The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure. Actually, in my brain it is just one long book. I still need to read The Kill Order. But I had to share my thoughts on this. I will say my sister has been nagging me to read this series for over a year. I saw The Maze Runner last year for my birthday with my best friend. That was the universe's gift to me. The universe is so generous that I will be doing the same thing this year for my birthday too. I loved the movie. While I was curious to read the book I was in quite the reading slump (as you may already know if you follow this blog).  Now that the time for The Scorch Trials is getting closer I just had to find out what happens. The rest is history. I don't really know how to describe how I feel right now. When I finished reading the Divergent series I felt livid, angry and was almost in a rage over the ending. Let me not jump ahead of myself here. Only one other series has gotten me to read the books after watching the movie. That would be The Hunger Games. Ya'll know how much I love that series. That being said, for this series (and Hunger Games too) I feel like the first book is a little hard to get into. I think this is because you already know (mostly) what is going to happen. But like I usually say, stick with it, it is well worth it. Book 2 & 3 just fly by! So suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat. You don't know what to believe anymore. It is like inception! Let's talk about the ending. I won't give anything away. UGH! I just want more. I need more pages between the last two chapters and the
epilogue. I need more reconciliation with Thomas and Teresa. I need more after.  Clearly I just need more. I would have resolved things a bit differently, but, hey, that's how I roll.  I loved this series but now I just feel numb. I feel like Thomas. Like I have just been mindf&*^ed and didn't even realize it is over. Maybe after the movies come out  I will elaborate in more detail what I want more about. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who may be wanting to read it. I will say I love and agree with the casting. Except for one person. I would have made this guy Ratman, or Janson instead. 

5 stars! #DashnerArmy

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Let's talk movies: Magic Mike XXL

I can't believe it has been 5 months since I have posted! WOW! My apologies! Today's post is for any Magic Mike XXL lovers. This is not a movie review. Obviously, it is one of the best movies of all time! Now, for my Channing Tatum lovers, music lovers, or just lovers of all things ironic, funny and witty this post is for you. If you did not like the movie or want to know about it this post is not for you. Ladies, remember the scene where Channing is telling Amber about how he loves oreo's? 
She is eating the red velvet cake. 

Fast forward to the end of the movie 
when he is *dancing* on, for or to her. 

The song is R. Kelly's Cookie. I just listened to it, really listened to it. I have been laughing ever since! Clearly, I'm easily amused. But I love that he is singing about oreo's! I super love that Magic Mike was so clever to play this song for her! Well played!! 

(Listen at your own discretion. It is R. Kelly and the explicit version)

"Like an Oreo...
You gonna know how I get down!" LOL

Oreo's are my favorite cookie! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Let's Talk Series: American Horror Story, Season 2, Asylum

I'm going to be so sad when I'm caught up on this show! I just cant get enough of it. It is so good! The good thing about not watching things right away is that you can binge watch all the episodes. I've been having an American Horror Story marathon. Tomorrow I'll start season 3, Coven.  I'm loving how some of the actors from the first season are playing different characters in the second season. Pretty cool! But for now, let's chat about Asylum, shall we?
HOLY HELL. It started off great. First episode opens with Adam Levine. Got my attention-check.  Too many times I found myself thinking, "What a sick biach" or "What a sick ba$tard!" Talk about old school catholic punishment, use of the word flogging (or flocking as I like to call it)  electro shock therapy, alien abduction, possession, (the list can go on and on)- this season was just crazy. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse something even worse would happen! Just when I thought something good was going to happen BOOM right back to an even bigger shitshow.  Oh but that ending! I did not see that coming! Oh, not to mention my new love for Dylan McDermott. He is in his 50's!!!!! Not too shabby!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Let's Talk Series: American Horror Story, Season 1, Murder House

Once again I'm late on the bandwagon. I knew I would love this show. How could I not? It's right up my alley. It is my alley dang it! Paranormal and romance-I like it in my books and in my movies and in my tv shows! I just binge-watched season one. LOVE. THIS. SHOW.  Dylan McDermott. Hello. How did I forget about this hottie? There were some pretty shocking things going on. I enjoyed each and every moment. I wanted to watch this show once I realized Frances Conroy was in it. I loved her as the mom in Six Feet Under. When that series was over I went over to MIB ( and searched her and boom-seed planted. Must watch American Horror Story.

Unrelated to the show itself, I will say I was very disappointed in comcast for only having the current season on demand. I had to watch it on netflix. You would think with all the money cable costs...  I wont rant and rage about the horrors of cable.

In conclusion, I will leave you with Dylan McDermott. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let's talk movies: Predestination

Has anyone out there seen this movie? Ethan Hawke plays a special agent and I just can't get this movie out of my head! It was a total mindf*#k! Remember Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio that came out a while back? How that blew everyone's mind? Well, Predestination even beats Inception at inception-if that even makes sense! I watched this move twice in 2 days! It is based on a short story by Robert Heinlein, "All You Zombies." Of course I had to immediately read this to see if it offered any other insight into the movie. Just pretty freaking amazing and sick at the same time. I will warn you no animals were harmed and no one was raped in the movie. I HATE WHEN MOVIES have those elements. OK, back to Predestination. Here is what (or MIB as it's called in my household) describes the movie as: 

The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Accurate description but does not give you the slightest hint at the inception you are about to witness. OK, if you like sci-fi, time traveling, psychological thrillers and mind blowing movies:
  • stop reading this post
  • go rent and watch this movie
  • come back and comment with your thoughts
IF you have no intention of watching the movie OR reading the short story and want to know what happens: keep reading. 


Ok, Ethan Hawke is a time traveling agent. He goes back in time to prevent crimes, bombings and other horrible things. When we meet him he is a bartender. He is talking to a man. The man tells him a CRAZY story how he used to be a woman...  His life was ruined (while he was a woman) when he met a guy and did what is natural and ended up pregnant. Of course the guy left and her (his) career was over. While giving birth the doctors realized that she had 2 sets of organs, both not developed well. The female organs were developed well enough to get pregnant but after the cesarean they were damaged. They reconstructed the male organs and that is how she became a man. Imagine that! A new "mother" and you wake up from surgery to that news!!! Two weeks later her baby is taken from the hospital. Ethan Hawke tells the guy he can bring him to the guy that changed his life. The guy that got her pregnant and left her to her horrible fate. Of course that sounds like a good idea. He wants to kill that ba$tard for everything he lost. Lost womanhood, child, life, career, family. So they go back in time to where she was about to meet that SOB. Guess who the man who ruined her life is? I know you will never guess. The man who ruined her life was HERSELF. Her future self, in man form, come back to the past to "kill the SOB" but instead was mesmerized by the woman (himself as a woman). Shocker, huh? But wait, it gets better! They fornicate! And she gets herself pregnant? The stolen baby was her?!? How does it make sense? It doesn't. Ethan Hawke is a future version of her! Talk about mindfu#k!  If you are not shocked and amazed by this plot line then you have a very vivid imagination lol. 

I am totally not doing this film/short story any justice-AT ALL.  There is a whole other element I'm not even talking about here because I'm just still shocked at them apples. The moral of the story is don't screw yourself! JUST KIDDING! The moral of the story is somethings are just predestined to happen and no matter how you try to change them to alter the outcome it will always be the same. Whew. I need some chocolate now. :) 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Let's Talk Makeup: NCLA Nail Wraps

See this nail picture on the right? I love those nails. I thought I would try to recreate them. I found the picture on pinterest of course. After a little investigation I found these are transparent nail wraps from NCLA. This particular style is called Leather and Lace and costs $18.00. I thought these would be the perfect nails for seeing Fifty Shades of Grey. I even got my nails done since I normally have short nails. I wish I could give these wraps a good review but I just cant. They did not stick on my nails. They did not even last the night. I got so frustrated I peeled them off. Even after filing down the edges the sticker was still lifted! Sally Hansen wraps have never let me down before. I was expecting the same from this brand especially since they are double the price. I say skip out on these and head to your local drugstore and grab the Sally Hansen kind instead. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Let's Talk Movies: 50 Shades of Grey

On a hiatus or not, what kind of blogger would I be if I did not have something to say about the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon -movie!?!  At first, I will admit, I was not interested in seeing this movie at all. Was not interested in advanced tickets, making a shirt, trying to show my love for the books/movie like I do with other releases. Not until two days before it was supposed to come out did I get excited to see it. I did not see it on the early Thursday screening like everyone was so happily posting all over facebook. I was not a happy camper about that lol. Let's get to the movie, shall we? Overall, I liked it. I was not in love with it but I did like it. Dakota Johnson as Ana stole the show. She did an amazing job! I was not expecting that from her. But, Jaime, Jaime, Jaime... He did not do it for me. I was not thrilled that he would be 50 from the beginning. He reminds me of Justin Timberlake. No offense to Justin, I love that man. But when I think of the Christian Grey - Justin Timberlake should not come to mind. I need a more dominating man. A little bigger and not so boyish. Oh well. We can't get everything we want! I am looking forward to seeing the movie a second time. I feel like the first time I was waiting and scrutinizing and comparing everything to the book. The second time I watch it I just want to see it for a movie - a plain ole movie. 

The Soundtrack! It is a must buy. I love it, even the older songs on there. Really, the key to having a good movie is having a badass soundtrack. I'm sure I've said this before. Between The Weeknds voice and Beyonce's Crazy in Love mix that soundtrack has been on repeat in my ears!

Let's talk about how awesome it is that something that started out as Twilight fan fiction from a woman with an idea now has become a million-billion- dollar dream come true! I loved the books before they were even popular. Met E.L. James at a signing where the tickets were only $25 bucks! Not only did she sign all the books but she actually spoke to us and was a normal person. Love it or hate it, it is still the hot ticket. Can't wait for the next 2 movies. Laters, baby!