Hey guys. I’ve finally reached the max dosage for my Lyme disease medication (read about my struggle with Lyme here), so I haven’t been feeling too good lately, and with the holidays, well, there hasn’t been a lot of updating from me, has there? For those of you who follow me on Facebook I’ve been posting deals from the Good Old Games sale and the Steam sale (videogames), plus any awesome beauty sales I find (Sasa.com!). If you’re not following on FB, consider it. I find the best deals a lot of people miss + you may see awesomeness. Fair warning ^_^
 
 


Ddukbokki!

 
Holidays were good for me, I had a lot of Korean food (my favorite!) which is TOTALLY not allowed considering my strict requirements. Doctors orders: I have to eat a very careful diet, you guys would not believe how boring it is, lol. I can’t eat at restaurants and no one makes compatible food so I have to bring food with me. Usually I’m good, but I have no resistance against delicious Korean foods (ddukbokki, kimchi, japchae, bulgogi, ermagherd so gerd!!). Perhaps then it’s a good thing that we don’t have Korean restaurants in Vermont, if we did I’d fail at my diet and get so sick!
 

Though mostly I’ve been too sick to play a lot of games, the ones I’ve spent the most hours on recently are Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility (Wii), and I just got The Sims 3 (PC) during the Steam flash sale. I’ve also been rocking Fortune Summoners Secret of the Elemental Stone (PC), which is unusual because I’m not typically into platformers, and they’re difficult due to my hands sucking at anything hands are supposed to do (like opening jars, writing legibly, holding objects, or jumping on shit missions in games). I’d say I enjoy all of these games so far, and yeah none are super hip roguelikes but I’ve been too sick, my brain can’t rogue. Every time I play I get Yet Another Stupid Death (YASD) because I can’t focus. So I’ve been playing more casual stuff for now.
 
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Posted by Cake-Pie
Dated: 31st December 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Games
Comments: 13 Comments

Image is a photo of the packaging for the oriental gold bb cream. It is a cylinder shape with a pink bottom half and a gold top half.When I first I learned about BBs I did a lot of research, I read a TON of reviews (both domestic and foreign) and this product kept coming up. I bought it because I wanted to start out with a good quality BB cream rather than randomly experiment, and overall I was glad I did. If you’re new to BB creams, it might be good to start by reading about what they are, as there are no truly analogous western products.
 

Skin79 is a large brand from South Korea, but it’s more popular and well-known in the west in that it’s a big deal here, and not so much in South Korea. Most women outside of Asia try a Skin79 brand for their first BB cream, but most women in BB-popular countries aren’t as into Skin79. It’s not an inferior brand, personally I think the difference in popularity is a matter of marketing because Skin79 spends a lot of time enticing the foreign market. Read more…
 

Posted by Cake-Pie
Dated: 25th October 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews
Comments: 23 Comments

Image is a photo of the contents of an open box from the Julep subscription. On the top of the contents is a card that reads: Simply bewitching. The card has photos of 2 nail polishes, a couple of painted gourds (one black one red with black crackle). The polishes are similar colors and also pictured is a bottle nail drying drops.In general, I’m a very picky person, but like most of us I get excited at the prospect of receiving presents of glorious beauty wonders on a monthly basis. I’ve been researching the various subscription services, and reading reviews done by other beauty bloggers, and even so I’ve only been able to select TWO services that meet my criteria. The problem is that beauty subscriptions are still a new concept, so I think the experiment phase is happening now, where some companies are figuring out what to do. That said, my criteria are actually not super demanding: I need a service that allows me to skip months, and a service that allows some basic level of choice/customization. That’s it! Even still, only two services have met that: Beauty Army, and Julep. Read more…
 

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Posted by Cake-Pie
Dated: 23rd October 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews
Comments: 4 Comments