Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Geeking Out: Dorian Grace

Thanks to the wonderful Wearsherlock  (seriously I am obsessed with this blog!) I found the equally wonderful Etsy Shop Dorian Grace, which sells "soaps and scents for Victorians, Steampunks, and Bibliophiles" (in other words: Sherlock fangirls like me).

Those of you who know me, are aware that I am usually not very interested in bath or beauty products unless it's a limited edition Chanel varnish, but when I saw that this store had a Sherlock Holmes inspired lip balm, I just had to get it.  

And turns out that it isn't just a fun gimmick, the 221Bee Lip Balm is absolutely divine!  

It is a Sussex honey flavored lip balm made with Natural Beeswax and Food-Grade Oil, that feels super silky, and tastes amazing. The only downside is that  I've been craving  Honey Loops ever since I applied it, and breakfast time is like 20 hours away. Oh well...


The best, however, was that the lip balm came with a sample sized soap (which is actually pretty big), a handwritten thank you note, and a coupon code for my next order (which I will place soon!), an incredible amount of effort for a order that was under $4 - Thank you! 
 
Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura


Saturday, May 26, 2012

O.O.T.D: Donna Martin Graduates

It's been forever since I posted a proper outfit of the day, and  even though it's nothing  special I kinda liked my TV-Nerd/Hipster/Prep look  today, take a look for yourself...


Product List
The shirt is available via  teeshirtsrock.com  and for the limited edition RayBans (purchased in 2010) ebay is your best option. 

Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura

Friday, May 25, 2012

TV Report Cards

For most of us May means exam time, in school and on our TV screens (because we all need that extra emotional stress to make studying even harder).  So lets see how our favorite new shows did end their freshman year. (I'll try my best to keep this spoiler free, but minor details might come out...)

Suburgatory (ABC): 
This show started so so so well, and then Alicia Silverstone came along...
Eden was just too much, or maybe I had gotten so used to the plastic world of Chatswin that I couldn't deal with all that  organic stuff - whatever it was I'm glad she's gone and the show gets a friendly B for writing her off.

2 Broke Girls (CBS):
This show can't do no wrong (it might be because the standard is not that high to begin with, but I do not care - it is perfect!). The fun dress shopping sequence and Caroline's new cupcake  record alone deserve an A+.

Revenge (ABC):
A-, now don't yell at me for the minus.  The finale was flawless and "revengy" (and I'd love to steal Emily's collection of cream sweaters...), but there was one twist I did not like... at all... just no... I leave it to you to decide what it was, god knows there are enough shocking revelations to choose from. 

Ringer (CW): 
Honestly, raise your hands if you thought this would ever get a second season. No one? ..that's what I thought. This show was tremendous fun while it lasted, the campy plot, the  crazy twists, the ridiculous amount of Burberry Prorsum coats...  And for the sole effort of squeezing a full season of that, plus the  obligatory cliffhanger (which will remain, unresolved) into 42 minutes, the finale gets a well deserved A.

Hart of Dixie (CW):
A+ for the thunderstorm, because a) there was a lovely symbolic to it, and b) I'm crazy about thunderstorms. The rather forced (seriously was anyone surprised?) cliffhanger, however, deserves a B-. With bonus points  for soundtrack (if you want me to like you, play some Gloriana, I'm easy) that leads us to a final B+ for, Rachel Bilson and Bluebell.

And for those who ever doubted that Summer Roberts could be a doctor:

Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura

Friday, May 18, 2012

Garden Party

It's Garden Life Weekend,  which means flowers, food and bad weather (still waiting for a big storm, but it's bound to happen).  Anyway I don't want to waste too much space with words because I took plenty of pictures...



 This years British invasion to go with the weather...


 ...and the "Keep Calm" sign, that came home with me. Obviously. 



Rubber tree. Awesome.


Random dog, but it's a beauty so why not...




And because this still is a fashion blog (I know I keep forgetting it, too), my outfit:

Parka:  Burberry Brit
Top: Free People
Jeans: H&M
Shoes: Land's End.

The detailing on the top, which is probably my favorite summer piece: 

...let's hope that I can wear it without the parka tomorrow.

Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Updates & Apologies

As some of you know I'm writing my B.A. thesis about the collaborative process behind Nancy Drew right now, and as much fun it is, it is also a lot of work (being a total perfectionist doesn't  help either)  - but on the bright side it is going pretty well, and I plan to be done with the actual writing in two weeks from now, which will leave me with two weeks for editing and finishing touches. Here is a preview:


But since the research and writing are  keeping me so busy, I barely have time to keep up with new books, TV Shows, and (that's the hardest) fashion - so there's really not much to blog about.   

...I am, however, really looking forward to the GARDEN LIFE next weekend, and on top of that my Birthday is coming up which will entail a trip to Burberry and cupcakes, so that'll give me some inspiration. 

And because I don't want to leave you hanging without something sparkly, check out  Essie's Turquoise&Caicos. I'm usually not a fan of mint or green polishes, but this looks like a Tiffany Box and unlike Chanel's Nouvelle Vague it works on super pale skin. 

And because it's Saturday, just click on this and have some fun.

Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hump Day Homework (Superhero Edition)

Welcome to your second "Hump Day Homework" assignment.  Let's not waste any time...

Watch: The Avengers
Thanks to a broken 3D projector I already  saw this one 1.5 times. It was a real bummer to get sent home halfway through the movie, but that was forgotten as soon as I saw the opening credits for the second  time that night.  It may not be the best movie of the year, but it's definitely the coolest one, and  even if you're not a 3D person (like me) you're gonna enjoy the witty dialogue...  and  you know the cast's kinda hot.  

Listen to:  Dirty Work All Time Low 
 Hmm...what works with the superhero theme besides the obvious movie score?  Well All Time Low's Dirty Work  came to mind. I love to listen to this very energetic album while working out,  and songs like Heroes and Time-Bomb  are simply too good to not make it into a Hump Day Homework asignment.  

Read:  Comic Books
Source
Take a break from those big novels and grab some comic books. You know you want to (and it gave me an excuse to sneak in this picture...)

Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura