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{Confessions of a Product Junkie}.... eye makeup

It's been a while since a Confessions of a Product Junkie post, but I'm back!  Today I'm talking about eye makeup because I purchased a new eyeshadow quad last week which I'm loving.

Here it is...

It's one of the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tisse quads in Venitien 223.  It had caught my eye several times over the past couple of months as I ran though the department stores.  I decided to stop and actually check it out last week, and I was sold.
I have decided that I prefer buying eye quads.  Not all brands make quads, so that isn't always an option if you are brand specific, but I prefer them because:
(1) they are easy to pull out and use all the colors without  having to sort through and pull out 4 different containers;
(2) Often when purchasing 4 together, you get out cheaper than buying 4 separate shadows;
(3) Your eye makeup often looks better when you use multiple colors like they do when putting them on you in the store, so there isn't the temptation to cut co…

thoughts on tv {so far}

So have y'all started on the new premiers?  I have been enjoying the premiers so far (of course it's only Monday).  I spent a large part of last week watching Ken Burns' "The Roosevelts".  That was a 14 hour commitment, so I really feel like I have accomplished something there.

Last week "The Mindy Project" premiered.  It was awesome.  Man, oh man, do I love that show.

Last night was a big night of premiers for me... 60 minutes, Madam Secretary, and The Good Wife.  CBS drives me nuts on Sunday nights.  They never budget enough time for stupid football.  Then it jacks with my DVR, and Drives.  Me.  Nuts.

Anyway, I was very excited for 60 minutes.  Big.  Fan.  I have a friend who is also a big fan, so we can always discuss the episodes.  Total Nerd Alert.

Madame Secretary was off to a decent start.  I think it has potential.  It has great actors.  I just wish they hadn't dumbed it down so much, and I also wish that there weren't so many inaccur…

Fall TV {2014}

I love TV, and for those of us who love TV, there is nothing better than premier week.  Those casts we love are back, and maybe we are even looking forward to meeting new characters on some new shows.  I've made my spreadsheet of what comes on when, and when each show premiers.  Here are the shows I'm most looking forward to seeing again:

Returning this week on Fox for it's 3rd Season is The Mindy Project To say that I LOVE this show, doesn't go far enough.  I watch each episode at least 2 times.  Last time I did that?  We are talking Sex and the City people.  I'm serious about this show.  It makes me laugh so hard.
And as an aside, I desperately want to be friends with Mindy Kaling!  But back to the greatness that is the show... Season One was good, Season Two was great, and I cannot wait until Season Three starts this Tuesday.  If you haven't jumped onto The Mindy Project train, get onboard...NOW!  Catch up with the first two seasons while DVR'ing the new…

London & Brussels 2014 {Day Six}

Sunday was my last day in London.   I had been on the fence about whether to go to Buckingham Palace or not, so I weighed out the Pros and Cons.

Pros: The Royal Childhood Exhibit You Only Have the Opportunity to Tour for a month every year I haven't done the tour since 1996
Cons: I did the tour in 1996 It isn't cheap I could spend the time doing something I haven't done before
Then I got in a twitter conversation with Victoria Arbiter, CNN's & ABC's Royal Contributor, and daughter of Dickie Arbiter, the longtime Press Spokesman for Her Majesty the Queen, about the Royal Childhood Exhibition.  She highly recommended it, so I booked my ticket for a 9:30 tour.  
I'm so happy that I did!  It was really great.  The tour has come a long way since 1996 (of course that was only the 3rd year that they had done the tour, so they may have still been figuring it out).  I really enjoyed the tour of the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, and I thought the Royal Childhood Exhibit…