Sunday, July 31, 2011

Movie Review: Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits:
Rated: R
Run Time: 109 mins
What it is about:
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) is a blog Art Director who is recruited by GQ, Jamie is the headhunter (Mila Kunis) a headhunter and is responsible for getting Dylan to accept the position. After a night on the town with Jamie Dylan decided to accept the position and uproot his life in LA to move to NYC; upon his arrival Jamie and Dylan’s friendship blossoms. After a string of bad dates and relationships the two decide that they can have no emotions attached sex and remain friends, no complications, but of course there are never “no complications” when sex is thrown in the mix.  
What I thought about the movie:
This movie is hilarious! I laughed more in the first 15 minutes of this movie then I have the entire length of all the comedies I have seen in recent memories with the exception of “Bridesmaids”. Mila Kunis was perfect in this role; I cannot see anyone else playing this part. Justin Timberlake is also great in his role, but Kunis really stood out to me. Woody Harrelson plays Tommy, the very out and proud sports editor at GQ and in typical Harrelson fashion he was totally a scene stealer. You will see a lot of great cameos in this movie by heavy hitting comedians. You will laugh pretty much from beginning to the end, although, it does get somewhat heavier during the trip to LA, but even the heavier parts still have comedy. What I think makes this movie even funnier is I can totally see some of this stuff really happening in real life. Also, the movie does not take itself too seriously, even going so far as to blatantly poking fun of the romantic comedy genre which it is so clearly a part of. I think even men will enjoy this movie.
Rating:
Go see it! At least check it out matinee prices and if you don’t want to pay even that much, put it on your must rent list! I am on a movie buying ban but I may even buy this movie when it comes out on DVD, that’s how much I liked it.
*you can also view this review on my other blog http://www.paranormalromancenovel.com/



Saturday, July 30, 2011

Song on Repeat: Breathe Carolina - I'm The Type Of Person To Take It Personal

So I said i was going to go looking for some more Breathe Carolina and I was true to my word and what I found is my new love! A lot of Breathe Carolina's stuff is a little too techno/popish but I found this jem. It has the fast paced techno dance beat, with pop like singing and then the other dude comes in with metal screaming. They had me at first scream! This song satisfies both the club dancer in me as well as my head banging thrasher side. I'm in musical heaven!

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Victoria's Secret Pink Private Event Aug 7th

I got this tip from my girl CeCe from www.bronzegoddessbeauty.com!!

Victoria's Secret is having a private event that you can sign up for. Click here for details and to sign up!


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Product Review: Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner:

Product Features:
  • Contains No Laurel/Laureth Sulfates
  • Suitable for All Hair Types
  • Cruelty Free - Never Tested on Animals
  • 16 Fl Oz (473 mL) Bottle
  • Contains Certified Organic Botanical Ingredients
Review:
Love, Love, Love this product!!! So I have been looking for a Tea Tree conditioner for a while now that did not smell so overpowering and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I have previously tried the Paul Mitchell mask but I didn’t like the smell and it left little beads in my hair regardless of how long I rinsed. And I also tried the J. Beverley Hills Mask and I really like it but it costs something like $20 for a fairly small bottle. So when I saw this on Trader Joe’s shelf and saw it was only $4.00 (AZ price) I decided to give it a whirl and man I am glad I did. This product is light so it doesn’t weigh down your hair, the fragrance is a light peppermint smell so it’s not overpowering and man does my hair feel silky when I’m rinsing it out. I also find myself needing a lot less then I typically do with other conditioners so it has been lasting me longer. My hair has been so soft and shinny since I have started using this product. What is really nice about it is its cruelty free and all the ingredients are natural so you know you aren’t putting more chemicals in your hair. If you have a Trader Joe’s near you go ASAP and snap this product up! If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s I believe you can find it online. I love this product and highly recommend it. I also saw a review for this product for people with curly hair and it came highly recommended there as well! You won’t be sorry for this purchase.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Song on Repeat: Breathe Carolina - Blackout

My current newest Song on Repeat is Breathe Carolina - Blackout



This is another one of my free iTunes finds. I was immediately attracted to the upbeat electronic beats and melodious voices. This song is just pure fun! It's highly infectious and you'll soon have it on repeat as well I plan on looking into more tunes by Breathe Carolina ASAP!



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Store Review: I love Trader Joe’s!

I love Trader Joe’s, they have great food at great prices. Also, They have lots of healthy food and are eco-friendly. I’m not the healthiest or greenest person in the world but I do try. One of the other great things about Trader Joe’s is their portions. They seem to understand that not everyone is apart of a family and needs to feed 5 people. They seem to have what I call “single people” portions. Single people you know what I’m talking about, you get that bag of apples but it’s just you so some of it goes to waste because you can’t eat all of it before it spoils.

I don’t really have a Trader Joe’s in my neighborhood, the closest one is about 10 miles way out of my way, I wouldn’t go at all but there are a few products that I love from Trader Joe’s that make the drive out of my way worth it. They are the following :

*Note: any listed prices are what I remember them to be and may not be exact and are more ball park figures and based on Phoenix area stores, they may be different across the nation.

Green Plant Juice:
Now I know it doesn’t look all that yummy, but it is in fact quite tasty.  This nasty looking green juice packs quite a punch in the nutrition department, containing wheat grass, spirulina, barley, and other such ingredients you wouldn’t normally consume but should. To cover the taste of the not so yummy fruit juices are added such as apple and mango juices. I used to purchase Naked brands: Green Machine but it is considerably more costly and it doesn’t taste that much better. Naked runs about $9 for their Green Machine. Trader Joes; Green plant will run you about $3.50 for a larger amount. You do the math. Trust me on this one, you’ll love this drink!
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Silver Goat: Garlic and Herbs Goat Cheese
I love goat cheese, what I don’t love about goat cheese is usually its pretty pricy at other grocery stores and if you want it flavored add another dollar to the already high price. When I saw this brand goat cheese and saw that it was $4.00 for this double the normal size package I figured it must not taste very good, but I took the risk. I was delighted to find out that it tastes just as yummy as every other goat cheese I have tried. Put this goat cheese on the rosemary parmesan Triscuit and you have a party in your mouth!
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Sliced Crimini Mushrooms:
I like this product mainly because of the resealable bag. Usually in other groceries they come in that little box container and you have to find a ziplock to put the rest of the mushrooms in. Again, Trader Joe’s is thinking about us singles that just cook for ourselves and might not use all of the mushrooms in one go. I also enjoy the price of these mushrooms, usually portabellas or Criminis are more expensive then your standard white caps, but this package will only run you about $2.00, at least I think it was $2.00 at the most it was $3.00 which is still a good price.
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Reduced Guilt Mac and Cheese:
This is one of the best pre-made Mac and Cheese that I have ever tasted. I LOVE it and at only about 270 calories per package I don’t have to feel bad that I’m eating it. If you like Mac and Cheese I would suggest giving this one a whirl! It’s only $2.00 per package.
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Vitamins:
Usually I get my vitamins at Target, but they don’t have these specifically so I get them at Trader Joe’s. I believe they were about $10.00 per bottle.
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Shopping Spoils 7/9

So I was on a mission to find some shorts today, so I went to Old Navy, usually they have an over abundance of shorts. Today, not so much. :(  However, they were having a 75% off sale today!! So while I didnt find shorts, I did score on other items.  I spent about 28 bux at Old Navy and then moved on to Marshalls, thinking they had to have shorts. Again, not so much. WTH! I live in Scottsdale, AZ, you would think there would be shorts EVERYWHERE. But not the case the one time I want to go buy some. I did however find a pair of Levi's for 10 bux, so again I scored on an item I totally didnt need, but who could pass up $10 jeans??  I know I couldnt!

So in total I waked away with a pair of Levi jeans, a swimsuit, and 3 shirts and spent less then $40.00! Totally made up for the fact I didnt find the one item I actually wanted.