Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.10

by Gio

Happy Sunday!

Times flies really fast, doesn’t it? I can’t believe it’s already time for some random ramblings, but here they are:

Valentine’s Treat


I’ve always thought that Baci Perugina were a wonderful and appropriate gift for Valentine’s Day. These little treats are both delicious and romantic. Each Bacio has a heart of gianduia dotted with chopped hazelnuts, crowned with a whole hazelnut and covered in chocolate, and is enveloped by a small piece of paper with a romantic and poetic quote in four languages. So, I was really glad when my bf gave me a box of Baci Perugina for Valentine’s Day , and even more thrilled that instead of the classic type covered with dark chocolate, he bought me a new version covered with white chocolate, my favourite. I had never tasted this new version before but it’s actually more delicious than the original imo. I’ve been trying to make them last, but it is so hard lol. Have you tried them?

What I’m Reading Now


The Children Of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. This book was previously titled The Children of England, which I think was a more appropriate name for it as it focuses not only on Henry VIII’s three legitimate children, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, but also on his grand-niece Jane Grey. Weir does a great job at describing the personalities, the beliefs and the experiences of these Tudors sovereigns and the uncertain times they lived in. And if you’re afraid of reading it because you think history books are boring, then you’ll be happy to know this isn’t. It is full of interesting details and tidbits but is very readable and flows easily. Overall, it’s a fascinating and educational book that everyone will enjoy and a must read for any Tudor fan.

The Links

Clumps Of Mascara shares 7 things beauty bloggers should never do.

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Chriselle Sy explains how to contour and highlight a square face shape.

Pink Sith explains what beauty bloggers do.

Out In A Pout explains why you shouldn’t worry about lead in your lipsticks.

Sunday Survey, Vol.91

1. Do you wear sleep masks?
No. I don’t need one as I have blinds and curtains on my windows so I’m good.

2. Do you take photos of your makeup?
Yes, but only for the blog. πŸ™‚

3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning?
My mum.

4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
Lip color. I almost always wear pink lips anyway but I can’t wear the same eyeshadow color for a few days in a row as that would really bore me lol.

5. What do you think of pinafore dresses?
I love them, they are so cute!

It’s your turn now!
1. Do you wear sleep masks?
2. Do you take photos of your makeup?
3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning?
4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
5. What do you think of pinafore dresses?

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16 comments

K / cosmeddicted February 19, 2012 - 1:47 pm

The weekend is over for me! Every Sunday night (if I’m at home), I take a long bath, read your random ramblings, and then go to sleep!

1. Do you wear sleep masks?
I do when I’m on a long haul flight. Sleep Mask + ear plugs + medicine = I get enough sleep to enjoy my destination!

2. Do you take photos of your makeup?
Only for the blog. And just like every other beauty blogger, I probably take at least 10 pictures for every one that makes it onto my blog.

3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning?
Uhh…. I didn’t speak to anyone for the entire day today! Unless you count twitter, of course!

4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
One lip color, as long as it was a “My Lips But Better” shade. If it were a color I wasn’t sure I could pull off, I might just end up not wearing any lipstick!

5. What do you think of pinafore dresses?
Super cute! Can we get some warm weather so that we can start wearing dresses instead of full length down coats????

Hope your weekend is going well!

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beautifulwithbrains February 19, 2012 - 8:57 pm

K, I can never sleep on planes and always arrive at my destination sleepy and tired. Maybe I should buy a mask for my next tip.

And I second that. I can’t wait for the weather to be warm again so we can wear some pretty dresses. I’m so tired of winter clothes lol.

My weekend is going well, thanks and I hope you will have a wonderful week!

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Ana February 19, 2012 - 6:50 pm

I love Baci!

I haven’t tried the white ones, but if you say they’re good, I will when I get the chance πŸ™‚ .

And pinafore dresses are cute ^_^ .

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beautifulwithbrains February 19, 2012 - 8:58 pm

Ana, they are delicious. I think they taste even better than the original version, which is very tasty too. I hope you’ll have the chance to try them soon. πŸ™‚

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La Bisbetica February 19, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Those white Baci look tasty. I prefer white chocolate, so I’ll check for them.

1. Do you wear sleep masks? No, I could sleep even with midday sunlight. πŸ˜€

2. Do you take photos of your makeup? No, maybe in the future, but only for blogging reasons.

3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning? My sister.

4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? Such a tricky question! One eyeshadow, since I love eyeliner and bold lips.

5. What do you think of pinafore dresses? I don’t like it very much, looks too girly to me.

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beautifulwithbrains February 20, 2012 - 6:44 am

La Bisbetica, then you have to try them. I prefer white chocolate too and these are very tasty

Oh, lucky you, I can never fall sleep if there’s even just a little bit sunlight. I’m a very light sleeper and anything wakes me lol.

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Vonvon February 19, 2012 - 10:06 pm

1. No.

2. Yes, for blogging purpose.

3. As always, my daughter.

4. 1 lip color. I don’t think I can wear the same eyeshadow for more than 2 days in a row. Same palette, yes. But not the same color.

5. Cute. But I rarely wear them. I have only 1 pinafore-like dress at the moment and I wear it only for casual occasions.

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beautifulwithbrains February 20, 2012 - 6:48 am

Vonvon, I’m like you. I can use the same palette for a few days in a row, but not the exact same shades. That would be boring lol.

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Jamilla February 20, 2012 - 5:34 am

I LOVE Baci!! Here we go with the quiz:

1. Do you wear sleep masks? Nope.
2. Do you take photos of your makeup? Constantly!
3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning? My hubs.
4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? Eyeshadow: Shu Uemura Cream Shadow P Brown and NARS Joyous Red lipstick.
5. What do you think of pinafore dresses? Not since I was 5 years old!

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beautifulwithbrains February 20, 2012 - 6:55 am

Jamilla, Baci are delicious, aren’t they?

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Marina(Makeup4all) February 20, 2012 - 10:13 am

And I have got Raffaello for Valantine’s Day πŸ™‚

1. Do you wear sleep masks? No but I think they look kinda glamorous πŸ™‚
2. Do you take photos of your makeup? sometimes I do.
3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning? My Mum on the phone
4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? one eye shadows – RBR Bejeweled Skylark
5. What do you think of pinafore dresses? I don’t have any…

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beautifulwithbrains February 20, 2012 - 8:55 pm

Marina, those are delicious too. πŸ™‚

And I think sleep masks are glamorous too. πŸ™‚

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xin February 21, 2012 - 1:33 am

1. Do you wear sleep masks?
– i don’t need a sleep mask πŸ˜‰

2. Do you take photos of your makeup?
– only when i am reviewing the makeup πŸ˜€

3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning?
– my husband

4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
– this is tough….maybe i’d rather go with just one eyeshadow ><

5. What do you think of pinafore dresses?
-they remind me of aprons!

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beautifulwithbrains February 21, 2012 - 6:50 am

Xin, I had never really thought of pinafore dresses that way but I guess they do resemble aprons somewhat.. I still like them though. πŸ˜‰

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Viv February 22, 2012 - 9:49 am

First of all – I’ve ordered that book from Amazon UK πŸ™‚ I’ve read a couple of her books before, and LOVE them – I love that period of history, and am looking forward to the book – so thanks for the recommendation!

1. Do you wear sleep masks?
No. I’d hate that!
2. Do you take photos of your makeup?
No – apart from when it’s on my daughter’s face, and she’s ‘borrowed’ it.
3. Who was the first person you spoke to this morning?
I can’t remember back to Sunday – but this morning it was my ten year old, having a really bad nosebleed at silly o’clock this morning – almost ended up taking him to hospital. Now I’m at home with him today, just at our busy time at work! Will have to catch up πŸ™
4. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
Oh what a dreadful thought – I’m VERY fickle on both. Probably lip colour, and I’d pick something like my current fave, Mac Gem of Roses.
5. What do you think of pinafore dresses?
Take me straight back to primary school days – don’t really like them.

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beautifulwithbrains February 23, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Viv, you’re welcome. I’m sure you will enjoy the book. I love Weir’s books too. They are full of information and interesting details, but never boring. And the Tudors are a very fascinating topic too.

I’m sorry to hear that, how awful! I hope your son is better now.

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