Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.107

by Gio

Hello everyone,

ready for another post of random ramblings? Let’s get started:

Readers’ Feedback Survey Reminder

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Just a reminder that you still have a few days to fill in my Readers’ Feedback Survey. Knowing what you like and what you don’t will help me create a better blog for you all. Any suggestions and critical criticism are always welcome. The survey is anonymous so you can be as brutally honest as you’d like. Thank you so much for all your help, support and taking the time to fill in the survey. Together, we can make Beautiful With Brains a better place to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

What I’m Reading Now

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Beethoven: The Man Revealed by John Suchet
If you’re a fan of Beethoven and are curious to know what kind of man he was, but don’t feel like reading a long biography that discusses in length musical theory and scores, then pick up this book. Suchet paints a vivid portrait of Beethoven’s life. A musical genius, he was uncouth, lived in squalor and his deafness greatly enhanced his social awkwardness. Towards the end of his life, those who didn’t know him often mistook him for a tramp or a madman. The book also covers his strained relationship with his family, the legal battle he thought for the custody of his nephew Karl, the women he would have loved to marry and the friends who stood by his side no matter what. The author, obviously, also talks about his works, but is more interested in what inspired them than in discussing their musical merits. Overall, this is a delightful and readable biography that any fans of the great composer will enjoy. It’s available at amazon.

The Links

How to blog consistently when you have a full time job – My Women Stuff

What’s the best moisturizer? – The Beauty Brains

Cosmetic claims – Colin’s Beauty Pages

Modern milkmaid braids hairstyle tutorial – Hair Romance

The best BB and CC Creams, and the differences between them – 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic

Sunday Survey, Vol.105

1. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
Online window shopping. I can waste hours that way…

2. What makeup would you wear to a wedding?
Something feminine and natural. If the wedding is in the evening, then maybe a smokey gold look with coral lips. But I wouldn’t go for anything too bright or colourful because I wouldn’t want to stand out. The attention at a wedding must be focused on the bride (and groom).

3. Favourite mascara of the moment?
Pupa Vamp! Mascara in Chocolate Brown. It adds volume, length and definition that’s not over-the-top. The brown is quite dark too and a great alternative to black for the daytime.

4. Spiderman or Superman?
Well, I’m not a big fans of superheros, but I’d go with Superman simply because I hate spiders. lol.

5. What do you think of Ugg boots on guys?
Frankly, I dislike them on anyone. They’re so ugly. But they are also so warm and comfy, so if you live somewhere cold I can see why you’d want to wear them. I did too on a trip to London in January a few years ago. My feet loved it.

It’s your turn now!
1. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
2. What makeup would you wear to a wedding?
3. Favourite mascara of the moment?
4. Spiderman or Superman?
5. What do you think of Ugg boots on guys?

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8 comments

Icaria January 19, 2014 - 12:13 pm

1. At the moment there’s really nothing I can think of since besides work I don’t think I overdo it for anything.
2. Probably same as you. Nothing that would stand out too much but likely a smockeyish eye for definition with a somewhat neutral face.
3. Recently I really loved Diorshow Iconic’s finish.
4. I love superheros, of these two I’d say Superman but in fact I like both! ๐Ÿ™‚
5. Ugg boots on men??? That’s a big no for me. I plan on getting a pair next year, in Montreal there are days where these are almost a requirement. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gio January 19, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Icaria, I agree. In some places, Uggs are a necessity. There’s no other way to keep your feet warm. I just wished they improved the design a little.

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Monica P January 19, 2014 - 5:08 pm

1. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing?
I have to agree with you here, online window shopping is a colossal waste of time as is watching endless youtube videos. Both of which I’m totally guilty of ๐Ÿ™

2. What makeup would you wear to a wedding? Something soft, brown shadows, pink lips.

3. Favourite mascara of the moment? I like the Cover Girl Remarkable mascara (purple tube). It has a nice small brush and goes on without clumping. You won’t get amazing volume or length, but that’s fine by me.

4. Spiderman or Superman? Superman .. you can’t see spidey’s face and that’s weird.

5. What do you think of Ugg boots on guys? Not a fan of ugg boots. Especially gals that wear them with skirts – ugh!!

Monica

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Gio January 19, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Monica, I watch too many youtube videos as well. They’re addictive, like online window shopping! ๐Ÿ™

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Tavia January 19, 2014 - 11:20 pm

1. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? I read way to many blogs everyday (around 30-40) and I feel like it’s so time consuming but on the other hand I like to check out the news from all the corners of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚
2. What makeup would you wear to a wedding? Depending on what I’m wearing. On the last wedding I went I chose a dramatic smokey eye makeup because my dress was long black and with a gold lace pattern on the upper part.
3. Favourite mascara of the moment? I can’t choose just one…I’m currently loving Senna Voluptlash Mascara and Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme.
4. Spiderman or Superman? Batman ๐Ÿ™‚
5. What do you think of Ugg boots on guys? I don’t even like them on girls…so I’m not going to answer ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gio January 20, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Tavia, that dress sounds gorgeous and very elegant.

I read too many blogs too. At some point, I reached 100, but I’ve scaled back since then. It takes quite a lot of time but, as you said, it’s nice to be updated on what goes on in the beauty world.

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Marina(Makeup4all) January 20, 2014 - 1:33 pm

1. Is there anything you wish you spent less time doing? oh dear, so many things.. I wish it took me less time to get to work and back home.
2. What makeup would you wear to a wedding? It really depends on my outfit and mood.
3. Favourite mascara of the moment? Chanel le volume de Chanel.
4. Spiderman or Superman? Batman ๐Ÿ˜‰
5. What do you think of Ugg boots on guys? no comments ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gio January 20, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Marina, that’s a great mascara!

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