Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.37

by Gio

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this week’s random ramblings:

Make You Happy

I’m a big Mika fan and I’m really excited that his third album, The Origin Of Love, is finally coming out next month. I can hardly wait! So, today I’m leaving you with one of the new songs from it, Make You Happy. Enjoy!

What I’m Reading Now

Married Love by Marie Stopes. This is a sex manual published in 1918. It may seem a bit late to start reading it now, and there are a few things in here that are outdated (couples don’t usually sleep in separate beds anymore for instance), but others are still relevant today. This is not a racy book, but one that states the importance of communication in marriage and points out that a lot of marital problems are due to the husband’s inability to listen to his wife and her sexual needs. It also tells men that they shouldn’t take their wives for granted but keep wooing them even once they’re married. Married Love talks about sex from a woman’s perspective and is also one of the first books to discuss birth control, which made it a groundbreaking read when it first came out. The language is archaic and a bit hard to follow at times, but if you’re interested, you can read it for free at

The Links

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Derm TV loves Tea Tree Oil.

Future Derm reveals the truth about petrolatum.

Makeup Geeks explains how to fill in your brows.

Ask Me Whats talks about makeup for mature skin.

Sunday Survey, Vol.116

1. Do you enjoy taking photos?
Honestly, not much. It’s one of my least fave parts of blogging, which is why most of the photos you see here (the good ones lol), are taken by Mr BWB, who is a budding photographer.

2. Do you buy backups of limited edition products?
Nope. It takes me so long to finish all of one product, that buying a backup would be a waste of money. By the time I’d get to use it, it would probably have gone bad or something.

3. Favourite thing about September?
The weather. Humidity goes away, the temperatures cool down a bit, yet it’s not really cold and there are still a lot of sunny days to enjoy.

4. Valentino or Versace?
Valentino. Their designs are always so beautiful, elegant and feminine.

5. Do you like spicy food?
Not really. I don’t like setting my mouth on fire lol!

It’s your turn now!
1. Do you enjoy taking photos?
2. Do you buy backups of limited edition products?
3. Favourite thing about September?
4. Valentino or Versace?
5. Do you like spicy food?

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Ana September 2, 2012 - 7:18 pm

1. Do you enjoy taking photos?
I like to snap photos at parties. I really try to get a good shot of everyone and not just one person, so they usually end up being good (“good” in “good for a tipsy, point-and-shoot, party photo” way 😀 ).

2. Do you buy backups of limited edition products?

3. Favourite thing about September?
What you said.

4. Valentino or Versace?
Valentino! The dresses are so beautiful.

5. Do you like spicy food?
Yes, it’s my favourite kind. But I don’t go for spicy for being spicy’s sake. It’s more about being warm than about being hot for me.

beautifulwithbrains September 2, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Ana, that’s lovely that you take the time to take pictures of everyone at parties. You’re gonna have lots of beautiful memories to look back on in the future. 🙂

Janessa September 3, 2012 - 1:17 am

Hey! You’ve never really shared a song before 😀 I like this and maybe you could put up your favorite song of the week or something! Haha what a neat book. I’m glad it’s written through a woman’s perspective or there’d be no point in writing a book at all.
1. Yes, I like taking pictures of cool things I see but I don’t usually bring my camera with me. So I end up not taking many pictures.
2. Nope! I know there’s always going to be something better or worth trying.
3. I like that the temperature drops the leaves change color, and it’s nearly Thanksgiving followed by Christmas!
4. Valentino, definitely! I love their bow purses and their designs are so elegant and pretty. Very girly but classy. Classic but modern… timeless!
5. No, but I occasionally enjoy mildly spicy food. It makes my tongue burn and then my stomach afterwards. Hehe sets your mouth on fire! 😀 You could do a circus, then.

beautifulwithbrains September 3, 2012 - 6:00 am

Janessa, that’s an idea! I’m not sure you all would like my taste in music though. I like a lot of old stuff as there aren’t many interesting artists out these days and those there are rarely make the charts lol.

I agree, Valentino’s designs are really timeless. 🙂

Janessa September 3, 2012 - 6:48 am

Well of course not ALL (just 99% of your songs haha). I LOVE older music and I haven’t listened to the radio (intentionally) for the past five years! Many popular songs aren’t real music nowadays.
You can still share one once a week or once a month! Whatever you like.

beautifulwithbrains September 3, 2012 - 6:50 pm

That’s so true. I always used to have either the radio or MTV on, but it’s been years since I last watched/listen to them. It’s such a shame. But I will try and share more songs I like. 🙂

Janessa September 3, 2012 - 1:18 am

I liked the song you shared! I’ll keep the artist in mind.

beautifulwithbrains September 3, 2012 - 6:00 am

Janessa, I’m glad you do. Mika is a very talented singer. 🙂

Marina(Makeup4all) September 3, 2012 - 12:58 pm

1. Do you enjoy taking photos? Not really.
2. Do you buy backups of limited edition products? No, I did that only once. I never finish products so that’s why.
3. Favourite thing about September? I love that it’s still warm but not too hot as it is in summer!
4. Valentino or Versace? Valentino for sure.
5. Do you like spicy food? Yes, but not too spicy.

beautifulwithbrains September 3, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Marina, I’m glad I’m not the only blogger who doesn’t like taking photos. Everyone else seems to love it lol.

Marie September 3, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Ah! Looove Mika too and am happy too that album is coming soon!!!
Here they put “Celebrate” on the radio as single to wait

beautifulwithbrains September 4, 2012 - 6:07 am

Marie, I’m glad you love him too and it’s really great that we’ll be able to listen to his new album soon. Can’t wait! I think Celebrate will be the first single here too. 🙂


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