Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.64

by Gio

Hello everyone,

and happy Sunday! Grab a cup of coffee, sit down and enjoy this week’s random ramblings:

Braologie Giveaway Reminder

You still have a few hours left to enter my Braologie giveaway. Braologie is a revolutionary line of shapewear that doesn’t only improves your body shape, but your posture too. I’m giving away a Posture-Contour Mini-Vest and a pair of Posture-Contour Pants, so if you’re interested, hurry on! The brand has also offered Beautiful With Brains readers a discount on any purchase. Click here to get the coupon code to use at checkout. And good luck!

What I’m Reading Now

happy ever after nora roberts
Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts. As much as I love history books and classics, sometimes I feel the need to read something light that doesn’t require much thinking, such as a romance novel. I’ve heard Nora Roberts is pretty popular so I picked up Happy Ever After, which is the last book in her bride quartet. You don’t have to read the other books to understand this one though, which is good because, if they are like Happy Ever After, I’m not a fan. The protagonist, Parker Brown, is not just gorgeous but great at absolutely everything, which is very annoying. The hero, Malcom, looks like a bad boy, but he’s really a sweetheart, only a bit messed up because of some bad stuff that happened to him in the past. Parker’s friends, with whom she runs a wedding planning company, are all supposed to have different personalities, yet they all speak with the same voice in the book. The characters aren’t the only boring thing in the book. The plot is just as boring, mainly because nothing ever happens. There’s really no big obstacle or anything the two lovers have to face to be together. The only good thing about the book is that, despite its shortcomings, it flows easily so I managed to finish it in a couple of days. Overall, I’d only recommend it to fans of Nora Roberts.

The Links

The Beauty Brains wonders what’s the difference between unscented and fragrance free?

While you’re there, check out this post about what full disclosure of cosmetic ingredients really implies.

Derm TV wonders how much chemical-free sunscreen you should apply?

Future Derm explains why dandruff shampoos work even though we don’t know the exact cause of dandruff.

Chemists Corner explains why all Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (and other ingredients) sources aren’t the same.

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Sunday Survey, Vol.143

1. When was the last time you were prank called?
I don’t think I ever got a prank call, actually.

2. Have you ever tried hair extensions?
Not yet, but I might one day.

3. What’s the colour of your favourite pjs?
Pink! The shirt is bright pink, while the pants have stripes in pink, white, red and purple hues.

4. Ocean or lake?

5. Do you like fingerless lace gloves?
Yes, I think they are very pretty.

It’s your turn now!
1. When was the last time you were prank called?
2. Have you ever tried hair extensions?
3. What’s the colour of your favourite pjs?
4. Ocean or lake?
5. Do you like fingerless lace gloves?

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Marina(Makeup4all) March 10, 2013 - 12:48 pm

1. When was the last time you were prank called? ages ago, probably still in school.
2. Have you ever tried hair extensions? no, but maybe I should?!
3. What’s the colour of your favourite pjs?light grey.
4. Ocean or lake? I like both, it really depends on my mood.
5. Do you like fingerless lace gloves? I actually have a pair but never wear it.

PS. Did you read 1984 by G.Orwell?

beautifulwithbrains March 11, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Marina, I think hair extensions could be great for special occasions. I’m thinking of trying them myself.

And yes, I have. It’s a very unsettling story, but still relevant, and very-well written.

Janessa March 11, 2013 - 1:00 am

Thanks for the reminder about the giveaway!

1. Never! I’m not much of a phone person so even if someone called, I probably wouldn’t pick up right away haha.
2. Nope! I don’t ever plan to.
3. Light bluey mint :] Mine’s that color with cats on it haha. I love the color mint.
4. Ocean! I wish to go into the depths of it… if only I could!
5. *looks it up* Ahh, I like nearly everything lace as long as the lace is quality.

GIO! I just ordered 14 mini sample-sized body butters from Haus of Gloi so I can try out nearly all the scents. :] I kept debating what to buy and read tons of reviews and I’ve decided that I should try them all out before I commit to several large tubs.

I mentioned you, when I checked out, under the seller’s note.

I’m reading The Night Circus and it is amazing! I think you’ll love it.

beautifulwithbrains March 11, 2013 - 8:02 pm

Janessa, I’m the same with my phone, and I rarely pick up straight away lol. I thought I was the only one. Good to know I’m not. 🙂

14?! Wow! But then it is so hard to choose, isn’t it? All the scents sound absolutely delicious and I have yet to see a negative review of their products. Let me know which one is your favourite when you get them. And thanks for the mention. 🙂

And I’ve just added that book to my to-read list. 🙂

Tavia March 11, 2013 - 12:40 pm

1. When was the last time you were prank called? I can’t remember….probably long long time ago, which is a good thing 🙂
2. Have you ever tried hair extensions? Nope, I have too thin hair for such things.
3. What’s the colour of your favourite pjs? Turquoise 🙂
4. Ocean or lake? Ocean, ocean….I’ve seen and been to lakes all the time
5. Do you like fingerless lace gloves? I just received a pair like this from Solfingers and they have SPF protection and I really like them.

beautifulwithbrains March 11, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Tavia, I had never heard of gloves with SPF. What an intriguing concept. Are you going to review them.

Tavia March 12, 2013 - 9:46 pm

I already wrote the article on my blog more than 1 month ago. 🙂 You are welcome to read it here

beautifulwithbrains March 12, 2013 - 9:52 pm

Oops. I can’t believe I missed. I’m subscribed to your blog and get an email with updates daily, but somehow this post escaped me. I’ll go read it now. 🙂


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