20 Questions About…

The Vampire Diaries, adapted from the 30 Day Challenge

Favorite male character: Klaus, Joseph Morgan’s portrayal of the sociopathic yet vulnerable villain makes me tune in each week.

Favorite female character: Anna, I loved her attitude and the chemistry between her and Jeremy.

Least favorite character: Bonnie, unfortunately for me I find she’s the least developed emotionally and tends to end up in the same situations

Favorite episode: season 3 episode 7 “Ghost World”, I loved seeing Anna and Jeremy reunited and Lexi help out Elena with Stefan

Least favorite episode: don’t have one really but admittedly I prefer episodes with Joseph Morgan in them.

Favorite scene: the finale scene of the season 3 premiere with Elena on the phone with Stefan, Paul Wesley ability to convey so much pain and longing without uttering a word makes me cry every time.
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Hanging with my Peeps

One of my favorite things about Easter is that awesome treat called Peeps. For over 60 years these treats have been a staple in Easter celebrations. The marshmallow birds and bunnies are made for eating but they can also do so much more. In case you don’t want to eat your Peeps here are some other ways to enjoy them:

If you’re a Peeps enthusiastic check out this Flickr group: The Peeps-tastic!

What are some ways you enjoy your Peeps?

Happy Easter!

I’m a BBeliever

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen it comes to makeup I prefer a simple and quick everyday routine which to my delight now includes BB cream. The BB can stand for either blemish balm as it’s known in Korea where the products originated or beauty balm here in North America. When I first read about BB creams I was skeptical, is there really a difference between these creams and tinted moisturizers? The answer is a YES! My bb cream of choice is Smashbox Camera Ready and it really makes me feel put together without the heavy weight of layers of powder and foundation. The basics on BB creams are that they are an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. One drawback to BB creams can be the lack of shades available as these products don’t have as wide a variety as traditional foundation, but with a variety of companies making their own versions of BB creams there should be at least one BB cream that will work for everyone. I love how this cream replaces the numerous steps in a morning routine, and I also love that BB creams have built in sunscreen; Smashbox has an SPF of 35, because I’ve been prone to skip that step especially in winter months. On the heels of BB creams are CC creams which also boast the ability to correct skin discoloration with continued use including, sun damage and acne spots. I haven’t used any CC creams but if they’re half as impressive as BB creams they’ll definitely become part of my skincare routine!

Why I watch Girls

Like it or not Lena Dunham is the ‘it’ girl of the moment, from the moment HBO started airing her show Girls last year it became a pop culture phenomenon. The show has both its fans and detractors, and sometimes the two can become blurred. The first time I watched the show I thought that would be the first and last time I’d be tuning in, but I gave it a second look and now watch it every week. My initial reaction was that the characters were too self-involved and unlikeable, and then I realized that was how every 20 something girl seems! I loved the fact that the actresses on the show weren’t the stereotypical Hollywood girls, and I love the wardrobe choices, I’m a huge fan of jumpers! I kept watching Girls because I can relate to the situations and empathize with the characters trials; I was cringing as Marnie sang Kanye West’s Stronger in an episode. Though I’ve never worn a mesh tank while on a cocaine binge, I can relate to Hannah in many ways. Coincidently I also had an ‘Adam’ during my 20’s, who oddly enough also got hit by a truck. My ‘Adam’ fortunately never treated me as badly as Adam treated Hannah, but that’s the power of Lena Dunham’s storytelling. She’s created a world that can be outrageous but also believable. Though some of the initial charm of the series has faded in this second season, I find the episodes don’t always have the same unifying story arc and tend to be more standalone episodes, the show still retains its honest and no hold barred originality. For more on the series check out Vulture’s recaps. Girls air on Sundays at 9pm on HBO Canada