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Rock Scissor Paper has extended its summer sale through August 1st. Use the coupon code “summer” to save 20% off everything in their store, even off merchandise that’s already been reduced.

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Lancome’s new vibrating powermascara, Oscillation, won’t be available to the public until the end of the year, but until the end of today you can buy a limited first-edition tube at Sephora.com and Lancome.com.

Have you heard of this product? It immediately made me think of Spin Pops, those candy/toy hybrids from the early 90s. Battery operated, Spin Pops spun your lollipop around in your mouth so you didn’t have to do the laborious work of actually licking it. Tell me you remember Spin Pops!

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Anyway, back to the makeup… With a press of a button, Oscillation:

  • Provides 7,000 oscillations per minute
  • Wraps every lash up to 360 degrees
  • Produces lashes that appear “extraordinarily extended, separated and multiplied”

How do you feel about the idea of putting a vibrating mascara wand near your eyes? Would you try this product?

Last night, while working on a craft project from my couch, I watched Definitely, Maybe, a movie J would not have agreed to Netflix if he were home. I remember hearing that it could be Ryan Renolds’s breakout role as a leading man, and I agree. He was absolutely charming in this romantic comedy — funny, emotional, easy on the eyes. I thought the story was well-written; normally you can tell within the first 20 minutes how a romantic comedy is going to end, but this one twisted and turned until the very last scene.

Plus, it stars Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher, two actress I admire for their beauty and their talent, and the adorable Abigail Breslin. In one of the bonus features on the DVD, Derek Luke, who plays a friend to Ryan’s character, confessed that wanted to do the film because he heard that Abigail had a role — even though they don’t share a single scene together. That’s how much he loved her in Little Miss Sunshine.

I loved the rapport between Ryan (Will) and Abigail (Maya) as father and daughter:

Maya Hayes: I’m guessing you weren’t her first boyfriend. Maybe it was some nerdy guy, or maybe he was mean. Or maybe, you were friends for the longest time, and then just when you were about to put your penis in somebody else’s vagina…
Will Hayes: Okay. Good night Maya.
Maya Hayes: …you realized Mom was the only one for you!
Will Hayes: Bedtime!

(quote from imdb.com)

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No, this is not a photo of me. I didn’t “trash my dress” after my wedding. It’s hanging in my bedroom closet in my parents’ house, exactly where I left it after the wedding weekend. It’s safe and sound–but dirty. I haven’t let my mom take the dress to be cleaned and preserved yet because she thinks that the neighborhood dry cleaner will suffice. I’m not so sure about that. This is my wedding dress we’re talking about! But I know that taking it back to the bridal salon from where it was purchase will likely cost several hundred dollars, and I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that option either.

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Fabulous Stationery’s Stripes Sale ends tomorrow at midnight. You can order a box of 25 personalized cards featuring their classic stripes designs for just $25 (that’s $10 off the original price). Use them as thank you cards, invitations or couples cards.

I’m really digging the green and blue combo from the Stripes 2 series. I think I’d personalize them with my new last name.

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