Tuesday, July 16, 2019

My Kitty Face with Winky Lux

It comes as no surprise that I'm a sucker for makeup packaging, especially if there's a cat involved. I was placing an Ulta makeup order and saw they now carry the brand Winky Lux, and even have a Winky Lux Kitty Glam Kit! Winky Lux is known for their Flower Balms. The balms look like clear lipsticks with real flowers set into them, in a pill shaped tube. I admit, I was as curious as a kitty to try them! I ordered the set that included a Pink Flower Balm and Radiant Pink Highlighter.


They come in a tabby kitty pouch.


Both pieces are boxed inside, and look at the ditzy floral liner!


The set.


The compact is pretty and the pill shaped lipstick holder I find hard to hold, 
but I'm sure that's just me.


Inside the compact is a cream. They described it as a "highlighter and blush in one". I have to say it's much too light to be a blush, even for a pale person like me. It works better as a highlighter and is super easy to apply.


You can hardly see them on my skin, 
but the top is the lip balm in Pink and the bottom is Radiant Pink Highlighter.

The balm goes on clear and mixes with your pH to turn into your perfect shade of pink.  It is very smooth to apply and it did turn into a nice shade of pink. I tried to take a picture of the chrysanthemum inside, but I'll just share a picture from their website because you can see it better.



I took a picture of both products on my face, but they are so subtle it's hard to see. Here's an indoor and outside shot. I applied the highlighter to right above my cheek bones, a little on my forehead and the tip of my nose and the lipstick is on without a primer or liner.



Both are super subtle and great for everyday wear. I can understand why Winky Lux is popular. The light colors are perfect if you are buying a gift for someone too. Since the Lip Balms match your pH, you can't go wrong with color! I plan to add these to my everyday makeup routine.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Green Room (2015)

I kept hearing inklings that if you like punk music you'll like the movie Green Room. It's streaming on Netflix, so I decided to give it a go. After all Patrick Stewart is in it, so it can't be THAT bad, right? OR should I say "Alt-right"? Wrong.


***Spoiler Alert***

You get thrown right into the story at the beginning, it follows a poor punk band that's on the road. They are touring and end up booking a gig with some "skins".

One of the band members accidentally walks into a crime scene in the green room and calls the cops. The neo-Nazis find out he's seen too much and the band becomes their next target. They use pit bulls and guns to try and take out each band member over the course of an hour and a half. I was hoping for a slow-motion prepping-for-the-fight survival montage. I didn't get it. OR epic death sequences, but there wasn't any.


The movie is too damn long AND why does Patrick Stewart play the head of the bad guys?! The politics of why they attack is convoluted. I was hoping for a supernatural twist like zombies or vampires. A little disappointed with this one. Not sure why it's rated so high. I give this movie one flight jacket out of five (and it should be black with a giant cat patch on the back.)



Here's the trailer, it looks so much better than the movie...





Monday, July 8, 2019

Cat Con 2019

Andrew ~ the hubs ~ and I haven't taken a real vacation in about two years, so we planned a getaway for the week of July 4. We've never been to California and always wanted to go. We planned a trip to Los Angeles and Anaheim. Then we heard Cat Con was being held not too far away in Pasadena the same weekend we were going to be in town! What is Cat Con you might ask? Exactly what you think it is! A convention for cat lovers. (Hey, that's me!)


(p.s. I'm wearing a Cats Like Us T shirt that can be found here.)

In it's fifth year, they've helped 500+ cats find their forever homes and donated over $190,000 to cat organizations. There's vendors, meet and greets with celebrity cats, an adoption area, free swag, seminars, and new this year an immersive room! Some of the vendors we already work with through my shop Cats Like Us, but it was nice to meet new ones, meet people we've only communicated with via emails, and see old friends.  As for the meet and greets, I already met Lil Bub in Buffalo, and she's the only cat I ever really wanted to meet. We couldn't adopt a cat because we are traveling (and Ginger and Vicktor wouldn't like a new surprise sibling either). Some of the swag we couldn't take because we were traveling. Um wet cat food would have to go in my liquids baggie in my carry-on luggage and that wasn't going to happen. BUT we did take advantage of the interactive room and all the shopping opportunities!!!


Here's me & Kelly (MsFormaldehyde) I had to buy this kitty headband from her!


So many cat pics everywhere!

The walk-through interactive room was called Purradise City and sponsored by Temptations cat treats.  It was divided up into different themed photo spots with some educational history on cats. It was crowded, but we snuck some shots in!







The vendors were a good combination of things. I didn't see many duplicated products, everyone had a little something different for everyone. Products ranged from things for your cat like litter, food, scratching houses to small etsy shops selling cat jewelry, T shirts, and books. It was great to see them all in one place! I think my haul was substantial.


Cat Headband, blood splattered cat ears & an Amazing Acrocats patch for my jacket. 
All from MsFormaldehyde.


Purrl Grey patch from Pink Owlet. I LOVE tea and cats... and horror movies.


We bought a cat card game called Cantankerous Cats along with loose catnip teas for me! AND they threw in a free mousie toy for our cats.


I had to stop at the Cat Coven booth. I bought the leggings to match my T shirt. I've written about them before and have several Ts including last years Halloween limited edition style.


If you're not familiar with Kittees, you should be! I've worked with the owner for years. She made the T on the left and the one on the right is from Arm the Animals. They give back to all kinds of animals and I'm happy to support them. (Also My kitty Ginger has a lot to say about you!)

This event is Purrrfect for any cat lover and I highly recommend it.