Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two posts in a package are better than one

Welcome to another episode of Friend-Making Monday, courtesy of AE Filkins! This week's topic:

What are your hobbies? What do you wish that you knew how to do?

This is tough, because I have my standard list of hobbies "for show," but then we have those hobbies that are what we do for fun in reality... so I'll be as honest as possible.


My blog

Following all of your lovely blogs

Watching my fav TV shows (including but not limited to CSI, So You Think You Can Dance, Patriots football, almost anything on HGTV, What Not to Wear, 24, The Mentalist, Numb3rs, Hell's Kitchen)

Reading the books in my To Read notebook

Hanging out with Jed and our friends: having dinner, drinking, bowling, etc.

Going to the movies



Girls Nights: drinking wine/martinis, watching SATC, going out dancing

Travel (when I can afford it)



Knitting (I would love to make my own scarves!)

Be good at a sport, any sport!

Arts & crafts (aside from my writing, I'm not very creative)

Ok, what are your hobbies, and what are some you wish you knew how to do?

Ok, now for Part Deux of this post. As I'm sure you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this is a topic near and dear to my heart. My great-grandmother died of breast cancer, and my aunt was diagnosed a few years ago and went through a mastectomy. Not to mention the friends and coworkers that either have fought this disease or know someone who has. It is very much in the spotlight, which is great because it can be treated if caught early.

So, some big names in beauty have chose to help the cause by donating a portion of the profits for several items to various breast cancer charities.
For $40, you can score this Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection for lips including a glossy balm and rose lipstick. Up to $35,000 of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

This gloMarvelous kit includes a shiny gloss and pressed powder compact with bronzer and highlighter (boy do I need that!) for $32. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

I love a nice, pale pink polish, like this O.P.I. Pink of Hearts 2009 limited edition, on my digits since it's neutral enough to go with everything and light enough not to show small chips, extending the life of your manicure. A portion of your $8.50 purchase will go towards O.P.I.'s donation of $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Looking for a new eyes/cheeks compact? Look no further than the Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette, for $48.50. The palette includes two pink blushes and four pink/mauve shadows for eyes. It's worth the price when $20,000 from the sale of this product goes toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

And what are you going to use to apply all these lovely pink products? How about Sonia Kashuk's Travel Brush Set ($20) with six makeup brushes of soft, synthetic bristles? Fifteen percent of the price is going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, so why not?

You've got the eyes, the lips, the cheeks, the face and the nails, so don't forget the mascara! This Tarte Lash Hugger Eco-Friendly Natural Mascara ($18) contains rice bran waxes to lengthen and mineral pigments to tint lashes. All of next week (October 12), Beauty.com will donate 10% of your purchase to Cancer and Careers! So, get shopping!

{All Pink Ribbon beauty product images found on Real Simple. All other images, click for source.}

P.S. Thanks to Liz from It's Unbeweavable for becoming my sweet 16th reader! She is such a sweet heart, and I lurv her!


Elizabeth D. said...

I totally wish I knew how to be a good sport. I am not a good loser, not by any stretch. That's definitely something I need to work on! Nice to "meet" you!

Lilian Moreira said...

My hobbies: my blog, reading other blogs, cooking, knitting, learning something new (now: tango and Italian).

I wish I could paint, or sing, or play a musical instrument, but I believe that you get gifts in life and I don;t think I have been blessed with any of those! :)

Take care!

melaniet42 said...

Gordon Ramsay is *hot*!

I should have said travel too! I love traveling (when we can afford it).

I have so many photographs, I wish I could scrapbook too! Great list!!!

WendyB said...

I am addicted to CSI but only the original. I don't care for those spinoffs.

bananas. said...

my hobbies include dancing, running, blogging, shopping, shoes, bulldogs and hanging out. i wish i could learn how to sew and make clothes like project runway style. i'd make some bomb ass stuff. haha.

i'm so sorry to hear about your great grandmother and aunt. cancer has hit my family hard but surprisely no breast cancer, yet...scary. thanks for helping the cause by spreading this info. i've already purchased a pair of pink pumps, which a portion of the sale went towards the breast cancer foundation, but i plan on helping out more any way i can.

BSS said...

Thanks for sharing those beauty products-- I think I'll end up buying that makeup brush set. :)

Lilian Moreira said...

Hi! :)

I have just posted an award for you in my blog. Come by and check it! :)



Elizabeth Marie said...

Hi lover!

My hobbies...blogging, reading blogs, watching too much reality tv and taking dance classes.

LOVE the Breast Cancer Awareness products you posted. I'm buying the Bobbi Brown immediately!! My grandma is a survivor and I can't think of one person in my life the disease hasn't touched.

UMMMM YAYAAYYYYYY!!! I'm your Sweet 16!! SWOON! Love you lady!!

Dionne said...

Such gorge makeup!

And I too wish I was better at knitting. My Grandma taught me twice, once when I was about 10, and once again about 2 years ago, but I forgot how to close off the stitches, waaaah!!!

I too love to watch Hell's Kitchen!

Kristen said...

I love that you love 24... one of my all time favorite shows. And that OPI pink nail polish is awesome... must have it.
I am leaving you a little blog award over on my blog this afternoon :)