Thursday, August 29, 2013

Going to PAX Prime in Seattle!

Howdy everyone! Just giving a quick little update about where I will be this weekend! I am headed to PAX Prime tomorrow! I won't have time to update my blog while I am away, but I do post a lot on my Instagram.. which happens to be synced with my Facebook and Twitter page. So if you follow any of those you'll be able to see my updates!

This is my first time ever going to PAX Prime and also to Seattle! I won a 4 day badge from Grimm Bros! I've already warned my family that I might not return to Texas because I just know I am going to love Seattle so much ^.^ They've heard me talk about going there for years! So I can't wait to finally check it out. PAX Prime is a huge gaming convention located in downtown Seattle. I hope to explore some cool parts of the city, and also geek out over super awesome games at the con!

Also, for this convention I made a new cosplay! This is Annie from League of Legends! I will be wearing Annie on Saturday. Then on Sunday you can find me dressed up as Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim vs The World. I got a new wig for Ramona so I am excited to wear both of these costumes this weekend.

My new wig is from Arda. This is a Greta in Cobalt Blue that I cut and styled myself. My wig for Annie is also from Arda.. it is a Jareth in Raspberry that I also cut and styled.

I won't be bringing my hammer to PAX (since I am flying), but I was having fun with Fiona's battle axe in some pics. :P


Anyone going to PAX Prime?
Have you ever been to Seattle?

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: Movie Review

If you've read any other reviews about the first movie in The Mortal Instruments series then you must think it isn't good. Well I saw the movie last Thursday and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. However, I prepared myself by expecting a bad movie. I mean.. that's what all the reviews were saying! Even fan's comments on the official Facebook page were saying it wasn't good. So I have this theory that I went into the movie expecting it to be bad .. and it exceeded my expectations! LOL  .. But seriously.. I loved it! I've read the first two books and I'm halfway through the third one. There's already 5 out and a 6th one coming May 27, 2014.

My outfit when I saw the movie!
So I'm going to give a quick little SPOILER-FREE review here, then I'll give another more in depth review. If you're looking for a fantasy action movie with some chick flick romance then this is it. I love vampires, werewolves, angels and demons, etc.. so the dark characters intrigued me. It's seriously got some cool action! There are demons that are so real looking it scared me and fight scenes with some serious skills involved. I think guys will enjoy that side of the movie and girls can enjoy the lovey dovey teenage romance that blooms between the main characters. It's NOT LIKE TWILIGHT. Sure it's a young boy with superpowers and a young girl that lives a normal life.. but the dynamics definitely change later on. I'd also like to point out the acting didn't suck in this movie. It was a great mix of humor, drama and suspense. I loved that Clary is shown all roughened up from the fight scenes with wet, dirty hair and messed up makeup. She came across very real to me. My only complaint with the actors was Magnus Bane. His performance was very dull .. and he's supposed to be quite an eccentric character. He sounded like he was just reading lines off paper. *yawn* ... But the casting for Jace was spot on to me. He was just sarcastic enough to be funny, but incredibly brave and heroic to make it easy to fall in love with him. And finally my last thumbs up goes to the soundtrack! I have had it on repeat since I got it last week! My favorite songs are by Colbie Caillat, AFI, and Jessi J ... this soundtrack is also sure to please both guys and girls. The romantic songs are sweet and touching.. while the techno/rock songs are sure to get you dancing in your chair. In all, this movie was magical, gothic, suspenseful, and fun. I enjoyed it a lot and I plan on seeing it again!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy Things #17

Well I just had an amazing weekend at The Vampire Diaries convention and now I am recovering from yet another post-con depression.. lol .. I can't wait to upload all my photos and tell you about meeting the actors and actresses. So I will be making a post about that soon! Also, big congrats to the winners of my Kick-Ass 2 Poster Giveaway! Thank you all for entering and keep checking for another giveaway soon! For now, here is a Happy Things post to get us through another work week!

I am super happy that I was picked by Grimm Bros as a winner for a 4 Day Ticket to PAX Prime! This gaming convention has been on my wish list for a long time. I am so grateful I finally get to attend!  The convention is NEXT WEEK! omg! But I am ridiculously thankful I'll get to visit Seattle and see this awesome event. I feel like it's a once in a lifetime opportunity that I did not want to miss! For PAX Prime I will be cosplaying Annie from League of Legends on Saturday. This was a last minute costume, but it came together so well. I will be making another post about it with photos soon!

I found this super cute minion makeup on Pinterest! How fun!

One of my rad readers suggested I try the avocado egg rolls from The Cheesecake Factory! These were delicious!! Thank you for suggesting these! I definitely recommend ordering them. Yum! 

I recently ordered new business cards for my salon.. and when they arrived I squealed because they are so cute! These are a design I found on Zazzle. They make really great quality cards, and you can customize them.

Once I got my new cards in, I decided to re-do my salon's Facebook page. I love playing around in  Photoshop and enjoy designing my sites. You can "Like" my salon's page here!


And if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you saw I recently changed my hair color! I ate some cotton candy a few days ago and it inspired me to color my hair. It'd been a long time since I had a funky color. I was trying to keep it blonde so I can dress up as Legolas without a wig, but I might get a wig anyway since my hair still isn't quite as long as his.

Also, Pixie Doodle says Hello to everyone!


What has made you Happy lately?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Giveaway: Kick-Ass 2 Poster Autographed by John Romita Jr.

Surprise! It's time for another giveaway! This time the prize is a Kick-Ass 2 poster autographed by the comic's illustrator John Romita Jr.! I was able to meet him at Dallas Comic Con this year and get his autograph on two posters. Entering is easy using Rafflecopter, and the first winner picked will win the big poster and the second picked will receive the smaller sized poster (both of which are autographed)! This is to celebrate the release of the movie this week!

John Romita Jr. at Dallas Comic Con 2013
Photo by GlitzyGeekGirl

You have until August 17th at 12:00 AM EST to enter. At this time, it is only open to US residents. I will notify 2 winners once the contest ends by email. Winners will have 48 hours to reply and provide a mailing address. If I do not hear from a winner in the time allotted then a new winner will be chosen. Each winner will receive one Kick-Ass 2 poster autographed by John Romita Jr.

Good luck!

Friday, August 9, 2013

SOE Live 2013

Last week I was lucky enough to attend SOE Live for the first time! I had won a ticket to the convention for the video I entered in this contest. So I started saving up some money for a flight out to Las Vegas! This event was a big deal for me because I love to play EverQuest 2. I have played it for 6 years and met so many friends online. For the last couple years I have been raiding with a guild called Brimstone. This group of people have become a second family to me. We raid 3 nights a week, and I hardly ever miss raid night. So I spend a lot of time with these great people, and it was a real treat to get to meet them in person! We all clicked right away and had so much to talk about. In all there were about 12 of us from our group there. We made new friends, too, and I even sat next to a Planetside 2 player on the plane!

One of the coolest things that happened was getting interviewed by Destructoid! We were waiting in line to get our badges when two of my guild members and I got picked to be filmed for the video. You can see us at 0:26 and 0:43!

Since I could probably talk about my trip forever .. I decided to make a Top Ten List of my favorite moments at SOE Live. These are in no particular order.. because each one was so much fun!

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