Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
We headed out for dinner and I asked Stan what he was in the mood for -- greasy or healthy. What a stupid thing to ask! We ventured out to the best drunk food place Hash House a Go Go, right on State Parkway off the crazy Division bar strip. It was his first time there, so I suggested he order their "New York Times Favorite" Sage Fried Chicken & Waffles that comes with an outrageous heaping waffle tower. Unfortunately, the server was new, so she made a mistake and I didn't realize until re-reading the menu just now, that he actually received Andy's Sage Fried Chicken. Honest mistake since both dishes feature their prized fried chicken.
I wasn't in the mood for greasy and was pleasantly surprised that they had a few healthier options. The hash house salad with grilled salmon was perfect for me and I was pretty surprised that it was modestly-priced, considering the neighborhood. Since Hash House is situated just a bit north from the flashy, place-to-be-seen, ritzy restaurant hub of Viagra Triangle, it was relatively empty, which is not such a bad thing.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I met Kiss representatives at the 2013 BlogHer conference in Chicago. They gave me nail stickers, press-on nails, and fake eyelashes to try and review. Recently a Kiss rep asked me to try out their InstaWave Automatic Curler. Sure, why not? I was curious about the instant, automatic curling iron concept; perhaps even a bit terrified that my hair would get sucked up, tangled in, and torn out by the rotating rod. But surely, why would a brand I know push a product that doesn't work or rips out your hair? I read the instructions and looked at the diagram photos and still wondered how it could work. But I followed the directions and placed the tip of the curling rod at the top of my sectioned hair and pressed the switch, while I kept the rod parallel to my hair. Sure enough the barrel started rotating and gently captured my hair as it revolved. It was fast, easy and painless -- it really works! It's so easy that I was taking selfies while curling my hair; hence, the slightly blurry focus. My hair is normally (not naturally) curly, but my friends could see the difference in curls. The InstaWaved side was soft-looking, loose spirals while my untouched hair was crinkly and messy. This is a great addition to the Kiss product line that keeps in mind the stylish and busy woman on the go.
I was not financially compensated for this post, links, or tweets. However, I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review.