B is for Beamly

B is for Beamly

One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the sofa laptop and wine in hand, and catch up with my favorite shows.  Thursday is my TV night, the rest of the week, I'm too busy or way too tired to be bothered.   The downside to never watching TV when it airs is that you miss out on the conversation.  Beamly formally Zeebox makes being apart of the conversation simple, even if you don't watch things when the actually air.  Your favorite shows have their own room, and you can join at any time.  Below are a few of my favorite shows and rooms.   You can talk about the most recent episode, follow the show for amazing insider updates, and trade theories.  

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From The Runway To Your Living Room Spring 2014

From The Runway To Your Living Room Spring 2014

Being trendy is a tough work and it’s really expensive.  One of the hardest places to stay on trend is your home.  Let’s be honest you aren’t running out and buying a new sofa every few months.  You aren’t even buying a new sofa after you spill a glass of red wine on it.  You’re flipping that cushion and hoping that no one will notice.  Havertys makes being on trend, and living wine stain free not only look easy.  

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Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas #BeautyMark

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas #BeautyMark

For those of you who frequent drug stores you’ve probably seen Montagne Jeunesse.  They have a full line of face masks and other beauty products.  My local drugstore seems to only have the Face Masks, and they change them up all the time.  I have to admit the first few times I saw them, I judged them by their price and packaging. I felt like nothing that comes in a paper sachet for under 2 dollars could possibly work.  It wasn’t until I overheard a woman at ulta gushing about how much she loved these masks and how she had driven all over town looking for her favorite Amore Rose Face Mask.  I figured if she was will to brave traffic, at rush hour in the rain, they must be worth it.  I grabbed the Red Hot Earth Sauna Face Mask and headed home.  It was amazing.  The Red, Hot Earth Sauna Face Masque self heats and it’s so relaxing while deep cleaning my pores.  The next day I filled my basket with great great masques from Dark Chocolate, Virgin Olive, Fruit Smoothie and Super Fruit.  These masks lured me away from my all time favorite ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask that I’ve been using since high school.  Now I’m strictly a DIY or Montagne Jeunesse girl.  

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Classics Never Go Out Of Style #WorkHappy

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As promised I going to get in depth about my choice of office supplies. Kicking things off with my choice of permanent marker.

Drying Out

My test was leaving the cap off each pen and then attempting to write with them. Tuxedo Black for Bic and black for sharpie.  The winner was Sharpie hands down.  After 15 min the Bic pens were completely dead, while Sharpie was ready to go.  The shelf life of Sharpies is also longer.  Some Bic were dying after only a few weeks unlike the Sharpies that I've had for over a year. Winner - Sharpie

Color

The difference between shades in the Bic was much more noticeable than that found in the sharpie.  For sharpie the real test was berry, plum, purple and boysenberry on white paper, for Bic the test was playful purple, prairie berry, plumtastic purple and polynesian purple.  Over all the Bic were slightly brighter, but Sharpie has more colors to choose from.  Sharpie also updates their collection more often, from metallics to neon Sharpie takes on the full spectrum.  More colors means the perfect Sharpie for you is out there. Winner - Sharpie

Surfaces

They were both great on multiple surfaces with a quick drying time. But if you look at Sharpies full line; name a surface and they've got a pen that can write on it. Winner - Sharpie

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Barrel

Bic has an amazing gripped barrel, for someone clumsy like me, a barrel with grips leads to a lot less unwanted marks and unwanted stains. Another reason to choose Bic is the great names they give their colors. It's all in the name, Bic definitely took a queue from OPI and gave each pen a distinct name like; Peach Parfait, Lemon Bliss, Rambunctious Red, Tiki Hut Tan).  Another great fact is that the names are on the barrel, so you always know what you are grabbing.  Sharpie doesn't help you out in that department, so it's easy to grab the wrong shade of pink by accident.  Winner - Bic

Price

They both are equally priced and can be found almost anywhere that pens or craft supplies are sold.  Basically the price has more to do with where you buy and not what you buy. Winner - Tie

Options

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I mentioned it before, but Sharpie is the winner hands down when it comes to options.  From Fabric pens, fine points, jumbo, metallics, they have something that you need.  Winner - Sharpie

Over all winner - Sharpie, classics never go out of style!  

9 to 5: NEON #ColorMeExcited

Whether you’re going back to school, or you’ve used all of your vacation days, chances are you are going to be spending a lot more time indoors and at a desk.  If that’s the case I found some stylish, and very bright ways to make that time suck a little less.  The added bonus for putting a little neon in  your collection is how easy these things will be to find when rummaging through your bag.  

GYMLE Cases Don’t Bruise Your Apple

High quality hard coating protects your Macbook Pro from accidental hard knocks and scratches.  Leaving you to fully access to all buttons and features, while plugging in your charger, cable or headset without removing the case. Simple clip-on/off design without the added risk of harming your laptop during application.

Blue Lounge Cable Box Pet Guard

Keep the kitties at bay with the Cable Box Mini by Blue Lounge. Equipped with a surge protector these candy coated boxes with keep your wires and charges hidden.

Campo Marizo Move Around

Tote your office everywhere with the magazine caddy.  This carryall will fit your laptop, papers, cords, and basic supplies.

TRUFFLE Nº 1 Clarity Keep Your Bag Organized

The perfect go-to for stowing your everyday essentials. It’s polished enough for your designer handbag or at-the-ready for a trip to the beach.

iCushion On Your Desk

 This Silicone stand will keep your iPhone & iPad at the perfect angle, with it’s suction hold.  

Adam Message Pad Never Forget A Call

Adams give the basic while you were out a major upgrade with three bold and bright colors.

Baggu Duck Bag Stand Out In The Crowd

A tote bag in durable recycled cotton canvas duck. Two handles and 40" adjustable strap, to carry in hand or over shoulder.

Poppin Highlighters

Never forget an important passage again.  Poppin's Assorted Thing Highlighters making research  fun.

Beats By Dre Be Your Own DJ

Beats Mixr Headphones are designed for DJs, so they're the lightest and loudest model Beats makes. Created for audio enthusiasts and professionals alike, these over-ear headphones reproduce accurate sound and meet the needs of the world's best DJs.

SanDisk Drive Take Your Files Everywhere

The Cruzer Switch USB Flash Drive makes it easier than ever to back up, transport, and share your files. This USB drive keeps your photos, videos, music, and personal data secure with its protective cap and SanDisk's exclusive password-protection software.

Lihit Lab The Best Notebook Ever

Twist Ring Notebook keeps your notes and life organized. Employing a unique mechanism, the rings resemble those of a spiral ring notebook except that they are incredibly easy to open and close, allowing page removal and rearrangement without tearing. This means that you no longer have to deal with unsightly torn pages and the accompanying paper bits that get stuck in the rings and eventually create a mess in your bag. You can also exchange notes with your friends and colleagues, neatly transfer pages from one notebook to another, and keep refilling your notebook with fresh new sheets.

Pinch Provisions If You’re In A Pinch

A tongue-in-cheek monogram fronts a compact case packed with an assortment of just-in-case essentials. The 52-piece set includes plenty of double-sided tape, safety pins, earring backs and more so you can restock your kit when the occasion arises.

Sharpie Updated Classic

Ultra vivid color in natural light with marks that turn fluorescent in black light. Start Bright. Go Electric.

 

 

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