Kat Von D Beauty Launches 40 New Shades of Vegan #StuddedKiss Lipsticks #KatVonDBeauty

Kat Von D Beauty Launches 40 New Shades of Vegan Studded Kiss Lipsticks

When I wear lipstick, I try to find that holy grail: long-lasting, high pigment, and not drying. Kat Von D Beauty says they have all that covered with the release of their iconic Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in a new formula.

According to the company, the new Studded Kiss Lipstick will feature a higher pigment formula that delivers luxuriously rich texture and intensified color payoff with Kat’s signature long wear and commitment to cruelty-free makeup that’s completely vegan.

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Travel Thursday: Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Travel Thursday: Rocky Mountains, Colorado by Michelle Snow

This week’s Travel Thursday photo was taken on a 2007 road trip with my BFF Rhonda that saw us heading west towards the Rocky Mountains from Denver, Colorado.

I took this photo as a passenger in a moving car as we crested our first big hill on I-70. It was the first time I’d seen the Rockies in almost 25 years, and it was Rhonda’s first time.

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A Look at the Entire Walt Disney Studios Movie Schedule for 2018

A Look at the Entire Walt Disney Studios Movie Schedule for 2018

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve probably noticed I’m a huge fan of Walt Disney Studios movies – which include Marvel and Star Wars/LucasFilm.

Well, they’ve sent me a listing of every movie they have coming out in 2018, and it has so many that I know I’m going to want to see in the theaters…and you probably will, too.

So take note of your favorites…here is the 2018 calendar for Walt Disney Studios theatrical releases:

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Marvel Releases Two New Black Panther Featurettes

Marvel Studio' Black Panther

Marvel Studio’ Black Panther will be released in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018, and to
ramp up excitement for the film (higher than it already is), they’ve released two new featurettes to introduce the characters and world of Wakanda.

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Book Review: Dark Screams: Volume Nine feat. Various Authors

This ninth entry in the Dark Screams series offers up six short stories of horror that vary from serial killers to a werewolf war against a small town, offering a little something for everyone. 

This ninth entry in the Dark Screams series offers up six short stories of horror that vary from serial killers to a werewolf war against a small town, offering a little something for everyone.

Kelley Armstrong, Stewart O’Nan, Taylor Grant, Jonathan Moore, Peter Straub, and Lee Thomas share tales of lost love, bad job offers, corpses that won’t stay dead, and creatures of the night in this collection assembled by renowned horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.

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My Top Ten Most Wanted Travel Destinations for 2018

My Current Top 10 Most Wanted Travel Destinations

As I gear up for another year of blogging, I’m taking a look at where I want to travel in 2018. So many places I’ve yet to visit, and some that it’s been a while and I want to go back.

So here is my Top 10 List of places in the World I most want to visit (in alphabetical order)…WARNING! Lots of travel porn coming up:

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Everything Coming to #AmazonPrime January 2018

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in January 2018, including Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in January 2018. Some are movies you’ve been waiting to see, and some are originals you might like to.

Highlights include the Amazon original series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Season 1), along with Doctor Who (Season 10), Grimm (Season 6), and movies like xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Reservoir Dogs, and Thelma and Louise.

Here is the complete list of all titles coming to Amazon Prime in January 2018 (and if you’re not a member, you can Try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day Free Trial):

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All the New Offerings from #Hulu for January 2018

January 2018 brings Hulu Original The Path (Season 3)

Hulu has released its list of movies, series, and more coming to the streaming service in January 2018, and I have it hear for you.

Highlights include the newer movies XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, Ingrid Goes West, and Crash Pad, as well as older classics like Frailty, Hustle & Flow, and Reservoir Dogs.

January also brings Hulu Original The Path (Season 3), along with a slew of reality shows from Food Network, A&E, HGTV, and the History Channel.

Those with Hulu Live will also get new episode premieres from various networks as fall shows come back from hiatus.

If you subscribe to Hulu, here is the list of titles coming to the streaming service in January 2018:

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Book Review: Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking + Giveaway!

Book Review: Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking + Giveaway!

Between the Blade and the Heart is the first book in a brilliant new YA fantasy duology inspired by Norse Mythology by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking.

I was excited to read it because I’ve been a huge fan of Norse Mythology since I was a kid, and I wanted to see how the author would incorporate it into her story.

It turned out to be a captivating and fun read.

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Hello 2018! Let’s Rock This!

Happy New Year 2018 from Zengrrl.com

It’s now January 1, 2018, so happy new year to all of you reading this! I hope you had a wonderful holidays with family and/or friends.

I took the holidays off from writing this blog, because I figure everyone is so busy the last two weeks of the year with all the celebrations, nobody is hanging around reading new blog posts.

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Book Review: Ramses the Damned – The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice

Book Review: Ramses the Damned - The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice

Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra is the latest release by iconic author Anne Rice and her author son Christopher Rice, and it should satisfy fans of her earlier works.

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All the #Netflix January 2018 Additions and Departures

Cars 3 comes to Netflix in January 2018

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in January 2018, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Cars 3, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell Tales, along with returning favorites like The Godfather, The Conjuring, and Dallas Buyers Club.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Before I Wake, The Polka King, The Open House, and A Futile and Stupid Gesture, plus the original documentaries Rotten, Somebody Feed Phil, and Dirty Money.

Original comedy offerings include specials by Katt Williams, Tom Segura, and Todd Glass.

Netflix original series include Grace and Frankie (Season 4), Lovesick (Season 3), DEVILMAN crybaby (Season 1), Disjointed (Part 2), One Day at a Time (Season 2), Babylon Berlin (Season 1 & 2), and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee .

Other television series coming this month include Colony (Season 2), and Epsodes (Seasons 1-5).

Netflix also has a slew of programming for kids, including The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Season 6), Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 1), and Llama Llama (Season 1).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in January 2018:

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Movie Review: The Force Is Strong in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Force Is Strong in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I went into my viewing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a hefty mixture of excitement for a new installment in the story, sadness that it would be Carrie Fisher‘s last turn as General/Princess Leia, and a bit of apprehension because I wasn’t a huge fan of The Force Awakens – it seemed to formulaic

My spoiler-free review is that Star Wars: The Last Jedi exceeded my expectations. It did a wonderful job of balancing the dark – death and betrayal – with the light – hope and victory. Every character had a strong storyline and the film didn’t have any filler, even though it runs two and a half hours.

Two thumbs up and this is one you’ll definitely want to see on the big screen.

Now, if you keep scrolling, my semi-spoiler-filled review will follow this next photo….

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Travel Thursday: The Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas

Today’s Travel Thursday photo is of The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.

Today’s Travel Thursday photo is of The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.

In 2005, I made my first trip to Las Vegas, and nabbed a great rate for the Luxor Hotel, at the south end of the infamous Strip.

Since it was my birthday weekend, the desk agent made a big show of giving me a front view room in the pyramid. I thought that was great…until I made my trek up to the room.

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The 2018 #GoldenGlobes Nominees and My Picks for the Winners

the annual Golden Globes
This morning the annual Golden Globes nominees were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), and there are a lot of interesting choices.

There are also a lot of surprising snubs. I can’t believe Wonder Woman didn’t get any recognition, especially for director Patty Jenkins. Also snubbed was Greta Gerwig for directing Lady Bird (though she did get a nomination for writing it).

Also not receiving nominations were Tracy Ellis Ross for black-ish, even though her co-star Anthony Anderson got a nod, as did the show. Same for Debra Messing of Will and Grace, despite the show and co-star Eric McCormack getting nominated.

But woulda-coulda-shoulda, there are still a lot of great performances and projects that got nominations this year.

Here is the complete list of 2018 Golden Globes nominees, along with my semi-educated best guesses for who will walk away with the statue:

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