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ALU Link Love 8-22-10

By on August 22, 2010
in ALU Link Love

It just figures that the one weekend I have no plans, it’s all gloomy outside.  Makes me want to do nothing but cuddle up on the couch.  Good thing IFC is running a marathon of Freaks & Geeks today.  We did brave the rain long enough to catch The Other Guys last night and it was a lot funnier than I expected though I think Marky Mark’s angry cop made me laugh more than Will Ferrell as the odd man out.

On Friday I attended a tweetup at a neighborhood bar and met some cool new peeps.  Turns out one of the girls became obsessed with butter LONDON Fash Pack after seeing Nonie Creme talk about it in a backstage video at the Fall Betsey Johnson show.  And another went and bought a green nail polish at Sally’s after hearing me and another nail lover tweeting about it. Nail fanatics unite!

Looking for a some lazy Sunday reading?  These are my faves of the week…

How has a pair of bright green Chucks like the ones DWJ posted on The Art of Accessories not made their way into my life before now?  I see a Zappos order in my future.

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to see Kristen from Beauty Addict blogging again and it’s posts like this one that are the reason why.

After seeing this glam ruffled laundry bag on Amber’s blog ,Beauty Blogging Junkie, my sad, ripped, red bag from college may finally meet its maker.

BellaSugar completely demystified the fishtail braid which I always thought would be really complicated to create.  So much easier than I expected.

I died a little bit inside when I spotted these glitter covered Miu Miu oxfords on Dina from eye4style.  I doubt I could ever pull them off as well as Dina so I will just continue to covet hers.

Beth from Glamour’s Girls In The Beauty Department blog thinks the big nail color battle for fall will be purple vs blue.  What say you?

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog is probably one of the most creative beauty bloggers on the scene.  Her take on MAC’s Venomous Villains collection includes her usual quirky twist on beauty.

Local Cleveland blogger Ashley from Our Little Apartment hasn’t shampooed her hair in almost a month and even though I’m a hair product junkie I’m thinking of doing the same thing.

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  1. Andrea says:

    I like the braid. I do a lot of braids (happen to have two in my bang/fringe area right now), but I’ve always wanted to try a fishtail but thought it looked really hard to do. I think I’m gonna give it a shot with a side ponytail like the one shown. Thanks for showing us that blog!

    I like learning about these other blogs b/c I don’t really know of any other blogs except this one, a couple other nail polish ones and, of course, Cupcakes and Cashmere (awesome blog!)

  2. DWJ says:

    Thanks for the link love! I love those Chucks and they are almost the exact same color as Essie’s Pretty Edgy :) I am also obsessed with Dina’s oxfords too. How sparkly and magical are they?!

  3. Yvonne says:

    random question I should have asked blogggggg posts ago.
    Your nails always look SO amazing, do you have a favorite cuticle oil or nail treatment? My nails and cuticles are bone dry and nothing seems to help. i’ve been slathering on jojoba oil and CND’s solar oil but not helping.

    any tips would be phenomenal!


  4. jen says:

    Thank you for the fishtail braid video! John D is an old friend I’ve lost touch with, wow. Great to see him still doing what he loves! The braid was super cute, too. :)

  5. ReaderRita says:

    OMG!!! I LOVE Freaks & Geeks! Why do they always cancel the BEST programs? The networks had better wise up, or they’ll cease to exist…
    I am totally feelin’ the bright green Chucks! When I can’t find the color Chucks I want anywhere, I get another canvas or white pair, and use fabric markers or paint to color them… you can do cool designs, too…

    Thanks for all the great links- Have a fabulous week!