Favorite Games!

KATAMARI!

Hello and welcome back, wonderful people!

So remember how I have a habit of loving games that sound really weird and boring when described?! Time for another one of those!

Today it’s Katamari! Yay! *cue Katamari Damacy theme song!*

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For those of you who do not know what Katamari is a game where you’re a little tiny character who has an incredibly sticky ball that you use to roll things up. Why you ask? So you can help make new stars for the universe. And because the King told us to. Now you get places in the level and there are TONS of stuff to roll up. The kicker is you can only roll things up that are your size or smaller. The bigger you get, the easier it is and more stuff you can roll up BUT you have a time limit and a size requirement to reach.

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Here’s a link to a YouTube video to give more clarity :P:

Katamari Gameplay! *This is not my video, just a random one I thought was good to visually show what I am trying to explain!*

So the soundtrack to these games are amazing but very catchy. You will at some point have them stuck in your head. At terrible, random times. You’re welcome 😀

The games are cute, colorful, funny and really entertaining. It’s cool to see how size really affects perspective on things.

This game is one of my go-to games when I need to relax and unwind. There’s not much stress involved. It’s very chill. Unless you make the King mad.

Stay classy and sassy guys ❤

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July Favorites!

See what I loved in July!

Hello and welcome back friends! I hope you all had a wonderful and happy weekend!

I am sitting here absolutely shook by the face that tomorrow is AUGUST! Seriously. Where has 2017 gone!? Please come back!

As you can see by the title, I’m going to talk about some of my favorite things of this month.

Misc.:

Sharpie Pens –  I have been only reaching for and using sharpie pens to use for all my non-day job related writing. They write well, look great, and feel amazing. I love a good pen. I think a good pen is hard to come by and the start of everything when it comes to writing. It just allows everything to keep flowing. When I’m in writing mode I don’t want to have to stop because of pen troubles. And I definitely don’t have to stop when using these pens. Moral of the story: I’m crazy and I love pens. 😀

Weather –  I don’t know where y’all live but here in Ohio the weather has been amazing. It’s been not too hot, just right and absolutely beautiful out. And that includes the rainy days we’ve had lately too 🙂 I love the rain. And when it’s been nice and sunny I have been enjoying being out and about too.

Drawing – I go through phases. Ebbs and flows. Drawing is something that I have had ZERO interest in for YEARS! I mean like a decade. For real. But now all I want to do is sit around and draw and strengthen my pretty terrible skills and style. 😛 It’s been my go to recently for my creative outlet. Hopefully I can make something come of it eventually.

Media:

Hanson – I honestly enjoy all genres of music and I go through periods where all I want to do is listen to a certain genre or artist. I have a bit of an obsessive personality. Poor Mathew, am I right?! Lately for me, I have been listening to Hanson. Like as much as I can. I have kept it from Mathew for the most part. So 2017 marks 25 years of Hanson being a band. I think the fact that they are releasing a greatest hits album this September has ignited the recent obsession. I’m honestly really excited for this to come out so I’m preparing by listening to Hanson as much as I can 🙂

Crafty Amino – I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled across this app, I think it was suggested in the app store or an ad or something. So this app is where crafty people can share their creations with a community of crafters. People are really nice and supportive of one another which is even better. I love posting my work to get a genuine reaction (based on likes) of how well something may do in my Etsy shop.

PostSecret.com I have always loved this site but recently have gotten back in the habit of visiting it every week. For those who do not know about PostSecret, it is a site of shared secrets that have been written and mailed anonymously to Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. Frank Warren then picks some to share on the site each week. I love this project because no matter what I’m going through it gives me hope and perspective. It also let’s me know how I’m not alone in what I’m feeling or going through. Personally the site has helped me a lot and continues to help me every time I visit.

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay – For some reason I have been really in to horror-ish suspenseful fiction as of late. Which is weird because I am a big baby and get scared very easily. Just ask Mathew, he’ll tell you about the haunted walk we went on last October… Anyway, this book is about a girl named Cate who attends an exclusive Welsh boarding school. There is a secret society that brings on a select few new recruits every term to be a part of the Game. The Game is a secret assassin game called Killer. There is one killer who has to creatively “kill” other players while not revealing who he/she is. It’s all fun and games until someone starts attacking players for real. It becomes important to find out who is behind it and stop them because they attack and successfully kill Cate. This book kept me guessing the whole time. I thought that I had the real and fake killer pegged almost the entire time and wound up being shocked. I should have seen it coming though. This book was so good that it actually caused me many weird dreams until I finally sat down and read the rest of it. You know that it really must be a good book then!

Beauty:

City Color’s Bold Brow – I love my brow products. A lot. And I am constantly looking for new things I can use on them to make them look good. The bold brow helps fill in the bald spots that I have in my brows to make them look full while not giving the appearance that I have makeup in them. It makes my brows look very natural. You don’t have the look of mascara in your brows or that you forgot to wipe off the smudge you made from your eye shadow going awry. It’s a brow powder so a little bit goes a looooooong way as I have learned the hard way. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, Bold Brow is my go to for filling in my eyebrows!

Benefit’s High Brow – I told you that I love my brow products. 😉 So this is a matte pencil meant to highlight your high brow; the area right under your eye brow. I use it every day with every makeup look and I think it always looks great and pretty natural. Plus it helps bring the green out in my eyes. That’s always good.

Covergirl’s Kate Kate Eye mascara – This is the mascara that I always go to when doing my makeup. It lifts my long eyelashes so they stay out of my way. This mascara also doesn’t clump and gives great coverage. It does an amazing job at lengthening what I already have.

Well there you have it. The things I have been enjoying this month!

Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy! ❤

June Favorites

What I loved in June

Another month came to a close a little too quickly in my opinion. I can’t believe June is over and here we are, about to celebrate Independence Day! I hope you all had a wonderful June.

Media Favorites:

Discord – I personally am not a huge fan of Skype or any of the other providers but Discord is super helpful as my chat agent when playing games online with my friends and family. It gives you a lot of control over the settings which is nice. It also allows you to create groups and chats to always stay connected which is a big selling point for me. I know that other clients offer this but the biggest point is, all of my friends are choosing Discord, so it’s where the party is at, so to speak.

Sims 4 Parenthood – This addition to the game actually brought me back to playing /the Sims 4. I had pretty much abandoned the game because in my opinion, The Sims 3 was the superior entry of the series. Sims 4 had just left out took much until Parenthood hit. I think EA is doing a better job at giving fans what they should have had since the beginning. The fact that the game is getting more and more life-like and realistic is a big attraction to me. I typically like to focus on my families and growing the lineage so the introduction to the parenting skill was super cool. I’m really enjoying the new challenge posed by raising kids; the fact that parents have more of an influence on how their children turn out, that kids go through good and bad phases and can even throw tantrums draws me in more than ever before.

Beauty Favorites:

Bath and Body Works Country Apple Body Mist – I happened to stumble into a Bath and Body Works and came across this body mist and put it in my basket immediately. It smelled JUST like my childhood. I am so happy and beyond thrilled that they came back out with quite a few of the iconic 90’s scents. For a nostalgic 90’s kid, I will take every little thing I can get to relive those amazing moments of my life. Thanks Bath and Body Works for making it a reality. I had no idea how much I longed for and missed that smell until I got a whiff.

Kylie Lip Kits – I am a huge fan of liquid lipsticks because they’re less mess and they DRY. Then I don’t have to worry about kissing Mathew and getting lipstick all over him or ruining my lipstick. The great thing about the Kylie lip kits are they’re EASY to apply. I have a difficult time always getting it to look good and get it on fully and correctly. IT’S HARD! I don’t know how people do it so perfectly all the time. I feel like I practice enough. But apparently not. The lip kits are also super pigmented and beautiful. And they don’t look the same on every skin tone. It’s like the color helps match your skin tone and compliments it nicely. I know people who have used Maliboo and it turns out completely different on them than it does me. Same with Posie K. I think they’re worth all the money and last all day without the need to reapply and that’s super important. Especially when shelling out $29 a kit.

Book Favorite:

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page – So I was  a little weary of this book when I first started reading it because it took everything I thought I knew and loved about Dorothy and Oz and flipped and turned it all around. YES. I know this is fiction based on fiction but the thing about stories are, you have to buy into them to some degree. So calm down, don’t have a cow, it’s okay. I know. Anyway! You find out the Oz we left in the Wizard of Oz is not the same Oz. Everything is not happiness and sunshine. You find this all out through the way of Amy Gumm, a girl from Kansas like Dorothy who is swept up in a tornado and deposited in Oz just like Dorothy. But Oz does not look anything like it had been described in the books, no one is around, those she does find are not friendly at all and Dorothy is a not so nice princess who is ruining all of Oz. Amy is tasked with the mission of taking out Dorothy. Through her training and efforts she discovers she’s unable to trust anyone at all, even those she’s working for and with. Good is wicked and wicked is good. Everything is what it seems yet nothing that is seems. This is a great book and a great first book in the series. I flew through it and can’t wait to see what happens in the second book. If you’re looking for something of the fantasy genre, check it out.

Favorite Games

Let me tell you about Harvest Moon on the GameCube!

Hello my wonderful and favorite friends!

Today I’m going to tell you about another game near and dear to my heart. The Harvest Moon series in general BUT specifically Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.

Remember the string of games that I talked about before that if you explain them to others they don’t sound that fun or interesting? Well this one falls in to that category. But I promise it is fun. At least I find it fun.

So! What is this game you ask? Well, it’s kind of like a farming sim/RPG. In this installment you are taking over your father’s barren farm after he passes. You leave your city life to come to the country to run this farm. You’re not alone in your efforts. You have Takaura helping you. He had worked for your father and had been a good friend to him. He does what he can to help you succeed by taking things into the city to sell them, giving you information and advice, etc.

While you are tending to your farm you can also go fishing, build relationships with the villagers, excavate in the dig site, and find love.

Now when it comes to farm life you can raise animals and harvest crops. With the animals you can sheer your sheep, milk your cows, and sell the eggs that your chickens lay. Some animals are just for companionship like a cat, a dog, and ducks.

As you’re more successful on your farm you can buy things and buy upgrades to make life easier such as a milking room for your cows or a cheese room where you can make cheese for higher profits.

There’s also a cooking mechanic to keep your stamina up so you’re able to do more around the farm. Different ingredients and combinations of ingredients will produce different outcomes, a lot of them bad outcomes in my personal experience 😛

The game likes in a calendar like way. There are four “months” which also act as seasons so you work your way through years and your life. You get married and have a child in the game. The child is your heir basically. The cool thing is, you get to pick your wife based on the three eligible bachelorettes in the village and your relationship with them. Some are easier to win other than others and they each have a distinct personality of their own. Who you marry also determines how your child looks and some of their personality. You as the play are able to influence their personality with toys, your friends, and how you care for your little one.

This game has a lot to it but it’s a lot of fun. There’s a mini game or two to keep things interesting as well. You get to watch the village change and flourish. You get to directly see your hard work pay off with how your farm looks which is something I really enjoy. The different personalities of the villagers are fun and humorous to see their moods and how they react to certain things.

I find the replay value of this game to be high because I always want to do better than I did the last time I played. Or I want to try something different, end up with a different lady, raise my kid differently, make my farm different, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Stay classy and sassy y’all ❤

May Favorites!

Things I’ve Been Loving in May!

Hello and welcome!

I can’t believe we are already in June! Oh my gosh. Where has the year gone?! I know it’s a little late BUT I’m going to share what I loved in May!

Media Favorites:

Comedy Rockstar Mikey Mason – I’ve talked about Mikey Mason before but this guy is a fabulous performer. He never disappoints. I always look forward to any show he has whether its online or in person, Mikey will deliver. He will entertain you and he will make you laugh. It does help that his songs are great and catchy too. If you love nerdy things, love comedy, and love music, he’s great for you. He’s also a really nice guy which helps 😛 Be sure to check him out here.

Twitch Streamer SheriffEli – So I happened to stumble across this guy when browsing Twitch trying to find someone new to watch and oh my goodness was I happy to find him. SheriffEli is a full time streamer who primarily roleplays as a cop in Grand Theft Auto V online. He’s got a great personality and a wonderful presence. He’s funny, got a filthy mouth and can get a little raunchy at times. But I personally really enjoy him. To the point that I will watch him rather than watch TV, I find him that enjoyable. Check out his channel here.

Gaming Favorites:

Razer BlackWidow Chroma Gaming Keyboard – This keyboard is my favorite keyboard ever! It’s beautiful. They layout is different slightly from a traditional keyboard but I find myself loving it more. My hands actually tend to gravitate more towards this layout, so typing at work always takes about 10-15 minutes to get used to every day. It’s clicky which I really enjoy hearing. Especially when it drives others crazy. I’m evil, I know. It’s ascetically pleasing and best of all? It’s mine. It’s not a hand-me down, it’s not on loan, it’s not been used before. It’s mine, all mine and it was new!

HuniePop – I talked about this game in my last What I’ve Been Playing Wednesday post. I enjoy this game way too much. And I need to just go ahead and break down and buy it because waiting to play it at the boyfriend’s house is just too long and too much. I’m not that patient. This game is addicting! You try to woo these girls so you can get in their pants. How do you do that you ask?! You play puzzles on the dates with them, obviously! The puzzles get harder and harder as you move forward in the game. And they get harder even when you fail and don’t move forward in the game. It’s challenging and fun. Plus the girls are cute and fun.

Beauty Favorites:

Sheet Face Masks – Lately when I have been going to do face masks I have been preferring the sheet ones. There’s very little mess and they’re just so easy. Plus they hydrate my skin so well. AND you look like a monster when you have them on. What could be better?! I haven’t really been preferring any specific brand over the others. If it’s a sheet mask, then it’s up my alley and I love it. At least currently.

Galaxy Lush Bath Bomb – So I don’t know if that’s the actual name of it but this is my favorite bath bomb. My allergies have been a little crazy lately because of Ohio’s lack of ability to make a decision about the weather, so these bath bombs have been saving me. It seems like they have menthol or mint of some kind in them helping to clear me up and soothe both my insides and out 🙂 It really calms me and helps clear up congestion and sinus pressure. And it makes my bath look like a galaxy. Seriously, it makes it look like I’m bathing in space. How cool is that? Answer: REALLY COOL!

So there you have it. Not too many things but not too little things. Unfortunately I didn’t get time to really read this month BUT DON’T PANIC! I will make time to read this month!

Love you guys and as always, stay classy and sassy ❤

Favorite Games!

Talking about Sleeping Dogs!

Hello my lovely friends both new and old!

Have you every played Sleeping Dogs?! It is seriously one of my favorite and most recommended games. So if you haven’t played it, finish reading this post and then go do it. Seriously. Do it. You won’t regret it.

The best way that I can describe Sleeping Dogs is Grand Theft Auto meets LA Noire, kind of. So the game is set in in Hong Kong and you are Wei Shen, a cop who has ties to the gang known as the Triad. You are to go undercover and rise through the ranks of the triad, gathering information while also doing some police work. All while staying under that radar.

This game is insanely fun. There are a lot of different aspects to the game which keep it fun and exciting. You can go sing karaoke, train your martial arts skills, find lock boxes to break in to, etc. One of the coolest things in my opinion is the fact that you can jump from vehicle to vehicle, even while driving. It makes running from the police quite fun. I think the combat in the game is quite challenging because you are put in situations where it is you against many people. You’d think guns, that makes that super simple. Yeah well guns are far and few between so you have to rely on your hand-to-hand combat skills. And sometimes melee weapons. But those are usually weak. By weak I mean a woman’s handbag. Yes. Seriously.

The story line of the game keeps you playing; wanting to find out what happens next and how the story progresses. You find yourself getting attached to these gang members and wanting the best for them and growing sad when things don’t go the best of ways. I happily play this game over and over again and personally never grow tired of it. I think it’s a no-brainer to play if you love the Grand Theft Auto games.

Stay classy and sassy ❤

April Favorites!

What I loved in April!

Hello my lovely friends! I know I have been slacking with my monthly favorites but they are back!!

Nerd Favorites:

Game Pickup: Probably my Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that I just got today actually. I think that this is seriously my best pickup in awhile. And most exciting. I went to my local Target near my work this morning and stood in line waiting for it to open just to pick up the game. AND get the puzzle cube that came with it. That’s what I was really after honestly. And it did NOT disappoint. I got that puzzle cube and I love the puzzle cube. I really think it’s one of the best pre-order offered items that I have seen in awhile. Most of the time I don’t care and I definitely don’t like paying full price for a game buuuuuut once in awhile things are worth it and you just gotta bite the bullet. So I did just that.

Comics: So I just decided to go down the very slippery slope of comic books. And lord help us all. I specifically have gotten into Bob’s Burgers, Invader Zim and Adventure Time. And oh my goodness, they’re all super cute and so great to read! I highly recommend them. I do have to say that I’m very proud of myself for not decided to collect, buy and read a superhero comic. That would be so much more worse than what I am currently doing. 😛 But I have found this new found hobby and interest to be a lot of fun and really rewarding. And the reading isn’t half bad either 😉

Nerd Moment: C2E2 and meeting Evanna Lynch. I think that is in the top 10 of all my nerdy moments in my life so far. Meeting her, being able to take a picture with her and attending her panel meant so much to me. The Harry Potter fandom has always had a very very special place in my heart. It is honestly practically impossible for me to put in to words what all it means to me and why it is so important to me so I honestly am not going to even try. It was nice to know that so many of the things that I have struggled with and still struggle with, she has gone through and understands. I know it’s silly but it really resonated with me. It just helped confirm my love for the fandom even more.

Media Favorites:

Music: “Stay” by Zedd ft. Alessia Cara: I have been obsessed with this song. Just ask Mathew. He has had to suffer through this song so many times that I think he’s far beyond over it. But me? I can’t get enough. I love the music, her voice, the vocal arrangement, just everything. My only problem is it is so catchy that it gets stuck in my hear almost constantly. Which is why I listen to it so much. To try to get it out of my head.

TV: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: I honestly LOVE reality TV. Yes, I have SOME shame in it but not that much! I don’t get much time to watch TV as I prefer to because I would rather play video games and watch YouTube videos in my limited free time. But with everything going on in the last month or so I wanted an escape that didn’t require much brain power. Hence the reality TV. And the Housewives shows have always been a favorite go to for me. Especially Beverly Hills. Thank you Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. The drama makes me feel quite a lot better about my own life which was the goal. So win for me!

Book: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: I have always been drawn to books with darker premises and this is no exception. This book is very powerful as it takes place in the perspective of four different high school kids in the span of 55 minutes during a school shooting. Yeah. Its very intense and a very quick read but it is a fantastic one. I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s very sad and scary but it really puts things into perspective. It makes you think about what really matters and how the stupid and trivial things that we worry about so much every single day just don’t even really matter in the grand scheme of things. The author did a very good job and wrote it beautifully. I think she captured the emotions perfectly and didn’t leave the reader disappointed with anything, but most definitely not the ending. This has quickly become one of my favorite reads and earned a spot on my bookshelf.

Makeup:

Katy Perry Katy Kat Mascara: OMG! This mascara is magic. Seriously. I fell in love with it. The wand is a little peculiar but it goes on so well and makes my eyelashes pop so so so much! It doesn’t clump and smooths out my eyelashes perfectly making it look like my own lashes au natural.

Brown eyeliner, specifically Colour Pop’s Mr. Bing crayon eyeliner: I have always been a black eyeliner girl. Exclusively black eyeliner. I never tried any other color because why? Black is classic. It’s classy. It works with everything. And then I got this beauty in my Ipsy glam bag. I decided to be more adventurous rather than complain and I am so glad that I did! The brown outlines my eyes really well and makes the green in my eyes pop. Which is always what I am striving for. Which now I am able to do that more!

Goddess Gold by INT Cosmetics eyeshadow: Another pleasant surprise from my Ipsy glam. It is very pigmented, very easy to apply, stays in place, and wears well. I use it as an all-over lid color and like I said it stays in place and lasts all day. Which is definitely something that I find is hard to achieve.

What are some of your favorite things from this past month? What are your thoughts on my favorites? Let me know!

Stay classy and sassy!