Monday, December 31, 2012

Skyfall


Has the time come for the infamous man of mystery to rise up from the cinematic grave? Why yes. Yes, it has. James Bond is back again, aged, and a little worse for wear. I saw this movie a little over a month ago, and I can say that I'm rather content with it. Honestly, I wasn't engaged by Casino Royale as a whole, and I was beginning to think old school spy movies were truly gone to the days of olde. Thankfully, Skyfall has come about with interesting twists and turns.

Without giving too much away to those who haven't seen it, the movie has more realistic points and a new Quartermaster. James Bond's perspective is once again shifted as his newest threat is a combination of past and present, but it's not his past that he needs to worry about. Personally, I would give this movie a 3.5 or 4 out of 5. While I did enjoy the movie, I didn't walk out feeling pumped or highly impressed. Perhaps I am jaded by the many years and bouts of cinematic encounters, but I can admit that this, for me, was a step up from what has been produced in the latest movies. With a beautiful score and psychedelic opening, which is a throwback to many years of Bond, I can say that Skyfall is at least worth watching with friends.

☆ I would recommend this movie. (3.5/4 out of 5)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

[S!] Photo Shipment | Stock Photos




Before we get too excited about the change of pace, let's focus on the topic at hand. The name is Photo Shipment, and the company sells 'free' stock photography. Why 'free'? Well, they sell royalty-free and rights managed images. The content is even downloadable (for a disposable price). They host everything in their e-commerce website, and a few stock images are presented on the front page as a preview.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ecotools, a Cosmetic Review


Aren't unedited photos the best? Well, I'm here to talk about a brand that I've been trying to buy for about six months now. Probably even longer than that. The name is ecotools, and this product I own is the six piece bamboo brush set. Very eco friendly. ecotools boasts about earth-friendly beauty. The brushes in this pack of earth-friendliness involves:
  • soft, cruelty-free bristles
  • natural & recycled materials
  • convenient cosmetic bag
This will be a rather lengthy review with a few pictures.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Lulu.Com | Publisher Review.


For those who do not, I fancy myself a writer. When I was younger, I aspired to be a writer, and that's one of the 'goals' I've had that has stayed true. I wasn't very good at what I did, but I was determined to get out there in the field. I never got the chance to get anything published, but as a high school student, I finally set myself down to look for a publisher. Though it would be another two years until I put something up for publication, I found my place at Lulu.com.

Lulu.com is an online publishing company that welcomes writers of all kinds to use their services. They've come a ways since I first used them, but the changes have been nothing but positive.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

[S!] Influenster | Review

I've received a new sponsor that I've been working with for about two weeks now. I haven't received any products from them as of yet. However, I'm actually really interested in what they have to offer. Without using photographs, I'll explain how and why this affiliate captured my attention.

I won't lie when I say I'm attracted to something free. When I heard of this place, I looked into the stipulations of what it takes to get something "free", so to say. This site appeals to people who love to review and share their opinions. Partaking in their badge programme really helps one's chances of getting sample products.

The site grants you the ability to be social by connecting your social network accounts (Google+, YouTube, Facebook, etc) through your profile, which is your home base. You can invite people from your profile, unlock expert badges, and the site even gives you a "plan of attack" that gives you a list of things to do based on which badge you're pursing.

Now badges, what are badges? Badges are broken up into categories and essentially communities. You can have as many badges as you want unlocked, and there are four main different types to choose from: Expert, LifeStage, VoxBox, and Brand. There are so many different dimensions to explore, and I'm still just a beginner.

As things are now, I don't have many things to say about the dynamics of the site. I'm still in the introductory phase myself, and I'm rather smitten by what I see thus far. This site really lets people explore their personal interests, and I'm going to explore mine all the same.

If you're interested in Influenster, please go check it out yourself.