Bionic Boondoggle: An Inspiring Week

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Feb.2009 · 6 comments

It’s time for another Bionic Boondoggle! For those of you new to Bionic Beauty, the Boondoggle is posted on weekends and contains fun articles, quotes, photographs, videos, movies, internet tools, etc. Basically anything that helped me be a bit more beautiful this past week. And then, you can share your items in the comments section!


Bionic Beauty enjoys some chilly time at the beach.

Over the past week, some of the women in my life have inspired me to goosebumps. Accompanied occasionally with tears, smiles, and more goosebumps. This weekend’s Boondoggle features some of those amazing ladies.
So here’s to you. You have no idea how much you impact my life!

Mo, co-blogger at Mythbuster Beauty, and author of her own blog “Fried Green Madness”, wrote a most splendid article this week: Love Yourself. Really. It’s simply a must read.

My amazing sister shared the “Class of 99, Wear Sunscreen” video/song by Baz Luhrmann with me. It came via email, but even across the states that separate me & her, I knew we were thinking the same thoughts.
I encourage you to watch this video and listen to the lyrics. Really listen. Ignore the cell phone, TV and your pets for 7 short minutes. Then try to implement some of Baz’s statements in your life.

Nenette, over at LifeCandy, has rustled up the ponies and wagons and started back on the shampoo-bandwagon. Her hilarious post gave me some much needed laughs.

Over at Purely Cosmetic’s Shopaholic blog, Robyn has been busy conducting mad science experiments on Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and a new Mineral Eye Shadow sealant. In my opinion, it’s a must-read if you use (or are interested in) eye shadow primers.

And for something fun, be sure to VOTE in the Golden Compact Awards! These beauty, skin, hair, and makeup awards were started by a few beauty bloggers and voting is now open to the people. Pick your favorites! (And then let me know what (*you* think should have made the cut…)

And finally, I’m going to use this Boondoggle as a place to vent about something. I was watching the Today Show on Wednesday morning when their “beauty” segment came on. Hosted by some chick named Bobbi who writes for In-Style magazine. Anyhow, she was all a-gush over these new-fangled things called “lip stain markers” and said beauty bloggers were “buzzing over them”.
Huh… lady??? I’ve got some news for you… those markers have been around for yearsssssss.
Maybe she was trapped in a timewarp. Maybe it was too many martinis. I don’t know, but let’s at least consider things “new” if they were created this century. Sheesh.

So what inspired you this week? Feel free to link to your favorite photos, tools, articles of the week below!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 BeautyTalk February 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

Thanks for this post! Will check out all the inspiring articles/posts you mentioned!


2 Jen Hill February 9, 2009 at 7:46 am

Thank you so much for the mention Jami! Isn’t Mo incredible?!

So much to be inspired by!


3 Jen Hill February 9, 2009 at 7:47 am

And love your vent too! She must have been reading our archives or something… he-he!


4 Nenette February 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

Aw, thanks for the mention, Jami! :)
I’m totally with you on the lip stain markers! NEW?! I was using them back in the late ’90s! Dried my lips out like crazy, but yeah, I used them. LOL!


5 joycey couture February 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

Aw, I LOVE you!!! And yup, I love this video so much… every day I need a lil inspiration- it just works. :) Your Boondoggles are great BB! Oh p.s. remember to floss. 😉


6 Bionic Beauty February 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Jen, I know, right? Oi vey. She was just hilarious.

Nen- You’re very welcome. And… the new CoverGirl lip markers are not as drying. I actually like them pretty well. Color stays forever & a day, but you do need balm over top. Palladio is another brand to try. They are even less drying. Do you have Sally Beauty Supply up there? That’s where I found those.

Joycey, I really truly appreciate you sending me this video! And… “Don’t read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ughly.” 😀

Jami (BB)


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