Sunday, October 24, 2010

Movie Review: Life as We Know it

Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.  - Synopsis from

Last weekend, my family and I wanted to see a movie when we had the chance.  This was one of only two movies available, and the other one wasn't an option, so we saw this.  It's rated pg-13, and for good reason.  There were certainly some things that could have been left out, and the idea of the story was a little far-fetched.  I do have to say, though, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel have great on-screen chemistry, and the baby is as cute as can be!  

The story was peppered with humor, though there were some parts that made me cry.  It was a relatively good movie, though it was, like any other romantic comedy, formulaic.


  • It was very funny at times
  • Katherine Heigl, though not my favorite actress, hit the nail on the head in the playing of a shell-shocked new mother.
  • Josh Duhamel was excellent with his humor and his complete lack of knowledge in regards to being a father.
  • The baby was cute, and provided a good break from the drama at times.
  • It was a good movie for just sort of checking out for two hours.
  • Josh and Katherine had great on-screen chemistry
  • There were a few inappropriate moments that could have certainly been left out!
  • The story line was a bit unrealistic at times.

I'd give it 3 1-2 waffle stacks!  I, being part of the target audience I'm sure, really enjoyed the move overall.

Product Review: Sea Breeze Sensitive Skin Toner

For someone who highly appreciates clear, smooth skin, I'm lazy when it comes to washing my face every night. It takes so long, and it gets water everywhere!  So, when I'm just too tired to wash my face properly, I turn to the next best thing:  toner.

This is the second toner I've tried, and it works very well.  Toner is usually used after washing the face to remove excess sebum, makeup, and dirt that was left behind.  But actually, toner can be used on its own in a pinch.

If I don't cleanse my face every night, I get acne.  Without fail.  So, I can't go to bed without cleaning it up!  If I don't feel like doing a full-on wash, I'll just use toner, and Sea Breeze works fantastically for me.  The smell is harsh and not so great, but I can see the grime that it picks up off my face.


  • Removes all the necessary grime to prevent acne
  • Doesn't dry out my skin
  • Doesn't irritate my skin
  • Helps get rid of my blackheads, little by little.
  • The smell is pretty strong!
  • The packaging is a bit on the generic side
Overall, I will give Sea Breeze Sensitive Skin Toner four and a half out of five waffle stacks!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Product Review: Caress Whipped Souffle Ultra Silkening Body Wash

I was looking for a new body wash, because I wasn't happy with the smell of the my Dove body wash.  Also, it dried my skin out more than I though it should.  And my skin is already dry enough!  So, when we went to the commissary on Sunday, I picked up a bottle of this Caress Whipped SoufflĂ© body wash, because I had heard some really great things about it.  Here's what I think about it:


  • The packaging is really attractive, and the pink color of the wash is cute.
  • The smell is pretty nice straight out of the bottle.
  • It leaves my skin really soft after I use it.
  • It doesn't foam up a lot, so I can tell it doesn't have any parabens or harsh chemicals like that.


  • The smell doesn't last at all.  Once your rub it into your skin, it gets and odd after-smell (?) that is a bit reminiscent of bath salts.
  • The product isn't well concentrated, so you have to use a lot of it.
  • It's a little bit slimy in texture, and it takes a minute to wash the slimy feeling away.
So overall, it's not a bad product, because it does moisturize my skin and that's what I need.  So yes, I would buy it again.  But, there are a lot of things I don't like about it that I'll just have to deal with to get the moisture I need.  So overall, I'll get it a 3 1/2 out of 5 waffle stacks.