Halloween 2013 at Kimber Hollow!

Halloween 2013 at Kimber Hollow! #Halloween #yardhaunt

It’s getting close to *that* time of year again! What time, you ask? Halloween, of course!

And since I just finished putting together the video for our 2013 yard haunt display, I thought I’d share it with my fellow Bionics.

This year we added a few new elements to our Halloween night “theater” production. My husband and I built and…

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Ready for Autumn? I am, I am! In honor of the upcoming season, I whipped up a pack of ten minimalistic, tone-on-tone wallpapers for your computer and/or smart phone. Each wallpaper features one of the Pantone Fall 2014 colors and a subtle reminder to “Achieve Powerful Beauty”.
Powerful Beauty Fall 2014 Pantone Wallpaper Series by Bionic Beauty

Fall 2014 Pantone Colors:
Aluminum, Aurora Red, Bright Cobalt, Cognac, Cypress, Mauve Mist, Misted Yellow, Radiant Orchid (Radiant Orchid is the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year), Royal Blue, Sangria.
For ease of identification and choice, the colors are listed in the order shown below.

To Download:

  • For your desktop computer and/or laptop: Simply click on the wallpaper color you’d like above. Then right click, and choose “Save As”. Save the .png image to your computer. Then set it as your wallpaper like normal.
  • For your smart phone/tablet: Whether it is an Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows mobile, or Blackberry – open this article on your mobile device’s browser. Touch on the wallpaper you’d like to use. You’ll then see the wallpaper image file open in a window by itself. Long press (i.e. touch and hold!) until the option comes up to Save/Download Image. Save it to your device. Then you can open the image through your Gallery/Photos app and set it as your wallpaper.

Each wallpaper is sized at 2880×1800 pixels which will scale to work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. I created each wallpaper are in super high-resolution, and ready for use on HD (xxhdpi) and retina screens.

I truly hope you enjoy these wallpapers!
Keep life colorful,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Distribution: All my wallpapers are copyrighted under Bionic Beauty. They are completely free for your personal enjoyment and use. Please don’t sell them. If you’d like to post them on another website(s), file sharing service, or similar please ask me first. Thanks!

Powerful Beauty: Fall 2014 Pantone Wallpapers #bbloggers Ready for Autumn? I am, I am! In honor of the upcoming season, I whipped up a pack of ten minimalistic, tone-on-tone wallpapers for your computer and/or smart phone.

This collection of wallpapers is inspired by the hit CW television show Supernatural. Each wallpaper features: spooky dark demon clouds, fonts inspired by the show, super high resolution, retina screen ready and… The Impala!!

Supernatural phone wallpaper pack

In addition to the two wallpapers, I also created a version for use on a lockscreen. Full Supernatural coverage for your phone!

The dimensions and HD characteristics of each image allows for use on a wide-range of Android smart phones, retina & non-retina screen iPhones, Blackberries, and Windows cells. The papers will also work on many 7″ tablet devices.

To download, click on the image you like above, then right click and choose “Save As”. Download the image to your computer, cell phone, or tablet – and you’re done!

Carry on my wayward sons,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Style blog

Want more Supernatural? Be sure to check out my first Supernatural wallpaper pack!

#CWSPN10 This collection of wallpapers is inspired by the hit CW television show Supernatural. Each wallpaper features: spooky dark demon clouds, fonts inspired by the show, super high resolution, retina screen ready and…

Condiments for Chow Hounds

Condiments for Chow Hounds #petcare #treats

No longer will us pooches be left aside when the two-leggers break out the ketchup and mustard at pic-a-nics! My momma spotted these silly sauces at the local Walmart: Petchup and Muttstard!

Petchup and Muttstard - condiments for dog food

Are they yummy and Woo-approved? Who knows. My mommma went to the store and all I got was this photo. Hurrumpff.

If you’ve tried these, I’d love to know if they tasty. Or not. That way I can bug my mom for…

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Breaking News!!!
Your Best Face Skincare opens pre-orders on 40+ new Private Reserve Antioxidant Oils…

and they’ve got a coupon code!

If you’re a skin care nut like me, or read even a few beauty blogs, then you’ve heard of the amazing Your Best Face Skincare. Every product the whiz-bang owners hand-create is an absolute winner. Today marks YBF’s largest product release in the 10 year history of the company. Over 40 new skin care oils packed full of their signature antioxidants and improved by beneficial essential oils. There’s even an unscented variety… but with the choice of essential oils, I’d imagine one would have to WORK to choose the unscented.

Save 35% on new Private Reserve antioxidant skin care oils by Your Best Face Skincare

A Guide to the Scents

  • Unscented – Plain/unscented; and Bisabolol
  • Earthy/Spicy – Calendula; Cardamom; Carrot seed; Immortelle; Patchouli; Vanilla; Vetiver
  • Woodsy - Blue cypress; Elemi; Fir Balsam; Juniper berry; Palo santo; Sandalwood
  • Citrusy – Bergamot; Lemon Ironbark Eucalyptus; Lemongrass; Petitgrain Bigarade
  • Green – Clary Sage; Eucalyptus “Peppermint” Dives; Geranium
  • Floral – Blue Yarrow; Gardenia; Jasmine; Lavender; Orange Blossom; Rose Otto; Ylang Ylang
  • Sweet – Blue Chamomile; Blue Tansy; Melissa; Poplar Bud; Roman Chamomile; Thyme ct linalool
  • Medicinal – Araucaria; Eucalyptus Radiate; Helichrysum; Marjoram; Rosemary “Tuscan Blue”; Tea Tree

Pre-Orders + Coupon Code
From now through August 26, 2014, you can preorder the new Private Reserves through the Your Best Face online shop at 35% off! Just enter coupon code Reserve35 at checkout to get your savings. After August 26th, the pre-ordering ends and the new Private Reserve oils will become available again at their official launch on September 8th.

Multi-Tasking Wonders
YBF’s Private Reserve Oils aren’t just for your face… here are some of the ways I use mine:

  • As a Cuticle Oil – apply daily or after manicures.
  • Hand Moisturizer – I put some in a small bottle to keep in my purse. Always.
  • Lip Oil – especially great during the winter or when I travel to dry climates.
  • Exfoliating Lip Treatment – dab your favorite variety on your lips then use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub your lips!
  • Body Moisturizer – I use a dime size amount on my elbows, knees and feet just after the shower to lock in moisture and banish roughness.
  • Deep Conditioning Hair & Scalp Treatment – I use a nickel size amount for my medium length hair and run it from scalp to hair tips before bed. Then I put my hair into a bun and snooze. In the morning, I use a gentle shampoo and ta-da! Super soft, shiny hair. My hair runs on the dry side so I do this treatment at least once a week.
  • Hair Shine n’ Frizz Serum – I use a tiny pea-size drop and run it through the ends of my hair to hide and seal away split ends. Another drop in my palms and I smooth it over the rest of my to eliminate any trace of frizzies!
  • Face Wash – Oil-based facial washes have been increasing in popularity recently and with good reason. They clear your skin of toxins, gently remove grime, moisturize, and remove gunk built-up in your pores. I wet my face, then massage a dime-sized amount of oil all across my face. Splash with warm water to rinse. Pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Eye Lash Treatment – I use the teeniest amount on my lashes before bed as a lash conditioner.
  • Antioxidant Packed Face Mask – I add 2-3 drops into my weekly DIY face mask recipe. Awesomesauce!
  • For the Guys – After face shaving, apply a drop to prevent razor burn! This is especially awesome for guys who dislike, or are sensitive to, typical over-scented, chemical-laden after shaves.
  • Another one for the guys – It apparently works great as a facial hair grooming treatment. Gotta keep those beards in spiffy, non-scruffy, shape!

What I’m Super Excited About
Prompted a bit by my recent article “15 Beautiful Uses for Tea Tree Oil”, the Your Best Face co-founders, Darrell and Kimberley, added a Private Reserve Tea Tree variety to their line up. Eeek! Squeee!! So not only will the Tea Tree PR oil be great for all 15 tips I mentioned in that article, but it also packs the added benefits of antioxidants! It’s basically the beauty world’s version of Captain America + HALO’s Master Chief + Jack Bauer… a skin care super-soldier!

I’m also uber excited about the Rosemary (another option that is perfect for treating breakouts and other skin conditions), the Lavender (for those hectic days), the Eucalyptus Peppermint Dives & Eucalyptus radiate (brings back wonderful childhood memories… thanks Mom!), and the Gardenia (which has always been my favorite flower & scent but, thanks to my husband, now has extra special meaning. Insert the “aww” moment here.).

So Bionic Beauties… go have a look at those new oils and scents. Your skin will thank you. While you’re at it, what is YOUR favorite variety???

Happy skin, happier scents, and pennies saved,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Heya fellow bloggers and media types, Would you like more intel on YBF’s newest goodies? Hit up their press page here!

Massive Product Launch from Your Best Face Skincare Breaking News!!! Your Best Face Skincare opens pre-orders on 40+ new Private Reserve Antioxidant Oils… and they’ve got a coupon code!

Throw a Little Hot Rod Red in Your Manicure

Throw a little hot rod red in your manicure! #ManiMonday

Any Iron Man fans out there?

Tony Stark: “Tell you what. Throw a little Hot Rod Red in there.”
JARVIS: “Yes… that should help you keep a low profile.”

Even if you aren’t an Stark Industries or Avengers junkie, you can probably recognize the value in finding the perfect red nail polish.  It’s taken me over a decade, but I finally found my must-have red!

Bionic Beauty wearing Hot Rod Red nail polish by Gelish

On My Nails:

  • Gelish gel polish base coat
  • Ge…

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