Thursday Giveaway

Beauty Mark Pen by Absolute NY

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Today’s Thursday Giveaway is from Absolute NY. It’s a temporary star tattoo stamp for your skin. I like to place them next to my eyes, but they can really go anywhere you’d like!

If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of my web series, Click Here and take a look at my New Year’s Eve look. Incorporating this Beauty Mark pen.

Thanks to Grace Kelle of Lean Girl’s Club for introducing this product to me!!

Enter to win: Comment below with your New Year’s resolution. Or your word for the year, if you do that instead. Winner will be chosen next Thursday. And there will be another brand new Thursday Giveaway, so make sure to check back then.

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Love,

Liz Tailor

Congratulations to Gabriella @noiremenarie on winning last week’s Thursday Giveaway: the Harley Quinn/ Joker earrings from Etsy shop Wensishop.com. Make sure to email your mailing address to liztailor481@gmail.com and I will send those out to you as soon as possible! Thank you for entering!

You’re Virtually Invited…

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If you’ve never been to a Twitter party before, then you are missing out on some serious virtual fun!

This Friday night at 9pm EST @NerdintheCity will be hosting a Twitter Slumber Party. Ok, we won’t actually be slumbering. We won’t even be in the same room. But there will be fun conversation and some seriously good giveaways!!

I will send out reminders throughout the week on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the blog.

Just join the party on Friday night by using the hashtag #NerdySlumberParty and join in on silly nerdy conversations. If you have questions, that will be your chance to ask them. If you want prizes, that will be your chance to win them!! Basically it’s gonna be awesome!

Hope to virtually see you there!!

Why We Watch…

Last night saw the 86th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. Broadcast to millions of people in many countries and tons of languages. I don’t have all the statistics as to how many, but given what live TV is these days, I know it was a lot. And it was a great show. Very entertaining and so, so funny. But with all that is happening in the world right now I had a fleeting thought of “Why am I watching this?”

Did you know that Russia has sent troops into Ukraine and they are on the brink of war?

Did you know that people are dying in Venezuela right now in the wake of protest and revolution?

We live in a world of conflict. And impending war. We live in a world where millions of people are enslaved, are dying of disease or of the unimaginable fact that they don’t have enough food. We live in a brutal, unforgiving world. And that simple fact is why we watch.

The Oscars are the stuff of dreams. We mere mortals sit on our couches and watch our royalty walk around in pretty clothes and talk of when they were us. And it’s inspiring. Hearing Lupita Nyong’o declare “Your dreams are valid.” Or Matthew McConaughey tell us the three things he needs in life, “someone to look up to, something to look forward to and someone to chase.” Being reminded yet again of the ways Angelina Jolie continuously uses her celebrity to do amazing things in places of need. The sheer fun and enjoyment that Ellen Degeneres brings to everything she does (that entire pizza bit and the selfie that broke Twitter.)

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If we are being honest, the Oscars are a thing of whimsy and something that most of us only ever dream could happen. But that is why we watch. Because we need to hope and dream and think not only of the harsh realities that are ever present in this world, but the wonderful fancies that our deepest hearts wish after.

I love the Oscars. I love losing myself in the glamour. And we need that. Because when we all wake this morning the world is still calling. The problems are still there needing our attention. But for one magical night we are allowed to forget and that is why we watch…

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

Day 17: Trivia Winners

Thank you to everyone who answered my Elf trivia questions. Here are the questions and answers:

Question #1: What toy was Buddy making when he failed to make his quota?

Answer: Etch A Sketch

Buddy the Elf makes me smile

Question #2: What are Buddy’s four main food groups?

Answer: Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn and syrup

10 Christmas Movies and Specials We Can’t Live Without

Question #3: What is Buddy’s real father’s name?

Answer: Walter Hobbs (played by James Caan)

Buddy the elf, what's you favorite color?

Question #4: Who is Santa afraid of?

Answer: Central Park Rangers

The Elf Movie Quiz

Question #5: Who is the narrator of Elf?

Answer: Papa Elf (also accepted Bob Newhart)

❤ Buddy the Elf's dad
Here are my winners…

Stephanie Barnes

Brianne Blessitt

Brian Henson

Julie Mustakes

Cheralene Kondel

Kelly Holland

Winners… send me an email at nerdinthecity01@gmail.com and give me your address so that I can send you your prize!!

Thank you again for playing and keep checking back to Nerd in the  City for all your nerd related fun!!!!