Are Vanderbilt Cheerleaders Smart?

We all know the stereotype of the dumb cheerleader. It's an easy joke. But I started thinking about Vanderbilt and their cheerleaders. Vandy is a well respected school. Really top notch. So does that mean their cheerleaders are really smart too? Anybody know a Vanderbilt cheerleader? Is she smart or a stereotype?

Mail of the Week (April 25 - 29)

BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette 2nd Edition: This is my prize from Katherine's giveaway. I absolutely have no idea how I will use 120 eyeshadows, but some sure look gorgeous and greatly pigmented.
Sashay down the street in a glimmering color fantasy! You'll create that and so much more with the exciting Second Edition 120 Color Eye Shadow Palette. Every new shade is a tiny treasure just waiting for your vivid imagination. Explore beautiful sea foam greens and luminous pinks. Mix them with impossibly rich rubies and shimmery golds. One hundred and twenty dreamy, versatile colors feel light and lovely on your skin. They're double-stacked in an elegant, glossy, black 9" x 6" hard case.

Thank you Katherine!

Reviva Labs Cream Hydratante Hydrating Night Cream: This cream is specifically designed to quickly alleviate surface dryness and it's claimed to be a great anti-irritant, so I'm curious to see if it will help with my eczema.

Samples of Reactine from Living I always suffer from allergies in the summer so I'm glad I got to try this for free!

Coupon from WebSaver for a free Glade Sense & Spray holder

Coupon from for a free box of Vector Meal Replacement

University of Delaware Cheerleaders

We've had pictures of the Delaware cheerleaders on here before, and you might recognize the hottie in the first picture as the one and only Hayley. At this point, I'm thinking about packing up and heading north!

Review: BE Beverly Hills Inspired Daily Shine & Repair Serum With Argan Oil

Price: $39.95 for 1.7 FL OZ / 50ML at BE Beverly


Inspired Hair Serum combines the power of premium organic Argan Oil with other rejuvenating all-natural ingredients to renew, rehydrate, repair and protect your hair anywhere. Originating from the deserts of Southern Morocco and perfected in Beverly Hills by world-renowned chemists, Inspired Shine & Repair Serum will transform your hair with only a few drops a day. Using a non-greasy, paraben free formula that includes no artificial coloring or additives and a light lavender scent, Inspired Shine & Repair Serum helps keep your hair youthful and stylish all day.
  • The Inspired Difference
  • Premium Argan Oil
  • Moisturizing Jojoba Oil
  • Nutrient Rich Avocado Oil
  • Repairing Silk Amino Acids
  • Light Lavender Scent
  • SPF Protection
  • Paraben Free
  • Non Flammable
  • Non Artificial Coloring
  • Non Oily

How to use:
Simply brush hair thoroughly and apply 1-2 drops of the serum to the palms of your hands and rub together. Run fingers through dry hair concentrating on the midsection and ends of the hair. The freshly styled look and lavender scent will appear newly washed.

  • convenient pump dispenser
  • beautiful packaging
  • paraben free
  • SPF protection
  • not tested on animals
  • non-greasy or oily
  • lightweight
  • you only need a few drops of product for each use
  • subtle lavender scent
  • leaves hair smooth, silky and shiny

  • expensive

What I think:

I was very eager to try this product as I swear by leave-in conditioners and such products as I regularly use heat and dye on my hair.

 The product comes in a cute little pouch

My biggest concern when it comes to leave-in conditioners is that they can be greasy or oily and weight down my hair. I didn't have this problem with the BE Beverly Hills serum at all!

The pump dispenser provides a neat and non-messy application

As you can see from the picture above, the texture is light but not too runny; just perfect. Even after use my hands didn't feel greasy, just soft.

I could smell a very light and subtle lavender scent when I applied the serum on my hands, but it vanished when I applied the product through my hair.

You really don't need a lot of product (of course, it will vary depending on your hair texture), but I was fine with two drops.

In the "before" picture, my hair has just been released from a tight ponytail, which created these loose curls. After I applied the serum, the curls seemed to be more manageable and my hair was noticeably shinier and softer.

Of course, there's some added bonuses: the BE Beverly Hills serum is paraben free, it contains no artifical coloring, it offers SPF protection, and it's not tested on animals.

I didn't find any downsides to this product, except maybe for the price, which can be a little high if you are a student on a budget (like me).

Recommend? yes

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

Iowa Cheerleader Whitney

Midwestern girls in the house!

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On

I'm sure I'm not the only one who painted my nails with Liquid Paper out of pure boredom in class in high school. I don't know why I never felt the urge to purchase a proper white nail polish until recently.

I must say my first experiences with Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear were not really positive. I hated the shimmers in the formulas that appeared creamy in the bottle, and it would always chip after 1 day. I kept saying to myself "You get what you pay for."

Recently, I realized that their packaging had changed a little and that they had new shades. Of course, at this price, I couldn't resist, so I opted for White On. I wasn't expecting something amazing, but I was happily surprised. The formula is nicely creamy, not too runny or too thick, and the brush glides perfectly on the nails. Now it's been 3 days, and I can't see a single chip!

George Mason Cheerleaders

We're going mid-major today. George Mason may have just lost their basketball coach to The U, but they still have some pretty cute cheerleaders for a CAA squad.

Maryland Cheerleaders Rule!

I don't really pay attention to Maryland sports much. They never play any teams I care about. They're too far away to get any coverage on. And, honestly, there just isn't that much to care about now that Ralph Freidgen is gone.

But I think that is all about to change after seeing these pictures. Their cheerleaders are freakin' hot! And I'm putting together a collection of bikini shots that I should be able to post sometime soon. So be sure to be on the look-out for those.

March Empties

Earth Therapeutics Gardener's Hand Repair Protective Conditioner

I got this from Winners for around $7. I thought it was quite pricey at the time, but that it must be worth it as it claims to be a "protective conditioner" and I was looking for a good hand cream to protect my eczema-prone hands when I was working as a gas station attendant. Oh and of course, when I see something labelled "shea butter" or "oatmeal", I can't resists (silly? Yes, I know). But in the end, this product didn't really work for me. The texture is too light, and it didn't really protect my hands from the irritants I had to deal with everyday ( car oil, water, gas, etc).

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Boots Botanics Body Overnight Hand & Nail Cream

  Burt's Bees Baby Bee Skin Creme

I figured a creme designed for babies could only be good for me... but I was wrong. The texture is quite strange, it's very solid and it's hard to apply on the skin, and it didn't even feel moisturizing. I wasn't fond of the srong scent either. I never thought Burt's Bees could disappoints me one day...

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Avon Moisture Therapy intensive Treatment Extra Strenght Cream for extra dry skin

  Fruits & Passion Field Berries Foaming Bath

This is total crap. The foam - if there's any foam at all - will only stays for around 10 minutes. At this price, I would have expected a luxurious bath!

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: other bath treats

Naturally Upper Canada Cranberry Moro Orange Foaming Bath Milk

I can't believe this costs $3! Yes it smells great, but it's good for only one use and it does absolutely NOTHING. It doesn't foam at all, you can't even tell there's something in your bath! Glad I got it in a gift package.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: other bath treats

Cranberry & Pear Bath Soak

I got this in a gift package and totally forgot about it until recently, when I decided it was time to clean up my bath products. It's good for only one use and it doesn't really do something.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: other bath treats

  Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils (review)

Look at the brush after only 1 month or so of use:

Crap is still a weak word to describe this... thing. It's not completely used up though, but it's all dried up and it's a mess to use. GARBAGE.

Repurchase? no!!!

What I'm currently using to replace it: L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black

  Garnier Nutrisse Creme Rich Nourishing Conditioner Cream

It's the conditioner cream that came with the box of Garnier Nutrisse Intense Red Nourishing Colour Cream. It smells great, very fruity. I prefer the Nice 'n Easy conditioners, though.

What I'm currently using to replace it: Alberto VO5 Deep Nourishing Moisture Intensive Mask 3 Minute Mask

  Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

1 down, only 8 more to go LOL! I tend to stock up on these when I find them on sale. Seriously, I love this lipbalm, it's such a staple. It's the first natural lipbalm I have ever tried, and I instantly got hooked! It tends to let me down when the weather is really harsh, but otherwise, it does the job.

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

  Clobetasol Ointment 0.05% w/w Topical Corticosteroid

This is the only thing that can temporarily get rid of my eczema. It's quite strong and it tends to discolor my skin and makes it thinner, but I couldn't care less, as long as my eczema goes away. Sadly, these's no permanent treatment for eczema, so I have no choice but continue to use it.

Am I the only one who thinks the little deisgn in the red square looks like poo? Yes, I'm that immature LOL.

Repurchase? yes, but I will try the generic version before to see if it works just as well.

What I'm currently using to replace it: Taro-Clobetasol Ointment USP, 0.0% w/w Topical Corticosteroid

  Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion (sample)

Well there wasn't a lot of product in this so I can't really write an opinion on it, but it's a little too light for my liking.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Avon Moisture Therapy intensive Treatment Extra Strenght Cream for extra dry skin

  Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion (sample)

Hmmm this smells great and it leaves the skin soooo soft! It's a shower cream but it feels more like an oil to me. It feels very moisturizing, I would love to bath in this!

Repurchase? yes

What I'm currently using to replace it: Avon Moisture Therapy intensive Treatment Extra Strenght Cream for extra dry skin

 Burt's Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser with orange oil (sample) 

Wow, I can't believe I haven't tried this cleanser before! It's absolutely amazing for my dry and eczema-prone skin as it's non-foaming and oily. You might want to use a toner after use as it tends to leave a film on the skin. I love it as it's so moisturizing. I will buy the full size tube for sure!

Repurchase? yes!!

What I'm currently using to replace it: Mario Badescu Skin Care Enzyme Cleansing Gel (sample size)

TRESemmé Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner (samples)

I didn't really enjoy using those samples. The shampoo didn't leather really well (although I do know a shampoo doesn't need to lather to be effective, it's just my personal preference) and the conditioner was to light for my liking.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Hydrating Shampoo and Humectress Ultimate Hydrating Conditioner

Kate Somerville CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment (sample)

This is supposed to "stimulate stem cell activity and restore the skin with new, energized cells". I can't treally tell as this sample was good for only a week. I don't think I have ever heard of this brand before.

Repurchase? no

What I'm currently using to replace it: -