On Google Reader’s imminent closure, & keeping up to date with theNotice

Monday, July 1, 2013

I really hate writing housekeeping posts, so let’s keep this short and sweet.

As I’m sure many of you already know, Google Reader will be permanently shutting down today. So, to keep up with theNotice (and all your other favourite blogs), make sure to move your feeds to another reader — something like Feedly (where you can do a quick, one-click Google Reader import) or Bloglovin’ (where the beauty & fashion worlds seem to gravitate toward, for some reason; the one-click import here is in your heart dropdown).

Google Reader shutting down

Join our other awesome readers, & follow theNotice on…

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See you around, gorgeous!

Marcelle B.B. Cream: a love story

Monday, May 7, 2012

So, this happened. And it was exciting!

In the interest of Rae not spontaneously exploding out of sheer awkwardness, I’m going to leave you with a few pictures (but not a lot more words). Instead: just a quick merci!! to the lovely ladies and gents at Marcelle (Isabel, I’m looking at you) for this fantastic opportunity – I am always happy to work with a great Canadian brand like Marcelle, but the BB Cream in particular has been getting some serious l o v e in the Chen household as of late.

So, thank you for the opportunity to show my support for a great product! :)

I’ve never been a fan of the “celebrity endorsement” type of advertising, but I feel it’s quite different when it’s bloggers and companies they routinely work with, rather than a stranger with a contract. It’s just– it’s a very different level of trust, you know? I’ll trust a (good) blogger’s word for something because I know that they really have tried and loved the product, vs. the word of a stranger that just happens to be famous.

Anyhow. It happened! There was lots of flailing involved! And you should try the BB Cream, because I can’t use it (‘cones) but I really like it. :D

(My mum, who has never in her life owned a foundation, makes me prep her skin for a night out with the BB. Wears really well, works great with her combination oily-dry skin, and fills in large pores like a dream! So, yeah, I’d say it’s a hit.)

More Marcelle B.B. Cream coverage…

Keep reading! »

A bit of shimmer and shine in the sidebar | Required reading: randomized linked images

Friday, May 4, 2012

Today’s free time went into the structure of theNotice, rather than a post itself – so, those of you reading through a feed won’t see anything different, but those of you on the blog itself should be able to see it.

It’s just a small change, but one that I’ve been meaning to do since sometime early last year. As I’m sure you know by now (because I complain about it all the time), I’m horribly indecisive – so, rather than a static “popular posts” list, the sidebar now features three randomized images under the heading of “required reading.”

The images lead to all of the makeup looks, lip features, and bb cream posts on theNotice — with regards to the latter, we get a really startling number of hits off the keywords “Marcelle BB Cream.” (It’s kind of awesome.) I was planning on doing a fourth, for our beauty blogging series, but then I got bored. (It’s coming, honestly. Sometime.)

Hope you like the small site tweak, and let me know how its working with your OS+browser combination in the comments!

Don’t forget to update your subscriptions! | A notice about theNotice (ha, ha)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just a reminder for all of you who follow theNotice on Google Friend Connect: Google will be discontinuing this service at the end of the month, so please take a moment to update your subscription if you’d like to stay updated & entered in giveaways, etc! (And I have a few choice words I could say about this move, but, well.)

Feel free to follow us through RSS, email, Bloglovin’, and/or Twitter to get your daily beauty fix ;) Hope to see you around!

theNotice turns four (and has four gifts to give away!)

Monday, September 26, 2011

I’m bad with celebrations.

No, seriously, I’m actually just extremely bad at them. Holidays and get-togethers, I can do, but I try to get out of celebrating my birthday every year, and god, things like blogging anniversaries? I don’t even know where to start.

(Mainly, I think I’ll just stand around and flail.)

Instead of telling you all how thankful I am that I’ve been able to stick around for four years and do something that I thoroughly enjoy, I’m just going to announce a giveaway.

And another giveaway.

And another giveaway.

And… another giveaway?

Yes, really. Because, well, what better way to celebrate your fourth blogiversary than to do four colour-coded giveaways? :D

The rules

Each giveaway will run for one week, and I’ll email the winner once the giveaway closes. We’ll be running them through Rafflecopter, and you’ll have 48 hours to get back to me before the prize gets passed along to the next person. The four giveaways will be open to everyone, regardless of age, habitation, or favourite brand. (However, if you’re under the age of majority in your country/state/province, you’ll need parental consent!)

Also, the giveaways will be run in terms of colour.

It’s going to be epic.

 

xoxo,

Rae

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