Archive for December, 2010

Next Stop: The Lone Star State

Big things going on right now. I just finished packing (loathe), but more importantly I’m super excited for my holiday getaway to Texas mañana. YEAH GURRRRL!!  I’ve spent almost every Christmas since birth up North, so I can already see this being a bit of a culture shock. Thankfully, the bf has repeatedly reassured me that the atmosphere couldn’t be more laid back. As long as there’s bbq and sweet tea involved, I should be good to go. Anywho, I’ll be MIA tomorrow — see ya’ll in a few days! XOXO

My Winter Skin Care Essentials

A lot of people ask me about my overall skin care routine. I don’t wear much makeup, so I’m convinced it has to do with my eating habits and beauty routine. I’m no dermatologist, but it begins with watching what you eat. I can’t even tell you how much I notice a difference in my skin if I don’t drink enough water (or consume too much alcohol for that matter) and eat greasy crap. Sadly, chocolate is also a huge no-no for my skin. Sucks for me. Anyway, once you’ve got that covered you have to consider the ingredients in your products, as well as the weather conditions. It’s important to switch up your essential skin care products every season depending on where you live.

Since it’s getting a little chilly down here in South Florida, I’ve opted to try Burt’s Bees Orange Essential Facial Cleanser ($8). It’s 100% natural — you can’t beat that. The cleanser is absolutely amazing!! It literally smells like you’ve just washed your face with fresh oranges. The result is super soft skin afterward. I used to think washing my face with an oil-based cleanser would be counterproductive, but in fact it helped improve my combination dry/oily skin.

I like to follow with the Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15 ($18). It’s not oily, doesn’t clog my pores and it smells fantastic. Not to mention I’m completely protected from harmful UV rays. The key ingredient in this moisturizer is royal jelly, which is made of nectar, pollen, flower parts, vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients. It’s a very precious, mysterious substance that honeybees produce for the queen bee. Anything produced for the HBIC is fine by me.

Of course, I also exfoliate a few times a week and use a hydrating mask twice a week. It’s also important to use eye cream both day and night, as well as night cream that’s designed to moisturize your face (anything with SPF isn’t going to cut it because it doesn’t allow your skin to breathe at night).

Hope this helps those of you who asked me to do a post on beauty — enjoy my little honeycombs.

WHO YOU FINNA TRY?!?

I’m in such a giddy mood today, hence this random video I came across that made me LOL like 5 times in a row. I love how she antagonizes the dude trying to watch TV then gets slapped in the face with flour. No comment about why some dude happened to have a pot of flour handy. I’m guessing this wasn’t the first time gurlfriend rocked out to this song that I’ve never heard before. And finally, I love her reaction at the end…to which she can only mutter the words “Maaaaa.” Was her mom filming? Is this a dentist/doctor’s office? Looks like she has scrubs on, but then again that could be her idea of style. I’m perplexed, so I just keep replaying the video for pure entertainment.

I’m Deeply Disturbed by This Givenchy Ad

 

Listen, I’m no Adriana Lima but are they serious with this guy? I can’t even look at the ad without thinking about that creepy movie Powder. I was legit afraid of that guy and now my nightmares will def be haunted by this dude for a while. Although, I kinda feel bad about being so critical of Stephen Thompson, the albino model cast for the Spring 2011 Givenchy ad campaigns. I get the whole “forward thinking” logic and the statement Riccardo Tisci is evidently trying to make…but is it so wrong that I actually enjoy getting my usual fill of beautiful, perfectly chiseled gay male models in high fashion ads? To take that away from me is pretty rude, Mr. Tisci. I’m team Dolce on this one. But I swear, if they trying pulling any Marc Jacobs shit on me it’s OVER.

Do a Stint in Rehab, Become an Instant Smokeshow

Daaaaamn, Lilo! Rehab did her all sorts of good, didn’t it? I’ve never doubted Lindsay’s acting abilities (case in point: Mean Girls) and in my opinion her theatrical performance in this new Theophilus London music video gives her career a shred of hope. Although she looks fantastically sexy, she does still kinda exude that whole crackhead vibe. Tell me she doesn’t look like she just hit the meth pipe in the bathroom. Oh well, at least she’s a hot crackhead.

PS – I would have preferred a better looking male specimen. Hot guy in music video FAIL.

ARE SOME CARRIE BRADSHAW FANS REALLY THIS PATHETIC?

I guess I “liked” the Sex & the City fan page on Facebook a while ago and now I get all these news feed updates from HBO. Not a big deal…until I came across this stupid necklace. Anyone who hasn’t lived under a rock for the last decade has probably seen at least one episode of the show. There’s also a good chance that in that episode Carrie was sporting her famous gold nameplate necklace (reference pic above in case you missed that one). There was even an entire episode dedicated to her LOSING the necklace (I believe it was season 6 en Paris??). Anyway, you get the idea. That leads me to the HBO online shop. They actually sell this fugly fake version of the necklace. Really??? Who the hell would walk around wearing this? So your name is Jennifer, but you want people to mistake you for Carrie Bradshaw or something? Sorry sister, it’s not going to happen. And to that extent, if I see someone wearing this out one day I’m immediately walking up to them and ripping it off. Perhaps I’ll even dump the rest of their “cosmo” (because you knooooow that’s what they’re drinking) on them for shock value. That’s the only way to teach a bitch a good lesson.

How Ridiculously Cute is Dakota’s Baby Sister?

Valentino Haute Couture – Fall 2010

OMFG, I can’t with the GORGEOUS Valentino dress and bow mules that Elle Fanning wore Wednesday night to the LA premiere of Sophia Coppola’s new film, Somewhere. PS – She’s only 12 years old. I’m literally dying right now. And the shoes…the SHOES…THE SHOES!!! Simply fabulous. I was still trying to decide whether I was team Backstreet or team N’sync when I was 12. Although, I was quite disturbed by the untimely death of Gianni Versace around the same time. If only I had access to COUTURE back then (or now for that matter). I can’t hate on her though. Her older sister is super talented and it looks like Elle won’t be following too far behind Dakota’s footsteps. I guess with a name like “Elle” you kind of have to be stylish. Molto bella, gurlfriend!