Monday, February 28, 2005
Mark of shame, sparks and the golden foxx.
Jamie Foxx with his Oscar!
In case anyone noticed I mentioned on Saturday that I may have changed my mind on JMu. That however was shortlived, I woke up yesterday with a blemish on my nose or if you would rather, a mark of shame! My sister asked me to try the Dermalogica
skin care line for a month. I've been for almost three weeks now and mentioned to her that my skin had been flawless. That is of course until now! Is it a coincidence that the mark of shame happened to appear after my admission? I think not!
I had a wonderful weekend! I saw a beautiful documentary on HBO called A Century of Living
where everyone in the program was born in either on or before 1900. They talked about the changes that went on in society through their lifetime. It made me think of all changes I've seen in my relatively short time on Earth compared to them. I felt it was quite sad when they talked about having outlived their children. It reminded me of the episode of Designing Women
where Charlene gives birth to Olivia and Julia meets a woman who is dying. I don't think I'd like to live quite so long but it does excite me to ponder the possibilities of change in my lifetime!
I also read a lot of magazines. One in particular was One2One Magazine
which is a magazine aimed at being single. I thought it was an incredibly borning magazine but there was an article on Hal Sparks
where he mentions that he is a Buddhist, speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and also happens to be a musician! You learn something new everyday! I've never seen Queer As Folk
as I don't have Showtime. But I loved when he was the host of Talk Soup and his appearances on VH1.Jamie Foxx
won the Oscar! He had a beautiful acceptance speech! And I thought it was adorable what his daughter told him! I think Hollywood is surprised by the gem they've found in Jamie Foxx!
Today's scent is Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum. I have the lotion and shower gel to this as well but opted not to use them as I felt the fragrance would be too heavy.
According to the Chanel's website it is a sparkling with lively top notes of Orange and Bergamot are followed by clear, pure middle notes of Jasmine petals and Morning Rose. Base notes of Patchouli and Vetiver express a discreet sensuality.
I don't like to wear this fragrance when the weather is warmer because I find that the patchouli more predominant which tends to give me a headache. It's strange but for some reason today the citrus notes seem to linger even longer than before.
Coco Mademoiselle can be purchased at most department stores or online with a retail price of 1.7 oz. /$75.00 or 3.3 oz./$105.00 but you can find it for a lot less. The retail price seems to have gone up since I purchased it.
I don't use this fragrance a lot any more and don't really envision re-purchasing it once I finish the bottle, it's a shame because it was on my Top 25 list! Either my tastes are changing or it's the weather.
Sunday, February 27, 2005
I am looking forward to seeing who wears the best and worst fashions tonight and I'm also interested in who takes home the statue. I'm really rooting for Jamie Foxx
(Best Actor - "Ray
" and Cate Blanchett
("Best Supporting Actress - "The Aviator
I prefer to watch Style Network
because I like Finola Hughes
over Star Jones
. Finola comes across as a genuine person who seems to treat everyone the same, where Star comes across as opportunistic ass kisser. I also find Billy Bush to be incredibly obnoxious and I hear that he will unfortunately interview the nominees on the red carpet as well.
Win or lose, it should be an interesting night full of fashion and glamour! What more could this girl ask for?
Last year on MUA's fragrance board it was big news when Nicole Kidman revealed that she was wearing Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose to the Academy Awards "The Oscars". If I were attending the Oscars as a nominee I'd wear Nanadebary. Since I am neither nominated nor attending I'll wear it anyhow!
According to the website, Nanadebary
is a perfect balance of lily, Calabrias jasmine, Bourbon Vanilla, Nutmeg and Ginger. A hymn of sensuality with notes of cloves, musk, myrtle and sandalwood. Which is exactly what Aedes
lists on their site. LuckyScent
and the Beautyhabit
however list different notes.
Nanadebary comes in two sizes 1.7oz for $70 or the 3.4oz bottle for $130. The larger bottle may look nicer however, it has the leaky bulb atomizer which is the one I purchased. I would recommend buying the smaller bottle instead as you don't really save any money by purchasing the larger bottle. They have changed the bottle since I purchased, it phasing out the round bottle and changing it to a square one instead.
Nanadebary is amongst one of my favorite fragrances a perfect for either elegant or casual occasions!
Saturday, February 26, 2005
My fragrance of the day is Eadward Indulge, I had forgotten that I do have more than one gourmand fragrance in my collection because this was a beautiful gift bestowed upon me by my dazzling Cupid Jonna!
According to the website it is reminiscent of one's childhood, Indulge has a playful blend of warm, sweet notes with a hint of chocolate.
The notes in Indulge by Eadward Fragrances
include: chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar and orange marmalade.
It's a wonderful warm fragrance and perfect for a chilly weekend! The version of Indulge that I was given was the special (stronger) version made for La Creme Beauty
. It's a bargain fragrance at $28/2 oz. I have yet to try the rest of the Eadward Fragrances but hear that they are delightful!
I was in such a bad mood yesterday that I decided to watch Jennifer Lopez: Beyond The Runway
on MTV. I must say that I felt differently toward JMu than I did before this program, I actually thought she was a bit *gulp* nice.
There were certain moments in the program which might have been labeled as "Divaesque" such as when she's talking about a model's decision not to wear fur (part of the JMu collection) she says "Does she not wear leather also? Does she know that leather also comes from animals?"
There was also a small segment of the program where she's in a meeting with the perfumers who are in charge of creating the fourth JMu fragrance - what is currently being referred to as "Fluide." I have pictures in my MUA profile for those interested in that JMu campaign.
She wasn't interested in any of the fragrances that were presented to her and mentioned that one of the prototypes smelled like Avon's Skin So Soft. Only time will tell what "Fluide" will smell like, which bottle they choose and if they decide to change that horrible name.
At the end of the program I felt like I could maybe *gulp* like her! I mean, she's managed to be the highest paid Latina/Hispanic/Mestizo celebrity ever. She's had both a number one album and number one movie at the same time and she's been involved in monetarily successful cosmetic and fashion lines.
Then again, please keep in mind that I was in an incredible awful mood yesterday and according to Newton's third law "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Do I chalk up my new feelings toward JMu to a change of heart or to Newton's law?Note: JMu is what I'm now calling JLo in case she changed her last name in marriage number three. Marc Anthony's last name is Muniz. Which would make her JMu currently and in previous marriages JNo and JJu respectively.
Friday, February 25, 2005
What makes me angry.
Macadamia Nut Cookies
I'm in a bad mood today! Every little thing is really making me mad. Take for instance the macadamia nut cookies I bought. They are called macadamia nut cookies for one reason right - they have macadamia nuts inside.
Well, I bite into the cookie and it wasn't a macadamia nut inside my cookie but instead a cashew! I feel cheated! I didn't want cashews in my cookies! Had I wanted cashews I would have gone out and bought cashew cookies. But I didn't, I bought macadamia nut cookies!
Granted, there aren't a lot of cashews inside but they should have never been included in the first place!
You may be wondering what the heck is an Ombligo? Ombligo is Spanish for belly button. But it means so much more to me than that. I believe Ombligo is the most powerful word I have ever heard - it's like a battle cry! This is not a simple word, one must not whisper it - it needs to be yelled!
After all everyone has a belly button and everyone's belly button is as different as we are. It's a symbol of what separates us from the past and for some people connects us to the future. For others, it's our first scar in life - our very first battle scar.
Scream with me now! ¡OMBLIGO!
Piment et Chocolat
Piment et Chocolat
Today's fragrance of the day is Piment et Chocolat by Dawn Spenser Hurwitz. I blame ChattyKathy for falling in love with this fragrance. I swear that she has a personal vendeta against me because half of her posts are to spur new lemmings for me!
So what is P&C all about? Being Hot! Hot! Hot! or for those Spanish speakers out there ¡Caliente! ¡Caliente! ¡Caliente!
The notes for this one are:
Top notes: Black Pepper, Paprika, Pimento Berry, Red Chili
Middle notes: Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Nutmeg
Base notes: Cocoa Beans, Dark Chocolate
This is the only gourmand fragrance I own in my collection. But it's more than foody, it's SEXY and not for the shy and timid.http://www.dshperfumes.com
Eau de Parfum .33 oz/$60 or 1oz/$135
Thursday, February 24, 2005
This was my fragrance for the day: Cabaret! Thanks to Barbatia who is beyond fabulous and sent me the shower gel which inspired me to wear this today. So I bathed in the shower gel, applied Lush's Bare Naked Lady powder and then sprayed Cabaret.
It's a nice fragrance and it's notes are:
Top: Rose, lily of the valley and pink bay
Heart: Incense and blue orris
Bottom: Sensual sandalwood, amber and musk.
The best part of this is that it was only $9.99/1 oz. at Marshalls!
As a child of the 80's, it was drilled in my head by Nancy Reagan to "Just say No!" Which I followed for the most part until two years ago when I forced (by society) to give in and use drugs on a daily basis. I rely on Synthroid to live in my happy little world. I think something bad happens if I stop taking it, puppies die I believe. So I'm not really selfish by using drugs, I'm saving the puppies!
You might be wondering why I'm talking about my use of drugs, it's because I went to the Doctor today (my pusher) and he went over my lab results. For the most part I'm healthy which is great news! But my results came back a little low and he might increase the dosage if I don't feel any better, sure the first taste is free and then you are hooked!
I got my March issue of Details magazine the other day with KFed (what Keeter calls Kevin Federline aka Mr. Britney Spears.) So I decide today I should break the spine and see what the appeal is because UsWeekly seems to think Brit and KFed are America's version of Becks and Posh or "Bennifer 2005".
In this riveting interview we learn a lot about this fascinating man. He was not only a dancer (which is news to me) but he was once a very talented pizza delivery man who's philanthropic efforts include dancing to get kids off the streets. We also learn his son's name is Kaleb Michael Jackson Federline. He wants to start a clothing line called "Pair A Dice" - because as he puts it, "Dice are lucky for us." And that he was once bitched out by Rosie O'Donnell.
On why Brit married KFed:"That's why I married him, because he's not a shallow motherfucker Hollywood-actor guy."
KFed on the tabloids:"You know fuck, Britney and I have been through a lot of shit."
KFed on Britney's support:"I mean she's fucking proud of me. I could be sitting at home doing nothing. I could be playing fucking video games."
Brit on the future:"I think Celine Dion, the way she does it, with her show in Vegas, is the way to go. Everyone comes to her. When I have kids, I'm so there. That's what I'm doing: "Come to me, motherfuckers.""
It's now quite clear to me why Britney Spears married this man! Please do yourself a favor and buy several issues of this edition!