Saturday, September 29, 2007

Go ahead. Put another notch in my lipstick case!

I bought a lipstick! I refuse to say "another lipstick" because it has been quite a while since my last purchase. The object of my spontaneous affection: Bobbi Brown's "Golden Brown". All of my other shades of lipstick are too red or too orange or "mauve-y" to really be brown. This bullet of color has just a tiny bit of pink to make the color warm enough for people with yellow undertones like moi.
Bobbi has also added new lip liner shades to her line - bought "hot cocoa" to go with this shade. I can't wear lipstick without lip liner. Without it I look like a 5-year old who's gotten into her mother's makeup drawer for the first time. The stuff ends up on my chin!

Friday, September 28, 2007

cinnamon frosting-coconut cream-vanilla cake anyone?

so I was showering this morning and realised that taking a shower in my shower is like taking a shower in a bakery. my shampoo smells like vanilla cake batter, my body wash smells like cinnamon frosting, and my face wash smells like coconut cream pie. all delicious things but I'm ready for something new. a change of scenery. Europe. that's where I want to go. what would Europe smell like? oh! or what about the beach? the scent of warm skin and fruity drinks. huh. now that would be nice.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Before I put another notch in my lipstick case, you better make sure you put me in my place. - Pat Benatar

My skin has finally started to clear up and normalize. No new scary bumps that need their own area code. I still have some hyper-pigmentation but nothing that some time and glycolic peels and a great facialist can't clear up. Thankfully.

And now that things are getting back to normal, I'm starting to enjoy make-up again. I've been avoiding lipstick like the plague because I felt it just seemed to bring out the hyperpigmentation and redness in my skin, but I've worn rouge on my smackers everyday this week. And it's made a unexpected difference - my boss exclaimed earlier in the week "you're wearing make-up!" Keep in mind I was wearing the same amount I always wear - I had just added lips to the look. Huh. Wonder if I'll turn into one of those women in my old age that always has to have her lips on.

What's the one thing you wear to pull your look together?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm preparing myself...

My most favorite body cream - Juara's Candlenut Body Cream - is almost all gone. Folks - it's gotten to a point where I'm planning when I'm going to use the cream so I don't "waste" it.

The cream is a bit pricey at $35.00 but oh it's just so nice - it smells good and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized without that "sticky" feeling I get from so many other moisturizers. And did I mention that it smells good?

The jar I'm using now was a gift and I don't know if I'll replenish. Oh but I want to. I really, really want to. But I've told myself that I have to finish all the other little bottles of lotion and cream I have rolling around in my bathroom drawer before I even THINK about spending that kind of cheese on a body cream.

I'm also preparing myself for my haircut this weekend. At Ogle. You know that SCHOOL where I've been getting my facials. It's been almost 5 months since my last haircut and I am in desperate need of one. And I thought, since I've had such good experiences with my facials at Ogle, why not try their haircuts? Eeek. I may regret it. But that's the good thing about hair. It grows back. That's what I keep telling myself anyway.
lipstick kisses,

Friday, August 31, 2007

oh how true!

Tiffanee, a friend from work, sent this to me...

Lobster! Pay attention! ;-)

here's the story...

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly
dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple
of dollars for dinner. I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and
asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of
"No, I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman told me.
"Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" I asked.
"No, I don't waste time shopping," the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't had my hair done
in 20 years!"

"Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight."

The homeless woman was shocked. "Won't your husband be furious with you
for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting."

I said, "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks
like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine."

happy Friday!

Friday, August 10, 2007

so many choices...

Fall lines look amazing this year but the other thing that has also gotten me very giddy over the arrival of fall is that intimate apparel trends are just as fabulous. As someone who spends just as much effort , if not more effort, on what gets worn under clothing, I am loving the new prints and colors and structures to choose from. Slips are coming back strong - I'm hoping half-slips will follow. It's very old-school but there's something very sensual about them.

I'm really excited Elle MacPherson's new line...I would love to own each and every single one of those pieces. And going through the website makes me feel like a voyeur - the photography isn't static and oh the imagery! Well it just makes me blush!

"...For there is nothing lost but may be found if sought."

You know what I really get a kick out of sometimes? Rediscovering a product! During my Lobster imposed embargo on excessive use of skincare products, I had to put away my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. :-(

But last night, as I was going through my bedtime-ritual, I came across the little brown bottle way in the back of my drawer. Since it was an off-day from my Differin (I only apply it every other night) and my skin has been very dry and irritable due to the Differin, I thought some relief was in order. I patted on a few drops, followed up with moisturizer and woke up to fresh, bright skin.

It's like falling in love all over again!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

kai. opera. bombshell. ondine. faith. strada.


Lately one of my biggest pet peeves has been the lovely little nondescript names cosmetic companies use to name their color products. It's fine if I can see the color through the cap or lid but for lines like Laura Mercier and Nars, it's a total lost cause trying to figure out what product is which color - especially when I'm in a rush to get out the door. As a result, those said products hardly get any attention. Bobbi Brown is the exception to the color-naming trend though - not only can you see the colors through the lid but the colors have given names like "bone" and "walnut". Boring? Yes. But it's straight to the point. Not that I don't appreciate the work that I'm sure goes into naming products but what about elaborating a bit - like "opera red" or "bombshell pink". Or even "ondine blue". Which by the way, after some research, I have come to learn is a water nymph from German mythology. And the only thing I could find for "strada" is a chain of Italian restaurants in the UK. Oh! Well that makes TOTAL sense!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

ooooohhhhhh! Cake Porn!

This is the most ingenious cake pan I have ever! EVER! seen in my life!

cupcake wishes!


Fight Fugly!

I've been feeling quite "fugly" lately - so much so that I've been avoiding mirrors like a vampire. I finally got waxed and threaded and plucked and and poked and peeled on Saturday and am feeling so, so much better.

The facial at the Ogle school exceeded my expectations - attention Dallas-ite readers - you would be remiss not to try this place out. The basic machine facial starts at $16 and I added 3 additional treatments at $5 each - an enzyme peel, decrustration (I know - it sounds gross but isn't), and some electricity thing that is supposed to kill bacteria and reduce swelling. They did everything I would have had done at Glow but for $50 less. And since it's a school they talk you through everything so you know what they're doing and why. The instructor was close at hand if the facialist had any questions.

I will fo' sho' be making this a part of my beauty arsenal.

lipstick kisses!


Thursday, August 02, 2007

"If I knew where you lived, I'd send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils."

Oh! It's that time of year! Know where the quote is from? An extra cookie for you if you do! Anyway, I always get giddy about fall and school supply shopping - the scent of a new box of crayons, the feel of spiral notebooks, the rainbow of highlighters, reams of post-it notes. I don't have much need for crayons anymore (not that that's ever stopped me from buying them) but my list has evolved - here's my "all grown-up" supply list for fall...

grey-gold-ish nail polish - something with just a glimmer of shimmer to offset the jewel tones of the season - like OPI's "I only drink champagne"

fabulous jackets - cropped or not - oh my god there are jackets EVERYWHERE! and I want them all

flats - with my current knee ailment I've been relegated to flat and kitten heels - the timing can't get any better - I see flats in my future but only round toe

Kelly Caleche - Hermes new fragrance for fall takes me places - like the cobblestone streets of Paris. I'm waiting for the first crispness of fall to arrive before I break the seal on box though - just like I'd wait for the first day of school to open my new box of crayons.

pants - highwaist with just a tease of a wide-leg (I'm too short to totally take on the trend) - I'm thinking navy blue.

jeans - a great dark wash with no gradations in tone - maybe even a trouser-type silhouette

color - a berry lipstain - nothing glossy - a "just bitten" color.
lipsick kisses!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Uh. I wonder if there's any connection to the home-perm kit brand...

I have just scheduled a facial with "Ogle School of Hair, Skin, and Nails". Sounds scary I know. Kind of strip-mall-ish. But I am going under the strong recommendation from a friend who goes weekly and I'm having the facial done by a facialist who, after she graduates in September, will be working for Nordstroms in their spa/salon.

The facial is this Saturday and I am as curious as I am excited. With aforementioned creds, how bad can it be? And worse case scenario, there won't be much buyer's remorse. Saturday's facial is only going to cost...Wait for it...$21!

Heck. At $21 a session, even the Lobster - who, as Readers know, thinks that a bar of Dove soap can cure the world - can appreciate it!

lipstick kisses!


Because one is never enough...

Friday, July 27, 2007

my new love...

I've been a bit bored lately with my current fragrance turnstile of Coco Mademoiselle and Paris, and when I'm really desperate for something different, Fresh's Sugar Blossom. And I’ve been looking for something different for quite a while but lately everything seems to smell the same.

Enter Prada’s latest fragrance launch: "Infusion d'Iris". A new fragrance for fall, it is such the antithesis of their other fragrance "Tendre" (which I think is muy stinky!). I think d’Iris just may be the fragrance I have been waiting for...

Light, fresh, with a deep floral - it's a scent that will work in all seasons. And the bottle feels so good in the palm of your hand- they've done a great job with packaging.

I've only worn d'Iris very lightly a few times (that means just 2 sprays in contrast to when I usually spray it every where and get jiggy with it) and can't wait to take it out on the road. I've already put away the "others" in a drawer. And if I become truly nutty over it - they've got great ancillaries - body lotion and bath gel of course, but also bar soap and linen water and scented paper and body splash and candles. ooh Lobster's going to be in trouble if I really, really end up falling for the fragrance!

lipsick kisses!


my thing

I realized last night as I was getting ready for bed that I am currently nursing 6 eye creams. I noticed them all huddled in the "co-ed" drawer the Lobster and I share (we do each have our own drawer - this is just the one where the community items go - toothpaste etc. and there's no room in my drawer for the eye cream. A pic of that drawer later!)

Not that I have serious eye issues but I can't get too crazy with face creams and serums and toners because of my so-sensitive skin, so I satisfy my junkie habits by experimenting with eye cream.

The sad news though is that I haven't found my holy grail yet. La Mer the eye balm is great to dab - something that feels great going on out of the fridge but it has no moisturizing properties and I really don't know what else it does other than soothe. But really. What does that mean? Orlane's Anti-fatigue is a great for everything but it doesn't moisturize - it diminishes dark circles, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and the bottle/pump is so cute - fits perfectly in my hand. Pricey though. Neutrogena Eye Defense - it's ok - has sunscreen but the little light deflecting particles smear if you don't give it a good mix in the tube before applying. Juara's eye cream - rich and creamy and smells nice - moisturizes and smooths. Omorovicza - smells of cucumber and absorbs nicely. Natura Diamond Eye - don't think it does anything either and the scent is quite strong. I don't know if I'd replenish any of them though. I think Origins White Tea is still my favorite but I don't lurve it.

And a note - you need a day eye cream and a separate night eye cream. You must always have SPF in your day eye cream and also because often night creams are too rich for day and result in your eye make-up up smearing and your concealer sliding. Not pretty my friend. Not pretty at all.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

the dove challenge - results!

Can I just tell you how happy I was to be able to get my hands and fingers around my lovely jars and bottles? The challenge ended Sunday evening and the first thing I did was grab my Natura Bisse GlycoPeel and slather the stuff all over my face. It felt so good to get a fix after 2 weeks. Even the initial sting was bliss. Ah! Spoken like a true junkie!

Here's my challenge recap: It was nice having a 1-step skin-care routine at night. Wash and sleep. Wash and sleep. And I did get a few comments on how my skin was looking better. It took a little getting used to but I would almost look forward to the soft scent the soap would leave on my skin.

But I must confess! I have continued to use my dove bar soap to wash my face. What can I say? It smells good and leaves my skin smooth and soft and I don't have to use a moisturizer every night.

Anyway, I have also started back on Tazorac - my super-duper, rx only, acne buster. I was on it last summer and winter and quit because I wasn't seeing real difference. I'm giving it another shot though. I'll keep you posted.

lipstick kisses,

Thursday, July 05, 2007

the Dove Challenge Update!

Lobster and Sheester both think my skin looks better since Sunday when I started using Dove to cleanse my face.

Also, no new friends have moved in. The painful bumps from the previous week are healing and peeling and bleeding. But surprisingly - nothing new.

Skin feels dry after washing, even though the beauty bar is 1/3 moisturizer. So I'm using a sample of Chantecaille's Flower Harmonizing Cream. And of course - eye cream!

I miss my jars and bottles and pumps and tubes! The Dove bar may work but it's not very sexy.

Reality is sinking in - I really am an INCORRIGIBLE sucker for packaging and marketing.

lipstick kisses,


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Now this is luv!

29 Cosmetics was started by one Lydia Mondavi and her mother and is named after the highway that runs through Napa Valley. What makes their line different from every other indy cosmetics brand (and trust me - there are A LOT of them out there and I've tried most of them) is that they are a TREATMENT cosmetics brand. All of their products contain grape seed extract and lots of other yummy anti-aging properties for your skin.

I have never used an eyeliner quite like theirs. Called "Line Maker Grape Seed Age Protecting Eye Pencil", it's smooth and doesn't smudge - unless you want it to smudge. Seriously. This is going to the first eye liner I have ever used that will need replacing.

They don't have skin care yet but I'm keeping my eye out. Oh! Another note-worthy note - the products have fun, vineyard related names - such as lipsticks called "Call me a Cab" and "Reserve Red". My Holy Grail eyeliner is called "El Trellis". Which by the way is the perfect shade of brown - not too brown and not too black so it's easy to wear during the day and smudge for night.

And since I'm a sucker for packaging and no post is complete without an overview: The compacts are too pretty to be left on your bathroom counter or stuffed in a drawer. That faux pau about powdering your nose at the table and applying rouge to you lips? Forget it. You'll want to show off the pretty bullets of color and smooth, silver cases.

Available at

lipstick kisses!


Stick it to me!

The beauty industry was buzzing with anticipation over Laura Mercier's new Stick Foundation.

I've been using it for about two months now and I am loving it! It's much more sheer than Bobbi Brown's Foundation Stick but has buildable coverage, is waterproof, moisturizes, oil-free, and has SPF! Now some have been disappointed by the amount of product in the casing but it's the same .33 oz as Bobbi's. But because Laura's packaging is a bit more "stout", it just seems like less product.
I've been using the foundation daily and it's one I will be replenishing. (I think it was Leonard Lauder that said he never paid too much attention to initial sales of a new launch. It was the subsequent sales he was interested in - did customers like the product enough to repurchase?)

The color range is a bit limiting - 8 shades to Bobbi's 16 - but I'm sure new colors will be added in the coming seasons. So for those of you looking for something new and fresh - hang in there if they don't have your shade. It's worth the wait!
lipstick kisses!

Monday, July 02, 2007


So the skin has gotten a little bad as of late. Actually, it's been a good year of just icky-gross-don't-get-too-close-or-you-may-scream kind of bad. Don't know what's causing it, but looking at pictures from a couple of years ago has made me even more depressed about it because it's been so long since I've had clear, even toned skin. Just look at the picture! Taken in a plane on my way to South Africa 2 years ago.

In the midst of my whining this past weekend, Lobster offered up a solution/challenge: that I go 2 weeks of using ONLY Dove's beauty bar and oil-free moisturizer as needed. He's always saying that in between the toners and serums and moisturizers and scrubs and peels, my skin doesn't have time to breathe and recalibrate and heal itself. Now he's not a doctor but he did have a point. There's always something on my visage.

So last night was night #1. I used the dove bar to wash as instructed and promised. I did use a little eye cream (can't give it all up cold turkey!). Skin felt fine this morning. I missed my potions and went very light on the make up - Kiehl's tinted moisturizer and some powder, very light blush and mascara.

I'll keep you updated.

Monday, June 18, 2007

roshbosh's drawer

We bought a vanity/console/laptop desk for the bedroom and I am loving having all my cosmetics in one place! I'm using the single-drawer the desk came with; I'm such an "out of site - out of mind" person that I think this new set-up is going to be great in that I'll get around to using so many more of the products I already have. Working out of 2 cosmetic/toiletry bags was getting annoying - for me and the lobster. Lobster doesn't come home to a bathroom counter covered with products anymore and I can put on my face in seated in front of natural light. Although, the light in the bathroom is much kinder than the sun so early in the morning...

Friday, June 15, 2007


Guess what!? Crate&Barrel has a spin-off store! Currently there are only 2 brick-&-mortars in Chicago (one is in the works for NYC) but you can buy their happy and fun and INEXPENSIVE wares at

scientology becomes her.

Truth be known, I hide behind my hair. It goes up when I wash my face and when I sleep but that's about it. So I envy anyone who can sport short, I-just-got-of-bed-and-my-hair-looks-fabulous hair - the tousled hair that looks great parted this way or that way and can look sleek or playful. I am loving Katie Holmes new do. And her new sartorial style - trendy but fresh. She's definitely stepping out of her comfort zone - strong prints and a great juxtaposition of hard and soft lines.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

2 words. ALAN RICKMAN!

oh my god how badly do I want to be Sharleen Spiteri in this video!?

sigh! I need a cold, cold shower.



Thursday, June 07, 2007


Some of you may have heard of e.l.f cosmetics from a forward that's been going around for some time now. e.lf. stands for eyes, lips, face and is a company that sells $1 cosmetic products. It was started by 2 brothers after they realized how much women spend on cosmetics - namely the wife of one of the brothers. The company has gotten a lot of press ( and I've received the forward twice and have been so, so tempted to see if the hype is true. I finally gave in two weeks ago on a lazy Friday afternoon and bought a little bit of everything - $23 worth of lip liner, eyeliner, brushes, concealer, tinted moisturizer, lip balm, mascara, lip plumper, blotting sheets, and all-over color.

Here's the rundown on the products, but because my mother raised me well, I will go through the "good things" about the products first.

good thing #1: good scents - products smell like those orange push-pops of yesteryear.
good thing #2: good eye brushes - can't tell much difference between my Sonia Kashuk all-over brush and the e.l.f. but stay away from the "larger brushes" - you get what you pay for and in this case what you get is a brush full of dry bristles that scratch!
good thing #3: the eyeliner seems like a good solid product - made of a gel-powder formula - not kohl. doesn't blend too well though.
good thing #4: lip plumper - has a tingling effect that I liked - the lobster didn't notice a difference but I think there was a bit of "plumping".
good thing #5: $5 shipping no matter how much you buy!

bad thing #1: packaging - I am a sucker for packaging. and I understand that the company saves money by using blister packs etc but I like things to feel nice in my hands. I'm just not that utilitarian.
bad thing #2: formulations - product is very diluted. the concealer wasn't mixed very well. and the coverage isn't there
bad thing #3: all-over product - the texture on this is not nice - too waxy. didn't even try it on my skin - I was so afraid it wouldn't come off!
bad thing #4: tinted moisturizer - no coverage. and it doesn't moisturize.
bad thing #5: lip liner - another "you get what you pay for" - I like my liners a bit creamier.
bad thing #6: brushes - please refer to "good thing #2"
bad thing #7: blotting papers - too thin! "stick to the clean & clear papers".
bad thing #8: there are only 5 good things and 7 bad things.

From the 18 products I bought, I like the lip balm & the eye brush but not enough to repurchase.

lipstick kisses!


Friday, June 01, 2007

yay! it's June 1st!

and that calls for CUPCAKES! (ok so there's no real connection but humor me.)

places to satisfy that oh-my-god-if-I-don't-have-a-cupcake-right-now-I'll-self-combust cravings...

our very own New York/California import! minimalist decor made up for by their "hmm-I-never-would-have-put-those-flavors-together" flavors like ginger lemon and lemon coconut. other "hmmmm" flavors : strawberry, carrot, pumpkin, and orange!

owned by Roshi (we have lots in common!). It's all about the frosting that's made without any shorting! My favorite is their strawberry cupcake.

haven't been but I want to! they sell french macaroons! and I just love french macaroons!


Thursday, May 31, 2007

a roshbosh update

what I'm reading...

2 books. why? because one of them is too big to read in bed or standing in line.

"My Sister's Keeper" - Jodi Picoult
fiction - book jumps right in and each chapter is from a different point of view - even the fonts are different from character to character. I've been told I'll need a box of Kleenex towards the end - not looking forward to that. I have an ugly cry.

"Einstein - His Life and Universe" - Walter Isascson
(the fatty)
turns out there was so much more to him than E=mc^2 and messy hair - and this book covers all that other equally genius stuff.

what I'm listening to...
"4 in the morning" - Gwen Stefani
cannot get enough of it!

what I'm wishing for...
jcrew pull-over hoodie

Friday, May 25, 2007

You go my Asian Sisters!

So I know it's been awhile since my last post. But I've been busy. Busy packing and organizing and thinking and moving and thinking some more. Anyway. I'm back now.

And I've got lots to write about it! But first things first. PRODUCT!!!

Juara is a great new skincare line I first read about last year. It was founded by 4 East Asian women who have taken modern skincare breakthroughs and merged them with traditional Indonesian rituals and ingredients.

I've been using the entire line but my favorites are the Rice Facial Scrub and the Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner. The rice scrub is gentle enough to use everyday - it removes make-up and exfoliates in one step! (I have since ditched the St. Ives Apricot Scrub.) And the toner has an extra dose of hyaluronic acid (great stuff if you have dry skin) so that those with oily skin don't have to use moisturizer!

I've used the moisturizer Sweet Black Tea and Rice Facial Moisturizer - great scent and great texture and feel. Not for those with really dry skin though. I don't need to use it because, hello oily skin! but I just love they was it smells so I use it anyway a couple of times a week.

lipstick kisses!


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

aaaaaaggggghhhhh! My eyes! My EYES!

OK this is so, so wrong on so SO many levels! I just can't even write about it.

I feel as though I've committed a crime by just looking at the pictures!

So wrong.

His poor mother.,,20010257,00.html


Monday, January 29, 2007

I've been tagged!

I got tagged by the Kiwi Emui!

Here are the rules!

(By reading this, you are tagging yourself and you will be required to write a similar entry).
If you're tagged: Here are the rules: Each player of this game starts with the six (6) weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write a blog post of their own and list six (6) weird things as well as state this rule clearly.

So, here goes 6 weird things about me:

1. I have broken both big toes and both pinky toes.
2. I have trouble eating pieces of cake but can inhale cupcakes
3. I am the best exterminator in town - ask my Shister and Broder
4. I always use 2 seat covers when using public restrooms
5. I was a stutter-er when I was younger and it comes back when the weather gets cold
6. I remember the exact moment I finished my first chapter book - it was "Ramona the Brave" and it was in the back of Janki Makecha's mom's station wagon on the way to Janki's swim practice and the cover was totally different from the one pictured here.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A Missive on Benched Shoes

So the Lobster made a request last week: that I not buy new shoes until I wear the unworn ones I already have.

Now that would be a reasonable request if I had just one pair...

but I have four and they all have (or had) a specific purpose!

Brown Sandals with BIG blue/brown silk flowers on them - reserved for Aniston's shower or wedding and I even bought a dress to go with the shoes. That's right. I bought a dress to go with the shoes - they're that FABULOUS!

Black & Stainless Steel wedges - bought for Vegas but we ended up not going due to weather - not my fault the effects of Global Warming decided to rear its ugly head the weekend we planned our get-away!

"Fancy" Brown Suede Driving Shoes - they were so cheap! Leaving them at the store would have been a crime! And a criminal I am not! I'll need them some day.

Pink/Brown Slides - They feel so good on my feet! Oh who am I kidding? I really need to stop shopping for a life I don't have!

Besides the Pink/Brown Slides - all my shoes have an ordained purpose. So I don't think the request is reasonable. And as I was discussing with my friend Ru-paul just this past Saturday, all shoes have their time.

And that's when I had my epiphany!

It's like football players. Shoes are like football players!

Take Tony Romo for instance! The Cowboys took him knowing he was going to sit on the bench for a bit but they took him anyway! Why? One, because they probably knew they couldn't pass him up AND two, they saw the potential in him! So the Cowboys took him and he spent all that time sitting on the bench just waiting for his time like a good second string player does and now look at him - he's THE quarterback! Ok so the season didn't end too well for him (or the Cowboys for that matter) but we can liken that to a pair of shoes that isn’t quite broken in yet.

So Lobster, like football players, there are just some shoes that you don't pass up (like the black and stainless steel wedges). And just because I don't know where I'm going to wear them right now doesn't mean I won't need them sometime down the road.

That said - let the search for the perfect pair of velvet, citrine color, peep-toe heels begin!


A little ray of SUNSHINE! on a cold COLD day.

I love commercials! But Lobster and the Cusack don't. In fact, I don't know many guys who do appreciate commercials but I digress.

I was watching TV with the Cusack when a commercial for Target graced the screen. I usually don't ask him to pause on a commercial but this time I couldn't resist. Target was advertising their new designer for the GO International Spring Collection - PROENZA SCHOULER!

I've been following Proenza Schouler since about 2003 when they were awarded the CFDA'a Perry Ellis Award for New Talent. The duo consists of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough who named their line after their mother's maiden names. I couldn't say I would ever wear their clothes (I don't have the courage!) but I so admire their pieces and people who do wear them! Their color combinations and textures are so unexpected. Their designs have so much attitude! I'm looking forward to what they'll bring to Target and the masses.

Coming to a Target near you February 4!


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I'm gonna wash that ____ right outta my hair! (Please fill-in with desired noun.)

I have to wash my hair everyday. Doesn't mean that I do wash my hair everyday but I do suds up 6 out of the 7 days of the week so that people aren't privy to my Professor Snape-like mane.

Frederic Fekkai - Great if you can afford it but there are so many other great affordable products out there. Not worth the money.
Aveda - Love the arboreal scent but the price is a little steep for what you get. The stuff works but so do shampoos from Target.
Panteen - Really strong products - the pH may not work for everyone's scalp but it does do great things to your hair. You'll know if it's too strong for you if start to develop little bumps on your scalp and your hair starts to fall out.
Finesse - Smells good and a solid product. I think it's been over-shadowed by Dove though.
So Sexy from Victoria Secrets - Lobster really loves the way this smells but it made my hair fall out with continued use. Between $8-12 a bottle and I paid it for about a year. Wish it didn't make my hair fall out!
Head and Shoulders - I think this guy gets overlooked. It's not sexy but it's a great product that has a nice scent, the pH isn't crazy, it leaves your hair shiny and it's great for gals AND guys!
Dove - Really good product and I have been using Dove for months now. The conditioner is a little too thick and leaves residue build-up. Which led me to...
Neutrogena Clean Balance Shampoo - My new love! This shampoo is a great basic I-just-want-my-hair-free-from-all-the-gunk shampoo. Great for normal hair. It just makes me feel clean and there's not much scent and I think my olfactory nerves are in need of a break. They get a little overwhelmed from the scented soap and scented body cream and scented body mist - you get the idea.

Some tips...
If you're looking into trying a new shampoo/conditioner always visit the travel section of Target or CVS or whatever. You'll be surprised at their assortment. Also, visit product websites. More often than not they'll have coupons for buy-one-get-one-free or free trial sizes etc. And use a clarifying shampoo a few times a month to get rid of product build-up from conditioners and hairspray etc.

Shah! Hopes this helps!

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