May 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
You more than likely heard the MTV Movie Awards buzz this weekend. It was kind of hard to escape if you’re at all plugged into social media and the tube.
The buzz was hard to miss just being here in LA, too. I was one of the bloggers invited to the COVERGIRL beauty bar and gifting lounge held at West Hollywood’s Nine Zero One Salon.
They offered a range of services, from Fake Bake’s professional spray tanning, hair by Nine Zero One stylists, makeup by COVERGIRL and mani/pedis.
I let the glam squad do their handiwork on me while I mingled with a number of industry media who were also in attendance including experts from CNN, Beauty Junkies United and Life & Style.
I really have to give some kudos to Fake Bake. The spray I got really turned out perfectly bronze. Being a little tan just makes skin look more toned and that sun kissed glow makes my usually pale complexion look a little livelier.
I’m using Fake Bake’s Pure and Natural Gelee Daily Wash and am hoping it extends my tan over seven days, the time my spray tans usually last in full color. It’s a sulfate and preservative free face and body soap made with a botanical, all natural blend of ingredients.
So far, the soap effectively removes makeup and dirt, even a little better than other face wash, so I’m pleasantly surprised. Gelee doesn’t contain sulfates, so it doesn’t suds up. To some this might equate with not feeling clean, but that isn’t the case. The proof shows after using it on my face and it thoroughly cleaning of all traces of my mascara with just a few circular motions.
I’ll keep you posted about the length of my tan on Twitter.
April 9, 2011 § 2 Comments
In the currently airing mini-series, The Kennedys, Katie Holmes plays the youngest first lady to ever be in office – the legendary Jackie Kennedy.
Her performance is nothing short of relatable, endearing and memorable.
The story goes into the dark places of the Kennedy saga and Jackie’s private turmoil, dealing with John F. Kennedy’s numerous affairs and her struggle keeping up appearances.
Jon Cassar directs Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy; showcasing his rise in power. Cassar explores his political moves against the mob, the relationship with Sinatra who is played by Chris Diamantopoulos, war tactics with Cuba and his closest advisors – Joe and Bobby Kennedy.
January 5, 2009 § Leave a comment
During a stroll on Valencia in SF; I wandered into Retro Fit, a vintage shop located near 20th Street. Product inventory ranges from a t-shirt bar and cosmetics counter to classic vintage pieces.
Lights shimmering from the sequence of a very familiar runway dress grazed my face. It was a Project Runway dress! I went to the counter for details and found LeMay, the queen that strutted the dress down the catwalk on last season’s Project Runway.
We talked for a few minutes about his experience on the show. He was more than happy to appease my inner reality tv loving child.
Stop in if you’re in the area. Retro Fit is owned and operated by the infamous LeMay and his shop has some interesting must see vintage pieces.