Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September Birchbox

The September Birchbox is a bit... um…
There is a sample of Ahava Mineral Hand Cream which is ok so far but a full bottle costs twenty dollars.  I don’t know if it’s that great of a lotion for the price.
I’m actually excited to try the blinc Mascara.  I want to see if it’s worth the twenty- four dollar price tag.
Incoco Nail Polish Applique… hmmm we shall see how this stuff works out on my nails.  I can hardly keep a manicure straight for more than two days.
There is a sample of Jouer Lip Enhancer. I really don’t need that
The best thing in the box is the sample of the Salvatore Ferragamo Attimo L’Eau Florale perfume.  It smells so wonderful and sexy.
The extra piece is the Lash Card.  You use it when you are putting on your mascara so it won’t get on the eyelids. Hmmm.
There is also a friendship bracelet that’s in here. It’s actually kind of cute and I can’t wait to wear it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 17- All Stars

America’s Next Top Model is back for its 17th cycle and its back with a bang.  Tyra is bringing back some girls from past season for this cycle.
Cycle 1: Shannon (runner-up)

Cycle 2: Camille (fifth place)

Cycle 4: Brittany (fourth place)

Cycle 5: Bre (third place)

Cycle 5: Lisa (sixth place)

Cycle 9: Bianca (fourth place)

Cycle 10: Dominique (fourth place)

Cycle 11: Isis (10th place)

Cycle 11: Sheena (sixth place)

Cycle 12: Allison (runner-up)

Cycle 13: Laura (runner-up)

Cycle 14: Angelea (fourth place)

Cycle 15: Kayla (fourth place)

Cycle 16: Alexandria (fourth place)

Bianca, Dominique and Angelea in the same house? Oh lord this is gonna be some hella good viewing! I can’t wait.

Cycle 17 starts Wednesday, September 14 at 9pm ET

Pop Culture Fashionista or Faux Fashionista: Solange @ Fashion Week

Solange Knowles is popping up all over my fashion blogs and my tumblr page and sista is looking FIERCE. From Dj’ing events to sitting front row at fashion shows with her big sister Beyoncé, Solange is working her personal style.  And you can’t resist loving that afro.  Work it girl!

What do you think?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Madonna's love letter to hydrangeas

This has got to be the funniest thing ive seen all day... I love you Madonna

Pop Culture Fashionista or Faux Fashionista: Beyoncé

I may not be excited like most of the world over Beyoncé’s pregnancy but I will admit she does have a glow about her. Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z take a leisurely stroll after having lunch in Tribeca on Saturday.  Beyoncé looks amazing in the reddish brown leather shorts and the flowing top.  I have a feeling that Beyoncé will continue to look stylish throughout her pregnancy.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Good… and Bad Movies of Summer 2011

This summer’s selection of movies has been pretty damn awesome.  There were movies that I did not expect to be so great and others were a pile of disappointment.    There were also a lot of movies that had great potential to become even better with the sequels.
There is a tie for the most awesomeness movie of this summer.  You can’t even compare the two. It’s like comparing apples and oranges…
      X-Men: First Class- ok I had no idea on how awesome this movie would be.  When I saw the preview a few months back, the greatness that is Kevin Bacon was in the movie.  I had no clue.  Kevin Bacon is one of the greatest character actors in movie history. Very underrated.  For a prequel, it was amazing and well done.  Sometimes with action movies, you can get over acting and for me there wasn’t much of it.  Kevin Bacon was just being his awesome self.

Bridesmaids- OMG I didn’t think I was gonna laugh this hard at a movie. It was raunchy, but not overly raunchy like some men’s comedies can be.  A nice raunchy comedy for the ladies.  I was already a huge Kristen Wiig fan, this cemented it.  It was a well picked supporting cast that helped the movie along.  Well written and I enjoyed it.  I wish and hope that more women’s comedies are like this.
Captain America- for the first movie in a series, it’s actually really good.  We have seen Chris Evans as a superhero before in the Fantastic Four movies but as Captain America, he embodies the character he becomes. Captain America tells a lot of backstory but it’s well paced and very understandable.  Also there is the bomb ass preview of the Avengers at the end. That makes any movie ten times better.

     Thor- Another movie that had to be made before the release of the Avengers in 2012.  Thor could have been so much better but it wasn’t the worst movie that I saw all summer.  For an introductory film, it was ok.  For me with these types of movies, you need a great villain and in this installment there wasn’t enough.  Kenneth Branagh did one heck of a job directing his first action flick though…

    Green Lantern- Ryan Reynolds, you are one fine ass man. I must admit, that was the main reason that I went to watch was he was going to be wearing next to nothing in most of the film, but Ryan has so much charm and I wish they would have done more. Angela Bassett was underused in this and not enough villain in this for me. Now if you did see this movie and saw the end, you also see the potential for greatness that could happen in the next movie.
      Cowboys and Aliens- it wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be.  It’s a western about cowboys and aliens, how believable are that supposed to be?  Any whoo… Daniel Craig is a fox in this movie.

Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon- I still don’t know how I feel about this movie. I don’t know if it’s really bad or that it’s so good that I can’t even wrap my head around the awesomeness of the film.  It was bloated and too long but it had some great action scenes in it though. 

I hope that next year's selections will be a just a bit better.  And these are the ones that i saw, im sure there were better that i missed

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ali Lohan and her “growth spurt”

The interwebs are all a buzz over the new pics of Ali Lohan (Lindsay Lohan’s younger sister.)  Apparently Ali has experienced a growth spurt and looks dramatically different from before.  We should also add that Ali is only 17 years old and is now working for Next Model Management Company.

"As a young girl who is growing up, it's natural for her facial features to change slightly, and we see this with many of the younger models we represent," says Alexis Borges, agency director of Next Model Management L.A. "Aliana is a beautiful 17 year old girl who is growing into her face and body, as is the norm for someone of her age."
There is no “slight” change in Ali’s face.  She might not have had plastic surgery, but she is very thin which would explain the gaunt looks in her face.

Here is a burger…

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pop Culture Fashionista or Faux Fashionista: Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is featured in an upcoming edition of Glamour magazine.  I’m still not a fan of her music and most of her fashion choices, the outfits she has here are so charming.