Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Girl is Back!

Think what you must about Britney Spears – and EVERYONE has an opinion of her... but the girl is back in full force with her new record CIRCUS – hot, hot, H-O-T. 

I wasn't much of a fan in the early days and actually started digging her in the height of her  extreme tabloid spell when Blackout was released. LUVd Toy Soldier and Heaven on Earth and the remixes were pretty phenom. So lets hope that the days of the shaved head, pink wig, coochi flash and reckless ways are over cause Circus is loaded with good music.

I was lucky to get an advanced copy of the cd and it's been playing heavy rotation on my iPod. Of course Womanizer rocks but some of the bonus tracks are my favorites like Amnesia and Phonography. 

CIRCUS is at the top of my "Getting Ready" playlist. Thats what I listen to when –you guessed it– getting ready for work or going out. This is good shaving music! So I've been rocking out with my latest FAV's Britney and my Billy Jealousy "Hydroplane" Shave Cream.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Skin, Hair, Nails... Party in Aisle Five!

Hey hey hey... I stumbled upon something recently that was, well, a shocker. I went into Bed Bath & Beyond and discovered that this place is ROCKIN an incredible 'drug store grooming' section for men. Stocked with tons of basics. Lots of shampoo, shaving stuff, skin care and everything else you can imagine for skin, hair and nails. Well stocked, up-to-date, clean and organized. What more do you need? BB&B has EVERYTHING! Better than the Duane Reades , Wallgreens, CVS's or Rite Aids in my hood.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

GQ Menz of the Year

This week GQ hosted a shindig to honor it's Men of the Year.... the athletes actors and newsmakers who blew our minds in '08. Barry O, Michael Phelps, John Hamm and Leonardo DiCaprio grace this months covers.

The red carpet was certified phenom with the mega watt voltage of Jason Statham, Zac Efron, Jon Hamm, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Ekhart, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Rosario Dawson, Nikki Reed from Twilight and my fav smart-ass ginger-haired funny girl and no stranger to plastic surgery Kathy Griffin.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Head-to Toe in One Bottle

My scalp is pretty much as smooth as a peach, but being the product junkie that I am, and as long as I have even a slight trace of a hair follicle on my head, I will be buying shampoo. The one that's been rocking my world lately and doing double-duty is Neutrogena Invigorating Hair & Body Wash. Who knew you could use one product head-to-toe? Who knew?

This fresh, rich lather cleans your hair thoroughly without over-drying. As a body wash, the invigorating scent refreshes and leaves your skin feeling healthy and clean. This one smells great!

Bonus points: NIH&BW boasts a recession-friendly price of $5 and change...Yay! Plus, the new packaging of Neutrogena men's line is very masculine and appealing and looks good in the bathroom.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's Cold Outside.....Moisturize!

Here's the sitch.... temperatures dropping outside, heats rising inside and it's sucking every last drop of moisture out of your skin. It literally sucks. Anyhoo, desperate times call for desperate measures and while I have a few favs at the mens counter I usually head over to the ladies shelves and reach for the heavy hitters. A heavy-duty all time fav of mine is Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer Cream. This really locks in moisture without being too greasy.The scent is clean and fairly neutral so there is no heavy perfumey smell. A MUST HAVE for your... you know, um..."mature" skin. I'll post more of my fav moisturizers and cleansers soon!

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Fragrance Favorites

A few BIG names are rocking new releases this season but there are a couple that caught the attention of my nose...

1. Prada Infusion D'Homme
Like you just stepped out of the shower. Light and clean... smells a bit like expensive soap. Not as heavy as Prada Amber Pour Homme and totally wearable for daytime or the office. Inspired by Prada Infusion d'Iris for women. A combination of iris, neroli, cedarwood and incense.

2. Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men
This one's been out for a little while but I thought it would be worth mentioning. I like the opening of this scent but the dry down is what won me over... very warm and toasty. Has some notes of grapefruit, coriander, cardamon, ginger, orange blossom, with a very masculine trace of cedar, abergris and tobacco. Yum, but I'm still scratching my head wondering why Matthew McConaughey is modeling for this fragrance.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sticky and Sweet and Marc Jacobs

So anyone who knows me knows that I'm a HUGE Madonna fan. Apparently, so is Marc Jacobs! I went to TWO Sticky and Sweet shows at the Garden in NYC. The first night we went with my FAB sister Eileen and my adorable niece Brenna. The second night we were rocking floor seats right next to the catwalk. Of course Madonna was phenom! And I gotta tell ya, the beauty quota high! I mean the people up front were gorgeous! I got to meet Chelsea Clinton and Marc Jacobs and his boyfriend. And Madonna... well in her downtime she is very Glammed up...I guess she's preparing to be the face of new Louis Vuitton campaign. Thank you Marc.

Catch a BUZZ at (MALIN +GOETZ)

Stagger on over to (MALIN+GOETZ) and check out their intoxicating cocktail-inspired candles. I am LUVing these babies. The Mojito and Dark Rum are beyond sexy. Burn them alone or together for the full Mojito effect. Dark Rum has top notes of bergamot and plum; middle notes of rum and leather; base notes of amber, patchouli and milk. Mojito has topnotes of lime, rum, mint leaves and basil; middle notes of spearmint, chinese mint; basenotes of white musk....YUM!

You can also kick back, watch an episode of WEEDS and light up one of their Cannabis scented candles too. I'm getting the munchies.

Molecule 01: Obsession of the Moment

This stuff is the real deal! As the stock markets are tanking, it might be tough to fork over $135 for a bottle of Molecule01 (and it doesn't even come with a cap!.. but the ROI on this scent is phenom.

How the obsession started: There's a small fragrance mecca in NYC on Christopher Street called Aedes de Venustas where I go to get candles, fragrance, soaps and stuff. They're super knowledgeable about hard-to-find scents and they're generous with samples. If you're in NYC, this is a must, and I'll post more about this gem in future posts. But back to where the obsession started...
I happened to pass the owner of of Aedes on the street. After he walked by, I got a whiff of something that subtley knocked me off my feet – in a good way. I hauled ass over to the store and said to the sales girl "um, do you know what the owner is wearing?" His head peaked out from behind this curtain and, in a deep voice, he said "Molecule" then his head went back behind the curtain. It was kinda surreal with lots of attitude... LUVed it! I sampled it for about a week and then went back and bought a bottle for my birthday. I've been rocking this scent since September. My new signature scent. I'll post more of my Molecule01 experiences in the future.

Friday, November 14, 2008

OK, where do I start?

Well, let me see.... ok, the picture in the masthead is a shelf in my closet.  Just one shelf. This is the edited version of my stuff, for realz. Lots of stuff... like cologne's, shave cream, after shave, moisturizer, masks, eye cream and then some. You name it, if it comes in a bottle or tube, if it smells good, if makes my skin feel good, if I like the packaging.... I buy it. So I'm about to go blah blah blogging on all the glam stuff that I like. Besides, blogs are like dresses... everyone should have one, even lesbians.

FirsT! glam post!

here it goes....