Thursday, October 28, 2010

Going for the natural alternative on skincare!

“12 Days Later” it’s like a title of a movie, it’s been 12 days since my last post, whoa I know, I feel guilty since this blog is my effort in starting and going the distance and not getting bored and moving to something else...bad blogger.
So lets recap the last few days, still busy with the box packing grrr, getting excited over what to wear for my getaway next week were sand and pristine tropical water awaits (also an endless supply of fresh coconut water) which currently means looking for a wide brim hat since I forgot my Panama hat somewhere but so far no luck, plus trying out my new skincare among other randomness.
Ok on the skincare thing I just got the Natural Acne Solutions from Burt’s Bees and so far so good, smells terrific and my skin feels soft and the smell is something between lemon grass and licorice yummy good, before I used Loreal’s Pure Zone but then one day it was out of stock so I got Neutrogena’s instead and honestly I didn’t feel it was that effective (my face felt bumpy dunno how to explain it), my skin is not prone to acne but it gets the occasional zit and blackheads so I like to be vigilant and since the usual suspects were not working as good I decided to give natural a chance complete with natural DIY Pore Strips woot!

While at it I also bought a lip shimmer in nutmeg which is a golden-brown color with their typical peppermint smell and the rejuvenating lip balm with açai berry and this one smells like something I’d like to eat, again very good and yummy in a non plastic or artificial sort of way. 

Oh and if you are interested on the DIY pore strips:

*mix 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin (powder)

*pop in the microwave for 10 seconds (I had to do 20 seconds because the mixture was not homogeneously heated)

*apply with a brush to your nose, forehead and cheeks or wherever you need dirt to be bye bye

*let dry and remove as you would a normal pore strip!

Very easy/effective! Plus environmentaly friendly!

BTW I got all the products with my own $$$ as this is an un-endorsed post!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Black & White Mood

Black & White pictures can convey a mood or at times hold beauty enhancing magical powers that fail to manifest if the image is in full RGB. Why do you think that is?
For some reason it enhances the atmosphere, it makes a random corner incredibly raw or a woman turns into a mysterious magical creature which is really odd since color is what makes our lives so lush, no one would enjoy living in a black and white world or would they? Ok existentialist crap over, enjoy the pictures and their awesomeness!

Horst Diekgerdes
Tiziano Magni
Steven Maisel
Mario Sorrenti

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Pics via FGR

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've vanquished the evil mustard squares!!!!

Oh what happiness fills my heart after FINALLY been able to fix the problem with the blog’s header and footer and that obnoxious mustard background that tormented me and robbed me of any desire to post.
The guilty party? A poll I had added to my Gap logo post, after eliminating its offending html code peace has returned to my Castle at last!
Finally I would like to thank Rajeev from MintBlogger who took the time to try to help me fix the problem; I suggest you visit his page for blogging techie stuff, very helpful.
Wow I sound like I’ve received an award or something, most confess it feels pretty good to figure what was wrong on my own and after watching about 2hrs of Jake Gyllenhall’s hotness on Prince of Persia and vanquishing the mustard squares, all I can say is life is good today!
And just to spread the joy here’s a little eye candy Luvs!

Happier than 1 second ago? Yeah that's what I thought! xx

Sunday, October 10, 2010


So that crazy mustard (not a part of my header) color only shows up on the home page not on posts individual pages...has this happened to you?  do you have a clue how to fix it? Let me know it's driving me off the wall!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beautiful Chaos

1st let me say Sarah Burton in seasons to come I can't wait to see more of what you can do!
Behold the madness backstage it happens on every fashion runway big or small, but of course the chaos is over the moon when it comes to really big labels, mayor drama can develop from the most insignificant things like not being able to hook a closure, people get nervous.
And as you can see from this pic with a big name comes lots of “hangers”…half the people on the image look like they are at some bar people watching and not related at all with what needs to be done to get the show on the road, good times!

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Please ignore the mustard color in the header

I've no idea what I tempered with and I'm trying to fix whatever it is that is making the background of the header that nasty squash color.
If you have any idea what it might be and know how to fix it let me know ASAP!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gap's "new" logo= A clever little move

A logo is a seriously big part of corporate communication so why would a brand that is trying to present itself in a more finger-on-the-pulse-light refashion their 20 years + logo that kind-a still works into what could belong to a small technical service company from the 90’s?

¿What’s with the little blue square? This was created on Paint with the free hand they had while eating a sandwich 10 minutes before they had to unveil the new logo.
My guess it’s a publicity stunt and I’m not alone in thinking this as some other people giving their 2 cents on the subject have mentioned and further proof of this is the following excerpt from the company’s Facebook page:

“Thanks for everyone’s input on the new logo! We’ve had the same logo for 20+ years, and this is just one of the things we’re changing. We know this logo created a lot of buzz and we’re thrilled to see passionate debates unfolding! So much so we’re asking you to share your designs. We love our version, but we’d like to... see other ideas. Stay tuned for details in the next few days on this crowd sourcing project”.

It’s all over their choice of words here and the fact that the old logo is still displayed everywhere on the Facebook page. They just wanted free publicity to which I’m contributing now *darn* but hey this is an original way to get it and the product of  a) a very clever promotion team or b) a really lame team stumbling to great results for a mistake…mmm…I choose option a.
The graphic design community has made it clear they really really hate this new logo (designed by Laird&Partners) while others are holding judgment until seeing it in the context of the re-branding thing Gap is doing.

But honestly from a Fashion point of view if this were to be legitimate it makes no sense at all when you compare their product/recent advertising with who their costumer is at the moment and who they aim will become their costumer. How do they expect their brand to evolve from this base point? Will it make sense at some point in the future?

Let me know what you think of this by voting on my little poll below!

And check out this page for further evidence of just how clever this move on GAP’s part is…everyone has an opinion and wants to be involved.

Gap logo image via The Cut

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This video is pure glam!

Fashion Month is Over...FINALLY

Finally the fashion madness is over! What did you think of the last show of the season? Miu Miu made me happy with those fabulous shoes, metallic’s and stars (a little comic inspired maybe) but some of the jackets looked garish and unflattering, but those were nothing in the context of the whole presentation which I liked very much.
No pics yet from Prada’s little sister so I’ll share some jewelry from Mexico a collection that resides at Chapultepec Palace which I visited a few years ago when I visited the country (which is lovely and I never get tired of visiting).
The images were taken by a friend who got lucky no one was looking (I’ve never been able to sneak a photograph in there the guards are like hawks). All the fantastic pieces in the 1st one belonged to Empress Carlotta; the crown in the second image was a present from the people to Benito Juarez.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Bank vs My Hair: How to conceal a bad hair day?

What is your 911 secret for bad hair days? Other than a hat which is what I usually run for. Today because of some unforeseen detail I had to go to the bank but I could not go in without taking my cap off, the WTF alarm went off in my head, it’s a stylish cap of black and white tweed, I was channeling rocker chic girl with red skinny jeans and lips to match, but if I took it off I would have been crazy hair chic so I chose style over practical and left.
From this lesson I gather that for future bad hair days that may lead me to the bank other solutions most be found a.s.a.p. just to be prepared.
So below I give you a few options that might help control the beast from Louis Mariette that are absolutely precious and might give that jeans and t a bit of polish.

Hair bands are good but what of extreme emergencies when ALL hairs most be concealed? Maybe wrapping a light scarf over your head (provided you leave the forehead and a few inches of hair visible so they let you in the bank). Another thought comes from the ridiculous rule: what about women that for religious views cover their hair? Are exemptions made for them or are they forever banned from entering banks?

All images tnx to Net-a-Porter


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