Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Brand...

Not to brag but here it finally is, my very own logo:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fashion Blog

I was looking for some inspiration and i stumbled upon this blog. The patterns on it are fantastic! http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Warsaw Village Band

I think they are super fun! http://warsawvillageband.net/

Designer to watch...

A good friend of mine, Zebulon Hounslea and his works of art.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Glitter Shoes - Step by Step.

Glitter shoes are a show stopping accessory but hard to find or very expensive. This is a do-it-your-self option that is very easy. You will need:
- one pair of inexpensive shoes of your preference
- glitter in the color of your shoes
- glitter glue matching the color of the glitter
- spray paint matching the color of the glitter
- paper cement
- spray on glue clear dry

I bought a pair of heeled mary-janes in black, my desired look was silver, hence the spray paint. I used KRYLON premium in chrome silver.

First stuff the shoes with newspaper so that you don't spray paint the inside of the shoes.

If the spray paint runs a bit, it's ok, it will all be covered with glitter anyway.

Hold the spray can about 12 inches away from the shoe and with even motion spray both shoes. Let air dry for about an hour.

If you found shoes that are same color as your glitter,
you can skip this step.

I did not like the strap, so I cut it off using an Excel knife. The knife sliced right trough the straps so there is a clean cut and you can not even tell they ever there.

Now for the fun part. Apply the glue in small sections and heavily sprinkle the glitter, then press it down carefully. Do so until the whole shoe is covered in glitter. Any small "holes" can be covered up with the glitter glue. Repeat with the other shoe and let dry for about an hour.

After the glue has completely settled and dried, spray clear drying glue all over the shoe where you glittered. Use masking tape to hide any areas that you did not glitter and don't forget to stuff both shoes with newspaper again. Tah-dah!!! Glitz and glamour all on your own!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Need to know how to fold a napkin? Look no more, just click here and here. Enjoy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Winter Hats

Finally mustered up the will to post my knit hats on Etsy. Hope you love them! Click here to check them out.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Creative Stamps

I really did not like the "wedding" theme stamps that the USPS had to offer, so I was not about to do that for my own engagement party invitations. I looked through the stamp catalog and decided to create a vintage look with the "American" collection.

The Aspirin Mask

I head about this years ago, but could never get the recipe right. Thank goodness for YouTube!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Coffee, not just for drinking.

Baby threw up on the couch? Last night's party got out of hand? Cover the stinky stain area with instant coffee to get rid of the odor. It eliminates it COMPLETELY! Be careful however, coffee might stain certain fabrics, especially the light colored ones, so test beforehand.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Goddamn Winter Itch!

I know, I know... it's only the middle of September, but my skin chose to ignore that. Woke up with itchy dry skin; arms and legs especially. Time to initiate the skin hydrating [and softening] regime... which is Johnson's baby oil gel w/ aloe vera & vitamin E.

Shower, soap, rinse and add a dime size drop of the oil gel on your loofah with the water running. apply to arms, legs, stomach, back etc... pat dry. Your skin will be a bit greasy for 5 minutes, then smooth and soft!


Fun Way to Eat Those Healthy Carrots.

My fiancee was hungry and I had nothing in my fridge except for carrots. So I came up with this quick recipe for a fun breakfast or snack.

Serves 2

You'll need: two medium carrots, salt, bread crumbs, a bit of onion, one egg, olive oil.

Clean, peel and shred the carrots. Chop the onion. Mix together in a bowl, add salt, add egg. Mix. Preheat one table spoon of olive oil on a frying pan. When hot, place small "clump" of carrot batter onto the pan. Wait approx a minute, then flip and fry the other side. Should take about 2 minutes. Serve warm! Yum!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vegetable Briyani

This is a Wholefoods Recipe, I found it on their website. ENJOY!

Serves 6 to 8

Top the finished biryani with a fragrant mix of sliced jalapeños, tomato wedges and chopped cilantro, if you like.


1 tablespoon canola oil
2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large red onion, cut into small wedges
1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped roasted cashews, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon curry powder
5 cups (1 1/2-inch) chunks fresh vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots or green beans
2/3 cup water
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear then drained


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat oil in a large ovenproof pot over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion, ginger, half of the cashews, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often and adding a splash of water when the mixture sticks to the pot, until deep golden brown and soft, about 15 minutes. Add yogurt and curry powder and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir in vegetables, water, salt and pepper, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender on the outside but not cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and stir in frozen peas.

Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add rice and simmer for 5 minutes; drain well. Arrange rice over vegetables in pot, cover pot with foil then a tight-fitting lid and bake until rice and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover, carefully transfer contents of pot to a large bowl and toss together gently. Spoon into bowls and serve garnished with remaining cashews.


Per serving (about 7oz/208g-wt.): 240 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 42g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 6g protein

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nail Trend

For Fall the colors of choice are:
Nudes, Gunmetal [TOLD YOU!!!], Reds...

So basically, all the colors I have been telling you about all along. :)

Paper Love

I went to B&N to buy a new weekly planner for 2010. For some reason no stores ever sell these things in December or January, so this year I had to make sure I purchased mine at the height of the season, when the selection was at it's prime... but I digress.

I love Molenskie notebooks, I own a few, so I was very happy to see that they also had weekly planners. Fantastic. Then I walked by another brand of notebooks and planners that were just as chic and simple. ECOSYSTEM. Made from 100% post consumer recycled paper. Made is the USA and 25% less in cost. SOLD! I bought a whole bunch of notepads, including my weekly planner.

Molenskie is made in China and costs more, explain that to me please! ECOSYSTEM! Buy it! Love it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Face Mask

I learned this one, aw... about 12 years ago. It's for tightening pores. The recipe is:
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon lemon [fresh squeezed]
3 drops of vitamin E oil

Mix together and apply to face, carefully avoiding the eyes. Keep on for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.

Nail Polish Dilema

I love the new color of nail polish that I got from my friend: Pink Promenade Creme by N.Y.C. - the problem with it, is that it stinks! The smell when I apply it is unbearable. My whole house, both floors, smelled like nail polish for the next hour and a half. If i have time, I will look for some "healthy" nail polish. Keep you posted.

Friday, July 31, 2009

New Texture Photos

The "Grate" photo would make a very awesome print on a skirt.

Another Find From VegCooking.com!

Get creative with these crêpes and fill them with your favorite jellies, sauces, chopped fruits, syrup, or sugar. These can be served as breakfast or dessert. Delicious Crêpes

1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry
1/4 cup soy flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups soy milk

  • Mix the dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Pour in the soy milk and combine. The batter should be very thin.
  • Heat a 10-inch non-stick crêpe pan over moderate heat, and spray with non-stick spray. Pour in about 1/4 cup of the batter, tilting the pan so that the batter covers the bottom with a thin coating.
  • Cook until it is browned from underneath and starts to pull away from the edge of the pan. Carefully flip it over and brown on the other side. Serve hot.

Makes 3 servings

Good Read...

Sophie Uliano has an 8 "simple step" solution to living your fabulous life a little... greener. Gorgeously Green is an easy read full of great advice about everyday living. Check it out!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Check them out, Hunter Wellies in so many colors!!!

Feeling Magenta?

I just watched an episode of The Golden Girls and Blanche had a little name for a feeling that is a little bit of everything... not quite blue - because you're not all that sad; not quite green with envy, not all that scared - so not quite yelleo' ... MAGENTA!

I love it! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whiter Teeth

Twitter is fantastic for great info, here is an article by Karina Timmel from Health.com:

"The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from coffee, red wine, and dark sodas. While it’s no replacement for a bleaching treatment at your dentist’s office, “this is a fast, cheap way to brighten your smile,” says Adina Carrel, DMD, a dentist in private practice at Manhattan Dental Arts in New York. “Be careful not to use this too often, though, as the acid could damage the enamel on your teeth.”

You need:
1 ripe strawberry
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.) Carrel says you can apply once a week."

Monday, July 27, 2009

And Now For The Furniture...

Check out Patricia Baby And Kids for all cute things to accessorize the baby room.

Kids Have the Cutest Clothes...

... and thanks to this New York designer, their clothes are even cuter! Pink Chicken utilizes lightweight, colorful fabrics that are perfect for the little ones. If you're buying for your kids or as a gift, you will not go wrong.

An Informative Re-post from Naturalist David Mizejewski

10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

  1. Remove unnecessary standing water around your home. Typical hot-beds for mosquito reproduction are clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, children’s play equipment, tarps and any debris that can hold water.
  2. Share this advice with your neighbors. Mosquitoes that emerge in their yards will easily travel to yours.
  3. Empty and refill birdbaths every few days. It takes a minimum of about a week for the metamorphosis from egg to larva to pupa to winged adult to be completed, so this eliminates any chance that your birdbath will serve as a mosquito nursery.
  4. Attract mosquito predators. Add plants to water gardens to attract frogs, salamanders and dragonflies and put up houses for birds and bats. Fish feed on mosquito larvae, just don’t release goldfish or other exotic species into natural areas.
  5. Don’t use insecticides or put oil on the surface of bodies of water. This kills beneficial insects and mosquito predators and causes air and water pollution.
  6. Mosquito Dunks” that contain natural bacteria that kills mosquitoes can be added to water gardens without harming fish, birds or other wildlife. (Closely related insects, some beneficial, could be affected though.)
  7. DEET-based repellants are effective but if you want to avoid synthetic chemicals, aromatic herbal repellents also work if applied frequently.
  8. Avoid going outdoors at dusk, which is peak mosquito time, or wear long sleeves to minimize exposed skin that could be bitten.
  9. Bug zappers aren’t effective against mosquitoes. Zappers do kill thousands of beneficial insects a night.
  10. Mosquitoes are not strong flyers and the breeze created by a fan is often all you need to keep a patio or deck mosquito-free so you can enjoy the outdoors.

Hot Outfit!

Nice plain light colored top, dark colored [gunmetal or charcoal] tailored cotton or wool shorts, high heel pumps, bangles and a super cute head scarf. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beautiful Amber Necklace

I just had to share! This is an amazing piece of jewelry made of authentic Baltic amber.

Dirty Nails

Recently I fell in mad love with a new nail polish color: Gunmetal Grey. The problem is that it is a dark color and it stains nails. I asked my manicurist if she could prime my nails with a clear top coat and then apply the gunmetal gray. It worked! My nails looked perfect and once the color came off my nails were not stained. I don't know why they ever stopped doing that.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Return From My Hiatus.

I am back, traveling through Europe proved to be very inspirational and motivational for me. One and the most exciting new idea is my new blog, [yes, another one] that will be dedicated just to inspiration. There will be no words, just photos. Check it out in a few... :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

What to Take, What to Pack?

Ever start packing for a trip and not know where to begin? Ever bring more than you really needed? If yes, you are just like me. Currently I am packing for a two week European trip with a pit stop at a wedding. I started to pull out all the clothes I loved and wanted to wear, 20 minutes later I came to the conclusion that once again I would over-pack. So I pulled out my trusty GOOD ADVICE file and discovered this great list. There's also one especially crafted for us ladies. The check-list is general and you do have to keep in mind that you should adjust it to your needs and your destination. I will be attending a two day wedding, so I must add two cute dresses and shoes, bags etc... to match. Enjoy!

Workout Pick and Choose

Women's Health magazine has an interactive custom workout page. Check it out!

Love Sushi

This is a great recourse site for all you sushi lovers. http://www.sushisecrets.com/

Cucumber Madness!

According to a tweet by Good Health magazine, and i quote "Cucumbers contains silica, which improves the complexion & health of the skin. Plus, they're a good source of fiber, potassium, & magnesium."

For a simple but oh! so healthy salad, mix diced or sliced cucumbers with green seaweed, add some almond flakes and tah-dah! Bowl of delicious nutrition... effortlessly.


CK website had done it again! Check out the summer sale. This great dress is $89.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Had to share! The Glastonbury Festival!

Rain drops keep falling on my... bbq...

Here in the New York area it's been raining every day for over a month... tonight my sister and I are hosting a bbq - it will probably rain again. So here is another party planning tip to add to the check list: tents and tarps. Tents if you have the extra $150 for rental, most of us do not, so tarps. Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Loews have semi-clear tarps for around $15. The semi-clear lets enough light so your guest don't have to fell like they're in a cave. To smooth out the crudness of the tarp, conceal the corners & decorate the edges with vine, lanterns, or streamers. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Get your space bikinis ready! The surf might be churning on Saturn. Full article.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Now on Twitter!

Light Spring Rolls - Another Gem Recipe from VegCooking.com

These Asian favorites make the perfect summer appetizer—they're quick and easy and don't require a stove! Light Spring Rolls

12 6-inch round rice wrappers (available at Asian groceries)
6 oz. rice vermicelli or cellophane noodles, cooked and drained
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1 cup shredded Chinese cabbage
12 snow peas, trimmed and cut into thin strips
2 scallions, chopped
2/3 cup grated carrot
1 cup shiitake mushrooms or baked tofu, slivered
1 bunch fresh mint leaves
Hoisin sauce

  • Immerse the rice wrappers, one at a time, in a bowl filled with cold water and let stand until the wrappers soften. Spread a towel on a work surface and place each wrapper on the towel.
  • To assemble the rolls, arrange small amounts of each of the remaining ingredients, except for the hoisin sauce, on each wrapper, about halfway between the edge nearest you and the center of the wrapper. Fold the edge nearest you over the vegetables, then fold in one side and roll up lengthwise into a tight roll. Repeat with the remaining wrappers.
  • Serve with hoisin sauce for dipping.

Makes 6 servings


This is a fascinating web-page... sadly it bears bad news. It is called the DEBT CLOCK, and it clearly and through streaming updates all the frightening numbers that affect us all. Check it out for yourself. :/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

US vs. China

The Obama administration files a WTO case against China. Read more here.

Designer to watch...

Check out this contemporary label http://www.elizabethandjames.us/

Hand made wonders!

I have been complaining about the lack of diversity in retail market for quite some time now. The brands that we find at the global malls these day like to play it safe... resulting in the same t-shirt being sold under various labels at various prices. If my little heart desires something more innovative, unique or even avant guarde, I have to look to the fashion gods across the pond in EU, and happily fork over my weekly paycheck. Well!!! there is another way... ESTY.com.

It's all handmade by the sellers and well one of a kind, unique, avant guarde, etc... check it out for yourself, contact the artists for more info about the item you love before you buy, or if you're crafty set up an account yourself and start selling! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fashion at the Met!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Special Exhibition

The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion
May 06, 2009–-Aug 09, 2009
This Costume Institute exhibition focuses on iconic models of the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras.
The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

4th of July Party Preparations - Part Two

All this party planning for the bbq is coming along nicely... and my latest fun party prop is not for the buffet table, but for you! A super cute "Stars" hair pin. They are made from reclaimed suede and attached to a snap-clip. This is sure to be another party hit!

Available for purchase at etsy:


This is a very important thing to ask your landlord about [if you are renting] or if you own your home, take the appropriate steps to test your home. Radon is a radioactive gas that has no odor, taste or color and it is harmful. The website below provides important information about radon and how to protect yourself and your family.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne
3 large sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • In a small bowl, combine the cumin,
    salt, and cayenne
    pepper. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 6 wedges. In a large bowl, combine with the olive oil and the spice mixture. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Place wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked through and edges are crisp.
  • Serve immediately.
Serves 6.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Biggest Diamond Ever!!!

BPM 37093, the name of white dwarf star that is completely made up of crystallized carbon, a.k.a. DIAMOND! Astronomers estimate the mass of this sparkling star to be the same as our sun, making it a 10 billion trillion trillion carat rock. Twinkle, twinkle!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Eww! Margarine!

Below is a re-post from an e-mail I received this morning. Checking with a few sources to see if it's legit.

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Studyeating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added!
Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years.

And now, for Margarine..
Very high in Trans fatty acids. Triple risk of coronary heart disease. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol). Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold... Lowers quality of breast milk. Decreases immune response. Decreases insulin response..
And here's the most disturbing fact..... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC...

This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

4th of July Party Preparations - Part One.

My lovely sister and I are putting together a "little" 4th of July celebration party. And since the theme is included in the holiday, we'll keep it with the simple Red, White & Blue.

We decided that the Strawberry Sorbet recipe [from my previous post] would be a great item to serve at the party. So I started looking through my enormous collection of everything for some ideas on how to present it in a festive and inexpensive manner... Here it is:

Ikea has a nice glass pitcher, it's 34oz. and costs $3 [most likely made in china]. We're going to line up three, filled with the home-made sorbet. I'll post photos once we set it up. Stay tuned. :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another Find From VegCooking.com!

Strawberry Sorbet

Cool down on a warm spring day with a delicious yet healthy strawberry sorbet. Strawberry Sorbet

1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups water
4 cups whole strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2 Tbsp. orange juice

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and the water and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until reduced by one-fourth. Remove from the heat and cool.
  • In a blender, combine the strawberries and the orange juice until smooth. Press through a fine sieve.
  • In a large bowl, combine with the sugar mixture. Cover and freeze until set.
  • Whisk until smooth, freeze for an additional hour, and whisk again. Repeat twice.
  • Serve when creamy.

Makes 1 quart

Friday, May 29, 2009

Puppies & Kittens!

This idea is cute & sweet plus giving to charity is so trendy! so... If you're getting married and love pets, this is for you!

Had to share.

The "Samamborgini" ... before you run out and try to buy one, you can't. But it would be fun to own and zoom around in, parking would be so easy too. Unfortunately there would be no room for any shopping bags, so if there is ever a mass production of this car, I hope the designers put in a hitch for a trailer. Ok, enough joking around... I saw this image and I just had to share! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I got this recipe from VegCooking.com. They are easy to make and taste delicious. :)

Black-Bean Veggie Burgers

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, minced
2 cups black beans
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup flour

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, sauté the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the black beans, then add the sautéed vegetables, corn, and bread crumbs and mix well. Season with cumin, cilantro, and salt and mix again.
  • Shape into 6 patties, then coat each in flour.
  • Place a pan over medium-high heat and add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Cook each patty for about 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.

Makes 6 small patties

Friday, May 22, 2009

Summer Party Themes.

For all of us on the northern east coast [Yay - New York!] the weather finally warmed up, the pollen count is down... so we have the prime setting for an outdoor party or bbq. I hosted two bbq's already and decided that my third is going to have a theme to it.

Theme parties are so much... better! I prepared a little list of outdoor friendly themes:

For the day time:
- Luau - Hawaiian shirts, coconut cups for tropical drinks, very vibrant colors.
- Tea Party - big brimmed hats, flavored iced teas and lemonades, light snacks, pastel colors.

For the evening:
- 007 Bond - fabulous martinis, intricate hoers d'oeuvres, poker tables, rich colors.
- Color Theme - pick a color, any color.
- Vicars & Tarts - a fun fave import.
- Woodstock - hippies, kegs, tye-dye everything, bonfire, classic vinyl music.

Enjoy! :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Peeling Skin Remedy

Peeling skin ruining your favorite outfit? Here is a great tip to smooth the edges of that peeling skin - use your favorite heavy hand cream. Neutrogena has a great one, but my favorite is Burt's Bees "Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Creme." For more info check out burtsbees.com.

Friday, May 15, 2009

aw... those TICKS!

My dear friend whom I appropriately call "The Spammer" actually sent me something useful today. It's a method for taking out ticks, Enjoy! ... and since I just read about it, I haven't tried it yet, but please leave your comments about it if you did.

"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away."

Vay-cays & Sunblocks

Just got back from my vacation... burned to a crisp! I used SPF50 the entire time, applied and re-applied it and still that was not good enough! There is a lesson here... not all sunscreens were created equal and doing research before buying just anything is an important step I failed to take. So I am doing the research now and you all can reap the benefits.

According to consumersearch.com the BEST rated sunscreen is
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55, for the full report click here.

This upcoming weekend I will be testing this sunblock out so stay tuned!!! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bargain Alert!!!

Just an FYI, you do not have to endure the hassle of rummaging through the overstuffed racks at the discount store to get a good price. My favorite bargain shopping place is on my comfy chair, with a lovely cup of tea and the calvinklein.com website displayed on my laptop. There is a sale everyday, and if you are patient aditional discounts show up from time to time. A hot pink CK summer shirt for $10, AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT THE CRAZY LADY FOR IT? I'll take it!!!

ps. almost every label that sells online has SALES, CLEARANCES or CLOSEOUTS, but the CK website has the best stuff to choose from. Happy Shopping!

Ahhh..... Allergies!

Definitely a late sprig, but the allergy season has been upon us for quite some time. My mother, who is super sensitive to any pollen whatsoever, turns to her prescriptions at this time of year... and I [with hesitation] turn to the common Benadryl. Is there a better way?

For the severe allergies, most likely not. If it's a choice between your well being, your life or the allergy medication, TAKE THE DAMN PILL. Your life is not worth self experimentation, but for those like me, who don't even sneeze all that much, just itch and bitch about it, there might be something to try here...