For Christmas this year, one of my girlfriends sent me these little pocket warmers from Japan. They’re called Hot Kairo (ホッカイロ) and they’re genius. Why haven’t we thought of these things?! They’re little dry heaters perfectly sized for your pockets! They’re awsome! especially since this NY weather doesn’t know if it wants to be warm or frigid. When she first gave me some during her visit, I was amazed at the practicality of them, and I was also confused as to why they weren’t readily available here in the US. I mean sure, we’ve got those muscle and cramp heat packs, but wouldn’t it make sense to sell pocket warmers too?! Especially how cold it gets in northern states…they’d make a ton of money!!
Probably because the US isn’t really known for making practical improvements since Bob knows when, and these things are as practical as you can get. No worries tho because I’m betting they can be had at Jas Mart or M2M somewhere….
Anywho, yes, I’m so grateful for these little “hot pockets” as I call them. They practically eliminate my obsession with leaving the house gloves in tow. If I forget them, all I gotta do is pop one of these suckers in my pockets and I’m straight! Arigatou, Miho!! ♥♥
You know how when someone is alwasy dropping things, especially if they’re not small, they get the nickname “Butter Fingers“? Well, what do you call someone who’s always letting things “slip” at the wrong time, to the wrong person, or even just at all? I call these people Butter Mouths because it’s not just little things the let “slip”, but important things, or private matters. And while it’s easy to forgive someone who’s a Blabber Mouth and just talks and talks, how do you deal with someone who just has no discretion at all as to what is appropriate to say, and to whom?
I’ve always liked acrylic nails but now a days it’s become an art. Nails are no longer the dull French tip but colorful design pieces that are practically as good as clothes.
Reading up on a Ping Magazine article on nail art, supposedly Japan is “one of the most vibrant in the world”. Whether that’s true or not, they’re definitely on the top. There are no boundaries for nail art as they’ve not only make the typical flower but they’ve added dangling jewelry and sometimes even lights. Also Japan annually awards celebrities for having the best year, 2008 going to the beautiful Koda Kumi.
I’ve always wanted to get my nails done like this but I could never patiently wait for something this detailed. How about you guys? How often (if you do) do you get your nails done? More »
If you like twitter and fashion, this might just be the thing for you. TryMyFashion is a free microblogging service modeled on twitter that allows users to post small (140 chracters or less) notices about what you’re wearing. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you’re interested in, and follow them. The goal? To “create a fun and safe environment where a community of users can share their fashion on a daily basis, connect with other community members about fashion, and gain new fashion ideas.” Basically, Facebook status meets wardrobe sharing.
TryMyFashion hasn’t officially launched yet so they’re working through some kinks, but it’s interesting to see that all the mass-scale social networking tools we’re used to seeing (i.e. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, FriendFeed, etc.) are becoming increasingly niche-oriented. It’s also getting easier and easier to stalk and be stalked - right down to what color underwear you have on.
Personally I don’t plan on being overly TMI, but you can follow my fashion tweets at my TryMyFashion page. Right now I’m wearing a college sweatshirt and fleece pj pants. It’s cold in New Haven =P
When it comes to wasting time and procrastination, I think I’m a master at it. Well, maybe not, but I do have my ways of passing time in the most random ways ever. Here are some of my favourite ways to pass time and to avoid doing stuff I should be doing. These activities are so time consuming in ways that they even cut into my queued up list of fun stuff to do. (Ie: reading a book that’s been around for years.) More »
This is the season finale to the series and I can’t say I enjoyed it. While there were a few “Ahhh!” moments, I’m a bit sad that the season has ended so boringly.
Victory’s parents come to visit her after getting word of her engagement. Joe is putting his all into impressing them with expensive everything despite the fact that they prefer a quiet normal life. Victory urges him to stop especially due to his financial issues but he ignores it. Getting back to her parents, Papa Ford thinks that Joe isn’t the right guy for Vic. Victory gets pissed and tells Joe they don’t need a big wedding but Joe knows she does and he talks to Mama Ford about doing a small wedding in her hometown. Aw! More »
Break out the chains, whip, handcuffs, and get your S&M on……….Or you could be not gross and just stock up on Steel Couture’s chain heavy line of jewelry made in Brooklyn and sold at reasonably affordable prices (most items are well under $100). I love the entire line and you can pick it up online at www.steelcouture.com or in Williamsburg, BK at 146 N 7th between Bedford and Berry St.
Designer Lisa Fortin got her start in 1997 designing costumes made from chainmail before starting her jewelry collection. The current Steel Couture collection expands on what Lisa does best: hand assembled repetitions of rings and chain with an edgy, trendsetting vision. Her work has been featured in countless magazines and is sold in fashion forward boutiques across the country. More »
I love head wraps. They’re easy, and they can ad a bit of funk to any outfit, especially something so casual as a plain T and some jeans. Head wraps can also help camouflauge a bad hair day, much in the way a cute hat or cap can. Except that head wraps are more girly and fun and you’re not left with “hat hair” at the end of the day. You’ve probably seen head wraps worn by celebs in the past such as Jennifer Lopez, and Christina Milian, but I know that many girls are either afraid to wear one, or they just don’t know how to put it on!
And you thought WoW couldn’t be cute!
Gaming gear crew, J!NX, has put this talking Murloc plush toy out on the market and fans every where are screaming RWLRWLRWL! While I wouldn’t exactly give Sanrio a call, it does hit close to home.
While some of us celebrate the holidays, some of us don’t like yours truly. Holidays have lost its meaning to me especially since I found out that Santa isn’t real! To make up for the traumatic truth, I cuddle up with junk food and a good movie. I went through my entire DVD collection and this is what I enjoyed the most. More »
I’ve been a loyal Grey’s Anatomy fan since Season 2 and one of my favorite characters was the red-head Addison, so naturally I followed her to the spin-off called Private Practice and have been religiously watching both. With tonight’s resumption of both shows, and Private Practice airing at its new time on Thursday nights 10pm right after Grey’s Anatomy 9pm, it’s easier than ever to compare the two.
Although the success of spinoffs is always dubious, I think Private Practice might actually be gaining ground on Grey’s Anatomy. The drama in Grey’s has reached an all-time high of triteness and stagnation… you can almost see that the writers are out of material. I am not laughing, crying, thinking, or anything I used to feel after a Grey’s episode. It’s not like Private Practice has started to fill in for that, but at least the show is not set up to be as dependent on lots of drama to keep it propelled. Seattle setting vs. California setting maybe - the threat of rain and gloom is pretty constant in Grey’s, but it’s far too sunny and laid back for Private Practice to ever take itself too seriously. Or maybe it’s hospital vs. practice - the characters are in scrubs or loungewear for most of Grey’s, but the Private Practice ladies get to wear all sorts of cute dresses to work. Eye candy is important for good TV.
I suppose it helps that I love Kate Walsh’s new bob (the screenshot above is from an earlier episode but it’s shorter now) and I’m trying to grow my hair out a bit longer so that I can get it cut like that ;)
OMG! I’m really excited to say that I just read that Honey Magazine will be rising from the dead as an online mag/community!! You have no I.D.E.A. how much this is making my day because I used to love to read Honey along with Jump! and Suede magazines, both now defuct, but both VERY awesome! There’s also Honey’s competition Vibe Vixen, but I don’t read that one too often. Either way, there was/is just something different [real] about these magazines and it’s really sad that they had to shut down. HOWEVER! with Honey coming back, I’m uber excited!
If you’ve no clue what I’m talking about, Honey Magazine was one of the very few magazines aimed at Black women that wasn’t boring, or repetative (Hi, Essence! Hi, Ebony!) Maybe it’s because it was targeting the younger women and I just can’t relate to the articles in the other Black mags, but Honey was like a breath of fresh air. Fresh and affordable clothing, great hairstyle ideas, realistic advice, and models who LOOKED LIKE ME! <33
I REALLY cannot wait until it launches, as I will be one of the first signed up! HAHA
Now just put Suede Back into publication and I’ll be straight. In the meantime though, I’ll just get my Suede-esque fix from her long lost twin LUIRE. <33
Japanese arcades are famous for their sticker picture booths (purikura). They’re mainly very popular among teen girls as you can download the picture into your phone.
Well to add even more awesomeness to the sauce, you can use those pictures and put them on the wrappers on chocolate.
Since earlier 2008, Japanese chocolate maker Tirol has been offering their DecoChoco services. Users are able to upload their sticker picture to their website and order a box of 45 chocolates with the picture on the wrappers for 2,362 Yen ($29).
A bit steep for me but I’ve tried the chocolates before and they’re totally worth it. It would make a great Valentines day gift!
Yesterday I totally made off with a $45 skin-colored biofit bra for $9.99 (a “scientifically designed” padded push-up bra released last March). I got several other Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret Pink bras too, all of which were original priced between $25-$45 but marked down to $9.99.
How? There’s a reason I sing praises of outlet shopping. The Tanger Outlets I visit every vacation just opened a Victoria’s Secret store. The thing about outlet stores for these big name brands is that the items they carry are almost all factory direct or leftover unsold items from the main stores, so admittedly you sometimes have less selection or quality, but the difference is negligible whereas the markdowns rarely can be found elsewhere. Especially at times like this when everyone is trying to clear out their holiday inventory.
I was at the Victoria’s Secret store next to Macy’s and Ktown in New York City a few days ago before going to the Mixr Media blogger party and the Semi-Annual Sale bras were all marked down from $45 to $25 max. Good thing I didn’t feel like dealing with the lines and crowds and left before getting a biofit, because as fortune would have it I found the same bras for $10 at the Victoria’s Secret outlet store on Long Island. A bit of patience goes a long way for the bargain hunter!
So about two nights ago I was up watching Friends re-runs at like 4am, and “TOW Rachel’s Sister” came on. I love whenever Rachel’s “family members” come on the show, because I for one think Rachel didn’t get enough ‘weirdo time’ on the show. To me, she was always the more…normal? one of the show and whenever her family stops by, it just seemed to highlight her quirkiness. But anywho, that’s not the focus of this post. I’m actually bringing this up because in that episode, Rachel’s younger sister Jill (Reese Witherspoon) goes on a forbidden shopping spree and comes back with a pashmina. Ross and Rachel have this great dialog about “What’s a pashmina” when he tries to cover for Jill and since watching that episode, I have a feeling that I want a pashmina for this spring. Am I easily susceptible to subliminal advertising, yes. But in my defense, it’s always for things that nobody really wants, or for things that aren’t actually being advertised..subliminally or overtly.
My gamer buddy Deiru introduced me to the most epic WOW movie I’ve ever seen. It’s completely rendered by the creator, Percula and even though it’s only being his 2nd personal creative work, it’s one bad ass video.
I know some of you must think “geez games whatever!” However, this is about a kick ass female taking on an entire army. Honestly if she was real, I would be more in love with her. More »
Finally an episode of Lipstick Jungle! Two weeks of waiting and we’re picking up where we left off!
Victory Ford has finally decided to propose to Joe by making a suit that has “Will you marry me?” sewn on the inside. However, as she attempts to get some Joe time, it turns out that he’s avoiding her. In the end we find out that Joe is going through financial troubles and doesn’t want Victory to get involved. Victory doesn’t care and still asked him to marry her which he agrees to. More »
Imagine all of these words said by a guy from the Bronx. No offense, but it isn’t exactly fun to hear.
No, the only way these words or slang terms will ever be sexy is when read in the divine London accent. Cockney need not apply; if you’ve ever seen a Guy Ritchie film and had no idea what was being said, chances are it was the cockney accent.
The UK is compromised of multiple segments so every area has a unique accent for herself - but that’s another story for another time. Here is a video that does a better job at it than I do.
Warning, vulgar language. More »
Yes, I’m straight. I swear. But, like a dude, I love me some supermodels! I know I said before that I was tired of all the “high fashion porn” in fashion mags, but for these select supermodels, I’d allow it. So I love supermodels, what’s wrong with that? Nothing, baby, nothing. The following are a list of my all-time favorite insanely freakishly gorgeous, sexy, perfect-looking supermodels. I don’t know how they were ever created, I really don’t. It seems impossible to be that gorgeous. But, at least they aren’t Einstein too, that would just be too much for me to take. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are b-e-a-utiful. But, unlike my straight male friends that I scope out chicks with, my intentions are purely fashionable, I swear! Okay, okay, so I’d totally make-out with them if I had the chance. If only they didn’t make me feel so damn short and fugly!
Now in order of amazing-ness, I present to you some sexy ass supermodels! More »
So naturally I was on Polyvore creating outfits I dream of, and I came across these adorable Gummi Bear candy inspired earrings! Talk about cute enough to eat! All I could think of as I made my set was how much I wanted a pair….and then my mind switched to how much I wanted a bag of gummi bears at that moment. PERFECT combination! lol Luckily for me, Polyvore has a “buy it” option, as well as the link to the store, so off I went to check out the mechanics of this sweet little accessorie.