Monthly Archives: April 2009

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair

Why my hair feels awesome (and healthy) today.

April 30, 2009

infusium23Infusium 23’s (Frizz)ologie Leave-In Treatment. Admittedly, the intimidating size of this bottle has made it an unused item in my bathroom for too long. It actually looks like it could last a lifetime.

Last night, I decided to break it out and see what it could do. The directions say to leave it in wet or dry hair and just style as usual, but it was a little confusing since the substance is so watery. I just put a lot and combed it through my hair, then braided it and went to bed. In the morning, I washed it out and did a quick blow dry before work.

While I was eating breakfast, I noticed my hair felt extra smooth but not weighed down. I didn’t want to get too excited too quickly, but now as my day is winding down, I still can’t get over how soft and strong my hair feels. I don’t have curly hair, but I could imagine it’s great for curly or frizzy types since it’s specified to treat that. It’s a lot less messy than hair oil, and though I’m a little confused at why it’s so watery (maybe since it’s light enough so the directions don’t mention that it should be washed out?), I’m definitely going to keep it up maybe as a bi-monthly ritual. Can’t hurt, right?

Infusium 23 (Frizz)ologie Leave-In Treatment is available at major retail and drug stores for about $6.99. www.infusium23.com for info.

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Shy

Dessert - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Dessert and stuffs @ The Standard Hotel, LA

This is how you kill time in LA from midnight to 3 am before a 6 am flight.

Take artsy pictures. Check.

Take artsy pictures. Check.

Gorge in Desserts. Check.

Gorge in Desserts. Check.

Andddd Check.

Andddd Check.

Thanks Asif and Aamir!

Restaurant Info:
The Standard Hotel
8300 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323-650-9090

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Dessert - FOOD - "The Delicious"

Moonshadows in Malibu, CA

View from the balcony at Moonshadows

View from the balcony at Moonshadows

We had a chance to visit Moonshadows in Malibu while I was in Cali, the celeb-frequented oceanside restaurant. The scene is absolutely gorgeous out in the patio where most people lounge. There’s a DJ spinning (even in the afternoon!), a gorgeous view of the water while you sit on white, cushioned beach chairs and ottomans.

Bartlett Pear Salad, $12

Bartlett Pear Salad, $12

Warm Chocolate Cake!

Warm Chocolate Cake!

We were mostly there to hang out and relax before my friend’s wedding festivities were going to begin, so we had a couple small dishes, including the Bartlett Pear Salad with candied walnuts and blue cheese, and this amazing warm chocolate cake with hazelnut gelato. As you can see, we forgot to wait before we began devouring it, so sorry the picture isn’t so great. But the view here is something else…

View from the balcony part II

View from the balcony part II

I miss LA. Sigh.

Restaurant Info:
Moonshadows

20356 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
310-456-3010


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BATF Giveaways - Beauty - "The Lovely"

BATF’S Giveaway #4! Enter now!

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(I know you love my awesome illustrations).

Well, the sad news is we’re at the last Face It giveaway…the good news is you can still win their newest ReFresh Facial Cleansing Scrub ($24) (I haven’t even tried it yet!)! Again, the winner will be chosen by the luck of the draw, and you’ll be getting the scrub and the black makeup bag!!

To enter: All this X-Men talk has made me super excited for X-Men Origins: Wolverine out May 1st yayayayaya!

Leave me a comment here by THURSDAY MAY 7TH 11pm EST and let me know which summer movie you’re excited for (or saw recently that was really, really good), and you’re in!

Good Luck!

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Shy

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Fragrance (perfume/cologne) - Men - Male grooming

New cologne! Victoria’s Secret goes “Vertical”

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I haven’t sampled Victoria’s Secret “Vertical” cologne ($55) yet, but two reasons why I will (and why you should too!):

1) My friend Paula named this cologne! Victoria’s Secret only has a couple other men’s colognes so this is pretty exciting!

2) If it smells as amazing as Very Sexy for Men, then I’m sold.

Vertical has notes of bergamot, suede, and amber — sounds promising people.

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Shy