Monthly Archives: April 2012

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

Review: Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport

April 30, 2012

By Asghar Zaidi

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had trouble finding the perfect light scent that I can use on a daily basis–a subtle fragrance that doesn’t suggest I’m a pubescent teenager dousing myself in cologne for a change. Up until recently, I hadn’t found one until Dolce & Gabbana sent me their latest fragrance to their Spring collection, The One Sport.

Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport

Three words that come to mind when I think of The One Sport: fresh, clean, and energetic…the same three words I would use to describe any perfect sporty fragrance. I received a sample about a week ago, and I’m not even gonna lie, I’ve been wearing it out every single day. You can pick up on traces of fresh rosemary, a hint of woodiness with sequoia, and a bit of sweetness at the base from some aromatic patchouli. The contrast between all of those components and the perfect balance leads to a very bold yet subtle statement; this isn’t the type of cologne that would in any way offend anyone’s nostrils. Rather, its energetic and pleasant enough to generate occasional compliments amongst anyone who comes in contact. While walking around on campus last week I briefly encountered a few females who expressed only positive sentiment as soon as the scent graced their own nostrils :).

Photo credits: Asghar Zaidi

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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Nails

I still Bull-lieve.

April 29, 2012

Man. As a Chicago Bulls fan, news of Derrick Rose suffering a torn ACL with a minute left during the 76ers game yesterday was devastating. Devastating. I was at a bridal shower when I heard the news, but received a barrage of texts from friends and emails from family and was hoping it wasn’t what it ended up being…but alas. Such a disappointing start to the playoffs. I think we were all hoping for some exciting games to come in the Eastern Conference with the Bulls. I’m still pulling for you, Chi-town! In the meantime, I was pushed to show my support…like so:

Chi town!

Yup. Chicago Bulls Nail Tattoos. I actually was wondering a few months ago if team nail tattoos existed, and after a quick Google search, I found them and stocked up. I bought four packs of these specifically for the playoffs either on eBay or this site: CBS Sports–I can’t remember now–but they were only $1-$2 for a pack of 4 sets (20 tattoos). You can also find them on, or Party City. I noticed they’re a lot easier to find now that the playoffs have officially started!


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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Face

5 Foundations That You Have To Try

April 27, 2012

This post was a long time coming because something people always ask me for are my foundation recommendations.


I have some favorites that I’ve readily recommended in the past and still love (Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Coverage, $42, and Mehron Celebré HD Pro Cream Foundations, $9, which I wrote about before here), but these 5 have won my heart lately. Depending on my need or occasion, I’ll use one or the other, but I really can’t stop raving about them and here’s why:

1. Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Foundation ($15) – I was a little skeptical that this would serve my needs at first because of its limited color range (it only comes in fair, medium and light), but this lightweight foundation is velvety smooth and camouflages so well with my skin color. It’s also a cosmeceutical, claiming to reverse visible signs of aging over time by restoring firmness and elasticity over time (in their studies, 100% saw less deep wrinkles and; fine lines instantly and 94% saw lifted and firmer-looking skin after 3 weeks). Plus it has zinc oxide for sun protection (SPF 15). PF products, in my experience, always come through with their claims and still maintain such an affordable price. The brush that it comes with (not pictured) is also perfect to get into trick corners. So good, my mom has since stolen it from me! I use it in Medium.

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow

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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair - Spas and Salons

Tipperary – A salon just for kids

April 26, 2012

By Manisha Jogia

Ever caught your child trying to cut their own hair? I know I had plenty of friends who did! Fortunately, there’s Tipperary — one of the first children’s-only hair salons in Beverly Hills.Tipperary Salon in Beverly Hills

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the salon revealed their brand new renovated space with bright colors and paintings of some of your kid’s favorite characters to share their haircut experience!

Photo credit: Louie Heredia

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