Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mac x Teraji Collection

The internet is abuzz with news of Teraji P. Henson's collaboration with Mac Cosmetics in a collection hitting stores in less than two weeks.  The Empire star took to her Instagram page this morning to announce the news of the release on September 6th and share a sneak peek with her followers.   

The collection will include Strip Me Down (a deep beige matte lipstick) and two skin finishes each selling for $33: Highlight the Truth (soft bronze with gold shimmer) and the appropriately named Teraji Glow (reddish-brown).  See below.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lululemon Summer Workout Festival

You ever feel like you need a new workout plan?  It could be that your plan to get your body beach body ready by summer fell through or perhaps you've gotten bored with your regular workout.  Whatever the case may be, it's good to try something new every now and then which is how I found myself at the Americana at Brand once again...

Friday, August 19, 2016

BINGO Under the Stars

Last night was a cool, clear summer night in Los Angeles.  The perfect setting for BINGO Under the Stars with Bingo Boy and Deven Green at the Americana at Brand in Glendale.  The event happens about three times per year and it's a pretty hot ticket that always sells out.  Why shouldn't it?  A mere $15 buys your a delicious prix fix menu selection from one of the Americana's finest restaurants along with your bingo cards which you play in a beautiful, posh setting with some the best and most fun bingo callers in the business. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


It happens in lunchrooms with classmates or co-workers.  While watching athletic competitions on television in mixed company.  Amongst family.  Countless times I've personally observed men and women commenting on the physical appearance of female athletes.  "She looks like a man."  "Look at her ass."  As if she's her abilities are secondary to her aesthetics. 

I remember being in high school I developed way too early and began wearing heavy coats to cover my body because I didn't want the attention or commentary my womanly form might bring.  I can only imagine how much that feeling must be magnified for a female athlete has to get out on the field or court in front of onlookers who are judging her body or picking her apart when she just wants to play the game. 

It's not ok.  Especially when the media is perpetuating the negative commentary which seems to desensitize the masses and make it feel okay to talk about women in this way.  I stand with Dove in their #mybeautymysay campaign to change the way female athletes are depicted and discussed in the media.  Hopefully it will impact the way the rest of the world views female athletes so we can focus on their abilities.  Not their appearance. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mauve/Dusty Rose/Soft Begonia

Victoria's Secret Pink calls it Soft Begonia
I've always loved pink but I could never get away with wearing it- it just doesn't seem to compliment my skin tone or whatever.  However, sometime last year Victoria's Secret released several items from their Pink line in a color they called "Soft Begonia."  I tried on a high neck tank in this hue and to my delight it looked great on me!  So I bought a racer back and then a tee in that color.  Whatever I could find!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Back to School

Some moms do a happy dance on the first day of school.  Not me.  No, I'm a big punk.  I didn't cry but I came pretty close.  Sending my youngest off to middle school was harder than I imagined it would be.  It was confirmation that there are no more babies in my house and a reminder that time does, indeed, fly by way too fast.  I take solace in the fact that I know we made the most of summer, creating the kind of memories that will spark nostalgia whenever he smells ocean air or tastes kettle corn...