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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sugar, Sugar. I've said it time and time again: What you put into your system has a lot to do with your appearance. You are what you eat, after all.
It's important to also stay away from dangerous food additives that can cause chemical imbalances in your system. Some of the worst are artifical sweetners.
Opt for natural sweeteners instead, such as stevia, organic sugar cane or honey.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sister Sandal Pledge. I love this.

Just a friendly reminder; it's that time of the year again. Please raise your big toes and repeat after me.

"As a member of the Faux Pas Sisterhood, I pledge to follow The Rules when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes:

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs, and the sides and tops of my feet will not purge out between the straps.

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.

I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker,mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place, hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr.Scholl's if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $2.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat, and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

I will promise if I wear flip flops, that I will ensure they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.

I will promise to go my local beauty school at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 and worth EVERY penny). I say spend another $15.00 and get an even better one.

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear...nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals."

Sunday, June 03, 2007


Rock and Roll All Over Again
OK, I'm having flashbacks to my former life when I was a rock journalist, back before I got into the skin care biz.

Back in the early 80's when The Police were huge, I must admit I was headbanging with the likes of Def Lep and Quiet Riot. I do like a lot of The Police's songs, though and I remember being so envious of hearing people talk about seeing them in concert and what a great show they put on.
I am eagerly awaiting their big reunion tour! I'm planning to see the show on November 3rd in Atlantic City. That's my backup in case I can't make the August 4th show in Baltimore, MD. I've heard only great things about it and I'm so excited to be able to see them live. Most of the shows are SOLD OUT so get your tickets TODAY! Don't wait, or you'll regret it. Remember what I said earlier. You don't want to hear people talking about how much fun they had at the show - the one you didn't go to! I'm bringing my copy of the police cd to the show because you never know! I might be able to get it autographed!

I'm so happy that they're participating at the big Live Earth event on July 7 in New Jersey. Sting and the boys are so good about helping out a great cause.

If you haven't already gotten your hands on a copy of the new police cd, you simply must do so - and now! Release date is June 5th! I absolutely cannot wait to hear "Can't Stand Losing You" because that is one of my very favorite songs. It's track #2 on Disc 1.

Oh my gosh, and I'll never forget the episode of "Sledgehammer!" where they were chasing the bad guy into a recording studio and the cops told the receptionist as they were running by, "We're the Police!" and she told them they'd have to pick another name because there's already a band called The Police.