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Listen Up, My Little Chocoholics…

Listen up, my little chocoholics…

espressoTruffle Listen Up, My Little Chocoholics...New to Starbucks’ beverage lineup: the Espresso Truffle Latte. They’ve combined Starbucks espresso with the premium European-style cocoa blend used in their Signature Hot Chocolate and steamed milk, and topped it with whipped cream and a touch of chocolate powder.

It’s like your taste buds died and went to cocoa-covered heaven!

And if you’re one of those folks who lives at Starbucks (are you made of money?), here’s a tasty tidbit for ya…get the new Starbucks Gold Card – and for an annual membership fee of $25, you’ll enjoy the following perks:

* 10% off most purchases in participating U.S. Starbucks stores
* A free drink when you purchase your membership in-store
* A free beverage on your birthday
* Exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year
* Free Wi-Fi access (for up to 2 hours) each day in participatingStarbucks stores

I’m Baaaaaaack

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Hi, everyone. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been in the hospital, without access to a computer. It’s been killing me to be out of touch.

Anyway, thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, I’m doing better and back at home resting.

So let’s get this show on the road, shall we?

Apparently, Spoiled Pretty is a Snoozefest

laptop+yawn Apparently, Spoiled Pretty is a Snoozefest
Here’s a comment that I recently received:

Lately it seems as if you’re not as versatile as you used to be. All I see on your blog nowadays is news about Kim Kardashian and what she’s wearing etc. I could easily just visit her blog if I wanted to know every update of her beauty life. It’s getting boring.

Here’s my response:

Sorry if you feel that this site is ‘getting boring.’ Many of Spoiled Pretty’s readers are interested in what Kim is wearing, what she’s doing, and what makeup she’s currently using. Obviously, this site can’t be all things to all people…but many visitors enjoy my Kim K posts because it’s an extra step to visit her blog and weed through all of her posts to get the beauty/style news they want. Also, you might notice that (unlike Kim’s actual blog), Spoiled Pretty provides links to her favorite products…which eliminates the need to perform Google searches and Internet sleuthing. Many readers appreciate that they can just click a link and be transported to the retailer’s website.

Here at Spoiled Pretty, it’s just me. I don’t have a staff and I don’t have an intern. I have a full time job (40+ hours per week), a family and a life. And still I find time to post every day – and often, several times a day. I report beauty news like it’s my J-O-B, even though it’s just my H-O-B-B-Y. So I apologize if it appears that I’m slacking off and not bringing my A-game 24/7. But, to be honest – if this site is getting to be a snoozefest, then there are plenty of other beauty blogs on the Interweb you can hit up instead. I encourage you to go out there and find one that will keep you sufficiently entertained. And while I normally do appreciate feedback, I think you will agree that your comment borders on spiteful criticism.

The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, Tay

Rachel Zoe 1 106 Scrapbook 21 The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, Tay
In tonight’s eppy of The Rachel Zoe Project, It’s Oscar time…and Rachel’s right hand, Taylor, gives Rach an ultimatum. She wants her boss to choose between her and Rachel’s other assistant. “It’s Brad or I. Brad or I,” she says.

Rachel Zoe 1 106 Scrapbook 20 The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, TayTay, darling…I hate to channel my inner 6th grade English teacher. But it’s ‘Brad or me. Brad or me.’

Your grammar is bananas, Tay. I die.

Anyone else watch the show?

What A Doll!

angelina+doll4 What A Doll!
Artist Noel Cruz took an ordinary doll, removed the factory paint and repainted the figurine using acrylics after he was inspired by the ‘enigmatic beauty’ of Angelina Jolie. What resulted is, perhaps, one of the most lifelike and creepy dolls I’ve ever seen.

angelina+doll1 What A Doll!

angelina+doll3 What A Doll!

angelina+doll2 What A Doll!The doll is missing Angie’s signature tattoos. But Cruz, who specializes in painting dolls to resemble celebrities, says that they can be added for an extra cost of between £10 and £20, depending on the complexity of the design. And the doll can don different wigs for a variety of looks.

So how much will one of these doppelganger dolls run you? A private bidder recently paid £2,000 for his/her own mini Angelina.

I’d bet cash money that the anonymous buyer is none other Jennifer Aniston, and that she’s sticking pins in that thing like it’s her J-O-B.

Source

Pony Up For Charity

my+little+pony Pony Up For CharityFor 25 years, Hasbro’s My Little Pony has brought fun, friendship, and joy of play to millions of little girls around the world. To celebrate a quarter century, Hasbro created a special program, “The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years” – to benefit Give Kids the World Village, a resort in Orlando that hosts children with life-threatening illnesses and their families for a cost-free stay and visit to the Central Florida theme parks and attractions.

“The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years” is an international collection of one-of-a-kind 18-inch figures designed by popular culture influentials, including celebrities, fashion designers, artists and My Little Pony fans, like Kimora Lee Simmons and John Stamos (who would’ve thunk it?).

The complete collection can be seen here and 100% of the sale of each figure will benefit Give Kids the World.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

handcuff Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
I’m a beauty addict with a nasty little habit. I don’t like to play by the rules.

If a face mask says to leave it on for a half hour, I’m watching an entire episode of Project Runway before I take it off. When a product recommends using a dime-sized amount, I squeeze out a silver dollar. And if a conditioner says to rinse after 3-5 minutes, you best believe I’m letting it marinate like a mutha.

Why am I compelled to rebel? Perhaps it’s because I think that by using more product or leaving it on longer, I’ll be more happy with the results. Silly, I realize…but I’ve been behaving this way for so long, I can’t help myself.

Does anyone else do this? I can’t be the only rule breaker.

The Bodega Lady Outed Me

bag+head The Bodega Lady Outed Me
So yesterday, I met up with Amber, who was in town visiting the parental units. Before heading to St. Stephen’s Green – a little brasserie around the corner from my apartment (they have the yummiest hummus) – we stopped at my neighborhood bodega so that I could hit up the ATM (or MAC machine, as we say in these parts). As we’re walking out of the store, the owner looks at me strangely before saying, “Something’s different about you. Oh, I know…you’re wearing makeup.” OMG! I’d been outed by the bodega lady…and in front of a fellow beauty blogger, to boot. Amber thought it was HILAR.

You see – like many beauty editors, I’m too busy (lazy) to wear a full face of makeup on the regular. So 9 times out of 10, I’m walking around with a nekkid face, save for mascara and lipgloss. But when I do wear makeup, I get the most wide-eyed stares and confusion ensues…like it’s the big reveal at the end of an eppy of Extreme Makeover.

Makes me wonder just how busted I must look 90 percent of the time. Ugh…I shudder to think.

Any other lazy makeup lovers out there?

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