Oh, daylight savings time. How I despise you on the Monday morning after my vacation.
I’m back, but already overwhelmed with work to do and whatnot. But we had a wonderful, super fun, fleeting time in New York. We hit Times Square, Harlem, and yes – Chinatown. (Ha ha, Bygbaby! I had to do it)! We had the secret back-room purse experience and everything. Good times, good times.
Lots of new products to review, so look out for upcoming reviews of some top-of-the-line skin care stuff, a very moisturizing lip plumper, and the ever-infamous Dominican hair products. (Does ANYONE actually know which ones work and which ones don’t? Seeing Vaseline listed as the third ingredient on a jar of hair pomade doesn’t make me want to buy it at all).
And now I’m back and sifting through the 100 e mails I got. The two themes that are emerging from the comments on my previous post are, wonderfully sweet birthday wishes from you all (thank you!!!), and a giant “meh” for Joss Stone. Seriously, she needs some PR management stat. Quick, before this new album of hers performs as badly as it seems poised to do.
Just quickly to follow up on my last post — Joss Stone seems to have a lot of growing up to do. According to Perez Hilton, she’s now dating Raphael Saadiq. Huh? Spring must be in the air, cause I’m not sure how else to explain that.
The inside sleeve of her new album features a photo of them naked together, as a nice F.U to her last boyfriend. Le sigh.
I’m not going to get into the 20 year age difference because for some, age truly is nothing but a number. But this does strike me as a weird Svengali thing. Either way, I’m not really feeling it. This relationship puts her new song and video in an entirely new light for me. And it gives me a fresh perspective to one of my favorite Tony Toni Tone songs.
Although it seems like a strange mismatch, I have a lot of respect for Raphael Saadiq as a musician and a producer. Leavin’ is one of my favorite Tony Toni Tone jams. I wish this new couple all the best. Seems to me, the odds are stacked against them.