Maybe you’ve been stressed out. Maybe you’ve been going through some thangs. Or maybe you just deserve to treat yourself.
Whether it’s one of the above or all three, you really should make an appointment for Spa Week. From April 16 to 22, some of America’s finest relaxation and beauty treatment establishments will be offering their typically pricey services for a mere $50. Participating places include Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philly, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC… even Montreal Canada is getting down on the affordable action.
Here in Miami, the swank and swishy Agua Spa at the Delano and the Spa at the Shore Club was offering lush outdoor manis and pedis for the ultimate South Beach indulgence. I’m thinking of going for the Spring Clean facial. Also — don’t feel left out of the decadence, afrofellas! I interviewed Terry Prager, the super-busy director of both the Delano and Shore Club spas, and she says they’re expecting lots of dudes this year. Because y’all need facials and massages too! April’s basically here already, so make your appointment today! You can thank me later.
I know quite a few of you regular visitors are creative types. Maybe you make films, or music. Or you design clothes. Or you’re an artist. However you express your creative vision, if you’re ready to quit hiding your talent under a rock and share your skills with the world, check out the Uncover/Discover contest by Biore and Gen Art. Talented women in film, fashion, music, and art can compete for a $20,000 grant. Thatâ€™s sweet music to any starving artistâ€™s ears.
If you’re still a-scared of blush or don’t know how to use it, check out The Makeup Girl’s latest review. It could be the product you didn’t realize you needed!
I don’t know what took me so long to finally watch Showtime’s Weeds, but it is absolutely my favorite show right now. From the opening song to the end credits, I can’t express my love enough. Mary Louise Parker is so amazing, beautiful, vulnerable, and real.
My favorite scenes are when she goes to re-up at Heylia’s place. Romany Malco, AKA the black dude from The 40 Year Old Virgin is high-larious. And I love Kevin Nealon all over again. I can’t believe I haven’t been watching this show all along. Seriously, don’t be an idiot like I was. Get season one TODAY.
Here’s another thing you might not know about me… I have flat feet. Like seriously, almost completely flat Flintstones feet. When I walk on the beach, I leave a complete foot shaped print on the sand. Not cute or dainty. I might be cute, but I’ve never been a dainty sort of lass.
Because my feet are so flat — and also because I don’t understand why we women torture ourselves with crazy shoes like those at 6 Inch Heels Forever — I never, ever wear heels. Ever. I mean — seriously? I couldn’t walk ten steps in these. Lucky for me, there’s a plethora of adorable, feminine flats on the market.
I’ll do a big fabulous shoe post if you bellas are interested, but for now, let me introduce you to my new fave shoes.
I just got a pair of lo fi brown and gold PF Flyers and they look fabulous with jeans, and they’d be adorable with spring party dresses like the ones I’m eying in that Old Navy ad.
And while I’m mentioning Old Navy, their current ad campaign might actually get me to go back to that store. I’d stopped shopping there for like a year now, after visiting several times and finding myself surrounded by an out-of-control pack of clearance hungry jackals and clothing that was beyond meh. But now, hello cute dresses in women’s and women’s plus!
“I bet if you were to bitch slap the side of his neck you could use his sweat as a skin moisturizer.” Oh Lord, I needed a laugh yesterday and Fresh from Crunk and Disorderly gave me one with her Jermaine Jackson photo post. And she’s right, Jermajesty’s father does stay casket sharp. Whenever I’m feeling low, I stop by C&D.
Brian’s music posts are among my favorite things about Concrete Loop. Thanks to his latest one, I officially can’t get that Timbaland and MIA track, “Come Around” out of my head. “dun-dundadun-dundadun-dunda-dun-dun, beat goes on…” Over and over again, looping through my brain. Thanks, Brian!
I’ve been in a funk all week long. You better believe I’m gonna shake myself out of it tonight. I’m gonna hit happy hour after work and do this weekend right!
This song sets my tone for the weekend.
I love that song, but Johnny Kemp might have the worst hairstyle of all time in that video — a lesson in what NOT to wear for afrofellas. Oh well.
Have a great weekend, y’all!!