Tuesday, October 06, 2015

OGX Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Body Mist (plus my Fall 2015 Top Favorite Fragrances List)

So, it's come to this; I've finally smelled almost all there is to smell in the perfume world, and I've come full circle to a single note I love: coconut. Just as people in the music industry sometimes get cynical after hearing one hyper-produced, high quality track after another and opt for an unrefined indie sound, I've found olfactory solace in a drugstore find that the masses think smells good enough to wear instead of a proper perfume. In all honesty, this body oil really does smell great. In fact, the whole coconut line of hair care smells amazing. When I want more of the note that drew me to Creed Virgin Island Water in the first place, I layer it with this, or wear this instead. Something about simplicity really calms me down.

Shall I go ahead and share my current favorite fragrances here? Since I'm only wearing a handful of scents these days, they're easy to list: the aforementioned Creed, Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze, Demeter Kahala Pina Colada, Ralph Lauren Big Pony #2 and OGX Coconut Oil Body Mist.

Perlier Cocco

It's been a long while since I reviewed a fragrance, and just as long since I even sampled something new, so I'm happy to write this post on yet another coconut scent that caught my eye. Perlier Cocco Invigorating Body Water is a scented body mist that vaguely smells of coconut, but more like a light version of Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion (which to me smells like some kind of butterscotch) mixed with baby powder. I get a hint of what is evocative of a coconut note, but it quickly turns into a heavier, baby oil-based vanillic scent. It's a little musky for my taste, so while I don't dislike it, my search for the perfect coconut or coconut water scent continues.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 Headwear Trends

Image via Aloha los Pescadores

Yes, I intend on wearing my Russian-style pillbox hat after Comic Con this fall. Check out Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 Headwear Trends on fashionisers.com

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The psychology behind Star Wars

Via Myths-Dreams-Symbols: "People say that commercial narrative films aren’t worth analysing from a Jungian perspective. That you instead should look to more psychological films. But Jung was interested in the collectivesub-consious. If a film then is consciously Jungian then it isn’t subcunsious content that was being portrayd, but consciously Jungian content. So I say, that if you want to look for subconscious archetypes or proof for Jungs theories, you need to look at the commersial narrative film, which is not made for psychological self-realization, but to earn money. It is there the real proof for that Jung’s subconscious archetypes really exists.

"If you take the time to analyse Star Wars you will se, as Gorge Lucas “A great classic hero saga, dealing with the classical questions about religion and history based on a psychological theme, played out in the futuristic setting of space”1

"I will try to show a little of the main psychology in the film, and also point out the main archetypal characters." Read the article: The psychology behind Star Wars by Miners Brunn

Image via ievolve.org

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

I agree with the commenter on You Tube that they could've done away with the background music, but it's still worth watching, especially when they get into the evolution of his artistic style.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Design Hotel Find: Coqui Coqui Merida

Via The Paris Apartment feed:

Design Hotel Find: Coqui Coqui Merida by Reeme Idris, Melting Butter, July 28, 2015

Marilyn Monroe

Monday, July 20, 2015

How blood group O protects against malaria

"It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. Now a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O provides, and suggest that the selective pressure imposed by malaria may contribute to the variable global distribution of ABO blood groups in the human population." Read the article: How blood group O protects against malaria - Science Daily, March 9, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

John Leguizamo

House of Buggin' - Job Interview With The Vampire
House of Buggin' - Cosmic Ranger Audition

House of Buggin' - Alcohol - It Does a Body In

Spic O Rama - My White Brother

Spic O Rama - Ivan

Thursday, July 16, 2015

FAO Schwarz to Close Its Doors Tonight

They had the best selection of specialty Barbie dolls and fashion, and of course, so much more. From TIME: "The store, which first opened in New York in 1870, has been at its current 5th Avenue and 58th street location for nearly three decades, and will be replaced by none other than Apple." FAO Schwarz to Close Its Doors Tonight by Katy Osborn, July 15, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes

From The New York Times: "Three navigation coordination points above Palm Beach International Airport that had been named in honor of Donald J. Trump will be renamed, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

"“In general, the F.A.A. chooses names that are noncontroversial,” said an agency spokeswoman, Laura Brown.

"A growing number of businesses have been severing ties with Mr. Trump since the Republican presidential candidate made derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants in a campaign speech." Read the article: F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes by Karen Schwartz, July 9, 2015

Added on 7/9 via Business Insider: "Macy's and NBC both ended their respective relationships with the Republican presidential candidate." The FAA is getting rid of Donald Trump references on its maps by Benjamin Zhang

Perfumania, Maker Of Donald Trump Fragrances, Cuts Ties With Mogul by Claire O'Connor, Forbes

Calvin Klein ads

From fashionphantasmagoria: "...Unlike other male targeted advertising in contemporary society, Calvin Klein’s aesthetic focuses on complimenting the beauty of the human physic rather than exploiting it in an eroticised manner. On the other hand, Tom Ford’s advertisement for men’s cologne objectifies the female body in a highly sexualised approach in order to target men. While both Klein and Ford use heterosexual stereotypical traits to gain attention from men, their brand identity differs entirely according to their associations through advertising." Read the article: Keep It Simple Stupid by Torinnez, Sept. 22, 2014