Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Xoxo, Gossip Girl

I have to admit, I was less than satisfied with last night's GG. I don't really get what the CW is aiming at by putting such long breaks in between the episodes; the next isn't until April 20th! Regardless of yet another hiatus, let me share my thoughts on last nights episode. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that lately, Lily and Rufus have been the center of attention in the episode? I would say about half the episode last night focused on just on them. I noticed the same thing last week--let's just hope this isn't doesn't turn into a regular move by the CW. I mean, I do like Lily and Rufus together, but the previews hype up the Blair/Chuck saga, and then have about 5 mintues of interaction between the two. I also noticed that everyone seems to be going back to their roots from where we first met them back in season 1. Serena is becoming the bad girl, Blair and Nate are starting things up again, Vanessa is alone, Jenny is a nobody, Chuck is being Chuck, and Dan is all about school. This leads me to wonder: have the writers of GG come to a lose at where to take the show next? 

Ban the Tan

If there's one pet peeve I have, it's walking through the halls at school in the dead of winter and seeing a line of girls tanner than anyone should be this time of year, (unless of course, you are lucky enough to have just come back from vacation). However, more likely than not, the cause of a bad tan is the result of a tanning salon horror trip. Personally, I am against tanning salons, and have yet to go fake tanning in my life. Not to say that I am against a healthy glow, but its no secret that looking burnt to a crisp in the middle of the winter is just a no no. The outcome of a fake tan doesn't only look unhealthy, but also does severe damage to your skin over time. So, tanning addicts, I offer you an alternative to your unhealthy ways. Companies such as Jergens and L'Oreal offer wonderful tanning lotions and wipes that can give you a healthy glow for a steal. And trust me, I'n not the only one saying these products are the real deal. Instyle Magazine even voted Jergens Natural Glow as its "Best Gradual Self Tanner" for 2008. L'Oreal offers an amazing product called Sublime Bronze (I'm a huge fan) that leaves a natural soft hint of color to my skin without the streaks and damage of a real tan. Both of these products can be found at most drug stores and pharmacies for under $10. Save your wallet AND your skin!

Monday, March 30, 2009

I Dream of Couture

I have to admit, I've always been a fan of Juicy Couture, even back when they were known for everyone favorite staple piece; their velour tracksuits. Over the past 2 years, Juicy has veered away from their comfy sweats, and transformed into a more ruffles and prep sort of brand. Thats exactly why I was quite surprised when I saw their new jewelry line for spring. I instantly noticed an Indian theme with the elephants, genie bottles, and mix of gold with other rich colors. I find Indian themes to be increasingly popular over the past year. Hermes and OPI are just a few brands who have featured an Indian theme line over the past two seasons. This leads me to believe: is Juicy trying to break away from their ruffles and prep and head towards a more Free People, relaxed look for this summer? 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Have some Grace

Every couple of months, I like to switch up my perfume and establish a new "signature sent" for myself. Every once in a while, I'll go through a dry spell where nothing really, I guess you could say...catches my nose. I've always known of the Philosophy brand, which is adored and popularly advertised by Sephora, but I really never tested anything out other than the occasional whiff of a random scent. However, I have fallen in love with the Grace line. In particular, Amazing Grace. The perfume, body scrub, and lotion have a soft, yet feminine gentle sent that is perfect for spring and summer. Not to heavy, but not something that will wear off after a few hours. I've found that just a spritz of the eau de parfum will attract many compliments throughout my day. As for other philosophy sents, I have yet to try names such as Birthday Cake, and Falling in Love, but judging by their names, I'm sure they are just as lovely as Amazing Grace. I approve!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Topshop Love

Yesterday, as I was sitting at a certain delicious cafe on Bleeker and Broadway in the city, I noticed a mail truck driving by. Taking a second look at the truck I noticed...it was pink. Pink?! I've never seen such a thing in my life. As I looked closer at the truck, I noticed spray pain and graffiti painted all over it advertising the opening of Topshop on April 2. Personally, I could not be more excited to have the UK chain expanding its fabulous fashions over to the states. After looking into the chain a little to find out where its location would be, I was excited when I found that not only is Topshop going to be the place to shop in Soho, but it will always be a chain spreading a good cause. The chain will be teaming up with the foundation Breakthrough Breast Cancer and stunning model Jourdan Dunn to create a t-shirt promoting Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. The shirt will feature a geometric, funky looking black and white target that would look fabulous over jeans or black leggings. Who said you can't wrap trendy and cause worthy all in one outfit?? The line will also be donating 30% of proceeds to the cause!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Beginnings

Amongst the bustling spring drama that just seems to go hand and hand with senior year, it seems that summer plans are on everyones mind lately. I couldn't be more excited to have been offered an internship working with my editor who I interned with last summer. I will officially be a ThisGirl! Today I met with Ariston (my editor), and Lori Majewski, (who was editor and chief of Teen People!), to go over what exactly I'll be doing over the summer. I can't even express the feelings that ran through my walking out of the meeting today. While everyone else is worrying about prom and project graduation, all I can think about is this summer! If I could move to the city now and start working tomorrow, my bags would be packed tonight.

Until then, I'll be stuck in NJ

Hiatus? No More!

Where have I been? Yes, it certainly is a wonderful question to ask. Well for all of you who used to read Class Act during the summer when I first began this blog, you can be sure that I will be back on the blogging scene good. However, before I jump back into the juicy stuff, I think I should update on what I have been doing since my last post in July. After taking the month of August to focus on my internship at DoSomething, the school year crept upon me rather quickly. I began my senior year in early September and have been working hard all year to get ahead of the college application tornado. I received the editor position in my school newspaper, Arrowhead, as the Spotlight Entertainment editor, (the position I have always wanted). So I have definitely been busy keeping up with my underclassmen writers and hunting them down to have their stories in on time. Ugh, freshman! But I guess I can't complain, someone has to do the job. On the college note, I'm thrilled to say that I got into my first choice school, Fairfield University. Class of 2013!!! Now that my senior year has finally settled down, I will have time to focus on what I love most; writing, editing and fashion. As always, stay classy and I'll be keeping your fashion cravings satisfied.