Preparing for a re-launch…..be back soon. -BC
Everyone likes smelling good, right? I know that I do, but my biggest pet peeve with cologne/perfume is that some people tend to put on waaaaayyy too much. There is absolutely no need to bath in your fragrance. Your scent is supposed to be something that is very intimate between you and a close encounter. I have a few favorite scents, but there is one that tops them all. Actually, I don’t tell anyone about that ‘one’ in particular. So let’s move on. LOL
Recently, I did some research on the cologne/perfume wearing etiquette, and I found some great points on perfume.org. Check them out.
1. Wait before you reapply. You get used to your scent long before other people do. Just because you can’t smell it anymore doesn’t mean others can’t. Don’t be too ambitious when it comes to reapplying. And when you do, make sure you do so in private. Not at your desk, where the odor is sure to overtake the cubicle next to yours as well.
2. Location, location, location. Knowing the appropriate areas to apply your fragrance is key. Spraying it on your clothes will have a different effect than spraying it on your skin. Your body chemistry has a way of changing the scent to suit you specifically, so it will smell differently on your skin versus your clothes. Apply a light amount to your pressure points (inside wrists, behind the ears and knees) and spray a light amount on your neck.
3. Use fragances that coincide with the season and time of day. Heavier fragrances are best for a night on the town, while light scents are ideal for the work day. Certain scents are created to complement the season. Muskier scents are best for winter while citrusy florals are a sure recipe for summer.
4. Here’s a hint. Keep in mind that you just want others to get a hint of your perfume; they don’t want to be blown away by it. Fragrance is intimate, so apply it with care.
5. Deodorant it is not. Don’t swap cologne for deodorant. Your fragrance might mask your body odor for a bit, but not for long.
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October 10th….my birthday is quickly approaching and I honestly don’t have any plans yet. One thing I really enjoying doing last year was having a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis (my hometown). Unfortunately, this year I won’t be able to head a fundraiser but I will be donating to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.”
Numerous family members of mine have or have had the Alzheimer’s disease. By contributing to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, hopefully one day researchers can find a cure. To all my family, friends, and supporters I ask you donate to this cause as well. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Donation
In other news: I am in the process of re-launching my website, and it should be finished sometime in October. The re-launch of the site will be a nice birthday present to myself. If any of you run your own website, you understand how much time and hard work goes into the maintenance. It’s A LOT!!! But I look forward to sharing it with you. Stay tuned….
Acne issues? Got a few blemishes? Well this product is a miracle worker, and I’m not joking. Say you have to be on camera or you have a big date tomorrow and you realize that you have a pimple that’s coming up on your face the night before. Apply a small amount of Blemish Therapy by Bare Minerals to that area and that blemish will be no more in the morning. Honestly, I’m not trying to sell you a dream….this is reality….and this stuff works! Fortunately, I came across this product on set one day when the make-up artist was giving her product testimonial, and I’ve been using it ever since. If you would like to check Blemish Therapy out, you can buy it at any Bare Escentuals store. And if you don’t have Bare Escentuals around, I also believe you can purchase Blemish Therapy at Sephora.
Every now and then everyone needs a little help, and anyone working in the entertainment industry knows how important help can be when riding on the roller-coaster called “Your Career.” Through the highs and especially the lows sometimes you need that helping hand to get you back on track. My friend, movie reviewer, Michael Dequina is looking for his helping hand.
Every week Michael sends out movie reviews in emails, and he wrote this:
Help is *seriously*, *urgently* needed:
& please spread the link to any kind, generous souls… (wouldn’t ask
unless I really severely needed the help… and things are gravely
It takes guts for a man to ask for help when he’s down, and I applaud Michael for his courage. I will be donating to his cause. And I hope you guys can send a help token as well. DONATE
Also you can check out Michael’s review work at TheMovieReport.com
Today we celebrate the life, the legacy, and THE VOICE of Ms. Whitney Houston. I celebrated by watching some of Whitney’s greatest live performances throughout the years on youtube. You can watch as well….just click this link.
Who else has been inspired by the athletes at the Olympics? I surely have……congrats to them all!!! This is the last week of competition and so far I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
Within the last two years I have become really fascinated with suits. Although a nice tailored suit can get really expensive, the benefits of having one will far out-weight the lost of zeros in your bank account. Take a look at GQ’s breakdown of wearing a nice tailored suit. —> GQ.com Slideshow
If you would like a more detailed article on wearing a great suit check out the September issue of Details Magazine with Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover. The article that I’m referring to shows you 103 ways to look great in a suit. (On newsstands now….) Details.com
The quote “everything in moderation” tends to be one that I have lived by rigorously the last few years. I believe that too much of anything can be harmful to oneself. The dare devil in me is always willing to try something new once, but my biggest fear is letting that something totally consume me. Just think about it. How many of you guys out there have seen people you know lose themselves to drugs, eating, not-eating, sex, careers, pyramid schemes, money, and etc. Finding a balance in all aspects of life is one of my biggest struggles.