Thursday, April 25, 2013

Six Picks (What I'm Loving Right Now)

Kelly Oxford's "Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar." It's a book of essays the hilarious Twitter Queen and hot mom of three wrote and it's laugh-out-loud funny. I read it in two days. I've been following Kelly Oxford on Twitter for a couple of years now (along with her other half-a-million followers) and when I found out she had a book coming out I pre-ordered it right away. I don't normally buy books either, I borrow them from the library but I knew this one was going to be good and that I'd read it more than once. And what's really cool is that she was born and raised in Edmonton! (She's now living and working in Hollywood.) This book is a great read, right up there with Tina Fey's "Bossy Pants" and Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" Funny stuff, kids.

VOLUSPA candles. I got mine at LUX Beauty Boutique. The containers for these candles are gorgeous, don't you think? And they burn forever. This scent is quite light. D. can't stand strong-smelling candles, he says they give him a headache so this one is perfect for our home.

 This perfect Walker Leather Biker Jacket from ALLSAINTS.  Must. Save. Up. 

Tracy Anderson workouts. I started doing the mat workout DVD on the left a couple of years ago and I liked it but I thought it was reeeeeally hard. I ended up yelling expletives at my T.V. and talking directly to Tracy as if she was in my living room: "Do I really need to do FORTY REPS on one side?! And how come you're not even breaking a sweat and I'm drenched?!" Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I thought I'd stop being such a wuss and give it another try and I did it 4 times last week and even ordered the Metamorphosis DVD pack to switch things up a bit. Still waiting for it to arrive in the mail...Hey, if I can get a body like Gwyneth Paltrow's (who is one of many Tracy's celebrity clients), I'm willing to do the work! Just not 6 days a week like Tracy recommends. Really, who has time to work out 6 days a week?! GWYNETH PALTROW DOES. 

I was given a couple of samples of REN's Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask at LUX Beauty Boutique's Birthday last weekend and all I can say is OH MY GOD. My skin felt and looked tighter and brighter after using it. It didn't irritate my skin at all, which I thought might happen. I need to go back and purchase a bottle!

Amanda Bynes' Twitter page. I was hesitant to post this because she's obviously suffering from a mental breakdown and I don't want to come across as making fun of her (but I will come across that way, I know). I really do hope she gets some help as she clearly needs it. But, I have to be honest with you, I check her crazy Twitter page twice a day! With tweets like "I want Drake to murder my v*gina," and "I can't wait to go down on this food," reading her feed is sometimes the highlight of my day, and of course very entertaining. She's a complete train wreck and I can't help that I find her utterly fascinating, kind of like when Britney Spears was going off the deep end circa 2007. I felt sorry for her, but I couldn't help watching her downfall. It's like when you drive by a car crash, you can't not look, you know? You can close your eyes but you know you're gonna peek!

Happy Almost Friday!


Pop Champagne said...

hmm I want to check out that book now, I do like books like that. and LOL Amanda Bynes, well from those tweets it does seem funny. That's one of the reason I follow Yoko Ono on twitter, it's like she's on drugs all the time lol. And I think a lot of girls would like Drake to murder their vagina... just sayin!

Courtney Erin said...

I really want to try those Tracy Anderson workouts! I have no time for the gym but I do try to work out at home for an hour after work (I'm the first to admit that it's usually more like 3-4 times though) and I feel like I've gone through all my current workout DVDs like 150 times and need to mix it up a bit.

Courtney ~

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I'll have to check that book out! And that leather jacket is perfectionnnn!!! The candle is beautiful too.
Yes, poor A Bynes, I was just watching What a Girl Wants this weekend, so sad that she's gone coocoo

Melanie Liliana said...

This post was so hilarious and mad dramz at the same time! I just bought that book a few days ago and I'm dying to read it but I'm waiting until my vacay! Also, If I can get Gwenyth's legs I can die happy.. seriously they are amazing! but 6 days a week?! I can hardly do 3 haha and oh Amanda.. poor thing! x

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i gotta check out that book -i heard TA method was REALLY hard - i tried doing the skipping on the treadmill that she does - i thought i was gonna bite it!

JennaStevie said...

I've heard great things about that book and I have a gift card for chapters burning a hole in my pocket so i think I may have to pick it up! I was actually just thinking of picking up some workout videos for my "days off" from the gym, or when i only have 30-45 mins and theres no way I can make it to the gym. I will definitely keep this one in mind. It sounds challenging and awesome

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, darling!
Love that biker jacket!


Mimi said...

my sister has a voluspa candle and she loves it! :D

<3, Mimi
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Annick said...

That REN mask is on my wishlist at the moment!

I feel so bad for Amanda Bynes... she really looks like she's having a major breakdown. Hell, she just shaved half her head! But I guess there's always the possibility that she's just playing us? hahaha... yeah right.

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The Braided Bandit said...

Okay, now I am probably going to be addicted to Amanda Bynes twitter page too! I definitely want to check out the book as well, thanks for sharing your finds!
Happy Friday!
xo hannah

Kerri said...

i love those candles too!

and oh, i think i have a new person i have to follow on twitter. i had seen a photo of her the other day in some magazine while i was waiting at the grocery store and i had no idea! i rememeber seeing her on the view years back saying something about not going down the path that other actresses her age have. so much for that, huh?

and i'm excited to check out the book you mentioned!

and so it goes.... said...

That VOLUSPA candle is one of my all time favorite candles! And I'm a candle junkie!



That leather jacket . . . I want! I have heard a lot of good things about Ren products . . . need to try! :)

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