It is looking to be a quiet month for me in terms of going to shows, so I will be focusing on getting some product reviews done instead. Not that I really have any ready for you right now, lol.
At a recent gathering, I did get to try a fabulous sunscreen from the Josie Maran line: the 40 spf Moisturizer. Of course, it's not currently available, as Josie tells me with a smile that it is being revamped. I'm already a huge fan of her Whipped Argon Oil in Vanilla Apricot, so am anxious to try the new sunscreen when it is released. It smelled heavenly, and absorbed beautifully with no greasy residue. I hate how most sunscreens feel on my skin, so really loved how this one felt, and honestly, the scent was intoxicating. I wanted to eat it, lol. And, it kept my skin from burning after being out in the sun for several hours with only one application
I used the Whipped Argon Oil before my boudoir shoot last year (and again this year!) after every shower for about a month so that my skin would be well hydrated in the photos. (Yeah, dry patchy skin does not look so great in sexy photos, imagine that.) The scent is a bit stronger than the sunscreen, has a bit of a sharper quality, but I still like it. It also absorbs beautifully, and leaves your skin feeling supple and luscious. Unfortunately, Kenny has now discovered it, so my stash is rapidly depleting.
There are numerous other products in her line that I'm interested in trying soon. I know that Josie is passionate about the quality and sustainability of the ingredients she uses in her products, which just makes me even more interested in using them, as I am also trying to live a more green lifestyle.
Do you have a favorite JM product? I would love to hear about your experiences with the line.
Monday, February 3, 2014
The last week absolutely flew by -- last post I was just getting ready to leave for the Whisky A Go Go, and now it is 2 shows and a Super Bowl party later, lol. I wish I had more photos to share, but sometimes photo ops are a little hard to come by, or maybe it's suitable light that is hard to come by?
First up is the show at the Whisky -- happily I was able to get dressed in the bathroom at the venue (strangely, neither of the band dressing rooms have doors) and put my makeup on in the dressing room. That was a challenge. The walls are painted black, there are only a couple narrow mirrors not set up for makeup application, and very little light (and what there is has a strong yellow cast). I imagine most guys in a band don't notice these things, but all of us ladies certainly did, lol.
Soundcheck was a bit different for this show, because the guys also had to do a rehearsal for the taping, with a much more structured set up than a regular concert would have. It was interesting to watch, and I was really glad that I didn't have to try and remember all the little details that go into making a smooth televised concert. I managed to sneak in a few shots of the guys before the show -- loved catching Kenny getting spruced up -- they had a makeup artist to do some stage makeup for the guys, which helps when you're going to be on HD tv.
Here are some videos on Youtube promoting the show, and fan reaction afterwards: