One of the more unusual things on my bucket list — and I’d say it’s right up there with wanting to learn how to play the accordion — is to go to a concert, or any really big event, and have thousands of balloons rain down from the ceiling/sky, and I blame this on David Bowie’s Modern Love video.
Have you seen it? There’s a giant crescent moon thingy suspended over the crowd, and all of a sudden it starts pouring out thousands of shiny gold foil balloons.
I thought this was extremely amazing where I was a kid (and still do).
The song, by the way, LOVE. IT. And thanks to YouTube for finally clearing something up for me. In the song, I always thought that David Bowie was singing, “It’s not really work; it’s just the power to talk,” but he’s not really saying that, OMG! He’s actually saying, “It’s not really work; it’s just the power to charm.”
Who freaking knew? I would be so lost without you, Interwebz…
Speaking of modern love, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, which also means that Valentine’s Day gift sets are coming, too.
If you like lovely scents, here are two new sets by Viktor & Rolf.
The first is the Valentine’s Day Flowerbomb gift set for $120…
And the other is the $115 Spicebomb set for the dudes.
The Flowerbomb one comes with one full-size 1.7-oz. bottle of the Eau De Parfum (which usually goes for $115 on its own) and travel-sized tubes of Flowerbomb Shower Gel and Body Cream.
And the Spicebomb set comes with a full-sized 3-oz. bottle of Spicebomb Eau de Toilette (normally $110) and travel-sized tubes of Spicebomb After Shave and Shower Gel.
I looove both of these scents, and I never noticed this before, but Flowerbomb must be one of the most popular items OF ALL at Sephora, because it has 60,000 likes, 2300 reviews and 4.5 stars! Wow. The official fragrance notes are Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli, and I love that it lasts all day and well into the night. I think it’s femine, spicy and light, and the bottle is flat-out gorgeous.
And Spicebomb? Crisp, powdery and spicy… Smells like handsome shirtless dudes. 🙂 It also has a really cool bottle that’s shaped kinda like a hefty glass grenade. There’s even a plastic pin thingy. You have to pull the pin to push the spritzer. Neat.
OK, in baby news, you’re probably gonna think I’m cheesy, but here goes… I’m about 99.9% sure I have a name for Baby Girl, but I don’t want to commit to it and share it quite yet because I want to meet her first and get her tacit approval. But lately I’ve been thinking about names that I remember talking about back in the day, and I’d be like, “One day, if I ever have a daughter, I wonder what I’ll name her…” and one of the names that came up was Valentine, which I got from Ender’s Game.
No, BG’s name won’t be Valentine, because I’ve been talking to her, ya know, for eight months (no, she hasn’t answered back, LOL!), and I haven’t gotten a Valentine vibe. I do, however, get the feeling that she’s going to be a certain tabby’s future protege, though…
And I’m not going to talk about being tired today because, as of this moment, I’m actually not (small victories). I’m sure I will be in a little while though…
I do want to talk about this weird belly belt. See, this morning I put on a stretchy dress because I didn’t want to wear anything too binding, but then I started walking around and realized that my tummy felt like it was sorta flapping around in the wind, so I had change into some pants and this belly belt that El Hub got me.
Some unsolicited life advice: if you can, marry a man who’ll buy you a pregnancy belly belt.
It’s a Velcro wrap-around belt to support your lower tum and keep pressure off your lower back, and OOH! — there goes baby girl… She just kicked me. Actually, I think that was a karate chop.
Anywho, the belt lifts your tum, and I didn’t realize this until right now, but it feels really good to have your tum enveloped in something and sort of swaddled, I guess. When it’s wrapped up, mummy style, it feels great. I can’t explain it.
I can’t believe it’s already Friday! Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,