Posts Written On November 20, 2009

Brazen Hussy Holiday Fashion Show Tonight!

Guys… Dolls are you ready for tonight?
Brazen Hussy will treating us to a Holiday Fashion Show during the Lost in the Willderness x Brazen Hussy GUYS & DOLLS: HOMECOMING event! They’ll also be celebrating Kiki of Brazen Hussy’s Bday, so make sure you show her some bday love!
WETBAR: 102 Peter Street (upper level of Mansion: Peter & Adelaide)
19 and over!
Fashion show starts at 11:30, but I suggest going earlier!


Pour les hommes!

More men are discovering the benefits of fitness and grooming, and how these two together can positively enhance their self image. Every man I know is on a mission to achieve his personal best, so I think it’s only normal that more men are interested in men’s cosmetics.
Male models, actors, musicians etc shouldn’t be the only ones to look “perfect”. When you put on your expensive watch, or expensive jeans you feel on so why would you’re enhancing your appearance. So why not take that extra step by enhancing your complexion, thus truly taking your swag to a hundred thousand trillion!?

“The metrosexual man of the early 2000s is defined as being sensitive and possessing a very strong awareness of self-grooming and fashion…”
So how do you get started?
First you need to find the RIGHT product for YOU. I would recommend using cosmetic lines that are targeted at men, as they are developed for men’s skin.
Men prefer to look masculine and strong, and majority don’t wanna spend more than 30 min to 1hr max when getting ready. The following companies offer products that are easy to use and they enhance your natural appearance, while remaining undetectable; leaving you feeling confident!
Studio5ive was created by Ben Coler, a cosmetic and skin care specialist, in 2000. They offer a full range of products from skin care to cosmetics that are developed and manufactured just for men. Offering a large variety of men’s cosmetic products. They also offer fantastic step-by-step instructions on how to use their products on their website
4VOO, pronounced “for-vous,” is a Canadian based male skin care and cosmetic company. Offering a basic line of products like foundation, concealer, powder and bronzer. What’s great about this company is they offer sets ranging for basic to enhanced and extra; making the process easy for men interested in enhancing their complexion.

$18-$42 at sephora

ps: the Lip maximizing serum comes in a discreet metal click-pen casing, so you can take it everywhere you go! My favourite part? It’s enhanced with French vanilla… mmm
So who’s actually wearing make-up?
Well NPD Group did some research and their results revealed that men in the U.S spent $1 billion in grooming products back in 2002, that’s 7 years ago… imagine what the numbers are like now! Men make up 49.5 percent of Canada’s total population; s research study showed that from 2000 to 2005, men’s cosmetic product sales have grown by 21.3% percent in Canada. There you have it.
Where to get them?
You can find most of these products at your nearest sephora and other department stores. As well as online but I wouldn’t recommend shopping online; especially if you’re new to this kind of thing. It may seem like the most discreet way to purchase, but what’s there to be ashamed of? By doing this you miss out on the opportunity to find the right product for you. If you’ve never worn make-up or “complexion enhancers”, how are going to know what shade/product is right for you?  
There’s nothing sexier than a man that takes pride in his appearance, so if you’re curious I say go for it, if you’re already up on this more power to you!
Do you think cosmetic use is crossing the line between manhood and femininity? Or does it represent the new man?


Scaredy Cat!

I came across an interesting article by sex educator Dr. Yvonne Fulbright, discussing 6 things that women are supposedly “afraid” of when it comes to sex. I seemed to react to all of them, so I figured I’d share them with you; and seeing as she was kind enough to offer some remedies, I think it’s only right that I do the same J

1. She’ll look “fat” in her lingerie.
She says: “While barely-there styles can tap our inner vixen, they typically require a body in peak condition. Lingerie highlights every roll, lump, and flabby area, which reminds her that she’s no Heidi Klum…”The fix: She needs to explore undergarments that flatter her form… turn off the lights or adjust them for mood lighting to invite lingerie loving.
My fix: First of all who wants to look like Heidi Klum?? Aren’t they getting rid of skinny models anyway? Lol. And besides, the lingerie is COMING OFF in 5 minutes tops! C’mon WHO is really thinking about lingerie when it’s time to get down?!  If so, the only way to fix the cellulite and flabby areas is to exercise and eat better (also improves sex *wink wink*). Once you see results, I bet you’ll be more confident, and before you know it you won’t even wanna wear the lingerie…or have the lights off! J
“Shawty likes it better with the lights on…”
2. He’ll notice her cellulite or stretch marks.
“As a lover is kissing, massaging, or orally pleasuring your nether regions, thus coming face to face with these natural “imperfections,” they can feel magnified. Those unable to get past their negative body image shut down sexually.” The fix: Let her know that you adore her for more than her physical appearance. Give her compliments regularly both in and out of the boudoir, highlighting what makes her sexy. Encourage physical activities the two of you can pursue together, the payoff being that she’ll slowly feel better about her form and more confident in her own, cellulite-splattered skin.
My fix: Again, the only way around fixing these so-called imperfections is to exercise and eat better. Sure, compliments are great; I mean who doesn’t like to get complimented? But these compliments are pointless if YOU yourself don’t feel good about yourself. And besides once things get going are you REALLY thinking about your stretch marks? If so, you know the deal, otherwise you may need to change your batter ladies!
3. Somebody’s response time is going to be “off.”
“…she could be worried that things are going to go one of two ways: (1) her partner is off to the races as soon as they hit the sheets; or (2) her arousal and orgasmic abilities will feel delayed. She starts to fret over her lover not lasting long enough for her excitement to match his. Or she’s worried that she’s going to take forever to climax, if she does at all…The fix: If you tend to be a rabbit, don’t turn your sex session into a race, rushing through the entire experience…having her control the rhythm and speed. To amp up her arousal level, pay special attention to her clitoris, maintaining such stimulation throughout foreplay and intercourse…Don’t get caught up in your experience, make it a shared one.
My fix: Who cares who finishes first? I wasn’t aware it was a one-time deal per session kinda things! If people are still having sex like this in 2010 (it’s practically 2010), y’all need to step your cookies up! When it comes to quickies, I get why you won’t be having a sexathon, but if you’ve got nothing but time…just enjoy the ride or rides… “Don’t turn your sex session into a race” I couldn’t agree more! It’s a two person activity; women love foreplay, and the ones that say they don’t are trippin. Get her warmed up, most of you know what women like/LOVE, if not there are TONNES of resources; get your read on!  
4. She’ll get pregnant.
“…Concerns over the economy also had approximately half of these women, ages 18-39, focusing more on effective contraceptive use.” The fix: Make sure you’ve got an ample condom supply. Offer to help pay for her gynaecological care and contraceptives. Pregnancy prevention should always be a team effort.
My fix: I agree. There’s a wide selection of contraceptives out there, find the one that’s right for you and you’re good to go… oh and wrap it up before you smack it up! If you’re really worried about getting pregnant, there are other FUN things you could do… let the exploring begin!
5. She’ll get an STD.
“Women are more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than men. For example, with HIV, a female is twice as likely to be infected by a male as vice versa. Complicating matters is the fact that it’s also harder for women to notice symptoms, since infections are often asymptomatic. The fix: If lovers aren’t abstaining from sex involving the transmission of fluids or skin-on-skin contact, they should use protection to minimize the risk of infection. Women, especially, need to be proactive in protecting themselves…”
My fix: WRAP IT UP. The truth is there are people out there that prefer and do have unprotected sex; I find this happens quite a lot in monogamous relationships, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in casual relationships. AIDS is real people; that’s all I gotta say. If you think having tonnes of unprotected sex, with lots of different people is “cool” you may need to go back to the drawing board or it’s casket time… just saying J

6. He’s expecting her to perform like a porn star.
“She may be worried about having to perform a sexual act she’s not comfortable with, or maybe she fears he’d rather be watching a porn star than having sex with her.” The fix: Avoid putting pressure on your partner to act out what you’ve seen in porn flicks. By suggesting a sex act, don’t let her know that you saw it in an X-rated movie — frame it as your idea and…Use this as an opportunity to explore what she might want to do. She may surprise you.
My fix: Ladies if you have confidence in your bedroom skills YOU KNOW the only porn star he’s thinking about is the one in front of him, YOU. I don’t know about you but cheesy lines, and even cheesier music, with fake moaning, and “oh yeahs” is not my idea of good sex. On the flip-side, there’s nothing wrong with a little role-playing soooo… why not be his lil porn star? Sex isn’t meant to be a serious activity lol. Go with the flow, experiment, and explore!
Have a great weekend guys!


Art – Mochi Birds

Sometimes the simplest things are the cutest. I want a mochi bird. You can get em on Etsy. Tweet. This is a great idea for baby showers and even the holiday season. Original arts and crafts make great presents and really stand out when everything you own come from garage sales, craigstlist and Ikea. Something to call your own!

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