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January, 2010 | Teeny Manolo
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Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

Somehow, Hugh Laurie managed to kick David Bowie to the curb, garnering almost 75% of the vote.  I’m sure David isn’t all that heartbroken, seeing as how he is super-rich and goes home to the super-gorgeous Iman every night.

Today I’ve got yet another non-American actor who played doctor on the small screen.  I never watched ER when he was on the show, but I see now that perhaps I made a huge mistake because man, is he purty.

Hugh Laurie

VERSUS

goran_visnjic

Things I Love: California Baby Calendula Cream*

California Baby Calendula Cream

When my daughter was first born, she began to get little red bumps all over her face, probably due to exposure to the detergent on our clothes.  Then, because it was dry and cold, she began to get flaky, dry skin everywhere, but especially her face.  Using the humidifier wasn’t helping.

So I went to my local Mother’s Market and asked the nearest salesperson about the best baby cream to use for infant “skin issues” as I delicately put it to her.  I wasn’t about to say that my daughter looked like a molting, pimply teenager.

She directed me to the California Baby products, and also mentioned a few other contenders as well.  I have used California Baby products before, namely their sunscreen, and have been happy with the results.

So, I chose the Calendula Cream, and it has been nothing short of fabulous. It hydrated her skin and cleared up the rashes overnight!  If only we adults could find something so effective.  Although I’m sure her newborn-ness has something to do with it as well.

I’m also currently using it for her chin and upper chest area, where she can get a little bumpy since her number one goal in life is to chew her fingers as much as possible now that she has the arm control to do so.  I’m also using it after bathtime on her diaper area, mostly just because I can.

In short, I highly recommend this good-smelling, lightweight, all natural cream.  The jar says that Mom can use it as a night cream, and I have to say I’m highly tempted!

*I did not receive any samples or fees to review this product.

Good Day Sunshine

alyson hannigan and daughter

Louboutin Barbie

cat burglar barbie louboutin

 

This actually came out a while ago (in time for Christmas, natch) and I meant to write about it, but somehow never got the chance.

Christian Louboutin, in collaboration with Mattel, came up with “Cat Burglar” Barbie.  Now, I know that most of the people who collect the more expensive dolls are not children, but still.   Cat Burglar?  I thought Barbie was supposed to be anything from a vet to an astronaut, but I never would have expected thief in a skin-tight leather bodysuit and Loubs.

And seriously, I don’t care if she has a better shoe collection than I do, this doll is ugly as hell.

Check Her Out

Jennifer Lopez and Emme

If I’m not mistaken, that’s a Burberry swimsuit that Emme has on under her sundress.

Marketing FAIL

dog hair bow

From a swear-to-god true craigslist ad

BOWS FOR DOGGIES OR BABY- SO ADORABLE – $1

I AM STARTING A BOW BUSINESS FOR PETS AND WILL BRING THEM TO YOUR SHOP

$1.25 EACH ( MIM – OF 10 )

SO CALLING ALL GROOMERS – CALL ME FOR THESE ADORABLE HANDMADE BOWS

LIL*DJ* LOVE IS LIFE – DOGGIE JEMS

If you are going to go for some sort of dual marketing ploy, at least do it in a different ad! Just imagine how embarassed my daughter would be to have the same bow in her hair as the Yorkie down the street.

Monday Teeny Poll

christie-brinkley

A full sixty-five percent of you claimed that you are only moderately addicted to the intenet, and only fifteen percent were completely honest and said they were totally addicted. Bravo to you, my friends, and maybe you should form a support group. Eleven percent of you lied through your teeth and said you could totally walk away at any time, and I don’t believe you.

I would say that I’m somewhat addicted, although much of my surfing I can mask as “research” for my job here, and then I feel totally justified in looking at all the celebrity baby photos. If my husband complains about the time I’m spending, I simply hiss, “It’s for the blog” and he immediately shuts up. It’s nice.

Anyhoo, it’s been a really long time since I last cut my hair thanks to the baby, and it is really long. Like, down past my bra line. But, I’m going to be 39 in a month or so (yes, I’m a Pisces and I’m very sensitive) and I have an infant and I’m wondering if I should cut it fairly short. If I cut it at about chin length, I would have more than enough hair to donate. Am I fooling myself about my long hair looking good on me still?*

*This picture is not up there to imply that I, in any way, look like Christie Brinkley.

Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

In a somewhat truncated voting session, one Sting was stung by one Hugh Laurie, tantric sex or no. Actually, the whole tantric sex thing was made up, but it seems nothing helped our poor songster.

Well, I’ve got another British musician up next, and we’ll see if what is good enough for Iman is good enough for you.

Hugh Laurie

VERSUS

david_bowie

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