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Hot Mama Tip: MAC Hello Kitty

Saturday, February 28th, 2009
By Glinda


I know, I know. There is this odd trend in makeup lately that keeps returning to old 80’s cartoon characters. Why? Nostalgia? Boredom? Because the 80’s are cool again? That might very well be, since earlier this week I saw a mohawked, Doc-Martened young man that was a dead ringer for another young man I used to know. Back in high school.

Anyhoo, for whatever reason, MAC has decided to use that round-cheeked, be-bowed Japanese icon for their newest makeup line. I remember being in elementary school when Hello Kitty was just starting to be a hit, and every girl who was worth her salt had a soft sided Hello Kitty pencil case.

But, enough of the trip down memory lane, let’s get to the line.

There are two main concepts in the line, Hello Kitty Mild and Hello Kitty Wild. With the idea being that the mild is for a more everyday look, and the wild for clubbing or dates or perhaps pole dancing classes. Or maybe your daily look is that of a pole dancer, and then you’ve got a dilemma on your hands.

Let me say that I’ve never been a MAC convert. I think I was too old when they started up, and although they’ve always had a very loyal and arty following, I’ve never been among them.

So perhaps I am just jaded in thinking that the colors are a bit outlandish, even for every day wear and that it is more about the accessories and the Hello Kitty logo on the makeup applicators/cases. With cutesy names like “Glitterpuss,” “Kitty Power,” and “Glamor Mews” they are almost going a bit overboard on the cute. Like, gag me with a spoon. And all you eighties people will know exactly what I just said.

The line is reasonably priced, so if you really like Hello Kitty and bright colors, then this line will make you very happy.

And I will leave you with the creeptastic bondage-fest that is this conceptual video brought to you by the good folks at the MAC marketing department. Which is apparently full of some seriously disturbed minds. NSFW or for kids!

Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

Friday, February 27th, 2009
By Glinda

Finally, Mr. Gregory Peck has been de-crowned. Er, un-crowned? How about, his crown has been taken away? By none other than the fabulous Mr. Paul Newman. I knew Mr. Newman had it in him. How could he not with teh hawtness that is early Paul?

Today we’ve got a crooner from the 60’s who became a famous part of the Rat Pack. Will Dean Martin be able to survive to next week? Or will he be crushed by Ol’ Blue Eyes?




Friday Caption Contest: WTF Japan Edition

Friday, February 27th, 2009
By raincoaster

I mean, seriously, WTF Japan?

Captions in the comments, as per usual.


Skorts- The Devil’s Work?

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
By Glinda


I was looking over websites, perusing the new spring offerings that are out. I was not really impressed.

What I did see, though, was that odd hybrid of skirt and shorts known as the skort. Not a skirt that has shorts underneath, but the kind with the flap of fabric in the front for the skirt, but looks like shorts in the back.

My theory is that moms often fall into wearing skorts because they think, hey, it looks like a cute skirt in the front, but I can actually bend down to pick up my toddler without showing the world my panties! Which I will agree is indeed a fabulous thing.

But I got to thinking about skorts, and wondering if they were in fact, evil. I will admit to owing a pair about ten years ago or so, although I don’t really think there has been a time when they have truly been a fasion “rage.” Or maybe there was, and I just wasn’t around for it.

The skort was first developed by Leon Levin as the “Q” skirt for the LGPA, where they became a big hit and adopted by many a golfing lady, as well as women tennis players. Now for sports and other athletic endeavors, I can see why they would be nice. Sort of like a reverse mullet, party in the front, business in the back.

But considering the vehemence of the debate on capris, I’m curious. Are they the most useful piece of clothing ever designed? Young girls can get away with them, but nobody over 12? Or, maybe you think NO ONE should ever wear skorts. Ever.

Do tell.

Dog Found!

Thursday, February 26th, 2009
By raincoaster

Dog Found

Looks like this made someone’s day.

Vent About a Kid Day!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
By Glinda


Because the “Brag About a Kid Day” was so successful, we are obligated to flip to the other side of the coin.

Now, venting about your kid doesn’t mean you don’t love them, it just means they aren’t perfect. Like everyone else on the planet. Don’t feel guilty about it, just make sure that they never, ever hear you do it. Then you can feel guilty.

We all vent about the people in our lives and their little foibles and possibly annoying ways. It’s human, it’s normal, and just because you wish your kid didn’t pick his nose all the time or whatever doesn’t make you a bad mommy.

We here at Teeny Manolo want to offer a supportive, caring environment for you to vent about that certain child in your life. It can even be the neighbor kid three houses down!

Feel free to vent away!

you learn something new every day

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
By raincoaster

Married To The Sea

Little Miss Perfect

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
By raincoaster

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