Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hot (and Cool) Lips

So yesterday was a good day, I ran into my best friend from elementary school (we used to trade pudding snacks) and I found out how to get softer lips almost effortlessly with the help of C.O. Bigelow Menta Lip Shine Buffer which features sugar crystals and mint to smooth out lips.
Follow up with Spearmint Mentha Lip Shine, which cools the lips and help's make your breath minty fresh. And now if you stop by Bath and Body Works, you buy two and get one free!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Only in the MIA

Really, we have to do better an 18-year-old is accused of stealing local buses, not once, not twice but three times!

Key Quote: "Harris, according to his grandmother, has been fascinated with buses since he was a young boy."

Not to mention the press conference in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant! Hilarious.

Monday, July 21, 2008

On the Blogs

My girl over at Afrobella has tips to steal Missy E.'s album cover look.

Tia Williams has tips for keeping the sweat off your brow.

And the peeps over at BellaSugar, have tips for making your own cleanser.

Stay gorgeous!

On the Tube

Here's the round up of tonight's round up:

At 8 p.m. there's a repeat of Gossip Girl, my new favorite show , I tried so hard to avoid the show which i thought was basically about spoiled teens (and essentially it is) but the cool clothes, cute guys and dynamic of the show pulled me in and won't let go! I can't wait 'till the season premiere on Sept. 1...but untill then I'm happy catching up on all of the episodes that I missed.
Speaking of season premieres has anyone seen the promos for Privileged, if not check it here.

It seems like it will be a really good show and that the CW is trying to fill the hole left when Gilmore Girls went off the I miss Lorelai and Rory :).
Also at 8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory, a very funny show with a cool cast.

Ok, so back to television tonight be sure to check the fourth season of the Closer continues at 9 p.m. on TNT. Who doesn't love southern belle Brenda Lee Johnson?

Summer Scents

I am absolutely in love with this new scent I picked up on clearance (def. made the purchase sweeter!) at Bath and Body Works, Coco Cabana is a classic scent the retailer recently brought back to life as a "classic" scent and one whiff of the coconut takes you to the beach on a sunny day.
The sweet, light weight scent is perfect for those lazy summer days. Also stop in the store to pick up one of their bath gels for just $6. Enjoy!

MashBeauty Bag

As of late I have been absolutely obsessed with this limited edition Revlon lip gloss called Midnight Swirl in Taupe-Less, I brought it on clearance at Wal-Greens a few weeks ago and in a blink of an eye it has disappeared into the land of lost lip-glosses (I have a bad habit of losing things). Anyway, thinking that Revlon would have another product close to the finish of Midnight Swirl, I stumbled upon their new line of Mineral Lipglaze which features a little color and glossy finish that should last for up to eight hours.
I picked up Forever Fig which has a fruity-scent without being overpowering. And this week the entire line of Revlon lipcolor, nail color and eye products are on sale at CVS Pharmacy when you use your ExtraCare Card or you can skip the card and get a 40 percent discount on the entire ColorStay line at Walgreens. Stay beautiful!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

On the Tube

Run's House

MTV's Run's House debuts for it's fifth season at 10 p.m. tonight. The show picks up with the Simmons' welcoming their newest addition and sisters Vanessa and Angela continue to live the bi coastal life (totally jealous!) traveling between work in LA and New York City, where she's an actress on Guiding Light.

I like this show because it's nice to see a family just being a family, they don't have the crazy antics of the Osbourne's but for some reason you just want to stay tuned, to me they're like the Huxtables for the new millennium.

Also on the air tonight, the fifth season of my favorite work/reality show Project Runway!!

Tim Gunn has to be one of the nicest guys on TV, yet he still manages to give his honest opinion about an outfit. I can't wait to see what the designers come up with this season, I'm sure no one is as fierce as Christian but we'll see...
On a side note, I watched a full episode of Baldwin Hills on BET last night, I really want to like the show, just for the novelty of it...but there's something lacking, it's almost like the actors, I mean cast starts a conversation solely for the cameras, like if the cameras weren't there they probably wouldn't have much to say. And is anyone else disgusted by the antics of Lo'Rena (clearly cast for her "bad girl" image) a 17 year-old who has more tricks than a magician? Anyway, I'll tune in for a few more episodes to see if this show can grow on me, although I doubt it since I still haven't seen an episode of The Hills or its predecessor Laguna Beach.
What's your favorite reality show, looking forward to any upcoming premieres?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Magazine Cover

Model Gisele Bündchen has always been one of my favorite models, it may have something to do with her refusal to get a nose job or the fact that she seems so easy to relate to, either way she is on the cover of V Magazine which hits newsstands today.

Looks flawless!

In it she discusses how she isn't concerned with other's opinion of her

"People will always have an opinion. Some people look at me and say, 'I can't believe this girl is even working. She should be a cleaning lady.'"

She even admits to not knowing much about fashion saying "I work in fashion but I'm not really a fashion person. I don't follow trends. I couldn't tell you which designer made that shoe or that bag. I like jeans."

After a Looong Weekend

Hi Guys!

I'm back, I had company this weekend (an aunt and two cousins) so this weekend was all about entertaining with little time for the computer :( But I'm back and have some great posts coming up so stay tuned! But for now a weekend round up:

So most of you already know (I'm late, I didn't find out until yesterday) Angelina Jolie gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl named Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline (loving this name!Marcheline is Jolie's late mother's name) . On a side note I checked out Wanted this weekend and it was an awesome film! It is definitely something that I will have to re-watch just to make sure I catch everything but it was cool (good pick cousin Nahem!)

Will Smith admitted to having an open relationship! I know there have been rumors for years but apparently in an UK interview Smith revealed that the relationship is open, now whether that means to same-sex encounters is unknown, but if they're that open I'm sure anything is possible.

Finally, Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade hosted the 12th annual Zo's Summer Groove which wrapped on Sunday with an All-Star game and Block Party in downtown Miami.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Head over to 7-11 on Friday for a free Slurpee!The convenience store celebrates its 81st year in business by giving away 7.11 oz cups of the cool drink which features 12 flavors including the new Monster Energy and my favorite Cherry Coke! Enjoy and don't sip to fast (brain freeze anyone?)

Burn Notice and Other Thursday Shows

The second season of USA's hit returns tonight at 10 p.m. and follows Michael Westen, a spy who is fired "burned" and stuck in his hometown of Miami with his mom, ex-girlfriend (and former spy) Fiona and best friend Sam. I especially like this show because it is filmed on location in Miami and anything that gives the locals a place to work is good in my book.

The second season has Michael working for the company that "burned" him. Didn't catch last season? Check out full episodes here .

Also on tonight the second season of My Boys continues at 9:30 p.m. on TBS (it repeats at 1:35 a.m.) The show follows the antics of sports journalist P.J., her brother Andy and five best friends with Andy trying to shake his "work spouse" played by My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos. I didn't get hooked on this show until a few weeks ago, but after catching the entire first season on DVD (thanks Netflix) it is definitely on my list of Summer shows.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Usher with Child

Usher and his son are on the cover of the August issue of Essence Magazine.

Inside Usher dishes on everything (which I'm sure we've all heard dozens of times) from his relationship with new wife Tameka to his life with baby Usher V:

HILL HARPER: In the last year, you got married and you've had a baby. Which has changed you more?

USHER: They're both linked—I can't have one without the other. But the one thing that changed me the most is having a wife. Our child is an extension of that union.


USHER: Because now I represent what he is to become. He's gonna admire me, he's gonna look up to me. He's gonna say, "I wanna be"—or he should say—"I wanna be like my father. I wanna be a man of valor. I wanna possess what my father has as a man." To get married was a choice. To have a child is a responsibility.HARPER: Does that new responsibility challenge you to make music that is more responsible?USHER: I started making Here I Stand before I had my son and before I was married. It was a deliberate choice to make music with substance, not just about the things that we're accustomed to—music about being the celebrity, the player, or having the car, the girl and the bling.

While his latest album isn't doing as well as "Confessions" (which sold more than 1 mil. on the first week) I'm still rooting for Usher to do his thing (opportunist wife and all).

Also in next month's issue Do Right Men of 2008 which includes a few members of the cast of Typer Perry's House of Payne (Alan Payne is missing though) :

Actor Lance Gross (who is America's Next Top Model winner Eva Pigford's boyfriend)

Actor Lamman Rucker from Why Did I Get Married
(who wouldn't want to work out with him?)

Atlanta Falcon's Baller Ovie Mughelli is also featured

Check out more of the guys here.

Happy Wednesday!

Too Cute

Hey I just stumbled upon this from the peeps over at gigglesugar it is way too cute not to post.

Summer Viewing

Ok, so the summer tv is really starting to heat up with the premiere of Burn Notice this week, and The Closer, Monk and Psych all kicking off next week. Tonight Bravo continues its reality tv programming with Shear Genius a Project Runway-type show (new season starts July 16!!) that features 12 stylist competing for the top prize. I just caught on to the show this season when the stylist had to make over the Real House Wives of Orange County (I can't wait to this show premieres from Atlanta!). Tonight's episode should be interesting with the stylists giving hair cuts to women who haven't had them in years. Should be interesting.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


If you're like me during the summer (especially in hot Miami) jeans and pants are left on the side of the road in favor of dresses and shorts. Last summer my favorite was an empire wasted cotton dress from the Gap, this summer while browsing the net for bargains and deals I found these looks that piqued my fancy:

For my curvy sisters this smocked tank dress is both light and sexy and at $34.50, won't break the bank:

Old Navy Tank Dress

There is also this satin sash dress at the Gap on sale for $39.99.

Add a little glitz to either look with this Nine West Sandal:

Do you have a favorite summer style?


Get Lucious with LUSH

Recently I have been in search of natural, organic facial and body products, after watching a special Green episode of Oprah with Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts, it really got me to thinking about what exactlyI was putting into my body (hot dogs and hamburgers not withstanding). So imagine my surprise and pure delight when I stumbled upon LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics a line of completely natural, vegetarian (with a few vegan) products that are all made by hand.

Even better is the sticker with the name and photo of the person who made the product just for you. The store recently opened in my mall and I am currently in love with their Bath Bombs, my fav so far is Honey Bee, it gives off a soothing honey scent that makes it hard to leave the bathroom

For my face Love Lettuce is the best, it cleanses and leaves my skin felling silky smooth without the unnecessary toxins, unfortunately this facial mask is so fresh, it can only be made in stores.
Finally, after leaving the shower, be sure to use one of their body butters... Buffy

smells great and works wonders, you actually use in the shower (after bathing) and it leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.

Though I am new to the line, the company has recently launched Retro Lush which features products from their line that were previously discontinued.
LUSH also has deodorant (still haven't tried), bubble baths, shampoos and a variety of henna products for your hair. Are there any other Lushies out there? What's the one facial, body, hair care product you can't live without? You know the deal...drop me a line in the comments section.

Marcie :)
p.s. if you're as in love with LUSH as I am check out their free stuff section where you can download wallpaper and a tune.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Hi guys and gals welcome to PinkPopMash, a new blog that will feature my thoughts and views on fashion, television, music and beauty with a little celeb news and everything in between. A little about me I'm a freelance writer with a script or two in the works. I looooove television and have been in love with the small screen since before I can remember (my parents used it as my babysitter), as for music I listen to everything from Donny Hathaway to Paramore, to me Whitney Houston has the best voice ever. What about you? Who is your fav singer, actor? Add a comment below. Also, I'm new to this whole blog thing, so if you have any suggestions feel free to drop me a line.