I’ll explain the picture later. First, winners of the Serge Nuit de Cellophane samples are: Sherya and Zazie. Just click on Contact Us on the left, remind me what you won, and I’ll send them out.
So American Idol? I do hate myself for watching it, but now you’ll hate me too for watching it because every so often I’m going to annoy you with a really brief recap so I can get it out of my system because I so hated this week’s show. Now, keep in mind that I’ll write this on Tuesday, but it won’t post until Thursday, after we know the results.
Michael Jackson night. Oh, joy.
Lil Rounds – they are going to be pushing this as the winner all season. Yes, she can sing, but, well, I’m not inspired in the least. I get nothing from her but a big ole voice and a fugly prom dress top – what was that about? Scott, aka “Blind Barry Manilow Guy,” who sings meh, but clearly has that sympathy vote going for him. It’s a good thing he can play the piano, his singing is still definitely mediocre, which means he’ll be around until the final four. Which judge will be the first to state the obvious? Simon, you better not let me down. Ah, and he didn’t.
Danny, at least he can sing and is interesting, but it’s a Michael Jackson song – can he overcome that staggering handicap? Well, he did his best, and took the crap and made it mildly more interesting. Michael the oil rigger. Let me go out on a limb here, before I see him sing, and predict he’ll be one of the two to leave tomorrow. Yawn. Nice, uninteresting, forgettable. Jasmine is cute and perky, and she picked one of my favorite Jackson songs, “I’ll Be There.” Blew a couple of the big notes, but it didn’t suck that much. Kris, who is this? Why can I not remember him? Well, based on his performance, I won’t need to work on my memory problems. Allison, one of my favorites, her hair is just wild and great. Girl’s a natural, why is she on this horrible show? Oh, yeah, so I’ll keep watching.
Anoop, cute, adorable. Man, waxing between those eyebrows must be a full-time job. Oh, no, he’s doing “Beat It,” what can go wrong? I’m going to blame the AI band for how bad this wound up being. It’s bad, it’s bad, oh, yeah. Jorge, don’t do it! Going for that pablum “Never can say goodbye.” I spent too much time on a disco floor dancing to this, enough to make me hate it forever and ever. Jorge isn’t saving it for me. I’m in pain. Megan annoys me from start to finish, I can’t imagine she can pick anything to sing that won’t include that goofy wiggling affection she has. It’s like watching a dolphin wiggling its flippers attached to its hip. And she sings every song exactly the same. Hey, no change tonight!
Okay, broadway emo goth kid, Adam. Crappy song choice, “Black and White.” Paula is up dancing, high on the little pink pills. She is so crushing on Adam, it’s embarrassing. I fully expect her to throw her pnaties on the stage. Her voice is quivering. Good Lord, Simon is a Fanboy too. Yeah, he’s good, but, um, am I the only one who doesn’t quite get genius here? Okay, back to mediocrity with Matt, who I also don’t remember and still won’t. My other favorite wraps it up, Alexis. Can she save the show tonight? Yes, yes, she sure can. Not the best singer, but she gives it up and is entertaining on stage.
There, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Let’s talk about Hilde Soliani. How did I miss this line so far? I got an Il Tuo Tulipano sample in a Luckyscent order, and it just took my breath away. Notes of Bergamot, blackberry, lime, peach, kiwi, and passion fruit, freesia, lily of the valley, and jasmine, vetiver, sandal, oak moss, and white musk. This takes fruity floral off in a whole new area that’s pretty darn sexy. The fruit on the open is juicy and luscious, not all perky and sweet like you normally get. The peach is beautifully drawn with the other fruits, and the lily of the valley that emerges is just a stunning green flash that helps bring it all together. Yes, it’s fruity. Yes, it’s floral, but it is a very nicely put together one that has a great summery feel to it. What else do I need to try in this line? Bell’Antonio?
Favorite thing from my makeup bag this spring: Lancome Le Crayon Kohl Kajal in Amber Night. It is the perfect soft bronze to put on your eye. Clinique used to have a Quick Eyes years ago in Wheat that I wish I had bought 20 of when they were around because it was the perfect soft bronze for the eye. Now I have a reasonable replacement, and it goes great just by itself when you want a little something on your eye and nothing else.
So what’s with the Wicked Witch Barbie? It’s part of the Oz Barbie collection. They have Dorothy, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, Glinda – and, yes, I bought them all. I’ve put a damper on my Barbie love for decades now. I let it out briefly when my nieces were living close by and just bought Barbies by the score and then gave them away to the little angels. I kow she’s politically incorrect and horrible, but I don’t care! They’ve done a reissue of the original Barbie in yor black and white swimsuit that I think I’m also going to have to get to go with the entire Wizard of Oz set. It’s over, I won’t deny my Barbie love anymore.