Monday, February 24, 2020

MAC's Queer Me Out, with Their New Spring 2020 Collection.

By Laura Medina

Billy Francesca, veteran drag performer, hosted a panel discussion of going from drag to trans, thanks to MAC Cosmetics.


According to Billy, way, way, way, way back in the days, way before Makeup Artist Cosmetics-MAC-, "All we had was Maybelline and Crayola."

Since they're sponsoring this panel discussion, MAC has every right to debut their new Spring 2020 collection.  Guests really like the new bouncy Glow Play Blush, with a cushiony texture for a light, airy subtle blush for cheeks and eyes, https://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13842/73802/products/makeup/face/blush-bronzer/glow-play-blush#!/shade/Heat_Index


Here's another treat that's shareable for anyone, in both healthy and naughty...

Strawberry Popcorn Using Healthy Freeze-Dried Strawberries:
1/2 cup Freeze-Dried Strawberries
1/3 cup sugar 
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of microwave popcorn
Butter-Flavored cooking spray

To make it easier, you can use microwave popcorn.

For the strawberry glaze:

In a food processer, ground freeze-dried strawberries and sugar into mixed powder.
Put in a small bowl, add salt.

Spritz popcorn with butter-flavored cooking spray then coat popcorn with the strawberry-sugar mixture.

Strawberry Jello-Glazed Popcorn, naughty but old-fashion:

Directions

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Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 1/4 sheet pan or two 8x12 inch baking dishes. Generously butter a heavy 2 quart saucepan. 

Distribute popcorn evenly in prepared baking pans. Place in oven to keep warm. 

In prepared saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, gelatin, corn syrup and water. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. 

Pour mixture evenly over popcorn and stir until coated. Return popcorn to oven and bake 5 minutes; stir, then bake 5 minutes more.

Turn popcorn out onto a large piece of foil. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then form into balls. Or let cool completely and break into clusters. Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.














Thursday, February 20, 2020

If Jordan Peele was Quentin Tarantino, He Executive Produced His Idea of Vigilante Revenge Porn, Amazon Prime's "Hunters" with Al Pacino.

By Laura Medina

Set in cesspool 1977 Manhattan and the outer boroughs, Amazon Prime's "Hunters" centers around an underground battle between Holocaust survivors cum warriors/secret agents, called "Hunters," an Holocaust Justice League setting wrongs, right versus existing Nazis forced underground, living new lives in America, with new identities.

The 5 episode series is played out like a Seventies comic book strip with a lot of "grindhouse" violence-revenge galore, pretty much in the same of a Quentin Tarantino movie.  No wonder Al Pacino plays "Hunters" mastermind and Holocaust survivor, Meyer Offerman.

It's also a coming of age, done comic book hero style.  It starts off with barely legal, minor Jewish drug dealer,  Jonah Heidelbaum. He lives with his Holocaust survivor, grandma who cooks a mean, made from scratch chicken noodle soup, with chunks of real chicken.  

Unbeknownst to him, grandma was more than a survivor.  Meyer told Jonah, his grandma was a warrior.  This is sets off an hero's journey, with a mentor.  Walking in "Star Wars" mentor/student footsteps. Ironically, "Star Wars" debut in 1977.


The much younger stars of "Hunters" happily arrived at the Hunter Experience where the theater screening the first episode, was transformed into nitty-gritty Times Square, where actors get into characters, playing stereotypical sleazy Seventies husters, hookers, and pimps. For you all fashion and vintage hoaders, this is a good example of holding onto your vintage fur and tanned leather jackets and patchwork suede.


This fresh, young cast excitedly introduced the screening of the first episode, in front of a live audience.


The party continued to the afterparty, where Highland Park Bowl was transformed into a NY pizzeria/bowling alley.


"Hunters" inspired cocktails free-flowing...


Pizza wolfing down every minute...


Blinking strawberry lemonade cotton candy...


There are still characters playing street performers, like this Coney Island tap dancer...

If you want to catch Amazon Prime's "Hunters," it'll air this Friday, February 21st for five episodes.









Monday, February 17, 2020

Emma Stone's Magical Valentine, Raising Funds for The Hollywood Food Coalition, Youth Emerging Stronger and The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, Thanks with Baileys Red Velvet Irish Cream.

By Laura Medina


Emma Stone exemplifies real deal, true blue liberalism, having a big heart then using your perks and privileges to help the disadvantage.  This isn't your average "liberalism" of rude, bad behavior.  What's more appropriate to share a big heart, than on Valentine's Day.

Emma Stone made it magical by throwing a classy, upscale Millennial magic show with a cool jazz quartet band and a jazz cabaret chanteuse and jazz pianist...
 
On the main stage, as a surprise waiting in the back room, a cool jazz quartet warms up the crowd for the upcoming magic show...
In the anteroom, a roaming magician doing card tricks and a pair of tarot card readers keeping guests busy or guests keeping them busy...
The crowd erupt in euphoria when the host, Emma Stone, came up onstage, saying this fundraiser is for The Hollywood Food Coalition, Youth Emerging Stronger, and The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, thanking the sponsors, then warning folks not to photograph or film the magicians in action.
One of the sponsors she thanks, is the always-there Baileys Irish Cream.  For Emma's Valentines party, they infused their limited-Valentines edition Red Velvet Irish Cream for cupcakes, a delectable hot chocolate, two milkshakes, regular dairy and a vegan one....
In this cupcake recipe, you can use Baileys Red Velvet Irish Cream in this traditional Baileys Original Irish Cream Cupcakes Recipes...
Baileys Red Velvet Irish Cream Cupcakes:
1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
3/4 cup of Baileys Red Velvet/Original/Any Flavored Irish Cream
Baileys Red Velvet Irish Cream Frosting:
1 cup Softened Butter
5 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Baileys Red Velvet/Original/Any Flavored Irish Cream
1/4 cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions:
Cupcakes:
  1. Line muffin tins with cupcake linings
  2. Mix cake mix with vegetable oil, eggs, and 3/4 Baileys
  3. Bake according to package directions.
  4. Cool before frosting.
Baileys Frosting:
  1.  Mix butter, 2 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of Baileys, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt together.
  2. Cream until smooth.
  3. Add rest of Powdered Sugar
  4. Beat until fluffy.
Decorate either piping the frosting or dolloping frosting on top of the cupcakes.
Baileys Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
1 1/2oz. Baileys Red Velvet Irish Cream
8 oz. Milk
1/2 cup of Dark Chocolate
This is where Hot Chocolate differentiates from Hot Cocoa.
Hot cocoa uses dried powdered chocolate or powdered cocoa with hot liquid.
In hot chocolate, you use melted solid milk/dark/white chocolate bar or chips to blend with hot liquid, usually milk, for a richer, smoother beverager.
Directions:

Following the video, you're basically making chocolate ganache, still melted, then you add Baileys Irish Cream.
Baileys Love Shake is nothing more than vanilla milkshake with a shot of Baileys Irish Cream.  For Valentine's Emma party, you spike it with Baileys Red Velvet Irish Cream.
Baileys Vegan Valentine is vegan chocolate milkshake made with vegan chocolate ice cream and Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur.
See, you haven't to fly over to get that top secret invite with Emma Stone to enjoy Valentine's Day.
Baileys Irish Cream is here to help.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

V is for Vaginal Health & Wellness...

By Laura Medina


What's the point of celebrating Valentine's Day if you're suffering from sexual dysfunction, pain, discomfort, and low libdo?  It's not about the other person or people, it's your personal health and well-being. It strikes self-esteem, much less confidence, hitting directly on your mental and physical health.  If your waning sexual health is causing you to let go of your significant other to others, you need to realize sexual health is just as important as physical health; and sexual health is part of mental well-being.  Like any other health problems, neglecting your sexual health will only get worse.

There are women doctors and pioneering Millennials taking charge of one's own health, from medical procedures to devices.

Female urologist, Dr. Shelly Berman tells her mature patients, like it is.  She educates them that the vaginal canal has the same tissue as your inner mouth and the outer vagina has the same tissue as your lips. Like any other human tissue, it ages with wear and tear and it needs treatment before it falls apart, forcing one to give up on relationships and marriage and letting one's partner to seek somewhere else.  She tells it like it is.

Dr. Shelly Berman uses Votiva, thermal vaginal wand that gently tightens and rejuvenates aging internal and external vaginal areas, https://bermansexualhealth.com/votiva/


Vyleesi is a quick shot, a quick and short injection to the upper thighs of hormones.  It's the first FDA-approved as needed treatment for post-menopausal women.  It can be used anytime and alcohol doesn't interfere. It increases sexual desire and decreases stress. It has to be injected 45 minutes before sexual activity.  You can inject whenever.

Now that you took care of the internal, lets take care of the external.

Foria CBD and THC health lubrications and oil and supplements take care of, where internal thermal procedures and hormonal injection left off.
Cannabidiol naturally increases your endocannabinoid levels, but also  protects your endocannabinoid receptors from being over-activated. That’s an impressively versatile little molecule.  If CBD calms down, the THC arouses without burning heat.  It's in their Awaken Collection.
Let's get phyiscal.  MIT female engineer, Janet Lieberman, CPO and Alexandra Fine, CEO, a sexologist, got together to bring pleasure and sexual health and wellness equality to females by developing and designing DAME.
Eva II, hands-free vibrator, is designed for couples. A couple’s vibrator giving you clitoral stimulation during penetrative sex. Its flexible wings tuck under your labia for a snug fit.

There's more to vaginal health than just sexual rejuvenation.  There's more to vaginal rejuvenation than interior and upper thigh injections and thermal therapy.
Kegel Bell may be the most traditional vaginal muscle therapy but it's a more natural way to strengthen and control bladder leaks, as the vaginal muscles are neglected and weaken over time.  Discreet in design and packaging, nobody knows your "kegel belling."

Taking charge of one's health, much less one's own sexual health is manning up and women are taking charge.  If a man or men cuss the hell out of you for taking care of your sexual health, once you start, you have every right to dump that impotent jerk to find someone or other nicer men, who are way better.
If you feel better about yourself, you'll get better quality people, translating into better quality relationships.