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During this winter break I know for sure that many people will be baking cookies this season. So here is a picture of cookies of what some people have baked to give you an idea of how you creative you can get when you are baking for family and friends. Go the link above for recipes on how to create these cookies. And on that note, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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You know how the saying goes ‘sex sells’, but does it really go too far. Recently, my roomate and I were watching a commericial and it was so sexual that we would have never imagined that it had anything to do with perfume or jeans. All we said was, “What’s with that?” I believe that you are still able to sell those products without all the excess sexual content…its soo weird.
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It has been 9 years since the soft singing R&B songstress, Sade released her last album entitled, ‘Lovers Rock’. And I must say I loved the album so much and since then craved more of her music. No one does music like her, and therefore she is a legend in my book.
If her strategy was to keep her fans on their toes, well it certainly worked. This time the classy and soulful queen of what I call ‘real love music’ has finally emerged from the ‘wood works’ and has quietly dropped her lastest new album entitled, ‘Soldier of Love’. What I admire about her songs is how each track tells a unique story about a topic that may not even relate to the song before or after it, but for some reason it just flows. I just can’t wait to sit, kick back, and listen to her newest album.
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With the way the economy is currently, I’d say its a good opportunity to take advantage of taking a vacation in a cruise, while the prices are extremely low. According to www.cruisesonly.com you could save up to 80% on last minute cruises. Get this: A quick getaway cruise for example to the bahamas for 3 days is as low as $179, and bonus offers include free onboard spending, free stateroom upgrade, reduced booking deposits and more! I guess one could say the current economy has its bad and good sides. So what are you waiting for…you know you need a vacation after you take all those finals!
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Rihanna didn’t let the assault with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, last Feburary get the best of her. With 5 albums under her belt and 29 songs that topped music charts, Rihanna is back and showing her dark side in her new Album entitled,’ Rated R’. The first track that played on the album was ‘Welcome to the Mad House,’ which was the same song she began her performance with at the 2009 American Music Awards (AMA’s) recently. In my opinion, the song was really gloomy and dark as with the entire album. I must repeat: It was really dark. Although Rihanna has had some dark songs in her previous album, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ , it was nothing compared to this new one. I truly hope this is just a phase for her. Because if it this same gloomy type of music carries on to her next album…hmmm I don’t know if I would still be interested in listening as much. And are you not wondering?: Whatever happened to the sweet island girl from Barbados? Take a look at this clip of her back in the day, I know it will bring back memories of the Rihanna the “sweet island girl” we once knew.
Looking for inexpensive and superior makeup for that special occassion of yours this winter break? Check out a cosmetic store in the heart of Times Square called Inglot. Its a cosmetic company from Poland that caters to each and every one of your make up needs, and should I say at resonable low cost compared to MAC Cosmetics. Get this, create your own make up kit when you visit the stores freedom wall located in the store. Maybe you seem confused or want more information…well just check out this video and you’ll then know what im raving about. Its all about Inglot!
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Yes, little Dora the Explorer, adored by many young children for more than ten years on T.V has grown up and is stirring up much controversy among the parents of young children on a global scale.
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) made a decision to introduce a whole new way to look at Dora for Dora fans five years and up. This revolutionary initiative, featuring fashion dolls and accessories. Both companies believe that the new brand extension will empowers girls to influence and change the lives of Dora and her new friends.
According to nydailynews.com:“Dora the Explorer has been one of the most successful properties for nearly a decade, with an average of 21.1 million viewers, including 6 million preschoolers, tuning into the television show each month,” explained Leigh Anne Brodsky, president, NVCP. “We are thrilled to partner with Mattel to develop this brand extension that will enable girls to continue to learn and interact with their Latina heroine, Dora, as they grow up together.”
In my opinion I think the toy companies should have left little Dora alone. We have to many “grown up” dolls being marketed already, such as those skimpy looking Bratz or ‘boy obsessed’ Barbie dolls. One thing I really couldn’t help but speak about, is how Dora has now moved to the city and is now in middle school, ok cool, your in middle school, but the city? Isn’t she a bit too young to be making those type of moves, considering the fact I still live at home with my parents as do most college students in their twenties. And I wonder what type of topics Dora will focus on now? Boys? Make up? I guess we will just have to watch and see.