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Best Health Event

So! I am writing this and I must say I look absolutely gorgeous, dahhhling!

Why the big head, you ask?

Well my friends, I just got back from the Best Health Magazine launch at Muzik Club. Let me tell you, that place is pretty damn swanky! Apparently all the stars hang out there when they’re in TO.

This was an ad event, Reader’s Digest is launching their new mag Best Health, so of course they had to throw a big partay. We got these pyramid-shaped invites with a tube of scrumptious Cake Milk-Made Velveteen Hand Creme, a sign of good things to come!

So the club is huge and gorgeous. I could even imagine a really cool wedding happening there. I’d say it’s at least as cool as This Is London in my book. Among the fabulous seating areas and multiple premium bars (open bar, BTW!) they had little sections set up to represent each of the content sections in the mag. They had some TV chef dude making our hors d’oeuvres (Chef Finklestein I think???) in one section, a yoga platform and instructors in the other (if you missed today’s workout, of course!) a juice bar in another and this cool custom t-shirt booth in another. I got a pink shirt with “I snort when I laugh” written on it (you could choose from some pre-set phrases, I should have gone with “Hot sex burns more calories”!)

In the back there is also a permanent Stila lounge. Apparently every Saturday when the club is open you can pop in for a hair and makeup touch-up. Ladies only. Today they had a full crew for the event, so I got my hair done in these incredible curls, and then had my makeup totally redone. Oh. Mah. Gawd. I looked incredible!

Oh, if only I didn’t have this wish for privacy on the internet! I’d post some photos for sure!

Even though my name is Ginger, I’ve got very light natural blonde hair. It’s also luxuriously long (tee hee!) so when the dude curled it like that I got compliments out the wazoo. The makeup was stellar, too. I was wearing an ultramarine blue shirt, so the artist complimented it with pinks on my face. I was the picture of prettiness! I usually think I’m pretty average-to-ugly looking, so it was nice to actually feel beautiful for the night. Everyone I talked to complimented me on my look and I wasn’t even fishing for compliments! …That’s when you know you look good!

Anyway, the business guys made a couple of speeches and got Jessica Holmes from Royal Canadian Air Farce up to crack some jokes and talk about the magazine. Afterwards I went over and got a photo with her and chatted for a bit. She’s a nice lady, and pregnant now, too!

When I left I got some goody bags, and since so many people were interested in my last post about swag, I thought I’d list what I got this time:

– REALLY nice tote bag branded with Best Health
– Evian water
– Nature Valley bar
– copy of the mag
– scrubby spa mitt (nice!)
– sample of Nina Ricci’s new perfume L’Air du Temps (it’s ok but not really my style)
– Stila lip pencil
– Stila “Petal Infusions calming eye cream”
– Promo card thing: bring it into Sephora and get a free Stila sample

All in all it wasn’t a bad haul. Not the best I’ve gotten, but not bad overall.

They didn’t spring for cab chits this time, but I had one from work so I was fine.

So there you have it: an ad event in a nutshell! Maybe in the future I’ll post about some of the other events I’ve been to… would any of you be interested in something like that?

Easter Weekend

Well, I had a great Easter weekend this time around, but unfortunately I’ve blown not only my diet but my budget to hell as well!

Bummer.
The diet woes started on Thursday, I went out with the people from work to Hooters for the night… much beer and fried chicken products ensued. Friday I had to buy a Timmy’s sandwich while I was on the road to P-Town, and then T’s mom made a huge Easter dinner (with copious amounts of delicious delicious foods!) for us and T’s family, so of course I could not pass up on all the scrumptious tasties.

I am happy to report though that I drank water the whole time and passed on the candies and snacks after supper!
On Saturday we went for her wedding dress fitting and then to the mall for some good old shopping. Of course there were no microwaves for my Jenny Craig food, so we ate out at East Side Mario’s and I had a burger and all you can eat garden salad.
We ended up stopping at an Addition-Elle and I bought a couple of shirts and this really cute brown cotton wrap dress even though I had not planned on spending anything. Oops.
To compound the spending issue, I then bought this new watch:

For $85, then some scrapbooking supplies since T and I have decided to make a scrapbook about the two of us. Oi. After the mall we scooped up some videos (Pride & Prejudice, Practical Magic and The Mummy boxed set) at Best Buy and I grabbed a copy of Guitar Hero III for PS2 (which I returned today because I just couldn’t justify that amount of money…).

I think that’s mostly it for spending. Yesterday my mom put out a big spread for the extended family for Easter dinner. We had turkey and all the trimmings so I couldn’t pass that up either.

But today I’m trying to be a good girl in terms of eating and spending. I’ve stuck mostly to my Jenny diet and haven’t spent much money yet today.

I haven’t done a total tally of how much my weekend cost me, but I’m estimating around $250 all told. Hopefully less than that though.

I hope you all had a great holiday, I’ll have to check all your blogs to see what you did!

Oh yes, thanks to all the new commenters and readers on my blog, I’m happy to know that you like my ramblings!

70% Self-Obsessed

I stole this off of Fabulously Broke because it’s a funny little quiz!

You’re supposed to fill it in to see how self obsessed you are… but when I read it I didn’t think it was that bad! Doesn’t most of this stuff just equate to good personal hygiene and care of one’s appearance?

Hmm. Maybe all of my answers seem normal to me because I work in advertising… a beauty and youth-based industry to rival the fashion and art world!

Self-Obsessed
How to: Mark X’s by the items that you use/do and then multiply by 2 to get your percentage.

Do You Use?
Hair
[x] straightener
[ ] curling iron
[x] mousse
[ ] hairspray
[ ] gel
[x] other sprays
[x] bobby pins
[x] round barrel brush
[x] blowdryer
[x] mirror
[ ] you have dyed you hair
[ ] you have/had highlights
7/12

Eyes
[ ] black eyeliner
[x] other color eyeliner
[x] eye shadow
[x] mascara
[ ] fake eyelashes
[x] eyelash curler
[ ] eye shimmer
[ ] colored contacts
[ ] huge sun glasses
[x] eye makeup remover
5/10

Lips/Teeth
[x] clear lip gloss
[x] red or pink gloss
[x] lip stick
[x] chapstick
[ ] lip plumper
[x] mechanical toothbrush
[ ] teeth whitener
[x] lip liner
[ ] whitening gum
[x] had/has braces
[ ] more than 15 lipglosses
7/11

Complexion/Overall Face
[ ] blush
[x] moisturizer
[x] face wash
[x] bronzer
[x] makeup remover
[x] face wipes
[x] powder
[x] cover up
7/8

Nails
[x] nail polish
[x] filer
[x] nail clipper
[x] nail buffer
[x] cuticle remover
[ ] nail hardener
[x] nail brush
[ ] fake nails
[x] nail scissors
7/9

My points/Total Points: 35 / 50 x 100 = 70% obsessed

I swear, I’m not self obsessed, I just CARE! 😉