Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Apologias my amores, apologias!

And here's another funny clip, this time from The Fast Show. Same guys from Chanel 9 Neus, but this time in a hilarious soap opera, El Amora Y El Passionna. Actually this soap much resembles some of those low budget Mexican and Brazilian productions that are shown in some channels there in Brasil, he he!

(My favourite part there is when she finds the lipstick mark in her husband's shirt and screams: "Wah! Questo notaro sticko lip ?!")

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Baked Potato Song

I think this is just brilliant! Found it on Youtube, of course, and it's Matt Lucas from Little Britain singing a very, erm, peculiar song. Being Little Britain my favourite comedy show these days, I could only be thrilled with his performance here!

Baked Potato changed my life
Baked Potato showed me the way
If you want to know what is wrong from right
You must listen to what Potato say

"Do be good, don't be bad"
Thank you Baked Potato

"Do be happy, don't be sad"
Thank you Baked Potato

And if you want to have a better day
You must listen to what the Baked Potato say

"Do be early, don't be late"
Thank you Baked Potato

"Always eat what's on your plate"
Thank you Baked Potato

And if you want to have a better day
You must listen to what the Baked Potato say

Monday, February 19, 2007

My JList Wish List!

One can only LOVE JList ! They now got this great Wish List feature! So, today I am blogging my very own Wish List in the hope that my friends will think of me on those "special dates", ho ho!

Well, it's not new there, but only today I though about blogging it. It's really cool and can give you an idea of all the cool items they have on sale there! For example, now I think I really need those healing froggy eye masks... What else can be cooler, cuter and handier than that??

Friday, February 16, 2007

My gifts!

Well, here's the pic of the lovely gifts Mark gave to me for Valentine's!

The star on the card is actually a pin, the hearts are M&S champagne truffles (all gone by now!), the CD is Queen's A Night at the Opera (it was in my wish list and I am happy he remembered because I've kinda forgotten about it). And the little compact is a cool, new Chanel eye shadow palette, which I haven't used yet since it looks very pretty in the pan and I am hesitating to mess it up!

I gave him a box of Belgian chocs and a card with a cute cow, a Valentine's cow...

M&S is great although I hate their ads: "This is not just food, this is M&S food", aaaarrrghhh... The voice of the woman is just utterly pathetic in its attempt to sound sexy, and, in the end of the day, yes, it IS just food, for crying out loud. Nice food? Indeed. But just food, really! The ads irritate me a bit as you can see, but I still like buying there because it is nearby, and they also have a wider range of everything you need: fruits like yellow plums, avocados, golden kiwis, nice breads, pomegranate juice and gingerbread men.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's!

Today I woke up to the most exquisite flowers ever. Mark bought them yesterday and arranged it so I could have them this morning, so lovely!

There are so many, that it is even hard to capture them all in a single picture, but I have tried. Also, I hardly know most of their names: roses, sunflowers, lilies that have not blossomed yet, and a bird-of-paradise even! And some others I could not possibly name! Gorgeous...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ah, those lovely Greek products...

I recently found out about Korres, the Greek apothecary, and bought some of their products from Beauty Expert, a website based in the UK. This is what I bought:

- Alpine Herbs Anti-Stress Energiser - a lovely cream, light textured and mildly scented, which is a joy to put on, especially at night. You wake up with baby-smooth skin. Really! It can also be used during the day, under your makeup. Fresh and yummy.

- Rice Proteins & Oligoelements Shampoo - a shampoo for fine, limp hair as mine, always searching for some extra volume and vavavoom.

- Nutmeg Body Milk - since I adore the scent of nutmeg, I decided to get it and it's really very, very moisturising, with that very sweet, spicy and unmistakeably nutmeg-ish fragrance. Smells divine, oh yes...

Well, they sent me some nice samples as well, from both Korres and Phytomer (a quince body butter in a very generous sample of 50ml, and coming in the cutest tube, a day cream, and a little tube of a face mask).

I was indeed quite happy with my purchases, until I found out in the web a pharmacy in Athens that sells most of the Korres line for a third (yep, 1/3) of the price! The Papadopoulos Panagiotis pharmacy. I was in a shock, because it's so much cheaper... OK, let's face it: it's not like it is an "imported" product, right? I mean, we are all in the EU, so, it's Greek alright, but not an import, for heaven's sake! Maybe I am wrong, and I don't know much about those commercial regulations, but still... Why do Beauty Expert charge that much? I am curious to know how much these products cost in the Korres London emporium.

One thing must be said though: expensive as it may be, at least they are fast with the shipping (1-2 days) and quite generous with samples. However, lesson learnt: next time buying Korres, it will be directly from Athens! Nowhere else!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Virtual Manga Library

My favourite manga supplier, JustManga, has now a system that allows you to build a database of all your manga! The books you buy with them are automatically added to the library, whereas those bought from another vendor (Amazon for example) can be added manually.

Not only that, it also provides statistics by genre, values and savings! I think it's so cool, and so handy... Amazon also has something similar, but this is so much easier to use and also is a great tool for keeping track of what you own, how many you are missing, your favourite author. I think it is very clever desu!

And here is my personal library:

My favourite genre seems to be comedy, what else hey, but I also seem to favour some romance! The values though are the scary part, because you can also see how much you have spent so far with that hobby - not the cheapest, I must admit. And even scarier when you think that it does not include regular books, which you also buy. But what the heck, it's great fun in the end!