Tag Archives: April 2010

Celebs Get Real: Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson Release Untouched Photos! And Me, Makeup-Free!

15 Apr

This week, Britney Spears authorized the released of her untouched Candies ads – cellulite and all!

Recently, Jessica Simpson posed makeup-free on a magazine cover.

I like this celebrity trend!

While they’re still better looking than the average gal, it IS nice to see that even celebrities have their flaws. I’m not at all “for” the tabloids that exploit stars with their “who has cottage cheese thighs” and “guess who’s flab this is?” worst-of beach bodies issues – BUT – if stars like Britney and Jessica want to authorize the public to see the “real” them on their own terms, well, more power to ’em!

Below are the pics – today’s Photos of the Day!

Britney Pre-Airbrushing – and After  ~ (Shot 1)

Britney Pre-Airbrushing – and After  ~ (Shot 2)


Spears said she did this to show women and young girls that she is not perfect!

Here are Simpson’s May photos from Marie Claire – Jessica Simpson and her camp swear that they are without makeup. Here is a photo of Jess with makeup (left) and then the May 2010 Marie Claire cover without:


Here’s a shot of Ms. Simpson from the inside of the mag:


Jessica posed au naturel, saying that she has nothing to prove. Her new show, The Price of Beauty, is about finding beauty from within, and explores the entire world searching for what each individual culture defines as beautiful. Perhaps, as her song, “In This Skin” alludes to, and despite all the paprazzi badergering her about her weight, Jess really is comfortable in her own skin? I hope so.

By the way – I believe her claims that she is makeup-free. What about you? Here’s a good blog dicussing the topic:

And how about Britney? Despite her bruises and cellulite, I’d take her bod any day.

Thoughts?

I’m interested to hear a GUY’S perspective on this one! Is Jess pretty? Fat? Britney? Yes, no?


Regardless, as woman, I applaud them for going makeup-free. Here’s makeup-free me, taken just now at 6:52pm EST! No makeup, no editing, hair au naturel, too! Ladies ~ anyone else brave enough to share NO MAKEUP pics?!? Scary…..but somehow, freeing! 🙂    Get empowered, we don’t need makeup or re-touching, right gals?? 😉

(Please note: I’m OK with posting a no-makeup face pic. Do not ask me to post a bikini pic right now. I am soooo NOT THAT confident hehehe)




What’s Going On in Da’ Burgh?? Upcoming Events in Pittsburgh…Wilco, Art, Fashion, Cigars, and More!

9 Apr

There are always some nifty events going on in and around the ‘Burgh. Here are just a few that are coming up this weekend and next week….

The “Long Ash Club” in Pittsburgh (across from the Benedum Theatre on Penn Ave.)  is having a 2-night Cigar Rolling Event / Cigar Tasting Party, featuring, aside from cigars, of course, a Cuban-style menu and Cuban drinks. This event is free and open to the public. For more info or for reservations call  Renée at 412.281.6290.

Art in Bloom – The Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art has organized Art in Bloom, which features fine art paired with gorgeous, fresh flowers. This event is going on from April 8th-April 10th, 2010.

Stepping into Spring Fashion Show at Duquesne University – April 11th, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Held at Duquesne University, this annual event is sponsored by the University Women’s Guild and includes a luncheon while featuring women’s and children’s fashions from Macy’s. Sally Wiggin from WTAE will also be there!

Fashions for Kids’ Sake at Carlow University – Thursday, April 15th, at 6:30pm – Features  various designers from the Pittsburgh boutiques Decade, Figleaf, Jupe Boutique and Sugar.

Lawrenceville LittleFlea – Enjoy this outdoor marketplace in Lawrenceville at the corner of Butler St. and 36th from 8am-3pm on Saturdays this season. Enjoy vendors, craft items, thrift and vintage finds, cultural experiences, food, a flea market, and more. Visit http://lawrencevillelittleflea.blogspot.com/ for more info!

The Wilco concert is this Sunday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Also … don’t forget: The Shrine Circus is now in Town and the Autism Speaks lunch is Saturday at Heinz Field, along with the Riverside Run on Saturday for the Jenesis Foundation. So much to do, so little time in a weekend! What will you choose?

…and what else is going on in Pittsburgh? Let me know! 🙂

Gaga for GaGa! Pittsburgh Monster Ball Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!

8 Apr

Tickets for Lady Gaga’s much-buzzed-about “Monster Ball” Tour go on sale for Pittsburgh TOMORROW, April 9th, 2010.

You can get them from Ticketmaster at 10am – but, be forewarned: it is definitely a hot ticket. Shows in other cities have sold out in 20 minutes or less, and the better the seats, the heftier the pricetag.

However, according to fans and critics alike, it is WELL worth it.(Of course, as a Gaga superfan, I MAY be slightly biased…but hey, I’m just telling you what just about every review I’ve read has said, too!) The show is apparently a spectacle to beheld, like anything Gaga does. It entails many costume changes, dancing, elaborate sets, a complete musical storyline, a pop-art, avant-garde, haute-couture, in-your-face undertone, and, unlike many of her peers and predecessors, LIVE singing!

No lip-synching from this gal.

While Britney’s 2009 “Circus” was definitely one of the biggest and most over-the-top concerts in recent memory, her sexy dance moves, catchy tunes, superstardom, and cutesy costumes can’t make up for one thing and that is actual raw, live, amazing vocal performances.

Lady Gaga’s concert will be the first in the new Consol Energy Center. Today marked the last regular-season home game for the Pittsburgh Penguins at the soon-to-be-defunct Mellon Arena.

Will YOU be getting tickets tomorrow? Let me know! And, GOOD LUCK, “Little Monsters!”