Blood Donation NYC

Since last weekend, New York Blood Center (NYBC) has had to cancel dozens of blood drives and are reaching our blood supply is reaching a critical. We are estimating that we will lose upwards of 10,000 pints because of these cancellations.

There will be a blood drive this Saturday at Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie Street off the Graham stop on the L). from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

If you can’t donate, please send out to friends, tweet to your legion of followers, post on instagram and Facebook, or simply blog about it. Patients in our hospitals need the blood and there is no way for them to get it other than when volunteer donors role up their sleeves and give.

Hope to see you Saturday.


Sandy Update….

In the aftermath of Sandy, I am totally consumed by complete grief for my friends and family who were so impacted by the storm. My neighborhood was pretty much spared, my family is safe and I am very grateful. Below are some links to some images, articles etc. about the storm . Just click on the description and it will take you to the link article etc. I will keep updating this post with new articles as I find them.

People waiting for buses into the city

Images of the extensive flooding

Video of the East Village under water and going dark

Images of Far Rockaway

Damage in Staten Island, Much Worse than Reported

Oil Spil into NY Harbor, aerial views of damage 

Magic Powder Forever

Magic Powder aka Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation

$ 44.00

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This stuff is ridiculous It’s just pure perfection. I don’t know how many powders I have used over the years that barely do the job. Cheap stuff, expensive stuff, nothing every really did the trick. This powder on the other hand magically outperforms all others. Hands down.

So, I wrote this post a few days ago before the Hurricane Sandy stuff started and planned to post it tomorrow 10/29 and its funny because the product in this post originated in Hurricane Irene.  It looks like we might not have power tomorrow, though hopefully we will, nevertheless I am going to post this Toxic Tuesday Post today.

During Hurricane Irene last year, a bunch of my friends camped out at my apartment seeking higher ground. We had been up for a while drinking beer, and eating our survival snacks because thankfully the hurricane was not going to hit us– we were all very worried. But before my friends could return to lower ground, we had to ride out the watch because even though it was probably not going to hit and the city was urging residents to stay put.

We had been camped out for hours in my living room looking pretty ragged when my friend Sophia pulled out this powder, dabbed some on and, well, she looked amazing, like she had just washed her face and put on a fresh dash of make up. It was unreal. Even though the coverage was amazing, you really could not tell she was wearing any makeup at all–a tell tale sign of powder usage– instead she looked super fresh.

Powder can make one look older as it can settle into lines. Nevertheless, despite having just used powder, her face looked better, more even, shine free, certainly not like she had been hunkered down in a city apartment for hours drinking beer watching CNN. I was instantly curious, what had Sophia put on? I had to know what it was. While she was sitting on the floor of my apartment she told me it was Bobbi Brown. I asked her if I could try some on, she said yes and handed me the glossy black rectangle compact and I went to town. I tried some on, and I was instantly in love, my face which tends toward redness was markedly less red, the powder seemed to hug my face, in a way that made the powder not obvious. The best part was that it had the power to hide some of my blemishes in a way that was not cakey and overly done. Hello, Holy Grail!

After the hurricane, a few days later, I went to Bloomingdales to purchase this. I have been using it for over a year and I have been nothing less than super pleased. The compact is pretty enough to pull out when I need to powder my face and the color is spot on. It never looks obvious or dries me out. At the end of the day, a swipe of this, instantly lifts my look, and I am ready to tackle the next thing on my agenda without having to reapply a full face of make up. The best part is that it does not make me break out, and this one compact has lasted over a year.

As I near the time where this compact needs to be replaced, I attempted to replace this with lesser brands and nothing, NOTHING comes close. This stuff is amazing, it will make your life better, make you look awake and will make you a happier, better person. Well, maybe not, but it will bust through shine, hide things worth hiding, and never make you look like a powdery mess, which I looked like at one too many occasions with other brands. The powdery mess only becoming obvious afterwards through pictures posted on Facebook, but this is something I no longer worry about, thanks to Magic Powder.