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Our Non-Jersey Girl dons “Jeggings” – fashion crime does not ensue (?)

11 Dec

This year for me has been all about major life changes (no, no, not that kind of life change…I’m only in my early 30’s.)  At times some of it was great…at times some of it was awful beyond comprehension…and at times some of it was truly triumphant.

"When it's time to change, you've got to re-arrange" - Peter Brady

I’ve had enough change this year to make Linda Blair’s (from the Exorcist) head turn 180 degrees and vomit pea soup. I’ve had to stop a lot along the way to re-evaluate myself, my goals, and where the next direction will take me.  And I’ve also had to re-learn how to breathe.

I think many women in a life-changing situation go through this internal reflection period, as well as a literal makeover. As Peggy Lee once crooned, “I’ve got to go wash that man out of my hair.”  It’s a cleansing process.  A re-affirmation of self.  Plus it just makes you feel good.

And little by little, I’ve been doing just that.  I had my long hair cut into a funky, edgy bob.  I treated myself to a new Bobbi Brown holiday makeup palette, and have been mastering the art of creating the perfect, sexy  “smoky eye” and mascara’ing my already long lashes to Lady Gaga lengths.  I got serious and finally lost the 20 pounds I had packed on in the last 2 years…(it’s called going to the gym and Weight Watchers, people.  It works.)

Last week I stared into the mirror and didn’t recognize the woman who stared back.  And I liked it.

So, still feeling confident, I decided this week to push the fashion envelope one more time.   I bought a pair of “jeggings”.

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Snooki’s Poof…How to rock the look for Halloween and after.

30 Oct Snooki Poof

OMG…Even Ellen DeGeneres has become “Snookified” for Halloween this year!

This week, she unveiled her Halloween costume on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Instead of just going as “Snooki”, the breakout star of MTV’s hit reality show, Jersey Shore, she took it one step further as Snooki’s Poof.  (C’mon, just going as Snooki is soooooooo unoriginal!)

Check out this video that shows Ellen in her Halloween Snooki Poof costume:

Snooki is famous for her 1960’s beehive hair poof…a look acheived by massive amounts of teasing and hairspray.  The pint-sized (4’9″) star has created a new celebrity hair trend…possibly one of the most copied since the popular “Rachel” haircut made famous by Jennifer Aniston in the mid-1990’s.  With her signature poof and high heels, Snooki probably reaches a height of 5’7″. 

In fact, you can learn how to create your own Snooki poof!  Check out this how-to tutorial from Snooki, herself. 

P.S. You may want to purchase a Bumpits hair volumizing tool to really get the poof look down pat.

The Snooki – 2010’s Number One Halloween Costume

28 Oct

Still searching for a last-minute Halloween costume?

Snooki from Jersey Shore

There’s still time to get your gear together to transform yourself into SNOOKI!

Seems that dressing as “Snooki”, the pint-sized reality star from MTV’s hit show, Jersey Shore, is predicted to be the #1 costume choice for this year’s Halloween festivities.  There are even all-in-one costume kits being sold at Halloween stores.

Really.  For $29.99…and it’s got buyer ratings of 4 out of 5 stars.  I can’t make this stuff up.

I wonder if “Best Snooki” would be an added costume prize category at the Halloween costume contest?  (You know…Most Original, Prettiest, Scariest, Best Snooki.  Wait…aren’t Scariest and Best Snooki the same prize category?

So what do you need to become a Snooki?

  • Spray Tan yourself to become as orangy-tan as possible
  • Wear something animal print….leopard or zebra works best
  • Buy a long dark wig, a family-size AquaNet hairspray and a Bumpits hair teasing kit (this is apparently a Jersey Girl must).  These three items will achieve the gravity defying “Snooki hair poof”
  • Wear giant fuzzy slippers.  Bonus points awarded for pink or leopard-print.
  • Make sure you are seen all night guzzling a fishbowl-size drink concoction.  Giant straws and some drink umbrellas will add a nice touch.
  • Bring a jar of kosher pickles (Snooki’s favorite) for extra points.

If you or someone you know are planning to become “snooki-fied”…comment below and post pictures!  Maybe we’ll have our own unofficial “Best Snooki” costume award.

Check out two of these Snooki look-alikes.   What do you think?

Snooki Costume

Snooki Guy

Cheers, and have a safe & happy Halloween!

Pale is the New Tan

21 Oct

A boon to the tanning industry…a bane to dermatologists…the hot MTV show “Jersey Shore” has colored my home state a cheesy, skin-frazzling shade of UV-orange.

I have decided to proclaim my pale (and hopefully skin-cancer risk free) complexion as the new tan!

I am glad to see I am not alone…you can even express my sentiment on a cute t-shirt!

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