MissDona's Guide to TV, Gadgets, Gossip, Being Gorgeous, the Grand City and Great Deals

I've been told a million times that I should write a book. I think this is as close as I'm going to get.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

What to do: Acupuncture Happy Hour

$15 for 30 minutes of ear needles for deep relaxation.

Acupuncture Happy Hour

It's not my cup of tea, but I know one person who reads this who might be interested.

via Fashionweekdaily

Spa Me: Day Spa Deals at Spa Finder

Spa deals all across the country. Find your locale in the drop down search.

Day Spa Deals at Spa Finder

What to Buy: Benefit Cosmetics Sale!-abration

Friday, January 27, 2006

What to Watch: "VH1 News Presents : Hollywood Secrets Revealed: Scenes They Don't Want You To See "

I know you always wanted to see Jennifer Aniston fighting off a Leprechaun.

Tonight at 10:30

VH1.com : Shows : VH1 News Presents : Hollywood Secrets Revealed: Scenes They Don't Want You To See

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Horrifying Corporate Mascots From Days of Yore - Consumerist

Take Note: Rejection Hotline

Sometimes you need a fake phone number to pass out to people who pester you.

Loser Line

What to Buy: Bliss Outlet

Bliss recently opened an online outlet store. It's a good place to pick up gifts.

bliss > beauty products from bliss spas: shop > outlet

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What to Watch: "My Name is Rhonetta"

Help us to help Rhonetta | Popwatch

Check the first Comment. She's got a rap sheet.... Hehe...

The Power of TiVo: Undelete is on it's Way!

Have you ever deleted something out of your TiVo and said to your self, "Damn. I wish that I could have that back!"?

Our prayers are going to be answered in an upcoming service release.

TiVo undelete forthcoming! - Engadget

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I Need This: Shine Happy

Another goofy named product: this time from Clairol. It's an at-home dual process "shine revival" for the hair.

Beauty Addict Says "revitalizes your hair with beautiful clear shine and silkiness, taking you from Bride of Frankenstein to Rapunzel in a matter of minutes."

Yeah, I could use this.

Purchase here ($7.99/free shipping)

Monday, January 23, 2006

What To Buy: A Fragrance Journey

The House of Creative Scentualization features a Fragrance Journey. It's a corny name, for a custom blended Fragrance. They ask you a buncha questions (What's your favorite color, time of day, etc) and then send you three custom blended samples for you to choose your own Fragrance. The "Journey" is only $25, and the custom blended products are more expensive.

They also have samples of their house blends and oils for $1-$1.50.

Entertainment News: A Pox on "Earl"

"Well, I mean, first of all, we think it's chickenpox," deadpanned show creator Greg Garcia. "I saw him shake
Charlie Sheen's hand at the Golden Globes, and the next morning he woke up with bumps all over him, so it could be anything."

A Pox on "Earl" - Yahoo! News

Friday, January 20, 2006

The Return of Tab

You remember Tab, right? It's newly incarnated... as "Tab Energy"

Not Your Grandma's Cola via fashionweekdaily

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Look at this: Baby Monkey and a Toy Duck

"Baby squirrel monkey Loki, who lost his mother shortly after his birth eight weeks ago, has grown quite fond of his stuffed toy duck"


Check out the Baby Monkey/Toy Duck slide show


I didn't think a Baby Monkey and a Toy Duck could be so cute.

Aww.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What to Buy?: Buddy Beads for Teens

NYers Rejoice: Trader Joe's to Open in NYC

Trader Joe's to Open in New York - New York Times

The parking situation will still make me go to Westchester. But this is still awesomely awesome.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What to Buy: $5 Sephora Bargains


Need a makeup bag? This one is adorable and only $5! (I think it’s in stock at Times Square, too)

Also, this mascara, which got great reviews at Shefinds, is only $5. If anyone is picking up the mascara, get me a couple tubes of black, and I’ll pay you back.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

IFILM - MissDona's Video: Steppin Out



In my unending quest to get Brian on VH1, I put his video on ifilm.com. VH1 and ifilm have a new show called
WebJunk20 where they count down the top 20 web clips of the week. And I think Brian is a contender.

Give Brian Some Love at iFilm.com

Friday, January 13, 2006

Sale Alert: Miss A Kit

Wishing Fish's Miss A Kit is a go-to gift and it's on sale for $12.99.

Love This: $59 Spa Services

$59 Spa Services in NY, Chicago and Tampa Bay

Love You via Pretty City

Valid January 15, 2006 through February 15, 2006

I have to sit this one out, so let me know how it goes.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I Want This: Shu Uemura - 24K Eyelash Curler

It's totally absurd, but I kinda want it.

Shu Uemura - 24K Eyelash Curler

via SheFinds.com

What to Watch: Beauty & The Geek 2

Beauty & The Geek 2 premieres tonight. It's very sweet. Geeks try to makes the Beauties smarter and the Beauties try to make the Geeks more social. And they all learn how similar they really are.. awww.

The Geeks are way Geekier than last time. They raised the quotient with the "I can solve the Rubik's Cube in 9.22 seconds" guy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Gossip/Porn: The Colin Farrell Sex Tape is now Available

via IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com

I can't be the only curious one.

The Most Beautiful Baby in the Land

Friday, January 06, 2006

What to Listen To: Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn has a Podcast and no one told me?

We love Tim Gunn and support all of his endeavors.

TiVo Power

Heh (Nick Lachey edition)

Nick and Jessica had a kinky thing.

Apparently, her boots were made for somethin’.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

What to Watch: Cash Cab

I need to find this Cab; because I’m good at trivia.

Top 100 Annoying Things About 2005

Retrocrush has the Top 100 Annoying Things About 2005.

My favorite:

::3 ARUBA KIDNAP VICTIM, NATALEE HOLLAWAY The media was never more racist than it's coverage of the missing white Alabama teen. News channels covered her disappearance round the clock, while Hispanic woman Carmen Sandiego remains missing with no media attention whatsoever.::

via BWE    

Jon Stewart to Host the Acadamy Awards?

It might actually stay interesting for a minute this year. (Link)

I-Did-Not-Know-That (Bed Linens Edition)

When we look for bed linens, we don't strictly look for thread count. We look for Egyptian or Pima cotton with a thread count of about 400. A difference in texture will not be noticeable if the thread count is greater than 400 (using Egyptian or Pima cotton).If the sheets are not Egyptian or Pima cotton, the manufacturer may be using a multiple-ply thread and bumping the thread count. For example, a dual-ply thread woven at 200 will be sold as 400.Bastards.

Sale at Overstock.com 440 Egyptian Cotton in colors with stripes, $52.99    

Yeah, We Knew that Already (Lindsay Lohan Edition)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

VH1's I Love Toys

VH1 is having an I Love Toys countdown is asking for votes

My criteria was (a) stuff I actually played with (b) non “adult” toys (Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit). As far as I’m concerned, the list is missing two of my favorites: Fashion Plates and the Farrah Head.

I voted for: Atari, Barbie, Cabbage Patch Kids, Colorforms, Crayola Crayons, Easy-Bake Oven, Fisher Price Little People, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Ker Plunk, Lite Brite, Operation, Play Doh, Rubik's Cube, Simon, Snoopy Snow Cone Machine, Speak and Spell, Spirograph, Viewmaster, Weebles

Do you think they have any grave omissions (like Fashion Plates or Farrah)?

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Shower Power?

Yesterday, dailycandy featured the Jonathan Antin Shower Purification System. We have so much crap in our water here; the build-up on our showerhead looks remarkably like rust and the lime scale in our tub? You don’t want to know.

They say that it’s good and they are the ones who introduced me to the Astara Blue Flame mask. So it must be good, right?

Discount Beauty Center

Discount Beauty Center has some good stuff at good prices.

When my cash flow improves, I’m going to treat Brian to Burberry Touch 3.4 for $44.99 ($20 off retail).

Heh. (Today Show Edition)

Matt Lauer thought that a Booty Call was Phone Sex (interviewing Sarah Chalke).

What to Watch: Celeb Autobiography, The Soup, Issac

If you haven't caught Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words or The Soup: Clipdown '05. You should. The Soup (formerly Talk Soup) used to suck, but it's good now. I swear..

It looks like you're too late for the clipdown, but you have one more chance to catch Celeb Autobiography. They're the best things on TV in the last month.

I'm also loving the Issac Mizrahi talk show. His sketches & answers segment should be an hour long.    

Merry Christmas (Happy Holidays)

The Christmas gift that's getting the best reviews is ... my Seat Belt Bag (the Jr. Messenger, in Razzleberry-- thanks Shannon). I love the cross-over-the-chest styling and the million and one pockets in the lining.

Also, thanks to Tracey, I'm the proud owner of the Jay McCarroll bag. It rocks. And it's the perfect size for toting shoes.

I pre-ordered the Barbie. Because, as I said to Missy, "I'm Crazy. And this is what Crazy people do." My love for her shoes is stronger than my distaste for her head.

I'm also hooked on BitTorrent. Lifehacker recommends that searches for Torrents start here (TorrentFinder). This is something I never should have introduced to Brian. He's addicted to downloading as it is...

A New Year - A New Endevor

I'm feeling ambitous this morning. I plan to post things I find that interest me. I find a lot of things interstesting, so I hope you don't get bored.