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.

Friday, March 31, 2006

What to Click: Brewing AI Scandal

Is Mandisa part of the "ex-gay" movement? If so, there will be a whole mess'a people that will be unhappy with her.

'American Idol': The inevitable scandal roundup | Popwatch | Blog: Entertainment Weekly

Thursday, March 30, 2006

What to be Grossed out by: Teri Hatcher and Ryan Seacrest

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What to Click: Free Razor

Get a Free Schick Quattro razor once you click through their little presentation.

How to Groom: Threading at Shobha

Last week, my eyebrows were ridiculously overgrown. They needed special attention that the nail salon waxing ladies couldn't handle. I usually go there or to a place like Bombay Beauty for threading. They’re great for clean-up. But when my eyebrows need shape? I have to step it up a notch.

After the Anastasia Salon at Sephora Times Square couldn't fit me in, I made an appointment at Shobha. I went to the Soho location and was treated by Hibba.

Other threading salons are like barber shops, this was more like a spa. Complimentary Tea, lovely decor and my brows were given the shape and attention they needed. Hibba worked with me to define the right shape for my face, rather than just having-at-it.

While Bombay is cheap ($7), Shobha is more upscale and you pay for it ($20). Nevertheless, it is still a bargain compared to the Anastasia Salon ($32) and you do not have to be groomed in front of a Times Square window, this is a concept I can endorse.

While I didn't try their Sugaring/Waxing. They do have a no-double-dip policy, which is nice. God knows what's floating around in the wax at most normal places.

Friday, March 24, 2006

What to Do: Take the World Series of Pop Culture Screening Test

It must be screening test season, as I have another one for you.

The VH1 World Series of Pop Culture is going to have a Wildcard Team. I'll be playing along with this one.

The Test will be administered next Wednesday at 7 and 10 Eastern.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

What to Do: Take the Jeopardy! Screening Test

We all want to be on Jeopardy!, right?

Now's our chance, Jeopardy! is now offering online screening tests. You can only take the online test once, so I might wait until the next round.

via Slashdot

What to Buy: Summer Soles

Sandal season is just around the corner and this looks like a good find.

Summer Soles are removable, replaceable insoles for your summer shoes. They wick perspiration away from your feet and leave you with nice, dry (non-stinky) feet.

via Shefinds -- and SheFinds readers get 20% off when you enter code “SHEFINDS” at the checkout.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Don't I know you? Sopranos Edition

The guy who played Tony's main doctor last night kept bugging me. I'm like.. I know this guy, Don't I know this guy?

And then it occurred to me. This guy played Rachel's father on Friends.

Friday, March 17, 2006

What to Read: The Smoking Gun/Where to Shop: Trader Joes

My hero, Nicole Narain, signed a contract to sell her video with Colin Farrell for $3 million. If I had that video, and I looked that good in it, I'd sell it in a second.

Trader Joes opens in New York today.

Go pick up a few of my favorite products:

Individually frozen chicken strips
Individual Stuffed Salmon and Stuffed Flounder
Ginger Scallion Thai Sauce
Individual packs of Almonds

Thursday, March 16, 2006

What to Watch (This Summer): Rockstar....

Rockstar Supernova

Who? You say? Exactly.

Seems as if our friend Tommy Lee is building a band (with Jason Newsted and Gilby Clark).

Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro on the same show? Yep, I'm there.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

What to Do: RSS

Blogcritics has a great post to introduce you to RSS. If you don't know what RSS is?

RSS is a way of keeping up with your favorite blogs (like this one) without actually visiting the page everyday.

Go find out how to use it at Blogcritics

I use a combination of my.yahoo.com, live bookmarks in Firefox and the Google Reader

via Lifehacker

What to Buy: Goody StayPut

I know it's hard to get excited over hair elastics, but stay with me here. Ponytails and headbands are the lastest thing and you need the best tools, right?

Goody has a new line of hair elastics that have rubber tread so they actually stay.in.your.hair.

They have some extra long ones that make for good headbands. I'm stylin today with mine.

Goody

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What to Click: Free Gum

Who wants Free Dentyne Gum?

I'm not a gum-chewer, but you may be.

Monday, March 06, 2006

What to Buy: Retro Candy Gift Boxes

candycrate.com has Retro Candy Gift Boxes

What a cute gift! Assorted candy, purchasable by the decade (from the 40s through the 90s).

My personal favorite is the 80s. But earlier decades could be a good gift for the more "mature" people in your life.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Where to Surf: Free iTunes Song

Paper Mate has a survey that gives a code for a free iTunes song.

via Consumerist