Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rave of the Day: Favorite Workout Tunes

Two of my favorite DJs (shout out to Jason Matheson and Alexis Thompson on FM 107.1 out of Minneapolis!) were talking about their favorite workout music today, and it got me thinking about what songs I'd like to shake my groove thang to.  (Hey, I figured I'll start with the music, and then I'll get my lazy butt to the gym! Gotta have your priorities straight!)

I created a playlist with some of their suggestions, some of the other listener's suggestions, and a few of my own picks.  Take a listen, maybe it will help you too, or at least give you something to listen to while you clean the house, or have a party?

Not all of the songs are "clean" so consider yourself warned if you have little ones...and the songs are all over the place, from princess pop (I know, I know - it's terrible, but the upbeat tempo just works for this, so stop judging me!) to hip-hop to techno to 80s to Aretha Franklin to rap to classical music.  I TOLD you it was all over the place.

Get a playlist! Standalone player

What songs keep you going when you're about to pass out on the treadmill?  

Friday, February 13, 2009

Rave of the Day: My Favorite Perfume is a Men's Cologne?!


I know what you're thinking.  What?  Has she gone completely off her rocker?

Her favorite perfume is a men's cologne?  Seriously?

SERIOUSLY.  First of all, it's Prada, so can you really go wrong? And really, people, just hear me out.

Prada Infusion D'Homme was designed to closely resemble the women's perfume, Prada Infusion D'Iris, but is a little less "sweet" smelling.  It provides a unique soapy scent and is great for an overall clean feel with a light touch of florals and woodsy undertones.  It reminds me of the smell of your guy when he runs out of his soap in the shower, and reaches for your fancy stuff.

Here's how Sephora describes it:

Fall under the spell of Infusion D'Homme, the new refined men's fragrance from Prada.  Utilizing the finest traditions of classic perfumery, Infusion D'Homme works closely with the body to create a subtle yet distinctive scent.  This sensuously crafted essence blends intoxicating citrus and woody notes for an understated, but lasting, impression.

Tunisian Neroli, Iris Pallida, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Incense, Benzoin

Classy.  Sophisticated.  Elegant
Next time you're at the fragrance counter, take a little gander to the men's cologne section and check this little puppy out!  

(And so you're not going into this completely blind, here's some other [women's] fragrances that strike my fancy.)

Vera Wang The Fragrance
Fresh Pink Jasmine
Trust me, you'll be glad you did!