Archive | February, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Saves the Best for Last

28 Feb

Last Call for the Winter Games

Despite starting off with the tragic death of Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, and being trashed in the foreign press for all the misfires, Vancouver breathed a collective sigh of relief this weekend as the Winter Games came together.

Athletic accomplishments and personal bests were set with Team Canada winning 14 gold medals for the Winter Olympics.

Sidney Crosby to the Rescue: After leading the charge for most of the gold medal hockey game, Team Canada gave up a goal (with less than a minute to go) to send the game into overtime. Team USA had the momentum and Ryan Miller, but Nova Scotia’s Sidney Crosby saved the country from a collective nervous breakdown (does Sidney have a girlfriend?) The New York tabloids are calling him “Sid Vicious” but he’s just Sid the Kid to us.

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Johnny Weir’s Favorite Makeup Products

27 Feb
U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir.

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Makeup Routine of an Olympic Skating Champion

In today’s world, men wear makeup. Especially men involved with figure skating.

If you had to get tips from any of the figure skaters on Team USA, Johnny Weir would probably be your go-to makeup guy.

StyeList asked the flamboyant skater which makeup product he wouldn’t be caught dead without when skating.

Instead of naming one product, Weir offered these five top sellers for those of us who live and work on and off the ice.

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Curling is a Hit on Wall Street

27 Feb

Latest Pastime of Bull & Bear Followers

What do Wall Street bankers do after a stressful day of watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average dip and jive? They turn on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games to check out the latest curling match.

According to the New York Times, curling is like “chess on ice,” which even appeals to the CNBC crew who replace market chatter with curling when the closing bell rings.

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Rise and Faltering of Canadian Female Athletes at Vancouver 2010

27 Feb

Highs and Lows of Athletic Performance at the Winter Games

If you’ve been following the Canadian female athletes at the 2010 Winter Games, you may feel like you’ve been riding a rolling coaster.

So far, the best moments for the women have included Joannie Rochette elegantly skating to a bronze medal days after her mother died of a heart attack. Recalling her mother’s advice, Rochette chose to skate because her mother wanted her to be a strong person. Most of us couldn’t summon that level of courage in an entire lifetime. Rochette was awarded the Vancouver 2010 Terry Fox Award along with Petra Majdic of Slovenia for embodying the best in the human spirit.

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Vancouver Connection to Fountain of Youth

25 Feb

Vancouver Now Famous for Winter Games, Scenery and Botox

Vancouver isn’t just home to picture postcard scenery and world class skiing, according to NBC’s Today Show in town to cover the Winter Games.

The city is also the birthplace of cosmetic Botox pioneered by Vancouver couple, Jean and Alastair Carruthers. Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is famous for smoothing out expression lines (and the ability of some Hollywood actress to act when its overused).

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High Performance Lip Gloss from Lancome

24 Feb

Replenishing and Reshaping Lip Cream

Although aging in the lip area is more subtle than the rest of your face, genetic and environmental factors (like exposure to sunlight) may lead to lip lines and wrinkles. Your lips also become thinner and lose volume over time.

While some of the causes of aging lips are inevitable, the right lip formula can rejuvenate your lips. L’Absolu Crème De Brillance from Lancome contains Pro-Xylane™, typically found in skin care products, to visibly replenish and reshape your lips.

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Jon Hamm is Mad for Vancouver 2010

23 Feb


Shopping in Downtown Vancouver Jon Hamm Style

Since Mad Men has been on hiatus, Jon Hamm has been busy shooting films like Sucker Punch in Vancouver and hosting Saturday Night Live (Hamm got rave reviews for his second appearance on SNL, especially his sketch as Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown).

Although we may be able to forgive him for predicting US hockey gold over Team Canada, we still can’t wait to see the beardless Don Draper when Mad Men comes back to air later this year. A premiere date for the fourth season of Mad Men has yet to be announced. [tweetmeme source= “blushstopshere” only_single=false]

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Ice Dance Duo Scores a First in Olympic History

23 Feb

Couple Skate Near Perfect Performance

What’s the best medicine to help deaden the pain of Team Canada’s recent hockey loss? A gold medal performance by Canadian ice dance duo, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The couple have been skating together for 14 years and have now set the bar even higher for future ice dancers.

The home crowd at the Pacific Coliseum, which included Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, were lucky enough to witness the first North American team to win the Olympic ice dancing gold medal. At ages 20 and 22, Virtue and Moir are also the youngest Olympic ice dancing champions in history.

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