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#MusicMonday Happy 4th of July!  Lady Gaga at Super Bowl 50

To mark the Fourth of July and #MusicMonday, I’m reaching back into recent history: namely, Lady Gaga’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl 50:

She starts out softly, but once she surmounts “and the rocket’s red glare,” you know that she’s killed it.

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Source: Happy 4th of July! | The Style Page

K-#beauty in the #DC Metro Area UPDATED

Here a few updates on the popular article Asian beauty stores in the DC Metro Area | The Style Page:

eCosway has closed, and I changed the marker to red.

There are still Shiseido and AMORE counters inside Super H in Fairfax.  Not only does AMORE carry AMOREPACIFIC brands, but it also carries Missha.  The women at the counter told me that the most popular items were sheet masks and BB cream – no surprise there.  Here is my recent haul from Amore:

  • Missha Stick Eye shadow in Maple Honey
  • Missha Deep Sea Water Firming Eye Patch
  • Missha Speedy Solution Clearing Gel Eye Patch
  • Aritaum The Professional 100% Jelly Cleansing Puff, actually a konjac sponge infused cleansing jelly.  It dries out quickly and is prone to mold.
  • Mamonde Double Effect Ampoule Mask – Violet Flower Ultra Moisturizing, a two-step product consisting of an ampoule (whatever that is) and a sheet mask.

Because I had been to Super H recently, I changed the marker to green.  I turned the other markers to gray, as I can’t vouch for them.

Aritaum describes itself as “the one stop solution for all your beauty needs.”  It is a chain of K-#beauty stores whose parent company is AMOREPACIFIC.  Some Aritaum stores operate under the AMORE name.  Aritaum/AMORE locations are identified by blue diamonds.

According to cosmeticsdesign.com, there are 70 Aritaum stores in the US and Canada, with more store openings planned for this year.

 

 

Female World Leaders

From International Womens Day Female World Leaders 2016:

The world is made up of close to 200 countries. Fewer than 20 are led by a woman who was elected to the role. Many nations, have never voted a woman into their highest office. As it stands today, 17 women are serving in elected heads of state or government roles, according to the U.N. Women’s …

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel by Armin Linnartz [CC BY-SA 3.0 de]

It’s hard to believe that we haven’t elected a female President (and I’m not one to support a female simply because she has a vagina:-).  The only viable option is Hillary – yech!

I wonder why the Democratic and Republican parties don’t identify women who could go the distance to become President and groom them. The Democratic establishment is too fixated on backing Hillary.

If anything, this election season has shown that there is a clear disconnect between the party establishment and voters.  Maybe this is an opportunity to a woman to break free of the party system and run for President.

Happy 4th of July!

We recognized Canada Day; we would be remiss to not recognize our very own Fourth of July.

American Flag

American Flag

We associate the 4th of July with parades, barbeques, and fireworks, but let’s take a few moments today to reflect on The Declaration of Independence.  Read the Declaration of Independence on the National Archives web site.

The Declaration of Independence closes with these words:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Indeed, several signers suffered for the cause of independence.

It surprised me to hear a man from Eritrea and a man from Pakistan say that they had memorized the Declaration of Independence in their home countries.

The Declaration of Independence is housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. I was privileged to see the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights arise from out of their vaults prior to visitor hours.

What about you?  How are you going to celebrate the 4th of July?  I’m going to take advantage of the movie theater discount to see Man of Steel: you know, “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”