Vanessa and I check out four mascaras with botanical-based formulas, made from either natural sugar-based biopolymers or beeswax, carnauba wax or rice bran wax. There are non-irritating products for hypoallergenic skin, sensitive eyes and gluten-free options. All good. But how did they look on my naturally long and luscious eyelashes? Did they help me seduce the ladies with my cute blinking? And most importantly, was Vanessa was able to help me get the stuff on my eye lashes before I poked my eyes out? Watch below and find out. And as always, see our other videos at Good Report TV and buy all the mentioned products at Good Roots.
I’m lucky to be blessed with long lashes. Seriously, when I get make-up done for TV shows, the make-up girls always compliment my lashes. But they still won’t date me. Go figure. Anyway, if your lashes aren’t as well-endowed, you might want some help from mascara. But not so fast. The skin around your eyes is 10x thinner than the rest of your face. So make sure to watch Vanessa and I run down the key toxic ingredients like preservatives, synthesized petrochemicals and emulsifying agents you don’t want near your eyes. Then feel comfortable as you try to achieve eye lashes like mine. And let me know if you figure out how to get make-up girls to date you.
On Valentine’s Day, Humble & Fred Radio held a Win A Date With Josh Rachlis contest. A week later, I took Nidhi, the winner, to Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant. We were taken there and back by A Celebrity Limousine Service. And it was all paid for by ITEX, a small business and community barter network that lets you pay with your goods and services. ITEX sponsors the show, so this whole date was free for me. All I had to do was be my charming self. But, as you can hear in my report on the radio, the story begins with me saying how nice the date was, and the story ends with the radio hosts deciding that I need a therapist. Listen to my story about 40 into the file here. And here’s the video preview:
My co-host Andrea Victory-Lacasse (owner of the Shop Pretty blog) and I tried out eco-friendly bath salts so you’ll know which ones are best. We sat there with our feet soaking in warm, bath salt filled water. A tough job, but someone has to do it. And it was kind of like if Andrea and I were at a resort, with our feet in a pool. Except she’s married. And she probably wouldn’t go to a resort with me even if she were single. But, you know what? It’s more like we were having a bath together. Which I guess she wouldn’t do either. But this is close enough. So, yah, I’ve basically had a bath with Andrea. But anyway, what was I talking about? Oh, right. Bath salts. Yah, they smell great and feel great and you should watch our review. And now, excuse me while I go soak my feet alone. So very alone.
As my Facebook friends/followers know, on Saturday, Feb 15, I decided at the last minute to go to the airport and head to NYC with a girl I’d never met. The photo I posted from the airport got many Likes and comments. One of the comments being from Humble Howard saying I better come on the show afterward to report on the adventure. So here’s the story I told on Humble & Fred Radio on Wednesday morning. Like I said on Facebook, it’s neat that what begins as a story about me having chili-induced stomach problems on the way to the hotel ends with a touching discussion about how searching for the “perfect” partner can keep you from finding someone great. You can hear the story at an hour and 40 minutes into the link here. And here’s the video preview they made for the day’s show:
Normally Valentine’s Day is a pretty depressing day for me. But not this year. And in fact, this year made up for many lonely years. Because Humble & Fred Radio held a Win A Date With Josh contest. I think we were also calling it The H&F Dating Game with Josh Rachlis. But whatever you call it, it was 3 lovely ladies vying for my affections. And I call that awesome. On the Monday, the show’s producer/co-host Eileen messaged me on Facebook with her idea. I said sure. She replied that she knew I’d always be up for something adventurous. Then they put out a search for ladies via their Facebook page and on the show, and Eileen picked her favourites. When I showed up at the station on Friday morning, Eileen blind-folded me and… Well, to find out, you’ll have to listen here. And just in case you need any more convincing, here’s a video preview:
Before you ease your aching body into a relaxing tub of bath salts, check out me and Andrea Victory-Lacasse (from Shop Pretty) presenting our short list of the ingredients you don’t want to soak into your skin. But do let my drawings sink in – They’ll make sense if you think about them. Ok, maybe not.