“Your body smells of honey from the comb. Your amber silken skin smells of your mind.”
“If you buy her product you might get some garters some day.” This was my bf’s review after watching Madonna’s promo for her skin care line. I asked if he learned anything about the products, “Absolutely not.” He was impressed with the sexy, black and white ad and I was not. I thought it was a joke, a parody of skin care.
I get it. Madonna needs to stay relevant. She’s bored and she needs to dabble in something. Sitting at home, reading a book is not in her wheelhouse. Partnering up with an existing skin care line is so done. She’s Madonna. She can create her own high-end skin care line. Will it be amazing and keep us as young and fresh looking as her? It’s hard to know since none of that was communicated in the promo. According to her website MDNA SKIN will “challenge women and their awareness about the art and beauty of skin care.” Oh. It’s not supposed to make us laugh?
It has launched exclusively in Tokyo with a dedicated Japanese website. Under the “Concept” tab is another black and white video flashing images and words of inspiration. Her high fashion connections/collaborators are on display as the video is credited to Steven Klein and Mert and Marcus. There’s no news of the chrome clay mask, skin rejuvinator(her spelling) and serum hitting the States so we either have to bribe someone visiting Tokyo to pick some up or just wait for the reviews.
I wish Madonna had given us videos of herself applying the products and describing their benefits. A sexy demo session not so choppily edited would have been okay. Give us you in your fake boudoir, performing as only you can, telling us what we cannot live without. Maybe she will. Until then I’ll wait “hours, months, years” before trying it.
Thank to everyone for the repeat or first time visits. Nice to see someone out there is interested! There is something about the last 3 months of the year that zip by faster than any other time of the year. Time already speeds along but once Halloween comes it’s suddenly Thanksgiving, Christmas and a brand new year. As a toast to the holidays here are our last 6 gentleman from our calendar saga. No new advent calendar this year. Boo!
I’m tempted to cut October’s hair, just a trim. Kittens can be cute sometimes but I’m allergic to cats so no love here.
I would take Marley home. Thanks for the present! Bye now!
Bunny! How can you resist a bunny?
Overall I give the 2013 Hot Guys with Baby Animals a C. The idea is good but the guys were average. The baby animals were more appealing. January was my favorite month.
A truly titillating hot guy calendar is the Warwick Rowers. I suggest you check out the trailer for the calendar, yes there is a trailer, and the money goes to the team!
Wait a second, the priests have leisure time? This is our first priest not outside in front of a church or architectural element. They’re regular people! They read the newspaper!
December is a nice way to end the year. My favorite by far was September. We’ll give the priests a B+.
This was entertaining. For a review of other 9 months:
Kids are back in school, the weather is changing which means Mary Poppins may be arriving soon or that Summer is over. This time of the year makes me melancholic. Summer whizzes by and here’s September the limbo before Fall. It’s especially sad settling back into normal life after a good vacation. This is why I disappeared in August and why it’s been difficult for me to get my act together.
Our monthly calendar installment is one little bright spot. Not a fan of the Hot Guy. Definitely yes to the Priest.
I like Diesel the Italian Greyhound. What is the Thunder from Down Under?
Oh God. It’s a male revue in Vegas. HAHAHA!
They have a national tour if you can’t make it to Vegas. They even have a calendar, feather boas and t-shirts for sale.
Smolder. This is what our September Priest is doing. Thank God because the past few months have been disappointing! I have no further comment on him except enjoy!
I was in Italy the last two weeks of August and I tried looking for the 2014 Hot Priests Calendar. I saw them at newsstands here and there but guess what! The priests are all the same! No new priests! I was so excited to see them but so sad upon inspection to see the same guys of 2013. Why not change it every year? I can’t be the only tourist buying the calendar. Do they expect people to buy it once because they’ll never return to Italy? Here’s an untapped market. Boo.
Review the past installments:
Where is the Summer going? Why does it always fly by? Kapow! August is here.
My brain and my body are definitely on Summer time. The heat is manageable now in NY unlike June which was a cooker. Summer equals vacation so I want to stay up late, be lazy, spend the day wandering around, which is pretty much my normal mind-set, but the warm weather really encourages it.
Let’s move on to what you came here for: our monthly installment of Hot Guys, Baby Animals and Hot Priests. This month is good.
Clearly the editors of these calendars has a different notion of hot than I do. Everyone has their own ideas about what turns them on and what makes a guy hot. For me they have to stand out from the crowd. Maybe it’s one feature that catches your eye or the whole package. I’m a sucker for eyes.
Our July representatives are okay. We won’t kick them off the island but here’s hoping for better next month!
Here’s a question, what does Michael’s hair look like? Hats can change a person’s look, add attitude or hide something. Who is the Michael without the hat?
As for Mr. T is he a pony or a miniature horse? Is he related to Lil’ Sebastian?
Our July Priest reminds me of one of my bf’s friend which makes this weird. I don’t consider my bf’s friend to be hot so being reminded of him in this Priests of Rome calendar makes think ick. By the way bf just saw this picture and said, “that totally looks like Jonathan!” Great. Next please!
Why the clenched face? Did he not want his picture taken? Be happy! You live in Rome! You serve the people! Maybe he doesn’t feel that way. Or maybe his shoes are too tight. Haha.
Oh July, you are here already. Happy 4th of July to everyone!
Yeah for June and yeah for the Summer! Summer is my favorite time of the year. Partly because of the warm weather and sunshine but mostly because my birthday is in June. I loved my birthday as a little kid and I still love it. I don’t like that another year passes and my age increases but it’s all in the mind, right?
This month’s duo of Hot Guy and Hot Priest will do. All the boxes are checked here. Shirtless guy? Check. Cute puppy? Check. Attractive man of the cloth? Check.
One day I came home from kindergarten excited that tomorrow was Chantal Day. My parents were perplexed. It wasn’t June 6, so what was I talking about? When they had calmed me down and asked me exactly what Chantal Day was, it turned out to be Show and Tell Day. Is it my fault that my name is pronounced with a SHHHH sound same as Show? Nope. What can I say? Life excites me. I may treat small things with too much gravitas but that’s who I am.
My Mom pointed out to me that the 2013 Hurricane name list includes my name. It’s kind of cool but then I sincerely hope that there’s never a Hurricane Chantal, just a Tropical Storm Chantal. Tropical storms have winds of 39 miles per hour or less, and typically create less chaos than hurricanes.
Enjoy the beginning of Summer. I will.
Previous installments of Hot Guys and Priests:
Hello, May! Here you are and there you went!
So pathetic that I started this post on May 1 and finally posting it on May 23. Bogged down once again by work, family and graduations, all fun stuff which puts the blog on the backburner. Yikes! I also joined the ranks of iPhone crazies and got one. It is an amusing and useful thing. Now that my whole family has iPhones we can group message each other which I am thoroughly enjoying.
This month’s Hot Guy and Baby Animal duo is meh. I wasn’t expecting a piglet for May. Silly me for thinking “baby animals” means puppies and kittens. Annnnnimals, right. For cute puppies I can check out @bestpupz or @dailypuppy on Instagram and see sickeningly adorable puppies.
“Michael coaches Little League.”
“Franklin plays short stop.”
May’s Hot Priest is the reminder that we should not be salivating over these men of the cloth but celebrating our faith. Surrree. He’s not terrible but he’s more like the assistant principal than hot priest.
To see what you’ve missed:
There is a long weekend coming up but I am refocusing my attention in June and hope to be back on track!
I don’t have any April Fool’s jokes to share. Just your monthly installment of a Hot Guy with a Baby Animal and a Hot Priest.
It’s timely that the Vatican Conclave picked a pope before Easter. Although why should it take long to pick the new pope? The cardinals already know each other and have a sense of where they see Church leadership so easy! I do like that Pope Francis seems a little more humble in his fashion choices. We’ll see about the rest, not that I’m a practicing Catholic, but I tune in to what’s going on there from time to time.
On to the guys!
For our April Priest we have another very young man holding a scepter or something. He’s a little too young for my taste. Give him a few years. I wish there was a caption as to where he is, what festival, what town, what church. I guess that’s a little much to ask seeing as it’s a calendar of attractive Men of the Cloth.
Our April Hot Guy and Baby Animal have matching hair cuts! Flowing, shaggy hair. Pup or guy? I like the puppy better. Hmmm….he’s less clean cut than our previous months, but he’s “a vegan chef that loves quarter pounders?” Ummm, okay. And “Mugsy keeps kosher?” Perhaps this is their April Fool’s joke or maybe it’s all nonsense? Ding ding ding!
I do like the eye contact here on both their parts. Thank you for focusing on your audience.
If you happened to miss the previous months, please amuse yourself!
How is it March already? Wasn’t it just January 1, 2013? Do I feel this way every passing year and every passing month? YES! To brighten your day and get March off to a good start here is your installment of Hot Guys with Baby Animals and Hot Priests. I think our March guys are so-so.
What is this priest doing? It looks like he’s accepting food out of someone’s hand. Could it be the Eucharist? No way. Outside of the church? Or maybe he’s been holding that scepter for so long some kind lady offered him a snack. I love that the hand appears and we have no idea who it belongs to. Nice ring. I think he’s an altar boy or maybe a candidate for Seminary. Either way I’m not loving him. I wish there was a full face front shot, but I guess we’re attempting some variation in the poses.
As for our Hot Guy with a Baby Animal. Hmmm….could we have less looking wistful into the distance and more chest and abs please? Yes his face is nice but if you’re going to make this a calendar that objectifies men and makes us coo at puppies and kittens then do it properly! This would never happen in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. No sir.
Oh and for those of you who are concerned with the names and thoughts/occupations of our March Hot Guy and Baby Animal:
“Anthony collects fish for his aquarium” (fresh or saltwater? Saltwater demands a lot of attention so will he be more into the fish than us? haha)
“Gracie likes to eat sushi” (My kind of pup.)
For the previous months (and insight into why I’m doing this and how it started) click below:
I worked in the Art Library at Oberlin College, so this video makes me reminisce and laugh. You could watch it for the music alone, or maybe the clothing, but Betty Glover with her riding crop is memorable.