08.16.2010
Inspired By: Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”

So welcome to my new series- Inspired By.  The first edition?  Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” After watching the music video I’m still a little confused as to what a cupcake bikini has to do with California but nevertheless, it’s cute and fun…just like California.  Here’s my roundup…

Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom Solid Perfume – This 100% vegan (so LA) solid perfume is an ode to the SoCal sun.  Its scent has a lemony hint but not overpowering, like Pledge.

Benefit California Kissin’ Lip Shine– Fact: LA is the land of the perfect smile.  This lip product combines sexy shine with West coast cool.  The aqua blue sheen actually makes teeth appear whiter and it can be worn alone or with your favorite lipstick or gloss.

h.wood Ruby Lip Shine Pot– What’s more Hollywood glam than red lips?  This little lip pot is packed with powerful ingredients like jojoba oil, coco butter and shea butter to help you get the perfect Hollywood pout.

Too Faced California In a Compact – Even though Katy Perry is what some might consider “white toast,” mostly everyone in California has a bit of the golden sun glow.  For us pale girls, we can resort to “California in a compact” which is much better for your skin anyway.

Smart Girls Who Surf SPF 30+ Sunblock– Besides waxing my board, applying sunblock is probably my number one priority when I’m surfing.  This specially made-for-surfers SPF 30 provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection in addition to good for you ingredients like green tea extract and Vitamins C and E.

Leslie Blodgett Santa Barbara Eau de Parfum Spray– I had my first Santa Barbara experience a few months back and it was a memorable one.  The website describes this scent as picturing yourself sipping a cool drink on the pier, staring off into the Santa Barbara sunset without a care in the world.  Le sigh.  Top notes include pepper, lemon, cassis and peach, which all sound delicious.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer in “Palm Springs,” Malibu Green” and “Downtown LA.”  Need I say more?  Three unique places in Los Angeles that are all fun and bring special qualities to California.

3 thoughts on “Inspired By: Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”

  1. really Anonymous?!
    first of all, when people say California, they think L.A. it may not be right or fair, but that’s how it is. this L.A. girl may love San Fran, but the truth is that everyone loves L.A. and its perfect weather.
    second of all, even though Frisco is pretty much always freezing, it can get insanely hot and I have seen plenty of Haight-Ashbury girls in cutoffs and bikinis trying to beat the heat.
    third of all, I’m sure the reason that it’s called “California Gurls” is because SoCal women don’t know how to spell. it couldn’t possibly be a stupid pop singer trying to be different, right?

  2. can’t possibly be because having the same title “California Girls” by another artist can violate copyrights either huh? lol

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