‘Jersey Shore’ Star Pauly D’s Hair Tutorial

31 12 2009

I hate to admit it, but I’m absolutely obsessed with MTV’s hit reality show, Jersey Shore.  I’m not alone either.  There are more than 2.1 million viewers that tune in each week to checkout all the antics of the Jersey natives.  But what is it about this show that fascinates us?  Is it the Jersey accents?  Maybe it’s the orange tans.  Or perhaps it’s the unique Jersey style…hairstyle that is?  BINGO!

I have often wondered what it takes to achieve hair like that of DJ Pauly D (Paul Delvecchio), star of Jersey Shore.  Now I know.  Check out this new step-by-step video that Pauly D made for the New York Daily News.

JOICO ICE Spiker Water-Resistant Styling Glue

To achieve Pauly D’s look, try JOICO ICE Spiker Water-Resistant Styling Glue.  To ensure the best application, apply a dime-size amount of Spiker to damp hair and work through with fingers or a comb until evenly distributed (NOTE: white residue can occur, resulting in flaking of product, if you use too much product or don’t distribute evenly through hair).  Style immediatly, as product drys quickly.  To restyle, wet hair until it is damp and style as desired.

What are your thoughts?  Do you or anyone you know have a hairstyle similar to this?  Share your photos and styling tips with our readers.

Disclaimer: AreYouBeing.com does not endorse this hairstyle, but respects the individuals that are able to pull this look off.

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Clothing Review: New Year, New Wardrobe

21 12 2009

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and yet you still haven’t finished your holiday shopping.  What are you waiting for?

Knowing that many guys, and women for that matter, wait until the very last minute to do their holiday shopping, 191 Unlimited has come up with a clever promo to help them finish up their shopping.  Now through midnight tomorrow, December 22nd, the men’s clothing brand is offering a 40% discount and free overnight shipping (guaranteed delivery before Christmas Eve) when you use the “holiday” promo code during checkout.  With this big discount, you may even find some shirts that you can use to create a new wardrobe for 2010.

Worn by everyone from Taboo of the Black Eye Peas to New England Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady, the brand currently has more than 40 different styles available in woven, flannel and solid designs.  The best part, the sizes start at 2T and go all the way up to 4XL, so now Tom and his sons John and Benjamin can turn heads with matching apparel – as if they need any help.

To see more celebrities wearing 191 Unlimited, click here to see Lupe Fiasco and his band sporting the clothing in the new Solar Midnite music video (bonus track from The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack).

191 Unlimited featuring Coronation Shirt

Disclaimer: The above company provided samples in exchange for editorial review.





Holiday Gift Guide for Guys

18 12 2009

The holidays are quickly approaching.  And if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, here’s a few guy-approved products that are guaranteed to please.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 Waterproof Camera: For the novice and professional photographers alike, this new camera from Panasonic has some of the best features available on a camera today.  It is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera to also feature AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities. And because it is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, shockproof from falls up to 5 feet, and dustproof, you can feel confident taking this on your next cruise or camping trip. The LUMIX DMC-TS1 is available in silver, green and orange.
Retail Price: $399.95, www.Amazon.com

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 Digital Camera

Soho HD Camcorder, Luxe Collection: The Soho 720p HD Camcorder, part of the new Luxe Collection from DXG, combines high-definition technology and style in one camcorder that is hip, hot and haute. The Soho 720p HD Camcorder comes in a blue argyle design that is inspired by the latest trend in fashion.  The Soho 720p HD Camcorder records real 720p high-definition video, and captures still pictures up to 8MP image resolution.  So whether you’re on the runway, or sitting around the fireplace with family and friends, you’ll be able to capture all your holiday memories.
Retail Price: $149.99, www.dxgusa.com

Soho HD Camcorder

CLEAR HARMONY™ Noise Canceling Headphones from AblePlanet: If you or someone on your list love to jam out to music as if no one else is around to watch as you mouth the words to your favorite GLEE songs, these are the must-have headphones.  Featuring award-winning patented LINX AUDIO® technology for the best sound quality, you’ll hear every detail in your favorite songs and movies.  And when you want to block out even more noise – these are perfect for your flight home to see the folks – simply flip on the headphone switch to cancel out virtually all other noise around you.
Retail Price: $299, www.ableplanet.com

CLEAR HARMONY Noise Canceling Headphones

Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition: If a new cell phone is on your wish list this year, so should this chic bluetooth headset.  Available in an array of candy colors, the Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition features NoiseAssassin® to reduce background noise, as well as an industry-first digital wind filter, meaning you can say goodbye to conversations that make it sound like you’re in the middle of a blizzard; even if you are.  Bonus features allow the user to customize the fit and connect two phones simultaneously.
Retail Price: $129, www.jawbone.com

Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition

191 Unlimited Apparel: Whether you dress them up with slacks or opt for jeans for a more casual look, the collection of solid, woven and flannel shirts from 191 Unlimited are perfect for any occasion from a casual dinner with friends to a big holiday bash at the office.  And for all orders placed between now and midnight on December 22nd, 191 Unlimited is offering a 40% discount and complimentary overnight shipping when you use the promo code “holiday”.    Retail Price: $89, www.191Unlimited.com

191 Unlimited Bottle Rocket Shirt

Every Man Jack Holiday Shave Kit: If the economy has you feeling less like Santa and more like Scrooge, turn that scowl into a smile with this budget- and eco-friendly gift set from Every Man Jack.  Featuring a massive collection of full-size products – Face Wash, Shave Gel, Face Lotion, Bonus SPF 15 Face Lotion and Lip Balm SPF 15 – the kit is value priced at just $10 to ensure that every guy on your shopping list is covered, especially when it comes to getting a great shave and smooth skin for all their holiday festivities.
Retail Price: $10, www.Walgreens.com

Every Man Jack Holiday Shave Kit

GAGE FOR MEN® Responsible Style™ Gift Box: This handsomely packaged gift box, brand new for the holidays, features GAGE FOR MEN® Hydrating Hair & Body wash, GAGE FOR MEN® Daily Conditioner, as well as the GAGE FOR MEN® Shampoo Brush, which offers a unique experience by deep cleansing and exfoliating the hair and scalp.
Special Holiday Price: $19.95, Call 1-866-B-BRIGHT to order, www.benniefactor.com

GAGE FOR MEN Responsible Style Gift Box

Diesel Only The Brave Limited-Edition Bunka Bottle: Diesel has teamed up with Bunka – the visionary artist behind some of the most coveted designer toys developed by Artoyz – to produce the limited-edition bottle for Diesel’s iconic Only The Brave fragrance.  The graffiti-inspired explosion of color is inked with words describing the power and courage of the fragrance, in a chaotic, vivid expression of what it means to be brave.
Retail Price: $65, www.Macys.com

Diesel Only The Brave Limited-Edition Bunka Bottle

Disclaimer: The brands listed above provided samples in exchange for editorial review.





Michael Jackson Tribute: Eric Solomon Sings ‘Man In the Mirror’

3 07 2009

It has only been one week since the passing of the King of Pop.  In tribute to all his contributions to each of our lives, here’s a heartfelt rendition of Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror, by Eric Solomon.

Solomon’s  powerful vocals, sleek chord changes and rifts, and  raw strumming on the guitar expresses through music our collective emotion and loss.





Shiver Me Downloads: Pirate Bay Charges Reduced

18 02 2009

Just one day after the four men behind The Pirate Bay – a popular file sharing site – went on trial in Stockholm, prosecutors have already dropped the most severe charges for assisting copyright infringement.

154854-piratebay_thumb_original1The trial, which started yesterday, accuses Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom of helping millions of users worldwide to break copyright laws by allowing them access to music, films and software through torrents, a download protocol that pulls sections of a single file from multiple sources (this is the loop hole used to get around copyright laws). 

“It is clear the prosecutor had no clue about the technology behind the charges,” said legal expert Stefan Wahlberg.  “When the defense counsel explained how the torrent technology works, he realized there were no grounds for the charges.”  Now the only charges that remain are for assisting making copyright material available.

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out.  Pirated music, films and software combined equal approximately $14.6 billion in lost revenue annually.  Surprisingly enough, when you compare the top 10 most pirated movies of 2008 to the top 10 films at the box office worldwide for the same year, only two films come up on both lists; Horton Hears a Who! and The Dark Night.  Clearly, consumers have some restrictions to what they will and won’t download illegally.  What about you?  Have you downloaded any of these films in the past year?  What are your thoughts on pirating digital materials? 

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies

  • The Dark Knight: 7,030,000 downloads
  • The Incredible Hulk: 5,840,000 downloads
  • The Bank Job: 5,410,000 downloads
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan: 5,280,000 downloads
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets: 5,240,000 downloads
  • Juno: 5,190,000 downloads
  • Tropic Thunder: 4,900,000 downloads
  • I Am Legend: 4,870,000 downloads
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall: 4,400,000 downloads
  • Horton Hears a Who!: 4,360,000 downloads

Information Sources:
metro newspaper
PC World

Photo Source:
PC World