WIN! PCR Ho! Ho! Holiday Giveaway!

It’s HERRRRRRRRE-EEEEEERRRRRR!

That’s RIGHT! We’re absolutely euphoric with SEXCITEMENT (*sexy excitement*) for The Pop Culture Rainman’s™ Ho! Ho! Holiday Giveaway 2017!

Nope, were not giving away free Bitcoin…(but I’m going to write Bitcoin a couple more times because BITCOIN is totes trending right now and I’m so here for the SEO kickbacks )

…BUT we are giving away the COOLEST gifts from some of the HOTTEST pop culture brands in the multiverse!

Not sure why I’m saying “we,” ’cause really it’s just me, my cat daughter and my stepped on dreams over here?

So without further ado…let’s meet the PRIZES shall we?

1. CHAPTERS INDIGO Giveaway

Reading REAL **tactile** BOOKS is one of my life’s purest pleasures. With the help from my friends at Chapters Indigo, I picked out 6 stellar titles from 2017 that encompass all of my literary passions. From music journalism, break-out star essayists and poets, to a healthy dose of Cancon folded in—I think you’ll agree that my holiday book giveaway is pop culture GOLD!

Sticky Fingers by Joe Hagen [Knopf Canada]

As any musicphile knows, Rolling Stone Magazine captured the 1960’s youth culture of rock and roll and created a hothouse counterculture that dissected fame, pop culture and provocative politics. It is the ultimate music journalism tome, and writer Joe Hagen gleans exclusive access to editor in chief Jann Wenner and the cast of luminary artists and writers that made this magazine the zeitgeist juggernaut it remains to this day.

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks [Knopf Canada]

Nope, it’s not a Tom Hanks memoir as one might expect, but rather a generous offering of fictional short stories by the two time Oscar winning actor. Hanks writes genuinely well, bringing both his well-mined sensitivity and honesty to this collection of 17 stories. Alternatingly whimsical, laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving this book will delight his mammoth fan base!

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby [Vintage]

I am all about the hilarious female essayist category, and supernova writer Samantha Irby is the latest gem of the genre, putting all of her human (oh so human!) foibles on NAKED display for our side splitting consumption. The bitchesgottaeat.com blogger covers awkward sexual encounters, her failure to adult and ENDLESS funny-’cause-its-true vignettes about love in our digitally wallpapered modern-day dystopia.

101 Simple Truths For a Better Life by Humble The Poet [Indigo Press]

Heading into 2018 we could all use some pearls of wisdom through a fresh and unexpected lens, n’est pas? Former elementary teacher turned performance artist, rapper and YouTuber, Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet offers up just that with 101 Simple Truths. Singh was the winning panelist for Canada Reads 2017 and splits his neo-enlightened philosophies between Los Angeles and Toronto.

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur [Simon & Shuster]

Toronto SUPERSTAR poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur inspired the millennial generation of writers to post their digital ink to the ordinarily photo-heavy Instagram. Her meteoric rise and moniker as Instagram’s favourite #Instapoet (9.1 followers and counting!) is no easy feat for our impatient swipe-up reflexes + blink-and-you-missed-it attention spans. The 25 year olds second book of poetry is a treasure trove sure to be a passed down through generations to come.

Bear Town by Fredrik Backman [Simon & Shuster]

The perfect book to get lost in for the holiday season by Swedish blogger-turned famed author Fredrik Backman. Beartown is set in a small Swedish hockey town on the brink of extinction and grappling with a sexual assault case that has the town divided. You will be hooked by the eerie opening paragraph and see shadows of yourself in everyone of the richly dense characters.

2. NESPRESSO Giveaway

I am a latte aficionado and would happily mainline on an IV drip if I could, so I am thrilled to be offering up this limited edition CRAIG & KARL Aercinno3 frother from coffee doyens Nespresso.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

‘Tis the season to get hopped up on delicious holiday inspired coffees, so I’m also throwing in 3 sleeves of limited edition Variation Confetto pods in Snowball, Orangette + Licorice flavours!

Used with your snazzy new frother you can make the following specialty coffee recipes with ease!

*Click on individual pictures to read the fine print.

3. BLACK OPIUM YVES ST LAURENT Giveaway

This limited edition collectors bottle featuring black glitter and electric pink is a sophisticated and intoxicating sexy scent. I’m giving away 2 YSL 50ml Eau de Parfum bottles away to two lucky winners! Black Opium ‘Pure Illusion’ has top notes of pear, orange blossom and pink pepper. Middle notes of coffee, jasmine, almond and licorice and Base Notes of vanilla, patchouli, cedar and cashmere wood.

Also, it smells like BITCOIN, because you will feel like MILLIONS when you wear it, honey! Cha-CHING!

4. ALPHA INDUSTRIES Giveaway

ALPHA INDUSTRIES bomber jackets with the signature red “Remove Before Flight” flag were seen on everyone from Beyoncé, Justin Beiber, Gigi Hadid , Kendall Jenner and The Weeknd, in what was undoubtedly the fashion staple of 2017.

I’m giving away one women’s MA-1 W Flight in any colour of your choosing, but if you ask me I’m partial to the burgundy and mauve variety. Either way expect to look hella fly in your oh so LIT bomber jacket.

The RULES

Open to **Canadian** Residents Only

Must Be at least 18 years old to enter

You must be specific in which prize giveaway you are vying for; “I Want to Win The Nespresso Giveaway” or “I Want to Win the Alpha Industries Giveaway…” (*you can only choose 1 out of the 4) and you must use the hashtag #PCRHOHOHOLIDAY.

You must follow The Pop Culture Rainman on 1 of the following social media platforms:

Twitter: @popcultrainman

Instagram: @Reneepopculturerainman

PCR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/popculturerainman/

…or HERE on my good ol’ bloggitty blog, either by signing up to receive my posts by email or by following me through WordPress.  

If you are able to join ALL 4 of my platforms you can enter yourself in for a 2nd prize giveaway!

Add in my Pinterest page (((5 platform follows ))) and you are fast tracked to a guarantee win!  But, If that’s the case holy f*ck knuckles you seriously need to get a life ← and I say this with love ♥ ♥ ♥

Winners will be chosen randomly by lottobot and will be announced here and directly to your respective social media channels depending on how you enter, on December 13th by noon Eastern time.

Got it? GOOD LUCK! Either way you slice it you are a winner in my books kiddo. Plus you will be marinating in my spesh brand of trend spotting content and comedy from now until forevs. TALK ABOUT WINNING BIG!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! (Your pet children and your trampled on dreams…)

As you were lover heads,

XOXO,

Get-Foxy-Ready-For-Fall-Beauty-Guide 2017 + Caudalie Gift Giveaway!

*Post is very content heavy, give it a minute to fully load all media…you won’t regret it!

 

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Greetings gorgeous foxes!

I’m back with my annual juicy listicle of all the latest beauty trends and products, to get you front-of-the-line ready for fall 2017.

You remember fall don’t you?!

But first, a histrionic confessional on the ‘challenges’ of maintaining ones FOXY-ness with age.

*Shouldn’t every fall beauty guide have one?

Cue Beethoven’s spring sonata

Voice Over:Le aging is like a melty ice cream cone in summers dead heat…”

((((RECORD SCRATCH)))))

Cue the Darth Vader theme followed by a random death knell

“…You’re licking up the drip on one side while there’s two other streams on the opposite end already sticky-ing up your new mani?! It’s a NEVER-ENDING dance of attempting to contain THE DRIP, and, AND! with each passing year the pace of THE DRIP is faster and less resistant to licks, serviettes or say, overnight retinols?!

(BDB: Big Deep Breath)

Like a game of carnival whack-a-mole, I am constantly trying to beat Le Aging into submission until a skeevy-looking carnie gives me a stuffed Pokémon doll, but the elation of winning doesn’t last, NO IT NEVER DOES, cause there’s a hole in the side of that stuffed Pokémon doll and now your car is filled with 1000 tiny plastic pellet balls forcing you to start the whole process over again, and, AND! can I tell you, that lately? I’ve started losing tinkle-control? and soon I’m going to have to get myself a pair of old age-y ‘signature’ glasses, and I just can’t keep up this maddening CHARADE ANY LONGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!?!?!?”

Old Age-y ‘Signature’ Glasses

*Clears throat nervously

“And so…FALL BEAUTY! (takes in a dramatic big inhale, letting out a breathy yogi exhale…)

…quite the view, isn’t it?”

SKIN CARE
I’m an absolute fanatic when it comes to skin care. I mean, If the canvas ain’t flawless, no-ones going to be able to appreciate the artwork on top, am I right honey? I’m constantly on the hunt for new products and procedures to keep my skin as foxy as possible—and this falls bounty does not disappoint!

Glossier
Glossier is a highly affordable NY skin care and makeup line with prices ranging from $12 – $35 currently disrupting the online beauty market. Created by Emily Weiss a former fashion assistant at W and Vogue, Glossier offers a simple, yet effective skin care line that promotes a fresh and dewy glow buoyed by its mission statement of “skin first, make up second.” If the long lineups outside its Manhattan flag-ship don’t convince you, nor their throngs of celebrity fans like Kate Bosworth and Alexa Chung— trying the products first hand will!

 

I ‘glowingly’ recommend their Milky Jelly Cleanser $22, Soothing Face Mist $22, Priming Moisturizer $27, their Super Glow Vitamin C Serum $35, and their Mega Greens Galaxy Pack Mask $27

Caudalie

 

Natural skin care doyens Caudalie, are celebrating their 20th year in the beauty biz by launching a limited-edition gold accented bottle of their bestselling face mist Beauty Elixir $59. Spokesmodel Rosie Huntington-Whitley, likes to spray the elixir after she cleanses her face or to set her make up—leaving her skin toned and radiant. Check out my incredible Caudalie giveaway at the end of this beauty guide!

NuFACE

While I’ve never had a weight problem, my Achilles heel since forevs has been my jaw line or my SAGGING JOWELS. Specifically, the fact that they have always been slack in nature unless I’m beaming from ear to smiling ear, which let’s face it is exhausting. I’ve tried everything non-invasive to pull those suckers up from filler to collagen facials, but the results were temporary with LE GRAVITY always winning out.

The solution?

Daily, at-home microcurrent courtesy of NuFACE technology. While you may have seen similar devices on late night infomercials, NuFACE is the first and only FDA cleared, multi-solution handheld device. Known as the “5-minute facial lift” The  NuFACE Trinity® $325 improves, skin tone, facial contour (i.e. lifts those suckers!) and reduces wrinkles on an ongoing, cumulative basis.  

I like to think of them as adorable Despicable Me minions that make my face foxy.

 

But my absolute favourite, is their Trinity Ele attachment ↑ $149 which, among others feats of magic, lifts! lifts! LIFTS a hooded brow! I’ve been doing Botox for years, mainly for the lifting effect because my brow area is like a Parisian café awning. Alas→ ‘BO no more, ‘Bo No ‘Mo!

Honourable Non-Endorsing Mention: MDMA SKIN

Yup, Madonna’s skin care line MDMA Skin previously only available in Japan, is now available as of last Tuesday, September 26th at Barneys.com

Always cognizant of staying relevant with ‘the cool kids,’ Madonna shot a promo vid with The Fat Jewish, whose millennial audience—let’s be clear, won’t be able to afford her gimmicky $600 magnet removing mask?! No offense but no sooner would I endorse a celebrity’s skin care line, than I would purchase any of their perfume lines?! And while I’m certain Madge’s skin is space age perfection, she needs to back the EFF up on that filler needle, as she’s lookin’ exactly like my childhood Cabbage Patch doll preemie as of lates!

 

↑Spot the difference?

 

Hey Madonna, I love you to infinity, but you need to get Jane Fonda’s derm + co. on your speed dial. Whoever her team is, they are performing Le Aging skin sorcery, sans Cabbage Patch cheeks!

MAKE UP
Everyone knows I’m a devout follower of the church of ARMANI foundations, but choosing their products every year would be lazy, mais non? So, while I firmly believe no one will ever do a better job at make up coverage, texture and their diaphanous finishes (their sheer fluids are heavenly)—the marketplace is still brimming with contenders who are making their very best attempts to compete.

 

Milk makeup recently launched their 1st full-coverage foundation after their famed blur stick and skin tint became a cult favourite with top beauty bloggers. The new matte oil and silicone-free formula comes in 16 shades and will run you around $50. Rihanna’s new line Fenty Beauty is for women of all shades, cultures and races and is disrupting the beauty space in a huge way. Her Pro Filtr Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $34 comes in 40 shades, ushering in a new era of beauty inclusivity for all.

CONCEALER

Besides my sagging jowls, another beauty malady of mine are dark circles under my eyes. No matter how much sleep I get (and let’s face it, I’m a professional napêur) I still can’t get rid of the bags under mes yeux. To date, the best undereye cover up I’ve ever tried is Bye Bye Undereye from it cosmetics, a line that originally started on QVC, eventually bought by L’Oréal , and just recently starting selling at Sephora’s worldwide. Promising 8 hours of sleep in a tube, their magic potion costs $32 and covers like a dream.

Honourable mentions go to Glossier’s stretch concealer $22 and Josie Moran’s argon oil infused creamy concealer crayon $23 that goes on like cashmere and covers amazingly. I can totes endorse Josie Moran cause she’s a former top model and those bitches really know skin care!

 

*Don’t even pretend you haven’t ordered Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty backed by Dr. Sebag’s (pronounced Se-BAHH) proven melon extract found ***ONLY*** in France during a late-night infomercial coup!

EYES

It gets considerably more difficult to reinvent the wheel when it comes to fall eye makeup, but the following runway looks managed to do just that for fall 2017.

Best in Show: Alberta Ferretti

I was full-on mesmerized with Alberta Ferreti’s fall 2017 eye makeup when I wrote about the red eyeshadow trend back in the spring. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux created a baroque eye that combined a pop of red in combination with black shadow and liner, finishing off the look gold highlighter in the corners of these unknown models eyes below. Amateurs, Pfffft!

 

Best in Show: La Perla

Makeup artist Erin Parsons created an exotic fairy-maiden look on an array of brunette models from refreshingly diverse backgrounds. This sultry + glossy burgundy eye was paired with a metallic pink that brought out the model’s darker eyes and prominent bushy brows. The lips highlighted the au courant floating lip liner trend which you can read about in the lips section below. All in all, it was a highly covetable, gorgeous eye that also deserves a Best in Show nod.

 

Get the glossy effect courtesy of  Kevin Aucoin’s The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss $46

Get in Line…

Lining the eye CREASE in inventive ways is a mammoth trend for fall 2017. Theirry Mugler displayed a variety of preciously-thin graphic lines that added a striking, futuristic modernity to his runway show.

 

…And a half-moon line directly in the crease was shown at TomeEmilio De La Morena.

*Spot the floating lip liner on the Emilio De La Morena model ↓

 

I personally prefer the usage of a liquid liner and highly recommend the spanking new smudge proof Beauté Couture Liquid Eye Liners by YSL $38.00

They come in 8 amazing shades (I love the green!) and in 3 different finishes matte, satin or shimmer for a bevy of different looks.If your preference is a pencil liner, just make sure the tip is HELLA sharp, and remember practice makes purrrfect foxy kittens!

Powdery Blue Lilac

Powdery, bluish lilacs placed in unexpected nooks of eye real estate is all the rage for fall 2017 as seen at Derek Lam, Prada and Mary Katarantzou

 

If you want to replicate this fall trend I highly recommend Pat McGrath Labs Mothership I Subliminal Palette $125. Mix up the 2 right bottom and top shades for an intoxicating blue lilac eye wash.

  
Monochromatic Metallics

Sizzling monochromatic metallic eyes are everywhere for fall 2017. Whether you choose to use a cream or shadow appliqué, just make sure that no one dares to dim your sparkle!

 

Get the Look:

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership III Subversive Palette $125, Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Eye Foil in Blond Gold $52, Huda Beauty Rose Gold Textured Eye Palette $85   

Contour + Highlight

Whether your contouring, highlighting, strobing or just wanna get glowing, the ever-competitive landscape of the contour/highlight space has never been so beautifully abundant!

 

1.Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Shape Shifter is a 3 in 1 set of contouring creams, colour correctors + highlighting powders is a master class in the aforementioned. $66 2. Ciaté London’s 3 shade Dewy Sticks give off a wet iridescent high shine sans glitter or pigment worthy of its name!$26. 3. Fenty Beauty’s assortment of Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks (I adore Unicorn + Chili Mango) $31 and Killawatt Freestyle Highlighters $41 can be used universally on the face from eye shadow to a cupids bow highlight! 4. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Prismatic Amethyst highlighter will give you that sparkly all-over unicorn glow $41.

LIPS

Best in Show: H&M Purple Reign

The biggest news out of the fall 2017 beauty cognoscenti was makeup artist Mark Carrasquilo’s purple/pink mixture of two $5.00 lipsticks (Manic + Triangle by LA Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick) that looked incredible on every model.  

 

Inspired by the gorge purple hue, here are my top picks for fall 2017 that unfortunately aren’t as affordable as the H&M “big win,” but are IMHO worth every cent!

Tom Ford

Nobody and I mean N.O.B.O.D.Y performs lipstick magician-ship like Tom Ford Beauty. His collections always bring to mind a slow drip of sexuality and new monied lamé. Standouts from his new GIRLS collection in ultra rich + sheer colours are Georgie,
Isamaya (so fun to say!) Loulou & Nico $44

 

 Pat McGrath

Pat McGath’s MatteTrance™ is a richly pigmented formulation that adorns the lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour $38. Favourites are Magenta Violet & Deep Void—a deep blacked purple.

 

Pat McGath’s MatteTrance™ is a richly pigmented formulation that adorns the lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour $38. Favourites are Magenta Violet & Deep Void (a deep blacked purple)

Steal This Lip

Montreal make up artist Leslie-Ann Thomson recently performed this maquillage opus on model Diane Chiu, and I’ve got the insider intel on how to get this covetable grape lip!

 

 

Line the lips with Dirty Mind Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from Nars $27 and then fill in the lips, add Burgundy Lip Mix Mac $19 with a lip brush and highlight with Fenty Beauty Killawatt in Trophy Wife $42

Now strut you FOXY thing!

Best in Show: Floating Lip Liner

Another trend that seemed to permeate fall 2017 beauty was the nomenclature of ‘floating lip liner.’ Roughly translated, it means some rando beauty editor created a highly clickable moniker for the very antiquated usage of pencil and highlighter in the outer corners and rebranded it as a bona fide THANG. The cupids bow and top of the lip has always been a hot bed for perfectly placed highlight, but this fall, the look was paired with a finger blotted or barely-there lip with some interesting icy white accents.

 

From L to R: Erin Featherstone (first 2) + Emilio De La Morena

Gradient Lipstick

A similar looking trend that has been all the rage in Korea for the last 2 years is the The Gradient Lip (aka the ombré or two-toned lip)

 

The can be performed DIY style with either foundation or a highlighter (or combo of both!) all over the lips, drawing the lip colour on the top and bottom inner lip and blend/blot with finger tips ↓

Laneige pronounced ‘La Neige” like snow in French, is a south Korean beauty brand sold at Sephora. Their two toned lipstick $35 combinations are incredible but availability may differ from store to store, and some Sephora’s are fazing out the lipstick line—so if you want them all, you’ll have to go to the direct source! 

 

NAILS

While I normally get the crux of my nail art inspo from Korea, this year I’ve focussed mainly on the work of expat Jin Soon Choi, owner of 3 nail salons in New York and the famed polish line Jin Soon.

From the Prabal Gurung runway, nail maestro Choi, was inspired by the idea of nails dipped in paint using the new colour “Toff” $18. It’s a great transitional shade and I’m a big fan of the French Mani done with colour as you can get an extra week of grow out!

 

Julie Kandalec for Essie created a twist on the modern French manicure at Tanya Taylor using colours “Go Overboard,” “Bahama Mama” + “Smokin’ Hot.”

 

Choi also did a smoky teal nail at Phillip Lim with her nail colour “Charade,” but I also love “Beau” and “Heirloom” as alternates.

 

And lastly, I have no idea who makes either of these colours, but I find this caramel hue to be deliciously inspiring and quite apropos for fall. If you have any clue what either of these colours are, or something similar, do reach out lover heads! Rhianna’s nails were done by celebrity nail artist Maria Salandra @redhotnails but my request for colour intel went ignored.

 

 

And there you have it my foxy lovelies, fall beauty à la LONG READ. I don’t begrudge you if you needed to use the facilities for 2-3 tinkle breaks during this extensive list. As for myself I took 100-127 tinkle breaks writing this.

In fact I’m tinkling right now…

Wait…did somebody say CONTEST ALERT

I’m giving away a Caudalie gift package worth aprox $300.00 In fact the following goodies are spokesmodel Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s must have, can’t live without Caudalie products. Who says I don’t get you up close and personal with the STAHHHHHH’s?!

From left to right: Instant Foaming Cleanser, Glycolic Peel, Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, VineActive 3 in 1 Moisturizer, and the 20th anniversary gilded bottle of their famed Beauty Elixir!

Contest Rules

To Enter You Must be 18 Years or older and be a Canadian resident. To repeat this particular contest is for Canadian residents only.

You must follow me on either Twitter @popcultrainman or in Instagram renee@popculturerainman or follow my blog the Pop Culture Rainman popculturerainman.com and if you are not a wordpress user there is a convenient email sign up on the main right hand page. On either Twitter, Instagram or in my blogs comment section you must post “I want to win the Foxy Caudalie Giveaway from” (give me credit) from Twitter → @popcultrainman or Instagram renee@popculturerainman and hashtag #PCRBEAUTY.

1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen by lottery bot Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 7pm eastern standard time. The winner will be announced here and on my social media channels.

CONGRATULATIONS BRENDA PENTON from NL, CANADA! 👍🏻 You’ve Won! 🎁

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and comments, and please enter the contest FOXES!

Ohhhhh Shut Your Gorgeous!

XOXO,

All The Single Ladies; Valentines Day Contest!

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Just when you think the world forgets about your sexy single self, comes a contest that celebrates YOU, and only you for Valentines Day!

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We know you’re not sitting around waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right to come along, because you are wayyyyyy fabulous on your own!

You are already a full expression of love, and fully understand that when the timing is right all will fall into place.

While there are a bouquet of clichés avail in snackable quotes, ultimately I subscribe to the following adage for happiness:

*Someone to Love

*Something to Do

*Something to Look Forward to…

…and I would add GETTING FABULOUSLY PAMPERED!!!!

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Courtesy of the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris located in Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel, I’m giving away the luxurious Caudalie Grand Facial valued at $170.00.

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This is Caudalie’s signature cult favorite and can be customized to all skin types. The facial relaxes your features, restores your radiant complexion, regulates your moisture levels through a long relaxing massage (heaven!), accelerates cellular renewal and improves your skin’s texture.

Caudalie Paris products truly are the ‘Bentley’ of luxury skin care…

After your treatment you will be escorted to the ‘relaxation lounge’ where you will be served deliciously sweet and sticky mini baklava, fresh grapes and spicy mint tea. Trust me when I say you will never want to leave!

To enter YOU MUST BE SINGLE (no double dipping coupled-peeps!) over 18 and a Toronto resident! Also must follow me on my Twitter @PopCultRainman or my Instagram @reneepopculturerainman and say “hello” with the hashtag #PCRSingleValentinesContest + enter your info into the RaffleCopter link below↓↓

Rafflecopter Giveaway

This is the RaffleCopter Link ABOVE that picks a winner at random so its all fair and squarezies. You must enter your info to qualify! CLICK ON IT!

Please don’t send me messages with your email and address to enter for you. That’s not how these things work. xo

…And remember

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It’s true! The same thing happened to me in my late 30’s, and I wish the same for you…at whatever age or stage of life you are at. Truth be told, I actually believe we have multiple soul mates in this life, both platonic and romantic—but that’s another topic for another day.

Until then, go on with your bad sexy single SELF!

You are love,

XOXO

 

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Win a Brand New HoverBoard! Winner Announced!

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Santa is real, and he’s coming to The Pop Culture Rainman™

Yup, we’re (ahem, Santa) is giving away a brand spanking new Classic Pink üüBoard from the good people at Hüüvr!

After all 2015 is the year of gender fluidity, mais non?

The Famed Back to the Future Hoverboard

For the uninitiated—a hoverboard is an intuitive electric-powered travel device, much like a segway or more aptly a ‘hands free scooter.’ Hoverboards have been generating a lot of buzz in 2015 and are considered *the future* in personal transportation devices by many a trend forecaster. Everyone from John Legend, Lily Allen to Justin Bieber have one, and they are the most coveted tech items for Christmas 2015.

Toronto Based Brand Hüüvr Ships World Wide!

Darren Pereira, founder of Hüüvr boards one of the more elite, well-constructed brands—has some wisdom to impart when getting on a Hüüvr. “Being a respectful, responsible rider to other pedestrians is paramount,” says Pereira who is convinced that like California legislation, Toronto will eventually allow hoverboards in bike lanes. “It’s just a matter of time,” he says confidently adding “every city has their own unique hoverboard laws they have to abide by.” He’s referring to the new law passed in New York City banning the usage of hoverboards in city streets.

Practice Makes Perfect on a Hüüvr

The Hüüvr üüBoard is pretty simple to use; You lean forward to go forward, lean backward to go in reverse, place a bit more pressure with your right foot to turn right, and place a bit more pressure with your left foot to turn left. With a bit of practice you will be a pro in no time! “You’re going to experience your core in a totally different way, until you become one with the board” he says like a true Zen master.

Safety First!

While a Hüüvr üüBoard can clock up to speeds of 10km, Pereira recommends a “comfortable and safe” pace of 5-6km. Safety gear like a helmet, padding around the knees, elbows and wrists is recommended, and Pereira stresses “whatever you do avoid getting it wet.” We know how that turned out for Gremlins.

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Lastly, avoid using cell phones or listening to music. Focus on using the board, so you avoid collisions. Got it?

Win a Hüüvr üüBoard!

Were looking for your most creative expressions of a new Hüüvr Dance, in the same vein as “Teach me how to Dougie“.

*Show us your Hüüvr Dance

*Show us your Hüüvr Outfit and Kicks

*Show us your Hüüvr Face

**Hint Think Pink

We created an original song just for this contest! Here it is! Play it in the background for your video or photo. *You don’t have to use it, its just a suggestion.

Show me your best stuff on either Twitter or Instagram with the slogan: I want to win a Hüüvr üüBoard! Here’s my #HüüvrDance, #HüüvrOutfit #HüüvrFace (Incorporate at least 2 elements into a video or photo) +also use the hashtag #PCRHüüvr so I can track your posts! *Also follow me on my Twitter @PopCultRainman or Instagram ReneePopCultureRainman to win.

Available to residents in the US and Canada only. Must be 18 years or older. Retail price of the pink Hüüvr üüBoard  is $649.00 and that includes a one year warranty!

For more information go to oneofmyboys.com to learn all about Hüüvr and check out their latest 2016 Transformer Edition Hoverboard—its virtually BIONIC!

Contest extended to December 14th, 2015. Winner will be announced here and via social media platforms on December 15th, 2015.

GOOD LUCK + Make Mama Proud!

Later Lover Heads, or should I say Hüüvr Heads!

UPDATE: We Have a Winner!!!!

So many of you used your kidlets in your entries, but no one came close to using all the prompts we suggested as our incredible winner! Elisa’s two daughters from Vancouver, Canada had a #HüüvrDance, (a choreographed medley, really) a think-pink #HüüvrOutfit, used our music and made perfectly edited video for social media at 15 seconds+ they absolutely made it their own! Here’s the winning entry below!

CONGRATULATIONS, and thank you to all who participated.

XOXO,

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Win! Marc Jacobs Seductive New Scent, Decadence!

Tahhhhhhhhh Dahhhhhhhhhh! Contest Alert My Lover Faces!

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Be the 1st of your friendsicles to smell like a seductive provocateur! The Pop Culture Rainman™ is giving away the newest Marc Jacobs fragrance DECADENCE—and believe me the name is worthy of this gorgeous scent!

Unlike any previous perfume Marc Jacobs has created, Decadence is truly an invitation to indulge in luxury! Designed after Marc Jacobs iconic handbags, the unique bottle features an exotically textured python cap, a gold chain and a black silky tassel. The fragrance captivates with sultry top notes of succulent Italian Plum, Golden Saffron and Velvety iris. The heart is a bouquet of rich Bulgarian Rose that mingles with Lush Orris and creamy nuances of Jasmine Sambac. Sexy liquid Amber, heady Vetiver and warm Papyrus Woods, dry down to a signature of sophisticated indulgence.

I don’t know how he did it, but Marc Jacobs managed to distill the *feeling* women get all over the world when they think of Charlie Hunnam running naked in *slow motion* in a field of daisies wearing only a pair of black socks!

While that *special* image is only available in MY PERVY MIND, here’s a trifecta of alternative visuals for you to snack on—Grrrrrrrrrrr

Yes, Decadence drips of mad SEXY. I mean look at what it’s done to a very hot and bothered Adriana Lima?!?! Girlfriend has resorted to eating CHAIN for heaven’s sake?

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Full Details Coming Tuesday Morning in a new PCR post on Getting Your Fall Foxy Beauty On right here!

But for now, to be eligible please follow me on my Twitter @PopCultRainman + feel free to follow my blog (but it’s not necessary to be eligible for the giveaway) if you are on WordPress, or you can follow via email in my blogs side bar!  (If you are not on Twitter, than by all means follow my blog here).

*Must be 18 years old to participate. Open to Canada and US residents only.

**Approx value of 50ml bottle of Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum is $115.00 in Canadian currency.

Special thanks to Shoppers Drugmart shoppersdrugmart.ca + Coty https://www.coty.com/

Must Be Following Me (on Twitter or on my Blog…or BOTH) by Monday September 21st, 5pm eastern time. *Winner announced September 22.

Do it NOW!!

May the sexiest among you win!

XOXO

The Great Winter Break Up!

If you’re anything like me—you have had just about enough of this Winter business. I feel like one big eroded salt stain—like I need to be scraped, shellacked—essentially go through a Rube Goldberg machine of spiritual and physical cleansing!

It’s time to start seeing other seasons. So it’s OVER. Finito. Buh Bye! We are so done WINTER!!!

To celebrate this step in a warmer direction—in post break-up fashion, it’s time to take exceptional care of ourselves. That’s right! Step one of break-up protocol, is to give ourselves some much-needed TLC and pampering!

In the great words of Missy Elliot—-“If your a fly girl get your nails done. Get a pedicure, get your hair did…”

You do you girlfriend, and as for me; I plan on getting a 3 hour foot massage with ZERO eye contact, with Enya’s Orinoco Flow played on a perma-loop in the background.

In the meantime,

WINTER….

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XOXO

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