Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thankful for Cocktails

You guessed it - time for holiday cocktails! We're imagining we're somewhere in the Caribbean this week, with rum of course.

Mom's Mai Tai

     Stir with crushed ice:

     3 oz sweet & sour mix

     1.5 oz light rum
     3/4 oz triple sec
     3/4 oz amaretto
     Juice of 1/4 lime

     Float 1-1.5 oz dark rum on top after stirring

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Girl Stuff

Every girl needs a secret stash of stuff that makes us feel special & sexy. Little things do matter. Don't save them for special people or special occasions, ladies. Indulge daily. These are a few of my current feel-good faves that are affordable enough for just about anyone:

  • essie nail polish - Love it in any color! I work in a profession known for some serious, frequent hand washing & this polish holds up better than just about anything out there. At under $8 a bottle, you can afford to stock up on a huge color palate. Make sure you check out the quick-drying "good to go" top coat to set the color & keep it locked in place.
  • HESPERIDES Body Lotion – This moisturizing Fresh formula softens skin without leaving a greasy residue. Perfect to smooth on every day. The delicate grapefruit scent is refreshing & feminine without being sickly sweet.
  • Joico K-PAK Reconstruct – I use this reconstructing conditioner 2-3 times a week. It improves hair texture and shine without weighing it down or making it oily. This is a must have for anyone who chemically treats or heat styles their locks & wants them to stay silky & shiny.
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh – Every woman needs a signature fragrance - something that gives you energy, makes you feel sexy & confident, and makes people think of you each and every time the scent breezes by. This is mine. It’s a uniquely feminine fragrance that blends floral & fruit notes without being cloyingly sweet. Very fresh & feminine.
  • Wella Color Charm – This demi-permanent hair color is the perfect thing for a quick hair pick-me-up. I am horrible at planning ahead & I am the worst procrastinator when it comes to color. This demi-permanent product lasts a good month but gradually fades at the root so I don’t end up with a hideous line that advertises “my hair color is fake!” Once I finally get around to freshening up, it takes all of about 15 minutes to hide those grey strands trying to peek through. Perfect.
Enjoy ladies!

-  MomNextDoor