Posts Written On January 19, 2014

Spice it up with @TheChiliLab

One of the many perks of living in New York City are the incredible food options. The Mexicue food truck has been making rounds in the city for quite a while now, serving up a delicious fusion of Mexican and barbecue. The folks at Mexicue have recently expanded their footprint by opening a brick and mortar store in Manhattan, and now co-founder Thomas Kelly has created a brand new spice line of pepper-infused essential salts and oils called The Chili Lab.

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“Where would we be without salt?” –James Beard

I’ve been dabbling with the Pequin Chili Salt, adding it to many dishes from scrambled eggs to salads to cast iron grilled steaks.  The flavors brought out from Pequin are a light smoke and citrus.  It’s very unique to get such rich flavors from one spice, but The Chili Lab delivers.  For fans of heat and flavor, such as myself, I’ll be continuing to experiment with these salts.

Other salts include Piri Piri (herb and citrus from Africa), Chipotle (red berry smoke), Cascabel (seasonal pumpkin and nut), Aji Amarillo (Seasonal light berry fruit), Dandicut (Citrus and fruit), Habanero (Seasonal floral and fruit), Pasilla (Raisin and wood), Guajillo (Smoke and tomato from Mexico).  That’s a total of nine flavors to help bring new flavors out of your favorite dishes.

The Chili Lab salts are available online and at select gourmet grocers in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  http://thechililab.com/

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Kiss Me Look by @MaybellineCAN Color Show Liner x Baby Lips

Move over Cat Eye and come hither Kitten Eye!  If you are not into a ton of make up but want to experiment with your look, here are some great ideas.  Some essentials for me everyday include eyeliner and lipgloss.  Using a color besides black creates a really fun and artist look to switch up your everyday beauty routine. So pretty!

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Maybelline Color Show has an incredible set of eyeliners of 12 colors that are totally wearable for different occasion.  You have to get this set for your simple ‘look’.  You can wear the color liners on the top lid or bottom for a daring effect.
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A tinted Baby Lips set this look off perfectly.

Eyeliner lovers! Me and Canadian actress Amanda Brugel and a creeper photobomber!

 

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(Fun)ctional Bowling Shoes from BowlingShoes.com

When I had the opportunity to review bowling paraphernalia, I knew just the person to ask to guest post… my mom2 in Iowa!  She is an avid bowler, amazing writer with  a no non-sense kind of honesty. Here is her post, thanks for sharing!

Hello! My name is Pamela Anderson and the beautiful and talented Miss Yvonne Kai is my daughter-in-love. I may be dropping in from the Midwest occasionally to share product information with other readers of Hey Do You. After all, who doesn’t love a deal?

Bowling is a sport enjoyed by many, whether as a family activity, fundraising event, birthday party, or for the serious (or not-so!) bowlers, the league. Bowlers with a modicum of experience realize early on that utilizing customized equipment improves one’s game. Of course, as in any sport, the required equipment—bowling shoes, bowling ball, bowling bag and a myriad of accessories—can be quite costly. However, I recently became acquainted with BowlingShoes.com, a site that offers quality brands for beginners to bowling aficionados at prices so great that I had to spread the news!

For many years, bowling shoes all sported the classic rental look. Even if you’ve never visited a bowling alley, you undoubtedly know the iconic style!

b1Over the years, bowling fashion evolved from function. At BowlingShoes.com, for example, one can browse well-known brands in every style and color imaginable. Featured brands include Dexter, Elite, Brunswick, Etonic, 3G, Storm and more.Screen Shot 2014-01-19 at 10.07.37 AM 

I recently put the Elite Ariel bowling shoe to the test. The Ariel is a sporty black with hot pink detailing. I love that the shoes come with both black and pink laces that I can switch up to suit my mood or if I just want a pop of color. The soles on the Elite Ariel are UNI Soles, used by both right- and left-handed bowlers, which is my personal preference. While the shoe is lightweight, I was pleasantly surprised with the solid structure of the shoe. The uppers snugly support my ankle and foot, but the bed is unbelievably cushioned and the tongue is a pillow with just the right pouf!

Screen Shot 2014-01-19 at 10.07.55 AM It is evident on sight that Elite uses quality materials. This is important because bowlers often purchase shoes with the intent to use them for several years. Elite goes a step farther and carries a two-year warranty for every shoe.

 I’m very happy to say that the Elite Ariel bowling shoe surpassed my expectations, as did the service from BowlingShoes.com! With deeply discounted pricing, you really can have both quality and (fun)ctional shoes!

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High Five, BowlingShoes.com!

psst…get your roll on at BowlingShoes.com and purchase all of your bowling equipment and accessories at prices that can’t be beat!

 

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