Posts Written On March 15, 2012

@BariBeauty – Pure Ice Vinyl Remix in Platinum and Vintage Remix

Third post in my @Baribeauty series 🙂

Pure-Ice-Crackle-Platinum-and-Vintage Remix

This duo comes with two colors… Platinum (white) and Vintage Remix (black). I made sure to buff the tops of my nails to get rid of ridges then applied two coats of the white to make sure it was evenly distributed. PS don’t mind the messy white… cleaned up after I was done O:)

Pure-Ice-Crackle-Platinum-and-Vintage Remix

A coat of the black one which turns into a black/purple finish. As you can see the Platinum Magic Base Coat ‘white’ part turns into a light purple lavender color and the Vinyl Remix part stays black.

You can purchase your Pure Ice Vinyl Remix duo and the rest of Bari Cosmetics’ polishes here 🙂 ENJOY!

xo, June 🙂

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An afternoon with @JewelMint #TFWMint

love!

Yesterday Jewel Mint gave us a preview of their upcoming April collection, and even treated us to a TASTY and cozy lunch at 416 Snackbar on Bathurst. I thought the pieces were unique and super cute, with the box bag, tulip earrings and animal bracelets being my favourite pieces! Omg that box bag… need it in my life.

cute!

love.

NEED.

Alternative straps for the box bag

Justine and Chenessa

sooo good!

pretty ladies 🙂

need this necklace

I didn’t have any, but heard it was GOOD

love this ring!

hey hey hey 🙂

nom nom nom!

Fun times 🙂

Thank you so much for inviting me 🙂

♥Bella♥

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@VillageVoice’s @ChoiceEats = Delicious

On Tuesday night I attended Village Voice’s sixth annual “Choice Eats” event.

Just picture this…you walk into the 69th Armory, a huge, historic armory built in the early 1900s, filled with 83 restaurants from the five boroughs, serving tastings of their most delicious dishes. Let’s not forget the craft beer, spirits and wine companies, serving up cocktails and pours to accompany the eats. If you’re even the slightest bit of a foodie, you’d think you died and went to heaven–so imagine how it was for me (definitely, absolutely a foodie)!

Each of the restaurants was hand-picked by Robert Sietsema, food critic for Village Voice.

If you missed this year’s event, there’s always next year. But be sure you buy your tickets early because it sold out completely this year, and I’m sure it will be the same for next year. Also, keep an eye on Village Voice’s calendar of events. They have various festivals throughout the year, like the Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival I attended in October, and the upcoming Choice Streets food truck tasting event in April.

And the winner is…

Allswell: Gentleman’s Relish with roasted garlic and anchovy spread on housemade sourdough and topped with soft boiled egg

This was my absolute favorite dish in the entire event.

My tasting glass

The event was sold out!

 Juliette: Cured Arctic Char & Maine Diver Scallop Shooters

Egg

From top left: Red Hook Lobster Pound~Shrimp Rolls, O Lavrador~Carne de Porco a Alentejana (pork tenderloin with clam and potatoes), Pataniscas de  Bacalhau com Molho Verde (codfish fritters with Portuguese vinaigrette sauce), Smorgas Chef~72 hour house cured aquavit gravlaks with creamy dill cucumbers and mustard sauce.

The lox from Smorgas Chef were unbelievable!

Red Hook Lobster Pound’s mascot!

From left: Fay Da Baker~pork bun and honey bubble tea

Best pork bun ever!

Whole Foods had bags for everyone!

Dirt Candy: Tomato chipotle cotton candy

Mama’s Food Shop~Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Roasted Vegetables

Such a simple description, but this had to one of the juiciest, most flavorful roasted pork dishes I have ever tasted!

Vandaag~Gravlax Smorrebrod

Surprised to see the neighborhood spot! I can’t even count how much Peppa’s Jerk Chicken I’ve had since moving to Brooklyn!

Enjoying!

Smuttynose~Let’s say I had the random and bizarre impulse to jump over the table to grab a beer or something–I would definitely NOT do it with this guy standing there!!

Yummy cocktails by Bulldog Gin

Goat Town: Goat Face Sangwich

Gazela: makes delicious sangria

Northern Spy Food Co~Savory Buttermilk Pannacotta with roasted carrots, almonds and licorice

Sottocasa: Tiramisu

EMVI Chocolate

Doughnut Plant: P&J doughnuts

One of my local favorites! Even though I was sooooo full, I managed to make room for this and it couldn’t have been better!

This guy is so smart. While everyone else juggled their plate, glass, and event brochure, he was super smooth with his items laid out on a lavish platter, er, green tray!

Blue Point: Craft beer

Svedka, anyone?

Ditch Plains: hot dogs covered with mac ‘n cheese

Delicious…don’t judge me!

Until next time!!

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Video: Day Three @WMCFashion Week

So after day two of World MasterCard Fashion Week, we were pretty disappointed and a little worried that the rest of Fashion Week was going to be um… boring. But as you can see from the picture, Mo and I had lots of fun! Bustle, LINE, VAWK, Cara Cheung and Melissa Nepton were some of my favourite shows.

Highlights of the day?

  • Stacey McKenzie on the BUSTLE runway. She killed the runway, and the crowd was crazy with excitement!
  • The women in the crowd shamelessly flirting with the male models during the BUSTLE show. There was winking, lip licking, whistling… you name it they were doing it lol.

A video for your viewing pleasure 🙂

peace and love

♥Bella♥

ps: awesome street style pics coming up next!

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Happy Chocolate Week with @numitea

Happy Chocolate Week! Chocoholics everywhere will have a chance to fully indulge in their cravings during this year’s National Chocolate Week, March 14-20!

A unique, healthy option for chocolate-lovers is Numi Organic Tea’s Chocolate Puerh, a one-of-a-kind tea that blends black Puerh with real chocolate, creating one lusciously decadent drink.

Did you know besides hot chocolate, there are a ton of other chocolate drink options? Last month we posted about Chocolate Vodka and now we have… chocolate tea!

This velvety infusion combines black Pu∙erh tea and organic cocoa. Accented by whole vanilla beans and sweet orange peel, this decadent blend is rounded off with nutmeg and cinnamon for a spicy finish.

You can drink it hot or cold. We love it!

 

Numi is one of the few companies in the US offering consumers Puerh (poo-air), a tea loaded with incredible flavor and more antioxidants than green tea. Unlike traditional teas, Puerh undergoes a unique 60-day fermentation process resulting in a bold flavor with hints of malt and an abundance of healthy antioxidants.  Within Numi’s seven Puerh tea blends, their Chocolate flavor is certainly the most unique. This velvety infusion combines black Puerh tea with organic cocoa, resulting in a decadent-tasting blend that will satisfy any chocolate craving!

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@EssieCanada Pop Up Nail Bar

Can you believe the girls at NKPR held a pop up nail bar in their office? So jelly. I had to pay a visit and get a little royal treatment of my own. After all, we know how exhausting looking fabulous for Fashion Week can be. This is a perfect way to unwind in the middle of the week!

Essie Weingarten was in town and showing off some blinging nail colors for the summer. After all the pops of color off the runway during Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week, of course we’re seeing lights, camera, action and bazooka — the four fabulous neon shades in the Poppy Razzi Collection.

And what better way to get a manicure than with candied hearts? I think my pick of the day is the neon tangerine color, ‘action.’ They come out super bright and matte because there’s so much pigment in them. I can’t wait to put these colors on my toes for the summer!

Stay beautiful! @missamandachen

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