Posts Written On June 13, 2012

Post-ing just got 10x Cuter -@suckuk

Bringing you the latest in the most adorable post-it notes that’ll make you go post-ing crazy!

Mega Silly and Mega Cute

These Mega Silly Notes are brought to you from across the pond- in England (I have a soft spot for the British 🙂 )

From elephants to dinosaurs and rockets and palm trees- these silly notes bring a smile to everyone’s face! It can lighten a mood, or simply keep you entertained at the office ( I know it did for me…).  I carried these around with me and it did not take long before my friends and family we’re asking to snag a few. No one can resist!

Another cute treat: This key chain-bottle opener was the best addition to my key chain!

For other fun and quirky gift likes these check out SUCK UK you will find something for everyone.

For the tough times when I had to find the inner strength to put down my previous stated obsession (50 Shades of Grey), I was happy to have these precious little guys at hand to keep my place! I even got a  little creative with a few of them. I stuck to the Blue – Statue of Liberty Post It for now as I saw it fitting to my daily commute into New York City!

   
Lady Liberty in Blue
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A Touch of Grey That Will Make Anyone Melt -@BariBeauty

There is no denying that I have been hit with the latest obsession: 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Considering I have finished 2/3 of the series within two weeks times…I have it bad. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard Bari Cosmetics launched-Pure Ice’s 5 Shades of Grey! Just like Christian Grey had to get his hands on Ana Steele…I had to get my hands on these too.

Introducing…

With rather fitting names (in order): Risk Taker, Lightening Strikes, Beware, Silver Mercedes, and Kiss Me Here 

The trick with this situation was trying to pick just one to wear…so just like Christian fixes all of Ana’s ordeals with a blink of an eye, I kept it easy-I used them all at once!

5 Shades of Grey on Me

Yup…I fell in love the moment I saw them too.

So for any girl dreaming of being Ana Steele one day (like moi…)  and landing a Grey of your own–this is the next best thing- 5 Shades of it in fact!

Here’s a closer view of how each shade came out—the best part is how great they look together!

Beware
Risk Taker- Lightening Strikes-Silver Mercedes-Kiss Me Here     
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Dinner with @SkinnygirlCKTLS

After the Skinny Girl event we went home with a lovely bottle of Skinny Girl Sangria, and last night I was in the mood to put it to work. The Sangria and the veggie burger are total match made in heaven. T’was delicious!

peace and love

♥Bella♥

ps: If you didn’t see the event pics from the Skinny Girl event last month, you can see them here!

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50 Calorie Mini Wraps from La Tortilla Factory

This summer La Tortilla Factory is “Mini”-mizing the effort to eat light and fresh, with their new Smart & Delicious Soft Wrap Minis. At one-third the size of traditional wraps, not only are they lower in fat and calories, their size inspires smaller portioned meals and snacks – perfect for lighter summertime fare!  They are only 50 calories each and loaded with fiber (4 – 6 grams each) and flavor, Soft Wrap Minis are super versatile and great for: tacos and fajitas, grilled quesadillas, pizza crusts and wrap sandwiches!

I made Queso Fundido!

Hot off the tortilla presses and available nation-wide this spring, Soft Wrap Minis come in five delicious varieties: White Whole Wheat, Honey Oat, Fiesta, Multi-Bran and Three Seed.

La Tortilla Factory prides itself on making “better-for-you” tortillas with quality ingredients, superior taste and texture and no trans fat.  The Soft Wrap Minis are just the newest addition to the family of healthy wraps and tortillas, including:

Whole Wheat 100 Calorie tortillas: loaded with 8 grams of fiber & Omega-3 rich

Low Carb High Fiber tortillas: voted “Best Tortilla For Women” with 52 percent of the recommended daily value of fiber in one tortilla!

Fiber and Flax Corn tortillas: Easy-to-use, naturally gluten-free corn tortillas with the added benefits of fiber and omega-3 rich flax – only 45 calories per tortilla!

Hand Made Style Corn tortillas: Mix of corn and whole wheat flour create easy-to-use tortillas that are high in whole grains with great taste and texture

Extra Virgin Olive Oil SoftWraps: Great tasting wraps with added health benefits of EVOO – plus they’re packed with fiber and low in calories!

Yum! Can’t wait to use these wraps to make more low-calorie lunches this summer

http://www.latortillafactory.com

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Thirsty for Sexy @Qdrinks


Packaged in distinguished glass bottles that are as tasteful as their contents, the Q Drinks line is far from typical mixers and are made with all natural ingredients – not a bunch of sticky, high fructose corn syrup that just weighs you down in the warm weather.

Q Tonic:

Made with all natural ingredients, including hand-picked quinine from Peruvian Andes and organic agave sweetener
60 percent fewer calories than regular tonic water

—– I thought this tonic was unique because of its micro bubbles. how did they do that?

Q Ginger:

Made with real ginger and organic agave
Only 60 calories
Perfectly blends gin or whiskey, but also great on it’s own

—–I thought this ginger ale had a real zing to it and totally unlike store bought ones like Canada Dry

Q Club Soda:

Only ingredients (besides triple distilled water): carbonation and a dash of Himalayan salt
Great mixed with scotch, vodka or whiskey

—- incredible mixer for mocktails too!  I tried it with Guava Nectar and it was divine


How did QDrinks get started? Here is the story…

It all started on a warm summer night in Brooklyn. A couple of good friends were in my backyard for gin & tonics.

A few drinks in, my teeth felt strangely sticky. While Jon was talking, I picked up the bottle of tonic water and looked at the ingredients. 25 grams of high fructose corn syrup! Artificial flavors. And artificial preservatives. Sara was drinking a Sprite. I asked to see the can. It had 26 grams of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial preservatives.

“Do you know that tonic water is virtually the same thing as Sprite?” “Really?” “I thought it was like club soda.” And as soon as that we were on to something else. And then something else.

Maybe it was the gin, but the idea lingered. Justin brought this great (and expensive) bottle of Tanqueray over. And we were mixing it drink after drink with something that wasn’t any good. Right then I looked up. The moon was shining down on the table. The light caught the Tanqueray and it looked like a glowing orb of green gin goodness. Next to it, the plastic tonic water bottle with its label peeling off and its contents going flat looked particularly decrepit.

In a flash I realized I could make a superior tonic water. One made from authentic ingredients and good enough to mix with my favorite gins, vodkas and rums.

I spent four years working to make that great tonic water. I tracked down farmers to source ingredients. Made the recipe in my Brooklyn kitchen. And spent late nights agonizing with one of America’s best young designers to make a bottle as beautiful as the liquid it holds.

I came up with a superior tonic water. Immediately some of the world’s best restaurants, cocktail lounges, liquor stores, and gourmet groceries started buying it from me. In New York I delivered it from my station wagon, with me doing the delivering and my dad driving. Then we got a bunch of press coverage and some larger chains joined them. And soon I was being asked for other sodas as tasty and high quality as Q Tonic.

For each Q drink I agonize like I did with Q Tonic. I source the absolute best ingredients I can find and then tinker and tinker with the recipe until I come up with something I love. Finally I work with a great designer to create packaging as beautiful and sophisticated as the liquid it holds.

So please enjoy. We certainly are,
Jordan Silbert
Founder

Thanks Jordan, we look forward to a summer of Q sipping on the roof deck.

Find out where to buy http://www.qdrinks.com

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Pigs Fly with Pig E Skin by 3 Spoiled Brats

And who said pigs couldn’t fly?

Fashioned as a traditional foam football with a goofy and quirky spin, Pig E Skin is an all around American toy with a sense of humor. Kids, especially, love to be outdoors during these summer months, and Pig E Skin is a great recreational activity for kids to indulge in.

Soft to the touch and lightweight, children can continue to safely enjoy playing football. I mean, if you’re going to go the foam-football route, why not get a laugh out of it? Available in three colors, blue, pink, and orange, and two sizes, regular and junior. Order yours today at 3spoiledbrats.com ! 🙂

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