Posts Written On September 26, 2012

Young, Fresh and Easy: Meet the Cocodrill

If you love coconut water like me, you probably want to have it all the time! Having a Cocodrill means you can just go buy a young coconut and have it ready in less than 2 minutes!  This is a perfect and fun present for housewarming, holidays for the person who has everything

The best thing you can use to get the freshest coconut water at home is a COCODRILL. This is so easy to use and perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a machete at home :]  After I drank the coconut water, I made 7 more holes around the coconut and then turned it upside down and Hulk smashed it onto my granite counter top. it worked and I scraped up the coconut meat up with a spoon. YUM

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Coconut Water Beauty Products @joeynybeauty

I found a beauty product that has coconut water in it! 🙂

Bye Bye Blackheads from Joey NY. Get rid of that summer grime and prepare your skin for the fall by minimizing the appearance of large pores and treat acne breakouts!

No matter how you try, you will get dirt on your nose!  It sticks out furthest from your face and it is out to the environment!  If you live in a city where you are driving or if you are walking – the elements and pollution will always play a factor in your blackhead levels.

This powerful, yet gentle, formula instantly removes blackheads while minimizing the appearance of large pores and treating acne breakouts. In just 60 seconds, the gel masque treatment delivers instant, visible, pain-free results, normalizing damage and brightening lackluster skin for a fresh, clean, clear complexion. Young Green Tender Coconut Water and Indian Ginseng extract complex smooth, heal and protect skin while Salicylic Acid gently exfoliates and Vitamin E nourishes and repairs.

Last month, I got the great idea to use coconut water as toner so I am so excited to try Joey New York’s Bye Bye Blackheads!


Emotional Brilliance @LushCosmetics

I first saw these little magical vials of color in the store at Union Square and was oh so curious about them! What are they? How do they wear and most of all – Can consumers really fall in love with this simple and uniform packaging?  The answer is yes!  These natural make up products perform well and are handmade.

Handmade makeup?  Yes!  Make up is really some oils, pigments and water mixed together if you think about it. Our friends at LUSH was so nice to send me a trio to test out!  I was pleasantly surprised and pleased. All the ingredients are safe, healthy and real.

The green “Intuition” is a fresh grass green liquid to cream eyeshadow that is just so pretty!  The “Bubbly” is a rose petal pink lipgloss and the “Quietly Motivated” is a coppery brown eyeliner that makes your eyes sparkle.  I am really into these!

Find out more about Lush’s Emotional Brilliance on their site.


Share Your World With @PictoramaApp

If you’re anything like me, you love taking pictures of anything and everything with your iPhone. With applications like Instagram and PicStitch, it’s easy to share photos. Now there’s a simple way to share AND make money off your photos.

Pictorama is the first iPhone application that allows users to earn money with their smartphone pictures. It allows users to sell their pictures on their marketplace where international buyers can get stock photos that can be time and geo-tagged for half the price of a traditional microstock agency.


Here’s how it works — Download the Pictorama App and become a part of their community. Rate pictures, and follow photographers that inspire you. Explore pictures currently on the marketplace for ideas. Take pictures of what you like and be creative! Once you have great pictures, just add categories and keywords and upload them to the App. Then the community and experts will take a look and upload them to the marketplace. From then on, you get a revenue share each time one of your pictures is sold. It’s as simple as that.


The fauxny-tail: Fashion faux pas or hottest new trend?

Have you been watching this year’s Bachelorette? Emily Maynard shed some light on a new fashion option – the clip-on ponytail. Some people loved it and some people hated it, but there it was in all its glory at several of the rose ceremonies. Since Emily has her own flowing golden locks, many wondered what the purpose of the extension was. Couldn’t she just make her own ponytail? Sure, but in today’s fashion world, extensions are for all people.

When to wear a fauxny tail

When worn properly, hair extensions can be quite pretty. The ponytail, whether real or fake, is one of the hottest hair ideas of the year. Wear it high for an elegant evening look, short and casual for heading out around town or sleek and elegant like Emily. Anytime a ponytail is appropriate, a clip-on addition is appropriate as well.

Tips and tricks for making the fauxny look its best

The key to the clip-on ponytail is that it needs to look real to look good. Emily’s ponytail, while we all knew it was fake, perfectly matched her silken locks. Viewers knew she’d used extensions when they saw her hair grow by six inches seemingly overnight, but her new style looked real. Spend the money on a quality piece that matches your hair. Don’t be afraid to go curly if your hair is straight, but make sure the color matches. Next, be sure clips are hidden. Emily did this well by wrapping up her extensions with some of her real hair. You can also hide the clip by pulling strings of your own hair and the extension hair over it, pinning them in place with strategically placed bobby pins on the side of the head. With practice, you can easily hide the clip and style the ponytail as you see fit.

Once the clip is hidden, play with the ponytail to find the best style for your look. For a night out, consider a high ponytail or one down the back just like Emily’s. For everyday wear, the traditional middle-of-the-head ponytail looks great. You can even braid the extension to add to your hairstyle options. With the addition of hair extensions to your accessories, you add a number of options when it comes time to style your hair for work, Saturday errands or an evening out.