Posts Written On May 27, 2014

Glitter Beauty Bonanza @essence_US

Essence is an amazing make up brand! I first discovered Essence when I was traveling in Europe and with all the fun candy colored nail polish, lipsticks and eyeshadows – I instantly remembered it when it came to the US!  It is a makeup brand available in drugstores and beauty supply stores that allows you to get all the colors you want to try without spending a fortune.  I really want to try this berry lip trend for summer and some pale blue glitter. I picked up these few items and have been using it for the past month!  I love the Lash Mania for a brow darkener. It really creates dramatic and darker brows for me!

They have great color pay off and if you check out any of the swatches available online you will see that most of their colors are true to how you see them!

This is 100% necessary for summer glittery eye looks!

Essence has a lot of fun on Social Media too! Lots of contests going on always on Twitter, Facebook and IG.

Everything is under $4.99 in the line so how can you say no!!


Brooklyn’s MOUTH Launching Online Spirits Shop Today @Mouthfoods

Highly Curated, Distinctive Craft Spirits and A Selection of Wines
from Outstanding, Small, Independent Distilleries and Wineries Across the U.S.
For Immediate Release; New York,, the ultimate source for indie food and tasty gifts, is launching the first online indie spirits and wine shop today. The new online shop follows the recent opening of MOUTH’s brick-and-mortar indie spirits gallery, located at 192 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Both the online and DUMBO shops exclusively carry products made in America by small wineries and distilleries, many of which are only available online through MOUTH. The DUMBO store currently offers 140 distinctive spirits and 20 wines from over 85 makers representing 25 states. MOUTH’s online shop is launching with a curated selection of 60 products and gifts and will soon expand to include the same offerings as the Brooklyn store.
MOUTH’s spirits assortment is highly curated and includes absinthe, brandy, bottled cocktails, gin, liqueur, moonshine, rum, vermouth, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, rye, and more. Wines include red, white, sweet, sparkling, and rosé. With stunning bottles and outstanding products, the new online store is a must-visit site to shop for entertaining and special occasions. In addition to individual products, MOUTH will offer subscriptions like “Gin Every Month” and “Bourbon Every Mouth,” and gifts will include collections like “Raise the Bar” and “Three Cheers for Dad,” just in time for Father’s Day.
In the hunt for the best indie food created across the country, MOUTH discovered a parallel movement happening in spirits – skillful, passionate, inspired makers who value craft and bring great enthusiasm and passion to making beverages. MOUTH’s goal is to celebrate and support these entrepreneurs and bring their outstanding products to customers thirsty for something they’ve never tasted before: spirits made by people, not companies. MOUTH’s small, eclectic selection of delicious and affordable wines focuses on those made naturally, many by hand.
“Just as in the indie food movement, we’re seeing a powerful rise of the independent maker in the spirits world. We’re blown away by the products from these craft spirits and wine producers and thrilled to bring them to our customers. We look forward to continuing to help small, independent companies grow,” MOUTH’s CEO, Craig Kanarick, said.
All MOUTH deliveries arrive packaged in MOUTH’s signature branded tote.
A few standout products, with amazing stories behind them, include:

Industry City Industry Standard Vodka
Made in Brooklyn in fermenters and stills they designed and built themselves, this beet sugar-derived vodka sits at the intersection of science and art and just might be the future of vodka in America.
Falcon Spirits Botanica Gin
Over 50 herbs and spices go in to this citrus-forward gin from a brand new distiller in Richmond, CA, by a former biochemist who developed a passion for distilling during grad school at UC-Berkeley. It’s new to New York and is a great example of the new class of complex American gins gracing MOUTH’s shelves.
Art in the Age Root
The first uniquely American bitter digestif, this sarsaparilla-tasting liqueur from Philadelphia is quickly becoming a favorite of craft spirit fans.
Monteverdi Spirits Nocino
This traditional and difficult-to-produce Italian walnut liqueur is revered all over Italy and Switzerland, but MOUTH thinks this version, hailing from Napa, trumps any produced in Europe.
Letherbee Distillers Malört / Bësk
A collaboration with Robert Franklin Haynes, head bartender of Chicago’s The Violet Hour (one of the best cocktail bars in the country), and a beautiful example of an indie distiller elevating a misunderstood classic spirit.
Catskill Distilling Company The One and Only Buckwheat
Since buckwheat isn’t technically a grain it can’t be legally called whiskey, but it definitely tastes like a great whiskey! In fact, it’s so good other distilleries are trying to follow with their own versions, but this original will be really hard to knock off.
Garrison Brothers Distillery Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Fall 2013
Until recently this was only available in the area around the distillery and it generated huge buzz. Every bottle is hand-signed by the distiller and the whiskey has a distinct flavor born on a Texas ranch.
1512 Spirits 100% Rye Whiskey
100% Rye whiskey is incredibly difficult to make, but when it’s done this well it has a complexity that few spirits can match. This one is made by a third-generation barber and distiller (the first to distill legally), and you can still visit his barbershop in San Francisco for a haircut and a shave!
Germain-Robin Single Barrel Pinot Noir Brandy V127
They only produced around 400 bottles back in 1992. This isn’t just great American brandy – it deserves a place alongside the absolute best Cognac has to offer!
Gift selections include:
Summer Spirit
Time to kick back and unwind with our seasonal sippers. MOUTH has assembled the best collection to cap off a hot day spent grill-side or poolside.
Three Cheers for Dad!
Raise a glass and toast your #1 man with three stunning, manly, gift-worthy bottles – vodka, bourbon and gin.
Raise the Bar 
Indie-American upgrades for a well-stocked bar cart, or an awesome starter kit for the budding mixologist. Available in two sizes: Raise the bar a little, with gin, vodka and bourbon; Raise the bar a lot, with all that plus rum, vermouth and bitters.
Top Shelf
The top of the top – truly impressive, stunning, inspirational bottles selected from MOUTH’s uppermost shelves. Pull out all the stops for an extra-special occasion or gift.
Grand Master Flask
Three retro-bottled, classic American spirits to keep in your back pocket, so to speak. The perfect size for picnics, concerts or small gifting.
MOUTH’S Online Spirits + Wine Shop
MOUTH Indie Spirits + Wine Gallery
Tuesday through Saturday, 4-8pm
192 Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Based in DUMBO, Brooklyn, MOUTH is the ultimate online store for the best indie food products and tasty gifts. Handmade, small-batch, indie food made by people, not companies, created from start to finish with a high level of personal attention and craft (and with stunning packaging as well). The site features over 700 beautiful and delicious items from small producers, including candy, caramel, chocolates, cookies, crackers, jerky, jams and jellies, herbs, honey, nut butters, pickles, coffee, popcorn, salami, sauces, snacks, spices, sweets, gifts, and so much more.  MOUTH recently launched new coffee and cheese categories, with more to come, including bacon. With a focus on higher quality and better ingredients, many of the products are fair trade and organic and are produced in a way that is respectful of the planet and your health. MOUTH ships throughout the U.S. and Canada, and internationally by request.

David’s Bridal Inspiration for Fall Brides!

Following Kim and Kanye’s wedding, everyone is talking about the brunette bride’s fashion choices for the weekend’s events.  Whether it was the short, detailed dress she wore for her bachelorette dinner or her wedding gown with illusion-lace sleeves, brides and fashionistas around the world will be taking cues from her style this wedding season.


In their recently unveiled Fall 2014 Collection, the designers at David’s Bridal incorporated several of these trends including the use of romantic lace, opulent pearl embellishments and illusions sleeves.  Kim incorporated all of these into her wedding styles, and for brides wishing to use her looks for inspiration, David’s Bridal has several cost-effective options available.


  • Kim’s bellissimo bridal dresses:

o   Brides who desire a soft, romantic look like the gown Kim wore walking down the aisle will find several beautiful options from David’s Bridal Fall 2014 collection that feature intricate lace details, illusion sleeves and pearl beading.

o   For her reception, we know Kim changed into a “little white dress” –  a popular trend for the coming season.  Whether a bride is looking for a second dress to wear to her reception and dance the night away, or needs a more casual style for a destination or courthouse wedding, options from David’s Bridal range from the simple to the opulent.


Those in wedding parties or attending a wedding this coming season can also enjoy some of the trends from the wedding.  Whether it was outfitting the bridal party in white or the dark hues worn by the guests, the Kardashian-West affair was nothing less than fashion-forward.


  • Koordinating Kardashians: Kim’s wedding was a family affair, with her four sisters serving as her bridesmaids.  Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie all wore floor length white and ivory gowns, while mom Kris wore a white Mother of the Bride dress.

o   Modern brides are growing increasingly comfortable coordinating the color of their bridesmaids’ dresses with their own wedding gown – as fashionably done by Kate and Pippa Middleton or Poppy and Cara Delevingne.


  • Walk on the dark side:  from the couple’s best friends to other celebrated attendees, the darker color palette was prevalent throughout Kim and Kanye’s wedding weekend.

As predicted in the Fall 2014 Collection from David’s Bridal, navy is the new black.  Whether attending a black tie affair or looking for a fun cocktail dress, darker colored hues will be prevalent this season.  Add in a touch of lace, colored beading or illusion sleeves for a chic and sophisticated look.