Yet again, there is another small but fun collection coming out by MAC. Lipglass and lip pencils are the main focus here. It is not like any others I have seen. I say that due to the colors within the collection. Usually, the winter selections are dark or neutral but not these. To me, it's spring meeting winter which are bright and vivid. The names are attractive and witty which I am sure some will be not be able to resist.
Take a look you 'll see what I mean.
From left to right: Lipglass ($14.50)
Casual Air- pale pink Comfort &Joy- frosty mauve It's a Wow- mid-tone pink Knockout- red orange Real Posh- deep berry
Rich & Witty- neutral beige Rich Bounty- reddish brown Style Packed- bright fuchsia Tour de Fabulous- pink-coral
From left to right: Lip pencils ($14.00)
Embrace Me- bright fuchsia Entertain Me- orange Have to Have it- warm beige Hip n' Happy- soft pink Just my Type- soft brown Just Wonderful- dirty mauve Lasting Sensation- bright coral What comes Naturally- peachy beige
All products will available on December 26th. (Just think of it as an additional holiday gift!)
They can be purchased at your local Mac stores or counters. For more listings below...
Everyone has a favorite dish during the holidays. I do indeed love the classic stuffing dish my mother always makes. Stuffing is something that I crave for during the holidays. It can be eaten morning lunch and dinner(my preference). This year I think I'm going to change it up a bit with this breakfast bake which includes all the right things to start your day off right.
This wonderful morning meal can serve up to 8 people in 50 minutes!
1 package (12 oz) bulk your choice of sausage (italian pork or beef)
cup chopped onion
cup chopped green bell pepper
cup chopped red bell pepper
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated original biscuits
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, brown sausage, onion and bell peppers; drain well.
In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in cheese and sausage mixture. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press biscuits into bottom of baking dish. Pour sausage mixture over biscuit crust.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until egg mixture is set and crust is deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Mac will be launching another skincare collection...
This collection a bit different. It is the Mineralize Charged Skincare collection which has a new water technology. It helps rejuvenated the skin while leaving it smooth and moisturized. Looks great (packaging)and could stand up to its sister products like the Mineralize skin finishing products.
Products featured left to right:
Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream $35
Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel $37
Mineralize Charged Water Face and Body Lotion $32
Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser $23
Mineralize Charged Water Revitalizing Energy $22
All items are permanent and will be available on January 5, 2012 at your local Mac stores or counters.
This is my favorite holiday drink! On the outside, it looks like the traditional holiday eggnog but on the inside it's a dream come true.
COQUITO is the traditional punch served in most latin homes during the Christmas and New Year's holiday. This very creamy tropical and yummy drink has everything you need in an eggnog. The only difference between the two is that the coquito has added spices and light rum.
I remember the first I had taste it (I am not a fan of the original). The flavor, smell and texture just changed my whole attitude on this popular drink. This drink right heerrreee will get the PARTY started .
Once you have it, it may be hard to go back to the original. Personally, I am a HUGE coconut fan so me and COQUITO are always connected during the holidays:-)
6 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
5 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk
1 (10 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut
4 1/4 cups light rum
In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks and evaporated milk. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Transfer mixture to a blender, and add cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into glass bottles, and chill overnight.
Who doesn't want a great drink along with their delicious meal? Well, I LOVE a nice cold cocktail for special occasions. There is nothing like a mojito that not only taste good but smells awesome as well.
Try this fabulous drink inspired by the most popular candy during the winter holidays (peppermint candy canes)!!
Super easy to make and prepare in ten minutes flat. This drink is for two people only so add more ingredients as needed for a larger group.
3 oz (2 jiggers or 6 tablespoons) rum
tablespoons crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
cup fresh mint leaves
peppermint candies or candy canes
Into each of 2 tall clear glasses, pour 1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger or 3 tablespoons)
Top each with layers of ice, 1 tablespoon crushed candy and 1/2 cup mint leaves. Fill each glass with sparkling water. Serve immediately.
Add some peppermint candy and mint leaves for garnishment! What a tasty refreshment you can toast to for the holidays :-) ENJOY!!!!
OPI and the lovely Nicki Minaj are collaborating!!!! They will be releasing this anticipated collection which will be out on February 15.
From left to right:
Did it on Em- lime green (creme)
Fly- teal blue (creme)
Save Me- silver with glitter
Metallic 4 Life- black with silver glitter
Pink Friday- cotton candy pink (creme)
Supper Bass Shatter- deep plum with shatter
I love the way the colors are coordinated which represents her colorful appearance and personality. The names of the polishes also stood out because they all represents songs that I feel fit her persona all around. Something tells me I'm going to purchase the whole collection :-) I'm excited....
The perfect treat for the holidays...a great twist on the traditional Red Velvet cake!
This recipe serves 15 people which takes about one hour and 55 minutes to make. Prep time is quick and easy in 15 minutes flat.
Try it! I guarantee you wouldn't regret it.
Red Velvet Espresso and Cream Swirled Brownies
Cream Cheese Swirl Layer
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
box Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
bottle (1 oz) red food color
Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, beat cream cheese swirl layer ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.
Make brownie batter as directed on box, using water, oil, eggs and adding espresso coffee powder and red food color; mix well until batter turns a rich red color. Spread batter in pan.
Dollop cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls evenly on top of batter. With knife, cut through mixture a few times to marble.
Bake as directed on brownie mix box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into 5 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.
Today is a day where we should acknowledge those who has suffered or is suffering with this deadly disease called AIDS. Let's get out and support! DO THE RIGHT THING!!
Starting with purchasing any of these Mac products. The above picture featured Lady Gaga I and II lipsticks. Lady Gaga I is a pale pink shade while II is a nude shade. Both lipsticks is fitted for any age and of any skintone. You can purchased the bundle above which includes both lipsticks and Limited Edition bag at your local Mac store or counter. All proceeds go to the WORLD AIDS FUND:-)
The holidays are going to be here before you know it. I love this time of the year. It is the time to wear ALL THINGS THAT GLITTERS. My favorite look for the holidays is something shiny and sexy whether it is my dress, shoes or bag. It tends to catch most people's eye and it looks good on just about everyone.
Below are pieces in every category a woman needs to complete the perfect holiday outfit. The items are covered in all priced points. Take a good look, I am sure there is something you will fall in love with :-)
Let's begin with the top and work on down........HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!
For those who like a little SPARKLE in their hair....