Friday, March 16, 2007

Just in time for warmer weather...

I hope Dr Pop doesn't get mad at me for posting this yummy recipe. This martini will be my downfall. It is delicious. It is healthy. You cannot taste the vodka. It is easy to drink in large quantities.


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
  2. Add an ounce and a half of vodka. We like Tito's.
  3. Add an ounce and a half of pomegranate juice.
  4. Add an ounce of pineapple juice.
  5. Put the lid on and shake the hell out of it.
  6. Pour into a glass.
  7. Drink.
  8. Repeat.

You get all the benefits of pom juice and the lovely side effect of a healthy buzz. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Annual Spring/Summer Foot PSA

As warm weather and sandal season fast approach, don't forget to visit your friendly neighborhood salon for a pedicure!
Here are some at-home tips for getting your feet sandal-ready:
  • Apply cuticle oil to your toenails
  • Soak your feet in warm, soapy water for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Use an orange stick to gently push back the cuticles
  • If you feel comfortable with it, use cuticle nippers to gently cut away excess skin
  • Invest a couple of dollars in a foot file. Use it on your heels and the parts of your feet that get the roughest. It can be used wet or dry, but best results are wet.
  • Use an exfoliating scrub on your feet. This can be done in the shower when you are scrubbing the rest of yourself. It doesn't have to be a different scrub from what you'd use on your body.
  • Be sure to file your toenails down to a decent length. You don't want your toenails to be longer than your fingernails!
Don't let embarassing feet stand in the way of enjoying all the cute shoes this season has to offer! A little nail polish and extra effort go a long way toward making your feet a star attraction rather than something you want to hide!


The other day, I went out and bought myself a tube of Sally Hansen Lip Inflation lip gloss. I am a sucker for lip gloss and I'm always looking for an excuse to buy more. So I thought, dear readers, that I would be a guinea pig for you guys.
As lip gloss goes, this is nice. It's a bit tingly when it goes on, has decent staying power, and tastes okay.
The drawbacks? It's kind of goopy, which I don't love. I also didn't notice any difference in the size of my lips. No "inflation" at all. Also, my grocery stores and drug stores don't have much in the way of selection. They in fact only carry a blush color and clear. That is a drawback to me because I prefer pinks and reds for my glosses.
Overall rating? For doing what it says it will do: D
For being a decent lip gloss: B+

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Best. Deep. Conditioner. Ever.

I have become a HUGE fan in a short month of this amazing product: Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment.

As you may or may not know, only "Aveda" salons and stores are allowed to carry Aveda products. This, to me, seems to prompt certain hairdressers and stylists to not recommend their products because they make no money and most salons make a lot of money on these back-end sales.

At my last hair appointment, I was lamenting my lack of a really good deep conditioner for my poor abused hair. My hairdresser (who sells incredible brands such as Pureology and Alterna) immediately wrote down this product and told me that I had to get it.

I did. He was right. My hair hasn't felt this healthy in YEARS.

Thank you, Aveda!

Cute Stationary Update

Well, my Adorable Anne Taintor notepads arrived yesterday.

I have to say that I'm very disappointed in what I received. Yes, they were adorable, but for the price I paid, I expected, I don't know, more substance.

Honestly, I would have felt infinitely better about spending the money on cute notebooks at Target. I could have gotten about 12 of them, plus a book or two for the price I paid for three little POS notepads.