Just because summer is over, it's no reason to have dry skin and a dull complexion. We've scoured the shelves and tested out some of the best make-up products, lotions and potions to provide you with a beautiful summer glow all-year long. Check out Joonbug's top picks for head to toe beautification.
Protection: Pretty much the coolest innovation since blue sunscreen, Brush on Block ($24.95) is the answer to your sun protection prayers. This SPF is offered up in powder form, so no mess, no goo and best of all, it won't explode in your suitcase! The translucent SPF 30 powder is water-proof and does not clog pores or irritate the skin, unlike oily sunscreens. This unique and easy way to protect your skin was created by Susan Posnick, who is a seasoned makeup artist and a cancer survivor.
Cupcakes on the go are all the rage these days - first with Sprinkles Cupcakes ATMs, and now with Baked by Melissa's cupcake pod machine. The cupcake dispenser, which resembles a giant gumball machine, made its debut during New York Fashion Week, but those who were hoping to see it gracing city streets are out of luck.
The pod machine is now only available to rent for events, with a 1,000 cupcake minimum for five hours, which fills half the machine. Make a selection between either 1,000 standard variety cupcakes for $4,200 or 1,000 custom cupcakes for $4,300. Up your game by ordering 2,000 minis for $5,000 or $5,200, depending on which cakes you order. Any additional cupcakes go for $1.30 each.
Fans of Dirty Bird To-Go can breathe happy now that the West Village eatery has opened its second location in Tribeca. This larger location offers up fried and rotisserie chicken in three different ways - dipped in buttermilk and fried, slow-roasted, and fried chicken tenders. All the chicken is sustainable, free-range and locally sourced for the best quality meat. Chef Justin Crooks of North End Grill heads up the premises with additional signature menu items such as mac n cheese, sauteed garlic kale and plenty of daily specials. Specialty drinks such as The Dirty Palmer (lemonade, peach supreme iced tea), La Colombe coffee and more are all available at the new location.
Last week, The Boston Globe Style Magazine unveiled its annual Most Stylish Bostonians at an exclusive event, packed with top models, fashionistas, and VIPs. The event, held at the Revere Hotel's Emerald Lounge, was a smash success, with food, drinks, fashion, entertainment, and giveaways. Models from Dynasty Models and Talent were showing off the latest in Bloomingdale's fall fashions and dancers from Dance Studio of Wakefield performed for the audience. DJ C LO was spinning the hottest tunes, as well. The complete list of the 25 Most Stylish Bostonians in 2012 was published on Sept. 16th in The Boston Sunday Globe.
The relatively new Kolo Klub, located above Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, in Hoboken, is all about the cocktails. With super mixologists straight from NYC, the bartenders here sure know how to whip up a mean drink. September is National Bourbon Month and luckily enough this cocktail den knows all about booze- especially bourbon. Try their Old Fashioned ($12) made with Jim Beam Rye/Bourbon, angostura bitters and garnished with a cherry and orange wedge or opt for their classic Manhattan ($12), which is comprised of Jim Beam Rye/Bourbon, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters and garnished with a cherry or lemon twist. Both cocktails can be made with Makers 46 or Knob Creek Rye for an additional charge. So celebrate bourbon like it’s going out of style at Kolo Klub!
World Yacht is hosting its annual Beauty Brunch for the Cause to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation October 7th from 11am-1:30pm. The World Yacht's Princess ship will be completely transformed into a floating spa getaway with participants providing services and giveaways. There will be a silent auction, goodie bags, and guests can sip on appropriately pink champagne and enjoy the brunch buffet. All services and treatment will begin at a $10 donation and tickets for the cruise are $50 (available here). All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Just because Mexican Independence Day is over, doesn't mean the fiesta can't continue! Tequila Revolucion pays homage to Mexico with a signature cocktail made with their 100 Proof Tequila. Revolutionize the way you drink by whipping up this bad boy cocktail and get ready for your night to begin.
· 2 oz. Tequila REVOLUCION 100 PROOF
· 1 lime
· 1 lime supreme
· Lime zest (1/2 lime)