Hard Candy Cosmetics Launches Limited Edition Color Correct Collection

As a society, we spend an obscene amount of money to hide or camouflage our flaws. The beauty industry alone has thousands of products to help you cover up your outer imperfections, a daily routine we all participate in, whether it is to neutralize redness, transform uneven skin tone to a flawless facial canvas, cover up dark circles and spots, or take our skin from dull to luminous. Many wouldn’t dare go “sans fards” in this extremely critical society; the truth is we would all rather go broke than bare faced. Luckily, you don’t have to go broke to get the flawless look we all so desire. Hard Candy Cosmetics launched an affordable Limited Edition Color Correct Collection, exclusively at Walmart.

The Hard Candy Cosmetics Color Correct Collection consists of six products, the Color Correct Expert Créme Wand, Color Correct Radiant Primer, Color Correct Expert Stick, Color Correct Custom Blend Expert Palette, Color Correct Baked Finishing Powder, and the Color Correct Baked Powder. The collection comes in six color-correcting colors that target specific skin issues:

  • Green: neutralize skin redness due to sunburn, rosacea, uneven skin tone, or acne
  • Yellow: neutralize mild skin redness due to mild sunburn or acne
  • Pink: neutralize dullness and sallowness (Fair to Light skin tones)
  • Lavender: neutralize dullness and sallowness (Medium to Dark skin tones)
  • Peach: neutralize dark circles and spots (Fair to Light skin tones)
  • Orange: neutralize dark circles and spots (Medium to Dark skin tones)

The Color Correct Expert Créme Wand is a créme color corrector that targets skin imperfections. This lightweight formula that is easy to apply, and easily blends into skin.

The Color Correct Radiant Primers, the first step to neutralizing your skin concerns, are formulated with hydrating ingredients that blend easily into the skin and provides a neutral base.

The Color Correct Expert Stick, a creamy, blendable, pastel stick that camouflages skin imperfections, is a soft, retractable corrector that is precise, easy to apply, and will never need sharpening.

The Color Correct Baked Finishing Powder, a marbleized baked powder, sets your makeup long wear, evens out your skin tone, and will minimize the appearance of discolorations and imperfections, all while illuminating your complexion and leaving your skin with a radiating, flawless finish. It is available in two shades – Pink: Light to Medium (shown above), and Lavender: Medium to Dark.

The Color Correct Baked Powder is a sheer, lightweight, matte baked powder that covers up skin discolorations and imperfections. It can be used before or after foundation, and is available in four colors:

  • Green: helps correct intense redness
  • Yellow: helps correct mild redness
  • Lavender: helps correct dullness and sallowness (Medium to Dark skin tones)
  • Pink: helps correct dullness and sallowness (Fair to Light skin tones)

Last but not least is the Color Correct Custom Blend Expert Palette, an all-in-one cream color correcting palette, featuring soft blendable creams that help to neutralize discoloration, leaving your skin looking even, natural, and perfect. This must-have palette is available in two colors:

  • (Fair to Light)
    • Green & Yellow: target redness
    • Pink: targets dullness and sallowness
    • Peach: targets dark circles and spots
  • (Medium to Dark)
    • Green & Yellow: target redness
    • Lavender: targets dullness and sallowness
    • Orange: targets dark circles and spots

As stated, the collection is available exclusively at Walmart and retails between $5.00 – $9.00. It is 100% beauty on a budget. What are your thoughts on the Hard Candy Cosmetics Limited Edition Color Correct Collection? Share your favorite products, or wht you’re looking forward to trying.

Coralina Margarita Crowned Patron Tequila’s 2017 Margarita of the Year!

It seems so long ago that we shared the amazing event that was the Patrón Tequila 2017 Margarita of the Year event and competition. Seven bartenders from around the world battled it out with their take on a modern margarita, check out our Exclusive Patron Margaritas for International Margarita Day coverage. After enjoying all of their creations, guests voted for their favorites and left the final decisions to the illustrious judges. Well, the votes have been tallied and a decision has been made. After a long deliberation (the event was two months ago), Patron Tequila finally has their 2017 Margarita of the Year winner. And the winner is……. the Coralina Margarita, created by Mexico City bartender Riesler Morales.

Razorfish – Patron

1.75 oz Patrón Reposado
.75 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.75 oz Simple syrup
1 oz Fresh lime juice
.5 oz Red Wine (Mexican, or other)
+ Sugar-salt rim*
Combine Patrón Reposado, Patrón Citrónge Orange, simple syrup and lime juice in a shaker tin; add ice and shake vigorously. Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail coupe rimmed with sugar-salt rim.* Carefully float red wine on the surface of the cocktail and garnish with a lime wheel.

*Sugar-salt rim:
Pulverize .25 cup dried hibiscus (that’s a flower for those not in the know) in a spice grinder. Add in a .25 cup of sugar and a .25 cup kosher salt, then pulse the mixture until combined.

Riesler wanted to craft a cocktail that had the simplicity and elegance of a classic Margarita, but with the interesting and unexpected ingredients that marry so nicely with Patrón tequila (check out the man in action in the photo above). The Coralina Margarita was inspired by an ocean sunset (that’s easy to see with its dual colors that mirror the sky at sundown), combining the oaky notes of Patrón Reposado, perfectly balanced with the citrusy flavors of Patrón Citrónge Orange, together with red wine and hibiscus.

Cocktail lovers, you’ll definitely want to try this winning cocktail. You should definitely check out the recipe above. This margarita was a favorite, definitely in our top five. We want to know, is this the winner you predicted? Share your thoughts on the Patrón Tequila 2017 Margarita of the Year winner with us.

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil: The All Season Hydrator

As one who has used an almost immeasurable amount of body moisturizers to keep our skin hydrated throughout the year and through the various and vastly different seasons, we can 100 percent say there is nothing like the hydrating and protective benefits of coconut oil. Of course, the best coconut oil to use is a high-quality one that leaves the raw nutrients intact; that coconut oil is 100% virgin coconut oil, Skinny & Co Coconut Oil.

Skinny & Co Coconut Oil is the only raw, 100% alkaline coconut oil in the world; it is made with hand-picked wild-Harvested, not plantation grown coconuts. What makes Skinny & Co Coconut Oil even more amazing is that is cold-processed, not just cold pressed, thanks to their patent-pending Nutralock System. You already know coconut oil has over a hundred uses. You can cook with it, substituting it for butter and other oils, condition your hair, Oil pulling, and of course use it as a moisturizer on your face and body.

You will immediately notice the difference between Skinny & Co Coconut Oil and other brands. It absorbs much better into your skin and keeps it hydrated and moisturized all day, even on the coldest winter days. We’ve been using Skinny & Co Coconut Oil for two seasons now and our skin couldn’t be happier. It’s become our go-to lip, scalp, and skin moisturizer, makeup remover, cuticle hydrator, and cooking oil.

The 100% raw coconut oil isn’t the only product we’re loving from Skinny & Co Coconut Oil. You’ll love the Coconut Oil Bar Soaps (available in five scents); the deeply hydrating Skinny Shampoo Bars that delivers intense hydration to your hair without creating excess oils (your hair will love you for this); the Whipped Body Butter that’s perfect to use as an all over moisturizer, hair mask or conditioner, or shaving cream; the Skinny & Co. Sugar Scrub, a pH balanced scrub that can be used as an all-over body exfoliant, prep for self-tanner, and as a lip scrub; and a Clarifying Moisturizing Facial Oil for blemish-prone and oily skin types. We know what you’re thinking – why would I put oil on my oily skin? This 100% oil moisturizer helps clarify and balance by removing impurities and congestion from the surface of the skin. These wonderful products are just some of the great skincare products from Skinny & Co, check out their site to see more.

Do you use coconut oil in your beauty or skincare regime? Are you looking to trying a great coconut oil? Don’t take our word for it, check out Skinny & Co’s customer reviews and see who else is loving their coconut oil.

GIVEAWAY: Art of Zippo with Fire Artist Steven Spazuk

There are so many incredible ways to create beautiful works of art. We’ve had the pleasure of experiencing quite a few through personal experiences and through museum visits, but the most amazing form of visual art creation we’ve seen was at the Art of Zippo event with Fire Artist, Steven Spazuk. Using the flame of a Zippo windproof lighter, Steven created some of the most stunning portraits we’ve ever seen, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a really cool Art of Zippo gift set that includes a genuine and original chrome Zippo Windproof Lighter (as seen in Die Hard), and a handcrafted Case Trapper with Caplifter Pocket Knife. Read on for more information on this cool Art of Zippo giveaway.

The unique technique, called “fumage”, allows the artist to paint with fire instead of the traditional tools such as paintbrushes. To showcase this sensational talent, Zippo has launched a captivating video highlighting how Steven uses a flame to create an original artwork and reveals how he expertly harnesses the power of fire.

The extraordinary footage features Steven “attacking the paper” with the flame of a Zippo windproof lighter and other fire tools and then retouching his designs by etching patterns with natural bird feathers and blades. Filmed in his studio in Montreal, Steven divulges how his unique artistic approach originated and his inspiration. Steven’s art style, which originally came to him in a dream, is steeped in improvisation and spontaneity and is something he has worked on perfecting for the last 14 years. His long-held affinity for his own Zippo windproof lighter, dating back to his days as a college art student. Regarding the Zippo campaign, Steven said the following:

“The flame is something that truly inspires my art; once I found my way of working with fire, I knew it would become my voice and I should be committed to that craft. A Zippo lighter has always been a part of my toolbox, and I also love how it can be a piece of art in itself. To me, it’s both a muse and a tool, so Zippo is a stimulating brand to work alongside.”

While at the Art of Zippo event, we also got to see the phenomenal impact and appearances Zippo Lighters have made on not just in the everyday lives of regular people, but in the entertainment industry as well. You may recognize Zippo lighters in the following movies: Die Hard, Charlie’s Angels, Indiana Jones, X-Men, etc

 For 85 years, Zippo has brought unmatched levels of artistic talent to the smallest of canvases – from the early years of etching and hand-painted details to today’s cutting-edge 360-degree MultiCut engraving. With over 300,000 designs created since 1932, Zippo continues to push the boundaries of design, as well as inspire many other brands and organizations, as seen below:

By partnering with Steven Spazuk, Zippo is proud to continue showcasing art in all its forms. Steven has brought his unique artistic talent to a new limited edition Zippo windproof lighter, featuring his unique and hauntingly beautiful artwork, which is available now to order from Zippo.com.

Now on to the giveaway. Want to see exactly what you’re going to win? As stated at the beginning of this post, one person will win a chrome Zippo Windproof Lighter and a handcrafted Case Trapper with Caplifter Pocket Knife (pictured below)

To enter to win this very cool prize, which makes a great Father’s Day Gift, enter to win via our Rafflecopter entry form below:

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See What’s Blooming: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Eyewear Collection

You’re already familiar with her movies, her film company, wines, and beauty company, but did you know Drew Barrymore launched an eyewear collection? Adding another successful launch to her Flower Brand with her super chic range of opticals, readers, and sunglasses that make up her Flower Eyewear collection.

The vibrant and playfully chic Flower Eyewear collection perfectly captures Drew Barrymore’s quirky and idealistic sense of style (she’s got that flower power indeed). The 30+ piece eyewear collection includes optical frames in the classic eyewear shapes: cat-eye, round and rectangular, in fun colorful prints and color combinations. The eyewear collection also boasts seven styles of sunglasses, and eight reader styles, all of which are named after one of Barrymore’s most beloved characters.

Our favorites from the Flower Eyewear collection are the Edie Sunglasses (shown above), a chunky cool frame named after her Grey Gardens character in the brown-blue demi print, and the two-toned Lucy Optical (shown below), named after her 50 First Dates character in pink gradient tortoise (no surprise we love this pink pair).

Other notable styles from the Flower Eyewear collection include the cat-eye Chloe Sunglasses in tortoiseshell, the Charlie Sunglasses, an updated cat-eye with a stylishly sloped browline, a navy rim with cream temples, and the cool, classic Casey Aviators.

We know getting the right and most flattering eyewear is a personal choice. One has to take into account personal style, face shape, etc into consideration when choosing the right frames but at least with Flower Eyewear, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get high quality, fashion forward eyewear. When asked about the addition of opticals to her brand, the actress stated the following:

“Eyewear, to me, is the same as the beauty category because it is a part of a women’s expression of who she is. It’s a confidence builder and should make them feel beautiful.”

The range of Flower Eyewear prescription frames and sunglasses, which retails between $39.00 and $88.00 for sunnies and opticals, and $19.94 for readers, are available exclusively at Walmart vision centers.

Are You Prom Ready? Shop These Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses Online

As they say, once you have the prom dress, it’s all downhill from there, so of course, it’s always about the dress during prom season. The month of April marks the beginning of prom season and the time that teen girls go on the hunt for the perfect prom dress.  Luckily, teens and their mothers don’t have to look too hard for the perfect dresses, thanks to the wonderful variety of Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses available online. Whether you’re looking for long or short, classic or on-trend styles, or if you want to rock one of the must-have colors of the season as forecasted by Pantone Colors, Adrianna Papell has just the prom dress for you.

Some of Pantone’s 2017 must-have colors for the season include Primrose Yellow, Flame, Pale Dogwood, Lapis Blue, and Hazelnut; you can find Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses (as seen above), in most, if not all of Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2017, with dress sizes going up to size 22.  For those who want a more classic or traditional color, like black, navy, pink, etc, there is also an Adrianna Papell Prom Dress for you. Whether you’re looking for dresses made out of chiffon, beaded, or lace, in a column silhouette, mermaid, or ballgown style, Adrianna Papell won’t disappoint.

Short or long (see some of our favorite shorter prom dress styles below), Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses hits all the right trends and all the right design details. You’ll love the exquisite draping, intricate beading, sequin placement, stunning embroidery, ruching details, strategic cut-outs, sophisticated styling, and of course most importantly, how the dresses absolutely flatter the body…..no matter the size.

Although it difficult to choose from their amazing prom dress selection, our favorite Adrianna Papell prom dresses include the black and rose gold Off the Shoulder Tulle Gown with Filigree Sequin Bodice, the Floral Matelasse Gown, the Open Beaded Shoulder Dress with Ruched Details, the Short Sleeve Sequin Gown (in every color), and the Ombre Floral Beaded Midi Dress with Illusion Neckline.

What are your thoughts on these Adrianna Papell Prom Dresses? Do you prefer to shop for prom dresses online, what prom dress trends are you guys excited about? Share your thoughts with us.

Spring Love: Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection

It’s finally spring and we are in love. In love with a what, not a who. We’re in love with the stunning spring fashions currently (and finally) available for purchase. We’re completely enamored with the Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection, which is bursting with modern elegance. Expect feminine details like fluttery sleeves, jeweled necklines, bare shoulders, gorgeous floral prints, intricate embroidery, delicate lace, vibrant colors, and sleek tailored silhouettes that glide over the body. The Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection delivers everything you love about the warmer season in fashion form in the only way they know how……..perfectly chic, of course.

Whether you drape yourself in the spring collection’s day or work dresses, the chic separates, or the to-die-for jumpsuits (we promise you’ll swoon over the crisp white flutter one shoulder jumpsuit), Adrianna Papell has your day stunningly planned out. Favorite looks from the collection include the aforementioned jumpsuit, and fluttery-sleeved dresses, the chic white sheath with the sheer lace neckline and sleeves, and all the bold florals in the collection.

Of course, Adrianna Papell is most known for their stunning eveningwear, and for good reason. Whether you’re off to a party, the opera, red carpet, or an evening of pure elegance, the beautiful evening dresses from the Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection is sure to stun, and have you looking stunning.

Why not veil yourself in sparkly sequins, intricate beading, or voluminous tulle decorated in the most eye-catching and glamorous designs. No matter if you prefer strapless, delicate spaghetti straps, short sleeves, or halters, with the attention to detail that Adrianna Papell shows on every each of these gorgeous gowns, you’re sure to turn heads. There was so much to love from the eveningwear collection, it’s quite difficult to select a few favorites. If every single item were in our closet, we’d be extremely happy fashion lovers. What we’ve shown above is merely a tip of the iceberg of available looks for you to enjoy, so if you’re looking to add some lovely attention-getting pieces this season, get better acquainted with the Adrianna Papell Spring 2017 Collection.

Speaking of eveningwear, it’s officially prom season, check out these stunning Adrianna Papell prom dresses by clicking our prom story – mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com/2017/04/10/adrianna-papell-prom-dresses.

Sip Pink: Enjoy VieVité Rosé French Wine this Spring

There’s much to look forward to in the spring season – warmer weather, blooming flowers, and drinking rosé wine. While we’ll always enjoy the first two, it’s the third that really has us excited for it is officially the season of enjoying rosé wines. The rosé we’re really excited for and ready to enjoy is the delicate and smooth VieVité Rosé french wine – VieVité (white label), and the limited cask VieVité Extraordinaire (black label).

Since it’s resurgence in 2012, rosé wines (the classic ones, not to be confused with the sweet, blush-colored White Zinfandel that was popular in the 80’s) have become THE wine to celebrate the spring and summer seasons. A perfect example of a classic rose is VieVité Rosé french wine. VieVité Rosé (pronounced Vee-Veetay) is created at Domaine Sainte Marie, a renowned vineyard in the acclaimed Côtes de Provence region in France, dating back to the 18th century and known for its true expressions of Provencal Rosé wine.

VieVité Rosé is produced from grapevines averaging 25 years old and offers a fresh and delicate aroma of tropical fruit (peach, grape, and apricot), cherries, and strawberries coupled with subtle notes of spice to create a satisfying sensation on the palate, which boasts a well-structured fruit and balanced acidity that creates a crisp and delicate finish. VieVité Rosé’s grape varietals are 30% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Carignan.

The VieVité Extraordinaire wine is sourced from 80-year Grenache grapevines with grapes that are hand selected and produced in smaller quantities, capturing the attention of true rosé connoisseurs for its opulent fruit flavors and exuberant panache. This deliciously vibrant Rosé delights with its intense and well-balanced fruit flavors, dominant with strawberries and berries, spices and herbal notes, and structured with an intensity that highlights the old vines it is made from. VieVité Extraordinaire’s grape varietals are 85% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, and 5% Rolle. This perfected rosé wine lingers on the palate for a long, satin finish.

Both VieVité and VieVité Extraordinaire are available across the United States in fine restaurants and bars, luxury resorts and hotels, as well as wine boutiques. Are you ready to have an essential experience with VieVité Rosé french wine?