Friday, October 6, 2017

Shoe News: Too Faced to Release Shoes

Beauty and the Feet

Too Faced "Better than Sex" pumps / Courtesy Image

The jury is still out on whether beautiful shoes really are better than sex. Nonetheless, tongue-in-cheek makeup brand, Too Faced has let us all know its stance with a new limited-edition stiletto pump inspired by one of its best-selling mascaras.  Designed by cofounder and creative director, Jerrrod Blandino, the "Better than Sex" shoe features a d'orsay-look silhouette with clear side panels, pink glitter at the toe and heel and winking lashes at the back of the heel. Oh, and the soles actually say "Better than Sex" (so wearing them in the boudoir may either make your lover rise to the challenge or feel a bit stepped-on, depending on his or her level of confidence). The shoe was created in collaboration with Italian vegan shoe brand Mink Shoes and will be available as of October 19th on as well as at the New York Better than Sex pop-up for $225.

Will you be snagging a pair of these shagadelic pumps? If you love the idea of d'Orsay pumps but want to keep the price under $100, here are a couple of options that also come in sparkly colors...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Quick Sips: What to Drink on National Vodka Day

Let's Be Clear

Pinnacle Vodka Citrus Fizz cocktail for National Vodka Day
Pinnacle Vodka Citrus Fizz/ Courtesy Image

Do you know what today is? Nope, it's not our anniversary. It's National Vodka Day! That means you should take a shot of the clear spirit with every meal today. Kidding. However, you may want to consider a bloody mary at lunch (if you can be trusted to go back to work after). You could also wait until happy hour and have a martini or some other delicious cocktail. Vodka is so versatile that your options are endless. Typically, it's distilled from Potatoes, wheat or another grain. However, it can also be made from grapes and other fruits. Like we said... versatile. It's produced in more flavors than virtually any other spirit, too. With so many options, it's hard to know what to order at happy hour or buy at the liquor store. Today, we say keep it simple. Afterall, it's only wednesday.

Opt for an easy drink with few ingredients, like Pinnacle Vodka's Citrus Fizz. Here's the recipe so you know what to ask for at the bar (or pick up from the store to try your hand at making it yourself).

Citrus Fizz
  • 1 part Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 2 parts Club Soda
  • Garnish with Raspberries
  • Garnish with Lemon Wheel

Preparation: Mix ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with raspberries and a lemon wheel.

Oh, and here are some cute accoutremont for your home bar:

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Booze News: Applebees' Dollaritas—Margaritas for a Dollar

Holla for a Dolla

Applebees Ddllarita Margarita
Applebees Dollarita/ Courtesy Photo
Starting today, you can get margaritas for a dollar (AKA "Dollaritas") throughout the month of October at Applebees restaurants as part of the chain's national celebration of Applebee's Neighborhood Appreciation Month. You don't have to wait until happy hour, either. At participating locations, you can get your drink on for $1 any time of day (as long as it's legal to sell alcohol at that hour). Oh, please tip your bartender at least a dollar per drink. He or she is still doing the same amount of work and providing the same level of service as he or she would if you were paying regular price.Than brings your price up to two bucks per drink... still NBD. All the cash you don't spend at happy hour can go to your shoe fund. Yay!

Speaking of shoes, we suggest flats when consuming dollar-priced drinks (though we also STRONGLY suggest drinking plenty of water between each one and imbibing responsibly). Here are few fun, purse-friendly styles: