Autumn is back, and so is our favorite flavor!

Keywords: pumpkin spice, fall, food news

 

There are many great things about the fall… brightly colored foliage, chunky knit sweaters, cool weather, Halloween – but what we really love is the much anticipated arrival of pumpkin spice flavored goodies!  Lattes, baked goods, beers, even jello and ice cream!  Daily trips to Starbucks for their Pumpkin Spice Latte (and a pumpkin cream cheese muffin – why not go all out!?) is a must for this season.  And to end a long week of work we head out to Lake Grove, on Long Island, where John Harvard’s Brew House is serving up their own Pumpkin Spice Ale, complete with cinnamon & sugar on the rim.  These are two of our pumpkin spice favorite spots ~ write us and tell us yours!   And check back for our review of Williams-Sonoma’s pumpkin bread ~ we’ll be baking up a loaf and sending our opinions your way!




Best summer coverage

Keyword: foundation, tinted moisturizer, summer makeup

The heat is finally here! Yay!!  I love the heat, I love the summer….I don’t love when my makeup starts to feel super heavy on my face after being out on a hot summer day.  So this year I decided to switch it up a bit! Usually I wear a concealer and then use Avon’s Mineral Powder to cover up redness and even out my skin tone.  But even just the powder alone can start to feel heavy after a while, and with the heat I want my makeup to last!!

 

I began using Artisty’s Tinted Moisturizer and I love it.  It has an spf of 15 too which is like a double bonus.  I actually do my daily routine of washing with my Neutrogena Grapefruit scrub, then put on my CeraVe pm moisturizer. Then I use two shades of the Artistry moisturizer combined together!  It covers great and feels so light.  I still use my mineral powder over top of it, but it’s just a light dusting and I’m done!  A little mascara and I’m out the door!  Love, love, love!!




Amare Stoudemire enters the business of selling books for children

Keywords: amare stoudemire, knicks

 

Back in elementary school there were very few things in class that got me excited. But when the teacher handed out the Scholastic Book order forms, everyone flipped out. Looking back, I ordered a bunch of absolutely dreadful books. And now, there will be yet another awful book to add to that list.

 

 

Amare Stoudemire is trying his hand as a writer by releasing a book series titled Hard Court. The first installment appears to feature a young boy with a skateboard. Nothing screams cool to 6-11 year old boys then a kid with a kick-ass skateboard. Excellent marketing move on the part of Stat. As for the book itself, I’m gonna have to read it and let you know how that goes.




I am obsessed with Colton Dixon!

Keyword: american idol, colton dixon, hair, mohawk, bleach

 

Let me name the reasons I am obsessed with Colton Dixon from American Idol…

-He can sing!  And he sings my favorite type of music!

-He dares to be different/unique

-He is so humble about his talents

-He has AMAZING hair!!!!

 

Seriously…not many people can pull off the mullet-mohawk, but it just seems to work for him! And since his recent change with the bleaching -it just added more to his ‘yum’ factor!

 




Does the best of the best cut your hair?

Keyword: best salon, salon 2012, best salon long island, li salon

So, you live on Long Island and you want to know the best place to go to get your haircut (besides me, of course ;) ) Long Island is a big place, and let’s face it, it can get really overwhelming when you are in need of a new hair dresser and new salon to go to. Well I hope this makes your process go a bit smoother!

First of all, did you know there is a site out there where you can find all the best of Long Island information?  Everything from food, to wellness, to clothing…etc.  I had no idea this even existed!  But now that I now about it, I feel like I need to share this site with you.

According to this site, the top salons on Long Island are:

1. Cactus Salon & Day Spa
Multiple Locations. www.CactusSalon.com

2. Maximus Spa & Salon

Multiple Locations. www.MaximusSpaSalon.com

3. Aura Salon & Style Lounge
25 Cuttermill Rd., Great Neck. 516-487-AURA. www.AuraSalonLounge.com

So where did I find lovely tidbit of information? bestof.longislandpress.com is where you can find al the best of the best for all things Long Island!

Congrats to the three salons who made it to the top!  If your salon wasn’t on there, be sure to check out the site and vote for them for 2013!




Richards Cashes in on Rangers Win

Keyword: richards/ off season/ paying off/ cashes in/ rangers

The pick up of Brad Richards in the off season might have been the best move the Rangers have made since going after Mark Messier.  The Rangers brought him in to be a set up man for Gaborik and boy is the chemistry flowing.  Richards added a goal in the 1st period and set up Gaborik on a power play in the second to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.  Lets hope they both stay healthy and we will sure be chanting GOALLLLLL, GOALLLLLLLL!!!!!!, ( you all know the Rangers chant.)




My favorite holiday.

 

Keyword: halloween, holiday, make-up, costume

The boyfriend and I spent our Saturday night at The Irish Times Pub in Holbrook this weekend. Almost everyone there was dressed up for Halloween. We were able to get a few pictures of our favorite costumes. The first photo is the prom king and queen of 1952. They came back from the gave to do some more dancing!  He was in full prosthetic and it was pretty awesome.  Both covered in blood, of course!  The second photo is creepy haha!  He was Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas. The guy walked in on stilts!!!  He did have the Jack head that he made out of paper mache but when he took the head off (it weighed a ton!) he had on a full skeleton prosthetic. This guy was good. He stayed in character almost the whole night! The last photo is pretty little Alice and Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter. He almost resembles Johnny Depp too, which was ironic. I have to say, I was impressed with the quality of make-up this year. It’s exciting to see people putting time into their costumes!  We’d love to see your photos. Send them our way!