New BK menu items – seem familiar? …McDonald’s?

 

Keywords: burger king, new menu, healthy options, mcdonalds, fast food

 

 

It seems like this past year, every so often we’re bringing you news of how Burger King is revamping things in an attempt to gain back some of its lost customers.  Now BK has introduced some new items to their menu {last time they improved the quality of the products they were using… like actual smoked bacon instead of precooked bacon sprayed with a smoked flavor… um, yuck.}  And the items may seem vaguely familiar – that’s because McDonald’s has been selling them for a while now.  Chicken Tenders, Chicken Snack Wraps in Ranch or Honey Mustard, Specialty Salads, Smoothies, and Frappes are among the new choices.  BK’s research showed that customers wanted more choices – and they’ve provided them with that… so let’s see if this boosts the King’s ever slumping sales…




Maybe the skies will clear up

Keyword: rainy day, rain nails, nail art

It’s raining again today. Been raining since the weekend actually…in fact it hailed here on Long Island yesterday!  I thought it would be clever if I found a video on rainy day nails for you guys to watch today.  This is a very cute idea and a great way to make use of old top coat that just got too sticky!  Enjoy!




Katie Holmes is set to make her New York Fashion Week debut!

Keywords: katie holmes, fashion week, holmes & yang

Katie Holmes is no stranger to fashion week, in fact, here she is seen sitting front row next to fashion major-leaguers Glenda Bailey, Victoria Beckham, and her stylist and business partner Jeanne Yang. In fact, you may or may not know that Katie Holmes actually has her own fashion line in which she works on with Yang.

Holmes & Yang was founded in 2009 and has sadly not gotten too much recognition. Now, after her split from Tom, Katie is ready to break out, and make her New York Fashion Week debut. We can’t wait to check out the presentation that the two will host in September!




American Girl Hair Salon

 

Keyword: doll hair salong, american girl

I might have been the only girl who grew up without one of these dolls. Call me deprived, but all my friends who had them weren’t allowed to play with them so I really didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything. I mean, what fun is it to have a doll that just sits on a shelf?? Well, now not only can you spend the day shopping for clothes at the American Girl store, but your doll can now get her hair cut!  Okay, okay…they don’t really cut the hair, but they will style it fo you. Professional stylists can do everything from twists to braid, to curls to straightening, and even ear piercing! You can even get the deluxe packages where they will give the dolls special nail decals and facial scrubs! These dolls get treated better than I treat myself! haha  Pricing can be anywhere from $10-$30 depending on how much you add on.  Eery store location has a salon so you can bring your doll to any of them for a new hair-do!  What a fun way to spend some time with your little girl, huh? NOW I feel deprived :)




Shareholders reject protection of its LGBT employees

Keywords: exxon mobil, lgbt, employees

 

The gas and oil greed kings of the world are at it again.  10 years ago before the Exxon/Mobil merger happened, Mobil was a ‘nice’ oil company that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation… meaning it offered health benefits to domestic partners of its employees;  giving them the same rights as the rest of the company.

 

Well, for the past decade, that wasn’t the case-  with the big merger came stricter guidelines, guidelines that refused new employees the equal opportunity they deserved.

 

 

Sadly, on Wednesday, 80 percent of shareholders shot down the idea of amending the companies equal employment opportunity policy, which would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. All of the specifics on the story can be found here.

 

Doesn’t that seem like an alarmingly high percentage? I’d like to think that this is more of a financial decision than a moral decision?      I guess what I’m saying is; is this greedy Exxon/Mobil saving an extra $100 million a year in employee benefits?  or is this 80% of Exxon/Mobil genuinely hating the gay and lesbian community?     hmmmmm

 

 




Her own line of lashes!

Keyword: Katy Perry, false lashes, Ulta, Eylure

I’m surprised it took this long for her to do this! Katy Perry will be releasing her very own line of false lashes some time in February. After wearing Eylure lashes through her whole tour she decided they were the best choice for her. You can tell she was very hands on with the development as the packaging is a ’40′s style theme….so Katy Perry!

 

There are four varieties to choose from: “Sweetie Pie” which are natural-like lashes, “Oh, Honey”- a richer, thicker set for a night out, “Cool Kitty” a cute shorter set for your day time outings, and “Oh My” which kind of explains itself ;)

 

Ulta will be carrying the line for only $6.99. I just might have to get them all!

 

Now the real question is: When is she going to come out with her own color line?!




She’s following the pastel trend

Keyword: coco rocha, pink hair, pastel hair

 

Coco Rocha showed up at the Met Gala last night rockin’ some fabulous pink locks! Coco, a super model from Canada, has had many looks over the years but mostly she has been brunette.  This pink came to quite a shock to me.  It’s a bold move! She can definitely work it though!

 

Who else recently popped up with pink hair?  Lauren Conrad!

 

Though I don’t quite think she pulls it off as a well as Coco.  What do YOU think?  Who pulls the pink off better?

 

It’s Coco vs. Lauren!  Send your votes to Jill@westyleny.com