Friday, December 3, 2010

Beauty: The Peppermint Pedicure

Ooooh it is that time of year! Holiday music, Christmas shopping, Christmas songs and holiday cheer! Well, my sister does a segment on ABC Columbia called Wrinkle Free Wednesdays, and last week when I was in town to visit for Thanksgiving, I saw this segment on making your own peppermint scrub at home. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit--and what a wonderful activity for your girlfriends/sisters/mom on a Saturday in December! I can feel my pores opening up just thinking about it!

Here is the segment:

and the recipe:

Peppermint pedicure scrub:

1 cup granulated sugar

6 candy canes finely chopped into a powdered form

mix the 2 together and add...

½ cup olive oil

6 drops essential peppermint oil

gently massage into legs and feet

wrap with a hot towel

Leave on for 5 minutes

wipe it off, add your favorite nail color and voila!

If you live in the Columbia, South Carolina area, you can catch my sis Alicia Barnes weekdays at 6 & 11 on ABC.

Keep those toes happy!



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fashion Fridays: Mad Men Style

Guess what? I had a birthday! When asked what I wanted to do, I really didn't want to do anything special. BUT, as fate would have it, I went to visit a new luxury lanes/lounge in the area known as High Rollers and was blown away by the decor and ambiance alone! I was instantly smitten as it is one of the most gorgeous venues I have ever seen! 35,000 square feet of luxurious, old Hollywood glamour dripping form every corner!

I was so inspired, that I did want to celebrate and THIS was the place! I instantly thought of one of my favorite shows Mad Men (a show about advertising execs in the 60s), and how a Mad Men themed party would be perfect! So my friends and I dressed up for the theme, ate, drank, bowled and we had a blast!

To pull of my 60s inspired look, I used a bold print on a very conservatively cut shift dress, added vintage earrings, bright lipstick to match my nails, BIG HAIR (with an updo), and a sassy attitude!

Here is a sample look I created on Polyvore:

Since the 60s are coming back as a strong trend, I thought this would be the perfect Fashion Friday.

Here are some pictures of the venue and the party!

Joan - a character on Mad Men

Hope you enjoyed!


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