Getting To Know You: What’s Your Favorite Cocktail?

My bridesmaids are coming over on Saturday to help with some wedding crafts and enjoy some girly time. I’m going to order Chinese food from this great local place, and I thought it would be fun to make cocktails.

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When I order a drink, my go-to cocktail is a lemon drop.  But I’m always a fan of trying new things (like the drink above— a winter sunset—yum!)

So I’d love to know…

What’s your favorite cocktail?  What do you order when you’re out on the town, but more importantly: what do you make when you’re hosting at home?  Got any favorite recipes or tips?  Please share in the comments!

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POLL: Who Looked Best At The Golden Globes?

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you get to enjoy a day off work, but even if you don’t, lets take a break with some fun fashion from last night!

Now that awards season has begun, we get too oogle the pretty dresses.  Check out some of the looks from the Golden Globes:

Emma Stone was completely transformed in this Calvin Klein dress, proving that simplicity can be totally stunning.

Eva Longoria rocked this Zac Posen number.

Sandra Bullock mixes sequins with an indie vibe (and new bangs!) in this Jenny Packham dress.

Olivia Wilde jumped on the sequin trend with this head-turning Marchesa gown.

Kyra Sedgwick brought a little pop of color in her figure-flattering dress by Emilio Pucci.

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Which of these looks do you like best?  Are there any others that you saw on the red carpet that stuck out to you?  What do you think of Sandra Bullock’s new hairdo?  Let’s chat Globes fashion in the comments!

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Have A Fabulous Friday!

I’ve come across a bunch of cool stuff in the past week, so I thought I’d kick off this Friday with some link love.

Life mimics art… so gorgeous.

It’s a flash mob wedding!  (And it still made me cry.)

A puzzle piece sandwich cutter and 11 other cool kitchen gadgets!

9 haircuts to try before you die…

This gave me goosebumps! (Skip ahead to 1:15.)

Lots of pretty engagement rings!!

Steps on how to get a perfectly-imperfect updo

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And a few {bb} post you might have missed…

Look a little more like Jessica Alba.

The manicure I’ll be getting before my wedding.

My DIY mirror makeover!

Have a lovely weekend, sweet readers!

What are your plans this weekend?  Got a hot date?  Watching movies and staying warm?  Keep me posted in the comments!

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The Perfect Red Lip

It’s the middle of Winter, which means my face is p-a-l-e!  So many ladies make the mistake  of over-bronzing and fake baking in the colder months, but my philosophy is that we should play up our lighter complexions.  The solution?  Red lips!

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It’s such an easy look to achieve.  All you need is a lip pencil, a great shade of red lipstick, and a brush to apply it with.  Here are the steps:

First, if your lips are dry or chapped from the Winter weather, exfoliate them to get rid of any flakes.

Then, line your lips, starting from the center and moving toward the outside.  Create a crisp line by keeping your lips in a closed-mouth smile while you outline.  (This step is more important than you may think.  It keeps the lipstick from bleeding into the fine lines around you mouth.)

Rub your brush over the lipstick and fill in your lips.

Blot if necessary, then rock your awesome look!

The color I used here is NYX’s “Hot Red”, which comes in a jumbo lip pencil.  The price is great, and it looks good on all types of skin tones.

Are you a fan of bold red lips?  Got any favorite shades to share with us?  Let’s chat lipstick in the comments!

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Wedding Wednesday: Adorable Cake Toppers!

We’ve discussed cute cakes on the blog, but lately I’ve had my eye on cake toppers.  In fact, I’ve been so inspired, I’m thinking about trying to make my own.

Check out out all of these awesome options:

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Which of these cake toppers do you like best?  Do you think I’m crazy for attempting to make my own? (I’ll let you know how that goes…)  Are you into traditional cake toppers that depict the married couple, or would you prefer something else?  Tell me in the comments!

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