Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Covergirl Outlast Nail Color

Covergirl Outlast nail polish in "Vio-last"
I'm not a huge fan of drugstore nail polishes.  They never last that long and require more than 2 coats for full, even coverage. 
But since I discovered the Covergirl Outlast nail polishes, they have definitely become a more budget-friendly alternative.  I posted on "Mango-go-go" here.  That post also has a fun and easy nail tape tutorial.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade Knock-off

So this summer, I've been obsessed with the Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade at Starbucks.  BUT...I don't enjoy the price when I want one as often as I do.  

Here's my recipe for my Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade knockoff!

You can multiply the proportions as needed for a larger batch.  I like to make mine in small batches because sometimes I just want the tea :)

- Water
- 2 Green tea bags
- Fresh mint leaves 
- Lemonade
- Blackberry syrup
- Lime
- Ice

1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil
2. Crush/mull a handful of mint leaves
3. When water comes to a boil, add in mint leaves and steep 2 green tea bags as directed on the package.
4. Let cool.  Chill in refrigerator is possible.
5. Add cooled tea to pitcher
6. Add 1 cup of lemonade
7. Add 3 tsp. blackberry syrup
8. Squeeze 1/4 of a lime
9. Stir and add ice