Did You Update Your Martinis and Mascara App Yet?

Martinis and Mascara app
Gosh, I love technology.

If you haven’t already, be sure to update your Martinis and Mascara app to enjoy the latest and greatest version!

Don’t have it yet? The app is available for your downloading pleasure in the app store today! Get the best in beauty (and booze) delivered straight to your device.

Once you download, be sure to allow push notifications! I promise to push out only the most useful and/or hilarious notifications. 😉

And while you’re at it, take a look at my other favorite beauty apps! xo

Shopping for Summer with People StyleWatch Mag

People StyleWatch

Is there anything more fun than shopping for summer?

My friends at People StyleWatch mag invited me on a blogger shopping trip to the amazing Tanger Outlets on Long Island last weekend. They didn’t have to ask me twice!

A bunch of my fav fellow bloggers and I all received a $250 Tanger Outlets gift card and a challenge to put together a summer look with our #TangerFinds!

Spoiler alert: I ended up falling in love with a summer-perfect clutch, crab coin purse, and white retro sunnies at Kate Spade. I mean… you can’t properly complete an outfit without the accessories, right?

We all had such a blast! Watch below to see all the fun that went down that day:

Celebrating My 29th Birthday with a #BringTheShimmer Bucket List

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Yay for birthdays!

I just turned 29 on Thursday and I’ve been reflecting a lot as I kick off my last year in my twenties. The old me would have told you that I’m turning 21 again (for the 8th time), but I’m finally embracing my age.

I realize I’m not getting any younger, so I’ve decided to make the rest of my life, the best of my life – starting with my new and improved bucket list for my 29th year! Read on for the deets on how I plan to end my twenties with a bang.

Katie’s 2016 Bucket List:

  • Bring the shimmer to me and my friend’s year with an epic girls trip!
  • Dye my hair a crazy fantasy color
  • Write a novel
  • Spend more time in Central Park
  • Run a marathon
  • Be more adventurous
  • Visit all the restaurants featured in Sex and the City
  • Go on a cruise
  • Donate to charity
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Stress way less
  • Participate in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade
  • Make time to catch up with old friends
  • Be someone’s mentor
  • Create the perfect signature cocktail

As you can tell, I’ve got a lot of living to go do, but first, let me add a checkmark next to “create the perfect signature cocktail.” To celebrate my birthday, I decided to create a cocktail recipe that really portrayed my personality. Behold, the Citrus Mist, featuring my fav shimmery liqueur – Viniq! Just like me, it’s sweet, shimmery, simple and creative.

Citrus Mist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Viniq Original®
  • 1 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka
  • 2 oz. Barefoot Bubbly Moscato
  • Lime squeeze

Directions:

Build ingredients in a champagne flute.

Ready to join me in bringing the shimmer this year? I know as I continue to check off my bucket list items I’ll be sharing my pics on social using #BringTheShimmer. Check out Viniq.com for more cocktail inspiration to celebrate your goals and checks off your bucket list this year!

Now, let’s all raise a glass to an epic year. Cheers!

[This post was sponsored by Viniq, but all opinions are my own.]

#YouShimmer Your Way into 2016 with the Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail

 

Viniq Cocktails

Can you believe it’s almost 2016? It’s that time of year when I usually create a list of resolutions that include all sorts of soul-sucking activities like crash dieting. Not this year! My only resolution for 2016 is to celebrate life. Who’s with me?!

Seriously, life is short. Buy the shoes. Drink the cocktail. Order the dessert. LIVE. Be the shimmery celebration of life that you are! And speaking of shimmery celebrations of life, I have the perfect cocktail to toast to my 2016 attitude.

It’s super simple to put together, but looks and tastes amazing. The best part? The star ingredient is Viniq Ruby, one of my absolute fav new liqueurs. You may remember me gushing about Viniq recently, but let me fill you in if you don’t.

It’s a premium shimmery liqueur that’s a delicious fusion of premium vodka, Moscato, and natural fruit flavors. It contains edible shimmer, which gives it this incredible dazzling effect. Like a chic magic potion that looks as fab as it tastes.

Whip up one of these and expect many double taps on your Instagram posts in the New Year. Read on for the recipe below!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Viniq Ruby
  • 3 oz. Champagne
  • Splash of Ginger Ale
  • Squeeze of lime

Directions:

Combine ingredients and serve chilled in a Champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist. Swirl around, appreciate the shimmer, and enjoy.

 

Cheers to living our shimmeriest, sparkliest, most effervescent lives in 2016! *Clink*

[This post was sponsored by Viniq, but all opinions are my own.]

Clinique’s “Pretty in a New York Minute” Event Kicks Off Friday

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Attention readers in New York!

Join Clinique at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street and experience an iconic event that brings the streets of New York City to life. From Broadway to Central Park, Clinique has your beauty needs covered with quintessential New York looks that can be applied in a New York minute! Clinique makeup artists will be providing tips, tricks and makeup application showcasing the curated Pretty in a New York Minute looks – Hail & Glow, Broadway Bound and Beauty a la Carte – each inspired by iconic locations throughout New York City. See below for a breakdown of each look…

Broadway Bound: A show-stopping look that starts with a rich, red lip.

Hail & Glow: The quickest way to a New York-natural look. 

Beauty a la Cart: Your look, your way – served up NYC Style.

New York City themed snacks and music will be provided at counter along with raffle prizes from the Food Network that include gift certificates to a Food Network chef’s restaurant and a private tour of Food Network Kitchen and studios.  Customers will receive special treats from Clinique while supplies last with a $50 purchase.

Pretty in a New York Minute kicks off Friday, July 17th with a special event from 1-3 p.m. and will run through Thursday July 23rd. Call 212-705-2879 or stop by for an appointment. Can’t make it? Never fear! I have a batch of amazing new Clinique goodies to give away, no New York residency required. See below to enter!

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