Saturday, April 14, 2007

In which I wish I was on a sunny beach, with one of these in hand

Hello friends, how are you? I am having a rather stressful weekend, due to school stuff. Blah! Not to promote alcoholism or anything, but sometimes, a girl just needs a strong drink. Curiously, these occasions tend to happen when having a strong drink is highly inadvisable (trying to grade papers drunk only seems like a fun idea!). So here's the next best thing, and it's easy as anything:

Fruit Juice Fizzer:

Fill a glass with ice
Fill half way with your favourite juice
Top with club soda
Garnish with a citrus wheel or fruit spear

And that's it-- a super easy and refreshing way to get some fruit in your day. You can stick to the basic juice + soda combination, use drink crystals in place of juice, or even add a splash of vodka or rum if you're feeling particularly festive. Your imagination's the limit when it comes to the combinations.

The drink pictured above was made with pureed seedless watermelon cubes, limoncello, rum, and club soda. For a non-alcoholic version, just leave out the rum and sub in a couple squeezes of lemon juice for the limoncello. Yum. Some other possibilities are:

Orange juice, splash of cranberry, cranberry spear garnish
Pineapple juice, strawberry garnish
Lemonade, cherry spear garnish
Cranberry juice, melon garnish
Pink Grapefruit juice, tangerine spear garnish

Alright, I'll stop typing in hard-to-read font colours. So go out already and enjoy some spring weather for me if you can, and please send fortifying thougths. This month will be over one way or another! Or if you're stuck inside like me, these most excellent posts from around the beauty blogosphere just may bring some sunshine into your life:

A Touch of Blusher looks at YSL's Summer 2007 Collection

Ageless in Los Angeles discusses some disconcerting news: TV sets go from "Boob Tubes" to Botox Tubes

All Lacquered Up reviews Deborah Lippmann's new line

Beautiful Makeup Search tells us why it is not so bad being blue!

Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at Vita Amazonia Skin Care, DMAE and Matrixyl Creams

Beauty and Personality Grooming checks out Satin Hand cream

Canadian Beauty compares runway and lookbook makeup

Hello Dollface wants you to Get Glamorous with Julie Hewett

April is skincare month at Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint - check out these great cleansers. Plus win one of four Bombshell eye shadow palettes!

Makeup Bag previews Lancome Summer 2007: Bronze Tropiques

Pretty by Nature shares a natural foot bath recipe that is divine.

Spa Blah Blah discovers Mangosteen Mania: The New Super Fruit

Elke reviews the new Lorac Cheek Stamp. Gimick or Genius?

The Life of a Ladybug hates overzealous make-up artists! I am inclined to agree!

Happy weekend!



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