Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Launches Vegan Long Wear Liquid Foundation Line

Osmosis's new vegan, gluten-free foundation madewith anti-aging goji berries creates a dewy, longwear finish. -PJ Gach...more

The Bahamian Queen and 7 More Daiquiri Cocktail Recipes for National Daiquiri Day

Grab your friends and celebrate with a glass of Paradise Punch Daiquiri and more. -PJ GachThe daiquiri is probably one of the tastiest classic cocktails that still enjoyed today. This sunshiney rum-based cocktail gives you the taste of the tropics with just one sip. Its origins are a bit misty; the cocktail may have been invented by an American Engineer, Jennings Cox living in Cuba in 1898. He watched men adding Bacardi rum to their evening coffee, and began playing around with rum and other ingredients.Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson brought the cocktail recipe to the Army and Navy Club in DC. It caught on, and people all over started creating their own. Hemingway, JFK and Jackie Kennedy were big fans of the cocktail. Jackie even showed the White House staff how to make hers.Read Scotch-Based Cocktails for Summer BlissIt fell out of favor in the 70s, but made a big comeback in the 80s. Frozen strawberry daiquiris became a big thing. By the 90s, this classic cocktail (in every flavor under the sun) was back on every bar menu. And so it stays! Wherever you travel, you’ll not only find the classic Daiquiri, but ones that can range from mangoes to melons to mint!Below you’ll find the original Bacardi daiquiri, a melon-based daiquiri, daiquiris made with toasted coconut, honey and more.Mother Jamaica Daiquiri Created by Willy ShineIngredients: 1 part Appleton Estate Signature Blend   1 part Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old ½ part Fresh Lime Juice ¼ part Black Strap Molasses ¾ part Vanilla Demerara Simple Syrup (1-1) Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker pint. Shake and strain into a frozen coupe glass. Garnish with orange oil, peel and dust of nutmeg, and blue mountain coffee grounds.Cruzan® Daiquiri Ingredients: 2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum 1 part Simple Syrup Juice of a Whole Lime Directions: Pour ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.The Bahamian Queen, original Bacardi Daiquiri, the Midori Emerald Daiquiri and more up next....more

How to Wear Red, White & Blue and Not Look Like a Dork

For the Fourth of July, or anytime this summer, here's a quick tutorial on how to always look chic in red, white and blue. -PJ GachI love Independence Day. Fourth of July fireworks, cocktails and grilling. Outdoor parties with paper lanterns waving in the breeze...all that fun stuff. What makes me slightly crazy is all the tacky Fourth of July fashions. Do you really need to have the stars on one boob, the stripes on another for a bikini? I've seen lots of cray cray 4th fashion and thought, "Ack! Let me toss up a primer."  You see, you can wear red, white and blue together in an outfit and not look like an escapee clown or a costume shop reject. Read How to Get the Perfect ManiHow you make the outfit work is by utilizing the colors wisely. Check out my three outfits and you'll see what I mean.PoolLisa Marie Fernandez Yasmin rope detailed stretch one-piece, $445,Net-a-Porter, Tommy Hilfiger Atlantic Lobster beach towel, $19.99, Macy’s, Jack Rogers Lauren sandals,$99.99,  Jack Rogers, Miu Miu 55m sunnies, $520, NordstromHere, the focus is on the red one-piece. The accessories, and by the by, you can substitute gold and/or silver for white, create the red, white and blue theme without it looking costumey.  Yes, the beach towel is red, white and blue, but it feels nautical, not like you need to salute it.More outfits after the jump......more

Clay Can be Your Skin’s New BFF

Did you know that calcium bentonite clay can enhance your skin and beauty routine?-Perry APhoto courtesy of Living Clay...more

Target Launches Beautycounter Limited Edition Collection

Beloved brand Beautycounter will hit Target stores this fall. -PJ Gach...more

Today Is National Shrimp Day! Hooray! Shrimp Recipes from MasterChef Winner Claudia Sandoval & More

Savor shrimp in so many ways today; it's National Shrimp Day!-PJ GachToday is National Shrimp Day! Today you have the perfect excuse to go over board (pardon the pun) and have shrimp morning, noon, night and as a between meal snack. Now, you could do the classic chilled shrimp with zesty cocktail sauce, or make yourself a shrimp salad sandwich, but what's the fun in staying with something you've eaten a zillion times before?Read Brined Chicken Wings Sooo Easy to Make!Chef Claudia Sandoval is the newest MasterChef winner. She's provided TQoS with two amazing shrimp recipes for you to try today. In addition to that, there's a recipe I created, and one from Sauza tequila. Read on and get ready to cook. Tajín Shrimp AguachileRecipe courtesy of Chef Claudia Sandoval, winner of MasterChefIngredients:2 pounds (910 g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined2 teaspoons Tajin Powder Seasoning2 tablespoons Tajin Liquid Seasoning1 cup (240 ml) fresh lime juice½ cup (120 ml) fresh orange juice2 fresh chiles de árbol or 3 serrano chiles, stemmed1 yellow onion, thinly sliced into half moons1 large cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons1/2 pound grape tomatoes, quarteredDirections:1. Butterfly the shrimp: On a cutting board, place each shrimp on its side and insert a knife about three-quarters of the way into the outside curve of the shrimp from the head to the tail, making sure not to cut all the way through. Remove the vein with the tip of your knife. 2. Place the butterflied shrimp in a large nonmetallic bowl, toss with tajin, and refrigerate for 10 minutes.3. In a blender, combine the lime juice, and whole chiles, liquid Tajin Seasoning and blend until mixture is liquid.4. Add the onion slices, orange juice and cucumber slices to the shrimp and toss, coating with salt.5. Pour Liquid mixture over shrimp mixture. Refrigerate and allow to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.Yield: 10 standard portionsStandard serving size = 8 oz.The Lazy Person's Shrimp AlfredoI created this recipe a few years ago, it's easy to make and everyone will think you spent an insane amount of time in the kitchen.Because I experiment when I cook, I don’t always take notice of amounts—it’s more about flavor. Don’t be afraid to play with spices and ingredients. Ingredients: Frozen, cooked, cleaned and deveined shrimp (I prefer Target’s Market Pantry)* Pre-made Alfredo sauce Frozen vegetable mix-corn, carrots, peas and green beans (I prefer Target’s Market Pantry)*  2 teaspoons crushed garlic Olive oil Pepper Pasta—use whatever type of pasta you like. It could be rigatoni, spaghetti, linguine…you get the picture. 1. Defrost enough shrimp for your guests. I used 22 shrimp for myself and Albert. *If you prefer less or more shrimp, it’s up to you. 2. In a saucepot, place enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pot. Put the burner on medium, wait about 25 seconds or enough time for the olive oil to get warm. 3. Drop the crushed garlic into the pot. As the olive oil gets warmer, you’ll start to smell the garlic. You want to stir the garlic as it gets warm—otherwise it will burn and stick to the pot. 4. When you can smell the garlic, add the Alfredo sauce. Stir the garlic, olive oil and sauce so that it becomes one mixture. 5. Taste the sauce, does it need more garlic? If so, drop some in. 6. Add pepper to taste. Keep the sauce on medium. When you start working with the shrimp and vegetables, turn the burner to simmer. 7. In another pot, add frozen vegetables and defrosted shrimp and water. After the water boils, drain it, then add the shrimp and veg to the sauce. Stir the sauce so that everything is coated in the sauce. Keep the sauce on simmer. 8. Make the pasta. After it’s cooked, drain and plate.More recipes from Chef Claudia after the jump...more

Dump the False Eyelashes! Use It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Instead

Incredibly gorgeous, incredibly long eyelashes from just one stroke of It Cosmetics Superhero mascara will save the day....and date night too.-PJ Gach...more

Movie Review: City of Gold Is a Must See for Foodies

Movie Review: City of Gold Is a Must See for FoodiesPhoto credit: Jonathan Gold in Laura Gabbert’s CITY OF GOLD.  Courtesy of Sundance Selects.  ...more

The 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Will Show 55 Films: 43 Will be Premieres This Season

Get ready to watch docs on Billy Nye, Mick Rock, and see Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon at the Tribeca Film Festival....more

Can Dove’s Dry Spray Deodorant Create a Happier Life?

Dove’s new Dry Spray Deodorant has eight different formulas to try, which one will make you happy? -PJ Gach...more
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