6 Sexy Cocktails for National Rum Day

Try a Black Strap Belle,  South Seas, or a Tropical Storm cocktail today on National Rum Day. -PJ GachIt’s National Rum Day today and it’s freaking hot out too. The holiday and the heat is the perfect excuse to step away from that lame rum and coke and try a cold, dare I say, chilly but spicy rum cocktail instead.Read Enter to Win the Softsoap Body Wash Prize PackI’ve got the world’s easiest cocktail recipe—it’s totally no fail. The Sailor Jerry Backyard Lemonade can be made by anyone. Want to try something exotic? Mix Midori and Cruzan and you’ve got a Midori Colada. Need to add more fruit to your diet? Say hello to the Black Diamond Swizzle.Read on for recipes from the country’s top mixologists and go for an exotic and very satisfying cocktail today…or any day of the week.Midori® Colada Ingredients: 2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur 1 part Cruzan® Pineapple Rum 4 parts Colada Mix* Directions:  Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane type glass and top with whipped cream and a pineapple/cherry stack. *Colada Mix Ingredients: 5 parts Coco Lopez® Cream of Coconut 8 parts Pineapple Juice Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender without ice and mix until well blended. Keep remaining mixture chilled (mixture should last between 5-7 days)Sailor Jerry’s Backyard LemonadeIngredients: 2 parts Sailor Jerry rum  3 parts fresh squeezed lemonade Directions: Add the rum and lemonade into a small pitcher, blend, and then serve over ice in a tall glass. Get fancy and add a sprig of mint or a lemon wedge as a garnish.More cocktails like the Black Strap Belle and more after the jump...more
Happy National Rum Day! I'm going to celebrate in a couple of hours. Not quite sure how, yet, ...more

Jamberry's #GoForGold Nail Art Supports US Olympians

Be part of the Olympic experience by wearing Jamberry's #GoForGold nail art. -PJ Gach...more
How fun! Love the designs :)more

Don’t Mule It Over! 20 Mules to Wear Now

Mules have turned out to be the stealth trend of the season. Here’s a roundup for every budget. -PJ Gach...more
So many fabulous shoes! Loving the Fendi Embroidered Waves mules :)more

Should You Pay $150 for the Orlane Paris Creme Royale Cleansing Cream?

Made with Royal Jelly, is Orlane Paris Creme Royal Cleansing Cream the best thing ever made, or not? -PJ Gach...more

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

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
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