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Cocktail of the Week: Courvoisier Cognac

1 Aug

By Rissabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)
Courv Cocktail

It’s summertime and the weather is sweet! Kick off your shoes, throw your sundress on and enjoy the activities that are so much better this time of year: Outdoor BBQ’s, picnics in parks, drive-in movies, long hours at the beach and rooftop soirees. For any summertime scenario, the perfect cocktails to enjoy with friends can only make the festivities better. The warm weather welcomes classic refreshers such as punches, sangrias and sparkling champagnes, which we discovered can be made even more delicious by adding Courvoisier® Cognac! So without further ado, here are our yummy cocktails of the week, all made with Cognac by Courvoisier®.

COURVOISIER SPARKLING SANGRIA

4 parts Courvoisier® VS Cognac

4 parts DeKuyper® Peach liqueur

2 bottles Prosecco

½ cup white grape juice

2 peaches

Green grapes

Directions
Thinly slice peaches. Cut the grapes in half. Put sliced fruit in a pitcher with Courvoisier, peach liqueur and grape juice. Let sit in the fridge for 1-3 hours. Immediately before serving, pour 2 bottles of Prosecco and stir. Serve over ice.

COURVOISIER SUMMER PUNCH

250ml Courvoisier® VS Cognac

750ml Lemonade

20 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

3 orange wheels

6 lemon wheels

Directions
Add the freshly cut fruit into a bowl or pitcher, pour in remaining ingredients. Infuse for a few minutes. Serve on ice.

COURVOISIER SPARKLER

1 part Courvoisier® VSOP cognac

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Top up with Champagne

Directions
Soak a sugar cube in bitters and drop into a Champagne flute. Cover with Courvoisier® VSOP Cognac and slowly top with Champagne.

21+ – please drink responsibly

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HOT PRODUCT ALERT: Trust Fund Nail Lacquers

29 Jul

By Rissabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

TRUST FUND2WHAT:
If I had to describe Trust Fund Beauty, I could easily do so in one word…FIERCE!

We LOVE Trust Fund Beauty because they keep it real! Attitude all the way, Trust Fund Beauty isn’t afraid of a little vulgar language and humor. We find it empowering that they don’t use cookie cutter terminology when it comes to describing their brand. Self proclaimed “… an “indie” brand with an edge and a purpose… to bring out the inner rich bitch in everyone no matter what your financial situation is.” We LOVE these gals!

Edgy, hilarious with a sprinkle of socialite snark, Trust Fund Beauty makes me wish I had more than 2o nails to paint.

Polish with staying power, no chip technology and intense color distribution – to top if off they are also non-toxic and cruelty free – “Unlike some of your relationships…” . And the wit isn’t just on the home page – the hilarity continues with the myriad of no-filter-say-what-you-please polish names. Guilty – I want them all. Ah-mazing! Check out our top 15 that we love – enjoy BIATCHES!

 WHY: Top 15 favorite Polishes and their kick-ass names

  • But…Daddy (for channeling your inner Veruca Salt)
  • Kiss, Kiss Darling
  • Epic Tantrum
  • Elegantly Wasted
  • Just talk to My Lawyer
  • Bouquet Brawl (the PERFECT bridesmaid goodie bag filler)
  • Penthouse Party
  • Got Yacht
  • Blame The Help
  • Champagne Problems
  • Nip Slip
  • Do You Know Who My Father Is?
  • Career Socialite
  • I’m Kind of a Big Deal
  • And our Number 1 fave= ‘Bitch, Please!’  SOLD OUT FOR NOW (obvi not just our fave).

Buy one, or better yet buy them all (so you don’t get your Benz keyed and Louboutins kicked while waiting on line at 1 Oak Southampton).

WHERE:
TrustFundBeauty.com
SRP $15.00 each; Sample Trio Packs SRP $10-12
You can also subscribe to one of three different ‘Get Spoiled Monthly’ Packages starting at  $90 for 3 months and up

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HOT PRODUCT ALERT: Wet N Wild Center Stage Collection by Fergie

28 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

Fergie CenterStage
WHO & WHAT:
We all know and love Fergie as a pop singing icon with a sultry attitude whose make-up is always ON POINT, so we were doubly excited when she launched her Center Stage Collection in collaboration with a beauty brand we equally love, Wet N Wild! The collection includes a 21 piece product line, inclusive of nail lacquers, lipsticks, eyeliners, bronzers, shadow palettes and more, with the unique shade names created by Fergie herself. With Wet and Wild already known for having super hot color shades, prepare yourself for an even steamier Summer with this new collection of fierce color palettes by The Duchess Fergie herself.

WHY: OUR FAVES!
Wet N Wild To Reflect Shimmer Palette Bronzer
This bronzer offers a fierce sun kissed shade that is perfect for contouring a sharp cheek bone and jaw structure. With it’s ‘baked’ technology, it can be worn wet or dry, and delivers a glimmering high-pigment result that is sure to shine through even in a dark setting so it’s perfect for summer night dancing. In true Fergie form, we love that it boasts “Big girls don’t shy away from a little sparkle!” on the back,  SRP $4.49

Wet N Wild Fergie Creme Lipstick in shade Bebot Love
Pair your bronzer with this Fergie lipstick in shade Bebot Love to compliment your sultry summer glow look! This shade goes great with the bronzer offering a darker pigment with a mysterious look about it. It moistens your lips and the color lasts, giving you a pout that will have the boys lining down the block, SRP $2.39

WHERE:
Available at participating Walgreens Stores or Walgreens.com

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Cool Peep of the Week: Getting to Know Uwe

23 Jul

By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post)

CPOW Uwe Knicket

Who is this “Cool Peep”?  I am Uwe Flade. I grew up in Munich and now live in Berlin for the last 10 years. From directing music videos for bands like Depeche Mode, Rammstein and A-ha I moved on to producing Apps and now created the independent, filter based App Search Engine Knicket.com.

Uwe, what are a few of your favorite things? I am a bigger soccer fan and have a lot of fun this year with Germany winning the world cup. In enjoy Asian food, especially Vietnamese of which we have a great choice over here in Berlin. And I love the App Business. It´s inspiring to see permanently apps coming out that change our life.

When you are alone and you think no one is watching you…what quirky things are you doing? I play speed chess over the internet. It´s called Bullet.

What is your favorite haunt? Porto Rafti, near Athens, Greece. The summer house of my wife´s family. Just beautiful!

Empty your pockets – right now? BE HONEST…what did you find? Keys. Organic cigarettes called Yuma. Earplugs in a box from the ROCK IM PARK Festival.

What is one thing that no one would ever guess about you? That I like chess.

What is playing on iTunes, right now? Arctic Monkeys, NIN, Interpol

Where can we find you next? On the set of the video for the English electro pop band Zoot Woman. Because I still love directing videos.

Social Tree w words

#knicket Facebook/knicket.apps Twitter@knicket_apps

 

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*NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Calvin Klein Reveal for Her

11 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

CK REVEAL 2WHO: Calvin Klein

WHAT: Reveal Fragrance for Her – the bottle features two triangular-shaped pieces — a silver-tone for the cap, the other heavy glass containing the juice — that form a pillow square when put together.  Top notes include raw salt signature, pink pepper, white pepper and black pepper; a heart of orris, ambergris and solar accord, with a drydown of sandalwood, cashmeran and vetiver.

EDP sprays in 3 sizes
1 oz. for $50; 1.7 oz. for $70; 3.4 oz. for $90
6.7-oz. body lotion, $38; 6.7-oz. shower gel, $30; 0.3-oz. rollerball, $24

WHEN & WHERE: Sorry USA, Reveal Calvin Klein will launch in September here (so you either need patience or need to head overseas), in 4,291 department and specialty store doors. It will begin rolling into global doors — 130 markets in total — at the end of July.

WHY: We love Calvin Klein’s nose for sensual fragrances…but the ad alone had us sold. The print campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and features Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes and British actor Charlie Hunnam in a heated embrace beside the window of a modern, glass high-rise apartment. As the sun sets behind a dusky skyline, the city is reflected in the window, suggesting a voyeuristic glimpse at a sexy game of seduction.

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*Source: WWD
*Photography: Thomas Iannaccone

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