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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's MID SUMMER babies!

It is MID SUMMER partyphiles! Time to go deep into your Summer State of Mind and start finding a SUmmer fling!!!!! Toodles!

My Top 5 Ways to Cool Down This Summer

5.) Bring a small Spray Bottle filled with water wherever you go and feel free to spray it on no your face whenever you feel like it.

4.) Mint Cosmetics and Toiletries: Try using mentholated shampoo, lip balm, facial masks, conditioner, soap, and (my latest discovery) MENTHOLATED TOOTHPASTE. LOL. Ok, so I was being sarcastic. But you get the idea right? Use everything mentholated!

3.) Sparkling Water: Again, is the most refreshing type of water there is. The tiny bubbles and the fizz allow you to enjoy good old water in a more refreshing form.

2.) Wet a towel and put in your freezer. You can use this to pat yourself down and cool yourself off.

1.) Make some instant slush. All you have to do is fill ice cube trays with some fruit juice (you could also add alcohol if you want) and then pop it in the freezer. Simply pop out the frozen juice cubes and blend them in a blender until it resembles slush.

Drink of the Week: Cool Collins

Because we're mid-way through summer, I decided to give out a recipe that is both easy to make and refreshing. Unlike most of the drinks I share, this is NOT alcoholic. SHOCKER!!!! Alcohol dehydrates the body, so its not a good idea to bask in the sun with some alcohol in hand.

Now, here's a piece of trivia not many people know.

Fact: the most refreshing type of drink is water. But not just any old kind of boring, flat, tap... sparkling water is hands down the most refreshing drink for summer. So, here is a mocktail recipe with a lot of sparkling water.

Here is the Cool Collins:

  • Pour 2 oz of lemon juice in a glass
  • Combine it with a teaspoon of refined sugar or powdered sugar
  • Add 7 mint leaves (or more if it's an extra warm day
Then crush it with a bar spoon or a small pestle then add some ice. Top it off with A LOT!!!!!!! (said in a high-pitched, semi-sing-song voice) of sparkling water... Sip. and Enjoy.

*note: You could buy sparkling water at Starbucks, Coffee Cat, or any good grocery. Look for San Pellegrino or Perrier Vittel