Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Say hello to Cupcake Vineyards! I was drawn to this uber cute label- yes that is how I pick my wine sometimes. On sale for $9.99 at most groceries its a definite must buy and try! Right now I'm into their 'Red Velvet' .
This oenophile is all about juicy, creamy, spicy, berry tasting red wine blends and this fabulous new release from Cupcake Vineyards has all the flavora that I love! Red Velvet is a rich, smooth, creamy blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cab with a splash of Petite Syrah and it’s reminiscent of a blackberry chocolate cupcake with a mocha coulis. It has a yummy nose of chocolate, deep rich blackberries, red fruits and a creamy mocha finish. This wine is affordable, totally delicious, and has just the right amount of complexity for me. If you sip it just right you will definitely taste the red velvet and cupcake flavors!
Tips: Hold your breath and don't breath into your glass when sipping. The wine flavors come out MUCH better. Enjoy by itself or with some desserts. The one con, and I stress one, is the longer it is open the flavors get much sweeter and it really starts tasting like a dessert wine.
Check out the recipes section on their website for food pairings with their other fabulous wines! http://www.cupcakevineyard.com/recipes.shtml
Redbook recently crowned its MVP's in beauty products of 2011. Mascara has always been a sore spot with me. I just can't find the perfect one. So after they crowned Almay's GET Up and Go Mascara numero uno of 2011, I figured what the heck.
The first week was great, it separated my lashes, wasn't clumpy, didn't fall everywhere on my face, and was fairly easy to remove. Week two, not so good. I have to keep cleaning the wand and wiping off excess mascara. It also became very clumpy on my lashes so I decided to give it a rest for a week or so. I eventually came back to it and really cleaned it up- again- and have been using it for another week. Results are better, its still messy coming out of the tube but as long as I keep it super clean I have no problems. It has also been harder to get off my eyes using face wash and eye makeup remover..Not happy about that..
Out of the 100's if not thousands of mascara's on the market I find it really hard to believe this is the best it can get! I will use it until it dries out and then move on to the next recommendation! The sage will continue then...