flavor of the day: Shireshack’s Blackberry Pie
sugar cookie ice cream with blackberry pie and a salty pretzel crust
We have the extreme pleasure of having Reese from Shireshack Ice Cream Factory intern with us this summer. Not only is he an amazing kitchen and office assistant, but he makes us delicious pints of ice cream too. This is our first taste of their creations - Blackberry Pie. It is definitely as good as it looks.
MANICURE MUSE: Etro AW’12
It used to be that our boyfriend’s closet clothed us ladies with slouchy tees, menswear blazers, and the ever popular “boyfriend” jean, but now it seems we should keep our greedy little hands to ourselves and build a new wardrobe. In the past, fall collections have shown layers are in demand. But this year takes it to the next level. The runways are presenting menswear upon menswear a la Prada, Miu Miu, and Balmain (to name a few). Included in this round-up is Etro, which takes this concept one step further showing dandy menswear suiting distinctly made for a woman’s body— because why should our lady curves ever go unnoticed? Sharp-waisted suits and detachable leather peplums accentuate the waist. The color is subdued, but the print was all about the play on paisley. One fit ‘n’ flare dress stood out on its own as the brightest look in the collection, serving as my inspiration for this Ladyfinger.
To emulate this look, High Hopes by China Glaze, Purple by Absolute!, Caitlin by Zoya and black and white by Color Club.
To get these ladyfingers:
1. Paint your full nail orange
2. Paint two stripes of magenta along either side of your nail keeping a line of orange down the center exposed
3. Using your white nail art brush, paint squiggles emulating the print within the magenta stripes
4. Paint a thin black line along the line where the orange and magenta intersect
5. Using a dotter tool (or bobby pin), dot small white dots along the black line
6. With a small paint brush, add gray accents on top of the white squiggle to create dimension
7. Top it off with top coat
Burgundy Sparkle Eye Tutorial (feat. Body Shop Shimmer Bricks 07)
This is a softer smoky eye that is quite subtle but multi-faceted so there are nuances of shimmery color, but nothing too loud, too contrasting, or too overpowering for your face.
As always, you don’t need to use the same product if you can’t get hold of The Body Shop where you are. I swatched all 4 shadows so you can look for similar tones as substitutes.
You need 4 shimmery shades:
- Bronze brown
- Petal pink
- Dark eggplant
- Pale silver/platinum—
Step 1: I used a brown pencil all around my upper lid and smudged it out with a finger to fill in the lids. This will be your base.
Step 2: Apply the rich bronze-brown along the center of the lids, leaving only the inner corners bare.
Step 3: Apply the petal pink shade from the inner corner outwards, overlapping some of the brown, until you reach the center of the eye.
Step 4: Finish the upper lash line with some dark aubergine to the outer part of the crease/socket line. Then run along the outer halves of the lower lash line with a flat angled brush as well.
Step 5: Add a touch of soft silver to the inner most corners of the lids to add that contrasting cool-toned sheen. This is what will give the look its nuances.
Step 6: After you’re done with the shadows, apply a plum metallic pencil to the top and bottom lash lines. (I used Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in 220 Perfect Plum.) Then apply mascara to finish!