In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo

There are certain scents that just feel like a vacation. The kind of scent that carries you far, far away from the stressful day you’re having – even if just for a moment. I live for these products.

My In-My-Tub-Tuesday pick today, Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo ($13.50), is one of these said products.


In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo ($13.50)

Far from just a pretty scent, this super-cleaning shampoo adds body to my fine hair while deep cleaning my hair from root to tip. You may have noticed that I mentioned the word “cleaning” TWICE in that last sentence. That’s because this shampoo really gets the job done – and all without stripping the hair of the oils we need – and want – for shine and smoothness.

The peppermint scent awakens your senses (helllloooo morning!), the rosemary helps protect against harmful environmental influences and the pure plant aroma energizes you and gets you ready for whatever you’ve got goin’ on next.

But, again, it’s that soothing-yet-invigorating scent and subtle tingling sensation it treats my scalp to that has kept me coming back for years. It’s minty fresh!



BF Asks: What product’s scent do you crave? 


Thirsty Thursday: The Southern Beauty summer cocktail

What is more refreshing in summertime – watermelon, limeade or rum?

Well, thanks to this sweet summer recipe from Elizabeth Scokin of Haute Hostess, you don’t have to choose just one.

Her cocktail, The Southern Beauty contains all of these refreshing ingredients in one sensational summer cocktail – plus a surprising hint of mint.

The Southern Beauty - Haute Hostess's Elizabeth Scokin's sensational summer cocktail!

The Southern Beauty
My Haute Hostess cocktail recipe for summer parties al fresco

1 watermelon
1 large can of frozen limeade
handful of mint
crushed ice
light rum

Scoop out the inside of a watermelon and put pulp in lg ziplocs
Freeze overnight

In a blender put in one bag watermelon, 1/2 can of limeade,
handful of fresh mint, 1 cup of rum, 2 cups crushed ice.
Blend. Serve in martini glasses with sprig of mint.
Gorgeous cocktail. Great for a Non-alcoholic drink too without rum~

Try it out and check out her fab site, Haute Hostess, for some divine ideas for hostess gifts this summer!
I’m partial to the Missoni-style (light Missoni print lined with purple satin) Margherita apron. So if you’re visiting me, I’m not saying you should get it for me… I’m just saying I wouldn’t mind.

Haute Hostess Margherita Apron - a light Missoni knit with purple satin lining - perfect for summer entertaining




BF Asks: What’s your sensational summer cocktail? Share it with me and you might have your summer cocktail recipe featured on BeautyFrosting’s Thirsty Thursday!


Thirsty Thursday: Hope’s Watermelon & Mint Infused Water

Happy Thirsty Thursday!
What is more satiating than a refreshing, fresh, fruit-infused water on a hot summer day?Not much.

Hope's Watermelon & Mint-Infused Water

That’s why I’m delighted that my sweet and creative good friend and neighbor, Hope, is sharing her Watermelon Mint-infused water today on BeautyFrosting.
She made a gallon of this healthy and refreshing thirst quencher this past Saturday for her sweet friend, Ruby’s, baby shower.

Hope's Watermelon & Mint Infused Water at Ruby's Baby Shower


It was deeeeeelicious!

Perfect for a baby shower, wedding shower, post workout beverage, kids’ water option or just a daily delight!
So here it is for you and yours to enjoy!

Hope’s Watermelon & Mint Infused Water

Watermelon Chunks (approx. 1 1/2 cups)

Mint Sprigs (approx. 1/2 cup)

Water (enough to fill your pitcher or punchbowl)


Cut up fresh watermelon into chunks. Add mint sprigs. Fill up your pitcher or punchbowl with enough water to cover. Let set for at least an hour.
Serve chilled with love.





BF Asks: What’s your favorite fruit-infused water?

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday: Gold-flecked Robin’s Egg Nail Polish

My friend, Nami, is always stylish.
Like perpetually stylish.

Never have I seen her wearing anything that I wouldn’t want to wear/sport or wish that I could!

She will totally blush reading this but it’s absolutely, positively true.

So when she came to meet me for coffee, last week, and was sporting this fab nail polish,

Nami's gold Glitter-gorgeous, Robin's egg perfect mani

Nami's gold Glitter-gorgeous, Robin's egg perfect mani

you know I had to ask —-

BF: Nami, Whatcha’ Wearin’?

Nami: Essie Mint Candy Apple polish with an American Apparel Gold Glitter Nail Polish overlay.

Nami's gorgeous glitter-speckled robin's egg nails

Nami's gorgeous glitter-speckled robin's egg nails

BF: I covet your nails. They are beyond stylish.

Nami: You can have them too. Seriously! I took my own polish to my fave neighborhood salon: Essie Mint Candy Apple with an overlay of American Apparel Glitter polish. Sephora also makes a great gold glitter overlay! That’s it.
BF: I could never rock those!
Nami: Oh YES, YOU COULD!!! And SHOULD!!!

Essie Mint Candy Apple


American Apparel Gold Glitter Polish as an overlay


Lovely nails

Lovely nails




BF Asks: Have you ever tried a fun nail design? If so, please send me a pic with the salon/colors used or describe below!




Easter Recipe: BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch

My Blackberry Patch Punch was a HIT!
When I was preparing the menu for my Classic, Southern Easter dinner, I thought it would be so nice to have the perfect Easter punch. I looked online but there were no fitting recipes. See, when I think Easter, I think purple.
So I thought of blackberries and mint and, ta-dah, a new recipe was born.

Since I had adults, non-drinkers and children at my dinner, I kept it unspirited but added mixing options on the side. If you want a spirited version, I highly recommend making it a Bourbon Blackberry Patch Punch! Delish!

Try it and, as always, let me knw your results and thoughts!



BeautyFrosting's Blackberry Patch Punch

BeautyFrosting’s Blackberry Patch Punch 

64 oz. Trader Joes’ Blackberry Crush Juice

1 bottle Cost Plus World Market Blackberry Pomegranate Soda

1/2 gallon Limeade

2 – 2 Liter Ginger Ale

2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Blackberries & Mint Sprigs to garnish

Combine all in a punch bowl/pitcher/server.

Garnish mixed punch with mint and blackberries. Set aside some to garnish glasses.

Serve each glass with mint and blackberry

And, if a cocktail is desired, add a bottle of bourbon to the mix. Or, if entertaining all ages, put the bourbon, as an add-in, on the side.

Tanya sipping BF's Blackberry Patch Punch

Super easy, super lovely and super tasty in no time at all!