We’ve got our sundresses and shades stocked and ready to go but the heavy, closed-toe shoes we relied on in winter and spring are time to be put to fallow for the season. Summer sandals have arrived! This early crop of summer shoes gives us options with just enough of a heel to work for nice occasions and also low profile looks that can go the miles comfortably for relaxed outings. Get ready to shoe-off your pedicure for summer.
Well as usual the past two months have been interesting, lots of new adventures and a lot of new Mine Finds discovered. I was able to cover quite a bit ground but had to cancel a few trips I really wanted to go on. The world is a vast and strange place at times, but it's very interesting...
Hi Girls! My newest style series is all about summer wedding style! In this post, I’ll be showing you girls how to dress and accessorize for a beach wedding, a cocktail party wedding, and a formal or black tie wedding. Let’s start with...
Our days usually start at the office but our nights might end with a dinner date, a PTA meeting, a flight--the possibilities are endless. The odds are that the outfit we put on that morning doesn’t work for every scenario post 5 pm. When we need to go straight from the board room to the dining room we want a base outfit that can be easily updated. A simple and chic cardigan can save us time and style in this regard. Achieve a day-to-night transformation with this one statement cardigan.
When we think of slow cooker recipes generally familiar, savory dishes like beef stews or bean chilis come to mind but what about dessert? My berry cobbler recipe will convince you that sweets and slow cookers are a case of opposites that attract! Baking this cobbler recipe in a slow cooker yields a richer, creamier pastry than a conventional oven and brings out the sugary sweetness of these mixed berries. Top off your berry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy this classic summer dessert.
The beautiful thing about jewelry is that it’s ageless. If we were to unearth some of the pieces from our jewelry boxes we might find favorites we collected from over 10 years ago or more! Then there’s also those really special pieces inherited from past generations. Despite the passage of time, jewelry holds its style with age and that’s a little trick we’d all like to master too. To celebrate HSN’s 38th birthday in the month of July we’re excited to put the icing on the cake in the form of some new diamonds and jewels to add to our timeless collection.
We’re all on board with a healthy blush but when the color wheel turns to bronze most of our makeup brushes steer clear. Examples of not-so-subtle glittery cheeks or bold, orange glows have given bronzers a bad rap but we’re here to start with a clean slate. The key to getting a natural-looking beach glow is knowing how to pick the right bronzer for your skin tone. Try these tips for your skin tone that will make you a bronzed believer.
We all need a beauty routine that is quick and easy to replicate so that we can walk out the door feeling like our best selves. The secret to a great makeup look starts with the right products that don’t make us feel like we’re heavily done up but rather make us feel fresher and brighter. Whether your personal beauty style is classic and soft, iconic and glamorous, or boldly Avant Garde we can achieve it all and get that seemingly photo-filter finish with these three makeup tutorials.
Many of us want longer and healthier nails but we’re missing some crucial steps in the manicure process that would give us that desired result. The secret to a better manicure is to treat our nails with the same time and attention as we give our faces. My five step manicure will teach you how to properly cleanse and nourish nails to encourage growth, strength, shine, and of course long-lasting polish. Your nails will be ready for their close up after this manicure!
Shopping for the right foundation can be stressful, especially when every woman’s skin has such personal characteristics and needs. We’ve taken the guesswork out of this makeup routine and identified the perfect foundation for every skin type, tint, and age. Find the best foundation for you the first time around and learn tips for how to apply it to make your skin look its best too.
It’s no surprise that after a trip or a long week of work, I am exhausted. My skin is dehydrated, my eyes are puffy, and my cheeks are flushed. After trying many different skin care routines, I easily become frustrated when I don’t see ...
The table is set, the grill is heating up, and we’ve got a recipe for everything you need from the main entree to your side dishes. When your traditional burger recipe could use a shake up try this open-faced Blue cheese burger with grilled onions. Served on toasted French bread this burger has a great crispy crunch and bold flavor. Its wingmen are sweet and spicy chipotle sweet potatoes marinated and cooked on the grill, and a roasted corn salsa with a refreshing hint of citrus. If only all our meal planning could be this easy!
It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that we were doing our April shows, yet here we are in the middle of June, so it’s actually been a couple of months since our Maximum Omega-3 and Ultimate Eye Today’s Specials in April. It just does not seem like two months. Plus, it’s hard to believe that we are barely a week away from the start of summer. The month of May just disappeared. Of course, every May we celebrate our Mothers; and Muriel and I were able to enjoy some quality time with both our Moms.
On those days where the temperature eclipses 90 degrees we know we’re reaching for a summer dress. Cool and comfortable, summer dresses are the easiest way to beat the heat and still look cute without having to do much work. These breezy dresses only need the right purse or sandal to complete their look and then you’re ready for anything. Wear these dresses to work, as a beach cover up, or styled up for a night out.
They’re there one moment and then gone the next--curls can really be a fair weather friend. After toiling away to achieve a particular style our curls can literally disappear into thin air, or straight hair in this case, within a matter of an hour. Cherubic curls and soft waves are the envy of many women but few of us are naturally blessed with such perfect coils. To supplement for what our genes didn’t provide we’ve found some tricks to help keep our curls intact for longer and easier ways to achieve them.
This week on the Monday Night show we found ourselves in yet again another sticky situation when guest Wolfgang Puck helped moderate a tense game of egg roulette. With four hard boiled eggs and two raw eggs the odds were evenly split between my competitor and I but I’m no chicken when it comes to a challenge! Yoking around can be a risky job but someone’s got to do it!
Take a trip to Venice, Italy at your next brunch with this bubbly prosecco bellini recipe. These specialty champagne drinks are a delicious Italian tradition combining a mixture of peach puree or nectar with sparkling wine for a lightly sweetened cocktail. The attractive pink glow of bellini's comes from complementing the drink with muddled raspberries or cherries. Treat yourself to this fun and fancy cocktail this weekend.
To celebrate National Eat Your Vegetables Day we’ve got an easy roasted asparagus with cherry tomatoes recipe to help us reach our daily servings of veggies and find new ways to get more greens on the grill. These asparagus will cook in under 20 minutes to be tender and crisp and the juicy semi- caramelized tomatoes will brighten up your tastebuds. For even flavor when roasting veggies try marinading them before they go on the grill.
Let’s be honest, the kids aren’t the only ones whose ears perk up at the sound of an approaching ice cream truck! No matter our age we’ve still got a sweet spot for these refreshing treats. Try these coconut mango sorbet ice cream sandwiches to get your ice cream fix at home. Lighter than ice cream and full of healthy fruit, we can indulge in this homemade sorbet guilt free!
One of the easiest ways to infuse a dish with lots of flavor without adding extra carbs is through a marinade. Grilled chicken set in a lime tequila marinade for even a few hours before cooking can make a huge difference in taste and tenderness. Whip up this marinade ahead of time and try these healthy chicken fajitas for a quick and satisfying meal. Garnish with fresh toppings like our Pico de Gallo recipe too!
There’s no need to wait until the big “I Do’s” to enjoy wearing something sparkly on your finger. Nowadays whether a woman is married or single she can wear as many rings as she’d like which is lucky for her when we have so many gorgeous ones to choose from! Celebrate yourself and give your digits something to shine about this summer with new styles and colors of gemstone rings. These accessories can be the centerpiece of an outfit or just some happy background music depending on your tastes.
Barbeque ribs is that quintessential summertime meal that every backyard party needs. While barbeque sauces can range from mustardy and tangy to dark coffee flavors, the biggest crowd pleaser is always a sweet and smoky bourbon molasses sauce. Start these baby back ribs in the pressure cooker and then switch them over to the grill for that perfect fall-off-the-bone tenderness. Do be prepared to get your hands messy with this delicious BBQ recipe!
Grilling is practically synonymous with summer. Once the weather warms up we’re sure to smell charcoal and delicious smokiness wafting through our neighbors’ backyards. Hamburgers and hot dogs are traditional grilled fair but when we’re in the mood for something lighter but still satisfying grilled salmon is a great choice. Brighten this salmon recipe with a cool and herbaceous cucumber yogurt sauce, and serve with a warm potato-vegetable salad for a full and healthy meal.
Summer is here and we’ll be wanting to step up and out with a pump to match our brighter styles. For this time of year we can embrace bolder colors like magenta, turquoise and canary yellow into our wardrobes. Donning a bright pump is an easy way to add pops of color into your look for a quick way to dress up an outfit, reinvent pieces of your wardrobe, and show the world your personality.
One handbag might suffice to fit all of our belongings but it certainly isn’t one style fits all. Every woman needs at least a few handbags to round out her wardrobe with styles that can work for casual looks, travel and utility, or for fancy occasions. If your current bag has been working overtime to meet the demands of all of the above situations it might be time for some extra support.