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Ready, Set, Summer: Get Bikini-ready
With the hottest of days on the horizon, we know that means bathing suit-baring days aren’t far too. We’ve collected some of our best (and easy) workouts and health tips to get you feeling refreshed and ready.
1. The “I don’t have time to workout” workout.
2. A cheat sheet to being hydrated all day and not drown while doing so.
3. I’m finally going to wear that bikini I bought.
4. The “I can’t survive a cleanse, but I love a good smoothie”.
5. I’m brave enough to do a cleanse (Gwenyth Paltrow style).
MEMORIES WITH MOM
Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate mom? This Mother’s Day (or any day for that matter), give her the best gift of all—more memories with you. Here are our favorite ways to spend time with our favorite person.
1. Take a cooking class
Make it extra special and try a dish that’s new for you and mom. Tip: We’re fans of Sur La Table and their Mother’s Day Macarons class for a sweet treat.
Do you support the same charity? Great! Don’t have one? Check out Volunteermatch and discover a cause close to both your hearts.
Warmer days are the perfect backdrop for a hike, bike ride and great conversation.
4. Wine tasting
Enjoy toasting to mom, and for relaxing scenery try Malibu Wines' outdoor tasting room. Tip: Take note of her favorite and surprise her with a bottle afterwards.
5. Cross something off her bucket list
Our favorite. Help mom reach one of her life goals, and get inspired to grow (or start) your own list.
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CINCO DE MAYO COCKTAILS
Instead of your typical margarita, why not celebrate with something a bit more authentic? For inspiration check out our Cinco de Mayo cocktail list:
1 shot of tequila
1 shot of Viuda de Sánchez
1. Place ice cubes in a glass. Add tequila and Viuda de Sánchez.
What is Viuda de Sánchez? An authentic sangrita from Mexico, this refreshing ingredient enhances the taste of tequila. Its signature red coloring comes from chili de arbol, a small yet potent chili pepper.
12 oz. Mexican beer
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 lime wedge
1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
Chile with salt and lime seasoning (like Chilimon)
1-2 dashes of hot sauce (Tabasco, Tapatio, Cholula)
1 dash of Maggi seasoning sauce
1. Rim a chilled 20 oz. glass with lime juice using the wedge, then dip it in a salt bowl.
2. Fill glass halfway with ice and add lime juice, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire, and Maggi sauce to glass
3. Fill remainder of glass with beer
4. Sprinkle chili seasoning and serve
1 shot of lime juice
1 shot of tequila
1 shot of tomato juice
1. Inspired by the colors of the Mexican flag, this drink is served in 3 separate shot glasses: lime juice (green), tequila (white), and tomato juice (red)
2. Drink the trio in alternating sips
Ready, Set, Summer: Instant Glow
Eeek! It’s time to bare your legs and we know how easy it is to ignore winter skin until the very last minute. Here are our MintStaffers’ best secrets to getting an instant sun-kissed look when there’s no time to wait for a self-tanner.
This blend of coffee and natural ingredients slough off dead winter skin to reveal glowing, exfoliated limbs.
Tip: Known to smooth cellulite and stretch marks, we swear the coffee darkens your skin ever so slightly.
Great for daytime, put this on for hydration (there’s coconut oil in it) and a bronzed sun-kissed look.
Tip: Apply to front of legs, shoulders and décolletage for added oomph.
Some of us were a bit freaked out by the idea of body makeup but our experienced MintStaffers swear it stays put and won’t make you orange.
Tip: Mix it with lotion for a more natural look
Rather than its intended use as a tan accelerator, this rich cream subs in for a spray tan in a pinch, TRUST.
Tip: We use this at night to accentuate limbs that have yet to see the light of day, but when they do don’t forget the SPF!
It’s so close to summer, we can almost taste it! On our radar for May: weekly MintSider summer-ready tips and tricks; the perfect Mother’s Day; the Met Ball’s red carpet; and outfit inspiration to prep for a season of vacays, beach outings, and rooftop BBQs.
Mint-wise, here’s what we’re coveting this month (don’t forget, new pieces hit your showroom today!):
JewelMint - Easy layering necklaces and bright artisanal-inspired Folkorico pieces
ShoeMint - Coastal classics for warm weather getaways and sports-luxe styles
StyleMint – Denim! Optic white or fresh distressed (aka rip & repair)
IntiMint – Chic swimwear in punchy colors, graphic prints and fresh cuts
Follow us as we dream about and prep for an unbelievable summer season. Memorial Day, here we come…
It’s your day, stun in these pieces curated just for you.
The Road to Indio
Less talking. More listening. You’re welcome.