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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. 

2.     Volunteer
Do you support the same charity? Great! Don’t have one? Check out Volunteermatch and discover a cause close to both your hearts.

3.     Exercise
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. 
Photo credit: Almost Makes Perfect

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. 

2.     Volunteer

Do you support the same charity? Great! Don’t have one? Check out Volunteermatch and discover a cause close to both your hearts.

3.     Exercise

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. 

Photo credit: Almost Makes Perfect

MOST GORGEOUS MET GALA LOOKS

Graphic Black & White 

Swooning over these black & white standouts! The silhouette of Hailee’s dress is just perfect.

Strictly Ballroom

These ladies perfected the Charles James: Beyond Fashion theme to a T in stunning ball gowns.

The Renegades

This avant-garde group may push the boundaries of the dress code, but that makes for all the more eye candy for us!

Photo credits: Vogue, Getty Images, New York Times

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: 

VAMPIRO 
Ingredients:
1 shot of tequila
1 shot of Viuda de Sánchez
Ice

Recipe:
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.


MICHELADA
Ingredients:
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
Ice

Recipe:
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


BANDERITAS
Ingredients:
1 shot of lime juice
1 shot of tequila
1 shot of tomato juice

Recipe:
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

¡SALUD! 

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: 

VAMPIRO 

Ingredients:

1 shot of tequila

1 shot of Viuda de Sánchez

Ice

Recipe:

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.

MICHELADA

Ingredients:

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

Ice

Recipe:

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

BANDERITAS

Ingredients:

1 shot of lime juice

1 shot of tequila

1 shot of tomato juice

Recipe:

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

¡SALUD! 

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.

Frank Body Scrub 
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.
 
Nars Body Glow 
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.
 
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs 
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
 
Maui Babe Browning Lotion 
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! 
 
 
 
 

 

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.

Frank Body Scrub

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.

 

Nars Body Glow

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.

 

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

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

 

Maui Babe Browning Lotion

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…

xo, MintSider

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…

xo, MintSider

We’ll be dreaming in pastels this weekend. Hope everyone enjoys sweet treats and good company!

Xo, MintSider


Images via: (clockwise) Models.com, Amber Stevens, sheknows.com, epherielldesigns.com

We’ll be dreaming in pastels this weekend. Hope everyone enjoys sweet treats and good company!

Xo, MintSider

Images via: (clockwise) Models.com, Amber Stevens, sheknows.com, epherielldesigns.com

Spotted on Just Jared, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking stunning in Cher Coulter for JewelMint earrings in not one but two Coachella outfits!

Spotted on Just Jared, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking stunning in Cher Coulter for JewelMint earrings in not one but two Coachella outfits!

The Road to Indio

Less talking. More listening. You’re welcome.

Brides to be: From classic studs to edgier accents, we have the perfect finishing touches for your special day. Whether you’re set on a certain style or looking to be inspired, find your dream pieces in our curated assortment and make them your own.

Shop JewelMint Wedding


Activewear Has Arrived!

We’re excited to introduce Intimint by Cosabella Activewear! From tanks to leggings, the Topanga Collection is designed to have trend-topping details and form-flattering cuts. We knew you guys could use some gear to dash from barre to brunch without sacrificing style. Give it a go this weekend and let us know what you think!

Activewear Has Arrived!

We’re excited to introduce Intimint by Cosabella Activewear! From tanks to leggings, the Topanga Collection is designed to have trend-topping details and form-flattering cuts. We knew you guys could use some gear to dash from barre to brunch without sacrificing style. Give it a go this weekend and let us know what you think!