I don’t think you can truly understand how very much I wanted to purchase this tiny jar of Pink Vaseline when I spied it conveniently planted in the point-of-purchase area as I waited to check out at Duane Reade. It is very beautiful and pink and tiny (and therefore nearly irresistible me) but I already have lip gloss in my pocketbook and a normal size jar of regular Vaseline at home., so I was able to resist an impulse purchase. Gail: 1, Duane Reade: 0.
Hey, are you looking for the perfect Holiday gift for a female friend, relative, or co-worker for whom you are the office party “Secret Santa,” but maybe you have no idea of her tastes? If she likes to pamper herself (and if she also likes the color Pink, that is a bonus) she might want to receive a box of skincare / beauty items from Soap & Glory, which they call the Big Pink gift set. Here is what comes in the box:
Clean On Me Shower Gel, Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, Righteous Butter, Hand Food Hand Cream, Heel Genius Foot Cream, a super-sudsy Shower Puff and a Headband. That is a lot of nice stuff!
The Soap & Glory Big Pink Gift Set sells for the bargain price of $40.00 is exclusive to Walgreens Drug Stores and Duane Reade here in NYC, and you can also buy it online at This Link!
You have to be observant, but if you bother to look up from your phone, or pay special attention to your surroundings, you can spot relief sculptures of the face of French street artist Gregos adorning the facades of buildings and other random objects at intervals all along 14th Street (and other locations in the east village) in Manhattan. You may recall reading about Gregos and his Pink Faces of Paris from way back in November of 2010.
This piece is on a derelict Fire Box on the north side of 14th just west of 8th Avenue.
North Side of 14th Street just West of 6th Avenue.
This face is on the 14th Street side of the Duane Reade at the corner of 3rd Avenue. The mouth is closed on this one and it also appears to have lost the tip of its nose. You can clearly see the artist’s signature on the chin.
And I spotted this face on the southern facade of a build on Second Avenue between 7th Street and St Mark’s Place. There is no protruding tongue on this one either, but the expression seems to be a bit grouchier than the others!
Have you seen these faces anywhere else? Please leave the location in the comments!
The packaging design of this fragrant body spray is almost too pink to resist, especially when you add the fluorescent, multi-colored lip prints. Even the fragrance name, “Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy” sounds almost edible. And I guess that is what good advertising is all about: compelling you to purchase a product based solely on how it looks on the shelf. Oh, the Pinkness.
Photographed in Duane Reade on 8th Ave and 33rd Street.
With the Emmy Awards airing tonight, and your Drinking Game already in hand, why not enjoy the show with a couple of low-calorie cocktails? The recipes below feature Sparkling ICE, a naturally flavored sparkling water that is zero calories, gluten-free, lightly carbonated…and a delicious addition to any mixed drink. Sparkling ICE contains B-Vitamins and Vitamin D, along with a caffeine-free Green Tea Extract, which contains healthy antioxidants.
And now, to the drinking!
Strawberry Lemonade Emmy-tini
1½ oz. Corzo Tequila Silver
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE
¾ oz. Lime juice
½ tsp. Jalapeño, diced
Directions: Muddle strawberry and jalapeño in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with strawberry.
Calories per 6 oz serving: 130
Red Carpet Raspberry Rave
1 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon
½ oz. Dry Vermouth
2 Bourbon Cherries
2 oz. Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE
Directions: Combine the bourbon and dry vermouth in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Top off with Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE. Gently stir and garnish with blackberries.
Calories per 6 oz serving: 130
Sparkling ICE is part of the TalkingRain® family of beverages, and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparking ICE (In NYC I’ve see it at Duane Reade stores) visit Sparkling ICE Dot Com!