The holidays are approaching, and that means lots of special occasions. Between the traveling, the gift-wrapping and the baking, we rarely have a lot of time to spend getting ready…and besides, we want to take advantage of all the extra minutes we get with our loved ones. For this reason, we present the Perfect Pony, an effortless, easy look that will keep you looking chic all season! Thanks to Skyla Arts for this step by step guide to get the Perfect Pony.

Supplies
Teasing Brush
Bristle Brush
Hair Tie
Bobby Pin
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Mouse
Bumble and Bumble Dry Spun Finish
Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode

 

Directions

Hair, Makeup: Skyla Arts / Photography: Christina McNeill / Model: Miranda from JE Model /  Styling: Angela Hassan

Skyla Arts and Christina McNeill are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. This post contains affiliate links. 

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We’re featuring an extra special Signature Cocktail this week — An Evening to Remember! This drink gets its bold flavor from pomegranate simple syrup and a splash of absinthe. It’s sure to be a drink that makes for a memorable night! (Unless you have too many, that is.) We love featuring our reader’s photos, so don’t forget to tag us @snippetandink in your #SnippetSigCocktail pics on Instagram!

Original recipe from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and pics by Josh Gruetzmacher.

 

An Evening to Remember

Ingredients

1.75 oz. Calvados
.5 oz. house-made pomegranate grenadine
.25 oz. simple syrup
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
4 dashes of Absinthe

Directions

Mix all the ingredients, shake and fine strain.  Pour in a small coupe and garnish with a lime twist.

 

Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, we’re setting the mood with this week’s Signature Cocktail — the Winter Old Fashioned. Choose your favorite spirit and add a dash of orange bitters to make a drink that is both warming and refreshing! Thanks to Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and Josh Gruetzmacher for this classic treat!

 

Winter Old Fashioned

Ingredients

Glass – old fashioned
2 oz aged spirit (your choice of whiskey, rum, or apple brandy)
.5 oz. maple syrup
1 dash orange bitters
2 dashes spiced bitters
Garnish, orange peel and amarena cherry

Directions
Stir with ice, Strain into a rocks glass over cubed ice or 1 large 2×2 cube. Garnish with orange peel and amarena cherry.

 

Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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We’re getting in the holiday spirit with this week’s signature cocktail — the Menacing Mule! This dry ice Halloween cocktail gets a spooky kick from some spicy ginger syrup, and is sure to please all your guys and ghouls this weekend!

Recipe: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering / Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher

 

The Menacing Mule

Ingredients:

2 oz vodka
.75 oz lemon juice
.75 oz spicy ginger syrup
1 oz pomegranate juice

Directions: Shake and strain into copper mug or small cauldron, Top with 1.5 oz club soda. Plus, how to buy dry ice for your Halloween party!

 

 

Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula Le Duc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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From the red carpet to the runway, nude lips are having a moment this season.  Select vendors Skyla Arts and Christina McNeill show us how to find the most flattering shades for your skin tone, and create a look that’s anything but dull! Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect nude lip!

Directions:

1. Line lips with nude pencil starting with cupid’s bow.
2. Fill in lips with your favorite nude lipstick.
3. Keep your nude lips long lasting by blotting your lips with a tissue.

Supplies:

Makeup Forever lip pencil 49 cold nude
Nars satin lip pencil in Isola Bella

 Styling: Angela Hassan

Christina McNeill and Skyla Arts are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. This post contains affiliate links. 

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