Between running errands and going out on the town, the bun may just be the ideal hairstyle. It’s quick, versatile, and provides a polished look in a matter of minutes. Thanks to Select vendors Skyla Arts and Christina McNeill we have an easy step-by-step guide in how to create the perfect bun!

Tools:
Teasing Brush
Nylon & Boar Bristle Hair Brush
Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode
Bumble and Bumble Full Form Mouse
Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish

Directions

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

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

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Thanks to Paula LeDuc and Josh Gruetzmacher, we know exactly what we’re making this weekend.  This week’s Signature Cocktail  combines tropical flavors like pineapple and apricot with crisp and bubbly sparkling wine.  Share your homemade Tropicale on Instagram and tag us @snippetandink for a chance to be featured.

Tropicale

Glass – flute
Method – shake & fine-strain
Garnish – slapped mint sprig; skewered dried apricot

Ingredients

• 1.5 oz. Pisco (we recommend Encanto Quebranta)
• .5 oz. Apricot Liqueur (we recommend Rothman & Winters Orchard Apricot)
• .75 oz. pineapple syrup
• .75 oz. fresh lime juice
• 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Directions

Shake well with ice; fine-strain into a Flute and top with just a splash of dry sparkling wine.

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

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It’s no secret we’re savoring every last moment of summer, and Paula Le Duc’s Front Punch Cooler is the perfect addition to our Labor Day menu this weekend! Filled with whiskey, fresh peaches, velvet falernum liqueur (think spicy-citrusy-sweet), and topped with fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is sure to please. Photos by Josh Gruetzmacher.

 

Front Porch Cooler

Glass – large rocks/old fashioned
Method – shake and strain
Garnish – slapped mint sprig; thin peach slices

• 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
• .75 oz. velvet falernum liqueur
• 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
• .5 oz. bar syrup
• 3 healthy dashes peach bitters
• 8 mint leaves

Directions

Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake for 10 seconds and then strain into your glass. Garnish and serve.

 

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

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The Andalusia is the perfect Sunday morning cocktail and we can’t wait to see you try it this weekend!  Share your homemade Andalusia on Instagram and tag us @snippetandink for a chance to be featured. Original recipe from Paula Le Duc Fine Catering and photos by Josh Gruetzmacher.

 

Andalusia

Glass: martini or tritan coupe
Method: shake & fine-strain
Garnish: skewered heirloom cherry tomatoes wrapped in cucumber wheel

Ingredients

• 1.5 oz. cucumber infused vodka (you can make your own infusion, or use Square 1 Organic Cucumber Vodka)
• .75 oz. Amontillado Sherry
• .75 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 1 oz. roasted red pepper puree

Directions

Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake for 10 seconds and then strain into your glass. Garnish and serve!

 

Josh Gruetzmacher and Paula LeDuc Fine Catering are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. This post contains affiliate links. 

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Blush is known for bringing color to your cheeks, but it can brighten your face, too! Getting a soft, glowing look is easy, thanks to these simple steps from Sklya Arts.

TOOLS

Powder brush
Duo fiber liquid & powder brush
Sponge
Cheek Creme by Chantecaille in Coy
Nars Deep Throat powder blush
Nars in Laguna bronzing powder for contour
High Beam liquid highlighter
Powder highlighter

 

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Find the apple of your cheeks.
2. Start with your cheekbones – apply liquid highlighter on the temples and your cheekbones like a “c” shaped, use a stippling motion and a damp sponge.
3. Warm the cream blush on the back of your hand or with your fingers, apply with sponge or fingers.
4. Set with colored blush for long wear
5. Set with a light powder highlighter.
6. Finish.

 

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

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

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