A few days ago Momtrends enjoyed a fun night out with Proctor & Gamble that was mixed with mixology and beauty lesson.
Held at Thompson LES, guests had the chance to meet with mixologist Elayne Duff (renowned for her drinks at P Diddy's infamous 'white party'), who spoke about how cocktails can combine a sense of beauty and fashion. She spoke of how she often changes up her personal look, and focuses on the same for her cocktails with an approach to using high quality and fresh ingredients. She also changes them out seasonally, and at the event we had the chance to make two of her summer cocktails (see recipes below) that was a lot of fun as we learned about the various measurements and tasted her unique creations.
As for the focus on beauty, P&G had various stations set up for make-up touchups, a braid bar and a manicure station. Throughout the space I also saw a variety of the P & G products for summer with Age Defy from Pantene, Color Protect Collection from Vidal Sassoon, Olay Ultra Body Wash (Elayne's favorite), Venus, Olay of Olay, Cover Girl makeup essentials and much more!
P&G also provided us with some summer beauty tips with some of our favorites being "Summer sun is especially dangerous because the suns angle varies with the seasons, causing the intensity of UV rays to change. UV intensity tends to be highest during the summer months" and that "eyes age 36% faster than the rest of a womans body, so its especially important to protect them from summer rays.
We were also given tips from celebrity hair stylists like Dana Boyer who noted, "Summer is the best time to experiment with updos like braids, twists and buns. I love playing with braids, buns and natural texture!. She also suggested: Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Color Protect Shampoo & Conditioner and celebrity makeup artists like Michiko Boorberg who noted, "My trick for beating the summer heat is keeping Olay wipes handy! They help me keep my skin looking great. I like to give myself a midday clean by wiping my skin, covering what I need to, then adding a hint of blush.. He suggested Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash, Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer, Secret Outlast Invisible Solid, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye & Lash Duo, Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong.
Enjoy these summer cocktails (perfect for any summer party), and be sure to find discover a beauty regime that makes it easy to get out of the house while you also look effortless and polished. For more information on these products, please visit: http://www.pg.com/
1.5 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Lime juice
1 oz Lemon Grass Syrup
1 oz Ginger Beer
.5 oz POM Syrup
Garnish: Scored Lime and a straw
1.5 oz Gin
1 oz St. Germain
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Lemon Juice
Garnish: Lemon twist
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We were given a goody bag at the event