What better way to celebrate the Sex and the City movie premiere than with cocktails (like the ladies themselves)? Here is a cocktail for your face, as well as a Cosmopolitan recipe with NUVO Sparkling Liqueur:
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The At-Home Facial Cocktail for Softer, More Hydrated Skin
What You’ll Need:
- 1 California Avocado (California avocados are the type of choice because of their high oil content)
- 1/4 cup of plain yogurt
According to Shalini Vadhera, celebrity make-up artist and author of Passport to Beauty, the avocado should be smashed first, then the yogurt added. Once mixed, brush the mask on your face, and allow to chill for about twenty minutes.
Why it works: Avocados have been known for their hydrating properties in moisturizers from some time, as cited in a 1995 study in Archives of Dermatological Research. There is also a limited amount of evidence suggesting that avocados may improve the skin’s defensive functions, as published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.
Why yogurt works well comes down to the milk in the product, which contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid. Although the preferred alpha hydroxy acid is usually glycolic acid (because glycolic acid increases the thickness and firmness of the skin over time, while lactic acid does not), lactic acid is able to hydrate the skin extremely well. In fact, prescription LacHydrin, with ammonium lactate (a relative of lactic acid) is used to treat dry skin.
The Nuvo Liqueur Cosmopolitan (not for your face )
What You’ll Need:
- 1 part ultra premium Vodka
- 2 parts Nuvo Liqueur
- Ice in a martini glass
According to a friend of mine who sent me this recipe, Nuvo Liqueur is the first sparkling liqueur ever made, – a blend of vodka, some delicate French sparkling wine, and a touch of natural fruit nectar. She sent me the recipe in honor of the Sex and the City premiere. And while I don’t drink much, if I were to have a Cosmo for the Sex and the City premiere, I’d definitely use her recipe!
A Note About the Movie
I saw it today (it was my day off work!!), and it was fabulous. When I wasn’t crying tears of sympathy or laughter, I was drooling over the incredible handbags and outfits. Ladies, if you loved Sex and the City on TV, you have to go and see this movie!