Friday, August 31, 2012

The Beautystand Hot Fuzz Margarita Recipe

Happy Labor Day everyone! Here's another great drink recipe to use up your peaches. If you love hot and spicy this is for you. You need to first infuse the tequila with the jalapeno. If you don't want to use the whole bottle, just pour some into another container (preferably glass). I only used a half of a jalapeno for mine, and it was almost too hot. 


1 1/2 oz Triple Sec
31/2 oz jalapeno infused Tequila
1/4 of a peach
1/4 cup ice
Muddle your peach in your shaker. You could also use a blender if you want a blended margarita. Pour in your triple sec and tequila, add your ice. Shake vigorously. Pour and serve.
Have a safe weekend!
❤ Mandi

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Beautystand Calvin Klein

Dress Calvin Klein (old but similar ones at our store, Shoes Enzo Anglioni, Purse La Victoire, Watch Burberry, Bracelets CC Skye (available at our store, Cartier, Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Cream Pink, Treat Black Cherry Lip & Cheek Stain

I love sheath dresses because they are simple and easy to put an outfit together. It's just one piece so you don't have to think about a top and bottom, just add accessories and you're good to go. These studded sandals are perfect for work because they are comfortable and still dressy enough for the office. 

Want to see this outfit in action new video on our channel The Beautystand so you can watch it here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Beautystand Fashion Paparazzi

Dress Forever 21, Shoes Michael Kors, Cartier Bracelet

I was out taking pictures of Marnie for our blog. She thought I looked adorable, so she took pictures back.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Beautystand Fresh Peach Mango Martini Recipe

It's peach season! And if you love peaches as much as I do, buy a case, because they are delicious. I wanted to try a new drink with them. Labor Day weekend is coming up soon, and this drink would be great for BBQ's and parties. 

3 oz of Stoli vodka
1 1/2 oz of simple syrup
1/4 of a peach
2-3 slices of mango 
1/4 cup ice
1 slice kiwi (for garnish) 

Muddle your peach and mango in your shaker. Add your simple syrup, (hot water and sugar).
Pour in you vodka and ice. Shake vigorously, pour contents into your martini glass, you may need to shake it a bit to get the fruit out. Garnish if you would like and serve.

Have a safe and happy weekend❤

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Beautystand Dinner At The Hall

Dress Target, Boots Aldo, Purse Coach, Watch Michael Kors, Cartier Bracelet, Treat Grape Lip and Cheek Stain, Forever 21 Nail Polish in Purple

I bought this dress at Target forever ago. I guess I was waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it. I went out to dinner with my boyfriends parents for his moms birthday. I took the train out to meet them so I wanted comfortable shoes, and a big purse to hold my iPad so I could get some work done. I was in a grape mood because I wore grape lip and cheek lip stain, and stopped for a polish change at the salon and brought my purple nail polish with me.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Beautystand Canoe Trip

Living in Oregon is wonderful because there are some of the most beautiful places to explore on the water. In this post I talked about how much I love the water and find being near it to be very meditative and soothing. Last summer was my first time in a canoe and I can't get enough of it ever since.

I love a button up shirt like this denim one for a cover up. It does a good job of covering the most skin and protecting from the sun. I bought these jelly sandals last summer and hadn't worn them yet. They work great for swimming in the river because they stay on your feet so you can walk in rocky water.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Beautystand Summer Days

Dress Forever 21, Belt H&M, Shoes Franco Sarto, Purse Louis Vuitton Palermo PM, Watch Burberry, Bracelets CC Skye (available at our store, Cartier, Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Disco Girl, Treat Black Cherry Lip & Cheek Stain, Lorac Lip Gloss in Josh

View this outfit in action on our YouTube Channel The Beautystand 

The Beautystand All Natural Deodorant

Once I discovered natural beauty products I was hooked. That was why I started my line Treat Beauty. I fell in love with natural and organic ingredients and couldn't imagine using anything else on my skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body and absorbs everything we put on it so it's important to use products with ingredients that are safe and natural. 

Deodorant is an area I have compromised and always used chemical instead of natural. When I heard about this Crystal deodorant I didn't think it would really work but I have been surprised and delighted because it works better than my Clinical Strength Secret. I have been using it for the last week which was the hottest week of the year in Oregon and it has worked great. It's made with only 2 ingredients, natural mineral salts and ammonium alum and best of all it's endorsed by Cancer Treatment Centers. 

My father was always interested in natural ingredients and every time I use this deodorant it makes me smile and think of him. He was the wise one because I remember the rock deodorant he kept by the sink. It wasn't in a package but he swore it worked, I never believed him but I do now. 

I'm officially throwing away my Secret. 

Happy Monday! 


Friday, August 17, 2012

The Beautystand Instant Love

The Beautystand Blue Cheese Stuffed Olive Martini Recipe

Here it is, the all time girls night favorite martini! When we go out we always ask if this drink is on the menu, if not we say, do you have blue cheese? Do you have olives? And we make our own! 

First you want to stuff your olives

2 1/2 oz  Stoli Vodka
1 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 cup ice
1/4 cup blue cheese
1/4 cup olives

Mix your ice, vodka, and vermouth in your martini shaker (if you like dirty add some olive juice). Shake vigorously. Pour, garnish with your stuffed olives and enjoy!

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Beautystand July Favorites 2012

New video on our fashion and beauty channel The Beautystand. Our favorite beauty and accessories for July 2012. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Beautystand The River

There's just something about being near the water that makes me happy. I just breathe easier and feel at peace when I can see the water. It doesn't matter whether it's the ocean or a little stream, water makes me take a deep breath and feel grateful for the day. Here are some pics from my trip to the river yesterday. The water has been too high to go on our favorite sandbar until yesterday but now that we can get to it I expect to spend the rest of the summer right here. 

I had to slather on the lip balm all day being in the sun so I was relieved I had my 
Treat Coconut Cream Lip Balm with me. 

my own little island

The best end to a day at the river. A very naughty ice cream treat.