Hpnotiq Halloween cocktail

I just love Halloween…and, of course, I also love Halloween cocktails.  Try out my favorite “Mad Eye Martini” recipe from Hpnotiq at your Halloween party this year.  Who doesn’t love a good lychee martini?


The Mad Eye Martini

  • 1/2 oz Hpnotiq Liquer (or Harmonie)
  • 1 oz super premium vodka
  • 2 oz lychee juice
  • pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  • shake
  • strain into a chilled martini glass


  • **for eyeball garnish**
  • 1 canned, grade AA, lychee syrup, drained
  • 1/4 tsp cherry, strawberry or raspberry preserves
  • 1 blueberry
  • dry a lychee and fill with blueberry or raspberry preserves
  • place blueberry, blossom end facing out, into the cavity of the lychee
  • skewer with cocktail pick


CoverGirl Beauty Bar for the MTV Movie Awards

I’ll never say no to an event lounge…and I’ll especially never say no when the lounge is hosted by one of my favorite brands, like CoverGirl.  The MTV Movie Awards were a slight blip on my radar this year, but not really that important since it’s pretty much guaranteed that the awards will be overtaken by Twilight and Harry Potter (and after watching, I was obviously right) so yeah, I was excited to check out what the CoverGirl Beauty Bar, hosted at NINE ZERO ONE salon in West Hollywood, had to offer.

Luckily, my friend Kelsi was working her social media thing in the HPNOTIQ Harmonie lounge, which just might have been the cutest lounge I’ve ever seen.  Seriously, I’m not even really into the whole girlie girl decor thing but everything was purple and sparkly and there were cupcakes and candy everywhere – as someone on a very strict diet at the moment, I had a very hard time controling myself and yes, I did indulge in this ridiculous oreo cheesecake pop that Kelsi said was “truly amazing.” 

Annnyway, there was also a CoverGirl makeup area (with the fabulous Amy Nadine!), a FakeBake spray tan room and WELLA hair care was there (another personal favorite!) on top of random celeb spottings like Rumer Willis, Karina Smirnoff, Stephanie Pratt, Demi Lovato, and the the cute cheerleader from The Hard Times of RJ Berger!

Stephanie Pratt in the HPNOTIQ Harmonie Lounge

CoverGirl product at the CoverGirl makeup station