The Ideal Halloween Bash

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Party Time

Halloween BashOn any other weekend, this lakeside home in the North Georgia mountains is the site for boating, skiing and hiking. The transformation to a ghoulish destination took place just in time for Halloween, making it the perfect recipe for fun for Pür Minerals’ friends and family.


  • 1 cozy lakeside home with stunning views and outdoor fireplace
  • 1 serving of perfect fall weather
  • A plentiful feast
  • A healthy dose of good friends


Mix together and stir gently for a Southern-style Halloween bash.

Serves lake-loving friends with a dash of ambience and a sprinkle of fright!

Halloween Themed Cocktail

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Party Time

Who said Halloween was strictly a holiday for kids? Adults love Halloween just as much as kids do, believe it or not.  It’s the perfect excuse to make your house spooktacular with mysterious décor! 


Now, that’s Some Serious Eye Candy

Monday, November 14, 2011 | COLUMNS: Party Time, food and drink

When it comes to makeup, the eyes truly have the most fun. (We have an  entire online app dedicated to the art of those soulful orbs.) With a dazzling kaleidoscope of shadows, liners and more to choose from, shopping for a new eye look is a lot like being a kid in a candy store. Now imagine if, instead of mineral color, you actually used real candy? That’s exactly what eye stylista Diana Mastova did in her latest culinary/cosmetic creation. Using confectionary toppings instead of makeup, Mastova whipped up this scrumptious, eye-stopping look, complete with rock candy blush and party sprinkle lipstick. Hey, we’ve always had a sweet spot for creative eye candy.


Recipe for the Perfect Pedi

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | COLUMNS: Party Time, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, food and drink

Looking for a salon-style pedicure without the salon price? Julie Gabriel, author of The Green Beauty Guide, suggests you check your pantry—you may be closer than you think.


Wedding Cake? How About Royal Pizza Pie?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Campaigns, Party Time, Tips & How-Tos, current affairs, events, food and drink, ingredient close-ups, Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown, news, Papa John's, Pizza, Royal Wedding, Wedding Portrait

It seems as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton draws near, enthusiasts are getting crazier and more creative. Papa John’s jumped on the royal wedding bandwagon last week, having a food artist in the UK create a portrait of the lovebirds out of pizza! “Royal Wedding fever is sweeping the world so we couldn’t resist having some fun and creating our very own pizza portrait of Kate and William to celebrate their forthcoming marriage,” said Andrew Varga, Papa John’s chief marketing officer.


Don’t Gobble Gobble ‘Til You Wobble!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Campaigns, Party Time, calories, dieting, events, food and drink, gaming, heart healthy, Thanksgiving

Turkey Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Dreams of my mom’s homemade dressing (that’s stuffing in a pan, y’all) and whatever gourmet goodies my brother-in-law/professional chef decides to make are already swirling in my head and making my mouth water.  As much as we all love these Turkey Day treats, they cause internal struggles within us. To gorge, or not to gorge? That is the question that tugs at our heart  strings and our waist lines. Well, I am a non believer in trying to give Thanksgiving a complete health makeover, since I generally try to maintain good eating habits to be heart healthy and in tip-top shape, but I always believe in cutting corners and trimming the fat.


Halloween Smart Snacking

Friday, October 29, 2010 | COLUMNS: Party Time, food and drink

Halloween_candy No matter how well you think you’ve gauged your trick-or-treater turnout this year, that candy surplus is almost inevitable. And while you may be able to pass some of the sugary burden onto your coworkers, when it comes to the break room candy bowl, it’s every girl for herself. While there’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat, by limiting the quantity and knowing which sweets to splurge on, you can keep those extra calories at bay and save your strength for the season’s main event—Thanksgiving dinner.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | COLUMNS: Party Time, Things We Love, food and drink, product highlights

Shutterstock_833796I absolutely love spicy food! It all started when I was working for a Cajun restaurant during college. I just couldn’t get enough of the tingly heat that jambalaya, gumbo and those sinful shrimp and grits had to offer. My spicy love affair continues to this day with Thai curry dishes, hot salsas, sushi with wasabi, oysters covered with horseradish, and of course, I add hot sauce to pretty much anything. If you can take the heat, hot peppers, curry powders and horseradish can inspire great recipes. These natural hot shots can add zing and zest to your diet, and they are also a great way to spice-up your meal planning!


The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | COLUMNS: Party Time, food and drink

IStock_000000445688_L2 Inflammation means “to set on fire” in Latin. When a disease name ends in itis, it is an indicator of inflammation (i.e. arthritis, dermatitis, gastritis, tonsillitis and hepatitis). Inflammation leads to high blood pressure; Alzheimer’s disease; cancer; diabetes; gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, indigestion and heartburn; weight gain; heart attack; and stroke. Additionally, acne and rosacea are inflammatory diseases, which is why skin becomes red and plagued by pustules.


Tips to Curb Your Cravings

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | COLUMNS: Party Time, food and drink

Chocolate-Chip-Cookie Temptation is all around us during the winter months when you’re stuck indoors with nothing to do but reach for junk food and hope for warmer weather. Reality begins to set in when spring arrives and you’re forced to shed your sweatpants and put on your swimsuit. Here are a few simple tips from Pür Minerals to help you cut out the cravings and hit the beach running.


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