Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek now has a deliciously southwestern flair thanks to its newest partner, Moe’s Southwest Grill® of the Triangle. The fast-casual restaurant has signed a two-year agreement be the official Lawn Sponsor of the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. Concertgoers can experience everything they love about Moe’s while listening to their favorite bands at Raleigh’s most popular outdoor venue, and they should be sure to bring their appetites as Moe’s fare is now available for purchase on-site.
“Music and entertainment are at the core of the Moe’s Southwest Grill brand, making this partnership a match made in queso heaven,” said Jennifer Wade, president of the Moe’s Triangle cooperative. “We cannot wait to rock out with concertgoers on the Moe’s Lawn!”
Members of the Moe’s team will be on-site throughout the summer at select events with prizes, games and special offers to those that stop by the Moe’s tent. Ticket giveaways will be offered to fans in-store at each of the 20 Triangle area locations and on the Moe’s Triangle Facebook page at Facebook.com/MoesTriangle and Twitter at @MoesTriangle for select shows throughout the season, including Keith Urban with Kelsea Ballerini (July 27), Janet Jackson (Aug. 1), Brad Paisley with Kane Brown and Dan Tyminski (Aug. 24) and Niall Horan (Sept. 17). Fans should also be sure to download the Moe’s app for more special offers and giveaways throughout the concert season.
whether you put a beautiful manicure in the hands of your favorite salon professional or take matters into your own hands at home, essie Global Lead Educator and celebrity manicurist, Rita Remark says these easy manicure steps will get you an essie-approved color manicure.
step 1: cleanse and sanitize hands
Begin your at-home manicure by first removing any previous nail polish. This can be tricky if you’re wearing a deep red or blue nail polish shade. Rubbing back and forth can transfer pigments to your cuticle, leaving a stain. The best and easiest way to remove stubborn nail colors is to press the nail polish remover wipe onto your nails, wait 5 seconds for it to loosen the nail polish, and wipe down the length of the nail. Repeat this step a few more times to remove any excess. When your nails are polish free, wash your hands with soap and water (or sanitize) to start with a clean canvas!
step 2: trim and file nails
If your nails have grown too long, rather than filing them down, begin by giving your nails a trim. With your nail clipper , trim the nails using small clips working from one side of the nail to the other. Never begin clipping your nail in the center because it can put stress on your nail plate. Once you have your desired nail length, file your nails in shape with a soft nail file and refine the edge by running a buffing blocknail buffer block along the tip to smooth any snags! See Rita’s pro nail filing tips here.
step 3: get your cuticles in shape!
To soften your cuticles, apply a drop of essie apricot cuticle oil to every nail. With an orange wood stick or a clean stainless steel cuticle pusher, gently guide any overgrown cuticle back into place. Always remember that our cuticles are a protective barrier, preventing bacteria from entering our bodies. Some people have thin, barely visible cuticles while others naturally grow thicker, but both are healthy when cared for properly, so don’t over push! Did you know? Previously, we believed that soaking our nails in water was the best way to begin a manicure and soften cuticles – this is a myth! Soaking our nails causes them to absorb water and expand, so the nail may not contract back to their true size for another 24 hrs. Polishing right after could mean less wear. Water also puffs out our cuticles, preventing a thorough clean up and it can also spread infection if you happen to have a cut on your finger. For many reasons, go waterless!
step 4: exfoliate the nail, trim, hydrate + cleanse
Like the surface of our skin, our nails are susceptible to oils, residue and build up. Exfoliate your nails with a light buff using a buffing blocknail buffer block. Remember to be gentle! While essential when done correctly, over buffing can weaken the nail and cause splitting. Gently trim away hang nails and dry skin with a cuticle nipper. This step is only necessary if you have a hang nail! Doing your nails at home doesn’t mean you can’t have the spa treatment.
step 5: moisturize
After you’ve trimmed your nails, hydrate the skin with a moisturizer focusing on dry areas. Once absorbed, wipe nails and use nail polish remover to clean the beds for the fun, color part.
step 6: apply your base coat
An essie base coat is super important for a chip-freeno chip enamel manicure. Base coat provides a barrier between nail polish and your nail, preventing stains. It also acts as an anchor to nail polish, holding it in place like glue and preventing chips. Note, essie gel couture and essie TREAT, LOVE & COLOR nail products have been specially formulated with no base coat needed.
step 7: apply 2 coats of color
essie offers hundreds of essie enamel and longwear nail polish colors for you to choose. Select your nail polish shade and apply two thin coats of nail color, waiting 2 minutes between each. The aim of the first coat is coverage and the next is to achieve full depth of color. Whether a special occasion or just a day to treat yourself, picking a nail color should be fun – but even for pros, applying nail polishing on your own hands can be challenging, especially when it comes to your non-dominant hand! Steady your hand by keeping both of your elbows on the table. For novice polishers, it’s helpful to begin with the hand you’re least comfortable with to ensure a less-than shaky start.
step 8: finish with a top coat
An essie top coat protects your manicure and adds a glossy shine (or velvety matte) finish. This step is our manicure’s cherry-on-top, so never forget it! Whether you’re walking out the door in less than 60 seconds, want a gel-like shine or matte finish, choose your essie top coat here. Following these nail tips will give you a professional quality essie manicure that you can proudly show off!
photo via essie
Golden Corral®, America’s #1 buffet-grill, is heating up the summer with more reasons to visit. Beginning on June 18, Golden Corral’s 99¢ Kids’ Nights, Every Night offers families the best deal of the season:
During this limited time promotion, kids and parents will enjoy favorites like Chicken Tenders, Macaroni & Cheese, Fried Chicken Legs, and Mini Steakburgers alongside everything else on the dinner buffet. Families will also love the taste of new Sizzlin’ Fajitas: hand-carved sirloin, marinated flame grilled chicken breast, or fajita-seasoned shrimp plus all the fixins’ like guacamole and pico de gallo. These items are just some of the choices on the 150+ item buffet.
Golden Corral ran a similar promotion on weeknights in April and expanded the 99¢ offer to every night of the week based on the overwhelming response from families. “We’re excited to celebrate our littlest brand fans with this promotion,” said Golden Corral Vice President of National Marketing and Media Paula Moran. “Offering 99¢ Kids’ Nights, Every Night gives families more time together and the enjoyment of having a buffet for everyone to find their perfect meal this summer.”
99¢ Kids’ Night Every Night is available at Golden Corral restaurants across the country through Sunday, July 22.
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Looking for the perfect—and affordable—swimsuit to help kick off the start of summer? Target’s got you covered with more than 1,000 styles to wear whether you’re splashing in the ocean, lounging by the pool or just soaking up the sun. To show you how you can look great and be comfortable while living your summer life to the fullest, we asked three of our favorite social media mavens to pick out their must-have style and make it their own. The results did not disappoint!
“My favorite swim styles are usually high waist, vintage-looking ones, but I also LOVE the palm tree one piece. The colors are amazing—it brightens up a photo instantly! Also, the suit makes my booty look good… IMPORTANT!”
“Anyone who knows me knows I’m a high waist queen. They cinch my waist and accentuate the booty while also giving a vintage feel!”
“The print on this bandeau top is adorable, and I also really enjoy that you can convert it into a halter. I LOVE the vintage feel of a high waist bottom, especially since they also have very current details like sheer paneling and lace-up sides. I love that this collection isn’t about covering up—it’s about showing off!”
Target swim ranges in price from $14.99 to $49.99, with most items under $24.99. Shop the collection in stores or online at Target.com.
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Chick-fil-A® is sweetening the menu during the "The Summer of Peach" with two seasonal menu items rolling out nationwide today. White Peach Tea Lemonade is a new, refreshing beverage that combines Chick-fil-A's classic Iced Tea and Lemonade (or Diet Lemonade) with the flavor of fresh white peaches. The beverage launches in all restaurants following a successful test in South Carolina last spring. The Peach Milkshake, a summertime customer favorite, also returns to menus nationwide to help guests beat the summer heat.
White Peach Tea Lemonade starts at $1.89 for a small and $2.09 for a large. A small (16-ounce) White Peach Tea Lemonade has 160 calories when made with regular Lemonade and 90 calories when made with Diet Lemonade. A large (20-ounce) White Peach Tea Lemonade has 200 calories when made with regular Lemonade and 120 calories when made with Diet Lemonade.
"Customers often order a tea/lemonade combination at our restaurants," said Amanda Norris, senior director of menu development for Chick-fil-A. "This is the first time we're officially adding the popular flavor combo to the menu, with the extra twist of an essential summer taste. The White Tea Peach Lemonade combines all the flavors of summer for a refreshing beverage we think our customers will love."
SOURCE Chick-fil-A, Inc.
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