Author: tulipclean

An Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

Easter is this weekend and what better way to celebrate than a good ol’ fashion Easter egg hunt. No kids. No problem. Fill your eggs with these delightful products and even your most choosey friends will want to search for them. 1. Money We’re not saying you have to put in rolls of Ben Franklins, but who wouldn’t want to find $10 or $5 bucks in a egg.     2. High end chocolates Go to your local chocolatier or gift shop and pick up some delicious truffles or chocolate covered strawberries. They’ll fit perfectly in the egg and are a decadent surprise. Just make sure not to hide them in direct sunlight.   3. Beauty Products Nothing like finding a good nail polish color or lipstick in your easter egg hunt. Glossier products and Essie nail polish are a sure crowd pleaser.     4. Lottery Tickets These may need a little folding to fit inside the egg, but a fun and simple way to add excitement to any egg hunt.   5. Alcohol If …

Positive Vibes – April 2017

We get it – some days it’s too hard to get out of bed, let alone get in the shower and then face other humans.  Every month we’ll be sharing our favorite tunes to help you get the day started off on the right foot.   For April, the theme is Coachella.  Coachella is taking place over two weekends this month.  Two weekends full of friends, music… and lots of sin.  A cultural phenomenon like Coachella can launch new bands, so you may even find some music you haven’t heard before. This list is massive, so I won’t go through each artist.  We’ll let their music tell the story.  Enjoy!

How to Prepare Your Skin for Spring

Spring is in the air and that means your skin is about to take center stage. If you’re like us, the winter has not been your friend and things are looking pretty dead and lifeless underneath those layers. But with these simple tips you can get glowing radiant skin in no time. Exfoliate To prepare your skin for Spring, you’ll need to remove the dead skin cells sitting on top your top layer of skin. These dead cells keep fresh air and nutrients from reaching the deeper layers. Pick up a sugar scrub, mix with your favorite body wash and scrub away! Just make sure not to scrub too hard; you only want to remove the dead layer of skin not all the layers. Clean Up Once you’ve removed the old cells, it’s time to nurture the good ones you left behind. Pick a body wash that’s right for your skin type and loaded with moisturizing nutrients. Wash away any residual debris and get that moisture right back in there! If you want to liven …

4 Reasons Why Grumpy People Should Hate Spring

Spring is upon us and with spring showers come spring flowers.  So, it’s officially Tulip Season!  With Spring comes better weather, beautiful scenery, and better moods.   With better moods, comes more smiles — something we know a little something about.  But why you ask (let’s assume you asked).  I’ll tell you (let’s assume you want me to). Generally, a lot of the benefits of spring come from pent up demand for better days after winter months.  This is why there is not much of a mood enhancement from Spring to Summer.  However, we like to get specific here at Tulip.  So, below are 4 ways that spring puts you in a better mood. More Sunlight Every year, I throw my hands up and enter a fit of rage when I realize daylight savings, once again, will be stealing an hour of sleep from me.  We never seem to thank it for the next several months of additional sunlight… and we probably should. Just look around you — people seem to be happier, nicer and more productive …

How to Cook When you Hate Cooking

Adulting is hard. And when every article out there tells you that a major milestone to being an adult is knowing your way around the kitchen… well the visceral reaction you have to looking at your stove isn’t going help. (I mean if you don’t ever use the stove it never needs to be cleaned – that seems like a win to me!) What’s a gal (or guy) to do you do if cooking isn’t your favorite, but you don’t want to keep getting eye rolls from the same delivery guy every night? Three words for you. Frozen. Crockpot. Casserole. And not all once. FROZEN More specifically frozen veggies. Nothing makes a meal like a good side dish (or two) and it’s super easy to execute. If you have a steamer you’re already a step ahead, and if you don’t we strongly suggest you get one. You’ll thank us later. To use the steamer: fill the basin with water, throw in the frozen veggies and set the timer. Because some veggies need longer than others, below are some …

Irish Whiskey You Need to Try

Frankly, our CEO is very fond of Whiskey – one might say too fond.  And so we thought no better way to celebrate St. Paddy’s day than to talk about some Irish Whiskey. We know most people will hear the words Irish Whiskey and think of Jameson – the most famous Irish Whiskey in America.  We admit it is delicious, but there are many more varietals that are worthy of a drink this St. Paddy’s day (including some vintages of Jameson you may not know about!). Below is our list of the top Irish Whiskey’s. We hope we make the Peaky Blinders proud with this bucket list of libations… Bushmills  Ballin’: 21 Year Single Malt Irish Whisky UnderTheLabel Rating: 98 Price: $120 per bottle ABV: 40% Respectable Still: 16 Year Single Malt Irish Whisky UnderTheLabel Rating: 98 Price: $90 per bottle ABV: 40% Still Gets Your Drunk: 10 Year Old Single Malt UnderTheLabel Rating: 94 Price: $58 per bottle ABV: 40% Jameson Ballin’: Rarest Vintage  UnderTheLabel Rating: 97 Price: $207 per bottle ABV: 46% Respectable Still: 18 Year Limited Reserve UnderTheLabel Rating: …

Pour Wine like a Sommelier

A long time ago, I thought about opening a bar.  I had a conversation with a friend about it: me: I’m thinking about opening a bar. friend: cool. me: I wouldn’t know how to even get started. friend: well, I think instead of drinking, you pour. me: I can still drink, right? friend: you probably shouldn’t open a bar. Well, it’s true that most of us have no problem with the mechanics of drinking.  We’re pretty good at it.  The pour, on the other hand is much more complicated and some of us are god awful at it. This is a 2-part series about pouring two things that make us happy: beer and wine.  This post will focus on the sweet, sweet nectar of alcoholic grapes. When pouring a glass of wine, etiquette is quite important.  In many cases, it’s even impressive.  Try the following the next time you’re around a large group of people waiting for their daily wine fix… The Glass: Make sure you’re using the right glass.  Big is not the only description …

The Effects of Happiness on Success

Who knew mood rings were back in style? Hint: they aren’t. But what these celestial rings told us during those years when braces were considered cool, is more relevant to your adult self today than ever before. Since the last 90’s when researchers first coined the term ‘positive psychology’, countless studies have been run proving happiness is not just a byproduct of success. Rather success comes from being happy. And it’s not just success at work. Happiness has been proven to add years to your life and can even make pain less painful. I know I feel like I’m taking crazy pills too. How Does Happiness Affect Us? Happiness influences the many aspects of our life that lead to success – how we view ourselves, how we build relationships, and how we stay motivated, persevere and solve problems. When we are happy and positive, our brains become more energetic, creative, motivated, resilient, engaged and productive. It’s like psychologists found the fountain of youth and it was inside us this whole time! Mind. Blown. So if happiness is the key …