EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Review:Yellow Tail Sangria #sangriasunday #homemadebodyproducts

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review:Yellow Tail Sangria #sangriasunday #homemadebodyproducts

A long weekend and gorgeous seventy-nine degree weather seem like the perfect set-up for a Sangria Sunday and some "me-time". What could be better than picking up a Pamper Me Package from Yellow Tail? Although I often like to make my own sangria, Yellow Tail makes their own, which couldn't make things any easier! I stuck the Yellow Tail Sangria in the refrigerator last night, so that it would be nice and chilled for my day of relaxation.

I started my Sangria Sunday off by making a delicious Honey and Quinoa Salad to enjoy with my Yellow Tail Sangria. Then I settled on the deck with my salad, my sangria, and my book. As first impressions go, the Yellow Tail Sangria was a very pleasant surprise. I really like the level of sweetness they've achieved-vibrant citrus flavors without being too sweet. There are definite orange and berry notes that come through right away, but the after-taste is a kick of citrus. Often times restaurant sangria ends up with fruit overkill, which ruins it for me. I really like the idea of tailoring this sangria to your own tastes. It's delicious as is, but it's also easy to dress up with the fruit of your choice-especially for parties. My Sangria Sunday gave me the relaxation I was looking for and later my husband joined me for a glass as well!

Create your own Sangria Sunday! 
Yellow Tail has put together some great ideas to pamper your body.

Avocado Facial Mask
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
2 tsp sweet almond oil or virgin olive oil

Mash avocado and add oil. Apply mixture to face and leave on 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with towel.

Happy Hand Exfoliant
1 oz ground almonds
1 tsp clear honey
2 tsp walnut or sunflower oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together into a thick paste. Rub a heaping teaspoon all over the hands for two to three minutes and rinse off. Use whenever your hands need some extra TLC.

Homemade Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub
1/4 cup Kosher Salt
1 tbsp table salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
3 drops peppermint oil
1/2 tsp rosemary

Mix ingredients in a cup or bowl and blend together. If it's too dry, add a bit more oil. If it's too wet, add more salt.

Homemade Lip Balm
3 tsp grated unbleached beeswax
5 tsp carrier oil (sunflower, castor, or jojoba)
6 or 7 drops essential oil
1 tsp honey, for flavor

Directions: Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump. To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lip stick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit for 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.

Disclaimer: As always, our reviews are our own, honest opinions and may differ from yours. We are appreciative of Yellow Tail Sangria for providing their product for review.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day, thanks for the post!

  2. I am soo jealous! That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day!

  3. Mmm, love Yellow Tail! The mask is a great recipe

  4. I am so trying the rosemary and peppermint foot scrub recipe. I have made peppermint foot scrub but never infused rosemary in it. Nice change up!

    1. I just made it the other day and it's amazing! Hope you like it, too!

  5. Sangria, salad, and a book? Yes please! That sounds so relaxing.

  6. OMGosh I really need some pampering..I want to try some of these! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful pampering recipes.