The Re:Mark: A Shot Of Pink
The Millennial Pink phenom hasn’t just given our closets and living spaces a makeover: now it’s taking over our food orders, too? This isn’t the first time I’ve written about pink. Back in March it was ruling Main Street, and was THE #genderblur color. Now it’s on the menu! Make mine a large.
It’s no secret: I love pink. I've been happily welcoming it into my life more and more every year. When I was decorating my London flat last year, it was a close call between a soft pink highlight against my calm gray backdrop, or going bolder with a hit of mustard instead. Mustard won, and I don’t regret it – but I still lust over the pink décor on Pinterest and Instagram. Seems I’m not the only one: rose gold interiors refuse to go away – and although it's not (currently) in my home, it’s definitely in my heart.
My makeup bag's besties have always been the hottest lipstick pinks on the market: fuchsia, coral and magenta. But in the spirit of trying something new and updating my look for summer, I’m about to enter into the world of nudes and candy pinks... But a cute, girly color palette doesn’t have to look sickly sweet – as our Cotton Candy collection will show you. Think rose-tinted highlighter, matte pink lips and the most perfect everyday eye palette you can imagine. Actually, the everyday blush pink lipcolor might just be my new fave!
However. It's not Millennial Pink for décor and lipsticks that I’m totally crushing on. What really made me happy this week is the introduction of...a pink latte – yassss!
As a big coffee fan, I’ve gone through my fair share of "usuals". It started with a simple latte, and soon became a skinny vanilla one because I convinced myself that was less calories and less sugar… hmmm: questionable.
After a month-long visit to New York, I was hooked on iced Americano with a splash of milk and a hint of agave syrup (ahh, agave: possibly the best thing ever invented). But once back in the chilly UK, this quickly morphed into a hot white Americano no sugar, closely followed by a move to soy latte (after developing a dairy intolerance). My poor barista doesn't know if he's coming or going, I’ve chopped and changed it so often.
So imagine me flipping. out. when I read that dragon fruit (411: THE newest and sweetest superfood) was entering the coffee world. Move over matcha, ta-ta turmeric: there’s a new kid on the coffee block and it comes in Millennial Pink – what else?
Enter Pitaya* Latte. (*Pitaya: more commonly known as dragon fruit.) Think raw cacao butter, powdered pitaya and hazelnut milk making this pink drink taste like a white hot chocolate. NOMS! Though awesome for that alone, the health benefits of dragon fruit include the ability to lower cholesterol, boost the immune system, prevent heart disease, and boost energy. Bang on trend and super-healthy, all in one cup! I'm sold... (Plus, it’ll earn you serious Insta-likes).