Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Warning, Warning: Content below is highly contagious!

Q: What’s Hot Now?
A: Bieber Fever!

What’s sweeping the nation faster than any previous flu epidemic in the history of the United States? That’s right peeps, it’s BIEBER FEVER! Okay, so I admit that although I rock out to J.Bieb's music on a daily basis, I was still a little hesitant to go see his documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” purely for the fact that I didn’t want a bad movie to ruin my perfectly good perception of the little 17-year-old music mogul. But good news folks, it definitely didn’t! Actually, to the contrary, his new movie only made me love him... I mean his music... even more! If you’re in need of some heart-warming, inspirational, motivational material, look no further than your local movie theater. And make sure to cough over the extra buck or two for the 3D glasses and a bag of your fave candy... makes the movie that much more Bieberlicious!

Moral of the story? I caught the fever and the only prescription is... more Bieber!

Check out what time The Biebs is playing near you by going to

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Read it and weep... or laugh, smile, frown, whatever!

Q: What’s Hot Now?
A: The Kindle!

Tired of lugging around all your must-read books? Well, the answer is simple... buy a Kindle! The Amazon Kindle is an embedded system for reading electronic books, also called an “e-book.” It’s a great little secret to keeping yourself entertained while traveling and on vacation! It can also be an economically and environmentally safe alternative for those expensive textbooks us college-agers are forced to buy each semester. For a small fee, you can have all your favorite (and not-so-favorite) books in the palm of your hand in no time flat! Not to mention all the fun games that come along with it too. Trust me, these little electronically charged treasures are well worth the money and rather addicting... Every Word anyone?!

Celebrities that have been spotted "kindling"(in public) include...

The queen of day-time television: Oprah Winfrey
Everyone’s favorite immortal/mortal couple: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
One of Victoria’s most well-known secrets: Miranda Kerr
The most stylish “hero” in Hollywood: Hayden Panettiere

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Giving Gowns for Good

It was green, bright green, and lacey and had a full, poofy skirt. I thought it was perfection, it was not, it was…my prom dress! We all remember our prom dresses, some of us were lucky enough to attend more than one prom and thus wear more than one prom dress, my other one was black and far more tasteful btw, I learned my lesson from the aforementioned green dress.
Sadly though, for so many girls across the nation, there isn’t enough money for one, let alone two prom dresses. And to come to their rescue are countless organizations, most started by one or two kind hearted souls who just wanted to help someone. These groups acquire gently used gowns and allow young ladies everywhere to live out their prom dreams, in the dress of their dreams!

Learn more about these organizations, check out the sites and then check in your closet to see what lovely frock you could be giving to one of these very worthy causes!

This first group is having a big fundraiser tomorrow, so if you’re in the area this weekend…go check them out:

We’ve had the honor of working with Caitlin Brunell, the young lady who started Caitlin’s Closet. She’s absolutely amazing!! Check out her organization and see for yourself:

And a few more causes that looked uber worthy of getting checked out:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Joyful Heart

I have to confess, most scented lotions give me an instant allergy, however the line of lotions from Philosophy, always has just enough scent without being overpowering… that’s why I was SO excited that I could purchase and wear the Joyful Heart lotion they have introduced!
Not because now I have a lovely, fresh scent, but because the net proceeds from each sale of Joyful Heart go to support an amazing organization! Joyful Heart Foundation was founded in 2004 by Mariska Hargitay who recognized, through her work on NBC’s Law & Order Special Victims Unit, the epidemic of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse that plagues our nation.

“Joyful Heart's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues”.
So you too can buy this lovely peony scented lotion at any Philosophy store near you, or you can visit Joyful Heart’s website to see the other partners they have and do something so simple; purchase a great product, and in doing so, help countless survivors heal!

Buy the lotion here:

Read more about Joyful Heart Foundation here:

Thursday, January 20, 2011


There is nothing quite like curling up with a book you just can’t seem to put down—and wouldn’t want to even if you could. Enter “TIMELESS”, written by Alexandra Monir. I was lucky enough to interview this impressive young author about her debut book and can’t wait to share some sneak peeks into the story, as well as into Alexandra’s own life, with all of you!

“TIMELESS” will sweep you away from era to era, alongside main character Michele Windsor as she defies the constricts of time and engages your heart and mind. The power of music is embedded deeply in this story, as Michele turns out to be a song writer—just like the author really is! Alexandra, in her own words, says that “music is how we express ourselves when emotions are too overpowering for just words, and with a love story like TIMELESS, there are definitely overwhelming emotions at play that only the music my characters write together can fully express! “ Alexandra is so passionate about music that she actually recorded two of the songs from the story (bonus: the songs are available via digital download to anyone who purchases the book!).

Alexandra expertly hits the sweet spot in this story, weaving together the perfect blend of quality content, romance and heart-pounding adventure that fill every page. She is currently working on the sequel to this novel and we could not be more excitedly awaiting its arrival. “TIMELESS” is one book I guarantee you do want to miss, but just let me warn you—the characters and story are sure to come alive in your hands and leave a lasting impression in your heart!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

They’re cute... they’re comfy... and they’re coming to a closet near you!

What’s hip, happening and on the head of just about every celeb in Tinseltown? Crochet beanies but of course! This cute and comfy fashion accessory can be your answer to dressing up or down any outfit! Match it with a pair of ripped jeans and a classic tee for a little bohemian flair, or use it to “top-off” your favorite night-out ensemble. Either way, you’re sure to look cool, collected and ultra trendy!

And hats off to Katherine Heigl for looking ever so chic and stylish while sporting her slouchy crochet beanie!

Check out these websites for some stellar steals on winter's must-have head wear!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Say Aloha to Your Favorite Mascara!

Long, luscious lashes are super sexy and can make your eyes stand out for miles. And now that you've probably found your favorite mascara you need to make sure you use it... or you'll lose it. What do I mean? If you don't use your product it will eventually go bad just like anything you'd leave out on the counter too long. So how do you know if your favorite lash enhancer is bad? The first sign is the smell. If your once pleasantly fragrant mascara is now odorific it's time to trash it. The smell could mean bacteria is present in the tube and that should go no where near your eyes. Second, if you've shared your wand... pass it on. Sharing mascara is a big no no and should be trashed (even if your pal in gym class borrowed for like, a minute, because she forgot hers). Finally, if you notice changed in consistency... dump it. Your wand should glide in and out of the bottle and there should be no cakey flakes in sight! Now that you've ingested all this info go check your mascara. If you notice any changes in smell or consistency throw out your bottle and get a new mascara today!