I'm a girl who loves to read her monthly magazines to learn about the latest fashion and beauty trends plus gain inspiration to see new places and plan for unique adventures! Earlier this week I was invited by one of my favorite publications, Vogue, to join their VIP community. I am still researching this opportunity but will share what I find out about it soon! Are you a Vogue VIP? Leave your comment below :)
I received an exclusive invitation to attend a FREE Bridal Event in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion next month and wanted to share the details! Although I am happily married, I still like to keep up on trends and events for Diamond Lifers who are brides to be and those who enjoy planning these very special occasions. Conair is teaming up with the Wedding Salon to give attendees luxury gift bags, dessert tastings, cocktails and more at this autumn affair! Use my code below to snag complimentary tickets to attend!
I love reading all of the latest fashion magazines and have worked with a few in the past to test products, attend beauty & lifestyle events and more. I recently became a member of Team Redbook affiliated with Redbook magazine of course.
As a member I will test products for them, provide feedback and more. I received an email earlier this week letting me know new opportunities are expected to head my way soon.
Look for updates on my Team Redbook adventures here!
When the snow melts and the temperatures warm up in Cleveland it's a prerequisite that you get out and enjoy life!!!
This weekend in temperatures was above 60F and the skies were clear giving Clevelanders an opportunity to take full advantage of spring lifestyle and beauty events. I was able to get my foot in the door at several of them and had a great time doing so. Take a peek at what my fair city offered this past weekend!
After running the usual errands, my afternoon began with an appointment at Dior in Beachwood's Nordstrom. There I met Dior National Makeup Artist, Garrett Claubet, who is based in New York but was in town for a special beauty event over the weekend. Garrett is a outgoing guy who knows all about Dior, especially how to make your eyes POP!
Before we got down to makeup, I had a mini facial to prep my skin for a fresh spring look. I use Dior's Diorsnow skincare for radiant skin which includes: creamy cleanser, toner, eye serum, facial serum and a SPF moisturizer. I just love the way they describe the line:
DIORSNOW: In the eternal quest for ideal bright beauty, Dior Science has discovered the exceptional brightening power of a legendary flower, the Edelweiss. It is the only flower able to bloom with pure whiteness even under extreme external conditions. The more extreme the conditions are, the whiter this rare flower blooms.
During my makeup consultation with Garrett, I mentioned I love color and will take risks for the sake of beauty. We talked about what my plans were for the night, considered my day and night wardrobe and selected an eye palette perfect for spring! When we were in agreement he immediately got a twinkle in his eyes, asked if we could have some fun, I said yes and my heart skipped beat. We went with Dior's Candy Choc...check it out below!
Garrett and I chatted about Dior and weekend plans while he did a fierce cat eye with a pop of color for my fresh spring look. He was so pleased with the outcome he asked if my picture could be taken to post the final look on social media for Dior and Nordstrom, of course I said yes. Once we were done talking beauty I purchase a few Dior items and received a special Dior gift as well as several luxe samples. The gift with purchase was a Dior pouch with hot pink lettering filled with even more Dior products including Miss Dior perfume.
A Dior facial, a fresh spring look, Dior products, samples and a Dior bag filled with even more goodies was a great end to this beauty event and an even better start to my weekend!
Saturday night my husband and I went to the casino to listen to music, try our luck and grab a bite to eat. We enjoy a meal at the casino's buffet to start and then walked the gaming floors to see if anything caught our eye.
While we were there the Horseshoe was preparing to have ticket drawing for a special CAVS event. The finalists could qualify for a pair of playoff tickets and the chance to make a lay up for $77, a free throw shot for $770, a 3 point shot for $7700, and a half court shot for $77,000. Every finalist would win but there would be three top prize winners goingto the game.
We continue strolling, watching other patrons win and played a few slots before heading upstairs to the Diamond Lounge. Not long after we ordered and received our drinks they began to announce the 10 finalists for the CAVS drawing and my name was called! I had 5 minutes to get to the winner's circle for my chance to win.
I made it down to the winner's circle in time and was the 4th finalist. There were 10 basketballs on a rack with envelopes taped to them. I had to pick one and see what I won. I was also able to keep the commemorative CAVS basketball! Not one of the three finalist before me selected a basketball with the playoff tickets so I was excited when I made my selection. I picked from the bottom rack and won $100 worth of FREE slot play at the casino!!!
Saturday was jam packed and my adventures ended early Sunday morning. A new one began later that day! Look for Part II of this blog article to see which celebrities I shared a Cleveland afternoon with!
On the first day of March, I attend an event in downtown Cleveland that focused women and promoted their financial and fiscal health. The special celebrity guest and speaker for the event was Actor, Director, Choreographer & Motivational Coach Darrin Henson. The event was sponsored by Magnificent Mommy and a portion of the proceeds went to benefit Restoring the Village, a non-profit organization that promotes holistic health and life achievement in families and communities.
I learned about the "Womanhood, Wellness and Wealth Summit" when I was out shopping and received a flyer, which on a quick scan prompted me to briefly speak with the event planner and hostess, Ericka Abrams. When I got home, I re-read the information provided and called her that night to learn more about her, her vision, the groups she has founded and of course the event. We had a great conversation and I decided that night to attend the event as a VIP guest. Ericka shared there would be a full menu for all guests, complimentary beauty services, speakers in the areas of finances, fitness and fashion as well as a variety of vendors, that motivated me to spread the word.
I attended with a girlfriend and we enjoyed our afternoon with other likeminded women who appreciated beauty, fitness and personal development. While at the women's summit, we had our makeup done by professionals who used products from LaLa's Motive makeup line, received a relaxing chair massage and each of us won a prize plus we were able to meet and talk with Darrin Henson, who gave all the women in attendance words of encouragement. The empowered female speakers we heard from offered fitness tips for women of all shapes and abilities, wise financial advice and assessment s as well as advice for aspiring and current entrepreneurs. I left feeling uplifted and energized!
Ericka mentioned she would like to do this event annually so if you missed this year's inaugural event you can be sure to reserve your seat for next year's summit.
See the images here to learn about the event details, vendors ,speakers and more!
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