Blogger Bash-#EAEvents

I was lucky enough to be able to attend Blogger Bash this year. Blogger Bash is a two-day conference, complete with events, parties, special guest speakers and roundtable discussions, all designed to create a more meaningful dialogue between brands and bloggers. Over the course of the two days, guests will engage with leading companies in various lifestyle sectors, including toys, technology, baby products, fashion, food and more. Brands will provide a first look at new products coming to market, hands-on demonstrations, and, of course, some great swag.

One of the highlights on the second day was the #EAEvents Social Suite
This is where Summer fun meets social good at this Element Associates party. We got to view the new Joseph Nogucci jewelry collection, got tips from Washdrops on throwing an eco-friendly car wash, help AutoTexPink “wipe out breast cancer,” and much more.

Let me give you an inside look at all of the brands that were here:

We got to view the new Miii jewelry collection by Joseph Nogucci. Miii bracelets are crafted from semiprecious stone beads and gleaming rhodium-plated magnets designed to bring all of your bracelets together in a perfect arm stack. Like individual charms on a bracelet, each Miii commemorates a specific milestone or memory. These are so reasonable that you would not believe that you could get so much for so little. They were so beautiful.

No party would be complete without Covergirl. provided beauty services as well as COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lip Gloss samples were given to all of us who attended. We were also treated to manicures and makeup touch-up featuring all the Covergirl essentials.

We received samples of Washdrops, an award-winning green car wash solution. There is a quick, easy and environmentally responsible way to wash your vehicle. Washdrops uses only one bucket of water—no hose or rinse is required to get a beautiful shine. Washdrops is ideal for school and non-profit car wash fundraisers too! What a great product for all of us to have.

Finally, we got Smokey Bear, who celebrates his 70th Birthday in 2014, posed for photos and shared birthday cake with bloggers. Nine out of ten wildfires are started by humans, and Smokey Bear still plays a key role in educating the public that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires.”

The two hours here went by so fast. I loved every moment of it.

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Purex Insider-Spellbinders Celebration Kit

I was very interested in this product when it was offered to me through Purex Insiders. Spellbinders is a company that makes crafting and scrapbook easy. Spellbinders provides you with a collection of supplies so that you can use to make your scrap books or to make small craft projects such as cards and goodie bags. This brand new Collection called Celebration was designed by Richard Garay to make crafting supplies in bright colors and of high quality for crafters at any skill level.

The supplies sent were a wonderful way to start scrapbooking and a great introduction to the company. I can’t wait to see more of their products and get working on my crafting skills in the future.

Disclosure: I received the supplies for scrapbooking and card-making as well as the stamp set through Purex Insiders; however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Kiehl’s Nolita Store with Marilyn Minter

Kiehl’s was established in 1851, as the New York based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair preparations, and has been long committed to offering its customers the finest products and services available.

On July 10, 2014, the company opened a store in the Nolita neighborhood of Mahanntan that not only offers its New York based customers a new location to experience their favorite products but it also unveiled a new piece by artist Marilyn Minter, inspired by and created for the new store. Marilyn created the new works for Kiehl’s to benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City.

The new store is 735 square feet of retail space that features a photo booth, video installation, personal consultation table, vintage furniture, photographs and mementos and the signatrue Kiehl’s Harley Davidson Sportster.

Kiehl’s Nolita continues the company’s commitment to superior customer service through its traditional practices:

• Kiehl’s commitment to environmental responsibility and Recycle and Be Rewarded! Kiehl’s
Nolita utilizes natural, sustainable materials and energy-efficient light fixtures – and
encourages patrons to recycle Kiehl’s packaging with specially designed recycling bins,
promoted through Kiehl’s Recycle and Be Rewarded! program. The program offers customers the
opportunity to return empty Kiehl’s jars, bottles and tubes to the store for recycling, in
exchange for complimentary products.

• Kiehl’s commitment to education through attentive service is accentuated through a dedicated
personal consultation area. The enhanced space provides an opportunity for customer
representatives and patrons to converse privately about products best suited for the customer’s
individual needs. A separate men’s “Refuel Bar” is a destination for specialized education
tailored to the specific concerns of male patrons. All customers receive the kind of attentive
service for which Kiehl’s is known around the world today.

• Simple, no-frills packaging allows Kiehl’s to formulate its products with high quantities of
the most efficacious, natural ingredients available.

• Kiehl’s Since 1851 Rewards, the company’s point-based loyalty program that honors and rewards
customers with benefits including special invitations, offers, and early access to new products
and formulations.

• Generous sampling through Kiehl’s “try before you buy” program offers the complete Kiehl’s line
of skin and hair care for men, women, children and babies with a generous offering of its
traditional product samples. To assure its customers always find exactly what they need,
Kiehl’s offers a 100% money back guarantee on all purchases, and guarantees that customers will
see revitalized skin in 28 days or their money back.

• Custom gifting services allows customers to create personalized gifts year-round. A Kiehl’s
Customer Representative will help the customer assemble a personalized, custom gift box,
choosing items based on recipient, theme, ingredient or price, from any and all products in the

The store is located at 223 Mulberry Street, between Prince and Spring

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

KIEHL'S Grand Opening of Nolita Store, Hosted by MARILYN MINTER

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The Moms Event-Planes: Fire and Rescue & NaturesSmart Vitamins

Thanks to The Moms Denise Albert and Melissa Gertsein I got the opportunity to attend a private screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue. This movie opened on July 18.

Planes Fire & Rescue is the second movie in this series, it features a dynamic crew of firefighting air crafts devoted to protecting Piston Peak National Park. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again he launches into a new career as a firefighter. Dusty joins forces with Blade Ranger and his team, including air tanker Dipper, heavy lift helicopter Windlifter and ex-military transport Cabbie. The fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it is to become a true hero. I left with the feeling that the message here is that in life you are throw alot of obstacles and it is the way that you handle it that makes you a better person even if others doubt you.

Also on hand was NatureSmart LLC, the markers of Disney, Marvel & Star Wars vitamins for kids. They were a sponsor at this event and were on hand to introduce the new Planes Fire & Rescue Vitamins.

• Unique Planes-shaped Gummies in 3 fantastic flavors – grape, orange and cherry.

• Provides over 10 essential vitamins and minerals for your child’s healthy growth and development,*
including Vitamin A for eye health, B Vitamins for energy metabolism and Vitamins C&D to support
immune function.*

• For adults and children 4 years and older, chew two (2) gummies daily. For children 2-3 years of
age, chew one (1) gummy daily.

• Free of milk or milk derivatives.

• NatureSmart is the brand behind a number of popular ©DISNEY, ©MARVEL, ©DISNEY/PIXAR – licensed
vitamin gummies for children. They are sure to please parents who want to supplement their child’s
healthy routine, and delight any Disney or Marvel fan.

Disclosure: I received vitamins in my swag bag, however all opinions expressed here are my own.

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Getting Gorgeous-Vitabath Sweet Vanilla Amber

Vitabath is always a pleasure to find at any event I go to and they were on hand at the Getting Gorgeous Event. They always create these new amazing scents that get me hooked every time. Loved smelling all the body wash and lotions and seeing my favorites. New scents included Asian Orchid & Coconut. Also ladies stock up on the Bloom Beach Blossom Collection. There is also the new Sweet Vanilla Amber fragrance. Mini gift packs are available for camp, teachers, birthdays, college, etc. I used to have a favorite but there’s too many I like so I can’t choose just one. I enjoyed my Vitabath today.

I wanted to find a new fragrance for the summer and Vitabath Sweet Vanilla Amber is just the one for me. It is light and fun. With the summer you really don’t want a heavy fragrance that is going to weigh you down and is too much with the heat and humidity. Sweet Vanilla Amber is just the right scent for me, it is warm, sultry and works well in the summer.

This fragrance takes notes of mysterious amber and mixes it with creamy, rich slightly sweet vanilla. The amber adds just a touch of warmth to the fragrance while the calm, soothing vanilla adds a touch of desert and not to be out done by the either note you will find that soft flower scent in the background.

I can’t wait to try more of these scents.


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Since 1894, Purex Fels-Naptha laundry bar has been working overtime to remove greasy, oily stains, perspiration, and ring-around-the-collar.

To celebrate we’ll be giving away a year’s supply each day from July 14 – 23. The Removing America’s stains for over 100 years Giveaway from Purex has launched!

Enter to win here

*Please note this giveaway will end July 31st, 2014 at 3:00pm PST.

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Joovy Dood Sippy Cup

I recently got the opportunity to try the new Joovy Dood Sippy Cup. I just started to look into different types of sippy cups so it was perfect timing. I had heard from friends that they had some problems with sippy cups spilling out liquids and too much liquid coming out.

The great thing about this 7 oz Sippy Cup is that it has a soft spout to help to protect the gums during teething. It includes a non spill valve to keep it from leaking, answering one of my big questions. It has flexible handles to make it easier for babies and toddlers to hold. Each comes with a cap to keep the spout clean. It is made from clear and colorful polypropylene and pba, pvc and lead free. The insulator cup comes with a slip on insulator to keep drinks at the perfect temperature all the time.

I love the design of the Dood Sippy Cup. The handles are perfect for holding and it helps a child develop their self help skills. The whole design is great for moms and kids as you can feel comfortable with the fact that the cap can be kept sanitary. Plus I don’t have to worry about liquid spilling out.

The Joovy Dood Sippy cup lives up to the Joovy name and all their product they have for parents.

Check out these products are more at”> and the cup at“>

Disclosure: I received the Joovy Sippy Cup to try; however all opinions expressed here are my own

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Mr. Clean Summer Fashion Party

On July 1, I got to attend the first Mr. Clean Summer Fashion Party with celebrity stylist Brad Goreski hosting and giving tips on how to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to keep your summer whites just that way. Also on hand were Jordana Brewster and Jets Running Back Chris Johnson. What a great event.

Goreski and Mr. Clean demonstrated that just one little Magic Eraser can clean about a million tough and unexpected jobs around the house from trendy white sneakers and lipstick stains on drinking glasses to grill tools, hair irons and even golf clubs

“A scuffed up shoe on the red carpet or at a big premiere is never okay! It can really alter the vibe of a trendy look,” said Brad Goreski. “Being a celebrity stylist, there are many tricks of the trade that I use in my house and with my clients. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser has so many uses, so it’s my secret cleaning tool for keeping my shoes – like the vintage Air Jordan’s I am obsessing over now – and my clients’ shoes, scuff and dirt free.”

Goreski joined Mr. Clean today at Root Drive-In Studios in New York City for the Mr. Clean Summer Fashion Party where he lent his fashion expertise to a runway show presenting his inspirations for summer’s white-hot trends, as well as insider advice on how to keep summer must-haves looking clean and new. Brad was joined by celebrity hair stylist and make-up artist, Sunnie Brook, who shared some of her own pointers for cleaning with the Magic Eraser, like easily removing hair product build-up from a hair iron or removing hair dye stains from her bathtub after she’s dyed her own hair.

Special guests like TV and movie star, Jordana Brewster, and star running back for the New York Jets, Chris Johnson, also discovered their own favorite Magic Eraser usage tips, like car detailing and cleaning hair styling tools.

Tip #453,210: Magic Eraser is the ultimate summer fashion accessory – it keeps your trendy white sneakers just that… WHITE!
Tip #499,299: Ugly green moss spreading on your vinyl siding, garage doors, outdoor trim or columns can be wiped away with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Tip #279: Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to give plastic outdoor toys – like play houses, slides and sandboxes – a facelift after weathering through dirt, pollen and water stains all season.
Tip #26,253: If your golf clubs have been getting a lot of love (and tough grass stains) lately, freshen them up from handle to head with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. There are so many ways to clean with a Magic Eraser that Mr. Clean doesn’t even know them all.

Follow the at #MrCleanMillion hashtag

The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser features no harsh chemicals and is available in numerous varieties that remove scuff-marks, dirt and more grime per swipe than the leading all-purpose bleach spray cleaner. Magic Eraser Extra Power is available for $3.49 at mass merchandise outlets, grocery retailers, home improvement stores and e-retail sites throughout the U.S. Pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer.

Disclosure: I got to attend the event and was given some of the products to try; however all opinions express here are my own.











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Rio 2 Mobile Summer Party Tour Stop in New York


What a way to kick off the summer last week The Rio 2 Mobile Summer Party tour kicked off in New York at the South Street Seaport. The party truck has two viewing stations featuring RIO film, as well as Soccer, a Craft Station, Video/Photo Booth and a Soccer Inflatable Drill Station. While the kids enjoyed the RIO and Soccer-themed games and entertainment, the adults parent can watch the Soccer games from RIO. Parents also got to enjoy Samba performances and lessons.

This event coincides with the launch of the RIO 2 Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital HD Release. This was such a treat for parents and children to enjoy on a summer holiday.

The RIO 2 Summer Party is stopping I 8 Major Markets. Check out the website schedule at Follow the tour on social media with #rio2summertour.






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Pack A Hat from Cappelli Straworld

If you are like me this summer you are going to be spending a lot of time in the sun. You have to check out this product.

I received this adorable wristlet tote bag from Lipton Publicity to try out and I was so excited to find a great sun hat neatly folded inside. Can you imagine having a hat tucked away inside this wristlet and it is perfect size to fit into your purse or beach bag. I always worry about sun exposure and I will never leave the house without sunscreen, but as you older you have to worry more and more about the amount of sun that you are getting.

The best part of this Pack A Hat is the fact that the hat is UPF 50+ rating is a huge health and beauty bonus. This means that this hat has the ultraviolet protection factor of 50+. This is the highest rating currently available in clothing. This hat blocks 98% of the sun from harmful ultraviolet light.

The hat has a 41/2 inch brim so it not only covers you head but your neck, ears and if not all of your face also. It comes in 7 different colors so their is one that can match every outfit you have.

You have to love the wristlet, it is 91/2 wide and 7 inches wide and it is the perfect size for travel. You can store it anywhere. It is large enough for you to carry a few things from my cell phone, wallet and keys. The wristlet is made using toyo/polyester material and has a faux-leather handle with a beautiful Cappelli Straworld etched wood logo on the exterior. The bag zips on the top.

This bag is perfectly priced at $25. It is to be sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. Check out the website

Disclaimer: Lipton Publicity provided me with a complimentary Pack A Hat from Cappelli Straworld. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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