Friday, December 7, 2012

A New Shopping Experience -

Harper's BAZZAR recently launched, a brand-new shopping website featuring the season's top trends, editors favorites, wardrobe essentials, and much, much, much, more.

There are two boutiques just in time for the holidays!

The Hermès Shoe Boutique with six exclusive shoe styles - all hand-picked by the editors of BAZAAR - that are guaranteed to excite even the most seasoned luxury shopper.

Here is a glimpse of the stylish shoe collection: 

Also, be sure to check out the Bespoke Boutique, which allows you to design your dream Nancy Gonzalez clutch or tote with custom color combos!

Here are some of the things I liked on the site:

It's no surprise you'd find shoes on my list. These are some western inspired booties at only $154.

And the perfect skinny jeans to wear with the above shoes? Available for $191.

And if I could I would splurge on this top. You can pre-order for $200.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Out of this World - Alien Essence Absolue

Thanks to Glamour and Thierry Mugler for sending me a sample of the new Alien Essence Absolue. Of course, it's out of this world with a name like Alien!

It has notes of Sambac Jasmine, Cashmeran Wood, Myrrh, and White Amber. It's a perfect balance. It's not too strong, and it lingers on forever. I keep smelling my shirt! Its definitely a great scent for autumn and winter, the scent feels warm and cozy. It may sound weird but I kind of feel like I should be all cuddled up with my husband in a secluded log cabin in the woods.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Skinny Cosmopolitan From Sweet'N Low

Glamour and Sweet'N Low sent over some samples of their sweetener  To my surprise they wanted me to try it in a Cosmopolitan. They sent over a fairly easy recipe, and since I can't say no to anything with Pomegranate I did.  It made the drink taste sweet, and of course it was guilt free, only 100 calories!

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Below is the recipe for the Skinny Cosmopolitan - The Sweeter, The Better

  • 2 1-inch x 1/2-inch strips lemon zest
  • 2 1-inch x 1/2-inch strips orange zest
  • 1 packet Sweet'N Low® granulated sugar substitute
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 lime slice, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon and orange zest with the Sweet'N Low®. Add the pomegranate juice and vodka. Fill the shaker halfway with cracked ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled stemmed glass. Garnish with the lime slice.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

J Brand's Top Fall Trend: Leather & Suede

Vogue Influencer Network is giving us a look at the J Brand 2012 Fall line. Below are some of the pieces I liked. Visit for more looks. And check out the Fall Lookbook for ideas on building your wardrobe with Fall's top designer trend from J Brand. 

The collection incorporates key pieces made from leather and suede in a variety of colors and combinations. From a fitted motorcycle jacket to J Brand's classic super skinny silhouette, play up your sophisticated style with this season's luxe essential.
My Picks:

Aiah Biker Jacket in Black $1,395

Ava Cardigan in Medium Grey Heather $425

Super Skinny Suede in Navy $895
Leather Super Skinny in Wine $895

Thursday, August 16, 2012

London Calling - In Chicago!

LONDON CALLING. Do you live in the Chicago? You’re invited to take a ride (hosted by bebe & Glamour magazine!) on a bebe double-decker bus today, August 16th. Enjoy mini cupcakes and sparkling sips, cool Glamour gift bags and have your photo taken!

Bus pick up is at 5PM at 401 N Michigan Ave

Plus discounts on purchase over $100
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Ice Cream Without the Guilt - Skinny Cow

Thanks to Glamour I was able to get a free sample of Skinny Cow Ice Cream. There were so many choices to pick from. I could have chosen from ice cream cups, cones, or sandwiches. All which are available in different flavors. I opted for Cookies n Cream Sandwiches. They are pretty big and are only 150 calories. After just having a baby I'm definitely watching what I eat. I want to be able to indulge in a little dessert just like everyone else. The chocolate sandwich part is so chocolaty, yummy. The ice cream tasted a bit low fat, but is still delicious once you get to the second bite. It's my favorite flavor so I know what the real deal tastes like. Try it out for yourselves. Find it in the freezer aisle at your local supermarket.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

I received a free bottle of Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair from the Vogue Influencer Network. I have been using the product for several weeks now. I don't use it daily as I only wash my hair every other day. My hair is wavy/curly and has gotten some damage from flat ironing it so much. I think that this product makes my hair visibly healthier and shiny. It also leaves my hair super soft. You use a tiny bit and work it into your wet hair and leave in. As for split ends, I still see them. Not sure if it will completely repair my hair, but it will at least improve it and make it healthier looking. I will continue the use of the product since I think it has some promise. You only need a small amount so the bottle can last you a while. You can try it out for yourselves too.

Try It – For FREE!
Receive a FREE 3-piece damage remedy sample pack at any participating locations. Just go and print your coupon and take it to a salon near you.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Havaianas at North Beach Chicago Event!


Havaianas & Glamour invite you to the exclusive launch of the “Make Your Own Havaianas” beach pop-up. Enjoy beachside BBQ, drinks, a live DJ, exclusive prizes, and more.
Wednesday, June 27
6–8 P.M.

Havaianas Beach “Pop-Up”
North Ave Beach, Chicago
1600 North Lakeshore Drive
(Near the North Ave Beach House)
Invite is non-transferrable.

My Havaianas purchased at the event.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brahmin Arno Tote - Classic Tote for on the go

Once again Brahmin and Vogue have surprised me with a gift, the newest addition to the Brahmin Collection. It is the Glossy Medium Arno Tote from the Glossy Collection. It's sleek shiny design make it look classy and timeless. The inside is big enough to put all your everyday items, such as an iPad, iPhone, wallet, etc. It has multiple pockets inside and even has a key ring to hook your keys, no more rummaging and emptying out bag to find your keys! The best part of this tote is that it has an outside zipper, so if you drop it you won't spill all your items, which I tend to do more than I like.


  • zip top with double handle straps
  • front slide in pocket
  • bottom feet
  • interior zip pocket, jewelry pocket, two organizer pockets
  • keyclip and penloops
  • strap 10" drop
  • dimensions 9.5"HX13"WX5"D

  • Check out this bag and others from the Glossy Collection at:

    I received this bag as a gift through the Vogue Influencer Network. All my opinions are my own.

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    2012 Glambassador

    I am super excited to once again be representing Glamour Magazine in the city of Chicago. Stay tuned to my page to find out all about new products and fashion, plus events in the area! I'm sure this will be another fun year!

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine: Fights Frizz, but needs help with Moisturizing

    Garnier Fructis

    All-new Garnier Fructis formulas fortified with fruit science are the answer to stronger, healthier, shinier hair

    As a BzzAgent I received a free sample of shampoo and conditioner to try out. Although I feel the product worked well to fight frizz, I can't help but feel that my hair was dryer than normal. The scent of the shampoo is only so-so. I feel that I couldn't get a rich lather either. I like a rich lather as is helps me determine that all hair is being washed. It the conditioner would have made my hair feel more soft and moisturized I would have given it an extra star, but it did not. Over all it did deliver on the frizz fighting element.

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    I have some pretty awesome friends and just had to share one of my favorite gifts from my baby shower. I love these kinds of gifts. So thoughtful. They know I love my shoes and DSW! A baby shower gift for my future mini shoe lover! Thanks Andrea, Lorena, and Sandy!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012


    Attention daughters everywhere: time to win some stylish mom time in NYC. Enter at for a chance to win a trip for 2 to New York City, spa treatments and a shopping spree at PANDORA. There’s no better way to bond with mom than with a super-chic getaway.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012


    Experience the seasonal brights and versatile neutrals of the newest Indigo by Clarks collection. Visit to enter for the chance to win your very own pair from Indigo by Clarks, along with a Glamour tote bag full of cool items to complete your new spring look.

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    Spring is the season to go bold

    Thanks to the Vogue Influencer Network I get to share the new bold look from Brahmin from their exclusive Spring 2012 collection! Stand out with Brahmin’s fresh take on timeless designs through this season’s newest prints and colors. Click the link to see my favorite picks.

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

    Olay Review on

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    Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo Review

    I was super excited to find out I was going to get to try Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo for Glamour Magazine. I have curly hair and don’t like to wash it everyday, but I also want it to be clean. I tried the product out on my hair when I straightened it. I was able to keep my straight look for 3 days before having to wash it. It was a lifesaver on my hair, no need to flatiron every day. With just a couple of sprays and a comb I was able to keep my hair clean and not greasy looking, which tends to happen near the roots. There was a bit of whiteness left behind, but nothing a comb or brush couldn’t clear. The smell is also a plus. It’s not a harsh smell like other dry shampoos. Coming from Suave I know it’s a product I can trust at a very reasonable price, at under $5.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Fighting Wrinkles - Olay

    This time around I have the opportunity to try out Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex Moisturizer. I received the product from Glamour Magazine. I must say that in the week that I have used it I have seen some improvement in my skin.  It feels smoother and has a healthier glow to it. I think I still need to use it longer to notice a change in the thin area around my eyes, where crow’s feet have started to form. I do wish the lotion had SPF already included in it so I wouldn’t have to put on another separate layer of product. Olay is always coming up with new ways to make my skin better and I look forward to their new innovations.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Jason Wu for Target

    I was lucky enough to score two pieces! My must have item was the black pleated skirt and I found one. It was a size bigger than what I would usually wear, but apparently the size runs a bit small so it was perfect. I paired it with the Tee with Tie in Cream, although I really wanted the blush colored one. I might have to hunt it down. It is so comfy! I'm very happy with my choices. I wish my particular Target store had more options, but they were very limited in what they carried. This sales launch was a lot more calm than the Missoni (where I had to wait 3 months before receiving the items I ordered) and felt that the customers were not being as greedy when purchasing. All in all the quality matches the price. Don't expect a real designer feel as again this is Target. But I do believe the price is justified for the line.

    Finally - Hunter Boots

    After many, many months of debating if I should shell out some cash for some Hunter Rain Boots I finally decided yes. I am ecstatic to finally own a pair. I decided I might as well go all out and went to for a discounted pair of Jimmy Choo boots. I might as well reap the rewards the site offers. The boots arrived just a few days ago. I love the box! The boots fit perfectly. The only downside was trying to take them off. It was quite a comedic scene as I was having the toughest time removing them. The suction the shoe provides was strong. Which in a rain boot is what you want, you don't want your boot to get stuck in mud and just get pulled off. I am looking forward to some rainy (or snowy) days in Chicago, but seems like none is in sight...for now.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Kit is Easy to Use!

    Glamour Magazine has once again sent me a wonderful Olay product to test out. This time around I am trying out the Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo.  

    As indicated in the directions I first did a 48 hour spot test. Once I did that it was fast and easy to use. Two Easy Steps: Prepare skin and remove hair.

    You first swipe on a thin layer of the Skin Guarding Balm and then a thicker layer of the Hair Removal Cream. Leave it on for 6-8 minutes and then remove with a tissue, rinse and your done. You’re hair free with no mess. Best for upper lip hair removal!

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Always Hit on the Wingman....Available January 24th

    Earlier last week I received an advance copy of “Always Hit on the Wingman: ...and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want by Jake” courtesy of Glamour. If you are familiar with Glamour magazine, then you may have already been introduced to “Jake”, the male dating columnist that gives us his insight on what men are really thinking. I found the book an easy read, and being a girl that’s married I figured I’d take a look at what he had to see and wondered if it would work in my reality.

    Reading it over I found that right away the number one rule, always hit on the wingman, was exactly the strategy I had used when I met my now husband. I flirted with his buddy and that quickly caught his attention, of course it took a while longer to get that ring, but if you read further into the book you’ll find another strategy that works for that. I used it, but had I known about it earlier I may have been married ages ago. All in all, this book is a great read for the single girl looking for a new guy or for a girl in a committed relationship looking to compare notes. The book will be available January 24th!  Pick up a copy at 

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    A Gift from Swarovksi

    Today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail. A gift from Swarovski and Harper's Bazaar Front row panel. It's a gorgeous charm! Can't wait to wear it out.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012


    JUMP-START your 2012 fitness goals. Text GLAMOUR to 36888 for a chance to win a $500 GapFit wardrobe and a month of personal training sessions in your hometown.