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Get Beautified…

December 2, 2010

…With Wishpot & Stockn’Go!

Wishpot has partnered with Stockn’Go to celebrate the launch of their new site – a one-stop fab shop for your favorite brands in health, beauty and household products. They’re celebrating by hosting one very awesome giveaway.

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Want to win a gift basket filled with over $250 worth of brand name beauty products? So do I! Let’s enter together, shall we? This week only, just tell ‘em what your favorite thing about StocknGo is. Easy as pie (well, I’ve never actually made a pie but I’ve easily eaten one)!

To learn details on how to enter and get entered, click HERE. Good luck!!!

Chicago: Sonia Roselli Makeup Giveaway!

October 7, 2010

…Help Her Celebrate Her 2-Year Anniversary By Entering!

Calling all Chicago brides! My beautiful friend and famed Chicago makeup artist, Sonia Roselli, is hosting an amazing giveaway to celebrate her 2-year anniversary. See below for prizes and click here for details on how to enter. You won’t want to miss this, so hurry! The giveaway ends on Friday, October 8th.

(Photo credit: Sonia Roselli)

Contest prizes:

1st place: A Fall 2010 Makeup Pallet with 40 new colors for spring! Value $400 (Includes 12 shadows, 8 Lipsticks, 4 Blushes in faux leather case).

2nd place: Makeup Application with Sonia Roselli and headshots for your Facebook profile pic ($175 value)!

3d place: 2 Lip Glosses from the Sonia Roselli Fall Collection – Sugar Berry and Pink Petal ($40 value).

Visit Sonia Roselli on Facebook now. Good luck!!!

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A Unique Baby Shower Favor Idea…

June 7, 2010

…For When You’re Thinking Pink!

My husband and I attended another baby shower this weekend, given for us by his wonderful family! You know I enjoyed every second of it, right down to the yummy cake. Of course, I couldn’t wait to get home and share with you the adorable baby shower favors! Check it out…

It’s O.P.I nail polish in the color, “It’s A Girl!” Isn’t it perfect? Too adorable. I think I’ll definitely be sporting this color on my toes in time for delivery day. Well, that is, if I can reach my toes! Oh heck, fine – it’s the perfect excuse to get a pedicure…right? Right. Lord knows I could use one!

Below are a few other pictures from the baby shower…everything was just so pretty! I adored the nursery rhyme theme featuring good ol’ Humpty Dumpty!

I’m telling you, between both of our families and all of our friends, this baby is one lucky little girl! We sure are blessed. With only about 35 days to go until her arrival date, we are going to be some busy lil’ parents-to-be. I’m so excited!

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Introducing An Awesome New Photography And Styling Team…

May 5, 2010

…Anne & Rachel Andrews Of California!

Talent often runs in the family and that is most definitely the case with this crew! California based floral designer and proud mom, Martha Andrews, recently shared exciting news with me. Her daughters Anne and Rachel have teamed up to create a photography and styling team! Check out these stunning bridal boudoir photos styled and shot by the girls…

According to Martha Andrews, her daughter Anne has enjoyed photography since the young age of 9, when she would spend hours dragging her siblings out to do “photo shoots”, lasting for hours.

Having grown up with her mother and 4 sisters (among the rest of her family), Martha’s other daughter Rachel took pride in doing everyone’s hair and makeup every Sunday for Church. When word got around to other friends and family, Rachel soon became their stylist for all special occasions!

Today, both Anne and Rachel Andrews have been inspired by photographer Tanja Lippert and her stylist Tia and have been credited for the gorgeous photography, hair and makeup behind several bridal magazine shoots!

Most importantly, the girls have been blessed with an immense amount of love and support from their mother, Martha Andrews. With family like that, all things are possible! To see more of their work, visit the Anne Andrews Photography Blog and the Rachel Andrews Styling Blog.

Planning a wedding? Need a fab photographer and/or stylist? The girls are now booking clients and are willing to travel! Contact them at #1-916-749-9041 for more info or shoot them an email:

Hair & Makeup: rachelandrewsstyling @ gmail dot com

Photography: annegrace1992 @ gmail dot com

Of course, if you’re looking for a beyond amazing floral designer, contact Martha Andrews. She is based out of Lincoln, California and services the Sacramento and surrounding areas including Amador, Lake Tahoe, Napa and Placer county. Cheers and happy planning!

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Help Them Count The Ways…

July 5, 2009

…To Keeping Healthy & Happy!

Have you heard of the unique Count Me Healthy Jewelry? It consists of pretty little beads on a bracelet that you can use to keep track of your goals. Goals to being healthy, happy, a good mom or even to becoming a golf goddess – move each bead over to count and keep track of your accomplishments!

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The website also has count cards which you can download and print out to help you keep track even more…

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What a great gift idea for your maid of honor, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom or other women in your family – including yourself! To read more about this jewelry, click HERE. Love it and want to register for it for your wedding? Do so by adding it to your Registry! Cheers to living a long, happy & healthy life – one goal at a time!

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Bathing Beauties, Get Frosted!

April 3, 2009

…With Cupcake Bath Bomb Favors By Bubbles & Beauties!

This past weekend, my sister and I hosted a bridal shower for our little sister. Now that it’s over, I can’t wait to start sharing all of the details with you!

To begin my happy little week of show and tell, allow me to first share with you the super sweet shower favors…each guest received a Cupcake Bath Bomb from Bubbles & Beauties!


(Photo from the shower, thanks to Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios)

Nikol Johnson, creator and founder of Bubbles & Beauties, is seriously just as sweet as her cupcakes! She actually customized each one for us, in the bridal shower colors and also in my sister’s favorite Pink Sugar scent. She really made them so special, I can’t thank her enough!

When we received our shipment of cupcake bath bombs, they smelled soooo good, but since they looked like actual real cupcakes, I wanted to eat one! Fear not my fine feathered friends, I refrained from eating the favors. I was so happy with the great quality though, not to mention the ingredients ~ including mango butter, almond oil, French clay and natural salts. Yes, it sounded quite heavenly!


(Photo credits from the shower: Left ~ Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios. Right ~ by yours truly!)

I knew I had a couple “regrets” as rsvp’s, so I was sneaky (ssshh) and took one of the favors into the tub with me, tried it and experienced my own soothing bath – which after all the planning, was definitely in order! Aaahh yes…life was good. Hey, a girl’s gotta pamper herself once in a while, right?

These cupcake bath bombs were a huge hit at the shower. Everyone loved them! I’m very pleased we decided to give them out. If you’re looking for bridal shower favors sure to impress, these definitely did the job. Actually, I think these would also make luscious little bridesmaids gifts as well- or a great gift for any occasion, for that matter!

They come hand-made in several different colors and scents, all ready to spoil you! A few of my personal favorites aside from the Pink Sugar include Fresh Lavender, Lime Cooler, Apple Mango, Chocolate Indulgence, Honey Almond, Strawberries & Champagne, Lemongrass & Sage and Coconut & Cream. But they’re all so tempting!

To get frosted, click HERE or on banner above. Also, be sure to head on over to their sister sites ~ Fresh Beauty Studio, A Pretty Event and Fresh Beauty & The Baby.

Keep checking back, I’ll be posting more pictures and details from the bridal shower this week…yay!