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You guys know I am really good at teasing secrets. I am like the Gretchen Wiener’s in high-school that unlike her said, “I’ve got to tell you something…” then made you sweat it out and go almost stir crazy over it all through your Calculus class. Call me devious but trust me this is one secret I wanted to wait and share at the right time!
THE BIG NEWS: I’M MOVING TO…
I’ve spent 7 years in Dallas. I owe this city my college education, the start of my career and (more…)
So I am channeling my inner Man Repeller today. Leandra writes these amazing and satirically prophetic pieces on some of the most trivial concepts. Evidence of that is today’s post on FOMO/FOMD – utterly awesome!
I was going to post about the Great Gatsby today. (Don’t worry, that will come tomorrow.) Then it dawned on me that to me sharing this with you was a lot more important. That’s what I do – I share. You all have been able to see things about me on here that unless otherwise meeting me or worshiping my robust Twitter feed (God help you!), you wouldn’t know. One thing you DO know is that I never let grass grow under my feet – I am always changing something. From my style, my interests, literally my physical place based on my (more…)
Often bloggers are at odds with two things – work and well work/play. The life of a blogger is truly a two-faced coin. During the day a PR Pro, after 5PM a content curating blogger diving into the new world of social business and learning from my fellow cohorts what it means to find an authentic voice in a field spreading new “blog seed” like wildfire.
The social world is budding with content and each post is filled with “read pleasing” pictures, oozing with style and entertainment news. However, bloggers know a few things beyond writing an “external” journal no longer meant to be hid in a drawer or under a pillow. But how do you harness what you know as a blogger and use it in the PR world – well consider these three lessons: (more…)
Anyone that knows me best knows that I have three item obsessions – White Tanks, Shoes and Sunglasses! Recently I have found myself on Warby Parker’s site lately coveting both frames an sunglasses and trying with all of my might to not feed my already full blown eyewear addiction. (Guess there could be worse things right?) To be honest – my WP Sunglasses are the best I have ever had – no more squinting behind high-end designer frames. My Evelyn Sunglasses (pictured below) are not only perfect lenses but a great throwback to my favorite style – the cat eye shape!
I think what makes me more excited about this brand is two things – its affordability – yep around $100-$150 for a quality product and it’s business model. Their mantra to “Do Good” and inspire better conditions for those that need “optical assistance” can to everything from assist children to see the blackboard or help derail growing poverty trends by increasing workforce productivity by 20%. (i)
If there is one thing a young PR Pro looks for it’s a way to maximize time and efforts, so if one pair of glasses is going to make us look chic, smart and globally conscious then I am all for it! (Also who can say no to some hot names for glasses, I mean wouldn’t you want to flirt with a Thatcher or a Tenley???)
If you live in New York City make sure to visit their first ever store in Manhattan’s SoHo district at 121 Greene. You will be that the next time I head to NYC I will be paying this flagship eyewear mecca location a little visit!WarbyParker.com
If you haven’t already seen my LuckyFABB recap – you know that we got some pretty amazing loot after our two days of blogger fun and lots of learning! But part of what got me to LuckyFABB was because of my readers. I can’t thank everyone enough for wishing my “PRBlonde baby” a Happy First B-Day so in order to be a part of the celebration, whats a birthday without a killer present!
I have put together a “Happy Birthday Blogaversary” Giveaway today that is drool worthy! With beauty products from Bliss, Lift Regeneration, Aloxxi a killer shoulder bag and a few “bling” items trust me – you are not going to want to miss out on this giveaway with items hand-picked from my friends at Lucky Magazine!
Some of my favorite giveaway items include:
Here’s how it works – leave a “birthday” message in the comments section and you will be automatically entered to WIN this Happy Birthday Blogaversary swag bag in honor of year 1 at PRBlonde!
I’m looking foward to sharing all of this amazing “loot” with you and sharing what was an amazing time at LuckyFABB. Don’t worry I’ll make sure this makes it to your house/apartment/work with a personal note and some very special packaging.
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I am on blogger love overload! What an amazing ride and the best part was – when I woke up this morning, I knew I got to do it all again! LuckyFABB Day 2 is here. All of the working sessions have been amazing and our new contact list is growing by the second with all the blogger connections being made – I even got to chat with Lori Bergamotto – Style Contributor for Lucky Magazine and friendly face on the Today Show! It’s like my 2 worlds magically came together – or in the case of one of my blogger friends we all just had blogger babies we are so on fire for everything that is happening here.
Trust me I will have one awesome recap for you next week – for now here’s a sneak peek!
As I sit here with hair wet there is still plenty of primping to go but a little shout out on the blog today was needed! Remember – for up to the minute style tweets and pictures from LuckyFABB you can follow me below:
Here we go! Day 2!
So, tomorrow I embark to Lucky Magazine’s LuckyFabb Conference in sunny Los Angeles. The sun is strong, the humidity fairly higher than what I am used to in dry Texas and lets just say leaving the PR world for a few days doesn’t always allow for the best stress level when you have events and interviews with media coming up. Thus my new skin regimint is going to come in handy this week to make sure I keep looking clean and fresh without stress and weather taking a toll on my face.
Last week I went to the dermatologist. She’s always interested in my skin routine so I told her. Needless to say she asked was I cleansing and treating my skin for a 18-year-old girl or for a mid-20-something. Basically, my skin routine was out of date! It was time to start upgrading to better products rooted in hydration – and then she uttered the scary words: ANTI-AGING! For REAL! How can I a mid-20-something need anything that requires an “Oil of Olay” purchase? She told me it wasn’t for the pending crows feet in 20 years, rather the miracle lotions can help protect your skin.
After a little research on my own I found this – an article by Oprah – goddess of the couch discussing Beauty By the Decades. “O” tells us,
“This is the most important decade for your skin. The way you care for it now will determine what it will look like for the rest of your life. Because it’s probably at its healthiest, with great collagen support, your skin is supple. Whatever sun damage you may have has not yet started to show. Lucky you: Light reflects off the plump surface of your cheeks, giving you a healthy glow.”
So after I went back and completely revamped my “Facial Routine Roadmap” testing and trying new products I finally found the skin regiment for me! Check out my new “skin-care” road map for the mid-20-something -
| REMOVE: Ultra Soft Eye Make-up Remover Pads | CLEANSE: Peter Thomas Roth Women Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel | TONE: Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Triple Action Toner | EXTRACT: Extraction Tool – Use Sparingly and follow this tutorial – no need for scars |
But of course now that I am a working girl and a VIB Sephora Insider card holder – I SPLURGED on a few items that I couldn’t resist – let me tell you for a once-a-week “personal SPA day” – It’s worth every penny. (…and will last a lifetime when used sparingly!) Check out the new items that have graced my vanity from Kate Somerville -
| EXFOLIATE: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment | HYDRATE: Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer (I use everyday – not just on my “Spa” days) | DOT: Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment |
We all know my aversion to packing. I always tell people if I ever strike the jackpot, the first thing I plan on doing is hiring a packing fairy. For where I am headed to this week – preferably one with a serious and fierce sense of style!
On Wednesday I embark to “La-La” Land for Lucky Magazine‘s #LuckyFabb Conference! I am so excited to step away from the PR desk for a short time away and can’t wait to head out west for some fun in the sun! So starting today I am kicking off “Fabb Week” on the blog – documenting the prep, the events, the travel and some fun and “entertaining” (Think -Entertainment section of this blog!) things that will be going on while I’m out there. It’s going to be ONE FABB WEEK! Follow me on the “social-nets” to get the full picture.
Also, check out LuckyFabb’s Glossi for all things FABB! The agenda, the keynotes, some looks and news coming out of one of the most bubbling Fashion Blogger/Writer scenes since Sex and the City – and you know how I love me some Carrie!
@CWebb711. This story is continued from – Washington DC – A Tinderella Story.
Normally, when someone asks me, “On a scale from 1-10 how adventurous are you?” I immediately think zip-lining. So, naturally my next question is, “Well depending on if it’s legal, I’d say a 9.” That first question is what Charming asked me less than 48 hrs before my unpredictable adventure.
A few guessing games later, he tells me that he was sponsored to attend the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Ball in Washington, D.C. and with a bit of nervous quake in his voice, he asked me if I wanted to be his date!
“CHEESE AND RICE!” was my response. Not quite what he was expecting, but neither was (more…)
I had wine. It was all it took to get me through The BETCHelor fest that took over ABC tonight – and I am not going to lie – this one was better than most. With Chris Harrison kicking things off looking very dapper in an “Ombre” tie – I got pretty excited when they stopped off at a fellow DG chapter at UCLA! As a DG alum this chapter looked pretty put together for a sorority where – “nothing goes down faster than an anchor.” Yep, thought I would throw it out there before someone else does. So after Sean and Chris made stops to pre-tweens and collegiate houses much like a Justin Beiber, Scooter Braun duo – we were back to the real show – “The Tierra Show.” As we welcomed some – aka. all but the Lisa Turtle look-a-like and weird singing cruise ship girl… back to recap the season. Anyone notice a few changes: (more…)