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    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: Chic Sketch

    Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life? Chic Sketch mobile app can create a personalized hand-sketched illustration of you and BAE or you and your BFF! Chic Sketch, a fashion illustration app, converts users’ fave photos into custom, Instagrammable sketches. The company also launched a new line of accessories for those who are smart enough to plan ahead: The Chic Case and The Chic FrameThe sketch costs $9.99, but users can enter the code VALENTINES10 (active now through 2/14/2017) for 10% off a sketch. 

    The Chic Case

    Designed for iPhone 6, 6Plus, 7 and 7Plus.

    The Chic Frame

    Available in two sizes, 4 by 6 inches and 5 by 7 inches.
    $44.99 for 4 x6 or $49.99 for 5 x 7 frame
  • My dog Cami,  My Dog Jacob,  New York

    Brooklyn Expo: Purina Better with Pets 2016

    This week,  I attended the 4th annual Better with Pets Summit by Purina. I was so excited to head back to New York for this conference! I was not sure what to expect for this year and what topics would be covered but I was thrilled nonetheless. This year’s event was held at the Brooklyn Expo (same as last year) which I thought was a great fit.  I personally had a lot more to learn since I have a brand new puppy this year. Jacob had always been a fan of the Purina Pro Plan, a treat for him when we went hiking at Red Rock.

    William Vale

    The guests of the conference and I stayed at the brand new William Vale Hotel, only 10 mins from the Brooklyn Expo and it was fancy, modern and comfy. Some attendees brought their pets with them and we enjoyed a meet and greet at the beautiful patio in the Brooklyn sunset.  I saw some familiar faces and also met some new bloggers, pet journalists and staff from Purina.


    Some celebrity pets in attendance: Preston of Preston Speaks


    Reese from Harlowe and Sage


    Tinkerbelle the Dog from Manhattan, NY


    Cody the Blue Nose from Long Island NY


    and Knox the Dox from Raleigh, NC

    The day was divided into 3 panels and some interactive activities like pet tag engraving and puppy play center. With pet industry specialist, Purina experts and community leaders in attendance, we learned about the advancements Purina is making in the pet food industry and also in philanthropy.  In Missouri, the Children’s Hospital now has a pet visiting area for all kids due to Purina’s endowment and involvement.  St Louis Children’s Hospital also has therapy dogs and “Touch” dogs. The Purina Family Pet Center allows children in recovery to spend time with their pets. 

    Studies have shown that your life does improve dramatically with a pet and pet parents know this for a fact. I was so happy to speak with other pet parents and experts about senior pets, the joy of having a puppy, breed specific passions and causes as well as pet behavior, nutrition and safety.  With less of a focus on technology this time compared to last year, I still enjoyed the philanthropic focus, opportunity to donate and help local causes and the adoptable pets featured from North Shore Animal League that were present.

    From previous years, I learned the most from discussion topics around innovation, technology and design which were not covered this time unfortunately. Each year, there are different focused topics so I am definitely looking forward to next year!

    Find out more about Purina, their initiatives and how to LIVE BIG on www.purina.com

  • New York

    Introducing the Lomo’Instant Marrakesh!

    Lomo'Instant Marrakesh

    I’m writing to you with some exciting news, just in time for Valentine’s day!

    Lomography proudly presents the Lomo’Instant Marrakesh Edition,

    inspired by one of the most romantic destinations in the world – Marrakesh, Morocco – this charming instant camera will cast a love spell on anyone who uses it.


    nstant photography is both fun and easy

    AND unlike taking photos of your sweetheart on your phone or camera, shooting Instant provides immediate prints to see and share.


    It’s perfect for shooting sweet selfies or even portraits for that someone special’s eyes only 😉

    The photos even fit in your wallet! What could be better?!



  • New York

    #NewHairResolution with @lushcosmetics


    Do you have a #NewHairResolution? Share your resolution with Lush and win 6 months of care!  Find out details on Lushusa.com

    Roots Healthy Scalp Cream ($19.95): Fine hair can be finicky, so this treatment is packed full of ingredients to revitalize from root to end.  There’s honey to soften along with some extra virgin olive oil to strengthen and condition the hair.  Menthol stimulates the scalp and encourages hair to grow to its full length, giving the appearance of thicker hair.


    Superbalm for Scalps ($19.95): This is exactly as the name suggests, a super soothing balm for serious scalp problems.  When there’s build-up on the scalp that can’t be removed by shampooing or dandruff, you NEED Superbalm. This ointment can be used to soothe eczema, dermatitis and redness.  (Vegan)


    Blousey Shampoo ($29.95): Feeling lousy? Use Blousey! LUSH’s first-ever shampoo specifically for color-treated hair will revitalize, restore, and have hair looking remarkable in no time. Nourishing bananas lock-in moisture and are extremely softening and conditioning. Hair is left feeling incredibly loved and smelling of rose, blackcurrant and juniperberry, with a little thyme and rosemary oils thrown in to repair the scalp. (Vegan)


    Big Solid Conditioner ($9.95 for 3.5oz): Inspired by the fantastically popular Big shampoo, this is the complementary solid conditioner. For all hair types, it contains 17% sea salt to help give hair volume and shine, without weighing it down.  There’s also super softening coconut oil to condition the hair and help tame fly aways; candelilla wax and jojoba oil to nourish and add shine. (Vegan)


    Shine So Bright ($9.95): Hate going to the salon just to get rid of split ends? Well, say no more! This balm will reduce the appearance of split ends while making the hair shine so bright with Extra Virgin olive oil, fresh free-range eggs and fair trade coconut oil.


    All new hair care products are available in-stores and online at LUSHusa.com

  • New York

    Top 10 Beauty and Fashion Stocking Stuffers

    Last minute shopping is always stressful. The lines, the options, the sales, the options!  Let me make it easy for you. Here are my top 10 Beauty Stocking Stuffers that will make you come out like a hero.

    1. Julep Instant Warming Foot Scrub – This cucumber mint scented scrub warms up on contact like magic.
    Packed with natural pumice to exfoliate, chili pepper oil to stimulate circulation, and vitamin E to nourish. $14.99

    Bonus points if you actually give them a foot massage too!

    2. Fiafini Skincare Delicate Cleansing Emulsion with Desert Botanicals and Marula Oil

    Could be the best $28 you ever spent on a face cleanser. It removes dirt, makeup, oil and even toxins from the environment.

    3. Luvmybox for her or for him – Like so many subscription gifts, these are a bit of discovery, with a naughty twist and a lot of fun.

    For only $19.95 you can get something that vibrates, you can eat off, last longer and play with. Sexy little secrets can be a great gift for anyone! It is so flirty and fun that it can give spark to a relationship or ignite a new one!

    4. Pure Ice Velour Finish Colors

    A great variation on all the nail polish explosion out there from matte to crackle to chrome.

    This is a fun fool-proof polish that only costs $1.97.

    5. Vardagen Ugly Sweater T Shirt

    Such a funny holiday present for $24.00. An ugly sweater is not so bad when it isn’t itchy, smelly or ugly!  This variation on what we all know and love comes in vintage soft, ringspun hand printed cotton t-shirt that can be worn year ’round!

    6. Joey New York Correct A Line for Face and Eyes

    Aging is an absolute and with the new year around the corner, one year older means more more line. A coconut water based beauty line that can help minimize the appearance of pores and lines is a MUST for any lady in your life over that age of 23.

    It’s $36 and can be use over or under make up.

    7. SlingShots for your G-Shock

    A soft squishy silicon watch strap that gives your G-Shock a fashion edge. It makes the watch way more comfy than it’s original watch strap. The pop of color makes it fun and for $25, you can give your watch a whole new look without getting another watch. Genius right?

    8. Purr Perfume Gift Set by Katy Perry

    If you want to rock a new scent, you should layer it. Use the body wash, wear the lotion, top it off with the perfume! This is $28.50 but will leave you smelling like a million bucks.

    9. Santalia Exfoliating and Balancing Cleanser

    Unfortunately acne is not just a problem for teenagers and any kind of stress can even cause break outs in rent paying adults like me. The Santalia cleanser is unique because of it’s foam dispenser so you don’t have to scrub. It has all the good stuff in it like the antibacterial Myrtle Lemon and Kakadu Plum for Vitamin C. For $20, it must work better than drug store brands right?

    10. EmerginC Spirulina Toner

    Want to know if you still have make up and dirt on your face after you washed it? Use this alcohol free toner to find out. It has green tea, white tea and grape stem cell in it to make your skin free more zen then ever. For $30, it is a steal for a product that is 70% organic.

    That’s my 10 for all you last minute shoppers!  

    If you want to win any of these products, put this

    on your Instagram and tag it @HeyDoYou I want to try ________________. 

    *Winners will be selected Dec 20th.

  • New York

    Joseph Abboud Instagram Contest @JAApparel

    What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a giveaway for dapper dudes. Tis the Season for Suits is Joseph Abboud’s first social media contest where customers have twelve chances to win prizes for their wardrobe including accessories, trousers, sportcoats and even a custom Made to Measure suit. Launching December 1st through 12th, followers can participate in the instagram contest by uploading and tagging a photo of their favorite suit to win any of the below prizes. Daily winners will be selected by Creative Director Bernardo Rojo and the Joseph Abboud design team.

    December 1st: Joseph Abboud belt, tie, and cuff links (valued at $205)

    December 2nd:  Joseph Abboud glasses of your choice (Valued at $180)

    December 3rd: Custom Made-To-Measure trousers (valued at $225)

    December 4th: Fall 2012 messenger bag (valued at $230)

    December 5th: Custom Made-To-Measure trousers (valued at $225)

    December 6th: Joseph Abboud Collection watch (valued at $330)

    December 7th: Fall 2012 weekender tote bag (valued at $350)

    December 8th: Fall 2012 weekender tote bag (valued at $350)

    December 9th: Custom Made-To-Measure sportcoat (valued at $695)

    December 10th: Custom Made-To-Measure sportcoat (valued at $695)

    December 11th: Custom Made-To-Measure suit (valued at $895)

    December 12th: Custom Made-To-Measure suit (valued at $895)


    To participate:


    1. Follow @JosephAbboudBrand on Instagram (http://instagram.com/josephabboudbrand)

    Take a photo of your most fashionable suit (any brand)

    2. Tag @JosephAbboudBrand and add the hashtag #TisTheSeasonForSuits to the caption.

    3. Upload your photo to Instagram.