Posts Written On April 25, 2012

Hello Kitty World with @Megabrands

At the Time to Play Showcase today in NYC, MegaBloks previewed a very cute Hello Kitty Toy is the perfect present for your little friend, sister, cousin or niece.

Hello Kitty loves her extracurricular activities! Help Hello Kitty create & decorate with her paintings or become a member of
her band! Plant flowers, or drive in her pretty pink convertible car!

Features:
• Themes include: Flower Garden, Pink
Convertible, Music Class and Art Class!
• Collectible Hello Kitty figurine included
• Easily connects to other Hello Kitty sets to
create a new adventure every day!
• Approx. 15 pieces

This collection will be available Fall 2012.  See more toys on http://www.megabrands.com/

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Fun times @LotusLeafStyle #PressDays

I got a chance to go snoop around the Lotus Leaf Communications offices recently, and had way more fun than I expected… I mean I knew I was going to enjoy it, but I didn’t think I was going to have so much fun! I got some hands on experience with some of their brands, and was pretty gutted to be leaving without taking everything with me 🙁 I did get a good swag bag and a pretty Cocoa Jewelry bracelet, so that helped soothe my sorrows 🙂

I was IN LOVE with this Diesel watch, and I don’t even wear watches, but this one right here!? ANYTIME.

Love at first sight.

There was entire wall FULL of Dr. Martens… my poor heart, it was torture.

Loved this!- Cocoa Jewelry

matching bangles… perfect for summer!

more from Cocoa Jewelry

so many pretty rings

too cool

sexy ass boots

more Cocoa Jewelry

YES PLEASE. Cocoa Jewelry

Some serious BB Dakota goodness

pretty

Fell in love with Manitobah Mukluks

oh my goodness the cuteness!

Need these earrings. Cocoa Jewelry

More Dr. Martens goodness!

Yes Please Roxanne Nikki

More Cocoa Jewelry. Love.

Loving these pieces by Pkg.

I didn’t know Michael Kors made such sexy watches

Found someone rocking that dope Cocoa Jewelry necklace 🙂

This clutch is sooo necessary.

More BB Dakota goodness

Some of the bridal collection from Cocoa Jewelry

 So I was a little trigger happy while I was there, but there was just too much goodness for me to not take pics so that I could share them with you. Stay tuned for part 2 of my adventures at Lotus Leaf!

peace and love

♥Bella♥

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Running of the Bride by @RachelEddey

It’s wedding season and what better to get you in the mood for bouquets, tulle and cake than reading all about this on the train! I am only on page 43 so I can’t tell you what I think so far but it does remind me of the writing on StylebyMixtress.com. I am going to a wedding in May and then one in Sept. Then maybe in a few years, planning my own soon :] who knows!  I am using Pinterest to help my girl Rozy plan her wedding so you can check it out. http://pinterest.com/heydoyou

If you want to download the first chapter and see if you love it – Go to http://www.racheleddey.com

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A Very Healthy Cookie @cdhipster

At the Healthy @FoodFete yesterday, there was a delicious chocolatey surprise from HipSnacks.  (And it has Chia!)

This cookie is no ordinary cookie. It has Omega 3, Fiber, 2g of protein, antioxidants and 18 amino acids.

If you want to taste it – tweet @Heydoyou I’m a cookie monster with @cdHipster cookies  i’ll send you one!

http://hipsnacks.com

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Win a Trip to NYC with @miracleskin

WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY FOR A MIRACLE MAKEOVER!

Sarah McNamara and her team want to fly you and a lucky guest to NYC for a truly transforming weekend. The winner will experience an amazing “transformation” by Sarah which includes a haircut and style from a leading Manhattan hair salon worth $500 and $1000 to shop at a fabulous high end department store for a new wardrobe.  The lucky winner will also enjoy a luxurious two-night stay at a boutique downtown hotel, AND, receive a special gift bag of Miracle Skin Transformer products to take home and continue their dream Miracle Makeover!

To Enter the Miracle Makeover Giveaway:

1.      “Like” the Miracle Skin Transformer Facebook page

2.      This will bring you to a separate tab where you must fill out the form and upload a “BEFORE” photo in JPEG format.

 

*The uploaded “BEFORE” picture will only been seen by The Sarah McNamara Beauty Team. Any entries posted to our wall will not be accepted as contest submissions.

 

The grand prize winner will receive:

·         $1,000 shopping spree with wardrobe stylist

  • Haircut and style from a leading industry professional worth $500
  • Roundtrip airfare for (2) to New York City
  • Two night stay at boutique downtown hotel
  • Miracle Skin Transformer products worth over $300

The Sarah McNamara Beauty team will choose one winner to fly out to New York City with a guest.  Judging will be based on the team’s votes as well as the amount of feedback to the posted photo. We encourage you to share the photo on your personal page to receive more “Likes” and comments.

Good LUCK!

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Get Summer Body Ready with @LizVacc

Summer is on it’s way, so it’s time to get the body looking RIGHT! I’ve been in the gym everyday, and I’m doing my absolute best to eat healthy, but that damn carrot cake… anyway, thanks to Liz Vaccariello’s new book, The Digest Diet; I’ve found two smoothies that will not only satisfy my sweet tooth (fingers crossed), but they are also packed with FAT RELEASERS! I usually make my smoothies with strawberries, blueberries and vanilla soy milk, but I’m totally going to step it up and try these ones.

Fast Release Shake

Hands-on time: 10 minutes • total time: 10 minutes • Makes: 1 shake

Fat Releasers: Yogurt, coconut milk, fruit/fiber, healthy fats, honey

Master Recipe:

·         3⁄4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat yogurt
·         1⁄4 cup light coconut milk
·         3 tablespoonsnonfat milk powder
·         FRUIT/FIBER HEALTHY FATS
·         2 teaspoons honey
·         1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         FLAVORINGS (optional)
·         ice cubes
·         Blend until nice and frothy.

A typical shake has 395 calories • 16g protein • 18g fat (5g saturated) • 9.5g fiber • 430mg calcium • 40mg vitamin C • 50g carbohydrate • 210mg sodium

FRUIT/FIBER (choose 1)

·         1 banana
·         1 apple (peeled and cored) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         8 strawberries (fresh or frozen) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         4 ounces mixed frozen berries* (3⁄4 to 1 cup,depending on the berries’ size) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         3⁄4 cup seedless red grapes* (10 large) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal. omit the honey.
·         1 tangerine or small orange* + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

HEALTHY FATS (choose 1)

·         1⁄2 avocado
·         1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
·         1 tablespoon raw or regular almond butter
·         1 tablespoon tahini
·         1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter

FLAVORINGs (choose none, 1, or both): 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder and/or  1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Fade Away Shake

Hands-on time: 10 minutes • total time: 10 minutes • Makes: 1 shake

Fat Releasers: Yogurt, coconut milk, fruit/fiber, healthy fats, honey

MASTER RECIPE

·         3⁄4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat yogurt
·         2 tablespoons light coconut milk
·         2 tablespoons water
·         3 tablespoons nonfat milk powder
·         FRUIT/FIBER
·         HEALTHY FATS
·         2 teaspoons honey
·         1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         FLAVORINGS (optional)
·         4 ice cubes
·         combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until nice and frothy.

A typical shake:

• 320 calories • 15g protein
• 11g fat (2.5g saturated)
• 7g fiber • 425mg calcium
• 40mg vitamin C
• 45g carbohydrate
• 205mg sodium

FRUIT/FIBER (choose 1)

·         1 banana
·         1 apple (peeled and cored) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         8 strawberries (fresh or frozen) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         4 ounces mixed frozen berries* (3⁄4 to 1 cup,depending on the berries’ size) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
·         3⁄4 cup seedless red grapes* (10 large) + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal. Omit the honey.
·         1 tangerine or small orange* + 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

HEALTHY FATS (choose 1)

·         1⁄4 avocado
·         1 teaspoon natural peanut butter
·         1 teaspoon raw or regular almond butter
·         1 teaspoon tahini
·         1 teaspoon sunflower seed butter

FLAVORINGs (choose none, 1, or both):  1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder and/or 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

TASTY TIPS

·         In the grape version, you can first wash and dry individual grapes, then freeze them and add them to the blender frozen.
·         The tangerine/ orange version tastes like a creamsicle, but you have to cut the segments out from between the membranes or you get big pieces of skin in the shake!

Enjoy!

♥Bella♥

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