Posts Written On May 12, 2012

Blogger’s Preview @TheMakeupShow with @JVincentmakeup

This afternoon The Makeup Show held a special beauty bloggers preview event at the Metropolitan Pavilion! There was a great turn-out, with myself and about one-hundred other beauty bloggers in tow.

The preview event, featuring a presentation by makeup artist extraordinaire James Vincent, basically set us up for the next two days to follow with information about the keynote speakers and seminars to be featured at this years Makeup Show NYC. He also gave us the inside scoop on best and newest beauty products that will be available for purchase tomorrow and monday at the show.

ALSO, a special thanks to the wonderful people at The Makeup Show for the incredible gift bag full of amazing beauty products!

(Stay tuned for reviews of all these goodies!)

Some brands to look out for are Stila, Temptu, YoungBlood, OCC, Kett, Menaji, and Ellis Faas, just to name a few. For a detailed summary of the seminars and presentations to be expected this weekend, visit The Makeup Show website.

There’s tons to see and learn this year with an outstanding group of the best corporate and independent brands in the biz! The Makeup Show will be on Sunday, May 13th and Monday, May 14th from 9AM-5PM!



Hiking with Your Pup

There are a few things I am getting really excited for this summer and one of them is hiking with Jacob!  Jacob loves going on walks in the city and to parks but when we are hiking all his senses come alive and he is truly ANIMAL!

A few things I got to prepare me for the summer hiking season…

1: Doggy Backpack

2: Hiking Guide Book 

3. Quaker 90 Calorie Granola Bars!

The Trail Hound’s Handbook reinvents the hiking guidebook as a pet-focused, outdoor activity guide for kids and their families. With a lighthearted voice and a slew of fun facts, the format provides immediate pay-off to the curious hiking novice and dog-loving kid, as well as valuable, common sense skills to support a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Have you ever used a trekking pole on your hikes?

Ellen Eastwood has a lifetime of dog loving under her belt. She believes most of her self-confidence as a teenager was gained on the trail and from her loving family dog. It’s no surprise then, that Ellen was led to create The Trail Hound’s Handbook. Having earned a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ellen has more than 15 years of advertising and newsletter copywriting and design experience. Years in the classroom with preschool and school-age children, and her current position as mother of four (two children, two dogs) further prepared her for writing this book.

Ellen and her pack currently reside in Westlake Village, California, surrounded by the rugged Santa Monica Mountains. When she’s not outside with her dogs, Ellen is volunteering at her kids’ schools, working on her new website,, or playing basketball in a local women’s league.

The Trail Hound’s Handbook

Your Family Guide to Hiking with Dogs

By Ellen Eastwood