Posts Written On October 2013

Enter the #SnapDragon @Qualcomm

My first outing with the HeyDoYou crew brought me to a tech event of epic proportions at SIR Stage 37.  Last Thursday night, I attended a Qualcomm event on Manhattan’s west side, surrounded by some of the latest and fastest mobile devices in the tech game thanks to the Snapdragon processor.

If you saw this amazing video Yvonne shared a few days ago, you’re already familiar with the 360° photo booth constructed with over a hundred HTC phones.  Little did I realize I would witness that in all of its glory just a couple days later, break dancers and all!

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Still photos barely do this thing justice.  Imagine witnessing that famous scene from the Matrix in person, all captured with mobile phones- all possible thanks to Snapdragon.

Later, we were entertained with a live DJ performance spinning exclusively on Snapdragon-powered tablets.  The interactive demonstration was so cool that even the most timid of tech-nerds was getting down with their bad selves.  Admittedly, I’m one of those nerds.

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I was able to play with all kinds of Snapdragon devices in the heart of phones and tablets from LG to HTC and more.  And, if the night couldn’t get any better, there was a photobooth printing flip books– amazing!

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For more on Snapdragon, check out


Who’s the new girl?


Hello friends! I’m Sal‘s wife, and I’m neighbors with Yvonne. She and my dog, Pocky, are in love with each other. Pocky looks at her like this:


I look at them like this:


My Brooklyn home is filled with many humans and animals. I live with my husband, our dog, and our two cats. You already met them in Sal’s post, but here’s another R2 and Momo picture:


Along with my family, I love to play, eat, and groom myself. I will blog about all of the above. I look forward to sharing my finds with you.

<3 Cake Me



It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a @manwithatrike!

Hello, Readers!  My name is Sal and I’m honored to join the HeyDoYou family as a guest blogger.  Here I am with my friend, Freddy Mercury:


Unfortunately, Freddy does not belong to me, nor does he live in New York.  Moments after this photo was taken, I tried to steal him away from his dad in Los Angeles, but was unsuccessful and scolded.  But, hey, that’s okay- my life is pretty sweet.  I live in the great borough of Brooklyn, constantly surrounded by four beautiful ladies.  What can I say? I’m a lucky guy.picstitch

I play drums in two bands: Quiet Loudly and pow wow!   You can see us perform live around New York City or on tour around the country as often as possible.  You can also hear us on the interwebs.

I’ll be contributing my love of music, travel, technology, and food to HeyDoYou.  Thanks to Yvonne for inviting me, and to all of you for reading!



@StIvesSkin is Declaring Nov. 1st #ScrubOff Day!

This past week NYC beauty editors were treated (and I mean treated!) to an impressive Halloween event at The Heath at the McKittrick Hotel (a place I’ve always wanted to go!). This was an all-out party with customizable candy apples and hor ‘doeuvres on offer, as well as a bunch of awesome activities to take part in, such as pumpkin painting, tarot card readings, puppet shows, and fake painting (my fave). I wasn’t able to take photos at this event so check out these cool pics from GLAM:


What a fun way to ring in Halloween! But what happens after the face paint? Well, St. Ives has cleverly declared November 1st National Scrub Off Day to mark the time when everyone will be taking off that face makeup and scrubbing their faces back to normality. And there’s really no better way to scrub it all off than with St. Ives.


Here’s a few of my fave products:


The St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub. Who doesn’t have this wonder product in their beauty cabinet? If you’re one of the few who doesn’t, go out and buy it now! This stuff is simply the best. Here’s why it works to keep your skin feeling fantastic. It contains the best natural products out there, such as apricots, walnuts and corn kernel meal. Put all these together and you’ve got yourself an incredible post-Halloween face scrub that leaves skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

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The St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Body Scrub. For an all-over scrub, try this! The antioxidant power of green tea will keep your skin soothed while fighting blemishes. Squirt a little on a pouf in the shower, lather up and rinse. You’ll feel an immediate difference.

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And the newest arrival to the St. Ives lineup–Fresh Hydration Lotion Sprays! These new sprays give you all the moisturizer your skin needs, without a heavy lotion feel. Choose from Energizing Citrus & Vitamin C, Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter or Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract (my personal fave!). These are so perfect for the winter months when our skin can get dried out in front of a cozy heater!

Check out these great products at and buy them when you’re out next–your post-Halloween skin will love you for it.

And don’t forget St. Ives fans can submit a photo of a past or present Halloween look via Instagram by tagging it with the hashtag #ScrubOff and enter to win a #ScrubOff prize pack, which will include an assortment of St. Ives scrub products and a $250 gift card to a participating retailer. To learn more about the #ScrubOff contest and St. Ives brand, follow @StIvesSkin on Instagram and Twitter and visit


All New iPhone 5s @iSkin Exo

Poised to be the most low-profile multi-layer case of its kind, the iSkin exo for iPhone 5S pushes the envelope in design distinction. An intricate blend of hard exoskeletal bands interlock with a soft, shock-absorbing layer to produce a durable, multi-protective barrier against drops, scratches and daily hazards.

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The exo’s design is unlike any other, featuring strong vertical bands that fortify the iPhone’s sides, back, corners and screen edges. The exact fit of the exo perfectly encapsulates the iPhone 5S for a hand feel that’s natural and confident. Integrated camera opening, volume, power button and lightning (charging) port covers protect against wear, dust and other impurities. The exo comes in tone on tone black, pink and purple, white, and sports yellow and blue for those seeking a unique look.

The product retails for $34.99 USD and is available at,

About iSkin Inc.

Celebrating over 10 years, iSkin Inc. has been one of the world’s most trusted mobile accessory brands since its first advanced silicone protective solution for the iPod® in 2002. Since then, iSkin has had many firsts including the use of thermoplastic and fused materials to the Apple device accessory industry. Known for its cool, innovative designs and fashion-forward style, iSkin continues to be the leading mobile accessory brand. iSkin continues to focus on delivering the highest quality, innovative design and fashion-forward style in accessories for Apple®, BlackBerry® and now Samsung®.

The iSkin word mark and logo are registered trademarks of iSkin Inc., registered in Canada, the United States and other countries. All Rights Reserved 2006-2013. Apple®, iPad® and iPad® mini are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other company and product names mentioned herein are registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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Add @PurposeSkincare To Your Winter Skincare Routine!

If you have sensitive skin and you’re looking for a gentle line of skincare products to use everyday, let me introduce you to PURPOSE!


PURPOSE cares for your skin, so every product has been made to gentle cleanse and remove oil and makeup without stripping the skin like harsh soaps can. They also carry a wonderful water-based SPF 15+ moisture lotion that absorbs quickly and keeps sensitive skin protected in the sun.

The two products I’ve been using for the past week are the Gentle Cleansing Wash and the Gentle Cleansing Bar. Both are oil free, hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores. And as a side note, the Gentle Cleansing Bar smells incredible.


The PURPOSE Gentle Cleansing Wash is gentle enough for ALL skin types and has been clinically proven to be as gentle as water, so it’s perfect for removing eye makeup after a night out. It also won’t over dry or irritate your skin, so it’s great for using every day. I’ve been using the cleansing wash in the morning as an alternative to my regular cleanser and my skin is loving me for it!


In the evening I’ve been using the PURPOSE Gentle Cleansing Bar. I don’t ordinarily enjoy using soap-like bars on my face because my skin feels incredibly tight and stripped of all the oil afterwards, but this one was developed with dermatologists and is so gentle on my skin. I lather it up with a little water and cleanse away all the makeup and dirt on my face. It keeps my skin soft, smooth and feeling so clean I love it!

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Both the PURPOSE Gentle Cleansing Wash and the PURPOSE Gentle Cleansing Bar retail from $4 to $11 at pharmacies and drugstores—a great, inexpensive addition to your winter skincare routine.

Visit for more info. and to join the PURPOSE Skincare Club to receive special promos and offers!