Posts Written On November 2013

Better with Pets with @Purina

Last week I was so lucky to attend the Purina Better with Pets Seminar.  The line up of speakers talked about all facets of lifestyle and how pets improve our well being. Purina Hosts First-Ever Better With Pets Summit to Showcase Positive Relationships Between People and Pets Daylong event featured 16 dynamic speakers and presenters, including animal welfare advocate Beth Stern, Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

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The event was held in New York City and featured 16 speakers, including academics, pet behavior experts, performance artists and scientists. My favorite by far was Dr. Arleigh Reynolds who spoke about this dogs in Alaska. He spoke about training, breeding, exercising and diet for his champion racing dogs. It was so touching to see how this vet’s research project turn into a heartwarming and incredible story for his whole family and Alaska.

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The venue was filled with various journalist, pet media and bloggers.

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Learn more about Purina’s social initiatives on http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64417-purina-better-with-pets-summit-nyc

 

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Giveaway: 4 Reasons to Say Bye to the 4

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are asking for a new phone, you need good reason to get rid of what you already have. If you are lucky enough to get an iPhone 5 – let me tell you all about the cases that you simply must get to make 2014 totally epic. There is a difference :]

1. myCharge Freedom 2000 – $79.99 – http://www.mycharge.com

The Freedom 2000 keeps your iPhone 5 charged and protected. Twice as much battery life means twice as much emailing, texting, posting pictures, and playing games. This revolutionary, one-piece protective case easily pops on and off and features an exclusive built-in charging cable.  This case makes the most sense for someone like me who is always on social media!  Pick your favorite color, there are 5 glossy bright colors and 2 neutral in black or silver.  An additional 9 hours? Yes please!

2. Make your own case on GetUncommon – $35  http://www.getuncommon.com

I recently went to and event hosted by Covergirl and they created these adorable iPhone5 cases. You can create ones with your favorite photo, your pet, brands you like or of your own company or blog.  They are protective and also show a lot of personality. They are easy enough to be replaced seasonally to match your mood or outfit!

3. iSkin Slims – $29.99 – http://www.iskin.com/iphone5/slims/

Extremely thin and lightweight, slims for iPhone 5 redefines ultra-thin protection with complete 360 degree rear and front protection and an integrated screen shield. They are so fashionable for even the pickiest guy you know. So modern, so chic  with a minimalist feel. It comes in wood, camo and chevron.  This is a sure bet with the amazing price, the beautiful patterns and the thinness.

4. Hard Candy HarvestCraft Slider Cases $39.95 – http://www.hardcandycases.com

The HarvestCraft Slider hard case offers soft-touch texture and the protection of a rigid polycarbonate body. The best part about this case is that it has 3 different bottoms so you can switch up your look often. It comes in 9 different main shades with 3 changeable bottoms each. Another cool design feature is that the ‘flash ring’ around your camera is black to avoid glare.

To win these cases, just tweet @heydoyou

“I got an iPhone 5 for Christmas and I need the ___________ case”

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Music Lovers Must Have: Ask Santa for @FlipsAudio Headphones

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FLIPS Audio is taking music from SOLO 2 Social.  They come in 3 colors + 1 limited edition and can be found on flipsaudio.com and Wal-Mart.  What makes them different?  They become “speakers” when flipped!  What a cool concept.

As you know, a good pair of headphones make a world of difference. They can take your music experience to new heights when you get into all the dynamic sounds the beat and layers of vocals.  Needless to say I was excited to give Flip Audios a go.  When first opening the box I discovered a protective case for travel or storage with a zipper on the side. They were  nice enough to make me feel like I would enjoy the rest of this experience.

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Jacob inspecting the Flips Audio headphones

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What kind of music do you like?

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Not that we’re partial or anything, but everything about “flips” is different. Revolutionary, in fact. We like saying that because it’s true and, well, you only get to say that once…and only if your product really is revolutionary – breakthrough. That said, let’s take a look at the design. Flips are cool, comfortable, eye-catching, with clean lines and a solid build…no “cheap plastic” feel like some headphones have. But here’s the revolutionary part, flips give you a stellar listening experience in 2 modes: solo and social. (via Flipsaudio.com)flips audio

The headphones are studio sized cans that can collapse on either side of each arm (allowing you to store them easier.)  The material of the headphones that rests on your ears is of noticeably good quality and seems to be very durable.  The headphones fit very comfortably on and have a good sound as well.  The volume adjusts high enough to drown out all sound around you.

 

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The best part now….when you flip both headphones outward while you have them around your neck, the volume automatically turns up and they turn into travel speakers.  The travel speaker battery can be charged by connecting the headphones with a USB on your computer.  The portable speaker is louder than I imagined and filled up my living room enough sound to comfortably listen to.  These headphones will be a nice companion while traveling, I can see them coming in handy on a plane, in a hotel room or while out at the beach…with the headphones on sometimes and the portable speaker mode on sometimes. Solo 2 Social!

 

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If you are looking for new headphones and  need portable travel speakers – you can both with FLIPS.  It will definitely make packing for trips easier and a bit lighter.

 The ultimate his and hers gift!

Put them on your Christmas shopping list FLIPSAUDIO.com

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@lushcosmetics Serves Up Christmas Pudding, Christmas Kisses + Rudolph Face Masks!

Someday I’ll make a list of all my favorite cosmetic companies — there are so many I love — but one that stands out (especially during the gift-giving season) is LUSH.

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LUSH has a great backstory, with the founders actually selling their winning formulas to The Body Shop franchise back in the 90’s. Now, LUSH is a worldwide brand that is all about fresh ingredients, staying green and giving back to the community. And no animal testing, ever. In fact, LUSH has gone as far as offering an annual “Lush Prize” to those that fight against animal testing–check out who won here!

LUSH is known for their incredible bath bombs, soaps, shower gels, haircare, bodycare — ok, basically anything you want in the bathroom for hours of pampering and making you look fab, LUSH has it.

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And with the holidays so near, LUSH is your best bet for satisfying every member of the family, all your gals and even spoiling yourself–you deserve it!

I’ve picked out a few items that are so fun for the holiday season you’ll love:

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Rudolph Face Mask: ($6.95) Every gal needs a face mask to keep her skin in tip top condition and LUSH has the perfect one during the holiday season — Rudolph! This particular mask soothes and softens the skin with ingredients such as calamine, lavender and oatmeal. Fresh mint and cucumber are also in this power-packed mask, making sure your skin is revitalized and replenished. Mmm!

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Christmas Kisses: ($22.95) What do you need for fabulous Christmas Kisses? This gift set, that’s what! This adorable pack includes LUSH’s brand new fizzy cola flavored Santa’s Lip Scrub, Chou Chou… I Love You Toothy Tabs, cola flavored Santa Baby lip tint, and of course, the chicest box to store them all in!

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Pudding: ($35.95) So in England (and Australia, where I’m from), it’s tradition to enjoy a massive fruit pudding at Christmas time, so I’m naturally drawn to this quirky little holiday pudding gift set. What’s inside? A bar of Honey I Washed the Kids-scented Gold FUN, the boozy Mr. Punch soap, spicy and warming Cinders Bath Bomb, and the gorgeous, creamy scents of Bombardino and Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bombs.

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Fab Christmas: ($139.95) Ok, this is the mother of all Chrissie presents at LUSH. And, if you’re reading this, Mum, sister, BFF, work colleagues, I really want this under my tree! What’s inside?

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Wait, there’s more!

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Check out Lushusa.com to grab your goodies from the U.S. site or visit Lush.com to find your country’s LUSH online home.

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Trends Tour with @Ford

Had such a fun week exploring NYC with my friends from Ford on their Trends Tour 2014.

It started with visiting the cool ‘magazine’ style store called Story for their “Home for the Holidays” edition. Everything was too adorable!

Then the next stop we went to is Charity : Water and heard the incredible details on how so many people are in need of clean water and what we can do to help.

Then we stopped by Blinded Barber to see the emergence of old school vintage chic stores that are reinventing the past in a really relevant way for the neighborhood.

Stay tuned for more Ford Trends!

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