Posts Written On August 2014

Pop Out + Paint Dogs and Cats

One of the coolest coloring books I have ever seen is by Cindy A Littlefield. It contains over 19 different dogs and cats that you can paint and make your own.

Each page contains a template that you ‘pop out’ by pushing on the perforated edges.

Start with the Great Dane because it has a large surface area to paint on!

Check out the breed of dog and the corresponding page where you can find them. Since each dog has general type markings but also individual markings – you can paint one that looks exactly like your own pet.

There are also a bunch of cats too!

Here is the Boston Terrier page. It is one of the most popular dogs here in New York City.

Here is what the finish product looks like!

A very fun and interactive book for Dog Lovers and DIYers a like!

I recently held a contest for Come Clean Soap and the winner received this awesome book and a bar of All Natural Dirty Dog Shampoo Bar.



@FirstDescents helping cancer patients to get out and LIVE IT!

While at BackBone Media Showroom NYC I spoke with someone from an organization called First Descents. I love what they were doing!


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A little history on the organization, First Descents was founded in 2001 by pro whitewater kayaker Brad Ludden.  The organization provides free outdoor adventure programs to young adults (ages 18-39) who are surviving and fighting cancer – regardless of physical challenges, diagnosis or prognosis – proving that they are not their cancer and motivated to live their lives above it – and hopefully continue  to use outdoor activity as part of their ongoing treatment and survivorship. These programs are kept small and range from week–long kayaking, climbing and surfing trips all over the world. First Descents has hosted over 3,000 young adults with cancer since it began, and with a wait-list of over 1,000 people this year, it is definitely growing.

The Out Living It documentary below (2.5 minute clip, filmed in 2012 and winner of a few noteworthy film awards) recounts the story of young adults living with cancer who come together for a week-long climbing experience in the Colorado Rockies.

For more information on the organization checkout


@Inninails Emmy’s Nail Design Contest – Have You Entered to Win Yet?!

Contest Dates

  • Start: Now
  • End: Midnight of Sunday, August 17th

Direct Link to the Contest Page:

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How to Participate

  1. Create a design using INNI Open Studio design platform (you can upload any photo from your computer or make a graphic design on their program)
  2. Take a screenshot of your design or download to save for Facebook
  3. Post your design to the contest section of INNI’s Facebook page here  (remember you must like Inni’s Facebook page 1st)
  4. Share your contest entry and info about INNI on your blog and social media channels and use the hashtag #InniForEmmys

How to Win

  • The nail designs with the most votes will win
  • Share your contest entry and info about INNI on your blog and social media channels and use the hashtag #InniForEmmys
  • Encourage and remind fans, friends and family to vote for your design
  • People may vote once per hour – they must “Like” Inni’s Facebook page before being allowed to vote

**Tag INNI on Social Media**


  • The design with the most votes will be  gifted to celebrities at the Emmy’s lounge!
  • The winner will also receive a year subscription to INNI – that means 3 free nail sets every month!
  • 5 runners up with the most votes will win a gift code for a free sets of custom INNI nail wraps

The Incredible Beauty Secret @AmarteSkincare

The latest trend in skin care is mushrooms. Long known for its healing properties in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine, the magical properties of mushrooms continue; and this time with exceeding skin care benefits. Mushrooms provide a natural overall healthy skin boost, ranging from anti-aging solutions to complexion toning and smoothing. Most importantly, they are touted for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and have even been used for anticancer purposes.

Amarte, the premiere luxury skin care line that combines Korean skin care philosophy with the power of Western dermatology, offers a number of skin care and sun protection products pioneering the use of mushrooms, specifically meshima mushroom, aka Phellinus linteus extract. Called meshima mushroom or black hoof mushroom, Phellinus linteus extract has been shown to have antioxidant effects equivalent to Vitamin C and anti-tumor properties on skin, lung, breast and prostate cancer cells In Korean traditional medicine, this mushroom is consumed in the form of hot tea, often as an anti-tumor agent.  In recent years it has been the subject of significant clinical study because of its reasonably well documented anti-cancer properties.  Hispidin, a resveratrol-like compound, has recently been identified as the key antioxidant molecule in this extract. The British Journal of Cancer reported in 2008 that this extract could slow the growth of different types of cancer cells and improve the effects of anticancer drugs.

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Amarte Aqua Veil® Pure Hydration Serum ($57, This deeply hydrating formula optimizes skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. A visible magic-water veil is formed immediately upon application with resultant coolness and softness.

**This serum has the most interesting texture. It goes on incredibly quickly and is absorbed into your skin. A little goes a long way and the very fresh ‘cucumber’ type scent transforms my bathroom into a spa for a split second!

Amarte Ultra Veil® ($45, This incredibly light facial sunscreen fluid delivers Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection, creating a physical photo-protective veil to shield skin exposed to sunlight. It protects and conditions skin while offering antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help promote positive collagen and elastin balance.

**I wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. This is extremely easy to wear because of the sheer quality of it. It is one of the best non irritating sunscreens I have worn on my face.

Amarte Wonder Cream® ($79, A refined skin treatment used to restore and nourish precious, delicate skin. Wonder Cream revitalizes the skin with minerals and protects against external factors such as UV rays, irritation, and environmental toxins.

**My new go-to moisturizer for everyday. I love the elegant packaging and how it locks in moisture. It is sheer enough for everyday summer wear for dewy skin without feeling too heavy after a hot steamy shower.

Aqua Cream® ($93, This brightening antioxidant facial moisturizer is rich in arbutin and 1% retinol that ramps up smoothness and softness while delivering a bright glow.

Amarte Aqua Mist® Toner ($67, An instant complexion boost, this hydrating spray features a brightening formula that uses botanical ActivExtracts® including arbutin to clarify and soften, all while toning and hydrating even the most sensitive skin.


Great for all skin types!

Get your skin glowing and radiant like mine with Amarte Skincare 

Founded in 2001. Perfected by renowned dermatologist Dr. Craig Kraffert. Love yourself, love your skin


Petcentric by @Purina

YouTube channel Petcentric by Purina, has introduced a new series Text from Dogbased on the wildly popular Tumblr Text From Dog. The adorable series follows YouTube star Sam Pepper (805,261 Instagram followers) as he tries to go on dates, hang out with friends and have a life only to be constantly interrupted by his texting (real-life) pet, Sir Chinston Pugsworth II.

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Not only is this pug super cute, but he’s actually generating a social media following of his own. He currently has 84,120 followers on Instagram – making him more popular than Carson Daly (78,090), James Van Deer Beek (66,067) or Kate Bosworth (36,196) and Tara Reid (23,615) combined! Check out the latest episodes:


The Fall Must Have – Red Blazer @ChaikenClothing

I am happy to say that summer is 1/2 over and it’s time to shop for Fall items!  One of the key items for me this fall will be BLACK boots, RED blazer, BLACK bag and RED lips. After coming out of a summer of heather grays and blush pink, I am ready for something to intensify my look.

Chaiken is an American women’s brand with a specialty in tailoring and is most well known for their work pant… and my favorite new red blazer!

There is over 10000 ways to wear a #redblazer so be inspired!

Use my promocode Heydoyou30 at Chaiken for 30% off!