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Alter Your Reality – Art Meets Virtual Reality in a Never Before Seen Experience

Extremely excited for this event in Art Basel Miami this year! Lucky to see 5 world class artists push the boundaries of imagination with technology. Proud of my husband for being the Executive Producer on this HUGE project. Enjoy!

Five influential artists interpret the Vegas experience in Virtual Reality.

For the first time ever, you will see the fantasy of Vegas in a 360 art immersion.

What’s that like?  It’s just like Vegas…an alternate reality.

To find out how Vegas can alter your reality, check out our exhibit during Miami Art Week:


Adhemas Batista















Born in Brazil, Adhemas Batista’s career as a self-educated designer and digital artist began in 1996. Experienced in both digital and traditional advertising, his work with Havaianas gained worldwide exposure and prompted his 2006 move to Los Angeles, where he happily resides with his wife and four children.

Batista’s distinctive visual style – marked with bold, vibrant colors and organic, swirly forms – caught the attention of numerous influential brands and resulted in collaborations with Absolut, Adobe, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Doritos, Gatorade, National Geographic, Speedo, PepsiCo, UNICEF and now – Las Vegas.

His attention to detail and craft ultimately earned him three Golden Statues in the London International Advertising Festival, The One Show’s prestigious Gold Pencil and a nomination for an Emmy Award. Recognized by The Cannes Festival of Advertising in 2003 as the Brazilian Young Creative, he has since received nine festival Lions, including: three Golden Lions as well as a Grand Prix for the Good honoring his work in “UNICEF Unfairly Tales,” a campaign about the Syrian refugee crisis.

In addition, Microsoft’s Windows 7 and 8 operating systems featured his work and the UK’s Computer Arts Magazine elected his Coca-Cola piece as the “Design of the Decade 00-09.”

Adhemas believes everyone is made of energy – a light source that can shine strong and affect everyone around it, change behaviors, motivate people and generate creativity.

-Caesars Palace
-Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Las Vegas
-Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
-The Beatles™ LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® at The Mirage



Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, is a graphic designer from Charleston, South Carolina who works across a number of digital mediums. His recent work includes short films, concert visuals, album artwork, and VR/AR concept work.

Beeple has done visuals for superstar entertainers, including: Justin Bieber, One Direction, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, along with a number of Las Vegas resident DJs including: deadmau5, Avicii and more. He has also released hundreds of Creative Commons VJ clips that are used extensively by VJs all over the world. In addition, he has recently completed over ten years of “everydays” a project where pictures are all taken from start to finish every day. The project has inspired hundreds of other artists to start their own everydays projects.


-ARIA Resort & Casino
-High Roller at The LINQ Promenade
-KÀ™ Cirque du Soleil® at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
-SlotZilla Zip Line at Fremont Street Experience
-MR CHOW Las Vegas at Caesars Palace



Born and raised in Toulouse, France, Fafi’s strong presence in the graffiti and fine arts scene was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. Her sexy, funny and sometimes aggressive girl characters made the whole world take notice. By exploring femininity through stereotypes and using it to her advantage, she drew enormous attention and thus started to travel the world with thousands of Fafinettes, her iconic characters, in her brushes and paint cans.

Fafi has previously worked with Sony to design a six-character toy set for the Time Capsules collection, an almost natural move for her three-dimensional measures. Other successful figurines would follow, as well as numerous expositions and collaborations with Colette, Adidas, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola and countless press stories in the most prestigious magazines (i.e. Vogue, Elle, The Face, XLR8R, Yen etc.).

Prior to her work on the Vegas: Alter Your Reality campaign, Fafi had created wall-to-wall murals on prominent buildings for the Life is Beautiful music festival that takes place annually in downtown Las Vegas.


-SLS Hotel Las Vegas
-SkyJump at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
-Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
-The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas



INSA has grown from graffiti writer to accomplished artist. Using concepts as ambitious as filming from space to produce seconds worth of looping-animated artwork, he has proved himself truly unique in vision and accomplishment. In the process, he has amassed tens of millions of views online for his stunning video projects.

Originally famous for his ubiquitous ‘Graffiti Fetish’ artwork that focused on issues of modern aspirations, his visual motifs confront the fetishisation of products in modern society and the commodification of success and ambition. Now known for his mind-bending ‘GIF-ITI’ work, which is underpinned by the theme of online versus offline life, the artist continues his interest in confounding concepts of time and space, the ways in which we process and consume and the transience of both art and object.

Prior to his work with Vegas: Alter Your Reality, INSA worked with brands including Nike and Sony.


-Vdara Hotel & Spa
-Wind Dancer Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters
-Andrea’s at Encore Las Vegas
-Big Rig Jig and Toured Airstream Park with
-Tony Hsieh with the Downtown Project & Zappos
-Akhob in Louis Vuitton at The Shops at Crystals



James White, also known as Signalnoise, was born in 1977 and calls Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada home. His parents were never able to keep typewriter paper in the house as White would steal it for drawings as early as the age of four. Upon graduation of high school, he attended a graphic design course in his hometown where he was introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator; tools he still uses today. His professional design career began in 1998 designing websites and print campaigns.

White never stopped creating and working on his own projects that took up evenings and weekends, eventually resulting in the creation of the Signalnoise Studio. His personal projects gained recognition in the industry and led him to working with Toyota, Universal Music, Nike, MTV, Google, Wired, and now – Las Vegas.

Today, his focus is on various neon-infused art projects, creating some pieces to compliment his childhood in the 1980s. He also spends a lot of time on the road speaking at various design conventions and events around the world.

Before embarking on the Vegas: Alter Your Reality project, White had never been to Las Vegas before. His artwork reflects a unique interpretation of Las Vegas through the eyes of a first-time visitor.


-The Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino
-Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
-The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas
-Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas
-Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters


Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $25

Eyeshadows have ruled the makeup world for some time now. Everyone needs that perfect neutral shade for daily wear or that risqué color for a night out. If you are looking to try out some great new shades without breaking the bank, here are some of my favorite eyeshadow palettes under $25.

Morphe’s 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette

These nine golden shades in the Morphe 9A Always Golden Eyeshadow Palette are sure to take you places, faux real. Crazy-creamy, powerfully pigmented, beyond-blendable eyeshadows perfect for some fun in the sun or some fake-it-til-you-make-it action. Choose your own color adventure. But one thing’s for sure; you’ll never run out of ways to turns heads.

Price: $12.00

Essence’s All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette

This Gorgeous Essence All About Toffee Eyeshadow Palette has eight complementing, buildable colors and multiple finishes; satin, matte and metallic effects. It blends easily and the colors will stay on all day! Perfect palette for everyday wear.

Price: $5.49

Covergirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

CoverGirl’s Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette has a stunning range of neutral shades for your perfect nude eye look. Richly pigmented shadows in golden, and in a range of colors and textures – from neutrals to Smokeys and shimmers to mattes.

Price: $5.99

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 1 Redemption Eye Shadow Palette is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades. As comfortable and familiar as your favorite t-shirt, the bronzy tones of this palette will make you want to strip down and bare all (in the best way possible).

Price: $7.00

NYX’s Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette

Create a spectrum of out-of-this-world eye looks with the Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette – a new eyeshadow set inspired by NYX Professional Makeup Professional Makeup’s beloved Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. Powered by six pigment-packed eyeshadows, this gorgeous set loads your lids with rich, metallic color and incredible color payoff.
Price: $9.99

E.L.F.’s Online Only Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Achieve beautifully natural eye looks with these perfectly curated 10 neutral eyeshadow shades in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette. This collection of hues is ideal for shading, highlighting, and defining the eyes. These silky smooth shadows can be used as a liner, on the lid, and in the crease of the eye for an expertly contoured and blended look. Cruelty free and vegan.

Price: $10.00

Sleek Makeup’s Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette

Create a variety of stunning looks with these 12 shades of mineral based, highly pigmented eyeshadow in the Sleek MakeUP Under A Spell Eyeshadow Palette.
Price: $12.99
BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Known to her YouTube fans as BubzBeauty, Lindy Tsang hand-picked the must-have shades in her BH Cosmetics Be… by BubzBeauty 12 Color Eyeshadow Palette. Each shade offers day-to-night versatility – and emphasizes fans’ beauty, both inside and out.
Price: $14.50

Models Own’s Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette

Go to a parallel universe with this Models Own Supernatural Eyeshadow Palette. From dark secrets to sultry whispers, it’s totally bewitching. With the brush, apply metallic nudes, shimmer browns and rich golds for a look that’s out of this world.

Price: $17.99



Cleaning Hacks for the Newlywed

It’s hard to believe that our 5 year wedding anniversary is just around the corner (in Feb!). Being married is awesome and I guess we are not newlyweds anymore. But I do have some advice for those of you who are. We really have taken our time in learning about each other’s quirks and how to co-exist. This is a huge part of making a relationship work and the foundation of a solid marriage.  I am so happy with how we have taken our time to truly know and deeply love each other before bringing more tiny people into the fold. So maybe we will also catch baby fever in the coming year?!

So – One of the biggest differences between my husband and I… actually our level of neatness! I am a kind of messy and I live by the cycle of 1 clean day then 6 messy days, then 1 clean day and 6 messy days. So basically my house, car, closet, life is predominately messy and clean barely. It is clean the day I clean it and then goes back to the chaos that it is. But this is something I am working on and improving upon vastly!  I can safely say that it is getting more to the 3 days clean/3 days messy cycle!

Before/After cleaning with Mean Green

I started by tackling the kitchen. Putting things away, cleaning, not buying too much, closing jars lids, keeping the fridge at bay are all improvements that I have made since living together (7 years ago). I actually never washed a dish in my life until I lived on my own and my mom did everything for me. Very spoiled yes, but now that I am a grown woman, I am more aware of how to clean and what to do it with.

Mean Green recently sent me a box of product to try and I didn’t know about this brand before. I tried the products and I love it. The All Purpose Cleaner is my favorite and the Wipes are also very handy. Did you know that you can also use Mean Green to kill bugs?


Mean Green works better because it contains more cleaning ingredients than other brands. The unique combination of powerful, yet safe, cleaners and degreasers can tackle just about any mess.

The chemistry proves it! The surfactant/detergent in Mean Green is cutting edge technology in the field of nonionic surfactants from one of the world’s leading developers of specialty chemicals. The competitors use less effective formulations that just don’t add up to the power of Mean Green.

Inside and Outside…Mean Green’s one of a kind formulation makes it unbeatable
on the toughest messes!

So my hack? Just one – Get Mean Green and toss out everything else 🙂 



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Power White with Luster Premium White Toothpaste


by Pamela Anderson


Luster Premium White offers a full range of professional-grade at-home teeth whitening products, including daily maintenance.


Luster White is manufactured and marketed by French Transit, Ltd. The brand was founded in 2007 by dental professionals whose first concern was the development of a whitening product without harmful side effects. The product line offers intense whitening kits, daily whitening kinds of toothpaste, and instant whitening mouth rinses and toothpaste. The brand has received numerous awards, including the Women’s Choice Award® for 9 out of 10 Customer-Recommended Teeth Whitening Kits and Toothpaste’s, Allure’s Beauty Breakthrough Award and the Real Simple Best Whitening Toothpaste Award.

  • Rinse your mouth with water right after drinking your morning latte or chai so the pigments don’t sit on your teeth for hours.   Did you know that tea in particular contains tannic acid that makes tooth enamel more porous and thus prone to staining?  (Better yet, brush your teeth immediately.)
  • Use a straw – it’s a simple way to drink your coffee without it getting on your teeth
  • And to eliminate stains that are already present:  change your daily toothpaste to a whitening formula that contains fluoride.  That way, you’ll remove stains while still getting the oral care benefits of a traditional dentifrice.  One to try: Luster’s Power White Deep Stain Eraser® Fluoride Toothpaste, a two-in-one whitening toothpaste that cleans and freshens breath with zero tooth sensitivity.  It removes up to 95% of surface stains in only 5 days for a 2X whiter, brighter smile than the leading brand.  The enamel-safe, sulfate free formula is the only toothpaste on the market containing 2% stabilized peroxide.  

Hey Do You was recently given the opportunity to review this two-in-one toothpaste while I was visiting my son and daughter-in-love, Ms. Yvonne Kai, the founder of Hey Do You. I immediately volunteered to test the claim that this Luster White toothpaste will remove up to 95% of surface stains in just five days. The market for whitening products has grown greatly and it can be daunting standing in the toothpaste aisle trying to find the whitening product that is best for you. I drink hot black tea every day, all day, and it’s always difficult to keep my teeth sparkly white between cleanings. I’m constantly trying and discarding kinds of toothpaste and whitening products that are mediocre.

I’ve learned over time that the key is daily maintenance. Flossing is a must, as is brushing thoroughly two to three times daily with a toothpaste that both whitens and protects my gums and enamel. I’m happy to report that Luster Power White Deep Stain Eraser Fluoride Toothpaste® stands up to its claims!


Here’s why you should try it:



  • The toothpaste was formulated by dentists using 2% stabilized hydrogen peroxide for safe and effective whitening beneath the tooth’s surface. This means fast whitening and the lifting of deep stains from continuous consumption of coffee, tea, wine or mere aging.
  • It contains fluoride so it is a two-in-one product in a single tube.
  • The ingredients cause zero tooth sensitivity.
  • The price is extremely affordable for daily oral hygiene care at an SRP of just $6.99 for a 4-oz. tube.
  • Luster White products are for use by adults and children 12 and older.
  • BONUS! It also tastes great, leaving my mouth feeling fresh and clean, which is not always the case with toothpaste whiteners.


If you’re looking for a new toothpaste for your daily maintenance, take the five-day challenge yourself with Luster Power White Deep Stain Eraser Fluoride Toothpaste®! It’s available on the shelf at your local Walgreens or at To learn more about all of Luster Premium White products, find a retailer or purchase directly from the manufacturer, visit



Feed Real Food: Freshpet is real, all natural pet food made from scratch

Just like us, our pets may suffer from Diabetes. Being obese or overweight can contribute to this condition, and since November is National Pet Diabetes Month, we want to offer information about this that you can share and publish. We also recommend fresh pet food for your pets!

  • It may surprise you to learn that dogs and cats can both suffer from Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus. 1 out of 100 dogs has it by the age of 12 and between 1 in 50 or 1 in 500 cats will also have this condition. In diabetic cats and dogs, their pancreatic cells produce little or no insulin, or there is an abnormal response to the insulin that is produced.

The effects upon your pets are life-changing. For dogs the most common diabetes-related issues include

  • Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia (that may be induced by incorrect insulin dosing)
  • Ketoacidosis (ketones and high acidity in body fluids)
  • Cataracts
  • Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia (that may be induced by transient remission or incorrect insulin dosing)
  • Chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
  • Poor grooming and dry, lusterless coat
  • Recurrent infections
  • Ketoacidosis (ketones and high acidity in body fluids)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve dysfunction resulting in an abnormal stance)

To manage your pet’s Diabetes, you must visit your veterinarian. And, as part of the treatment, they will most likely recommend not only insulin therapy but also a program that includes what to feed your pet (wholesome, real foods such as found in Freshpet) as well as quantity and timing of each meal. Exercise will also be part of this program since many pets are overweight. With the correct wholesome food, exercise and management with your vet’s assistance, your pet can live a healthy life!

Freshpet: Freshpet is real, all natural pet food made from scratch with the freshest ingredients in their kitchen. Freshpet meals are crafted using real meat and veggies you can see. They never have any preservatives – that’s why you’ll find their products in the fridge in the pet food aisle.