Archive - May 2010

Zana Cosmetics Champagne Party
Shecky's "Girls Night Out"
Sugar and Spice: Le Premiere

Zana Cosmetics Champagne Party

There’s a new cosmetics line in town……

I am pleased to introduce Zana Cosmetics, a line not yet in stores (I will be reviewing the make-up soon), but you can purchase the line through Zana reps. But anyhow- the party was located in the Zana office-located on the second floor in a building on Melrose. Upon entering, I felt a homey atmosphere with accents of pink and a quote by Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  I met up the Sales Director/licensed esthetician and make-up artist – Kristin Gentner, who showed me the line that was on display and also demonstrated the foundation, powder and blush on me. The make-up is cruelty-free, paraban-free and talc-free. It didn’t feel cakey or heavy…just very nice and light and covered all my problem areas.

Along with make-up demonstrations, guests also munched on light appetizers and champagne with strawberries. There was a special treat that night, a free ten minute chair massage given by De’ Leon of Heavenly Hands Mobile Massage. I was literally in heaven after my massage. It was a long ten minutes, in which my muscles eased their tension and relaxed. So ladies and gents, if you ever need a masseuse at the office or in-home…De’Leon and his team of male and female therapists come to you!

It was a fun evening and I’m looking forward to more bashes down the road. In the meantime, check out!

Special Thanks: J, Kristin Gentner,  Kristin’s family, the DJ

NOTE: Heavenly Hands Mobile Massage pricing is as follows: * QUICK FIX *~ This is a chair massage for a $1 a minute ( 10min. Minimum). ~  * FIRST TIME CLIENT* ~ $45 for an hour table massage ( $60 value ) /$75 for an hour & a half.  *WEEKLY CLIENTS * ~ $45 for an hour table massage / $75 for an hour & a half. ~  * BI-WEEKLY * ~ $50 for an hour table massage / $80 for an hour & a half. ~  * ONCE A MONTH *  ~ $60 for an hour table massage / $90 for an hour & a half. ~* Male & Female Therapists available *   (310) 466-6723  FACEBOOK : HEAVENLYHANDSMOBILE

Shecky's "Girls Night Out"

What could be more ideal for a fun night out….shopping, free goodies and cocktails. I’m talking about the multi-city girls only event- “Shecky’s Girls Night Out.” I attended the recent one held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. After checking in, I walked to the back of the venue to receive my coveted Shecky’s goody bag. Now ladies, when I mean coveted, I mean the goody bag is one of the main reasons to buy the ‘general + goody bag’ ticket (which guarantees a bag) and attend this event. The cute pink tote is filled with over $100 worth of the latest must-have products from brands such as: Dial, Venus, Veet, The Body Shop, Colgate, Rembrandt, Suave and Jergens.

That evening, I had my picture taken on the Shecky’s red carpet and also at the Veet booth, where guests could get their pictures with two gorgeous Veet models. I browsed the vast array of vendors, including The Body Shop Lounge. The helpful Body Shop consultants spoke about their latest campaign, “Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People.” With every purchase of the ‘Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream’ or the ‘Bag for Life,’ Body Shop with donate a certain amount of money to their campaign partners, ECPAT and the Somaly Mam Foundation. For more information on how to help out or to buy Body Shop products (I purchased the ‘Bag for Life’ for $5 at the event and is available online for the same price), go to or or I spotted a rack of clothing that had been recycled from vintage pieces by designer Bridgett Artise of Born-Again Vintage. Each piece was very unique and creative. Being a designer who loves to deconstruct recycled clothes myself, I instantly became a fan. She is also the co-author of the book, Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe.  Check out her site at! I do adore good skincare products…which is why I stopped by the Epicuren booth. I learned that Epicuren is made from natural ingredients (the cinnamon vanilla exfoliant is actually edible!) While one of the consultants, Heather, was telling me about the brand, she also gave me a soothing hand treatment. Afterward, my hands felt relaxed, smooth and smelled really good. Check out for more information. I stopped by the booth of accessory designer, Enovia Bedford of Accessory Remix. She was featuring chucky necklaces  with neckties and bowties, ‘Chain Shades’, and chalkboard earrings! Check out for purchasing and more information. Towards the end of the evening, I happened upon my designer pals, Kami Shade and Rachael Broussard, selling their lines. I “hearted” the leather and sequin mini-dresses. Their websites are and for Rachael’s line.

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. The place was packed and everyone had a blast. I would like to thank J, Blair Riley the Communications Coordinator at Shecky’s, Heather Lindbergh of Epicuren, Enovia of Accessory Remix, Bridgette Artise, swimwear designer Laura Soares (, Kami Shade and Rachael Broussard, the ladies at the Body Shop, Julienne of Veet, Aidan Ivy and Keith Kirkwood-the Veet models, the vendors and Shecky’s volunteers.

Sugar and Spice: Le Premiere

Sugar and spice makes everything nice……

Timmery Turner’s ‘Sugar’ production keeps getting bigger and better! This last show had a first….female and male artists showcasing together. It was held in a large warehouse in a secret location and guests had to be shuttled from parking lot to the venue. This time, the show featured eighteen designers, as well as numerous vendors, a bar, the photo booth provided by Katie Hillier and run by fellow blogger-Sasha Jones (, mixed media artists- curated by my funky fashionista gal pal Rebekka Lien. It was definitely a packed house.

This show included some very talented designers and featured great pieces like the edgy duct tape and paper skirts by accessories designer Kimberly Tabay or the hoodie and gloves with bobcat heads on them and a structured headpiece by Shawn Owen Button of SOB Apparel. Green Reincarnation by Allesa Willis featured fun embellished recycled pieces and after the show, punk hop group, Crazedotcom performed (wearing Green Reincarnation as well). Candy Spooky Clothing was also on my recycled clothing radar. Laura Brown’s designs are colorful and girly. The models in the clothes (to me) were characterized like pin-up meets Tarina Tarantino’s pink hair meets underground starlets like Audrey Kitching. Laura Brown also won the Sugar & Spice designer contest and was the proud recipient of a free website worth $1500 by sponsor Congrats Laura!! LSD Fashion Lab and 1981 Collection were also very popular brands featured that night. LSD designer, Phuong Tran channeled Lady Gaga by having models wearing over sized round flip-up sunnies, along with the make-up, hair and styling being very Lady Gaga-esque. Timmery Turner’s 1981 Collection created a commotion among the females in the crowd, when two models wearing black boyshorts and neon yellow safety vests came out and started putting small cones along the edges of the runway. The female models strutted out, wearing black bandeaus, boy shorts and had roads painted on their bodies. Each girl was wearing accessories from the line.

Again, another heartfelt congrats to Timmery on the successful production. Stay tuned for Sugar Cubed on the 13th of August!!

Special Thanks: Timmery Turner; J; Rebekka Lien; Candy Parker; the models (Danielle Korman); artists; vendors; designers- Daniel Telles of Common Wealth, Cari Byers of Green Tease, Estrella Fernandez of Fierce Jungle, Melanie Howitt of Morning Glory Jewelry Creations, Matt Geiger of Nature’s Mistake, Kimberly Tabay of Tabaybe J, Shawn Owen Button of SOB Apparel, Lashan Goodwin of L by Lashan, Allesa Willis of Green Reincarnation, Phuong Tran of LSD Fashion Lab, Chea Keo of Cheaky Clothing, Roger Hayes of California Raw Steel, Norma Jones of Sick Princess, Laura Brown of Candy Spooky Clothing, Linda Tovar of Da Bidnez, Lisa Snyder of Rock Thiz Clothing and Carlos Hernandez of Muzwear Garments; the performers: Le Ti, Crazedotcom and Xanimo; Sasha Jones with

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