Friday, October 16, 2020

Rich Mess


A scent that comes on strong - no matter your sex. Rich Mess is a unisex luxury scent collection, ranging from fragrances to candles. Reminiscent of a Covid-free lifestyle, the scents will take you back to late night clubbing, the ones that run into days and leave you just as energized at the end as you were at the beginning. Can't hit the bars yet? Get a taste of the lifestyle with Rich Mess and indulge in  the wanderlust.

To learn more, see more and to purchase Rich Mess products, click here.
Big Thanks to Andrea, Sarah and the team over at ChicExecs for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite

 "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own."


When the secret agents have four legs, cat-astrophies are sure to ensue. Gwen the Cat and Roger the Dog unite for the third time in  the adorable comedy movie series, Cats & Dogs. In this latest installment,  Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite, the pets are again working together to save the world, this time against a supervillain Parrot. With well-known actors lending their voices, this fun film proves that even if it's raining cats and dogs, these household pets will always save the day!

To leaner more, see more and to purchase this film, click here.
Big Thanks to Jamie of Falkowitz PR for making this feature possible! 

 

xx.



Saturday, October 10, 2020

Lights Lacquer SuperNova


 Renowned Beauty Star Kathleen Lights continues to light up the town with her latest venture in  nail colors. Her most recent drop for the Lights Lacquer brand is entitled "SuperNova" and is available just in  time for the upcoming Winter season. The high quality, easy application polishes are moody and magnificent. Vegan and cruelty free, each color exemplifies a true full-moon fantasy and will leave your nails renewed and as bright and explosive as a supernova.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Lights Lacquer products, click here.
Big Thanks to Cessie Cerrato for making this feature possible! 
Big Thanks to Blogger Outreach for accepting us into their community!  
 

xx.
M



Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Modest Mylk



Milk made easy.  Not only does Modest Mylk prove to be the easily made - just use a blender and add water - but it proves to be the healthiest "milk" around. A nut milk, this non-dairy product uses the best,  natural, organic ingredients of it's kind. Delicious in taste, and even with a variety of flavors, you'll never crave a cow again!

To learn more, see more and to shop for Modest Mylk products, click here.
Big Thanks to Amanda Leesburg over at Leesburg PR for introducing us to this brand!

xx.
M

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Dropsy

 

The card game crazy lives on. In Endless Games fashion, the brand's newest game "drop" (pun intended), Dropsy, provides endless fun and laughs.  With a goal to pick up 3 like-colored cards, players find themselves "fumbling, bumbling and balancing"as they pick up cards that direct them as to how to "hold" each card. Whether it's under your chin, or in your armpit, you won't want to have an "oopsie" and "dropsy" any card or you'll have to start over.



To learn more, see more and to shop for Dropsy, click here.

Big Thanks to Greg over at Walsh PR for making this possible.


xx.

M

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Jardin by Macris



Jardin, which mean "Garden" in  French, evokes beauty, thoughts of gorgeous flowers and the wonderful outdoors. Now, during this time of quarantine, you can bring the "Jardin" indoors.  Jardin by Macris is a one-stop-online-shop that has all of the beautiful elements of of the great outdoors. From lovely laces to dreamy dresses, this boutique offers a wide range of pieces. There's something for everyone, no matter your taste or size.  Perfectly pretty for brightening up even the darkest of days. 

To learn more, see more and to shop at Jardin by Macris, click here.
Big Thanks to Sarah over at Chic Execs for making this feature possible!


xx.
M

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Book of Awesome Women Writers



A book of highlights, The Book of Awesome Women Writers spotlights some of the most important moments for women in the literary world. An interesting read, feminist scholar and author, Becca Anderson, guides us through a magical history of literary women. From profiles on household names such as Maya Angelou, Jane Austen and Judy Blume to lesser-known information on the early and even the first recorded women writers, Anderson celebrates the female's place in  literacy and delivers an information-packed lesson in history. 

To learn more, see more and to purchase this book, click here.
Big Thanks to Debbie and the entire team at Mango Publishing for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Maison de Papillon Fall/Winter 2020



Maison de Papillon is the epitome of cashmere. A preview of their forthcoming Fall/Winter 2020 helped cement their name as a leading cashmere brand in the industry. Furthermore, they also displayed their versatility and ability to create equally beautiful pieces in  a variety of fabrics. From corduroy to tweet to printed velvet, no matter the (superior, natural) fiber, every piece proves to be sophisticated and effortlessly luxurious. Transitional throughout the day and the decades, Maison de Papillon is a timeless, classic contemporary label worth investing in .

To learn more, see more and to shop for Maison de Papillon, click here.
Big Thanks to Lauri and the entire team at Maison de Papillon for inviting us to this special preview and for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

perFlection and (im)Perfection


Robert Berry Gallery Announces New Show, PerFlection and (im)Perfection: One Vision in Parallel Lives: New works from New York City-based photographers Paul Mondesire and David Mathison emphasize reflection, contemplation and the meaning of perfection. We had the extraordinary opportunity to interview both artists. On view at Robert Berry Gallery from now until September13, this beautiful exhibition is not to be missed!


  1. How do you two know each other? 


David Mathison: We met playing freestyle frisbee in the Sheep Meadow in the 80s.



  1. It seems that you have a long-standing relationship? 


David Mathison: We stayed in touch. Sometime after I started shooting around 2014, I realized we had similar eyes when it came to photography.


Paul Mondesire: We were casual friends who used to throw the disc around together. Dave was a serious competitive Ultimate Frisbee player playing for “New York, New York" a championship level squad. I was a hybrid Jammer (Freestyler) and Heaver (Long thrower favoring the 175G Ultimate disc) who united the two Tribes, forming a large group who have stayed together up to this day. 


  1. What brought you both to do this collaboration?


David Mathison: Paul recently approached me with the idea to showcase our work as a team since some shots, locations, angles, styles were uncannily similar. It all came together rather quickly. I'm grateful to Robert Berry Gallery for shepherding us through the process.


Paul Mondesire: We connected again via FB after many years. I saw some pictures that Dave posted that looked like pictures I would have taken. After the third time that happened, I found an image that matched his composition perfectly even though they were shot at different times and in different locations. The similarity was uncanny and I told him we should have lunch and talk. 


  1. Did you think up the theme before shooting? Or did these images come together in a more organic way?


David Mathison: Paul came up with PerFlections, which I think is a great descriptor of what we had already been doing but didn’t have a name for. The images come organically, for me anyway. I see reflections, shadows, mirrors, everywhere.


Paul Mondesire: The concept for the show was reverse engineered. Pre-COVID we decided that we wanted to do a show in the lounge of my building and in a lobby space of his building. I had come up with the term "PerFlection" to describe pictures I took using mirrors or water that were so close to reality on both sides that one could become disoriented while trying to figure out which was which. (im)Perfection was a catchphrase that allowed us to feature images that were not of that type, but still would resonate with the person looking at them in a way that made them pause to reflect on their meaning. The honor of presenting our work at Robert Berry Gallery came through my collaborating with him on a mural project created by Shepard Fairey for the CityKids Foundation in 2010. I approached him for advice on doing a show during the pandemic and he suggested his virtual gallery might be a sound solution. Kismet!


  1. In your opinions, has art and photography changed due to the pandemic? If yes, how so?


David Mathison: Definitely yes for me. My photos are influenced by current events. When quarantined, the field of view is limited. Subject matter is what's in front of you. But the bigger picture impact from the pandemic, at least technologically, is that real-time photography/video and seamless global free distribution is the norm. Now every person holding a mobile phone has a multimedia publishing and global broadcasting studio in their hands. The pandemic has forced digital transformation into every nook and cranny of every business, religious/political organization, and home in just a few short months. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said of the pandemic "We have seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in just two months." The pandemic didn’t just change art and photography, it changed everything. 


Paul Mondesire: "Speaking for myself that answer is a qualified yes. We live in troubling times. Not only is there a worldwide pandemic but we have protests against racial animus and societal inequities playing out in our streets across the nation every day. This combination has made art even more important as a tool of communication among people who need relief from the onslaught as well as for sharing the differing perspectives that the arts provide for us all."


  1. What have each of you taken away from the pandemic? Are you inspired at all/what are you inspired by now in the world and how has that changed during this time of the pandemic?


David Mathison: My takeaway both from the pandemic and having survived the last four years is that it's hard for people to know what’s real and true anymore, whether it’s the news, a person, a place, or an image. The world is upside down. The shadow is showing. My photos reflect a world that seems familiar but is in fact quite foreign. There is no normal. There is no "right-side up" in outer space. I hope my photos make people turn their phones upside down, question what they are seeing, especially if it is a comforting or familiar subject or area. 


Paul Mondesire: I turned 60 this summer and these are the strangest, most turbulent, and darkest times of my life. I am also the father of a 3-year-old daughter to go with my 25-year-old. This means that Hope is Always in My Heart as cynicism is of no value when raising children that you wish to be functional and productive adults. I recently heard Gloria Steinham interviews and she stated "Hope is a Plan." I believe that is right.


My inspiration comes from waking up each day, riding My Trusty Steed for meditation in motion, and embracing whatever challenges are to come. That may sound corny but the alternative is falling down the rabbit hole of media driven bad news. I use my smartphone (LGG7Thinq) a lot these days because it is hand and takes excellent pictures. My main goal is to capture moments that intrigue or move me in some special way. 


  1. After reflecting on this time period (and of course this exhibition), what hopes do you each have for the future?


David Mathison: PerFlections has given Paul and I an opportunity to share our similar yet different perspectives on the world around us through photography. My hope is that people are inspired by our work, that Paul and I will collaborate on a future event, that I can integrate my shadow on the journey to self-actualization, and that people can live together harmoniously.


Paul Mondesire: My hope is for a better world. While I define myself as spiritual rather than religious, I always express gratitude for the many blessings in my life and keep my eyes on the prize moving forward. Having a baby at the age of 57 makes you extremely clear as to the value of hope every single day. The joy in her face and the joy she brings her parents, my mother, and all people in our lives is the best possible reminder of my dedication to this mantra I adopted using this hashtag: #Resolve2Evolve.



To learn more, see more and to view this exhibition, click here.

Big Thanks to Deborah over at Geiger Communications for making this interview and feature possible!



xx.

M


Monday, September 7, 2020

Prestarrs

 

During these days of the Corona virus pandemic, it seems that now more than ever it is important to be comfortable. With many people working from home, there has been a spike in the “athleisure” market. More and more people are turning to comfortable tee shirts and even sweatpants. With Zoom calls on the rise, you can easily get away with popping on a nice top and staying in your pajama pants for meetings!

There are many brands that make and sell great tops, whether it be tee shirts or shirting, you have many choices to choose from. One brand that has a great website and is easy to shop online with - since we all know that no only are we not going to work, but we are also not going to the mall or stores to shop either - is Prestarrs. Prestarrs is an online destination shopping website that will definitely have you covered for work and play during this pandemic. Whether you have to get something a bit fancier for work or something very casual for relaxing, you will find it at this online shop.

With a plethora of t-shirts for women, you can start off by surfing through the pages of great pieces designed for the ultimate in comfort. Whether you plan to make a safe trip to the grocery store, take a socially distanced walk in the park, or just want to lounge around the house, you will find something to feel good in while also look good in!

Furthermore, if you prefer to get a bit “fancied-up,” there is a whole excellent selection of women’s tops and blouses on this site. Meant for everything from important zoom business meetings to date nights in - or socially distanced out - you have no shortage of options at Prestarrs. Great fit and great designs will have you looking and feeling like a star.

So don’t let your fashion go to the pits even if the pandemic has you down! The options are endless for you to look and feel amazing at the Prestarrs online shopping store. There is no excuse as to why you can’t perk on up and rest easily knowing that your style wasn’t compromised during this crazy moment in our history. 

Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season

 "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blue-ray TM I reviewed in    this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own."

Who doesn't love a female heroine? Supergirl is exactly what her name lends to - a Super Girl. The adventures continue in Season 5 of this beloved hero's series. With 19 exciting episodes, this box set is binge worthy. The fun and excitement never ends! Available on Blue-ray and DVD tomorrow, this series has something for everyone, whether it be love, laughs or action, you're sure to be hooked!

Big Thanks to Jamie of Faulkowitz PR for making this feature possible!

xx.

M

 

Monday, August 31, 2020

WMW Loungewear x No Kid Hungry

 


“NO ONE IS BORN HATING ANY PERSON BECAUSE OF THE COLOUR OF HIS SKIN, OR HIS BACKGROUND, OR HIS RELIGION. PEOPLE LEARN TO HATE, AND IF THEY CAN LEARN TO HATE, THEY CAN BE TAUGHT TO LOVE, FOR LOVE COMES MORE NATURALLY TO THE HUMAN HEART THAN THE OPPOSITE.”
-Nelson Mandela
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Everything in this photo represents a change I wish to see in the world and will do my part to work to achieve:
WMW Loungewear by Liana Zavo Socks Support Women Entrepreneurs (use code BELLES20 for 20% off and to support a charity! A portion of sales will go to No Kid Hungry and help girls in orphanages become fierce women, our future leaders and to champion their voices!)
Reprise Activewear Supports Sustainable Fashion and the war on Climate Change
Gucci Glasses Are Multi-Purpose and Support No-Waste, Sustainable Fashion along with the Louis Vuitton Sneakers- which both support the War on Fast Fashion, not to mention the Great Black Designer, Virgil Abloh.
And this QUOTE just says it ALL on the war on Racism. No matter your color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, no matter WHAT, I was not born hating you and I am learning, listening and vow to CHOOSE LOVE. I do LOVE YOU.

xx.
M


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Lights Lacquer

 


Light up your life! Beauty Vlogger, Kathleen Lights, brings on the fun for your nails with her nail polish collection, Lights Lacquer. Every color is carefully curated by Lights herself, and she sources many of her ideas from her own expert beauty experiences and through her customers themselves. Whether it is what color her fans and customers like best to what to name each shade, Lights polls her audiences and truly cares about what they think. Furthermore she oversees her promise of ensuring that each product is vegan and cruelty free, toxin free and even made in  the USA.  Adorable stickers to match each collection are the absolute cherry on top.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Lights Lacquer products, click here.
Big Thanks to Cessie Cerrato for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Monday, August 10, 2020

I Heart Essential Workers


Supporting your Essential Workers is the new  I ❤️ NY ! We have teamed up with Dr. Elevate and designed❤️  Essential Worker T-Shirts that give back during these unprecedented times. Show your love for Essential Workers while also helping to protect the most vulnerable! For every T-shirt sold, we will donate one mask to the GlamourGals Foundation to help protect our treasured women living in senior homes. Each T-shirt is made to order - zero waste (!) - to ensure our promise to also be mindful of our environment!

To learn more, see more and to shop for I Heart EW T-Shirts, click here.

xx.
M

Friday, August 7, 2020

Cocktails with Nickie


TONIGHT! Join us!

Kick off your weekend with us as we guest star on Cocktails with Nickie (of Good Girl PR) on Facebook Live!

10PM EST.


To learn more, see more and to join this event, click here (at 10pm).


xx. M

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Koia Protein

 
Koia continues to shake up the beverage industry. The healthy shake brand further expands their beverage line with Koia Protein options. Plant based and formulated for everyone from professional athletes to health and fitness fanatics to diabetics, vegans and vegetarians, their drool-worthy flavors will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, cravings and hunger, but they will also fuel you and provide all of the nutrition you need to get you through that work out or just your day in  general.
 
To learn more, see more and to purchase Koia products, click here.
Big Thanks to Winnie and the entire team at Koia for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Write to Restore

 
As we navigate these unprecedented times, you will find that help is everywhere. Books happen to be a great resource and outlet to garner help. Jen Cross published an important guided journal called Write to Restore. Geared towards certain trauma survivors, Cross' book encourages creative writing and serves as a safe outlet to express one's feeling and to explore all conversations, no matter how difficult they may be. A gentle guide for writers to dig deeper than they had imagined they could, to reach a state of self-care and to release emotions, this book is an effective and excellent tool. 

To learn more, see more and to purchase this book, click here.
Big Thanks to Debbie and the entire team over at Mango Publishing for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Glo Skincare


There's only one way to get your skin to really GloGlo Skin Beauty offers professional level products that will leave your skin radiant and glowing in no time. With their easy-to-use-and-understand Kits, Glo puts everything you need in one box. Simple instructions combined with innovative and nourishing formulas, no matter if it is skin care or make-up that you're after, this full spectrum, health-centered beauty brand has it all.  

To learn more, see more and to purchase Glo Skin Beauty Products, click here.
Big Thanks to Jennifer, Carrieann and the entire team at Ruff Communications for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

E.S.K Skincare



No sure what Skincare is right for you? E.S.K isn't just scientifically based, but every single product can be tailored to your skin. Created by Australian doctors, dermatologists and scientists, the talented team behind the brand truly understands the damage that the Australian sun, pollution and daily life stressors that affect one's skin. Each easy to product is part of an easy to understand regiment and a simple Skin Quiz points you to exactly which products are best for you to achieve your best, most radiant, age defying skin. No guessing, no "BS," just results and evidence.

To learn more, see more and to shop for E.S.K products, click here.
Big Thanks Andrea and the entire team at Chic Execs for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Friday, July 17, 2020

Shapellx





Has quarantine got you out of shape? Do you long for that sexy, hour glass shape? Do you wish you could look and feel your best right now? We have all put on a few pounds, no thanks to excessive snacking and being stuck indoors much of the time during these unprecedented times of this world pandemic. Gyms have been closed and it has been difficult to keep the bodies many of us have worked so hard to achieve. But that is OKAY! It wasn't necessarily a time to get into shape, but more a time to reflect, to be still, to meditate, to relax and to give your body a break. Luckily, there are ways to still look your best, no matter if if you are in   the best shape of your life. 
There are many, many brands out there that help one look their best with the use of shapewear. Shapewear has become an excellent tool for dressing, not only for red carpets, but for every day life. It helps one achieve a more slim look underneath their clothing. It helps to smooth out any bumps or bulges, and can really help one to look fantastic even if their body isn't in  the most tip top of shape.
Many people report their waist and thighs as "problem areas." Good thing there is now the inventions of waist and thigh trainers, which not only help to hold you in  place under your clothing, but also serve as trainers to these parts of the body. They can help these parts of the body learn to build the muscles to stay in  place, as well as help with posture and overall body shape. Beyond these waist and thigh trainers, there are also a plethora of shapewear pieces that, as stated above, you can easily slip on to help you smooth out, such in, fit into "that" dress and look your very best without any of the annoying and disruptive "lines" showing. Some of the best shapewear for women can be found at Shapellx.com. This online destination is a wonderful place to find any and all of the aforementioned trainers and shapewear pieces to ensure that you look and feel your best out of quarantine and beyond.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Kendra Black



Not only is Kendra Black a dope recording artist, but she's a pretty talented fashion guru as well. Playing off her own amazing style, she offers an apparel line that is both comfortable and cool. With each piece bearing her signature "B" logo,  her collection will make you want to be on the B-Squad over the A-Squad any day.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Kendra Black fashions, click here.
Big Thanks to Beatrice and Ashely over at EMPKT PR for making this possible!

xx.
M

Monday, July 6, 2020

Camera Roll



The holiday weekend may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop!
Endless Games latest game Camera Roll combines technology with tradition. Like a traditional board game, Camera Roll uses subject cards and asks you to connect photos from your own phone's camera roll. Just when you thought that cute selfie you took months ago would never be revisited, you can now "expose" your "exposures" in  this fun modern-meets-timeless game.

To learn more, see more and to purchase this game, click here.
Big Thanks to Greg over at Walsh PR for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Come Back Daily


CBD has become a necessity during these unprecedented times. Come Back Daily has all your CBD needs.

To learn more, see more and to shop at Come Back Daily, click here.
Big Thanks to team over at Janine Just for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Monday, June 22, 2020

Julio Designs



Handmade by women, the story behind Julio Designs is just as powerful as the pieces that are created. With a strong background in the arts, specifically an education in architecture and years of experience as a boutique owner, Julio has always been a creator. It was only natural for her to transition into a jewelry and accessories designer, whom, in her humble beginnings, designed pieces that would compliment the eclectic collection she retailed at her Texas-based shops. With a growing business, Julio began to build her team with women to, in  turn, not only uplift other women, but also to uplift the community as a whole. Today, Julio Designs offers a diverse collection of designs, from gorgeous jewelry to home good, apparel and beyond.

To learn more, see more and to shop for Julio Designs, click here.
Big Thanks to Andrea, Sarah and the entire team over at Chic Execs for making this feature possible!

xx.
M

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Bloom Boxx



The power of plants. Bloom Boxx has been able to harness that power and formulate the highest quality CBD products. Created by and for women, the newly launched brand helps females effectively achieve their healthiest selves and bloom into the women they were meant to become. From stress reducing to sexual enhancement, each carefully crafted, plant-based product will empower, heal and help one achieve balance in their every day life. 

To learn more, see more and to purchase Bloom Boxx products, click here.
Big Thanks to Rachel over at Blue Dot PR for making this feature possible!

xx.
M