A Cat Holiday

Jamie Stone and Gea Ballerina

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I LOVE my two cats, Gemma and Gea.  Here’s the thing, cats sometimes get a bad wrap, which I strongly disagree, and that’s exactly why I’m really into the fact that Fancy Feast® is launching Feastivities.com.  I mean, it’s the ultimate gift destination for cat lovers with seven cat-inspired curated gifts…all of which I would be thrilled to receive, mind you.  Cats are definitely having a “moment” when it comes to fashion and I love each item featured in the gift guide, which includes fashion-forward cat items: cat jewelry by Salty Kisses Hawaii, Gingiber art print of a cute white cat, a Little Lark black cat tote, made by Cleo cat collar, Feline Intent cat teepee (this is awesome, btw), Rover cat bow tie and Silver Lotus cat jewelry.

The site is also offering a super cute ornament for a $2 donation while supplies last, and 100% of the donations will go directly to AdoptAPet.com, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption charity that helps more than 13,000 shelter and rescue animals find homes. Bonus.

The holidays are all about treating your loved ones well, and that includes your cat(s) too.  I’m definitely putting some time aside for my girls, even if it’s something small like five minutes of toy chasing or an extra few minutes of a belly rub because, yes, my cats are weirdos and like their bellies rubbed.

P.S. Isn’t my Gea (aka Gigi Ballerina) the cutest?

This post was sponsored on behalf of Fancy Feast and Style Coalition, but all opinions are my own…as per usual.

Sponsored: EXPRESS GLAM fragrance


When it comes to fragrance, I’m actually pretty particular.  I tend to stick to my classic favorites, but when a new product gets dropped off at my doorstep, I like to think that I give each perfume an equal opportunity to impress me, if you will.  Well, gotta say, I’m pretty into EXPRESS GLAM, the fragrance.  GLAM is EXPRESS’ second fragrance for women and is designed for the fashion-forward girl who’s sexy and stylish, but with downtown sensibility.  Hello, that pretty much describes me and all of my friends.  Now, as far as actual scent, GLAM boasts top notes of black currant and mandarin vodka (yum) with mid notes of sheer jasmine petals, lily of the valley and sandalwood flower.  Base notes include praline, creamy musk and white woods (one of my favorites).  I think I found my new favorite fragrance for fall or, “FFF,” as I like to call it.

This post is sponsored by EXPRESS but all opinions are my own, as per usual.



U by Kotex Ponytail Tutorial For Fine Hair

Tampons and hair elastics: two things that you will ALWAYS find in my purse, no matter what.  And, naturally, I like to add a little color to whatever I’m doing, which is why I’m a big fan of U by Kotex when it comes to picking a brand to use.  Sure, tampons aren’t exactly a sexy topic but it’s something that, as women, we can’t avoid and I have to tell you…I get a little happy when I see the bright U by Kotex colors.

Make sure to watch my video above to check out my go-to ponytail, which is especially awesome for girls who have fine hair.

AND, I have a present for you:

Get FREE Goody hair elastics when you buy U by Kotex at Target!  All you have to do is text “KOTEX” to TARGET (827438) on your phone and you’ll get your coupon!  Don’t forget, this is good at Target only.


This post is sponsored by U by Kotex and Style Coalition

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Rock Your VMA #Covermoment with COVERGIRL

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This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL but all opinions are my own and very, very real…as per usual.

Guys, I’ve blogged about COVERGIRL like a million times (because I love it) and when they asked me to be their COVERGIRL Beauty Ambassador, I yelped with excitement.  You know you’re going to be watching the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (at 9pm!), so make sure you are also following me on Twitter and Instagram, because I will be hosting an intimate viewing party at my apartment.  I know, I know…this means that, yes, I’ll have to clean my entire apartment and put away all of the random beauty products that I have thrown all over my loveseat.  It’s a sad, but true story.  So basically, not only do you get to check out the behind-the-scenes from my viewing party, where I’ll be sharing my favorite red carpet looks, but you ALSO get to see a few glimpses of my Hollywood Hills apartment.  Lucky you, lol.  I’m pretty pumped about it because not only is COVERGIRL providing gift bags and  food from one of LA’s fiiiinest restaurants, but they also hired one of my favorite makeup artists EVER: Ms. Emily Warren!  Emily and I go waaaay back to when I was doing beauty PR and she was an editor at COSMOgirl!  Ahh, memories.  I digress.

Here are the details:

MTV and COVERGIRL want to know, what’s your #covermoment?  A #covermoment is the moment when a woman feels her most beautiful and empowered and wants to share it 
with the world. Whether it’s a selfie (but god, you know I hate those) or a group shot with friends, these are the moments in your life that you feel your most confident, independent, authentic self.   COVERGIRL’s #covermoment tool will pull in Instagram and Twitter posts using the hashtag #covermoment from across the globe, bringing together celebrities, artists, and users all in one place, which is pretty awesome…and inspiring.

Anywho, I want you guys to join along, using the #covermoment hashtag!  Tell me who you think rocked the red carpet! .

Here are my top COVERGIRL makeup pics, especially for Los Angeles:

COVERGIRL Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm in “Tweet Me”: The name…oh so appropriate for the VMAs, right?  There’s something very Hollywood glam about a fun red lip, which is why I’m really into this glossy, bright balm.  It’s hydrating and non-sticky (my favorite).

COVERGIRL & OLAY Tone Rehab Foundation: Sadly, the word “rehab” is kind of synonymous with Hollywood but I still think it makes waaaay more sense when it comes to skincare.  COVERGIRL & OLAY’s CC Cream products conceal and cover instantly, while also working to correct and improve skin tone over time.  A CC Cream (Color + Correction) is a new way to get luminous coverage for youthful, radiant looking skin.  The Tone Rehab product line works instantly to cover and even out your skin tone, while also helping to improve skin tone over time.  One pump instantly covers discolorations, lines and wrinkles.

COVERGIRL Clean Glow Bronzer: Obviously, I’m a super pale girl living in a super tan WORLD (out here in Los Angeles), so a bronzer is necessary ALWAYS.  I like this bronzer, in particular, because it’s great for sensitive skin and also not too bronze.

One more thing.  As if you need yet another reason to watch the VMAs (you don’t) but here’s a little secret: The very first “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” COVERGIRL TV commercial will air during the VMAs!  If you don’t already know, COVERGIRL is set to release a total of 12 high-fashion beauty looks, each inspired by a district in the film!  I’m pretty much dying to see all 12 looks, especially since I’ve only seen Fishing and Luxury so far.  You can’t miss it.


Sponsored Post: Back-To-School With American Eagle

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Growing up, back-to-school season was always my favorite.  There’s something incredibly exciting and rejuvenating about the fact that you get to have a fresh start at school; It’s a NEW year, which means a new YOU, at least when it comes to fashion.  Granted, I’ve been out of school for a while, which I’m still sad about, but I tried to channel my high school-self for a little inspiration.  I always tried to look modern, fun and put together, but not like I was trying too hard.  Here are my picks, all from American Eagle (hi, affordable and easy!), where I went crazy over all the denim and back-to-school basics.

American Eagle Baseball T-Shirt: I love this modern take on a baseball t-shirt.  The fabric is slightly see-through (but still appropriate) and the cap sleeves are a really pretty navy for a little pop of color.

American Eagle Skinny Crop Jean: I was immediately drawn to these jeans since they’re the perfect shade of denim for me.  I like a darker blue, but not too dark, and I love the strategically placed rips that are also still totally school-appropriate.

American Eagle AEO Studded Bangle Set: I’m wearing two sets of these bangles that combine gold and silver and give the outfit just a little hint of shine.

Sole Society Martine Flat: I wanted to add a little texture to this outfit and I love the way the snake print compliments the jeans and adds a little bit of sophistication to the baseball tee.

Sponsored Post: Jergens Natural Glow – Month 1 (and $250 gift card giveaway!)



If you read my blog, then you know that I’m a perpetual user of the most amazing invention in the world, self-tanner.  To be honest, there isn’t enough time in the day for me to tell you every single mishap that I’ve had while trying out various brands and products…let’s just say, there have been many.  My personal favorite story is 100% the time that I did what I call a “slop job” (e.g. quickly apply self-tanner in a hurry) before my BF at the time came to visit me at college.  It was summer and we were going to a big outdoor all-day concert and I will never forget what he said to me:

Ex BF: Are you really going to wear that skirt?

Me: Yeah…why?

Ex BF: Your self-tanner looks terrible…people are going to think I punched you in the legs.

Fact. That happened…which is exactly why I’m super pumped to test out Jergens line of new Natural Glow Moisturizers over the next three months; great color with no gross self-tanner smell.  Make sure you check back to see my progress using the new line!

NEW Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer provides the same great, natural-looking color but without the sunless tanner odor!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jergens Skincare®. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

The Vegas Itch…

It’s chilly weeks like this that make me really want to go to Vegas.  Seriously, I just love it there and funny enough, I haven’t even really done much gambling the last few times I went…but that really needs to change.  Here’s what’s on my to-do list for my next trip to the big L-V:

Stay at the Cosmo: obviously, it’s the girliest hotel on the strip but it’s also the NICEST.  I could honestly live in their hotel rooms and die one very happy lady.  The rooms are spacious and all have chic bathrooms and modern electronics, which I can never figure out how to use, but still love. It’s all about the options.

See a good comedian: The first time I ever went to Vegas, I was lucky enough to see George Carlin, one of the funniest comedians ever.  Vegas gets all the best comics, including Jerry Seinfeld, who’s on my bucket list of people to see ASAP.  You should also always check what concerts are happening before you go…No Doubt JUST played Vegas and I’m sure that would’ve been an amazing show.

Dine at Milos: It’s also in the Cosmo, go figure, but they have the best Greek/Mediterranean cuisine and the view from the restaurant is just stunning.  My friend Ashley and I were obsessed with the “Milos Special”- lightly fried zucchini and eggplant with tzatziki and kefalograviera cheese. It’s a-mazing.

Ugh, just writing this post is making me want to hop on a plane right now.  In the meantime, I was recently introduced to a fun gambling site – don’t judge me.  PartyCasino.com is a UK-based site and you don’t need to download anything weird that will mess up your computer (hello, Napster) and they have more than 160 casino games online, which I love.  If you need me, I’ll be playing Black Jack until my next trip to the desert.  Thanks.

Photo: One of my recent trip to Vegas- Nadine and I were on TV during the Miss America pageant…yes, yes, I know.


FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own, as per usual.  And I really do LOVE Vegas and gambling.