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My 4 Favorite Items in the $25K Gift Bag Emma Stone and Other Oscar Nominees Are Receiving

February 26, 2017

It took me a minute to assemble this post—mainly because I’ve been busy rummaging through my very own version of the gift bag I’m going to tell you about below.

For the 11th consecutive year, famed celebrity gifting brand Madison & Mulholland assembled a bag fit for a queen (or an A-list actress). Just in time for Hollywood’s biggest night, the latest selection of swag (valued at $25K!) is going to 2017 Oscar nominees, including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman.

As I mentioned above, I received a bag of my own. Granted, mine was a modified version (aka no fancy vacation for me!), but certainly plenty to get me excited. So, what are the top coveted items that these stars get to enjoy (regardless of tonight’s awards outcome)? Scroll below for my four favorite items in the 2017 Awards Season Gift Bag (and find out how and where you can score some of these items yourself!).

1. Baron’s Cove Sag Harbor Stay: Celeb recipients receive a luxurious, three-night stay in a loft suite in the Hamptons with breakfast for two each morning, a $500 dining credit, two 90-minute massages, yoga daily for two and wine tasting for two at Wolffer Estate Vineyard (when in season).

2. OM Shanti Clothing + Celsius Energy Drink: The brightly colored OM Shanti leggings were the first package I ripped open in my gift bag. I love leggings, and this line of them is the ultimate. They fit perfectly and I’m so excited to wear them. The perfect accompaniment to these incredible yoga wears is absolute favorite all-natural energy drink, Celsius. I was stoked to see this in the bag as well. I drink it regularly before a yoga session or any workout, for that matter.

3. One Two Cosmetics Set: I’ll be completely honest, I have naturally long eyelashes (#blessed), but one of my favorite thing about swag bags in general is discovering brand new products. And the One Two Cosmetics set is unlike anything I’d ever seen! These are, brace yourself, magnetic eyelashes! Named “Best of Beauty Breakthrough” by Allure in 2016, this is something you really have to see to believe. Despite the length of my own lashes, I cannot wait to try these on in Vegas next weekend. Too good to be true?

4. Julia Knight Collection: I just moved into a new apartment, so Julia Knight’s Eclipse collection would be the perfect addition to my dish sets. Celebrities gifted the bag received a set of nesting bowls, trays and a spreading knife. Each piece handmade of sand cast aluminum with a blend of enamel infused with crushed mother of pearl.

But the goodies don’t stop here! Some of the many other contents include Caterina jewelry, gourmet macaroons by FreshBakedNY’s Michelle’s MaccsThe Olive Fruit‘s Kiklos Greek extra virgin olive oil, and a “No Paparazzi”-themed Italian leather luxe designer handbag by Isabella Hearst New York.

Now, the fun part (for you!). This year, for the first time ever, consumers will be able to purchase some of the bag’s items at its Pop-Up Shop at Hollywood & Highland, from now thru March 14.

Beauty Angelenos

(PHOTOS) We Are Fitness: L.A. Convention Brings Influencers & Brand Ambassadors Together for Fun Night with Healthy Purpose!

December 8, 2015

we_are_fitness_balance_skyelyfeWe Are Fitness reminds people that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a lot of fun!

Last week’s convention included a who’s who of digital influencers, along with top activewear and health brand ambassadors, who made an overall powerful statement about the importance of taking care of your body.

Co-coordinated by Honestly Jamie blogger Jamie Stone, the four-hour event (formerly called FITfluence, if you recall from when I attended last year) took place at L.A.’s SmogShoppe, and gave the small selection of invited guests a chance to connect with some of their favorite companies and familiar online faces, while also learning about new brands and trying out their products (who wouldn’t want to hit the gym after scoring a pair of hot new leggings?).

we_are_fitness_muscles_skyelyfeWhen guests weren’t taking in upbeat sounds by Lauren FitDJ, browsing the vendor tables (more on that later) or swinging by one of two 50 Bleu Ultra Premium Vodka-hosted bars (yes, even fitness fanatics need their occasional cocktail), they were listening in on the Q+A panels with a handful of cyber sensations: Casey Ho of Blogilates, Michael Morelli of Hit Max, Keaira Lashae of If You Can Move, body-building YouTuber Brendan Meyers, Caitlin Turner of @gypsetgoddess‘ Instagram, Natalie Jill of NatalieJillFitness, P90X founder Tony Horton, popular Snapchatting surfer Danny Berk and the ultimate body-building YouTuber Rich Piana.

we_are_fitness_bonneo_skyelyfeLike last year, vendors gave attendees a chance to try (and sometimes walk away with) some of the best new products in the business.

Bonne O sparking beverage system reps were on hand to give guests samples of carbonated vodka-fruit drinks that were made with just a quick click on these handy little machines. The Neutrogena table was impossible to go unnoticed, as the brand’s rep creatively dressed to coincide exactly with the colors of the the products (CoolDry Sport sunscreen) she was sharing with guests. And for everyone’s multivitamin-dosing needs, Smarty Pants folks were present to provide endless samples of what I consider the most delicious gummy health bites you can imagine (these are too tasty to possibly be real vitamins, right?!). As delicious as they are, they can’t satisfy one’s appetite, so that’s what My Fit Foods was there to do, providing their pre-made gumbo and ground turkey dishes for people to nibble on as their made their way through the venue.

we_are_fitness_teeki_skyelyfeTeeki had their newest styles of leggings on display, and a few VIPs (me included) snagged a pair on their way out! Speaking of leggings, Liquido also participated by providing all guests with a special new pair in their stuffed gift bags at the end of the night. The generous selection of swag also included a headband from Manduka, a Murad clarifying face mask tube, a box of Organic India Tulsi teabags, Vega One nutritional shake powder packets, Bai antioxidant juices, all-natural, vegan, cucumber-lime-scented hand soap from Stop the Water While Using Me, a certificate for a free waxing service from Miss Wax Los Angeles (who were giving people eyebrow waxes during the event) and a certificate for a free pair of espadrilles from Otz . And as if all that wasn’t enough, guests also left with a separate bag filled entirely with treats from Quest Nutrition.

Thanks again, We Are Fitness! Another successful event for the books!