Beauty Buys: Cutie Pitutie

How often do you come across a healthly, skin-loving, zero-calorie cupcake? If you’re thinking ‘never,’ then boy do I have a surprise for you!        Being a PR gal, I have a soft spot for small businesses. Especially ones that involve anything pink, sweet, and/or girlie…       One day, while doing my usual Facebook perusing looking for other businesses to connect with, I came across the Cutie Pitutie Bath and Body page. Then, a special sort of cupcake caught my eye.

Fashionably Fit with Dona Jo Fitwear

ATTENTION LADIES: No more frumpy t-shirts at the gym, or boring athletic gear. There has finally been a fusion between fashion and fitness! It’s about time… After going gaga over these fitness pieces last month at the Bikini’s & Martini’s event, I was certain I needed to find out more about Dona Jo Fitwear! A few weeks ago, I stopped by to chat with the mastermind behind the new brand, Ashley Ferraro. You know that amazing feeling when you put on a new dress, walk about the door, and feel like you can conquer the world? Well, Dona Jo Fitwear incorporates exactly that, but instead into working out and being fit!   Ashley’s inspiration for her one size fits most (women’s sizes 0-12) fitwear was sparked on a trip to Brazil about five years ago. Dona Jo Fitwear incorporates the fun colors, unique prints and different textures of Brazilian fitness clothing mixed into the traditional

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My Hott Addiction – Yoga to Relieve Headaches

Prior to last summer, I had struggled with chronic headaches every hour of every day for almost six years. After endless attempts with various medications, doctor and specialist appointments, lots of blood-work, alternative medicine adventures, and ER visits accompanied by pain, tears and frustration, I had finally come to the conclusion that I would be facing daily headaches around the clock for the rest of my life.  Then, one day last summer, a friend asked me to tag along with her to a hot yoga class (yoga in a room typically somewhere between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit-sounds like a blast right?). I had taken yoga classes in the past, so I figured I’m sure hot yoga will be just as easy. The first five minutes were wonderful – child’s pose, relaxing your mind and body, deep breathing, letting go of any thoughts or stresses – it was all great. However, after up gulping

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Fashion, Fire Dancers & Fast Cars, Oh My!

On Saturday, June 29th, Maniac Magazine hosted their 8th annual White Party at The Smart House on Mt. Washington. The event was sponsored by Lexus of North Hills and benefitted A Child’s Place at Mercy. Feeling like I landed in Hollywood instead of driving up the hills of Pittsburgh, this year’s white party was definitely a huge hit. My favorite part of the night? The chic fashion show with flirty styles from Jupe Boutique directed by Pittsburgh fashion blogger Stephanie Campbell from Glam and Graffiti.  

Bikini’s & Martini’s

Rain or shine, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year nominee, Racheallee Lacek, was beyond determined that the Bikini’s and Martini’s event held on Tuesday, June 25th was going to be a success no matter what!   Originally scheduled to take place at Skybar Pittsburgh, the event was moved downstairs to Diesel Club Lounge due to inclement weather. In exchange for a $20 donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, guests received light appetizers, a complimentary SKY vodka cocktail, and access to the bikini fashion show. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are

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3 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Strangers on the Internet

The Look: similar skirt from boohoo ($40.00) // similar dress by Tadashi Shoji from Nordstrom ($268.00) // Carolee Necklace [n/a] - Similar one from BaubleBar ($68.00) // similar Shoes of…

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How to Not Hate Yourself Long Enough to Enjoy the Twinkle Lights

The holidays are exhausting in every way, good and bad. And for everyone they’re tinted with memories of the past, good and bad. No matter…

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Give Words to Your Heart and Share Your Story

I have news for you. Ready for it? You have something extraordinary. I know that it can be so easy to look outside of yourself…

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