So I’m running (not literally — no more races for me this year) to Roanoke, Virginia, for the next few days. Hiking, the city’s history and more is in store. And eating, yes, more eating — even though I think I ate enough last week in Ann Arbor to last me through to 2014! Can’t wait to share my finds from Ann Arbor and Roanoke!
P.S. Let’s see what Roanokians (?) think of my leopard-print nails!
(Photo credit: McAfee Knob on Appalachian Trail, Bruce Henderson)
December 12, 2013
Expecting a warm little bundle of joy? Or maybe you have a girlfriend expecting who could use a lovely basket of pregnancy must-haves? Well, I’ve got a lovely basket of pregnancy essentials from Nestle that would make a fabulous gift for any mama-to-be to give away to one lucky winner.
The prize includes Nestle Materna prenatal vitamins to help nourish expecting moms with folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects when taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy, and with 22 other essential vitamins and minerals they and their baby need through pregnancy and nursing.
Besides the two bottles of Nestle Materna vitamins, the prize (valued at over $150) also includes:
- a LeSportSac bag
- Bath & Body Works Super Rich Body Cream Spa
- Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Bubble Bath
- Peppermint tea
- Preggie Pop Drops
The giveaway is open to Canadian residents. And you can enter each of the following four ways:
1. Email me at email@example.com with your name and mailing address. Please put “Nestle Pregnancy Essentials” in the email’s subject line.
2. Follow me on Twitter (@healthswellness) and tweet:
So @healthswellness is giving away a Nestle #Pregnancy Essentials kit! Here’s how you can enter. http://bit.ly/1hNVbEj
3. Follow me on Instagram (@healthandswellness) and comment on my Instagram photo for this giveaway by naming a celebrity mom whose style you admire.
4. Like the Health and Swellness Facebook page, and comment on my post about this giveaway by sharing a favourite baby name.
One winner will be chosen at random. If the winner cannot be reached within five days of being contacted, another winner will be selected.
The contest ends at 11:59PM on Wednesday, December 19, 2013.
(Photos: Jessica Alba, Just Jared; Katie Holmes, UsMagazine)
December 12, 2013
Nail-art craving: I went through a phase of loving everything leopard print, that was probably about 10 years ago. And my passion for this print appears to be back with a vengeance as everything I buy lately seems to be leopard (from a Nike sweatshirt I picked up last month in NYC to my C Wonder iPhone case above). And when I saw a friend’s leopard manicure on Instagram a few weeks ago, I knew I needed the same.
How I satisfied that craving: Leeanne Colley at Tips Nail Bar took my leopard print wish and ran with it, creating this little number here: half -moons in Shellac Black Pool, the gold base is Entity Vintage Couture, and the leopard spots she did using Black Pool and Shellac Cream Puff. At the end she added a line in Bluetiful to help define the gold polish from the stripe of negative space below it.
How this nail art makes me feel: Like I need a whole new wardrobe. One that’s got loads of pieces that are tighter. And shorter. And shinier.
Love it or hate it: Like? It’s a bit in your face (yes, this is the girl who adored her superhero nails calling this a bit in your face). But with the right outfit and jewelry, this mani is hawt.
December 11, 2013