Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A True Southern Charm


New series Southern Charm goes behind the walls of Charleston, South Carolina's most aristocratic families to reveal a world of exclusivity, money and scandal that goes back generations. The fast-paced, drama-filled docu-series follows six Charleston singles, Craig Conover, Cameran Eubanks, Jenna King, Thomas Ravenel, Shepard “Shep” Rose, and Whitney Sudler-Smith, struggling with the constraints of this tight-knit, posh society. The cast, some descendants of Vice Presidents and four-term Senators, and others from "new money," is comprised of Southern bachelors who suffer from "Peter Pan Syndrome" by refusing to settle down; and the women in their lives who challenge them to grow up. Viewers will see them launch political careers, build businesses, break hearts, and chase true love -- all while struggling to preserve their family names. Because in Charleston, you're only as good as your last garden party and one social screw-up can taint generations to come. - Courtesy of Southern Charm 

I had an amazing time live tweeting during the Monday night episode of Southern Charm the new Bravo TV network series that debuted in March of this year.  Next week is the season finale and I definitely predict a second season of this hit series.  



Anybody can watch an episode on TV, I wanted to talk beyond what we were seeing on our television screens and discuss what you and I were thinking as we were watching.  Here are the tweet- ions (twitter questions) I asked and the tweet - swers. (twitter answers)

Does this show make you want to go to South Carolina or avoid it?
I love South Carolina - doesn't want to make me avoid it - maybe them though. I kid! :D
The bromance is over!!! Love it!!!
Who is your favorite cast member on
I may (or may not) have a crush on Thomas
At least you are of age.
Shep for sure, his lazy, triflin' ass is just adorable!
Cameran and Jenna, so far.
I want to style these people! South Carolina needs a little fashion love... what do you think?
nah bae...we good.
yes! and please bring in someone to pluck 's eyebrows
Who hooked up with whom??? Wow!!!
Looking forward to the season finale next week on bravo 10pm est! Thanks for chatting!!!

Do you like the show and are you looking forward to the season finale Monday on Bravo 10pm est? I know I will be watching to find out what is next for this southern draw, some - what fashionably challenged but so loved by me, charmers in this cast.

Bravo... bravo (literally) I am addicted. I am not going to discuss to much of the specific details of this show. Nobody likes a spoiler... I understand many of you are breaking out the episode on demand, dvr and online this weekend to get caught up on this fantastic must see "southern charm - er" of a show.

Follow Southern Charm on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthernCharmBravo
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Live Twitter Chat Tonight



Watch every Monday on Bravo as Charleston, South Carolina's most aristocratic families reveal a world of exclusivity, money and scandal that goes back generations.

Join us Monday 4.14.14 at 10pm est. and watch Southern Charm with us.  We will be live tweeting during the show! We all have opinions about reality tv... let's talk about it!

Follow @30somethingmag and @melissagregg30 on twitter and use #SouthernCharm and #SverveChat during the event.

Can't wait to chat with you.  Have you watched Southern Charm yet???




Saturday, April 5, 2014

Obsessed With Lashes


After my social media rant due to my lack of eye lashes and the fact that I arrived at the decision that falsies bother my eyes with all the gooey adhesive, our Younique Cosmetics website sponsor mailed me the 3 D fiber lashes to try during fashion runway show season.  You can not possibly imagine how excited I was to try this product.

I could not be more in love with 3 D fiber lashes. My lashes were about 300% larger. They looked amazing in pics and I could not be happier with this product. So easy too, if you can apply mascara you can apply 3 D fiber lashes.  The process added about twenty seconds to my beauty routine. Honestly, that is all the time I invested in taking my lashes from nonexistent to ridiculously, amazingly fabulous!!!

This product receives four stars of beauty from me on the beauty scale of one to four stars.



Take a look and give them a try for yourself, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. 


Hi there!

Do you have questions about Younique products, or how to become a Presenter?
I'd love to answer them for you!
Contact me here on my website, or connect with me through my social networks below.

Wendy Kirkham
Younique Presenter




Giveaway



Thirty Something Magazine is giving away an iphone case. All you need to do is follow Thirty Something Magazine on facebook and instagram and leave us a comment below with the title of your favorite article from the current issue.

Winner will be selected on 4/15/14 and will receive a special winner shout out in our next issue of Thirty Something Magazine.  Good luck!!!

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Giveaway is open to US residents only and must be over 18 years of age.  Giveaway merchandise sponsored by Disney.

Reaching Our Goal



April is autism awareness month. I set a goal to raise $100 for autismspeaks.org the first place I went as a resource when my 4 year old son Michael was diagnosed with autism a few months ago. Read our story at...

http://liub.autismspeaks.org/campaign/display/profile.do?campaignId=1386335462882

Thank you!!!

4 Accessories Trends We Love

One Of My Favorite Sites



Join me on Sheckys.com, the only site completely dedicated to girlfriend fun. Becoming a member of Sheckys.com gives you access to everything we love to do: chat, shop, enjoy a night out, get and share advice, and have some serious fun. See you there!

http://www.sheckys.com/invite/30somethingmag

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Chocolate Yes Please



It's that time of year again... time to support Taylor's school fundraiser. Thank you in advance to everyone that purchases every year and enjoys Gertrude Hawk Chocolates!!! 

http://www.gertrudehawkchocolates.com/fund-raising/participants?act=fundraising&cmp_id=12577&mem_id=73458


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Snickers Movie Prize Pack


Who wants a Snickers Movie Prize Pack???

*** Watch the new “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial with Godzilla and post your favorite part in the comments section for a giveaway entry.
***Tweet to @30somethingmag or mention our page in a Facebook post with the #MONSTERSATISFACTION hashtag as a giveaway entry.

 
Who hasn’t felt like a rampaging menace at least once in their lives? Because let’s face it, You’re Not You When You’re Hungry! Even Godzilla is a regular, cool guy who can hang with his friends, just watch out for that sudden spell of hunger! Check it out in the new Snickers commercial! Only SNICKERS – and its delicious blend of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat – can provide #MONSTERSATISFACTION and tame the savage beast!
To celebrate the release of the new Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial, Snickers wants to hear about your most satisfying movie experience. So tweet with the #MONSTERSATISFACTION hashtag about that incredible first date, or the first time you saw your favorite movie of all time on the big screen.

Winner will be announced on 3/15/14... good luck and thank you for entering!!!
Giveaway sponsored by Snickers and is open in the US only.  Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Snickers Movie Prize Pack containing 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Dress For Success Donations



I will be making a donation to Dress For Success via Bethenny Frankel on 3/19 if anybody would like to donate and get items to me by Tuesday 3/18 that would be great or you may contact me for additional info. Thank you!!! 

*Bethenny has teamed up with Dress for Success to help women around the world get back to work. We have a clothing donation drop box in our studio if you'd like to bring any new or gently used professional attire for women (suits, pants, blouses, shoes, handbags, or other corporate attire) and join Bethenny in supporting the organization. For more information on Dress for Success, please visit www.bethenny.com or http://www.dressforsuccess.org/

GPS For Your Kids



We all know that I am all about finding new innovative products.  When Kidsport GPS reached out to me, I was more than intrigued by this product.

Here is what they had to say...

If you're a parent, your greatest fear is losing your kids. Over 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That's over 2000 a day. Countless more incidents are never reported. So we developed kidsport GPS, a stylish and cool sports band that allows to locate your kids at the touch of a button.
 
Using our intuitive app, kidsport GPS sends text alerts with real-time location data to your phone, tablet or computer. You can set geo-fence boundaries on the app to alert you when kids cross that line. It's built tough with a secure latch that's easy for parents to take off, but not so easy for others. The kidsport GPS band also works the other way. If your kids need help, they simply press an Alert Button on the band to send you an immediate text.
 
We launched kidsport GPS on the crowd funding site Indiegogo and have already raised close to $50,000.
 
See http://igg.me/at/kidsportgps

What do you think... would you use this product???


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What MG Wore Lately

What I wore to the Girl's Night Out Party at Harrah's Casino Atlantic City.
Obsessed with layering and what better to layer with... fur!!! A simple long sleeve tee with a fur vest and scarf paired with black tuxedo leggings and black leather boots.  Made for a perfect casual outfit in the freezing cold New Jersey winter temps.

What I wore to be a guest on the Bethenny show.  A knee length bright red bat wing wrap dress says classy style perfect for TV with black suede pumps by Jennifer Lopez. Nobody can out fashion Bethenny!

What I wore to the www.fashionswain.com Launch Party in NYC. My favorite... a black asymmetrical cocktail dress and Swarovski accessories and black snake skin heels by Nine West.

What I wore to be a sexy nerd in the office.  The power white button down with a little sexy ruffle and open collar... what else.  Pair that with a long black skirt and black leather boots.

What I wore... a little arm candy. A little bling mixed with a little leather... stayed tuned to find out where and how to score these beauties. Thirty Something Jewelry Line Launch April 15th!!!

What I wore to Ice T's Birthday Bash in NYC. Love this Cavalli cut out look a like. The VIP bracelet finishes off the look perfectly!!! Styled by my friends and celebrity stylists at New York City Glitz. 





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Prom Season Has Arrived



Teenage girls across the United States have begun the search for the perfect prom dress.  The perfect prom dress holds different definition to every girl.  Finding a unique style that no one else will have allowing them to sparkle and stand out on the night of prom is the goal and task at hand.

Where to begin the dress shopping frenzy? Online of course. Although, it may be fun for a hot minute to arrive at an expensive boutique and sift racks upon racks of expensive dresses to try on, this is not the most spectacular way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The reality of this special shopping situation quickly comes to life. The specialty dress boutique you are standing in has seven of the exact same dress on the rack.  That means, seven other girls will have the exact same dress.  Doesn't sound very unique.

You begin to think to yourself as two pushy sales people whom don't truly care about your once in a lifetime day and only want to make a sale, shove multiple $500 gowns at you in styles you don't particularly like. Where do the shops receive the dresses from.  The answer, online.  These fancy stores order from a wholesaler online and mark up the dress at least 100%. Here is a little secret, skip the middle man, go directly to the online wholesale shops yourself and order your unique style and color for a fraction of the cost. Plus, dresses online can be custom ordered to your measurements.

The best place to buy custom tailored prom dresses for your big day is at JenJenHouse.com the world's leading online retail and wholesale website.  They offer a large variety of styles at some of the best prices available online.  Once you decide you want to buy your dress online, you need to decide what style you want.  This is the amazingly fun part.

Are you a mermaid style lover, ball gown, trendy, the list of fashionable styles can go on and on.

Which dress will you or your daughter wear to the prom? Here are a few of my favorite prom styles.

http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Prom-Dresses-c18/

Empire Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins


A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Tulle Prom Dress With Sequins


Empire V-neck Floor-Length Chiffon Holiday Dress With Ruffle Beading


Mermaid Halter Sweep Train Charmeuse Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading


Empire Strapless Ankle-Length Chiffon Charmeuse Prom Dress With Ruffle Sash












Friday, February 14, 2014

Change Up Valentine's Day




Ways to change it up for Valentine’s Day
Perhaps it’s because I’m attracted to the color red. Or perhaps because I now have a baby girl that I am getting used to the color pink. Whatever the reason, this year, I’m going gaga for St. Valentine’s Day.
This year, Valentine’s Day lands on a Friday. And like any other Friday night, it’s the end of a long work week for me. And it’s another Friday where I don’t have a babysitter. For those of you who can actually make and keep reservations at a romantic restaurant serving multi-coursed dinners with wine pairings, I envy you so much. For the rest of us, we have to change it up a little so we can express our love to those who matter to us.
Here are several ways you can change up Valentine’s Day just to make it a bit more exciting. I will present two lists actually. First, let’s explore how to change St. V. Day for your man.
  1. Instead of wearing heavy makeup, go au naturale
  2. Instead of wearing that uncomfortable thong, how about going au natural?!
  3. Forget that silly greeting card! How about sexting him throughout the day? Nothing says romance like getting a boudoir-style pic on his cell phone while he’s in the middle of his week-end staff meeting
  4. Dinner at a 4-star restaurant? Nah! If you’re like me, you’re still paying those credit card bills for all of those Christmas gifts you got for the kids. Oh puleeze! Just go to your favorite local spot. No one is going to be there because everyone else will be at that pricey spot with the multi-coursed dinner and wine pairing.
  5. For your movie selection, don’t watch “Valentine’s Day”. It sucks! Seriously, it’s no “Love Actually”.  Instead kink it up, and watch an erotic film. The French really produce some great ones.
  6. Don’t buy him boxers with hearts on it. Please... Don’t!!! In fact, save your money. All your man wants is for you to be present.
  7. Chocolate candies in a heart-shaped box? Nah! How about chocolate syrup on you instead? Or his favorite alcoholic drink? Not to pour on you, but to actually drink.
  8. Play video games or do any activity that he enjoys indoors. Believe it or not, I actually plan to watch the second season of that popular NetFlix political drama that will be premiering that night.
Here are some ways to change up Valentine’s Day for your woman.
  1. Fetch her things. Like chocolate. Or expensive jewelry. Or champagne. But do the fetching in the buff.
  2. Spa treatments. Particularly back rubs. I suppose you could throw in a manicure too.
  3. Change up those red roses. If your woman likes them, by all means get a dozen. Get 2 dozen, even. And whatever you do, don’t stray from the color red. However, if your woman doesn’t even own a vase, invest your money in other things. Get booze instead. That bubbly kind from France.
  4. Here’s a change-up that would be appreciated, How about actually making plans for Valentine’s Day. Your woman is probably thinking more about February 14th than you are, so this year, just plan for this one day out of 365. Make reservations at a nice restaurant or cook something. And include alcohol. Lots of it. Like that bubbly kind from France (Yes, it bears repeating. Get her champagne, damnit!).
  5. Run her a bath. With massage oils. No candles, though. The flickering flames looks good in the music videos, but secretly your woman may wonder if her clumsiness could burn the house down. And well, arson just isn't sexy.
  6. Provide some nice clean bed linens. Particularly, and especially, a warm comforter. Put it in the dryer while she’s taking that bath you drew for her.  Remember Feb. 14th is still winter. And well, baby, it’s cold outside.
  7. Get a dual shower head. This idea has a dual purpose. First, it ensures that you’re not funky when you’re trying to pounce on her, and second, it gives you another location to possibly do the deed. Two extra points if you brush your teeth right before turning on that dual shower head.
  8. If you want to get your woman a gift (and yeah, you do), get one that means something. Avoid the aisles of the local drugstore. Everyone else is going there, but you’re different and you’re lady is special. Unless for you, nothing says loving like getting heart-shaped chocolate five feet away from tampons, incontinence briefs and hemorrhoid cream!
  9. If you must get lingerie (FYI… you may think this is a gift for her, but it’s really for you), get something useful.  Here are some terms for you to throw around during this  lingerie shopping trip: babydoll, boyshorts, chemise. No it’s not what you actually envisioned, but these things will still look great on your woman, and she just may wear it more than once.
  10. Set the music to set the mood. Use that iPod for more than just playing John Williams’ cinematic themes on repeat. Look up songs appropriate for the evening. Lyrics that include “Cupid”, and “Dream Lover” may score you some points.
  11. Lastly, don’t bitch about Valentine’s Day. It’s a day about love and she chose to spend this particular day with you. Shut your yip yap, and just pretend to enjoy it without looking like you’re pretending.
Whether you delight in the standard traditions of February 14th, or enjoy finding alternatives to express your feelings for that special loved one, have a happy Valentine’s Day!


By - Jessica Robles
Contributing Entertaining Writer for Thirty Something Magazine
www.thirtysomethingmag.com

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