Monday, July 14, 2014

Job Interview Dress Code

Look The Part: Getting The Interview Dress Code Right

Look The Part: Getting The Interview Dress Code Right [Infographic] by the team at Farfetch

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Join Our Online Event - Shopatunity For Cookies For Kids Cancer

Thirty Something Magazine is one year old!!! We have grown beyond what I expected in twelve shorts months. 

Be one of the first people to have access to the July one year anniversary issue as it will be posted here first!!! 

Watch for details on how to get involved in the TSM Anniversary Fashion Glamtacular Party in October. Details will post here during the month of July. We are seeking models, vendors, sponsors, guest speakers and attendees. The event will be held in NJ.

As you are anxiously awaiting for information to unfold, enjoy shopping our list of preferred vendors below. These vendors have donated to our cause that TSM will be supporting and raising funds for during our One Year Anniversary Shoptacular and TSM Anniversary Fashion Glamtacular Party. From now until October Thirty Something Magazine is proud to support Cookies For Kids Cancer and will be hosting events all summer long. Details on all events will be shared here too so you can come out and show support for TSM and Cookies for Kids Cancer.

If you would like to be added as a vendor for our online event or at one of our physical events, please e mail for additional information. 

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Thank you for your support and being a loyal friend to Thirty Something Magazine. - Melissa Gregg

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Apparel and Accessories Delivered

I love LE TOTE and thought you'd like it too. Unlimited apparel and accessories delivered to your door each month! Check out their website through the link below.

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Spice Up Your Love Life

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Get monthly romantic surprises to your door, with FREE and discreet shipping. Spicy Subscriptions is the best and most convenient way to spice up your love life.
You'll receive a curated collection of romance, Intimacy and beauty products hand-picked from the Spice Shop. The spice box contains romantic gifts and an assortment of Intimate Items, massage oil, sexy lingerie, romantic fragrances and more!
We all need to spice it up every once in awhile... snap up your spicy subscription and enjoy a little spice this summer.  

Products are packaged pretty and look sensational... they make you feel seductive and sensual from the moment the box arrives.  
Not sure what to expect??? Either did I... once the box arrives you will be like a kid in a candy store. The anticipation of what is in the box is now over but a new anticipation begins... when will you plan to break into the products???
What I found in the box... five amazing products plus a few FREE samples. Pheromone Sexy Body Butter - Sweet Escape, the scent is seductively relaxing. Indulge in this soft, luscious butter with pheromones.  Tones and firms the skin over time and improves the appearance instantly. The next step in the night of fun... Sexy Body Shave - Pomegranate. The best body shave creme for sexy skin everywhere, creating rejuvenated skin that nobody can resist the urge to touch. The next activity... who doesn't love a sensually sexy massage??? The scent of the Massage Oil was crisp and clean with a hint of flirty. Kamasutra Lip Fetish Strawberry Lip Gloss for the perfect pink seductive lips. The really fun part in your night of spicy spontaneity is... 
I need to leave a little mystery and intrigue to your spicy subscription, order your own today and find out exactly what I am talking about and have fun spicing up your life.  

My absolute new favorite products have arrived and fun and flirtation is the name of the game.

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The Summer Dressing Guide

What is hot in London??? Let me show you...

The Summer Dressing Guide

The Summer Dressing Guide [Infographic] by the team at theheropiece

"Thank you to our friends at The Hero Piece UK for sharing this awesome information with Thirty Something Magazine for our blog." 

Apply Detox Thrive

Apply, detox and thrive. Sounds like an easy statement and probably exactly what my skin needs. Using botanical oils on my face appeared to go against anything and everything I have ever learned about skin care in my life. After doing my own research into botanical oils and the company Trusted Health Products, I decided it was worth a shot.

I could not be happier that I tried this product. Inexpensive, easy and effective. A few drops does the trick. The directions are quick and easy.  By far the most inexpensive beauty product I have ever tried under $8. You start to see results within a few days not months. The packaging is awesome... you can have it personalized with what ever you want. Check it out... who else offers this? 

Highest quality - 
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No chemicals, preservatives or additives.
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Who can use it?
Men and women
All skin types

What does it do???
Decreases wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet.
Reduces the appearance of aging
Fades blemishes 

This company is on the forefront of beauty and provides a ton of helpful, useful and informative information on their website. Visit often at

Here is a sample of the valuable information I received from Trusted Health Products

Here are some of the most common skin care ingredients that can be harmful to your health. Look at your ingredient labels carefully and try to avoid using products that contain any of the following:
  • Phthalates (pronounced "thay-lates") - linked to childhood allergies and asthma, abnormal development of the reproductive system in infants, and infertility and miscarriage.
  • Parabens - the most common are listed as ‘methylparaben’, ‘ethylparaben’, ‘propylparaben’, ‘butylparaben’, and ‘isobutylparaben’.  Linked to mild skin irritations, contact dermatitis and rosacea; also appears to increase the production of estrogen, which increases the risk of certain cancers; Parabens have been found in the tissue of 99 of breast cancer patients.
  • Propylene Glycol – causes skin irritation and sensitivity; indoor air concentrations have been linked to increased risk of developing numerous respiratory and immune disorders in children, including asthma, hay fever, eczema, and allergies.
  • Methylisothiazolinone (MI) – associated with dermatitis and eczema; known to cause irritation to the eyes, skin and lungs; alters the normal activity of the nervous system in such a way as to cause damage to nervous tissue; caused damage to rat brain cells; strong evidence of being a human sensitizer, toxicant and allergen.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – caused skin corrosion and severe irritation in a 1983 reported study; can be linked to scalp irritation, skin irritation, irritation of the eyes, and swelling of the hands and arms; also known to dry out hair follicles, causing damage.
  • Coal Tar – a known human carcinogen (causes cancer); strong evidence that it is a human skin toxicant or allergen as well as a respiratory toxicant; also is an environmental toxin that is banned in several cities and states.
  • Triclosan – registered as a pesticide with the EPA; a 2012 study found that it could pose serious heart problems in humans.
For more details on these harmful chemicals and others found in your skin care and how to avoid them, click here to read my special report: 'The Poisons You Put on Your Face Everyday'.
If I were you , I would go to my bathroom sink, examine each cosmetic and skin care product, and throw out any of them that contain these harmful ingredients.  Your health and your skin are worth it!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Enter to Win Your Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit

Summer is here and Orkin has some amazing “Bug Wisdom” to soak in and a “Backyard Explorers Kit” to keep the kids busy at home!

We will award one lucky reader an official Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit 

The Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit includes: 
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book 
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier 
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses
When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!
Why you will LOVE The Orkin Bug Wisdom App:
• Take the “What’s YOUR Spirit Bug?” Quiz and find out which smart, curious creature you are most like!
• Click through all the GIFs and soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
How to enter for your chance to win - 
• Take the “What’s YOUR Spirit Bug?” Quiz and share your result and bug wisdom by posting a comment.
• Scroll through all the GIFs and share your favorite bug wisdom as a comment
Get Social With it!
• Tweet using the #BugWisdom and #30something hashtags and your “Spirit Bug” and bug wisdom comments
• Share on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

Winners addresses must be submitted by July 25th by email to and winner will be selected on July 23, 2014

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit 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.
Giveaway open to the U.S.A.
“This post is sponsored by Orkin”

Friday, June 13, 2014

Not A Beauty Brand... The Beauty Brand

Not only is Avon a trusted beauty brand loved by generations of women, but a brand that supports women. Tips, tricks, beauty and fashion tutorials.

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See my product recommendations, best of beauty, create nail envy, bath and body bests, skincare basics and scents you'll love!!!

Soy Candles and Bling Perfect Together

Jewelry in candles. Soy candles with a jewelry surprise! Nothing gets better than that!!!

I love JIC and decided to sell them in efforts to allow myself the opportunity to donate 100% commission to autism speaks without changing my families income stream. I am a huge believer in giving back. This company is a fabulous opportunity to fund a cause or expand your income. 

What scent would you like to try??? Which ever scent you decide I can save you 25% on your order by using coupon code JicIsHot from now until June 30th!!!

Did you know... if you sign up and open your own JIC store the opportunity is FREE with no monthly or set up fees.

At a Glance

  • Personalized eCommerce Store expands your sales opportunities.
  • Earn up to 40% commissions from your sales and downline sales.
  • Purchase JIC products with your representative discount for inventory or personal sales.
  • Sell products in person and online 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Monitor your sales, commissions and downlines in real-time.
  • Automated sales, shipping, payments & commissions.
  • Orders ship directly to the customer, saving you time and money.
  • Detailed notifications every time you make a sale.
  • Access to the "back office", a secure section of the JIC website only available to representatives. The back office contains sales tracking, real-time commissions, collaboration, promotion ideas, marketing materials, and other resources.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Articles and Preferred Business Directory - TSM

Have you read the June issue of Thirty Something Magazine yet? 



* Dating Advice Do It Right By Laurie Morgan of the blog Starting Over Keeping It Real

* Once A Cheater Always A Cheater By Melissa Gregg Editor in Chief of TSM


* Selecting Godparents By Jessica Robles


* A Mom - ent With Kelly Patterson of Origami Owl By Melissa Gregg Editor in Chief of TSM

* 10 Ways To Maximize Mommy - preneruing By Jamie Palmer of Outlier Marketing Group

* A+ Job Interview By Dr Ronald Shapiro PhD of Education By Entertainment


* Fat Nutrition By Sandy Boshko RN

* How Healthy Are Your Bones By Al Caporaso of Planet Earth Wellness

* Finding The Right Gym By Shana Grovenveld of True Reflections Dance Studio


* 5 Ways to Get Out of Your Rut By Misty Dieffenbach

* Easy Advice to Enrich Your Life By Danielle Romano of Dani's Closet

* 5 Quick Pick Me Ups for A Bad Day By Patty Mosier

Monthly Columns

* Foodie Recipes By Kris Caporaso

* Mixology Cocktail Recipes By Jaimie Donnelly


* DIY Beauty By Melissa Gregg Editor in Chief of TSM

* BeYOUtiful You By Melissa Gregg Editor in Chief of TSM

* Head to Toe Style By Dawn Fratello


* Bridal Style For Your Body Shape By Jaimie Donnelly

*  How to Dress As A Wedding Guest By Jaimie Donnelly 

TSM List of Preferred Businesses for June

Planet Earth Wellness -

Education By Entertainment -

Skinny Fiber -

True Reflections Dance Studio / Rhode Island -

LaMagra's Heating and Cooling / New Jersey -

Thirty Something Jewelry -

MGP Event Planning / NYC and NJ -

Outlier Marketing Group -

Dani's Closet Vintage Clothing -

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Popular In Europe and Arriving in the US

superMOPI is a wonderful three-wheel ride-on toy for any toddler.  Your child can start cruising on superMOPI as early as 18 months old.  YES ... 18 MONTHS!  superMOPI builds your babies' confidence and motor skills through a safe, stable construction.  With integrated steering, the superMOPI helps children transition more easily to a two-wheel bicycle.  Made of super durable plastic, it outlasts multiple siblings - and their adventurous friends.  Parents appreciate the light-weight, compact design when taking the superMOPI on strolls or family vacations. And kids appreciate its speed...

It comes in two sizes: regular (for ages 18 – 36 months) and XL (for ages 2 - 3 years and beyond... it is hard to wean kids off superMOPI).

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The American Bible Challenge Prize Pack Giveaway

Have you seen The American Bible Challenge do you think you would win big if you had a chance to be on the show? Reply on twitter with your favorite bible verse #BIBLECHALLENGE @30somethingmag

The American Bible Challenge is back for a 3rd season Thursday May 22nd at 8pm/7C on Game Show Network!

ABOUT The American Bible Challenge:
5 Things you didn’t know about The American Bible Challenge:
1. All the money won in every single episode is donated to charities
2. All of the questions come from the old and new testament
3. Your bible knowledge will be tested in physical challenges as well
4. The American Bible Challenge is the highest rated TV program in Game Show Network history
5. It is nominated for two daytime emmy awards: Outstanding Game Show, and Outstanding Game Show Host Jeff Foxworthy
Did you know these 5 facts? Who's watching? Comment below for your chance to win a fabulous prize pack.  Winner will be announced June 10th in a blog post and selected by
THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE is a spirited game show that celebrates the Bible and its place in American culture. Bible enthusiasts from all across the country compete in a variety of challenges that put their knowledge of the Good Book to the test. The show’s prizing further reflects the celebration of faith, as teams earn money for the charity of their choice.
The American Bible Challenge returns for a two hour block May 22nd at 8/7c on Game Show Network. Don’t forget to tune in June 5th for the first episode of It Takes a Church premiering right after The American Bible Challenge.
Keep up with The American Bible Challenge on Twitter & Facebook

The American Bible Challenge Prize Pack INCLUDES: 
- 1 official “The American Bible Challenge” Tee-shirt 
- 1 11x17 official Season 3 poster

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Each household is only eligible to win One (1) The American Bible Challenge Prize Pack 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.
Giveaway open to the U.S.A.
“This post is sponsored by Game Show Network & The American Bible Challenge”

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Steps We Endure To Obtain Food

Nobody loves grocery shopping, it is a process! 

The steps we endure to obtain food. 

1. Preparation to shop starts with... compile a list of things you need to purchase from the food store. Next, you want to make yourself store ready... always look cute because you never know who you will run into. If you are shopping with kids, don't forget to bring your mommy armor. A tablet, snacks, drinks and / or small toys that will keep them happy and busy for a few hours and allow you the opportunity to focus on the task at hand. Now you are ready to load into the car and battle traffic to drive to the store.  My educated guess is you are at least an hour and a half into your food shopping process at this point.

2. Once you arrive at the store, seek out your shopping cart which sometimes may be a process in and of itself. Check out your cart for cleanliness and give a quick wipe with a disinfectant wipe to the cart handle. Blahk... who knows who or what germs were and are on that thing. Watch for the squeaky wheel. Nothing worse than being stuck with a shopping cart with a squeaky wheel when you are trying to shop. 

3. Wander around the aisles of the food store and fill the cart with groceries all as other inconsiderate shoppers hit your cart, hit you with their cart and stand in your way in middle of the aisles as if they are the only shopper in the store completely oblivious to any one around them.

4. Approximately an hour and a half later since your store arrival, empty the cart of groceries on to the conveyor belt at the cashier. As at least five of the items you are trying to purchase are not coded correctly in the computer system and you need to stand and wait as the cashier hits a switch to alert a manager that she is in computer fail distress and requires assistance. After that issue is resolved, the people behind you in line are currently annoyed with you for holding them up with the things they need to accomplish as if you planned this computer glitch event as a personal attach on them, they start to slowly creep up on your cashier line inner personal circle space. Gently tapping you with their cart forcing you to inch forward until now you are stuck standing in the most narrow of an intersection the food store has to offer. The area where all the people are trying to push their carts down a little tiny narrow runway space to exit the store. They have achieved the goal they set out to do and nothing will stop them from exiting the building so yes, they will hit you with their over flowing carts packed full of grocery bags if you are in the way. 

5. Place all your groceries that are being smashed together at the end of the check out counter in to flimsy plastic bags that only fit three items in each of them (if you are lucky) and place said bags back into the cart.

6. Take your life into the hands of others as you navigate a cart full of groceries hoping a bag does not fall over board through the parking lot as other shoppers feel the parking lot is a race track all as you struggle to find your keys to push a button to open your trunk as you maneuver a shopping cart with a bumptiy wheel probably either down hill or up hill. They design grocery stores with our cardio work out in mind by either strategically placing the store either down a hill or up a hill with the parking lot conveniently placed in the opposite of up a hill or down a hill from the store. Empty the cart of bags and play tetris to strategically place the bags to all fit in your trunk without damaging your bread or eggs which of course who knows which bag they are located in at this point.  

7. Drive home crossing your fingers to not need to jam on your brakes for some idiot that stops short in front of you and causing all of your strategically placed bags of groceries to fall forward and fall out of the bags. 

8. Once you arrive safely home, make a dozen trips into your home from the car to your kitchen carrying as many flimsy plastic bags full of groceries as you possibly can in one trip without a bag breaking.

9. Once all the bags are inside and you have cleaned up all the broken bags and picked up all the boxes of pasta that are now on your front lawn, the unpacking of the bags begins.

10. Create a huge mess in your kitchen by emptying the bags of food on to any surface you can find until all the bags are empty and in a pile on the floor in middle of your kitchen.

11. Place all the groceries in the respective homes you have found for them and throw away all the leftovers of dinner past that you found unrecognizable and  hiding in the back of the fridge. Be environmentally responsible and throw away the sea of plastic bags to ultimately take up residency at the landfill. 

12. Congratulations! Mission food shopping is complete. Start to finish four and a half five hours later, your grocery shopping is complete.

Now that I placed that perspective on you of what we endure to achieve what should be a simple task of purchasing food, we realize, it is not easy and grocery shopping is in fact a ridiculous cumbersome goal to achieve. 

Must be a better way... yes... absolutely! You can go online order your groceries, select your delivery date and time. Wait for the delivery driver to arrive at your selected time that fits into your busy unique schedule and watch him bring your groceries into your home for you and all you need to do is say thank you and unpack them and put them away. Now that idea my friend is a time saving saveatunity brought to you by the 30blog! 

The next time you need to get groceries, save time by ordering them online through Peapod.  Peapod offers competitive prices and a great selection of your favorite products, including produce!  I've found their service to be easy and reliable.  Check them out today!

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