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Follow Up on Allurent’s 90 Second Beauty

September 17, 2014

DSC04693 (2) (1280x1280)From my previous post about Alurent (here), I reviewed their product, the Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum, over the course of 2-3 weeks, just to see if I could see any improvement in my skin over time, especially since I’m now 44 and have really started to notice fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around my face.  Once I applied Alurent and allowed the product around 2-3 minutes to sit on my skin, the effect was immediate and even better underneath my make-up.

Alurent Collage(1. Before and 2. After)

I used the product directly underneath my eyes where I felt there was the most “sag”.  I then used it at the corners of my eyes, on my forehead, and at the corners of my mouth where I felt there were more wrinkles.  When used underneath my regular makeup routine, I found my skin to be more taught and refreshed.  The result is a more youthful, yet natural look, which only improved with use over time these last few weeks.

DSC04359 (2) (853x1280)If you would like to try the Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum yourself, Alurent has provided a shopping code for the readers of Any Second Now, to discount the Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum down from $79.95 to just $50!  To purchase, visit this link: Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum and add it to your shopping cart.  Enter SHOP50 at check out for the discounted price.

I hope those of you who try Alurent’s Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum love it as much as I do, and come back and let me know in the comments below!

FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Dominic’s First Day of School!

September 11, 2014

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Can you believe it?  Our boy had his first full week of school already!  He’s going to the same elementary school where my sister and I went, and where my mom worked for many years.  It was quite a surreal experience to walk through the halls of my former school with my husband, taking our son to his first day of kindergarten.  There was a point during the morning where Dominic nearly cried, and looked a bit scared when we had to leave him for the first time.  But when I returned to pick him up, he was all smiles and was so excited because he received his first “green ticket” for following all of the rules.  All in all, a wonderful first few days of school.  Cheers!

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I chose to outfit him in H&M, but Dominic picked his backpack…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Dominic enjoyed a morning snack while his new teacher went over the activities of the day.

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Each time he follows the rules, Dominic will get a green ticket to take home.  At the end of the month, he can get a special prize with all of the tickets he collects.  To date, he already has 6 tickets!

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On day 3 of his first week, Dominic picked his outfit for the day: Angry Birds!

Photos From the lululemon athletica Grand Opening at Fashion Valley

September 9, 2014

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With Dominic in school, I’m finding myself busier than ever, so I’ll be posting several catch up posts.  Here are some photos from the lululemon athletica grand opening at Fashion Valley a couple of weeks ago, which included a lovely brunch at True Food Kitchen.  After the fantastic meal, we were treated to a sneak peek of the new store, which was full of fashionable ways to get you moving.

Thank you Fashion Valley, lululemon and True Food Kitchen for a lovely morning!

IMG_3180 (2) (853x1280)My morning began with a Honeydew Mint Soda and coffee with Stevia at True Food Kitchen. Refreshing!

IMG_3176 (2) (1280x1280)  Everything at the Day Breaker Brunch was fantastic!

IMG_3181 (2) (1280x854)Music for the day was provided by Juice Box, follow them on Facebook!lululemon collage 2

IMG_3182 (2) (854x1280)The new lululemon athletica store

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IMG_3188 (2) (1088x1280)Love the messages all around the store. Very inspirational.

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IMG_3183 (2) (923x1280)Lots of clothing for any activity, from sporty…

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IMG_3192 (2) (1280x1280)to fashionable!

IMG_3197 (2) (853x1280)With Eva (California Pix and Eva Davidova Art).  She’s so lovely and tall, she had to scrunch down to take a picture with me…notice she’s in Converse and I’m in a heeled boot!

IMG_3199 (2) (1280x1280)#SDStyleBloggers represent #thesweatlife! (with Tanya of La Bella Tanchi and Eva)

Furla Bag Giveaway at Duty Free City!

September 5, 2014


I always love sharing contests because it’s SO much fun to win, right?  For instance, I won a Lego set for my hubby and new Michael Antonio shoes for myself recently on Instagram (click to see pictures of my prizes).  Here’s the latest contest I just entered, and I’m sharing it with all of you who live in the San Diego/San Ysidro area.  Duty Free City is giving away a Furla Candy Bag every Friday, no strings attached, totally FREE until October 22, 2014! Details are below from their official Facebook page, which includes a link to the contest.  Good luck to all and cheers!

Enter for a chance to win a Furla Candy Bag!

Simply enter your name and email, and you’re entered to win a Fulra Candy Bag. We are choosing winners weekly from August 22, 2014 to October 22, 2014. Winners are announced every Friday at 12:00 PM PST through Duty Free City’s Facebook. Winners are required to pick up their Furla bag at Duty Free City within five (5) days of notification on Duty Free City’s social media.

Store Location:

601 East San Ysidro Blvd
San Diego CA 92173

(To enter, click here!)

Neiman Marcus Fall Trends 2014 Brunch

September 2, 2014


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A couple of weeks ago, bloggers were invited to a return brunch to preview Neiman Marcus’ Fall Trends for 2014 (I attended last year’s event, post here).  Styled once again by Alex Yanez, we were treated to a wonderful selection of outfits sure to inspire fashionistas everywhere.  A nice surprise for this show was the inclusion of menswear.  Rather than a narrative, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, which will feature my favorites.  Thank you again Neiman Marcus for another fantastic preview event!

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Top Picture –  Our lovely seating area for noshing & viewing the fall trends.

Collage – a #selfie with Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape along with goodies & our tasty brunch (a breakfast quiche, yogurt with figs & nuts, and Mimosas)!

Third picture – The models with Alex Yanez of Neiman Marcus.


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NM Fall 2014 Knit Dressing

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NM Fall 2014 Gray Matters

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Patterned Pants; The Blues; Sports Stars

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Outgoing Outerwear; Gray Matters

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Step Into Comfort: Kushyfoot Review

August 28, 2014

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I have been on the hunt for the perfect foot covers (AKA  shoe liners, peds, footies, “not socks”, etc) for some time now.  My issue with them is that they never stay put, or when they do, they show!  When I was approached to review Kushyfoot products, I hoped for the best and that my search for the perfect little foot cover finally would end.  I can say without a doubt, my search is over!

KushyFoot Collage 1As you can see, Kushyfoot’s Ultra Low Cut foot covers offer just enough coverage for your toes, but also have a “non slip” backing, ensuring that the foot cover stays put both ways.  As for the “cushy” part, there is padding right at the ball of the foot, providing all day comfort.  I wore these with sneakers and flats to work all day for two days, and I didn’t have to adjust them.  The price point is also affordable, and retails for approximately $3.99 a pair ($23.97 for 6 pairs).  This is well worth it for all of the cute flats coming out for fall!

Kushyfoot not only offers foot covers, but a variety of hosiery, including knee highs, tights, socks, and their Flats to Go® (pictured below).  They are not intended for long distance use, but definitely would be great for the end of one of those long evenings out, where you just want a bit of relief from your heels.  They fold and fit right into its little convenient purse pack to grab and go!

If you like what you see, you can find Kushyfoot products on their official site, and please also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Thanks again Kushyfoot for these wonderful products, and for ending my search for the perfect foot cover!

DSC04680 - Copy (1280x1280)(My own Michael Kors peep-toe pumps & Arden B studded clutch)

FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

lululemon athletica Grand Opening Weekend at Fashion Valley!

August 26, 2014

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Check out another fun event at Fashion Valley Mall this weekend, cheers!

Join lululemon athletica on Friday, August 29, as it celebrates its new location at Fashion Valley, San Diego’s premier retail destination, with a dance party by DJ Jay and treats from Better Buzz Coffee and the Cravory. The party starts at 10am. The 3,800 square-foot store is located on the second level between J. Crew and Sur La Table.

On Saturday, August 30, get sweaty with lululemon Ambassadors Theresa Larson and Ray Fernandez  at 8:30am in Center Court. Don’t forget to refuel with Suja Juice and the Perfect Bar.
Festivities wrap up on Sunday, August 31, with yoga in Center Court, starting at 9:30am, followed by live music in-store by Jonny Tarr.
About lululemon athletica inc.

lululemon athletica inc. is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. For more information, visit

(Thank you again to Noelle from Curator PR for allowing me to share this exciting event!  Photo courtesy of Fashion Valley.)

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