Getting Gorgeous with Degree NYC 2011

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending an awesome blogger event in NYC “Getting Gorgeous with Degree“. Many thanks to Audrey McClellan and Vera Sweeney for inviting me to be their guest. It was so much fun and such a wonderful experience. Not only did I have the chance to meet top notch sponsors and learn all about their products, but I also got the chance to mingle and meet many other wonderful Mom (and Dad) bloggers.

Much to my amazement, we were pampered all day long. Simply Orange presented us with delightful complimentary mimosas to sip as we mingled with sponsors and chatted with one another. Hair Room Service was on hand to style our hair and give us a mini makeover. (I went home with a cute curly look) Hanes was handing out their marshmallow-y soft socks, which they boast “are the most comfortable socks in the world” for us to try (and after all of that walking and standing all day I was ready to put them on right then and there!) And if that was not enough, Georgetown Cupcake had large tiers of cupcakes ranging from Red Velvet to chocolate to a lime verson…can you say HEAVENLY???? My son Aidan and I have been watching DC cupcakes on TV and I was so excited to try these for myself. I must say, I have never had a Red Velvet cupcake quite like this! WOW!

After finishing off my cupcake, I wandered over to visit with Weight Watchers, where I chatted with them about their Points Plus Program and Online Program. The program has had alot of new changes including allowing unlimited fruits. Their new spokesmodel, Jennifer Hudson is looking fabulous these days! I am a lifetime member and currently working to get back to my goal weight. I am a huge Weight Watchers fan, so I really enjoyed speaking with the sponsors and hearing more about the plan. They were just the motivation I needed to say no to one more Georgetown Cupcake! (I think I could have eaten 3 or 10!)

Some things I learned from the sponsors as I chatted with them throughout the day:

Degree with motionSENSE technology now has the ability to actually keep ahead of your perspiration by sensing when you move to keep you fresher and drier than ever before.

Goody now has these really cool spin pins that turn your hair into a cool bun with a quick twist! LOVED THEM!

Shopafrolic is a really awesome style website created by designer Liz Lange (whom I did get to meet at Getting Gorgeous…so exciting!) and her sister Jane. The site has information and tips on fashion, trends, shoes and more!

Miraclesuit and Miraclebody can make you “Look 10 lbs Lighter in 10 Seconds”. They are so sure of it, they’ve made it their company motto! Oprah is a huge fan of Miraclebody jeans and has them on her list of favorites. After attending Getting Gorgeous, I may have to add them to mine as well. They have a premium Lycra denim and soft yet toning belly panel that indeed appeared to shape you in all the right places. Miraclesuit also was on hand to introduce and talk about thier fashionable, planet-friendly line of swimwear called ECO SWIM™ by AQUA GREEN™. The suits were beautiful and figure friendly! They were just the just the confidence I needed to want to go bathing suit shopping. I will definitely be checking out Miraclesuits when shopping for swimwear this season.

Tide was handing out their To Go pens (which I absolutely LOVE!) and they had mini versions too, which are perfect for pockets, pocketbooks and diaperbags! We were chatting about all of the creative ways to use these to remove stains. I probably could have sat at this table taking notes all day. People were talking about removing stains from wedding gowns with them, carpets, curtains…I was amazed!

In addition to the information and samples I was provided with, many sponsors also graciously offered the following discounts to share:

Sarah Potempa(celebrity hairsylist) – enter promo code GG2011 to get $50 off the purchase of a titanium or ceramic flatiron

Belli (Pregnancy Safe Skincare): 20% off when you use code BLOG4401

Studio Jewel, Lisa J Lehman Designs: 20% off your next order when you use code ggNYC11

Pishposh Mommy: 20% off any purchase when you use code BUMP20

Totsy: $15 credit at checkout. At, enter promo code VIPMOM at checkout.

patemm: 20% off all their patented, award-winning, eco-friendly, round diaper changing systems. Use coupon code: PATEMM.

FlipOut Sandals: 20% off using discount code: GORG, expires December 31, 2011.

Many thanks to all of the event sponsors:

Degree – title sponsor
Hair Room Service
Flip Out Sandals
Drop Dead Diva
Simply Orange
Weight Watchers
Lifetime Moms
Dream Water
Tide to Go
Amy Tara Koch

I am still working my way through all of the cool swag that we received from the sponsors. I’ll be sure to report back once I try out more of my products!

In the mean time, I am already getting excited about next year’s Getting Gorgeous Event! The idea of another kid-free day in NYC with the girls? Oh yeah!

Disclosure: I received a swag bag and samples at the Getting Gorgeous Event. I did not receive compensation for writing this post. All opinions are solely my own.

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