Ahhhhhhhh…. Spring is in the air! It’s finally time to bring on the flirty dresses, rooftop happy hours and smartphone dating? Yup, you read that right! With mobile dating being the fastest and easiest way to find and meet new singles near you, it was only a matter of time for the latest mobile app to make dating easier than ever ever before! Now available on your Android or Apple smartphone, get ready to start swooning today!
Swoon, a new dating app that allows users to connect with cool people nearby, has bridged the gap between smartphone platforms and debuted an iOS app, making it the first app of its kind to be available to both Android and iPhone users.
In celebration of the iOS launch, its time raise a glass and celebrate the SwoonLife at the Official NYC Launch Party. On Tuesday, May 21st, Swooners will have the chance to test their swooning skills at Haru Gramercy over lite bites and cocktails. Hopefully, Swooners will meet the man or woman of their dreams!
Swooners can also enter for exclusive giveaways and prizes, like an Android phone, and many others!
Who: NYC’s 20-somethings now have a reason to celebrate the dating world the SwoonLife way, whether you are looking to meet new people, or are single and ready to mingle. Guests will also have the chance to meet and hang out with the Swoon Men, VIP Guests, and Dating Experts!
How: Upon arrival, guests are asked to download the app as admission into the happy hours. Swoon is the mobile app for finding cool people nearby. It’s completely anonymous until there’s a mutual match. Swoon is available on Android and iOS. Join the conversation and tweet us at the event using #SwoonUpNYC.
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Haru Gramercy, 220 Park Ave South (Corner of E 18th St)
For more information, visit www.swoonapp.com.
Disclosure: Thanks SwoonApp for sponsoring this post. I was selected for this opportunity and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #SwoonApp #SwoonUpNYC
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What happens when you get four friends together over brunch to talk life, love and dating in New York City? Things stop getting polite and start getting real!
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Getting together with girlfriends to talk about life and love gets even better when you include the funny and relatable new book, MODERN DATING: A Field Guide From HowAboutWe. Written by Chiara Atik with a forward HowAboutWe co-founders Brian Schechter and Aaron Schildkrout, Modern Dating, like Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl 60s manifesto, heralds an entirely new dating era where the world of modern relationships is as flexible and confusing as ever.
When it comes to down to dating and relationships in the city, things can get confusing- throw technology & social media into the mix and things immediately get downright CRAZY! Lucky for us, MODERN DATING: A Field Guide From HowAboutWe includes a variety of chapters dedicated to the evolution of dating, social media and even technology.
What better way to dive into the book than with trivia questions? MODERN DATING: A Field Guide trivia questions with shots of course! Each of us were tested on the rules of engagement straight from the book regarding sexting, calling vs. texting and even unique Out-of-the-box dating ideas.
Not sure when to text after a date? Trying to find the right online dating profile picture? MODERN DATING is an encouraging, and practical resource for women at all stages of the dating game. Whether you’re single, casually dating, or really ready to find a serious relationship, the tips, anecdotes, and stories will help ease the frustrations of dating. (Sidenote: MODERN DATING is even great for girlfriends or couples looking for unique date night ideas.)
The book is with beautifully-designed how-to’s, infographic, charts and guest-posts from the likes of Hanna Rosin (The End of Men) and Lauren Leto (Texts from Last Night.) From pre-date Googling stalking, to splitting the check, to the art of the sext and taking a sexy selfi – Modern Dating guides readers through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like in the 21st century.
Get in on the fun #ModernDating discussion by grabbing your own copy of MODERN DATING: A Field Guide on Amazon or a local bookstore near you.
Disclosure: Thanks HowAboutWe for a fun day out with the girls and sponsoring this post. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Single Edition Media, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #HowAboutWeBook #ModernDating
Some people like the phrase, “New year, new you!” – but I like to change things up more often than normal and prefer, “New season, new do!” instead. Now that we’re finally getting the sunny warm weather that we all deserve, I’ve been thinking about updating a few beauty regimens to include new colorful looks. First thing’s first, I checked out this week’s Happy and Healthy magazine to see what latest beauty deals Duane Reade has in store.
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After discovering Fergie’s Wet N Wild collection in store, I got really excited about trying out a few purple & plum eye shades for myself. I’ve always been told that hues of violet & lavender does really well when highlighting brown eyes. After checking out a few of my favorite celebrity looks online like Rihanna, Keri Hilson and more – I am ready to take on the violet eye look.
With the help of Wet N Wild’s cream shadow pencil in ‘Techno” and Mega Liner in “Plum” I was able to create my new violet-eye look below.
When it comes to trying out new looks and experimenting with beauty options, it’s good to know that Duane Reade has all the colors and options to choose from without burning a hole in my wallet. Playing in makeup is supposed to be fun, not expensive – and thanks to the Happy & Healthy Magazine at Duane Reade I can’t wait to try out a new inexpensive beauty look again soon. For more photos of my shopping trip, check out my Google + photo album.
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Duane Reade. #DRHappyHealthy #cbias #SocialFabric
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Being a new mom is great—but, let’s face it, it’s also tough. From juggling diapers and baby bottles, to fighting off sleep deprivation, there’s quite a lot to manage.
If only there was an app for that!
In honor of Mother’s Day, the folks at Verizon Wireless New York have handpicked 5 of the best smartphone apps – available on Android and iPhone, the most popular platforms today – that help make life easier for new moms.
· Baby Connect ($4.99): Need help tracking your brand-new bundle of joy’s growth and development? How about having medicine, vaccine and growth tracking timers, reminders and notifications? Baby Connect helps new moms track, log and share daily information about their babies. Great for doctor appointments!
· Baby Monitoring & Alarm ($3.99): Why spend a ton on a new baby monitor? The Baby Monitoring & Alarm app monitors your newborn’s sounds and will notify you by a phone call to another phone when there is a noise in the baby’s room. The app can even pull songs from iTunes to help lull your toddler back to sleep.
· Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper (FREE): From diapers to baby food, items for a newborn (or kids in general) start to add up fast. That’s what makes the Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper app so useful. It lets you plan a shopping trip based on what’s currently on sale at stores like Target, Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid.
· White Noise ($1.99): Red-eyed moms will love the White Noise app for their babies—and for themselves! Use it to help your little one fall asleep by playing gentle sounds of the environment, or the familiar sounds of your fan or AC. There are also sound timers that fade audio out so your baby doesn’t suddenly awake.
· Instagram (FREE): We know, we know. Instagram wasn’t necessarily designed to help with your lovable toddler, but, in terms of taking pics of their cute faces and easily sharing them online with friends and family—Instagram is perfect.
So, there you have it—for Mother’s Day, the top-5 apps for new moms via Verizon Wireless New York.
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On Tuesday, May 7th I got the chance to highlight a few Mother’s Day Tech gifts that should be on your list this year with Roland Martin and the Tom Joyner Morning show. Check out the highlights (and the audio) below.
TAKE A LISTEN: Tom Joyner Morning Show: Top Tech Gifts For Mother’s Day (AUDIO)
Sources predict that spending on consumer electronics will rise to an astounding $2.3 Billion (up from $1.6 Billion in 2012). When it comes down to Mother’s Day gifts this year, most moms agree that any gift that makes their day-to-day lives easier IS the way to go! On DivasandDorks.com, we’ve compiled a complete tech guide of Mother’s Day gifts from smartphones, tablets and accessories but I wanted to share my TOP 3 MOTHER’S DAY gifts AND where you can buy them for a huge percentage off online today.
Nokia Lumia 920: If you’re ready to bring mom into the new millennium and rid her of her old flip phone, then the Nokia Lumia 920 exclusively with AT&T is the way to go. My grandmother and mother can easily get confused with the options and menus that the iPhone and Samsung phones have and with the ease of having “live” tiles that keep them updated with social media, emails and more from the home screen – it makes their connectivity easier than before. Plus with cool features like wireless charging and bright colors like cyan, red and yellow – no wonder this was Engadget’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Smartphone of the Year.
Retails for: $449.99 OR $99.99 w/ two year contract
Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case: Wouldn’t you like to give mom the ultimate gift of power and protection on the go? This rechargeable smartphone case doubles as a battery pack. Turn on the case when your battery runs low to stay fully charged through the late nights. From the busy day filled with meetings and presentations to the day off filled with errands and friends. The juice pack air ensures that mom has more than enough power packed into a streamlined, protective case so she’s ready to take on the day.
Retails for: $79.95
Samsung Galaxy Camera: As a premiere Android powered point-and-shoot camera with the capabilities of instant social media sharing, this “smart camera” is amazing. It boasts a 16-megapixel sensor, a 21x optical zoom, 3G/4G connectivity, WiFi, GPS, a 4.8-inch touchscreen display, all powered by a Quad Core CPU running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Although this camera is powered by Android, it’s far from a smartphone camera. With options to shoot in Auto, Smart or Expert Mode, the Samsung Galaxy camera gives every photographer the ability to capture great photos regardless of skill set. Best feature for mother’s day? Best Face, which takes a quick burst of five images and then lets you select the best facial expressions of the people pictured, before merging them all into one photo. So mom, say goodbye to those awkward family photos with the Samsung Galaxy Camera.
Retails for: $549.99
Warmer weather is here and Nair is ready to help women on the go take the guesswork out of waxing with the Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips.
The new Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology were added to the popular Brazilian Spa Clay Line. The wax strips are infused with mango butter and açai berry, known to moisturize the skin, and mineral-rich clay known to purify the skin. The new wax strips take the guesswork out of waxing at home with the Perfect Temp™ technology. Each wax strip contains the Nair logo embossed across the strip. The wax strips are heated by hand and when the logo fades across the entire strip, you can apply on your skin. You can’t overheat it, so there is no risk that the wax will burn you, a fear that some women have. Enjoy smooth, beautiful skin for up to 8 weeks!
Don’t believe me? Check out this quick tutorial for smooth skin in seconds using the Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips below:
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp technology provide superior results at home at a fraction of the salon price. ($5.99.) Find out more about the entire Nair’s full line of hair removal products for Summer visit http://NairLikeNeverBefore.com.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Single Edition® Community. This post has been compensated as part of a social campaign for Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips however all opinions expressed are my own.
Did You Know: More than 16 million kids in this country alone are going hungry RIGHT NOW.
If you have a child, niece, nephew or even know a child – you know that no child deserves to live a life deprived of food and nutrients. That’s why today in New York City, Sandra Lee and many of her friends all came together to host the World’s Largest Bake Sale benefitting the Food Bank of New York City and No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Sponsored in part by Kmart, Shop Your Way, Hasbro, Domino Sugar, C&H Sugar, Duncan Hines and PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese – Sandra Lee brought her co-chairs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Martha Stewart, Guy Fieri, Buddy Valastro, Ty Pennington, Wendy Williams, Rosanna Scotto and Dylan Lauren to raise awareness and bake sale – SALES! There were over 35 of the best restaurants and bakeries in the area crafting the most irresistible cookies, cakes and cupcakes. With sweet treats for sale at only $5 each, every cent of every purchase benefitted No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City.
With plenty of delectable delights from the Food Network, Junior’s Cheesecake Bakery and more – I couldn’t think of any better reason to put my money to good use and towards a great cause!
If you weren’t able to make it out to Grand Central Terminal for the World’s Largest Bake Sale there’s still time to make a difference. Between now and May 31st, Kmart will donate $1.00 to Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry up to $10,000 each time you spread the word on Facebook and Twitter or share a Sandra Lee recipe card with friends and family. Make sure to use your social currency wisely and share the news about this amazing opportunity to donate immediately – it’s an opportunity to impact those in need that you can’t afford to miss.
For more information on how you can “Bake A Difference” visit http://www.recipefornokidhungry.com. Sandra Lee’s World’s Largest Bake Sale Sandra Lee’s World’s Largest Bake Sale Sandra Lee’s World’s Largest Bake Sale
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Kmart and Shop Your Way for Sandra Lee’s World’s Largest Bake Sale. #WorldsLargestBakeSale #cbias #SocialFabric
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John Legend is in town and will be playing a free concert this Friday evening in NYC, along with Ryan Leslie and the Salome Chamber Orchestra as part of Yahoo’s On The Road series.
The tour kicks off on May 3 in New York City and will party across the U.S. for a month before heading to Europe for the second leg. Yahoo’s going on tour to make every day less everyday — from New York City to San Francisco, from Berlin to London. Yahoo! On the Road is the world’s first mobile entertainment and innovation festival, featuring the hottest bands, comedians, and technology, as well as some great surprises.
Want tickets? Tickets are first come, first served in each city. Just come hang out at the Yahoo! tour bus and check out some cool new technology, download a free app, or upload a Flickr photo. Get the specifics for your city by following @YahooOnTheRoad on Twitter and by liking theYahoo! On the Road Facebook page. A few lucky people will score advance tickets here on the site. Stay tuned to find out how you can get them.
If you can’t join Yahoo’s On The Road series live (or if you want to relive the action), catch the shows with their free concert stream! Check the schedule and don’t miss a beat.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® . and UrgentRX #cbias all opinions are my own.
The temperatures have finally reached warmer peaks and the flowers are in bloom – Spring is here! With springtime weather comes spring-like fashion, trendy colors and the unavoidable spring allergies. There’s nothing quite like creating a perfect head-to-toe look and having to deal with itchy eyes and a runny nose to0. Spring is the time of year that we normally think of when it comes to seasonal allergies. As the trees & flowers start to bloom, pollen gets airborne and allergy sufferers begin their annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing. Each year, 35 million Americans fall prey to seasonal allergies commonly known as hay fever.
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Although there is no magical cure for spring allergies, there are a number of ways to combat them, from medication to household air purification gadgets. One of the most effective ways to fight off watery eyes, sneezing and itching symptoms associated with allergies is with Allergy Attack Relief To Go by UrgentRX.
UrgentRX fast acting powders are credit card-sized packets of fast acting medication. No water, no waiting, just fast-acting relief. During my recent trip to my local Duane Reade, I got a chance to stock up on a few UrgentRX packets to keep in my bag for unexpected emergency relief. You can never be too prepared when it comes to your health.
The quick dissolve powders work fast, dissolve without water and if you’re planning on taking your health seriously, there’s no reason not to have your own stash readily available. Stop by a local Duane Reade, pick up a few UrgentRX quick dissolve packs (they’re so light and slim, you can easily fit a few in your purse pocket while you’re on the go.) and enjoy springtime fun without springtime allergy symptoms. In addition to allergy relief, UrgentRX also offers case-specific packs for headache, stomach ache and more.
Check out my complete allergy health overhaul experience at Duane Reade here. For more information about UrgentRX visit online at UrgentRX.com or on Twitter.com/UrgentRX and Facebook.com/UrgentRX today.