****BREAKING NEWS****worldwide search in 14 countries to find the best video bloggers to send to the 2012 Olympic Games. (Check out my video here.) Winners were selected based on a variety of abilities, including reporting & unique on camera presence. Encouraged by sporting icon, David Beckham and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, hundreds of potential bloggers submitted videos in hopes of winning and guess who’s video landed her a wining spot on Team USA? I am so excited and proud to win a coveted spot on Team USA as a Samsung Global Blogger and can’t wait to share each and every interview, social, sporting and Olympic experience with our DivasandDorks.com readers daily. In addition to sharing my experiences on DivasandDorks.com, make sure to stay connected via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for up to the minute Olympic updates. Stay tuned for my Olympic experiences to be shared online on SamsungGlobalBloggers.com, MSN.com and more in the next few weeks. Catch all the Olympic action starting today - The Opening Ceremony, titled "The Isles of Wonder", will kick off Friday night in London at 9pm (that's 4pm EST) on NBC.
“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” - Pierre de Coubertin / Olympic Games FounderInspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. If you love great movies with a loveable “under dog” storyline, Eddie The Eagle is it! Actor Taron Egerton will have you laughing and cheering from your seat leaving you wanting more and more.
How to enter:First, upload your photo/video to Instagram using #StateFarmGroove and #ContestEntry in your description. Second, upload your photos through the official #StateFarmGroove website. One lucky (1) winner will receive the following: Round-trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest to New Orleans Four (4) nights, five (5) days hotel accommodations in New Orleans Two (2) tickets per night to the ESSENCE Festival® concerts in New Orleans Two (2) VIP Experience tickets (tickets to various VIP events provided by the ESSENCE Festival®) Transportation to and from the New Orleans, LA, airport The winner will appear in an ESSENCE and State Farm video on ESSENCE.com
See you in New Orleans!Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.
Displays: Great Meets Greater
- Galaxy S6 – 5.1-inch QHD flat panel, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 pixels per inch (ppi), Super AMOLED display
- iPhone 6 – 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 pixels, 326 ppi, LED-backlit IPS LCD
Internals: Let's Talk Performance
- Galaxy S6 – Samsung Exynos 7420 – CPU: Quad-core 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz CPUs; GPU: Mali-T760, 3GB RAM
- iPhone 6 – Apple A8 – CPU: Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone; GPU: PowerVR GX6450, 1GB RAM
Smile For The Camera: Camera Specs
- Galaxy S6 – 16 megapixel sensor, F1.9 lens, OIS, autofocus, LED flash – 4k video recording. Front: 5 megapixel sensor, F1.9 lens
- iPhone 6 – 8 megapixel sensor, F2.2 lens, DIS, Focus Pixels, dual-LED flash – 1080p video recording. Front: 1.2 megapixel sensor, F2.2 lens
All About That Bass: Speaker ComparisonSounds come through loud and clear with both bottom facing speakers (however, they don't compare to the HTC front facing speakers). Don't expect too much in the bass department though. If you're all about that bass, there's a wide assortment of Bluetooth speakers for that. Everyone knows that the iPhone 6 will cost you a pretty penny, but did you know that (without contract) the Galaxy S6 is priced even higher:
- Galaxy S6: $699 (32GB), $799 (64GB) and $899 (128GB)
- iPhone 6: $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB) and $849 (128GB)
Did you know some of the worst digestive problems can be caused by neglecting your body's needs on a regular basis? Ailments like heartburn, lactose intolerance, constipation or even ulcers are never welcomed and seem to happen at the worst possible time. (Last year, I found myself in the hospital twice on the two worst days possible... my birthday & just hours before I left for the 2012 London Olympics) But you can do something about your health while on the go with Align probiotic supplements.
Having a secret weapon against unwanted digestive issues is always easy with a quick stop to pick up Align from Duane Reade. What is Align you ask? Align is a digestive care probiotic supplement that gives your body a boost of good bacteria for healthy digestion. Specifically, Align is a daily probiotic supplement that naturally helps* fortify your digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7** build and support a healthy digestive system and maintain digestive balance. Common issues such as diet changes in routine travel and stress can disrupt your natural balance of good bacteria. Probiotics are good bacteria essential for many vital body functions including healthy digestion. For more about probiotics check out DuaneReade's Give me five... facts about probiotics.
After about two weeks of use, I can proudly say that Align probiotic has definitely been beneficial to my digestive health and over all well being. I plan on continuing to use Align to assist in my digestive care. Want to find Align probiotic at your neighborhood Duane Reade store? You can see my entire path-to-purchase shop in my Google+ album here. Also, be sure to look for the display in store now where when you buy Align and get free Metamucil to try as well. You can find more Proctor & Gamble product tips and specials here. For more information on Duane Reade visit them online and connect with them immediately on Twitter and Facebook today.I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias and their client.
- Attending the 2012 London Olympics
- My first ever Parisian escape to Paris, France
- Being Named "Best In The Blogasphere 2012" by Black Enterprise
Here's to a wonderful 2012 and an even better 2013!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!