Win Two Tickets to Lucky Shops New York’s VIP Night

Lucky Magazine’s ultimate shopping event, Lucky Shops NYC, is celebrating its eighth annual ultimate shopping event this November. The remarkable must attend three-day shopping event, held from Nov. 4th – 6th, offers 5,000 passionate shoppers deals up to 70% off current season merchandise. If you’re like me, then you have tagged the pages of your Lucky Mag issues to the point they look like college textbooks. Or maybe people refer to you by the following words – trendsetter, chic, shopaholic……

Shop amazing brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, Chan Luu, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Cosabella, Trina Turk, Elizabeth & James, HSN, Shoshanna, etc. This year, Lucky Shops will be in a new exciting location – the Highline Stages. For those who want to attend this great shopping event, enjoy 15% off ticket prices by entering the code guestlistblog. Just click on to purchase tickets.

And if saving up to 70% wasn’t enough, Lucky Shops is offering extra “Lucky You” Rewards: the more you spend, the more rewards you earn – Earn points and receive special gifts from select designers. Enjoy close to 100 deeply discounted Lucky Breaks items in one location, Flash Sales – Select brands will offer limited-time discounts on featured items plus music, cocktails, giveaways and much more!

With that said, I am giving one winner the chance to win two tickets to the Lucky Shops New York VIP Night (valued at $150), Thursday, Nov. 4th from 6pm-9pm – the most coveted shopping night.

To enter, you must do the following:

Leave a comment stating what brands you’re looking forward to seeing.

1. Tweet this Contest – tag @guestlistblog
2. Follow @LuckyShopsNY on Twitter
3. Like on Lucky Magazine on Facebook
4. Follow Lucky Mag Shops on Tumblr –

Extra Bonus if you:

5. Share/Like this contest on Facebook
6. Be a Fan of My Life on and off the Guest List on Facebook
7. Share on Digg, Stumbleupon, etc


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on October 20th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on October 21st, 2011 at 11:59:59 pm. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (1) one winner to win two (2) VIP Lucky Shops NY Tickets. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize is $150.00. Winner will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Lucky Shops NY.

Sephora and Firmenich Presents Sensorium – A Sensory World

Sephora and Firmenich have come together to create an interactive, multi-sensory art experience of scent that any fragrance lover will enjoy. And it seems there are not as many of us as there once was. “Armed with more than 5 years of statistics depicting a dramatic decline in fragrance use and the knowledge that nearly 2 million women have stopped using scent*, Sephora, the leading specialty beauty retailer, and Firmenich, global leaders in fragrance and flavors, have created The Sensorium™ – a ground-breaking multi-sensory journey designed to re-ignite a love for fragrance.”

The first-of-its kind open to the public, The Sensorium™ is a voyage through Lucid Dreams from the sensory world. The dynamic experience explores the emotion and instinct of scent through interactive experiences, compelling film, story-telling and three-dimensional art. Open for a limited engagement in the heart of the Meatpacking District, guests will be invited to connect with scent in new and exciting ways.

Upon entry, guests start the tour with the history of fragrance and how our brain reacts emotionally to fragrances. Then you move on to the deprivation chambers where you hear true stories shared by people who have lost their sense of smell. And you know the sense of smell and taste go hand in hand – imagine not being able to enjoy your favorite foods.

Next, the guests are re-born into a world of scent that connects everyday actions and memories to scents that are an integral, yet often unnoticed, part of their days and lives. What does summer vacation smell like to you?

Then, a glimpse into a factory of creation allows the guest to discover how magical molecules and extractions blend together to form a finished fragrance that embodies and evokes a unique emotion. The journey climaxes during an exploration of the brain’s purely instinctual reaction to scent when guests enter a dream-like state that allows them to discover their most primal, uninhibited

Once guests have completed their journey, they are encouraged to take a seat at the Fragrance Bar, the sixth and final stage of the experience. Here, they will engage in a process similar to that of a wine tasting in which they will smell unbranded scents, discovering preferences based on emotion instead of marketing messages or bottle appearance.

The ticketed event will be open to the public from October 7, 2011 through November 27, 2011. Your $15 admission fee is redeemable as a $15 Sephora gift card.

Green Smoke E-Cigarettes – Smoke Happy, Smell Better

There are many things I cannot stand but the one thing I hate is cigarette smoke. I hate when I’m walking down the street minding my business and a cloud of cigarette smoke blows directly in my face or when some chain smoker sits next to me – the stench is disgusting. I know giving up this nasty habit is quite difficult but there are products out there that are a great compromise – you get to enjoy your nicotine and we non-smokers are saved from the rancid stench of cigarette breath et al. One such great product is Green Smoke E-Cigarettes

Above is the Green Smoke Starter Kit which retails for around $130.00 and contains:

1 Long Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery
1 Short Rechargeable Electric Cigarette Battery
1 USB E-Cigarette
1 USB Home Charger Kit (includes USB adapter and wall adapter) (100-240VAC)
10 Full Flavored FlavorMax™ Nicotine Cartomizers
Which I’m sure will save you money in the long run considering the cost of cigarettes these days (each Green Smoke® cartridge is comparable to up to 20 cigarettes). There is also a Social Smoker Kit and a Love Birds Kit if the Starter Kit isn’t for you. Green Smoke® electronic cigarettes provide an enhanced smoking sensation unlike anything you have ever experienced. It gives you a sensation of smoking a traditional cigarette – but it’s not a cigarette. The rich variety of flavors and exceptionally high vapor volume make Green Smoke® electric cigarettes the ideal way to upgrade your smoking experience. In other words, enjoy your cigarette without creating new cases of second hand smoke lung cancer patients. What are the benefits of this public-friendly cigarette?

An Unmatched Smoking Experience
Value of 12.5 Packs of Cigarettes
Incredibly Long Lasting Flavor
High Smoke Volume
No Cigarettes butts to dispose of
Lack of Cigarette Breath
No risk of falling asleep with a lit cigarette and burning your place down
Stay Charged with the USB Cigarette
Intro Pack Provides a Variety of Flavors and Nicotine Levels
Flavors include: Mocha Mist, Smooth Chocolate, and Vanilla Dreams are not available in California, Oregon, and Nevada.

So do yourself (and we poor non-smokers) a favor and invest in an e-cigarette, you won’t regret it. When you use Green Smoke® e-cigarettes, you can smoke in many no smoking zones like many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, bus stations and airports. Warning – using Green Smoke might cause more friendliness from non-smokers, people standing closer to you, the possibility of getting kissed more, saving money on gum, mints and other cigarette smoke masking tools.

It’s Spa Week Again

Do you know what today is? It’s the first day of Spa Week Fall Event, the glorious bi-annual week event when spas offer full service Spa packages for just $50 dollars at over 800 participating spas nationwide.

Starting today, October 10th, through Sunday, October 16th, enjoy Microdermabrasions, Glycolic Peels, massages, etc. All you have to do go to (if you haven’t already), go to the spa directory, click your city/state, select your treatment(s) and book your appt. Easy as 1-2-3.

To celebrate this amazing money-saving pampering week, Spa Week had their usual Media Event which I continually thank heaven that I can attend. Upon entry, I ran (yes ran) to Spa Chick-on-the-Go for an eyebrow rescue. They’re fabulous, I love them and anyone who’s used their services can attest to that statement. Their services are enjoyed by both women and men

My next stop was to Ouidad, unfortunately the other guests had already swarmed Ouidad so I didn’t get to enjoy a fabulous hair touch-up but I did get to take some of their great hair products with me

The Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray is a great product to revive your curls. They currently have a contest up on the Spa Week website, enter it HERE. Then it was off to Dole for some of their yummy Real Fruit Bites

Dole also has a sweepstakes up on called Fall Bliss Sweepstakes, enter to win an ultimate prize pack. Next up was the expansive Carefree booth

Carefree gifted three ready-made kits for the on the go woman – “the gym to brunch”, “the airport to the office” and “the office to happy hour” (which is the one I selected).

They also gave some great do-it-yourself refresh tips and massage tricks to help relieve tension, improve circulation, etc. While you’re perusing throught the Spa Week website, be sure to enter the Carefree Refresh Sweepstakes.

After Carefree it was time for a cocktail, which led me to Seagrams and their amazing tasting Tea Lemonade & Mango Beverage

Of course you must also try the Limeade, Pomegranate Lemon and the Classic Lemonade – all amazing flavors but the absolute deliciousness of the Tea Lemonade & Mango won my heart. My last stop was the innovative designs of Plank Accessories. You may remember introducing you guys to Plank some time ago in my Plank You Very Much post.

You may not be aware but the mats on the floor in the photo directly above are Plank’s Yoga Mats. The space was decorated by Bobby Berk, founder of Bobby Berk Home. I was lucky enough to get a photo of him with Doreen Hing, the owner of Plank Accessories

Though it was too crowded to even get in close, far less a makeover, I had to wait quite a bit to get some shots of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and some of their newest products

I wish I got to enjoy more services but as it is Spa Week, I can definitely get more services for less money and I will enjoy. Hope you will too. Enjoy Spa Week