The Diva’s Day at the Swag Fest

I scored a great pair of earrings and a tiger’s eye ring at this booth…..swag

Your divaonthego’s day at the swag fest.  It was a glam afternoon mulling around at the “Be The Change Oscar Lounge Presented by Sense Beautiful Science“–one of the many swag fests put on mostly for celebrities to promote products that hopefully they’ll wear on their famous persons. I love these events, which I attend yearly.
This year’s lounge was based at the Pali House in West Hollywood–an upscale residence hotel.

I started at Shemoni and worked my way upstairs where I scored a pair of MBT boots 08-w_tambo_chocolatelowresthat will be sent to me so I don’t have them now but they are worth waiting for. These are the best, most healthful footwear you can wear. I already own two pair of MBTs athletic shoes and love them so can’t wait for my new black leather boots. Once the nice folks from MBTs fitted me for my boots I moved on to a Tarot card reader who gave me a rosy outlook, that was good. After that I got lash extensions put on by a member of MM Makeup Mandy,, they look sexy, this was followed a mini massage and mani from Mobile Spa–a nation-wide company that does in-home or office manis, pedis, massage and spa parties., or 888-685-0885.

Next I visited a lovely designer at the Ogie Kanogie display who gave me a cool blue, strapless slip on dress. The creation of two So Cal girls, Ogies makes mostly cool coats which you must check out at dsc_0304 Since I’m not a celeb I didn’t score a coat,  but Leeza Gibbons did (seen to the right). I like the dress  though, it is cute and fits literally like a glove.

I also visited Storm London, a jeweler that creates unusual, innovative designs. They said they’d send me a watch that I fell for, can’t wait it’s really nifty. After I stopped by ADA handbags where to die for bags were displayed but alas only gifted to celebs, but they did give me a slim leather wallet. Check out their stuff at

And before I left the lounge I stopped to meet the sponsor, Sense beautiful science which offers a line of natural skin-care products that the literature says is “combines purifying botanicals in protective liquid crystals, pure plant bio actives designed to revitalized cells and make skin appear younger and healthier. The company’s brochure claims extensive research and results. I’ll be the judge as I start my regimen with the generous bag of face and hair goodies they armed me with. I also got a handy, travel 5X magnification fold out mirror and polishing gloves. So come back for details.

As always the glam affair, put on by Melanie Segal of Platinum Publicity with Sense Beautiful  Science was a big hit with the celebs, writers and other invited guests who go to grab the swag, see and be seen.

Diva’s Bag of Travel Tricks


A Few of My Favorite Tricks of the Travel Trade
The Divaonthego is always searching for way to make travel more diva-comfy. I am always cold on airplanes but I don’t like using the airline’s blankets, even in  First Class, now thanks to a compan called Cocoon I have my own travel blanket.  Lghtweight but efficient, the
CoolMax® Travel Blanket

– Special midweight CoolMax knit keeps me warm, well, wicks moisture effectively & feels luscious on my skin. 

– Ultra compact and lightweight, but still 44 by 70 inches, it comes in a compact a drawcord bag and is available in 7 colors (mine’s maroon).


There’s also the Ultralight Aircore Inflatable Travel Pillow that weights less than 4 ounces, and fits in a ripstop nylon stuff sack, and Travel Nightwear like


– Travel Pajamas in Silk, Egyptian Cotton or SeaCell®. Available for men and women,  Silk Short Pajama sets for men and women and

– Silk Day and Night Dresses.

Cocoon offers a veritable wonderland of travel accessories from insect shield safari gear and sleeping bags to kids stuff. Check it out at or call 800-254-7258.




The Diva’s Recession-Friendly Bag of Beauty Tips

 The Divaonthego doesn’t go anywhere without her bag of beauty essentials. And like everybody these days, she keeps an eye out for bargains like these…. 

Sumita eyeliner

Sumita eyeliner


I just discovered one of the best makeups on the market for my skin type, it’s
Natural FX Water based Foundation with SPF 15, it spreads on like silk and provides complete coverage of those areas you want to hide from view. I love it, love it.    The company also has a Bronzed FX Mineral Bronzing Powder and Nouveau 10 fps, Mineral Foundation Powder that are exceptional. Had fun trying them all on for Valentine’s Day date. Of course there’s much more to choose from at
Another new product worth mentioning and getting your sponge and brushes on is Helio Mineral Cosmetics.  The company sent me an assortment of foundations, concealers, blush, bronzers, shadows and lip balms to sample and I love them all. They go on nicely and look great. Check out the extensive menu at
More  new stuff from  Mixology–this company offers fabulous Loose Mineral Foundations, Mineral Veil/Setting Powder, Eye Liner, dry and wet shadows at affordable prices. I only sampled the shadows and one of their special brushes and I like it. Check out their Beauti-licious Club at  
All the makeup in the world won’t help you look good unless you…..
Hydrate,hydrate, hydrate– for a glowing complexion, high energy and de-toxing.   It’s my mantra and I’m sticking to it. But I hate water and it’s always an effort for me to drink enough, but that’s before I discovered ZICO Coconut Waters. They not only taste better than the plain stuff but they have more potassium than bananas and lots of added benefits. I was hooked after my first 60-calorie carton of Zirco Natural. I also like the
mango and  passion fruit, but prefer the natural. All have same calorie count and cost about $2 per drink.
 Made from 100 percent pure  coconut water ZICO Coconut Water is more effective than water for full-body rehydration and contains none of the added sugars or flavors associated with other sports drinks. It also contains more potassium than a banana and five essential electrolytes. What’s more, in terms of other spa treatments such as facials, drinking ZICO can help maximize effects by producing beautiful skin from the inside out. ZICO is packed with cytokinins which are powerful antioxidants that detoxify the skin by removing free radicals from the body. They also aid in the regeneration of new skin cells and help clear debris from older cells, leading to healthier, younger-looking and softer skin.
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Keeping your essential beauty products at hand is a must when you’re constantly on the go!  That’s why these products are never too far away from me.


1-Beauty Benefits 100% Natural Lip Color in Barely There ($5.99).  This nude shade is the perfect compliment to any outfit.


2-Alba Botanica Hawaiian Pineapple Lip Gloss ($4.95).  A yummy tropical treat, this gloss keeps my lips shining all-day long (that is, if I don’t lick it off first!)


3-Black Radiance Velvet & Glow Illuminator in Modern Glamour ($4.99).  The perfect all-over shimmer.  Use it as blush, to highlight eyes or even on lips, this is the ultimate multi-tasker.


4- Wet ‘n Wild Mega Eyes Defining Marker ($3.99).  Can’t live without your black liner?  This liquid liner is perfect for on-the-go application. 


5-Black Radiance Starry Eyes Shadow Stick in Deepest Plum ($3.99).  Purple is the new “it” color, especially in cosmetics.  This shadow stick makes flawless application a breeze.


6-Wet ‘n Wile Wild Shine Nail Color in Eggplant Frost ($.99).  Always carry your polish for quick touch ups.


7-Tropez Volumizing Mascara ($1.99).  Plump up your lashes for the perfect day-to-night look.


8-Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion (travel size $2.50).  Keeping hands silky smooth has never been easier with this natural lotion.


9-Modella Patent Perfect Wristlet Blue ($3.97).  This little guy is perfect to store all the essentials.  Throw it in your purse during the day and use it at night for a fashionable wristlet! (Additional colors: white, black and pink)


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