One of the coolest parts about blogging is finding out about incredible companies and products and being able to share them with readers—like you—and sometimes, we get to connect with these brands all in one place, at events like the Blogger Bash I was part of in New York City last month, which included parties from Sweet Suite that focused on toys, to the Element Associates party that featured products moms need and adore, along with some important non-profits, to the Kidz Vuz event that merged products and brands that both kids AND moms want to know about.
The easiest way to show you what Sweet Suite was all about is to share the video of the box of amazing products that showed up at my door AFTER attending the event (forget stuffing swag into your suitcase—Sweet Suite delivers it to your door!). You can see all of that here.
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You’ve already read about the Babypalooza event I organized with my dear friend Nadia Carriere from ChildMode. The highlight was absolutely the guest speaker Anne Geddes, who packed the house. If you missed hearing all about that event, you can check it out here.
Right after that event was the party Debbie Bookstaber of Element Associates put together, featuring each of the following brands.
Washdrops: a green car wash solution. You don’t have to use a hose or rinse with washdrops…just one bucket of water, some of the solution and you’re set.
AutoTex Pinkwiper blades: Why not wipe away the rain AND breast cancer in one swift step? Their mantra is to “change your blade, change a life”. The blades come in pink or black with a pink ribbon and can be found online.
COVERGIRL: We all know the brand, but did you know they have a new Nail Gel collection? Yup. They even supplied manicures at the event to make sure partygoers could see their new polish in place.
Joseph Nogucci jewelry collection: I adore the stacked bracelets look and they create them with semiprecious beads… so pretty… and I’m saving their origami necklace that I was given for a special gift for my daughter.
Wubble Ball: The last gift I gave my daughter was the Wubble Ball. You can see our video of that here:
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We love that thing. I even bought one to send off to college with my older son (because you know a little stress relief can go a long way when you have college stress on your shoulders…and yes, I’m being sarcastic…we all know the kid is having the time of his life!).
Smokey the Bear: Did you know that cuddly ole’ bear just turned 70??? You know we all grew up with his reminder to be responsible when we’re near the woods. Nine out of ten wildfires are started by humans. Smokey is still out there educating our children about the dangers of wildfires. If you want to show him the love, just sign his card through this app.
Right after that party, the KidzVuz bash began.
By the time this rolled around, I was exhausted. I did manage to last about 30 minutes…long enough to be treated to an awesome pack of school supplies from School Specialty, a great new backpack from Lands End, try out the Nocciolata, an organic chocolate hazelnut spread, take a quick peek at the AT&T Netgear, and check out LifeLock’s identity theft protection services. We played for a minute with Microsoft’s Surface tablets and even produced a video for the Hasbro Dohvinci Style and Store Vanity. My daughter hasn’t stopped playing with that one!
Oh yeah…we also picked up Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Rocket mask on our way out the door. That may have been my favorite item of the night!
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As you can see, the Blogger Bash was all kinds of incredible packed into a day and a half. I hope you enjoy finding out about some of these items as much as we enjoyed seeing them firsthand. Comment below if you want more info on any of the products you see and I’ll be happy to get you the info!