Productive Windows 8 Apps On My Intel Tablet

As you know, I’ve partnered with Intel to promote their brand new Acer Iconia W510 Intel Tablet. I was unsure how I would feel about the tablet because I had heard awful things about Windows 8, but I said it last week and I’ll say it again… I love Windows 8 now.

Windows 8 Tiles ScreenI hate it when they make a new version of Windows and change the user interface and functions… BUT for the first time since Windows XP, I actually appreciate and am embracing the changes. There are a few things about Windows 8 that annoys me, but the advantages way outweigh the annoyances for me at this point. I am ADDICTED to the Windows 8 apps! The addiction is so great at this point, that I’m unsure as to whether I want to get an iPhone or a Windows phone. There are so many useful apps and they are so much more convenient than bulky programs.

It’s like they married the convenience and fun of an iPad with the genius and power of Windows and created the most addictive piece of electronics I’ve ever owned.

Here are just a few things I love about the Intel Acer Iconia tablet…


  1. Windows 8 Apps: Easy, convenient, safe and FUN! I’ll show you some of my fav apps below.
  2. Long Battery Life: The Iconia boasts 9 hours of battery life with up to 3 weeks of standby time. Get up to 18 hours of battery life if you get the Keyboard Dock with the Tablet.
  3. Convenient Size: Slides easily into most of my handbags so I can take it with me wherever I go.
  4. Crystal Clear Display: It’s easy to see pictures, text and movies on this amazing screen.
  5. Power and Speed: Need I say more? This thing is more powerful than my big Toshiba laptop!
  6. FUN: It’s fun to use because of the touch screen and the endless amount of games are exciting to sort through!

I had a hard time finding a leather case that was specifically designed for my model tablet. I didn’t want just a standard case for a 10″ tablet. I was looking for one that would act like a book cover as well as transform into a stand. I found the KattWolf Slim Stand Leather Case for Acer Iconia W510 Tablet (With Stylus Loop and Elastic Handstrap) for $8.95 on

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I was happy that it had all the right openings to allow easy access for charging it, adjusting the volume, etc. For the price, I was extremely happy with this purchase. It’s not perfect and it’s not ideal, but it works and will protect my little gem.

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Jessica Alba Embodies a “Super Mom”

Jessica Alba can certainly be described as One Hot Mama! We are definitely in admiration of her being sexy, cool and what else? Expecting her second baby! What uuuuup Jessica?! After reading all the articles and interviews I could get my hands on this month, I thought I would share with you guys where you can catch Jessica this month… well, because she is everywhere!

Jessica Alba in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Allure Magazine August 2011

Lucky Magazine August 2011

Calling All Alphas!


Would you like to write for Lucky Magazine? Maybe your friends would want the chance too? ( Please note, you must complete Round 1 and/or Round 2 to be eligible. )

LUCKY LIFE,” Lucky’s new section, needs a contributor. We’re on the search for the perfect person—someone with a fresh, insightful take on career, beauty, entertainment, relationships, and style.

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Win 2 VIP Tickets to Lucky Shops Event in LA!

It’s time to GET LUCKY with Lucky Magazine!!!

Lucky Shops Event is coming to Los Angeles April 8th and 9th! LUCKY SHOPS is an amazing shopping event hosted by Lucky Magazine. This past November, Lucky hosted the seventh annual event in New York City and this April 2011, Lucky Shops is coming to LA for the first time ever!

Like the pages of the magazine, the event features a wide range of Lucky’s favorite designers and shops selling at up to 70% off retail!!!! It’s like the sample sale of your dreams!!!

While you’re there you can enjoy complimentary cocktails*, awesome giveaways, fabulous music and much more. This is an event you will not want to miss!

To celebrate the brand new launch of Lucky Kids Magazine, they will have a “Lucky Kids‘ Kidding Around Zone”  filled with kids clothing at steep discounts as well!

You can buy tickets to this exclusive event at 10% OFF with our exclusive discount code “FASHIONABLE

Or you can enter for a chance to WIN 2 Tickets from ME for VIP Night!


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6063 W. Sunset Blvd.
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VIP Night: Thursday, April 7, 6-9PM
First Dibs Friday, April 8, 12PM-6PM
Saturday Shop-a-thon: Saturday, April 9, 10AM-5PM


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Contest runs from March 24th till March 31st, 2011. Last chance to enter is March 31st at 11:59pm ET. Entries received after this time will not be counted.

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Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the USA only.

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Skinny Jeans That Really Make You Look Skinny!

If you are like me you overdid it at the Thanksgiving table, and probably overdid it with the leftovers, and then maybe, like me, overdid it with the group candy dish at work today.  All this has left me with a wardrobe challenge; everything in my closet is snug and makes me look fat.  Thank heaven for my Hello! Skinny Jeans.  These are the BEST jeans ever!  They are thigh slimming, stomach flattening, buttock shaping, leg lengthening, stretch denim jeans.   Seriously.  I read about them in Lucky Magazine earlier this year and was skeptical, but Lucky was offering one of their Lucky Deals so I decided to try a pair.  Talk about go-to jeans.  And they have saved me this week!  I bought the Night Wash and they are perfect to dress up or down; I can wear them to the office with a jacket or with a T-shirt to look pulled together doing errands.

Hello! SkinnyJeans® are made from classic denim but with a high nylon/elastane content. This denim is made exclusively for SkinnyJeans®. This gives them a ‘beefy’ strength to hold you in (no wimpy, gummy stretch here) and creates ‘Memory’—it sucks everything in and never sags, bags or grows by the end of the day. (You will not have to wash them every time you wear them!)

The thighs are very ‘scooped’ out which drastically separates and slims the thighs and pushes the butt out creating a shapely silhouette.  The fading and shading pattern on the jeans creates an optical illusion front and back to slim the leg.  Additionally, barely-visible whiskering above the natural leg break tricks the eye into seeing longer legs (as opposed to most jeans with patterns that make the hips look wider and thighs bigger!  The cut is a ‘barely bootcut’ – this balances the shape of the thigh to the ankle making your thighs appear as slim as possible and legs as long as possible.I highly recommend Hello! Skinny Jeans.  They come in a variety of washes and 3 lengths of inseams. Prices start at $149. You can purchase Hello! Skinny Jeans at

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Here’s your chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree with ,the leader in online apparel and footwear has teamed up with Lucky magazine. Enter at for your chance to win one of TEN $1,000 shopping sprees! is your one-stop-shop for all your fall fashion needs from apparel to accessories to handbags and shoes. Fill your closet with a complete designer wardrobe of your choosing. Not to mention, free shipping both ways and 365 day returns.

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