Being an established LA based influencer, I feel privileged that I get invited to many awards season events and gifting suites. I love being an insider and especially love sharing my unique experiences with my followers. I really enjoy the gifting suites because they allow me to connect with and discover new under-the-radar brands and products. My hands down fav gifting event every year is the Secret Room Events Celebrity Gifting Suite because it’s a well produced event, with great brands and the event coordinators and brands that participate truly value the impact and passion of influencers like myself. Following are my favorite product discoveries from the 2016 Academy Awards Secret Room Gifting Suite:
Petzi Treat Cam This was prob my fav product discovery of all! If you have ever wondered what your pet does at home while you’re away (I totally have!), you’re gonna LOVE this brilliant creation. The Petzi cam allows you to check in on your pets and share treats with them from anywhere, at anytime via an app on your smart phone or tablet. You can
SPY See, Speak, Snap pics and Treat your pet while you are away from your house and can even share your pet’s antics on social media. Seriously? LOVE!
Twisted Cherries are another simply brilliant idea! It’s basically your classic cherry with an adult twist. The Original Cherry Bomb is a colossal cherry packed with cherry flavor and soaked in gin (they also have deelish Balls of Fire Cherries which are cinnamon flavored & soaked in whiskey) You can drop these flavor bombs in your fav cocktail or beverage for an unexpected twist. This booth was quite popular at the Secret Rooms event and I’m sure you can see why! Nom Nom!
Herkimer Diamond Jewelry Herkimer Diamonds are beautiful natural faceted quartz crystals, which are naturally occurring and are found exclusively in the rocks/mines of Herkimer, New York. These relatively unknown gemstones have a diamond-like geometric shape and are close to five hundred million years old. They are lucid, sparkly and are even more beautiful in person, but the best part about them is that they are an incredibly affordable alternative to diamonds. Shine bright like a diamond!
Icon ‘Music of the Spheres’ Square Wallet Bag Icon is brand known for making fashionable bags and shoes, and this statement making compact cross-body wallet and purse is no exception. I just love the whimsical angelic artwork that adorns both sides of this chic bag, plus plenty of room for your ID and credit cards.
Dam Good Soap I’m loving these beautiful, yummy smelling artisanal soaps that are handmade in Canada using high quality pure olive oil. This company is passionate about protecting the environment and all the ingredients that they use have been carefully researched, ethically sourced, thoughtfully selected, meticulously blended, skillfully prepared, and artfully presented without unnecessary additives or harsh chemicals. This beauty connoisseur is impressed!
Pocketopia Pocket People Dolls are the sweetest little dolls that were designed to convey universal messages of love, peace, happiness, togetherness and compassion. Each doll comes with a mantra/message that you can carry with you. I chose Maya whose message is ‘Trust Yourself’ – which totally resonated with me. Awwww!
Ivy Jade Pre-Game Clutch Another brilliant entrepreneurial idea to help women be prepared for a night out on the town. This black leather evening clutch comes packed with all the essentials you might need for a date night or walking the red carpet. So smart!
ReptileSun is an established sunglasses brand that uses top quality materials to produce their high definition on trend polarized sunglasses. I loved their acetate frames and the Stiletto (pictured below) and Liana were my favs. However, it’s their generous replacement policy that makes this brand stand out above the rest. If your Reptile Sun sunglasses are lost or stolen within one year of purchase (& you register them online within 30 days of purchase), they will send you a FREE replacement pair and all you pay is shipping! Amazing!
Som’or – Say Something More I’m totally loving Som’or Love Me Knot ‘Make a Wish’ bracelets. Basically, you select an Arabic letter that’s meaningful to you, then choose your 3 wishes represented by three colored strands that are woven together, and then you wear it to make your wishes come true. They are so pretty and look even better stacked as a group. Fab!
Natural Aqua Gel Cure is an innovative skincare product from Asia made out of activated hydrogen water and is designed to gently remove dead skin from the surface of your skin without harsh rubbing. After using it, you will immediately notice how much cleaner, softer, smoother and brighter your skin is. And when you apply the Water Treatment cream right after the exfoliation, the combo makes your skin look fresher, plumper and more supple.
Aloha Drinks by Salutti I’m always on the hunt for healthy beverages that don’t contain artificial sweeteners and am kinda ‘WOWED’ by Aloha’s Aloe Vera Sweetened drinks. These drinks do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and they taste soooo good! They come in five fruit flavors, but I’m smitten with the tropically refreshing pineapple flavor!
Jan Peyser Jewelry Crystal Glow/Athena Earrings are the perfect versatile, subtle and sophisticated splash of bling made by the lovely artisan Jan Peyser. She is such a delightful woman who is noticeably passionate about her craft, and after seeing that I am a girl who is ‘all about the sparkle’, she was excited to gift me with these sweet Swarovski diamond crystal earrings. Love!
Disclosure: I was invited to the Secret Room Event for editorial consideration, all discoveries and product affinities are my own.