I'm Alive! And Shecky's Is Ick.

Thank you for the emails of concern since I have not been posting lately. We're ok and still alive. Truthfully, nothing worth posting has really happened! We've been having our usual fun weekends, but the weather has been so nice that I've not wanted to sit in front of the computer long enough to make a blog entry! Work has been much more hectic than usual since I am heading up a very high profile project and also have to prepare my annual budget. I've been going to the gym on my lunch hour, so I've not been posting from the office. (Sorry loyal readers...impending swimsuit season has to take priority!)

I am sure that life is not going to slow down in the near future. We always travel quite a bit and have guests during the summer. And my Junior League Provisional year is about to begin! I think there are around 140 hours of volunteering, training and meetings that I have to do. I know I will enjoy it and I hope I can find some time to keep everyone updated on it. I did find out that my neighbor will be in my provisional class. She is absolutely adorable, and has two sweet little boys. I have admired her ever since we moved next door to her - she's classy, friendly, adorable and pretty laid back, and seems to be the kind of mom I want to be some day.

One thing that IS worth blogging about is Shecky's Girls Night Out. I googled the living stars out of it, trying to find more information and nothing was out there except their website...so I hope I am able to help girls save their $35 in the future!

Shecky's is an annual event that is held in a ballroom downtown. It's advertised as a fun night of shopping, at a discount, with your girlfriends. They have cocktails (free, which was the only good thing about the event, we decided) and really toot their horn about their "famous" goodie bags.

I got free tickets and my girlfriend Melissa and I went to the event. I paid $15 for a goody bag (I got a discount from the regular $35) because they are supposedly so awesome. The shopping was very meh. Nothing was my style...way too much glitter and bling for my tastes and did not seem to be of a high quality. There was one vendor with designer jeans (True Religion and Rock & Republic) for $85, but all of those jeans looked "off" like they should be at an outlet and none were current styles. Melissa did score a set of skincare from a good spa, but it wasn't at a discount.

Now, to the goodie bags....I spent an hour googling and trying to decide if I should drop $15. The only info I could really find was on their website, which says the bag will have up to $100 in free products (key words: up to) from the vendors on their website. These vendors include...hmmm....I was planning on typing them all out so you could compare the advertisement to the actual bag, but they seem to have mysteriously disappeared from Shecky's website in the past 24 hours! I do know they included Khiel's and some other higher end brands.

Here's what was included in my bag:
  • The actual bag - I could take my lunch to work in it if it didn't say Midori on the side, but not too bad, since it fully zips closed. I'll use it for our car-travels back home, it will be very handy for holding things like curling iron and blowdryer that never fit into my suitcase. Or a few pairs of shoes.
  • A full size tube of Yes to Carrots body scrub - I can probably use this.
  • A full size Aveeno body wash - we'll use this
  • Caramel flavored Splenda - I love Splenda, but yuck
  • Schick Intuition razor
  • Aquafresh White Trays - I have to admit these are ok, but I get free whitening from my dentist, so the trays are going to ebay (let me know if you want them)
  • Six ob tampons - ???
  • Travel size Herbal Essence hair spritz
  • Dr. Miracle's hair treatment - I googled, apparently it's for helping with hair loss or dandruff. Absolutely fab for a girls only event.
  • Four ponytail holders
  • Wet & Wild lipgloss - absolutely thoughtless swag...since you are required to be 21 to get in the doors. Didn't we all stop wearing Wet & Wild in the third grade?
  • A pin that says "I <3>
  • Lip gloss that is specifically for black women (it says on the package)
  • A sample of this deodorant that supposedly lasts for seven days!
  • Fake press on nails - zebra striped with glitter nonetheless

No Khiel's anywhere in sight. Poo on Shecky's!

Not to let this end on a sour note - Mel and I were able to salvage the night. We ditched Shecky's and went to do some real shopping! I ended up buying a maxi dress similar to the one below and some gladiator sandals...something totally new for me as you know I rarely leave the house in anything other than stilettos!