Stilettos and Sponsors (#SMLatinas)

You heard me tell you all about BlogHer, about how I do some of my follow ups and about my favorite party last week. I was going through emails, Tweets and pictures today and thought I should put up a note about the Kick Off Your Heels party. Don't worry, I know you're all busy with the Manic Mondays and whatnot.

I wanted to let you know that sometimes parties like that (and parties that you might attend) come together because there's one person with an awesome idea. That would be the fantabulous Ms. Latina herself, Migdalia.  Following that, though, it takes sponsors who not only believe the wild and crazy ideas that you have but are just as excited (if not more).  So I could not let the wave of conferencing pass without sending my deepest thanks to some pretty awesome people.

If you saw my pretty sexy leg with the cool Stiletto tattoo, that was all Glitter Tattoo NY. I'm kinda mad they're not in my town although I suspect Corena would get sick of me calling and requesting special stencils for random use. Like for bachelorette parties or how cute would it be for a babyshower?! The possibilities are endless!

During the course of BlogHer, if you saw me and thought: how is she still wearing lipstick?! Well, that's because I was sporting some Outlast All-Day Lipcolor my friends!  I will say it has passed most tests though I am still looking for a subject to try out the whole "kiss proof" claim (wink wink). CoverGirl hooked me up and I am glad they did because I may or may not have left my lipstick bag in the hot car back in Florida when I flew out that morning.

And when I heard that Avocados From Mexico would be sponsoring this party I just knew I was going to walk out of there either sick from eating too many aguacates or hunched over as I carried a sack of them back to the hotel room. Alas, neither of those things happened. But, I found another site to supplement my Avocado Obsession where I can get recipes, coupons and more AND, I got these babies:

I have considered wearing them since I got back but I'm afraid my child will attempt to eat my ears as I've recently discovered (thanks to my unselfish sharing) that the frog princess loves avocados as much as I do. So much so that tonight she had the nerve to ask me for aguacate at bedtime. I'm sure there's a book in there somewhere!

All in all, I am so happy that I was able to attend this party. But, along with feeling all the good feelings towards my fellow Bloggy friends, I was reminded about the relationships that we maintain with brands.

I am thankful to these brands along with HP and Sweet Pickles. And not just because of the goodies in the bags but because of the opportunity to develop long-term relationships both with other bloggers and with them.

Disclosure: As a member of the Stiletto Media Blogger Network, my trip to the VIP Latina Blogger Event was sponsored, but as always, my thoughts and words are my own.

Hermanas, Amigas and Stilettos (#SMLatinas)

I flew up to NYC last Thursday morning because I had a very special event to attend.  It was the Kick Off Your Heels party put together by Stiletto Media. Now, these are women that I have been in touch with for months. We support each other, we participate in campaigns together and we have a good time doing so.  The question was, would this translate to real life?

I took a quick cab ride over to Pio Pio in Hell's Kitchen accompanied by Myrah (aka Coupon Mamcita) unsure of what I'd find. Well, I had no reason to be concerned. This was the very first time I had a chance to meet everyone in person though I feel so close to everyone already. The energy in that place was...joy.

We were all so happy to see each other.  It was like a reunion of old friends.  If it wasn't for all the fun we were having checking out the brands that made it all possible you would think this was just another girl's night out.

The support felt palpable to me.  At one point in time I got teary-eyed from all of the love I felt in the room.  Granted, it could've been the ridiculously good sangria but, seeing as I only had half a cup, I will have to own my feelings on this one.

Or, I could blame the cevichito mixto which they served beautifully in a spoon and which I think I'd prefer in a big mixing bowl. Oh em gee! I want some right now. But, I digress.

I have seen so many negative comments about women and blogging, about bloggers at conference, word battles, etc. Let me tell you how blessed I felt to have started off my trip with this amazing group of women.  Migdalia, the brains behind the heels, was so open and welcoming.  It translated on to everyone and everything that night. I loved meeting old online friends and new ones.

Of course, giggles translated over as well.  Now, let me explain this picture before you see it! Lourdes, Stiletto's new office manager, wanted to get a close up picture of both of our tattoos.  She tried to get her arm as close to my leg as possible. And in trying to do that, she put her hand on my (fantastic) behind. I can hear her now apologizing for having her hand on my butt and me giggling.  Unbeknownst to us, a close up picture was NOT being taken. Instead, we got the picture below! It's priceless. I've threatened to sue for emotional distress for being groped. Alas, my grinning face shows the opposite! But those tattoos from Glitter Tattoo NYC were a big hit and everyone wanted to show them off.

That night was filled with nothing but good feelings, great friends, sisters in the making and amazing shoes!  Tell me, are you part of an uplifting group of women?

If you want to know more about Stiletto Media or want to be a part of this inspiring group of women, check them out and grab a badge.

Disclosure: As a member of the Stiletto Media Blogger Network,  my trip to the VIP Latina Blogger Event was sponsored, but as always, my thoughts and words are my own.