For submitting a guess that was closest to the above randomly picked number, Maria wins the celebrity swag bag from Nivea for Men!!!! And for offering a guess that’s farthest from the randomly selected number,
Catherine Cathleen wins the smaller, still-as-fabulous Nivea for Men swag bag. Wooooot! Clearly, they want … well, someone else to obey Nivea for Men’s mantra to Look Like You Give a Damn … congrats, you two!!
To claim your swaggage, email your name and address to me at email@example.com. To everyone who entered, thanks for playing!Read the rest
Here at the Dallas Diva, I usually take a decidedly girly approach to beauty and fash, but this Valentine’s Day, I’m showing all you Dallas Divos some major love!!
As you no doubt recall, I spent part of last weekend Super Bowl-partying it up with the folks from Nivea for Men — remember, the W Residences party (above) and the after-partying at the Sports Illustrated event? Well, I have tons of Nivea for Men schwag to give away!
As part of the product line’s “Look Like You Give a Damn” campaign, they’re showcasing terrific male-grooming products, and one lucky guy (OR a gal who wants her guy to look like he gives a damn) can win the very same gift bag that celebrities received from Nivea for Men during Super Bowl weekend! That includes a fine selection of products including Active 3 Body Hair & Shave Gel (right), Sensitive Shaving Gel, Energizing Face Scrub, Moisturizing Shaving Gel and Post Shave Balm, among many others.
So how do you get your hands on all this grooming goodness?! Just pick a number from 1 to 1,000 and leave it in the Comments area of this post by 11:59 p.m. tonight, Feb. 14. Using the trusty old random-integer-picking website to draw a number, I will announce a winner based on whose guess was closest to the random digits on Tuesday morning and then send that lucky person info on how to get their goods mailed to them.
This just in: The swag bag handed out at the W Residences party was pretty nifty, too, filled with all manner of Nivea for Men products. So we’ll have two winners — the person whose guess is farthest from the number that’s randomly drawn will take home the mini swag bag.
So what are you waiting for studs (and studettes)? Mosey into the Comments area and leave your numerical guess, already! Good luck!!Read the rest
At the last minute, a Super Bowl-closing Sunday night party entered my life. The so-called House of Hennessy was holding its 5th annual Game Over party, with special musical guest DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, aka Dallas songstress extraordinaire Erykah Badu. And though it started at the school-night-unfriendly hour of midnight AND was located about 45 minutes in Dallas Diva-unfriendly Arlington, I kinda had to check it out. And when the words “we’ll be rollin’ in a stretch limo” were bandied about, well, I wouldn’t be doing my duty as a Diva by declining, now, would I?!
Well, the stretch Chrysler 300 showed up late, and we didn’t arrive in A-town until about 1 a.m. But, damn, that party was hype. First of all, the house was SICK. Nineteen gamillion square feet, 11 stories and 37 bedrooms or some such stuff — extravagant!! But not much going on once we walked in, besides a couple of Hennessy-dispensing bars. It wasn’t until we hit the lower level of the home — near the heated indoor pool, natch — that we found the party hopping.
There, in a huge room, were a glassed-off VIP room, another VIP corner with several leather sofas, and the main area anchored by the DJ booth. Folks were dancing and sipping on cocktails — atmosphere was lively and the people watching was fantastic. Erykah Badu showed up to a flurry of snapping cameras and Grey’s Anatomy Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery, right) deftly avoided my camera, booo! Too bad — he foyne!!
Anyway, the music by DJ D Nice was incredible, and Erykah more than held her own. She seemed to favor old-school hip-hop and soul favorites but gave shout-outs to current hits (“Like a G6″), too. All that talent and swagger AND she’s a cutie to boot — not fair!!
With all the dancing and star-gazing and mansion-adoring, our limo’s return to pick us up felt like it came too soon! But the House of Hennessy bash made for a heavenly bow on the gift that was fantastic Super Weekend partying!!Read the rest
The above photo is what you get when you tell two A-listers that they’ve sat on your coat. Which is precisely what I did last night to Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at Sports Illustrated’s pre-XLV fete. But more on that later.
After checking out the backstage action at the NFL Gospel Celebration that afternoon, I jetted straight to a party thrown by Nivea for Men. It was on the 29th floor of the W Residences, and hawwt! Not too crowded, lots of purty people, a nice selection of snackies, a DJ and — of course — an open bar.
Entertainment Tonight had a red carpet set up in the front room, by the bar. I didn’t see any celebs there, though word was that The Situation was roaming about. Missed him! And why was I even so excited that he was there?!
Anyway, after grabbing some nibbles and swooning over the view in the back room, it was off to the after-party. Apparently, it was switched at the last minute to a spot in Fair Park. FAIR PARK?! What kind of glitz and glamour would there be there?! Sadly, my hopes weren’t high.
Buuut, this spot was HOT — set up in the tower building at Fair Park, it was definitely the place to be! And when I realized it was the Sports Illustrated party, I just about fainted!
This ginormous room was set up to look like a swank ultralounge, with VIP nooks and white leather sofas scattered throughout. Go-go dancers were doin’ their thing, and the cocktails were flowing like water.
We situated ourselves in the Nivea for Men spot, sipping premium liquor and enjoying a prime view of the stage where the Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta were slated to perform.
And there were celebs — man, were there celebs. Footballer Michael Strahan, Prison Break actor Amaury Nolasco (both above), The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten, The Situation (all 5-foot-7 of him), Boris Kodjoe and, as mentioned, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.
Which brings me to our encounter. They scurried into our booth, promptly running to the back bench and sitting down … right on my and my girls’ coats! So I moseyed over to them with my camera and said, “Since you’re sitting on my coat, how ’bout a photo?” They stood up in a flash, with Ashton saying, “I didn’t know we were on your coat.” Mere minutes later, they went to the next VIP booth over. Damn, you’d think they’d have their own space to party in!!
Ah, well … check out my other pics from the party.
The bottle selection at our table consisted of Sapphire Gin, Moet champagne and Grey Goose. Holla!
David Guetta made me and my girls his “Sexy Bitch,” and we loved it!!
At the very end of the night, Glee star (and former Dallas resident) Mark Salling (right) hit our booth — he was sweet enough to take a pic!!Read the rest
I’m blogging and watching the action in the backstage gifting suite at the NFL Gospel Celebration! The walls are thumping as the musical acts rehearse — looks like Mary Mary’s on stage now — but we’ve seen some footballers roll through, already! Stay tuned for updates!!
UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Buffalo Bill Bryan Scott is cah-yute! As is (the very married) gospel singer James Fortune (below right). Scott spent quite a while at the M-Clip table for some luxury money clips, while Fortune seemed to really dig the Maui Jim sunglasses. Can’t blame him — I picked up a pair of the shades last year at Emmitt Smith’s debut charity event! Faboosh!!
UPDATE: 6:24 p.m. Mary Mary is jamming up a storm during their rehearsal. Totally bringing the house down, and it’s only practice!!Read the rest