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Broadway’s “Side Show”
Influence Central received two tickets to Side Show to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own. I’ve been a fan of musical theater for as long as I can remember. My first high school job was working concessions at North Shore Music Theatre in Massachusetts, so I could watch the rotating line-up of regional productions during my breaks. Having attended college in Manhattan, trips to score RUSH tickets and enter discounted ticket lotteries were a regular occurrence and a favorite pastime of friends and myself. I’ve been a seatfiller at the TONY Awards, and regularly listen to Original Broadway Cast recordings on my commute to work. Flash forward several years later, and I still find myself as excited as ever to see the new Broadway shows that open each season.
Join us for the Salvation Army #RedKettleReason Twitter Party tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET! We’ll be chatting about the importance of teaching our children to show care and compassion for fellow community-members and the value of “giving back” this holiday season, highlighting Salvation Army’s Red Kettle initiative. To see why other people are giving back this year, visit RedKettleReason.org! Leave your reasons as well! Date: Wednesday, December 17th 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participants: @SalvationArmyUS Party Hashtag: #RedKettleReason Prizes: Two (2) pre-party winners and six (6) party winners will be randomly selected to receive $50 Amazon gift codes (Winners are restricted to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.)
The following featured posts are clients of Influence Central For our second installment of Influencer Spotlights we are featuring three women who have done an excellent job spreading holiday cheer over this past month. To take a peek at what makes the Project Team at Influence Central jolly, check out the posts from Jamie of Makeup, Life and Love, Linda of Burlap + Blue and Shannon of The Simple Moms below.   “I literally am one to smile 99.9% of the time…”
With Pride in AEROSOLES Boots
Influence Central received samples of the With Pride boots to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own. At Influence Central, we always get excited for boot season. We love wearing boots with our favorite pairs of jeans, dresses – and pretty much all our favorite looks these days! For those of us who are constantly on the go, it’s important to find a boot that we can wear from day to night – especially since boots aren’t the easiest thing to stash in our purses or totes! We are loving the new With Pride style from AEROSOLES for its comfort, versatility and look! The boots feature a rounded toe and stylish wraparound ankle strap with buckle – definitely an attention-grabber. The soles of these boots feature AEROSOLES’ diamond flex support – one of our favorite features, so we can walk around the city all day without any pain or discomfort.
CARGO Swimmables Bronzer
Influence Central received samples to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own. From a fashion-forward night out on the town, to a bright look for a day out with friends, CARGO Cosmetics, one of our favorite makeup brands, has a great line of products for every occasion. We know that beauty trends are constantly evolving, and CARGO is able to stay on top of new looks, while remaining a reliable brand that actually feels good when the products are on your skin! When colder weather has us bundled up with only our face showing, we’re sometimes more compelled to ensure that we add an extra swipe of brush or mascara, which is why we love some of these CARGO items.
Holiday Gifting Ideas from Lands’ End
Influence Central received samples to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. We recommend checking out Lands’ End for convenient shopping without having to fight the crowds, and uncover some truly unique and personalized gift ideas for those on your holiday list! There were so many great gifts to choose from on Lands’ End, and organized in some easy-to-follow categories, from Stocking Stuffers, Chocolates and Treats, Gifts for Him and even gifts for our family dogs! One of our favorite aspects of Lands’ End gifts for the holidays is the personalized monogramming that is available on many items at an affordable price. Whether you’re adding a single initial or three, you can choose the placement, colors, and other details about the monogram for a truly personalized touch. I’m excited to browse through some of Lands’ End’s accessories and potentially monogram some beautiful leather gloves for those on my shopping list for a gift that really stands out!
Join us for the Busch Gardens #ChristmasTown Twitter Party tomorrow from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET! We’ll be chatting about the upcoming Christmas season and the fun ways Busch Gardens Tampa is helping families continue family traditions while adding some new ones along the way! Date: Thursday, December 4th 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Moderator: @MomCentral Brand Participants: @BuschGardens Party Hashtag: #ChristmasTown Prizes: Two (2) winners using the correct Twitter Party hashtag will be randomly selected to receive a $50 American Express gift card prior to the start of the #ChristmasTown Twittter Party. 6 winners using the correct Twitter Party hashtag will be randomly selected to receive a $50 American Express card during the hour of the #ChristmasTown Twittter Party. (Winners are restricted to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.)
The Target dog mascot!
Influence Central was invited to attend a Holiday Preview Event hosted by Target and received some sample items to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own. We were invited to experience the best of Target holiday at a special holiday-themed preview here in New York City. The event was fun, festive, and got us in the spirit of the holidays. We even got the chance to meet the Target dog mascot! We love when we can cross multiple items off our holiday shopping list with one visit, and Target is certainly a great place to shop for family, friends and loved ones and help us check off all the items on our holiday list! Plus with free shipping between now and Christmas, it’s easy to shop online for our favorite Target finds. If you’re looking for some holiday gift ideas, Target Toys and Games offers some great product for kids (and adults) of all ages on our list.
Fast and Fun Holiday Shopping on Zappos
Influence Central participated in a “Secret Santa” swap where we were able to select items for a fellow Zappos blogger ambassador, and in exchange received our own items to consider review. All opinions are our own. Holiday shopping can be both a lot of fun, and stressful! There’s so much joy and excitement in finding the perfect gift, but also anxiety about receiving it on time. With the wide variety of brands and products available on Zappos and fast, free shipping, it’s really easy to use the site as a one-stop shop for clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty products – even housewares for the ones you love! Zappos makes it easy to find the perfect gift – with free shipping, 365 day returns, and an easily laid out gift guide that helps you sort for gifts at various price levels.
Captain McFinn Swim & Play App
We recently discovered a truly unique, first-of-its kind tablet-based app that we think children will really enjoy discovering – Captain McFinn Swim & Play, which is best suited for children ages 3-6. Upon downloading the app, your child will input his or her name and select a style of fish they choose to be for their adventure under the sea, where they can discover creatures and adventures in the ocean. What sets this app apart from others is that your child will be able to hear from a live host who will interact with your child by name in real-time. The host will invite you to participate in a mission, such as finding a sunken ship, going to a dress-up closet or painting a picture. The host encourages your child and even rewards their accomplishments in a fun and enthusiastic manner, building social skills and self-esteem. The app is very intuitive to control – you are able to control your fish by simple touch, and the screen is really responsive to your direction.
  Oh no! Your shopping’s not done??! (Don’t worry, ours isn’t either!) Mom Central knows the holidays can be a hectic time, and Zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day at incredible prices. Together, we’re helping busy moms get a jump-start on holiday shopping with these two amazing opportunities: Twitter Party When: Wednesday Nov. 26 at 9:00pm ET Where: Twitter at #ShopZulily Why: Fabulous prizes & great convo How: Just join in! No RSVP required Canadian Residents: Rules & Regulations US Residents: Rules & Regulations
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