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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Top 3 Fashion Catalogues

Women (and men) who love fashion will learn that online catalogue shopping is a great alternative to finding the best fashions, affordable pricing, and quality designer styles. No matter what you are looking for, or what your budget, catalogues carry something for nearly any buyer. These are a few of the top fashion catalogues to choose from for online shopping.

Freemans – This is one of the oldest UK catalogues and most reliable. It is known for its variety, the fact that they have an ongoing inventory, and are constantly adding new items to inventory. They carry top designer brands, sizes for all consumers (plus and petite), and various types of clothing. From shoes, to new handbags and accessories, to dresses for any season, you can find the latest looks, styles, and clothing for any occasion.

Bonprix – This is another one of the leading UK catalogues for fashion. It has designer name brand clothing for men and women. The catalogue caters to those who want to buy the latest designer styles. As the catalogue has thousands of items online at any given time, you are never going to find the same look/style twice. Regardless of the items you are shopping for, this catalogue carries it.

La Redoute – If you love French-runway models, and want to wear what models wear on the runway, this catalogue has it. The French-inspired clothing sold on this site has something for everyone. It carries clothing and accessories for women, for men, and even for kids. From a new set of lingerie, to new sandals or slips, to a new wardrobe for winter, there’s something for everyone.

Ease of shopping, reputation, quality, designer name brands, sizing/selection, and pricing, are relevant factors consumers have to consider when catalogue shopping. These are among the leading UK catalogues, for every style, every season, and any wardrobe.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Crane & Canopy | The Vienna Soft White

Sweet dreams indeed! The lovely people at Crane & Canopy, sent me their Vienna Soft White bedding to review. I fell in love with the design online and I'm equally smitten with it in person. It's minimal & feminine! I love beautiful white bedding and the soft ruffles that are featured on this design are very pretty. The shams and duvet cover feel really good to the skin! They're both smooth & soft. That's very important to me! I don't like scratchy, rough or hard bedding! This bedding is crafted from 100% long-staple cotton. It has a 400 thread count. Their shams and duvet covers have hidden zipper enclosures. The duvet also has ribbons in the corners to keep the duvet cover in place. I'm so impressed with this set, that I'm definitely going to look at their sheet sets. The quality of their bedding really impressed me. I had never heard of Crane & Canopy prior to our collaboration. That's why I like blogging. It introduces you to some great brands. Crane & Canopy is an online bedding brand that offers not only luxury bedding, but also towels and decor. I found their prices to be very reasonable and they have an assortment of some lovely bedding. Definitely take a look at their website.

nick & nora pajamas (old) / pottery barn chloe bed / lipstick queen frog prince lip gloss / lemon meringue pie

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Juicy Couture | Viva La Juicy Gold Couture & Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum Spray Review

Last February, I reviewed Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Sucre! I must admit, I was initially smitten with it's packaging. The perfume bottle is outfitted in a cute golden cupcake/candy holder with white-icing gracing the top of the bottle. I'm happy to say, I really like the perfume! I'm glad that I do, because it is a HUGE bottle! HaHaHa Well I've always wanted to try other Juicy Couture perfumes. My blog buddy Desle of Diva Desle reviewed Viva La Juicy Gold Couture, so I picked that up. I also purchased Viva La Juicy Noir. These two fragrances are like night & day! Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is considered a "warm" scent to me. It's officially described as "a decadent rendition of Viva la Juicy that indulges the senses with luscious wild berries, a kiss of honeysuckle and a luxurious elixir of golden amber, melted caramel, and vanilla." For me it starts off smelling fruity, but as it dries down you start to smell the vanilla, caramel and amber. It's really nice. You have to give this perfume a good 20-30 minutes to dry down, to really see how it smells on you (or works with your chemistry). It's very soft, but very nice. The bottle itself is a heavy plastic (but looks like glass). The perfume is encased in a gold-like shell, with the Juicy Couture logo in gold and Couture in pink script on the outer bottle. It's adorned with a black polka-dot bow. Viva La Juicy Noir is a "cool" scent to my nose. It's officially described as, "a rich interpretation of the signature Viva la Juicy scent, Viva la Juicy Noir highlights the succulent ripe berry notes and gourmand accents, while adding a juicy touch of honeysuckle and a sultry hint of sandalwood." To my nose, it's ALL BERRIES & wine! It reminds me of a glass of dark wine. I thought it would be a little more sultry & sexy. But again, perfumes work differently with everyone's chemistry. It smells nice on me, but I was expecting more. It's very soft. I love the bottle! Beautiful black satin bow. Saucy purple color. Out of the two, I love Gold Couture. Out of the three I still love Sucre! Juicy Couture perfumes are very high priced! Overall, I think they're a little overrated. I just find the perfume scents don't last very long. What has been your experience with Juicy Couture? Let me know below!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold Couture is Sweet 
  Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir is Bittersweet

Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Viva La Juicy Noir

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Foreo x Tonymoly Berry Best Friends Review: LUNA Play Facial Cleansing Brush, Mini Cherry Lip Balm & Mini Peach Lip Balm

I purchased the Foreo x Tonymoly Berry Best Friends Set ($39) from ULTA because I was interested in trying the Foreo Luna Play Facial Cleansing Brush, Tonymoly Cherry Lip Balm and Tonymoly Peach Lip Balm. You may remember, I didn't have much luck with the Foreo Issa Toothbrush. So I was interested in seeing if I would like their Luna Play cleansing brush. Well, I really like it! This macaron-size device is made of very soft silicone and gives skin what is called a SONIC CLEANSING (8000 T-sonic pulsations). When you turn it on, the touch points (bristles) pulsate! I would dampen my face, apply my cleanser and then use the Foreo Luna Play. It lathered. My skin felt cleaner than using just a face cloth. My skin also felt more invigorated afterward. This device seemed to stimulate my skin (lit within glow). I felt it helped with circulation. I've used a Clarisonic in the past, but I felt the Foreo was much gentler on my dry & sensitive skin and still got the job done. I initially broke out when I first used my Clarisonic, but never once did I with this. It did everything it said it would do: removed dirt, makeup residue and dead skin cells. It's a gentle exfoliator. I love that it's fully waterproof, so you can use it in the shower. It's also resistant to bacteria build-up. This particular model only has 100 uses! But this trial size is great to see if you will like Foreo skincare brushes or not. They are an investment. I was looking on their website and they also mentioned that this is a really good lip exfoliator and I thought how cool! I use lip scrub, but I also use my face cloth to exfoliate my lips. Well now, I can use this! I'm definitely going to get one of the larger models. The newer ones are double-sided and have a massage feature on the opposing side. I also saw a video where you don't have to charge the device for 7 months, once fully charged. There are a lot of pluses with these brushes for me. There are also brushes specifically for sensitive, oily and normal skin types. Did I like the Tonymoly Lip Balms? Yes, I did! They are really moisturizing! I wasn't expecting much, but my lips stayed moisturized for hours. The cherry one doesn't have much scent, but felt great on the lips (it does have a PINK tint). The peach has an authentic peach scent and is clear in color. Have you tried anything from Foreo or Tonymoly?

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Foreo Luna Play Facial Cleansing Brush is Supersweet 
Tonymoly Cherry & Peach Lip Balms are Sweet


Monday, January 15, 2018

Willy Wonka Themed Scrumdiddlyumtious Bar, Snozzberries and Fizzy Lifting Drink Candles from ScentPopCandles

I purchased the cutest candles from an Etsy shop called ScentPopCandles ($16). They're Willy Wonka themed! One is called Scrumdiddlyumtious Bar, which has the most delicious milk chocolate scent. Another is called Snozzberries. "Whoever heard of a SNOZZBERRY?", which is scented like strawberry jellybeans. And the last one is called Fizzy Lifting Drinks, which is scented like a cherry slushie. The scents are very accurate! I also like the cute candy label on each candle. I just wanted to tell you about this shop and how pleased I was with my purchase. What's really cool is that they also have an array of themed candles from Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Disney, Dr. Who, Star Wars and so much more. I thought they were unique. They compliment my Storybook Cosmetics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory eye shadow palette. I purchased the cake & sweet tray and the faux Wonka Bar & Scrumdidilyumptious Bar from eBay.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Best Danse Lente Bags

Are you in need of a quality designer bag to complement your style? How about something from Danse Lente? Danse Lente are some of the finest designer bags for women on the market. These bags are recognized everywhere for quality, sophistication and elegance. They are inspired by modern trends, comprising unique aesthetics as well as other fashion elements. The bags come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors to suit each buyer's preference.

The following article highlights some of the coolest Danse lente bags on the market and each bag is unique in its own way:

1. Lilou Black/Blush
Lilou is one of the best bags from Danse Lente you can go for. The bag features an elegant half-moon design inspired by a lot of creativity. The sleek shiny look of the top chain strap together with the edges of the bag introduces a whole new level of elegance and sleekness to women's designer handbags. What's more, its structured slim body, as well as the shiny metal handbag zipper, bring out the beauty of this designer bag for women in a unique manner.

2. Nour Black/Navy/Orange
Nour is another impeccable variety of handbag from Danse Lente to consider. Coming in either black or orange color, the Nour bag is known for its unique combination of elegance, simplicity, and sophistication.

The beautiful round shaped handle with an exquisite feminine touch is one of the most outstanding features of this designer bag. It really complements the bag’s unique design, which screams sophistication. The bag features an adjustable leather strap, giving it a more quality look. It also offers a generous space to carry more of your stuff.

3. Mini Lorna Black Terracotta
The list of best designer bags from Danse Lente is never complete without a mention of the Mini Lorna Black Terracotta Danse Lente bag. The bag features a rounded outer shape with leather lining complete with a striking brown leather top handle cum shoulder strap. It also comprises two black minor handles for your palms.

The interior part is complemented with an internal pouch to keep your delicate stuff secure. A punctuated keyhole shaped fastening with different color options is the other important feature of this designer bag. It reflects style and sophistication in a unique manner.

There is nothing as admirable as a woman with a sharp sense of elegance as well as sophistication. Women who understand fashion and sophistication are admired and respected quite a lot.

The above Danse Lente bags are must-have fashion pieces if you want to be admired and respected everywhere you go. Rocking any one of the above bags is a sure way to get noticed and acknowledged everywhere you go whether it is to an interview or to an event.

Lilou Black/Blush, Nour Black/Navy/Orange, and Mini Lorna Black Terracotta are some of the best varieties of designer bags Danse Lente is offering to designer handbag enthusiasts. The bags are cool, versatile and acknowledged everywhere. They offer value for money anytime. Any of these bags can be a great addition to fashion arsenal.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Top 5 Birthday Gifts for Your Girlfriend Who Loves To Travel

Gift giving can be a tricky task sometimes. Tastes differ and it is hard to find the perfect present expressing exactly what we want to say. However, useful and practical gifts never go out of style. For the special someone in your life who loves to travel, buying a gift that she can bring along on her journeys might be just the thing.

However, the selection is huge, and it can be hard to choose the right one. To help in your search, here is a list of five perfect birthday gifts for every woman who loves to travel.

1. Travel bag
A good travel bag can be invaluable when traveling. For those who prefer to travel light, you can choose a smaller travel bag, and for those who prefer to bring more, you can select a more spacious one. When looking for a good travel bag, it is necessary to pay attention to both its practicality and its appearance. For, even though they are on the road, most women do like to stay stylish.

2. Sunglasses
Traveling in summer when there is lots of sunshine and warmth is always an amazing experience. Nonetheless, the sun is sometimes too strong and the eyes need protection. So, why not buy a pair of amazing sunglasses for your girlfriend to aid her in her travels? They are both a practical and an always-welcome gift.

3. Camera
When we travel, we make unforgettable memories. Sometimes, we want to relive those special times, so we try to capture them on film (or memory cards, nowadays). Travel photographs are the most precious mementos for many people, and most of us enjoy taking pictures on trips. Because of that, giving a camera to a traveler may help them enrich their trips and create memories that will never fade. And, instant cameras are making a comeback. With them, instant and unique pictures can be created that will always be cherished.

4. Travel Journal
Travel enables us to get to know a whole new culture. The experiences and possibilities are numerous. Sometimes, it is impossible to remember every detail, and much is forgotten soon. In that case, a travel journal can be a girl’s best friend. Not only do they help us record our journey, they become valued mementos once we return home.

5. First Aid Set
Not only is travel exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous sometimes. We are surrounded by so much and we try to pay attention to so many things at once, so it is very easy to get injured. Investing in a small but practical first aid kit should be every traveler’s priority.

These were just a few ideas for buying the perfect birthday gift for your significant other. Of course, nowadays we can find all sorts of creative birthday gifts when we browse online.

By bringing the right things will us when we travel, we can make the trip even more comfortable, and of course more memorable. So, selecting exactly what to bring is very important. For this reason, when considering a gift for the special woman in your life, consider buying a practical and thoughtful present that will enrich her journeys.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Best Curling Tongs Available

Women who curl their hair (and straighten it) will want to have a high-quality pair of curling tongs. Therefore, it is important to know what the best products are prior to investing. Not only to avoid spending too much on low-quality curling tongs, but also to know what features you are going to get, for the price you will pay when purchasing. Sometimes you might want to know what the cheapest product is, or the best value for money curling tongs.

GHD Curve Soft – These tongs have a 32-mm barrel. A protective cool tip prevents burning/injury, and a safe place to keep the rest of your hair while curling it.

Remington Keratin Pro – This reaches temperatures up to 210 degrees F, has a cool-touch feature, and it features an auto-shut-off so it will turn off (after 1-hour) to avoid burning/fire threats. A ceramic barrel also won’t get damaged or overheat after several uses.

Bosch Pro Salon – For an affordable price you can get a great set of curling tongs. It has nine-temperature settings, and it is intended for thick-hair users, so you can find a setting for any hair-type. It also has auto-shut-off features.

Toni & Guy – For those who want to add volume to their look, this is the curling tong you want to invest in. An all-ceramic finish is durable and won’t burn or overheat with use.

There are several curling tongs you can purchase, at nearly any price point. Regardless of what you are looking for, these are a few of the best products available (for any budget), and for any hair type (or hairdo) you would like to pull off, when you are curling your hair.

This article was supplied by Zoom Online Media

Thursday, January 11, 2018

British Documentaries And Television To Watch

I thought I would share some British documentaries and television shows that I've watched and found interesting. 
I love historical pieces & documentaries because it sheds light on why a person or place is what it is. 
Hope you enjoy. All can be found on Netflix. Victoria is on PBS. Have a great weekend!

Victoria - Season 1 & 2 
Queen Victoria reigned for over 60 years! She had 9 children! What I like about Victoria on PBS is not only do they talk about her reign and its many challenges, but they also focus on her as a woman. As women (no matter what we do), there are feelings, concerns, desires and wants. Season 2 in the US begins Sunday, January 14th, 2018 9/8c on PBS (Masterpiece). I can't wait. I really enjoyed Season 1. I hope this series follows Queen Victoria in her later years and doesn't stop after Albert's death. I guess we'll have to wait and see. If the chemistry between Jenna Coleman (Victoria) and Tom Hughes (Prince Albert) seem real, it's because they are dating in real life!

The Crown - Season 1 & 2
I am so enamored with The Crown. It's a historical drama television series that focuses on Queen Elizabeth II and all the elements that surrounded her throughout her life. Without revealing too much, it goes into detail about her dad's illness, close working relationship with Winston Churchill, insecurity about her lack of education, her insecurities with other women, the infidelities of her husband, difficulties she had with her sister (Princess Margaret) to name a few. We're always seeing documentaries of Queen Elizabeth II with a stiff upper lip and showing no emotion. Well this series shows an entirely different side. I grew up loving Princess Diana and kind of villain-ized Charles & Elizabeth. A lot in this series, has made me change my feelings.

Diana: Seven Days That Shook The World
I know you might be saying, not another Diana documentary! You may feel you know everything about her. I grew up following her life from when she was engaged to Charles to when she died. But this documentary talks about her death. I was shocked by the conditions of the room in the Paris hospital her body stayed in before being retrieved by Prince Charles and two sisters. They also talk about the struggles of the funeral arrangements. These are personal accounts by people who worked with her. It was an eye-opener.

Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers
Althorp is Princess Diana's  (Diana Spencer) family home & where she is buried. The home & land is overseen by her brother Charles Spencer. It is 75 miles from London and beautiful both inside and out. It's only open a couple of months out of the year (Althorp Estate). This documentary shows many of the rooms, family portraits, the upkeep that is required, the grounds, her burial space and overall their family history. See how President George Washington is linked to The Spencers and also The "American" Flag.

Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King
You don't hear much about Prince Philip. I always wanted to know about his background. Who were his parents? Did he have any siblings? He's not from England. He's German. What was his childhood like? How did Elizabeth meet him? Well all of those questions are answered in this documentary.

Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute
This shows some really old film of Queen Elizabeth II during various stages of her life and reflections from the family (including Prince Charles, William and Harry). This documentary shows things you've never seen before (at least I haven't in other documentaries). I'm so amazed that there were video camera recorders back then. I don't think they became mainstream for society until maybe the 70's or 80's. They show some of the toys of Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret! It was interesting seeing their International and family trips! Their life is fully documented.

The Royal House of Windsor
This documentary (2017) will take you from Queen Victoria to King George V and Queen Mary (Queen Elizabeth's Grandparents) to present day royalty. The scandals, historical struggles, wars, failed health, divorce, infidelity etc. Again, it just brings up things you never knew about this family. I think more and more is being released now that Queen Elizabeth II is getting older.

Secrets of Great British Castles
I knew England had a lot of castles, but I didn't realize they had that many! This is split into two series where they showcase Dover Castle, The Tower of London, Warwick Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Stirling Castle, Carrickfergus Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Cardiff Castle, York Castle, Lancaster Castle, Leeds Castle, and Arundel Castle. Some housed royal families. Some were used as prisons and torcher. Royal families from other countries gifted exotic animals that were kept in castles. Some were fortresses for battle. It was very interesting to learn the history of each.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans 2018 With Jason Momoa and Tips For Beginners

This weekend I scratched two more things off my bucket list (other bucket list scratch offs for me were a Duran Duran, Culture Club and Chaka Khan concert in 2016). I went to Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans (Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana) and met Jason Momoa (Baywatch, Stargate Atlantis, Conan The Barberian, Game of Thrones, Frontier, Aquaman). This was my first time going to Wizard World (I learned so much), so I thought I would put together a list of tips to help anyone going for the very first time.

1. Find Out When Wizard World Will Be In Your Area and Look For Discount Codes
The first thing you should do is follow Wizard World on Instagram & Twitter, make an account on their website and subscribe to their newsletter. They offer discounts on General Admission tickets! Look for discount codes in all four places to save some money. I also suggest you follow Groupon. Groupon does a half-price discount off general admission tickets, but move fast because they were sold out BEFORE noon. I waited too late and missed out on that one. Some Wizard World Conventions (yes, this is a convention) are 3 days...some are 4 days! Ask yourself if you want to attend 1 day, a couple of days or everyday! The next step (#2) will guide you as to how many days you should attend.

2. Pre-Plan What You Would Like To Do
I remember telling my blog buddy Emmy of Scarberian Fashion Lover blog in 2015 (who attended Fan Expo Canada 2015) that I wished Jason Momoa would come to New Orleans. Well wishes DO come true! I learned in December (2017) that Jason Momoa would be at the January (2018) Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans. That wasn't much time to plan! His photo-op is expensive, but I got a discount by following Wizard World. He was the focus of my visit. Jenna Coleman (Victoria PBS) was also suppose to be there, but cancelled :( She was another celebrity I wanted to meet. So this is a great time to look at the list of celebrities (photo ops & autographs), list of exhibitors and programming coming to your area. Programming? Yes! I didn't know about programming until AFTER I went. There are a number of presenters that talk about a number of topics. So put a wishlist together of what you would like to do.

3.  Tickets, Wristbands and Security
Once you place your order for General Admission Tickets, Photo-Ops, Autographs and/or VIP Packages ONLINE,  you will receive an email(s) with your tickets for EACH item. Each ticket will have a bar code. Print out your tickets. Fold them as directed. Keep them in a safe place. The day you attend Wizard World, you will have to stand in line to get your ticket scanned. If you don't have the paper ticket, you will have to show them the ticket on you cell phone for them to scan + id. They will then give you a wristband. YOU NEED THE WRISTBAND TO GET INTO WIZARD WORLD! My preconception was that the ticket would get you in. No! Again, prepare to stand in long lines to get your wristband. There's also a security checkpoint, where they check your bags. This process could take up to an hour or more depending on what city you are in! So give yourself time or your whole schedule could get thrown off! If I was a half-hour later, I would've missed my photo-op with Jason. I thought I had plenty of time. NOT!

4. Know The Building The Wizard World Convention Will Be Held In 
The Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans is LONG & HUGE! It's been awhile since I've been there. Well our UBER asked us what HALL the convention would be held in. It wasn't on the ticket. He let us out at the very front of the building. Well, we had to walk from the beginning to Hall I-J! Yes, my mom and I made stops in-between. LOL What a walk! I was so tired. I was hoping Jason would come and rescue me. HaHaHa So if this convention comes to your area, FIND OUT EXACTLY WHERE IN THE BUILDING IT WILL BE! Some people still had to walk because outside doors were locked near I-J. So make sure you wear something comfortable while attending.

5. View Floor Map (Exhibitors) 
It will be extremely helpful for you to look at the online floor map (under the exhibitors tab) to see where everyone will be and how things are laid out. You can get one when you pick up your tickets, but with all the people there, it will be hard to study. So become familiar with it beforehand and mark the spots you want to go. 

6. Prepare To Stand In-Line For Photographs And Autographs. Also Be Early!
Below was the line for Jason Momoa. This was a breeze compare to other larger cities. My mom and I were in line 10 minutes to 6pm. His scheduled time for photos was 6-7p. At 6:30p a lady announced LAST CALL FOR JASON MOMOA! LOL I looked at my mom and she looked at me. We just made it. So don't assume a celebrity will be there until the ending time. He was scheduled for autographs at 7:10pm so I don't know what was going on. Photo Op and Autograph Tickets are scanned in the designated Photo Op and Autograph AREA! Once scanned, they give you another ADMIT ONE TICKET to see the celebrity. I thought all of this checking and double checking was a bit excessive, but that's how Wizard World had it set up. Once you take your picture with the celebrity (Jason had music and the fan going LOL - He's really FUN!) you stand in line to pick up your picture. They hand you the picture and ask if you want a sleeve. The sleeve is $5. Try to get a plastic bag, like the blue one above to put your picture in. They should be available when you enter the convention. If not, they will be there after you leave. There's also a lady/man/or table that will either hold your bag/jacket while you take a picture with the celebrity. Your picture can also be found on the Wizard World website! Click on BUY SHOW PHOTOS! You can get additional prints and digital downloads. But you can also get the picture you took with the celebrity on a tshirt, mug, magnet, keychain, tote, mousepad, sweatshirt and even iphone case. AMAZING! LOL

7. Eat & Hydrate Before You Go. Be Sure To Dress In Layers.
It was cold outside, but warm inside the Convention Center. Dress in layers so you don't get overheated while standing in line. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with all the people there. I don't like crowds and there were a couple of times I had to take a deep breath when the lines got long. There are bathrooms & water fountains along the way. Don't be afraid to step back and take a break. I ate and drank plenty of water before I attended this event. I'm so glad I did.

8. Exhibitors, Props and Costumes
There are so many exhibitors at this convention! Again look at the map online! It tells you where exhibitors will be located. The online map will also give you the exhibitors website and social media pages. It will give you an idea of what they sell etc. There are a number of props scattered throughout the floor. These can also be found on the map. Some people wore costumes to the convention and others wore regular clothes and changed into costumes once they got in the Convention Center. I thought that was smart! Sometimes you don't want to walk on the street, catch an Uber etc in your costume. There are a number of bathrooms in the Convention Center that you can change into your costume.

picture credit: ghostbuster car (@jackstradespod), harley quinn (@charliedeaton123), face of boe (@blackberrytea) I took all of the other pictures  & gifs

9. How Will You Get Home?
I caught an Uber both ways! When I scheduled the UBER to go home, it gave me the option to be picked up at one of the HALLS at The Ernest Morial Convention Center. I was able to select HALL I. The Uber driver knew exactly where we were. I didn't see taxi's waiting, so if you call one let them know what Hall to pick you up at. Also, when you leave the door locks behind you. There are people that make sure it's locked. So make sure you're ready to go and your ride is secured. I left right after my picture with Jason Momoa, but if you stay until closing time realize The Ernest Morial Convention Center becomes very dark and secluded. Go to The Hilton (closest hotel next door) for your security. 

10. Expect To Be Tired The Day After...But It Will Be A Good Tired!
I think it's very challenging to do EVERYTHING in one day! Try to spread things out. Do photo ops & autographs one day. Visit exhibitors another day. Again, it depends on what you want to do. Just standing in line to get in (going through the different checkpoints) and then standing in line for Jason Momoa wore me out. LOL I took a picture of The Hulk, called an Uber and I was out of there. I wanted to do more, but was just too tired. But I talked about meeting Jason Momoa ALL WEEKEND! I was ecstatic. It's so funny, my mom wanted to see him but didn't want to be in the picture. He grabbed her as well! He's such a fun guy! It was a great time. I hope these tips were helpful. If I go again, I will have a better understanding of the event and will spend more time.

Jason Momoa found his way around New Orleans! Below is a picture of him on a private plane heading to New Orleans from his instagram account (@prideofgypsies). He dined at Emeril's in New Orleans (Emeril Lagasse) (picture credit: hazeleyed_gypsy) and he had breakfast at The Ruby Slipper in the CBD (picture credit: sallyann_chicago). Have you been to a Comic Con, Wizard World or Fan Expo? Man, it's serious! It's also BIG MONEY!

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