5 Fab Offers For You This Month

I am honored and privileged to get to work with brands I love through the blog and through my Instagram page.  Oftentimes, the brands will extend the offer and or special discount to my followers and readers.  So here, I’ve compiled 5 fab offers and discount codes that I know you’ll enjoy as much as I did!

  1. Shoott Photos.  Anyone else wish they had more decent photos? Whether you’re tracking your family’s growth, have a celebratory occasion to document, or a branding need, you can now ditch your Instagram husband.  And get more than just an O-K photo.  Because with no sitting fee, you can indulge in a professional photo shoot for just $15 a photo or $10per photo if you choose 10 digital images!  I lied.  Actually, it’s even more affordable than that! Just mention Stylishly Stella and get 10% off your first Shoott booking!  Book Shoott, a NY-based, on-demand, professional photography service for a 30 minute session.   I’ve used them for a sponsored photo shoot where I got pictures done for several brands that sent me items to style.  And then I partnered with Shoott  by hosting a blogger event with them (see below for an example photo from that shoot).  And I also booked Shoott for my daughter’s birthday celebration.   They’ve come through with fantastic photos each time and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!shoott photos, nyc photographer, nyc photo app, photoshoot app, elsie rooftop, nyc blogger
  2. Liv  is a beauty services (mobile and web) app that allows you to book a hair stylist, nail artist, or makeup artist of your choice to come meet you wherever is convenient within the timeframe that works best for you!  I was surprised to learn that I could have a manicure after my child was put down to bed at 10pm in the comfort of my own home!  Woohoo!  What busy professional or mom wouldn’t love the time-saving convenience of getting a real glam squad to come to them?  The savings on having to hire a babysitter and skip the commute are worth it! Enter promo code “stella” for $20 off your first service with them!  glam squad, nyc beauty app, get liv, get liv promo code, liv promo code
  3. Microblading Read my earlier post for everything you need to know about Microblading.  Basically it’s semi-permanent, natural looking brows in about an hour with no pain.  I’m so thankful to Sophia from Glamor Skin who gave me perfectly-shaped eyebrows that I don’t have to worry about sweating or swimming off.  Try it out for yourself or (any of her famous facials), mention stylishly stella and you’ll get $50 off your microblading, lash tint or lash lift!  
  4. Blue Revival Denim This new denim company knows how to suck me in and look way cooler than my age allows me to really be.  And so with that, I highly recommend them!  Use “stella15” as your discount code for 15% off your favorite pair(s)! jeans, mom jeans, blue revival denim jeans
  5. Jodi Clarity – Declutter, Organize Breathe.  That’s her motto.  If that sounds nice to you and you have a neglected area of your house that needs organizational help (Don’t be ashamed. You know we ALL do !) call her up!  She’s not only perfect for moves, but also for the everyday editing, and cleanouts.  Everyone has that closet, drawer, office cabinet or pantry that could use an unbiased outsider to help declutter.  I liken it to having a personal trainer.  You may think exercising is easy to figure out but it takes a lot of motivation and sometimes a professional alongside you to help you efficiently achieve the results you are looking for!  Plus Jodi will make the runs for you to your local container store etc. and shop for all the perfect bins, bring them all back to you and help you find the perfect usage for everything!  That plus a complimentary consult is included in her fee.  Get 20% off simply by mentioning discount code Stylishly Stella!

As always, I only recommend and promote products and services I truly like – sponsored or not.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I’d love to know what you think of any of these services and products if you try them out! Please tag me if you post to Instagram @stylishlystella.  And note that these offers do not expire!  Feel free to pass on the discount codes to friends.  And enjoy!!

King Kong For A Wild Night Out On Broadway

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A Wild Night Out

These days as a mom, a wild night out might mean nothing more than dinner and a drink with a friend where we stay out past 10pm. Even that type of a crazy night out is an extremely rare occasion which is why when King Kong the Musical offered complimentary tickets to see their show, I hopped at the opportunity to make it a mom’s night out.  Cuz what could be wilder than seeing the re-make of this film featuring a beauty and a beast on Broadway (without kids)?  OK so I can think of a couple of things but this would have to do for now.

The Star Of The Show

What a treat it was to be at the Broadway Theater and witness Kong come alive on stage.  Despite being cast alongside Broadway talents such as lead actress, Christiani Pitts, King Kong truly was the star of the show.  At 20 feet tall, he towered over everyone too! I found myself with my mouth gaping down to the floor on more than one occasion.  That roar!  It was visceral and shockingly loud.  Kudos to the sound design team for so powerfully projecting his prowess!

Some of the most creatively produced scenes involved Kong climbing the Empire State building, jumping in slow-mo and falling to his death.

And I couldn’t get over his animatronic, yet life-like expressions!  He looked almost human-like.  You truly feel his pain when captured and depressed.

That massive marionette puppet was such a breathtaking spectacle that he more than made up for the lack of memorable score.  This may not be the kind of musical you’ll leave whistling or singing the songs to but it is one you will never forget!

What I Learned

After the show, the invited bloggers were invited to stay to meet and greet some of the cast and puppeteers for an intimate Q&A session.  That’s where we learned that this show started in Australia before moving to NY (to launch last November).  They went through 3 renditions of this primate puppet (what a massive expense that was!)  And there was a mighty 12+ person team of aerialists/gymnast/dancer/actors controlling every coordinated Kong move including “voodoo operators” controlling his body and face movements via hydraulics.   Gavin Robins, credited as Kong’s movement director, is the show’s behind-the-scenes MVP.  Just moving Kong’s heavy steel arm up in the air, required such force, strength and agility!  The choreography involved with each step seemed mind-boggling and it was truly fascinating to hear their stories of how they trained for their unique job.

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A HUGE thank you to the King Kong troupe for spending time with us to answer so many behind the scenes type questions, and to King Kong Broadway for inviting us and for making this all possible.

The show runs until September 2019.   And you can use this discount code KKPVM129 here for your own tickets!

 

Know Before You Go

Running time: 2hrs 15mins. One intermission.

I would not suggest this show for kids 5 and under.  Monstrous King Kong with its overbearing size, sound and beastly qualities may scare small children and even give the bigger kids nightmares.  Know your child and decide for yourself.

The theater does have seat risers for younger kids to see the stage better.

 

This post is made possible by support from King Kong Broadway. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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