Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mrs. America Week has begun

 Mrs. Colorado has arrived at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.  Tonight kicks off the Mrs. America events.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Storybook Soaps

You know that saying "It takes a village," well that's how I have felt while preparing for Mrs. America. I truly don't know where I would be without the support of so many wonderful people. To thank my generous sponsors I will be featuring each of them here on the blog over the next few weeks.

One the many events that goes on during Mrs. America week is a contestant gift exchange. Each contestant must bring 51 items to share with the other contestants that represents something from their state. While considering what to do for my contestant gifts, I stumbled across an adorable hand-made soaps store on Etsy.

StorybookSoaps is owned by Marissa Villescas and is local here in Colorado. She makes the most adorable soaps. Marissa generously sponsored my gifts and I can't wait to share them with my Mrs. America sisters.

You can check out more of Marissa's creations at

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Protein Bar Send Off Party

We would like to invite you to attend Mrs. Colorado's Send Off Party on August 13, 2014.
Thank you Protein Bar!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mrs. America's Fabulous Face Contest

Hey everyone! Mrs. America is right around the corner, I'll be heading to Tucson on August 22nd, but before I get there I need your help. Mrs. America is hosting a contest and the winner is guaranteed a spot in the finals. Each vote is $2 and proceeds go to women's charities. I would so appreciate your support and I hope you'll be watching the live webcast on Friday, August 29th.


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

First Runner Up Competition has Begun today!

The annual Mrs. First Runner Up Competition is starting today at the Mrs. America Pageant website.

Here is how the contest works and why we want your votes:

Listed on the Mrs. America website is photos of all the state first runner-up delegates.  One of these delegates will come and compete for the title of Mrs. America 2014 and is automatically a SEMI-FINALIST!  It is a dollar per vote and net proceeds goes to these charity:

Foundation for the Blind
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund
MADD Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
National Association of battered Women
City of Hope - Pediatrics

Here is your First Runner Up - Krystal Blacke

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nicki's Summer Essentials

Since summer officially started this week, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite things for summer.

1. First up is my summer skin care faves. I'm sure you would agree that summer is tough on the skin. Lots of sun, lots of chlorine and sweating. So we must take great care of our skin. No one wants to wear a heavy face of makeup in the summer so I recommend Nars' tinted moisturizer. It has broad spectrum SPF 30 in it and it has great coverage without feeling heavy for those hot summer days. They offer over ten different shades, so you should be able to find one that works for you.

My night time routine is a simple wash with CeraVe cleanser and my Nerium Age Defying Treatment. Nerium is like liquid gold. If you haven't tried it out yet, I highly recommend it. We are lucky enough to have a Nerium rep in our Mrs. Colorado family! Talk to Shalon if you are interested. (P.S. she didn't put me up to this, I really LOVE Nerium!)

2. A great beach bag. I'm a handbag lover, so not just any beach bag will do. Try finding one that doubles as a fashionable tote. I love bright prints for summer, tribal prints are huge this season. I love the little tassel on this bag. Target is a great place to find inexpensive fashion-forward bags.

3. The Waterlogged app. Hydration is key for beautiful summer skin, from keeping your face clear to helping your tan look better. I know that most days I don't drink enough water, so I downloaded this app to help me keep track. It's super easy to log you water intake and it even rewards you for reaching your goals. I've never been so excited to drink water!

4. Bright colorful accessories. Being a girl with short hair, I love a great pair of earrings. The more colorful the better! One of my favorite things about accessories are they can be pretty inexpensive and extremely fabulous. I usually scope out stores like Francesca's, Forever21 and Charming Charlie's for great finds.

5. A nice big hat. Sometimes I wish it were the early 1900's when everyone wore hats all the time. I love hats and hats are essential for summer. Keeping your face out of the sun will aid in keeping those wrinkles at bay, not to mention hats are a fun accessory! Floppy hats, baseball hats, fedoras...whatever your flavor, rock a great hat this summer.

6. I love the smells of summer. Coconut, sun screen, fresh cut grass...they all bring back wonderful memories. My favorite fragrance of the summer is Bath and Body Works' aptly named "Endless Summer." I love when I find a fragrance that comes in body wash, lotion and spray so it lasts all day, even if I sweat a little.

7. A long flowy maxi dress. They are so versatile! Dress them up or down, wear them day or night. I just love them. I'm especially loving the illusion bottom that is trending this summer. I found this navy maxi with illusion bottom at Target.

8. And finally, a great pair of boat shoes. I love my flip flops, but sometimes I just want something different. I usually pair them with some cute shorts or crop pants. Old Navy has great boat shoes in an array of colors, at a great price.

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. I would love to know what some of your favorite summer essentials are!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thank You!

This past week I made a trip to my home state of Arizona, since nearly all of my family is still there, we decided to have a Mrs. America fundraiser. It was great to see so many friends and family and I just want to thank everyone who came out and supported me, my sister queen Janet Horvath even made it! I especially would like to thank the companies who donated to my raffle. You are all wonderful and I truly appreciate every one of you!

Also, Save the date! I will be having another Mrs. America fundraiser here in Denver on Thursday, June 19 at Blake Street Tavern. I hope you can make it!