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!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Photos, Makeup, and Fun! Oh my!

Preparations for Mrs. America have begun! I'm having so much fun choosing my official Mrs. America headshot and designing my ad page for the program book. Mrs. Colorado sponsor Megan Anderson of Graphique Fine Photography is amazing! I know that many of you have worked with Megan for the state pageant, but if you haven't worked with her, you need to. Words to describe Megan and her team...talented, professional, artistic, and FUN! I also had the pleasure of working with a new makeup artist, Cejana Ferreira. It takes some work to make this face look picture perfect at 8 am and she does great work. 

If you need family photos, new headshots or just want to feel beautiful, be sure to contact these two wonderful sponsors. 

Graphique Fine Art Photography
Megan Anderson

Cejana Ferreira

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Night I Met Ella

You know those people you meet that change your life? Those people you will always remember? I had the sincere pleasure of meeting one of those people last night. She isn't famous, she isn't a politician or CEO, she is a nine year old little girl from Riffle, CO.

Ella was last night's ambassador for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Glamour & Giving gala. She is funny, beautiful, and has such a bright smile. She also has adrenal cancer, a cancer that has been deemed terminal and yet she is living life like a normal little girl. Last night Ella got up on stage in front of hundreds of women and bravely shared with us the story of her fight with cancer, strutted her stuff on the runway and even told us a very funny knock knock joke. 

I was in awe of her strength and grace. As a mother listening to Ella's story I couldn't help but imagine how I would handle having a sick child. I know that many of the women who have competed in the Mrs. Colorado pageant have been dealt this card in life and I have so much respect for you. To learn more about Ella watch the video below. If you would like to support the work of St. Jude you can donate here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crown Chic Boutique Post

Nicki Myers Crowned Mrs. Colorado 2014!

Congratulations to Nicki Myers, Mrs. Colorado America 2014! Nicki will represent Colorado in the Mrs. America pageant this fall. Crown Chic is a proud sponsor of the Mrs. Colorado pageant! Nicki took home the crown and a selection of crown gifts from Crown Chic Boutique including a crown box tote bag, queen
Pink Crown Pinsachet, crown purse mirror, pink crown pin, crown bracelet, crown tealight candle party favor votive, crown cookie cutter, and a crown water bottle! (At right: Amy Nugent, Crown Chic with Nicki Myers, Mrs. Colorado-America 2014)
We also had the opportunity to meet the beautiful Kaley Sparling, Mrs. World 2013 and Gaspar Cruz, pageant gown Crown Giftsdesigner extraordinaire and owner of Crown Couture!  (At left: Gaspar Cruz, Crown Couture; Kaley Sparling, Mrs. America 2013; Amy Nugent, Crown Chic Boutique)
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