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Brands and Products at the Wounded Warrior Projects Hollywood Oscar Style Event

Wounded Warrior Project and Amy and Scott MalinofTrueheart Events, brought together some of of the best and brightest brands to pamper and gift our War Heroes and celebrities at the Wounded Warrior Projects Hollywood Oscar Style Event.  Deepest appreciation for Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, brought veterans and their families to Hollywood, CA, from across the United States, to enjoy a much-deserved day of appreciation for their selfless and brave service.
Onsite sponsors included:
100%Gumdrop is a one-of-a-kind, smarty-mouthed jewelry line created by Owner and Designer Sarah Litt Cole, of Henri Bendel and MoMA genius. Their necklaces are personality-driven for someone with a “good head on their shoulders and mischief in their eyes”. The line attracts all ages, and we are proud and honored to collaborate with Wounded Warrior on a custom piece created specially for this heartwarming event.  www.gumdroplovesyou.com Facebook.com/100gumdrop Twitter: @100gumdrop
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Ali’s Collection is a jewelry line by Alicia Mohr. They use precious metals and semiprecious stones with leather and resin in order to create unique pieces that exude elegance and edge. They get their supplies mainly from the US but they have a commitment to global citizens and have done trade with developing countries. They have been featured in Teen Vogue and Lucky Magazine. www.aliscollection.com www.facebook.com/aliscollection Twitter: @aliscollection
Actress Christine Bently with Ali's Collection.

Actress Christine Bently with Ali’s Collection.

AQUAhydrate® is high-performance water without the sugar and calories found in many sports drinks or vitamin enhanced beverages.  AQUAhydrate’s combination of performance-grade electrolytes and higher pH level of 9+ give you the tools needed to restore and balance the body during intense performance and exercise. www.aquahydrate.com www.facebook.com/aquahydrate
Twitter: @AQUAhydrate
Actress Chelsea Cardwell with AQUAHydrate - Photo: Igor Spektor

Actress Chelsea Cardwell with AQUAHydrate – Photo: Igor Spektor

Arctic Zero is an innovative whey protein and fiber-based frozen desserts company that offers gluten free, lactose intolerant friendly, and diabetic friendly chocolate dipped bars and pints. They are made with special and natural ingredients and only have 85 calories in each bar. Their pints are both fat free and only have 150 calories per pint.! www.arcticzero.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/arcticzero Twitter: @MyArcticZero
Guests enjoyed Arctic Zero frozen treats - Andy Halbeck

Guests enjoyed Arctic Zero frozen treats – Andy Halbeck

bkr was created by two friends inspired by Parisian street chic, Tokyo minimalism, and the belief that the objects in your life should be beautiful, effortless and loved. It is made of glass and does not smell like chemicals after washing it. It is the solution to an over-packaged, plastic, disposable world.  www.mybkr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mybkr  Twitter: twitter.com/mybkr
Dancing with the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold with bkr glass bottles - Photo by Andy Halbeck

Dancing with the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold with bkr glass bottles – Photo by Andy Halbeck

“At BuggyLOVE , we live by some pretty simple standards…Protect our Children. Defend our Planet.  Improve our World.”  BuggyLOVE has hip, safe, organic cleaning products designed for use on strollers, gear and everyday life. Their goal is to keep the world toxic free. www.buggylove.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/buggylove  Twitter: @BuggyLoveCo
Dancing with the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold with BuggyLOVE

Dancing with the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold with BuggyLOVE

CiaoCristina! is about to celebrate it’s 5th Anniversary.  The restaurant is the dream child of Army Veteran Allan O’Donovan and his fortunate wife Cristina Forementon. Allan served as a Helicopter Pilot with the 120th Assault Helicopter Gunship Platoon at Ton Son Nhut, RVN and became the unit club officer. The Razorback Club became one of the most popular after-hours clubs in Saigon for both the military, Embassy staff and entertainers living in Saigon.
The Ciao!Cristina team serves lunch to guests - Photo: Andy Halbeck

The Ciao!Cristina team serves lunch to guests – Photo: Andy Halbeck

Since 1947, Dearfoams has been the leader in men’s and women’s slippers in the United States. Billions have enjoyed Dearfoams slippers for their comfort, style, functionality and quality. Their products are sold throughout North America in retail stores and on their website Dearfoams.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/Dearfoams Twitter: @dearfoams
American Idol Elliott with Dearfoams

American Idol Elliott with Dearfoams

DeVita International’s family of award winning cosmeceuticals, including DeVita Natural Skin Care, absolute minerals, and Oh My DeVita Baby, offers a full range of organic aloe vera based, vegan, paraben free skin care choices for discerning shoppers.  They use rare essential oils, nourishing vitamins and advanced peptide technology.
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Their formulations work for all skin types and minimize the signs of biological and environmental aging. They deliver high concentrations of safe skin support. They are eco friendly and are PETA Certified. www.devitaskincare.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/devitaskincare Twitter: @DeVitaNatural
American Idol Amy Jean Davis with DeVita Cosmetics - Photo by Albert Evangelista
iiJin (pronounced “e-gene”) has quickly become one of the hottest luxury fashion brands on the market with their fashion forward clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. They are most famous for their Invisible Wedge Shoes which stars love. iiJin has been featured on “EXTRA” with host Mario Lopez, on “Access Hollywood”, on The Insider”, on Perez Hilton’s fashion site CocoPerez.com , on E!’s MyStyle.com and in the pages of OK! Magazine, US Weekly and J-14 Magazine.  iiJin’s flagship U.S.
store is located at 116 S. Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. www.iijin.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/iiJin  Twitter: @iiJinShoes
Actress-Christine-Bently-in-iiJin
For nearly seven years ISO Beauty, Inc. has specialized in providing innovative hair styling tools that help keep hair healthy and vibrant. Their collection of products includes hair straighteners, curlers and dryers, as well as luxurious hair ectensions, make-up and hair care and beauty products. www.isobeauty.com Twitter: @isobeauty
Celebrity photographer Phoenix White with ISO Beauty - Photo: Buck Lewis

Celebrity photographer Phoenix White with ISO Beauty – Photo: Buck Lewis

Monster Energy  www.MonsterEnergy.com  Twitter: @MonsterEnergy
Designed in Brooklyn and handmade in Peru, Mujus‘ signature material is the tagua seed. Tagua, also known as vegetable ivory, originates from a palm tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Mujus pieces are unique and have health care benefits, fair trade wages, and flexible family schedules. mujus.com Twitter: @mujusnyc
The Voice star Katrina Parker with Mujus - photo courtesy of Mujus

The Voice star Katrina Parker with Mujus – photo courtesy of Mujus

OPI – As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over
100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics. www.opi.com Twitter: @OPI_PRODUCTS
American Idol Amy Jean Davis enjoys an OPI manicure - Photo: Karen Ray

American Idol Amy Jean Davis enjoys an OPI manicure – Photo: Karen Ray

The Oscar Blandi hair care line includes an extensive range of premium shampoos, conditioners, and styling and finishing products. Known for his signature styling solutions, hero items include Oscar’s groundbreaking Dry Shampoo range, clinically proven Hair Lift Thickening & Strengthening Cream and new release Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray. Oscar Blandi products have received beauty award recognition in Allure, Self and Fitness. www.oscarblandi.com Twitter: @OscarBlandi
Soap star Gloria Loring with Oscar Blandi - Photo: Karen Ray

Soap star Gloria Loring with Oscar Blandi – Photo: Karen Ray

PackIt the coolest cooler on the market, keeping food and drinks cold for up to ten hours without an ice pack. The bags fold up super small so you can store your PackIt overnight in the freezer. The bag won’t just insulate, it will actually create cold and chill room-temperature items in about an hour.   www.packit.com www.facebook.com/PackItCoolers  Twitter: @PackItCool
Soap star Kate Linder with PackIt - Photo: Karen Reuter

Soap star Kate Linder with PackIt – Photo: Karen Reuter

Plumflower Soap Company was created by Patti M Designs. They specialize in natural, handmade soaps that are good for the skin, and without harsh chemicals. They are packaged beautifully and are gift ready! They may be purchased at www.zibbet.com/plumflower
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pattimdesigns Twitter: @swayzepatricia
Soap star Gloria Loring with Plumflower Soap Company - Photo: Karen Reuter

Soap star Gloria Loring with Plumflower Soap Company – Photo: Karen Reuter

At Purity Organic they support using the freshest organic ingredients. Their ingredients are the source of our great tasting juices, teas, and coconut waters. You can taste the purity in the bottles!Just open a bottle and taste for yourself.  http://purityorganic.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/purityorganic Twitter: @purityorganic

Raw Skin Ceuticals is a supplier of pure skin nutrition for your whole family. All formulas are chemical free, gluten free, and cruelty free. Their goal is to provide nutritionally balanced skin treatments to combat common skin problems including acne, rosacea, eczema, aging skin, dehydration, oily skin and much more from infants to seniors and including your pets.
www.rawskinceuticals.com Facebook: facebook.com/rawskinceuticals  Twitter: @rawskinceutical
Actor James Kyson with Raw Skin Ceuticals - Photo: Karen Reuter

Actor James Kyson with Raw Skin Ceuticals – Photo: Karen Reuter

SheaMoisture
Since 1912, SheaMoisture has been committed to making the highest quality natural skincare products, which are safe, therapeutic and results-oriented.  The Company has been using natural, exotic ingredients from all over the world for over 20 years. They are commited to giving back to the people integral in the company’s success. They partner with global organizations such as charitable organizations. http://www.sheamoistureformen.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheamoistureformen
Twitter: @sheamoisture4u
Actor Vincent M. Ward with SheaMoisture - Photo: Albert Evangelista

Actor Vincent M. Ward with SheaMoisture – Photo: Albert Evangelista

Spa Del Rey at The Ritz Carlton
A unique resort spa with exclusive and revitalizing body treatments, Spa del Rey offers customizable experiences with powerful results. Located in Los Angeles’ only AAA Five-Diamond waterfront hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, Spa del Rey is a metropolitan oasis with picture perfect harbor views that create the perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation. They are environmentally conscious, they utilize quality Organic and Vegan products and treatments to renew your state of well-being while promoting balance and harmony with nature. www.spa-delrey.com www.facebook.com/SpadelRey Twitter: @SpaDelRey
Wounded Warrior Matthew Keil enjoys a message from Spa del Rey - Photo: Karen Ray

Wounded Warrior Matthew Keil enjoys a message from Spa del Rey – Photo: Karen Ray

Children are often on the go and while they travel, they have their own needs and wants.
Tag Along Teddy® is a lightweight backpack with a removable teddy that will keep your child entertained for hours on end. They are the perfect acquaintance for your child’s desires. www.tagalongteddy.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/tagalongteddy  Twitter: @TagAlongTeddy
Actor Griffin Gluck with Tag Along Teddy - Photo: Albert Evangelista

Actor Griffin Gluck with Tag Along Teddy – Photo: Albert Evangelista

At Zumer Sport™, it looks like real sports ball material because it IS real sports ball material!  They offer baseball, basketball, football, softball, tennis, volleyball, and soccer ball materials for their products, which range from bags to coasters.
www.zumersport.com  www.facebook.com/pages/Zumer-Sport/168372749865451  Twitter: @ZumerSport
Tracy Keil and her wounded warrior husband Matthew Keil with the Zumer Sport team - Igor Spektor

Tracy Keil and her wounded warrior husband Matthew Keil with the Zumer Sport team – Igor Spektor

Gift Bag Sponsors:
 
Amrita Singh Jewelry was founded in 2003 with a fine jewelry line inspired by the Mughal Dynasty. This line has since expanded into fashion and costume jewelry, handbags, scarves, accessories, and a line of home decor. Based in SoHo, New York City, Amrita infuses her fashion-forward pieces with traditions of Indian jewelry. Amrita has become known for statement necklaces, cocktail rings, chandelier earrings, and other celeb-worthy pieces that
sparkle and shine.  www.amritasingh.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AmritaSinghJewelry?ref=ts Twitter : @amritasjewelry
CLIF Bar® is ‘nutrition for sustained energy.’® It’s the first. Whole organic ingredients are used to provide the maximum energy and performance. www.clifbar.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/clifbar Twitter handle: @ClifBar
GoGo SqueeZ is the leading all natural 100% fruit squeezable applesauce for kids (and adults) of all ages. Delicious, healthy and fun!
www.gogosqueez.com  www.facebook.com/GoGo.squeeZ Twitter: @GoGoSqueez
Make My Day Beautiful!® is an elite line of “It’s Good To Be Green”® pressed mineral make-up and cosmeceutical skin care products, developed by professional media make-up artist – Linda Litzinger Beck.  They offer an amazing collection of “Red Carpet Products” that contain universal usability and appeal. They are offered at Hollywood’s most prestigious, red carpet, entertainment industry events. MLB athletes and major network television programs use their products.Visit The Bringing Beauty To Benefit…® Boutique and Classroom at makemydaybeautiful.com. Twitter: @makemydaybeauti
MyTime ‪makes it easy to see real-time availability and book appointments with thousands of local businesses. Anything from haircuts and facials to personal training and yoga class. All of this can be done right through our iPhone app and website www.mytime.com) – anytime and anywhere. Also, you can find exclusive deals (up to 60% off) during off-peak hours. www.mytime.com  ‬
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mytime Twitter: @mytime
 
One Rewards is a new line of wholesome, single-ingredient dog treats. These simple, savory treats are meat pieces that have been freeze-dried to remove roughly 97% of the products’ moisture while locking in essential natural vitamins and nutrients of the meats. One Rewards come in four delicious varieties: premium Chicken Brest, Duck Breast, Chicken Liver, and Ocean White Fish. They are high in protein and low in fat, which is what every dog loves!  www.onerewardstreats.com
PAK is a patented wallet that keeps all your purse essentials contained, organized, and ready-to-use throughout your day. PAK makes sure you have it, and you can find it, in any bag.  It has a patented loop system that makes sure you have everything you need. www.thepakstore.com www.facebook.com/pages/The-PAK-Store/139712259418943 Twitter: @ThePAKStore
Ulysses Press
Named for five out of the last six years as one of Publishers Weekly’s ten “fastest-growing small publishers,” Ulysses Press is reinventing the relationship between reader, author and publisher. Ulysses Press focuses on highly targeted niche groups that are not being picked up by big New York corporations.  www.ulyssespress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ulyssespressfanpage
Twitter: @UlyssesPress
 
Performer: 
DJ Kid Fish is a Los Angeles native known for her eclectic DJ sets and the whimsical fashions she wears while rocking a party.  A staple in the Hollywood scene, Kid Fish will keep the dance-floor packed. www.djkidfish.com
Twitter: @kid_fish
DJ-Kid-Fish-spins-the-hits- Photo: Igor Spektor

DJ-Kid-Fish-spins-the-hits- Photo: Igor Spektor

TrueHeart Events can produce your special events, gifting experiences, provides PR and marketing and all your talent outreach needs. Contact Amy Malin at www.trueheartevents.com

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