6.06.2011

Day 2


I'm sitting in my cozy bed here at the fabulous Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas (my temporary residence) & sippin' on some yummy Airborne while enjoying the company of my fabulous roommate, Miss Hawaii USA. She just learned about my blog & became inspired to document her own adventures in her notebook. I simply adore her. And how perfect is it that we both love Hello Kitty? Oh, and I'm still wrapping my mind around the fact that we had the same gown.

Day 2 has been equally as marvelous as Day 1. Today I recorded my video interviews. I was able to share some of my life experiences to be used for the telecast along with some goofy web interviews.

I have to brag about how spoiled we have been since our arrival here yesterday. I know I mentioned some of the goodies yesterday like the amazing Rain Cosmetics goodies. I love this stuff, and I love how aesthetically pleasing the packaging of this make-up is (I'm such a sucker for product packaging)....


Along with yesterday's fabulous goodies today we also got these sassy wedges from Chinese Laundry for our event tomorrow, I love 'em....


Oh my gosh and pssst.... look what I stumbled upon on the Chinese Laundry website:


Richard Simmons? Um... HECK YES! Legit. Le-git.
During orientation we learned about the Same Sky bracelets & movement. Same Sky employs HIV+ women who survived the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It's a mission dedicated to empowering women, how incredible is that? Along with that we each got our own beautiful Same Sky bracelets and I love mine...


After learning more about the incredible mission & foundation of this organization I was so inspired. I strongly encourage you to check out the gorgeous bracelets & spread the word. Oh, and I'm really pumped that I have already figured out my mom's Christmas gift 7 months early. Here is the video we watched if you want to learn more, it's incredibly moving:

 

I love that the Miss Universe Organization is a part of this. After learning more about the organization's relationship with this organization & mission I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes, which is the very reason why I am here....
"In your life's journey there will be excitement and fulfillment, boredom and routine, and even the occasional train wreck... But when you have picked a dream that is bigger than your personality, that truly reflects the ideals that you cherish, and that can positively affect others, then you will always have another reason for carrying on."
...I am confident that I have done just that.

bathing suits & bubblegum lips,
P.S. Thank you all for the incredible support. It means so much that you have chosen to follow my journey & adventures and I greatly appreciate your motivational words of encouragement & kindness. If you feel like dropping me a line while I'm in Vegas, here is my location for the next two weeks, I would LOVE to hear from you. ;)

Send Some Positive Love to Happy Brittany!!
 Planet Hollywood
Attn: Rosalie Monte
C/O  Miss New Mexico Brittany Toll
3667 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your journey with everyone. You are revealing yourself to be a truly humble, beautiful person inside and out inspiring others to be the best they can be! Thank you for sharing the video about Same Sky which was also very inspiring. I am not from NM but you have my support after getting to know you on-line! All the best to you Brittany!

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  2. Brooke Boswell from RoswellJune 6, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Happy Brittany!!! SO my friend sam and i were at the pool this weekend! we were talking away.... We got to talking about how it was your FIRST day there in vegas! then we proceeded to talk about your blog. Sam says" I just LOVE her blog... i cant really even start my day out right till i get on my computer and read it. i get frustrated if it takes her a couple of days to post another one!" Well i told her i am just as obsessed.... so again....HAPPY BRITTANY!! So proud of you

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  3. You are absolutely inspirational. After reading your blog I feel so healthy, whole and most importantly - like i said...inspired!!! I am so excited for you and this journey because I know if you can make me feel the way I do by writing a blog think about the endless possibilities of outreach when you get up on that stage. There could not have been a better respresentation for New Mexico. Now go kick some tush!

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  4. Brittany <3 I'm am soo proud of you!!!! You are Glamorous Green Chile...About to add some spice to the Miss USA Contest. You are a GREAT role model for all the little girls in NM.... Soon the whole USA!!! My two Little girls can not wait to watch the Miss USA Pagent. GOOD LUCK Brittany <3 <3 <3 Zeta Love Forever!!! Amy Mathews

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  5. WOWWWWWW. My goodness you all are incredible!!!!

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