About elysa

Editor and Chief Bloggess of GenPink, Elysa calls herself a "professional geek girl". She's a Texas Girl (Dallas to be exact). Digital Strategist & Community Manager by Profession. Lover of all things pink. Mac & Cheese fanatic. Tweet me: @elysa.

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All You Need is Tea & Warm Socks :: Teavana

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Teavana. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. You’ve probably seen some variation of this image floating around Pinterest. I’m pretty sure I’ve pinned at least 3 versions of it… because it’s so TRUE! While I’m sure for some, this statement only becomes true as the temperatures drop. Maybe hot tea… Read more




Girls Night In Party Ideas :: Hpnotiq Sparkle

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This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries? Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 When was the last time you had a girls night? Chances are it’s been too long! With the help of Hpnotiq, and my trusty friend Pinterest, I’ve put together a mega list of Girls-Night-In party ideas so you can have a sparkle party of your own. Keep in mind, these are just starting… Read more




Halloween Makeup Look {times two} + Olay Fresh Effects

Posted on and Tagged , Halloween Makeup Look {times two} + Olay Fresh Effects

This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own. As the weather transitions, so should your skin care. Whether you’re putting your best face forward with some game day face paint, a bold Fall makeup, or going all out with a Halloween look it’s important to take… Read more




Skinnygirl Turkey, Hummus & Lettuce “Tacos”

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Skinnygirl. I received a product sample and a promotional item to facilitate my review. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for Pinterest styled recipes. These are your every day recipes with some easy twist, that you stumble across on Pinterest, while thinking “why didn’t I think of that?”. My lettuce “tacos”, are inspired by these low-carb shredded chicken tacos I found on one… Read more




Fashion Project: Fashion as Force for Good

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Thanks to Fashion Project for sponsoring this post.  I am no stranger to thrifting. I’ve found some great items in various second-hand stores, websites and apps. When I heard about Fashion Project I knew I had to share their story. Fashion Project combines two of my loves: fashion + giving back. After finding a great brand name item in a thrift store that was headed to a textile recycler, co-founders… Read more




Fairy-Tale Success: A Guide to Entrepreneurial Magic

Posted on Recommended Reading :: Fairy-Tale Success: A Guide to Entrepreneurial Magic

I have a funny thing about the word “entrepreneur”. Both of my parents are self emplolyed. Most of my family members are entrepreneurs. I started making money, on my own, as the age of 12. For most of my life I’ve had more than one working endeavors going at once. Some endeavors involve a consistent paycheck, while others may be project based or fit into one of my many side… Read more




Do These Match? Geek Girl Fashion Tip + Fall Boots!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SOREL through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about SOREL, all opinions are my own. Want to know something quirky about my shopping habits? Although I am a badge carrying geek girl, and order most things online, I have a love/hate relationship with buying clothes and shoes online. I LOVE the convenience of online shopping! But, my millennial “instant gratification” gene… Read more




Celebrations. Sparkle. Surprise! #INeedSparkle

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This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill DistilleriesHeaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014 We have officially entered entertaining season. With less than 100 days left in 2014, chances are you’ll have one event after another for the next several weeks. As part of the #INeedSparkle series we’ve shared how to add some sparkle to your makeup and Fall fashion. Today I can finally reveal the secret that… Read more




Pack A Bag For Days On The Move :: Ame & Lulu

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Ame & Lulu. I received product samples to facilitate my review.” Have you heard the saying about someone who wears many hats? On some days I feel like I’m the girl who wears many shoes. In one day I can go from business shoes, to gym shoes, cute flats and maybe back into my business shoes. My schedule is… Read more




Say HELLO to a new neighbor

Posted on and Tagged Say HELLO to a new neighbor

Many thanks to Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s story, and giving my readers a chance to win really sweet prizes! It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since we moved into our house. Our neighborhood doesn’t have much turnover. The people who live directly next to us, have owned and lived in their house since 1986. So, as you can imagine if a house goes on the market… Read more



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