Hilary’s Top 10 2011 Blogher Swag

Everyone loves swag. And, at the Blogher Conference in San Diego last August, I was given so much swag, I had to buy another suitcase! (I could have left the stuff at the hotel room but how could I part with beloved swag?)

It’s taken me months to get an opportunity to sample the products and I wanted to share with you my favorites from the show:


Top 10:

•    Nestle’s Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer (this stuff is natural and tastes great in coffee!)

•    Vick’s Vapor Rub (an old favorite for colds)

•    Tropicana’s Trop 50  (This juice has 50% less calories and sugar and takes delicious. Since my swag, I haven’t stopped drinking it.)

•    Febreze Spray (freshens fabric, carpet and air) in Lavendarr (It gives me an excuse to make the office smell so fresh and clean.  I really love it!)

•    Always Infinity Ultra Thin (there’s nothing more I can say here)

•    Cover Girl Natureluxe Mascara (It’s great to have in my desk in a pinch when I forget to put on makeup.)

•    Venus ProSkin – (Ladies’ razor)

•    Ivory – Simply Ivory Simplement Ivory – (bodywash and great after you work out.)

•    Olay Regenerist – (I’ve heard this stuff really works but to be honest, I haven’t tried it yet.)

•    Bounty Paper Towel – (I was excited to get the sample because compared to some of the other brands, I really felt this was absorbent.)

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  1. Lisa

    I’m STILL so jealous of your swag!!!

  2. Vivian Leber

    Hilary, Your blog post made me smile. Vicks Vapor Rub – a great classic! I like getting magnets (for the fridge), sample perfume (I don’t usually buy any). My husband used to get great stuff at physician meetings, but the powers that be decided that swag from pharma companies was “bribery” to get doctors to prescribe their pills — come on now, pens and keychains are bribes?

    1. Hilary JM Topper, MPA

      Agree! Reporters have been getting swag forever.  They get it to review it for their audience.  Shouldn’t doctors and other professionals have the same right?

  3. Jillian

    That’s a lot of great stuff!

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