For established fans of Very Vera (and there are many of you out there!), you already know how popular their strawberry cakes and lemon cakes are. When combined, this strawberry lemonade cake takes my favorite summer beverage (strawberry lemonade!) and puts it in a decadent, beautiful cake form!
Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake Description: First comes love, then comes marriage . . . VeryVera’s Strawberry and Lemon Layer Cakes met in the summer of 2009. It was love at first sight. They married, and well, the Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake was born. Perfect for Mother’s Day, graduation, or just an afternoon on the porch, the Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake combines both tart and sweet favors, yielding THE dessert for the Spring. Link to Vera Vera’s Strawberry Lemonade Layer Ca ... Read More
If your Mom loves plants and is far away from you for Mother’s Day, don’t be a doof… just send her one! The process is incredibly easy with Pro Plants. And I’ll tell you about my experience.
I received the “Scent with Love” Gardenia plant from Pro Plants. It immediately was transferred to my Mom, who is a fan of plants in a big, big way. Seriously, there’s a sunroom in her house that’s full of so much greenery you’d think it was a greenhouse. (The cats love it back there.)
The plant itself arrived packaged very nicely, with extra moss for padding. The leaves of the gardenia plant are a deep, healthy green. The plant doesn’t bloom yet, but my Mom has already remarked that she’s looking forward to the sweet scent of the gardenia flowers. See, it gives you something to look forward to! If you have kids, it’d be a nice thing to have a weekly watch of the plant (and discussion about how plants grow) with them around this gift.
I like that the container here is something unique and sweet – a little baby blue mailbox. On the side it says, “scent with love.” (Cute, right?) ... Read More
Okay lovelies. It’s time for another review of Lisa Hoffman Beauty! And this time, it’s all about being happy. (Or, isn’t that what life is always supposed to be about?)
The fragrance: French Clary Sage (The tagline? You’re gonna love this. “Optimism in Bloom.”)
What does French Clary Sage smell like? “The clean and refreshing notes of French Clary Sage evoke bright summer days in the Provençal countryside. Sparkling watery notes harmonize with French Clary Sage, Yellow Freesia, and Cotton Accords to create a crisp, modern green fragrance.”
Cool trivia: “For centuries, the French have used Clary Sage oil to help balance energy and combat feelings of discord. King Louis XIV used clary sage as part of his daily ritual for its euphoric and renewing benefits. Today, French Cla ... Read More
Pick your desired scent and pick your product type. It’s as easy as that. Of course, the hardest part is trying to limit your fragrance choices, when the brand School of Wash has over a hundred of them. In fact, they’ll even let you create a custom scent if you so choose. I was sent a variety of bath and beauty product types in a variety of scents, and I’m going to let you know my thoughts.
“Handmade, all natural bath products delivered fresh to your door for a creative bath experience. Over 175 scents to choose from to create unique bath products.”
Overall, I completely recommend this brand of natural bath products. The amount of scents you can pick from is unbelievable and truly mind-boggling. It’s like I’m a kid in a candy store, but there’s no calories! What’s more, this is natural stuff…you aren’t going to find nasty parabens or sulfates here.
My only qualm is that I, personally, am not wild about the logo. But that’s not really a big problem at all. It’s the only issue I had, is all!
I find this company to be sup ... Read More
Can’t wait for the fresh, calming scent of Spring mornings? This Japanese Agarwood scent by Lisa Hoffman Beauty will take you right there. It’s serenity! Or Zen! Or whatever your word for “blissful calming amazingness” is, really…
The fragrance: Japanese Agarwood
What does it smell like? “The rare, woody scent of Japanese Agarwood is accented with the refreshing zest of Bergamot, the zen-like ambiance of Spiced Ginger, and the comfort of Warm Amber to inspire feelings of clarity and warmth as your journey of Japanese Agarwood unfolds.”
The format: I am specifically reviewing the Japanese Agarwood Necklace. ($65.00) This scent, as with all Lisa Hoffman scents, is available in many other formats – from lotions to perfume oils.)
Above: Lisa Hoffman Beauty Fragrance Necklace in Japanese Agarwood.
My thoughts: This ingenious filigree dome holds scent beads that last and last. The necklace i ... Read More
You don’t have to fly to Italy to get this divinely floral and woodsy smell. This scent by Lisa Hoffman Beauty is sweet and mellow.
The fragrance: Tuscan Fig
What does it smell like? “Surrounded by vanilla bean, honeysuckle, coconut wood, and gardenia, Tuscan Fig entices you with its warm essence. Like your own secret treasure, this fragrance transports you to the most enchanting valleys, vineyards, and fruit groves of Tuscany.”
The format: I am specifically reviewing the Eau de Parfum spray bottle. $65.00. (Available in many other formats, including the ingenious jewelry styles.)
My thoughts: It is both sweet and sexy, which is a difficult scent to achieve. It’s also a very dark and warm scent at the base which must be the fig, amber, vanilla, wood and musks. These are the notes that linger. But at first, what you get are the hits of sweet french jasmine, honeysuckle, vanilla bean and gardenia. I like that there’s an ongoing scent of floral, but the woodsy scent neve ... Read More
You might not want to look better than the bride, but that’s no reason not to shine brightly!
I came across a bunch of beautiful plus sized dresses, and thought these would be perfect for mother of the bride or wedding guests for beach themed weddings. The beach-specific ones are the first blue dress and the second and third options. The final two are more the type of dress I’d expect to see on a guest (or MOTB) for a indoor wedding.
Don’t forget to note how important accessories are with these dresses! You can always hop over to RINGOBLOG.COM to look at what rings I’m recommending these days.
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Plus size women can wear designer wedding dresses that look great. Here are four examples.Designer Wedding Dresses for Plus Size Women
This firs tone might not be as appealing as you hope if you have a larger bust, so be careful. The lace is a great touch, though.
Instead of covering up your large breasts, why not flaunt them with a scalloped v-neck? We also love the high-low style of the hemline.
This is a perfectly romantic dress.
If you want a little bit of lace, but without losing the glam factor… try this!
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1. Bronzer for fair skin!
2. Moisturizing lip gloss AND lipstick that moisturizes!
Why go for Mia Mariu? These items are made with natural ingredients like botanicals, vitamins, minerals (duh), peptides and antioxidants. I feel the quality is definitely high. Read on for my Mia Mariu Review summaries.
Hydrating Stick Gloss Review – Lipstick that moisturizes! Mia Mariu lipsticks and lipglosses are amazing for this reason: they are HYDRATING and have lip balm qualities. I opted for “Beso” which is a rosy pink. It has a sheer quality until you build it up, so you don’t need to be afraid of the candy pink color. It feels very creamy on my lips, which makes me want to apply it more often. And that makes me look better more often! Plus, I hate when normal lipsticks start to dry out around the edges of my mouth, and this doesn’t do that. You’ve got ... Read More
It’s actually not fake, but this jewelry isn’t high-quality. This is a honest review of why these items are okay, but not amazing.
Shadora.com offers what they call “fabulous finds at impossibly low prices.” With a pair of White Sapphire and silver studs in my hands, I’m ready to give my ruling to add to Shadora jewelry reviews.
Shadora.com says it offers real gemstones that is not costume jewelry, and I have no reason not to believe them. But then why are people are googling for “Shadora Fake Jewelry”? Well, probably because when something seems too good to be true it often is. Here, I think they walk the line.
It’s not about whether their jewelery is fake, it’s about the quality of their real jewelry. They use real gold, silver and gemstones. But I believe these are lab-created gemstones. The way they assemble the jewelry also minimizes their use of metal to save on cost. So, it’s all technically real, but they’ve found ways to give you these low prices. It’s the quality that isn’t so great. I would purchase from there if it was for me, but this is not jewelry yo ... Read More