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Soap and Glory Reviews – Clean Girls Body Wash and Righteous Butter Body Lotion

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

soap and glory reviews

In testing my first two Soap & Glory products ever (and isn’t it such a chic name?!), I found one product that is so wonderful that I can’t imagine living without it now.

Soap and Glory Clean Girls Review – Skin Softening Body Wash

Using the Soap & Glory Clean Girls Skin Softening Cream Body wash is a thoroughly luxurious experience. It smells really nice and the bottle is so cute. It lathers gently and leaves me feeling clean. I definitely like this product. The convenient pump dispenser makes it great for the shower. The body wash itself is this really pretty iridescent light pinky color. Divine!

Soap & Glory Clean Girls™ Skin Softening Cream Body Wash “Contains natural vanilla fruit and orchid extracts plus a built-in moisturising matrix. Scented with our Mist You Madly™ fragrance. Rub a handful of Clean, Girls onto slightly damp skin until it forms a thick, luxurious lather, and then rinse. Dry off, and follow with moisturizer if you feel you must.” Price: $14 Where to buy: Sephora &

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Soap & Glory GIVEAWAY! (See why UK Girls love this brand)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

We are so excited to be hosting a Soap & Glory giveaway! Women in the UK love this brand, and it’s easy to see why. Check out our review to see why we think these are some of the best body products we’ve tried in a long time. In the meantime, test out the product at your local Sephora store, and enter the giveaway!

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Soap & Glory Clean Girls™ Skin Softening Cream Body Wash Contains natural vanilla fruit and orchid extracts plus a built-in moisturising matrix. Scented with our Mist You Madly™ fragrance. Rub a handful of Clean, Girls onto slightly damp skin until it forms a thick, luxurious lather, and then rinse. Dry off, and follow with moisturizer if you feel you must. Price: $14 Where to buy: Sephora &

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What Would Lady Mary Crawley Wear? (Downton Abbey)

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

lady mary jewelry

Don’t you love Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey? I mean, at first you hated her a little bit, right? But now…sigh. She lives such a romantic, restrained life! If she wasn’t in the Victorian era, what would she be like?

Lady Mary Jewelry

She loves black jewelry, and large statement pieces. That’s why these glamorous earrings are perfect.

  • Amity Earrings by Foxy Originals, CLICK

  • Antique Style Eternity Rings (for her and Matthew, awww), see at RingOBlog, Jewelry Blog

Lady Mary Dress

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Plus Size Designer Dresses – Pinterest Plus Size Fashion

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

plus size dresses evening

You can absolutely get plus size designer dresses. Here are four I like.

When it comes to plus size designer dresses that have a topical feel that you can wear as a guest to a beach wedding, this is the perfect vibrant dress. You can wear flats with this dress, but pearl pearl jewelry is perfect so don’t opt for anything else! I love the purple straps and the waistline, it really pulls the dress together. It’s like tropical watercolor come to life.

If you like dark gothic fashion, you’ll probably love this one right away. This pinterest plus size fashion piece reminds me of hippies, but haute couture hippies! But I like it, anyway. The top details are great. And accessorizing with a bold black cuff is really fun. The sleek hair and the bold pink lips also work well.

This bright yellow dress will nip you in at the smallest part of your waist and give you a great f ... Read More

Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Inserts Review: ALMOST Perfect, Not Quite

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Dr. Scholl's  Massaging Gel Insoles

I’m high on endorphins, so you’d think that would bias this Dr. Scholls Massaging Gel Inserts review. But it won’t. Because I both love and hate this product in the same breathe. I think it’s wonderful, and I think there are lots of ways it is poorly designed. And it also caused my shoes (which never  bother me) to have re-aligned themselves and given me a blister on my inner right ankle.

What’s Good:

They feel SO comfortable. And I know that they will reduce any foot pain. I’d wear these to a day at the museum or the zoo. Or if I worked on my feet all day. They should be mandatory for everyone. They’re so great. They just aren’t perfect yet.


What’s Bad:

You have to cut (or trim) it to the proper shoe size. While this is technically a great way to have a one-size-fits all product, I did not feel this was clearly labeled (it was on the packaging that I tore off to get to the product – meaning I had to go into the trash… yea.) For me, that wasn’t a huge deal. (You do need sharp scissors.) But I think of my Grandma (may she rest in peace) who used to always buy random stuff like this for herself and others. She would have bought this. And she would have had a lot of ... Read More

Bird Dresses by Tulle have Zooey Deschanel Style Written All Over Them

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

bird dresses

I am so excited to tell you guys about this Birds Button Dress I got. The brand is Tulle, and it’s found at

Description: This is one of our most flattering dresses.  Perfect for any season and adorably featuring our favorite bird print.  Pair this piece with hot pink or yellow to make a statement.  In the colder months, throw a blazer over it.

I think it works great when you put a belt on with it. The material for this casual daytime dress feels so silky, as it’s an outer sheer layer and then an inner silky lining. And the cute button details make it feel very sweet. This is definitely a dress that Zooey Deschanel would wear.

Tell Style styled it with the Skinny Tassel Belt-Lazer in Blue, which I really like. I’d pass on the scarf and the platform pumps they used, going for some casual flats and some simple earrings.

Find it here at Tell Style: CLICK

Tell Style stocks brands like Gentle Fawn, Tulle, Blank Denim, and Monrow.

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Best Travel Shirts for Women: Foxcroft Wrinkle Free Denim Tunic Review

Monday, May 21st, 2012

best travel shirts for women

Foxcroft Reviews: Their Denim Tunic is a BUY.

I received the Denim Tunic by Foxcroft and was overjoyed by what a wonderful top it is. They say it’s made of “smooth denim” which I’m not sure how to decode, but the FEEL of it is lightweight and “smooth” and just like denim if it were mixed with silk. The cut of it is generous and you can easily put the sleeves rolled up or not, and did I mention the pockets? Who doesn’t love pockets? These have huge pockets that don’t distract from the shape of the shirt. Because it’s denim, it doesn’t wrinkle. And it’s got enough details that it looks pretty fancy! I dressed mine up with white pants and some contemporary silver earrings that hang down like straight bars. This is perfect to pack up and take somewhere. My Mom borrowed it to go on a trip already. (Sister’s graduation in NY.) We both agree it’s one of the best travel shirts for women that we’ve ever had. Now we just have to agree on joint-custody!

Great for: Spring, Fall and Summer Nights!

Foxcraft is a bit more of my Mother’s mature and conservative aesthetic than mine. See what ... Read More

Best Children’s Books of the 80’s – Serendipity Books

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

pink dragon book

Children of the 80’s certainly must remember the pink dragon Serendipity books! This book series is best known to me for having unusual creatures and softcover books with fun covers with bright colors. (They all also had morals.) The books were written by Stephen Cosgrove and illustrated by Robin James.

They were written from the late 70’s, through the 80’s and into the 90’s.

You can buy older books for around $20 on Amazon, while new copies go for $100 or more.

Best Children’s Books of the 80’s

These are the ones I remember best:

  • Serendipity taught kids: Knowing who you really are will bring you happiness.
  • Crabby Gabby taught kids: Having fun while playing a game is more important than winning.
  • Gabby taught kids: Talking is fun, but listening is just as important.
  • Leo the Lop Tail 4 taught kids: Adults can learn from the magic children have in their hearts.

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Best Non Greasy Hand Lotion Contender: Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion (Reviews)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

best non greasy hand lotion

I’ve got a new lotion recommendation for you gals!

The best lotion for dry skin does two things: absorbs quickly (is non greasy) and truly moisturizing. It’s not easy (being green – or) to find both of these items in one lotion. I recently tried the NEW Vaseline® Total Moisture® lotion and discovered for myself that it does both jobs. Which is wonderful – because I use lotion every single day, many times in the course of just one day! (Who doesn’t?)

There are three types of the Total Moisture lotion:

· Vaseline® Total Moisture® – Clean feeling lotion for healthy soft skin. · Vaseline® Total Moisture® Aloe Fresh – Light feeling lotion for healthy fresh skin. · Vaseline® Total Moisture® Cocoa Radiant™ – Rich feeling lotion for healthy glowing skin.

Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion Reviews:

  • The Cocoa Radiant (Brown bottle) had a faint smell of coconut (I think) but not a lot. I wish there was more becuase I am obsess ... Read More
  • Certain to Please! Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50 Dollars

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

    mother's day gifts under 50 dollars

    Mother’s Day gifts under $50 dollars fall into two different categories. Some look like you bought any random item that was in your price range without any plan behind it, and other’s make it look like you spent much more than you actually did. They key is finding great Mother’s Day deals that aren’t cheesy, but are as stylish as your Mother.

    Teleflora’s Too Sweet Bouquet

    This bouquet features delicate lavender roses and pink hydrangea in a sparkling silver cube vase. The colors will compliment her rosy glow at feeling so special. This is perfect for a traditional Mother.

    Price: $49.95

    Where to buy:

    Bath & Body Works Signature Picnic Tin Gift Set in Wild Berry Tulip

    By buying a gift basket like this, you look like you spent a lot more than you did. This is pretty and the reviews of the Wild Berry Tulip scent are overwhelmingly positive. Includes a full-size Shower Gel (10 oz.), Body Lotion (8 oz. ... Read More