Archive for the ‘Reviews & Giveaways’ Category

Comfortable Stylish Shoes for Women by POE Footwear

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

sheri poe shoes

I’m willing to brag here: Sheri Poe personally sent me a pair of shoes to review. And why is that bragworthy? Because POE Footwear creates amazing shoes that women love. An the reason women love Poe shoes is because they merge cute and comfortable in a way that you don’t often get out of a single pair of shoes. When it comes to POE Footwear, all I needed was one pair to become a convert.

Of course, for my story, we have to go through two. I’ll explain with my POE Footwear review.

Sheri Poe personally agreed to the review, and then had her people (yes, she has people! she’s a busy woman!) send me a pair. They were beautiful and shiny and girly and comfortable as anything. The only problem? My shoe sizes range from 9, 9.5 or 10, and I asked for a 10. Turns out that in POE Footwear, I’m not a 10. So those first shoes didn’t work for me. Sheri Poe then said she’d send me a true 9.5 in a style that is her current favorite. I was hoping I’d like them, and when they arrived I really did! I wear these with a light sock, though – so I’d suggest maybe going down a half size. They WILL accommodate a wide foot because they adhere to your foot.

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GLEE Emma Pillsbury Jewelry Style Feature

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

glee emma style

I know I’m not alone in loving that prim and proper Emma Pillsbury style on Glee. But it’s more than just prim and proper!

When I saw the Brittany Chavers Studio on Etsy, I immediately thought of Emma Pillsbury.  I knew I’d found someone taped into that Emma Pillsbury style of jewelry. It’s … let’s see, preppy, pretty, girly, prim, cheerful and whimsical.

Her shop offers all sorts of necklaces, especially wonderful asymmetrical flower necklaces. I was lucky enough to have a custom piece made. It has a large light blue flower with some mustard yellow and white beads, then white lace-like beads. Brittany was able to do exactly what I asked for, and she has good instincts about what colors go together and how the necklace composition should be. These sorts of luxe statement necklaces are great to wear with just a plain top!

I love the silver filigree detailing, especially the little bauble on the end of the extended chain. These details are what make it so special and you know it was handmade with care.

Brittany Chavers Studio also offers tiny flower earrings and hair pins. They’re colorful and sweet, perfect for a little fun! They give your hair that extra litt ... Read More

Bacon Chocolate Review – Salty and Sweet Meet Again

Friday, April 8th, 2011

bacon chocolate review

I took the plunge into bacon chocolate, guys. Vosges Chocolate sent along two items to be reviewed. Let’s get right to it.

Vosges Bacon and Eggs Review: This is dark chocolate with caramel that has tiny pieces of bacon in it. I’m a fan of salt and sweet, but going into this review there was just something disturbing about this for me. Despite the pretty packaging and the delicious outer dark chocolate, I couldn’t get on board 100%.  My second taste test went better, though. The bacon is smokey, and not too strong. If you’re going to do bacon chocolate, go with Vosges. They’re the leader in it. The caramel was melt-in-your-mouth yummy with the chocolate. The bacon gave it an unusual takeaway taste.

Vosges Orchid Vanilla Bunny Review: Dark chocolate is married with the Tahitian vanilla bean for this little bunny. Well, it’s not little. it’s medium-sized, and oh-so-cute. I love those floppy ears. The texture is a bit weird, as there are coconut-like (in texture) pieces of the vanilla. It smells nice, though. You have to really like dark chocolate – I fo ... Read More

Good Hair Dryer for Thick Hair: A Helluva Good One!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

good hair dryer for thick hair

So often we forget about the essentials. For instance, why bother using loads of expensive hair products if you haven’t used the right sort of hair dryer? The right kind can do more than just dry your hair, it can even help alleviate problems like frizziness and low-luster. And since I’ve been watching so much TV with people like Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) I have been craving that kind of polished hair.

I was practically blushing at the bounty that Misikko sent for review. They get MAJOR points for style! I received a hair care package that included a Misikko Heat-Proof Pouch (perfect for hair straighteners), HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant. And the featured item? A HANAair Professional Hair Dryer.

HanaAIR Professional Hair Dryer Reviews: Misikko only sells the very best products they believe in – and I believe them because they rate everythin ... Read More

SANUK Yoga Mat Flip Flops Reviews (Safari and Primo Styles)

Monday, April 4th, 2011

sanuk yoga mat review

I’m a BIG fan of the Sanuk company because they merge fun, polished style with comfort. That’s exactly how I see myself. I like to be stylish and stay comfy. How about you? If that sounds anything like your ideal, then you should really check Sanuk flip flops out. They even have a whole line made with actual yoga mat material for the footbeds. And if you’ve ever been on a yoga mat, then you know how totally comfortable they are. A pair of Yoga Mat Sanuks might be the best purchase you make for this summer. I’m just sayin’.

Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops Reviews for Safari and Primo:

Sanuk Yoga Mat Review for “Safari” – Giraffe: The footbed? Made from an actual yoga mat! It takes a moment to get used to walking on a yoga mat, but then I liked the squishy feeling. I wear a size 9 or 9.5 but since I didn’t want to trip in flip flops, I went with a 9.  And they do fit fine. These are made with premium leather straps. The Safari style comes in different animal prints. I love that these are so stylish and fun, and I can wear them to the beach or to a casual restaurant in the summer. You will think these are the most comfortable sandals you’ve ever worn, and your friends will all want to buy their own pairs.

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SANUK Men’s Sidewalk Sufer Shoes Review (SHORE LEAVE)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

men's sanuk shoes

I decided that if I loved Sanuk so much, that my Dad might very well love them too. If you recall, I’ve reviewed their sidewalk surfers before. (And hey, if you don’t recall there’s the link!) Amanda Seyfried also wears Sanuks. But that wouldn’t win my Dad over. So I went with these smart selling points: they’re comfortable, they slip on, and they’re man-stylish without being too metrosexual. They’re perfect for spring and summer, the beach, boats, pretty much anywhere.

My Dad reviewed the Men’s Sidewalk surfer called “Shore Thing.” Men’s slip on shoes have never been this nice. It’s available in different colors like these:

* Lightweight “Vulc-Lite” Con ... Read More

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Ghost Pepper Cube for those who DARE

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

what to get dad for father's day

It’s time to review something that isn’t mainly for me, my female family members, or female friends! It’s time to review something SPICY. In fact, I went all the way into the Danger Zone and have brought to you guys the GHOST PEPPER (the hottest chilli pepper in the world) aka the Bhut Jolokia pepper. I received the Ghost Cube from Bhut Pepper. The packaging isn’t girly at all, but I still adore it because it’s so unique and I love the spooky/comical  illustrated ghost pepper.

The maker of this company creates small batches of the products and brings them to us from Brooklyn, New York – but he got the idea while living in the BBQ-heavy Kansas City.

The cube fits in the palm of my hand, but it’s a reminder that a little of the Ghost Pepper will go a long way. It’s nothing you want to wave around and shove into your mouth like it was candy. I got this with my Dad in mind, since he loves spicy foods. I figured that th ... Read More

EUFORA Pure Polish Review (Rating: 5 Smooches)

Monday, March 28th, 2011

eufora pure polish review

An item I came into casually has turned out to be a cult hit with beauty gurus, and something that makes my sister green with envy. Mwahahaha. It’s the Pure Polish Finishing Drops by a brand called Eufora. Now it’s my secret weapon, and I think it will help me in many hair battles this summer.

Fourth over from the left: Eufora Pure Polish Finishing Drops

The Eufora Pure Polish Finishing Drops make my hair photo-ready in an instant.  This rich formula applies weightlessly and tames the frizz in my hair while giving it a boost of shiny gloss. It make me feel glamorous and my hair feels and looks well looked after. It’ll make your hair look like it has luster.

There is a scent, which I love, but it does really mostly go away so there’s no lingering conflict for your daily perfume or spritz.

The cost is $$29.95 which makes it a bit pricey, but you really get what you’re paying for here. The quality is bar ... Read More

Yu-Be Review: Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream is an outright Miracle Product

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

yu be review

I’ve tested A LOT of lotions in my years. And because I have dry skin, I am pretty dedicated to only using the best ones (but that doesn’t ever mean the highest price, I couldn’t afford to live that way!) I’ve now had a chance to try out a lotion that soars to one of the top five lotions I’ve ever tried! It’s no joke that I seriously call this a miracle for dry skin.

"The #1 Selling Medicated, Vitamin-Enriched Skin Care Cream in Japan - Est. 1957"

I’m talking about Yu-Be Skin Care.

YU BE REVIEW: It’s going to make your skin smooth, almost instantly. SNAP SNAP, and it’s already working. Even on your cuticles (which are hard to make soft!) The grease factor is nil, your skin absorbs this stuff quickly and it doesn’t rub off in the process. I used it on my elbows, feet, face, cuticles, hands…there was no where I didn’t want it. And it’s safe for everything – like your face, or your kids! You can even put it on your lips, although they also have a lip balm (more on that later.) The secret, I think, is the glycerin base. It’s just so silky and smooth without being heavy. I do ... Read More

Earbuds That WON’T Fall Out: YURBUDS Worked for Me

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

earbuds that won't fall out

We all need earbuds that don’t fall out. Why? Because, doesn’t it suck when your earbuds fall out?  If it happens nonstop, then you’ve got a major headache and you can’t focus on what you’re trying to do. Well, Yurbuds solve this problem once and for all. And that isn’t speculation. I got a chance to review a pair, and they really do work. And it’s so simple, it’s one of those “why didn’t I think of THIS” type of ideas.

Yurbuds boast many pro’s, the most important of which are: they won’t fall out, they’re soft and won’t hurt, they’re sweat proof and they even deliver a great sound at the same time. They’re the perfect little multi-taskers.

Once the Yurbuds are in place, you don’t have to adjust and fiddle. They’ll stay in your ear while you move, walk, do the dishes, run, sweat, do the samba, etc.

“Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers provide an unparalleled level of comfort and fidelity with a fit that ensures the earbuds stay in your ears, even during the most strenuous physical activity.

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