Archive for the ‘Reviews & Giveaways’ Category

Review Spotlight: Natural Soy Candles by Soy Delites

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

9 oz Glasses

Soy Delites products do not disappoint. If you’re looking for a candle recommendation – whether your for yourself or as a gift, do yourself a considerable favor in considering them. These are handmade 100% soy-based candles, created by a husband and wife team in Austin, Texas. You simply have to check out Soy Candles by Soy Delites.

9 oz Glasses

I’m sure that you’ve been in the same position I have so many times – you want a candle that smells as good when you sniff at it as when you light it. On top of that, now that we know that soy burns cleaner and purer than paraffin wax and is nontoxic, natural and non-hazardous. And, yes – on top of that – we like our candles to look pretty. Soy Delites covers all three of those areas.

I received an assortment of Soy Delites products to review for you guys.  After all, ... Read More

Giveaway! Get Wired Rectangle Gold Wire Earrings by Nicholas Lane Jewelry

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

get wired earrings

"Get Wired" Handwired Earrings (Rectangle)

We have one pair of Get Wired earrings from Nicholas Lane Jewelry to giveaway! If you recall I reviewed these earrings earlier. These are elegant, every day earrings that are luckily very light-weight (I love that!) You can visit the Nicholas Lane Jewelry website or the Nicholas Lane Jewelry Etsy Shop.

Get Wired! These earrings are one of my best sellers. They are hand wired out of gold fi ... Read More

Review Spotlight: Creativity is Messy Recycled T-Shirt Rose Headband

Friday, July 30th, 2010

recycled tshirt headband

You remember the shop name Creativity is Messy because we’re running a giveaway for one of their recycled T-shirt “Roses” headbands (open until August 8th.) I’m also here to give my review report! This is a shop we found by the suggestion of singer April Smith (whose song with The Great Picture Show was featured in the Weeds season 6 promo.)

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Review Spotlight: Nicholas Lane Jewelry

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

"Get Wired" Handwired Earrings (Rectangle)

Currie Kilpatrick Boyd has a wonderful name and an equally wonderful eye for elegant jewelry. In my estimation, her handcrafted jewelry line, Nicholas Lane, has an unquestionable appeal. I feel that it’s both lively and dignified – not an easy feat!

"Get Wired" Handwired Earrings (Rectangle)

I was able to get a close-up look at one of her most popular items, the Gold “Get Wired” Earrings. With intricate hand-wired wrapping inside of a chosen form, these earrings resemble a web. Available in oval, square or rectangle – you may wish to indulge in more tha ... Read More

Giveaway: Recycled T-Shirt Roses Headband

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

recycled tshirt headband

The Recycled T-Shirt Roses Headband shown in Blue/Gray

As a bonus for our April Smith Virtual Closet piece, we’re happy to run a giveaway for an Etsy shop that April likes – CreativityIsMessy. A review is also coming up, so make sure to stay tun ... Read More

Giveaway! Saving Grace season 3 DVD

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Saving Grace: The Final Season

Saving Grace: The Final Season

Saving Grace season 3 is released on July 13th, 2010 – to celebrate we have three copies of the DVD to giveaway. Holly Hunter was amazing in this TNT series!

Academy Award®-winner Holly Hunter returns for the explosive third and final season as hard-drinking Detective Grace Hanadarko. “Saving Grace” The Final Season debuts on DVD July 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

A top-notch forceful investigator whose wild personal life translates into a no-holds barred approach to her work, the fiery Oklahoma City police detective is back to tackle her biggest investigation yet – her own emotional crisis. With the guidance of an unconventional “last chance” angel, the cynical and fast-living Grace works to save ... Read More

Giveaway! The Bounty Hunter on DVD with Jennifer Aniston and Smokin’ Hot Gerard Butler

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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The Bounty Hunter is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 13th, and we have a chance for She’s Smart readers to win a copy! Skip the Netflixing this time, and own it for yourself – for free. Tcha!

Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that’s ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.

DVD Bonus Features
  • Three All-New Featurettes
    • Making of The Bounty Hunter
    • Stops Along the Road: Hunting Locations
    • Rules for Outwitting a Bounty Hunter!
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Review: Dichroic glass pendant by Nancy Giere

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

" 	NGlassworks combines Dichroic, iridescent and sheet glass to create one of a kind art glass jewelry. "

Let’s talk about Nancy Giere, because she’s a fused glass artist who makes really, really ultra-cool jewelry. What she specifically makes is Dichroic Glass jewelry, and her company is NGlassWorks – which is a cute way of including her initials (N.G.) into the word Glassworks. In her own words, dichroic glass is made in this process: “Different sizes and shapes of glass are stacked in unique designs and fired in a kiln. During the fusing process the glass comes alive and takes on a whole new character. After the first firing each piece is cold worked and fire polished in the kiln multiple times until I’m satisfied with the overall design and quality.”

Of course, she does not stop there. She creates unique pieces of jewelry with the dichroic glass she makes. I was lucky enough to receive a piece to look over. Care to zoom in with me for a closer look? ZOOOOOOM!

Hello pretties! "NGlassworks combines Dichroic, iridescent and sheet glass to create one of a kind art gl ... Read More

Review: DK Cat Modern Cat Perch with Scratching Post

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Modern Perch with Scratching Post

One of the few problems with being the owner of a cat (because let’s face it, they’re easier than dogs) is that a lot of the toys or furniture are ugly. Seriously, ugly! And who wants that? The more you are into interior design and decorate (and the more time you invest in finding just the right new lamp or sheets) the more you’ll dislike having to put something in your apartment/bedroom/home for your cat if it’s made of cheap products and stands out in a room full of otherwise hand-picked items. I’m very much a fan of keeping things pretty, and I know that when it comes to cat trees,  cat scratchers or cat perches – there is a limited amount of items where design is as important as function. That’s where DK Cat comes into play.

Dani Kilmer has given the website for her eco-friendly modern cat furniture products the perfect tagline: “The features your cat loves…in a style you can love!” The products are classic, with modern touches, and handcrafted with sustainable materials. Right now you can purchase Cat Trees, Cat Scratching Posts, or Cat Scratching Lounges. Combing the best of all three of those elements is h ... Read More

Delicious Giveaway: Eli’s Cheesecake Original Favorites Sampler

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

It’s your chance to win a yummy cheesecake sampler with 16 (SIXTEEN!) pre-cut slices. Included flavors are: Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, and Candy Bar made with Heath® Toffee Bars.

If you become an Eli’s fan, join the mailing list because it offers HUGE discounts! Take advantage, cheescake lovers!

WANNA SHOP? Eli’s Cheesecake

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PRIZE: One (1)  winner will receive the Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler worth $40. This is courtesy of Eli’s Cheesecake

– Giveaway ends on July 11th, 2010.

TO WIN: comment for each entry

Mandatory First Entry – Visit! Visit Eli’s Cheesecake and tell me the name of another cheesecake you like.

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