Archive for the ‘Reviews & Giveaways’ Category

Have you tried Eli’s Cheesecake? (Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler review)

Monday, June 28th, 2010

elis cheesecake

Todays’ review is a delicious one. The Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler from Eli’s Cheesecake has original cheesecake, chocolate chip cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake and candy bar (heath) cheesecake. The majority favorite in my house (and from friends who snagged a bite) was the strawberry cheesecake, without a doubt.

I loved that the box comes delivered with a cooling method of dry ice, because it arrived on a day I’d been out shopping for hours! I came home with a panic in my throat when I saw it had arrived and it was over 85 degrees outside! But it was still cool!

Also great was the fact that this honkin’ big cheesecake comes not just pre-sliced but has fancy wax paper between each slice so they come apart perfectly.

Four slices each of our all-time favorite cheesecakes: Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, and Candy Bar made with Heath® Toffee Bars. 9″ Cheesecake 3lb., 8OZ Serves 16 (Pre-sliced)

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Giveaway: Your choice of any Dichroic Glass Pendant from NGlassworks

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

"Rainbow" One of four collections for the classic pendant line.

I recently reviewed a classic pendant from NGlassworks and now it’s your turn to possibly win one!

"Glass Rainbow" pendants. One of four collections for the classic pendant line.

WANNA SHOP? NGlassWorks Dichroic Glass Jewelry

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PRIZE: One (1)  winner will receive her choice of any classic pendant from the “Elegant Evenings,” “Green Goddess,” “Glass Rainbow,” or “Arizonia Skies” collection (w/ an Elegant Sterling Silver Bail.) This is courtesy of the NGlassworks.

– Giveaway ends on July 13, 2010.

MANDATORY FIRST ENTRY: For your main entry, comment with the name of another item from the NGl ... Read More

Giveaway: Jalapeno Shopper Clarity and Intution Necklace and the Tropical Adjustable Cluster Ring

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Clarity and Intuition necklace

To celebrate the grand opening of Jalapeno Shopper, we have a hot giveaway for a necklace and ring both offered in their shop. (Arriba! as Pedro the Jalapeno would say. And he’s a very savvy shopper, dontcha know?) This online shop offers a great selection of uniquely picked items that are fashionable without being excessively expensive.

Who wants to make a run for the border with these hot tamales?

And to even further celebrate the online shop’s opening, they’re offering She’s Smart readers a great discount on any Hair Decor.  As you’ll see, they’re highlighting flowers for the hair. I think a really easy to wear hair accessory is one that works with a ponytail, which is why the Fleur de Zip (ponytail) is such a great piece.

Use the coupon code JSHAIR for 25% off all hair decor from Jalapeno Shopper. This code will only be valid through ... Read More

Shop like a celebrity in selecting Bohemiarts handblown glassware

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Bohemiarts makes hand-blown stemwart created by artisans in the Czech Republic. They’re completely safe for your beverages (or food, if you want to do a Shrimp Cocktail in a martini glass  type of dealie), lead-free and FDA-approved. And did I happen to mention that they’re gorgeous? Well, I don’t really have to mention anything if you just use your eyes. Lookity-look!

These blown glass items remind me a mixture of stained glass paintings and water color paints.

This richly inspiring mosaic stemware is a wonder in many motifs, embellishing the table with functional glass art. Popular with European royal families for more than 50 years, these magnificent hand-blown pieces were created by master artisans in the Czech Republic where this complex “a la vitrage” method of glass making originated and has been perfected for over a century. Each piece arrives beautifully gift boxed. Hand wash. From Bohemiarts®.

I received a Bohemiarts  Wine Goblet and ... Read More

Who DOESN’T wanna smell like an orange creamsicle? Mmm…

Monday, June 21st, 2010

What are the best gifts for girls? Bubalina makes products girls love.

Bubalina is a really fun brand that makes natural products which range from lotions to sugar scrubs. Right now, they’re having a sale on their Orange Vanilla products.

What are the best gifts for girls? Bubalina makes products girls love.

Review: Bubalina Beauty Orange Vanilla hand and body lotion ... Read More

Review and Giveaway: Butterfly Pashmina or scarf of your choice

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

affordable pashminas

It may be cliche to so boldly mention, as though this were a new idea, but you don’t have to spend an arm and a precious pinky to look cute. One tool at your disposal? The Affordable Style Network. The items in their different stores have a designer influence, but at an everyday girl price (as opposed to the celebrity actress price). Their network has a shop for sunglasses, handbags, neck ties, watches, scarves, jewelry and even reading glasses. But let’s go back a bit to the scarves. These are an accessory that is seeing more play these days. It used to be you just needed one winter scarf, but now you can own scarves of all different patterns, trends, and for different seasons. Honestly, sometimes I just like to tie a scarf to a handbag’s handle for a lil pizazz and decoration.

No matter the weather, I always love pashmina’s. (Although they work best in spring/summer/autumn like other great spring scarves and summ ... Read More

Giveaway: fashionable business cards for blogs, Etsy shops, websites, twitter accounts etc

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

fashionable business cards

If you’re looking for fashionable business cards, look no further! I’ve found a great site with lots of designs you can use – many of which are really, surprisingly chic. Forget about boring, “blah” business card templates. If you don’t want to upload your own logo, you can pick from tons of designs as the background. Shop smarter with this site with girly business cards.

Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn sometimes! It’s great to have all of your info on hand, especially if you like to promote or share things like your blog, Etsy shop, website, twitter account(s), phone number, etc. That’s a lot of info to try to share with lots of people. But I think it’s nice when you are willing to market yourself wherever you are. You never know when you’ll meet someone who will take an interest in what you do. Even though I’m a writer, when I attend an art show so ... Read More

Giveaway: Glee stuff for your POOCH!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Shop Glee merch everywhere online!

I love anything that has to do with Glee, and I love when Glee merchandise gets creative. Such is the case with the Glee Doggly Pet ID Tags. And make no mistake, people do want Glee stuff for their pets! When you’re a Gleek, you’re a Gleek with everything. Some of the Glee merchandise (like the DVDs) is easy to find. But I think this is a creative product that answers the question, “Where can I buy Glee stuff that isn’t so generic?” This is unique, and it celebrates your love of Glee AND your love of animals.

Every day I spend giving love and extra attention to Shopdog (and Shopcat) I am seriously rewarded in return. Sometimes life gets SO hectic we think we have zero time. Make the time. Celebrate life by loving your pets as much as they love you. But…don’t eat any of my shoes or cough up a hairball, please! ;p

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Do you still love what you buy, a day later?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

French Country lighting fixture by World Imports, in bronze.

While going over plenty of the over 200 websites in the CSN network, I realized that they have the lowest prices (often with free shipping) of just about anywhere. I know this because I always try to find reviews of things I’m buying, so I always check Amazon.

Celebrate every day. Every day is a holiday: Today we’re celebrating being proud of your purchases (especially if you’re as indecisive as I am.) I am now the owner of World Imports Lighting French Country Influence Two Light Flush Mount in French Bronze, Omega Paw Ripple Board Scratch’n Massage Cat Scratcher, and Play-N-Squeak Shake Yr Tail Feather Cat Toy.

How to think about things if you aren’t sure of your purchase:

  • This isn’t the last purchase you’ll ever make.
  • This is just another reason why you should always read product reviews before making purchases – remember that!
  • When it comes to pet or baby toys, both can be fickle.
  • Hey, YOU can be fickle too. It’s okay.
  • Everything you buy that you don’t love is a chance to find another thing you love, another time.
  • If you have the receipt, do something about it!
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How to improve your mood in an instant | Mood-Lites review

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

mood lite colors

You know that colors can greatly influence your mood, but are you harnessing that knowledge? I’m proud to say that I’m making steps to do just that. For instance, a few months ago I painted my bedroom walls a calming, restorative green. Something I hadn’t realized was that you can use colored lights to influence mood, and these are much more easily changed than paint on a wall. But, where do you start? And does this mean you have to live in a bedroom with blue-colored lights all the time ? False!

Celebrate life every day. Every day is a holiday!

Today we’re celebrating Mood-Lites from the Mood Factory. Their mission is simple – they’re out to improve moods.

Our unique wellness products at the Mood-Factory are based on research about how sensory experiences influence moods. Experts in the field of Aroma-chology, colors, psychology, nutrition, and more were used to develop this exclusive line of products.

New York Magazine has called Mood-Lites a “Must Have”, but I’d say these fall into the realm of “so cool, you just gotta check them out for yourself.” These are perfect for individuals to purchase for themselves or give as gifts (for any age range, kid ... Read More