Archive for the ‘Reviews & Giveaways’ Category

Are you one of the ‘Worst Cooks in America’? Win the Wii Game ‘Cook or be Cooked’!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

cook or be cooked

Are you a good cook or a naughty cook? I’m a bit of both. 😉 Either way, you can always improve those cooking skills of yours. That’s where both the new Food Network show Worst Cooks in America and the Food Network wii game Cook or Be Cooked come onto the scene. I’m going to tell you a bit about the show, and also give you a chance to win the game, right here on! Smart gals know how to cook…it’s very true.

Twelve of the most hopeless cooks in the country will compete in a high-stakes elimination series in Worst Cooks in America. At stake for the last two standing is ... Read More

SunTouch Plus Light & Ion Therapy Giveaway from NatureBright

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

sun touch plus

I am very interested these days by Sun Lamps. I mean, it’s winter so the sun is hard to find! The NatureBright company has created the SunTouch Plus Light & Ion Therapy lamp to help you with your winter blues, seasonal affective disorder, jet lag or poor concentration. Basically, I don’t see how this unit couldn’t help you!

NatureBright captures nature’s healing systems in an attractive home lighting kit. The Sun Touch Plus bathes you in SkyEffect™ light while simultaneously releasing negative ions into the atmosphere. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, electron-sized particles found in refreshing environments like beaches and waterfalls. This combination balances your body clock making you feel rested, refreshed, and revitalized. –

Shop the site: NatureBright

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The Official Best of Fest ‘Chick Flicks’ Review & Giveaway

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

chick flicks

The snazzy Official Best of Fest gift sets aim to show you the best films you’ve never seen, or even heard about. I received a copy of the Chick Flicks gift set to review, but I’ve naturally had to take a couple days to watch enough of it to talk about.

These are substantial films that really make you feel.

Two disc’s are included. The first one has short films, and the second disc has two feature films. I was surprised by the short films, because while I thought they might all be feel-good, happy, mushy things – they were actually mostly dramas that kind of…well, there was a need for Kleenex! They’re ‘Chick Flicks’ in the sense that I can’t think of many guys who would appreciate watching these the way a woman could, but there’s nothing slap-happy involved here. These are substantial films that really make you feel.

I especially enjoyed the films The Republic of Love, Gafa, Charlotte’s Red an ... Read More

Graphique Wall Decals / Stationery Products Review & Giveaway

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

chandelier decals

Graphique is an online shop that publishes all sorts of goodies from stationery to wall decals. Because they have production centers in North America, Asia and Europe they are able to closely follow design trends to create the most fashionable products. Some people don’t realize how important a font can be (until it’s time to pick Wedding invitations – then they worry about font selection for a month). I love Graphique because they embrace style the way I want to embrace style in my everyday life.

I love Graphique because they embrace style the way I want to embrace style in my everyday life.

I received some products from to review, which included Home Decals (TM)  from the Fashion-Forward selections (Chandelier, ... Read More

Kelli Diane Designs ‘Sheyla Clutch’ Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

red clutch on sale

With dedication and a passionate spirit, Kelli D. Turner has turned her dream into reality with Kelli Diane Designs. She creates handbags for us based on her extensive history of loving and often buying every sort of purse she could afford (which is not always exactly easy when you’re in college and living on Ramen Noodles – I know this). But like any woman knows, as you get older your craving for quality increases. Turner realized that she wanted to spend her time doing something she had a genuine passion for doing. Enter, her love affair with bags! Merging fashionable vision with care, Turner makes handbags to covet. (Especially like the charmingly classic Uptown Hobo in brown, seen above.)

Merging fashionable vision with care, Turner makes handbags to covet.

The She’s Smart Appeal: It’s probably not a MAJOR surprise for you all to learn that I love all sorts of purses – from big bags to clutches. I pretty much want them all! I even once bought a shockingly bright patent leather lavender hobo bag with special trim that I almos ... Read More

chicBuds Retractable Earphones Review & Giveaway

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

chic buds contest

The She’s Smart Appeal: The earphones for my iPod tend to get all tangled, and since I love ORDER – it really bugs me. I try to keep them wound nicely when they’re not in use, but my efforts never really pay off. That’s why I was glad when I discovered chicBuds, because they offer retractable earphones that you can carry around easily without looking like a spaz (even if, like me – you actually are quite spazzy!).

Retractable, decorative earphones to accessorize your music habit, whether it be with an iPod, portable CD player or your personal computer (for cell phones, see chicBabies). chicBuds are detailed with genuine Swarovski Crystals transforming, what was once simply functional, into ear candie.

Available in five delicious flavors… ah, colors: Blueberry, Grape, Watermelon, Sour Apple and Marshmallow! – chicBuds Website

Not only do chicBuds make this cool product (the kind we’ve needed for years!) but they’re dedicated to being stylish. And hello, that’s something I can definitely get on board with at any time! The entire company is geared towards stylish women and girls who ... Read More

Jewelry Contests! Win Jewelry from Anique Michelle

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

jewelry contests

The online boutique Anique Michelle is generously sponsoring a jewelry contest for our She’s Smart readers! You can enter to win earrings or a necklace from Anique Michelle, so read on below! I know you guys like to win jewelry.

Goldie Earrings from Anique Michelle. “Casual or formal? Your choice with these lovelies you can do both! These earrings have gorgeous details of coiled wire and small white beads.”

I say: These have a great boho chic vibe.

Coco Necklace from Anique Michelle. “A nod to the stylish Coco Chanel. This multi-layer fabric and silver chain necklace goes perfectly with a LBD- Little Black Dress or can be casual with a cute tank and your favorite pair of jeans.”

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Online Shopping at “Anique Michelle” (Discount Code for Readers!)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

vest on sale

I was recently told about a great online shop called Anique Michelle, which features items that are both stylish and affordable. Nothing in the shop is over $60.00 – that’s what we like to hear! The owner of the shop, Anique, says, “I am very passionate that style doesn’t have to cost a lot and it is my goal with Anique Michelle to provide stylish clothing, jewelry and accessories at an affordable price.” And while many people claim they want to do this, Anique actually does.

If you don’t have access to an H&M (which has stylish items at low prices) then this is your next best bet! And in fact, since so many people do have access to an H&M store, and we want unique items – this is actually your er, first best bet. 😛

All items from this online boutique are shipped out within two days of receiving the order, and the shipping time is usually 2-5 days. The packaging is supposedly awesome because it comes in a wine-colored mesh bag with a thank you gift of ring pops or a candy necklace/bracelet. You won’t need to worry about cute Christmas gift wrapping if you order from here.

Because Anique knows that she’s smart readers like good deals, she has generously provided a discount code for you all to use, valid through the end of November so you can do early Christmas shopping. ... Read More

WIN! $25 Gift Card to Kohl’s to Celebrate the LC Lauren Conrad Line

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Kohl’s is so excited about the new LC Lauren Conrad line that they are letting She’s Smart give a $25.00 gift certificate to their store! Since we focus on great deals under $100 (for the real women out there!) this is a perfect match. Earlier today I told you guys some of the stuff I liked from Lauren Conrad’s line.

Right now the LC Lauren Conrad line is just apparel, but later it might include items like bags (we know Lauren loves those), jewelry and shoes. And the price range for the items? All between $20 and $60! That’s what we love to hear (my bank account likes to hear that, too).

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The Secret Weapon You Will Love : Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

cuticle cream

It might sound good enough to eat, but the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream by Burt’s Bees is not edible. It does smell really incredible, though. Delicious, actually. Beware! Anyway,  if you’re anything like me, dealing with your cuticles is a  MEGA pain. And with Winter coming up that means all skin will be even dryer – I’m not a fan of that! Luckily, I gave in to an impulse buy (sometimes these are very disappointing!) and discovered this cuticle cream.

The great thing is that it’s not JUST cuticle cream. You can use this anywhere you need some extra moisture. It’s great for any dry patches on your skin, or the areas that tend to be driest on your skin like your elbows and ankles. This stuff absolutely WORKS. I slather it on before bed and when I wake up my cuticles feel perfectly smooth (bye hangnails!), as does any skin I applied it to.  I can almost feel my skin drink the cream up and sigh happily, ‘aaaaah’.

I’d all but given up on finding a product that would really work to moisturize my cuticles, and I’m very surprised it ended up bei ... Read More