Ruggies Reviews – It’s the Amanda Bynes of products

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

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This product is the equivelant of Amanda Bynes. It’s a trainwreck.

The reason I like blogging reviews is because I never want anyone to have to buy something that is essentially crap. I was reminded of that this weekend when I used the “As Seen on TV” Ruggies.

Basically, they don’t really work.  They don’t stick to the rug. And the suction onto the floor doesn’t work well at all.

She’s Smart Stars: 1.5 out of 5

Ruggies Reviews outcome: Pass

But if you must…purchasing info:

Ruggies Reusable Rug Grippers- Set of 8 – Amazon $8.95 ... Read More

New Obsession: Keen Clogs (Review) – I feel like Olivia Pope | UPDATED: Uh, not so fast…

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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They were sitting, inconspicuously, in a box at Marshall’s. I almost left them there, but back on my second loop (yes I make a couple loops!) I decided to slip them on. Upon finding that they did fit, I decided to buy them even though they weren’t listed as wide width (which, my big feet always need.)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: THESE CLOGS, ugh. They don’t offer support in a good way…so all the strain goes on the top of your foot when you walk…they gave me (according to my Dr.) tendonitis! IT HURTS. I’ve HAD THIS PAIN FOR THREE MONTHS. Seriously, if they effed up my feet permanently I’m going to cry.

Keen Clogs – NO, NO, NO. Omg no.

Imagine my surprise, a couple weeks later, to realize how much I ADORE these freaking clogs! The brand is Keen. I’d never heard of them before. But I’m so glad that I have, now.

The clogs I got at Marshall’s were $40.00. Another surprise is to see that the retail price for the (I googled to see what it is) “Keen Dawson Clog” is $110.00. Leave it to Marshall’s to give me that kind of deal, right? (I adore Marshalls with ever fiber of my soul. It l ... Read More

Qi Pillow Reviews: It’s prettier than others, and works better than them, too

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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The QiPillow has a funny name, but there’s nothing funny about how great it feels for your back.


Why I like the QiPillow (And you will, too)

Listen, most of you guys probably spend a lot of time sitting in a computer chair. And no matter what pillows you use, or the fancy chair type you bought, your lower back starts hurting. I know, because I’ve been there and still had that lower back pain. It’s a problem, because I do all my work there, but don’t want to screw up my back. Your back is meant to be in its’ natural “S” shape. So, how can you get that support and relax? Well, unlike any pillow I’ve tri ... Read More

Girls Golf Accessories: I actually love this puffy tote bag, and I don’t golf

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Since I don’t golf, what am am I doing falling for a golf bag? I’ll explain how it won me over.

Item: Girls Golf Puffer Tote in Pink Price: $60.00 Colors: Black or Pink

I love the color pink. But, excuse me while I say this, don’t you think this bag is somehow TOO pink? The intensity of the color and the size of this bag really kind of makes me … feel a bit silly. And the only other option is black, which is …black and boring and blah. I wish that there were more options, with a mixture of black with pink stitching, or some sort of geometric pattern…some way to mix these colors. As it stands, I feel like I’m holding the thing and screaming “I’m a GIRLY GIRL” in people’s faces. And I don’t need to scream it. There’s nothing elegant about screaming! Still, I must say that the quality of the bag is really nice…it’s soft and “ploofy” (not a real word, I know) ... Read More

The Doctor’s Wife – Menthe Blanche Microfoliator and Cleanser – Review

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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This superior line of skin care products was developed by the wife of a plastic surgeon that wanted to recommend friends items that would work.

Item reviewed: The Doctor’s Wife brand Menthe Blanche Microfoliator and Cleanser 4 fl oz | 120ml

What IS it? “Menthe Blanche clears surface dirt, debris, environmental contaminants, cosmetics, impurities, and aged cells, recycling your skin to a new surface daily.” (Fancy face wash!)

This brand was creatred by Joanne Laverson, wife of Dr. Steve Laverson. He’s a San Diego plastic surgeon, and with his wife they discussed that skincare products were not giving women the best results they could have.

They then set about creating this line, making sure each item is: cruelty free, has an effective formulas, uses 100% natural oils and is non comedogenic as well as hypoallergenic. Basically, these items are safe and good for your skin!

Grade: A

Pros: Smells truly and deliciously minty. Leaves your skin fresh and clean. It’s a microdermabrasion technique that also exfoliates.

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Eyebrow Pencil that stays on all day! Vanitymark Eyebrow Pencil Review

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


You should always be giving good brow. And the Vanitymark Eyebrow Pencil by Brett Freedman is one of the best ways to do that.

Item reviewed: Vanitymmark Eyebrow Pencil

What IS it? Well, obviously it’s a brow pencil. Features a retractable point that never needs to be sharpened, pencil-to-powder formula, and the ability to create crisp definition while still diffusing the intensity as you choose. This line offers lots of hard-to-find shades and celebrity make-up artist Brett Freedman has recommendations for how to pick the one for you. I found them really helpful.

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Ozeri Pan Review – Perfectly nonstick bliss! Super easy to clean – score!

Monday, July 29th, 2013


Come see why I’m recommending this pan!

Item reviewed: 10″ Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan, 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free, 2nd Round.

What IS it? Don’t be so huffy, I’ll tell you! It’s a nonstick pan that also managed to be created without PTFE (a nasty thing that releases toxic chemicals at upper temperatures) PFOA (a pollutant that’s bad for the environment) and all other harmful chemicals you don’t want near your food.

Grade: A!

Pros: It cooks everything great and blah blah blah. The most important part, as far as I’m concerned, is that it’s incredibly easy to clean this pan. There’s no need for exerting yourself with a sponge, or soaking it overnight. (And, yes, you do get to use less oil. And it’s a healthy way to cook!)

Cons: If only there were more color choices than lime green! Actually, it does. Although the care of this pan is something you have to remember.  A few brown spots will develop on the bottom, but this seems pretty normal. (Another blog review said they saw some after a few months of use.)

Care: (Worth reading once!)

Bulu Box Review (Weight Loss) – 6 items, just 1 shiny winner

Saturday, July 13th, 2013


What is Bulu Box? It’s a good question to ask!

“Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in our sample surveys and you can earn 50+ Rewards Points (that̵ ... Read More

Provenance Restaurant Reviews – Cleveland Museum of Art (My personal experience, w/ pictures!)

Monday, July 1st, 2013

The atrium has been completely re-designed and opened up in the past couple of years. Great light, great acoustics, great...big space to twirl in if no one else is there!

Last week, I went with my Mother and her friend (both artists) to the Cleveland Museum of Art. We took time to visit the exhibition “The Last Days of Pompeii” and also have a restorative lunch at the new restaurant within the museum, Provenance. Inside this piece, I will detail our lunch experience. Try not to read on an empty stomach.

You don’t have to pay anything to get into the museum, plenty of the wings are free. And the scenery inside (and out) is always captivating. In the main atrium area, you can access escalators, the gift shop, tables, Provenance the fine restaurant, or Provenance cafe. (The latter is best for a quicker meal, and the selections there are wide.)

The atrium has been completely re-designed and opened up in the past couple of years. Great light, great acoustics, great…big space to twirl in if it’s not too crowded!

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The Last Days of Pompeii – Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition review – A fresh eye on past tragedy

Monday, July 1st, 2013

A banner for "The Last Days of Pompeii." I dig the ombre. Sadly, no photography was allowed inside the exhibit.

I’ve only just gotten back into Cleveland about a week ago, and I’m still trying to recover from that hot sun. However, because “The Last Days of Pompeii” are in its last days at The Cleveland Museum of Art, I rushed out to view the exhibition that put me in the center of this heated tale. For those wondering, you still have 7 days left to go, yourself. Do I recommend it? Read on and see.

A banner for “The Last Days of Pompeii.” I dig the ombre. No photography was allowed inside the exhibit, however I have used some images of the artworks as they are found online. To see them all, get to the museum.

“The current exhibition The Last Days of Pompeii is a multi-faceted look at one of the most infamous natural disasters in human history.”

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