Winter Style with Firmoo.com Glasses

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Disclosure: I received a free pair of glasses from Firmoo in exchange for a review on my blog.

You may remember that I reviewed my first pair of Firmoo.com glasses back in the summer. I was pretty impressed so when they offered to send me another pair, I jumped at the chance! I love being able to change up my glasses to fit various styles… or even the seasons.

This time around I wanted something more classic looking so I chose this pair of faux tortoiseshell glasses with gold accents. The processing and shipping time was similar to my prior order and once again, the glasses arrived well-packaged with both a hard case (complete with chamois cloth to clean the lenses), and a soft case.

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The glasses were as pretty as I’d hoped! Firmoo.com definitely has a good sense of what is on trend right now. I’ve been wearing them off and on for the last couple weeks. They are definitely bigger frames than I’m used to, but like one of my friends said — that’s definitely the style right now.

I think that these frames are perfect for cold-weather outfits. These glasses would look so cute with outfits that have browns, burgundies, or navy blues. They’re also perfect for work or casual wear. I pulled a few ideas together to show you what I mean:

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Overall, I am very pleased with the glasses. With the First Pair Free Program from Firmoo.com you can see for yourself! You can choose one of a select group of frames for FREE — satisfaction guaranteed. And please let me know what you think!

Influenster #VitaVoxBox

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Is there anything better than opening your mailbox and instead of seeing bills and junk mail, finding a package full of goodies to try out? I think not! I was super excited to be chosen to receive the #VitaVoxBox from Influenster and over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying out all the goodies.

In case you missed my unboxing video on YouTube, here it is:

I have to say, I was most excited about the First Degree burn cream. I’m a klutz, and I often work around hot things (the oven, stove, my glue gun… you get the picture). I had the opportunity to give the First Degree cream a try the other day when I was making hair bows for Laura. Like a fool, in order to see if my glue gun was hot, I touched the metal part. (It was late, I was tired, and obviously not thinking). Immediately I put a dab of the cream on my finger, massaged it in, and felt some relief. Good stuff!

The SoftLips Cube is OK. Honestly, I am not a big fan of SoftLips products, and I have never tried one of these cube-type of lip balms before. It smells and tastes wonderful, though! And since my five-year-old always wants to share my “lipstick,” the cube works out great because there is nothing to roll up or down or make a big mess. So it gets a thumbs-up from me for those features.

Playtex Sport FreshBalance tampons. What can you really say about tampons? They work well, though I find them a little too scented.

Bikini-Ready Gummy Vitamins were an interesting product. It’s hard to say much about them because it was a one-shot sample, but they tasted like candy (though there was an odd aftertaste) and definitely gave me an energy boost.

The Pure Leaf sweet tea was tasty. I will give some of their other flavors a try.

And finally… the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future serum. I haven’t tried this out yet, but I plan to this weekend. I’ve been neglecting my skin care routine in general, so one of my goals now that school is back in session is get back into a daily regimine.

So there you have it! have you received any Influester #VoxBoxes? If you’re interested in signing up, email me and I will send you an invitation! It’s so fun. You write some reviews, take some surveys, and get to try out products.

FTC: These products were sent to me compliments of Influenster for testing and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

{Review} Prescription Glasses from Firmoo

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Disclosure: I received a free pair of glasses from Firmoo in exchange for a review on my blog.
All opinions expressed are my own and I received no monetary compensation.

For a few years I’ve been reading blog reviews of various mail-order glasses websites. I always thought it sounded convenient, but I was hesitant. Would my prescription be correct? Would the glasses fit well? I never felt brave enough to try it out. However, a few weeks ago, a rep from Firmoo.com contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in trying out their service and reviewing it on my blog. Absolutely! 

Ordering from Firmoo was easy. I browsed their selection for a pair of glasses I liked. Honestly, that was the hardest part because there were several that I thought would look good on me! In the end, I decided to go with a funky pair of frames — something totally different for me. When I placed my order I filled in all the usual shipping information as well as my eyeglass prescription. They have information on their site to help you along and make sure you are putting everything in the right place. I hit “submit” and then waited for the glasses to arrive! 

Here’s the timeline:

  • Order placed: July 10
  • Order shipped: July 14
  • Order received: July 23

The glasses came from China, and I was impressed with the speed in which order was produced and delivered. They arrived well-packaged in a lovely hard case, complete with a special cloth to clean the lenses.

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The frames themselves were just what I expected! They are fun and different, and fit exceptionally well. In fact, I’m considering ordering another everyday pair from them.

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 If you are interested, you should check out Firmoo’s First Pair Free Program. This is for new customers only. 

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 If you’re looking for an extra pair of glasses, or some fun fashion frames, I would definitely give them a try!

{Review} Kiss Everlasting French Manicure

Kiss Everlasting French Review

One of the items in my Spring VoxBox that I was most excited to try was the Kiss Everlasting French Manicure. I don’t wear fake nails often, but sometimes there is a special occasion (a wedding, a Christmas party, something like that) when you want to have a pretty manicure.

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The first thing that caught my eye was the length: short! Really long nails make it impossible to do even the simplest tasks. There were also a variety of nail sizes and I found several that would work with my nails.

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Application was quick and easy and the result looked fabulous! I wore them for my daughter’s 5th birthday party and several people both complimented me and asked if I’d gone for a salon manicure. The nails were also really comfortable. In the past when I’ve worn fake nails I couldn’t wait to get them off. The Kiss nails definitely fit a lot better.

One of the marketing points is that the nails are “no chip.” Maybe I was really hard on them during the party because unfortunately the white part of one nail started too peel back, and I had to replace that nail. The set lasted for about two days before the first one came loose.

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I was a little disappointed they did not last longer, but it could have been user error. Maybe I needed more glue, or I was especially hard on them with all the washing and wear-and-tear from the parties. With that said, I would still purchase these next time I have something special to attend. It’s so much easier and faster than doing my own nails, and a lot more convenient that going to the salon.

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KISS everlasting French Manicure is available for $6.49 at CVS, Kmart, Rite-Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart stores nationwide. For more information and how-to videos, visit KISSusa.com

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

Spring Influenster VoxBox

Spring Fling Influenster VoxBox

I was so excited to be chosen to receive my Spring VoxBox from Influenster! It was full of fun products for me to try out and review and so far I’ve liked everything.

My box included:

  • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara
  • Kiss Everlasting French Nails
  • Peach Pie Car Freshener from the Labor Day Movie
  • Playtex Sport Fresh Balance
  • NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Lotion

Some boxes also included the Softlips Cube. Sadly, mine did not :-( I made an unboxing video when I received it. Check out my first impressions! I’ve been testing everything and sharing my thoughts on Instagram, and Twitter. So be sure to follow along!

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

CLOSED {Giveaway} Sloopybug Hair Bow Boutique

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I’m so excited to be hosting a great giveaway from Sloopybug  Hair Bow Boutique! Angie, the owner (and my cousin’s wife), hand crafts gorgeous hair accessories sure to put anyone in a great mood and add a little sparkle to your day.

Angie has been making hair accessories for about four years. She started when her daughter Jill was just about nine months old. “I loved the way she looked in them and I thought they looked cute when I was playing around with my photography. Once I started making them people started asking for them and it just escalated from there!”

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While Angie creates a variety of clips and headbands that use silk flowers, ribbon, beads, feathers, and other delicate, feminine baubles, her favorite pieces to craft are top hats. “I like to make each one original and unique in its own way,” she said. And all of her hats certainly have personality!

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Acessories from Sloopybug Designs are funky with bright colors, yet classic at the same time. “The more creative freedom I have, the better I think the piece. I am very inspired by pin up style and day of the dead,” said Angie.

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Angie also enjoys giving back to the community. This is the second year in a row she (with the help of her two two children) have put together donations baskets for local hospitals. Last year she created a basket for the D’Amour Cancer Center in Springfield, Mass. (the pediatrics oncology wing), and this year will be the Shriners of Springfield.

Sloopybug  Hair Bow Boutique will be the featured artist at It is What It Is… Vintage in Agawam, MA for the month of June. There is a meet and greet schedule for June 28, 2014 from 1-5 P.M.

Win a Top Hat!

In the meantime, how would you like the opportunity to win one of these amazing top hats? Here’s your chance! Just leave a comment on this post. The giveaway will close on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. One winner will be contacted. All entrants must be residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older.

To learn more about Sloopybug Hair Bow Designs, or to arrange for a custom order, connect with Angie on Facebook! And if you’d like to visit her at the upcoming meet and greet, It is what it is….Vintage is located at 430 Main St. in Agawam, MA. 

 

CLOSED {Review & Giveaway) Hostess Gifts and Merci Chocolates

Merci Chocolates

I received a box of Merci Chocolates and a promotional item for my honest review.
I received no monetary compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

If your December calendar looks anything like mine, you’ll be attending several holiday parties. I am always looking for great hostess gifts. What could be better than chocolate? Merci chocolates seem to be made for saying “thank you.” I think the name alone gives that away! And indulging in a piece of yummy chocolate is such a great way to wind down after a whirlwind party.

Each box of merci includes a delicious selection of rich, European chocolates in flavors like milk chocolate, hazelnut-almond, marzipan, dark mousse, and coffee and cream. I think my favorite, however, is the praline-creme. Such a delicious treat paired with a cup of dark roast coffee!

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As someone who enjoys entertaining in my home, I know how much goes in to party planning. I don’t think there is anything out-of-the-ordinary that makes a great hostess, though, as long as she is having a great time too. Enthusiasm is contagious! I do appreciate always being greeted at the door, and taking guests special needs into consideration is always appreciated, too. (These are things that I try to do myself.)

I’m really looking forward to our Christmas movie party in a couple weeks, so you can bet I’ll be keeping in mind what I enjoy when I attend someone else’s party. Basically three things: good friends, good food, and good fun. Sounds simple, but I think it’s true! I will also be bringing a gift of merci to my mother-in-law’s on Christmas Eve as a token of thanks for always having a lovely holiday dinner and making everyone feel welcome.

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The sweet people at merci have generously offered to give away a gift pack to one of my readers so that you can also say “thank you” to someone!

Rules

  • Open to U.S. residents 18 and over only.
  • Giveaway will close at 12 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
  • Winner will be chosen by Random.org and posted on the blog the next morning. To enter, please leave a comment telling me what qualities you think make a great hostess OR a party that you are looking forward to this holiday season.

And don’t forget to check out merci’s Facebook app, the Thank-You-Maker! You can send a friend a meaningful thank you, and in return receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for merci chocolates! If you’re on Twitter, send a tweet about giving a meaningful ‘Thank You’ using the #merciHoliday hashtag.

You can find merci chocolates at many stores including World Market, Target, and Amazon.com. 

Thanks to you, my readers for supporting my blog. And good luck with this giveaway. Trust me, the winner will truly enjoy these scrumptious chocolates!