Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Allurez Jewelers - Thin Starfish Pendant Necklace - Review & Giveaway

Allurez.com is the premier designer and retailer of high quality fine jewelry, with a brand name known to the royals as well as the rich and famous. They are located in the heart of NYC, and are committed to providing the largest selection of fine designer jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, and certified loose diamonds.

Allurez.com carries a full line of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and much more. They also carry men’s jewelry such as cufflinks, wedding bands, pendants, and other high quality items. Their jewelry is available with a large selection of gemstones, colored diamonds, white diamonds, and precious metals. They can even custom make your own design!
Summer is just around the corner so when I came across this stunning Thin Starfish Pendant Necklace on Allurez.com, I knew it would be the perfect summer time accessory. It's simplistic design allows you to pair the necklace with both casual and dress clothes. From the Island Jewelry Collection, this starfish shaped pendant is beautifully crafted in .925 Sterling Silver with a high polish finish. The pendant comes with a free Sterling Silver chain to match.
 This beauty is a real bargain at only $69 and that includes free shipping and no sales tax! The pendant measures 1 3/10 inches wide and is 1 1/2 inches tall. This pendant along with most items at Allurez can be customized and made in other metals, with different measurements, and with other gemstones, or a mix of different gemstones.
Complimentary with your purchase at Allurez, they include a luxury presentable gift box that really adds that extra touch of class. It's so much nicer receiving jewelry in a pretty little box and they're great for keeping your pretties safe when you aren't wearing them.
To make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase, Allurez.com always gives you 30 days to return any non-custom order if it does not meet your expectations. You'll also enjoy the comfort of knowing each piece comes with a 1 year warranty as well as a certificate of authenticity. Extended warranty options are available upon request. It says a lot to me when a company stands behind their product in the long term.
Most of all, I love how versatile this beautiful necklace is. It's gorgeous enough to wear on a tropical vacation but simple enough to wear to the beach or grocery store. I like to pair it with bright colors and tropical prints then I imagine I'm sitting on a warm tropical island with a fruity frozen drink in hand. I usually snap back to reality in the frozen foods aisle but at least I've got style while I'm there!
Allurez Jewelers have been nice enough to offer a $50 Gift Card to Allurez.com to one lucky reader! Giveaway is open to US only, 18+. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HoMedics - Dual Shiatsu Massage Cushion - Review

HoMedics offers an extensive assortment of personal wellness products that are created to help you restore the balance to your life. Since HoMedics was founded in 1987, they've become the #1 name in health and wellness. Their extensive line of personal wellness products allows you to relax your body, renew your spirit and simplify your life.

HoMedics products include handheld massagers, massage cushions, bath massagers, foot baths, paraffin baths, sound machines, fountains, humidifiers, air cleaners, blood pressure monitors, and more!
I suffer from back pain and tension quite often so I asked HoMedics if they might have something to help me out and they sure did! A few weeks ago, they sent me their Dual Shiatsu Massage cushion to try out which is just what I needed.

12 Massage nodes move up and down the back for a relaxing massage. Using the attached remote, the massage style can be set to kneading for a deep massage or you can target certain spots for a focused massage. You can choose between full, upper, and lower back targeting.
This Dual Shiatsu Massage cushion includes a programmable remote control that puts the power of relaxation into your own hands. Soothing heat may be applied to 3 massage zones including full, upper, or lower back, and a removable cover means massage intensity can be easily customized to fit your unique needs.
The remote is easy to read and use with simple user friendly buttons. It's sleek, thin, and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. 
There is a handy little pouch right on the side of the seat to keep the remote safe and at arm's reach. I definitely prefer having the remote attached to the cushion so I don't have to worry about losing it or finding it every time I want to use the cushion.
The removable cover attaches and detaches easily with Velcro. Not only does the cover protect your cushion but it also lets you control the intensity of your massage. With the cushion removed you will experience a much deeper massage.
The Dual Shiatsu Massage cushion attaches to all types of chairs with a couple of simple Velcro straps around the back. My favorite place to use it is at my computer desk where I spend a good deal of time.

I have been using the cushion for a few weeks now and I am so happy with the results. Not only does it give me relief from back aches & tension on the spot but I've also noticed a decrease in the amount of back aches in the long term. I couldn't be happier with my Dual Shiatsu Massage cushion. Thanks HoMedics!
Disclosure: The owner of this blog is compensated with free products and services to provide a review of. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products or services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.Any paid advertising will be identified as such.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Spicy Subscriptions - April Deluxe Spice Box 'Dress Down' - Review & Giveaway

 
Spicy Subscriptions is a monthly subscription box that ships discreetly to your door every month filled with romantic surprises to spice up your love life.
Spicy Subscriptions sends you a uniquely themed box every month packed with products that will excite and take your relationship to the next level. Depending on the size of box you choose, you'll receive a curated collection of intimate toys, massage candles, oils, and other romantic items.
Most of the products included in each box are full size premium products. Often times, just one product's value is worth more than the price of a whole box! For example, the toy included in my April Spice Box is valued at $49.95, so even if that was the only thing included in the box (don't worry, there's lots more) it would still be a deal.

These romantic boxes have helped thousands of couples become more intimate without ever having to step in a store. Over 80% of subscribers claim that Spicy Subscriptions has drastically helped improve their overall relationship and love life.
Boxes ship free and arrive discreetly wrapped in a white Priority Mail envelope from S.S. Inc.

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If you are over 18 years of age and would like to see what was in my April box + Enter the giveaway, just click 'READ MORE' right under this post on the left.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lily Loves her April PetBox - Review & Giveaway

 PetBox is more than just a monthly delivery service that introduces its members to fun and healthy new pet products every month. Instead, they have decided to go the extra mile and personalize each member's monthly subscription by providing a better user experience that allows members to pack their own PetBox each month with products and supplies that actually make the most sense for their furry friends. The PetBox pet experts scour the planet looking for only the best products to offer its members. You won't find thousands of products to choose from, rather only products that make your furry friend's life more healthy and enjoyable.
PetBox offers custom boxes for both dogs and cats which are packed with the latest and greatest toys, treats, and care items for pets. You can choose to pick exactly which items you'd like in your box or let PetBox's experts curate a box for you.

Most subscription boxes only ship one day a month so you typically have to wait until the specific date they ship on to receive your box. With PetBox, there is no waiting because they ship your box right away. They know you're excited to surprise your pets!

PetBox gave me a special code just for you guys that will score you 20% off your subscription which can be as little as one month! Just use code: APRIL20 when you check out.
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Classic 'Mom, Karma is in my stuff again!' face!
As always, we were super excited when our PetBox arrived this month. You guys might have noticed that Lily has been receiving them since the beginning of the year and we've had the privilege of giving a box away every month as well. You can check out our boxes from January, February, and March by clicking each month.
 This month, our box included 5 different items: Vivamune Health Chews, Grin for Dental Health Soft Chews, The Fifth Paw Doodie Holder, Life is Pawfect book, and Small Bow Tie from Tino's Dog Couture.

In previous months our boxes usually include a larger selection so we were a little disappointed there wasn't a couple more items this month. Lily always looks forward to a toy or a long lasting chew so we were hoping for something she'd be able to play with again and again.
Life Is Pawfect is a hard cover whimsical collection of more than 50 of The Pawtographer's most loved themed dog portraits accompanied with funny and clever wisdom. It's a cute book but after looking through it once I can't say I'd look at it again. I would have preferred a toy or something Lily could enjoy.
The Bow Tie from Tino's Dog Couture came in a size small which makes sense because we get Lily's boxes in the small size. Usually, we find that the small treats and toys are more size appropriate for her but sadly, this bow was too small. 
 As you can see, the bow tie attaches to your dog's collar using the velcro strips. Lily's collar is 1 inch wide so the velcro's weren't long enough to wrap around. Our kitty, Karma, doesn't wear a collar otherwise I would have showed it on her.
The Vivamune Health Chews say they are for large dogs on the package but PetBox assured me they are for small dogs as well. Both pets were interested in the smell when I opened up the package.
They are a bit large but they are soft and chewy so Lily can still eat them easily. The Grin Dental Health Chews are also large but soft. We are hoping to see some smaller treats for training rewards in the future. Lily also tends to pack on the pounds quite easily so we have to be careful giving her the larger sized treats. Thankfully, both of this months treats are healthy.
The last product in our box was The Fifth Paw Doodie Holder. This little gadget is made to fit on your dog's leash to hold waste bags, keys, etc. We're pretty much home bodies so we just walk Lily around the yard and don't really need this. I'm sure if we frequented the park or went on outings this would definitely come in handy.

We've loved all of our boxes in the past so we are hoping the expert curators over at PetBox will include some items like those in our future boxes. Lily's favorites were the Aussie Ear from the February box and the Aussie Naturals Duck Toy from our January box.
PetBox has been nice enough to offer a PetBox for your Dog or Cat to one lucky reader! Giveaway is open to US only, 18+. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Disclosure: The owner of this blog is compensated with free products and services to provide a review of. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products or services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.Any paid advertising will be identified as such.

Giveaway open to US only, 18+ or older. PetBox is responsible for shipping prize to winner. Winner will be chosen using Rafflecopter and notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be drawn. If you are caught using multiple emails, accounts, or names you will be immediately disqualified and banned from all future giveaways on this blog.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stadler Form - Charly Floor Fan - Revew

Many important household appliances we use every day are functional but aren't that appealing to look at. Stadler Form came up with the idea of creating these much needed products with design and style in mind. Without sacrificing quality, they have given a sleek designer edge to a variety of products for the home from fans to humidifiers. In fact, the quality of Stadler Form products is much higher than that of similar products you would find at big box stores. All of their products are designed and engineered in Switzerland with only the highest standards in mind.
Just in time for the warm Spring & Summer weather, Stadler Form sent me their new Charly Fan to review. I received the floor model but this style is also available in a smaller desk model as well as a stand version.
The Charly Fan is available to purchase on Amazon.com for $159.99 and ships free with Prime.

With a design resembling a jet aircraft turbine and an air-moving performance to match: three aluminum blades allow this fan to circulate up to 81,000 cubic feet of air per hour. Thanks to his rounded, die-cast zinc base, Charly remains firmly anchored on the ground, while being adjustable in angle. The air circulation rate can be set to one of three levels.
Floor fan, 16 inch diameter
New with oscillation (swing mode)
Air volume: up to 6’000 m3/h
Power: 36 – 56 Watt
3 speed levels
Adjustable angle with 4 positions
Material: zinc, aluminium, stainless-steel
Noise level: 35 – 49 dB
Dimensions: 450 x 485 x 280 mm
Weight: approx. 4.5 kg
My husband instantly fell in love with the sleek design resembling a jet turbine. It's definitely more his style than mine which made me think what an awesome Father's Day gift this would be. I was happy to let my hubby keep the Charly Fan in his office and I borrow it from time to time.

He likes to keep it circulating on low throughout his work day. He says the gentle breeze keeps him awake and motivated. I like to borrow it when I work out or go for a run on our treadmill. It cools me right down and keeps me from getting sweaty.
The controls are simple and east to use. There are 3 speed settings using the dial and the knob pulls up to lock the fan in place. Pushed down, the fan with circulate left and right.

The fan operates super quiet and you hardly even hear it which is great because you don't have to turn up your music or TV when you use it. If you've ever had an obnoxiously loud or rattling fan before, you know how priceless this can be.
There is a nice sturdy handle on the back of the fan so moving it around is quick and easy. Being constructed of such durable and high quality materials, the fan is on the heavy side but I have no issues carrying it with the handle and I'm pretty wimpy when it comes to lifting things.
The angle adjusts into 4 convenient positions but we did have a little bit of trouble getting it to stay in place when angled upward. There is a screw that can be tightened but that only seems to hold it for a day or so before it slowly loosens and the fan angles itself down again.

The fan I received is still a prototype so I am betting Stadler Form will be taking that into consideration in the design of future models. Overall, we are very happy with the Charley Fan and are so glad to have it as the weather gets warmer. Thanks, Stadler Form!
Disclosure: The owner of this blog is compensated with free products and services to provide a review of. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products or services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.Any paid advertising will be identified as such.

Friday, April 25, 2014

.99 cent Sinful Colors & Sinful Shines at Walgreens until tomorrow - My haul

Attention all you nail polish addicts... if you didn't already hear, Walgreens has all their Sinful Colors and Sinful Shines on sale for .99 cents! Tomorrow is the last day of the sale but my local store still had a pretty decent selection. As you can see, I had no trouble finding some (too many) I liked!
I also picked up a chocolate bunny for .33 cents and a spray moisturizer on clearance for $2 so yay for deals.

The sales clerk was very friendly and super helpful too, thanks Dawn!
All Sinful Shines, thumb to pinky - At Sea, Come Hither, Alfresco, Mardi Gras, & Rendezvous.
 Top is S.S Steel Reserve topped with S.C Queen of Beauty
Middle is S.C Queen of Beauty
Pointer is S.C Bali Mist topped with S.C Frenzy
Pinky is S.C Purple Diamon topped with S.C Frenzy
S.C Purple Diamond

(All colors are topped with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat)