Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spalicity Explicity 4U: Ashley's Review

Down by the Sea Vetiver Scented Bath Salts 

"Allow yourself time to pamper yourself!!! You know you deserve it!" says the opening sentence on the Spalicity Explicity 4U home page. So pamper myself I did! I was very excited to receive my spa-like items from this maker of natural scrubs and bath salts.

I was immediately pleased with the packaging of the samples. The jars had a nice, classy feel to them with the metal lids and white labels. I received a jar of bath salts and a jar of body scrub. I don't usually take baths (could my bath tub be any smaller? hahaha) so I decided to indulge my daughter in a deliciously scented bubble bath using some of her favorite bubble bath and the Down by the Sea Bath Salts. She LOVED how it smelled and her sensitive skin did not disagree with the product at all. Big plus there! The sample jar she sent was enough for three baths, so she was quite generous with it :)

I love sugar scrubs and the one she scent me was the perfect combination of oil and sugar to exfoliate and moisturize. I'm not sure which one it is that she sent me. The label doesn't say, but it smells of lavender and appears to be white sugar. I could be wrong, though. Whichever one it is, it smells nice and clean and exfoliates well. My skin was very soft after using it and the scents were not overpowering. Plus, the prices aren't over the top.

Overall, I enjoyed trying these products and wouldn't mind trying a couple more if I get a chance (the facial cleansing oils are intriguing and the holiday bath salts sound very nice!). My only two critics are that the labels are not complete enough for me. The ingredient listing was sparse and generic. Not specific to each product it was on (hence why I'm not sure which sugar scrub she sent me). The other thing is that the website is not all that appealing to me. It's ok, but I was hoping for something a little more aesthetically pleasing for my shopping experience.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Guy & Eva Gal: Guest Review by Sophia

Tazsa, the Guy & Eva Gal, sent me this lovely necklace!

Unfortunately, it didn't fit me - so I gave it to my neighbor as an early Christmas gift. :) She has helped me with reviews in the past, so I asked her to be a guest on our blog for the day to give this necklace a full review. This is what she had to say:

I love this necklace! It's very fashionable and well made. I can put it with anything
in my closet and it looks good. I wore it out with a white tshirt and blue jeans and got
SOOOO many compliments!

Good: Really cute! Works with lots of outfits! When I'm wearing it I can barely tell
it's there!

Bad: None really. It's awesome quality and design so it is sort of pricey. Definitely NOT Costume or play jewelry!

I would not recommend this necklace if you have a big neck like me, but Sophia was definitely satisfied with it and squealed with joy when I handed it over to her!

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Abigail's Boutique Designs: Jenelle's Review

I received a Nightmare Before Christmas bottle cap necklace from one of my favorite boutiques: Abigail's Boutique Designs. Here are some of the designs she has that I like.

I think she should make more 'best friends' sets because I'd like them but these are not really my style.

Good: The necklace was only $5 so even a kid like me can afford it. I really like that because I don't have to ask my mom for money then. The designs are different, and they fit my personality. I don't like wearing things that everyone else will be wearing.

Bad: Nothing!

Next, I'm going to try her simple silk bubble powder. It only takes 2 spoonfuls of this powder to make your bubble bath great, and she has over 100 scents. That is what I call variety! My moms like the Love Spell but I like the Pink Sugar, and my sisters like jusssssst about anything. No need for us to fight over one scent though because they're only $5.25 so we can get one of each.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scentsy with Heather: Sadie's Review

I've met quite a few Scentsy reps in my day and Heather is one of the very few that has been helpful but not pushy! I love being able to shop without pressure, ya know?

I received this plug-in warmer to review, as well as a few different scents. They were all lovely of course, but my favorite is Silver Bells: Icy peppermint candy canes dance over warm and welcoming winter pear and crisp apple, all enveloped in a velvety blanket of caramel and vanilla sugar.

Silver Bells is on sale!!

On my wish list is this cute little piggy! It's called a Scentsy Buddy - you put a scent pack inside of this little guy! How cool is that??

Good: The scents are all amazing. I have sniffed about all of the scents and there are very few that I dislike. They are strong but not over powering. I have one in my kitchen and one in my bathroom, so my entire apartment smells amazing!!

Bad: $30 for a full size warmer is too much for me, but the warmers definitely are gorgeous. :)

You can host a scentsy party and earn rewards by clicking HERE. Heather currently has a special going on for hostesses. If you host a party before Cyber Monday, you will receive a free scentsy bar!

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Also don't forget to stop by and check out Part 1 of my Herbalife review if you get a chance. Part 2 will be posted within a week! (Heather is also my Herbalife rep.)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

GIVEAWAY! Crunchy Angel: Sadie's Review

Crunchy Angel sent us a pair of Toodle Bugz black bamboo leg warmers. These are the coolest thing since sliced bread. I'm not joking. :) When I received them in the mail, I was going to wait until my daughter got home to open them. I'm not that big on leg warmers, so it wasn't too exciting to me. Rachel came in though and wanted to open them, so we did. They are SO SOFT. I don't even know how to explain it. Kind of like a mix between velvet, silk, and cashmere. Perfection.

She also sent a pair of Bambooz Leg Warmers with pandas on them. I hid them and put them up for Jenelle for Christmas. She will love them.

I wore the leg warmers all day, and then Rachel wore them on her arms that night to work. The next day, we were fighting over them. :) So we will definitely be buying another pair.

Good: These leg warmers are amazing. I am in love with them. Very warm, and soft. They are stretchy! They fit me (I'm 6'2"), and Rachel (she's 5'3"), and Jenelle (she's 9 years old).

Bad: They started to unravel the second day we wore them. :/ Not just a little bit, but when you tugged at the string you could feel them start to unravel up higher in the warmer. We burned the edges of the strings that were loose, and haven't had a problem since. Even with this problem, I would recommend them. :)

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Herbalife: Sadie's Review Part 1

This is going to be a 2 or 3 part review, so I can make sure I do it accurately. To be honest, I have about 75-100lbs to lose. Not really sure how it got to this point, but after 4 pregnancies and horrible eating habits for the past 10 years, it was bound to happen. Actually admitting that I have that much to lose isn't fun. But then again, neither is being this overweight. So, without further ado, I've started my weight change with Herbalife. Heather sent me the Advanced Program to get started.

I'll be honest, again, and tell you that day 1 was not that great. I took the Wild Berry shake mix and stirred it in some ice and fat-free milk. It didn't mix well at all. And it was disgusting. It tasted like some of the chalky stuff that you have to drink when you get the x-rays of your intestines. It was not good. That was for breakfast. I ate an apple instead. I ate a turkey and (fat-free) cheese sandwich (in a whole wheat pita) for lunch. I was hungry a few times throughout the day, and snacked on an apple or some carrots. Normally I would dip the carrots in ranch but I was feeling like behaving, so I ate them plain. :) For dinner, I tried the Wild Berry mix with milk, ice, frozen strawberries, and frozen pineapples - all in a blender. It was better, but I could only eat about half of it.

I did not try any of the vitamins or pills, and did not drink any water. I did better with that today. Day 2 was much better. My breakfast was orange juice, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapples, and two scoops of the wild berry mix. I actually liked it! I'm really picky when it comes to "diet" foods, so this was amazing for me. I did better with my water intake today, but still did not do the vitamins. I will start them tomorrow.

I weighed myself but am not at the point where I want to announce my weight, I may do so if and when I lose some. Overall, so far, I'm impressed with the Herbalife. Why? Because of Heather. She is the Herbalife consultant that is helping me and she has been there every step of the way for me. She gave me new recipes to try when I didn't like the mix with the milk. She even gave me her phone number so I can call her if I need any help. :)

My review so far: Thumbs up. Stay tuned for part 2 in a week or so.


GIVEAWAY!! Bela's Tutus: Jenelle's Review

Bela's Tutus & More makes really cute bows! She sent me a "Team Edward" bow.

Even though I'm "Team Jacob", I wore the bow to school as soon as I got it and all of my friends loved it!

She also does embroidery like this onesie like this one for my new baby cousin that will be here in January!

Bela's Tutus even has boy stuff!

Good: Her prices are pretty good and she is really nice. She works hard on her bows and they are all very unique. They are not HUGE like some of the bows (I don't like those). They are the perfect size.

Cons: None that I noticed.

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Bela's Tutus is offering a giveaway!! YAY! I wish I could enter. :) She will take this bow, and the graphic that you choose, and create an item just for you.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Giveaway Winners!!

Eeeme Boutique Winner -- Nichole said...
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Win BIG from Nellie Bug's!!

Up for grabs, a package of 5 ebooks ($30+ value) that will help you start your own boutique business - or at least help with your crafting habit. :) Each e-book includes wholesale information to save you money, as well as very detailed instructions and color pictures on how to complete each project.

This package includes:

How to Make Super Hero Capes
How to Make Boutique Style Dresses
How to Make Criss-Cross Tutus
How to Make Professional Boutique Style Tutus
How to Make Crazy Loopy Bows

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

PinkStar Photography: Sadie's Review

PinkStar Photography had a contest on Facebook and I won a free photo session!! Do I have to tell you how much I love photos?! When my family and I showed up to the photo shoot, we were kind of nervous. Usually the girls do modeling photo shoots for our tutus, so they aren't used to sitting still for family pictures. But the photographers worked with us and kept telling us how cute our girls are, which is always a plus!

Love this picture of Gracelynn!

I love that she gave us a CD of all of the images, even the "goofy" ones - which are our favorites, by the way!

I love the edits she did for us!

Good: Great to work with, low prices, flexible open schedule.

Bad: A few of the pictures had us positioned awkwardly, with too much space between us.

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Lil' Kitchen Candles: Sadie's Review

Wow! This candle from Lil' Kitchen Candles is gorgeous and smells so good! We live in an apartment, so sometimes the candles we light will be a bit overwhelming. But this one isn't - it's perfect. When you walk in the door, you smell it, but it doesn't take over. It's a great candle all around. I like how it arrived wrapped -- definitely gift-giving ready. :)

This candle really caught my attention... I'd love to have it sitting out on my counter when company comes over. :) And I'm sure it smells lovely as well!

Good: Cute design, very unique, great smell. Prices seem very reasonable, not sure about shipping costs.

Bad: Etsy page has 0 items for sale, and finding her price list was difficult.

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Beauti Control with Sam: Sadie's Review

I had the joy of trying the White Chocolate Peppermint Instant Manicure Set today. Not only does it smell absolutely delicious, it made my hands super soft! Most of you know I'm not too much into the "beauty" aspect of things - with three kids, and a full-time business to take care of, it's hard to care. But BeautiControl makes it easy to take care of yourself and feel beautiful in just a short amount of time. And if you can get your consultant to notify you of sales, you can definitely afford to keep up a beauty regimen no matter what your budget is!

I also tried the BC Spa Manicure Set. I really like using the Cuticle Oil Pen. I don't take the best care of my nails and cuticles, but this pen repaired them very quickly!

Good: Products are absolutely wonderful. They made my hands soft, they smell good, and the packaging is beautiful - I love displaying them in my bathroom.

Bad: The price is high, but if you catch them on sale they're definitely worth it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Giveaway!! - Cherry On Top: Sadie's Review

Everyone knows I'm not a fan of making hair bows, but I sure do love seeing how cute my girls look in them! Usually they are so expensive that I don't bother with them. However, The Cherry On Top has this bow for under $10!

These are big bows, but they'd be cute in pig tails! Lots of other bows caught my eye when browsing her shop, like this Pink & Brown Stacked Bow for $6.50 or this cute set of 5 bows for just $10.

Guess what? She does crayon totes also. These aren't just for the crayons, they hold a little drawing book as well. I bet if you ask her nicely, she'll make you one in custom prints. :)

Good: Very sturdy bow. Wrapped in a recycled package (woman after my own heart!), super cute, and high quality. Great price, too!

Bad: None!

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Dee's Country Candles: Sadie's Review

Dee's Country Candles sent lots of things for us to review, so I enlisted the help of my kids, girlfriend, and neighbor! Prices are great -- this warmer is only $8!

Body Frosting: We tried Hawaiian Ginger and Crab Apple. The Hawaiian Ginger was great. Crab Apple, not so much! But if you like apple, you may like it. :)

Candles: We tried New Moon. Dee's candle was great! No black smoke, like many soy candles. The scent was "New Moon" but it smells more like fresh laundry. Nice, clean scent.

Tarts: We tried the French Strawberry, Red Sedona and Clothesline Fresh scents. The Red Sedona was a unique smell. Clothesline fresh smelled just perfect. None of us liked the French Strawberry, at all.

Bath Bombs: Black Raspberry Vanilla and Love Spell - we enjoyed them both. The kids thought they were great and said they were super fizzy! I don't see them on her website, so I'm not sure about the price.

Good: Prices seem middle of the road, and she charges actual shipping which is nice. Nobody likes being overcharged for shipping! Everything was nicely packaged, organized, and professional looking. I could tell she spent a lot of time on making the products.

Bad: Some of the scents seemed way off (like the French Strawberry).

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Crowe's Nest: Sadie's Review

I just received the cutest clippie ever from Crowe's Nest! My girlfriend and kids all absolutely love owls, so this was a perfect choice. At only $3, it's a steal.

We also received a set of lined clippies that are just adorable!

Something else that caught my eye in her shop was the Pheasant Feather Headband. I've seen peacock feather headbands, but never pheasant. So unique! I love it!

Oh and one more! Her stuff is all so cute! $8 for this set.

Good: Super low prices on shipping and products. Cute and unique items, nicely made.

Bad: Nothing bad to report!

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GIVEAWAY! Kim White Creations: Sadie's Review

Yay!! Handmade facial scrubbies from Kim White Creations! Talk about soft!

If you love handmade, you will love these little scrubbies! They feel much better than the loofahs that we used to buy from chain retail stores. These would make the perfect gift for just about anyone. I got the pink, green, and white set, but she also has a blue, yellow, and white set. I bet if you asked her nicely, she'd even make you different colors. :)

I'm totally crushing on her cozies and her retro granny square purse (great price, by the way!).

Good: These are soft, seem very durable, and are cute. :) Kim packaged these nicely and you can tell she put a lot of work into them. These came completely UNSCENTED, which is a big plus. Sometimes when you buy something handmade, it will have a pet/smoke/ick scent and you have to wash it first. Not these! They smell like absolutely nothing. I love it!

Bad: The price kind of set me back a bit, $10 plus $4.95 shipping is not something I can generally afford. She did ship Priority Mail, but shipping in an envelope would have cost maybe $2 tops.

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Bum Covered Diapers: Sadie's Review

Just received a cute little terry cloth bib in the mail from Bum Covered Diapers! Their website is awesome, and so are their products!

This bib is perfect because it will last from newborn until the baby is at least a year old. It's super cute and definitely washable. Made with 100% cotton.

And how cute are these little Knicker Nappies?! Just the name alone makes me grin. :) I am a huge fan of cloth diapering. We all know how convenient disposies are but when you can help the environment in such a huge way, why not? At these prices, I'd say it's worth a shot!

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Good: As a fellow crafter, I can tell you with certainty that a lot of hard work (and love!) goes into making these terry cloth bibs. I checked the stitching, on the letters and around the neck, and this thing is sturdy. I pulled and tugged, and tugged and pulled. We washed it three times, and it's still doing great. I'm giving it as a shower gift for my cousin and I'm sure she will love it! I wouldn't give anything that I don't stand behind. The price is $9 - normally I'd say this was a bit high, but these are customizable so I'd say it's a fair price. They also offer them 3 for $25, which I think is a GREAT deal.

Bad: Like I said, usually I'd say the price is kind of high because I'm all about saving money - but after seeing how much work obviously went into this bib, it's a great price.

GIVEAWAY! Eeemee Boutique: Sadie's Review

I'm a BIG fan of homemade clothing, I think everyone knows that! :) My mom used to have handmade clothes when she was growing up and hated them, but the handmade industry has come a lonnnnnng way from my mother's days. My girls squeal with delight any time mom makes them something for them to wear. But what happens when mom doesn't have time? Or isn't too handy with a sewing machine? That's where Eeemee Boutique comes in!

I received the Orange Print Pillowcase Dress and even though it was a size 0-3 months, it would fit 6-9 months as well.

I also have my eye on these leg warmers. I really want them!

Good: High quality material, fabric straps (which I love! I hate ribbon straps!), and decent price ($15).

Bad: Nothing that I could see!

Since we don't have any babies in our house, I'm offering this item as a giveaway!! Just leave a comment on this post WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. :)

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