Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dorfman Pacific: Tropical Floppy Hat

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Dorfman Pacific has been expanding the sun protection portion of its line season after season and the 2013 Scala and Tropical Trends brand collections are the most exciting and comprehensive yet. The variety is enormous and exciting so that everyone is tempted to discover a hat they can enjoy that expresses their own personal style. 

 Solids, stripes and patterns in simple or high fashion silhouettes abound. Buckles, bows, ties and shells are just a few examples of the unique detailing included in the mix. Visors, fedoras, floppies, safari looks, caps, bucket shapes, boonies and large sun brims (up to 10 inches!) are all so appealing that most women will want several. Hats are featured in many wonderful materials, too. Cotton, raffia, toyo, sewn ribbon, and paper braid are just a few of many options. Priced affordably, this is a real possibility since most retail from $20 - $75.


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I was sent the Tropical Trends Women's Hat for review consideration. It is a strikingly pretty brimmed hat. It is a floppy style with a 4-inch brim. It, too, is paper braid which is both chic and practical. It has a self sizing tie to adjust to one's head size and is offered in four color variations....all natural with different trim tipping the brim, including black, tea, turquoise and fuchsia. Each trim is very appealing and will accent many outfits. This style retails for about the same price point as the visor, $25. On top of all its fashion benefits, it carries the UPF Sun protection factor of 50 plus which is just what today's savvy women want as added protection to their daily summer outdoor routine! Another great advantage is its pack ability and recovery. It is light weight and bounces back into shape, therefore it can be easily stored in a beach bag or taken away on vacation. This hat is also ideal to wear at home for a walk and other activities like gardening.


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I've been out and about wearing my new hat to the beach and pool area. From Santa Monica Pier, Las Vegas, and back to Venice Beach, this hat has been offering me protection and style. What I really like about it is the self sizing tie, it keeps your hat comfortably sit on your head even when it is breezy. That gives you one less thing to worry about and more time to enjoy the beach or pool.


I highly recommend this for the summer, get yours here. Enjoy!



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Giveaway: Yes to Skincare: Cucumber, Tomatoes, Carrots & Blueberries

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Free Beauty Events is a website dedicated to connecting people with information on free makeovers, beauty product samples, and giveaways at retail and spa locations across the country. Consumers can enter their zip code to see what’s going on in their area and follow Free Beauty Events on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Tumblr.


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This month, you can take advantage of the CVS P&G Event. Makeup artists will be giving FREE makeovers with the latest CoverGirl products and giving away samples and coupons. The CVS L’Oreal Haircare Event also features free samples and coupons from L’Oreal’s new Advanced Haircare line.


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Spas and retailers can promote their events. Anyone who would like Free Beauty Events site visitors to know about their beauty event can make a posting for free. In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Free Beauty Events also features a blog on product reviews and a monthly contest. They also do a contest each week with a smaller prize on their blog. Please feel free to enter these contests yourself as well.


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For the month of June 2013, they will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Yes to Cucumber Facial Towelettes, Yes to Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub, Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15, and Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment.   

The giveaway runs from 6/1/2013 to 6/30/2013, winners will be chosen on 7/2/2013 and notified by 7/15/2013. Enter here

 Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. 


 Good luck!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another Sephora Haul?

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Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel 
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution 
Samples 

 I just could not stay away from Sephora. After trying the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel in Extra Strength 14 Day Challenge, I can honestly say I am hooked. I will post more about the line as soon as I see visible results from the solution.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!



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Monday, May 13, 2013

Blaze Pizza: Fast-Fire'd Custom Built Artisanal Pizzas

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Blaze Pizza is one of our go-to places to grab a quick bite. It's a few blocks down from where we live and the service is outstanding. Being the creature of habit that I am, I always get the Green Stripe with red onion and olives while my husband is more adventurous often building his own. Above are two Green Stripe pizzas we devoured a few days ago. If you want to learn more about their signature pizzas, here is a link to their website

It is Monday morning and I am a bit lethargic and recovering from a busy weekend, just wanted to quickly share these photos before I forget. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and wishing you all a productive week!



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Monday, May 6, 2013

Sephora Friends and Family Haul

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Clarisonic Sensitive and Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head Value Pack 
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel in Extra Strength 14 Day Challenge 
Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel- Lotion 
Boscia Bright White Mask 
Urban Decay Naked Basics


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Kushyfoot Sport Foot Cover Review

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USD $13.47 / 3 pairs 
 NEW! 1st to market with a sock designed into a foot cover. 


 Try out our innovative sport foot cover! Designed to wear with your runners, Keds or canvas sneakers, this foot cover will keep your feet cool and comfy all day long. It features: 
 • A ventilated mesh top 
Arch support 
Stay-put heel

 82% Combed cotton, 18% Polyester, 2% Elastane 
 Available in white and black.


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I was sent a pair of the Sport Foot Cover in white for review consideration and let me tell you, this is my new favorite workout socks!


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I have been focusing on my fitness this spring and I am big on cardio. The last thing I want to worry about when I am on the treadmill are my socks: Are they too thick/heavy? Are they slipping off of my feet? Should I adjust them? These Sport Foot Covers are the perfect socks for running. Fit is great, fabric is lightweight and comfortable. I would get these in black soon, I am not the biggest fan of white socks but it is a plus that these don't show when I wear them. I am beyond glad that I can get 3 pairs for $13.47, a workout gear staple that will not break the bank makes me a happy camper.

If you are interested, you can get yours at Kushyfoot. Enjoy!


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Maddyloo Mini Heart Box: No-crease Hair Ties

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This Mother's Day, show your mom, sister, daughter, aunt or just someone you care about how much you love her with a Maddyloo Mini Heart Box.


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The Maddyloo no-crease hair ties are the cutest solution for pulling your hair back with enough elastic to keep a ponytail in place, but wide enough to not leave a dent. From camouflage and metallic to rhinestone and tie dyed, Maddyloo has found a way to marry function with beautiful eye (or wrist) candy. This Mother's Day, Maddyloo has created the perfect gift for that someone special on your list with their Mini Heart Box. Available in fourteen different color themes, each adorable heart-shaped box contains seven hair ties guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat.


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A heart-warming gift this Mother's Day season, the Maddyloo Mini Heart Box is a great way to show how much you truly care; it's a gift after her own heart. The Maddyloo Mini Heart Box is available for $15 in the following collections online at www.allthingsmarie.com

 Black Cherry • Chocolate Kiss • Cosmic Blue • Emerald City Gum Drop • Kiss & Tell • Lady Bug • Mermaid • Pink Ice Pirate Love • Safari • Silver Orchid • Sweet 16 • Summer Lovin'

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Maddyloo generously sent me a mini heart box for review consideration. I have been using these for working out and aside from being no-crease hair ties, these give me a secure ponytail without giving me the headache I usually get from hair ties I get from the drugstore. That reason alone made me a fan! I am heading to Maddyloo and check all the other collections for my mom and sisters right after this. You can also find them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

I hope this review was helpful and thanks for stopping by!


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Giveaway: Dove

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Free Beauty Events is a website dedicated to connecting people with information on free makeovers, beauty product samples, and giveaways at retail and spa locations across the country. Consumers can enter their zip code to see what’s going on in their area and follow Free Beauty Events on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Tumblr.


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On May 10th and 11th, demonstrators will be at Rite Aid giving free samples and coupons of the new Revitalift Miracle Blur just in time for Mother’s Day. You can also celebrate Mother’s Day at H-E-B in Texas with a complimentary Almay makeover on May 12th.


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Spas and retailers can promote their events. Anyone who would like Free Beauty Events site visitors to know about their beauty event can make a posting for free. In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Free Beauty Events also features a blog on product reviews and a monthly contest. They also do a contest each week with a smaller prize on their blog. Please feel free to enter these contests yourself as well.


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For the month of May 2013, they will be giving away 10 prizes. Each prize will consist of Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoisture, Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash with NutriumMoisture, and Dove Beauty Bar for Deep Moisture

 The giveaway runs from 5/1/2013 to 5/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 6/2/2013 and notified by 6/15/2013. Enter here

 Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. 


 Good luck!


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