January 25, 2015

Hammock & Palms Bamboo Sunglasses

Disclosure: The sunglasses below was received free of charge for review purposes.

I really love these pair of lightweight, bamboo sunglasses I recently received from Hammock & Palms.  The great thing about it, besides its lovely bamboo look, is that it floats on water!  Also, all of the Hammock & Palms lenses are polarized and every pair comes with a bamboo case and soft bag to protect your sunglasses.

Sunnies: c/o Hammock & Palms
Dress: Cookies Clothing Co | Boots: c/o AMI Clubwear

Hammock & Palms has a great collection of bamboo sunglasses for both men and women.  The “Island Drifters” collection (shown here) is made of 100% bamboo and are the ones that float on water.  With each piece of bamboo having its own naturally occurring patterns and grains, no two pairs are identical.  They are available in natural bamboo tones or various shades.

The “Sand and Sun” collection includes their two-toned bamboo sunglasses.  Only the arms of the sunglasses in this category are bamboo so they do not float on water but they come with vibrant frame color options, which will definitely add a lovely pop of color to any of your outfits!

For more information, visit www.hammockandpalms.com.

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January 13, 2015

JdV Hotels Island Getaway Packages

With New Year’s resolutions in mind, and influenced by Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild,” it may be time to find your own inner wild child in a more luxurious setting, Oahu!  Let JdV help you take the plunge with their Choose Your Own Adventure Package or Break Up and Break Free Package.

Choose Your Own Adventure Package

Joie de Vivre Hotels encourages you to choose your own Hawaiian adventure by embracing Oahu by air, land, or sea.
Base Offer: Book the Choose Your Own Adventure Package and enjoy a four-night stay with rates starting at $596 at one of Joie de Vivre Hotels’ Hawaii properties, Shoreline Hotel Waikiki and Coconut Waikiki Hotel. Plus, experience your preferred adventure at an exclusive, Joie de Vivre Hotels-only 20 percent discount.
Choose Your Adventure:

By Air: Fly to new heights and see Oahu from a unique perspective with Oahu Air Tours. Take in a bird’s-eye view of Oahu’s beautiful mountains, beaches, harbors and coastlines from a R44 Robinson Helicopter or a Cessna 182S fixed-wing aircraft.
By Land: Prefer to stay grounded? Cycle around Waikiki on a specially-curated bike excursion with Pedal Bike Tours, which promises glimpses of local haunts, renowned public art displays and a unique ride under a banyan tree.
By Sea: Sail away Polynesian-style on a hand-built sailing canoe with Hawaiian Ocean Adventures. Participate in an ancient boating tradition while exploring Oahu’s natural history and beauty.  Adventures are not included in package price and vary in cost. Package and/or adventures must be booked 14 days in advance of arrival. Once your hotel reservation is confirmed, please call the hotel directly to schedule your discounted tour.
Break Up and Break Free Package
Who says Hawaii is only for honeymooners? Embrace the freedom of traveling solo or gather your friends for a four-day getaway to have fun and let loose. Joie de Vivre Hotels encourages you to start fresh and visit one of its Waikiki properties. Put the past behind you and start creating new experiences. Tap into your inner adrenaline junkie and take the plunge by swimming with sharks with Hawaii Shark Encounters and enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride with Oahu Air Tours. Then, ease into the night with champagne before some serious VIP treatment at local hotspot RumFire. Enjoy a four-night stay starting at $516 at either Shoreline Hotel Waikiki or Coconut Waikiki Hotel. 
For more information, visit http://www.jdvhotels.com/.

December 29, 2014

Lake Tahoe

It was fun layering and dressing up in warm clothes, something we don't get to do in Hawaii.  The 25° weather is a bit too cold for me but I absolutely love Lake Tahoe and the snow!  Brrr...

Coat: Old Navy | Scarf: Zara
Gloves / Boots / Denim Jeans: Gap
Black Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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December 24, 2014

Lash Factory Cosmetics 300X & Vixen: Fiber Lash Mascara

Disclosure: The mascara below was received free of charge for review purposes.

Finding the perfect mascara has always been a challenge...especially since my lashes are short & thin! Tough combination to work with...that's why I'm always on the hunt for a new mascara to give me longer & fuller lashes! 

Fiber-type mascaras have become quite popular lately.  That's why I'm so thrilled to introduce Lash Factory's 300X: 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara.  It really does enhance your natural lash...so, get ready if you're looking for fuller & longer lashes...THIS MASCARA WORKS!!!  As I mentioned, my lashes are on the shorter & thinner side...BUT, Lash Factory fiber mascara does help to make my lashes appear especially fuller. The mascara did help to lengthen my lashes, but the mascara is only able to enhance what you already have!  One thing I noticed was Lash Factory mascara is very light, so the mascara didn't weigh down my lashes as other mascaras tend to do.

It's very SIMPLE (best to curl lashes first):
1) Apply one coat of your regular mascara and let dry
2) Apply Transplanting Gel (longer tube, wet) to your lashes
3) Apply Natural Fibers (short tube, dry) to your eyelashes while gel is still wet
4) Reapply the Transplanting Gel to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes
5) Repeat steps for added volume & length

Transplanting Gel

Natural Fibers

It does take a little practice to apply the fibers, but in no time you will be a pro!  Tip: The lash brush (comes with the set) really helps to separate your lashes.  You will be thrilled to see longer & fuller lashes...Check it out!!!

For more information, visit Lash Factory here

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December 21, 2014

eShakti Customized Clothing

Disclosure:  The dresses below were provided by eShakti.com free of charge for review purposes.

We love dresses but it’s hard to find a dress that fits well, so we were very excited when we heard from eShakti.com!  eShakti.com is an international fashion design company that makes custom clothing at very reasonable prices.  They offer both style and fit customization of dresses, tops, skirts, and jackets for women size 0 through 36.  Visit here to see a sample of a dress in different styles and fit. 

Dress: c/o eShakti | Clutch: In My Closet
Sandals: Steven by Steve Madden
Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Tunic: c/o eShakti
Shoes: Marc Fisher | Clutch: Tory Burch
Necklace: American Eagle
The sleeve type and neckline of this lovely Ribbon Stripe Organza A-Line dress was perfect but I wanted the dress to be a little shorter so instead of the mid-calf length, I changed it to be above the knees.

I love the versatility of this Floral Ethnic Vine Print Tunic Shirt.  The length is perfect to wear as a dress or as a top with leggings or jeans.  To customize it, I changed the sleeves from three quarter length to elbow length.  It fit perfect!

Customize this dress here or customize other dresses here!
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December 15, 2014

ROVE Eco-Friendly Products

Disclosure:  The products below have been provided free of charge for review purposes.

rove® is all about providing a “green” and convenient lifestyle.  Their eco-friendly product line includes Hydration Bottles, Tumblers & Travel Mugs, Lunch Boxes and Lunch Bags.  Every rove product is reusable and made with either BPA-free plastic, or other best-in-class materials like stainless steel, Eastman Tritan™, vitrified porcelain, and borosilicate glass.

14-Ounce Double Wall Hot & Cold Hydration Mug
This 14-ounce double wall hot & cold hydration mug has a one-touch push open lid that allows you to sip from anywhere around the lid.  It provides a leak-proof seal and double wall insulation, which reduces exterior condensation.  Very convenient to take with you anywhere!

6-Piece Laptop Bento Lunch Box
This BPA-free multi-compartment 6-piece laptop bento lunch box is the perfect lunch box for people on the go.  It comes with a 5-section insert that is removable so you have the option of packing your meal in portions or altogether.  They are top-rack dishwasher safe and microwaveable so you can pack a hot or cold meal.  It also comes with a block that you would freeze prior to packing your meal.  Once you are ready to go, you attach the block to the lunch box and it keeps your food cool for hours!  It also includes a fork and spoon!  This is perfect for work, picnics, road trips and more!  

20-Ounce Double Wall Flavor Infuser Tumbler
This 20-ounce double wall flavor infuser tumbler allows you to infuse your drink naturally by adding fresh or frozen fruit, flavored ice, or fresh herbs to the removable Flavor Pod.  Just like the hydration mug, this tumbler has a double wall insulation that reduces exterior condensation.  Imagine all the different flavored drinks you can make!

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December 8, 2014

Anjolee Customized Jewelry

Disclosure: The below jewelry was provided free of charge from Anjolee for review purposes.

Anjolee is a California based manufacturer that specializes in upscale jewelry.  Their product line includes an extensive collection of bridal jewelry, rings, diamond bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants in white gold, yellow gold, or platinum.  All of the pieces on Anjolee.com can be customized according to preference of metal type, diamond size, diamond/gemstone quality, and length/size.  They also offer a wide selection of gemstone jewelry with a choice of several birthstones.

We recently received this beautiful tennis bracelet from Anjolee.  The bracelet was shipped in a beautiful wood box.  I was surprised to see two lights shining on the bracelet when I opened the box.  Such a lovely way to package diamond jewelry!

This dainty bracelet, which can be customized to include one gemstone type, multiple gemstones, or all diamonds (as shown here), adds a beautiful touch to any outfit!  

Anjolee.com has a large selection of gemstone bracelets.  There are many different styles to choose from and your bracelet can be customized based on preference of metal type, carat size, gemstone, and length.  This Classic Four Prong Diamond Tennis bracelet was made with silver and CZs for review purposes. 

Anjolee.com is very easy to navigate.  You can order your own beautiful piece of jewelry in five easy steps. 

Step 1:  Choose Jewelry (rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces/pendants)
Step 2:  Metal Type
Step 3:  Total Carat Weight
Step 4:  Diamond Quality
Step 5:  Item Length

Those of you who are familiar with purchasing diamonds know about the four Cs (cut, color, carat, clarity).  Get more information on the four Cs here as well as a comprehensive fine jewelry guide here. 

For more information, visit http://www.anjolee.com.

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