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Product Review: Irresistible Me- Ponytail Hair Extensions

I have curly hair, so the idea of hair extensions seemed like something that would never be attainable for a gal like me. I’m also super lazy when it comes to my hair, so I never straighten it unless I’m getting it cut, then I have the salon do it. Otherwise, it’s either down or in a top knot. When Irresistible Me asked if I wanted to review hair extensions, I chuckled. Upon looking at their website, the extensions are sleek and beautiful, the complete opposite of my hair. Plus, I have twins. I don’t have time to apply extensions, nor do I have anywhere fancy to go. However, what did catch my eye were the ponytail extensions. A ponytail is totally something I can do!

If you have an outside of the box hair color, then you may have a hard time finding a match. Mine is boring brown, so it was easy. The color was dead on!

When my ponytail arrived I knew just when I would wear it. My cousin was getting married and I wanted a fun, yet easy style. This was perfect.

I will tell you, there aren’t directions in the box. Mind you, it’s fairly self explanatory, I think. There is a clip and you basically hook it on and wrap the ribbon around to secure it. I just Googled a YouTube video to make sure I was doing it right. :) Also, since my hair and the extension or different textures, I could wear my hair in a ponytail. I put it in a bun. That actually added a little poof to it, which I quite liked!

ponytail extension

I was worried about it looking fake or like an extension, and I asked my husband his opinion. He said, “It looks like a ponytail.” Bless his heart. Since his word didn’t count, I waited until the wedding to hear critiques or criticism. The first compliment was from my mother, who told me my hair had never looked better! The next was from the bride who asked me how long it took me to straighten my hair and was amazed when I told her it was fake! Total win!

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It looked real because it is. Irresistible Me’s extensions are made from 100% natural Remy hair. It felt like real hair, not synthetic. This is a huge bonus because you can style it to your hearts content. LOVE. Obviously I left mine alone, but I think it would curl really easily.

My ponytail held up through dancing and a light rain shower. As a curly haired gal, rain makes me nervous. It was nice not having to worry about frizz!

Would I wear it again? Absolutely!

To check out all that Irresistible Me has to offer, click here!

 

Product Review: Moon Cats

Moon Cats approached me at the perfect time. I don’t know what happened to all of my gloves, but it seemed like they all just disappeared. I was wearing my husband’s work gloves, and, let’s face it, it wasn’t a good look. You know what is a much better look? These navy fur lined gloves. Meow!

Moon Cats

What makes them even more awesome? I can use my phone with them. That’s the worst right, having to take your one glove off to make a call or send a text? Not so anymore!

Now, Moon Cats isn’t just gloves. They are much more!

Moon Cats is a fashion accessories brand, selling exclusively online at MoonCats.com !

Most of our super trendy scarves are less than $40 from  chunky oblong scarves to wraps and oversized capes, trendy light weight scarves and super lovely infinity scarves, and even some styles for men. Don’t forget our elegant gloves, warm knit winter hats and stylish headwraps, starting at $24.95. We offer free shipping to the USA for orders over $50.

I want one of everything please!

The gloves are fabulous quality- super warm and comfortable. The only downside? They are a little too warm. I had the heat on in my car and had to take them off. That’s not a bad thing at all.

Moon Cats shipping was super fast, which is always a plus. I can’t recommend them enough.

If you are interested in trying a scarf from Moon Cats, then be sure to use the code SHOPGIRLDAILY30OFF for a 30% discount on ALL the scarves.

What are you most interested in trying from Moon Cats?

To check out Moon Cats, click here!

 

I received a pair of gloves via Moon Cats, but all opinions are my own.

Review: Alaffia Sustainable Beauty Products

I’m no stranger to the world of organic or sustainability and those are traits I tend to look for when using beauty products, especially on my face. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll use a drugstore brand product if it works, but if given the option I do tend to look for natural items. So imagine my delight to discover Alaffia sustainable beauty products!

Alaffia African Black Soap

Out of all the items I tried, the African Black Soap has been my favorite so far due to its many uses. It can be used as a shampoo, a body wash, for shaving and even on babies. I will tell you that I haven’t tried it on the twins, but have tried all the other uses and have been royally pleased. I recently color treated my hair and used to be a stickler for only using color safe shampoo, however, with having twins, I can rarely get out of the house, so I had to use what I had on hand, which was not color safe specific. I’ve been using the African Black Soap now for approximately three weeks on my hair and have yet to notice any fading or discoloration. Plus the peppermint provides a soothing effect on my scalp, which has been great due to the weather change. Obviously I’m a huge fan thus far!

Alaffia Foaming Shea Butter Hand Soap

I also tried the Foaming Hand Soap in the Lavender scent. Normally I’m not a huge fan of lavender, as it tends to be a little much for me, but in this case I don’t mind it so much. It’s not too overpowering and tends to be the perfect balance. Having newborns means having to wash my hands constantly. I haven’t had any issues with my hands drying out, thankfully. I attest that to the coconut oil and the shea butter and probably the fact that I’ve been following it up with the moisturizing lotion.

I could go on and on about Alaffia, but I’ll just leave it at this- it’s a company with a great mission (read more about their empowerment initiatives here) and awesome products. What could be better?

Disclosure: I was provided a sample pack for my review, but all opinions are my own.

Product Review: Maggies The Original Fashion Magnet

maggies the original fashion magnet

Although the two little balls and rings above don’t appear to be much, they are fabulous little contraptions from Maggies The Original Fashion Magnet! “Maggies are super powerful fashion magnets designed to securely fasten your fabrics together without pins or knots.” And let me tell you, they certainly do!

Maggies are powerful little American-made fashion magnets designed to hold several layers of your favorite fabrics together. Hiding behind the scenes and under the seams, Maggies allow you to wear your scarves, shawls or sarongs in ways only fashionistas dream about. Just snap together an outfit out of a shawl, scarf or sarong and head out the door. You’ll go from flat to flattering in seconds!

maggies the original fashion magnet

So I did. Although I wasn’t about to leave the house in just a sarong, as it’s cold here! So I experimented by attempting to make a blouse (or, as close to it as I could) with my own scarf!

maggies the original fashion magnet
Disregard my messy room….
 

Not too shabby I think! Although I won’t quit my day job to become a fashion designer just yet. :) But I digress.

Here’s what I thought about Maggies!

Pros:

  • The magnets are really powerful. Once they were attached it was a pain to pull them apart. That’s a good thing for holding the fabrics in place!
  • The magnets didn’t damage the fabric. I didn’t see any dents or creases when I removed them.
  • They held! I only wore this for the photo, but I had constructed it downstairs and ran upstairs to take a picture and it held up!

Con:

  • The magnets are really powerful. Although also a pro, they were hard for me to initially pull apart. This isn’t a major con, it just took a good pull and trying not to drop the little ball down the sink drain! :)

All in all, I can’t wait to try Maggies The Original Fashion Magnet again when the weather warms up so I can actually wear what I create!

Would you consider using a fashion magnet instead of safety pins? I can’t recommend these enough!

Disclosure: Although Maggies provided the magnets for the review, all opinions are my own!

Product Review: CashMiracle Sweater from Dressbarn

cashmiracle sweater dressbarn

I’ve always loved cashmere. Who doesn’t, right?! But cashmere can be so expensive! Welcome CashMiracle! CashMiracle is just as it claims, “super-soft, seriously colorful, wonderfully warm, comfy, cozy…you’ll swear it’s the real thing!” Well played DressBarn, well played!

cashmiracle sweater dressbarn

As you can see, I got the fuchsia color and I’m smitten with it. The color is to die for. Available in crew neck, turtleneck, V neck, cardigan, and shell. WANT. (Excuse my messy bed…).

Another positive? The price. For $32 it’s hard to find a cashmere sweater that beats that price!

I’ve worn the sweater twice so far and it has held up really well. The first time I wore it to work and it was totally appropriate. The second was to Thanksgiving. I actually paired it with a purplish necklace to wear to work and a scarf on Thanksgiving and it looked fab with both! I even washed it on cold. Shhh, don’t tell. It wasn’t until I was doing this post that I noticed it said handwash! Eek! It is still in tact and still super soft! Phew! (Not that I recommend not following washing instructions, that’s just an aside).

The only downside would be the fit. I normally wear a medium and this fit large. I’m actually okay with the fit as I’m not a huge fan of tight clothing, so I didn’t mind too much. Just be aware if you do like a tighter fit to possibly size down. :)

And, with the holidays right around the corner why not buy two! For a limited time all CashMiracle Sweaters are buy 1 get one 50% off! This means you can buy one CashMiracle sweater for a gift and get another one for half price for you! Tis the season, right?! 😉

I must give the boyfriend cardigan a try. It looks dreamy.

CashMiracle. The name says it all. The feel of cashmere at a miracle price. LOVE.

dressbarn Coupon: Today only – December 9, 2013 – you can get 25% off your entire purchase with code “GM13″. Combine this coupon with the Cashmiracle buy 1 get 1 50% off, and you’ll be able to pick up two sweaters for just $36!

 

Disclosure: Dressbarn provided a sweater for the review, but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a (very) small commission if you click a link and purchase something.

Product Review: Nudwear

It’s amazing how things work out perfectly sometimes. For example, I went to a wedding over the weekend and was stressing over a bra to wear with my dress. It was a V cut, but every strapless I tried on showed through. Then, I received my Nud Bra from Nudwear and my problem was instantly solved!

Nudwear was created by two friends that realized that “the seamless lingerie market left much to be desired, which led us to believe that other women must be facing the same challenge. Our mission grew beyond finding what to wear underneath our wedding dresses to creating clever seamless yet comfortable lingerie. Nudwear.com was born!” LOVE!

The Nud Bra is:

Our signature strapless backless adhesive gel bra easily sticks on to give you the freedom to wear any outfit with confidence. Go backless, strapless or drape yourself in silk, satin our lace, the Nud Bra is invisible under any outfit making it the most versatile bra ever!

– Extra firm stick. Sweat and dance resistant

– No pinching, binding, chafing and discomfort

– Adjustable cleavage effect

– Moulds to your curves for a natural look and feel

– Light to medium support

– Made from 100% clear soft silicone gel

– Wear up to 100 times

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t have high hopes. I once got a stick on bra from Kohl’s and it lasted 2.2 seconds before it peeled off. So I was expecting this to be the same. Boy, was I wrong!

As I had every intention of wearing it to the wedding, I decided to try wearing it a few days prior, on the off chance it didn’t work then I wouldn’t be scrounging around the day of looking for alternatives. I wore a super cute shirt that required a strapless bra out to dinner with my best friends. I’ve been friends with these girls for ages, and they will tell  you like it is, so I knew if things were out of place, I’d hear about it. :) Within 10 minutes of being there they asked me what bra I was wearing so they could get one, because they were really impressed with it. Score!

Now, on to the true test- is it sweat proof…Yes! The wedding this past weekend was all outside. It was 90 degrees in Maryland and this sucker stayed on pretty much the whole time. I was honestly shocked! There were a few times where I did have to mess with the sides a little to get them back to sticking in place, but I was sweating profusely, as it was HOT, so the fact that it stayed on at all was a huge feat!

I did kind of have to play around with it a bit. The idea of the Nud Bra is that you hook it together to add as little or as much cleavage as desired. Since my dress was low cut I ended up not even hooking them. I just sort of stuck them on and went on my way and I was still really pleased with how well they supported.

Now, I will tell you, I don’t have a huge chest, so I don’t need a lot of support, so that was beneficial. The Nud Bra says it provides light to medium support, so for me it was perfect.

What’s awesome too is they peel right off and you just wash them with soap and water and you’re good to go for another 99 uses. Fantastic!

I finally found a strapless bra that I love. Who would have thought?!

If you’d love to try Nudwear, you can use the coupon code “25OFF” for 25% off a purchase of $100 or more! Fab!

Have you ever tried an adhesive bra? If so, what did you think of it?

Disclosure: Although Nudwear provided a bra for the review, all opinions are my own.

Product Review: Unmentionably Cheeky

I don’t know about you, but I love getting things in the mail. I’m also incredibly lazy and hate doing laundry, so a subscription service where you can get underwear delivered right in the mail is my cup of tea! Unmentionably Cheeky is run by husband and wife duo Richard and Melody. “She makes sure each pair of panties looks lovely (he confirms this) and feels fantastic; he sees to it that customers enjoy a new shipment each and every month, in the privacy and convenience of their own home.” They sound like a fab pair, don’t you think?!

When my UM Cheeky package arrived it was discreetly wrapped in purple shiny packing. Shiny. My favorite color.

unmentionably cheeky

See, no fear of your neighbors knowing you are getting underwear delivered. 😉

When I unwrapped my package I was honestly surprised at how expensive these looked! For $8 for three pairs I’m not really sure what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn’t this. So color me thrilled!

UM Cheeky

As you can see, I received everything as advertised! A fun pair, a  flirty one, and one  feminine. LOVE! You also receive a postcard to send to a friend to let them know about Unmentionably Cheeky.

I have to say that it’s hard to pick a favorite! I really really like the pink and black pair, as the lace accent is just so feminine! Megan tested, husband approved.

I also think Unmentionably Cheeky would be a great gift idea for a bride to be! My girlfriend just had her bachelorette party and we all brought a piece of lingerie. It would have been fab to be able to present her with these!

So in a nutshell, $8 (including shipping!) for 3 pairs of high quality underwear delivered right to my doorstep each month? I’m sold. Hook, line and sinker!

Be sure to use the code SUMMER to sign up! You won’t be sorry!

Sign up for UM Cheeky here!

*Be sure to tune in this time next week for something exciting from Unmentionably Cheeky!
 

Disclosure: Unmentionably Cheeky provided products for the review, but all opinions are my own.

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