Reviews

I am a avid planner user and lover of all things stationary, so when i found out about The Planner Addict Box i knew i wanted to try it out.

The Planner Addict Box costs  $15.00 + $3.75 shipping  (International  from $13-23)

The Planner Addict Box  sends everything you need to get your planner glam and organized-  Items range from wash tape, stickers and clips to pencil cases and pens.

Each box contains  a card with a list of all included products as well as a theme to bring the items together- this months is Lucky Lady- which gives a st paddys meets kate spade look

This months box also  included a planner bookmark from planNIRVANA

 

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Sticker Mini Kit -$8

Each box includes a sticker mini kit that goes with the monthly theme and is made exclusively for The Planner Addict Box- these stickers go perfectly with the green and posh theme. This Mini Kit includes a sheet of full box stickers, a sheet of half and quarter boxes and a sampler  icon sheet.

 

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planner bookmark from planNIRVANA   similar styles -$4

This is adorable and can be made into a planner insert or just used as a bookmark

Planner paperclips – cute bow-tie and tie paperclips made exclusively for P.A.B – $2

 

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P.A.B. exclusive pen- $5 Pencil case $4

Planner addict society exclusive pen and pencil case- the pencil case is adorable but I wasn’t able to open it all the way so its currently unusable

 

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Striped Washi tape $2 Green Washi Tape $2

The green wash mashed perfectly with the stickers and pencil case, while the striped washi coordinated with the pen

 

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Die Cuts- $3

The last item was a set of  Kate Spade inspired die cuts-

you could laminate these and make them into planner clips or small dashboards

 

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I was satisfied with this months The Planner Addict Box- although I don’t think I would use the die cuts- they were a cute addition to the box. I estimated the value of the box at $21 which is more than the $15 cost of the box. I ended up canceling my subscription after my march box- I didn’t love all the items and I would rather just buy the stickers I like from easy.

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This is half of the spread I made with the mini kit- the stickers and washi included are enough to make a white space spread with some stickers left over

 

 

 

 The Music Box is a  monthly subscription box that delivers music  and music related gifts right to your doorstep in both album and . They hand pick emerging artists (keeping in mind your favorite genres) and send you new music every month.

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Cost: The envelope (one compilation cd) $5 m

the box (2 cds and swag) $12 m

The bundle ( 2 cds, compilation cd, and swag) $15 m

I received the box ($12 m) Here’s what my box looked like: Inside, there was an assortment of different items, gifts, download cards, and musicians to explore. I was really excited to start checking these out. Let’s jump in!

After opening the box, the first few things layered upon the top were 2  free album  download cards from various bands/artists) Although I am unfamiliar with the  artists on the cards included,I’ll be checking out these artists in the coming days.

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“The Sons are a Derbyshire-based alternative rock band, though their music incorporates sounds from various other genres, including rhythm and blues, folk and country, with a heavy emphasis on intricately layered musical composition and lyrical complexity.”

Value: $18 (had to convert pounds to dollars, couldn’t find it on a us site)

I have listened to a few tracks so far and I have to say  I like them, they are quirky and  off beat!

 

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value $5 on amazon

I have yet to listen to this but it has great reviews on amazon so I am excited to listen on my next car ride! (I listen to cds and cassettes in the car, one of the perks of having a older car!)

 

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Download cards and other various swag

Value:$2?

 

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the value of the box was great  at $25  for a $12 box

I cant wait to see whats in my December box!

 

 

 

 

I love fashion, especially when it means customizing my clothes so I was excited when i received the chance to review a dress from K Couture

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K couture  has a wide range of customizable dresses, so it took ma a while to decide which one i wanted but i fins;ply settled on The Mia in wine ($165)

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The Mia is a beautiful strapless dress with a gathered neckline and bodice as well as a gathered satin skirt that accentuates the waist.

I ordered my normal size, a 14 unfortunately it was not true to size, I am a solid 14 and  this deffinatly fit like a 12 (hence the lack of outfit pics :(

Although I wasn’t able to wear my dress due to incorrect sizing, I will definitly  try K couture again as there dresses are beautiful and well made

 

Pros

  • Most styles are customizable with your choice of sleeves, neckline, hem and sash
  • a wide range of sizes  are offered (0-34)
  • wide range of colors and fabrics  available
  • free fabric swatches

Cons

  • sizes 18+ cost more
  • takes 6+ weeks to arive
  • mostly covered up/ modest styles (not few options that don’t make you feel  the mother of the bride)
  • NOT true to size :( (make sure to check the size chart and order a size up from what you normally wear)

Have you heard of or tried K Couture before? Let me know in the comments!

Sponsored post. I received a free sample in exchange for my honest review.

 

Spongellé sent me one of their brand new Sponge Animals Body Wash Infused Sponges to test and review Transform your kids shower experience with Sponge Animals by Spongellé. These Body Wash Infused Sponges come in 4 animal shapes & in a fruitilicious scent. Add one youngster & let the shower time fun begin!

I received the blue fish but they also offer a green dog, yellow duck and  orange butterfly.

So when I saw these  children’s bath sponges from SPONGELLE I was so excited! I mean, they’re adorable, they’re cruelty free, hypoallergenic, and made in the USA.

SPONGELLE  also has a line of luxurious bath products for adults, but now they’re created a children’s line with the super cute Sponge Animals! although I am totally using this on myself as well! fruitilicious is totally an acceptable scent for adults.

Children's Sponge Animals

My favorite part is that they’re already infused with AWESOME smelling soap.  All you have to do is immerse the Sponge Animal in water and it suds right up. 

Make sure to check out spongelle.com to purchase Sponge Animals for your kids, or treat yourself to one of the many products in the Spongellé or Spongology collections. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****This post contains affiliate links and I received the mentioned product/s for review purposes****

I recently received the change to review a piece of jewelry from Stella&dot

If you haven’t heard of it before, Stella and Dot is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Their boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online.

Stella&dot recently released a line of Versatile jewelry, which you can shop Here

I chose the Zuni Layering necklace which consists of three separate pieces which you can style together or separately, so you basically get three necklaces in one! (see photos below)

Stella&dot just revamped their packaging for the holiday season and its adorable!

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The Zuni Necklace features Semi precious Howlite stones (each necklace is slightly different due to the natural stone) and freshwater pearls create to create a  stunning layering necklace. The necklace has a stylish tribal feel and can be worn with just stone and pearl strand  or together with the two vintage style chains.

Here are some other ways to style the Zuni Necklace

My favorite ways to style the Zuni necklace are the single stone strand (short) and  as the full set

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Have you heard of Stella&dot? What is your favorite piece or pieces from the Versatility shop?

Let me know in the comments!

 

 

If you love One Direction than this is for you! announcing Make Up by 1D!

 

Take Me Home                                                                           Midnight Memories

I received the Up All Night set

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Each item is named after a different hit song from the band

such as I Should have Kissed You, Up all Night and Taken

includes

Nail Lacquer

lip gloss

lipstick

1D1D2

eye pencil

mascara

Eye shadow  palate

Custom Stencils

Decorate yourself, you stuff, you friends with 1D doodles

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

Check out the brands Facebook page for product updates and details

****This post is Sponsored by BrandBacker****

I just found out about a new app From Kids Academy Its called
Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys ∙ Prep reading, interactive ABC, alphabet tracing, phonics song with educational app based on Montessori match letter quiz & logical math puzzle games for toddler HD by Kids Academy
(Yes The Name Is that Long)
Or you can find it Here
The app is very helpful for kids who are in preschool/pre-k. The format is fun and exiting but also teaches fundamental skills needed for school.
The app features eight fun mini-games. These games include numbers (tracing and writing) and letters (tracing and writing). The tracing games are in an entertaining format, when you trace a line you collect “fireflies” when you mess up a kind female voice says “oops” and tells you to start over. These games encourage the basics of letters, numbers and even shapes!!!
Another cool feature of the app is the “robot” game. This is a game where you trace many different shapes inside the faces of an assortment of friendly robots. The background of most of the tracing games was blue a definite win for me.
There is also an alphabet game that teaches every letter with a new animation and a spoken voice reciting the letter and object.
Check it out Here
*This post is sponsored by Kids Academy Games but all opinions are my own

I recently got the chance to review a dress from Eshakti

I chose to have my dress custom sized so I would get the perfect fit (I am between sizes)

eShakti Women's Cotton poplin sheath dress

 The wonderful thing about Eshakti most of there dresses are under $100 (and this includes customization)

Eshakti Carries sizes 0-36W! (and custom sizes also, if you are in between like me!)

You can customize the size, length, sleeves, neckline and add or remove pockets

This is perfect for bridesmaids as you can choose the dress and  they can  each customize it!

as I am rubbish at taking photos and don’t like to show my face on the net,  I created polyvore sets of how I  would style this dress

My first set is a work look with flats, a blazer and a statement necklace

Eshakti Work Set

My second set is a party set with red pumps, a cuff bracelet and a black clutch

Eshakti Party Set

Affordable, Adorable Dresses. Your size, your style, your choice! Only at www.eShakti.com

****I Received one or more products Mentioned above free to review****

I just found out about a new app From Kids Academy Its called 
Preschool and Kindergarten learning kids games for girls & boys ∙ Learn to read interactive ABC, alphabet tracing, phonics song with educational app based on Montessori match letter quiz & logical math puzzle games for toddler iPad free  
(Yes The Name Is that Long)  
Or you can find it HERE 
   
The app is very helpful for kids who are in preschool/pre-k. The format is fun and exiting but also teaches fundamental skills needed for school. 
The tracing games are in an entertaining format, when you trace a line you collect “fireflies” when you mess up a kind female voice says “oops” and tells you to start over. These games encourage  the basics of  numbers and  shapes!!!  C enjoyed this app greatly and spent  Half an hour Tracing letters. (She usually won’t play a game for more than five minutes)  This is a great way for kids to learn to Print and what kid dosn’t like the iPad? Its great when you can find apps that are educational but still seem like games to the kids
This App offers multiple games  including   
                           

 In this game you follow the firefly path with your finger to create the number (There Is also a letter tracing game) 

There is also an alphabet game that teaches every letter with a new animation and a spoken voice reciting the letter and object.
 
These Are just Two of the many games available in this Amazing App 
 Check it out here  
*This post is sponsored by Kids Academy Games but all opinions are my own  
 
When the big day finally arrives, don’t sweat the small stuff. Carmex has the bride and her bridal party covered with the perfect tips for wedding day survival all at an affordable price.
 
Survival Kit must-haves include a limited edition Carmex Moisture Plus® lip balm that will make sure lips are always picture perfect. The kit should also include other items that we know every bride needs within reach –  The Wedding Day Survival Kit is easy to assemble and ensures brides are ready for those inevitable “oh no!” moments!
What you will need

band-aids
bobby pins
safety pins
nail file
tissues
comb
mini flosser
Q-tips
plastic baggie
organza bag
Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm

Other items you could add

nail polish for touch-ups,
mini perfumes
mints
hand sanitizer
 

Directions
Put the band-aids, bobby pins, safety pins, Q-tips and Mini flosser in the baggie

place the baggie in the organza bag
along with the nail file, comb, tissues and Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm
Tie and place in purse

 
Drop the limited edition Carmex Moisture Plus Whimsical design into the kit for “something blue,” or choose from any of the four designs to match each of each bridesmaid’s personalities or to coordinate with the wedding colors.(some of carmex’s newly launched shades to the left)) With these colorful and fashionable patterns, Carmex Moisture Plus lip balm brings a fun and personal touch to this wedding day must-have kit.

 
 

Would you love to win your own Carmex Wedding Day Survival Kit along with other Wedding Season Products? Enter Here

**** I received one or more of the products mentioned above free of charge to review****