Ask Away...: January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

JewelryStylist.com Review & *Giveaway* Ends 2/6

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JewelryStylist.com is a great site for jewelry especially if you need it for a wedding or bridal shower. Everything is so elegant and classy! Also, you can get free jewelry advice! There is such a huge selection of bridal jewelry, from neckalces to rings, to bracelets and they come in all different colors! The website is gorgeous and so classy!

 I received a set of cream pearl earrings. They were so comfortable and so gorgeous. I got so many compliments.  I love how big they were without being overly bulky and uncomfortable. They would go great with so many different outfits but especially formal wear!

My Advice: Get free jewelry advice AND some great jewelry from JewelryStylist.com!

One winner will get a set of pearl earrings of their own!


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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Melie Bianco Front Pocket Bag at Silvia's Handbags






 Melie Bianco's Front Pocket Double Handle Satchel from Silvia's Handbags is gorgeous and has plenty of space inside for all of your things.  This bag will go with so much! And it has a great zip top closure on top to secure your items!  It's made of faux leather and measures 19x12x5!





Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bare Creations Review


Bare Creations http://www.barecreations.com/ is an amazing company that designs backpacks for your convenience but also for you to look fashionable with.  They are bare because they are practical.  If you have too much going on with a design, it looks tacky.  With Bare Creations, you can carry your goods with you and still look great regardless of what you are wearing. 

I received a white Brixton Backpack.  This backpack was so soft and beautiful. I use it for my laptop, camera, and ipod.  It was so comfortable and I love all the pockets and storage compartments. The lining inside is so soft and perfect for my gadgets! There is padding in the shoulder straps which is great because my shoulders get tired easily.  I feel great knowing that my laptop is out of harms way while I’m on the go with it!


My Advice: Carry your most prized items in a Bare Creations Backpack and not only can you keep them with you and carry them safely and securely, but you will be making a fashion statement while doing so!

I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.


Friday, January 27, 2012

The Knit Hat Trend



Open any magazine this Winter, and you will see atleast one or two celebs wearing a knit hat.  It's the latest trend to keep your head warm without messing up your locks.  The hat adds so much to any look.  



Slouchy knit hats are great because they are comfortable and leave enough room on the top of your head that it won't totally press your hair flat. These knit hats are also great because you can leave them on inside without getting terribly overheated!  Everyone should own at least one, at least I think so! I have 3!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Key to Successfully Wear Tiger Print

It's not an easy thing to pull off Tiger Print.  While other animal print designs such as leopard and zebra are easier because they look better with accessories, tiger print can look tacky if there is too much, or even if you don't have it with the right accessories.



Obviously, a dress looks great alone, maybe with some simple black pumps.


Tiger print leggings look best with a simple black top.  That way, the part that sticks out is the actual Tiger Print. 

So you see, keeping it simple is key.  You want the main attractiion of your outfit to be the tiger print design, so whatever you do, don't take away from it!


Another great way to rock stripes is with shoes! They look great with a little black dress.

So what did we learn today? Keeping it simple with colors and designs is key.  Your tiger stripes are already going to draw attention, so don't add anything else that makes your outfit look too busy.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

soleRebels Review & *Giveaway* Ends 2/1

soleRebels http://www.solerebelsfootwear.co/ is a shoe company based on fair trade. Their shoes are made of organic materials and are very environmentally friendly and sustainable. soleRebels brings jobs to communities in Ethiopia where the workers really need money. They have fair wages and it’s well deserved because these shoes are very beautiful and high quality. soleRebels really gives back to the community and by wearing their shoes it’s a constant reminder that you have too!

I received some awesome boots. They are so comfortable and kept me very warm when I was running around doing errands. I love how easy it was to get used to them and to move around in them. They didn’t make my feet hurt at all! I also received these boots for someone and wow, they were a huge hit. So comfortable and so great for everyday use. They are beautifully made!

My Advice: These shoes have great meaning behind them and they are so comfortable which is important for your mind and body! So make sure you invest in a pair today!
Two lucky winners will each receive a pair of shoes (Style,size, color of your choice) and a Walk naked Tee. A $120 Value!!



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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stars Shine at Sundance

Despite the cold weather, celebrities have been kicking off their appearance at Sundance Film Festival the past few days with warm clothing and bright smiles.  Everyone looks so great, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites.


Kate Bosworth looks amazing with a simple red dress and red heels. Her slick ponytail helps her red dress be the main attraction.



Taylor Swift kept very warm in these adorable boots.  Perfect for a country girl, right?



Ice-T and Coco, although I am not normally a fan, looked great in their puffy fur coats. It's kind of nice to see Coco covered up when the weather deems it necessary right?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Melie Bianco Ariana Top Handle Bag at Silvia's Handbags


The Melie Bianco Ariana Top Handle Bag from Silvia's Handbags is stunning! It has a great fold-over flap front with a twist lock fastener and a belt buckle strap.  I love the braided design as well.  You can carry this bag with a short handle or long, or cross body! It's so versatile! It's made of faux leather, and measures 14"x10"x5.5".

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Zebra Pen Review



Products such as Z-Grip Animals are the perfect item to keep you fashionable even in the office!  These awesome pens have a nice rubber grip for writing balance. They have great animal print designs on them and write very smoothly!

I received a pack and I love them. I keep some at home and some in the office.  They are very easy to write with, don’t get spotty with ink, and have lasted a very long time so far! I get many compliments on them especially since everyone knows I love animal print.  These are very cheap at $3.75 for a 5 pack!  And you can find them at many different retailers nationwide such as Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Walmart, K-mart, and other office supply stores.  Check out the Zebra Pen Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ZebraPenUS.
 I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ark Clothes Review & *Giveaway* Ends 1/27

Ark Clothes is a great place for Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Retro inspired clothing. They have a great selection of clothing, bags, and accessories, and everything is so fashionable that there are many wears to wear it. I especially love the Retro Inspired Bags from Ark Clothes.



I received a Bob Marley bag. This is great for electronics, and other items that I want to tote around when I’m out and about on the weekends. I LOVE the image on it, and I love the style of the bag. The adjustable handle is amazing and perfect for me since I am always changing how I want to carry my bags. I love the quality of the image printed on the bag as well!
My Advice: Express yourself and store your goods in style with a fashionable bag from Ark Clothes!
One winner will get a retro bag of their choice!



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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Red Denim - An Obvious Statement



They might seem a little bold, but it's actually relatively easy to pull off a look with red jeans.  Not only is your statement already made, but you probably already have the shirt you need to wear with red jeans.


A simple black or white tee will suffice, alone with some flats, or simply heels.  The best part about the outfit is that you will feel relaxed and comfy yet you will look super chic.  Red naturally gives you a more dressy look.


You can also wear a top that you tuck into the jeans, if you want to show off a belt, or draw more attention to your legs.  But if you just want a relaxed look, throwing a tshirt over top can also do the trick.  It seems like every magazine I look in lately, more and more celebs are wearing red denim!

It's super easy to make a great look from red denim - check out this look and keep it affordable!
Statement Studs

Barking Dogs {{Advice}}

My Chihuahuas are always barking when people walk through the dog!! Any ideas how to stop that?


Anonymous

Dear Anonymous:
A spray bottle of water works wonders. Right as they are barking, give them a spray and say NO! or Quiet!  If they bark again, spray again.   It should get to the point that when they see the bottle sitting out they won't even bark!! Works for mine!
Good luck!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quilted Camo Tote Bags from The Trendy Boutique


I love the Quilted Camo Tote Bags from The Trendy Boutique!  These are great for work, as an overnight bag, or an everyday bag. They have a zip top closure, they are fully lined inside and have cell phone pockets.  The double handles have a 6" drop and the bags measure 18" x 14.5" x 6.25".  These are also a great gift for someone, especially people who enjoy the camo design!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Melie Bianco VIvian Woven Chain Trim Bag at SIlvia's Handbags


The Melie Bianco Vivian Woven Chain Trim Bag from Silvia's Handbags is my new favorite! The chain handle is gorgeous and the magnetic snap and drawstring closure keep this unique and chic!  It has gold tone hardware, and is made of high quality faux leather of course!  There's an interior zip pocket on one side and a cell phone and slip pocket on the other so there are plenty of places to store your goods.  This bag measures 9.5" wide, 11" high, 8.25" deep with a strap that is 20" long with a 7" drop.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Hour Candle Co Review & *Giveaway* Ends 1/20

Happy Hour Candle Co is my favorite place for candles that help take the edge off your day. They come in awesome glasses and jars and you can use them afterwards when you are done burning the candle. These candles are made from soy wax which is better than regular wax because it burns cooler and longer and is more environmentally friendly!

I received a Cotton Candy Candle from Happy Hour Candle Co. It smelled amazing and spread throughout my entire home. These candles burn very clean. There is no yucky smoke when you blow them out, and I noticed they also burn very evenly. I also received an awesome Ask Away Candle in a wine glass! How cool. Ask Away’s logo was etched into the glass!

My Advice: Get a new drinking glass AND a wonderfully scented home with a candle from Happy Hour Candle Co.

 Use the code Ask Away20  to get a discount on their website!!


One reader will win a Cotton Candy Candle!




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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Infinity Scarf - Infinitely Amazing

I have been seeing more and more people AND celebrities with Infinity Scarves.  An Infinity Scarf is a long scarf that you wrap around several times to help give you a chic casual look.  It's comfortable and it's a great way to use a scarf as an accent to your outfit.


A lot of celebs wear Infinity Scarves and it's not hard to match a pattern with your outfit.  The great part about it is if you have a simple color on like a gray top with black or blue jeans, you can brighten your entire look with a pink, red, or any other bright color in your Infinity Scarf.


These scarves may not keep you as warm as a wool scarf, but they sure help you look great when you are out on the town.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pippa Middleton Reminds Us of The Power of A Scarf



I love this!  One could easily wear something like this without the scarf, but with the scarf, it adds so much more texture to this outfit. Pippa Middleton really knows what she's doing.  Even the color of her coat seems a bit bland, but with a textured look from this scarf, it has completely upgraded the outfit.  This is a reminder that before you head out the door, see if there's anything simple you can add to your look to make it a bit more exciting!

Urielle Review & *Giveaway* Ends 1/18


Uriélle Revitál-Treatment is a MUST have for your hair. If you like shiny and sleek hair, this is the product from you. Urielle has an amazing line of luxury hair care items that nourish your hair with the care and vitamins it needs. The Revital-Treatment helps to hydrated and nourish your hair and it also protects it from UV light. If you have a lot of split ends, this product is great because after regular use, it helps protect against breakage of your hair.

I received this Treatment and I used it after my shower. I styled my hair like I normally would but my hair was so much smoother, and it didn’t take as much use from the heat tools to get it to styled how I wanted it. I love that this treatment was not gunky or greasy, and it didn’t make my hair feel stringy. I highly recommend this product to anyone that uses any kind of heat on their hair!





My Advice: Use this product BEFORE using any heat or styling tools on your hair. Keep heat to a minimum when possible. You have to live with your hair for ever so make sure you take care of it properly!!

One winner will receive a bottle of Urielle Revital Treatment.




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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Alexa's Angels Review & *Giveaway* - Ends 1/17


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Alexa's Angels has a line of meaningful jewelry and accessories for you to wear, or to give away because they each have a special meaning.  Alexa's Angels jewelry will remind you what you are wearing and what it stands for, and in fashion, it's a great way to make a statement!


I received the Power Bracelet in White with an Angel on it. I love the size of this bracelet.  Not too small, not too big. It was very comfortable to wear and went well with pretty much everything.  The back of the charm says "Believe in the power of..." And you can basically make it anything you want to believe in, which is great because it's fun to explain when someone asks what it means.

My Advice: Empower your life and your sense of style with a piece from Alexa's Angels!

One winner will get a power bead of their choice




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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Dark Pink Tubular Scarf from The Trendy Boutique



This Dark Pink Tubular Scarf is on sale right now from The Trendy Boutique! It's perfect to make any outfit pop, and it's also perfect for wearing with an all black winter coat!  It measures 72x30 inches and is made of a cashmere like material so it's super soft! Stay warm this winter with one of these, but hurry up because it's only on sale for $9.99 for a short time!

For All Time Clocks Review & *Giveaway* Ends 1/17

For All Time Clocks is a great way to combine your love of interior decorating, scrapbooking, and home design. With For All Time Clocks, you can add a personalized design to a clock, add custom words, and display in your home for all to see. This is a great gift idea for virtually anyone!

I received a 12” clock which I had customized with a photo of my one Chihuahua Stella. I love this clock! Not only is it beautiful, it works great, and it matches the rest of the décor in my living room. I love how the picture was faded onto the clock. This clock means so much to me because I love seeing my little pup’s face on display!!

This would also be a really good gift idea as an anniversary gift, wedding present, housewarming gift, birthday, or any other holiday.

My Advice: Decorating your home with a personalized clock helps bring style AND meaning to any room!

One lucky winner will receive a 12” clock.




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Monday, January 9, 2012

Melie Bianco Brandy Belted Front Handle Bag at Silvia's Handbags



This gorgeous Melie Bianco Brandy Belted Front Handle Bag is available at Silvia's Handbags right now! You can wear it over your shoulder or you can carry it by the handle. It is expandable so it's perfect for any occassion whether it's work or play.  It's a very spacious bag, that's for sure. It's made of faux leather and
measures 15"x 11" x 4.5" with 16" double handles. 

Jaxx Candles Review & *Giveaway* Ends 1/16

If you love candles, you will love Jaxx Candles. Every candle is hand made and with the highest quality materials. They come in many delicious scents and are great for decorating your home with! These candles make exceptional gifts for almost any occasion!

I received a candle from Jaxx Candles. It was Vanilla Hazlenut and it was AMAZING!! It made my house smell amazing and it burned really clean. I didn’t have any issues with the wick getting too long, too short, or getting in the wax. Everyone that came over asked if I had been baking because of the great smell!
My Advice: Boost your mood and keep your home smelling great with a candle!
One lucky winner will get a candle of their own!




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Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Drain Claw Review

I love The Drain Claw! For years I have had issues with my drain in my bathtub. Well no wonder.  I take a lot of showers and my hair is pretty long.  The Drain Claw will help prevent backups, and will keep your pipes clean and flowing.  Better than paying an arm and a leg for a plumber, right?  I received a Drain Claw and I am in love!!!



You would not believe the amounts of hair I pulled out with this thing. It was SO easy to use and I didn't get messy at all.  It worked so easily, so quickly, and so effectively. I feel like I have all new drains now. The water drains out so quickly, and there's never any backups anymore.  The hair was just clumped up in huge amounts. There was so much! I can't believe it still!

My advice: Get this product!!!!!  You will save time, money, and hassle!

All opinions are my own. I received a sample for review purposes but all opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Amethyst Jeans Review


Amethyst Jeans are one of my favorite brands of jeans ever. They have the best fit and they have so many awesome trendy styles.  I've always liked Amethyst Jeans since their capris and shorts fit me so well, and once I tried their jeans, I fell in love.  They are great quality and go through the wash just fine.  There are so many different styles to choose from. 






My personal favorite are the ones below, with the holes.  They give a relaxed look at any outfit and I just paired these with a pair of comfy Skechers sneakers and a simple plain blue tee.   Their website has a great size guide to help you figure out exactly which size jeans you will need, and they also have a great store locator tool so you can find out which stores in your area carry Amethyst Jeans. I am very picky with jeans, but I adore Amethyst Jeans!



My Advice: A good pair of jeans is necessary for every wardrobe!

I received no compensation for this review. I did receive a sample for review purposes. All opinions are that of my own and are completely honest. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stiletto Hardware Review


Stiletto Hardware is a wardrobe requirement!!  There is nothing more painful than a night in heels, where you are practically crawling home at the end of the night.  Sure, heels and pumps look amazing, but they kill your feet.  Well, with Stiletto Hardware, it’s now more comfortable to dance the night away and strut yourself when you are out on the town. Stiletto Hardware provides insoles that absorb shock and mold to your feet.




I received some samples from Stiletto Hardware. They were very very easy to insert into my shoes.  Just peel off the bag, align, and stick!  After a few hours in my heels, I noticed I wasn’t in pain like I normally would be.  In fact, my feet were very much comfortable and at ease. I love the shapes these came in, they were perfect for the different shoes and boots I own!

My Advice: Stock up on these, and put them in every pair of heels you own!


I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a product sample for the purpose of my review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Urban Walls Review & *Giveaway* Ends 1/10

Urban Walls is an awesome etsy shop! It’s full of wall décor that goes on easily and can spice up the mundane look of basically any room in your home. Painting is a hassle, and wouldn’t it be nice to have something that goes on quickly and easily?

I received a Chalk Decal, which is great for anyone that likes to stay organized and leave themselves reminders. Or if you are inspirational, you can put it in any room and just write a new quote on it each day. It was really easy to put on and it was also really easy to write on, and erase! I can’t believe what a brilliant idea this item is! These are great items for a kid as well because they can practice writing and drawing on it. WOuldn’t it be great to put one in their room so they can embrace their artistic side?


My Advice: Urban Walls has some great and affordable ways to make your home more unique and beautiful!

One winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to Urban Walls!



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Gray Freshwater Pearl Earrings at The Trendy Boutique

These Gray Freshwater Pearl Earrings from The Trendy Boutique are gorgeous and for $13 there's no reason you shouldn't add them to your jewelry collection. These are great for everyday wear or for a special occassion.

So quit reading this, and go purchase a pair today. They'd make a great gift too! :)
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