Sunday, July 27, 2014

Feel Foxy Review!

After having two babies, my body has been through a lot. It's crazy because I'm 13lbs "skinnier" now than I was when I first got pregnant with Ryan 3+ years ago. While I feel a lot better about myself I still have a long way to go. I have some jiggle and some flab that doesn't always look too nice in clothes and I always feel really self conscious. I had been hearing a lot about waist cinchers lately so I was really excited when I got the opportunity to work with Feel Foxy.

Feel Foxy is a website that started back in 2004 with their famous "Bikini Butt Bra" and now has so many different types of figure shapers to choose from. I received the Ann Chery Clasica Latex Waist Cincher and the Butt Lifter Body Short with Vitamin E and Algae.

Ann Chery Clasica Latex Waist Cincher
About it: This waist cincher has a high-compression latex band lined with ultra-soft cotton. It will give you the resistance to tone and firm your core without sacrificing any boom in your bust. It has built-in non-memory FlexiBoning supports that will always keep to your natural contours. It has been reported that prolonged habitual use of this high compression body shaper aids in waistline reduction, slimming up to 4 dress sizes in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. It works by utilizing perfectly applied compression and providing resistance to ramp up your thermal activity, maximizing the work your muscles do for you to promote weight loss. It also helps reduce your waistline up to 3 sizes instantly while wearing it.

How I feel: First of all I just want to say that if you're considering buying anything from this website do not size down. If you're in-between sizes definitely go with the larger size. At first I ordered a large in both and it was way too small. I now have an XL for both and even at first they were a little hard  to get on. For reference, I'm 5'2" and 165 pounds. I've been wearing this almost every day for about 2 weeks now and I can see results every time I take it off. I do have some flab that hangs a little (lovely, I know) but as soon as I take this off it's much more firm looking. I like to wear this around the house because I do feel like it's noticeable under tighter fitting clothing. It definitely makes you "heat up" and I find myself sweating more than I normally would when I wear this while working out. I'll continue to wear this over time because overall, I'm really happy with the results. I do notice that the more consistently I wear it, the easier it is to get on. If I skip two or three days in a row I do feel like it's a bit harder to get on so I think consistence is key.

Butt Lifter Body Short with Vitamin E and Algae
About it: This shaper has a high level of compression that helps reduce your body by two sizes. It lifts the butt and breasts while slimming the abdomen, waist and hips. It has a Blended Thermal Latex Panel that is lined with Lycra Microfiber Nylon. The special powernet fabric contains Vitamin E and Marine Algae. The straps are not only adjustable but removable as well. The crotch of the shaper has a zipper which helps for easy bathroom access. The front zipper is invisible with six internal eye and hook closures. There is a silicone band at the top which keeps the shaper in place without rolling down.

How I feel: This does a really nice job at slimming me out. This is great to wear under a dress or pants however I don't recommend it under leggings or any cotton pants. If your pants are cotton and tight you will be able to see the "butt holes" underneath. However, if you wear it under anything else it's not noticeable. Let me also say your butt WILL be lifted. My butt went from sad butt to Kim Kardashian butt. I really like that you can adjust the straps and take them off if you need to. The silicone band does help with keeping it up. I haven't done anything crazy in this but the times I have worn it, it's stayed up. I was a little worried about the shorts digging into my thighs since I do have some meat on my bones but I don't have any issues with that.

I think this is a great company with some really great products. If you're looking for something to slim up or lift up a certain area I'm sure they have something that will help solve your problem!

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.

PaperPanda Kids Review!

If you're looking for some printable artwork for your child's room then check out PaperPanda Kids on Etsy.  One great reason to follow their shop is because the first three customers of each new design gets 80% off. That's a steal if you ask me! You can also buy 3 prints and get 1 free at any time. Just purchase 3 designs and you get one of equal or lesser value for free.

I decided on this Whale Printable for Nolan's room. I'm not too crazy about themes for kids rooms but I do like little accent pieces here and there. (You're seeing a stock display picture because I haven't printed it out yet. I have about a million and one pictures on my computer that still need to be printed, LOL. One of these days...I swear!) When you order a print you will get a pdf of the original picture. Then all you have to do is print it out, cut along the guideline, frame it and it's ready to hang. There are a bunch of other options to chose from including other animal prints, space themed prints, tribal prints and more.

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Five Sprouts Stitching Review!

I just recently got a MacBook Air so I was super excited to browse through all of the adorable MacBook sleeves at Five Sprouts Stitching. They have such cute patterns that it was harder than I thought to pick one. (I actually changed my mind last minute, haha.) I went with this adorable White & Aqua Sleeve. This MacBook Air case is designed to be cute, functional and protective which it definitely is. The inside is padded but it's still very slim and fits my MacBook Air perfectly. The front pocket is great for carrying the charging cord, my external hard drive and any other cords, memory cords or other smaller things that I may want to keep with my computer.

Each case is individually handcrafted by the owners, Justin and Sarah. They believe that even the small details make a big difference. They know that you will love your case and if for some reason you don't, they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. Five Sprouts Stitching also makes cases for the MacBook Pro and iPads. You can also get yours customized to fit over any other case (hard case) you may have on your computer/iPad.

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Amber Artisan Review!

Amber Artisans mission is to create meaningful healing jewelry that makes people feel and look good. They put time, effort and their traditions into every item created. Each piece of their amber healing jewelry is spiritually inspired and handcrafted to promote healing of the mind-body-spirit connection. The highest quality Baltic amber is used to create the jewelry. This gem dates back to 40-60 minnion years ago. Over time, it has been shown that the properties of Baltic amber are very beneficial to humans. Amber warms to the touch and exudes a nice, relaxing fragrance in the palm of your hand. It is also the only fossil resin that contains 3-8% succinic acid (mostly located in the amber's surface layer), a powerful therapeutic substance with many applications for healing.

I was sent the Cherry Amber Teething Necklace for Nolan. The string in each of the amber teething necklaces and bracelets is knotted by hand in between each and every bead. That way, if the necklace were to break, all of the beads won't scatter. The necklace fastens with a screw clasp that opens and closes easily. I love the look of this necklace. If you didn't know, Ryan has almost the exact same one and has been wearing it since he was the same age as Nolan. Not only is it adorable but I swear these really do help. This came at the perfect time. Just over the last few weeks Nolan has been starting to show some signs of teething. He's always biting down on his fingers, drooling and has been getting a little fussy at times (which is so unlike him). The second the necklace was shipped to my house I opened it up and put it on Nolan right away. Since then he's been a lot less irritable and doesn't really seem like he's in as much pain anymore. Now, while I do feel like these help, I don't think they are magic. Your child may still be fussy at times but I feel like it helps relieve some pain. And it doesn't hurt that they are just the cutest things ever on little girls and little boys. You can tell I love them if Ryan is almost 3-years-old and still wearing his. :)

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Le Mystere Review!

I always knew I was wearing the wrong size bra before but I could never find any bra companies that sold bras with a smaller band size and a large cup size. Not only does Le Mystere sell bras in uncommon sizes (from 32A to 44H) but they are cute too so you don't have to settle for a grandma bra if you're larger chested like me. Oprah featured their 9955 Dream Tisha T-shirt Bra on her "Favorite Things" and they became regulars on the show. They sell the perfect bras for every function: smooth t-shirt bras, lacy date-night looks, supportive strapless, minimizer and maternity options, special occasion convertible bras and bustiers and all the panties to match.

About two weeks ago the Dream Tisha Bra from Le Mystere arrived at my doorstep. BEST. DAY. EVER. This bra has seriously changed my life. It's the perfect everyday bra. It's a full coverage, seamless, contoured microfiber is smooth and so comfortable. I will definitely, 100% be purchasing more bras from Le Mystere soon. Before I was wearing a bra from the same place most women buy their bras from and it fit me horribly. It was so uncomfortable and just didn't do anything for me. Even though it was push up I get a way better look with the Dream Tisha Bra. If you can tell your bras don't fit just right I highly recommend going to Le Mystere's website, following their sizing guide and ordering yourself a new bra. It'll be the best thing you do all year. I promise you.

Disclaimer: I received this product free in exchange for my review.
As always, my opinions are honest and my own.