Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gift Guide: Enzo Mantovani

Let start with the first "Get It Right Gift Guide" idea:  Cashmere!  Who wouldn't love a warm cozy soft cashmere or merino wool sweater.  This gift is perfect for the woman or man in your life.  Think if it as a double duty gift, for the person receiving it and yourself.  Cozying up to your honey pie while they are wearing their sweater, will make you feel all fuzzy and warm.  Maybe its just me but I am cuddler! LOL 

Enzo Mantovani is a luxury Italian line of cashmere and wool goods.  You can now find them at your local Costco for a limited time for up to 75% off retail price.  To find the schedule of availability at your local Costco click here.  They have an assortment of sweaters for men and woman online and at selected stores,  for a limited time.  I also saw some nice scarfs this weekend.  They range in price from $29.99 - $199, if your a Costco member definitely recommend you check it out online or in store.  All styles come in variety of colors and range from sizes s-xxl.  I am sure your sweetie pie will love a Enzo Mantovani sweater.  You can view other styles here on the Costco website, and order online as well.

Which one is your favorite?  Just in case your wondering I am loving the boyfriend cardi. :)

*Sponsored post, was gifted a sweater for review.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Get It Right for the Holidays

Well now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over, I am sure you have realized Christmas is just around the corner.  26 days to be exact and only 4 weekends!! Yikes, the holiday is going sneak up real quick.  Well have no fear my dear readers, I'm here to help.  When it comes to giving gifts I usually do a good job of finding good gifts at affordable prices.  This season I want to share with you and help ease the stress and pain of gift shopping.  Through out the month I will be posting ideas for gifts for both woman and men.  Just doing my best to help out and give a little back to you. If you have request and need help finding a special gift, please leave me a comment or contact me via email and I will respond with some ideas and suggestions!

I'm calling this my Get It Right Gift Guide, because we all have received those gifts that were so wrong and awful, ending up in a box locked up some where.  Who wants to give or get a gift that no one will enjoy, NO ONE!  So lets get it right this year and be the talk of the holidays for gifting the bestest gifts this season! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday

If your American reading this, let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy this holiday with family, friends and a feast of delicious food. To all my readers, my sincerest thanks for reading and supporting my blog. I am truly grateful for all the wonderful people I have met via this blog and the opportunities it has brought me.

I'll make it short and sweet, so we can all go enjoy a delicious and joyous holiday.  Leaving you with this outfit, finally found a faux fur vest that fit and was not over the top furry.  I call this look my double dose of animal, with the leopard print top and faux fur vest.  It it too much? 

~ Lurex sheer leopard print top: c/o City Chic ~ 
~ Faux Fur Vest: Charter Club via Macy's ~ 
~ Skinny Jeans: Asos Curve ~ 
~ Boots: Michael Kors via Marshalls ~ 
~ Bag: Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls ~

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lash Card - Review/Giveaway

Mascara is one of those things that can totally transform your look.  Many woman swear they cannot leave home without at least mascara on.  Others only wear mascara and no other make-up.  Which ever category you fall under if your a woman that loves to wear make-up, I am sure mascara is a must for you.  When it comes to wearing make-up, I am not the full face or glam type of gal.  I have to admit when I am not wearing at least mascara, my face feels naked.  One thing I do hate about applying mascara, the mess.  Maybe its just me, but I end up with mascara on my fingers, face and smudges all over the place.  I'm not the most graceful person when applying make-up...LOL
I recently was introduced to a new product to help with the messy mascara application.  Lash Card is card you use when you apply your mascara helping you not only with application, but also preventing clumping, smudging and mishaps.  Lash Card also works for separating lashes, layering mascara, hard to reach lashes and reapplication. 

I have been using the Lash Card product for about one week.  It was useful in preventing smudges and not making a mess when applying mascara.  Having the dual curve on either end was good, which made it convenient for different shaped eyes as well as top and bottom lashes.  The Lash Card actually came about from make-up artist trick of using a business card to apply mascara.  Never heard of the business card trick before.  One thing I did find a bit odd was trying to hold the Lash Card and apply the mascara, can get a little tricky.  Took me a few tries to find the proper positioning of the Lash Card and apply mascara correctly.  Also helpful to not apply mascara, hold Lash Card and a mirror all at once...LOL Yes my first attempt using the Lash Card I was holding all 3 and was not successful.  With continued use of the Lash Card I was able to get better at the application of mascara.  Lash Card come individually wrapped in packs of 10 and are made of recycled paper.  If you are someone who wears lots mascara daily and has issues when applying it, you should give these a try.  I don't think they are super convenient for everyday use.  I can definitely see the benefit for those occasions when you want your make-up and mascara to be perfect.  Having them individually wrapped is good and makes them portable to carry in your make-up bag or when you travel. Lash Card are sold in packs of 10 and can be bought online at http://www.lashcard.com/ or select retailers. 

To get a better idea of how to use Lash Card watch the video below.

Want to try Lash Card for yourself? Lash Card has partnered with Cid Style File to offer 4 people the chance to win a set of Lash Card mascara shields to try for your self. Please enter below using Rafflecopter widget and read directions for up to 6 entries. 4 winners will be chosen and announced at end of giveaway. Good Luck!

*This post is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was given product samples to review.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AdoraOm for your Curves

Exercising and working out, let’s be honest is not many peoples favorite activity. As a plus size woman its difficult enough finding regular clothes, can you imagine trying to find workout wear. It’s not a fun or easy task. Not many, if any retailers or designers make good workout/active wear for plus sizes. Wearing the right clothes can make a difference in your attitude, so why not make that difference in active wear as well. I know many women who are plus size and are very active. Surprisingly the market for plus size active wear is very small and very few choices are available. Having the right clothes when you’re being active is important. Lucky for us there is a new brand AdoraOm answering those needs. 

AdoraOm VIP Luncheon in Los Angeles
I was invited a couple weekends ago to a luncheon and introduced to AdoraOm, a new active wear line for woman size 14-24. I was given a preview of the line before it launched and was impressed with the quality and style. We got to see and try on the clothes, which consist of pants, several types of tops and jackets. All items are made of quality fabric that helps smooth and flatter a woman’s curves. I tried on some items and was instantly impressed with the quality,  and the fabric is great as well. It has lots of stretch, very soft and makes you feel comfortable, but also holds you in very well. Nobody wants their wobbly bits, jiggling around when you’re working out. The AdoraOm fabric does a great job of holding it all in, giving you smooth lines and making your butt look fab! As soon as I put on my active wear, I was ready for a Zumba lesson (my work out of choice). The other ladies who also attended the luncheon were  also amped and ready to kick butt in their workouts. I was happy to speak one to one with the creators and founders of AdoraOm, giving them feedback and opinions about their products. The AdoraOm team consists of 3 ladies who were not only very nice, but seemed to be dedicated and caring about the issues plus size woman have when trying to find good quality plus size active wear. 
Sneak peek of AdoraOm active wear before it launched

The AdoraOm line is now available online and price ranges from $12-$119. Some of you may be thinking the prices are too high. They are a bit higher than some other plus size active wear you can find in stores, but the quality is worth price. The AdoraOm collection is proudly made in America and I believe you will be very satisfied and happy with this line. If you’re interested in AdoraOm active wear they have a free shipping promo with purchase of $99 or more. Please take a look at the website for more info and details.

Loved the style and fit, I'm ready to get my fitness on
The AdoraOm collection comes in a variety of fashionable colors and styles.  The pants come in varied lengths for the short and tall woman.  Workout pants are also reversible, giving you double the wear.  The above picture shows me wearing the "make my day" tee and the "all about me" pants.  If your looking for quality, comfortable and fashionable workout wear take a look at AdoraOm, you are gonna love what you see.

P.S. AdoraOm is also working on a sports bra, but don't tell any one I told you! ;)

*This post is my honest and personal opinion of the product, for best results you should always try it out yourself. I was not paid for this post, but was given clothing samples to review, and invited to a VIP luncheon.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Very Excited!

I don’t often enter blogger competitions and ask my readers to vote for me. But this time I said why not! Very.com a UK retailer is holding a blogger competition, and would love and appreciate your support by voting for my picture on Very.com facebook page (click here)  Winners gets $1000 worth of clothes for 20 years! 

Go to Very.com facebook page, like the page then vote for my picture. It's easy only takes a few seconds. 

If you vote you'll also get rewarded with a 20% off code to shop on the website. Very.com is launching a US site. One thing I love about shopping online from UK retailers is you won’t see many people around town wearing the same thing. When you’re trying to be fashionable and unique, it’s difficult shopping when everyone shops at the same stores. Shopping overseas gives you the advantage to be unique and add different pieces to your wardrobe. Very.com offers clothing for women, men and shoes.  Best part of all they also have a plus size section (16+) which is great when a shop offers clothing in all sizes.

Here are some of my favorite items, and if I win (with your help) will have lots of fun shopping! Contest ends tomorrow 11/8/11…so please go vote now! :)

*This is a sponsored post by Very.com

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Get Cozy

OK this weekend it officially feels like fall in California. Rain, clouds, wind and low temps (50's) means its time to get warm and cozy. Chunky sweaters, boots, and scarfs is the wardrobe of choice for this fall weather. One trend I am loving currently for fall is the Fair Isle knits.  The prints are unique and have character, which makes them charming in my opinion.  You can find the Fair Isle knits in about everything now from sweaters, to vest to bags and even shoes.

Here a few samples and some of my favorite Fair Isle items. They can be found in most retailers from Old Navy, Macy's, Nordstroms to even Forever 21.

I am currently obsessing over capes and ponchos. Definitely would love to get one in a Fair Isle knit. What do you think of this print? Love it, Hate it or Can go either way. Love to hear your thoughts.

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