Archives for March 2015

MsLabelled : How To Ruin Everything – Episode 1

What do you do if your dream job turns out different from what you have been expecting?  Follow Ella’s journey as a fashion editor’s assistant at Label Magazine.

and how she expressed her side through her blog…. Enjoy the video of MsLabelled, you’ll definitely enjoy the other videos too.

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Dune Jewelry: Original Beach Sand Keepsake

Keepsake ” Something that one keeps because of the memories it calls to mind.” Something of sentimental value.    

Each of us has a keepsake to remind us of those things that are dear to us.  It is sometimes given by our parents, our friends or an acquaintance  but most of the times, those keepsakes are the ones we  kept as a memento of beautiful memories that we choose to cherish or a part of our lives.

I remember in my childhood years, i used to keep chocolate wrappers since I fancy them.  For years, i kept the tag of my first pants and bags whom I bought from my own hard earned money until such times, i decided that it was no longer a keepsake but a pile of trash on my box. But i still keep some few things in case I want to relive the memory of how they come to be.

We love to travel too and summer is not complete without visiting the beach. I have my own keepsake of sea shells and small white stones too (but it’s not the prohibited one of course) I even put dates on them and the place so I can always identify them from the rest.

But honestly, it never occurred to me to get beach sands since I thought all sands are the same.  Funny as it is seems until I have learned about Dune Jewelry. My reaction was really, “wow! this is something cool and definitely unique.

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 That’s the concept of Dune Jewelry, bringing your precious beach travel into a jewelry keepsake as a remembrance of that good memories you have on that place everyday everywhere. Or it can be another way around, it can be a reminder of your dream vacation.  A travel destination you wish you and your love one can visit someday.

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Dune Jewelry offers original beach sand keepsake and created into different accessories which uses sand from your favorite beach or any beach of your choice from their more than thousands of sand bank collection ranging from North America, New Zealand, Africa, Europe,  South America to Polynesia and even as far as Antarctica and then created into a unique and creative keepsake that will definitely become a treasure for a long time.  I have requested the beach sand of Pink Sands Beach from French Polynesia.

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Les Sables Rose or simply the “Pink Sand Beach” can be found in Rangiroa. It’s an isolated beach with immaculate pink sands.  Although this place is not as grand as the other French Polynesian beach destination but it gives a relaxing and calming feeling, a wonderful feeling of being commune with nature.

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I don’t know if I could ever had a chance to visit this majestic place but it will be a constant reminder for me to keep on believing. That is something worth keeping don’t you think?

As for you, you can also get a constant reminder of your beautiful coastal memories from Dune Jewelry.  Visit Dune Jewelry today and check out their amazing collections and turn your precious memories to a collectible keepsake.  You can also create one as a gift to a love one, friends or someone who recently get married who will be having their destination honeymoon.

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Ralph Lauren Sunglasses: Timeless Vision Pieces

As the saying goes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, thus the importance of a clear and just vision is necessary. Through time, our eyes age and will sometimes require the aid of prescription glasses. For those lucky to have perfect vision till their later years in life, having classic eye pieces is still necessary.It protects the eye from heat, from dirt and other harsh particles in the environment.

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One of the most iconic, classic and lasting fashionable sunglasses comes from Ralph Lauren. The style that the brand carries is synonymous to the American spirit and has been the trade mark of sophistication and class for nearly four decades.

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The innovative brand is also one of the leading brand when it comes to clothing, accessories and fragrances and has been a favorite piece for almost every fashionable icon around the globe.  Timeless vision pieces are indeed synonymous with Ralph Lauren.

Keeping up with fashionable pieces for the eyes can be quite costly, thus having a brand you can trust to when it comes to durability is also important. This is what Ralph Lauren is very proud of. It is classic, timeless and it lasts. The brand may be a little bit pricey compared to its contemporaries but durability and class has no price tag. This and more is what Ralph Lauren is very proud of.  Finding that perfect glasses for you may be quite a task especially if there are many beautiful pieces for you to consider. But one thing is for sure, you only want the best and that is what Sunglasses Shop comes handy. They offer authentic and only genuine glasses from well known brands.  That is why, you are assured that you are getting the true worth of your money.

The  products they offer comes straight from the manufacturers.  Sunglasses Shop is a Ray-Ban Certified Dealer, and listed on the Oakley website too. 

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Men and women alike are enjoying the designer pieces and timeless sophistication the brand offers.  That’s what Sunglasses shop is offering to their costumers. They also offer the best designer eye wear with prescription lens and you will be rest assured that their laboratory has a  fully-qualified opticians who make prescription glasses and sunglasses lenses every day.

Their collection of sunglasses are available for both men and women of different ages. To know more about authentic and genuine eye pieces, visit Sunglasses Shop today.

Living a Fashionable Life with Zalora

For some, fashion comes naturally and because they have lived their life in a fashionable way.  If you want to be fashionable, you need to know the basic steps or ways to be one.  Because of the complexity of the world fashion, anything that are popular and well known to many becomes a fashion statement.

Everybody has their own fashion taste, whether it’s natural, chic, rock or vintage, what you think fits you and best describe you become your own statement and uniquely yours. This statement will also makes you stand out in the corporate world. Zalora offers a wide selection of corporate attire for men and women on the go that can help you stand out from your colleague.

This statement is also true when choosing your shoes. For someone who loves shoes, i categorize them from simple to totally hot shoes.  There are many types of shoes, some can be sweet and some are very rebellious with their image,  it’s okay to find something that makes you compatible but make sure that it will not be too bold otherwise you will be ruining your good reputation and can make a wrong statement as well.

Our fashion and the way we look can be a basis or show what our attitude and who we really are but for some, since how we dress affect our whole being and the image we are sending out to others. Starts on finding a nice pair of shoes that is not just comfortable but also stylish and speaks the image you are trying to give.

It’s not bad to be wild and out from our usual way but we still have to consider many factors when we do something extra ordinary from our usual image.

Influenster VoxBox : Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara Review

disclaimer : I received this beauty product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are mine and was not influenced in anyway.  All pictures are mine unless specified otherse.

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I’m definitely loving Influnster.  Ever since i started with them, they just pampering me with awesome products that I can’t help myself being amazed sometimes.  This time, i must admit that my heartbeat got faster and my excitement grew up each day until the day I was actually seeing this box. I so love Yves Saint Laurent and I guess who doesn’t so.

They are not just well known brand in Fashion but their beauty products is a top notch too.  So,  I could say that I’m so pretty lucky to try this new products of them via Influenster.

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So pardon my excitement and let’s begin the serious thoughts. This Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara is very new in the market.  It only has 21 reviews on Sephora and 22 on YSL website at this time .  It has a retail value at $32 which can be considered as high end product.

Based on YSL website:

NEW improved formula does not dry out. The best gets even better, the original false lash effect mascara, now with an all new Lash Care formula. Achieve absolute dramatic lashes in a single stroke for eyes that instantly pop. Its secret is the Triple-Intensity Formula: intense volume, intense color and now intense care. The nylon fiber brush coats each lash in deep color and maximum volume from root to tip, while B5 Pro-Vitamin strengthens and protects lashes. Available in 6 signature YSL shades to compliment eye color or to create a customized look. ysl US

Since it’s a high end beauty product, the expectation is generally high.  So does it trully provides high volume and a dramatic false lash effect? Of course since I so love mascara, my answer would always be yes. So, as not to corrupt the result on this review, i also let my niece try it for herself and let me know her thoughts about it.

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The shade is very nice and instantly create a dramatic effect, the effect of using a false eyelashes but never feeling that you are using one. It was easy to use and glide perfectly even on your small lashes.

I believed that it is not waterproof  and for someone like me who easily cries could be a problem. I do hope that they can create a waterproof product in the near future but so far it doesn’t seem to be a big problem since it stays in your lashes for quite a reasonable time without the hassle of removing it with the use of make up remover.

It can help your eyes pop and if you love making dramatic eyes, this would be a great way to start.

To learn more about this latest product, make sure to visit Influenster  or better yet check out YSL website. #yslmascaramadness #beautyreview

Shop more at Walk Trendy and a $50 Spring Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received a certain compensation for this post but all thoughts and opinions are mine.  Giveaway is in no way connected to any social media. US only, 18+. This site is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

You have heard me talked about it many times in this site that street style is indeed the new hot item.  From Fashionable dress to shoes and accessories, there are many beautiful choices that you can find in the net.

One shop that I have found recently is Walk Trendy, true to it’s name, their collections are indeed trendy and seems very affordable to unlike other online shops I have encountered before.

What makes it more amazing is the fact that it has an Asian touch and very modern but will definitely help you stand out from the crowd or make prettify you in just any occasion you will be attending.

From casual dresses to special occasions and cosplay, they will definitely have something for you to choose from.  With their aim to provide of wide range high quality products and trendy fashion clothing at a factory price.  Walk Trendy is definitely something worth checking out.

Now, here’s the best part.  They are offering one of my readers a $50 (online GC) for you to experience and own one of their trendy products.  Make sure to visit again since the giveaway will start on a few days.

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$400 worth Spring Fashionista Giveaway – Join Now

Hello Beautiful ladies.  I’m inviting you again to join the Spring Fashionista Giveaway.  My prize alone is worth $400 of fashionable goodies that you will surely love.  Whether it’s for you or for your friend, this giveaway is definitely worth checking out.

It is not all that, since it’s a hop more than 80+ event participants are included in this huge Fashionista giveaway and more than thousands of prizes are definitely waiting for you.

So better hurry because this will end soon and I tell you, you will regret when you did not join because you will never get the chance to win those lovely prizes.

So, just click this link for you to join.

Good Luck!

Fitness Fashion & Freebies Spring Fashionista Giveaway : $400 in prizes #fashionistaevents

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The last Fashionista Event was a huge success for me and although it was my first time to join the giveaway hop, I was overwhelmed with all the support of the participants and I do hope that some of you still reads my site even the giveaway ended.

Meet your Fashionista Event Host

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Fitness Fashion Freebies along with it’s sponsors is  part of The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event which is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com and Katy from  Modly Chic http://www.modlychic.com/.  All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

Meet the Grand Prize Sponsors

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The SPRING Fashionista Events Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law). For every giveaway in the Fall Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Fall Fashionista Grand Prize.

1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Monroe and Main. That is simply amazing.

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Now, this spring fashionista giveaway will not be possible without the generous offer from this following brands/company.  It’s a total package from bag, accessories and shoes. Definitely every fashionista would love to have. Please do read each review to learn more about them.

Knomo London Bags

Designed to be a laptop bags that you will love. It’s not just for laptops, it’s versatile and spacious and definitely a must have for every fashionista.  Read my full review about Knomo London Bags here.

 You’ll get to win this Cavendish Leather Tote with laptop sleeve value at $250.00

Polette

 Inexpensive designer frame glasses that are trendy and sophisticated.  Polette frames is simply stunning. Read my highlight review about Polette Sunglasses or better yet check them out today for more designs.

The winner will get the chance to choose their own frame ranging to $9.99 to $49.99 adjusted to your sight. (doesn’t include L’Atelier category)

JEWELS FOR HOPE

Jewels for Hope was founded by Sandy D’Andrea back in 2009. She found her calling of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry with a purpose , to give back.  After sometime, her eldest daughter Stevie Lynn joined the team.  Each pieces of jewelry they created was made from the heart.  Famous Hollywood actress and known personality like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon have already been seen gracing Jewels for Hope jewelry. Check them out today and read my full review of Jewels for Hope and their advocacy here.

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The winner will get to have the Lucky Horseshoe bracelet set value at $70.00

 Zipz Shoes 

Leader in innovative shoes design. Zipz can satisfy fashionista’s desire to have stylish and creative shoes. Read my full review here.

Winner will get to have their own choice of  1 (one) pair of shoes from available stock. value at $64.95.

 So, let us sum it all. ONE WINNER will get the chance to have all of the prizes above mentioned, Knomo London Cavendish Bag value at $250.00, Polette Sunglasses value at $9.99-49.99, Jewels For Hope Lucky Horseshoe Bracelets for $70.00 and a Zipz shoes of their choice value at $64.95 with the total of $400.00 ++ 

Giveaway open to US only.  12:01 AM EST March 12 and end March 20 11:59 PM EST

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Disclaimer: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so I can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Fitness Fashion Freebies or the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! I received a sample product for this review but no compensation was provided. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own and may differ to others. All pictures are mine unless specified otherwise. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook or any other social media.

Jewels for Hope – Jewelry for a purpose

Founded by Sandy D’Andrea back in 2009. She found her calling of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry with a purpose , to give back.  After sometime, her eldest daughter Stevie Lynn joined the team.  Each pieces of jewelry they created was made from the heart. Jewels for Hope  creation was made from their hands and created in unison with their heart and soul and what makes this jewelry even more unique is their passion to help others through this advocacy of giving back a portion of their earnings from the jewelry they created.

Famous Hollywood actress and known personality like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon, Tim Daly have already been seen gracing Jewels for Hope jewelry.

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With their motto of “Look Great, Donate, and Go Green”, their jewelry is indeed something that can touch every one’s heart. Their passion to give every fashionista a beautiful pieces of jewelry with the advocacy of helping others is indeed commendable.

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I was given a chance to have this pretty Lucky Horseshoe Bracelet Set ($70 ARV). The grey one is made from grey fossil beads, a leather cord and a horseshoe charm while the other one is from  grey and maroon seed beads.  They say that a horse shoe charm is considered very lucky by many and was used to be hung in many homes to protect and attract good fortune for the family and the wearer.

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It’s very pretty and simple and if you love horses and believes that using the charm can attract good fortune for you, this is definitely a nice addition on your jewelry collection.   Now, every purchase of this product, the portion of its profits will be given to Horse Adoption.

 Check their Etsy store to learn more about their products or better yet Follow them on Facebook.

What’s in your Shopping List?

Going to the grocery store?  Do you make a list of what you should buy?  If your the one who just go to the grocery and buy the things you saw then probably you are spending much and not within your budget.

Before, i used to be one, i just went to the grocery store, pick the things i thought we needed for the house and i end up buying the things that are not really needed and i forgot the one which is really needed.  So now, i make a list on a small piece of paper of all the things i needed to buy.

Number one in  my list is the foods we need to prepare for the week. Vegetables, meats, baby foods and healthy foods to eat.

And then the things that are needed for the laundry, soap, personal necessities that we can’t live without like shampoo,soap, toothpaste. Sometimes, we buy some things that we less needed like the things my daughter would love too but i always make it sure that it would not go far from the budget which we have set for that time, after all there are some things that needed to be paid and bought.

And did i forgot to mention that i always love buying things with free items or discounted perhaps but make sure you only buy what you needed or else you will end up buying and keeping them in the closet.

So, what do you have in your list?

We Chooze to be Champions

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Can wearing 2 different shoes change the world?  That’s the challenging question that Chooze shoes is bravely asking.

Come to think of it, how can a shoes makes a big difference but it is not a surprise especially if a brand is serious on their advocacy.

With their program, they believe that the steps you take create a difference in the world. It makes me thing about women empowerment since this month is all about woman, it makes me realize that I have the voice to influence others and by doing it so, i am hoping that in my own little way, i was able to help spread this advocacy.

The profit that derives from buying one shoes from Chooze give back to families who are suffering poverty. These programs provide not just support but also provide training , education and loan so they can start their own business and be of help to augment their financial present status.

Just as I believe that every little thing we does makes a great impact in our society whether it’s through a green method or just a sustainable way.  So, when you choose to own a Chooze shoes for your kids, you are doing your share to help other families suffering from poverty.  Don’t you think it’s a win-win situation?

Aside from helping others, here are some reasons you need to get a Chooze shoes for your kids.

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These shoes is definitely a shiner. Some of their styles literally shines but definitely a lot more than that. Their Spring Collection is just as stunning with designs that mimics barefoot walking which is very comfortable for little feet.

The rubber toes helps small feet comfortable and prevents them for possible fall. The new removable padded insoles are antimicrobial and machine washable. There are lots of designs to choose from and what makes it stands you from others is the fact that this shoes comes in a two different design.  I like it uniqueness since it brings the artistic side of every children.

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Addition to that is the fact that they use vegan materials in manufacturing this shoes and this art boxes are made from recycled cardboard. Definitely a great way to teach your children the importance of recycling and green living.

Each of us has the choice to be champions.  By visiting and buying Chooze products today, you get to help others and even our environment too.  Visit Chooze and don’t forget to type  CHAMP008 as the one who refer you. 

Disclaimer:  I received a product to facilitate this review but all opinions are mine.  Once you purchase using my unique code, i get a small percentage to help me on this site.