Monday, December 26, 2011

Hopefully, your holiday celebration turned out fabulous!

Over the holiday break I had a ton of fun with the family and my little nieces. I did jump online from time to time to play around on Pintrest. Look what I found...

Everyone has that pair of jeans that they loved and never wanted to toss out. Now, there's a way to make them look fun, fresh and sexy like the first day you slipped them on. Pick a pair of jeans that are ripped or if you prefer you can rip them on your own and simply put a cute floral patterned pair of tights underneath. You can also use leggings but I'd keep it simple on the design.

Here's a few pairs that I'd suggest:

Betsey Johnson Metallic Magic Lace Cuff Leggings
Betsey Johnson 'Garter Net' Tights
Burnout Floral Tights (Urban Outfitters)
Leg Avenue Floral Lace Footless Tights
Betsey Johnson Lacey Tights
SPANX 'Tight End' Animal Print Tights

Monday, December 19, 2011

LG DoublePlay by T-Mobile (SociaSpark)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I need  new phone! I was just looking into the LG DoublePlay™ and I would really love to get one. This phone looks so awesome. Check it out for yourself to see all the features.

I will try to relay some of them for you now. The LG DoublePlay has main display and a sub display that can be used separately or in tandem. It also has a slide out keyboard. It looks great for easy text messaging or even updating your Facebook status. 

The LG DoublePlay has a 5-megapixel camera (and video camera). There is also Cloud Text, Group Text and a lot of shortcuts. I find it easy to learn new phones and this one seems pretty simple to get the hang of.

I know who else in my family would love this phone too - my niece. She has been bugging her mother to get her a cell phone. She's at the age where it's cool and popular to text your friends instead of calling from the home phone.  I'm sure she would love to manage her Social Network on the phone too.

How many texts do you send in a month? And how many hours do you spend on Facebook or Twitter using your current cell phone? Let me know in the comments. This phone is exclusively from T-Mobile. So check it out today!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

6 ways to Keep the Happy in the Holidays (And Mom feeling good!)

1. Sloooow down. Between decorations, shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping, traveling, entertaining – it can be easy to go through the motions of the holidays without stopping to enjoy it. Participate in activities that will force you to stop, breathe and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. Take your kids on a walk around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights, cozy up next to the tree with a cup of hot chocolate, host a gift-wrapping party with your friends, play holiday music while you bake and dance around with your kids. Yes, dance! HAVE FUN.

2. Downscale your holiday party.
You want to be able to enjoy your guests, not be tied to the kitchen the whole night, so serve dishes that can be assembled ahead oftime and just need to be heated in the oven, have a potluck, or make it an appetizer party or a dessert and cocktail party. Save money by using coupons and buying what’s on ad.

3. Give back.
A sure fire way to feel warm and fuzzy is to do something nice for others.  Donate to an organization, charity of your choice, or give a gift to a needy child. Better yet, instead of giving money, donate your time at a shelter, feed the homeless or volunteer at a non-profit. The holidays are a great time to teach your child about sharing, empathy, and helping those that are less fortunate. Take this as an opportunity to teach a lesson without it feeling like one.

4. Stay healthy during the holidays. In 2000, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development did a study that determined we only gain about a pound during the holiday season. That doesn’t sound so bad, but here’s the catch, that weight tends to stick around and accumulate through the years, So in order to stay healthy and happy during the holidays, don’t use the celebrating as an excuse to slack on your exercise routine. Try to exercise the day of Christmas parties, get those endorphins moving and you may be more likely to decline that second slice of pie. Try things in moderation, eat one holiday cookie to appease the baker, but stop there and fill at least half your plate with vegetables before hitting the other dishes.

5. Prepare for shopping
!  Leave your heels at home ladies, this is serious business. Make sure you bring water, comfortable shoes, snacks and dress in layers.  Have a separate envelope with you for all of your receipts. This will make your experience more relaxing and enjoyable. Use sites like to find restaurants and outings in your area offering great deals on having fun!

6. Get personal.
Phew, you are done with your shopping. Finish it off right. Include a personal note with your holiday gifts rather than the standard “To” and “From” tag. It is a good reminder of what the spirit of giving is truly about, reminding the gifter and the giftee why they made it on your “nice” list this holiday season.

Jeanette Pavini

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Holidays 2011 (Photo)

(Edited via Picnik)

Kiss My Face (Review) Toothpaste/Mouthwash

Kiss My Face is a successful line of green products for your skin, hair, and teeth. With over 200 bath and body products sold in over 19 countries worldwide, KISS (My Face) has respectfully become a leader in natural body care products. With Kiss My Face products you are practically covered from head to toe.
Using organic aloe Kiss My Face claims to aid in cleaning teeth, keeping your gums healthy and improving the smell of your breath naturally. I had the opportunity to try a the Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste and Kiss My Face Breath Blast Mouthwash.Typically, I'm not too fond of Mouthwash products I'd rather scrub my teeth morning and night and maybe during the day. The mouthwash was pleasant and felt like it was doing it's job. I personally recommend the Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste. It's natural, whitens, and helps prevent plaque and tartar build-up. With a refreshingly cool mint formula mixed with Olive Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,Melaleuca, Alternafolia (Tea Trea) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Cetraria Islandica (Iceland Moss) Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Flavor, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice), Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Chlorophyllin- Copper Complex, Potassium Sorbate. *organic.

Impressively for being a natural toothpaste that whitens (and it's noticeable after a few uses) it's very affordable. For 3.40 oz Kiss My Face Whitening Toothpaste can be purchased for $5.95.

Currently, Kiss My Face is offering free standard shipping for orders over $50.00.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

(He woke up -- saw the hat -- and wanted to put it on!)

Sinful Colors Holiday 2011

  Sinful Colors Holiday 2011

Bells are jingling, snow is glistening and merry tunes abound: It's the season of shimmer and glamor,of course. Your nails deserve a little gift and loving too. Welcome to Sinfulcolors holiday 2011 collection,wish,which delights and excites. The collection takes classic colors- like red,green,silver and blue- and kicks them up a notch to be fashion-forward and festive to ring in the 2012.

Five Gem-inspired shades of polish:
Sugar Sugar: a candy cane, red hot tint
Midnight blue: a bold, bright twist on navy
Last chance: an emerald with depth and allure
Daddy's girl: a deep Purple wuth a drizzle of shipper and glitter
Out of this world: a perfect Silver with swirls of glimmer

Two metallic shades of nail art:
Flower girl: a Bronzy Gold with tons of sparkle
Fashionista: a glitter-laden pewter

 (I'm learning the whole nail polish techniques.. give me credit.)

 Sinfulcolors goes on easily and drys fast. I love this product for my fingers and my toes. This product typically only takes one coat. However, I used two coats to make it look deep and darker. The art brush for the silver and gold shades was easy to maneuver and soon became something I didn't want to let go of. The products available at they have 150 amazing shades of nail polish and about $1.99 you can't beat that. If you don't have a Walgreen's near by call 1-800-448-0763 and ask about there locations.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Meesh & Mia Reviw: Collegiate Apparel

Meesh & Mia offers women's collegiate apparel that's new and fresh. Their unique designs suit every woman and her desires to celebrate her school with loyalty. Meesh & Mia was recently on the Today Show which featured their Faux Wrap Top. For the review Meesh & Mia offered to send the asymmetric zip front jacket in black to me. Of course, being from Iowa and loving the Iowa Hawkeyes I choose my local team. The University of Iowa Asymmetric Zip Front Jacket is available for purchase in black and in grey. It's offered in sizes small through x-large and it fits true to size. This jacket is soft and warm and it does not weigh you down. The only downside I found was in the collar. I had a hard time keeping the collar adjusted to show the little Hawkeye symbol. Personally, I love this company and I find it to be very unique. I've walked downtown Iowa City on multiple occasions and I've never ran into anyone with a jacket as cute as this.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pictures on Gold Review: Heart Photo Pendant/Charm (Sterling Silver)

In this world there are two people that have captured my heart for a lifetime. My father and my son. I've always wanted to find a way to incorporate them into a piece of jewelery. Recently, I had the opportunity to review a Medium Heart Photo Pendant/Charm with Diamond Cut Edge Jewelry in Genuine Sterling Silver which retails for $82.95 but is on sale for $59.95 at the moment.  Picturesongold included a 18" Sterling Silver Box Chain which retails for $25.95. Please note, the chain is sold separately.


The hardest part of the process was choosing which picture I wanted to appear on the locket.


Here's the photo I chose:

Here's the finished piece:

I love it.. It turned out perfect! How precious is this?

What you can expect from our picture lockets, gold lockets, silver lockets, photo lockets and all photo jewelry?

  • Guaranteed highest quality Custom Engraved Photo Jewelry and Picture Lockets in the industry.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Diamond Candles Review and Giveaway Campaign!!

Celebrate women today are holding a campaign for bloggers to get the opportunity to review and giveaway a diamond candles!!

I would LOVE to review and giveaway one of these candles!  I have been looking at these for some time now and even have them on my Christmas list!!

So, head over HERE and sign up!  It ends tonight!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Next Ice Guest Stylist...

I adore anything and everything sparkles. It catches my eye and my heart. Being single I can't say I've had a lot of sparkle in my life lately. However, I can dream and wish that someday I'll get 1/2 Carat Diamond Set of 14K White Gold Bridal Engagement Ring Set or 1/2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond 10K White Gold Invisible Set Earrings from Ice! These peices totally describe my personal style and taste with jewelry. I love silver and I love diamonds -- basically anything that shines or sparkles from the distance. The 1/2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond 10K White Gold Invisible Set Earrings are unique and completely sexy! They add that extra touch of glimmer to your wardrobe. However, the 1/2 Carat Diamond Set of 14K White Gold Bridal Engagement Ring Set screams look at me I'm spoiled and loved!
This deluxe engagement ring and wedding band set adds serious drama to any outfit. Covered in 1/2 carat of glitzy princess cut diamonds and set in a lush 14K white gold. My wheels are turning and my heart is racing thinking of the day I'll be able to have this ring wraped around my finger.

If you agree with my selection and believe I should be the next Ice Guest Stylist please feel free to leave a comment. I'd appreciate it.