New Glasses for Fall from Firmoo

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Even though I’m no longer in school, heading into fall still marks the time for me to transition my look and my wardrobe and with that comes accessories. I’ve been loving having options for glasses, so when Firmoo reached out to me about reviewing one of their new styles I couldn’t resist. In case you’re not familiar with Firmoo, I’ve written about them in the past here and here. Firmoo offers stylish prescription and non-prescription glasses at incredibly affordable prices.

Of the three pairs I’ve reviewed now, this pair is by far my favorite. This is style DBSN62136 and they retail for $39. I love these acrylic frames that are solid black on top and clear on the bottom. They are such a fun balance of trendy and polished. You find all of their new styles on their daily arrivals page.

These glasses sit well on the face and I like that there are no nose pads to adjust. The hinges and metal sides of the glasses are also sturdy and haven’t loosened at all so far. I know on my last pair, I mentioned some concerns about the lenses, but the ones in this pair are crystal clear.

As usual, Firmoo‘s customer service has been excellent and they are on top of communication. They will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied with your glasses and if you’re not will work to make it right. They have become my go-to for my glasses!

If you’re a new customer to Firmoo you can sign-up to get 15% off your order. From time to time Firmoo also does promotions where you can get your first pair free.

Disclosure: I received this pair of glasses gratis from Firmoo for the purposes of writing this review. All opinions are my own based on my personal experiences with the product.

Beauty Review: LUNA by FOREO

When is comes to skin care tools, I’m pretty hard to please. I want something that works without being abrasive or complicated and that will stand up to repeated use day after day. I’ve honestly been wanting to invest in something of quality for a while, but wasn’t a fan of the cleansing brushes. I hadn’t heard of the LUNA before it popped up on iFabbo, but when they offered me the chance to check it out through their partnership with FOREO, I was like sign me up!

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Some basics about the LUNA:

Price: This little guy is not cheap. It will run you $199 retail. That being said, other skin cleansing tools like the cleansing brushes also retail between $100 and $200. These are definitely investment purchases. If you know someone who has one or can go to a store where you can see a demo model, I highly recommend checking it out to see if it’s right for you.

Product Specs: This is a rechargeable, waterproof device. On a full charge, the website says it can last up to 450 uses. It made from silicone material and it has two sides: the cleansing side and the anti-aging side. The cleansing side has the brush surface and the anti-aging side has slight ridges. It also has adjustable speeds that are meant to be used in conjunction with the different surfaces. The device uses “T-Sonic Techonology” which is pulses that it delivers into the skin.

How to use: Remove makeup normally, then cleanse your face using your desired cleanser. Cleanse each facial area for 15 seconds. The LUNA pauses briefly so you know when to move on. After the 1 minute cleansing routine, lower the speed and use the anti-aging side on wrinkle-prone areas for periods of 12 seconds each.

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My thoughts: After using this for about a month, I can say that I’m happy with it so far. I find that it does a good job of removing dirt, oil, and makeup from my skin after a long day. It doesn’t remove 100%, but no product that I’ve tried ever has. I enjoy the pulse technology, it reminds me of the Cefaly device I use for my migraine. I find the vibrations soothing to my skin. I was also worried that the silicone bristles might be uncomfortable or abrasive, but I’ve found the opposite to be true. They glide well over the skin and work in conjunction with all different types of cleansers.

The silicone itself is also holding up well, no signs of wear and tear as of yet. I’m also still on my first battery charge. The device is small enough to be portable and you don’t have to worry about toting the charger along with you. It also come with a bag for when you need to throw it in your suitcase for a trip. I think my only hesitation if I hadn’t had the opportunity would have been the price point. Not because I’m not willing to spend that much for good skin care, but because it as the top of the price range and can definitely be a gamble if it doesn’t work well with your skin. I have sensitive skin and haven’t had issues so I find that to be a plus.

I’ve also noticed a reduction in breakouts since I’ve started back up with a skin care device assisted cleansing routine. I’ve tried the reverse side with the anti-aging settings, but I can’t say I’ve noticed a difference in that regard.

Overall, I recommend doing your homework and seeing if the LUNA would be a good fit for you. Definitely worth checking out! Do you have one? What are your thoughts?

Disclosure: I received a LUNA gratis from FOREO via iFabbo for the purposes of writing this review. All opinions are my own based on my personal experiences with the product.

Creative Blogger Swap Reveal

A while back I posted that I was participating in the Creative Blogger Swap hosted by Emilie Lima Burke. I had a blast shopping for this swap and was so excited to receive my package from my partner. I was paired up with Alex from Glitz, Glitter, Gl[Amoure] and she picked some things that were definitely right up my alley. Here’s a look at what was in my package. (Sorry if the pictures were a little dark, was doing my best with my phone this evening).

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  • A pretty awesome year long Heidi Swapp planner/scrapbook
  • Journaling cards
  • Decorative Pearls
  • A Happiness Stamp and Ink Pad
  • ATC Fan Deck

I’m most excited about the Heidi Swapp scrapbook as I know I will definitely make use of this. Here’s a peek at the page for August. How cute is that?!

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I will also make great use of the journal cards in my scrapbooking and my One Little Word project. Here’s a better look at those and that adorable happiness stamp.

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Thanks so much for the great stuff Alex!

Be Prepared for Summer Sun with the Cappelli Straworld Pack A Hat

As much as I’m ready to see the end of rainy spring and early summer weather, we are not into full-on, close to 100 degree days here in Maryland. While I’m all about protecting my skin, I often forget just how useful a good sun hat can be for protecting your face, scalp, and neck. I’ve also never been keen on having to tote around a big, clunky hat. Enter the Cappelli Straworld Pack A Hat by Pacific Dorfman (you may remember I wrote about their rain hat last year). This hat retails for $25 and is basically a super flexible sun hat that folds down into a convenient pouch that is perfectly sized to also house some sunscreen or other essentials.
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The Pack a Hat itself is made of a durable fabric that has a metallic sheen. It has a 4.5 inch floppy brim that provides protective coverage for your face and neck. The hat actually has a UPF 50+ rating, which is critical in hot summer months.

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In this set, the hat coordinates with the wristlet bag, each in similar tones with a stripe pattern detail and metallic sheen. The hat fits snugly on the head, at least on mine (which I think is pretty average?), so no need to worry about it easily blowing away. The Pack A Hat comes in toast, royal, white, black and natural, and there are also a number of different bag options.

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This Pack A Hat is perfect to keep in your bag when you’re on the go or to stow in your beach bag for that summer vacation. I know I’ll be taking this with me to Cancun in November. I think it has a chic and versatile silhouette that would go perfect with a casual maxi dress and your favorite sandals. The only downside is that if you leave it folded in the bag for a while, it can be a bit creased when you take it out. However, with some wear, the wrinkles fall out.

I know I’ll be enjoying this hat this summer. How about you? Would you use it?

You can check out the Pack A Hat and purchase it here.

Disclosure: I received a hat gratis for the purposes of writing this review, all opinions are my own based on my personal experiences with the product.

 

In Case of Emergency Graduation Gift // Printable

It’s graduation season and I have the perfect gift that’s easy to pull together at the last minute and is so much better than a check in a card. Let’s be honest, most graduates want cash. They’re either getting ready to head off to college (i.e. be broke for the foreseeable future) or are coming out of college and job hunting (i.e. still going to be broke for the foreseeable future). With that in mind, I whipped up this fun little printable you can use to give cash to your favorite graduate.

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All you need to put this together is:

  •  In Case of Emergency Break Glass Printable (download .pdf here to print out)
  •  White Card Stock
  •  8 1/2 x 11″ Frame (I use the everyday value frame from A.C. Moore, it costs $2 and is super easy to put together)
  •  Scotch Tape
  •  Cash!

Just print out the image on the card stock, use a little tape roll to secure the money into the space and pop it in the frame. Simple, right? You can use a metallic sharpie to write a message on the back and you could also grab a mini hammer from the dollar store to include as well.

If you use it, let me know! So far everyone we’ve given one of these to has loved it!

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