I Love Dad Giveaway Hop

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We are so excited to be honoring all our wonderful caregivers that help raise us, and keep giving us love and encouragement in our adult years. Father’s day is almost here! Please enjoy our giveaway hop hosted by Parenting in Progress. My prize is being given by Sashkaco. They are offering 3 bracelets to the winner. You will be given a code from them, and will be able to order from their website. The bracelets are gorgeous. I own a few myself. They are handmade in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, by Artisans. Over 70% of their profits go back to Nepal, as part of the Fair Trade program. The craftsmanship of these bracelets is amazing. They roll on with ease, and are so comfortable on.Here are a few pictures of the ones I own:

 

This giveaway is fun. You get to hop from blog to blog entering the contests. By following through, you are even entered into the chance of winning the grand prize. Entrants must be US residents and 18 or older to be eligible to win.

Enter my contest here:

 

See below to enter the giveaway hop:

Welcome to the I Love Dad Giveaway Hop brought to you by Parenting In Progress!

Hosted By: Parenting In Progress

Co-Hosted By: Cspierdowis’ Product Review Blog & Frog Reviews & Ramblings

Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however, some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK!

Just click on the photo below to enter the giveaway hop!

When you click the photo, and it brings you to a list. Click on each page listed, and it will bring you to the individual contests.

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*Enter the Giveaway Hop Here*

 

 

I am in no way responsible for any of the prizes. All opinions are honest and expressly my own. I, in no way, was paid for my opinion.

Out in style with Vmates’ Delicate Flower Handbag.

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We women love our purses. They come in so many varieties, and materials too. I never go out without some type of bag. I tend to lean toward to the more “plain” style, when it comes to patterns and purses. It normally is the safer bet, for me, anyhow. That’s where my comfort zone lies. This purse by Vmate, is so different from what I normally use. It makes me expand my comfort zone. I am really glad I had the chance to test out this bag. The size is fantastic, which makes it so useful to many people. It measures out at 13 ¾” wide, 9 ½” tall, and 3 ¾” deep. These are my personal measurements, too. The purse arrives well packaged, and comes in a purse sleeve. So, when you are not using it, you can store it in it’s own bag, to make it last longer, and protect it. They made this purse out of a soft, pliable pleather. The hardware on it is Gold Tone in color. It I metal as well. I like how they added 4 gold tone feet to the bottom of the purse. We always end up putting our purse on the floor at some point, and the feet really help to protect the bottom of our bags. I do not find this feature that often anymore. I think these feet are done in a plastic material, but with the same gold tone finish. That is my personal guess, as it is not mentioned in their purse description.

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When my purse arrived, I found the shoulder strap folded up inside of the purse. It clips onto the bag, as another carry option. Otherwise, it has a handle on the top of the bag, and you could carry it this way also. I always put the shoulder straps on my bags. Another personal choice, of course. The shoulder strap is made very well. It is thick, durable, and highly adjustable. I love that it has a full front flap closure. It closes with 2 magnet snaps as well. The full front flap makes it so much harder for pick pockets, which is awesome! I have a vivid memory, as a young child, of someone trying to steal my mom’s purse in Mexico, when we lived there. So, I always think purse safety. My purse arrived in perfect condition. I found no imperfections with it, whatsoever. There was no odor to it either, which is always a great thing. The inside of the purse is fully lined, with pretty durable material. It is not a soft fabric, but more of a fabric that you can wipe down a little, like a nylon fabric. It is brown in color. Inside of the purse is one large, open compartment. On the back wall of the purse, you will find the usual zippered pocket. The sipper functions perfectly on mine. On the front wall of the purse, you will find the usual dual, open pockets. These are great for placing your lipstick, pens, pocket knife, and the like, in them. Overall, I am very happy with this purse. It has such a unique style to it, it’s a great size, and made well too.

 

They offer this purse in 3 other styles with the same pattern, and they also have a matching wallet. It is available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M6TWYMU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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It’s time to sparkle with A Touch of Dazzles’ Joy to the World Necklace.

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I love the holidays, all of them. I also love jewelry. Jewelry personalization is a lot of fun. It adds a whole new layer to the enjoyment of jewelry. I love that more companies are offering a version of clear lockets, and locket charms. A Touch Of Dazzle has a great variety of jewelry. I was very happy to get acquainted with this company. I ordered their Joy To The World Christmas Necklace Charms Locket. It is absolutely adorable, and oh so Christmassy.

They offer all types of jewelry: earrings, dangles, bangle bracelets, bracelets, charm necklaces, charm sets, necklaces, key chain charms, and even a DIY Locket Party Set. I’ve never seen a DIY party set before, for sale. What a fun idea! So many age groups would really enjoy that. A lot of their jewelry is even 18KT gold plated, or Rhodium plated, for those of you with metal sensitivities.

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I absolutely love, love, love the Joy to the World necklace, I received. They have other versions of the same necklace, as well as charm packs, for purchase. The case surround is encircled with pretty, sparkly red crystals around it. It arrived nicely packaged, in a jewelry gift box. Perfect for gift giving. The necklace itself is stainless steel, which is very durable, and long lasting. It won’t turn on you, like other metals, and shouldn’t bother most people. My guys love stainless steel jewelry, as do I. The charms included with my locket are: 1 Joy to the World plate, 3 green floating crystals, 1 gold tone star, 1 wreath, 1 candy cane, and 1 Santa. I love them. Not only are they so cute, but the detail is perfect. The locket stays closed tightly due to the strong magnets used. It shouldn’t just pop open you. There is an indent on the right side of the locket, where you place your nail into it to pry it open. It’s pretty easy to do. Both sides of the locket are clear glass. The chain opens and closes via a lobster claw clasp. I find this type of clasp to be easier to do by oneself, and more reliable too. That has been my personal experience. I love that lockets like this can be changed out. You do not have to order a whole new necklace just to change the look and feeling of it. You can just order new charms. I love charms, especially ones this tiny. They add that touch of whimsy and personality that I really love. The chain on this necklace it a 22” chain with the extender. The extender has a pretty oval charm on it that states A Touch of Dazzle. Overall, this is a well made, and festive necklace. It is absolutely perfect for the holidays! I love it.

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I am very, very happy with a Touch Of Dazzles’ jewelry. A Touch of Dazzle provides beautiful jewelry that expresses precious moments of happiness for Moms, daughters, friends, and everyone in between. Find all of their amazing products using the button below.  My Readers save 15% by using code: KARMAS15. Just apply this code at checkout. It’s very easy to do.

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Beautifully handcrafted jewelry from Sashkaco.

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(Read to the bottom to get your discount code to order.)

I love jewelry. I believe every girl needs some sparkle in their lives, and jewelry really adds that something special to your day and to your outfit. I am not leaving men out by any means. My guys also love to wear their rings, bracelets, and chains. This company, Sashkaco, makes the most beautiful beaded bracelets. They are absolutely gorgeous. The workmanship is incredible. The bracelets are made out of glass beads by artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. They truly are amazing. They are most definitely the best beaded bracelets I have ever come across. Not only are they made in Nepal, but they are handcrafted as well. These are real artists. The beading is so smooth against your skin, which makes them so comfortable to wear. The beading is so tight as well, which is really impressive. By the time they are done, these bracelets are rounded off. They are not the stretchy kind, where you have to worry about the band snapping, and losing all your beads. I have had that happen more than once in my past. These are the type of bracelets that you roll on. They are very easy to roll on and off, too.

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Here is some information on this company: “ Sashka Co. partners with several organizations in Nepal that train and employ hundreds of  artisans in rural communities.  Our fair trade partners are focused on gender equality and empowering women. Fair trade is best known for producers getting a fair price for their goods. The women at our co-ops earn a living wage that exceeds the local minimum wage. Fair Trade enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits workers, consumers, industry and the earth.”

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So not only do you look stunning wearing one of these pieces, but you feel extra good about yourself for supporting these women. When you choose to order from this company, you can also choose to sign up for their reward program, for free. This allows you to rack up points from your purchases, and eventually earn money off of future orders. I like that feature, and I really wish more companies did this.

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I received three bracelets. They look very similar, but they are all slightly different. Each bracelet has a white, glass bead, base, along with some silver beading. One has a solid stripe that covers about a third of the bracelet. Another has what I refer to as a candy cane stripe effect. Lastly, the third one has a fun pattern that encircles the bracelet. They offer, on their website, bracelets in sets, solids, and patterned singles. They have so many different colors, and designs available. You may end up finding you want them all. They offer free shipping worldwide too, so getting them all may be feasible, lol. If you are ordering from another country, they have options to pay in different currencies. In regards to fit, I really didn’t see any size options available, just the one size. I wear a regular size 7 bracelet, and it is normally a flowy look for me. I do not wear a lot of snug bracelets. These bracelets fit me very well. Overall, I am absolutely thrilled with both the shop and the product. My bracelets arrived in perfect condition, and they are absolutely gorgeous.

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I received these bracelets for free. My opinion expressed is solely my own, and I was not obligated to leave my unbiased and honest review.

These bracelets, and more of their jewelry are available here for purchase: https://sashkaco.com/

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Every girl needs a choker necklace. – Dream Catcher Fashions’ 1-6 Pcs Women Black Choker Necklaces.

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Everyone loves jewelry, even if they don’t want to admit it. Young boys wear cool chains and bracelets all the time; my boys did. Men wear jewelry. Women wear jewelry. People even buy jewelry for their pets. This pretty set is a set of 6 chokers from Dream Catcher Fashions. They are a mix of stretchy ones, and non-stretchy ones. The ones that aren’t stretchy have extenders on them to make sure they will fit a large variety of sizes. (“5 Pcs 12.6 inches+2 inches Extender and 1 Pcs 12.6 inches”) The materials also vary in this set. Some are soft and velvety, and others are a thin stretchy plastic, to soft fabric materials. Two have charms that dangle: 1 cross, 1 Yin and Yang symbol. They’re are really, and offer a variety of looks. You can really change the mood of an outfit with a choker. They are great in the colder months, when most people wear higher necklines. That way your jewelry still shows and shines. The clasps on the ones that have them, are lobster claw clasps, and easy to do on your own. They are pretty comfortable on. I did have to use the extensions on the ones that have them. The other ones were comfortable too, since they are stretchy. My set arrived in perfect condition, and each choker was wrapped individually, in case you want to break up the set as gifts. I really like how they included a velvet drawstring storage bag to save them in. It makes storing them a lot easier. Overall, these are well made, pretty, and comfortable to wear. It’s a fun set.

I received these at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Dream Catcher Fashions’ 1-6 Pcs Women Black Velvet Stretch Gothic Lace Choker Necklaces.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M9FVA8I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I Adore this Adore Box monthly beauty & lifestyle box subscription.

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Adore Box: A monthly beauty & lifestyle box subscription.

As a mom, I rarely ever do anything for myself. I even get a monthly box subscription already, but it’s for my son, lol. I homeschool him, so he never gets out to participate in things like other kids do. So, I bring things to him this way. I love, love, love, that there is a monthly box, that is highly affordable, for women. At $15 dollars, a month, it is doable for most families. If you do buy yourselves things during the month, then this box may actually be more budget friendly for you, than picking things up here and there.

The Adore Box gets shipped out on the 25th of the month, and is billed on the 1st of the month. Each box will contain anywhere from 4 – 10 items, ranging from sample size to full size product. The items to be included can be anything from these categories: “Makeup, Hair Care, Skin Care, Jewelry, Edibles (We are talking chocolate here…), Accessories, and/or Housewares.” I giggled so hard when I read their edibles comment, the first time. I really like the broad variety of items that you can receive in this monthly box subscription. That is a large variety of product you’ll get to experience.

This was my very first Adore Box. Do not take the term box literally, like I did. It arrived in a padded envelope for me, and had to do a double take to see what had arrived. In my package, I received:

1 Sweet Spark Gift Certificate for $25.00

1 Cherimoya Waterproof Eye/Lip Pencil w/attached Sharpener, Full size (value $9.99)

1 Kiss imPRESS Press-On Manicure, Full size (value $7.99)

1 Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish, Full size (value $18.00)

1 Lip Glow Gloss Balm, Full size (value $3.99)

Bonus Item – Kiss Coupon for $1.00 off any impress Gel Manicure and $1.00 off any kiss Lashes or Kiss Lash Glue. I also received a 20% off coupon from Divineandsexy.us in my box.

They even state that if you do not like a product you received, that you can go to edivv.com and trade with someone else. I went and checked out the website, and it was made for people who have subscription boxes, and lets them trade what they do not need; so cool.

The Sweet and Spark gift card is actually worth the full $25.00 with no minimum purchase required. The store however, is pricey. I haven’t ordered anything yet. They do have a sale section, so I will be keeping my eye on that.

I absolutely love the nail polish from Trust Fund. I have and wear nail polish that is Non-Toxic and & Free. It is so healthy for you, and is really the only type of nail polish I feel comfortable wearing now. It is completely free of: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Lead, Nickel, Phthalates, and other commonly used toxic materials. This nail polish is also a Vegan friendly nail polish and cruelty free. I applied 2 coats, and it dried very quickly. I love that, since I literally have 0 patience when it comes to my nails drying. I notoriously have to go to the ladies’ room after doing my nails, lol. The color reminds me of Tiffany Blue, so it’s a win, win for me!

The Lip Balm is a pretty shade of pink. It really smells good too. I love the scent of it. The ingredients are legible, and there are a lot of natural oils in it. It however had Shea Butter in it, so I cannot wear it. My mom lucked out though, because she is not allergic. You are never too old to be fabulous, so she is now the proud owner of the soft, and wonderful Lip Glow Gloss Balm. I’m jealous, lol.

I have never personally worn press on nails. The kit has everything needed, and solid instructions to follow. I love that the set has two jeweled bows to apply to your nails as well. I am really looking forward to trying those after my venture into the pretty blue nail polish that came in this box.

The eyeliner by Cherimoya is really wonderful. It only requires a soft touch to apply, which is very comfortable on your eyelids. I have used eyeliner sticks before, where you actually had to press down to apply; never again. They state it is waterproof, but with a remover, or just a faint bit of all natural soap and water, which is what I did, it came right off for me. I love how the sharpener is built into the cap. Otherwise, I always lose the sharpener. I am famous for that. The coverage is great with only one go over. You do not need to repeat to get a full cover.

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I am highly impressed with the quality of the products in my Adore box. I really did not know what to expect since this was my first box like this, ever. It was actually a big relief for me. I was worried about it, to be honest. It delivered products I normally do not see at y local stores. I rarely go to the large makeup stores, since I always have my son in tow. There are too many cosmetics in those places for me to look at anyway, and I always seem a little overwhelmed. This is really a refreshing way to experience other brands and items you may not normally see and find on your own, and in a much more affordable way. I am absolutely thrilled by my first Adore Box!

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All opinions expressed are solely my own. I received the box free in exchange for my honest opinion. No form of compensation was or will be received for this review.

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It’s boot weather now! – Blogory’s 2 Pack Women Short Crochet Boot Cuffs Toppers.

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t’s fall fashion time, and there are so many cute pieces to choose from. Even if you live in a warmer climate, you can still enjoy something like this. I can easily see boot cuffs with a pair of cute boots and shorts. These boot cuffs are the Dickies of the boot world, lol. They literally function the same way. They offer a look of a thick, and well styled boot sock, without being the actual thick bulky sock. They can be worn with both ankle boots, and regular boots. I think they are really cute with cowboy boots, that’s what I have. You actually get two sets of cuffs in this order: 1 beige, and 1 black pair. They are pretty generous in size, and should fit a variety of women. I had tried on a pair like these, but a little different in style, and I popped a seam with my calf, lol. I do not have bird legs, but they are not large either. My calf size is 13.5 inches around the widest part. These are not like that at all. I am really happy to see that. Since they stick into your boot, they don’t slide on you either. Each boot cuff has a fold over look to it. This fold over is sewn down in place in a couple spots. There are also 2 buttons on each cuff.

Unfortunately, on one of my black boot cuffs, one button was dangling. It only takes a little thread and some time, to tighten back on, but, it’s not something I want to do with a new item. On the other hand, these cuffs are currently only priced at $8. For both pairs, which is really cheap. These boot cuffs are made out of 95% acrylic and 5% spandex. They did not have any funky odor to them upon arrival. The loose button was the only issue I could find on them, as well. I really looked too, after seeing the loose button. They are so easy to use, so they are a no brainer for the fall and winter seasons. You literally just slip them on, put your boots on, and tuck the ends into your boot. That’s it! Overall, these are really cute, and very stylish for the fall and winter seasons. Fingers crossed quality control will be better, in regards to the buttons, that is.

I received these for free. I had no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Blogory’s 2 Pack Women Short Crochet Boot Cuffs Toppers Winter Cable Knit Leg Warmers with Buttons

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HJVB7K4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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