25 April 2013

{Giveaway} Shaping Up For Spring

My Dear Friends,

We are a few weeks into Spring & as the weather gets warmer & the days get longer, it's time to shape up!  What better way to make the act of exercising more enjoyable than giveaways!?  The Blogging Mamas Network is hosting the Shaping Up for Spring Hop from April 11th through the 25th to motivate you to get active and healthy!


Be sure to hop around to all of the participating bloggers, in the linky below my giveaway, as they have some great prizes to share with you!  Don't forget about the GRAND PRIZE --- a 3 meal box from Hello Fresh, Aurorae Yoga Apparel and Yoga Mat, a Accessory Pouch and Hair Bands from Active Accessories, and the best way to get your greens from NewGreens Organic!

My prizes are geared towards the woman who wants to look great & be surrounded by beautiful & healthy things.  Up for grabs is a $30 Gift Card to Boutique Sui Numeris, your choice of a Makeup or Jewelry box from Wantable.Co & a Spring Clean Home Package that includes a Fridge Air Purifier & Robby Wash Laundry Ball.  The actual retail value of this prize package is $128!

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below!  Good luck everyone!
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Don't forget to enter these other great giveaways, too:

According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, Fashion In The Forest, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Shaping Up for Spring participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

{Sponsor Spotlight} Giveaway!

My Dear Friends,

It's that time again!  The Sponsor Spotlight Giveaway is here!  This month features Oh My Heartsie, Heavens To Betsy, Fashion Feen & Emerald City Custom Jewelry!  Each blogger has generously donated something wonderful & all you have to do for your chance to win is enter using the Rafflecopter form below!  It's that easy!

The giveaway will run for two weeks. Good luck everyone!
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22 April 2013

Free Glasses @ Firmoo!

My Dear Friends,

Have you heard that Firmoo is giving out FREE glasses?  It's true!

Are you bored with your overused & old style glasses?  Now is the time for you to replace those tired, outdated glasses that you may have had for so long and trade them in for glasses that are up-to-date, fashionable and perfect for you!

It's also a given fact that we should have our eyes checked and glasses prescription updated once a year to reduce the risk of our eyesight deteriorating from using old prescription eyeglasses!  Sometimes, though, we might not have the budget to afford an additional pair of glasses.  Eyewear can be expensive!

I was pretty bummed until I accidentally found that Firmoo is giving out free pair. They are offering FREE glasses (Frames + Lenses + Shipping = $0!) as well as discount coupons, so that any one of you can take an advantage of them! Don't miss out Firmoo free offer!

Furthermore, if you are a first time customer at Firmoo, you can also get your first pair for free & only pay a minimum $6.95 shipping fee.  That's right --- a pair of glasses for just $6.95!

To those who missed the free pair, you don't have to be discouraged because they have another limited time offer which will save you 20% off on frames + total shipping fee.

Isn't that awesome?!  Don't forget to enter the Firmoo Crazy Giveaway today!

I was compensated by Firmoo to reblog this post.

17 April 2013

{Review} Tie Society

My Dear Friends,

My boyfriend has been gradually trading in his polos for button ups so that he can look better in the business world and with that comes the need for accessories for men.  Adding a tie to a nice button up shirt completes your look, giving you a nice, polished appearance. 

Ties are expensive, though, and you need so many.  Who wants to wear the same tie every day?  The solution to this problem is clear --- join Tie Society!

Tie Society is "Netflix for ties" aka a subscription service for aspirational men looking to dress for success.  It all started when two guys who met on Sundays to drink beer and watch football started swapping their ties from their corporate jobs. More & more friends became involved in the trade, until the collection was taken online and Tie Society launched in November 2011.


It's a genius idea!   Simply choose the ties you want.  You are free to keep them as long as you want.  When you're tired of that tie, or just simply want a new one, just exchange one and a new one will be sent to you.  Did I mention that there's free shipping too?

Tie Society wants to offer you 50% off your subscription!  Just use code TSTRIAL3 to this incredible deal!

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This review was made possible through a collaboration with BrandBacker.  No money 
exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you Tie Society & BrandBacker!

16 April 2013

Showered With Love Giveaway Hop

My Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Showered With Love Giveaway Event, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network - According to Jenny and So Easy Being Green

Baby Shower Giveaway Hop

We all know that April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you know that over 50 bloggers have come together throw a huge Shower of our own - a virtual Baby Shower!  The Showered With Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of chances and time to enter all of the great giveaways!

Showered With Love Grand Prize

Be sure to hop around to each blogger in the linky under my giveaway, as well as check out the fabulous Baby Shower Grand Prize, including a Boba Wrap, Red Charlotte Doll Carrier, a $50 GC to Walls Need Love, AND 6 pocket cloth diapers from Little Monsters - worth over $300!

My prize pack is an eclectic group of goodies geared towards making you happy.  We all could use a little pampering and my prize pack reflects that!  Read on to learn about what you could win!


Up for grabs is a $50 Gift Card to JEG Boutique, a pair of memory foam terry cloth slippers from Nature's Sleep, an accessory of your choice from R Treasures Boutique, a $50 Gift Card to Mikarose Boutique, Delaney Wellness Anti-Aging Moisturizer & a $75 Credit to Lucky Skins!  This prize pack is worth a whopping $325!  All you have to do to enter to win is fill out the Rafflecopter form below!  Good Luck!
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Don't forget to check out all the other amazing giveaways below:

According to Jenny, So Easy Being Green, Fashion In The Forest, the Blogging 
Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are 
not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

15 April 2013

{Costume Review} Princess Leia

My Dear Friends,

I know it's just April, but in my opinion it is never too early to start shopping for a great Halloween costume.  You readers probably know by now that I love Halloween & everything that goes with it.  Dressing up is an exceptionally fun part of the day, so why not start looking for the perfect costume while you have time?  There's no fun in shopping for a last-minute costume!

I had the good fortune recently to be able to review a Star Wars costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes.  This time around, however, I picked one for my little niece K.  I searched through the Princess Leia costumes until I found the cutest little costume!  I got her the Princess Leia Infant/Toddler costume (#R11682) & it is just precious!

The costumes came with the headpiece (the famous "buns"), robe and printed belt.  The Princess Leia costume is available in an infant size suitable for girls up to 12 months of age and a toddler size suitable for girls up to 24 months of age & is a steal at only $16.90!

The white robe is soft & comfy while the printed belt adds a bit of authenticity overall.  The head piece is done in the classic Danish hair buns style and fits like a beanie. The overall quality of this costume is outstanding.  Such detail!

My nieces got a kick out of playing with the costume.  Little K's older sister even loved wearing the "buns" hat.  Isn't she adorable?!  Don't forget to make Wholesale Halloween Costumes your one stop shop for all your costuming needs!

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I was given the costume mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  No money exchanged 
hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you Tomoson & Wholesale Halloween Costumes!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

13 April 2013

{Review} BA Star Cosmetics

My Dear Friends,

Were any of you cheerleaders or on the dance team?  Did you, perhaps, dance in recitals or compete in gymnastics tournaments?  Here in the South, that was a part of growing up - and a fun part at that!  I remember all us little girls, anxious for recital day, standing in line to get our makeup done like the big kids so that we would be beautiful while on stage.

BA Star is a company that specializes in gorgeous makeup for those types of events!  Whether you're dancing, cheering or tumbling - BA Star will look great on yo.  They've got glitter, palettes, stardust, shadows, lipsticks, mascaras, liners, lashes, blushes, bronzers & even the tools to apply all in one place!  They've got the whole nine yards when it comes to being prepped & prepared!  They've even got stickers, bags, headbands and tags!

BA Star is your one-stop shop for all things fabulous!  Now you can try BA Star at an incredible discount!  Use code BBSMOKY for a 50% discount on all items.  Imagine the great prices being even cheaper!  You can't resist a deal this good.

One of my favorites is the new Smoky Eye Shadow Palette.  This super affordable palette contains 3 High Pigment Eye Shadows + 2 Glitter Gels to add extra Sparkle & Shine and comes in four color combinations: Smoky, Natural, Pretty N Pink & True Blue.

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11 April 2013

{Sponsor Spotlight} Mikarose

My Dear Friends,

I love dresses.  I really do.  If I had the option (and the closet) to wear only dresses, I'd seriously think about taking up that offer.  When I discovered Mikarose, I stumbled upon a gorgeous selection of dresses that I'd love to own.

I was fortunate enough to get to review a dress from Mikarose called The Avery (Model #2101).  I loved The Avery for it's ability to look casual or dressy.  The collar adds a businesslike feel while the short sleeves make the dress look relaxed & fun.  It comes with a black belt w/ silver buckle that compliments the buttons and features two side pockets.  I love pockets in a dress!  I think they add a certain cuteness as well as a bit of practicality.  This dress retails at $59.99 and falls at knee-length.  It comes in two colors - pink or hunter green.

Here are a few ways I'd style The Avery:

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Don't forget that Mikarose is giving away a $50 Gift Card in the Showered With Love Giveaway.  Click here to enter to win!

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I was given the dress mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  No
money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Mikarose!

09 April 2013

{Sponsor Spotlight} FashionFeen.Com

My Dear Friends,

Meet Paula, the creative force behind FashionFeen.Com & one of my lovely April sponsors! 

Paula is quite the creative lady.  Even as a little girl, she remembers reading through books in 2 days, writing stories, and dancing around to my favorite musical artists like she was in a pretend music video.  She wanted to be an author, a fashion designer, and a singer. 

Once she grew up, she realized she needed to go to college and get a degree in something practical that combined her interests in art, design and computers.   After obtaining a degree in Graphic Design, she worked as a Graphic Designer for a few years and then took up salsa dancing lessons before making ballroom dancing and instructing a full-time career.


Paula took a chance and decided to live a little by moving to south Florida in her mid-twenties.  It was an amazing experience and life lesson but after a few years, she moved back home to be with her family.  In the midst of all this, she started an online fashion blog because, as we know, working for a fashion magazine isn't exactly an easily obtained job!  Fashion Feen has been online for over four years now, continuing to grow and get noticely more popular.  Paula has gotten some amazing opportunities from her blog, such as getting to collaborate and work with awesome people and fashion-related websites, stores, and brands.

Her current goals are to be one of the top fashion blogs on the net as well as bring the Miami salsa scene to my hometown.  Paula is a very busy lady; she currently works in retail full-time, blogs part-time, teaches ballroom dance part-time, and runs a salsa night at a local bar.  Wow! 

Check out Fashion Feen for your go-to blog about all things fashion, beauty, celebrity style and lust for life!  

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08 April 2013

{Sponsor Spotlight} R Treasures Boutique

My Dear Friends,

By now, you've all seen the gorgeous Mustache Bracelet that R Treasures Boutique is giving away in the Showered With Love Giveaway Event, but you may not know much about R Treasures Boutique themselves....yet.  I'd like to introduce you to R Treasures Boutique, one of my April sponsors here at Fashion In The Forest. 

R Treasures Boutique is a Kansas city based store that offers a fabulous selection of high quality accessories that are sure to go above and beyond your expectations. 

"In life, there are those of us who strive for excellence in various forms. Some choose to connect with their community. Others work furiously for the pursuit of education and knowledge. Still, there are those who aspire to not only climb social and corporate ladders, but to own and dominate them. But what happens when all of those attributes are combined into one dynamic person?  You get Roxanne Gary.
Roxanne Gary a Kansas City native, has recieved her Masters in OD in Spring 2013. She has been featured in KC Magazine as well as Spaces Magazine as has been featured in several diffrent fashion shows located in Kansas City, Missouri displaying her collections at Kansas City Fashion Week Spring and Fall 2012! To stay updated with Roxanne and and her R Treasures Boutique follow her at www.twitter.com/rtreasuresshop or www.facebook.com/rtreasures.

Meet Roxie, as her friends call her. Roxie is an effervescent spirit who embraces every stranger as if they are long-lost friends. Roxanne is also is no stranger to hard work bringing over 9 years of marketing, advertising, and property management experience to her new endeavor. Roxanne's passion for accessories grew from the special time she spent with her grandmother, Ocie Sanders, and her crochet creations. Sparked by the feeling of being a "little lady" with a pocketbook on her arm, Roxanne has taken a simple family treasure and turned it into a passion.

Launched in 2011, R Treasures Boutique is an exclusive handbag and accessories boutique for the confident and fashion forward women in mind! Featuring a mix of exclusive lines with fresh spins on the latest trends and classic mainstays in the fashion industry. I hope to inspire women to chase their dreams!!! Make "R Treasures" Yours!
" -Mission Statement

Stock up on necklaces, bracelets, earrings, handbags, rings & even cold weathers accessories all in one place at R Treasures Boutique.

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03 April 2013

{Review} FRAAS Mystical Coast Collection Scarf

My Dear Friends,

I've had the opportunity to work with FRAAS many time and each time, I've completely loved the item I've reviewed --- and this one is no different.

The Mystical Coast Collection of scarves are bright and cheerful, soft and sheer.  I was given a lovely coral scarf to review.  Style #623949 is an impressive 40"X72" in length and can be worn many different ways. 

It can be tied, wrapped, or used as a shawl.  I've even worn is as a vest.  The scarf is very lightweight, which is great as it can be worn in all seasons.  It's perfect for travel as it can be compacted down to easily fit in your purse.  I sometimes loop mine around my purse handles to give my purse a little pop of color. 

Versatility is a key factor in this scarf.  It can easily be dressed up or down.  I've worn it casually with a fitted t-shirt & shorts, to work with a cardigan & dress pants and even on a night out with the boy, as an accent to my dress.  I've gotten quite a few compliments on it already!

FRAAS not only makes scarves but many other accessories as well which can be purchased online, in-store or directly from the company by calling 212-575-0191.   

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I received the scarf mentioned above from Lipton Publicity in exchange for an honest review.  No 
money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.  Thank you, Lipton Publicity!

Secret Savings @ Shoe Carnival!

My Dear Friends,

I love this coupon!  It's that time again at Shoe Carnival!  Take $5, $10 or $15 off of your purchase of $29.98 or more. Valid 4/3 to 4/16.  Click here to print the coupon for in-store use.  If you want to shop online, the discount is randomly applied at checkout - no coupon code required!  Here's how it works in-store  --- just bring the printed coupon and discover your savings at checkout!

01 April 2013

{Love It} Colgate Optic White

My Dear Friends,

The Colgate® Optic White® line of products is fantastic!  They whiten your teeth, freshen your breath and keep your teeth & gums healthy & happy!  Do yourself a favor and try them today!  I received these products complimentary from Influenster to try, but I am 100% hooked!  I'll only be using these products from here on out!

Check out the Colgate® Optic White® website or read other Influenster reviews on these amazing products to learn more!