January 27, 2014

Romwe V-Day Dress - WINNER

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January 24, 2014

Let's Get the Party Started with TBdress!

There are hundreds of reasons to have a party and have fun. It can be a birthday party, wedding party, anniversary, prom night, homecoming party, sweet sixteen, etc. We can give many examples. For example, I remember my prom night at high school (it was 11 years ago). We had real fun with my best friend at that time. We didn't have boyfriends then, so nobody asked us to dance, but we singed, laughed (and cried at the end of the night), threw our high-heeled shoes (those shoes were a real torture), danced and jumped in bare feet. We even couldn't eat much while partying! It was a good night. And I remember I wore a long black strappy dress with sequins on the chest part and I took a black shawl with shiny golden threads over it to cover my shoulders (I had acne problem on my shoulders and arms). If I had had a short or long sleeve dress or something like that, I wouldn't have had to wear a shawl on it, but that's ok. Now I want to show you some beautiful prom dresses with sleeves ( if you feel more comfortable in such pieces.

And as well as adults, children have the right to have party and get crazy :) I guess their most enjoyable time to party is their birthday. They can eat cake, play & dance with their friends and receive presents; what can be better than that? And I'm sure especially girls, especially these little dolly birds want to wear the best dress in that special day. So, here's a selection of infant party dresses (; hope you and your little one like them :)

January 22, 2014

How Was Your Skateboard Made?

Although the idea of skateboards has been around since about the 1930s, skateboards as you see them today did not appear until the 1950s. In the 1960s, the boards would become popular in California as a way to surf on sidewalks. The skateboard consists of three main components: the deck you stand on, the metal truck that holds the wheels, and the wheels themselves. These parts can vary in the material they are composed of, but many skateboarders have their preferences. Skateboards can also either be bought as a whole, or the parts can be purchased separately. But how are the skateboards you can buy from your skate shops in Atlanta made?

Wheels and Trucks
Since 1973, most skateboard wheels have been composed of polyurethane. This material tends to provide better control for the ability to do stunts than previously used materials. As was mentioned before, the wheels are connected to the skateboard with a truck. To connect the wheels to the truck, you must use ball bearings. The truck itself can be composed of a variety of metals and even from nylon in some cases, but is usually made of an aluminum alloy. Aluminum is preferred for its greater flexibility and natural corrosion resistance. An aluminum alloy will have additional metals to create desired characteristics, such as increased durability. A skateboard will usually require two trucks to accommodate four wheels.

Skateboard Decks
While the wheels and trucks are definitely an important part of the board, the deck is usually the most exciting part of the skateboard purchase. Although the wheels can often be colored and may feature a small design, the deck is where artistic expression and personality can show, with the bottom of the deck usually displaying either a machine-created or hand-painted image. But before the image can be applied, the deck has to be created.

Decks can be made of a variety of materials, such as aluminum, nylon, plexiglass, foam, and composites. Most of the skateboards you find in your skate shops in Atlanta, however, will be composed of wood. Wood allows the board to have more flexibility, giving the rider more control. Usually, the wood chosen is maple. The maple will first be cut into thin pieces of wood called veneers. The veneers are then coated in adhesive, and put in stacks of four to seven pieces of veneer. The stack is then compressed in a hydraulic press that contains molds to create the concave shape in the tail and nose of the board. After being pressed, the board is drilled in eight places where the trucks will be mounted. The board can then be shaped, sanded, decorated, and then coated with paint or sealant.

January 20, 2014

*** REVIEW: SammyDress Casual Loose-Fitting Checked Dress ***

I love working with different online stores, but nowadays it's hard to find a reliable one. And SammyDress is one of these trustful stores. They offer both economical and quality items. I received a Casual Loose-Fitting Checked Splicing Scoop Neck Plus Size Long Sleeves Cotton Blend Dress ($9.93 USD) to review. It arrived quickly.

First of all, I am sorry for the messy hair :) I asked my boyfriend to take these pictures after a 3-hour band rehearsal. I was exhausted. Anyway, the biggest advantage of this dress is that it can cover your excess areas such as belly and tummy which you want to hide if you are a plus-size woman. Due to its color and shape, it makes you look slimmer. If you are an average woman like me, you can wear it, too, as a loose clothing. And it's very comfortable and soft. It is adjustable between the waist and the skirt area, so you can wear it as a long dress, or as a tunic over jeans like I did. It is made of a thin fabric, but despite this, it is suitable for all the seasons. I wore this dress in winter by wearing another body/sweatshirt inside and I didn't feel cold (but of course, don't wear it in harsh and snowy weather). It is somehow a little transparent, so you may want to wear something inside in all cases.

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About the Company:
We are a global online fashion retail company. Sammydress is a leading global online wholesale supplier of Wedding Dresses and Wedding Accessories, Special Occasion Dresses and Accessories, Casual Dresses, Women's Clothing, Cosplay Costumes, Intimate Lingerie, Men and Women's Shoes, Wigs, Fashion Jewelry, Bags and Accessories, Home & Living, Men's clothing, Children's Toys, Shoes, Lifestyle Products and many more great items. We aim to provide a wide range of high quality, trendy fashion clothing at factory direct prices along with highly professional customer service to our many customers all over the world.
Our Target is to provide our global customers with high quality products at competitively low factory direct prices. The more you buy, the more you save! Our website is available in multiple major languages to cater to our continually expanding international customer base. Whether you're a personal buyer in Italy looking for the latest fashion clothing, or a store owner or business wholesaler in the USA searching for suppliers, is perfect for you because of our high quality products, low wholesale prices, fast delivery and dedicated professional service – all underpinned by the strength of our global outreach.

* I was provided with the abovementioned free item for an honest review.

*** GIVEAWAY: Romwe V-Day Dress ***

About the Company:
Romwe was established in the 2009's Christmas night. Just within half a year, Romwe has changed from a simple vintage specialty shop into a pint-sized platform of high-street fashion.
Under the accelerating development of information today, FASHION, known widely by those SWEETS, no longer only belongs to the editors or stars. In latest five years, more and more accesses are made towards the street talents, for instance, LOOKBOOK.NU and chictopia and so on.Runaway is no longer the only origin of fashion inspiration. In the next 5-10 years, or even half a century, the streets will become the exclusive type of an important trend. Wherever you are in a small village in Switzerland or in the fashion capital New York, whether you are a student with a love of fashion or a fashion blogger, in the absolute world, the street is runway, where you can prove to the whole world that "I am a fashion girl" with your styling inspiration and cameras. So of course, there must be Romwe collections in your extraordinary wardrobe.

Lace Crochet Transparent White CardiganHollowed Boat Neck Camel JumperROMWE Fake Double-layered Chiffon Grey Jumper

OFFER: The amazing dress will be only $16.99 on 23rd Jan GMT. Save 53%. Here is an inner coupon for you, my lovely fans: forVday
It can save another 10%, valid on 23rd Jan GMT only. Don’t miss out, girls!

WIN IT: One (1) winner will receive a Cut-Out Upper Sleeveless Black Smock Dress from Romwe. (Value: $35.99 USD)

* I wasn't paid, but I will receive the same item as the prize itself. I'm not responsible for the shipping of the prize. I'm not affiliated with this company.

January 18, 2014

*** REVIEW: [BRILLIANT] Love Heart Lip Care 3 Step System ***

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have always had problematic lips during my entire life; my lips are always dry, cracked and rough. And unfortunately, I usually tear them off :( I drink a lot of water, so I'm not sure if this is related to dehydration. Therefore, I thought [BRILLIANT] Love Heart Lip Care 3 Step System Set ($29.00 USD) would be useful for my unhealthy lips, so I wanted to review it.

The package arrived in a nice box along with this bunch of samples. I love it! I haven't tried the samples yet, but I'm curious :) The set in the first pictures consists of 3 products, the step of which you will see below. 

Step 1

The first step is the dead cell remover (lip mask). After washing/cleaning your face, you put it on your lips rubbing 1-2 minutes, and then wipe off with wet tissue. It's a white clay-like substance which dries quickly. But it doesn't hurt and can be removed easily. So, do you want to know more about how to exfoliate lips?

Step 2

The second step is the lip gel patch, which makes you look like you have huge lips :) My brother laughed at me when he saw me like this :) In this step, you take the gel patch out and take off the film and put it on your lips for 15-20 minutes. There are 5 patches inside the box. The patch adheres to your lips very well and doesn't fall off. And it's very soft. If you love talking, it would be difficult for you to keep silent for this period. I even hardly resisted to laughing after my mother's and brother's reactions. But time passes quickly, and after that, you are left with moisturized and soft lips.

Step 3

The third step is the lip tint & essence. It is essential to use this product to keep your lips moisturized. You apply adequate amount of product on your lips as putting lip balm. A few minutes later, your lips turn into a natural pink color. The exact shiny and moisturized effect lasts for a few hours, but in general, I feel my lips much softer. Of course, it will take some time to heal my lips completely. I'm planning to use the first and third steps together when I don't have time. And as there are only 5 patches, I will continue to do like this after all the patches are gone.

From the Company:
Wishtrend is here to shop for more beauty.
Wishtrend exists for one simple mission: Help you to be more beautiful.
We are believing that as long as you 'WISH' to be beautiful, you will be beautiful.
We explore all over the world to find the best cosmetics and introduce them to the beauty inspiring explorers.
Of course, those amazing stuff which we discover will be delivered to your front door.

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January 17, 2014

MyeSoul Gorgeous Bride Tiara - WINNER

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January 16, 2014

SammyDress Fashion Item - WINNER

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January 15, 2014

*** REVIEW: Gold Elements Facial Products ***

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Facial care is something that I always have to pay attention, but usually forget about :) I tried many products in my life, but as I have a problematic face, I need really good items. And I wanted to try the wonderful products of Gold Elements in total value of $976 USD. Yes, exactly! The reason why these products are very expensive is that they contain 22K gold in them. And gold has many benefits for the skin. Actually, I was worried if such expensive items could reach to my door as I sometimes had problems with the shipment of cosmetic items at customs in my country Turkey. But they arrived without any problem although the shipping label indicated that they were beauty items.

I have a very sensitive face (because of excessive dryness and redness due to the exposed capillary vessels), so I'm always cautious about the facial peeling products not to damage my face more. I didn't know what I would feel, but I can say that this Gold Elements D'or Facial Peeling ($149) is a very soft product and doesn't hurt at all unlike the other facial peeling items in the market. It is easily applied and quickly removes the dead cells. However, the residues may get stuck on your thin facial hair when washing away your face, so it may take some time to remove them, but not very difficult.

I really loved both the texture and scent of this Gold Elements Intensive Cleansing and Softening Toner ($79). At first, I couldn't make the pump work as it was stuck. But after I removed the entrapped air inside, the pump was released and I could use it (however, the first drops may splatter whenever I pump the products). Anyway, this product removed the dirt on my face and softened it very well (considering that I have a really dry face like sandpaper). Of course I put my moisturizing cream on it, but normally when I use my cream after applying the other type of toners that I have, I start to feel the dryness through the end of the day. But this time, my skin was quite soft :)

This is one of the two products that I gave to my mom to try. She said that she had used various products (not very expensive ones), but they weren't as beautiful as this Gold Elements Age Treatment Cream ($399). According to her views, the cream doesn't form a layer on the face and it is completely absorbed by the skin. When she washes her face the following day, she doesn't feel any grease. It relaxes, brightens and beautifies the face. Its moisturizing and softening properties are very good. She says that this cream is addictive :) She says she doesn't know what to do after the jar is completely empty :)

And this Gold Elements Age Treatment Eye Serum ($349) is the other product that my mother tried. According to her, it's a very thin and easy-to-apply product which is not greasy. It is absorbed easily and brightens and revitalizes the eye contour. It covers the black circles and crows feet and maybe it can heal them completely in time. She is very satisfied with this serum.

From the Company:
The GOLD ELEMENTS line offers advanced and effective cosmetic treatments and customized facials, giving an over all treatment to the skin. It also aids the reduction of wrinkles and helps brighten the complexion. Inspired by advanced cosmetic research it contains effective age defying ingredients combined with trace elements of gold to give a youthful appearance to your skin.

* I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

January 13, 2014

*** REVIEW: RoseWholesale Black Shoulder Bag and Leather Watch ***

I have lots of clothing items nowadays, but when it comes to the accessories such as bags and watches, I'm literally short of them. So, I wanted to review these beauties sent by RoseWholesale and to enrich my wardrobe. I received a Street Style Casual Women's Shoulder Bag With Tassels and Rivets Design ($14.32) and a Cute Quartz Watch with Arabic Numbers Indicate Leather Watch Band for Women - Black ($3.67).

First of all, it's just the same as the one in the original picture on the website. It has a nice and solid but soft PU fabric adorned with riveted tassels, which is a very rocker style. This is a medium-sized bag; it looks big on the picture, but actually it isn't very big. However, you can easily fit your essentials into it. It has two handles; one of them is shorter (to carry by hand), and the other is longer and adjustable (to wear on shoulder or like a crossbag). Unfortunately the longer strap sometimes break free from its clamp chain, so I must be careful not to drop my bag on the street. It has one pocket outside and one pocket inside, also a zipless cell phone pocket inside. I couldn't close the inner zippered pocket; there is a problem with the zip fastener, I move it to the either direction, but it is just left open. But I'm ok with it as I really liked the color and style. It can also be comfortably used in rainy weather.

I haven't worn a watch since ages :) So, I really loved how it looked on my wrist. Most of my clothes are black and casual (not classical), so that fits my outfits very well. The digits are not small, so they are easily readable. In terms of its length, it's a little loose (I also have thin wrists), but it's ok. However, I wish the watch was working. No matter how I tried, I couldn't make it work :( So, I felt a little disappointed. I really wanted to use it, but in this way, I cannot. Maybe in the future, I may turn it into a bracelet by removing the watch part and covering it with leather and chains.

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About the Company:
Rosewholesale is a leading international online fashion clothing store. Focusing on the very latest in affordable fashion style, both attire and accessories, we provide thousands of the latest in chic product lines, to give maximum choice to our discerning clientele. We aim to provide an extensive range of high quality, trendy fashion clothing – not only at the lowest prices, but also with a professional dedicated service to our valued customers from all over the world.

* I was provided with the abovementioned free items for an honest review.