InStyle Swimwear Review

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

InStyleSwimwear.com is known for their fabulous selection of one piece swimsuits, hats, bikinis, jewelry, swimsuit coverups, and sandals, featuring more than 50 brands and 600 styles of women's swimsuits and men's swimwear. Some of their brands include Betsey Johnson, Banana Moon, Michael Kors, ViX Swimwear, Beach Bunny, 6 Shore Road, and Debbie Katz.



I can hardly wait for Spring to make it's arrival, because I'll be donning the Wind Sandals by Melissa Shoes ($73). These glittery gold flat rubber sandals feature a coral and gold chiffon scarf that adds a burst of color and style to any warm weather look. These sandals lace up for a beautiful gladiator style. They are superbly comfortable and look flattering and elegant on my legs. I've noticed that other sites sell these sandals in other colors. Therefore, I'd love to eventually buy the others since this is one of the most unique and flattering sandals I've come across so far.

Melissa Plastic Shoes and Sandals Bio:

Today, Melissa Shoes continues to expand, and has even teamed up with notable high fashion designers like Vivienne Westwood to create exclusive styles. The stylish plastic shoes have been featured in a number of fashion, art, and lifestyle magazines, and are favorites among celebrities like Keri Hilson, Jessica Biel, Alicia Silverstone, Sarah Morgan, Anne Hathaway, Haley Williams, and more! The different styles of Melissa Shoes combine function and fashion, and with the assorted designs, they're perfect for both the beach, casual everyday-wear, and even the red carpet! These days, it seems that everyone's trying to get their hands on a pair. Slip into a pair of Melissa Shoes today, and experience what happens when plastic meets high fashion.

The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Gigi Hill Bags Review

Gigi Hill Bags are smart, stylish, functional, and fashionable bags for busy moms and on-the-go women. These bags are designed by two very busy moms who started the company in 2009, and now their bags are seen in magazines and on TV shows! They make an ideal gift for that busy mom or friend on the go. Plus, they are affordable (prices $25 – $250).

Gigi Hill Bags and Accessories also prides itself on providing career opportunities to women by enabling them to build their own business in their own time/pace by becoming a GiGi Hill Stylist. Designed to be fun and social but also financially rewarding (a little extra cash for that busy mom who wants to stay at home with their kids!) Gigi Hill Stylists enjoy the flexibility of setting their own hours to generate the extra income they’re looking for.

There are three ways to buy your Gigi Hill Bag or Accessory – you can simply go online https://www.gigihillbags.com and either place your order, find a Stylist near you and host your own party with your friends, or become a Gigi Hill Stylist yourself and you will have a great selection of bags and accessories to showcase and sell to your friends!




The Elizabeth ($158; Available in Athena Black/Baby Luxe, Athena Bronze / Baby Luxe, Country Villa/English Chocolate, Dusk/Bordeaux, Fleur de Lis/Bordeaux, Vintage Rose/Pink Bengaline, and Willow/City Red) is the first ever bag designed by the Gigi Hill Founders. They proudly call it their weekender bag, but you would love to carry it everyday! I received the Dynasty print (pictured above). It instantly became an overnight sensation, because it is generously spacious and stylish.



Featuring their signature pocket design, you can be assured that it will hold all of your noteworthy essentials - cell phone, make-up, baby bottle, sunglasses, keys, water bottle, etc. If security is an issue - don't fret! It features a large two-way zipper that will keep your items safe and secure. It's perfect to use for a weekend getaway, a carry-on for the plane, or just a busy day with many stops. Not only it makes the perfect weekender bag, but you could also use it as a luxe diaper bag or library book bag!

Gigi Hill Bags are fashionably attractive, customizable, durable, and cleanable - even if your baby spits up or you accidentally coffee all over it!

The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Hats.com Review

Wednesday, December 21, 2011





Fedora hats conjure the image of sophisticated crooners, bank robbers, prohibition-era lawbreakers, and bootleggers of the heyday. They're undeniably timeless and exude style and class. Businessman and Hollywood stars consider them as a staple. They have also been featured in top notch films like American Gangsters to Indiana Jones. As the cold weather is settling in on us, there is no better time to update your look than with a new hat. The Bailey of Hollywood Gangster Hat ($65; Available in Black, Cordova, or Dark Grey) is reminiscent of the gangster fedora favored by infamous crooks such as Al Capone, Dutch Schultz, Jack "Legs" Diamond, Bugsy Siegel, and John Dillinger. These men were ruthless criminals and all around bad guys, but their smooth and articulate style was undeniable.



I opted for the Bailey of Hollywood Gangster Hat in Black, because the feather accent made it stood out from the other hats. However, the lining is what makes it really unique since it features images of iconic gangsters. It's beautifully constructed of 100% wool and has a wide grosgrain headband & bow. It sells for $65, which is quite a deal due to the quality hat you will receive. My oldest brother loves wearing hats. So, I know that he will look dapper in his new hat!

I also love the Bailey of Hollywood Barr Hat ($100), Bailey of Hollywood Clayd Hat ($70), Kaminski XY Carry Fedora ($245), and Bailey of Hollywood Torrance Hat ($65).

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.

Tarte Cosmetics "Puttin' on the Glitz" Limited-Edition Color Collection & Clutch Review



The Tarte Cosmetics "Puttin' on the Glitz" Limited-Edition Color Collection & Clutch ($48) is an essential gift for the beauty connoisseur that loves to multi-task. It's inspired by the screen legends of the heyday, making it a highly coveted beauty collection to shine this holiday season!



Each Set Includes:

- 3 interchangeable palettes for a total of 18 Eyeshadows, 1 Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blush, 1 Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder, and 1 Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Bronzer

- Maracuja-Infused Lipgloss

- Reusable purse that features 4 credit card slots and a removable mirror

- Detailed "get-the-look" instruction card


The silver carry-all is this season's most sought-after accessory, and their clutch is something to marvel at! It features a slim row of gold-tone links and stunning metallic faux python leather.

The shades in the three palettes are equally impressive! You can easily slip them in and out of your clutch for a quick touch-up. My favorite palette is the Girls' Night Out, because it is ideal for that sexy, smoky look that I'm quite fond of. It has a mixture of vivid mattes and silverspun shimmers complete with Amazonian clay shimmering powder in champagne. The "A Walk in the Park" palette features a mixture of cool and warm easy-to-wear natural shades including Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in darling (a soft shimmering coral pink), which is ideal for a feminine, natural look. The "Nine-to-Five" palette features not-so-quiet rich colors paired with traditional neutrals and Tarte's best-selling Park Ave Princess Amazonian Clay Bronzer inside for a fresh faced healthy glow. Appropriately named, it's ideal for the working girl who wants a soft, yet sophisticated look.

The product(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Monroe and Main Review

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monroe and Main are dedicated to bringing you flattering fashions, fabulous footwear and the latest accessories. Whether you're heading to the office, out on the town, or off on a fun-filled get-away, they can help you put your look together with mix and match staples.

From casual to career wear, they offer attainable styles that are on trend but never trendy, with distinctively feminine details. Best of all, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style. They choose apparel that features ultra-feminine styling with a relaxed fit.

Like them on Facebook and/or follow them via Twitter to keep up with the latest deets.



The Flamenco Ruffle Trench ($129.95 - $139.95; Available in Black, Red, or Champagne) exudes exquisitely of femininity and unapologetic sophistication. I opted for the Black, because this shade is classic, making me feel professional and regal. It fits me beautifully, because it is true to size. It's very comfortable! The length of the coat is perfect for me and the material is soft, but not too heavy. It would be great to wear for seasons in between and you can just throw it on to add an additional oomph of luxury.

The picture of the Flamenco Ruffle Trench wasn't deceiving in the least, because it looks exactly like it does in the picture, details and color. I've worn it a few times already, and one of my sisters borrowed it for a holiday party without me knowing about it. Needless to say, it's the kind of trench coat that you'd probably want to hide, because everyone will want to borrow it.

The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.
Back To Top