PromGirl.Net can outfit you for so many special occasions!

prom dressIt’s February, and it seems like there will be many occasions for teens to wear formalwear in the coming months. I know lots of girls I went to school with who were already shopping for their prom dresses at this point of the year, but there are so many other occasions for girls to dress to the nines!!  I have been poking around and checking out all kinds of gowns, shoes and accessories online for about half an hour two hours, amazed at the difference in what was available when I went to prom (I graduated in 1992) and now.  Obviously fashion has changed (thank goodness) but the options, oh, the options!!  It just seems like there are so many more ways to shop and so many (better) styling options- to better suit your taste, your body type and your style!!

This dress on the left is one of the ones I loved the best.  Fun and flirty but still allowing for some modesty.  I love it.  I think its darling!   [click to continue…]

Jo Totes Fashion Camera Bags #Giveaway

jo tote roseThis Valentine’s Day, I got a treat for me.  A new camera bag.  A stylish, fun, modern, feminine camera bag. I love it.  It’s one of the gorgeous, stylish and totally functional Jo Totes– the Rose bag, in Marigold.  The name alone drew me in, but look how gorgeous this bag is!  I have gone through I think 4 other camera bags since starting to use a DSLR camera, and this is by far the most stylish and functional. I’ve had pretty ones too but they don’t feel as sturdy.  I want to feel like my camera investment is protected!

The beauty of this bag kind of speaks for itself.  The functionality is awesome.  Lots of options to configure the interior (in a fun houndstooth print) to get your equipment the way you like it, roomy pockets of varying sizes.  Four adjustable pads mean lots of ways to use the interior!   You can use the handles to carry your bag or clip the shoulder strap on and keep your hands free.  This bag can also very easily be used  for other purposes when you aren’t using it for a camera bag, or give it multi function.  There is plenty of room for your camera, a spare lens, your flash, and some purse items.

Strong pockets  and very durable hardware and closures ensure that this bag investment will protect your camera equipment for a very long time, all while letting you express your individuality and fashion.  There are even metal feet to keep your bag looking its best when you set  it down.

The folks at Jo Totes set out to make fun, fashionable and functional camera bags for women.  They succeeded.  I think that their prices are GREAT, because when you invest in a DSLR camera and lenses, flash, and all of the other accessories and components you may use, you NEED to protect that investment.  Why not do it in style?   I’ve had bags that cost the same but they are boxy and boring, and totally not something that makes me happy to carry. I LOVE bags, and I really love fun bags.  The Rose bag just makes me smile!

It was really, really difficult to choose just one color.  The teal really calls out to me, too.  Not into Marigold or Teal?  The Jo Totes also come in black, raspberry, moss, sugarplum, noir floral  and chocolate.  Lots of delightful colors to suit your style! [click to continue…]

My True Nature Review and #Giveaway

 

With a new baby in the house and 2 older kids, we give a lot of baths!  I try to stick to all natural products as often as possible.  When I learned that the children’s bath products by My True Nature included 72% organic ingredients, I was eager to give them a try. Another thing I like about My True Nature is that  you can share the Tubby Town stories with your kids- Kids love the stories and sweet characters and it makes bath time so much more fun!

I tried out the kids gift bag which includes:  Stinky By Nature 2 in 1 Baby Shampoo and Body Wash (8oz).  Bubbly By Nature Baby Bubble Bath (12 oz.), an organic cotton wash cloth, scrub toy and a reusable lunch bag.  [click to continue…]

The Heart Braid: Perfect for Valentine’s Day

heart braidValentine’s Day is just a few days away and I have a super adorable hairstyle for you to test out on your little girl!!

In honor of the holiday celebrating love and friendship ’round the world, here is an adorable style created by Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair , the all-encompassing hair book for kids and their parents.   This book is a comprehensive how-to for cuts, style and care of hair for your girl!

What You’ll Need:

Wide-tooth comb

Fine-tooth comb

Hair clip

Ponytail holders (I 10000% recommend getting a few packs of clear braiding elastics- you can find them on Amazon: Gold Magic Clear Elastic Braiding Bands or at a place like Sally Beauty Supply).

 

Time:

15 minutes (This took me about 20 minutes my first attempt.  Once you’ve done it once, it’s easier, because you can kind of “remember” how to do it.) [click to continue…]

ToiletTree Products LED Fogless Shower Mirror — Product Review

fogless mirrorToiletTree Products has taken their Original Fogless Shower Mirror and turned it into a “Deluxe Version”. This transformed mirror is now 20% larger than the Original Fogless Shower Mirror. The entire outside of the mirror is illuminated by LED lights. Look your best by taking care of your face in your shower. This patented mirror is guaranteed not to fog in the shower. No more suction cups falling off the wall! Our removable, soft silicone adhesive secures the mirror to all shower surfaces and will not damage tiles or shower walls! The mirror conveniently detaches from the bracket so you can easily fill the reservoir before each use. An included self-stored squeegee removes any excess water from the front of your mirror. An adjustable frame makes the mirror accommodating for multiple users and angles. The combination of heat and moisture open the pores and creates an ideal environment for shaving, exfoliating, tweezing and cleaning.

 

Features include:

 

 

-LED Illumination with 2 light settings. (Batteries Included)
-20% larger then original mirror for easier viewing.
-Shatter proof high quality acrylic mirror that adheres to virtually any wall surface with removable silicone adhesive.
-Easily adjustable bracket accommodates multiple users and angles.
-Built in shelf to store your razor, sponge or tweezers.
-NEW & IMPROVED squeegee included to wipe away excess water drops.
-Measures 9.5in x 7.5in x 1.5in.

Don’t forget to follow ToiletTree Products on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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PrincessHairstyles.com’s Fun Hairstyles Ideas for Girls #giveaway open worldwide

My 6 year old has become obsessed with her hair.  She wants it fancy, and she wants it fancy in different ways each day.  Now, I love hair clips and thehairstyle ideas for girls like, but I am far from skilled in this area.  I can braid, I can french braid, and do ponytails, but that’s about the sum total of my skills.  I turned to my beloved Pinterest and was introduced to PrincessHairstyles.com and fell in love.  I “met” Kori, a mom just like me,  through a “pin” of how to do heart shaped braids into ponytails, but when I saw her book, Fun Hairstyle Ideas for Girls, I knew I was hooked.

This book is awesome.  It’s got full color, step by step illustrated instructions for 16 different hairstyles.  16 hairstyles that I wasn’t able to do before.  I can do most of them and I know I’ll be able to do all of them in time.  It took me a while to realize that keeping my daughter’s hair WET is the way to get her hair to style it’s best.   [click to continue…]

Hoover Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum Review and Giveaway

I had no idea how difficult it was to shop for a vacuum cleaner. We have been without a vacuum in our house for 6 MONTHS! Our central vacuum cleaner stopped working as well as our refurbished 1960’s monstrosity. With a family of 5 having no vacuum cleaner is a problem. Luckily I was able to borrow some friends vacuums while I was making my decision. I did all the research, tried out all the brands but was having such a hard time making a decision. As luck would have it, an opportunity to try out the Hoover Elite Rewind Vacuum (sold exclusively at Walmart), came my way. Here is some information from the manufacturer:

The Hoover Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum is lightweight, sleek and user-friendly. Designed using multi cyclonic technology, this lightweight upright vacuum has strong suction power for improved cleaning. It is powered by a 12 amp motor and has a 25 foot power cord allowing you to vacuum a large room without re-plugging. It features a system check indicator to signal when the dust cup is full or the filter needs cleaning. The re-usable filter reduces your maintenance costs. The Hoover Elite Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum features auto cord rewind, on board tools for precision cleaning, a dusting brush to clean furniture and a handle for easy transport. [click to continue…]

Wonder Bumper Review AND $165 ARV #GIVEAWAY!!!

I am sure that all of you mamas out there have heard about the safety issues related to crib bumpers. This is an extremely important issue that is so often overlooked. Did you know that are an average of 26 crib related injuries every day? It is actually against the law for caregivers to use bumper pads, due to the risk of suffocation, but they are sold to parents everyday. If you are looking for more information on crib safety, please visit www.missionorg.com. The problem that moms are faced with now is how to safely pad your babies crib. Sure, they sell those mesh like crib bumpers online and in the stores, but come on, who really wants to use those? They may be functional but they sure don’t fit into that nursery decor that you painstakingly designed. Besides, I wouldn’t want to sleep against one of those all night, would you? I was faced with this exact dilemma recently while switching my baby out of the bassinet and into the crib. I was so fortunate to discover the Wonder Bumper by Go Mama Go Designs. The so generously offered to let me try out their Bluebirds Wonder bumper, Minky Crib Sheet and Toddler Blanket. Here is some information about Wonder Bumpers from the manufacturer:

HearthSong Flower Floor Pillow #Giveaway

flower pillow

HearthSong toy catalogs offer quality children’s toys, games and crafts. They offer products for boys and girls designed to encourage creativity, active play, inspire curiosity and imaginations and more.  That’s what got me to check HearthSong for kid room decor ideas!

We just finished re-doing both the kids’ bedrooms.  What started as a simple “if we move the girls in the other bedroom, they’ll have the bigger closet” snowballed into painting, furniture purchasing, refinishing, bedding, window treatments, wall decor and more.  Nothing’s ever simple, right?  It was time, and it’s nice for the kids to have rooms that were planned for them and purposeful, that have function and are aesthetically pleasing.  One thing we have not found- or rather, hadn’t found until I stumbled up on HearthSong‘s Flower Pillow, was floor coverings.  We have all hardwood in our home, except the bathrooms and breezeway, and quite recently, the master bedroom.  We did have some (ugly and ready to go) area rugs in the kids’ rooms but they were cheap and looked it.  I want to make the kids’ rooms warm and inviting so they will love being IN their rooms like I love to be in mine!! (I am STILL looking for something for my son’s room- greys, blues and Batman abound in there).

In the girls’ room, we have a dollhouse bookcase my husband designed and built for them.  They play oh so very much with dolls- mostly baby dolls, but sometimes with Barbie dolls…or ponies.  They love to read books together, too.  I needed to find something cute, fun and comfortable that might cover the floor AND work for seating, because we have limited space.  The Flower Pillows are beyond perfect.  I love them so much I have a second one on its way to us – the girls love them too!! Comfy, fun, cheery (and a great cushion to put aside the lower bunk for my 2 year old just in case she decides to fall out of bed). [click to continue…]

Intimina Women’s Products (Why you may want to look into them)

intimina kegel exerciserYou know, as we age, things tend to change.  You know how it goes- pulling an all-nighter in college was nothing a little blush couldn’t hide- if I tried to cover up the effects of an all-nighter at 371/2 years I’d be wearing a ninja mask.  Skin loosens, joints creak, which I guess is probably just natural since they’ve been used for so long, and we all know how important it is to get exercise and practice healthy eating habits.  But there are other parts of our bodies, and by ours I mean women’s bodies, that also change and loosen, maybe not just with age, but are also impacted by childbirth.     Today I’m going to write about the Intimina Exercisers, to help offset some of the “loosening” of your pelvic “floor.”  (Stop right here if you don’t want to read about kegels).  Or rather, the need for products like this.   [click to continue…]