Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fila Skeletoes Review!



Okay, they are a very unique looking shoe, but Skeletoes are a huge competitor when it comes to comfortable all-around footwear! Part of the barefoot shoes technology, Skeletoes were recently released by Fila. I was able to review a pair of these shoes, and barely had a chance to open them before my Mom decided she wanted a pair! (She even borrowed mine to go to Wal-Mart the other day!) In an eye-catching purple and black design, my Skeletoes are, indeed, the next best thing to barefoot! Skeletoes are made of a very lightweight nylon, with a rubber outsole. Velcro closures make these easy to slip on. I also love the feature that combines the 2 smallest toes! Definitely a million times more comfortable than if they were separated! If you buy a pair, you will not be disappointed!



Check out the sole on these shoes! Perfect for almost any terrain!



Cute and Comfy!

"Fila debuts its first style in the exciting and groundbreaking new minimalist barefoot footwear category. The Fila Skeletoes represent a casual activity shoe for the whole family that offers the next best thing to walking barefoot. Like high-tech socks, the tough yet soft and ultra-comfortable fitted design is ideally suited for casual outdoor activities like biking, boating, swimming, and walking.
These anytime, anywhere shoes with Filas signature four-toed “skeleton” design outsole will have the whole family stepping out in cutting edge style. An important comfort design attribute of Skeletoes is the EZ Slide feature that, along with pull bungees, combines the two smallest toes for ease of entry. Two-ply nylon and crisp clean color-matched printing offers a contemporary fitted sockless shoe with four-way stretch and two Velcro straps to ensure a perfect fit. A multipurpose slip resistant rubber provides maximum grip on all surfaces.
Minimalist shoe-loving parents never fear. Skeletoes are also a perfect fit for those special little people in your life. Skeletoes are available in childrens sizes and in an array of fun colors at a family friendly price.
To the sand, surf, trail and street! Fila offer a unique barefoot way for your family to strike out into the world -- regardless of the surface. Skeletoes are there for you every step of the way! Prices start at $55 for kids and $60 for adults."

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Fila website.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Karmin Pro Tourmaline Flat Iron Giveaway!!



Do you want sleek, straight hair? Or would you like to add some gentle waves to your hair? Would you like a hair styling tool that can do both of these? Well, I have one for you! Amidst the multitude of Flat Irons available on the market, this one looks to be top-notch!
The Karmin G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Flat Iron looks like a really great tool to have in your beauty closet! It will straighten, curl, flip, wave, or add body to your hair. This flat iron features ionic technology for healthier hair and added shine. 


"Introducing the New Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the Ultimate Hair Styling Tool.
Whether you choose to curl, flip, straighten or add volume and body, the G3 is the only styling iron you will ever need.
The Karmin Salon Pro is perfect for both professional use as well as at home with features such as flash quick heating, a tangle-free swivel cord and temperature settings for all hair types. Styling your hair is virtually effortless and results are smooth, silky, shiny hair.
This ultra glossy and super sleek styling iron is available in 3 distinguishing and enticing shades, choose the one that reveals your personal style.
Introducing the New Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the Ultimate Hair Styling Tool."



"Karmin Salon Pro Features:
  • 1" Pure Tourmaline Ceramic Plates
  • Ionic Technology for shiny, healthy hair
  • Infrared Heat
  • Maximum temperature of 450° and a minimum temperature of 180°, perfect for all hair types
  • Straighten, Curl, Flip and Wave Styling
  • Flash Quick Heating
  • Free Heat Mat/Carrying Case Combo worth $25
  • Instruction Manual
  • Dual Voltage Compatible: 220V/120V
  • 3 Year Manufacture Warranty"
This snazzy flat iron is available at Hair Products Pro for a very reasonable price. Hair Products Pro also carries other great hair styling and care tools, from Hair Dryers to shampoo and conditioner.

Karmin is giving a G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Flat Iron in White to one of my readers!!

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Go to Hair Products Pro and tell me a product you like!

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1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

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1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.


3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-Tell me a hair style you would love to create with this flat iron if you won!



This giveaway ends Friday, May 13, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents (lower 48 states) only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Hair Products Pro website.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Super Dining Armchairs!

I don't know about you, but I think you can tell a lot about someone by their home. Especially their dining room furniture. For example, some homes I walk into I can just tell they are a family that enjoys having friends over for dinner, and have a very home-y feel to the house. Then, there are others that have a cold, untouchable feel. Like you don't feel comfortable sitting down to eat! The dining armchairs you use for the dining room, like the rest of your furniture, make a statement. For example, check out this beautiful Victorian-style armchair from More Dining Chairs. 


Doesn't it make you think of a stately, elegant home? My sister is very into history, especially the Colonial period and such. This is the type of armchair I imagine her picking for her home!
I also enjoyed browsing the selection of upholstered dining chairs. I love these chairs with an oak finish. 




To me, these say comfy, pleasant and homey, with a rustic touch.  Definitely something I would love to furnish my dining room with!


Then, if you're like my younger brother, you prefer chairs with some movement. For example, these dining chairs with casters are exactly what he would choose. I admit, I do enjoy the mobility these chairs provide. 




So, whatever style, design or finish you're looking for, I recommend you check out More Dining Chairs. I found a number of chairs that would look great in our home!


Disclaimer: I have not received product from More Dining Chairs. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

GoJane.com Women's Super Shopping Site! Review



If you're shopping for new clothes, shoes or accessories-and don't want to pay an arm and a leg-you need to check out GoJane.com! I was amazed at the very affordable prices while browsing the site. GoJane offered to send me an item for review, and I chose the Bow Front Ballerina Flats. These are cute little shoes, that, obviously, meet my criteria of no heel! (okay, so I know I'm a little obsessed with it, but hey...that's me!). Honestly, I thought these shoes were so cute, though, I fell in love with the picture! My order was placed, and the shoes arrived just a few days later. I was excited to open the box and see if they really looked as nice as the picture, and sure enough, they did! I love the fun polka-dot lining, and they are soooo comfortable! The sizing was perfect, and they are seriously some of the most comfortable shoes I've worn. They are great when I need a dressy-yet-casual look, or to pair with a denim skirt for Wednesday evening Church service. Very lightweight, yet well-made, I will be enjoying these shoes for some time to come!







"Thank you for visiting GoJane. Browse our incredible selection of the hottest trends in Women's Shoes, Formal Dresses, and Teen Clothing. We strive to offer fashionable young women the newest fashions and most unique styles hot off the runway for a fraction of the price. With hundreds of items available for under $10, you'll find affordable clothing that will make you look and feel like a trend setting fashionista. GoJane is committed to bringing you affordable prices on our dynamic selection of clothing and accessories. Visit our Sale or Deals of the Week sections for amazing prices on popular seasonal items and women's shoes. Due to the fashionable nature of our products, they tend to sell out quickly, so snag that shirt or pair of shoes before they're gone. Check back often to see hundreds of new fashion additions and sign up for our popular weekly newsletter that highlights great deals, new items, coupons, and fashion information. Sport daring clothing at the forefront of fashion. We want to ensure your satisfaction, so if you are unhappy with your item you may return it within 30 days. If you feel that another size would fit better, you can exchange your product and we'll even pay the shipping costs for the new product. Worry-free customer service, secure shopping, unbeatable prices, and cutting edge clothing- it doesn't get better than GoJane. GoJane.com is UpFront."


Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the GoJane website.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Buffalo Games Gotcha! Review and Giveaway!!

 


A few months ago I reviewed a game called Truth Be Told, produced by Buffalo Games. Well, I recently had the pleasure of reviewing a new Buffalo Games game, called Gotcha! This is such a fun game! The first time we played, it was a girls night, and talk about a laughter-filled night! The premise of the game is very simple: catch other players breaking the rules, and you win! The game comes with a board, 8 colored pawns, and a deck of rule cards. There are qualifier cards as well. It starts out with 2 rule decks- "Everyone Male" and Everyone Female". But, shuffled throughout the deck are other cards to change those. For example, you can make the rules apply to everyone in jeans, everyone wearing black, everyone with blue eyes (that was a lot of fun the time we played and I was the only one with blue eyes :) etc. Then, the rules...everyone must repeat the last word they say say, say "roger that" after speaking each time, compliment the player on left, plug nose during player on left's entire turn, etc. This game quickly turns hilarious! The whole family loves it! We actually just got done with another game this evening, because M and M were begging to play all day. Seriously, whether you win or lose, you will love playing! It makes a great game for the family, or would be perfect for a party game! We will be bringing ours to visit friends in a couple weeks, and are looking forward to teaching them to play as well!




This one got everyone laughing!


"Game Description:   Gotcha! is the party game that breaks all the rules.  In Gotcha!, players race to hit the Buzzer whenever they see someone breaking a rule – all the while making sure they are following the rules themselves.  The more rules that are played, the funnier the game gets – a perfect mixture of laugh out loud fun and hectic mayhem! 
   
Game Contents:  110 Rule Cards (32 Top Rule Cards, 34 Bottom Rule Cards, 38 Individual Rule Cards, 6 Create-Your-Own Rule Cards); 8 Colored Pawns; 4 Orange Card mats; 1 Buzzer; 1 Gameboard; Instructions."







One of my readers will win their own Gotacha! Game!!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to Buffalo Games and tell me a game or puzzle you would like to get!

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1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.
3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-"Like" Buffalo Games on Facebook; tell them a product you like, and that you came from Hope's Cafe!

This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.



Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Buffalo Games.