Tuesday, September 08, 2015

JORD Luxury Wooden Watch Review

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Throughout my blogging career, I've been sent quite a few things. Most of them were beauty or nail art related. But from time to time, I get some really neat things to check out. JORD Wood Watch recently got in touch with me to check out one of their luxury wood watches. Besides being a nail polish addict, I am quite a watch collector as well so I was definitely excited for this collaboration!

From their website, JORD Wood Watch is an American company that specializes in handcrafted wooden timepieces designed to incorporate into everyone's modern lifestyle. They source wood from all around the world that gives each watch a unique color, design and texture. Each watch is created with precision craftsmanship. It uses CNC machining (aka. computer controlled manufacturing process), laser engraving, and by hand.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GlassesShop Review: Affordable Perscription Sunglasses

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Before I jetted off for my European vacation, I was contacted by GlassesShop.com to check out their products. If you're indifferent to brands and care more about functionality and price, then a store like this is just for you.

For this review, I was given the option to either pick between either getting glasses or sunglasses. Since I already have an obscene amount of glasses (not complaining!), it's time to add to my sunglasses collection a little more. My issue with sunglasses is that I always have to wear contacts with it. I hate having blurry vision and since all my sunglasses are non-prescription, this is something I have to deal with all the time or I don't bother bringing it at all. It is a nuisance switching from one glasses to another, but that's just my one of my first world problems. In addition, most of my glasses are brand names so if they break or I lose them, it would sting a lot. Just thinking about about all the hours I worked to afford them is a little heartbreaking. So if you're looking for cheap glasses for daily use or you're super clumsy and break or lose them all the time, going to these prescription online stores is a great and economical option. For a pair of $500+ designer glasses (where you have to pay for the frame and lense seperately), you could buy about 10+ glasses or sunglasses from GlassesShop.com easily.They work just as well, just as stylish and are just as comfortable. I wear glasses every single day and I find myself grabbing my cheaper glasses that I got through these online stores than my more expensive glasses.

If you're all about designers, you should know that those glasses are produced just as cheaply. But since they slap on a brand, you pay through the nose for that. Prescription glasses have one of the highest retail mark-up and can go upward of 1000%. Google it, there are a lot of interesting articles about and it makes you really question if designer frames are really worth it. I definitely look at my collection a different way. I probably paid a couple thousand for all the designer glasses I've ever purchased in my life, and likely it cost less than $100 to produce all of them.

From GlassesShop.com, I chose the Florence Wayfarer in Blue/Cyan, which unfortunately is out of stock. However, this prescription frame still comes in Clear/White and Tortoise for a great price of $39.95US. The original pair of glasses I wanted was out of stock and unfortunately their lack of stock for best selling frames is my only negative experience. Nonetheless, they still have a extremely large collection you can choose from.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gift Your Mom a Glossybox!

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I have always thought that buying flowers is completely wasteful. Prices are inflated during special occasions and they only really last a week. Florists don't exactly pay the special attention to them because they have so many orders to get through. I believe that there are other ways to show your sentiments to the special woman or women (if you have multiple motherly figures) in your life. One option is the Mother's Day edition of Glossy box

For $40US (free shipping in the US) you will get 6 full size product value over $430! I say that's a better deal than a $90 bouquet of flowers. For my Canadian friends, it is the same cost plus an additional $5 shipping charge, not including tax or duties. With our exchange rate, you're looking at about $55. Check out what's included after the jump!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Valentino Spring 15' Inspired Nail Art

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Happy Easter everyone! For this nail art, I wanted something easter themed and of course, fashion related. I felt this dress from Valentino Spring 15' collection is the perfect fit. I love the mix of pastel colours and the cutting within the fabric. It looked too messy to apply the complete dress pattern onto one single nail so I decided to section it off. 

I decided to use the "plastic bag technique" for the first time. Essentially you paint a patch of clear coat on a plastic bag and allow it to dry completely. I found that if you stick it in the freezer, it will dry up in 10 minutes rather than 30 or more. Next you create the design, let it dry, add another layer of top coat and let it dry completely. Once all your decals have dried, simply peel it off and transfer it onto your nails, add some finishing touches and seal it with top coat. Yes, it uses a lot of top coat! 


I have to say this technique was a lot of hassle. There were a lot of waiting time involved but the end result is totally worth it. It definitely eliminates the problem of having one perfectly manicure hand and one messy hand.  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Glossybox Relaunch in Canada

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My fellow Canadian Ladies,

If you were saddened by the fact that Glossybox Canada left us two years ago, well I got some great new for you! Glossybox USA is now shipping to Canada. If you recall, Glossybox has always been generous with their "samples". Often time, you even get a few full size products. Check out my March box, here! I was definitely impressed!

If you've tried these beauty boxes before, their subscription plans are quite similar. For US customers, you can choose to pay a monthly fee ($21 US/month), bi-yearly fee ($126 or $21 US/month) or you can save by subscribing to a 12 month package ($220 US or $18.33/month). For the Canadian ladies, taking additional $5 a month shipping and current exchange rate into consideration, that's about $33 CAD/month,$198 CAD/6 months, and $356/year. These prices can be higher because the customer may need to pay the taxes on these items. If their box is as consistent as the one that I received for review, it's definitely worth the splurge! 

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