Month: June 2014

Product review: Teeze W/ Eez

(Disclosure: I was provided with free samples in exchange for an honest review. However I was not compensated in any other way for writing the review and as always all opinions are my own.)

 

I have another review to share with you, this time of a neat little product called Teeze W/ Eez. These combs look ordinary, but they work to back-comb and volumize the hair with less effort and less damage than traditional backcombing with a regular comb. As someone who struggles with flat hair, I was intrigued when Jaime contacted me to see if I’d like to try the combs for a review. Of course! How could I not?!

I’m not going to lie: I hate backcombing my hair, possibly even more than I hate blow-drying it. It takes a lot to get volume in my hair and I’m inevitably left with quite a knotty mess at the end of the day. The Teeze W/ Eez combs are anti-static and feature a unique pin design that allows you to backcomb your hair using only a quarter of the strokes typically needed (which obviously translates to less tugging and damage!). I also feel like these combs are less prone to tangling and snagging in the hair.

Here’s a before-and-after comparison of my regular air-dried hair and my hair after backcombing it with the Teeze W/ Eez comb. I used a little dry shampoo on my roots to add grip and finished off my ends with a curling iron for polish. So much better, obviously, than letting my hair just lie flat against my head!

I also really love the palm-sized grip of the mini comb. It’s perfect for traveling, or for throwing in your purse for work or school, so you can refresh your roots midday.

The original Teeze W/ Eez retails for $19.95 and the Teeze W/ Eez 2 Go retails for $14.95; both can be purchased through the Teeze W/ Eez website.

(Disclosure: I was provided with free samples in exchange for an honest review. However I was not compensated in any other way for writing the review and as always all opinions are my own.) 

Review + giveaway: Lavishy luggage tags (vegan)

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


Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a brief review and a giveaway for you! Lavishy was kind enough to send me one of their Lovebirds luggage tags for review–isn’t it the cutest? Their products are vegan and eco-friendly, and they don’t limit themselves to luggage accessories–they also have a huge selection of jewelry, wallets, stationary and more on their website!

I love the look of this vegan luggage tag. It’s cute, eye-catching and a great addition to my luggage now that summer is here and it’s time to hit the road for some vacation time! The clear vinyl pocket shows your contact info on the back of the tag.

Lavishy is also generously offering one lucky winner their own Lovebirds luggage tag; all you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter widget below! Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (void where prohibited); the giveaway ends June 14th. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
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.

Thought Questions, day 90: Do you ever celebrate the green lights?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too! 

Day 90: Do you ever celebrate the green lights? Sure! Especially if I’m running late for work. :D

Thought Questions, day 89: Why must you love someone enough to let them go?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 89: Why must you love someone enough to let them go? I think it’s because love has to coexist with a measure of respect, and if you respect someone you won’t try to smother them.

Thought Questions, day 88: What are your top five personal values?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 88: What are your top five personal values?

  1. Be kind. You never know someone’s story, so don’t judge them.
  2. Be positive. Negativity is like a toxin; it starts to make you physically ill.
  3. Be curious. Ask questions. Say “yes” as often as possible. Instead of being held back by the what-ifs, embrace every new possibility that comes along.
  4. Be reliable. Be ethical, truthful and ready to work hard for what you want. Not easy, but so important.
  5. Be shrewd, be learning, be knowledgeable. Learn to take things with a grain of salt and be aware of what’s going on around you, locally and on a wider world level. I think intentional ignorance is so sad.

Ten on Tuesday: first tattoo!

1. So last time I linked up, I said that I dreamed about adopting a baby raccoon for a pet. Now this week I dreamed about getting a whole litter of kittens–eight in all. If only!

2. By the way, June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. So, if you needed a good reason… :)

3. One of my besties and I finally went to see Divergent on Sunday, and it was awesome. Just as good as the book, I think. Now I want to see it again!

4. Is it weird that I spent much of the movie being jealous of Shailene Woodley’s hair? Like, seriously, what is she even doing to have such an awesome mane?!

5. Oh, and THIS happened yesterday.

It means “fortune favors the bold” in Latin.

6. Now that I’ve got one tattoo down, I’m trying to decide what to do next!

7. I can’t wait to go shopping for some crop tops and whatnot to show off my ribs now. But I need to tone up my abs a little first. Which can mean only one thing: it’s time to hit Pinterest for some workouts! Let me know if you’ve Pinned any fave exercises lately.

8. We had our first official big thunderstorm of the season last night. I don’t know why but that always feels like a must-have before you can say it’s really summer.

9. Two and a half weeks until vacation!

10. I didn’t care so much for this song when it first hit the radio, and then I saw the Clueless-inspired music video and kind of changed my mind.

Thought Questions, day 87: What sustains you on a daily basis?

I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!

Day 87: What sustains you on a daily basis? Coffee, laughter, my family’s love, and my belief that no matter how bad one day is, the next day is a chance to start all over and have a good one.

Music Monday: West Coast


I’m so excited for a new Lana album. Her voice and her style are so perfect. (Though, it would be great if she’d ditch the cigarettes…)