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REVIEW: THINX

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DISCLAIMER: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of THINX

I received this pair of underwear entitled "Cheeky" from THINX.

STYLE: THINX offers a variety of undergarments designed to be worn during a women's period. The underwear offered are designed to accompany-or completely eliminate-the use of pads, tampons, or other products. This alone really intrigued me, but the style of the underwear really stood out too. When most women think of "period panties", the think of dirty, torn, or ratty underwear. THINX completely changes that stereotype by offering stylish and classy drawers designed specifically for that time of the month. Overall, I liked the minimalist design. It really gave the pair a clean look which is something that all women need. On a more detailed level, I really liked the lace. Lace is not at all something new to underwear (or undergarments in general), but it is definitely something new for periods. I believe …

REVIEW: SOLARTEX

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review.

I received this swim jacket from Solartex. Solartex Sun Gear INC offers high quality, lightweight, sun protective wear with the maximum sun protection available, 50+ SPF/UPF. This blocks over 98% of the sun's harmful rays. Solartex offers styles for babies, kids, and adults. Contact Solartex at 877-476-5789 or send them an e-mail for more information. To view or order their products, check our their online store.

STYLE: I received this swim jacket from Solartex. Overall, this jacket has a pretty simple style. Other than a couple aspects, this jacket is fairly plain. Because this is a swim jacket, I really like that idea. Because the jacket is plain, it is able to match easily with a lot of swimsuit styles, colors, and designs. This jacket does have a few interesting traits that I would like to discuss. The first is the Stingray Australia logo. This is actually the brand of the jacket. I really liked the bla…

REVIEW: MAUI BATH

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Maui Bath.

I received bar soap in Cool Wave and loofah soap in Gardenia.

PACKAGING: I received two products from Maui Bath. Both soaps. Both soaps had clear packaging except for the label. Although this is not a new idea, I thought it was really cool. I loved being able to see the color of the soap while it was still wrapped up. More specifically, I really loved how each product kept with its own theme. For example, the Cool Wave kept with a blue, white, and grey pallet whereas the Gardenia soap kept with a green and white pallet. The colors used with each product really did help me appreciate the product more as a whole. When I think of cool waves, I think of a cloudy day at the beach. I felt like the colors used in the Cool Wave scent really embodied this idea for me. Due to the picture of the flower on the packaging, I was easily able to imagine a field of gardenias. Overall, I felt like the …

REVIEW: LYN DORF

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. 
I received this T-Shirt in Baylor/Chicago Bear from Lyn Dorf.
STYLE: It may come as a surprise to some that I am a huge sports fan. Others may roll their eyes at these words because they are so incredibly sick of me talking about the start of football season. That's right, the pre-season is almost over, so it is important to get shirts, hats, scarves, and mugs for your favorite team! As a female football fan, one problem that I have always had is trying to find a sports shirt in my style. Sure, I could buy an extra small in men's or settle for manly looking lady's tees, but why do that when Lyn Dorf offers a unique approach to football wear. Lyn Dorf offers rhinestone clothing for sports teams as well as holidays. For me, football season is a holiday season.The overall style of the shirt is simple. It is a plain shirt with a bear head on it. As one can see from my pictures, the bear head is not very large n…

REVIEW: MERLOT SKIN CARE

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Merlot Skin Care.

Merlot Skin Care, a natural grape based skin care line, allows consumers to discover skin care with nature's most powerful antioxidant: grape seeds. Grape seeds are 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E and 25 more powerful than Vitamin C.

PACKAGING: I received two product from Merlot Skin Care: the Bath and Shower Gel and the Moisturizer. I really thought that Merlot Skin Care had some really amazing aspects to their packaging. Generally speaking, I found the use of white and purple in every product's packaging to be really creative. Having one color pallet really helped to give these products a united feel. Had each product had its own color combination, I believe that the packaging would not have been as effective as it was. The use of purple and white really helped to show that this was a grape-based product. Due to the purple hues, Merlot Skin Care succeeding in mak…

REVIEW: STRIDE FITNESS APPAREL

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Stride Fitness Apparel.

I received this Team Rocket Trainee from Stride Fitness Apparel.

STYLE: There are a lot of unique style aspects about this shirt. At first glance, I can see that this shirt references Team Rocket from the ever-popular Pokemon games and TV shows. As a kid, and as an adult, I always loved Team Rocket. This was such a unique find. I have never seen another Team Rocket tee besides the others offered at Stride Fitness Apparel. Stride Fitness Apparel really found a great way to bring games and fitness together with this tee. When I looked more at the details, the first thing I noticed was the neckline. Crew necklines are my preferred neckline for both tees and workout clothing. The reason being is that I don't need to worry about the shirt sliding too low. Another great aspect about crew necklines is that they go with every style. The next thing I noticed was the &qu…

REVIEW: MOSMANN AUSTRALIA®

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Mosmann Australia® .

Mosmann Australia®  offers both men's trunks, briefs and boxers as well as women's bralettes, briefs, and string bikinis. They also have free shipping!

STYLE: I received the Rosie triangle bra and bikini brief from Mosmann Australia®. At a glance, these products have a really unique feel to them. The graphic print design as well as the wireless aspect of the bra helps give both of these products a really chic feel. Floral is not a new print. Floral prints are used on pants, skirts, dresses, etc. However, I think that this set used floral in an alternative way. Most floral prints only contain one or two types of flowers. This set uses a variety of flowers, and this really adds a whole new layer to the floral design.  One thing I really liked about the print in general was the asymmetry that it had. The print has no rhyme or reason to it. The design is not repeated any…

REVIEW: OZERI

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Disclaimer: I received  product in exchange for an honest review. Picture is property of Ozeri.
I received the Ultra Wind 42"™ Adjustable Oscillating Tower Fan with Smart LDC & Remote Control from Ozeri. 
QUALITY CONTROL: When I first received this fan, I was disappointed. Not in the fan itself, but in the lack of quality control. Originally, I received my fan with no remote. This was very upsetting to me. The fan is still able to work without the remote; there are several buttons on the control panel itself that do the exact same thing as the remote. Although Ozeri's quality control needs a bit of work, they have great customer service. After I explained my situation, I was able to get my remote in a matter of days. I am sure that this is an isolated incident and will not be happening again to Ozeri customers anytime soon. Even if it does happen, Ozeri's customer service is understanding and ready to help.
STYLE: I really love the style of Ozeri's fan. The fan h…

REVIEW: OLIVER'S LABELS

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. 
I received several products from Oliver's Labels in the Chevron design. The labels I received were the round labels, mini labels, original labels, Stick-eez™ clothing dots, and the mini bag totes. Oliver's Labels is great for keeping the whole family organized.
PURCHASING: Before I talk about the actual product, I would like to take some time to talk about the actual purchasing process. I found this process to be very easy to understand and maneuver through the website. The first step is to find the labels you are interested in purchasing. The first step is to type in your name and surname. I found this to be by far the easiest step of the whole process. The boxes were large and allow for a lot of characters, so no need to worry about your name not fitting. One thing that was really innovative about the customization process was the large box to the left of all the information boxes. This box displayed a pictur…

REVIEW: MILE HIGH CLOTHING CO.

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Mile High Clothing Co.

Mile High Clothing Co. offers clothing designed to inspire adventure. The tee I received is from their bamboo collection.

STYLE: I received two products from Mile High Clothing Co. First, I received the tee. The first thing I noticed is the tee's neckline. This tee has a crew neckline. Crew necklines are perfect for outdoor activities, so I thought the tee's overall style really went well with Mile High Clothing Co.'s message. The shirt is plain except for the graphic in the center. The shirt has a picture of a wolf howling at the moon. I thought that the overall graphic had a chic, minimalistic design that I found to be very appealing. The wolf had a bit more detail than the moon; this makes sense seeing as how a wolf would need more detail than a moon. The graphic also has the company initials in small print along the bottom of the moon. Usually, I l…

REVIEW: FARMER'S PANTRY

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Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Farmer's Pantry.

I received the newest products from Farmer's Pantry. Farmer's Pantry offers wholesome, genuinely delicious snacks that are based off of the authentic ingredients that can be found in a Farmer's Pantry. All of the ingredients are sourced from US farms.

PACKAGING: I received Farmer's Pantry Cornbread Crisps in three flavors and two sizes. Each bag has a very similar look except for a couple of things. The first thing I noticed about the Cornbread Crisps line as a whole was the color scheme of lemon yellow and white. I have noticed similar color schemes( ex blue and white, red and white) used with other companies. This is, however, the first I have seen with yellow and white. The color scheme itself reminded me of my town's local fall festival that takes place on a farm. The colors definitely give tribute to the farms that the ingredients came from.  I also …

REVIEW: RUSSEL STOVER

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Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review from BzzAgent. Pictures are property of Russell Stover.

For an everyday chocolate, discover Russell Stover's everday collection.

PACKAGING: Each one of these packages draws my attention in a new way. The Pistachio Bark incorporates a shade of green that I have never seen used in chocolate packaging before. I really liked how the green was used to emphasis that this is no ordinary chocolate, it is pistachio bark. The green just jumped right out at me. I liked how creative colors were used, but not overused. However, my favorite thing about the bag would have to be the resealable top. This made for a no-mess, easy storage solution that I think needs to be on every bag of candy. The bag also included a unique text. The text contained two different colors as well as two different fonts. The colors were green and brown. I believe this was used to symbolize pistachios being in the chocolate. Besides the word,…

REVIEW: FARM FRESH CLOTHING CO.

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DISCLAIMER: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Farm Fresh Clothing Co.

Farm Fresh Clothing Co provides California made, organic cotton clothing.

STYLE: I received the Women's Classic Crew Neck in Gunpowder and the Women's Fine Scoop Neck in Eggshell from Farm Fresh Clothing Co. The first thing that drew me to the brand in general was that it provided a lot of minimalist and basic clothing. Basics meaning the clothes that every women should have in her closet. From a minimalist stand point, I really liked how both of these shirts were simple and chic. From the view point of someone looking for some basics, these clothes offered a single colored option that can be difficult to find in retail stores. The Crew offered a traditional tee shirt look. It had the typical neck line with wide sleeves. I found this shirt to be perfect for those days when I want a minimalist style. Because of the shirts neckline, Necklaces of all lengths…

REVIEW: NUMI TEA

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Disclaimer: I received product for free in exchange for an honest review. Pictures are property of Numi Tea.

Numi Organic Tea is a premium, Fair Trade sustainable company. They specialize in unique and innovative blends of tea.

PACKAGING: Even though tea is centered more on look and taste, I find that packing is still a crucial element for me. If a box of tea has too much or too little on it, I tend to chose another brand. I will take each flavor of tea and evaluate its packing. The first package I will evaluate is the Three Roots tea from the Turmeric Tea Collection. The first thing that caught my eye was the mustard yellow color of the box. This instantly drew me in. I have found that fall color tones( for example: maroon, navy blue, mustard yellow, etc.) really look amazing on tea boxes. I find that this is because tea is a traditionally cold weather beverage. Using a color like mustard yellow is common among teas, but I quite like it. The box also has a picture of what appears to…