Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fashion Forward

So I have not been very fashionable lately, with being a stay at home mom and all, and I have really been feeling frumpy.  When I got the opportunity from SheSpeaks to join StyleUnited and be one of the first to check it out, I jumped on it.

StyleUnited is a place for busy women to go and get personal recommendations on beauty and fashion.  They help with makeup, skincare, and fashion.  StyleUnited helps women connect with their full style potential using these tools:

  • Style 360 - a fully personalized diagnostic quiz that has been designed to understand your individual needs in skin care, hair care, cosmetics and fashion.
  • Customized Beauty and Fashion Content - hundreds of curated articles, blogs and how-to videos from industry experts created to answer your every question while keeping you up on the latest trend news.
  • StyleUnited is brought to you by brands such as Olay, Frederic Fekkai, DDF Skincare and Cover Girl.
    If you would like to join StyleUnited and see your beauty potential, visit them here.


    I was compensated with free product for this post.  All opinions are my own.

    Summer is finally here!

    Now that the unofficial start of summer has come, it is time to break out the shorts!  I haven't acutally worn shorts for the last couple years because I hate how short shorts are.  When I had the opportunity from Crowdtap and Old Navy to go shopping with a friend for a pair of shorts, I expected many shorts that were way to short for me.  To my surprise, Old Navy offered many different styles of all different lengths.  I ended up with a pair of 9" bermuda shorts.  They come to my knee so I can stay cool and modest!

    These are the shorts I ended up with.  I love them!

    Not only are these shorts the perfect length for me, they are well made and seem like they will last for years!  It was very hard to choose which shorts I wanted because Old Navy has a very great selection this year.  There are all different colors and styles available.

    I was compensated with a free pair of shorts for this post.  All opinions are my own.

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Recalls Plus App

    As a mother of four, I am always wondering if my childrens toys are safe.  I usually do my homework before making a purchase but sometimes find a great deal at a garage sale or consignment shop.  When making second hand purchases, one can never be too sure about the safety of the items.  I used to check certain products on the Consumer Product Safety Commision website, but that took some time to weed through the products I was looking for.  With the new Recalls Plus app, I search for my specific item,and even add it to a personal watch list.  Then I get notified if my product does become recalled.  You can download RecallsPlus on your iPhone, Android phone, and even on Facebook here!  Thanks to SheSpeaks for introducing me to this app.  Now I can spend more time with my family and less time in front of the computer researching products!  RecallsPlus keeps track of childrens products and food allergen recalls.  Find them on Twitter @recallsplus and @shespeaksup.


    I have only been using the RecallsPlus app for a short time and already have found products of mine that have been recalled.  I am so excited to have this app on my phone.  My favorite part of this app is the personal watch list.  It will save me lots of time, which is precious these days!

    Although I partenered with SheSpeaks for this blog post, all opinions are my own!