There’s always the traditional resolution of losing weight and feeling better, but what about dressing better? That’s where local Marisa Gouda and Dressed Up + Down comes in.
Thanks to Herbal Essences, you can enter below to win a $50 gift card to Walmart to use online or in store. I’d just suggest one of the first things you pick up with the gift card is the Herbal Essences Naked Volume Kit. For only $12.99, the kit includes Naked Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Volumizing Soufflé Styler, and Dry Shampoo. If you think about the value of purchasing a kit, it just makes sense. Each full-sized product is a little over $3.00 each, which is really a great deal!
Currently the kit is only available online, but you can always have it shipped to your favorite Walmart location for free! It literally took me less than five minutes.
So why the name Naked?
The products in the Herbal Essences Naked Volume Kit are made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens; which helps restore your natural volume. The kit includes a lightweight shampoo and nourishing conditioner. Plus, the Naked Volume dry shampoo is perfect for days you don’t have time to wash your hair thanks to the natural tapioca formula that’ll transform lifeless hair. Let’s not forget about the Naked Volumizing souffle. This weightless volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts.
Ready to try out the kit for yourself? Enter to win a $50.00 Walmart gift card below, thanks to Herbal Essences. This giveaway ends on Thursday, December 26th at midnight.
A big thanks to Herbal Essences for supplying the $50 Walmart Gift Card.
Good luck! One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, December 27th. The giveaway ends on Thursday, December 26th at midnight.
Congrats to Lindsey M. for winning the $50 gift card!
In preparation for the new year and well…just in general, I’ve been trying to live with less. I went through drawers of fabric from college that I’ve moved around the country with me. I found stamps from when I taught stamping classes at Michael’s Arts & Crafts…twine from this lantern…
The list goes on. Anyway, I saw something online in passing about wrapping presents in festive fabric. Sparking my imagination, I purchased a $1 ornament stamp at Michael’s, used white fabric I’ve been holding onto from my senior collection in college (2006) and used one of the silver stamp pads I had.
After laying out the present, I cut the fabric as you would wrapping paper. Starting in the top left corner, I stamped ornaments all the way down and repeated the process until the entire piece of white fabric was covered; re-inking my stamp every third time or so.
Using the left over twine, I tied it around the present just as you would ribbon. It wasn’t too hard to tape fabric, plus you can use your new fabric wrap over and over again!
This really got me thinking about what else I could use for gift wrap. I’ve seen some pretty cool ideas on Pinterest!
Only four days to take advantage of this offer! The last day I’m shipping orders this year is December 20th before taking a little break for the holidays. Head over to FENNOfashion.com to take a peek at all the fun handmade accessories!
I wanted to share the news story that went along with my previous blog post, Pinterest Projects: DIY Disasters + My Favorites. It goes to show, even the crafty ones can mess up something that seems relatively simple!
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Do you ever get invited to those Ugly Christmas sweater parties that start popping up about his time of year? Do you really want to try and hunt down an ugly Chirstmas sweater that’s probably going to either have a funny smell from being shoved in a storage bin or, like me, you start to itch almost immediately after putting it on? Just the idea of it makes me cringe.
Luckily, there’s a company that understands the needs of an alternative Ugly Christmas Sweater and also matches my sense of humor! The company Skip N’ Whistle has a fun assortment of ”Tacky Christmas Sweater” tee’s and sweatshirts in a variety of colors for both men and women. Ah, you and yours could match for the holidays! How sweet would that be?
Click here to check out all of your options. I choose the tacky cat Christmas tee this year; but you have the option of dinosaurs, unicorns, owls….all the fun things in life!
An hey, if you’re interested, make sure to use the promotional code SANTA when checking out to save 20% off your entire purchase at Skip N’ Whistle through December 25th ! Enjoy!
Not only would this be a nice gift to yourself, but also to a neighbor or friend in the community… and hey, it’s FREE! For a limited time, you can pick up a complimentary subscription of Cincy Magazine. Cincy delivers the arts, business and culture of the Tri-state along with popular features such as Rating the Burbs, Best Doctors, Power 100 & Summer Fun Guide straight to your doorstep! This magazine and Cincinnati are two I always enjoy reading. Anyway, to sign up for your complimentary subscription, click the link below. If you already have a subscription, you can renew and share this nice deal with a friend!
Regardless of how many themed days there are this time of year, I think this day is right up there with Small Business Saturday. I truly believe in supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.
Anyway, I wanted to mention, Dress for Success Cincinnati is celebrating #GivingShoesDay (spin off #GivingTuesday – I love it!) by asking people to donate work appropriate shoes today by bringing them to the Dress for Success Cincinnati Donation Center at 208 McFarland in downtown Cincinnati between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you can’t make it today, but would still like to donate work professional shoes or clothing and other accessories, here are all the drop off locations:
Dress for Success Cincinnati, Downtown
208 McFarland Street
(Rear entrance of our new location)
Every Thursday, 10 am-6 pm
First Saturday of each month 10 am-2 pm
4th Street Boutique, College Hill
5838 Hamilton Avenue
Every Wednesday – Friday, 11 am -6 pm
Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Tide Dry Cleaner Drop off locations:
8040 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
8100 South Mason Montgomery Road
Mason, Ohio 45040
6842 Liberty Plaza Drive
Liberty Township, Ohio 45044
Have you heard of the online clothing retailer eShakti? It’s an online boutique filled with vintage/retro inspired clothing. However, it’s much different than your typical online clothing store. At eShakti, you can customize your measurements and style preferences, which makes shopping for clothing easy for women who have a hard-to-fit shape. I get it, I’m 5 ft tall and seems as though everything is far to long on me.
It sounds expensive to have custom tailored clothing, but it’s actually quite affordable! When you sign up for a free account, you’ll get a $25 credit to use towards your first purchase. Plus, customizing is free the first time you order from eShakti.com. Every order afterwards is an additional $7.00 total to customize your length, neckline, sleeves and your measurements including bust, arms, waist, chest etc. Plus, for Cyber Monday, you can save an additional 35% off your purchase. That’s a good incentive to give this a company a try and get a nice fitted dress for a holiday party or perhaps just a gift to yourself, no? They carry sizes 0-36W.
For example, you could get the above dress for around $35 including shipping, if it’s your first time ordering from eShakti.com. Combine the 35% off sale taking place right now with $25 off your first purchase including free customization. That’s a pretty nice deal for a custom tailored dress!
They have everything from skirts, dresses, tops and even jackets. I always have a hard time finding fitted jackets that actually are fitted, so I chose to try out the Contrast Trim Ponte Jacket. I am happy with it and love that it’s different from what I’d normally wear. Change is good sometimes.