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Step Into Comfort: Kushyfoot Review

August 28, 2014

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I have been on the hunt for the perfect foot covers (AKA  shoe liners, peds, footies, “not socks”, etc) for some time now.  My issue with them is that they never stay put, or when they do, they show!  When I was approached to review Kushyfoot products, I hoped for the best and that my search for the perfect little foot cover finally would end.  I can say without a doubt, my search is over!

KushyFoot Collage 1As you can see, Kushyfoot’s Ultra Low Cut foot covers offer just enough coverage for your toes, but also have a “non slip” backing, ensuring that the foot cover stays put both ways.  As for the “cushy” part, there is padding right at the ball of the foot, providing all day comfort.  I wore these with sneakers and flats to work all day for two days, and I didn’t have to adjust them.  The price point is also affordable, and retails for approximately $3.99 a pair ($23.97 for 6 pairs).  This is well worth it for all of the cute flats coming out for fall!

Kushyfoot not only offers foot covers, but a variety of hosiery, including knee highs, tights, socks, and their Flats to Go® (pictured below).  They are not intended for long distance use, but definitely would be great for the end of one of those long evenings out, where you just want a bit of relief from your heels.  They fold and fit right into its little convenient purse pack to grab and go!

If you like what you see, you can find Kushyfoot products on their official site, and please also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Thanks again Kushyfoot for these wonderful products, and for ending my search for the perfect foot cover!

DSC04680 - Copy (1280x1280)(My own Michael Kors peep-toe pumps & Arden B studded clutch)

FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

lululemon athletica Grand Opening Weekend at Fashion Valley!

August 26, 2014

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Check out another fun event at Fashion Valley Mall this weekend, cheers!

Join lululemon athletica on Friday, August 29, as it celebrates its new location at Fashion Valley, San Diego’s premier retail destination, with a dance party by DJ Jay and treats from Better Buzz Coffee and the Cravory. The party starts at 10am. The 3,800 square-foot store is located on the second level between J. Crew and Sur La Table.

On Saturday, August 30, get sweaty with lululemon Ambassadors Theresa Larson and Ray Fernandez  at 8:30am in Center Court. Don’t forget to refuel with Suja Juice and the Perfect Bar.
Festivities wrap up on Sunday, August 31, with yoga in Center Court, starting at 9:30am, followed by live music in-store by Jonny Tarr.
About lululemon athletica inc.

lululemon athletica inc. is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. For more information, visit www.lululemon.com.

(Thank you again to Noelle from Curator PR for allowing me to share this exciting event!  Photo courtesy of Fashion Valley.)
 

San Diego Style Bloggers: I’m a New Contributor!

August 21, 2014

SD Style Bloggers Contributor

I’ve got some exciting news to share:  I’m officially a new contributor to the San Diego Style Bloggers blog!  I’m their Event Posting Contributor, and one of three Event Coverage Contributors.  My first two event posts have been uploaded, and I’m so excited and honored to be able to contribute to this site, dedicated to bringing together San Diego’s personal style, fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.

Thanks to the wonderful ladies of the San Diego Style Bloggers for having me as part of their team.  Cheers!

90 Second Beauty: Alurent Anti-Aging+ Instant Erasure Serum Review

August 19, 2014

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I was recently asked to review a beauty product called Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum, created to reduce and tighten fine lines and wrinkles, which many women my age tend to worry about.  I just started to use the product, and I bravely took a before picture to show some of my skin imperfections prior to using the product.  I’ll report back in two weeks to show any differences that I feel and see, along with a discount for Any Second Now readers who would also like to purchase the product.  Come back in two weeks to see the results!

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FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Free Children’s Bike Helmet Giveaway This Weekend at Fashion Valley!

August 15, 2014
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Here is a great event happening at Fashion Valley Mall tomorrow here in San Diego.  I’ll be stopping by to get Dominic fitted, maybe I’ll see some of you there!

Free Children’s Bike Helmet Giveaway at Fashion Valley

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

Kaiser Permanente and the Cox Cares Foundation are partnering for a Bicycle Helmet Safety event at Fashion Valley on Saturday,  August 16, starting at noon. Parents and grandparents can bring children to be personally fit by San Diego Paramedics, for a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Free bicycle helmets will be given to the first 250 children aged 12 and under, just for showing up. Children must be present to be fitted.
(Thank you again to Noelle from Curator PR for allowing me to share this exciting event!  Photo courtesy of Fashion Valley.)

Portable Comfort: Check out Sand Cloud!

August 13, 2014

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I love hearing about new and upcoming designers and companies, especially when they are local.  Enter Sand Cloud Apparel, a company started by three friends – Brandon, Steven and Bruno – right here in sunny San Diego (Pacific Beach to be exact).  They created the Sand Cloud beach towel (pictured above), where the idea of a comfortable pillow combined with a towel was born out of sheer necessity: one of the founders got tired of using his backpack as a makeshift pillow while napping on the beach.

The Sand Cloud towel is the perfect combination of comfort and portability.  The towel itself 35″ x 60″, and is made of a 100% hand-woven Turkish cotton, which is completely eco-friendly.  The towel is lightweight and machine washable, which gets softer with every wash.  If you pull the pillow out, it can even be used as a sarong.  Finally, the company gives back by donating 10% of their net profits to benefit several foundations that support the preservation of Marine Life.

We took our Sand Cloud towel out to the park over the weekend, and after my niece and son enjoyed some time on it before heading out to play, my husband took full advantage by stealing a little shut-eye!

If you want to help get this great new product funded, you can do so by contributing to the Sand Cloud Kickstarter campaign (I’m also a backer).  Also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and keep in touch with how they’re doing.  Thank you to the folks at Sand Cloud for allowing us to enjoy this great new product, and hopefully they get their full backing!

DSC04227 (2) (1280x959)The Sand Cloud towel fit perfectly in my little tote bag, along with some toys and my hubby’s sandwich.  Love the portability!

DSC04231 (2) (1280x958)Dominic took a walk with my hubby, so Mei-Lin tried it out and really liked the built-in pillow.  She now wants one for herself!

DSC04235 (2) (960x1280)Once the kids went to play at the park, Deon decided it was time to test out the pillow after an afternoon snack.  The verdict?  He said he fell right asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.  Talk about comfy!

Sand Cloud Collage 1FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Safety in Words: KidsEmail.org Review

August 11, 2014

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As a blogger, I’m asked to review clothing, accessories, shoes and events on a regular basis.  But with my son getting ready for school, I’ve started to look into other types of “products” to review.  I was approached to sign up for an account and review KidsEmail.org, which is a safe site for children to send and receive email from friends and family.  Since Dominic is just starting school this September and isn’t quite ready to tackle email yet, I asked my sister to have my niece, Mei-Lin (who is 8 years-old), try the site out and to give me their opinions (below).  For an annual fee ($38.95, which comes to $2.99 a month or a one month free trial also available), it looks like this is a very good site to monitor your school age child’s email usage as they take their first steps into the tech world.  Thank you Rholnna and Mei-Lin for trying out this great site & service!

KidsEmail Splash Page

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What do you think about kidsemail.org?
Mei-Lin:  Think it is pretty creative because you get to email people.  I like the smiley faces. I like the backgrounds because you can look at the backgrounds. My favorite background the Wolf because they look like huskies.
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Is the website easy to use or hard to use?
Mei-Lin:  It is easy to use because of the auto-correct.  You don’t have to type the whole word. It is easy because when you go into the inbox there is a little box that you can press and mark it as read unread or delete it.
Why do you like kidsemail.org?
Mei-Lin:  Because you get to talk to your family that lives far away, like in New York.
Rholnna (Mei-Lin’s Mom):  I think that the kidsemail.org seems like a safe place for my daughter to go to and use.  The parent control features a great because I can manage who she can contact. I also like the fact it emails me when she is sending out and receiving emails.  The whole site is very easy to navigate for both myself and my daughter.
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 Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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.

(Photos of Mei-Lin by Rholnna Jiao.  KidsEmail.org photo from their official site.)

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