Sep 11, 2014

Weight Guru's Digital Scale

I have more digital scales that I can count at the moment but the Weight Guru's Smartphone Tracking Scale is my favorite so far.

Not only does this scale do what others do which is get my weight, body fat percentage, water weight and bone density but it syncs to my iPhone. That in itself is pretty damn cool. Once I'm done weighing myself it shows a bar code on the reader so that once I open my app I can take a photo of it and voila: my numbers are synced to my smart phone without me having to enter them all in manually.

So far the only complaint I have is that the lighting has to be perfect in order for the camera to capture the code. There have only been a few times that I had to get back on because my phone wasn't recognizing it but that was after 30 seconds with not amazing lighting.

I'm currently the only one using this particular scale but the way it recognizes a new user is by the weight difference. This is a great feature if you have a partner or roommate that is way bigger (hopefully not smaller!) than you and you both want to use it.

Back to the app, another feature that I like about this scale is that it not only tracks your loss from when you first started using the scale but it also compares it to previous week. As a (not so new) runner I know that my weight will fluctuate as I burn fat and gain muscle so seeing the comparison from the previous week is something nice to see on my phone.

Unlike the Ozeri scale that I review last month I am giving this one a serious recommendation. It's great if you're an app junkie like myself!

***I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sep 10, 2014

StickerYou Review

About a month ago I was given the chance to receive two pages of customized stickers from as well as offered the chance to run a giveaway on this site.

I have to say that now, a month later, I'm unable to do that. The reason for that is because I have had a lot of issues with their customer service not getting back to me when the code for the free product I was given wasn't working. It took about 2 weeks to get back to me on that so when I was finally able to place my order it's still far from being at my doorstep by the time this review was due.

In the end, I'm hoping that my order arrives and is good quality. Until then I can only speak of the customer service for the company which I have to say was a bit slow to getting back to me. Especially when it comes down to sending a product to a blogger that can help spread the word.

I'll write an update when I receive the labels and will post a contest if they will still allow it. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sep 4, 2014

Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails from Influenster

A few weeks ago I was sent an awesome box from Influenster that featured the Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails. I have to say that I've never worn fake nails before so while I was really hesitant to give it a try I still did it for the sake of a review from a non wearer.

The first thing that I noticed is that the nails were super long and thick. Not really my style. The cut of the nails was really unnatural and if I filed them down to a size that was more to my liking I would end up losing the cute black sparkly detail that pretty much made the nails what they were. 

I was able to apply them really quick with the glue (the instructions were so tiny that I didn't even realize I could have used the peel off alternative. Once I gave them a shot it was time to remove them and I have to say that two weeks later I STILL have some glue on my thumb. Despite constantly apply nail polish remover to dissolve it it's super potent which just shows that if I were to like wearing false nails that they would last a while.

Maybe if the nails came a bit shorter or the detail on the tips started lower I would recommend these 100% but at this moment I really can't say that I would.

Sep 3, 2014

Hello,  I'm Jen from Craftic and I'll be writing my very first guest post today!

Since Fall is around the corner, I thought it'd be fun to share what I'm planning on making these next few weeks before it gets chilly.

First up is the Knitted Neck Scarf by Martha Stewart.  It's a light alternative to a cowl and kinda perfect for the cooler months until it gets downright cold and you have to switch to something warmer.  The pattern is pretty easy to follow and this doesn't take much yarn at all.  You could definitely finish this over a weekend and have it ready as a gift in no time!

The next thing I'm planning to make is this super simple cowl.  I made up the pattern as I went for this one.  On size 10 needles, cast on 90 stitches and increase 2 stitches every 2 rows for 10 rows.  I prefer this structure since it's snug around the chin and then spreads out and sits well on the chest.  The pictured cowl is made from 2 yarns - one wool, one alpaca - knit together.  This is without a doubt incredibly cozy and warm.

How are you preparing for the cold months?  I'd love to hear about your knitting and crochet projects!  


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Sep 1, 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in Brown(Out) Review & Giveaway

As a certified gothy princess black eyeliner is my best friend. I've found the deepest, long lasting, waterproof black out on the market and rarely use another color when doing my makeup. But last week I was redeeming some Sephora points and saw that I could get a mini of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in a color called Brown(Out), which is a bronze liner with light shimmer, and had to grab not just one but two of them!

This eyeliner by Marc Jacob goes on super smooth because it's a gel and the color is very rich and intense. A little bit goes a long way with this little gem. The bottom of the pencil does double duty as a color indicator and a way have more of the liner pop up by giving it a gentle twist which you won't have to do a lot because the gel crayon is very dense and won't break off if you put a lot of pressure when you're using it. 

I'm really happy to have been able to grab a mini version of this liner because I always thought it looked super cool in it's sleek silver case but had so many liners to finish before committing to a brand new set from another brand. Now I'm totally hooked and want to give one of my readers a chance to try them out as well!

For the next two weeks I'll be running a giveaway where one lucky reader with receive a mini version of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in Brown(Out). Enter below and pass it a long! After the two weeks are up I'll announce the winner and the prize will be shipped out ASAP.

Good luck!

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