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Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with a Jord Wooden Watch!

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Father’s Day can be tricky. Your dad and/or husband  do so much, but a tie or a round of golf don’t show your appreciation for all they do. Well spoil him this year with one of the fantastic wooden watches from Jord…. yes you heard that right, wood! I was given the chance to review one of these watches and they are as cool and unique as I imagined. In Oregon I think owning a watch made out of wood I officially just became royalty. Just refers to me as Countess.

Let me tell you a little about JORD watches, they are made from different woods from all over the world including bamboo, maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, and teak. The glass is made from scratch-proof blue film glass. The best part is that each one is hand-crafted from natural materials making each one truly unique.

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The watch in this post is the Delmar Series in green model. The Delmar comes in five design options at the affordable price of $149 USD.

The watch is really amazing in person and its really all made of wood. I love how unique it is and while the watches are a great size the wood makes them lighter than your average watch. The JORD watches are very wearable and a great conversation piece. These are extremely well made watches and would make a wonderful gift for dad, grad or a groomsmen gift.

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To clean your JORD Watch you mix two tablespoons of olive oil and lemon juice and apply the mixture to a cotton cloth and then to the watch. Jord watches are splash proof, meaning they will withstand some water being splashed from a kitchen sink, but they are not designed to be submerged in water.

If you are looking for a gift he won’t forget, head over and check out all the great wood watches available from JORD!

Visit the JORD Wood Watches Website
Connect with JORD Wood Watches on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Kate Spade Live Colorfully

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I generally have a hard time with floral fragrances and at first sniff I thought Live Colorfully would be the same.  At first application I wasn’t in love with Live Colorfully but within a minute the dry down I was in love with this amazing scent. It’s a crisp floral  that is fresh and sexy without smelling like an old lady.

This is now my go-to fragrance for day or night, I can’t get enough! If you are looking for a new summer fragrance check this out, a great scent that lasts all day.

Kate Spade ‘Live Colorfully’ eau de parfum $75-$95
Layered with bright florals, citrus and musk for a dazzling lift of life, the fragrance plays upon the skin the way light plays upon the bottle. It dances and shifts in olfactory notes that vary throughout the day. Inspiring the wearer, it interacts with the world as a slightly mischievous yet eternally chic reminder to live every moment in color.

Notes:
- Top: sparkling mandarin, pink water lily, star anise.
- Middle: tiare flower, golden gardenia, coconut water.
- Base: sheer amber, musk, Tahitian vanilla.

Visit your local Nordstrom store to check out Kate Spade Live Colorfully or purchase online at www.nordstrom.com.

 

 

Disclosure: We received a sample for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Need a little stress relief? Try Aveda’s new line – Stress-Fix!

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I’m a mom, and I get stressed out…. a lot. There, I said it. Who doesn’t get stressed these days? Work is hard, kids are difficult, the house is dirty, time to fold the laundry. Seems like the to-do list grows rather than shrinks! Am I right or am I right!?

One of my all-time favorite brands has come up with a natural, healthy way of reducing my stress! For less than $75, you can give yourself the complete spa experience – at HOME! Introducing the MARVELOUS Stress-Fix Home Spa Experience by Aveda!

The proven stress-relieving stress-fix™ aroma blends calming organic French lavender with uplifting, blues-chasing organic clary sage (a Mediterranean herb) and relaxing, mood-enhancing organic lavindin (a hybrid of true and spike lavender) for an extra-aromatic experience.

Each set includes:

· stress-fix™ body lotion 200 ml – a richly moisturizing lotion with organic aloe, organic shea butter and organic sunflower oil designed to relax the mind and lavish skin

· travel size stress-fix™ soaking salts 6 oz – mineral rich salts to soften skin while easing anxiety formulated with organic sugar and organic sunflower oil

· stress-fix™ concentrate 7 ml – a potent essential oil blend that includes antioxidant vitamin E and skin conditioning organic sunflower and olive oils

The stress-fix™ Home Spa Experience gift set come pre-wrapped and ready for giving… which hopefully helps reduce your stress too!

Seriously – the scent is to die for. I am DROOLING over this set right now!

Availability: Aveda.com

Price: $73.50

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Review: It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator

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I recently had the chance to review the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator. After all the buzz I have heard, I was interested to see if it was all hype. Now if you are hoping for some before and afters, I am sorry you are out of luck. After 3 kids the only way I am getting half naked in front of a camera is if you have a margarita water fountain. But I will share with you my personal thoughts. And if you want to see the reults, well bring me a few margaritas.

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I received the Ultimate Body Applicator pack with 4 one time use wraps. The wrap is set up for you to choose from multiple areas to firm and tighten. It comes in a sealed pouch and when you open it one side is covered with the special formula. The product itself has a nice herbal smell to it, I found it very refreshing. I chose to work on my stomach and I applied it threw my shirt on and went back to work. Once I applied the wrap I found the product kept it in place pretty well. Granted I work from a home office, so if you are a gymnastics coach maybe you do it in the evening.

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After 45 minutes I removed the wrap and rubbed the remaining product into my skin. My skin felt good but I didn’t see any huge changes. I followed with another wrap every 72 hours per the instructions and by wrap three I could definitely see a difference. My skin of my stomach felt much firmer and smoother and it really started to diminish the appearance of my stretch marks. By the time the fourth and final wrap was done I was really happy with the results. My skin on my stomach felt much tighter, no more Santa laugh belly here.

Overall I think this is a great product, it really did help firm and tone my skin. Now this isn’t a miracle product, it won’t turn a beer belly into a six pack in 4 sessions. But if you are working on diet and exercise this is an excellent companion product to help you see the best results from your hard work. With summer swimsuit season coming this is a great product to help make sure you are looking and feeling your best as we start baring more skin.

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It Works! ULTIMATE BODY APPLICATOR™ $59
Expect “ultimate” results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.

Tightens, tones, & firms
Minimizes cellulite appearance
Improves skin texture & tightness
Mess-free and simple to use
Results in as little as 45 minutes
Progressive results over 72 hours
Made with natural ingredients
Includes 4 Applicators.

Directions: Apply one Applicator to one area of your choice (such as the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, or buttocks) and leave on for 45 minutes. Remove and discard. Repeat after 72 hours.

Learn more about It Works! and purchase at www.myitworks.com.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post, and all opinions and thoughts are my own.