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ACORN Footwear Review

Product:  ACORN footwear

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Pitch:  “Comfort on Earth.  Acorn footwear offers unsurpassed comfort, indoor/outdoor soles, fresh styling and the bright colors that women want for spring and summer.”

The Real Deal:  ACORN offers a wide variety of remarkably stylish footwear that range NewSpaThongfrom—$75 for their outdoor shoes to $35 slippers—that are certain to make your feet happy this summer.

The company sent me the  New Spa Thong  similar to the one seen here on the right.  This slipper came from their Vegan collection and is registered with the International Vegan Society.  Further, they are made without any animal by-products or animal testing.  They also came packaged in recyclable materials.

When I wore them, they were very soft and comfortable.  I had my 7 year-old son try them on and he said, “It’s like walking on a soft bed mom.”  The non-slip indoor/outdoor sole is an added bonus when you want to run out and get the morning paper too. 

Those of you who have a hard time finding your size in footwear, will be pleased to see that ACORN carries a wide variety of sizes including wide-width.  The only thing I don’t like about the thong’s is that they rub against my big toe.  This may just be my feet, or the incredibly thick foam cushion that they are made of.  I hope that after a few weeks, they loosen up a bit.

Bottom Line:  I would rate these slippers an 8.5 for comfort and give ACORN footwear a 9.5 style rating. 

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To purchase the ACORN footwear seen in this post or to see more from this company please go to www.acorn.com

A special thank you to ACORN for supplying the product for this review.

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Shopping Spotlight: PB&J

Weekend-Casual Has Never Been Cooler

You know those days that you don’t really want to get dressed up, but you still want to look cute?  PB&J has something to offer whether you are a stay-at-home mom or just looking for something comfortable, yet stylish, for the weekend.

The Northern California company is named after three influential women in part-owner, Erica’s life; Paula, Barbara & Jill .  She along with partner Martin, have built a store based on principles of quality and exceptional customer satisfaction.  This includes free shipping and free returns with each purchase.

I took a spin through their site and found all sorts of fashion-forward tops just begging to be worn on my next trip to the grocery store and a really cute scarf to top it off.  Be sure to check out the site for their selection of vintage blouses too.

Here’s are some of my favorites:

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As a thank you from the folks at PB&J for this write up, they sent me this warm and cozy cable knit shawl.

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In an effort to pay it forward, I am sending this to my most dedicated blog-reader Diane.  Surprise!!  Thanks for being such a loyal reader! 🙂

To purchase any of the items that you have seen in this post, go to www.PBJ-Shop.com.

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Product Review: RAW Minerals

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A few weeks ago, I was approached by RAW Natural Beauty to review their RAW Minerals 7-Piece Discovery Kit.  What appealed to me about the makeup was that it is all natural.  They don’t use any harsh chemicals, artificial dyes, parabens or synthetic preservatives.

Something else that I found interesting, was that RAW Natural Beauty partners with their mineral sources to ensure that they practice sustainable agriculture, adhere to Fair Trade Production guidelines and the farmers reject the use of pesticides, which are known to carcinogens.

When my package came in the mail, I was impressed by what I received.  The boxes that the makeup were packaged in, were made with recycled materials and thankfully, it came with some tips for proper application.  (It also came with an instructional DVD, but it was more like an infomercial.)

After using the product, I think what I liked most, was that it came with two shades of foundation.  I always have a really hard time finding the right shade—especially from a drugstore.  Having the duo that comes with the Discovery Kit is useful so that as the shade of your skin changes throughout the season (especially from summer to fall) you can customize the blend to match your complexion.

What I wasn’t too crazy about, was the strange smell of the minerals proceeding my first application.  But I must say it wasn’t overpowering, and the second time I used the RAW Minerals, the scent didn’t seem as strong.  I had to remind myself that this was an all-natural product—and didn’t have any fragrance added—which is common in many cosmetics and may cause irritation.

Overall, I felt that the RAW Mineral foundation had good coverage, complemented my skin and after wearing it throughout the day, I appreciated the mineral’s light weight feel.

As a special offer to Fashion Sensei readers, RAW Natural Beauty is offering a special 50% discount on RAW Mineral products and free shipping when you use the code: DISCOVERY50.  This discount extends to the RAW Minerals 7-Piece Discovery Kit as pictured below for only $90.

To start shopping click on this link and don’t forget to use your discount code!

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