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I originally was not a fan of gold, but now that Rosegold is making an appearance on the jewelry scene I am changing my mind. This 3 piece set is super cute. My only complaint was the clasp on the watch actually was very difficult to get to open the first time. Once I got it open it works fine, it required a bit of strength but once it was unclasped the first time it was fine. I am guessing that was the way they repaired the previous issue of it being weak, now it's strong. But, I will happily take difficult to open the first time in exchange for longevity of the clasp. I also really like the different styles of clasp between the 3, with the watch having a sort of locking clasp, the butterfly bracelet having a hinge and the gem bracelet being a bangle. Overall the set looks great alone or together. It was easy to set the time and it seems to be holding it well and all of the gems on mine are solidly attached. I like that it came with a gift box and a bag for gifting if I choose to share, which won't be happening. Definitely a great set for the price and very nice looking.
Disclosure: I received this at heavily discount in exchange for my honest opinion.
This suit is called the Newland Girl's 3pcs Mermaid Sea-Maid Tankini Mermaid Swimwear Bikini at 12.99 is definitely one of those Amazon only kinda finds. So I ordered this bathing suit for my 6 almost 7 year old Lily, she is as most girls her age a mermaid fan so I thought she'd love it. When I thought Lily would love the suit I most definitely was not wrong, she was so excited to get to wear a tail. The material is a thin stretchy material so it has some give and the top is definitely an area that you can get more give if you have a "fluffier" little mermaid. I got the XXL which I actually don't like in the naming, I wish they would have just stuck to age ranges rather than sizes but that is all personal preference, but it fit her very well. The length was perfect a smig too long but she is on the shorter size of 6 and it will last all through what I expect will be a growth summer. The end of the tail has an opening that allows her to walk comfortably similar if you wear a mermaid style dress or skirt, but with the extra stretch in the fabric makes it even more comfortable.
This however is not a tankini at least with the implication that it's designed to cover part of the mid-drift, it's more of a halter top bikini. I love the color the fabric is super vibrant and reflective looking like scales. It's definitely a little girls dream bathing suit.
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As many of you know I am not a petite woman, at 5'11" with some extra cushion and lots of curves maxi dresses and I have a mixed relationship. Typically they are too short for me landing mid ankle or above rather than their intended full length. They also tend to make me look a little on the pregnant side, which if you have ever been mistaken for pregnant you know is an incredibly embarrassing experience for both you and the person who contracts foot in mouth disease. All of that being said when I was given the opportunity to try out the 5 way Maxi dress I thought well what does it hurt if I don't like it I can tell you guys and no harm no foul. That's the point of my reviews anyways right? To highlight pros & cons about the products they send me so you as a consumer can be informed from an honest source.
So let me first highlight the cons of this particular dress, mainly it's the stripe pattern. I wish personally it was offered in solid colors although it wasn't yet on Amazon. Albeit flattering it definitely emphasizes the tatas, so if you are going for a more conservative look this is not for you. However, on the other side it emphasizes the Tatas! If you are looking to wow your love it definitely gives the ladies a look at me boost and I would say exaggerates a bit the feature. This however is coming from a woman with a 38DD so it made my boobs in certain wraps look monsterous and I had to dial it down a bit as to hope a few would look me in my face. Another con would be that it is very long, for those who are on the shorter side this could be a problem For me however it went to the floor! It was like a miracle dress except since I am the queen of highwaters I managed to get it caught in the grocery cart a half dozen times.
Another pro in my book was the 5 way wear patterns, my only wish is that they would have sent a how to picture guide with it. Winging it I only figured out 3 flattering ways to wear it, I am sure there are a ton more but I didn't figure them out yet. I also wish it included some little plastic clips that you could move around so that you could easily secure it rather than just tie. This again is a big boob problem I worry that one of the ladies might escape....
Overall however this is my new favorite maxi dress I love to lounge in it and look sexy. I am planning on buying a big floppy hat and some giant shades to rock that I'm an heiress look lol.
Disclosure: I received this book as an ARC, so no cost to me in exchange for an honest opinion. That being said my personal preference in books tends to rank Young Adult Dystopian high amongst the books that I like to read. I have read many many books in the last few years and if you want to read more of my book reviews head over to GoodReads!
Beat by Jared Garrett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis: This Young adult dystopian novel takes place in a modified United States that is divided up into concentrated cities all run by a central government. With the motto of "Better Calm than Dead" the protagonist questions authority by "pushing" the limits of his heart rate and the belief that a "bug" is still in the air.
For me this novel actually felt very much like the Giver only a bit more graphic in violent details and considerably more flesh to it. I very much liked the lead character Nik he had the inquisitive mind of a teenager as well as was written very much with the rebellion required to push the social limits. The idea although not completely novel was modified in a way to give life to an already established ideology. The major issue I had was the lack of the letter C, but this may just be a personal preference.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone age 8 & Up they should be able to comfortably enjoy this book.
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